Thursday, June 24, 2021

Victoria Buzz Staff

Your inside source for Greater Victoria happenings. Established in 2012.

One dead following moving van crash on Highway 4 in Port Alberni

Another person in the van was uninjured.
Cowichan Secondary School

Racist graffiti spree hits Cowichan Valley schools over the past month

Four different schools have been targeted.
BC Ferries foot

Advance bookings for BC Ferries foot passengers now open

Seniors and students will have to show proper ID to claim tickets.
RCMP Cruiser Generic

Saanich man busted with stolen firearm, drugs and cash after striking two police cruisers

He was caught while driving a car with the wrong licence plate.
RCMP Cruiser Generic

Sooke man arrested after yelling and waving knife at hydro workers

He was also intoxicated.
Paisley Dawson

VicPD seeks public assistance to find missing 19-year-old woman

She was last seen June 6th.

BC’s state of emergency could be lifted as soon as July 6th

It was initially declared on March 18th 2020.
Dog in Car

B.C. heatwave prompts warning from SPCA about pets in hot cars

The best option? Leave your pet at home while you run errands.

Four people escape James Bay house fire on Father’s Day (VIDEO)

Two cats also escaped the blaze unharmed.

55-year-old totals Corvette in dramatic hit-and-run on Trans Canada Highway Friday night (VIDEO)

The driver was possibly impaired and arrested at the McKenzie Avenue exchange.
Sooke RCMP drugs weapons

Sooke RCMP investigation leads to drug bust and arrest

This is the second major drug bust in a month by Sooke RCMP.

Environment Canada issues special weather statement for Father’s Day

Don’t forget the sunscreen! ☀️

Record-setting $140 million is up for grabs in tonight’s Lotto Max draw

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 33,294,800.

Footage shows moment before gas station goes up in flames near Qualicum Beach (VIDEO)

Multiple fire detachments were dispatched to the fire.
Port Hardy Fire

RCMP investigating after fire engulfs Port Hardy port-a-potties

The fire was outside of the Visitor's Centre.
Bitcoin Scam

Nanaimo hotels scammed for nearly $1,700 through fake ‘head office’ calls

Employees in both cases were scammed out of their own money.

Explore First Nation territories, artists and culture with this interactive map

204 First Nations communities and language regions are represented in the map.
Police Dog Hitch

VicPD arrest knife-wielding man at Bay Centre after deploying police dog

The suspect allegedly threatened mall security officers.

Death of 27-year-old woman found in downtown Nanaimo now deemed homicide

No arrests have been made to date.

Sooke man set to renovate after 100K ‘Set for Life’ win

And he's funding his daughter's education.

A new boulder climbing facility is opening in Langford this week

A dedicated kids area is included!

Oak Bay pub temporarily closes for deep cleaning after COVID-19 exposure

A staff member who tested positive also works at a popular James Bay pub.

Vic High construction completion date pushed back by a year

The project was initially supposed to be done by September 2022.
Armed Robbery

Woman arrested after attacking man with hammer then barricading herself in a suite: VicPD

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries

Search for lost dog continues following incident in downtown Victoria Friday night (UPDATED)

The dog fled after a man randomly smashed the windows of a van it was in.

Government Street to close to daytime vehicle traffic to support businesses

The closure begins today, with no specified end date.
Oyster Generic

Denman Island shellfish harvester fined $10,000 for regulatory violations

The licence holder failed to include mandatory tag information and did not file proper reports.

Ongoing police incident closes Tattersall Drive in Saanich Friday morning

Avoid the area between Saanich Road to Quadra Street.
Women Thieves Langford

Pair of women ‘scamming their way across Canada’ spotted in Langford

They are believed to have travelled from Saskatchewan.
Mill Bay Fire

18-year-old woman dies in Mill Bay fire after alerting other residents

Early indications say the fire was not criminal in nature.

Record-setting $120 million Lotto Max pot up for grabs this Friday

There was no winner drawn on Tuesday! 😲

Saanich’s plastic bag ban comes into effect this summer

No re-enacting American Beauty, either.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

Man arrested after trying to steal and crashing City of Victoria vehicle

Several bystanders intervened and restrained the suspect.
Nanaimo RCMP Detachment

Foul play ruled out in death of Nanaimo woman following autopsy

Deanna Williams was found dead on June 2.

34-year-old impaired driver arrested after serious hit-and-run in Nanaimo on Monday

An 18-year-old woman suffered serious injuries.
Evo Care Share

Evo Car Share expands service to Victoria this summer

80 hybrid vehicles will be available for car sharing.
Comox Valley RCMP Detachment

Woman dies after being pinned under vehicle in Union Bay crash

Witnesses were able to lift the vehicle off of the trapped woman.
Photo by BC Housing

People sheltering at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre will be moved to Mount Tolmie Hospital

To make way for an international basketball tournament.

This Tuesday’s Lotto Max is a record-breaking $117 million

You can't win without a ticket!

Ontario man charged with attempted murder after random stabbing in Campbell River

A woman in her 40s was randomly stabbed multiple times.

Here’s why you should stay away from those adorable baby deer

Even if it looks lost or injured!

Four people sent to hospital after vehicle crashes into downtown Victoria building

Two occupants suffered potentially life-altering injuries.