Monday, February 17, 2020


Brishti Basu

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Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz. Got a story? Shoot me an email: brishti@victoriabuzz.com
Jordan Shepherd Nanaimo RCMP

Nanaimo man wanted after allegedly scamming money from women he dated

Jordan Shepherd swindled several victims out of thousands of dollars in 2017

Federal Budget 2018: Additional paternity leave implemented to improve gender equality

The changes will be available starting June 2019

Local company will virtually connect BC students to experts in real-time

Imagine going deep sea diving...while sitting in a classroom!

Minibus catches fire in downtown Victoria (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The cause of the fire has not been determined yet. 

Cineplex theatres showing four movies for just $2.99 during March Break

2 hours of family-friendly entertainment for the price of a latte!

Police investigating discovery of body near Selkirk Trestle

Emergency crews have been on site since about 2 PM.

Winners is expected to open at The Bay Centre in 2019

The cat's out of the bag!
Hwy 1 closed

Canada ranked one of top 20 most traffic congested countries (REPORT)

Canada is the 16th worst country in the world for traffic congestion, according to this study

Spring will be a little late for BC this year, according to the Weather...

But we'll still be warmer than everyone else!

These are the 100 BEST places to grab a bite in Canada (REPORT)

And five of them are right here on Vancouver Island! 😍

HMCS Calgary leaks 30,000 litres of fuel into the Strait of Georgia

The response to the leak is still in its early stages

7 ways to invest in Victoria real estate with little to no money (CONTEST)

Real estate investing, in layman's terms!

8 winter issues only southern British Columbians can relate to

"Winter" means something very different here in our corner of the world ☺️

Duncan man who adopted and killed pet pig issues apology

"I do feel remorse and regret for my actions, and I would like to ask that people stop sending death threats to me and my partner"

Bizarre Saanich shoe store incident prompts hilarious Twitter response

This Saanich resident has no sole 😂

5th Annual Wounded Warrior run will conclude in Victoria today

We'll see you at the finish line! 🏁

Duncan couple adopt pet pig from BC SPCA and proceed to kill and eat...

Imagine going home with your new family, only to find out that you're being served for dinner...

Victoria Police make an arrest in multiple sexual assault cases on transit buses

The investigation began after one brave woman shared her story on Facebook

Canadian Olympic athlete and coach arrested for drunkenly stealing vehicle in Pyeongchang

Cross country skier Dave Duncan and coach William Raine have since been released and issued formal apologies

Spring showers in the forecast for all of next week in Victoria

Back to umbrellas and rain boots ⛈

Find your dream job at the Victoria Cruise Industry job fair today

Have you updated your resumé yet?

RCMP seek public assistance in solving 2015 Victoria murder case

49-year-old Peter Thompson was found dead in his Michigan Street apartment in February 2015

Local restaurant unearths 100 year old horseshoe during renovations

This mysterious historical find at Pagliacci's Restaurant is turning a few heads 🧐
Crystal Pool

Crystal Pool upgrade project to receive $6 million from Federal Gas Tax fund

This will give the $69.4 million project a little boost
Rapid Transit

Provincial gas tax increase will fund Victoria Regional Transit expansion (BUDGET 2018)

This is the first gas tax increase in the Victoria region since 2008
Brandon Bartlett

Two Victoria police officers assaulted in the line of duty

There was two separate incidents

Here’s what you need to know about the British Columbia Budget 2018

A full breakdown of what you can expect from the province this fiscal year

The original Victoria Clipper vessel made its final journey into the sunset today

Victoria Clipper I will embark on one last sunset voyage tonight at 5PM before hanging up the anchors for good

30 of the best spots to see cherry blossoms in and around Victoria

Instagram is about to get a lot more pink!
air quality

B.C. looks to strengthen climate change action strategy

According to the study, British Columbia's average temperature has been increasing faster than the global average since 1900
John Horgan LNG

Provincial government formally challenges Alberta’s ban on BC wine

"We will defend our wine industry from unfair trade practices"
Sexual Assault Suspect Victoria Police

Victoria Police searching for suspect in sexual assault of 12-year-old today

He allegedly followed two girls into the Bay Centre and, once alone, sexually assaulted one of them before fleeing

Threshold Housing Society launches fundraiser to provide youth with emergency kits

Everyone needs an emergency plan, but not everyone can afford it

New 440-unit development to break ground in Langford

The opening ceremony of the much awaited Belmont Residences complex will take place on March 1st

Check out these 7 unique houses for sale in Greater Victoria (CONTEST)

You'll be surprised at how far your money can go!

5th Annual Wounded Warrior run will conclude in Victoria next Sunday

We'll see you at the finish line! 🏁

Thousands took part in the Stolen Sisters Memorial March yesterday (PHOTOS)

The event is an annual tribute to Indigenous women, girls, and 2spirit people who have gone missing and/or been murdered

Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics BC kicks off in March

Costumes, displays, and a dip in the Pacific!

Pop-up United States Consulate coming to Victoria in March

Mark your calendars - this could save you a trip to the mainland!

You have to try the NEW ‘House of Occult’ room at Horror Escape (VIDEO)

It's got a 10% survival rate - think you can make it?

Two Victoria hotels ranked among top 10 hotels in Canada (REPORT)

Magnolia Hotel and Spa snagged the #4 spot, while Oak Bay Beach Hotel was ranked #10. Can you guess where the best hotel in Canada is?

International students advised to be wary of targeted phone scam

Some unsuspecting victims have been swindled out of thousands of dollars