Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

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(BC-Flooding)

People in B-C's southern Interior are being told to be ready to leave their homes in the face of ''significant'' flooding.

Evacuation orders have been issued for about 27-hundred residents covering a large area along the Granby, Kettle and West Kettle rivers, as well as in the Carmi region southeast of Kelowna.

Authorities say people shouldn't take any chances when it comes to their safety.

The Emergency Info B-C website, which provides information during provincial emergencies, lists evacuation orders or alerts in seven regional districts and for seven First Nations around the province. (19)

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(NB-Flooding) (Audio: 118)

New Brunswick has turned a major corner in its flood-recovery.

The Trans-Canada Highway between Fredericton and Moncton is scheduled to reopen Friday.

The four-lane stretch -- used by up to 12-thousand vehicles daily -- has been closed for a week because of record flooding.

Meantime, Premier Brian Gallant says the province has asked the Armed Forces to determine if can provide cleanup assistance.

Gallant says water levels are receding, but there are still many people with flooded properties and efforts are focused on keeping them safe. (19)

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(Hawaii-Volcano) (Audio: 143)

Hawaii's governor is asking Washington to declare the state a disaster because of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on the Big Island.

State officials says it will cost an estimated three-million-dollars to protect residents over the next 30 days.

Those costs will skyrocket if there needs to be large-scale air and sea evacuations.

Two subdivisions were ordered to evacuate last week after lava oozed from cracks in the ground.

Two dozen homes have been lost. (19)

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(Iran-Nuclear-Harper) (Audio: P02)

The Liberals say ex-Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper has the right to his own opinions.

Harper and several other former politicians took out a full-page ad in The New York Times praising President Donald Trump's decision to leave the Iran nuclear agreement. …

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