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Posted on: July 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update - July 7, 2020

Creston, BC – July 7, 2020: As travel restrictions ease within British Columbia, Town of Creston Council and staff ask that visitors to Creston observe the orders, guidelines, and recommendations from our Provincial Health Offi...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: July 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update - July 3, 2020

In spite of unseasonable weather patterns, it looks like warmer weather is in the forecast for the near future. Town Council and staff wish you a happy and safe start to your summer. As we settle into Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, we are seeing ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 30, 2020

Creston, BC – June 30, 2020:  Town of Creston Council and staff wish you a happy and safe July 1.Thank you for your continued support and dedication to keeping the Province’s COVID-19 curve flat and our community safe...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Special Committee of the Whole and Special Council Meeting - June 30, 2020

The Town of Creston invites the public and media to participate electronically in today’s Special Committee of the Whole and Special Council meetings, starting at 4:00 p.m.

• Webex Details: https://creston.webex.com/creston/j.php&hel...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update June 25, 2020

Creston, BC - June 25, 2020:  The Provincial state of emergency has been extended by the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, until the end of the day on July 7, 2020 to support the continued coordination of t...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 23, 2020

RDCK Recycling Depot Re-opens in Creston June 26

In partnership with Recycle BC, the new RDCK Recycling Depot launch begins June 26. The green bins used to collect mixed recycling in Creston (412 Helen St., beside Arrow Mountain car wash) have been removed and as such, the recycling depot is currently c...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 23, 2020

Creston, BC June 23, 2020 - Thank you Creston for all your hard work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Town of Creston Council and staff wishes you a safe and enjoyable summer, and encourages you to continue taking the recommended COVID-...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 19, 2020

Creston, BC – June 19, 2020:  Creston residents, thank you for another week of diligently following the Provincial and Federal health recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The Town of Creston’s Em...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 16, 2020

Creston, BC – June 16, 2020 Yesterday, the Provincial Medical Health Officer noted that the Province is working “to keep COVID-19 low and slow.” The best tools we have to prevent the spread of COVID-19, include physical dista...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 12, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 12, 2020

Creston, BC – June 12, 2020 – Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry amended her Order to Food Service Establishments and Liquor Services. The amendment was in response to small clusters of new cases in businesses, as employees spend more ti...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 10, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 10, 2020

Creston, BC – June 10, 2020:  The Provincial state of emergency has been extended by the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, until the end of the day on June 23, 2020 to support continued coordination of the...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 8, 2020

Creston, BC – June 8, 2020: In accordance with WorkSafe BC guidelines and the Provincial Medical Health Officer’s Order mandating Workplace Safety Plans, Town of Creston Council, adopted the “Town Hall Re-Opening Policy&r...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 5, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 5, 2020

Creston, BC – June 5, 2020: Another week has flown by. This Saturday, June 6, the Creston Valley Farmer’s Market (CVFM), will be allowing artisans to sell their goods as per Dr. Bonnie Henry’s updated Order. This weekend, the...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Availability for Building Inspections

Starting on June 8, 2020, and continuing up to and including September 7, 2020, there will be no building inspections available on Mondays. Inspections will be available Tuesdays - Fridays during this time. Please phone 250-428-2214, ext. 431, to book an ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 4, 2020

Creston, BC – June 4, 2020: Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry presented updated modeling on the epidemiology of COVID-19, outlining how the virus has affected people in BC, following her last modelling presentation on May 4, 2020. The modelling presented ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 3, 2020

Creston, BC – June 3, 2020: Town of Creston Council and staff, appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this pandemic. While restrictions ease, please remain vigilant, wash your hands and above all, stay home if you are feeling unwe...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update - June 2, 2020

Creston, BC – June 2, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused food producers to make significant changes to their processes in compliance with Provincial and Federal regulations, including that of our Provincial Medical Health Officer who declare...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Town Hall Re-Opens With New Safety Protocols

CRESTON, B.C., June 1, 2020 –Town Council adopted the Town Hall Re-Opening policy on May 26, 2020, in accordance with the Provincial Medical Health Officer’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan Order and WorkSafe BC requirements. T...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures In Effect June 1 - September 30

Town of Creston Stage 1 water conservation measures are in effect June 1st. Stage 1 water conservation measures go into effect every year, regardless of seasonal weather patterns. These measures establish the mandatory restrictions of outdoor water use fr...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 29, 2020

Creston, BC – May 29, 2020: Creston Residents, on behalf of Town Council and staff, have a lovely weekend. The Emergency Operations Centre continues to meet weekly to monitor the COVID-19 situation and carefully consider the re-opening ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 28, 2020

