Monday, September 16, 2019

Brishti Basu

Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz. Got a story? Shoot me an email: [email protected]

$1.5 million restoration project announced for trestle along Galloping Goose Trail

The Swan Lake Trestle will also be undergoing some safety upgrades
BC Legislature

BC group launches campaign to end daily religious prayers at provincial legislature

They aim to get 500 people to email their local MLA about the issue

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

Take in a free movie or some swing dancing lessons!

Dairy Queen is bringing back Pumpkin Pie Blizzards across Canada this month

Summer treat + fall flavours = 😍

Police arrest suspect barricaded in Shelbourne Street residence after 9 hour standoff

The 2200-block of Shelbourne Street was closed for hours as police dealt with the situation

BC government caps maximum rent increase at 2.6% for 2020

Equal to the province's annual rate of inflation

One last summer feast: The 2019 Esquimalt Ribfest is happening this weekend

Lip-smacking ribs, brews, live music...what's not to love?!

Section of Shelbourne Street closed due to VicPD standoff with barricaded suspect (UPDATED)

BREAKING: GVERT negotiators are attempting to speak to a man barricaded in a residence

Victoria man struggling to pay bills after getting hit by drunk driver in downtown...

He is suffering from a range of injuries and PTSD

Nanaimo RCMP searching for missing 28-year-old man (UPDATED)

Jason Schnurr is experiencing "significant personal difficulties"
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit extended late-night service hours start tonight

Stayin' out late tonight! 🙌

Air Canada and WestJet cancel flights to US cities amidst Hurricane Dorian

The storm has claimed 5 lives in the Bahamas and is headed towards Florida today

Lost Thetis Lake hiker found hours after ignoring 911 dispatcher instructions

Police had to use phone tracing technology to locate them

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday September 3rd

Welcome to a short work week!

Southbound Malahat traffic backed up after jacknifed camper incident

No injuries have been reported

GoFundMe created for single mom injured in high-speed collision in downtown Victoria

Cheryl's recent divorce cleared out her savings and doctors cannot say when she'll be able to return to work

Victoria thief steals vehicle, then attempts to rob owner’s apartment on Sunday

They got her address from insurance papers left in the vehicle

This major Canadian “chocolate bistro” quietly opened in Victoria last week

They've got 10 different flavours of chocolate on the menu 😍🍫

Tokyo Police Club will be performing in Victoria this month

They're performing at Capital Ballroom! 🎸

Island Health declares Hamsterly Beach at Elk Lake safe for swimming

But the advisory for Eagle beach remains in place

April Wine will be headlining this weekend’s Saanich Fair

Here's the full entertainment schedule this year!

Saanich woman who suffered memory loss from workplace injury will remarry her husband next...

It made her forget ever meeting, falling in love with, and marrying her husband

Victoria Police searching for missing high risk 52-year-old man

Anyone who sees Vincent Slof or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Two people turn themselves in for arson charges in Campbell River house fire

On June 25th, a fire destroyed one house and damaged others nearby

Two Vancouver Island men arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography

The images were detected by the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

Saanich School District support staff issue strike notice

They are demanding comparable wages to their counterparts in Victoria and Sooke

VicPD seek public assistance in search for missing 27-year-old man

If you see Tomas Podhora, call 911.

RCMP search for 21-year-old Vancouver Island man wanted for alleged drug trafficking (UPDATED)

Police say Colt Dodge is actively avoiding arrest

Victoria kids set up Iced Tea booth to raise money for family of deceased...

When 9-year-old Carter Bonsdorf passed away, his friends decided to rally together and help out his family

CRD warns against swimming in Prior Lake due to toxic blue-green algae

They produce toxins that have a range of harmful effects on humans and pets

29-year-old man stabbed in Saanich for refusing to share his cigarettes

The suspect first punched the victim's girlfriend in the face, which is when he stepped in

VicPD searching for missing high risk 31-year-old woman (UPDATED)

If you see Morgan Fawcett or know where she is, call 911.

UVic students will study with prison inmates in new philosophy course this Fall

10 UVic students and 10 Wilkinson Road jail inmates will be studying works by influential writers and thinkers

Popular Victoria cookie shop closes downtown location

They'll now be operating out of their Uptown kiosk location 🍪

VicPD arrest alleged drug dealer operating near Esquimalt school

They also seized cash, suspected drugs, and a large amount of weapons

Major vehicle collision closes Highway 19 lanes on Vancouver Island

The highway is expected to be closed for at least an hour.

Camosun college will supply free menstrual products on Lansdowne campus washrooms

In the first floor men's and women's washrooms in the Library and Learning Commons

BC announces new 152-unit mixed income housing in View Royal

34 of those units will be rented out at $375/month

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday August 28th

Plenty of outdoor activities to help you soak up the sun! ☀️