Sunday, May 19, 2019

Brishti Basu

Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz. Got a story? Shoot me an email: [email protected]

Victoria welcomes 8 millionth cruise ship passenger today

This lucky traveller got a complimentary tour of Victoria and a gift basket full of local goodies

One man arrested after early morning fire at Blanshard Street townhouse unit

Two police officers were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation

Saanich police look to identify suspect who slashed multiple vehicle tires

They punctured the tires of seven vehicles in one night

Province says over 99% of British Columbians won’t have to pay speculation tax

Most people paying the tax are foreign owners, satellite families, and Canadians living outside B.C.

Early morning fire at Blanshard Street townhouse unit deemed suspicious

A criminal investigation is now being conducted by VicPD

Victoria Police arrest Montréal man wanted for human trafficking

Investigators believe there may be more victims connected to this case

Toronto police issue Canada-wide warrant for 3 men wanted for first-degree murder

A 26-year-old Toronto man was killed in what police believe was a shooting

RCMP arrest one, seize significant amount of drugs at West Shore residence

Fentanyl, crack cocaine, methamphetamines and more

BC Ferries will raise ticket prices by 1.5 percent starting this June

That's an extra 85 cents for vehicles on the Vancouver-Victoria route

Family of missing 29-year-old Sooke surfer releases statement

Search and Rescue teams have officially called off their search

Victoria police release new surveillance photos of caretaker missing since downtown fire

Mike Draeger remains unaccounted for over a week after the massive fire consumed the building
Fentanyl overdose crisis

Monthly average drug overdose deaths have decreased by 32% this year in BC

13 people have overdosed to death in Victoria so far this year

Bay Street Bridge will be closed to eastbound traffic until October starting next week

Vehicles headed downtown will have to use the Johnson Street bridge

Missing 58-year-old Surrey man found dead on Vancouver Island

He went missing from Surrey on April 2nd

This Victoria dessert bar has a new vegan Raspberry Sorbet on the menu

You can even dip it in vegan dark chocolate 😍
Horse-drawn carriage

Victoria councillor suggests replacing horse-drawn carriages with “e-carriages” by 2023

"If we are serious about animal welfare, these animals need to be in rural areas on farms"

Family of 20-year-old Brentwood Bay murder victim say “she was not the intended target”

5 people, including a 4-year-old girl, were asleep in the quiet Brentwood Bay home when the suspect broke in

This barred owl was spotted taking a bath at Butchart Gardens (VIDEO)

Splish splash, he was taking a bath! 🦉💦

SkipTheDishes launches 7-day discounts across Canada for Game of Thrones series finale

Stress-eating our way to the end of the series 🍽

Former downtown Victoria nightclub damaged in suspicious early morning fire on Saturday

Just steps away from the Plaza Hotel which burned down last week

Province launches new dispute resolution services for families in Victoria

Dealing with issues like child and spousal support, parenting arrangements, contact and guardianship.

Brentwood Bay murder victim has been identified

The suspect is expected to appear in court this Wednesday

The 900-block of Johnson Street will be closed to vehicle traffic starting Monday

A tower crane is being disassembled and removed

Plaza hotel caretaker Mike Draeger remains missing 5 days after downtown fire

A former coworker tells us that Draeger is 6 feet tall, weighs 180-200 lbs, and has short grey hair

Hazelnut spread M&M’s are officially available in Canada

Calling everyone with a sweet tooth! 😍
Victoria Police Needle

16-month-old baby dies after being left in a hot car in BC

No arrests have been made in this case

Suspect arrested for vicious Saanich sexual assault worked at a childcare centre

23-year-old Jesse-Scot Doig worked at The Cridge Centre for the Family for nearly 3 years

Specialized equipment stolen from Nanaimo start-up microbrewery

"The brewing machine alone is worth $6,500"

54-year-old Nanaimo motorcyclist dies after collision with motor vehicle

His bike collided with a Dodge Caravan on Tuesday evening

This outrageously kinky ice cream store is coming to Victoria in July

Cool summer treats with a sizzling hot twist 😏

Langford man breaks into newly constructed home and falls asleep inside

He'd been arguing with people at home and needed a new place to spend the night...

Two more 12-year-old girls arrested for spray painting public property in Langford

The latest on Langford's spray painting spree this week:

Victoria Police seek public assistance in search for missing 20-year-old man

Fred Wilson was last seen on Saturday, May 4th

Canadians asked to avoid all travel to the Philippines due to terrorism threat

The area is also experiencing high levels of criminality, and violent clashes between the military/police and terrorist or rebel groups