Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday March 20th

Today's gonna be the bee's knees!

Federal Budget 2019: Some first time home buyers will have reduced mortgages

And a substantial increase to the Home Buyers' Plan RRSP withdrawal limit

Federal Budget 2019: Every Canadian will have high speed internet by 2030

They've pledged up to $6 billion in investments over the next 10 years

BC SPCA urges public to support bill that would help curb bestiality and dog...

Animal cruelty laws in Canada have not been substantially updated since 1892

Air Canada removes all Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts from schedule until July 1st

They've included a rebooking and refund policy for all passengers affected by itinerary changes

Toronto murder suspect nabbed in Nanaimo after being spotted riding bike without a helmet

19-year-old Kyle Dias is wanted for Second Degree Murder in connection with a shooting

There have been three cougar sightings in Saanich over the past three days

In the first case, a cougar was trying to kill and eat a deer in a Cadboro Bay backyard

Suspect sought after woman sexually assaulted at knifepoint in Saanich home

Officers believe the man had prior knowledge of the house not being secured

New Canadian parents can take 5 extra weeks of shared parental leave starting tomorrow

The move is intended to shift the responsibility of child care away from primarily women

Here are the results from the 44th annual Greater Victoria Flower Count

For the first time in 5 years, we have a new winner!

Large brush fire on Dallas Road near Clover Point extinguished (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

The blaze broke out at around 1 p.m. this afternoon

BC and Ottawa establish $142 million fund to rebuild wild salmon stocks

It will support projects by Indigenous and conservation groups who aim to protect and restore wild salmon stock

80% of BC homeowners have submitted speculation tax declarations ahead of March 31st deadline

For everyone else, this is a reminder to complete your exemption declarations by the end of this month

Temperatures in Victoria could reach 17 degrees next Monday

Ready to unfreeze, Victoria? 😎

Langford woman arrested for suspected opioid possession while impaired in a vehicle

She was found slumped over the steering wheel.

The U.S. Navy’s largest destroyer is currently docked in Esquimalt

The USS Zumwalt is a whopping 610 ft long stealth destroyer

Oak Bay PD seek suspect who stole from a senior at a care home...

The victim woke up to find her fleeing from the suite

Over 2,600 affected by power outage in downtown Victoria

Traffic lights are down at Douglas and Broughton

Victoria Buzz will be giving away 200 gift cards for lunch at the Bay...

Ready for our lunch date, Victoria? 🍽
cannabis

Victoria staff seek Council approval for five cannabis dispensaries

More recreational cannabis retailers could be on the way for Victoria

Facebook launches measures to combat the spread of vaccine misinformation

The platform will no longer cater to anti-vaxxers

Meet the dynamic duo behind the scenes at Victoria Buzz (PODCAST)

In case you've ever wondered what makes us tick!

Whooping cough case confirmed at Mount Doug Secondary School

Island Health informed parents of the situation in a letter on Thursday

Vancouver Island cat has leg amputated after being shot with a pellet gun

Two-year-old Onyx has a long recovery ahead of him

Pizza Hut has buy-one-get-one-free FREE pizzas this week

Pepperoni vs. Hawaiian? 🤔

Victoria could be in for more snow this week

It's not Spring just yet! ❄️

An entire food festival dedicated to chicken wings is coming to Victoria this June

And they've already sold out their first batch of tickets 🍗🤤

Province seeks public input on making communities more pedestrian and bike friendly

The deadline to tell the Province what you want in your community is April 15th

18 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, March 2nd & 3rd

Get out there and soak up the sun! ☀️

Province launches new shelter spaces for homeless people on Vancouver Island (VIDEO)

Each unit has an attached bathroom and kitchenette

This B.C. chocolatier is launching its first ever vegan chocolate across Canada

Plant-based goodness all around! 🍫🌿

RCMP investigate human remains found near West Shore Parkway (UPDATE)

BREAKING: A body was found by witnesses at 10:30 a.m. this morning

Anti-vaxxers are officially one of the world’s biggest health threats (REPORT)

After a 30% increase in measles cases worldwide

BC schools will require parents to submit vaccination records by September

13 cases of measles have been recorded in BC so far this year

Chimney fire under way at 17 Mile House Pub in Sooke

Several firefighters are on site

RCMP investigate two separate stroller thefts in West Shore area

The priority is to prevent stolen items from entering the market for second hand purchases

Duncan RCMP searches for missing 28-year-old man

Aaron Denofreo was reported missing on February 17th

BC crabs may be feeding on methane as a way to adapt to climate...

Tanner crabs were previously known to feed exclusively on phytoplankton

Payless Shoes to host the largest liquidation sale in retail history after announcing closure

They need to get rid of $1 billion worth of merchandise

This Mexican restaurant will serve ‘Beyond Meat’ burritos across Canada starting tomorrow

Calling all vegan and vegetarian foodies! 🤤

Walmart Supercentre to take over previous Sears location at Hillside, says report

This would be the third Walmart location in Greater Victoria

Victoria businesses have lost over $50,000 to credit card fraud since November

Employees are urged to keep an eye on how customers use the credit/debit card terminals