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PUBLISHER: The Load Star (www.theloadstar.com)

UPDATED 22 NOVEMBER TO NOTE THAT VANCOUVER HAS NOT BEEN EVACUATED.

The Canadian military has deployed transport planes, helicopters and several hundred troops to assist in Vancouver where, since Monday, flooding and mudslides have left much of the city cut off by both road and rail.

On Wednesday, British Columbia’s minister of public safety, Mike Farnworth, declared a provincial state of emergency for 14 days, with one confirmed death, and four people missing.

Meanwhile the most recent reports from the port of Vancouver show “significant” and likely long-lasting disruption.

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