Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth NewsWatch-

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Quebec's legislature will not sit today, allowing members to stay in their ridings an extra day as many of their communities are among the 150 affected by catastrophic spring flooding.

The federal government has also asked employees who work in Gatineau, across the border from Ottawa, to avoid travelling to their offices again today.

More than 15-hundred soldiers are now in Quebec helping residents deal with widespread flooding that has soaked 24-hundred residences and driven more than 15-hundred people from their homes.(4)



Recent natural disasters such as the flooding in eastern Canada and B-C and last year's forest fires in northern Alberta is giving Emergency Preparedness Week a renewed importance in Saskatchewan.

The City of Saskatoon is using the week as an education tool for residents, advising them to have enough supplies on hand for 72 hours during storms and extended power outages.

It recommends stocking non-perishable foods, a manual can opener, batteries and flashlights.(4)



Members of an indigenous community in Alberta are speaking out about strangers who are using social media to attack the mother of the toddler who was found dead outside a church in Edmonton last month.

The bruised body of 19-month-old Anthony Raine has led to charges, including second-degree murder, against his father Joey Crier and Crier's girlfriend, Tasha Mack.

But some people on Facebook discussion groups have been blaming the boy's biological mother, Dalyce (DAL'-iss) Raine, and her family for his death, suggesting she either didn't know or care how the child was living.

A Samson Cree community worker says the messages are ugly and full of hate, and they're putting pressure on a family in mourning. …

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