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RCMP investigate deck collapse at Langley, B.C., home; cause likely not criminal

RCMP investigate deck collapse at Langley, B.C., home; cause likely not criminalLANGLEY, B.C. — Police continue to investigate the cause of a deck collapse at a home in Langley, B.C., during a wedding celebration that injured more than 35 people, several critically.Langley RCMP say in a Saturday statement that officers have been at the scene since Friday evening, but the cause of the collapse has not been determined.Cpl. Craig van Herk says preliminary investigation suggests the collapse did not result from any criminal actions.Van Herk says 911 calls started flooding the Langley RCMP Friday evening, with reports of multiple injuries at a home on 268th Street.He says the RCMP stayed at the scene overnight and will remain there until the area is deemed safe.Van Herk says police do not have detailed information on the status of those injured, who range in age from children to seniors. The Canadian Press


Soldiers deploying to flood-prone areas as water levels rise in New Brunswick

Soldiers deploying to flood-prone areas as water levels rise in New BrunswickFREDERICTON — About 120 Canadian soldiers will soon be deployed in western New Brunswick to help residents threatened by rising floodwaters.The soldiers from Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in southern New Brunswick have been tasked with helping fill sandbags and assisting with evacuating homes, if necessary.Lt.-Col. Sean French, commander of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, says the soldiers are also prepared to conduct "wellness checks" in various communities, using heavy vehicles that can move through deep water.Water levels in the Saint John River Basin are expected to rise significantly over the next few days, reaching or passing flood stage in several areas.With heavy rain expected to continue through the day, particularly in northern New Brunswick, residents of 15 communities have been warned to remain on high alert.Greg MacCallum, director of New Brunswick's Emergency Measures Organization, says the rising waters are sure to lead to road closures in several areas, particularly in the Fredericton area and communities farther south. The Canadian Press


Parliament Hill pot protest meets new bureaucratic hurdles after legalization

Parliament Hill pot protest meets new bureaucratic hurdles after legalizationOTTAWA — Organizers of the first 4-20 "Weed Day" demonstration on Parliament Hill since Canada legalized recreational marijuana are learning a tough lesson — new freedoms bring great bureaucracy.Shawn Mac, a program director for 4-20 Ottawa, says his group is encountering more red tape Saturday than on past April 20 protests.Organizers can't use the steps to the now-closed Centre Block, which means spectators will need a front row position on the lawn to see or hear — something Mac calls a "huge letdown." "Hearing is already a problem so not being able to see is a crushing blow," he said in an interview Saturday.Organizers have also been told to limit musical performers to just two, Mac said, adding that isn't in the rules of how to hold a public event on the Hill. New limits on auto access also meant organizers had to haul equipment and material by hand up to the lawn from Wellington Street, he added.Mac and his fellow organizers were hoping to attract thousands of pro-pot protesters to the Hill on a blustery, rainy holiday weekend."It's frustrating because legalization was supposed to ... make things easier and not more complicated," he said.Lingering post-legalization concerns are sustaining a sense of protest among 4-20 event organizers across the country.They include concerns over the government's decision to tax medicinal marijuana, slow progress on legislation to expedite pardons for people previously convicted of simple pot possession, and the fact that provincial and municipal governments are grappling with retail sales and land use laws for growing pot.The federal government also has yet to legalize edible marijuana products and has six more months to set rules to do so. "Everything about legalization has made things harder, which is the opposite of what is was supposed to be," said Mac.Others were more upbeat and saw Saturday's event as an inspiration to the world."Again the world is watching, and I'm very proud of Canada today and Canadians," said Kelly Coulter, a cannabis policy adviser based in British Columbia.She said Canada is helping change global attitudes and policies as the first G7 nation to legalize pot, and she expected people from Germany and Britain to take part in Saturday's festivities on the Hill. Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press


PEI Green party candidate Josh Underhay and son killed in canoeing accident

PEI Green party candidate Josh Underhay and son killed in canoeing accidentCHARLOTTETOWN — With only a few days before voters were to go to the polls in Prince Edward Island, the Green party suspended all campaigning Saturday after the sudden death of one of its candidates and his young son.The party confirmed Saturday that Josh Underhay and his son died in a canoeing accident on Friday afternoon.Voting day is Tuesday.Green party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker, whose party has been leading in the polls, issued a statement saying he was bereft when he learned of Underhay's death."Josh has been a dear friend and colleague of mine for many years, as a volunteer, musician, passionate cycling advocate and Green party supporter," Bevan-Baker said."He has touched the lives of everyone who knew him, including the students he taught, fellow musicians and members of the party ... Josh brought humour, enthusiasm and boundless energy to every situation."Bevan-Baker said the Greens would suspend all election-related activities for the remainder of the campaign.The province's three other major parties suspended all campaign events scheduled for Saturday.The RCMP issued a statement saying two canoeists were reported missing Friday after they failed to show up at an agreed pick-up point along the Hillsborough River, which cuts through the middle of the Island and empties into the Northumberland Strait near Charlottetown.Firefighters, police and a volunteer ground search team were called in to look for the pair. They had help from a police tracking dog and an aerial drone.Police would not identify the victims, but a Green party official confirmed Underhay and his son were later found in the water near their capsized canoe.Though they were wearing flotation devices, both were declared dead at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, police said.Police asked for the public's help as they continued their investigation, saying they'd like to hear from anyone who saw a red canoe on the Hillsborough River on Friday afternoon.Underhay, a married father of two boys, had been the Greens' candidate in District 9, Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park.According to a profile on the party's website, he was a teacher at Birchwood Intermediate School in Charlottetown, as well as an experienced musician and a student of languages, speaking English, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Czech.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences in a tweet, saying Underhay was "committed to serving his community, his students, and all of P.E.I.""The tragic accident that took him and his son is absolutely heart-breaking," the prime minister said.Federal Green party Leader Elizabeth May said she knew Underhay well."To lose Josh and his son in such a tragic accident is unbearably sad," May said in a tweet. "My deepest condolences to his family and all members of the P.E.I. Green family."Provincial Progressive Conservative Leader Dennis King issued a statement saying the tragic loss of Underhay and his son marked "a heart-breaking day for all Islanders.""It is a reminder of how fragile life is and how often we take it for granted," King said. "Josh was a dedicated teacher and community leader who had a love for life and a passion for people. He was an advocate, talented musician and friend to many."The Green party has been leading in opinion polls since August, but the race remains too close to call when the margin of error in recent surveys is factored in.Premier Wade MacLauchlan's Liberals will be seeking a fourth term on Tuesday, which has prompted some critics to suggest the party has overstayed its welcome.The close numbers have also raised the possibility of a minority government, which would mark a historic moment for the Island. The last time a minority was elected in P.E.I. was 1890.The Conservatives have been plagued by infighting for the past eight years, churning through no fewer than six leaders, including King, who was elected in February.However, the party enjoyed a boost in the polls the following month, leaving them in a virtual tie with the Liberals.As for the Island's New Democrats, led by Joe Byrne, their poll numbers have remained at single digits for the past year.— By Michael MacDonald in HalifaxThe Canadian Press


