Friday, February 26, 2021


Brishti Basu

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Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

North Saanich high school raising $3.9 million to build competition-standard running track

It would replace their aging 34-year-old track.

Man arrested after hitting another man repeatedly with wooden stick in downtown Victoria

Police say it was a random, unprovoked attack.

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Five staff members in a transitional care unit tested positive for COVID-19.

Health Canada recalls nearly 9,000 smart doorbells after reports of overheating and bursting into...

Consumers in the U.S. reported property damage and some reported injuries related to the product.

Victoria WildARC caring for bald eagle in rough shape after fight with another eagle

She has been on oxygen and receiving treatments for several days.

Second Nanaimo high school reports COVID-19 exposure

A cluster outbreak was also reported at a different Nanaimo school around the same time.

‘COVID-19 is already well ahead of us’: Canada reports over 40,000 active cases

PM Justin Trudeau urged local and provincial governments to reach out to the feds for help if needed.

B.C. reports 525 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths as active cases surge past...

There have been seven new cases reported in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Nanaimo RCMP searching for 71-year-old man after ‘out of character’ disappearance

He was last seen at 9:30 a.m. this morning.
bike lane

Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition calls for more bike lanes after cyclist killed in truck...

"While Victoria is a safe place to ride, Friday’s tragedy reminds us we have not finished yet."

998 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths reported in B.C. since Saturday

12 new cases were reported in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Sources identify victim in Langford death, husband charged with second-degree murder

One source tells Victoria Buzz that the victim's dog was also found dead inside the residence.

B.C. NDP government extends freeze on rent increases until July 2021

The rent freeze was originally instated in March.

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for Nanaimo high school

The exposure occurred on Monday and Thursday last week.
Nanaimo man arrested

Nanaimo cyclist arrested after police find drugs, large amount of cash

They found fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, and over $10,500 in cash.

B.C. top doctor issues regional order for Lower Mainland after 567 new COVID-19 cases

The order places restrictions on social gatherings, travel, indoor group physical activities, and workplaces for two weeks. 

Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump to win 2020 U.S. presidential election

CNN, AP and other major networks are calling 273 electoral votes for Biden.

B.C. reports whopping 589 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations on the rise

For the first time in months, Dr. Henry and Minister Dix will be making a live announcement this Saturday.

Some BC Ferries vessels will have RCMP on board to make sure passengers follow...

Primarily, they're there to ensure people leave their vehicles when in an enclosed deck.

6 arrested after drugs and weapons found in Saanich residence

As part of an investigation that began in October.
Rapid Transit

Victoria approves motion to provide free bus passes to unhoused population

"This is our small contribution for the next three months to make sure that people can actually get to the showers."

New daily record of 425 COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., active cases near 3,400

Including 7 new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Victoria Police arrest one, seize 1 kg of ‘extremely high-concentration’ fentanyl (VIDEO)

Police say the street value of this 90% fentanyl substance is over $1 million.

BC Ferries offering free travel to military personnel on Remembrance Day

A two minute silence will be observed on ships and terminals at 11 a.m. on November 11

Health Canada approves COVID-19 test that provides results in 60 minutes

The company that developed the test strips says they are ideal for on-the-spot testing.

B.C. reports 335 new COVID-19 cases, 4 in Vancouver Island Health region

Over 7,000 people are now in isolation, monitoring for symptoms of the virus.

Man arrested after setting fire to tent at Beacon Hill Park

He had been banned from Victoria parks after threatening a woman in Beacon Hill Park back in July.

12 photos of the newly completed Dallas Road walkway and bike lanes (PHOTOS)

Have you experienced the new amenities yourself yet?

Homeless people at Beacon Hill Park say community tent was deliberately set on fire

They suspect a man who was seen telling park residents to "get a job" earlier in the day did the deed.

Man wanted after swinging baseball bat at people in downtown Victoria

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s.

299 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C. Tuesday as active cases exceed 3,000

Three more people lost their lives to the virus in the past 24 hours.

City of Victoria will consider motion to provide free bus passes to homeless

Council will deliberate the motion on Thursday.

5 new COVID-19 cases reported in Vancouver Island Health region Tuesday

There are now 18 active cases in the region.

BC Seniors’ Advocate recommends more visitors to long term care residents, after survey release

"The comments we heard from hundreds of family members indicate there is a greater fear of death from loneliness."

Record-breaking 1,120 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths reported in B.C. since Friday

The province has now had over 15,500 total cases of COVID-19.

Victoria Police investigating attempted robbery at knife-point near Craigdarroch Castle

The suspect fled when the women screamed loudly.

Heavy rainfall on the way for parts of Vancouver Island: Environment Canada

It's going to be a wet few days this week. ☔️

People in B.C. have bet $1.4 million on Donald Trump to win U.S. election

BCLC says this election has been the single biggest betting event in the history of the corporation.

Saanich Police issue $2,300 ticket to homeowner after Halloween party

About 30 people left the residence when the party was eventually shut down.

Victoria Police searching for ‘high risk’ missing 15-year-old girl (UPDATED)

Anyone who sees her is asked to call 911.

Three suspects wanted for alleged mischief at Langford construction site (PHOTOS)

They were caught on camera at 2:40 a.m.

B.C. reports 272 new COVID-19 cases, over 6,000 people now in isolation

One more person lost their life to the pandemic in the past 24 hours.

Victoria Police searching for ‘high-risk’ missing 14-year-old girl

Anyone who sees her is asked to call 911.

New Victoria restaurant defends ‘launch party’ after complaints to police

"We were fortunate to have a successful night due to our Happy Hour special, but that's all it was."

Vancouver Island police still searching for woman who went missing on Halloween 7 years...

Julia Strobach was 26-years-old when she went missing. She would be 33 now.

234 new COVID-19 cases, one more death reported in B.C. Thursday

Over 5,700 people are now in isolation, monitoring for symptoms of the virus.