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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Victoria Buzz Staff

Your inside source for Greater Victoria happenings. Established in 2012.
Man shot dead in Beiseker

West Shore RCMP ask residents to avoid Thetis Lake Park Friday afternoon

They're searching for a 27-year-old man.

216 badly neglected beef cattle rescued from Vancouver Island property

"The conditions the cattle were living in were among the worst I’ve ever seen."

Vancouver Island woman wins $75,000 from BC/49 ticket

“I found out I won and couldn’t believe it."

West Shore RCMP looking for person who threw hot coffee at Tim Hortons employee...

He refused to wear a mask and was being belligerent.

32-year-old missing Nanaimo man found dead

Foul play is not suspected.

Pay parking to be reinstated at BC hospitals in March

Including on Vancouver Island.

BC health officials reported 2,150 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, January 20th

There were 15 new deaths from COVID-related causes since yesterday.

Family and friends concerned for well-being of missing 30-year-old Nanaimo man (UPDATED)

Update: Sadly he has been found deceased.

City of Victoria confirms there will be Canada Day fireworks downtown this summer

This year's festivities will reflect the Lekwungen territory.

Victoria residents asked to reduce recycling while facility out of commission

Cubside blue-box recycling pickup will continue.

BC health officials reported 2,387 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, January 19th

275 cases were reported in the Island Health region.

Save-On-Foods limiting capacity at all BC grocery store locations to 50%

To help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Warrant issued for man who broke into Nanaimo home and punched resident in the...

The victim found the suspect in his house.

Five protestors arrested after blocking Douglas Street intersection Wednesday morning

More blockades are planned throughout the month.

Six Vancouver Island Island residents arrested by BC’s anti-gang unit (PHOTOS)

Two of the arrested reside in the Greater Victoria area.

These BC COVID-19 restrictions will remain in place until at least February 16th

Gyms and fitness centres can reopen this week.

Nanaimo woman left shaken after coming face-to-face with break and enter suspect

She was unable to call police for several hours afterwards.

Ogden Point will be used by Island Health as a COVID-19 rapid test pickup...

The location opened this morning!

VicPD seek help locating missing man last seen in August 2021 (UPDATED)

Update: He has been located and is safe.

BC is extending current COVID-19 restrictions indefinitely

This means gyms, bars and nightclubs will remain closed.

Six people arrested after reports of shots fired in Nanaimo

The incident occurred just after 6:30 a.m. this morning.

Camosun College designs foam tray to help safely transport syringes of COVID-19 vaccines

The BC Centre for Disease Control will distribute them to various health authorities.
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Health Canada approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pills

It must be taken within five days of the start of symptoms.

Massive search for missing 32-year-old Nanaimo man continues

His vehicle was located in the parking lot next to the Nanaimo River bridge yesterday.

Tsunami advisory issued for Vancouver Island Saturday morning (UPDATED)

The tsunami was triggered by an undersea volcanic eruption
Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas Season

Butchart Gardens will close for two weeks to allow staff ‘time to rest and...

Those with annual passes will get a 14-day extension.

West Shore RCMP seek help locating missing homeless man last seen in late December

He was last seen at the intersection of Helmcken Road and the Trans-Canada Hwy.

Traffic stop in Port Alberni leads to seizure of high quantity of drugs

A loaded firearm was also found next to the driver seat.

West Shore RCMP release photo of suspect vehicle involved in industrial break and enter

The vehicle had a snowplow attached to the front of it.

60-year-old man struck by vehicle in Saanich hit-and-run

Police are urging the driver to turn themselves in
Nanaimo man arrested

Four men arrested as they fled in car from home invasion in Nanaimo

Only one of them was charged.

41-year-old man arrested after peering into Saanich home while committing indecent act

He also attempted to break into the home.

Some parts of Greater Victoria could see upwards of 75mm of rain by Thursday

Rain is expected to begin Tuesday afternoon

VicPD seek help locating high-risk missing 54-year-old man

He was last seen at 2 a.m. this morning heading towards the ocean.

Old-growth protesters plan to block Vancouver Island highways all week

They started by blocking Douglas and Burnside Road this morning.

Victoria’s Boston Pizza closes its door permanently after 35 years

The owner cited COVID-19, staff shortages and cost of living as reasons

VicPD look to identify woman in armed robbery with firearm

She pointed a gun towards the staff.

Man accused of multiple sexual assaults at downtown Victoria bar has been charged

His next court appearance is on February 24th.
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Nanaimo man attempted to steal gun from RCMP officer’s holster during arrest

He also threatened to shoot the officer.

Police look to identify witness in sudden death of young woman in Victoria

The incident occurred on November 17th, 2021.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

VicPD redeploys officers to patrol in anticipation of staffing shortages due to Omicron

50 officers are currently off work due to injury, training or administrative purposes

Here are BC’s most ridiculous 911 calls of 2021

#10: Reporting a messy roommate

Canada Post suspends service on Vancouver Island due to snowstorm

"The safety of our employees is our number one priority."

Island Health confirms their regional COVID-19 dashboard has been discontinued

Active cases on Vancouver Island have multiplied by nearly four times since their last update.

Downtown Victoria vandalism suspect turns himself in after being recognized on video

Several people recognized the suspect from video released by VicPD.

Video footage captures 95-year-old abandoned mansion in Sooke (VIDEO)

It is currently for sale for almost $10 million 👻

Central Saanich Police are seeking help in locating missing 16-year-old teen girl (UPDATED)

Update: She has been located and is safe.

Here’s how much your Vancouver Island home is worth this year: BC Assessment

You can check your assessment online!