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Ethan Morneau

Senior Staff Writer / Reporter ethan@victoriabuzz.com

‘I miss their laugh’: Friends, family and RCMP renew call for help in finding...

The 37-year-old hasn’t been heard from in over two months.

Anti-mandate protesters face counter-demonstrators in Victoria on Saturday (PHOTOS)

“This ends when we stop complying,” read one sign. “Truckers go home – mandates save lives,” stated another.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP release photo of car linked to missing mom and son

Jacqueline Nelson and her baby haven’t been heard from since January 24th.

Victoria Starbucks staff ‘rattled’ and ‘shook up’ following ordeal with unruly ‘Freedom Convoy’ protesters

While threats aren't on the menu, it seems some didn't get the memo last Saturday.
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BC’s unemployment rate returns to pre-pandemic levels: Stats Canada

4,200 jobs were created in BC last month.

‘Unacceptable’: Victoria mayor says latest ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest infringed on people’s safety 

With another protest planned for Saturday, Mayor Helps is asking participants to respect local businesses.

Exhausted and burnt out: Nurses Union wants solutions for BC’s healthcare system

"It's reached a point where many are telling us they just can't do it anymore."
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Hotel chain aids Victoria families impacted by rising housing costs

The Families in Need Fund covers the costs of accommodation and food.
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BC health officials report 1,518 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, February 3rd

217 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Surge in demand prompts Victoria Sexual Assault Centre to scrap long-term counselling

Individual crisis counselling and group counselling services are still available. 

Vancouver Island named one of the best fishing spots in Canada

Time to go on an adventure! 🎣

Victoria woman’s surprise birth is Pender Island’s first baby born in 7 years 

Mom Danielle Yole describes the experience as "wild."
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Armed robber steals cash, lottery tickets from Nanaimo business

The search continues for the suspect as local police ask witnesses to come forward.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tests positive for COVID-19

Trudeau says he’s “feeling fine.”

Alleged Campbell River Walmart shoplifter gets caught in viral video (VIDEO)

Crime-fighting shoppers got more than they bargained for over the weekend.

BC health officials report 2,137 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, January 28th

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in BC.

Judge says Victoria mom can vaccinate daughter against COVID-19 though dad’s opposed

The daughter tested positive for COVID-19 last week. 

Playground assault in Duncan has police seeking witnesses

The victim’s injuries were so serious he was unable to describe the suspect(s).

Firefighters rescue lost seal from View Royal baseball diamond (VIDEO)

A local vice-principal was in for a surprise on her morning walk to work.

Saanich Police seek to identify road rage suspect who punched another man in the...

The incident occurred in November.

Capital City Comic Con postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions

It was originally scheduled for the end of March. 
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14 years later: Upcoming walk remembers Lindsay Buziak

“All I have are great memories of a wonderful daughter. That hurts, so I do it for her.”

BC Transit warns of bus disruptions and cancellations on Victoria routes

A staff shortage is to blame.

Co-living development looks to ease the strain on Victoria’s rental market

54 pods will feature shared in-suite kitchens and an ensuite for most bedrooms.

VicPD on lookout for screwdriver stabbing suspect

The victim was wearing a protective vest which warded off any severe injury.

BC health officials report 2,086 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 26th

219 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Improved cellular coverage coming to Highway 4 into Tofino

Tofino-bound? Say goodbye to spotty cellphone service 📱

West Shore RCMP ‘school zone enforcement blitz’ a success

Police caught 10 speeding drivers.

Another COVID-19 outbreak declared at Victoria General Hospital

Island Health says nine patients have tested positive.

17 shots of Tuesday’s fiery sunset over Greater Victoria (PHOTOS)

Mother Nature at her best! 😍 

BC extends Vaccine Card program until June 30th

It was set to expire at the end of the month. 

Tuesday blaze could have taken a turn for the worse: Victoria Fire

VicPD closed a section of Cook Street as fire crews battled the flames.

Victoria ranked as one of the best places to live and work as a...

Lights, camera, action! 🎬

Physician shortage prompts Colwood walk-in clinic closure

The clinic has been around for nearly two decades.

Langford Tim Hortons coffee-thrower arrested: West Shore RCMP

He was denied service the day before for refusing to wear a mask.

‘It all started with a dream’: Jeneece Place celebrates 10th anniversary

The home offers a safe place for families to stay when accessing nearby medical services.

BC health officials report 4,997 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

There are 626 new cases in Island Health.

Saanich driver trapped for hours after crashing into hydro pole on Sunday

Police say the collision underscores the dangers of drinking and driving.