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In the area of Marion and Campbell roads on Sumas Prairie in east Abbotsford on Nov. 22, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier this week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, BC, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier this week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, BC, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Hope Mayor points out the importance of emergency kits as the district monitors the weather

As New Atmospheric River Approaches Fraser Valley, Mayor Says, Be Prepared

This is the calm between storms and the perfect time to prepare, says a Fraser Valley mayor.

Hope Mayor Peter Robb said district officials are monitoring current Environment Canada weather reports as an atmospheric river flows into the region.

Hope is currently in a recovery process after being cut off from the rest of the county for several days, including at least one day without power to most of the city. The slides that cut the city on all highways are being cleaned and travel is mostly only for essential travelers.

Robb said district personnel are “continuously monitoring our high-risk sites to record and respond to any changes.”

He reports that both the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers have returned to normal levels.

Just before another torrent of rain is expected, both on Thursday and Saturday this week, he offered some reminders.

“You can help our community by being prepared with your own emergency kit,” he said. “Do you have a small bag full of clothes, food and water for three days, flashlight for power outages and recipes you need?”

Read more about emergency preparedness on the Emergency Management BC website.


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RRB NTPC’s first CBT result will be released on January 15; view the official announcement here

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RRB NTPC Update: Railway Recruitment Board has announced that the results of the first computer-based test will be out by January 15, 2022. The announcement was made on December 5, 2021. Candidates who qualify for this exam must appear for the second CGT. It will be conducted between February 14 and February 18, 2022. The RRB NTPC result will be published on the official websites of the sixteen RRBs. Here is the direct link to view the official notification.

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“The 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT-1) was held in 7 stages from December 28, 2020 to July 31, 2021. The result of the 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT-1) is currently being processed and the results are tentatively scheduled to to be published on RRB’s official websites by January 15, 2022,” the RRB informed candidates.

“The 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT-2) exam for the candidates shortlisted in CBT-1 is tentatively scheduled from February 14-18, 2022, subject to prevailing conditions and government guidance issued from time to time with a view to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic,” the RRBs also said in the official notification. Official notice further reads: “Candidates are advised to refer only to RRB’s official websites for the latest updates on the recruitment process. Do not be misled by unauthorized sources.”

On December 1, #JusticeForRailwayStudents was ranked #1 on Twitter in India with over 3.5 million tweets. Railroad candidates expressed concern about RRB Recruitment. Hansraj Meena, who calls himself a writer, blogger and socio-political activist, is among the users who tweeted about the demands of railway aspirants. He tweeted: “Railway aspirants basic requirements. 1. Railway NTPC and group d training n merged data 2. Exam date of group D railway 3. new vacancy in railway 4. Conduct IRMS exam. #JusticeForRailwayStudents”

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Amazon Alexa is accessible to people outside the US; here’s how

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Alexa fans outside the United States long to access the technology in their own country. Alexa was initially launched as an exclusive service in the United States in 2014.

As for 2021, the voice assistant will be accessible in over 40 countries, but you’ll have to take a different route.

Can you use Alexa in unsupported countries?

You can access Alexa outside of the United States, but Amazon has added so many barriers that it will take so much effort for it to work, according to android authority.

For starters, you’ll need an international version of the Amazon Echo Dot, a first-generation Amazon Echo Plus, or a second-generation Amazon Echo.

It should be possible for you to buy one or more of these devices on Amazon, but chances are you will have to order the device from Amazon UK, Amazon US or Amazon Germany, and it will cost quite a bit, especially at shipment.

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You also need to download the Alex app for iPhone, iPad or Android. You can set up the device through Alexa’s official website alexa.amazon.com. However, the app is needed for full control over routines and settings.

If the app isn’t available in your area, you’ll need to temporarily change the location and billing settings for the Google Play Store on Android or Apple App Store for iPads and iPhones.

Please note that this step is not practical as there is a possibility that it will harm the other app subscriptions you have signed up in front of.

Some Alexa features are blocked on Amazon Echo international models. These Alexa features include shopping, news, business, and traffic.

Also, some skills will not work, such as iHeartRadio, Pandora, and Audible, which are exclusive to the United States.

In different regions, you can use TuneIn Radio, Spotify and Amazon Music Unlimited. Smart home features do work, such as timers, alarms, calendar, weather, and to-do list. You can also access newsletters, as long as they are region specific.

Before purchasing an Alexa-enabled device, please check the product pages to find out what restrictions apply in your country.

Keep in mind that Alexa can speak Spanish, German or English on international Echo models, so you can only choose between the three.

Which countries support Alexa?

The countries that support Alexa are United States, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Japan, Canada, India, Belgium, Chile, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Colombia, Cyprus, Estonia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Greece, Finland, Iceland and Hungary.

The Alexa service is also accessible in Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Malta, Peru, Panama, Poland, Slovakia, Portugal, Uruguay and Sweden.

Alexa has several abilities that are beneficial to the user, including the Alexa Guard which protects your home as it uses the microphone in the Echo devices to listen for signs of intrusion.

You can also use the Audible skill so that you can hear an audiobook read aloud. There is also a free book that you can read monthly, according to Business Insider.

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