Global National Full Headlines for November 17

Published on November 18, 2021 by

On this episode of Global National: British Columbia’s flooding crisis is worsening in Abbotsford, where fears are growing a critical pumping station could fail, putting people and farms at risk. Robin Gill looks at how people are coping.

An evacuation order remains in place in Merritt, B.C. as part of the city remains underwater following a devastating downpour. Heather Yourex-West explains why some people are determined to stay put. And more than 1,000 people remain stranded in Hope, B.C. after catastrophic flooding cut off access to the city. Kamil Karamali looks at how critical supplies, like food and medicine, are running out.

Amid the global supply chain crisis, the extreme weather that pummeled B.C. has washed out rail lines and cut off the Port of Vancouver from the rest of the country. Abigail Bimman explains how one storm will soon affect the rest of Canada.

Plus: Attention, cross-border shoppers and day-trippers. Global News has learned Ottawa is set to drop PCR testing requirements for fully vaccinated Canadians making short trips to the U.S. David Akin reports on when the rule could be relaxed and which travellers will still have to abide by it.

And Canada’s men’s national soccer team has beaten Mexico in a World Cup qualifier, sending the Canadians to the top of their CONCACAF World Cup group. Canada hasn’t been to the World Cup since 1986. Eric Sorensen looks at the nail-biting match and Team Canada’s success on the world soccer stage.

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