Monday, October 15, 2018

Victoria Buzz

Your inside source for Greater Victoria happenings. Established in 2012.

Province allows homeless campers to remain at Goldstream Park campground

The campground remains closed to the public

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday September 20

Time flies when you're having fun!

Environment Canada issues heavy rain, wind warning for most of Vancouver Island

Coastal areas will be hit with gusts between 40 to 60 km/h at times.

Vehicle stolen from West Shore crashes two days later in Black Creek

The driver was nowhere to be found when officers arrived. 

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday September 19

Time to nerd out and laugh your way over the hump!
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Impaired driver arrested in two-vehicle crash at Mount Tolmie

Access to Mount Tolmie will be very limited until around noon.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday September 17

Pierogis, cold beer, and open mic comedy - all to start your week!

Tractor procession in Central Saanich honours late Silver Rill Corn farmer (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

The procession was led by Ken Fox’s son Clayton

20 awesome photos from the first few days of Rifflandia 2018 (PHOTOS)

Don't let a little rain stop you from having fun !

Saanich police say new tent city showing a “significantly more confrontational tone”

There were about 25 tents at the location as of Saturday night.
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Missing southern resident killer whale J50 declared dead by scientists

With the loss of J50, the total number of Southern Resident killer whales now totals 74 whales.

Recovery of stolen motorcycle in Mill Bay broadcasted live on Facebook (VIDEO)

You probably haven't seen a live-broadcast like this before.

BC’s state of emergency has ended due to cooler weather

There are 485 wildfires still burning in the province

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday September 7th

Ribs, beer, Friday and more all in one day!
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Campfire bans on Vancouver Island could potentially be lifted by the weekend

Cooler and wetter weather is in the forecast.

Construction of 73-unit affordable rental housing underway in Saanich

The estimated completion date is early 2020.

Crash on Pat Bay Highway snarls southbound traffic

Update: The crash scene has been cleared.

BC’s oldest bakery in downtown Victoria closes its doors for good

Founded in 1887, Willie’s was British Columbia’s first bakery.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday September 6th

This short week is nearly over already!

These 4 Saanich intersections will be getting a new high-friction road coating

The goal is to reduce rear-end collisions

Brush fire in Colwood possibly started by fireworks (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Fire crews are on scene battling the blaze.

Out of town visitor has encounter with bear in Saanich

An out of town visitor had an unexpected meeting with a black bear in Saanich Saturday evening.  The hiker was on a trail near Prospect...

The last Saturday night fireworks of the season at Butchart Gardens is TONIGHT

Don't miss this dazzling display of fireworks! 🎇

8 things to do in and around Victoria this long weekend, Sept 1 -3

Make it a good long weekend before school begins!

Police investigating stabbing in the West Shore (UPDATED)

It’s unclear if a suspect has been arrested yet.

Still no suspects in 2015 slaying of 19-year-old woman near Chemainus

She was last seen by a group of friends on Penelakut Island.

Driver in fatal Central Saanich crash may have been in an earlier accident

The incident occurred 20 minutes before the fatal crash.

Victoria backs out of bid for 2020 Memorial Cup

Victoria has never hosted the Memorial Cup in its 100-year long history.

1 dead after vehicle strikes 2 pedestrians in Central Saanich (UPDATED)

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The Victoria Mavericks will play for GOLD TONIGHT at Royal Athletic Park

Let's fill the stadium and cheer the boys on! ⚾

No swimming advisory issued for Prior Lake due to toxic blue-green algae

Authorities are warning people against swimming and to keep animals on a leash to prevent them from drinking or swimming in the water.

Uber Eats officially launched in the Victoria area today

Now time to bring Uber to the city!
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VicPD officers saved a man who was choking and overdosing

The right place at the right time!

One dead following serious crash on the Malahat this morning

The Malahat remains closed in both directions.

Canadian baseball championship will kick off with a home-run derby in Victoria

The tournament features the best men's baseball teams from across the country

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday August 20

Don't let the smoke hold you back from having a good Monday!
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Saanich police investigating afternoon sexual assault

Police said the alleged incident did not occur at the Regina Park homeless encampment