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Authorities in eastern Quebec were to resume searching this morning for a two-year-old girl, missing since Sunday when floodwaters pulled the car she was in toward the surging Sainte-Anne River.

The body of a 37-year-old man from the car was found last night 500 metres away.

More than 15-hundred soldiers are helping Quebecers deal with flooding that has caused widespread damage and evacuations in some 150 communities.

Quebec's public security minister expects water levels to peak by tomorrow and begin to recede.

In British Columbia's Interior, two men remain missing in flooding in Cache Creek and a mudslide north of Salmon Arm.(5)

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A grim anniversary is being marked today near the site of a Nova Scotia coal mine disaster that snuffed out the lives of 26 men.

People gathered in New Glasgow this morning for a memorial ceremony on the 25th anniversary of the Westray coal mine explosion.

It was on May 9th, 1992 that a deadly combination of methane gas and coal dust ignited underground, sending a huge fireball through the tunnels under Plymouth.

Allen Martin, who lost his brother Glenn in what a judicial inquiry concluded was a preventable accident, says the commemoration ceremonies are important for promoting workplace safety.(5)

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A lost First World War soldier whose remains were discovered six years ago outside a French village has been identified as a young private from Fairford, Manitoba.

Private Reginald Joseph Winfield Johnston's remains were found alongside First World War artifacts in August 2011 during a pre-construction munitions-clearing process near Vendin-le-Vieil, France. …

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