Creston, BC – May 28, 2020: The best thing we can do amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, is to stay kind and connect with our family, friends and loved ones. Although we are in the same COVID-19 boat, the COVID-19 experience is unique to each person. ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 28, 2020

CVHWG announces successful recruitment of Dr. Johnny Chang

May 28, 2020

Creston Valley Health Working Group is very pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Dr. Johnny Chang!   Dr. Chang will be relocating to Creston this September to begin his practice at Family Practice Associates, assuming the...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 27, 2020

Creston, BC – May 27, 2020:  The Provincial state of emergency has been extended by the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, until the end of the day on June 9, 2020 to support continued coordination of the C...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 26, 2020

Creston, BC – May 26, 2020: This week, is Tourism Week in British Columbia. What is typically a season of travel and exploration, is going to look a little bit different this year. However, the Creston Valley is perfect for exploration and a sta...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 25, 2020

Creston, BC – May 25, 2020: Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry reminded us that our success lies in “our shared commitment and effort” to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, she furthered, “that means workin...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 21, 2020

Creston, BC – May 21, 2020: The Town of Creston continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely to ensure the provision of accurate and relevant information to the community. We are working hard to make sure that the Federal and Provincial O...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 20, 2020

Creston, BC – May 20, 2020: This morning the federal government spoke to the use of non-medical masks or cloth face coverings in public settings when it is difficult to keep a safe distance for an extended period of time.  Dr. ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 19, 2020

Creston BC - May 19, 2020: Today, British Columbia moves into Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan. Restaurants, cafes and pubs, retail and personal service establishments, libraries, museums and galleries can start operating under enhanced protocols to...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 15, 2020

Creston, BC – May 15, 2020: This May long weekend, residents of British Columbia are being asked to avoid unnecessary travel.  So stay local this weekend, enjoy the Creston Valley Farmer’s Market, visit the outdoor sp...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 14, 2020

Creston, BC – May 14, 2020:  The gates to Millennium Park will be open tomorrow, Friday May 15, 2020. Town of Creston parks are open for general public use and Council and staff encourage you stay local and enjoy our outdoor sp...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 13, 2020

Creston, BC – May 13, 2020:  The Town of Creston is following the guidance provided in B.C.’s Restart Plan, which will include a careful re-opening, under enhanced protocols, of Town owned parks and facilities in the weeks and...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 12, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 12, 2020

Creston, BC – May 12, 2020:  Today is International Nurses Day. Town of Creston Council and Staff would like to express their gratitude to all the licensed practical nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, registered nurses and nurse pra...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 11, 2020

Creston, BC – May 11, 2020:  Provincial Health Minister, Adrian Dix, reminded us that the best place to be this coming May Long weekend, is where we live. The residents of Creston Valley know this to be especially true. As sunnier days ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 8, 2020

Creston, BC – May 8, 2020:  During the COVID-19 pandemic, Council meetings will be held virtually and follow a modified meeting schedule (indicated below). Please note, that the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General passed a M...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 7, 2020

Creston, BC – May 7, 2020:  The Town of Creston will be following the guidance outlined in BC’s Restart Plan to support British Columbia’s transition to a “new normal.” The Town will implement thi...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 6, 2020

Creston, BC – May 6, 2020:  Today, Premier John Horgan announced BC’s Restart Plan, which outlines four phases towards a “new normal.”  The Province is currently in Phase 1, “Essential Se...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 5, 2020

Creston, BC – May 5, 2020:  This week, May 4-10, 2020, is Mental Health Week in Canada and the theme is Social Connection.  Feeling socially connected means you feel close and connected with others and can comfortably tell them...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 4, 2020

Creston, BC – May 4  , 2020:  Physical distancing is critical for protecting each other and our communities from COVID-19. But today, May the 4th, and every day, be sure to stay 2 lightsaber lengths apart from others when outsi...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update - May 1, 2020

Creston, BC – May 1, 2020:  Earlier this week, the Province noted that a phased and gradual approach will be taken to return B.C. to a “new normal.” A framework, speaking to this return will be announced by the Provi...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 30, 2020 - Property Tax

Creston, BC – April 30, 2020: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Creston has continued to provide essential services such as road infrastructure, water, fire protection, wastewater treatment and sewer. The Emergency Operations Centre ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 29, 2020

Creston, BC – April 29, 2020:  Town of Creston Council and Staff would like to thank each and every one of you for holding the line and responding to the demands that COVID-19 has made on us. We know that it hasn’t been easy. ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 28, 2020

Creston, BC – April 28, 2020: The flags at Town Hall are being flown at half-mast today for the National Day of Mourning. The National Day of Mourning is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 14, 2020

