Saturday, November 17, 2018

Adam Chan

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

14 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, November 17th – 18th

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Two whales found dead near Vancouver Island this week

One dead humpback whale washed up at the Tsawwasswen ferry terminal today

BC children with special needs to benefit from new devices made in Victoria

They were made by the CanAssist team at UVic

Métis flag raised in front of BC parliament building for Louis Riel Day

“Today, we commemorate the life of Louis Riel, a dedicated Métis leader, politician, and the founder of the province of Manitoba.”

Sooke resident confronts couple allegedly crabbing illegally (VIDEO)

"You have a bucket full of undersized crab. You don't know what you're doing."

Team Canada will play 2 games in Victoria ahead of World Juniors

Team Canada was last year's World Junior champs!

Local BC chefs and farmers liaise to bring fresh food to restaurants

Food always tastes better when it's grown in your own backyard 🤤 🍴

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday November 16th

The weekend's almost here!

Canadian postal workers’ rotating strike returns to Victoria after third failed negotiation

The first 24-hour postal strike in Victoria occurred on October 22nd

West Shore RCMP issues correction over update of child abduction incident in Langford

"We apologize for any confusion this may have caused."

Health Canada recalls several children’s medical syrups due to faulty lids

A defective cap could allow a child to accidentally ingest the product ⚠️

FortisBC asking customers to reduce natural gas usage this winter

You might want to start layering up at home.

Province creating hundreds of new affordable homes for students at UVic

They'll be able to accommodate 782 students

Province creates new scholarship for women in STEM

10 women have received it so far, and 2 are from UVic!

14 things to do in and around Victoria this long weekend, November 10th –...

From the salmon run and Canadian Forces night to Remembrance Day!
Spirit of Vancouver Island Rescue

BC Ferries already has a 3 sailing wait on the first day of the...

The next open sailing is the 8:00 p.m. and it's already 60% full.

McDonald’s is selling $1 coffee for a whole month

Yes, that’s applicable for all sizes!

RCMP searching for suspect involved in identity theft in Sidney

Two incidents took place within 48 hours

City of Victoria wins national Cultural Planning Award

Congrats, Victoria!

Province to improve working conditions for healthcare employees

The improvements will also benefit patients, especially seniors.

Kristallnacht: Remembrance ceremony for Jewish victims leading into WW2 being held in Victoria

The program is being held at Congregation Emanu-El, the Island's oldest synagogue.

Victoria police searching for alleged poppy box thief

The suspect produced a weapon when someone tried to stop him.

Nanaimo RCMP cruiser heavily damaged after being struck by another police vehicle

The collision occurred while stopping a stolen vehicle.

Mayfair Shopping Centre completes 2 year renovation project in time for holiday shopping

There's 9 new retailers and a bigger Aritzia!

Almost half of all BC jobs at risk of automated machine replacement

Don't worry, things aren't about to get all Westworld just yet.

Owner of rescue dog that attacked 4 people in Colwood tells her side of...

“Everybody in this house loved this dog. They’d all say the same thing, he was an adorable dog. We all loved him.”
Victoria Police Needle

These are the 10 most dangerous places to live in Canada

A Vancouver Island community is among the top 10

Nanaimo RCMP searching for missing 18-year-old woman

She was last seen on Halloween night.

UVic women’s field hockey team wins national championship

This is the team's first national victory in 10 years

Victoria Fire Department responds to two early Sunday morning fires

Both fires were extinguished quickly!

42 people in BC have been infected with salmonella linked to cucumbers

Cases started appearing in mid-June.

Province to invest $4M in grants to support arts and culture

B.C. has the highest growth in cultural-sector jobs in Canada!

Road construction at Bay and Government St to occur this weekend

Repairs should be done by Sunday, weather permitting

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Now that Halloween is over, want to smash some pumpkins?

Here’s why you might not want to rake your leaves this fall

You’re not lazy, you’re just environmentally mindful!

Victoria HarbourCats have announced their 2019 schedule

They'll have 12 home games in a row ending with fireworks on Canada Day!

Central Saanich man sentenced to 18 months in jail for child sexploitation

He pleaded guilty to all 10 charges back in December 2017
Fort Rodd Hill

Fort Rodd Hill holding a “100 Years of Remembrance” event this Sunday

Did you know Craigdarroch Castle was a military hospital in 1919?
killer whales

Federal government spending $61.5 million to help protect endangered local orcas

There's only about 74 orcas left in our waters.

RCMP searching for missing 24-year-old international student

He has been out of contact with his family for 6 months

RCMP searching for missing 32-year-old Sidney man

He was last seen in the Lochside area of Sidney

Victoria shipyard among 3 to receive $7-billion federal government contract

5 of the ships are already docked in Esquimalt

Half of Canadians think drivers have gotten worse in the past 5 years (SURVEY)

Everyone is blaming everyone else 🤷

Man arrested and charged for arson that destroyed two homes near View Royal

The 49-year-old suspect remains in custody.

B.C. students will have access to more extra curricular activities this year

Were you (or are you) part of any school clubs?

You can trick or treat at Government House on Halloween

You can also check out the pumpkins that local Cub Scouts and Brownies carved!