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Friday, January 21, 2022

Mariah Burchell

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

BC aims to have residents receive their COVID-19 booster dose by end of March...

Over 700,000 boosters/third doses have been administered in the province to date

Bars and nightclubs set to close under new BC Public Health orders

In effect until January 18th 2022.

BC government urges residents to prepare for extreme winter conditions this holiday season

With tips for cold temperatures, power outages, slick streets and more.

700 pharmacies across BC will start offering COVID-19 booster vaccines by mid-January

Joining the already 350 already doing so.

BC health officials report 2,550 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

415 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

BC Ferries’ 6th Island Class vessel arrives in Victoria tomorrow

Completing a 72-day transoceanic journey from Romania

Victoria’s 8th annual Beer Week returns to the capital in March 2022

After a 2 year hiatus! 🍺
77 shelters available at Our Place and elsewhere in Victoria

Our Place Society will be serving an early Christmas dinner on Wednesday

Rogers Chocolate has also donated chocolates for dessert!

VicPD seek public’s help in locating a high-risk 19-year-old woman (UPDATED)

UPDATE: She has been located and is safe.

Saanich Police looking to identify four suspects who used stolen credit cards (PHOTOS)

They made over $15,000 in fraudulent purchases.

BC health officials report 789 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, December 17th

There are now over 4,000 active cases in the province.

5 ways to experience the magic of the Malahat SkyWalk this season

Take your holidays to new heights! 🎄

BC to re-introduce cap on indoor gatherings due to spike in COVID-19 cases

The measures will stay in place until January 31st 2022

26 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, December 17th-19th

One weekend left before Xmas!

Saanich Police release description of suspect who pushed his way into seniors home

The suspect’s motive is still unknown.

BC health officials report 753 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, December 16th

Island Health reported a record breaking number of daily cases.

Uber’s application to operate on Vancouver Island denied once again

Searches on the Uber app for rides in Victoria were up 300% in 2021

Victoria couple plans to give back after surprise $26,000 lotto win

The couple correctly guessed the outcome of 12 of 13 NFL games

BC health officials report 584 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 15th

109 new cases and 2 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

18-year old suspect nabbed after back to back break-ins at Saanich business

The business was equipped with a CCTV system

Alcohol consumption in BC saw record levels during first year of COVID-19

Island Health had the second highest rate of consumption in the province

The average monthly rent price for a two bedroom home in Victoria last month...

With rent forecasted to rise even higher in 2022. 🙄

VicPD ask for public’s help in locating missing 26-year old man (UPDATED)

UPDATE: He has been located and is safe.

BC health officials report 519 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 14th

123 new cases were reported in the Island Health region.

RCMP investigating theft of red dresses and LGBTQ+ flag in Nanaimo

They were all on display outside the Nanaimo Family Life Association building

An outdoor movie night will receive funding as part of City of Victoria’s ‘Neighbourhood...

Over $54,000 is being awarded to six community-led projects

Oak Bay Police investigating torched car found at Cattle Point Monday night

Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle fleeing the area

Imagine Dragons adds Victoria show to 2022 Mercury World Tour

Do ‘whatever it takes’ to get your tickets 🎵

BC health officials report 1,129 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

As of today, 124 cases are associated with an outbreak at UVic.

Four protestors arrested after locking themselves inside Saanich bank Monday morning

They also chained the front doors to the bank.

Vancouver Island’s very first Popeyes Chicken will open its doors this week

Crispy chicken, fried shrimp and more!

BC lifts gas restrictions but extends provincial state of emergency until December 28th

The 30-litre gas limit will end tomorrow.

BC health officials report 437 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, December 10th

127 cases and 1 death were reported in the Island Health region

24 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, December 11th-12th

Christmas is in the air 🎄

Here’s where Saanich Peninsula residents can donate to the Firefighters Christmas Drive this weekend

Firefighters from Sidney, Central and North Saanich are teaming up!

Construction officially begins on Topaz Park’s new skatepark and bike park

With completion set for Summer 2022

Dramatic hit and run in Saanich captured on home surveillance (VIDEO)

The other vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the collision.

BC health officials report 341 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, December 9th

The Island Health region had the highest number of new cases in the province today.

Saanich promises to continue road safety improvements after tragic death of 16-year-old earlier this...

A GoFundMe has been set up to support the victim’s family.
BC Ferries Twitter

BC Ferries adds over 160 additional sailings in preparation for the holiday season

Between December 17th and January 3rd 🚢
Fentanyl overdose crisis

BC records deadliest month in record history due to toxic drug overdoses

There was an average of 6.5 deaths per day in October
RCMP Cruiser Generic

Police investigate shots fired into parked vehicle in Nanaimo

No suspects have been identified at this time.

BC health officials report 379 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 8th

65 new cases and 3 deaths were reported in the Island Health region.

You can take a Sleigh Boat Ride through Victoria’s Inner Harbour this holiday

With a perfect view of the annual Santa Ballet! 🎅

16-year-old pedestrian succumbs to injuries after being struck by car at Saanich crosswalk

The young man's organs will be used to save up to 8 people.

Victoria man finds 77 year old drivers license tucked away in Christmas book

He is hoping to reunite it with the owner or family
Dr. Bonnie Henry

BC health officials report 326 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 7th

5 new cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed in the province.