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Canada: Farmers scramble to save trapped cows from frigid waters as floods hit British Columbia

A flotilla of motorboats, canoes, dinghies and jet-skis helmed by farmers raced to move dozens of trapped cows from frigid waters as floods hit the Canadian province of British Columbia.After a month’s worth of rain in two days, the downpours triggered widespread flooding. Mudslides hit cities and towns across the province.Among the worst-affected areas was […]

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Rains in Canada’s British Columbia triggers landslides, shuts roads and oil pipelines

Rains in the Canadian province of British Columbia triggered landslides, shut roads, prompted evacuation of an entire town and forced an oil pipeline to shut down. Authorities in Merritt, some 200km northeast of Vancouver, ordered all 7,100 citizens to leave after rising waters cut off bridges and forced the wastewater treatment plant to close. “Continued […]