Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Alistair Ogden

Digital staff writer at Victoria Buzz.
Victoria Police

Victoria Police responded to five overdose calls in nine hours last night

VicPD Patrol officers had to re-stock their naloxone kits.
Victoria City Council amalgamation

Victoria and Saanich to craft an amalgamation question for October elections

Does Saantoria have a nice ring to it? What about Vicnich?

Van drags bike for eight blocks after crash with cyclist

Police say the driver may have suffered a medical emergency at the time of the crash
arrested gunpoint Victoria High School

Man arrested at gunpoint outside Victoria High School (VIDEO)

The man allegedly consumed drugs before confronting a teacher and brandishing a knife
living wage

Victoria’s living wage is up to $20.50 per hour (REPORT)

The wage has risen almost $0.50/hr since 2017
Kitesurfer Larry Dennis Gear Stolen

Victoria kitesurfer appeals to the public after $15000 worth of gear stolen

"If anyone can get it I'll pay $500 with no questions asked," said kitesurfer Larry Dennis
Saanich Police Flamingo

Saanich Police remind driver to properly tie down flamingo

Yes, you read that headline correctly.

Male pedestrian dies after collision on Pat Bay Highway

A man in his 30s passed away at Victoria General Hospital despite efforts to save him.
Operation Shiprider drug bust

Saanich man arrested in cross-border drug bust

Over 100 kilograms of illicit narcotics, 15 firearms, and two high-speed boats have been seized

Fire crews responding to vehicle fire at McClure Street and Linden Avenue

Did you see the smoke over downtown Victoria?
Cordova Bay

Help shape the future of the Cordova Bay area over the next 20 to...

You could change the area of Cordova Bay as we know it...
Dress Code Greater Victoria School District

Greater Victoria School District approves new dress code

”It took 2 years, 16 meetings, 48 parent letters, 8 community presentations, and a relentless focus – but we got it done,” said SD61 Trustee Jordan Watters

BC government introduces changes to combat “skyrocketing” ICBC costs

Settlements for pain and suffering claims for minor injuries will be capped at $5,500

Patent for potential syphilis vaccine given to University of Victoria professor

College campuses are rather infamous when it comes to STDs, but the University of Victoria might be on the cusp of changing that.
Dinosaur BC Legislature

A “dinosaur” apparently showed up at the BC legislature (VIDEO)

Clever girl... or whoever was underneath that costume 🦖
Bike Lanes Victoria

This Video Could Change Your Mind About Bike Lanes

We know it's a touchy subject...
Oak Bay High School

Oak Bay High School Grade 11 student dies of suspected drug overdose

Parents of students at Oak Bay High School received a letter on Friday afternoon containing tragic information
Baby Goat Cuddle

The Victoria Lavender Farm needs you to cuddle its baby goats (PHOTOS)

It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it 🐐
Saanich Police Pig

Saanich Police wrangle escaped pig (PHOTOS)

The large piggy was reportedly "off to market" 🐷
Colwood Rental Housing

Construction underway on 82 new rental homes in Colwood

Ground has been broken on 82 much-needed rental homes for families, seniors and people with disabilities
UNO Fest Intrepid Theatre

Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest returns to Victoria (VIDEO)

Get your theatre fix May 9 - 19 🎭

Two local dental offices to offer “Free Dentistry Day” next week

The two dental offices in Sooke and View Royal are anticipating a big turn-out on Monday, April 23rd 👄
Royal Roads Post-Secondary

Province looks at making post-secondary education more accessible in the West Shore

Royal Roads University just got $250,000 from the BC Government
Homelessness Victoria

Modular housing to be built for Indigenous women at risk of homelessness

Pending municipal approvals, construction on the 800 block of Hillside Avenue is anticipated to be completed by March 2019.

The Victoria International Wine Festival has released its 2018 dates

Over 400 wines in one place? Yes please 🍷😃

Victorian’s message in a bottle washes up in Oregon

If that wasn't awesome enough, the message itself is full of inspiration and kindness.
Otter Point Road Sooke

Upgrades coming to Sooke’s Otter Point Road

"These upgrades will help keep drivers, cyclists and pedestrians moving safely," said Premier John Horgan, MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca. 
Kids health

$4.7 million invested to support kids health on Vancouver Island

Child and youth mental health ☑️ Rural and remote access to healthcare ☑️ Early childhood development ☑️
Social Media Camp

5 reasons you need to check out Victoria’s Social Media Camp (CONTEST)

Storytelling ✅ Marketing ✅ Networking ✅ - win your way into this year's conference!

Several VicPD officers assaulted during recent arrests

Two officers are suffering from non-life threatening injuries, with one remaining in hospital.
sxʷeŋ’xʷəŋ taŋ’exw James Bay Branch

Victoria’s newest library will open on Monday

Having fun isn't hard when you've got a sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch! 📚
Reddit Least Favourite Victoria

Here are Reddit’s top 10 “least favourite” things about Victoria

Maybe bike lanes are more popular than we thought 🤔

This new app brings “swiping right” to the world of networking

Shapr can help you make those connections you've been missing!
Hotel Grand Pacific

Hotel Grand Pacific to host Housekeeping Job Fair this Saturday

Starting wage is $16.59 per hour then $20.93 after six months 💸
Poke Poké Bowl

Poké has finally arrived in Victoria

Island Poké is having its grand opening on April 6!
Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit Victoria today

Hundreds of protesters plan to converge at the Canadian Coast Guard Base on Huron St
Safe Injection kit overdose prevention

Island Health has had over 100,000 visits to its overdose prevention sites

100,000 visits, 820 overdose reversals, and zero deaths 🤔

This is your last chance to have a say about ICBC’s potential changes

Let the province know what you think! 🚘🚦

Rock The Shores releases lineup after one year hiatus

Bahamas, X Ambassadors, Social Distortion, and one of the Beach Boys will all be coming to the West Shore this summer! 🎸🎶
Crash Street light Douglas Yates

Driver with apparent medical issue crashes into downtown street light

The intersection of Douglas and Yates has been closed until further notice

New Johnson Street Bridge to be converted entirely into bike lanes

It only just opened on Saturday, but drivers won't be using Victoria's new bridge for long 🚴
AggregateIQ BC Green Party

A controversial Victoria company accessed the BC Green Party’s voter database in 2016

AggregateIQ reportedly had access to the personal information of tens of thousands of BC voters in the run-up to the 2017 provincial election
Gas Out

The April 15 “Gas Out” circulating on Facebook is a hoax

Turns out, bringing down gas prices takes more than just a day without filling up ⛽
Songhees Nation

Camosun College and Songhees Nation partner to educate Indigenous learners

The Songhees Nation has its own food truck, and soon it'll have even more cooks to supply it.
Starbucks Happy Hour

Starbucks is bringing back its happy hour with more deals than ever

The deals are only available via invitation... Here's how to get yours ☕
British Columbia childcare

Starting in April, BC parents could save up to $350 a month on childcare

"Parents in every corner of B.C. will start seeing their child care bills go down next month," said Premier Horgan.
Seagull Ogden Point

Ogden Point attempts to ward off seagulls with new fake tree

Expect more eagles and fewer gulls around Victoria's cruise ship port this summer 🦅