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Ice Storms: Border Agency and Enforcement Organizations

ice storms: The new watchdog, the Canada Law Enforcement Review Commission, would scrutinize both the border agency and the RCMP, given the frequent overlap between the two enforcement organizations, according to The Chronicle Herald. POWER RESTORATION CONTINUES IN B.C. About 800 customers were still without power early Tuesday as crews worked to restore electricity after ice storms swept through British Columbia's Fraser Valley. It also recommends the proposed body be able to look into trends and any systemic problems at the border agency. For some residents, Monday was their fourth day without electricity, after freezing rain left thick layers of ice in the hardest hit areas of Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack. EAST COAST BRACES FOR ANOTHER STORM Canada's east coast appears to be in the crosshairs of another storm. BC Hydro spokeswoman Tanya Fish says 450 field workers have been working around the clock and have restored power for more than 159,000 customers since the storms hit Thursday and Friday. ( As reported in the news.