State of emergency in place because of B.C. floods extended into the new year

Highway 5 repairs are seen on Dec. 20, 2021. (Province of BC/Flickr) Highway 5 repairs are seen on Dec. 20, 2021. (Province of BC/Flickr)

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Russian vodka, caviar and diamonds on new Canadian sanctions list

Foreign Minister Melanie Joly announced a fresh wave of sanctions against Vladimir Putin's regime on Friday including a ban on importing Russian vodka, caviar and diamonds. The ban on the import of certain luxury goods from Russia will tighten the net on the country's elite and covers alcoholic drinks, fish and seafood.