Ongoing flood crisis creates concern for farmers' mental health

Credit to Author: Glenda Luymes| Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 02:07:16 +0000

“I’m trying to stay positive, but I’m not sure I can stay totally positive,” said Abbotsford chicken farmer Dave Martens. “I’ll try not to be too negative.”

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More than 500 Canadian armed forces troops land in Abbotsford to back relief efforts

Credit to Author: Joanne Lee-Young| Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 00:18:17 +0000

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun said the Barrowtown pump station is now working at full capacity and one of the tasks is to pick debris out of the water before it goes into its intake. “There are logs all over the freeway, stumps, you name it, plastics, tanks, all sorts of stuff.”

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Daphne Bramham: Equipment sits idle as people are calling for help, expert says

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2021 22:40:37 +0000

Opinion: Volunteers and farmers wading and boating with little or no protective gear through floodwaters that have been described as a “a microbial soup.”

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'Microbial soup' from B.C. floods poses real danger to farmers and volunteers

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2021 22:27:56 +0000

Swimming in the flood waters are all of the bacteria and parasites routinely found in B.C. sewage plants, such as cryptosporidium, salmonella, E. coli and giardia

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Daphne Bramham: Blame flood disaster on policy-makers who study but don't act

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2021 00:11:20 +0000

Opinion: Premier John Horgan said this weeks events were ‘not contemplated before.’ Nonsense, we’ve had repeated warnings

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Daphne Bramham: Batten down the hatches, the worst is yet to come

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 01:28:03 +0000

Despite unfolding disasters, we seem little more prepared than if Elon Musk suddenly offered free flights to the moon leaving tomorrow.

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