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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.

The Petro-Canada at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Shelbourne Street in Victoria is pictured. Sept. 29, 2022. (CTV News)

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.”

The Survivor’s flag flies on Parliament Hill beside the Peace Tower, in Ottawa, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

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.

Nanaimo grocery store evacuated due to 'unspecified threat'

A large grocery store in Nanaimo, B.C., was evacuated Wednesday night due to an "unspecified threat," according to the RCMP. The threat was phoned in to the Real Canadian Superstore, located on Metral Drive, around 8:20 p.m., and then reported to police.

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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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