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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Mariah Burchell

Staff writer with Victoria Buzz. Story idea? Send me an email mariah@victoriabuzz.com

University of Victoria lands a spot in the top 500 universities in the world

How do you think it ranked next to other Canadian institutions? 🤔

Outdoor patio at Nanaimo breakfast restaurant destroyed during hit-and-run

RCMP are looking for witnesses.

VicPD searching for man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

He is serving time for robbery, arson, break and enter and disguise with intent.

Nanaimo RCMP issues warrant for violent offender charged with forcible confinement and assault (UPDATED)

After breaching his court order release conditions

You’ll now receive alerts to your cellphone in the event of extreme heat emergencies...

Following last summer’s unprecedented heat dome

Witnesses sought in physical altercation between two men at Central Saanich’s Centennial Park

It occurred in the rear parking lot by the lacrosse box.

More than half of British Columbians are concerned about their data being hacked while...

Have you ever received a “phishing” email? 🤔

19 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, June 3rd-5th

Farmers markets and the Oak Bay Tea Party!

Search and rescue efforts ongoing for missing 64-year-old Nanaimo man

He was last seen at his residence on June 1st.

Satisfy your sweet tooth: 7 places in Victoria you must try on National Donut...

The perfect sprinkle to end a busy week 🍩

RCMP seek suspect after six knifepoint robberies in Duncan

Over a two week period.

Ocean Week kicks off this weekend with 10 days of events across Victoria

Including a trivia night, jewelry workshops and a festival at Fisherman's Wharf!

Oak Bay will phase out single-use plastic bags starting this fall

And introduce charges for paper and reusable checkout bags.

The first-ever Spot Prawn and Fiddle Fest is happening in James Bay this month

And there will be a beer garden! 🦐🍺

Canada Day celebrations are returning to Victoria this summer and there will be fireworks

As well as local entertainment and delicious multicultural food! 🇨🇦

A free harm reduction event hoping to reduce stigma will be live-streamed this month

Featuring experts as well as people with lived experience.

A brand new community health centre opened its doors in Colwood today

With 17 full time health-care providers.

10 breweries with patios in and around Victoria to chill on this summer

Some are even dog friendly! 🐕

BC’s minimum wage will increase to $15.65 as of June 1st

Making it the highest minimum wage of any province
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

VicPD arrest suspect who shot at passing vehicles with pellet gun Saturday night

He faces charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Esquimalt man plans for tropical vacation after winning $100,000 Scratch & Win prize

“I scanned it on my phone and showed my wife. We both couldn’t believe it.”

Over 7,000 young workers in British Columbia were injured on the job in 2021

With injuries most likely to occur in service-sector jobs.

The 60th annual Oak Bay Tea Party returns to Willows Beach this weekend

With rides, fireworks, a bathtub race and more!
Queen of Alberni

15 BC Ferries pet peeves you should know about that annoy your fellow passengers

“Seats are for bums, not luggage” 🧳

12 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, May 27th-29th

Lacrosse, roller derby and block parties 💃

Here’s what’s inside Nanaimo RCMP’s new first responder sensory support kits

15 kits will be placed in the vehicles of officers.

Firework incident causes thousands of dollars in damage to Nanaimo lake dock

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward.

VicPD searching for high-risk 25-year-old Indigenous woman last seen in April (UPDATED)

UPDATE: In a June 9th update, VicPD say Abigayle Singh has been located and is safe.

Construction to repair flood damage on Malahat expected to be completed by summer 2023

The $15 million contract has been awarded to a Nanaimo company.

Comox Valley RCMP investigating fatal crash in Courtenay involving a logging truck

One man was found deceased and one woman was transported to hospital.

Langford’s first ever craft beer festival is coming to Starlight Stadium this July

Cheers to beers, bands and good eats! 🍻

Three-in-four Canadians feel the worst of COVID-19 is behind us (POLL)

Almost half of Canadians are still anxious about the end of restrictions.

This Nanaimo ice cream truck serves wacky but amazing frozen treats

How'd you like your next soft serve with googly eyes and a marshmallow nose? 😋

9 places in and around Victoria to celebrate national wine day

Red, white or rosé? 🍷

$1 Summer Drink Days return to McDonald’s to quench your thirst this season

The perfect way to cool down ☀️