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Neighbours in B.C.'s flooded Sumas Prairie effort cleanup amid new storm concerns

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. -- Still trying to clean up the devastation of last week's storm, farmers in the Sumas Prairie of Abbotsford, B.C., are bracing for more rain this weekend.
After the area was flooded by days of torrential rain, with up to 120 millimetres more expected by Sunday morning, neighbours are helping one another pick up the pieces and salvage what they can.
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News crew guard dies after being shot in attempted robbery

OAKLAND, CALIF. -- A security guard has died after he was shot while he protected a San Francisco Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region.
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500 vigilantes gather in Mexico town to protect avocado growers

NUEVO URECHO, MEXICO -- Extortion of avocado growers in western Mexico has gotten so bad that 500 vigilantes from a so-called "self-defence" group known as United Towns, or Pueblos Unidos, gathered Saturday and pledged to aid police.
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Helicopter delivers supplies to residents stranded in rural Cape Breton

Supplies were loaded onto a helicopter Saturday, bound for people stranded in rural areas of Cape Breton after a record-setting storm battered the region earlier this week.
The chopper landed in Tarbot Vale, N.S.
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3 men killed by falling trees, as winter storm Arwen strikes U.K.

At least three people have died in the U.K. after the year's first winter storm battered parts of the nation with gusts of nearly 160 km/h.
The storm, which was named Arwen by the country's Met Office, hit parts of the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland particularly hard late Friday and early Saturday.
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Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun says his city remains "extremely concerned" about the possibility of floodwaters from the United States arriving this weekend.
During a news conference Saturday afternoon, Braun said he spoke with officials in Whatcom County, Wash.
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Christina Applegate shares a message on her 50th birthday after MS diagnosis

Christina Applegate is marking a milestone birthday after revealing her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in August.
Applegate celebrated her 50th birthday on Thanksgiving Day with a message for her fans on Twitter. "Yup. I turned 50 today.
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Actors Tantoo Cardinal, Ryan Reynolds and Catherine O'Hara were among the laureates who received their Governor General's Performing Arts Awards after a nearly two-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The awards show, which was broadcast Friday on CBC, featured recorded segments and performances from across the country.
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Storm-related closures on B.C. highways beginning at 2 p.m.

B.C.'s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says planned closures of highways between the Lower Mainland and the Interior due to the ongoing storm will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The ministry had announced Friday that it planned to close portions of Highways 1, 3 and 99 due to the increased risk of flooding and mudslides on those already-damaged routes as another atmospheric river batters the province.
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Parts of Highways 1 and 3 now closed in B.C., Highway 99 closing at 4 p.m. due to storm

Planned closures of highways between the Lower Mainland and the Interior due to the ongoing storm began at 2 p.m. Saturday.
B.C.'s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure had announced Friday that it planned to close portions of Highways 1, 3 and 99 due to the increased risk of flooding and mudslides on those already-damaged routes as another atmospheric river batters the province.
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Parts of B.C. Highways 1, 3 and 99 closed due to storm

Planned closures of highways between the Lower Mainland and the Interior due to the ongoing storm began at 2 p.m. Saturday.
B.C.'s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure had announced Friday that it planned to close portions of Highways 1, 3 and 99 due to the increased risk of flooding and mudslides on those already-damaged routes as another atmospheric river batters the province.
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