flood mitigation

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captured video of a flooded Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

New policy on flood mitigation to tackle risks to B.C. businesses and infrastructure

Business leaders from Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Surrey co-authored action-oriented policy

 

During the height of the rising waters on Nov. 15, the Similkameen River came close to touching the underside of Keremeos��� White Bridge. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

B.C. reviewing municipal flood responsibility following devastating storms

The B.C. Liberal government of 2003 shifted the responsibility to municipalities

 

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K’omoks First Nation to receive $472,000 for flood mitigation project

On Friday, Feb. 12, the provincial government announced that K’omoks First Nation…

  • Feb 12, 2021

 

City of Courtenay staff spent Monday setting up the AquaDam flood mitigation device. A storm system is expected to bring major precipitation to the area this week. Photo by Terry Farrell

AquaDam being erected as a precautionary measure in Courtenay

Forecast storms and king tides have community taking anti-flooding measures

  • Nov 16, 2020
City of Courtenay staff spent Monday setting up the AquaDam flood mitigation device. A storm system is expected to bring major precipitation to the area this week. Photo by Terry Farrell
A stop sign is shown in a flooded intersection in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 17, 2018. A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

British Columbia and Saskatchewan haven’t updated their flood maps in more than two decades

A stop sign is shown in a flooded intersection in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 17, 2018. A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward