Friday, July 19, 2019

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

KFC Canada is getting rid of all plastic straws and bags by October 2019

Starbucks, A&W, and Subway all announced the same move last year
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5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday July 2nd

Keep that summer spirit soaring! β˜€οΈ

Fire crews contain 3 hectare wildfire in Saanich on Canada Day

Firefighters from multiple detachments worked together for several hours to contain the blaze

WATCH this incredible time lapse video of Victoria’s Canada Day living flag take shape...

"And that’s how the living flag πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦comes together"!

This Victoria ice cream parlour will create scholarships for Indigenous kids from sales today

The perfect way to celebrate Canada Day! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 🍨

Victoria Buzz will livestream the Canada Day inner harbour fireworks show tonight

Sit back and take in the show without braving the downtown traffic πŸŽ‡

Someone spray painted aggressive graffiti on a shared bike path in Brentwood Bay

The anti-cyclist sentiment is real 😬

Several Apple MacBook Pro laptops recalled in Canada due to fire hazard

There have been 5 reports of minor burns and one report of smoke inhalation in the US

Save the oceans this Canada Day at the Victoria International Marina grand opening

Fashion, ballet, fireworks, and most importantly, keeping our oceans clean πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Victoria Buzz will livestream the 25th annual Victoria Pride Parade

Can't make it down there? We got you! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ˜Ž

One teenager hospitalized with knife wounds after altercation in Langford school yard

Police are asking anyone who caught the interaction on surveillance footage to contact them

56-year-old Washington man found guilty in murder of Saanich couple killed in 1987

It was a cold case for decades until cutting edge DNA technology found some answers

How to be a part of Victoria’s 6th annual Canada Day ‘Living Flag’

Let's make it the largest in Canada...AGAIN! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

BC announces $77 million investment for Vic High School seismic upgrades and expansion

The work is scheduled to begin in 2020, at which time students will be re-located to the SJ Willis Education Centre

Victoria’s CHEK news brings on former CTV host Joe Perkins

While Ben O'Hara Byrne is no longer on their website

Victoria’s annual Big Gay Dog Walk is happening next week

This might just be our favourite Pride Week event πŸ˜πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸΎ

GoFundMe created for family of toddler who was run over in driveway of Cobble...

The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with the police investigation

Nanaimo RCMP search for missing 14-year-old boy

Donovan Williams has not been seen or heard from for 7 days

Police investigate after reports of stabbing at Langford school last night (UPDATED)

The incident had nothing to do with the school or its students

BC avalanche rescue super-dog visits Victoria to launch new IMAX documentary

A story about four-legged doggy Avengers around the world, narrated by Captain America! 😍

Airbnb rental listings decrease in Victoria after 6 months of new regulations

Rental vacancy rates saw a slight increase of 0.3% in 2018
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Nanaimo RCMP investigates appearance of dozens of counterfeit $100 Canadian bills

Most of the bills have the same serial number and police have identified 4-5 suspects

Victoria Police disbands Crime Reduction Unit, reassigns officers

The CRU primarily dealt with property offenders and drug traffickers

BC parents are eligible to sign up for this $1,200 provincial grant for their...

Around 40% of families leave this grant unclaimed

The 25th annual Victoria Pride Parade and Festival is just two weeks away

And we'll be livestreaming it all!! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–

RCMP searching for teenager who broke into Langford liquor store (UPDATED)

He was with two 15-year-old girls who have already been arrested

City of Victoria releases lineup of events for 152nd Canada Day celebrations

Yes, there will be fireworks! πŸŽ†πŸ˜

Here’s why there are dozens of load bearing posts at Uptown parkade in Saanich

They make for an intimidating sight, but they're there for an innocent reason

West Shore RCMP seeking 32-year-old man wanted for sexually assaulting minors

Richard Tom is wanted for 8 counts of sexual offences

39-year-old man arrested for armed robbery and theft of high end rings in Nanaimo

Dustin Williams allegedly pointed a firearm at the Best Buy Liquor Store clerk before stealing money from the till

New taco restaurant officially opens shop in Sidney

Fresh, homemade guac anyone? 🀀

Woman found dead following early morning apartment fire in Saanich

Two other people have been taken to the hospital with unconfirmed injuries

Crews extinguish large multi-unit apartment fire in Saanich (UPDATED)

Richmond Rd at Carrick is currently closed to traffic as crews deal with the aftermath of the fire

36-year-old woman arrested for stealing from Seaspan ferry in North Saanich

Police found and arrested her after she paddled out to a nearby sailboat
BC Ferries

BC Ferries delays alcohol sale on vessels pending liquor license approval

They were expected to roll out beer and wine sales on select vessels this month

Victoria man sentenced to 2 years in prison for assaulting VicPD K9 service dog

PSD Uno was struck in the head and face multiple times

Starbucks has buy-one-get-one FREE coffees and frappuccinos this afternoon

Just in time for that afternoon jolt! β˜•οΈ

BC Gang Enforcement Team assisting investigation of two shootings in 48 hours on Vancouver...

So far they've checked out numerous people associated with the street-level drug trade

Baby bunnies and stranded turtle rescued in Saanich

It doesn't get cuter than this 😍

Victoria youth invited to attend FREE LGBTQ2+ event to kick off Pride month

Music, food, craft tables, Drag Makeup workshops and more! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

RCMP search for missing man who may be hitchhiking on Vancouver Island

They've conducted an intensive ground and air search but to no avail

80 new movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this July

So many shows, too little time!!

Canada has officially outlawed the import and export of shark fins

Canada has been the largest importer of shark fins outside of Asia
Bear sighting

Black bear spotted in Brentwood Bay on Tuesday night

Anyone who sees the bear is asked to contact BC Conservation at 1-877-952-7277.

41-year-old man arrested for break-and-enter in North Saanich

Thanks to a collaboration between Sidney/North Saanich RCMP and Saanich Police