Sunday, May 19, 2019

Adam Chan

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

19 things to do in and around Victoria this long weekend, May 18th –...

Don't miss Victoria Buzz's live stream of the 121st Victoria Day Parade!

West Shore RCMP recover e-bike 24 hours after it was stolen

Officers first found the bike, then laid in wait to catch the suspect.

Federal government invests $6 million into BC temporary housing

The housing supports asylum claimants and migrants.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday May 16th

Wishing you a happy Thursday!

9 places to grab a Caesar in Victoria this National Caesar Day

Did your favourite make this list?

Saanich nature sanctuary searching for missing swarm of bees

The queen is on the loose! 👸🐝

BC Ferries adds over 90 sailings for Victoria Day long weekend

The majority are being added to the Victoria – Vancouver route.

7-Eleven’s Bring Your Own Cup Day returns this weekend

Only $2 to fill ‘er up!

53-year-old man arrested for 50 break and enters on Vancouver Island

He would crawl on the floor in order to avoid motion sensor alarms.

2nd annual Village Block Party returns to Cook Street this month

Did someone say cute 🐕 races?

Nanaimo RCMP looking to return 4 stolen rifles to their rightful owner

Anyone named ‘Tim’ lose their guns?

Senior Little League Baseball returns to Victoria after nearly 2 decades

A GoFundMe to send the team to Provincials has been launched.

Saanich to increase property taxes by 5.2% this year

It’s the highest tax increase in 10 years.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday May 14th

Anyone want to watch some Canadian Olympic-medalists with us? ⛸️

Nearly 50% of Canadian parents concerned that paying their child’s student debt will delay...

Roughly 1 third of post-secondary students graduate with over $10,000 in debt.

Federal government increases protections for BC’s remaining killer whales

Only 75 Southern Resident Killer Whales remain off our coast.

McDonalds will start serving fish & chips across Canada tomorrow

AND Nanaimo Bar McFlurrys! 🤤

WestJet to be sold for $5 billion to Toronto-based company

They’re the second largest airline in Canada.

15 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, May 11th – 12th

Happy Mother's Day weekend, Victoria!

Check out the amazing canned food art installation at Hillside Shopping Centre this weekend

The free exhibits are supporting the Mustard Seed Food Bank.

BC’s newest breast milk collection depot opens on Vancouver Island

Donations are sent to the provincial milk bank for distribution.

Victoria breaks weather record with Thursday’s warm temperature

Friday is also likely to break records! 🌞

Victoria mother still missing after vanishing from Esquimalt store in 2005

Police believe she was a victim of foul play.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday May 10th

Esquimalt Buccaneer Days begins!

Howard the Gnome has begun his trip to Saanich’s Galey Farm

The 25 ft gnome weighs over 1,100 pounds

Canadian Paediatric Society wants free birth control for youth under 25

Roughly 50,000 unplanned pregnancies occur among people under 25-years-old

14-year-old Victoria student wins national biomedical science fair

He’ll be representing Canada at an international fair next month!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday May 9th

Happy sunny Thursday, Victoria!
supportive housing

Premier Horgan asks BC Utilities Commission to investigate high gas prices

Gas in Victoria costs roughly $1.619/L at the moment
forest fire

Province invests nearly $300K into Vancouver Island wildfire reduction funding

The money is going towards preventing fires before they start.

Health Canada lowers ban on blood donations by gay men

Three reductions have been made since Canada’s 1977 lifetime ban.

Canadians under 25 can get unlimited train travel across the country this summer

International students over 26 can also avail the offer!

Victoria student wins provincial science fair for his biomedical research

Another Victoria student came in third place!

Victoria police confirm cougar spotted in the Gorge Road East area

Police are asking people to avoid the area.

12 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, April 27th – 28th

Celebrating the end of a short week!

$1 million expansion coming to Sooke’s primary care health clinic

Upgrades include the hiring of 2 new doctors and 3 nurses.
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Firm that helped design the Johnson Street bridge wins an engineering award

The 3 year delayed bridge was built by a Canadian company with American consultation.

Comox Valley RCMP search for four teenage males after a student was assaulted

The alleged assault occurred during a busy time of day.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday April 26th

Here's to a great Friday! 🎉

Victoria City Council approves proposal for free BC Transit across the CRD

It will be presented to the Victoria Regional Transit Commission and BC Transit next.

Community saves Vancouver Island’s only adoption agency from closure

It's one of three still open in BC.

Campbell River man rushed to hospital in Victoria with stab wounds

He was stabbed during a domestic dispute.

Construction of three new washrooms at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park begins today

Nearly 1.6 million people visit the park each year.

Distraught and agitated man tased by police in View Royal

He told police he had a syringe full of gas.