Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Victoria Buzz Staff

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

One dead in single-vehicle crash on West Coast Road in Sooke Tuesday

Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have seen the care prior to the crash.

BC’s ban on indoor dining could be extended into May

It's expected to remain in effect until at least mid-May.
Travis Moore

Man wanted on nationwide warrant arrested in Victoria

He had earlier been spotted in Beacon Hill Park on Sunday.

Driver who crashed in Oak Bay Sunday night was impaired: Oak Bay Police

The car was wedged between a rock wall and another vehicle.
Hmcs Brandon radio

Canadian warships help seize nearly $44M US in drugs during operation

Two vessels from CFB Esquimalt participated in the operation.

Driver who crashed through Uptown Walmart was experiencing mental health crisis

Several employees were trapped and had to be rescued.

Applications for “circuit breaker” grant are now open for BC-based businesses

Bars, breweries, wineries, gyms, and fitness centres can apply
VicPD fake gun

Suspect arrested, replica handgun seized at temporary housing in Victoria

The suspect had been ordered earlier not to be at the facility.

Temperatures are going to reach 20°C in Victoria this weekend

Enjoy the beautiful weather! 😎
Esquimalt High School lockdown

Multiple schools in the Greater Victoria report COVID-19 exposures over the weekend

Esquimalt High School was the latest to be added to the list.

Temperatures could reach up to 18°C in Victoria next week

100% sun for the rest of the week!

Police look to identify owner of dog who attacked and killed another dog at...

He provided false information to the owner of the deceased dog.

Greater Victoria School District reports another COVID-19 exposure

The dates of potential exposure occurred on April 6th and 7th.

Single-day record number of COVID-19 cases reported in BC on Thursday, April 8th

BC reported 1,293 new cases of COVID-19 today.

12-year-old Esquimalt boy randomly attacked on his way to school this morning

He was suddenly pulled from his bike.
Girl Guide Cookies

Girl Guide cookies are now available at a London Drugs near you

Vanilla or chocolate? Let us know in the comments.

Highway 14 between Sooke and Port Renfrew will soon have cellular service

Including the Juan de Fuca Trail!

Police seek help in locating missing 34-year-old Victoria woman (UPDATED)

UPDATE: She has been located and is safe.
Adult Store Thief

Thief steals items from downtown adult store after being asked to wear mask

Makes you wonder if he wears any kind of protection.

BC residents must prove disability to be exempt from wearing mask: BC Human Rights...

Anti-maskers will need to prove their reason for exemption.

Saanich Police warn parents after suspicious driver approaches teenage girl

The suspect approached a 14-year-old girl and asked for help to find a dog.

BC launches new online booking system for COVID-19 vaccines

The booking system opens today for current eligible residents.

BC health officials report 1,889 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday

23 more people have died of the virus in BC since Thursday
Belmont Secondary School

Three Greater Victoria schools report COVID-19 exposures over long weekend

Island Health is currently completing contact tracing.

Employee at Saanich Thrifty Foods tests positive with COVID-19

Two others tested positive at the Parksville location.

Another Greater Victoria school issues warning of COVID-19 exposure

There were three potential exposure dates.

Greater Victoria School District warns of an additional COVID-19 exposure

The potential date of exposure is March 29th.

Province purchases Vic West property for $9.4 million to house homeless people in Victoria

A real estate listing shows the property was listed at $3.4 million last year.
Oak Bay High School

Greater Victoria School District warns of COVID-19 exposure at Oak Bay High School

The potential date of exposure is March 30th.

Vancouver man subject to ten police calls in span of three days in Victoria

He was arrested on Monday after he fought with officers.

Here’s a breakdown of COVID-19 violation tickets handed out in BC

1,570 violation tickets have been issued.

11 new double decker buses coming to Victoria will have USB chargers

The first bus will roll-out tomorrow!

VicPD deploy bean bag gun to subdue suspect threatening staff at business

The suspect faces charges of uttering threats and causing a disturbance.

Here’s a list of new restrictions announced in BC as COVID-19 cases surge

As of midnight tonight until April 19th!

Flag at Victoria City Hall lowered to half-mast for victims of fatal North Vancouver...

The suspect has been charged with second-degree murder.
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Impaired Campbell River man crashes vehicle into multiple parked cars

"Parked vehicles are rarely known to jump out and cause accidents."

Port Alberni homicide victim identified as 20-year-old

He had stab wounds to his chest.

Environment Canada issues wind warning for Greater Victoria

70 to 90 km/h winds are expected!

RCMP investigate suspicious death of man found on sidewalk

Port Alberni RCMP were called to the scene just after 7 a.m. today.

Vancouver Island man in hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after stabbing

The three suspects are from the Lower Mainland.

Westjet’s latest announcement includes three new Victoria routes

New Nanaimo and Comox routes are also on the list.

Someone in Sooke won the $1-million 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw jackpot

Check your lottery tickets! 🤑

Dashcam footage emerges of hit-and-run suspect driving through Saanich (VIDEO)

More details have also been released.
BC Legislature

Rallies against anti-Asian hate planned for Victoria and across the country this weekend

The rally in Victoria is scheduled for this Sunday.