Sunday, September 15, 2019

Brishti Basu

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

33-year-old man arrested for allegedly robbing a BC Transit driver in Central Saanich

The driver was physically uninjured in the incident

Nanaimo RCMP searching for missing 15-year-old girl (UPDATED)

Rebecca Wilchynski was last seen on Wednesday, August 21st

Heavy police presence in downtown Victoria as officers deal with barricaded man (UPDATED)

BREAKING: Happening on Johnson and Blanshard Streets

Oak Bay firefighters free deer stuck in metal fence early Tuesday morning

And it walked away without any injuries!

Theft from vehicles is up over 100% in some parts of Victoria this year

It's up by 236% in the Rockland neighbourhood

UVic research finds that average Canadian drinker consumes 250 calories of alcohol everyday (STUDY)

A.k.a. 11% of their daily estimated energy requirement 🍸

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday August 27th

Let's get this day started 😎

New $18.5M overpass will be built at Pat Bay Hwy and Keating Cross Road...

Funded jointly by the federal government and the District of Central Saanich

Victoria is about to see 7 straight days of sunshine this week

And 28ΒΊ weather β˜€οΈ

Victoria’s first authentic South Indian restaurant is now open on Yates Street

And 80% of the menu is vegan and/or gluten free! 🍽🀀

17 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, August 24th – 25th

It's a weekend full of music, theatre, and art!

BC Hydro applies for 1% rate reduction starting April 2020

If approved, it would be the first rate decrease in decades

West Shore RCMP recover large amount of stolen property from vacant residence in Langford

Including paintings and an extensive comic book collection

Saanich Pearkes Recreation Centre closed due to flooding after broken water pipe

The extent of any damage is unknown at this point.

SPCA seeks donations for Nanaimo cat who requires $6K surgery

β€œFizz is a social butterfly who loves to snuggle with people and other cats."

Someone in Nanaimo won $5 million in Lotto 6/49 draw

Check your lottery tickets! πŸ€‘

4 Saanich intersections now have high-friction road coating

For the purpose of reducing rear-end collisions

BC Transit extends late-night service hours to address increasing demand

They've also added 8 new buses to the fleet
Victoria Vehicle Fire

Victoria firefighters respond to hydro pole fire on Bay Street

Expect traffic delays in the area

Surge of counterfeit $100 bills reported in Saanich

Police have provided a crash course on how to identify this fake cash

Police advise people to check their bank accounts after ATM skimmer found in downtown...

"It is not known at this time how long the skimmer was at the ATM, or how many cards may be impacted."

103 new movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this September

Have you seen 'It' yet? 🀑

Victoria man wanted for alleged parental abduction arrested at airport

Brent Erskine took his four-year-old daughter out of the country in defiance of a court order

Victoria cyclist captures series of “weird” events on camera last Sunday (VIDEO)

Including a racoon getting hit by a car, and a collision between a cyclist and a 'tow strap' attached to an SUV

Saanich approves two new student housing buildings for UVic

One of them would be the tallest building at the university

“Weird Al” Yankovic will be performing in Victoria this Wednesday

Are you ready to get weird, Victoria?

Saanich police recover shoes and backpack belonging to man found deceased in driveway

They are now reconstructing the events two days prior to Andrew Sidor's death

VicPD seize fentanyl, heroin, replica firearms and over $50,000 in drug trafficking investigation

After weeks of investigation into reports of drug trafficking

This restaurant in Victoria is giving away 5 FREE kids meals to everyone who... the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada!

Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Sooke near Basinview Heights

It took around two and a half hours for them to contain the blaze

Saanich Police identify victim in suspicious death on Saturday

They are now searching for items which may help determine the circumstances surrounding his death

Carly Rae Jepsen will be performing in Victoria next weekend

This BC-born boss babe is coming back!

Oak Bay residents robbed at gunpoint by suspects disguised as salespeople

One of the suspects has since been arrested

Victoria just got its first all-in-one taxi hailing app

It's not Uber, but it's close!

Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre is hosting a part-time job fair next weekend

Say hello to your next side hustle! πŸ’°

Emergency crews attend five vehicle collision on Pat Bay Highway

Police and ambulances are on site

36-year-old man arrested for stealing Saanich municipal work truck

He attempted to flee but was nabbed with the help of a K9 team
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Man “breaks out” of Nanaimo business after locking himself inside bathroom stall overnight

He walked out of the business at 4 a.m., carrying two stolen monitors

VicPD arrest 28-year-old man for attempted murder in Bay Street shooting

On August 6th, a man was shot outside a Fernwood residence

Major fire engulfs Metchosin home on Thursday night

A dog remains unaccounted for

One person injured after vehicle crashes into hydro pole in Langford

Millstream Road has now been reopened to one lane alternating traffic

Starbucks launches new delivery service across Canada today

Sip, sip hooray! β˜•οΈ