Saturday, September 21, 2019

Brishti Basu

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

Victoria student launches fundraiser after family loses home to Hurricane Dorian

"For over 12 hours, I genuinely believed my father had drowned."

Beaver Lake deemed unsafe for swimming again due to high levels of bacteria

It was closed for almost a month because of a toxic blue-green algae bloom

Island Health says bat found at Central Saanich school tested positive for rabies

Preventative rabies vaccinations have been administered to those who came in direct contact with the bat

93% of British Columbians support switch to permanent Daylight Saving Time (SURVEY)

A whopping 223,273 BC residents responded to the survey

Victoria mayor Lisa Helps claps back at Twitter trolls for spreading misinformation

"It's generating hateful emails from across the country..."

Victoria driver warns motorists of flooding on Malahat due to heavy rainfall (VIDEO)

The Ministry of Transportation responded by advising drivers to slow down

25-year-old chronic offender arrested after fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle

A total of 13 charges have been sworn against Devan Lambert

BC Transit launches $6.5 million project to install full driver doors on buses

After several assaults on bus drivers in recent years

BC Ferries is adding alcohol options on Victoria – Vancouver route starting late October

But only one drink per customer allowed 🍻

2-year-old cat in Oak Bay dies after being shot by pellet gun

"The person who assaulted my pet lives in our Oak Bay neighbourhood and is likely doing this to other animals."

Dozens march in downtown Victoria to protest human rights violations in Kashmir

The Muslim-majority state has been on lockdown since August 5th

BC Coroner’s Service investigating body found at Glen Lake in Langford (UPDATED)

The body was found at around 3:45 p.m. this afternoon

Police seek suspect who allegedly robbed a Saanich gas station at knifepoint

He lunged at a staff member repeatedly while holding the knife
Royal Jubilee Hospital

40% of British Columbians identify long wait times as the biggest problem in health...

Other issues include shortage of doctors and nurses, and inadequate resources and facilities

Police seek witnesses after man allegedly fires handgun at Island View beach

He was promptly arrested and a handgun was seized

Toxic blue-green algae bloom at Beaver Lake is over, says Island Health

But beachgoers should be vigilant of a blue-green sheen appearing on the lake

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday September 6th

Beer, ribs, music, comedy - this day has it all!

Nanaimo RCMP searching for missing 14-year-old boy

Dominic Tom was last seen on September 1st

Former Saanich Red Barn manager faces 30 charges including voyeurism and child pornography

Matthew Schwabe is charged with filming 9 young women and girls in the staff washroom

Victoria’s 2nd annual YYJ Pajama Party is coming up this month

Onesies and eggs bennies, here we come! 🍳😍

Nanaimo RCMP searching for missing 42-year-old man

Ryan Van Haastert has been struggling with some personal issues

All Greater Victoria schools now provide free menstrual products in student washrooms

One-in-seven students miss school because they cannot afford menstrual products.

$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