Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Adam Chan

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

BC is increasing public school funding by over $1 billion compared to 2017

Education funding has increased by 17.1%

Johnson Street Bridge experiences first major mechanical malfunction

It hasn’t been able to be raised since Thursday 😬

6 places in and around Victoria to celebrate Canada Day this year

Celebrate Canada's birthday in patriotic style! 🍁🎉

Thursday’s rain broke weather records in Victoria

But June has still been a drier month than usual.

Victoria Police confirm arson was the cause of downtown Plaza Hotel fire

The hotel caretaker, Mike Draeger, remains unaccounted for.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday June 28th

Laketown Shakedown kicks off today! 🎵

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday June 27th

The massive Sidney Street Market is on tonight!

Province to build new $4.2M Children’s Development Centre in Saanich

The current 53-year-old centre is not up to modern seismic safety standards.

Laketown Shakedown feat. Snoop Dogg kicks off this weekend

Headliners also include Incubus, Sublime with Rome, Smash Mouth, and more! 🎶

New Nanaimo to Vancouver high-speed passenger ferry delays launch

The new ferry was expected to start service this summer.

Langford invites public to add their own personalized bricks to Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground

You can engrave the brick with a loved one’s name, quote, or business.

Saanich Fire Department discover likely cause of deadly early morning apartment fire

One woman was killed and two others were injured.

UVic receives $9.1M federal grant to build national Indigenous law centre

It'll be the first Canadian university to offer a Common/Indigenous joint law degree.

34 places to celebrate Negroni Week in and around Victoria this week

Each location raises money for charity.

RCMP shut down sophisticated drug lab hidden in View Royal basement suite

The lab was near a playground and filled with explosive materials.

Island Health offers advice on safer drug use ahead of festival season this summer

Know the signs of an overdose and what to do if you see one occurring.

Victoria concert-goers help fan in wheelchair crowd surf during 20th Annual Vic Ska &...

“...[it was] euphoric and an indescribable feeling of love.” 🤘

Saanich dog miraculously survives three nights on isolated island

The spooked dog swam through treacherous waters and became stranded.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday June 25th

It's time for a HarbourCats Funeral Giveaway game!

Road detours between Douglas and Government begin today

Commuters who usually drive down Dallas Road near downtown Victoria should find an alternate route this summer as construction on the Clover Point Pump...

BC government wants your opinion about ending Daylight Saving Time

Do you want to end the practice of Daylight Saving Time?

You can join Vancouver Island’s attempt to create the world’s longest river tube chain

Help break a Guinness World Record next month! 🚣

Victoria woman rushed to ICU after being hit by the same car twice while...

The driver hit her once, then backed their car up and struck her again.

GoFundMe campaign launched for family of 13-year-old who tragically died on Sooke field trip

His last act was warning other students of a falling tree.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday June 24th

Corey Hart is playing at the Save-on-Foods-Memorial-Centre tonight!

15 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, June 22nd – 23rd

Entertaining amateur sports are here at the 10th annual Island Summer Games! 🏃

Downtown Victoria business owners believe lack of parking and safety are top concerns (REPORT)

Cases of graffiti and drug paraphernalia nearly doubled in one year.

Pacific FC is building BC’s largest indoor field house in Langford

The $5 million facility is expected to open in Fall 2019.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday June 21st

FernFest kicks off tonight!

Camper receives over $1,000 fine for starting campfire in a Langford park

He was in a non-camping zone 🤦🏽‍♀️

Over 50 adoptable pets were rescued bythe Victoria Humane Society last week

“It seems like every day people are phoning in and saying ‘can you take this’...”

Youth vaping increased by a shocking 74% in Canada last year (REPORT)

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling for the government to increase regulations.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday June 20th

There's free music at Beacon Hill Park today in support of mental health! 🎶

Victoria’s 24th annual FernFest kicks off this Friday

Come see Fernwood transformed!

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.