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How you can help with relief efforts in Nepal

The federal government says it will match donations as Canadian Red Cross sets up a special fund, and charities like CARE and UNICEF fundraise.

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  • Nepal earthquake disaster sends ripples throughout B.C.

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  • Before and after pictures of the Nepal earthquake

    Here are before and after photos of Kathmandu and Bharatpur's most well-known landmarks. Hundreds of ancient temples and monuments dating from the 17th century were destroyed by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake. (-- How you can help and donate to relief efforts)

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