5 things to know at CTVNews.ca for Thursday, November 18, 2021: BC floods, Poland-Belarus border, housing market

TORONTO – BC’s prime minister urges residents not to pile up food, migrants in limbo on the border of Poland and Belarus, and testimony continues in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s death. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

1. BC floods: Amid reports of bare shelves of grocery stores, BC Premier John Horgan is urging residents who are enduring the crisis not to accumulate food.

2. Poland-Belarus border: Many migrants at the Poland-Belarus border are in limbo, facing freezing temperatures and aggressive behavior by Polish security forces preventing them from entering the country.

3. McMichael certificate: The man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery faces cross-examination by prosecutors today, while a large group of Black ministers plan to rally outside the courthouse to support Arbery’s family.

4. Apology for murder: Two men who for decades have firmly maintained their innocence in the 1965 murder of civil rights icon Malcolm X are acquitted today, after a nearly two-year re-investigation.

5. Housing market: It has been a record year for Canada’s real estate market so far, with interest rates at an all-time low and housing prices at historic highs.

One more thing …

How to help: Seeing the images of devastation due to heavy rainfall in British Columbia, Canadians may be wondering how they can shake hands from a distance. Here’s how you can help.

BC flood, November 12, 2021

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