Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 5 P.M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 5 P.M

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Top B.C. News

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FRIDAY, Aug. 12

Here are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops. Projected word counts and timing of stories and updates are subject to change.

COMING SUNDAY:

Canadian drone racer chases the future

Drone-Racer

VICTORIA -- Andrew Meyer says he's chasing the future as he travels the world racing drones. The 26-year-old university student from Port Alberni, B.C., says he's essentially grounded his education to fly drones in competitions in Korea, Dubai and Hawaii. 500. Dirk Meissner. Moves National. PHOTO.

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TOP STORIES THIS HOUR:

Cleaning Victoria homeless camp could cost $350,000: housing minister

Homeless-Camp-Closed

VICTORIA - Fences are up and debris is being hauled away from the now-vacant homeless camp outside Victoria's courthouse, but British Columbia's housing minister says the cleanup will be long and costly. The government declared Friday that the tent city where hundreds of people had been living since last November has officially been shutdown. 500 words. Moved National. PHOTO.

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Lowest sockeye run on record prompts fishery closures, outcry

Fishery-Closure

VANCOUVER - Predictions of an abysmal sockeye return has forced the closure of all salmon fishing on the Lower Fraser River, prompting an outcry from recreational users who say they are leading the way to preserve that fishery. But Jennifer Nener, the Department of Fisheries and Ocean's director of salmon for the Pacific region, says circumstances on the Lower Fraser are too severe to allow sport fishing, no matter what kind of salmon they are targeting. 500 words. Moved West Regional and National.

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NEWS BUZZ:

Pilot project will soon allow golf carts to putter around two B.C. towns

Golf-Cart-BC

QUALICUM BEACH, B.C. - Two communities in British Columbia have been selected to test drive a new plan to allow modified golf carts on certain local roads. …

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