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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!
wildfire

B.C. declares provincial state of emergency due to wildfires

The state of emergency will initially be in effect for two weeks
missing person

West Shore RCMP looking for missing 13-year-old boy (UPDATED)

He has a history of blackouts and has gone missing before
j35

This painting of the grieving orca J35 has 11,000 shares on Facebook

The painting portrays J35 holding her dead calf above the water
carey road

This is why a traffic light is being installed on Douglas Street at Carey...

It's part of the province's priority bus lane project

West Shore RCMP responded to three collisions in one hour on Sunday

Thankfully no one was seriously hurt
domino's pizza

Domino’s Pizza is offering 50% off on signature pizzas for the rest of the...

But there are some restrictions... 🍕
Tour de Victoria

Every road closure during the Tour de Victoria this Saturday

Over 1,500 cyclists are expected to take part 🚴🏻‍♀️
marijuana cannabis

Non-medical cannabis retailers can now apply for licences in B.C.

Any current retailers who wish to sell recreational cannabis will have to apply and obtain licensing to do so
puppies

Air Bud Entertainment is looking for puppies to star in a new TV show

Do you have a puppy that's ready for their close-up?
Thunderstorm

Greater Victoria might be in for a thunderstorm tonight

We hope you weren't planning on watching the meteor shower...
nanaimo bear

The Nanaimo RCMP is about to send this stuffed bear on the trip of...

You can follow his adventure at #nanaimobear or on the Nanaimo RCMP Facebook page
maple mountain

Police look to identify suspicious man seen before the Maple Mountain fire

The fire has been burning since Wednesday but is currently contained
Cougar

Cougar spotted on Cordova Bay Road late Friday evening

Officers were unable to locate the animal after searching the area
mckenzie interchange

WATCH this new aerial footage of the McKenzie Interchange project (VIDEO)

Construction on the interchange has now passed the 20 month mark
killer whale

Biologists make contact with sick killer whale J50 off coast of San Juan Island

J50, also known as Scarlet, was said by biologists to be in "poor condition"
Dragon Boat Festival

The 2018 Victoria Dragon Boat Festival starts today at Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Victoria Buzz will be live-streaming some of the races on Sunday

Rallies for and against the removal of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue planned...

They are both scheduled to take place at noon.

Body discovered near Lake Cowichan confirmed to be missing Oak Bay woman

The BC Coroner's Office confirmed what many had already feared
Cadboro Bay Festial

The Cadboro Bay Festival is coming to Saanich this weekend

The festival takes place on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nanaimo man arrested after discharging firearm in house

Two children were present at the time

Celebration of life to be held today for man killed in garbage truck accident

He was a well-known member of the street community
ICBC

NDP announces changes to make ICBC insurance rates more fair

"Right now, the system is broken," attorney general David Eby said

Multiple vehicle collision closes southbound lanes of the Pat Bay Highway (UPDATED)

Four vehicles were involved in the collision
susan simmons

Poor conditions force swimmer to reschedule Juan de Fuca double-cross

She will now attempt the swim on August 18, 19, or Sept. 1

Pinty’s brand chicken breast strips recalled due to listeria concerns

There have been no reported cases of illness so far
jagmeet singh

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will run for election in Burnaby South

The seat will be vacated by NDP MP Kennedy Stewart this September

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday August 9th

It's a hot one this week, folks!

Vancouver Island will have the lowest tide for years to come this Saturday

Beaches are going to look a little dry this weekend

Victoria HarbourCats aiming for playoff spot at tonight’s regular season finale

The West Coast League playoffs start on Friday, August 10
John A. Macdonald

John A. MacDonald statue to be removed from Victoria City Hall

Lisa Helps says the statue will be removed and stored in a city facility "until an appropriate way to recontextualize MacDonald is determined." 
bc spca

Celebrate International Cat Day with a party at the Victoria Event Centre

It's the purr-fect excuse for a party 🐱
langford teacher

This Langford teacher is up for a $5,000 prize from Post Foods

He needs your vote to stay in the top 10 nominations
saanich police

Saanich police arrest woman suspected of two arsons in Oak Bay

Two other Oak Bay fires remain under investigation
red-light cameras

Red-light cameras now operating 24 hours per day at high-crash intersections

Two of the cameras are in the Greater Victoria area
BC Legislature

Three southern Vancouver Island residents appointed to Order of British Columbia

They were among the 14 people appointed this year

Evacuation order and alert issued as Nanaimo Lakes wildfire grows

The fire has grown to 131 hectares in size
snowbirds

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are soaring over Nanaimo this Wednesday

They'll fly over the Nanaimo Harbour starting at 5:30 p.m.

Langford Lake and Glen Lake closed to swimmers due to poor water quality

Neither beach is recommended for water activities at the time

B.C. government launches $1.2-billion fund for supportive housing

2,500 housing units will be constructed over 10 years
drivers

Over 40% of drivers failed ICBC’s Drive Smart Refresher Test

Over 45,000 British Columbians took the test in less than three weeks
johnson street bridge

City releases sneak peek at the new Johnson Street Bridge viewing platform (VIDEO)

The new platform will be open later this month
u-bikes

This bike share company is donating decommissioned bicycles to those in need

25 U-bicycles will be donated this summer
bay centre

Step up your selfie game with these new Instagram walls at the Bay Centre

These are guaranteed to make anybody's photos double-tap worthy 📸
wildfire

BC Wildfire Service brings in out-of-province personnel to battle wildfires

There are currently 446 wildfires burning throughout British Columbia
food recall

CFIA introduces new guidelines to reduce salmonella in frozen food products

Facilities must implement new control measures by April 1, 2019

B.C. government to re-establish human rights commissioner

B.C. is the only province in Canada that doesn't have a commission
chapters

Chapters is moving to Mayfair Shopping Centre under a new name

The store will be closing later this summer

Cigarettes make up half of the waste recovered on Victoria’s shorelines

UBC researchers analyzed data from 1,126 voluntary cleanups along the B.C. coast

Canada will play two pre-tournament World Junior games in Victoria

The full schedule has been released!