Creston, BC – April 14, 2020:  Council and Staff would like to thank our citizens for continuing to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. It cannot be said enough, that what we do today can only help us in th...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Update on Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area Closure

CVWMA Update on “Full Temporary Closure” – 8 April 2020

Dear CVWMA Users and Supporters,

The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area Authority (Board) recognizes that closing the CVWMA has significantly impacted our visitors an...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 7, 2020

Creston, BC – April 7, 2020 As the Easter long weekend approaches, the Town of Creston Council and Staff will be staying close to home, not engaging in non-essential travel and above all, staying connected virtually with family and fr...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update April 3, 2020

Creston, BC April 3, 2020:  Council and Staff would like to thank all our citizens for your continued support and cooperation. We are encouraged by the measures you are taking to keep yourselves, your families and each other healthy and safe duri...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 2, 2020

Creston, BC - April 2, 2020

The Canada Emergency Relief Benefit Website is Live: The Canada Emergency Response Benefit provides temporary income support to workers who have stopped working and are without employment or self-employment income for r...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update - April 1, 2020

Creston, BC April 1, 2020: Today our Provincial Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, reminded us that it is our responsibility to isolate if we return from travel outside of Canada. Isolation upon return is not just a social responsibility but one man...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Update - March 31, 2020

Creston, BC March 31, 2020:  We know that following the direction of our Provincial Medical Health Officer is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve. However, it is easy, in our new normal to feel disconnected from e...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update, March 30, 2020

Creston, BC March 30, 2020:  The Town of Creston spent time today monitoring the news, streamlining our communications, and appreciating how much our community has changed in the last two weeks. Everyone is living in a new reality where the terms...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Information for Creston Residents without a Family Physician

CRESTON RESIDENTS WITHOUT A FAMILY PHYSICIAN :

During the COVID-19 crisis, it is very important to minimize visits to and through the Emergency Department. Given these extenuating circumstances, a special telephone line is being made available to Creston V...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update - March 27, 2020

Creston, BC March 27, 2020: Creston, as we move into the weekend remember that you are the most valuable asset we have in managing any emergency. If we work together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  Remember to wash...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 26, 2020

Creston, BC March 26, 2020: Creston, we hope that you are taking the time to visit with loved ones in new and creative ways. With all the emphasis on physical distancing it is so important we stay connected. Please note the following updates from...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 26, 2020

PAWS Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

To protect the health of their volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS) will be closed to the public until further notice. They will still be monitoring phone calls and emails. 

PAWS will:

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 25, 2020

Creston, BC,  March 25, 2020: Creston, thank you for all you are doing to follow the Provincial Medical Health Officer’s Orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All your efforts are deeply appreciated and it’s inspiring to s...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 24, 2020

CDCC Skatepark and Sports Court Closed

The Creston & District Community Complex has announced that the skatepark and sports court are now closed.

"The Skatepark and Basketball Court have now closed alongside the playground at the Creston Community Park. Thank you for your patience duri...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 24, 2020

Creston, BC, March 24, 2020: The Town of Creston is working closely with the Provincial government, the Interior Health Authority and the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) to monitor the COVID-19 situation. The Town’s Emergency Operat...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 23, 2020

All Creston Playgrounds Closed Effective Immediately

Effective immediately the Town of Creston is closing all our playgrounds. Signage will be displayed at each site and playgrounds will be closed off to discourage use until further notice. This also applies to outdoor exercise equipment. Thank you for you ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update - March 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Creston BC, March 19, 2020 - The Town of Creston is adapting to a rapidly changing environment. We have been focusing on providing our residents with accurate sources of information and prioritizing the health and safety of our staff ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update - Creston & District Community Complex (RDCK)

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) operates the Creston & District Community Complex. Although all RDCK recreation and park facilities remain open and operational, the RDCK is limiting the number of people who can use the facilities and ...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 15, 2020

COVID - 19: Updates, Information and Resources

The Town of Creston is working closely with the Provincial government, Interior Health Authority, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), and other partner agencies to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond appropriately.

The health and safet...

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Creston News Room
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Survey: RDCK Regional Housing Needs Assessment

To complete the survey online visit: https://rdck.ca/EN/main/services/community-planning/regional-housing-needs-assessment.html

Paper copies of the survey are available at Town Hall and the Creston Valley Public Library. 

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Creston News Room
Posted on: February 7, 2020

UBC - Rural Evidence Review (RER) Project

The Centre for Rural Health Research, within UBC’s Department of Family Practice is conducting an ongoing research study to understand rural and remote community priorities for health care across British Columbia. The RER has funding under Canad...

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