Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 4 P.M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top B.C. News as of 4 P.M

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Top B.C. News

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FRIDAY, Oct. 6

Here are the top B.C. and Yukon news stories from The Canadian Press as of 4 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.

Contact the B.C. bureau in Vancouver at 604-687-1662 or

COMING SUNDAY:

Lack of sheriffs 'serious' issue: attorney general

Sheriffs-Shortage

VANCOUVER -- Taxpayers are footing the bill to fly sheriffs around British Columbia as the province grapples with a chronic shortage of the courtroom staff and frustrated judges speak out about delays and stays of cases. Attorney General David Eby said the government is working to train more sheriffs to provide courtroom security while dealing with the problem of police forces luring recruits with higher pay. By Camille Bains

COMING MONDAY:

Experts to brainstorm on killer whale recovery

Killer-Whales-Recovery

VANCOUVER -- When Lynne Barre starts to feel down about the recovery effort of the southern residents killer whale population, she calls her colleague who does a school program about the orcas to see when she can sit in on a class. The children often know more about the whales than adults, said Barre who is the recovery co-ordinator for southern resident killer whales with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA. "They know what extinction means and they really care. That's really inspiring." By Terri Theodore. 550 words.

TOP STORIES:

Nearly 500 bears destroyed across B.C. this year

Wildlife-Conflicts

VICTORIA -- British Columbians love nature, but that draw to be in the wilderness is part of the reason the province has seen thousands of conflicts between humans and wild animals this year, a wildlife expert says. Many B.C. communities have wilderness at their doorstep and that mixture can create problems, said Adam Ford, a biology professor at the University of B.C. Okanagan. Moves National and Regional West. Guard against duplication. 605 words.

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Eighth hopeful expected in B.C. Liberal race

Liberal-Leadership-BC

VICTORIA -- British Columbia's Liberal leadership race is expected to expand to eight candidates, with former transportation minister Todd Stone scheduling a campaign-style blitz Tuesday that sees him visiting Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Interior. …

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