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]

Saanich stages large-scale emergency exercise near Pearkes Recreation Centre

It's like a dress rehearsal for events that will hopefully never happen.

Canada and United States have reached a deal on NAFTA

The trilateral deal has been renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

Don’t miss the SkyHawks free performance at Ogden Point this weekend

You can also hitch a free ride on a military rigid-hulled inflatable boat!
Victoria Police Needle

Police investigating after human remains found in Duncan cornfield

The B.C. Coroners Service is helping to determine the identity and cause of death
BC Ambulance overdoses

Over half of BC residents who died of drug overdoses had mental health disorders

"Illicit drugs continue to be the source of more than three deaths per day in B.C.”
Smartphone ICBC

1 in 4 British Columbians would choose smartphone over spouse (SURVEY)

Since the early 90s, household energy used for personal electronics has increased by nearly 150%

3 Tour de Rock events to watch out for in Victoria next week

Riders kicked off the 1000+ kilometre journey last Saturday

B.C. government caps rent increase to 2.5% for 2019

"It's simply not sustainable for renters, many of whom are on fixed incomes, to see their rent increase by more than inflation each and every year"

Province sets date on when homeless campers must leave Goldstream Park

"BC Parks will notify the public once the campground is ready to reopen”

First responders battle Oak Bay High School students in a charity hockey game tomorrow

The game will include skating races and shooting speeds measured by a radar gun

Former Victoria police chief Frank Elsner has been dismissed from policing

He was found to have committed eight acts of misconduct under the Police Act.

2 sailing wait at B.C. Ferries after man goes overboard

Rescue boats were launched within 5 minutes of the passenger hitting the water

Victoria’s Cool Aid to host Canada/US Community Health Centers conference

CHC plans to discuss issues that affect both sides of the border

Plaque honouring fallen VicPD officer will be unveiled Friday in Victoria

The constable is survived by his wife and son

VicPD searching for custom bike stolen from girl with cerebral palsy

It was her main source of transportation.

World War II veteran from Victoria honoured at Winnipeg Jets game (VIDEO)

We're not crying, you're crying! 😭

Trees Dispensary is hosting 3 FREE cannabis education seminars

It’s high time Victoria had some proper education on cannabis
V2V Empress

Here’s how to get 50% off V2V’s scenic Victoria-Vancouver passenger ferry

Don't miss your chance to gobble up these savings!

New mural in downtown Victoria was painted to evoke a sense of hope and...

“We wanted to give a special and hopeful image to Victoria in a prominent, downtown location”

The Malahat is nearing completion and the new lanes could open by next week

Great news for those travelling up and down the island!

BC Rental Housing Task Force recommends reducing rent increases by almost half

The task force recommends changing 2019's rent cap from 4.5% to 2.5%

RCMP warns Sidney residents to lock car doors after another rash of car break-ins

“Is this beginning to sound like a broken record?”
johnson street bridge

City Council endorses Mayor Helps’ call to audit Johnson Street bridge

The endorsement from councillors was unanimous

Police investigating potential new lead in 32-year-old Victoria cold case

Investigators are looking to speak with Dennis Crook’s friends here in Victoria, including those who initially reported his disappearance.
Victoria Police Needle

Nanaimo RCMP arrest sleeping man in stolen car full of stolen goods

A few items found in the vehicle include break-in tools, ID's, and the license plate to another vehicle that was reported stolen

A gorgeous harvest moon is set to rise over Vancouver Island on Monday

The forecast for Monday night is clear skies

Saanich votes in favour of banning single-use plastic bags by the end of 2019

Victoria's ban came into effect on July 1st

Saanich offers land and module housing to BC Housing for homeless

Saanich also allows temporary overnight sheltering in 102 Saanich parks

Victoria police searching for missing 26-year-old man (UPDATED)

Partington was last seen on September 19

McDonald’s to launch McDelivery in Victoria next week

May the hungry and the hungover rejoice

Goldstream Park campground closing due to homeless campers (UPDATED)

The campground, which usually welcomes campers year-round, has not announced when it will reopen.
bike lane

Victoria wins community planning and development award for bike lanes

Victoria's application was chosen over four other applicants

Canada’s ban on trans fat officially goes into effect today

Trans fats raise "bad" cholesterol" and lower "good" cholesterol

RCMP looking for witnesses of 3-vehicle crash on Sooke Road Friday

All three drivers were transported to hospital for injuries.

McDonald’s is giving away FREE cheeseburgers across Canada tomorrow

Nothing says 'I’m Lovin It' like free cheeseburgers!

Noodlebox to donate 50% of proceeds for mental health on Wednesday

Noodlebox hopes to surpass the $20,000 it made last year

The Weather Network just released Canada’s fall forecast

"...we expect a less active and less tumultuous pattern than normal."

Victoria to open overnight shelter every night starting in October

The shelter is being opened in response to urgent need

The Cook Street Marketplace is closing its doors after 32 years in business

John and his guitar will be hanging out on his last day.

Here’s why the historic Laurel Point cannon was removed

Have you heard the cannon firing at noon before?

Floyd’s Diner may close its flagship downtown Victoria location

Get a Mahoney before it's too late!
made in canada

4 in 10 immigrants believe religious freedom in Canada is better than home country

Just over half of Canadians say religion has a positive effect on the world overall

7-11 brings back ‘Name Your Price’ slurpee day tomorrow

Choose your flavour and how much you want to pay.

UVic working on plans to create marijuana smoking areas

Legalization is slated for October 17th

National rowing team considers relocating from Victoria’s Elk Lake

The national Olympic rowing team has practiced in Victoria since 1984

Province to create almost 1,400 new child-care spaces over the next decade

Have you been having trouble finding child-care?

Canada and U.S. return to NAFTA negotations

President Trump has promised “punitive tariffs” if a deal is not reached