Members of the Canadian Armed Forces have arrived in British Columbia to help the city of Abbotsford repair a broken dike before next week, when more rain is expected to fall. Jordan Armstrong explains why the city, which is racing against time, has now shelved plans to build a levee.
The province’s drivers are also now restricted on how much gasoline they can buy, as B.C. tries to ration the fuel supply in areas devastated by flooding. Keith Baldrey has the details of the emergency orders, the restrictions on non-essential travel and an update on the Trans Mountain pipeline, which was shut off as a precautionary measure due to the floods and extreme weather.
Meanwhile, after much anticipation from many families, Health Canada has now approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 5 to 11. Jamie Mauracher reports on when the first doses will arrive in Canada and what parents need to know about dosing intervals.
Starting November 30, Canadians who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and take short trips to the U.S. will no longer need to present a negative PCR test when they return home. David Akin looks at the rules travellers need to follow and how Canada’s list of recognized vaccines is also growing.
In the United States, Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, has been found not guilty on all counts at his trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In August 2020, Rittenhouse shot three men, killing two of them, arguing it was self-defence. Jackson Proskow has reaction to the verdict from the trial that’s divided Americans.
In India, after facing pressure and protests for more than a year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now repealing the controversial laws that farmers argued would have destroyed their livelihoods. But as Crystal Goomansingh explains, Modi’s reversal may have an ulterior motive.
From record floods to wildfires, British Columbia has endured an unprecedented year of extreme weather. And as human-caused climate change gets worse, experts believe these events will occur more frequently. Eric Sorensen explains what B.C. communities need to do to prepare.
And ramifications of the rural rush: what’s driving Canadian urbanites to the countryside and the big problems being caused in these small towns. Krista Hessey reports.