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B.C. warns of drought conditions in multiple regions

Little to no rainfall over the past five weeks in several areas of British Columbia has prompted a warning from the Ministry of Forests about drought. The ministry says Vancouver Island, the inner south coast and the northeast corner of the provincehave reached the second-most severe level of drought on a five-point rating scale.

High tide rolls in as a Parks Canada employee looks over the clam bed restoration while on a Salish sea garden tour on Russell Island, a 32-acre Gulf Island National Park near in Salt Spring Island, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Gas prices hit 239.9 in Greater Victoria, smashing records

Gas prices at some stations in Greater Victoria hit a stunning 239.9 cents per litre for regular fuel on Thursday, marking a new record-high for the region. The previous record was set on June 6, when gas prices reached 234.9 cents at some stations.

B.C. communities plan events to mark Truth and Reconciliation Day

Events are planned across British Columbia to mark the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on Friday. The Survivor's Flag was raised at the B.C. legislature Wednesday in a ceremony that Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister Murray Rankin called “profound and moving.”

Victoria police searching for 'high-risk' missing man

Police are asking the public for help finding a 59-year-old Victoria man who has been missing for over a week. Victoria police say Timothy Mackness was last seen in the Jubilee neighbourhood on Sept. 20 and was reported missing on Sept. 26.

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Many trapped in Florida as Ian heads toward South Carolina

Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through flooded streets Thursday to save thousands of Floridians trapped after Hurricane Ian destroyed homes and businesses and left millions in the dark. The destruction began to come into focus a day after Ian made landfall in Florida as one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the U.S.

This aerial photo shows damaged boats and structures in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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BREAKING | Toronto Blue Jays clinch playoff spot

The Toronto Blue Jays locked up a playoff spot Thursday afternoon without taking the field, securing a berth when the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-3.

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