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Canada Floods: British Columbia braces for very heavy rains, three bodies found

Search and rescue crew located three bodies swept away by landslides in British Columbia, officials said on Saturday, after record rainfall that paralyzed parts of the province, leading to food and fuel shortages. Canada’s westernmost province declared a state of emergency after a phenomenon known as an “atmospheric river” brought a month’s worth of rain […]

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Canada: Flood ravaged British Columbia declares state of emergency, military deployed

A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian western province of British Columbia after a major storm cut road and rail links in the region. The Canadian Armed Forces are being deployed to help thousands of stranded residents who have been trapped since the storm hit overnight on Sunday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

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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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Canada: Once-in-a-century storm cuts road and rail links around Vancouver

A once-in-a-century weather event has cut off road and rail links around Vancouver, Canada. Two motorways connecting the West Coast city were closed after being damaged by severe flooding. Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes due to the massive storm, which struck on Monday. A woman was killed in a highway landslide, […]

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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 […]

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Woman throws hot coffee in Tim Hortons employee’s face

Vancouver Police are investigating after someone allegedly threw a hot coffee in a Tim Hortons employee’s face last week. Authorities said surveillance video showed the worker handing the coffee to a customer only to have the hot beverage tossed back at her. “This employee was just trying to do her job,” Const. Tania Visintin said […]

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Cargo ship that dropped 40 containers into the sea off British Columbia catches fire

More than a dozen people have now been rescued from a cargo ship that caught fire on Saturday and continues to burn near Victoria. The Canadian Coast Guard says the fire broke out on the MV Zim Kingston, which is currently at anchor in Constance Bank near Victoria. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria says 16 […]

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Canadian man gets crushed to death by his own car at McDonald’s drive-thru

A Canadian man was killed earlier this week after being crushed by his own car in a McDonald’s drive-thru, according to reports. Vancouver authorities have not released the name and age of the victim. The fatal accident occurred at 5:30am on Tuesday as the man was attempting to pay for his food. Police said he […]

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Canada plans to cull coyotes at Vancouver’s scenic Stanley Park for attacking humans

Canadian authorities are planning a cull of coyotes in British Columbia after a spike of canine attacks. Two children and one man were attacked in Vancouver’s scenic Stanley Park on Tuesday night, bringing the number of attacks recorded in the park to 45. None of the three victims were badly injured, according to the province’s […]

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Vancouver: 32-year-old man bites police service dog during arrest, dog bites back

A 32-year-old-man is facing charges after a Vancouver Police dog was injured while responding to a violent crime. Vancouver Police Department (VPD) responded to a social housing complex that houses women and children shortly after a man allegedly threatened several people and kicked resident’s door. The suspect fled the scene on hearing police sirens. However […]

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‘Billion sea creatures killed’: Canada heat wave cooked mussels, clams and other animals alive on beaches

The heat wave ravaging British Columbia last week is being blamed for mass death of mussels, clams and other marine animals that live on the beaches of Western Canada. Christopher Harley, a professor in the zoology department at The University of British Columbia, found countless dead mussels popped open and rotting in their shells on […]

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Vancouver: Man goes on stabbing spree; 1 dead, multiple injured

One person died and multiple others were wounded in a stabbing at a public library in an affluent Vancouver suburb on Saturday, and a suspect, who apparently acted alone, was taken into custody. Canada’s Global News reported one death, citing homicide police. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said ”multiple victims” were stabbed inside and […]