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Mariah Burchell

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

Ukrainians fleeing the war-stricken country will now receive immediate MSP coverage in BC

Giving them access to medical services upon arrival.

78 new movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this May

Including 16 new seasons of your favourite shows!

Whistle Buoy Brewing’s annual birthday celebration ‘Whistlemania’ kicks off this June

A celebration of beer, music and community 🍻

12 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, April 22nd-24th

Farmers markets, clothing exchanges and brunch!

Colwood’s annual Eats & Beats Beach Party returns to the lagoon this July

With live music, food trucks, a craft beer garden and more! 🍺
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Barricaded man threatens to set Victoria building on fire early Friday morning

Residents were evacuated for over 4 hours
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‘Rooftop crawler’ arrested in Nanaimo after scaling building and breaking into business

A police dog sustained several minor injuries during the arrest.

Video footage captures potential witness of early morning arson in Victoria (VIDEO)

The vehicle drove past moments before the fire was set.

These Victoria brunch spots were ranked in the top 100 for all of Canada

But first, we brunch 🥂

Your ultimate guide to the sweetest summer markets on Vancouver Island

Buy fresh, buy local 💐

Oak Bay Beach Hotel is giving away two tickets to their 6th annual ‘Winemaker’s...

Wine, dinner, live music… with a view! 😍

13 places to get the best fish & chips in and around Victoria

For cod’s sake, you’ve gotta try these! 🐟🍟
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Shawnigan Lake RCMP investigating increase in mischief in the area including hate speech graffiti

Officers also reported a blockade on a roadway using picnic tables and chairs.

Police seek woman who randomly attacked man in downtown Victoria Tuesday morning (UPDATED)

He was treated for non-life-threatening burns.

Most BC residents think penalties for distracted driving aren’t harsh enough (SURVEY)

64% think electronics should be seized from repeat offenders.

Police seek help locating missing 34-year-old West Shore woman last seen April 6th

She was reported missing on Friday.
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RCMP arrest two local men during drug bust in Sooke last week

Police seized weapons, cash and numerous illicit drugs

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies will bring the laughs to Victoria this September

In a newly announced stop on his Moist tour

Nanaimo RCMP looking to identify vacuum thief and owner of stolen E-bike

The bike has a retail value of $4000 to $6000

Investigation underway after 30 metal spikes found in a fallen old growth tree inside...

”This tactic to impede forestry operations is not only illegal, but is extremely dangerous.”

40-year-old man wanted on Canada-wide warrant believed to be in Victoria (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Brotherston has been located and arrested by VicPD.
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15 people with outstanding warrants arrested during VicPD’s ‘Warrant Wednesday’ blitz

Offences included mischief, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and more.

Person of interest identified in two suspicious fires in Nanaimo

A third fire has not been connected to the suspect.
77 shelters available at Our Place and elsewhere in Victoria

Our Place Society expects to serve nearly 600 people Easter dinner this long weekend

A Multi-Faith Spring Celebration will also take place nearby
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56-year-old man arrested in connection with March 2020 homicide in downtown Victoria

His victim succumbed to his injuries nearly ten days after assault

Vancouver Island Regional Library employees pause job action to consider wage offer

Librarians have been on strike since early March
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Man presumed drowned after falling from sailboat in Nanaimo on Monday

His wife was found clinging to a rope tied to an anchored sailboat nearby.

McDonald’s Canada hints at the highly-anticipated return of waffle fries

Bring on the crispy, golden hashtags. 🤤

Family concerned for well-being of missing 34-year-old West Shore woman (UPDATED)

UPDATE: West Shore RCMP have confirmed Chanel Lucier has been located safe.

Comox Valley shoplifters steal over $400 in electric toothbrushes from local business

Investigators have released surveillance footage of the suspects.

VicPD seek public assistance in locating missing 39-year-old woman (UPDATED)

UPDATE: VicPD have confirmed Victoria Sparkes has been located safe.

Victoria to get crisis response team to aid those struggling with mental health and...

They’ll also work alongside police when needed.

Nanaimo RCMP seek public help in locating missing 28-year-old woman

She was was reported missing to police on April 6th. 

16 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, April 9th-10th

Markets, music and mini eggs!

Environment Canada issues wind warning for Friday afternoon and evening

Wind gusts could reach 90 km/h in some areas!

BC’s newest dating show ‘Farming for Love’ is now casting and Victorians can apply

Saddle up and find your forever match 🤠

Popular Canadian fried chicken franchise opening two locations in Victoria this year

Fried chicken is always a good idea 👏

Man with Canada-wide warrant who was charged for kidnapping believed to be in Victoria

Police warn not to approach him and to call 911.

Nanaimo RCMP identify vehicle of interest in connection to March home invasion

Two teenage girls were bear sprayed during the incident.

Nanaimo woman surprises sister with brand new car after $500,000 Lotto 6/49 win

“I have always wanted to get my sister a vehicle to help her out.”

BCGEU librarians to escalate picketing following two weeks without an updated offer from VIRL

As well as a free community event this Saturday.