Monday, May 20, 2019

Adam Chan

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

Province invests nearly $2 million in bursaries for early childhood educators

BC is trying to catch up on “pent up demand for quality child care”.

RCMP issue warning after two women’s drinks were tampered with at a Nanaimo nightclub

Same nightclub, two different days within one week.
BC Ferries

BC Ferries adds nearly 90 sailings for Easter long weekend

But you still might want to reserve a spot!
saanich police

Sudden death in Gordon Head deemed ‘not suspicious’ by Saanich police

The incident took place on Thursday afternoon.

Crash Test Dummies is coming to Vancouver Island this summer

Anyone else remember Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm 🎶?

White Spot is launching an Avocado Beyond Meat burger next week

The 100%-plant-based patty will also be available in other dishes.

Province expands healthcare support coverage for wildfire fighters

Coverage now includes cancer, heart disease, and mental-health disorders.

Esquimalt-based naval ship seizes 2.5 tonnes of hash in the Indian Ocean

The HMCS Regina was deployed just two weeks ago.

Wanted Langford man arrested with drugs, baton, and replica firearm

The 37-year-old is well known to police.

Jim Gaffigan will be performing at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre tomorrow

Check out his live stand up on Friday, April 12th!

Canada’s top surfers are coming to Tofino to compete for the Olympic team

Surfing makes its Olympic debut in the Japan 2020 games.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday April 11th

There's plenty of local art to see today! 🎨

Nanaimo RCMP investigates strange encounter of man wielding knife in public park

The incident took place at Colliery Dam Park.

VicPD reopens downtown street following reports of a suspicious package

Cormorant St was blocked for approximately an hour.

Lethal rabbit virus is officially back on Vancouver Island

Hundreds of wild and domestic rabbits died from the virus last year.

Oak Bay double-murder trial begins in Vancouver on Monday

Andrew Berry is accused of murdering his two daughters on Christmas day 2017.

Local church launches GoFundMe campaign for people displaced by deadly Esquimalt fire

Nearly 120 people were affected by the fire.

Cougar sighting reported near Gordon Head Middle School this morning

The possible sighting happened at 6:15 a.m.

Province looks to explore new post-secondary options in West Shore (REPORT)

High school graduates are half as likely to attend university as the BC average.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday April 10th

Wishing you a happy Wednesday, Victoria 😊

90’s favourite Clearly Canadian now available at Thrifty Foods

Bring on the Wild Cherry and Mountain Blackberry 🤤

Spotify Canada is giving away FREE Google Home Mini Speakers to premium users

Available for both new and existing subscribers!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday April 9th

The Royals take on the Giants in game 3 tonight!

RCMP arrest Duncan man who robbed two businesses within 10 minutes at knifepoint

He's facing multiple charges including assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

One man hospitalized after truck hits centre highway median near Duncan

His injuries are currently unknown.

There are no dedicated federal anti-money laundering police officers in BC (REPORT)

The province is calling on the federal government to do more.

Saanich Commonwealth Place receives $100K in funding for 2020 Olympics training

The facility was built in 1994 to host the Commonwealth Games.

Woman killed in Sunday’s apartment fire in Esquimalt

Bystanders attempted to save her.

Iconic Rockland family home is being sold for the first time ever (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

The family first built the house 47 years ago.
Oak Bay Mayor

Former Oak Bay mayor Nils Jensen dies following a short battle with cancer

The 69-year-old served Oak Bay for over 20 years.

Two police officers injured while executing an arrest warrant in Sidney

The suspect barricaded himself and a woman inside a house.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday April 8

Get ready for a musical Monday 🎶

VicPD arrest man with replica firearm on Douglas Street

He was reportedly drinking beer and holding the replica on a bus.

Bystanders intervene in domestic abuse incident on Foul Bay Rd

The incident occurred on Thursday.
Victoria Intersection

Free Sunday street parking in downtown Victoria will end May 1st

The new revenue will go towards free bus passes for youth in Victoria.

Driver involved in Pat Bay Hwy rollover crash stole vehicle just hours before

A series of bizarre events began at Crystal Pool when a woman reported being stabbed.

DFO to perform necropsy on dead grey whale discovered near North Saanich

The whale carcass was found on Thursday.

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

In the mood for some jaw-dropping music?
Victoria Police Needle

BC residents will soon be able to anonymously report drug labs and gang hideouts

The act was unanimously passed in 2013 but never implemented.

Shawnigan Lake RCMP searching for missing 44-year-old man

People who know him are very concerned for his well being.

The 58th annual VIR Science Fair is happening in Victoria this weekend

Last year’s 17-year-old winner developed a probe to aid in spinal surgeries.

Lambrick Secondary School and Gordon Head Rec Centre closed following water main break

School staff are remaining with students until parents can pick them up.