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NEW | Daily heat records tumble again in B.C., as drought conditions worsen

Unseasonable warmth over much of British Columbia is showing no sign of easing, with another day of temperature records in the books and many regions reporting no significant rain since early July. Environment Canada says 11 daily maximum temperature records were set Wednesday across parts of Vancouver Island, the central coast, southern Interior and southeastern B.C.

The waterfront area of Port Alberni, B.C., is seen in a stock image taken in March 2020. (Shutterstock)

Conservationists fear for Vancouver Island salmon amid drought-like conditions

As summer-like conditions creep into early October, water levels on the Nanaimo River are low. That is bad news for spawning Chinook salmon. "Most of them are stuck down in the deep pools in the lower river where they can’t get up and get to their spawning grounds," said Brian Banks, manager of the Nanaimo River Hatchery.

B.C. premier cites 'multi-faceted' crime approach amid debate about arrests

Premier John Horgan waded into British Columbia's contentious crime debate Wednesday, saying he understands concerns in communities about violent offenders, but arresting more people won't fix the issue. He said he agreed with Attorney General Murray Rankin, who told the legislature Tuesday that a focus on more arrests of prolific offenders to curb crime would be “futile.”

B.C. says 54 doctors have signed contracts after new salary incentives announced

The B.C. government says that 54 doctors have signed contracts with the province to provide full-time family doctor service after the Ministry of Health announced a signing bonus and other incentives earlier this summer. On June 21, the province announced it would be offering a $25,000 signing bonus as well as medical training debt forgiveness up to $130,000 to new family doctors who agreed to work in B.C. for five years. Top Stories

As PM suggests Hockey Canada could be replaced, which sponsors have pulled support?

Pressure appears to be mounting on Hockey Canada from both top corporate sponsors and political leaders, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggesting that if the national hockey governing body continues to resist calls for change, the organization could be replaced. Several corporate sponsors have confirmed pulling their support. Here's what they have said about their decisions.

A Hockey Canada logo is shown on the jersey of a player with Canada’s National Junior Team during a training camp practice in Calgary, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Former cop attacks Thai day care centre, kills at least 36

A former police officer facing a drug charge burst into a day care centre Thursday in Thailand, killing dozens of preschoolers and teachers and then shooting more people as he fled. At least 36 people were slain in the deadliest rampage in the nation's history.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle drama 'coming at a cost' to the Royal Family: expert

In his first speech as sovereign, King Charles III voiced his 'love for Harry and Meghan,' signalling that tensions between the Royal Family, and Duke and Duchess of Sussex may be starting to cool. Reducing the rancour between these members of the Royal Family will be key to paving a path forward for the monarchy, says royal commentator Richard Berthelsen.

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PM suggests that Hockey Canada organization can be replaced

Hockey Canada’s chair doesn’t think leadership needs to change after a 2nd sexual assault fund was revealed. Annie Bergeron-Oliver reports.

Hockey Canada’s chair doesn’t think leadership needs to change after a 2nd sexual assault fund was revealed. Annie Bergeron-Oliver reports.