Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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]

Federal Budget 2019: Canada will lower student loan interest rates

Over 1 million students are expected to benefit from the plan

BC invests $101 million to prepare for upcoming wildfire season

Firefighters will be given night vision goggles 👀

Missing mountain biker found by Nanaimo Search and Rescue

He left for a ride on Monday and was expected to return the same day

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday March 19

Here are some things to do besides enjoying the ☀️

WIN a Victoria Royals playoff ticket package plus a $50 gift card

2 days, 8 tickets, and a $50 gift card!

Preliminary study outlines plan for ferry service between the West Shore and Victoria

The study offers three potential ferry terminal sites

Sooke’s Camp Thunderbird will offer gender-neutral cabins for kids this year

It’s one of the oldest camps on the island.

Elderly driver slams into 6 parked vehicles near Beacon Hill Children’s Farm (PHOTOS)

The car ended up on top of another vehicle.

There will be a vigil in Victoria today for victims of New Zealand mosque...

A candle-light vigil is being held this afternoon in downtown Victoria to honour the victims of a deadly mosque shooting in New...

Family fishing rod heirloom among stolen items in recent Nanaimo theft

“...it holds countless childhood memories for me.”

BC immigrant entrepreneur program to be piloted on Vancouver Island

This is the first government step to help immigrants establish their own businesses.

Victoria woman finally charged after dog left in hot car died last summer

The incident took place during a heat wave last summer.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday March 15

Want to hang out at the Crafted Farmhouse Market with us tonight?

RCMP warn Sidney residents of large spike in thefts from vehicles

Thieves are “punching” locks to break in.

Over 200 miniature earthquakes rumbled between Victoria and Seattle

They could signal the beginning of a larger event.

Police searching for missing 59-year-old Vancouver Island woman

Her disappearance is “totally out of character”.
Oak Bay Handgun

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday March 14

We'll see you at the Bay Centre for lunch!

CRD opposes new highway through Sooke Hills Regional Park as alternate Malahat route

But they approved of having an alternate route.

VicPD recovers more than $35,000 from international online money scam

They are still looking for victims.

Shocking dog abuse trial sparks concerning racial threats in Duncan

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring said the community will not tolerate racism.

Island Health will take over all home-care services on Vancouver Island

Beacon Community Services has provided the service for the past 15 years

Duncan couple plans to travel the world after winning ‘Set For Life’

“We want to go to Belize and then maybe an African Safari.”

Three people risk their lives to rescue man from flame-engulfed vehicle near Port Alberni

He suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries.

Transport Canada grounds all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 after deadly crash

The latest crash claimed the lives of 157 people, including 18 Canadians

BC Ferries is looking for your input on how to design their 5 new...

The new ferries will run from Vancouver Island to Metro Vancouver.

This new program in BC schools strives to keep teenage boys away from crime

The province is investing $1.12M into the program.

Nanaimo man wanted for stealing a woman’s purse and using her credit cards (UPDATED)

Police are "extremely grateful" for the public's assistance.

Langford family issues public plea in search for missing son

He was last seen at Langford Lanes on Saturday night.

This UVic athlete is representing Canada at the World University Games

The games are the second-largest multi-sport event, just after the Olympics.

Vancouver Island man among 18 Canadians killed in Ethiopia plane crash

The plane crashed just after takeoff on Sunday.

GoFundMe campaign launched to save Victoria’s Hermann’s Jazz Club

It is the longest continuously running jazz club in Canada.

Construction of a bus-only lane on Jacklin Road in Langford begins today

This could be faster than driving yourself 😲

13 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, March 9th & 10th

The sun is out and so are we! ☀️

Most involuntarily admitted mental health patients in BC have not been informed of their...

“Involuntary detention and treatment is the most intrusive form of mental health care available.”

New provincial policy aims to clear car accident sites quicker

Fender benders won’t stall traffic for much longer!

BC Hydro says most British Columbians aren’t sure why Daylight Saving exists

It’s not to provide more morning daylight.

The Jersey Boys musical is coming to Victoria for the first time ever in...

There’s only 8 showings of the Broadway hit!
Victoria Police Needle

Police investigate suspicious dumpster fire in Esquimalt last night

There’s been several intentional fires set in Victoria and Saanich

New headquarters in the works for North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP

Leaks, flooding, and rodents plague the current detachment.