Sunday, October 25, 2020

Brishti Basu

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

Hudson Yoga abruptly shuts down without refunding students’ payments

People are furious, and for good reason
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit announces service changes and expansions starting January 2nd

The changes will primarily affect the communities of James Bay and the Tsawout First Nation

Doctor responds to TC editorial asking physicians to ‘bear more of the burden’

The editorial received mixed reviews on social media

High-flying kite disrupts incoming air traffic to the inner harbour

This gives a very different meaning to the phrase "high as a kite"

Full face protection will become mandatory for all BC Hockey Junior B players

The Peninsula Panthers were the first team to implement full face protection.

Shoppers Drug Mart could soon become a medical marijuana supplier

It's just one step away from reality

Police release sketch of James Bay suspect involved in three incidents

The occurrences took place on November 8th.

Steelhead LNG scraps plans for floating terminal off the coast of Vancouver Island

The company stated that there were several reasons for dropping the project

Provincial government announces minimum age to purchase, possess and consume marijuana

The road to legalizing recreational weed just got a little bit shorter

Christmas tree shortage in the U.S. leads to higher prices across B.C.

The market relies on imports from our neighbours in the South.

A Quintessentially Victorian Holiday Gift Guide 2017

We could really go for #4 right about now!
Rock The Shores

Rock the Shores announces its return, early bird tickets on sale now

Festival tickets at lower prices? Yes please! 😍

Tickets for the Victoria Beer Week go on sale this Tuesday and you’re invited...

Forget what ales you and join us for some lager 🍻

Health Canada issues advisory over broken or undersized birth control pills

PSA: Check your birth control pills and make sure they're all the same size
BC Legislature

Province issues $5 million fund for support of women and children affected by violence

Here's a real, tangible effect of the #MeToo campaign

West Shore RCMP are looking for a man who punched a 10 year old...

The attack was random and unprovoked.

Here’s why you need to be at A Touch of Salt Spring Christmas Craft...

All the artisan goodies you can dream of, under one roof!

Don’t miss out on tonight’s Cocktail Party at Nourish Kitchen & Cafe

Because you deserve a night off 🍹

University of Victoria ranked 8th greenest campus in Canada

The top spot went to the University of Calgary, while UBC snagged #6

BC Ferries had its best summer ever for vehicle traffic

This explains why the terminal was always so busy over the summer
IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive

Everything you need to know about the 2017 IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food...

🎶 Deck the streets with trucks of goodness 🎶
IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive

The 19th Annual IEOA Truck Light Convoy is happening next week

It's a procession of spectacularly decorated trucks that also helps the hungry - what's not to love?!

Children’s International Summer Villages announces summer program applications

Looking for some fun, informative activities to keep your kids busy next summer?

Vandals brand downtown Victoria store with swastikas and KGB graffiti

The staff at Frontrunners Footwear is shocked and confused that their store was targeted

Archeologists unearth relics at the Johnson Street Bridge construction site

After years of delays, the bridge construction site coughed up some surprises
Victoria City Council amalgamation

Victoria council votes to restrict short-term vacation rentals

The move was met with backlash from homeowners who rent out their secondary suites on websites like AirBnB

Here’s why there were traffic flaggers along Highway 1 yesterday

DriveBC described it as a "special event" happening from 3:45 to 4:30 PM yesterday

UVic associate professor to highlight the work of Swiss bureaucrat who helped thousands of...

Carl Lutz helped more than 60,000 Hungarian Jews escape the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust, in what is now recognized as the largest civilian rescue of Jewish people at the time.

Tally-Ho Hotel approved to be used as transitional housing facility starting in January

The facility will be staffed 24/7 and tenants will be provided with breakfast and a hot meal everyday

A banking envelope with money inside was found in downtown Victoria

Kudos to the good samaritan who turned it in to the police 👏

BC Transit testing out 40-foot battery electric transit bus in Victoria

The future of public transit may be just around the corner!

(UPDATED) Have you seen Spud, the caramel-coloured pup?

Reports indicate that he may have been hit by a car, but is still mobile
cougar file photo

Cougar sighted in Saanich earlier this evening

A thorough search of the area was conducted, but no big prowling felines were to be seen anywhere.

Youth housing project in Westshore cancelled due to lack of funding from provincial government

The project was a partnership between Threshold Housing Society and the Greater Victoria Housing Society.

B.C. union proposes tax reform plan to ease housing affordability crisis

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) highlights speculative investment as one of the main causes of rising real estate prices in the province.

City of Victoria cracks down on Herald Street marijuana dispensary

The Green Dragon Medicinal Society is under scrutiny for failing to comply with city bylaws.
Rapid Transit

Full driver doors to enhance safety on BC Transit buses

This measure is the latest in a series of safety initiatives, including the installment of CCTV cameras, and an operator emergency notification protocol on buses. 

Largest annual artisan fair on Vancouver Island returns to Victoria for its 29th year

Calling all holiday market lovers - this is a big one!

UPDATED: Victoria Police locate missing 16-year-old teen

Gabriel Castillo was recently reported missing after not being heard from by his family.

Candlelight vigil planned for Emma Fillipoff who disappeared 5 years ago

"I have one job in life and that is to find Emma."