Morning Headlines: February 3rd, 2020

Matthew Fraser / February 3rd, 2020

An update on the coronavirus was provided by Canadian health officials Monday morning.
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Coronavirus update

Ontario officials announced Monday that people with coronavirus symptoms will not be allowed onto the evacuation flight back from China.

This follows news that a chartered flight on the way to pick up Canadians stranded in Wuhan was delayed. More than 300 Canadians have requested flights out of the city.

The federal government also announced that Canadians would be sent to a Canadian Armed Forces base in Ontario once evacuated. It is unclear when they will arrive.

Sentencing for man who killed Abbotsford police officer begins

The sentencing for the man who killed Abbotsford police’s Cst. John Davidson is set to begin Monday.

Davidson succumbed to his injuries after being shot in the back twice in November 2017 while responding to reports of a stolen vehicle.

The hearing is now underway at BC Supreme Court in New Westminster.

Abbotsford police’s Cst. John Davidson was killed after being shot in the back twice in November 2017.

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Harsh weather caused flooding, landslides, and took out phone service over the weekend.

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Landslides wash out roads, disrupt phone service

Landslides caused by harsh weekend weather led to roads being washed out and phone service being down over the weekend.

The road to Sasquatch Mountain Resort was washed away, leaving several stranded. Power has been restored, but it is estimated it could take five to six days to build a new road.

Several lower mainland parks closed due to the conditions, and phone service provided by Bell was down.

The phone shutdown affected many, including several police detachments and municipalities.

There is currently no estimate for when full phone service will resume.