Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

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(NB-Flooding)

Floodwaters in southern New Brunswick were expected to peak yesterday in the Saint John area.

The Saint John River is expected to drop to 4.8 metres by Friday, but still above flood stage.

Officials say levels elsewhere in the province, including Fredericton, were also forecast to recede through the week while staying above flood levels.

The head of the province's Emergency Measures Organization says residents should stay vigilant and be aware that a deliberate process must be followed to make sure it's safe for the more than 11-hundred registered evacuees to return home. (5)

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(Emergency-Alert-Test)

Canada's new national public-alert system for mobile devices still needs some work.

Pelmorex Corporation, which operates the Alert Ready system, is pledging to investigate after the system's programs misfired in Quebec yesterday, and was hit-and-miss on phones in Ontario.

More alert tests are planned for tomorrow in the rest of Canada, except for Nunavut. (5)

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(BC-Consent-Captain)

In this era of the "Me Too" movement, a venue in Victoria has taken an unusual step to help prevent sexual harassment and assaults on its dance floor.

Tanille Geib (GYBE) is a sexual-health educator and intimacy coach, and she has been hired by the Victoria Event Centre as a so-called "consent captain."

Her job will be to counsel patrons who are feeling harassed, and will also speak with those who are making others feel uncomfortable.

Geib says she's been doing a similar job at the Crush Collective, a queer dance party, for about 18 months. (5)

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(Ont-Elxn-First-Debate)

Ontario's three main party leaders took each other on last night in the first debate before the June 7th provincial election. …

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