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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 province have 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)

Saanich police search for missing girl, 17

Officers with the Saanich Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing youth. Police are searching for 17-year-old Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason, who was reported missing on Sept. 21 and was last seen on the afternoon of Sept. 24 at Mayfair Shopping Centre.

Missing girl old Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason is pictured. (Saanich police)

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.”

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CTV National News for Sept. 29: Death toll rises in Florida

Ian’s death toll rises as floods continue while U.S. President Biden fears that it could be the deadliest hurricane in Florida’s history.

Ian’s death toll rises as floods continue while U.S. President Biden fears that it could be the deadliest hurricane in Florida’s history.