Flood waters take woman's life in western Quebec after river sweeps away road

Flood waters take woman's life in western Quebec after river sweeps away roadMONTREAL — A woman in her 70s has died after driving her car into a massive sinkhole caused by flooding in western Quebec, police say.The accident left her sedan upside down in a swollen stream after rising river levels swept away part of the road in the Outaouais region overnight.Sgt. Martin Fournel of the MRC des Collines police said witnesses parked near the washout tried unsuccessfully to warn the driver as she approached."That lady, who was driving by herself on that road, fell into a sinkhole basically because of the flooding. There was a culvert that was not there anymore, so the road was cut in half and she was not able to brake and avoid the accident," Fournel told The Canadian Press.The woman was taken to hospital but pronounced dead soon after, he said.The accident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the Municipality of Pontiac, about 30 kilometres northwest of Ottawa.Pontiac, which sits along the Ottawa River, is one of at least three municipalities in the Outaouais region to declare states of emergency, along with Saint-Andre-Avellin and Val-des-Monts. Trois-Rivieres is also in a state of emergency.On Friday, both the Quebec and New Brunswick governments called for federal assistance — including Canadian Forces soldiers on the ground — as the provinces brace for heavy spring flooding this weekend.Quebec Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault told a news conference in Quebec City that the risk level hasn't changed in recent days, but authorities now expect the brunt of flooding will begin on Sunday and last longer than expected.While the situation could change depending on the weather, Guilbault said she elected to ask for assistance as citizens scrambled to protect their homes while heavy rain warnings were in effect for much of southern Quebec.About 40 millimetres of rain fell on the Montreal area since Thursday, with five to 10 millimetres more expected Saturday, according to Environment Canada. Rainfall warnings have been lifted, but water levels were already high and were expected to rise sharply with warm temperatures and snowmelt runoff."My only priority is the safety of citizens," Guilbault said, shortly after the request for help was accepted by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale."I will spare no effort over the next few days to ensure the safety of citizens."Officials in several communities are worried the flooding could be even worse than the record flooding of 2017 that forced thousands from their homes.Guilbault said Canadian Forces brass were discussing with provincial officials where to deploy military resources. She added she'd spoken directly with Brig.-Gen. Jennie Carignan and added the duration of their stay will depend largely on the situation on the ground.Across Quebec, municipalities have been preparing sandbags and reinforcing homes as flood waters continue to rise."Today is an important day, we're predicting we'll reach the water levels reached in 2017 in the next 24 hours and even exceed it," said Ginette Bellemare, the acting mayor of Trois-Rivieres, Que., about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City."For our citizens, it's a race against time. They must mobilize and protect their property."Guilbault said the province will also allow stores — usually closed on Easter Sunday — to remain open this weekend so residents can stock up on supplies.Thomas Blanchet, a spokesman for the province's public safety department, said residents should be ready for a sharp spike in water levels that could come quickly, and he implored them to follow the instructions of local officials.Blanchet said while there are no official evacuation orders in the province, some municipalities have issued preventative orders, such as Rigaud and Pointe-Fortune in southwestern Quebec.Rigaud officials reported they expect a rapid rise in water flows on Saturday."The latest data confirms that water levels as high as those observed at the height of the May 2017 flood could be reached, depending on the amount of rain received, by next Monday," the town said in a release.In Laval, just north of Montreal, officials said some 1,500 homes and businesses were under flood watch. In Montreal, Mayor Valerie Plante toured various parts of the city under flood watch.Plante said the boroughs were well prepared, having learned lessons from record floods two years ago."We're putting all our energy, but in the end Mother Nature decides," Plante said.In Saint-Raymond, about 60 kilometres northwest of the provincial capital, 24 seniors in three residences have been moved to higher ground as the Ste-Anne River levels continue to rise.Earlier this week, the Chaudiere River burst its banks and flooded a large part of downtown Beauceville, about 90 kilometres south of Quebec City. Officials there called it the worst flooding since 1971, with 230 homes and businesses flooded. At least 28 people remained unable to return home on Friday.Meantime, Quebec City and the Gaspe Peninsula can expect up to 30 millimetres of rainfall this weekend, said Environment Canada meteorologist Andre Cantin.“That will help the snow to melt again and we do not expect the river will be able to go down until at least 48 hours," he said Saturday morning.The Canadian Press


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