Due to incoming weather, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is proactively closing Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton, and Highway 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet on Saturday afternoon.
Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon will also be closed on Saturday as a precaution. The exact time and duration of closures will depend on the weather.
Highway 1 reopened through the Fraser Valley between Chilliwack and Abbotsford at 2 p.m. (Pacific time), Thursday, Nov. 25, following cleanup, repairs and geotechnical assessments of the highway and its structures.
November 25, 2021 at 12:16 pm the Vanderhoof RCMP responded to reports of an active shooter with a long gun targeting the RCMP Detachment in the 100 Block of Columbia Street and then continuing to drive around the area. The public was asked to stay inside or to shelter in place.
Emergency can strike at any time.
Having a plan in place can be a difference-maker in ensuring you and your family are able to get out safely.
Are you prepared?
The week of November 24 – 30 is National Home Fire Safety Week and the Canada Safety Council is reminding all Canadians to have a fire escape plan in case of emergency.
The search at the Duffy Lake area slide continued Friday and sadly the bodies of three men have now been recovered.
Communities across British Columbia have already been profoundly affected by the sudden floods that continue to pose extraordinary challenges for the safety and recovery of people across the province.
The B.C. government is declaring a provincial state of emergency to mitigate impacts on transportation networks and movement of essential goods and supplies, and to support the provincewide response and recovery from the widespread damage caused by severe flooding and landslides in British Columbia.
The body of one woman has been recovered from the mudslide which occurred across Hwy 99 near Lillooet on Monday morning and search efforts are continuing today.
Late yesterday, Pemberton and Lillooet Search and Rescue personnel, who were transported to the area via helicopter, located and extricated the body of a woman from the Lower Mainland.
New legislation will help maintain access to critical services that British Columbians rely on and protect those who provide those services, as the Province moves to prevent disruptive behaviour from affecting schools and health-care facilities.
Reporting released by the BC Coroners Service shows that 333 lives were lost to suspected illicit drug toxicity in August and September 2021, raising the total number of British Columbians lost this year to 1,534.