Monday, July 22, 2019

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Victoria-born, UVic alum, and Staff Writer at Victoria Buzz. Feel free to send any story tips to [email protected]

Entry into Royal Roads’ Hatley Park Gardens is now free for Victorians

Time to live out your Disney princess dreams in a castle’s gardens 🏰💐

Vancouver Island just broke the Guinness World Record for longest river tube chain

The event raised thousands of dollars for a local girl who is battling a serious disease.

Vancouver Island’s first ever state-of-the-art cancer screening facility to open in Victoria

1,900 Island residents had to travel to Vancouver for their scans last year.

Truck of two missing Vancouver Island teens found ablaze in northern BC

Their burned truck was located near a deceased male.

BC no longer has a limit on how much alcohol you can bring into...

All personal limit restrictions have been removed. 🍻

Pamela Anderson attended a BC Green Party town hall meeting in Nanaimo

She discussed the topic of open-net fish farms in BC

UVic student recovers underwater scientific instrument that was lost for 6 months at sea

It was lost off the coast of Sidney in back February.

Victoria to see 7 straight days of sunshine

Take off those jackets and put on some sunscreen!

North Saanich to spend $1.5M on bike lane expansions

The new lanes will connect West Saanich Road with McTavish Road and Wain Road.

Province building 28 affordable town homes in Nanaimo

The units are intended for people with low incomes.

Construction has begun on new Duncan hospice centre

The centre will have private rooms, garden views, pull-out beds for family members, and more.

Victoria man arrested for keying cars on a BC Ferries sailing

He said the cars’ alarms were upsetting his dog.

Victoria police had their hands full with multiple crashes around the city on Wednesday

One crash caused a truck to rollover at an intersection.

Province invests $6.3M into family respite program for children with special needs

Over 1,300 families are expected to benefit from the funding.

Saanich Police searching for missing 40-year-old man

He may be in the Vancouver downtown area.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday July 18th

It's time for a FREE outdoor drive-in movie night! 🚗🍿

Downtown Victoria traffic affected by Wednesday rollover crash

VicPD officers are currently dealing with two downtown collisions.
Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Victoria this Thursday

He’s attending a Liberal Party fundraising event.

Here’s how you can try voice acting with Sailor Moon in Victoria

Don’t miss this multi-day event!

Victoria had the third highest number of suicides in BC in 2017 (REPORT)

Despite this, there has been a decrease in suicides across the province.

Victoria ranked 6th most expensive rental market in Canada

Average rent prices for a two-bedroom unit increased 13.8% since last year.

Feds announce $100M investment to research Indigenous health at UVic

It is the federal government’s largest single investment into Indigenous health ever.

Nanaimo mall locked down Monday after youth spotted brandishing replica gun

Police were seen entering the building fully armed with rifles.

VicPD arrest man wanted on Canada-wide warrant carrying replica handgun

The warrant warned that the man was believed to be armed.

Oak Bay to launch new deer contraceptive program in September

Homeowners will need to give permission to track deer on their property.

Man found unconscious at Central Saanich bus stop following serious assault

He is currently in the hospital in “serious condition”.

Victoria Police searching for missing 40-year-old man (UPDATED)

Besides Victoria, he may be in the downtown Vancouver area.

Sarah McLachlan helps Victoria-based charity raise over $550K for local residents with disabilities

The non-profit offers outdoor adventures for people with disabilities or barriers.

Province building 24 affordable rental homes on Salt Spring Island

Monthly rent for a two-bedroom unit will start at $570.

Here’s what that mysterious funnel-shaped cloud looming over Vancouver Island was

Did you see the long column of cloud? 👀

Tim Hortons is launching a new donut created by a Canadian Special Olympics athlete

Proceeds from every one of these donuts will go towards Canada’s Special Olympics program 🍁

Man narrowly escapes being crushed after truck rolls backwards in Saanich

The truck rolled over a retaining wall and landed on a parked car.

RCMP detachment in Duncan evacuated after resident brings in explosive device for disposal

Police are reminding residents not to bring explosives into their headquarters 😬
Victoria Police

Two VicPD officers injured during a mental-health related incident over the weekend

The man was acting erratically and jumping on vehicles.

Researchers to start exploring Canada’s largest underwater volcano near Vancouver Island tomorrow

You can even watch live-streams of their underwater expedition!

20-year-old woman in critical condition following hit-and-run in Saanich Monday morning

The driver abandoned their vehicle and was caught fleeing on foot.

Canada’s new air passenger rights come into effect today

To start, you can claim up to $2,100 for lost or damaged baggage.

16 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, July 13th – 14th

Who's ready for a Roller Disco Puppy Party with these guys? 🕺🐾

Dashcam captures extremely close call between 2 cyclists and driver in Victoria (VIDEO)

The truck can be seen spinning-out after missing the cyclists.

You can get paid up to $550 for cleaning up cigarette butts from Victoria...

Cigarettes make up half of the waste found on Victoria’s shorelines.