Saturday, April 20, 2019

Adam Chan

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

“Extraordinary General Meeting” being held to save Vancouver Island’s only adoption agency

If it closes there will only be 2 private adoption agencies left in BC.

Victoria Police searching for missing 21-year-old man (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Johnny Sam has been located

BC Ferries adding over 300 annual sailings to Nanaimo and Gabriola Island

They’re part of the 2,700 additional sailings announced in February.

Victoria police seize concealed knife and bear spray from teen in Centennial Square

There’s been an increase in violence and drug/alcohol use in the area.

Douglas Street to be shut down on Monday due to protesters

The environmental protest is scheduled for 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Minors now need a chaperone accompanying them on party buses in BC

The new rule comes into effect just ahead of graduation season.

RCMP investigating string of intentionally set fires at Nanaimo elementary school

There have been 8 fires since the beginning of April.

VicPD searching for missing 41-year-old woman

Her family is very concerned for her well-being.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday April 18th

It's the last day before the Easter long weekend!

Police searching for missing 56-year-old Duncan man

He was last seen on April 9th.

Province expands mental healthcare support for nurses, healthcare assistants, and 911 operators

Workers in these fields regularly encounter traumatic situations.

Province invests $3.2M to make textbooks at BC universities free

Programs in science, early childhood education, engineering and more will benefit.

Esquimalt-based HMCS Regina seizes another 3 tonnes of hash in the Indian Ocean

The profits from the hash would have gone to local crime networks.

Victoria’s first cruise ship of the season docked on Tuesday

It’s poised to be the largest season yet.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday April 17th

Dance the night away with Metric and July Talk.

UVic researcher awarded $1 million grant to fund his cancer research

He’s designing a diet-based immunotherapy.

Comox Valley RCMP take over search for missing man first reported missing in Surrey

He was reported missing from the mainland on April 2nd.

4 places to get chocolate mini egg desserts in Victoria this Easter long weekend

How does a whipped mini egg cheesecake sound to you? 👀

Cat belonging to woman killed in Esquimalt fire found injured but alive (PHOTOS)

‘Blueberry’ was found with singed fur, bloody and burned paws, and whiskers “not even half an inch long”.

There’s an electric vehicle scavenger hunt coming to Victoria next month

Over 100 local businesses are participating.

Province contributing $27.3M to expand Royal Bay Secondary school

The project will add 21 classrooms to the school.

Island Health warning of possible measles exposure at several locations in Victoria (UPDATED)

Authorities have also asked unvaccinated students of Selkirk Montessori to stay home until May 3rd.

Campaign to save Hermann’s Jazz Club exceeds goal by nearly 20K

The fundraising campaign ended today.

Police searching for missing 36-year-old Nanaimo man (UPDATED)

He is currently dealing with “significant personal issues”

A massive fire is currently consuming Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral (VIDEOS)

The fire broke out only moments ago.

Province donating $1 million to Victoria’s Topaz Sikh Gurdwara

The Gurdwara is the second oldest in North America.

13 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, April 13th – 14th

Game of thrones premieres this Sunday! 🐺🐉👑

Firefighters say tragic Esquimalt apartment fire was sparked by human error

Residents have still not been allowed back into the building.

This is the route for the inaugural Sarah Beckett Memorial Run in Langford on...

The following roads will be closed during the day.

Province invests nearly $2 million in bursaries for early childhood educators

BC is trying to catch up on “pent up demand for quality child care”.

RCMP issue warning after two women’s drinks were tampered with at a Nanaimo nightclub

Same nightclub, two different days within one week.
BC Ferries

BC Ferries adds nearly 90 sailings for Easter long weekend

But you still might want to reserve a spot!
saanich police

Sudden death in Gordon Head deemed ‘not suspicious’ by Saanich police

The incident took place on Thursday afternoon.

Crash Test Dummies is coming to Vancouver Island this summer

Anyone else remember Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm 🎶?

White Spot is launching an Avocado Beyond Meat burger next week

The 100%-plant-based patty will also be available in other dishes.

Province expands healthcare support coverage for wildfire fighters

Coverage now includes cancer, heart disease, and mental-health disorders.

Esquimalt-based naval ship seizes 2.5 tonnes of hash in the Indian Ocean

The HMCS Regina was deployed just two weeks ago.

Wanted Langford man arrested with drugs, baton, and replica firearm

The 37-year-old is well known to police.

Jim Gaffigan will be performing at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre tomorrow

Check out his live stand up on Friday, April 12th!

Canada’s top surfers are coming to Tofino to compete for the Olympic team

Surfing makes its Olympic debut in the Japan 2020 games.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday April 11th

There's plenty of local art to see today! 🎨