Saskatchewan Examiner

Thursday, December 7, 2023

PM Trudeau to visit British Columbia’s flood-ravaged areas

Flood-affected Victoria and Abbotsford will be visited by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

  • PM Justin Trudeau will be briefing the media after his B.C visit on Friday.
  • PM Trudeau will be meeting Victoria’s Premier as he assesses the flooding situation.
  • B.C opens a crucial highway segment on the Trans-Canada highway after relief activities continue in full swing.
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Justin Trudeau will assess the situation of the British Columbia flooding when he will visit the province on Friday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to go to British Columbia Friday because the province maintains to ease up after devastating floods and landslides brought about through an effective atmospheric river.

Trudeau is slated to go to Victoria and Abbotsford, the hard-hit Fraser Valley network which stays partly underwater and prone to extra flooding as a brand new gadget of 3 storms rolls in.

The prime minister is anticipated to excursion the flood quarter and meet with Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth, Sumas First Nation Chief Dalton Silver, Matsqui First Nation Chief Alice McKay, contributors of the Canadian Armed Forces, first responders, and volunteers.

Trudeau will preserve a 5:30 p.m. media availability and later meet with Premier John Horgan in Victoria.

VicOn Thursday, B.C. opened a key stretch of the Trans-Canada motorway thru Abbotsford, easing a visitors bottleneck and supporting repairing fractured delivery traces withinside the province.

That network remained on alert and beneath neath a flood watch Thursday night, as extra heavy rain pounded the place elevating worries the Nooksack River in Washington state could flood again, sending extra water pouring north of the border. Two extra rainstorms are anticipated withinside the coming days.

Crews had been running constantly since the final week to restore and buttress dikes surrounding the Sumas Prairie lowlands, several of which continue to be beneath neath extra than 2 meters of water.

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