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Court date set for InTent City injunction hearing

On Monday, the B.C. government applied to the B.C. Supreme Court for an injunction to disband the campsite from the lawns of the Victoria courthouse. A court order by...

UPDATED: Council approve zoning amendment to stop boats from anchoring long-term in the Gorge...

Victoria council has approved a zoning amendment that will restrict vessels from anchoring for more than 72 hours a month in the Selkirk waterway...

Overnight tent city assault leaves one man in hospital

Victoria are investigating an overnight assault in the 800-block of Burdett Ave. Cfax reported this morning, that police were on site at "tent city" outside the...

Tofino’s Chesterman Beach ranked among top 50 in the world

The Guardian newspaper has ranked Tofino's Chesterman Beach among The 50 best beaches in the world. Listed among beaches from Barbados, Antigua, Greece, Thailand, Australia and other idyllic locations,...

Victoria delivery business Accio set to move into local rideshare business

Victoria's Accio, a self-described "on-demand delivery service", is set to deliver a rideshare service to Victoria in the next few months. Mike Rowe, no stranger...

Victoria’s Hotel Zed serves up a ‘Nooner’ for Valentine’s Day

Back by popular demand – and without any judgment.  Victoria's funky and colourful Hotel Zed is inviting couples back for a ‘Nooner’ and extended...

UPDATE: Mt. Edwards Court bought by province to house homeless by March

It appears that BC Housing has indeed purchased the Mount Edwards building on Vancouver Street with plans to convert it into a support housing...

CANCELLED: Pro-rape ‘pick up artist’ group meet in Victoria

UPDATE: Wednesday, Feb 3/15 5:05pm PST.  According to website posts and twitter remarks, all worldwide meets have been apparently been cancelled for this Saturday. On...

Ride share community expands into Victoria

It's been running between Whistler and Vancouver for years already, well before the words "sharing economy" or "ride sharing" were everyday terms. HitchPlanet is now looking...

Victoria Buzz fans can save $50 on Social Media Camp admission

The 7th Social Media Camp is just around the corner here in Victoria, and Victoria Buzz has completed an agreement to offer our readers...

Residents at Victoria tent city hosting an open house on Saturday

Residents at tent city are hosting an "open house" this Saturday, on the courthouse lawn. They will be serving smokies, chili dogs, veggie dogs, and...

Ali Baba Pizza and Victoria Royals team up for “Friends and Family Night” promotion

The Victoria Royals have announced a new promotion named Friends and Family Night. For their game on Friday, January 29th against the Lethbridge Hurricanes, you...

Emma Fillipoff disappeared 3 years ago, man of interest still unidentified

In the fall of 2011, 26-year-old Emma Fillipoff had left Ontario for Victoria, to pursue her passions of art, poetry and photography while supporting...

Victoria Polar Bear Swim cancelled this year, other options available!

Nothing says Happy New Year like a dip in a freezing cold lake. But this year, the hundreds of polar bear dip enthusiasts who...

Drum Victoria hosts a free drum session this Thursday

Drum Victoria has hosted groups from 20 to 2,000, for a top-rated team-building activity, that's also a whole lot of fun. They've held sessions...

Dog stylist taking grooming to a new level

A Los Angeles dog groomer has taken the Instagram and internet world by storm, with her slow-motion perfectly timed to music videos of dogs being blow-dried....

Victoria police union says it has ‘no confidence’ in Police Chief and police board

The Victoria City Police Union have issued a statement saying they have "no confidence" in Chief Frank Elsner and the police board. An internal investigation found he...

Two Further Indecent Acts Reported in Saanich

Saanich Police are continuing to investigate an indecent act that took place in the morning hours of December 3rd in the 400 block of...

Wastewater Discharge Notice issued for Victoria

The CRD have issued a Wastewater Discharge Notice for Victoria, BC. Extremely heavy rainfall starting on Tuesday evening has resulted in combined stormwater and...
BC Transit Bus Lane

Transfers eliminated but fares to stay the same

As of April 1, 2016, transfers on local BC transit buses will be eliminated. Passengers will be able to purchase a $5 day pass...

