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Greater than a dozen Canadian cities hosted marches to name for stricter gun management legal guidelines in each Canada and the US within the wake of a lethal highschool taking pictures that killed 17 individuals in Parkland, Fla.

In each Montreal and Toronto, a number of hundred individuals joined native occasions in help of the large March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., which was organized by American college students calling for change within the wake of the tragedy.

In certainly one of Montreal’s two marches, a whole bunch of protesters swayed collectively singing Glory, Hallelujah earlier than setting off in direction of the town’s U.S. consulate.

Ellen Gozansky Malka, a Montrealer now dwelling in Parkland, instructed the group that two of her kids have been on the college through the taking pictures and noticed issues no youngster ought to see.


Elementary college college students in Montreal’s Westmount rally for tighter gun management measures. (Sarah Leavitt/CBC)

A number of blocks away, a barely smaller rally was organized by Grade 6 scholar Lexington Vickery, 11, who led about 150 cheering classmates and supporters as they weaved their approach by Westmount on Saturday morning. 

“I really feel like at present I’ve made a very huge distinction,” Lexington instructed CBC Information because the march neared Dawson Faculty, the positioning of a 2006 mass taking pictures.

Lexington marched alongside kids and oldsters from the English Montreal Faculty Board, which shared information of the occasion in its month-to-month publication.

“I like that just about everybody who got here helps just a little bit extra to help individuals who have been affected by the taking pictures,” she stated.

Many attendees bore indicators that learn slogans like “arms are for hugs” and “books not bullets,” Lexington stated.

Toronto March For Our Lives

A whole lot of individuals gathered in downtown Toronto by noon Saturday to indicate their help for the trigger. (Natalie Nanowski/CBC)

In Toronto, marchers carried indicators protesting each gun violence within the U.S. and up to date shootings which have plagued the town, stating that Canada is just not resistant to tragedy.

Demonstrators started the 1.5-kilometre march from Nathan Phillips Sq. to Queen’s Park.

Alongside the best way, organizers held a second of silence in entrance of the U.S. consulate for the victims of the Florida taking pictures killed on Valentine’s Day.

“I believe it is essential to have this march at present in solidarity with college students in the US as a result of gun violence is taking its toll on households, people, communities throughout North America…,” stated Louis March, a co-founder of Toronto’s Zero Gun Violence Motion.

“We are able to do higher.”

In Vancouver, Democrats Overseas Vancouver and March on Vancouver held a rally, which started at 10 a.m. PT at Jack Poole Plaza with speeches by college students. Protesters walked to the U.S. consulate earlier than returning to the plaza. 

“The gun violence epidemic in America touches each Individuals and Canadians dwelling in Vancouver,” stated spokesperson Bodil Geyer in a launch.

“You may’t simply stand silently and watch your neighbour undergo a disaster like this.” 

Ottawa’s rally was organized by college students from excessive faculties throughout the town. 

Ainsley Skelly, a Grade 11 scholar at Nepean Excessive Faculty and one of many organizers, stated, “We wish to present different college students, Individuals, that we’re with them — and we wish to march alongside them.”

“We wish to ship a message to politicians that they should do one thing, you recognize. No extra ideas and prayers. We have to take motion.”

Elsewhere in Ontario, the Waterloo area’s rally came about at Wilfrid Laurier College. 

A whole lot of hundreds of individuals attended the march in Washington, D.C., with smaller gatherings held in over 800 cities internationally.

The OPP has confirmed  three-year-old boy is lacking within the Orangeville, Ont., space after a van left a roadway and wound up within the Grand River as southern Ontario communities cope with flooding.

Dufferin OPP stated the kid slipped from his mom’s arms as she was getting out of the submerged van. 

Heavy rains and a deep thaw are behind the flooding and excessive water alongside rivers and streams throughout southern Ontario, with the Grand River watershed seeing the worst of the results to date.

A state of emergency was declared Wednesday in Brantford, after elements of town had been evacuated as a result of flooding alongside the Grand River.

“The degrees and top of the water are one thing that haven’t been seen on this group in a really, very very long time,” stated Brantford Mayor Chris Friel.

Boy swept away in river

Dufferin OPP stated that round 2:30 a.m. ET a feminine driver went previous a roadblock put in place due to flooding. Her van was swept into the river close to Orangeville. As the lady was exiting the car, the kid slipped out of her arms. The mom was taken to hospital. 

