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Floodwaters in southern New Brunswick continued to rise Saturday as a number of owners stuffed sandbags in an effort to carry again the waves.

(Trevor Lyons/CBC)

​A lot of roads stay closed and officers warn there may very well be extra to return. CBC drone footage captured the scene Friday wanting north at a washed-out Westfield Highway within the Saint John neighbourhood of South Bay.

Photographs taken over Grand Bay-Westfield 1:26

Some residents left remoted

The extent of the flooding may very well be seen at this boat storage facility on Westfield Highway in South Bay. Officers within the metropolis say site visitors just isn’t allowed to enter or depart the Westfield Highway space between Gault Highway and Mellinger Crescent due to rising water ranges.

(Trevor Lyons/CBC)

Many hope sandbags will assist

As floodwaters alongside the St. John River proceed to rise to what’s anticipated will probably be historic ranges, many individuals are preventing again with sandbags — like this home-owner in South Bay.

(Patrick Morrell/CBC)

This picture reveals the devastation for owners in Saint John’s Grand Bay-Westfield neighbourhood.

(Trevor Lyons/CBC)

Wind provides to distress

By Saturday, excessive winds made for tough water alongside the shoreline of the St. John River, seen right here in Fredericton. 

(Patrick Morrell/CBC)

The yard of this house in a residential space of Fredericton remained beneath water on Saturday. On Friday, Emergency Measures officers within the metropolis stated it seems floodwaters on the St. John River had crested, however they warned ranges will stay excessive into subsequent week.

(Patrick Morrell/CBC)

Rising highway closures

Drivers have been being urged to not ignore indicators warning of dozens of highway closures within the province. A rising variety of roads in low-lying areas have been changing into impassable. The Trans-Canada Freeway between Fredericton and Moncton was closed attributable to flooding on Thursday night time. Authorities have additionally begun limiting site visitors into Martinon, west of Saint John.

(Joe McDonald/CBC)

Tourism website affected

Normally the world well-known Reversing Falls could be seen flowing in two instructions relying on the tide. The water flows into the Bay of Fundy throughout low tide, however at excessive tide it “reverses” and the highly effective tide comes up river. However there’s a lot water coming down the St. John River proper now the falls have stopped reversing.


It is one strategy to do supply.

Although nobody has known as 24 Sussex Drive dwelling for greater than two years, employees have been utilizing the kitchen there to organize meals for the Trudeau household, that are then ferried throughout the way in which to Rideau Cottage.

It isn’t clear that there is something incorrect with the kitchen at Rideau Cottage, a pink brick Georgian Revival heritage dwelling on the grounds of Rideau Corridor.

Neither the Prime Minister’s Workplace (PMO) nor the Nationwide Capital Fee, which oversees the official residences, would reply CBC’s questions in regards to the state of Rideau Cottage’s kitchen. The one at 24 Sussex has been described as absolutely purposeful.

Whereas a private chef has been a longstanding perk for Canadian prime ministers, Justin Trudeau is the primary PM in a long time to stay along with his household someplace aside from 24 Sussex.

“As per longstanding apply, meals are ready for the household at 24 Sussex. All meals are delivered to Rideau Cottage by Raymond Daoust, the messenger employed by the family, at no incremental price to the federal government,” mentioned PMO press secretary Eleanore Catenaro in an electronic mail. Daoust was appointed by order-in-council again in October 2017 and is paid inside a wage vary of $ 39,998 to $ 43,363.

Quickly after successful workplace, the prime minister introduced he’d be transferring his household into Rideau Cottage. Trudeau lately mentioned he has no plans to return to his childhood dwelling throughout his time period.

The PMO mentioned Trudeau and his household reimburse a portion of their meals prices. For the 2017 calendar yr, the Trudeaus reimbursed almost $ 21,000 for meals, web service, caregivers’ extra time and courier providers.

Quickly after successful workplace, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced he’d be transferring his household into Rideau Cottage as an alternative of the official residence at 24 Sussex Drive. (CBC/Google Maps)

The supply system is a aspect impact of a conundrum dealing with Trudeau, one which previous prime ministers grappled with as properly: what do you do with an issue like 24 Sussex?

A 2008 auditor normal’s report known as for “pressing” repairs to the asbestos-riddled stone mansion. The last decade-old report mentioned the 35-room residence, in-built 1868, hasn’t seen main renovations in 50 years and estimated the price of repairing it at $ 10 million.

“There’s an actual problem on this nation. Something prime minister decides that they will doubtlessly profit from — that is one of many causes that that home has gone into the bottom because the time I lived there — is that no prime minister desires to spend a penny of taxpayer on upkeeping that home,” mentioned Trudeau again in February.

Dwelling enchancment 

Trudeau mentioned he’ll flip to specialists and the NCC to make selections on the way forward for 24 Sussex.

Regardless of repeated calls and emails from CBC Information, the Crown company refused to say if there’s been any progress on the file since Trudeau’s assertion again in February.

“We proceed to work with our federal companions to develop a plan for the way forward for the official residences, together with 24 Sussex Drive, to allow the federal authorities to make a prudent and knowledgeable choice,” mentioned NCC spokesperson Jean Wolff in an electronic mail.

In the meantime, the house continues to pile up payments.

In line with paperwork obtained below the Entry to Data Act, 24 Sussex was billed greater than $ 101,000 for hydro and gasoline in the course of the 2016/2017 fiscal yr — even supposing nobody was residing in it on the time.

Each residences even have spent greater than $ 1 million mixed on repairs and upkeep.

A report for 2016-2017 reveals the official residence racked up $ 345,072 in upkeep prices for, amongst different issues, mould inspections, elevator upkeep, grounds restore, yearly security inspections, weekly pool upkeep, month-to-month pest management and a service name for a “dangerous odour” within the kitchen.

Prime Minister Trudeau says it’s unlikely he’ll ever return to stay at 24 Sussex Drive. (Tom Hanson/Canadian Press)

Throughout that timeframe, Rideau Cottage skilled greater than $ 827,000 in enhancements.

About half of the Rideau Cottage invoice was spent on an merchandise or service that is been redacted, whereas a couple of thousand have been spent right here and there for issues like tree and bush removing, electrical upgrades, generator upkeep, leak restore, portray and cleansing providers.

As beforehand reported, $ 2 million has been earmarked to beef up safety on the historic dwelling.

In line with 2017 supplementary estimates, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will spend $ 1.6 million to improve safety and the NCC will contribute $ 390,000 to the upgrades.

Earlier this yr each Conservative and NDP spokespeople advised CBC Information they imagine the residence needs to be repaired and that they might help Trudeau if he went forward with renovations.

The Conservatives later contradicted that place. MP Erin O’Toole mentioned he would solely take into account supporting renovations and repairs as soon as Trudeau had repaid the prices of his journey to the Aga Khan’s island dwelling. 

A newly launched federal housing fund is on the lookout for early wins in a bid to assist individuals with developmental disabilities, low-income seniors and girls fleeing home violence.

The $ 13.2-billion fund is the most important chunk of money underneath the Liberals’ $ 40 billion nationwide housing technique unveiled late final 12 months, however would require different ranges of presidency or the personal sector to kick in money for tasks.

The cash shall be doled out by a mixture of low-interest loans — valued at nearly $ eight.7 billion — and $ four.5 billion in non-repayable grants that the federal government hopes will spur development of 60,000 new, reasonably priced housing models and pay for repairs to 240,000 extra models to make sure they keep out there for households in want.

These models are anticipated to incorporate at the very least four,000 shelter areas for survivors of household violence, 7,000 reasonably priced models for seniors and a pair of,400 reasonably priced housing areas for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Tasks that meet or exceed accessibility and power effectivity requirements shall be pushed to the entrance of the road for funding consideration. Officers are also going to prioritize tasks which might be superior sufficient in planning that they might be accredited for funding within the coming months.

Though the money is being unfold out over the following decade, Ottawa’s plan is not to specify allocations by province or territory. The minister in command of the technique says the funding shall be based mostly on want.

“The Canadian authorities will make investments the place there’s a want to speculate and the place the social, environmental and financial impression is demonstrably important,” Social Improvement Minister Jean-Yves Duclos stated in an interview.

The federal cash begins to move this 12 months, in contrast to some provincial spending that can begin subsequent 12 months.

Duclos stated the housing co-investment fund, amongst different objects to be rolled out this 12 months from the nationwide housing technique, has been within the works since he and his provincial and territorial counterparts met two years in the past.

“We’re now in a position to do issues comparatively shortly,” Duclos stated.

Getting cash out the door quickly may additionally give the Liberals a political enhance throughout their re-election bid subsequent 12 months.

On the Toronto announcement of the fund on Wednesday, Liberal MP Adam Vaughan implored native voters to assist candidates in upcoming elections who would keep funding for tasks whose financing might be topic to altering political whims.

The federal Liberals have appeared to keep away from that destiny for his or her long-term plan, attempting to lock in 10-year funding agreements with every province and territory by the top of the 12 months to allow them to take credit score in subsequent 12 months’s federal election for bringing the nationwide housing technique to life.

The primary of these offers was signed on Monday with Ontario — a 10-year deal valued at $ four.2 billion aimed toward defending 130,000 reasonably priced housing models in Canada’s most populous province.

The phrases of the settlement recommend the Trudeau Liberals used the electoral and financial wants of their provincial brethren to create leverage as federal officers hope to pry comparable phrases from the remaining provinces and territories.

The cope with Ontario limits the flexibility of the province to hold over unspent cash from one 12 months to the following, so provincial governments cannot delay spending to artificially lower budgetary deficits. It additionally gives few avenues for the province to choose out of the settlement if a future authorities needs to renegotiate.