Thursday, March 21, 2019

Adam Chan

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

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!
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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.

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.”

Durex issues Canada-wide recall on one of their lines of condoms

Apparently they don’t pass the company's “burst pressure specification.”
Victoria Police

Suspect arrested following sexual assault in downtown Victoria, Thursday

He was linked to two separate incidents.

Nanaimo thieves break into home and steal presents on Christmas day

“How do I explain this to my boys?”

Portofino Bakery recalls batch of gluten free almond stollen

The batch was made on December 26th, 27th, and 28th

Police investigating bizarre abduction, assault, and stabbing near Nanaimo

The investigation began after a homeowner found an injured man tied up on his property.

Good samaritan looking to return camera found at Mt Tolmie

Did you misplace your new Christmas present?

The Esquimalt Lagoon polar bear swim is returning this year

Oh, the possibilities of a brand new year!

There is a 3 sailing wait at BC Ferries today

Today is the busiest day for BC Ferries during the holidays!

This popular downtown Victoria breakfast eatery is officially closing Jan 1st

Last chance to pick up a Mahoney on Yates Street!

Nest camera captures the moment the beloved Saanichton Gary Oak fell (VIDEO)

RIP Mt. Newton Cross Road tree 😢

Duncan’s Cowichan River Bridge safety upgrades now complete

Construction began in late July.

The top 10 most ridiculous reasons people called 9-1-1 in BC in 2018

Number 6 was "to ask for help turning off their car lights"...

60 homeless shelter beds opened on Vancouver Island in time for Christmas

173 shelter beds opened across BC

One dead, two hospitalized after head-on crash near Nanaimo

Two more people were also airlifted to hospital.

15 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, Dec. 22nd – 23rd

It's the last weekend before Christmas!

Vancouver Island woman killed in Thursday’s severe windstorm

Tens of thousands are still without power
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Man dies after trailer fire in Cobble Hill Thursday night

No foul play is suspected

City of Victoria seeking public input on 2019 draft budget

Victorian's can respond through an online survey and two town meetings in January