Sunday, October 20, 2019


Adam Chan

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Former Staff Writer at Victoria Buzz.

The grand opening of Langford’s Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground is this Saturday

The playground is in memory of Cst. Sarah Beckett who died in the line of duty.

Victoria’s first ever international women’s college basketball tournament is coming to UVic

It’s only the second time that the NCAA is coming to Canada 🏀

Retired Vancouver Island teacher wins $675K scratch-and-win grand prize

He’s looking to buy sails for a boat he’s building.

Island Health expands bacteria advisory for Elk/Beaver Lake

2 previous advisories for the lake were released earlier this month.

Langford bike thief caught red-handed tries giving police false name

Spoiler: it didn’t work 😮

Colwood’s Hatley Castle is one of the top 10 movie locations to visit in...

It’s the only location in Canada to make the list! 🍁🏰

The 2nd Annual Canamera Classic Car Show is returning to Central Saanich this Sunday

All proceeds will go towards BC Children’s Hospital.

Police no longer believe foul play was involved in Saanich death

A Victoria man’s body was found in a driveway last week.

BC’s long-term autumn forecast has just been released

Winter is NOT coming…

Starbucks is selling half-priced Frappuccinos across Canada today

Here’s how to cash in on the deal! 🥤

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday August 22nd

The Vancouver Island Metal Festival kicks off today! 🤘

VicPD seeking public assistance in locating ‘high-risk’ missing woman

“...the circumstances of her disappearance are high-risk.”

Victoria’s first all-in-one taxi hailing app is looking for drivers

Are you looking to make some extra cash? 🙋

BC Parks working to bring rare butterfly back to habitat near Vancouver Island

The Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly disappeared from southern Vancouver Island in the early 1990s.

Second suspect in Oak Bay gunpoint robbery arrested by Sidney RCMP

The first suspected was arrested shortly after the incident occurred.

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

Who else wants to see “Weird Al” Yankovic accompanied by a live orchestra today 👀🙋‍♂️
Uber

BC releases controversial new rules on ride-sharing

For example, ride-share drivers must have the same minimum rate as taxis.

New 6-storey affordable rental building coming to downtown Victoria

The building will feature affordable “micro-suites”.
Juan de Fuca Strait

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

Happy Tuesday, Victoria! From a salmon trivia night (in support of wild BC salmon) to a stellar line-up of local drag performers, here are 5...

Victoria cyclist suffers potentially life threatening injuries in downtown collision

The cyclist collided with a tow truck that was towing another vehicle.

Esquimalt-based HMCS Regina returns to Vancouver Island after six months at sea (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

The ship disrupted illegal shipments to North Korea, seized over 9 tonnes of illegal drugs, and more.

Wildlife rescue centre issues warning after people caught feeding black bear on Vancouver Island

“Feeding the bear is putting the bear at high risk of having to be euthanized…”

Disney’s new streaming platform is officially coming to Canada this November

It’s got shows and movies from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and more

Heinz baby food recalled across Canada for possibly containing insects

The recall was launched following a consumer complaint.

14 photos and videos of this year’s adorable Pet-A-Palooza in Victoria (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Who wants to see videos of puppy races! 😍🐕

Impaired driver attempts to flee after crashing car into Esquimalt house

"It was so loud and went on for several seconds that I thought it was an earthquake."

17 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, August 17th – 18th

Come say hi to us Sunday at the Westshore Town Centre!

Island Health issues bacteria advisory for Elk Lake

Last week, Beaver Lake was closed due to a blue-green algae bloom

Victoria ranked one of the top 10 cities for commuters in the world (REPORT)

How’s your daily commute?🚶‍♂️🚗🚴🚌

Emergency crews rescue woman from waters off Oak Bay

The woman was seen wearing hospital pyjamas.

Pet-A-Palooza is coming to Victoria this weekend

FREE admission, wiener dog races, a puppy stampede, Victoria’s first ever ‘Mud Run with your dog’, and more!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday August 16th

Who's ready for a FREE outdoor movie?

Downtown Victoria collision at busy intersection causes traffic delays Thursday afternoon

Avoid the intersection of Blanshard and Fisgard Streets.

Cannabis use in Canadians aged 65 and older has nearly doubled since legalization (REPORT)

Around 4.9 million Canadians have reported using cannabis between mid-May to mid-June, 2019.
Fentanyl overdose crisis

Island Health extends medical warning for spike in overdoses in Victoria

Last week, a teenage girl from Langford passed away from an alleged overdose.

Walmart officially launches home delivery service in Victoria

The company rolled out the delivery service in Toronto and Winnipeg last year.

9th annual Family Festival in Central Saanich is happening this weekend

Featuring 70 different vendors, inflatables, live musicians, and more!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday August 15th

The massive Sidney Street Market is on tonight!

BC wants licensed cannabis suppliers to pitch edible product designs ahead of legalization

Cannabis edibles, beverages, and extracts will be legal in December 2019.

Two Vancouver Island teens arrested for destroying heritage train cars in broad daylight (PHOTOS)

“It is going to take a lot of work to replace the windows and repair the damage.”

Victoria’s newest licensed cannabis dispensary opens this Saturday

The first 50 customers to walk through the door will get free merch!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday August 14th

There will be over 100 vendors at tonight's Oak Bay Village Night Market!

McDonald’s is selling their “remastered” Big Macs for just $3 in Victoria this week

The fast food giant has reinvented their Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, and classic cheeseburgers.

Oak Bay Police release photo of ‘person of interest’ in UVic break and enters

He may have either been a former UVic student, or dressed as one to blend in.

Island Health opens first dedicated injectable opioid site in downtown Victoria

It’s the first of its kind on Vancouver Island.