Six days into the flood, Harman Kaur and her husband took a drive past their acreage and found thousands of their ruby-red blueberry bushes were still completely buried in the murky, brown floodwater.
Leaking pesticides swirled around the field. Garbage and gas tanks floated past. The smell of fuel filled their noses.
“There was a complete layer of oil on top [of the water], and we’re talking what I could just see from the road,” said Kaur, 29, whose family has owned their farm in the Arnold area of Abbotsford, B.C., for more than a decade.
“We don’t even know what’s gotten into the plants and
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