Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In-the-News

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In-the-News

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VANCOUVER - OKANAGAN RESIDENTS BRACE FOR MORE FLOODING

Central Okanagan Emergency Operations say warmer temperatures and melting snowpack are expected to further increase water levels in the region over the next week.

Lakes, creeks and streams across the Central Okanagan will likely rise higher as daytime temperatures are expected to reach the low 30s this weekend, officials said.

Okanagan Lake was at the 342.98-metre mark Thursday morning, up three centimetres from Wednesday.

Local governments in the region are checking, monitoring and bolstering flood protection measures and owners of waterfront property are being urged to do the same.

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VANCOUVER ANNOUNCES EIGHT AFFORDABLE HOUSING SITES

The City of Vancouver says its Affordable Housing Agency will develop eight new sites for rental housing in the city, adding more than 1,300 new units.

The new developments will offer a mix of housing for working residents, seniors and families with low to moderate incomes and that average rents will be below market rates, the city says. …

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