Sunday, February 23, 2020

Jeremy Weeres

Junior staff writer at Victoria Buzz. Soccer player and coach, hockey and drumming enthusiast. Story idea? Send me a message.
therapy dogs

Therapy dogs are coming to the Vancouver International Airport

The real question is: how long until we can get some for those Friday evening Malahat drivers?
slo-pitch Chris Godfrey

Slo-pitch player critically injured during tournament in Courtenay

"He's the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back even if it was the last thing he owned. He's always there for you," said Scott Parsons, tournament organizer.
license plate thief

Saanich Police looking to identify licence plate thief

The lady was caught on surveillance stealing licence plates.
McKenzie interchange Highway 1 speed limit

Phase two of McKenzie interchange construction to begin early this fall

The $42.6 million contract is expected to be completed by summer 2019.
vinyl record

7 places to buy vinyl records in Victoria

In case you hadn't noticed, records are making a resurgence.
tear gas

Two workers hospitalized after exposure to a tear gas component in Central Saanich

A coffee can contained a compound called chlorobenzalmalonitile, a component of CS gas, or tear gas.
BC Ferries

BC Ferries to ban passengers from lower vehicle-deck and will go smoke free

Passengers are prohibited to smoke, and to stay in vehicles on closed decks.

Here are 12 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend: August 11-13

  Friday, August 11th Perseid Meteor Shower Peak Time What: Let the stars do the talking as earth's most popular meteor shower paints pictures in the...

Country Rose Pub re-energized under new ownership

The restaurant will close the building on August 14th to begin two weeks of improvements and modifications.

Victoria Harbourcats playoffs begin tonight!

The box office and gates open at 5:30pm tonight!

Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower at Fort Rodd Hill this Friday

Our currently smoky skies are expected to clear by Thursday, making Friday's "mainly sunny" weather perfect for watching the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Victoria Royals trade Bargar to Thunderbirds for defenceman

Royals acquire 19 year old defenseman in exchange for Blake Bargar.
Smoky Sunset Victoria

7 places to view the smokey sunset this evening

Last night's "apocalyptic red ball of fire" made for incredible photos. So we put together a list of locations to help up your smoky sunset Instagram game.

Victoria Grizzlies bantam hockey squad will compete in Russia

Victoria represents Western Canada in 10-team international hockey tournament.
Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons will soon be available in Spain

Spanish coffees are nice, but sometimes you just need a Double Double. A taste of Canada is on its way to Spain for the latest Tim Hortons expansion.

Victoria cats with ‘wobbly’ brains becoming Instagram hit

Trooper and Samson have cerebellar hypoplasia, a condition affecting motor skills which results in a distinct, wobbly strut.
New Generation Photography Award

New Generation Photography Award offers three $10,000 prizes to young Canadians

We've got some exciting news for you, to the tune of $30,000.
Malahat Congestion

Last Friday’s Malahat mayhem might have been solved

Stuck in terrible Malahat traffic last weekend? It appears the Transportation Ministry heard your complaints... and numerous others.
sperm count

North American men have lost over 50% of their sperm count over the last...

Just under 43,000 men took part in the research.

Here are 10 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend: July 21...

The sunshine is expected to return for the weekend!

Victoria’s Largest Little Air Show is back for the August-long weekend

Fireworks are good, but airplanes are better.

Hiker found dead after going missing near Shawnigan Lake

Search and Rescue crews were shaken up by the discovery of the body.

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington found dead

He struggled with drugs and alcohol for years.

Police issue friendly reminder to not bring them drugs

Picking up discarded drugs could potentially harm everyone involved

3 Syrian Refugees Given Helicopter Tour of British Columbia (VIDEO)

Producer Amar Mirchandani and Helicopter Pilot/Youtuber Bradley Friesen took 3 Syrian refugees on an unforgettable trip through the province.

University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium gets boost from Canada 150

It's been a while since this track has received any love.

Check out this skateboarding video of Esquimalt back in the mid-70s! (VIDEO)

Pack your short shorts we're going skating in the 70s.

Ogden Point home run derby to kick off 2017 baseball nationals

Who says you need a baseball diamond to hit home runs when you’ve got Ogden Point.

Victoria’s Nick Pivetta who threw Harbourcats first pitch is slated to start Wednesday in...

He threw the first pitch in Victoria HarbourCats history in June of 2013, and he’s from Victoria!

Victoria Royals returns home for game 3 of the playoffs!

Series tied at 1-1. Puck drop is 7:05 pm.

Victoria Royals last regular game of the season is sold-out (CONTEST)

Two thousand, one hundred minutes. That’s how many minutes of magical Victoria Royals hockey that have been played at the Save On Memorial Centre this...

Victoria Royals clinch playoff berth for 6th consecutive season

Victoria twice proved it’s flair for the dramatic this weekend, erasing 3-1 deficits in consecutive games against the Spokane Chiefs. Both games were physical and...

Come support the Victoria Royals before their critical 5 game road swing

The title says it all folks, the Victoria Royals are hosting the Spokane Chiefs back-to-back this Friday and Saturday, and there are serious implications...

Canada is getting a new three-dollar coin for its 150th birthday

Everyone has a classic $2 bill laying around somewhere, and the Canadian Mint has offered a companion with the announcement of a $3 coin...

BC’s first saltwater cable ferry made over 10,200 sailings in its first year of...

BC Ferries is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its cable ferry, the Baynes Sound Connector since it entered service on the Buckley Bay -...

Victoria Royals @ Lethbridge Hurricanes is on Shaw TV tonight

The Royals will have their hands full Friday night as they take on the streaking Lethbridge Hurricanes, who have set a torrid pace with...

The Cascadia Cup will be in Victoria for fan photos and some serious gazing

With the Major League Soccer (MLS) season set to commence next week, the SouthIslanders Whitecaps Supporters group has their season launch party ready to...

5 ways to follow the Victoria Royals on their 4 game road trip

The Victoria Royals follow a 4-game homestand with which they collected 3 of a possible 8 points. They begin this week with a 4...

The Kamloops Blazers probably didn’t like Royals’ Griffen Outhouse very much last night

The playoffs are approaching, and the hockey is fantastic. “It felt like a playoff game, the intensity level was high, pucks were going to the...

Dig out those “ugly blazers” for this weekend’s two-game set between Royals and Blazers

The Victoria Royals wrap up their 7 game homestand this weekend with a two-game set against their division rivals, the Kamloops Blazers. Coming off back-to-back...