Sunday, October 21, 2018

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Staff editor and writer at Victoria Buzz. Email me with story ideas at [email protected], and follow me on Twitter @mylessauer!
BC Ferries

BC Ferries experiences highest vehicle traffic ever in first fiscal quarter

Maybe that explains the wait times...
pizza hut

Pizza Hut is offering buy-one-get-one free pizzas all weekend

The offer is only available when ordering online 🍕
bc spca

BC SPCA offering 50% off cat adoptions until the end of August

Meow's the time to adopt a new furry companion 😻
horse carriage

There was another horse carriage accident at Ogden Point last week

The horses were not found to be injured
farmers' market

Here’s how to find every single farmers’ market on Vancouver Island

There are 30 listed markets across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
Royal BC Museum

Royal BC Museum accepts donation of 18,000-specimen fossil collection

Many of the fossils are of species new to science
nanaimo rcmp

Nanaimo RCMP seeking man caught on camera slashing bus tires (VIDEO)

The incident took place at around 1:18 a.m. on Wednesday morning

This website shows where every farm stand on Vancouver Island is located

Finding farm-fresh food has never been easier!
mammography

Mobile mammography service will make a stop by Saanichton in September

The service visits 120 rural communities annually
Victoria Police

Victoria police release update on sexual assault investigation

Additional people have come forward in the case of Kit Wong

This impaired man had his car towed after driving to report a theft to...

He could've thought that through a little better
Fentanyl overdose crisis

134 people died from illicit drug overdoses in B.C. last month

It's the second highest monthly total recorded so far this year
stand up paddle

8-year-old Victoria boy places second in stand up paddle board race

He was the youngest competitor in the super grom category

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday August 23rd

Things are starting to clear up!

18 photos of what Victoria looked like before and during the wildfire smoke (PHOTOS)

A new hashtag is being used for this smoky August: #smogust
fundraiser

Fundraiser started for family of Nanaimo man killed in Malahat accident

The funds will support the victim's wife and two-month-old daughter

Victoria might be getting some rain this weekend

Rain, rain, pleeeeease don't go away
motorcycle

Victoria police report 36% increase in vehicle thefts compared to last year

Motorcycles and scooters are being stolen at a rate of nearly one every two days
Times Colonist

The Times Colonist will be printed by Black Press starting Oct. 1

Black Press is the largest privately held printer in Western Canada

Stolen car belonging to newspaper delivery driver located by Oak Bay police

It had been towed and stored at an impound lot
malahat

Malahat closed in both directions after serious rollover accident (UPDATE)

The rollover was about one kilometre north of Goldstream Park
island video

German tourist releases third video of his trip to Vancouver Island (VIDEO)

This video features parts of downtown Victoria!
pacific fc

Pacific FC names new head coach for 2019 season

Michael Silberbauer will be joined by assistant coach James Merriman
mayfair

Sport Chek is now open at Mayfair Shopping Centre

The full expansion is expected to be completed this fall
pancake breakfast

This annual pancake breakfast in Sidney has a new location

Eat pancakes and support your community!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday August 21

Don't let the smoke get you down!
tent city

Rally planned to defend Nanaimo tent city from Soldiers of Odin

Soldiers of Odin announced their intent to remove the tent city by force in a since-deleted Facebook post
traffic signal

Traffic signal work to cause delays at Douglas-Hillside intersection Sunday

Traffic signal work is expected to run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
killer whales

Sick killer whale J50 may be suffering from a parasite, scientists say

J50, also known as Scarlet, was found to be in poor health in early August

Telus beats out competing networks in 4G LTE speed test

Rogers failed to rank in any category
royal canadian navy

Federal government invests $115 million into Royal Canadian Navy defence

The investments will go towards the defence capabilities of Halifax-class frigates
duncan

RCMP looking for missing 18-year-old Duncan resident (UPDATE)

Dallas Macleod was last seen by group home staff on Aug. 10

This interactive map shows the risk of wildfires across British Columbia

Most of B.C. is at a high to extreme level of risk
wildfire

B.C. government to match Red Cross donations for people affected by wildfires

The government will match donations made until Oct. 12
victoria election

NewCouncil.ca launches municipal campaign for Victoria city hall

The group envisions a "transparent and democratic" Victoria
courtenay

Comox Valley RCMP seeking suspicious man seen waving at traffic

The man was seen "frantically waving" at passing vehicles
bike lane

There were 39,000 cycling trips over this Saanich bike crossing in July

That's 5,000 more crossings than the same time last year 🚴‍♂️
U-bicycle

U-bicycle North America extends bike share network to Langford

30 bikes will be part of the city's network
vancouver island metal festival

The Vancouver Island Metal Festival starts tonight at Centennial Square

There will be a follow-up show at Logan's Pub 🤘
elizabeth may

Elizabeth May will let NDP leader Jagmeet Singh run unopposed in Burnaby election

Singh accepted her offer of the "leader's courtesy," a long-standing tradition
water gun

Victoria’s biggest water gun battle is back this weekend at Fort Rodd Hill

Want to prove your might in the field of battle AND beat the heat?
Victoria Police

70-year-old Esquimalt man faces four charges of sexual assault

Police believe there may be other victims

James Bay resident’s shop scooter stolen from underground parking lot (UPDATE)

It was stolen from the James Bay Square underground parking lot on Tuesday afternoon

The Canadian government is working on a new national statutory holiday

There are two potential dates up for discussion