Friday, May 29, 2020


Cormac O'Brien

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Watching violin genius Chloé Kim as one of 14 things to do this weekend

14 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, January 4th – 5th

Including a performance from local Juilliard-trained violin genius Chloé Kim!
January 3rd Lights of Wonder

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday January 3rd

Only two more days to catch the lights at Centennial Square!

Victoria police officers rescue women from sexual assault during vacation in Hawaii

They were vacationing in Kona when the incident occurred
77 shelters available at Our Place and elsewhere in Victoria

77 additional shelter beds open today in Victoria ahead of expected storm

The first storm of 2020 is sweeping through the island.

CNN names Vancouver Island as one of 2020’s top travel destinations

Tofino and Victoria were highlighted!
January 2nd Fan Tan Alley

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday January 2nd

Enjoy a food tour that goes from the Public Market to Fan Tan Alley and elsewhere!
pancake breakfast on new year's day

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday January 1st

The first “Things to Do” of 2020!
Field destroyed by doughnuts

Central Saanich farm field destroyed after teens caught doing doughnuts

They caused nearly $7,000 in damages.
Downtown Victoria fire

Woman dies from injuries sustained in downtown Victoria apartment fire

The fire began after she barricaded herself inside a suite.
New Year's Eve Champagne

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday December 31st

Here’s where to spend your New Year’s night!
Jesse Logan and Teresa Winters Day, Lottery winners

B.C. residents won $785 million in lottery winnings in 2019

Over 86 million winning tickets were sold throughout the year
Two men breaking into a liquor store

Police looking to identify two men in Oak Bay liquor store smash-and-grab

The two men were caught on CCTV smashing the front window with a rock.
9-1-1 dispatchers warn about non-emergency calls

B.C. dispatch room releases its 10 most ridiculous 911 calls of 2019

These are not good reasons for calling the police 🙅‍♂️
Sound of Music is a great family film.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday December 30th

Bring warm woollen mittens and warmed-up voices!
28th

17 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, December 28th – 29th

Time to get off the couch and head back outside again!
Christmas Eve Carollers

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday December 24th

The mice are still stirring yet . . .

Nanaimo RCMP asking for public’s help in locating missing 14-year-old girl

She has been in contact with family but has not been located since going missing on December 17th.

Three more earthquakes hit the coast of Vancouver Island this afternoon

The last quake struck at 12:56 p.m.

ICBC are “deeply sorry” about claiming that slain West Shore RCMP officer was at...

“We were wrong and we are going to fix it,” the insurance agency says.
Festive santa with girl

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday December 23rd

Just two days until Christmas!

17 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, December 21st – 22nd

Victoria is bustling with Christmas cheer this weekend!
virtuous pie restaurants

These are Victoria Buzz’s top 10 favourite restaurants that opened in 2019

We can only dream of what’s coming in 2020!
hit and run

Pedestrian hospitalized after being struck by vehicle in Oak Bay

They suffered a head injury and are in serious condition.
SkipTheDishes restaurant

Victorians placed more than 17,000 butter chicken orders on SkipTheDishes in 2019

That’s a lot of dishwasher time saved.
RCMP

West Shore RCMP arrest drug dealer wanted on Canada-wide warrant

The suspect is wanted in PEI for cocaine trafficking.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday December 20th

After weeks of anticipation, Centennial Square lights up today!

Here are Victoria Buzz’s top 12 articles from 2019

You guys really like ice cream, hey?

Victoria cannabis stores will start selling edibles by late December

The BC government has now made the new products available to retailers and customers online.
Hybrid ships

BC Ferries’ first hybrid electric vessels will reach Victoria by early 2020

They started their journey from Romania last month.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday December 19th

Say goodbye to one of Victoria’s most legendary bars!

Over 25% of Malahat crashes are caused by driver inattentiveness (REPORT)

ICBC data breaks down all Malahat crashes over the past decade.

Two victims of Gabriola Island plane crash identified as Vancouver Island residents

A memorial for the couple will be held next week

Emergency crews shut down section of Trans Canada Hwy after vehicle incident (UPDATED)

Both northbound and southbound lanes have been reopened, though drivers can still expect delays and congestion.
coronavirus

LifeLabs pays ransom after losing 15 million patient records to cyber attack

The records belonged largely to customers in Ontario and British Columbia.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, December 17th

The Royals are back in town!

Province announces 260 new child care spaces coming to Victoria

144 of them will be co-located at three elementary schools

Top comedian and actor Russell Brand is coming to Victoria in April

The evening focuses on his addiction and subsequent recovery

B.C. transportation board grants first-ever ride-sharing license

Lyft and Uber are still waiting to hear back about their licenses.

Rock legends ZZ Top will play in Victoria in 2020

Three sharp-dressed men at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre!

Rent in Canada is set to increase by 3% in 2020 (REPORT)

Average rent for a one-bedroom in Victoria in 2019 hit $1,935

21 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, December 14th – 15th

Markets and brunches and tubas, oh my!
Man shot dead in Beiseker

BC Coroner confirms three people died in Gabriola Island airplane crash

Two of the deceased have yet to be identified.
swoop

Ultra-budget Swoop Airlines are landing in Victoria in 2020

Did someone say cheap flights? 🙋🏻‍♀️