Saturday, May 25, 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]

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday May 9th

Happy sunny Thursday, Victoria!
supportive housing

Premier Horgan asks BC Utilities Commission to investigate high gas prices

Gas in Victoria costs roughly $1.619/L at the moment
forest fire

Province invests nearly $300K into Vancouver Island wildfire reduction funding

The money is going towards preventing fires before they start.

Health Canada lowers ban on blood donations by gay men

Three reductions have been made since Canada’s 1977 lifetime ban.

Canadians under 25 can get unlimited train travel across the country this summer

International students over 26 can also avail the offer!

Victoria student wins provincial science fair for his biomedical research

Another Victoria student came in third place!
Cougar

Victoria police confirm cougar spotted in the Gorge Road East area

Police are asking people to avoid the area.

12 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, April 27th – 28th

Celebrating the end of a short week!

$1 million expansion coming to Sooke’s primary care health clinic

Upgrades include the hiring of 2 new doctors and 3 nurses.
johnson street bridge

Firm that helped design the Johnson Street bridge wins an engineering award

The 3 year delayed bridge was built by a Canadian company with American consultation.

Comox Valley RCMP search for four teenage males after a student was assaulted

The alleged assault occurred during a busy time of day.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday April 26th

Here's to a great Friday! 🎉

Victoria City Council approves proposal for free BC Transit across the CRD

It will be presented to the Victoria Regional Transit Commission and BC Transit next.

Community saves Vancouver Island’s only adoption agency from closure

It's one of three still open in BC.

Campbell River man rushed to hospital in Victoria with stab wounds

He was stabbed during a domestic dispute.

Construction of three new washrooms at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park begins today

Nearly 1.6 million people visit the park each year.

Distraught and agitated man tased by police in View Royal

He told police he had a syringe full of gas.

Cougar warning issued near Royal Roads after multiple sightings (VIDEO)

There’s been sightings near Royal Roads forest and Esquimalt Lagoon.

GPM brand pea shoots recalled across Canada due to Listeria contamination

Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, severe headache, and more.

90 new movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this May

Highlights include Get Out, the newest season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and more!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday April 24th

It's the last 🐫 day of April!
supportive housing

Protest groups to host rally against Premier Horgan’s “climate crimes” this Friday in Victoria

The “peaceful protest” focuses on environmental issues.

Both major highways through Sooke and Langford to receive $100 million upgrades

They include adding lanes and installing medians.

Cheech and Chong’s ‘O Cannabis Tour’ coming to Victoria this fall

Featuring stand up, skits, stories, and songs 💚

Environmental protesters to shut down Douglas St on Easter Monday

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

“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
Ferry

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 (UPDATED)

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.