Monday, February 18, 2019

Brishti Basu

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

RCMP arrest suspect who assaulted a BC Transit driver in North Saanich

The driver sustained injuries to his face and had to be taken to the hospital

Half of Canadians cannot name a single Nazi concentration camp or ghetto (STUDY)

15% say they're unsure if they've ever heard about the Holocaust.

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Katya Zamolodchikova is coming to Victoria this March

Charisma. Nerve. Uniqueness. Talent. 💅

Nanaimo by-election that could bring major changes to BC happens this Wednesday 

BC could have a new government based on the results

Two officers and two residents suffer carbon monoxide poisoning in Brentwood Bay home

The officers were able to rescue both occupants from the residence

There’s a 5 foot iguana missing in the Oak Bay area

SOS: Iguanas need warmth to survive
Amazon HQ2

Amazon Canada launches month-to-month payment plan for students using Prime

No need to make a yearly commitment anymore!

Victoria’s 107.3 Kool FM morning show hosts Paul and Heather have been let go

The announcement came with no explanation

36-year-old Nanaimo man arrested for impaired driving and possession of drugs

Including fentanyl, crystal meth, and almost $2,000 in cash

RCMP officer tackles impaired Metchosin man who pointed an airsoft gun at him

Could you tell the difference between an airsoft gun and a real assault rifle in a split second?

Behind the Scenes w/ RuPaul alumna Farrah Moan and local Victoria drag queens

Serving fierce realness on stage AND irl 💅

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday January 24th

Today's all about learning new things!

Here are Canada’s top 10 favourite dog breeds of 2018

Guess which breed has been topping the list for 25 years in a row?

63-year-old pedestrian suffers injuries from hit-and-run in Nanaimo

She was legally crossing the road at a crosswalk in downtown Nanaimo

72 new movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada in February

Grab a blanket, some popcorn, and your best Potterhead pals! 🍿

Surveillance footage of two suspects stealing from donation box at Tillicum Centre (VIDEO)

The suspects broke into the mall and specifically targeted the donation box

New Canada Food Guide focuses on whole foods and plant-based protein options

This is the first major Food Guide update since 2007

Advanced voting now open for Nanaimo by-election that could change the BC government

The results could potentially trigger a provincial election

Dollarama now has an online store that ships to all of Canada

Ultra low-cost goods delivered straight to your doorstep!

This restaurant in Sidney serves Disneyland’s famous Pineapple Dole Whip

Brb, about to go give ourselves brain freeze 🍦

WestJet flight to Victoria cancelled after plane slides off tarmac due to ice

None of the passengers onboard Flight 173 were injured

Game of Thrones inspired whiskeys are now available in these 4 Victoria stores

Winter is here - and it tastes like single malt scotch!

Vancouver Island SPCA branch trashed by vandals on Thursday night

The facility was left without power, water, and phone connections for much of Friday

Police release images of man who stole electric-assist bike in James Bay

The owner of the bike is an elderly man who needs the vehicle to get around

Get your health questions answered at the Victoria Health Show next weekend

Instead of Googling all your symptoms, talk to health professionals in person!

BC Hydro report says 2018 was record-breaking year for successful scammers

Over 2,000 customers were contacted by fraudsters last year

Third annual Women’s March is happening in Victoria tomorrow

Over 1,300 Victorians took part in the event last year

BC Coroners Service on scene of police incident on Pat Bay Highway (UPDATED)

Police have confirmed that the incident was a medical emergency

Victoria driver suspected of impaired driving after vehicle crashes into hydro pole

He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries
Victoria Police

VicPD seek witnesses in downtown assault involving man in wheelchair

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries

40 people attend Indigenous anti-pipeline protest in Langford on Wednesday

West Shore RCMP did not seem happy about it 😬

Clipper Vacations ferry will be out of service for 3 weeks due to scheduled...

A fresh coat of paint and several updates are in store

Canada plans to accept over 1 million new immigrants in the next three years

Immigration accounted for 80% of the country's population growth in 2017

BC property owners have until end of March 2019 to claim speculation tax exemption

If you own property in BC, expect a declaration package in the mail soon

Most British Columbians want to ban clothing donation bins (STUDY)

The City of Vancouver has already banned them

WIN two tickets to the most authentic Chinese New Year gala happening in Victoria...

Don your finest Qipao or best suit and hat 🎩
saanich police

Series of reckless driving incidents plague Saanich in 2019

From a stunting motorcycle rider to a man who kept passing out at the wheel, it's already been a crazy year in Saanich

2nd pet food drive in memory of beloved downtown business-dog Cody happening this month

Because Cody would want every pet to have some warmth this winter 🐾

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen to perform in Victoria

"Hilarious, beautiful, talented and humble" 💃🏿

Woman struck by vehicle in Colwood hospitalized with life threatening injuries (UPDATED)

She was crossing the Old Island Highway by Juan de Fuca rec centre

Oak Bay house in which woman was attacked with a machete is now for...

In case you've ever wanted to live in a crime house

Victoria man convicted for attacking VicPD K9 service dog

PSD Uno was hit multiple times while trying to help his human partners arrest a drug trafficker

Shoppers Drug Mart is officially Canada’s newest licensed cannabis retailer

But you won't find an eighth of weed on the shelves anytime soon

BC transportation strategy looks to create new designs for Greater Victoria

It includes exploring emergency detour routes in the event of a Malahat road closure