Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Correction

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Correction

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Stations: Corrects last item in B-C Update just moved.

(Changes name of parade destination and revises station attribution.)

(BC-Tamil-Migrant-Charges)

Nearly two years after the decrepit ship M-V Sun Sea reached the B-C coast, carrying nearly 500 Tamil migrants, two more people have been charged in connection with the smuggling operation.

Lesly Jana Emmanuel and Kunarobinson Christhurajah (kris-thur-ah-zhah) are accused of organizing the migrant ship -- and court documents allege the smuggling plans began one year before the ship arrived in B-C in August 2010.

The Canadian government has also requested the extradition of a third man who is currently under arrest in France.

Six of the Sun Sea's passengers remain in custody while 19 others have been deported and six have been accepted as refugees. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Mayors-Caucus)

Mayors from across B-C arrive in Penticton today for the inaugural B-C Mayors' Caucus.

Eighty-six mayors are taking part in the event, which has been in the planning stages for some time.

Organizers -- including the mayors of Cranbrook, Fort St. John, Smithers, Penticton, Prince Rupert and Prince George -- say the need for a unified voice is vital as municipal challenges mount but funding from senior governments is harder to find.

The meeting continues until Friday, with topics ranging from creating a "new deal" for local communities to building the provincial economy. (CKOR)

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(BC-River-Levels)

All that glorious pre-summer heat means above-average snowpacks in this province are finally melting -- but the B-C River Forecast Centre isn't forecasting widespread flooding.

The centre is maintaining a high streamflow advisory for many rivers in the southern Interior -- from the Similkameen and South Thompson to the East Kootenay -- and it says rivers have risen steadily over the last three days.

But the centre also says most water levels should peak today or tomorrow as the hot weather moderates -- and rivers in southern B-C are still running well below flood stage.

However, flooding in low-lying areas of the Boundary and Kootenay regions remains possible as hotter weather is expected to linger there for a little longer. …

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