Canadians stranded by floods cram into tiny lodge, wait for rescue

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By Jesse Winter HOPE, British Columbia (Reuters) – For the hundreds of travelers stranded on a mountain road between two mudslides outside the small British Columbia town of Hope on Sunday, the first night was the worst. They had to sleep in their cars. But then their luck changed – by coincidence, there just happened to be a lodge nearby. And that is how almost 300 strangers found themselves crammed together for three nights. Damage from the storms and landslides is set to cost billions of dollars to repair, provincial officials say. Stephanie Schafer, food services manager of Camp Hope Lodge…

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