2015 IEOA Truck Light Convoy photos and videos

Photos and videos from Instagram and Facebook users around Victoria of tonight's IEOA Truck Light Convoy. Were you there? Be sure to tag #victoriabuzz to...

Bus terminal to move across Douglas Street in 2016

Victoria's new inter-city bus terminal will use existing street parking to load and unload passengers to and from up-Island and the Lower Mainland.    Stalls immediately...

What you need to know for the parade and other events downtown on November...

It's the largest single-day Christmas-season celebration in downtown, Saturday, November 28th. Our very own, ItkasanImages, will be out covering the events but we encourage everyone...

Will this year be the biggest “Black Friday” ever in Victoria?

With the Canadian dollar at its lowest level in years against the US dollar, many market forecasters are saying this week's Black Friday might be...

Doug Clement Photography – Christmas sales locations

Fans of Victoria Buzz are likely very familiar with the photography from Doug Clement.  He's been a long-time contributor of beautiful images from all...

Police warning of an an indecent act that took place on Lochside Trail

Saanich Police are notifying the public of an indecent act, that took place on Wednesday, September 9, on the Lochside Regional Trail. Around 5 p.m., two females...

Popular VicPD spokesperson leaving for BC Transit job

Popular VicPD spokesperson Mike Russell announced today he is leaving the police department, for an unspecified job with BC Transit. Of course, the announcement came on...

Renovations complete, Big Bad John’s re-opens

It opened in 1962, and until this spring, remained unchanged in appearance. But today the Strathcona Hotel is unveiling a major renovation to its legendary...

Victoria Grizzlies may fold this month, as Q Centre lease negotiations stall

In a Times Colonist article published today, Victoria Grizzlies vice-president of business operations Sonya Saujani said, "we’ve hit an end of the road, so to...

Jordan River campground to re-open, BC Hydro relaxes stance on dam risk

In a significant change of stance, BC Hydro has made a decision to soften its position on the seismic safety risk of the dam...

“Brothers” strike out on their own, full service downtown hair cut is still $13

Two months ago today, Artor, Vic, and Tim Gashi opened Brothers Barbershop on Fort St., in a location that had been the former home to Oscar...

HarbourCats aim for 5,000 fans at June 5 home opener

With the 2015 HOME OPENER a month away, the Victoria HarbourCats are unveiling their grand plans for the season’s first game at Sports Traders...

BC landlord demands tenants submit dog feces for inspection

A Burnaby landlord has circulated to letters to residents of a rental building, asking that all tenants submit a sample of their dog's feces,...

Langford Mayor wants a larger police force

Langford Mayor Stew Young has suggested that his region needs a larger police force. The West Shore is policed by an RCMP detachment that consists...

HarbourCats and Grizzlies team up with combined season ticket package

The Boys of Summer, and the Gladiators of Winter, wrapped into one. The Victoria HarbourCats of the West Coast League, and the Victoria Grizzlies of...

Fight frenzy grows in Victoria as tonight’s super-match draws near

It's being billed as the "fight of the century", and as the clock counts down towards tonight's welterweight championship bout between the undefeated Floyd Mayweather, and...

Man occupies Victoria City Hall tree again, police stand down

A familiar face had decided once again to take up residence in a large tree adjacent to Victoria City Hall, in Centennial Square. Lyle Barrette,...

Man shot this morning in Victoria is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

A 29-year-old Victoria man is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an early morning shooting. Officers were at an unrelated call at approximately 12:30...

VicPD confirm another local homicide

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and VicPD detectives have now been able to confirm that the suspicious death of Shaun Alexander McGregor...

Mandatory water restrictions begin this Friday, despite full reservoir

The Sooke Lake Reservoir is nearly full, but right on schedule, as of  May 1, stage 1 water restrictions will kick in this Friday...