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Nova Scotians take stock in aftermath of Fiona

Many Nova Scotians will be spending part of Sunday in temporary shelters, making insurance calls, revving up chainsaws and wielding rakes as they clean up after post-tropical storm Fiona.
The storm raged through the province on Saturday, downing trees and power lines, flooding homes and washing out roads, and leaving more than 270,000 Nova Scotia Power customers without electricity on Sunday morning.
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Age and immigration: 'Very difficult' for applicants once they turn 40

Canada is credited for having one of the world’s most immigrant-friendly policies, ranking fourth internationally in the Migrant Integration Policy Index. But the criteria used to prioritize applicants based on age leaves many at a disadvantage, even though they might have the qualifications Canada is looking for.
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Over 365,000 Maritimers still without power in Fiona's wake

Strong winds and heavy rainfall from Fiona left nearly 500,000 Maritimers without power at the peak of outages.
The powerful post-tropical storm, which saw wind gusts as high as 141 km/h in Sydney and estimates of more than 200 millimetres of rain, continued to make its way through the Atlantic region Saturday afternoon into the evening.
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Can new legislation help 'Lost Canadians' be found again?

When Pete Giesbrecht was summoned to his local police station on Halloween 2015, he had no idea he was 30 days away from being deported.
His crime? He had not reaffirmed his Canadian citizenship before the age of 28 under a complicated, confusing and not well publicized section of the Citizenship Act.
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Port aux Basque under state of emergency as Fiona sweeps houses out to sea

The town of Port aux Basque in Newfoundland and Labrador is under a state of emergency as first responders cope with electrical fires, residential flooding, and washoutsdue to post-tropical storm Fiona.
According to the RCMP in the province, Fiona wreakedhavoc Saturdayon the small coastal townthat sits on the far,southwestern tip of Newfoundland.
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Western University's homecoming celebrations kicked off early Saturday with mobs of students blocking traffic and police from multiple jurisdictions preparing for a long night.
Emergency crews were on scene as an estimated 20,000 young people dressed in school colours spilled out of houses onto Richmond Street and other roads in the university neighbourhoods.
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Channel-Port aux Basques under state of emergency as Fiona sweeps houses out to sea

The town of Channel-Port aux Basques in Newfoundland is under a state of emergency as first responders cope with electrical fires, residential flooding, and washouts due to post-tropical storm Fiona.
According to the RCMP in the province, Fiona wreaked havoc Saturday on the small coastal town that sits on the far, southwestern tip of Newfoundland.
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Trudeau says military will aid Nova Scotia cleanup, cancels trip to Japan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday the Canadian military will be deployed to help Nova Scotia recover from damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona.
The prime minister also told reporters in a press conference Saturday afternoon that he would "of course" no longer be embarking on a previously scheduled trip to Japan for the state funeral of Shinzo Abe, who was killed in July.
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Post-tropical storm Fiona walloped Atlantic Canada after making landfall early Saturday and storm chasers captured the incredible power as the storm roared ashore.
Hurricane-force winds pummelled Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Iles-de-la-Madeleine and southwestern Newfoundland.
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Reaction to destruction caused by post-tropical storm Fiona across the East Coast

Post-tropical storm Fiona knocked out power to more than 500,000 customers in the Maritimes and forced towns in Cape Breton and on Newfoundland's southwestern coast to declare states of emergency on Saturday. Officials in Port aux Basques, N.L.
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In Pictures: Post-tropical storm Fiona batters the Maritimes

Post-tropical storm Fiona landed east of Nova Scotia shortly after 4 a.m. local time on Saturday, making landfall on the Canso Peninsula near Hart Island and Guysborough.
With powerful and destructive winds, the storm has caused damage throughout the Maritimes.
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Over 400,000 Maritimers still without power in Fiona's wake

Strong winds and heavy rainfall from Fiona have left nearly 500,000 Maritimers without power, as of midnight Sunday.
The powerful post-tropical storm, which saw wind gusts as high as 141 km/h in Sydney and estimates of more than 200 millimetres of rain, continues to make its way through the Atlantic region Saturday afternoon.
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Eastern Quebec, Magdalen Islands remain under state of emergency as Fiona rocks coast

Post-tropical storm Fiona hit eastern Quebec early Saturday morning, forcing evacuations and road closures in the Magdalen Islands, which remains under a state of emergency.
Speaking at a news conference Saturday, the acting mayor of Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Richard Leblanc, said several evacuations took place overnight and early this morning.
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