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Short, no-surprise throne speech expected to recap Liberal election promises
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Short, no-surprise throne speech expected to recap Liberal election promises

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will outline the agenda for his third Liberal mandate in a speech from the throne today. The throne speech is expected to be short and contains no surprises, recapping themes laid out in the Liberal platform during the recent federal election campaign, which produced a second, consecutive Liberal minority....

‘Parade of storms’ expected in British Columbia: Environment Canada
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‘Parade of storms’ expected in British Columbia: Environment Canada

November 22, 2021–Environment and Climate Change Canada is warning that more rainfall is expected in B.C. this week and it will likely affect areas that are still recovering from last week’s floods. Warning preparedness meteorologist Armel Castellan said a “parade of storms” is expected throughout the fall and winter in the province. “The forecast going...

The latest news on mudslides and flooding in British Columbia for Friday, Nov. 19
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The latest news on mudslides and flooding in British Columbia for Friday, Nov. 19

The latest news on mudslides and flooding in British Columbia. (All times Eastern) — 9:05 a.m. British Columbia’s public safety minister is expected to outline the specifics of the latest provincial state of emergency later today. Mike Farnworth has already hinted at restrictions on all but essential travel through flood-ravaged areas, including the Fraser Valley...

Rain, mud and people trapped: A list of numbers prompted by storm in southern B.C.
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Rain, mud and people trapped: A list of numbers prompted by storm in southern B.C.

VANCOUVER — Torrential rain that set off flooding and mudslides in southern British Columbia closed highways, trapped people in vehicles and forced the evacuation of some communities. Here’s a look at some numbers: — 275 people, including 50 children: number of people who were trapped between two landslides on Highway 7. — 225 mm: rain...

Woman ‘scared’ while waiting to be rescued from B.C. highway where dozens trapped
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Woman ‘scared’ while waiting to be rescued from B.C. highway where dozens trapped

AGASSIZ, B.C. — Nearly 300 people trapped overnight in their vehicles following mudslides on a British Columbia highway are being airlifted out to safety while an assessment is underway to determine if others may have ended up in the flow of debris from torrential rain. Twelve people had been rescued from Highway 7 near Agassiz...