Wednesday, June 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]

New federal bill completely bans bestiality and animal fighting across Canada

Animal sexual abusers will now be added to Canada’s National Sex Offenders Registry.

Canada welcomed the largest number of resettled refugees in the world last year (REPORT)

Over half of the refugee submissions were for children.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday June 19th

Victoria's 20th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival begins today!

You can float down Victoria’s Upper Harbour in a Hot Tub Boat this summer

Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like 🛀⛵

Nearly 16,000 additional measles vaccines have been administered to BC students since April (REPORT)

The province launched a vaccination “catch-up program” earlier this year

BC Transit is adding more buses to 4 busy summer routes in July

The bus routes go to Thetis Lake, downtown, the ferry terminal, and more.

WIN a pair of tickets to BC’s one and only Punk in Drublic Craft...

Headliners include Bad Religion, NOFX, The Real McKenzies, and more! 🤘

Local business owners NEED to attend this workshop happening in Victoria on Thursday

Featuring expert research conducted at Royal Roads University.

15 things to do in and around Victoria this Father’s Day weekend, June 15th...

There's plenty of things to do, like Car Free YYJ Day on Sunday!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday June 14th

Have you checked out this year's Breakwater Barge yet? ⛵👀

Coastal Naturalists are returning to BC Ferries starting tomorrow

Over 100 extra presentations have been added to the schedule! 🐳

Decades old Victoria diner will close to make way for new residential development

Pluto’s Diner’s 31-year lease comes to a close in 2020.

A new bike skills park will be opening in Saanich next year

It may also include a skate track, rope course, bouldering, and more.

Tim Hortons now serves Beyond Meat breakfast items across Canada

Plant-based sausages for breakfast sandwiches, wraps, and more!

Victoria just broke another massive temperature record on Tuesday

The previous record stood for 121 years!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday June 12th

Did someone say Harry Potter trivia? ⚡🧙

Nearly 100 local Victoria musicians have created this massive Spotify playlist

If you’re a local musician you can have your music added to the lineup!

105-year-old Victoria food market to be shut down and redeveloped into condos (PHOTOS)

Redevelopment of the building will begin in May 2020.

Oak Bay homeowner chases off intruder who broke into their home

The homeowner woke up in the middle of the night and heard the thief.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday June 11th

Anyone else want to learn a 156-year-old perogie recipe? 🙋‍♂️

RCMP investigate dozens of shots fired in one Vancouver Island neighbourhood over 48 hours

Several schools in the area had to be locked down while officers investigated.

Nanaimo dirt biker plunges off 30ft cliff after drinking and going out “for a...

He suffered a number of non-life threatening injuries.

A record-breaking $65M jackpot is up for grabs in Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw

Last weekend, a Victoria couple won a $1 million draw.

David’s Tea is giving away FREE iced tea all day

🚨 No strings attached! 🚨

Victoria named one of the best family fishing destinations in Canada

Including Oak Bay, Albert Head, and Race Rocks.

Annual World Oceans Day celebration returns to Victoria Fisherman’s Wharf this weekend

Think you’re smart enough to reassemble a life-sized Orca skeleton?

Over half of BC residents want speed limits lowered to 30 km/h on residential...

The majority of Vancouver Island residents agreed.

You can get free hot dogs at the opening of Victoria’s newest playground this...

Mayor Helps and members of the council are hosting the event

Sooke RCMP find brass knuckles, replica gun, and drugs in stolen vehicle

The vehicle was reported stolen from Nanaimo.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday June 6th

Anyone need a good laugh today?
Fentanyl overdose crisis

BC’s overdose crisis could have been twice as deadly without provincial harm reduction plan...

Overdoses remain the leading cause of preventable deaths in BC

You can get a FREE ice cream cone at Victoria’s newest ice cream parlour...

There will also be a BOGO deal running all weekend!

Victoria Police searching for missing 13-year-old teenager

If you see her call 911 immediately.

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

Anyone else up for a picnic event tonight? 🙋

Health experts say BC police have become ‘de facto’ part of mental health system...

They want to incorporate police into provincial mental health and addiction strategies.

Here’s the history behind the rare Flag of Vancouver Island

One flag is currently raised in Bastion Square.

Trudeau announces $1.4 billion annual Canadian investment into women’s health worldwide

The money will support women’s health in Canada and abroad.

Victoria’s 5th annual Car Free YYJ returns this Father’s Day

Treat your Dad to a downtown day out on June 16th!

Impaired boater arrested after getting stranded on sandbar in Vic West

A resident called 911 after the boat ran ashore.

BC is sending 130+ more firefighters to assist in Alberta and Yukon wildfires

Over 250 firefighters were already sent to Alberta in May.

Victoria couple plan to travel the world after winning $1 million lottery

They've been buying lotto tickets for the past 37 years.

BC announces nearly $3M investment for childcare spaces on Vancouver Island

161 new licensed child care spaces will open within the next 10 years.