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This 100% solar community endured Hurricane Ian with no loss of power and minimal damage

Babcock Ranch calls itself 'America's first solar-powered town.' The streets in this meticulously planned neighbourhood are designed to flood so houses don't, and power and internet lines are buried to avoid wind damage. While Hurricane Ian obliterated the nearby Fort Myers and Naples areas, knocking out power to more than 2.6 million customers in Florida, the lights stayed on in Babcock Ranch.

Water floods a damaged trailer park in Fort Myers, Fla., on Oct. 1, 2022 after Hurricane Ian passed by the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Canadians reflect about residential schools on Truth and Reconciliation Day

Ceremonies, marches and other gatherings are taking place across the country Friday as communities mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The federal statutory holiday was established last year to remember children who died while being forced to attend residential schools, as well as those who survived, and the families and communities still affected by lasting trauma.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Grandmother Jackie Labonte leads a sunrise ceremony to mark the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Niagara Falls, Ont. on Friday, September 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

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