Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Victoria Buzz Staff

Your inside source for Greater Victoria happenings. Established in 2012.
Horgan Wilkinson Furstenau

LIVE: Coverage of the 2020 BC Elections results

Follow along to find out who's in the lead on Vancouver Island!

High-risk sex offender just released from jail now living in Victoria: VicPD

He has a history of violent sexual offences against young women.

You can get a Dairy Queen Blizzard for $0.99 for a limited time only

Grab yourself a friend and a loonie!
Man shot dead in Beiseker

Impaired driver loses vehicle and faces over $5000 in fines: West Shore RCMP

Her 2019 GMC Yukon was also uninsured and had fake licence plates.
Long Lake Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP search for owner of ring found near Long Lake

It sounds like a precious item.
Dallis Briet Wanted

Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant spotted by VicPD

He is NOT the same person pulled from the Inner Harbour earlier.

Man pulled from Inner Harbour arrested by VicPD on outstanding warrants (VIDEO)

No word on if officers found him by calling "Marco!"

Here’s what is filming on the Pat Bay Highway this week

Additional filming will take place further up the highway on Saturday.

Victoria police search for person in water near Johnson Street bridge

A VicPD officer is being treated for prolonged exposure to the cold water.
BC Leaders Oct. 6

LIVE: updates and election coverage from the 2020 BC Leaders Debate

We'll be updating this post LIVE throughout the evening!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday October 13th

It's the start of a short work week!

Suspected driver in Parksville fatal hit-and-run turns himself into RCMP

A woman in her 20s was found dead on the median of Highway 19.

One man arrested after arson causes $1M in damage to Vancouver Island Walmart

The fire was set as a decoy for a major theft.

Health officials warn of poisonous death cap mushrooms in Victoria ahead of long weekend

A 3-year-old boy from Victoria died in 2016 after consuming one of these mushrooms.

Large amount of weapons and drugs seized from temporary housing facility in Victoria

Cocaine and fentanyl were among the drugs found.

Semi-automatic pistol and $40K in silver coins stolen from apartment complex in Nanaimo

The thieves pried open the main door to a storage area of the building.

Suspect caught on camera planting uncapped needle on door of Saanich business

No one was injured and the door was out of service.

GoFundMe launched for well-known Vancouver Island DJ paralyzed in mountain biking accident

He's been a fixture of B.C.’s electronic music scene for the past two decades.

Victoria Police issue alert for missing 33-year-old man last seen in April

He is often associated with a green 2001 Dodge Caravan.

Woman associated with placenta found on Comox beach comes forward

It was initially believed a mother/baby were in need of medical attention.

7 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, October 3rd to 4th

Veggie gardens, comedy, and plenty of things to do!

Winter tires are now required on BC highways as of October 1st

This includes the Malahat and Sooke Road (Highway 14).

7 reasons you’ll want to join this boss babe networking group in Victoria

#1: It's like hanging out with your girlfriends - but productive 😉

What Victoria Buzz readers want politicians to address during B.C. election campaign (POLL)

The results of our online poll and what we plan to do with this information.
Man shot dead in Beiseker

West Shore RCMP and concerned person credited with saving woman in distress

She was pulled to safety and taken to hospital for treatment.

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday September 28th

It's the final week of September - already!

Dangerous sex offender lights cab on fire in attempts to evade capture in Langford

He barricaded himself in the taxi when he saw an officer approaching.

Police issue warning about high-risk sex offender last seen in Victoria

He was last seen in the 500-block of Johnston Street.

Employee at popular downtown Victoria cafe tests positive for COVID-19

They have closed temporarily out of an abundance of caution.

Tell Victoria Buzz what you want leaders to focus on in B.C. election campaign...

Over 400 people have responded to the survey within 24 hours of launch.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Greater Victoria: Environment Canada

With the potential for producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain

3 arrested after reports of shots fired from vehicle in Qualicum Beach area

Insecure firearms, including a stolen handgun, were found in the vehicle.

Heavy rain and strong winds slated for Vancouver Island beginning Tuesday

A special weather statement has been issued!
Mackenzie Courchene

West Shore RCMP seek help locating missing Langford teen

The 15-year-old has been missing since Sept. 13.

Sooke RCMP ask for help in locating missing couple (UPDATED)

They were reported missing last on September 10th.
BCLC Cory Anderson

Nanaimo man scores $100K on Scratch & Win ticket

He bought his ticket at the Mac's on Departure Bay Road.