Scientists will provide an update Wednesday morning on emergency response for ailing orca J50, a Port Alice man taken to hospital following an explosion at his home and an emotional night expected in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, for the Broncos’ season opener. Those stories and more on Morning CHEK.

Scientists say the condition of ailing J50 is getting worse: Officials will provide an update this morning on the emergency response of ailing southern resident killer whale J-50, also known as Scarlet, saying her condition continues to worsen. American officials are considering removing the orca from her family pod for a hands-on physical exam, saying field treatment has been unsuccessful, with doses of antibiotics and a deworming medication.

Grizzly encounter near Campbell River: A rare Grizzly Bear encounter at Little Bear Bay near Campbell River has campers keeping a watchful eye. Experts say grizzlies normally come to the Island looking for new territory but eventually return to the mainland because the habitat isn’t suitable for them here.

Explosion in Port Alice sends a man to hospital: A Port Alice man went to hospital in Nanaimo with hand injuries after an explosive device went off in his home. Police are investigating the incident that had Clark Drive, the post office and a bank in the north Island community closed. The victim’s wife told CHEK News she believes it is linked to a family dispute.

Bus crash with 14 students on board in Ontario: Ontario police say 14 high school students were on board a bus involved in a crash in Innisfil this morning, north of Toronto. The bus collided with a pickup truck and authorities say one student was flown to Toronto with serious but believed to be non-life threatening injuries. the others were taken to hospital for precautionary reasons.

Campers remained Tuesday night after the deadline to leave Regina Park in Saanich: The 7 p.m. deadline came last night for tent city campers to leave Regina Park in Saanich. But many campers had not left and police came by the encampment and reportedly told them they were given until Friday to leave. A Supreme Court decision last week ordered campers out of the park.

Hurricane Florence closing in on landfall: U.S. President Donald Trump with a message for east coast residents this morning, quote, “Don’t play games with it, it’s a big one.” People are preparing for Hurricane Florence, that is approaching the Carolina coast with 225 kilometre per hour winds and drenching rains that could last for days.

Anticipation builds for Apple showcase in California: Apple is expected to showcase three new iPhones today, including its biggest and most expensive model yet. Apple is hosting its annual product extravaganze in California today and rumours have been flying for weeks about what CEO Tim Cook will pull out of his hat.

ENTERTAINMENT
Gosling visits coffee shop during TIFF: 
Ryan Gosling plays astronaut Neil Armstrong in his new film “First Man,” but he proved he’s pretty down to earth at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday. Coffee shop owner Joelle Murray started a campaign to get the London, Ontario-born movie star to visit her store. Gosling told her he had seen the posts, but it was his mother who told him to visit.

SPORTS
Humboldt Broncos open new season five months after fatal crash:
all eyes will be on Humboldt, Saskatchewan tonight, as the Broncos play their season opener against the Nipawin Hawks. The game is just over five months since a deadly crash between the Broncos’ bus and a transport truck that killed 16 people, including 10 players. Two survivors will be in the line-up, both assistant captains, Brayden Camrud and Derek Patter.

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