British Columbia braces for another atmospheric river, while the province still tries to clean up and assess the damage from a flooding disaster. Farmers in particular are still trying to count their losses in its wake. Robin Gill spoke with Abbotsford farmer Matt Dykshoorn about the exhausting mental and financial toll the catastrophe has taken.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces members are helping hard-hit areas of the province. Mike Armstrong takes a ride with the military to get a bird’s eye view of the daunting task ahead.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is suspending shipments of all fresh potatoes from Prince Edward Island to the United States, after a fungus known as ‘potato wart’ was found. Ross Lord looks at what the fungus does to potatoes and reports on the uproar over the decision.
In Ottawa, Parliament has reconvened, but MPs only have weeks to pass legislation with the Christmas break quickly approaching. David Akin looks at four key legislative priorities Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government hopes to tackle on the tight deadline.
In the United States, Darrell E. Brooks, 39, is in police custody, accused of driving an SUV into a crowd at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others, including children. Jackson Proskow reports on the victims and what police say Brooks was trying to escape.
And Canada’s highest military honour, the Victoria Cross, has not been awarded to anyone since the Second World War. But many veterans argue Pte. Jess Larochelle deserves the honour. As Mike Drolet reports, the campaign has now the caught the eye of Canada’s top soldier, Gen. Wayne Eyre.
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