Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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(Royal-Wedding)

The father of the bride won't be attending the royal wedding this weekend in England.

Kensington Palace says Meghan Markle has announced her father Thomas will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle.

There have been reports he is ill with heart problems.

It is not clear who will walk Markle down the aisle.

Meantime, wedding organizers are preparing for a rehearsal of the proceedings to take place -- but without the bride and groom. (4)

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(Trans-Mountain)

B-C Premier John Horgan is accusing the federal government of putting taxpayers money at risk by offering financial protection for Kinder Morgan's investors in the Trans Mountain pipeline dispute.

Horgan says he is trying to protect B-C's interests in asking the B-C Court of Appeal whether the province has the right to preserve its environment through a permitting system for hazardous substances that are transported within its borders.

Last night, a frustrated Alberta passed legislation that would give Premier Rachel Notley the power to intervene in oil and gas exports from the province, which could result in higher energy prices in B-C. (4)

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(BC-Flooding-BC)

Sloughing and erosion along the banks of southeastern B-C's Kettle River have officials concerned that riverside properties may be at risk.

The Regional District of Kootenay-Boundary is warning that the bank instability may lead to more evacuation orders and anyone with a home on the riverbank who is concerned about it should stay away.

Water levels are rising in the Kettle River watershed and residents are reminded to avoid areas where evacuation orders are in place. (4)

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(Venezuela-Canada)

Venezuela says Canada is blocking its five-thousand citizens living here from voting in the South American country's presidential election this weekend.

President Nicolas Maduro seeks a second term in Sunday's election, which Canada, the U-S and others reject as illegitimate. …

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