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Fraser Valley Flood of 1948

May 28th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

On this day in 1948, the Fraser Valley Flood took its grip on the community, causing an estimated $20 million in damages (equal to over $210 million in 2010). According to Environment Canada, it was the greatest flood the region had seen since that of 1894. By the time the flood reached its peak on […]

Rocky Mountaineer to Ashcroft

May 17th, 2011 @ 9:35pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning I set out on the Rocky Mountaineer train with a group of media traveling to Echo Valley Ranch. While the train was simply our selected mode of transport up the Fraser Canyon into the Chilcotin Cariboo region of BC, it was well-worth photographing and documenting the experience. Departing from the Rocky Mountaineer station […]

New Pattullo Bridge Plans

September 2nd, 2010 @ 10:53am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Pattullo Bridge is long overdue for an upgrade and Translink has recently announced a set of preview events so that the public can review the proposed plans. Photo credit: waferboard on Flickr Open House: September 14th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Chuck Baillie Community Centre at 13458-107A Avenue, Surrey September 21st from 5:30pm to 8:30pm […]

Metro Vancouver Park Series: Derby Reach

August 5th, 2009 @ 8:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

We’d head out to Derby Reach as a family on a Sunday afternoons cruising past farms on back country roads, in those years before Walnut Grove had a space station movie theatre. Photo credit: sashafatcat on Flickr Derby Reach is tucked away along the Fraser River between Walnut Grove (Langley) and Fort Langley, which makes […]

Vancouver History: The Simon Fraser Expedition

September 1st, 2008 @ 1:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I admit, I have a love/hate relationship with the Fraser River. When I have to cross it on the Pattullo, I hate it. When I watch it mix and mingle with the waters of the Thompson River at the top end of the canyon in Lytton, I love it. Recently my sister reminded me that […]