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(NB-Flooding)

The flooding in central New Brunswick is finally stabilizing after reaching record levels on the weekend.

However, as the waters start to calm, the extent of damage caused in areas cut off by rising water is also starting to become clear.

Pictures recently posted on social media show cottages, trailers and recreational vehicles floating away.

The owners of buildings that survived floods in 1973 and 2008 say this time the waters are higher than ever. (The Canadian Press)

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The Red Cross has launched a fundraising campaign to help flood victims in New Brunswick.

Over one thousand people have registered to evacuate since the flood began.

Meanwhile, the Trans-Canada Highway remains closed due to the historic floods.

As of yesterday afternoon, the floodwaters have cut off all roads around the community of Chipman, though Downey. (The Canadian Press)

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(NS-Privacy-Breaches)

The opposition parties in Nova Scotia are calling on the premier to apologize to a young man alleged to have breached the province's freedom-of-information website.

Police dropped all charges against the 19-year-old yesterday, saying there wasn't enough evidence to show the youth intended to break the law.

The young man's lawyer, David Fraser, had said repeatedly that the youth -- who was arrested after a dramatic raid on his family's home -- had no malicious intent when he downloaded 7,000 documents from the public site.

The Tories and N-D-P say the main issue all along has been the government's failure to properly protect the private information on the website. (The Canadian Press)

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A number of Indigenous elders and demonstrators were arrested yesterday for trespassing on Parliament Hill. …

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