Monday, August 19, 2019

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Victoria-born, UVic alum, and Staff Writer at Victoria Buzz. Feel free to send any story tips to [email protected]
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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.
Galloping Goose

McKenzie interchange project may cause closures on the Galloping Goose Trail

Starting today until November 5th, 2019 🚴

Police looking for witnesses of rollover crash in Central Saanich Monday

Both drivers told police they had the green light.

SPCA launches investigation after cat shot 5 times with pellet gun in Nanaimo

The cat’s left hind leg was broken in several places.

VicPD seize loaded gun, $25K, and drugs from man with alleged gang links

He self-identified to police as a member of the Nortenos gang.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday August 13th

Who's ready for some FREE outdoor yoga at the beach? 🧘
bike lane

Mayor Lisa Helps “delighted” with ‘messy’ intersections caused by increased pedestrian traffic

“I personally love the ‘messiness’ of all those pedestrians and bikes.”

Domino’s Pizza is offering 50% off pizzas all week across Canada

Who's ready for some cheap eats? 🙋 🍕

Nanaimo RCMP looking for missing 23-year-old woman last seen August 2nd

Family told police that she is “experiencing some personal struggles.”

RCMP searching for two missing Saanich Peninsula residents

They may be travelling in a dark blue 2002 BMW 325Ci coupe.

Police searching for two men who attempted to rob women at Carnarvon Park in...

The men had their lower faces covered and were wearing dark hoodies.

Victoria police arrest man after barricading himself inside a stranger’s home

He caused “extensive damage” to the residence.

Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit seeking tips on 4-year-old homicide investigation

The body of 19-year-old Delores “Deedee” Brown was discovered on August 19th, 2015.

Victoria man films orca swimming through inner harbour Friday morning (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

The killer whale briefly stalled all water traffic

Oak Bay drunk driver nabbed after nearly driving on to Willows Beach

A cooler of opened beers was found in his front seat.

Rain is expected to fall over Victoria this entire weekend

You might want to postpone your weekend lake plans!

Dine in Victoria closing for good after 20 years of delivering in the city

“...it is time to step aside and leave delivery to the heavy hitters that have come to town.”

Thetis Lake swarmed by RCMP after woman brandishes replica handgun

The arrested occurred early Thursday morning.

BC Ferries releases results of what passengers want for future vessels (REPORT)

Better Wi-fi and expanded pet areas were two of them 🐶📶