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Global National: Nov. 18, 2021 | BC flooding disaster deals heavy blow to farmers

CA, 19 Nov 2021
On this episode of Global National: Farmers in Abbotsford, BC. have been left devastated by the province’s flooding disaster. Hundreds of family farms in B.C. supply food to millions of people. Robin Gill looks at the livelihoods and livestock lost, and the long road to recovery ahead.

Meanwhile, after being stranded for days due to the extreme weather catastrophe, travellers left Hope, B.C. after Highway 7, a key route, was partially reopened. Kamil Karamali reports on the remaining challenges for those trying to get home.

Plus, Health Canada is expected to approve on Friday the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11. Jamie Mauracher explains how parents can prepare their kids for their shot.

As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Joe Biden for the “Three Amigos” summit in Washington, D.C., both leaders are duking it out over an electric vehicle (EV) tax credit. As David Akin reports, Biden's “buy American” strategy is throwing a wrench into Canada's EV manufacturing plans.

Also – where is Peng Shuai? Prior to her disappearance, the Chinese tennis star publicly accused Zhang Gaoli, China's former vice premier, of sexual assault. As Mike Drolet reports, a suspicious statement she supposedly authored is one reason why concerns are growing around the world about her safety.

And they may be stranded in Kamloops, B.C. due to catastrophic flooding, but more than 100 truckers are not going hungry, thanks to the kindness of strangers who are part of Khalsa Aid Canada. Heather Yourex-West reports on how the group has cooked up a way to help drivers with a delicious taste of B.C. hospitality.

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