Saturday, August 17, 2019

Brishti Basu

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

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! 🎆😍

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! ☕️

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! 🏳️‍🌈

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

Air Canada named best airline in North America for 3rd year in a row

This is the eighth time they've received the title within 10 years
ska & reggae festival

Victoria’s 20th annual Ska & Reggae Festival kicks off tomorrow

Headlined by Bob Marley's son, Ky-Mani Marley! 🎶

Trudeau government approves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Their initial approval of the project was revoked by the Federal Court of Appeal last year

Victoria council approves demolition of remaining Plaza Hotel building

But certain historic architectural elements of the building will be preserved

Hikers can now access Juan de Fuca trail after extensive upgrades

Featuring increased safety measures

BC Coroners Service report reveals there was no foul play in death of Ben...

He is survived by a wife and two young children

11 photos from downtown Victoria’s Car Free YYJ event on Sunday (PHOTOS)

What was your favourite part? 😍

BC Ferries adds extra sailings to their summer schedule

Because it's travel time!

New elementary and middle schools will be built in Langford by September 2022

Most schools in SD62 are nearing capacity according to the board chair of the Sooke School District

Man arrested for stealing from change room lockers at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre

He also had a steel saw that could be used as a break-in tool. 

City of Victoria will provide free menstrual products at public facilities starting this summer

Victoria will be the first municipality in BC to do so

Air Canada and WestJet flight fares are 15% off today to celebrate Raptors’ NBA...

A trip to the 6ix is in order! ✈️🇨🇦

RCMP search for wanted 21-year-old man believed to be on Vancouver Island

If you see him, call police and do not approach

West Shore RCMP seek 13-year-old who is missing for the second time this month...

She first went missing on June 2nd but was found three days later

Saanich police searching for missing 45-year-old man

Eric Thomas Hartley was last seen on June 10th and reported missing on the 13th

Victoria council decides to fund Remembrance Day policing after public backlash

They also issued an apology to veterans and anyone else offended by the original motion

FREE drive-in movie nights are coming to Langford this July

Vintage summer movie nights are BACK 😍

Victoria residents lose over $20,000 to new type of phone scam

They were contacted by fraudsters pretending to be lawyers

Instagram users report app outages across North America and Europe (UPDATED)

People are already flocking to Twitter to complain

Nanaimo RCMP seize various weapons from teenagers carrying them “for protection”

A hatchet, double sided knife, and hammer, among other things

West Shore RCMP arrest shoplifter who tried to hide from police under a tarp

"Clearly the suspect hadn’t thought out his hiding spot..." 😂

Bell and Telus launch competing mobile plans to keep up with unlimited Rogers data...

Bell has a similar unlimited plan offer, while Telus decided to take a different route

6 warm weather records were broken on Vancouver Island on Wednesday

And 17 records were broken across BC ☀️