Records rains welcomed in drought-hit California, but is it enough to turn the tide?

Experts say the cycle of going from years-long drought to record-breaking downpours is something expected to continue because of climate change.
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Manitoba recognizes day of action on violence against women
Canadian flags will be flown at half-mast at all federal and provincial provincial buildings Monday.
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Nearly 5,000 Hydro-Québec clients without power in the west end of Montreal
Separate Hydro-Québec outages were reported in parts of N.D.G. and Snowdon. 
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Quebec records 1,189 new cases of COVID-19, 6th day in a row above 1,000
Provincial data shows those who are not vaccinated are 3.3 times more at risk of becoming infected with the virus and 15.2 times more at risk of being hospitalized.
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Slick, snowy roads stymie commuters throughout the Central Okanagan
Kelowna, Penticton and West Kelowna are expected to see about five to 10 centimetres Monday, with a high temperature of -2 C.
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Former education director for Guelph public schools Martha Rogers dies shortly after retiring
The Upper Grand District School Board announced on Monday that former director of education Martha Rogers passed away peacefully at her home over the weekend. 
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RCMP working to curb ‘dangerous’ driving following reckless pass shown in video from Highway 5A
Motorists, including truckers, can expect to see enforcement on all highways, including Hwy 3 & 5A, into and out of the Lower Mainland.
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Guelph’s Dolime Quarry project receives MZO approval from Ontario government
Ontario's Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark has issued a minister's zoning order to speed up development on the former Dolime Quarry lands.
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Kelowna documentary highlights importance of support groups, wins awards
'I was just new to the wheelchair, everything was different.'
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Concert announcement: Olivia Rodrigo takes Sour tour to North America, UK and Europe
From Disney shows to music stardom, Olivia Rodrigo goes on tour.
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Warning: Liquid manure may be in the well water in parts of B.C.
B.C. has issued a warning about the risk of contamination in private drinking-water wells in flooded areas of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
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Weekend impaired driving arrests in Peterborough city and county
In an incident in the city, officers located a vehicle parked in the wrong lane and determined the driver was impaired.
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Up to $1M approved by Saskatchewan government to battle mountain pine beetle threat
The governments of Saskatchewan and Alberta have renewed their agreement to fight the threat of mountain pine beetles in Alberta.
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Saskatchewan allocates 601 regulated child care spaces in 20 communities
Saskatchewan is aiming to add 28,000 new regulated child care spaces over the next five years and the government said the 601 spaces announced Monday is the first step.
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Fire causes $50,000 damage to New Hamburg garage
Waterloo Regional Police say emergency crews were called to a house in New Hamburg over the weekend after a fire and explosions were reported from a house in the area.
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COVID live updates: Hospitalizations climb as Quebec reports 1,189 cases, 2 deaths
Province set to announce booster-shot strategy, guidance for Christmas gatherings in homes.
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B.C. Storm: B.C. south coast wakes up to snow and slippery roads
The snow has prompted warnings for drivers to slow down and allow extra time for their morning commute.
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Canadian health, energy sectors increasingly targeted by ransomware attacks
The Canadian cyber defence agency says its aware of 235 ransomware attacks against Canadian organizations between January and mid-November 2021, but many attacks go unreported.
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Karen Barnaby: Ginger cookies both a firmly festive and year-round treat
They’re a tasty confection that comes out in full force during the holiday season
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Federal government says Canada border testing contracts worth up to $631 million
The federal government has awarded three companies with contracts worth up to $631 million for COVID-19 border testing and other screening services.
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Why a city rule means this former 17-unit Forest Hill apartment building can’t be used as an apartment building
A developer wanted to restore the hundred-year-old apartment building but Toronto Building says that’s no longer a permitted use.
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1 man killed, another injured in west Ottawa shooting: police
One man was killed and another was injured in a shooting just after 3 a.m. on Elmira Street in Ottawa's west end, police said Monday.
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Waterloo police investigate weekend robbery at Cambridge department store
Police say officers were called to the store at Pinebush Road and Conestoga Boulevard at around 6:40 p.m. on Saturday evening for the reported robbery.
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Guelph Humane Society’s kennel adoption program begins
The program allows individuals and businesses to adopt a kennel or a cage for 12 months in an area of the building, which comes with a customizable plaque.
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Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie Campaign has big impact at the Boys & Girls Club of Whitecourt and District
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Quebec City police hand over investigation of two controversial arrests to BEI
A spokeswoman for the Quebec City police said three of the five suspended officers were involved in both arrests.
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Firefighters battle suspicious blaze in south Calgary along Macleod Trail
Fire crews were called to a blaze at a south Calgary restaurant early Monday morning that firefighters say is considered suspicious in nature. 
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1 man arrested after stabbing of 3 people at a Saskatoon nightclub
Saskatoon police said three people were stabbed at a nightclub early Saturday morning. Their injuries were described by police as non-life-threatening.
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Canada should join diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics: O’Toole
All eyes are on the Biden administration this week amid reports the American government is planning to announce a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
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B.C.’s South Coast, Vancouver Island wake up to snow following a few days of dry weather
It is expected the snow will gradually transition to rain or wet snow mixed with rain Monday morning or early afternoon, Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga said.
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New York City will impose vaccine mandate on private employers, de Blasio says
The vaccine mandate for private businesses will take effect Dec. 27 and is aimed at preventing a spike in COVID-19 infections during the holiday season and the colder months.
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