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Saturday, December 9, 2023

Alistair Ogden

Former staff writer at Victoria Buzz.

This is your last chance to have a say about ICBC’s potential changes

Let the province know what you think! 🚘🚦

Rock The Shores releases lineup after one year hiatus

Bahamas, X Ambassadors, Social Distortion, and one of the Beach Boys will all be coming to the West Shore this summer! 🎸🎶
Crash Street light Douglas Yates

Driver with apparent medical issue crashes into downtown street light

The intersection of Douglas and Yates has been closed until further notice

New Johnson Street Bridge to be converted entirely into bike lanes

It only just opened on Saturday, but drivers won't be using Victoria's new bridge for long 🚴
AggregateIQ BC Green Party

A controversial Victoria company accessed the BC Green Party’s voter database in 2016

AggregateIQ reportedly had access to the personal information of tens of thousands of BC voters in the run-up to the 2017 provincial election
Gas Out

The April 15 “Gas Out” circulating on Facebook is a hoax

Turns out, bringing down gas prices takes more than just a day without filling up ⛽
Songhees Nation

Camosun College and Songhees Nation partner to educate Indigenous learners

The Songhees Nation has its own food truck, and soon it'll have even more cooks to supply it.
Starbucks Happy Hour

Starbucks is bringing back its happy hour with more deals than ever

The deals are only available via invitation... Here's how to get yours ☕
British Columbia childcare

Starting in April, BC parents could save up to $350 a month on childcare

"Parents in every corner of B.C. will start seeing their child care bills go down next month," said Premier Horgan.
Seagull Ogden Point

Ogden Point attempts to ward off seagulls with new fake tree

Expect more eagles and fewer gulls around Victoria's cruise ship port this summer 🦅

Mental health call results in evacuation and crisis negotiation on Gorge Road

Unconfirmed reports suggest a man sought to commit suicide by cop
John Horgan LNG

BC Government outlines new LNG policy

The new policy would see Shell receive up to $6 billion in rebates
Mayfair Shopping Centre Colouring

Mayfair Shopping Centre put up a giant colouring wall

Grab a pencil crayon and add to the art!
Lisa Helps

Victoria’s Mayor is quitting Facebook

Lisa Helps called Facebook a "toxic echo chamber"
Dairy Queen BOGO

Blizzards are buy-one-get-one for 99¢ at Dairy Queen this week

We might not be fans of snow, but right now is a great time for a couple of Blizzards. 
Mayfair Optometric Clinic Glasses Thief

Glasses thief called out by Mayfair Optometric Clinic (VIDEO)

"We have arranged with Victoria Police to offer you an all expenses paid lunch including transportation to their neighbourhood gathering location," wrote the clinic.
John Horgan

John Horgan has one of the highest approval ratings of any Canadian Premier

Do you approve of his approval?
Chris Wylie

The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower is originally from Victoria

Chris Wylie, who is at the centre of Facebook's data-mining scandal, was once just a "brilliant" kid in Victoria.
Fairmont Empress

The Fairmont Empress is hosting a job fair on March 21

Could you be the newest employee of the Fairmont Empress?

The northern lights could be visible across Vancouver Island this weekend

Fingers crossed there are no clouds!
Two kidnapping and robbery crimes are not believed to be connected: VicPD

Suspect arrested in case of home invasion, burning of stolen vehicle

A second suspect is still outstanding.
Victoria Parades

Broadcast coverage of two Victoria parades to undergo changes in 2018

The Island Farms Victoria Day Parade and Santa's Lights Parade will look a little different in 2018, at least to those of us watching on screens.

Victoria High could be demolished

Vic High, which opened on May 1, 1914, is BC's oldest high school.
Victoria Women's Expo

The Victoria Women’s Expo is happening this weekend (CONTEST)

Grab your tickets and experience a showcase of the best of women in business!

A member of “The Royal Family of the Guitar” will perform in Victoria

They've performed for two American Presidents, Pope John Paul II, the King of Spain, and countless other dignitaries
Costco Saanich Peninsula

Email appears to confirm Costco’s plans to open up Saanich Peninsula location

"Basically, we have been given a little creative license... in preparation for our new warehouse to open on the Saanich Peninsula in about 1 1/2 years or so."
Galloping Goose

Galloping Goose Trail to temporarily detour this weekend

Keep an eye out for signage marking the trail detour!
Victoria Ska Fest 2018

Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest releases 2018 Lineup

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones headline the fest!
Camosun Students Category 12 Brewing Beer

Camosun students partner with Category 12 Brewing to “enhance craft beer consumption”

Fancy yourself a craft beer expert? These Camosun students could use your help.
RCMP Sooke

Death of six-year-old Port Alberni child being investigated by RCMP

"Out of respect for the family who has lost a loved one, we will be closing the school leading into spring break," said Principal Wayne Peterson
Baby Goats UVic

Baby Goats are coming to UVic this afternoon

Cuteness overload! 😍

Costco could start delivering groceries across Canada

They've been delivering groceries in the U.S. since October 2017

Tom Cochrane & Red Rider to perform at the grand opening of Elements Casino

Elements Casino Victoria - formerly known as the View Royal Casino - will open with a rocking concert on May 5th!

Comedy of Errors coming to UVic’s Phoenix Theatre… with a twist (CONTEST)

Get ready for a Shakespearean play influenced by the music of Beyoncé 🎭

Pedestrian walkway to be added to Johnson Street Bridge

The underpass is expected to be completed in June
red-light cameras

Red-light cameras to be upgraded across British Columbia

Upgrades are coming to Victoria's red-light cameras
Viola Desmond $10 Bill

New Canadian $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond released today

Viola Desmond was a successful black businesswoman who was jailed, convicted and fined for defiantly refusing to leave a whites-only area of a movie theatre.

Man wanted by police for breaching recognizance

If you see him, please call 911.
Environmental Assessment British Columbia

Provincial government to review British Columbia’s environmental assessment process

The review aims to ensure transparency and respect of First Nations' legal rights.
Cyclist Death Accidental Bike Lanes

Coroner’s report rules cyclist’s death accidental

A police reconstruction found inconsistencies in Victoria's bike lane markings and traffic signs.
Ticket Scalpers

Scalpers and ticket bots targeted by BC Government

What are your experiences with buying tickets from resellers?

BC Supreme Court rules that the City of Victoria can regulate the Gorge Waterway

The owners of docks and vessels on the Gorge Waterway must remove their property by May 7, 2018.
January 24th Victoria Whisky Festival

Victoria’s first annual Irish Whiskey Hooley is happening next week

Calling all whiskey lovers!
dog missing stolen

Dog possibly stolen near Thetis Lake (UPDATED)

"Tucker" was last seen with an unknown man at the top of Scafe Hill.

How to prepare for “earthquake season” this March on the B.C. coast

The risk of the "Big One" increases this month thanks to a slow slip - here's how to prepare.
Jordan Shepherd Nanaimo RCMP

Man wanted for numerous fraud charges arrested in Nanaimo

Jordan Shepherd allegedly scammed several women he met through dating websites out of thousands of dollars.
Driftwood Victoria Breweries

A CBC Journalist just ranked every brewery in Victoria

People are not stoked about his choices 🍻😬