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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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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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Kahnawake moved to its highest alert level for COVID-19 after cases rose "drastically in the last 24 hours," local health officials said in a news release on Saturday. 
The number of active cases in the Mohawk community located south of Montreal stood at 20 as of Saturday, with 60 people in isolation, prompting the move to the "red alert" status.
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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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Canada Post ramping up for holiday season amid COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain issues

BARRIE -- Canada Post says it is adding additional staff and vehicles in anticipation of another busy holiday season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A spokesperson for Canada Post told CTVNews.ca in an email Saturday that the company “continues to ramp up for a busy peak holiday season as Canadians have become much more comfortable shopping online during the pandemic.
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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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Rainfall warnings issued for Lower Mainland as B.C. communities brace for floods

Parts of the Lower Mainland could be drenched with up to 120 millimetres of rainfall by Sunday afternoon, according to new weather warnings from Environment and Climate Change Canada.
That rainfall will be accompanied by snowmelt on the mountains that could increase the risk of flooding and potentially impact "vulnerable landscapes and infrastructure," the weather agency said early Saturday morning.
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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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'This will always be a fight': Women push for changes to Saskatchewan labour law

After years of dealing with sexual harassment at work, Ariana Donovan created an online whisper network for others with similar experiences.
Donovan, a model based in Regina, says she wanted to help others know who they should avoid in the industry.
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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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Quebec COVID-19 cases soar with 1,171 new infections on Saturday, most since April

MONTREAL -- For the second day in a row, Quebec reported over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases when the health ministry said 1,171 more people have tested positive for the virus.
It is the highest daily increase in cases since April 30 when the Quebec Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) reported the same number of new cases.
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Newfoundland town mobilizes to feed truckers stranded after massive storm

A small Newfoundland community came together today to bring sandwiches and coffee to truckers stranded after a storm washed out parts of the island's main highway this week.
The mayor of Placentia, N.L.
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Ontario logs 854 more cases of COVID-19, two additional deaths

TORONTO -- Health officials in Ontario are reporting 854 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as well as two additional deaths linked to the disease.
The seven-day average for the number of cases reported in the province now stands at 729.
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