Monday, January 21, 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]

Vancouver Island brewery releasing new beer in honour of December’s damaging storm

It’s called the Sour Outage Passionfruit Plum Dark Sour.

Second man arrested for Christmas morning break and enter in Nanaimo

None of the Christmas presents stolen by the thieves have yet been recovered

Police investigate alleged attempted abduction of 9-year-old boy in Comox Valley

Police say it’s “very likely” someone saw what happened.

Police tackle and arrest man wielding pickaxe in Oak Bay

Maybe keep the mining equipment at home...

Hundreds rally at Tuesday’s pipeline protest in downtown Victoria (PHOTOS)

Protesters gathered in front of the Legislature at noon

GoFundMe campaign created for family of Nanaimo boy who was fatally struck by truck

He was riding his bike with his best friend Shelby (his sister).

Masked suspect breaks into Tim Hortons in View Royal on New Year’s Day

What were you doing on New Year's Eve? 🤔

Serious head-on collision closes TransCanada Highway near Leigh Rd (UPDATED)

The crash took place just before 1 p.m. today.

There will be a pipeline protest today in front of legislature

Protesters will "peacefully refuse access " to Belleville Street

Here’s how to help kids with cancer by cleaning out your closet

Time to mix some fashion with compassion!

Richmond RCMP take over West Shore missing persons case

Police continue to search for a missing 34-year old Langford man

Nanaimo bank robber arrested within 2 hours of robbery

That didn’t take long!
Cowichan District Hospital

Norovirus outbreak affects 10 patients in Duncan hospital

Wash those hands well!

Popular downtown Victoria gift store shuttering its doors after 30 years

A Johnson Street staple since 1986

8-year-old Nanaimo boy dies after being hit by truck while cycling

Alcohol, speed, and drugs are not believed to be contributing factors.

A record breaking number of Americans want to move to Canada (POLL)

40% of women under 30 said they’d like to leave the U.S.

You only have one week left to win this Island Lottery Home

Besides the grand prize, 209 lucky people will win cash prizes!

There were significantly fewer impaired drivers in Nanaimo this holiday season

“Being a DD means not drinking, at all, and our officers were very impressed to see this happening.”

A ‘Ninja Gym’ is opening up in downtown Sidney this month

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Canadian Ninja Warrior?

Winner of $1 million lottery ticket purchased in Victoria fails to claim prize

You snooze you lose (a million dollars)

Mudslide closes Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail

The trail crosses Goldstream River

Lower income families in BC will pay less for prescription drugs this year

“No one should have to make the difficult decision between their family’s health and putting food on the table.”

Victoria received a record-breaking amount of rain on Thursday

Some Vancouver Island roads remain flooded.
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Here’s how you can be the new Johnson Street Bridge operator

Tell me this wouldn’t be a fun job.

Victoria Royals trade Dante Hannoun to Prince Albert Raiders

He ties for fourth in all-time points for the Royals!
BC Transit Bus Lane

These 7 BC Transit routes changed to take advantage of the new Douglas Street...

The new year brought a host of changes to some of Victoria’s bus routes, according to BC Transit. Since January 2nd, the altered bus routes...

Popular “dive bar” opening in downtown Victoria this Fall

They're opening where Sitka and the Steamers Pub used to be!

BCUC gives ICBC green light to hike insurance rates by 6.3%

Your insurance will be going up this year, as an ICBC interim rate increase has just been approved by the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC). The...

Heavy rainfall warning issued for Greater Victoria today

2019's off to a wet start!

Police officer injured during violent arrest in Port Alberni

He suffered significant injuries.

Say hello to the first baby born on Vancouver Island in 2019

Welcome to the world, little guy!

Province developing 24/7 mental health support for post-secondary students

13% of students surveyed had seriously considered suicide.

20-year-old Nanaimo man wanted after Christmas Day break and enter

He stole the gifts from under the tree and the stockings off the walls.

Nanaimo provincial byelection called for end of month due to vacant seat

BC Premier John Horgan has called a byelection for the Nanaimo electoral district, scheduling it for Wednesday, Jan. 30th, 2019. The byelection was prompted after...

BC Hydro say’s December’s windstorm was the worst in the company’s history

Approximately 80% of all Vancouver Island and Gulf Island residents lost power.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in North Saanich on Sunday

Police are looking for additional witnesses.
rain

Another storm is set to hit parts of Vancouver Island today

Rainfall warnings for East, Inland, and West Vancouver Island have been issued.

Man rescued from tower crane in Langford Wednesday morning

The man was experiencing a medical emergency.

Victoria police on the lookout for impaired drivers tonight

New Year’s Eve is here, and it’s time to celebrate! Just don’t forget to be smart tonight, and to find a safe way home. The Victoria...

Vancouver Islanders won over $20 million in lottery jackpots this year

Are you feeling lucky? Dozens of millionaires were made across BC this year, according to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), and many of them...
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Victoria Buzz’s top 12 most viewed articles of 2018

We've reviewed the year and brought you the top viewed article for each month of 2018

Here are the most popular baby names in British Columbia in 2018

Over 40,000 babies were born in BC this year!

Esquimalt Lagoon’s driftwood sculptures damaged after artist receives threats on them

"I came down today to check on them and sure enough the swan was decapitated.”