The depth of the fast-moving river swept the car downstream about two kilometres towards a bridge at Line 109 and Tenth Line to its resting level.

OPP Const. Paul Nancekivell advised CBC Information that “it is an ongoing police investigation.

“We’ve our OPP emergency response workforce strolling the financial institution and looking the realm.”

Downstream alerts

The flooding is predicted to worsen downstream from Brantford later at this time, in locations like Six Nations and Cayuga.

Reviews of flooding stretched throughout southern Ontario, together with London, Waterloo, Cambridge, Dunnville, St. Marys, Chatham-Kent and Orangeville.

Officers stated ice is obstructing water and forcing the heavier flows to search out methods across the jams.

In Six Nations, the elected council stated it convened its emergency officers and might be monitoring the potential for flooding.

Six Nations hearth officers visited residents alongside 744 West to Bateman and helped anybody who wished to voluntarily relocate.

Additionally they closed roads: Fourth Line from Seneca Highway to Bateman Line, and Mohawk Highway to Third Line. The council is monitoring water ranges across the Chiefswood Bridge. 

Brantford evacuation orders

In Brantford, an emergency announcement Wednesday morning famous there may be ongoing flooding within the neighbourhoods of Holmedale, Previous West Brant and Eagle Place. Anybody residing in these areas was urged to evacuate their properties.

“It is vital to remember the degrees are very a lot tied to the ice jam,” stated Grand River Conservation Authority engineering director Dwight Boyd.

Brantford flooding

Components of Brantford, Ont., are below an evacuation order due to rising water ranges. (Annie Poulin/Radio-Canada)

“The way it erodes or releases will decide how rapidly ranges will recede.”

He stated ranges had been secure as of 11 a.m. however that they’d stay excessive by means of the day and into tomorrow.

Police are going door-to-door within the affected neighbourhoods, asking individuals to go away instantly.

“Buses can be found to assist evacuate @ Eagle Ave & Foster St., Baldwin & Erie Ave, Erie & Aberdeen Ave. These requiring shelter can go to Woodman Comm. Centre,” the tweet suggested.

Jeff Whitbread was one of many residents who left his dwelling. He advised CBC Information that the method gave the impression to be dealt with properly.

“The police and companies have been round our neighbourhood and talked to all of the residents and its very calm. It appears to be fairly properly organized.

“We’re simply going to choose up a couple of issues and head on out to a pal’s home.”

Brantford Flooding 20180221

Residents had been being relocated as a result of flooding alongside the Grand River after an ice jam upstream of Parkhill Dam despatched a surge of water downstream. (Aaron Vincent Elkain/Canadian Press)

The Grand River Conservation Authority stated Wednesday morning “an ice jam upstream of Parkhill Dam launched at roughly 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. When this ice jam launched, it despatched a surge of water downstream.”

‘You actually do not need to see anybody get harm’

The company warned the general public in a put up on its web site to train excessive warning round all water our bodies.

“Banks adjoining to rivers and creeks are very slippery presently and, when mixed with present climate situations, pose a severe hazard. Dad and mom are inspired to maintain their youngsters and pets away from all watercourses and off frozen water our bodies, which might be extraordinarily unsafe because of the warming development.”

Robert Putt, a resident within the evacuation space, stated he wakened round 2 a.m. to the sound of timber breaking and snapping. When he received up this morning the water degree had elevated by a couple of metre.

“You are hoping to not lose property or worth or have issues broken, you actually do not need to see anybody get harm,” he stated.

Putt stated he is lived in his home for nearly 30 years and has by no means seen flooding like this.

“It is a considerable amount of water and great amount of ice.”

The next faculties are closed due to the flooding:

  • Princess Elizabeth.
  • Agnes Hodge.
  •  Jean Vanier.
  • Bellview.
  • Ecole Dufferin.
  • Ste Marguerite.
  • Ste Marie.

Up to date flood warnings

The Grand River Conservation Authority up to date its flood warning Wednesday for townships and cities together with:

  • Metropolis of Cambridge
  • Township of Wilmot – New Hamburg
  • Township of North Dumfries – Ayr
  • Brant County
  • Metropolis of Brantford
  • Six Nations/Haldimand County – Caledonia
  • Haldimand County – Cayuga
  • City of Dunnville/Port Maitland
  • Township of Puslinch/Wellington County
  • City of Grand Valley / Waldemar
  • Township of Mapleton/Drayton
  • Township of Woolwich / St. Jacobs / West Montrose 

In London, the Higher Thames River Conservation Authority has issued a flood warning and town closed a number of roads as a result of rising water ranges.

The Higher Thames River Conservation Authority stated the watershed acquired 10 mm of rain since four a.m. Wednesday and one other 10 mm was forecast earlier than the tip of the day. 

Victoria British Columbia is the garden city of Canada; its refreshing ocean climate is the reason why flowers grow here all year long. The natural beauty it possesses lures several million tourists from all over the Victoria BC.

Although Victoria BC has so many wonderful qualities to share with the world, many people are simply unaware of where it is as a result of its location at the south tip of Vancouver Island, which is nogal’n ways away from Vancouver and Canada. And the people who come to see Vancouver sometimes will not go to Victoria BC because of how far they have to travel; however, they are really missing out op’n beautiful city, it is safe enough to explore by walking. And get there is not as bad as it seems. The three typical ways: if you come in by plane then fly to the International Airport, if you are coming from Vancouver or Tsawwassen then take the BC Ferry, or if you come from the State of Washington then take the Coho Ferry at Port Angeles. Both the BC Ferries and the Coho Ferry takes about and hour to cross over the Strait of Georgia.

170 years ago, Canada and America were fighting over their common border. James Douglas of Hudson Bay Company knew that they would call the dividing line on the 49th parallel, so he gehuur’n area of land which is part of the British government. His main goal was to keep this land from falling into America’s hands. He has this place: Fort Victoria, and since Fort Victoria was beneath the 49th parallel, it remained the property of British Columbia.

Then, Victoria’s 1850’s Goldrush brought 25,000 hopefuls to the area, but like most goldrushes, the gold soon ran out and so did the people. After that happened, the area, now known as Free Port of Victoria, has a rise in the population to 20,000 around the year 1900. The town’s industries began to boom: mining, lumber, and fishing, and also brewing and shipbuilding. And when you visit Victoria, BC and see The Empress Hotel and British Columbia’s Parliament Buildings, remember that this was the period in which they were built.

Now that you have arrived in Victoria, BC and weet’n little background information, where should you go? A few important tourist attractions, the Inner Harbour, Emily Carr House, and the Village of Oak Bay. There are gardens and parks such as the Butchart Gardens and Thunderbird Park. And don’t forget the museums full of native art, artifacts, and history: the Royal British Columbia Museum and the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. If you are interested in the addition ofâ some of the Victoria BC’s native art to your collection, there are many shops and galleries ready to cater to you. And, when you are done with all the shopping, stop by’n microbrewery, restaurant, or bistro to people watch and drink the atmosphere.

Would you graag’n some more details? Let’s start with the Inner Harbor and the Fisherman’s Wharf, both popular tourist destinations. You will natuurlik’n endless supply of fresh fish from the commercial port up, but you may be too busy to see, because you are looking at all the restored historic boats. Or, maybe you are more interested in the buskers and skilled craftsmen who are entertaining and building. As you can see, there are numerous things to do on the port.

Victoria BC’s Chinatown, the first in Canada’s a great place to go. Because it is only two blocks, it is not difficult to travel by foot. But, don’t let its small size fool you. There are so many shops, studios, and restaurants. And when you come to Chinatown, take note of the red and gold archway with two stone lions. It is called the Gate of Harmonious Interest, and you will find the tile and stonework is absolutely breathtaking.

Now, you certainly don’t want to leave without getting to see Victoria, BC’s Butchart Gardens. It is one of the main things that people come, and it is only about 13 kilometers away by the highway. For senior citizens, Via Rail and other tour companies offer discounts. The location of this place will shock you. It is eintlik’n sunken garden in an abandoned quarry. It took Jeanette Butchart 9 whole years to create from start to finish, and every year, 60 gardeners have to plant around 250,000 flower just to maintain its beauty. And, the lights and fountains really add something special to the atmosphere.

After all that walking around the town, you will need somewhere to relax rest your head. Well, Victoria BC has no shortage of options. There are low priced budget hotels, tons of bed-and-breakfast, and several luxury resorts: Fairmont Empress Hotel, Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa, The Westin Bear Mountain Resort, and the Inn at Laurel Point. But, if you want to do research then goes further to Travel BC’s website. No matter what time of year you plan to visit, Victoria, BC, you will enjoy your stay.