Sunday, February 28, 2021

Victoria Buzz Staff

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

Attack in Bastion Square Friday night believed to be targeted: VicPD

The injuries were initially described as life-threatening.

Letter to families warns of positive COVID-19 case at Saanich Peninsula School

The potential exposure occurred on Monday February 1st.

Victoria Police searching for 43-year-old man last heard from in March 2020

"Rhett’s family need to know he is safe"

Bambi rescued after getting stuck in a wrought iron gate in Colwood (VIDEO)

The fawn was freed and happily reunited with its mother.
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Dashcam footage and witnesses sought in fatal head-on collision in Saanich

One driver was pronounced dead on the scene.

Federal government bans cruise ship visits to Canada until February 2022

The ban was initially put in place back in March 2020.

‘Man in crisis’ apprehended by the police after barricading himself inside Victoria apartment

Multiple residents of the building called police who feared for their safety.

West Saanich Road closed after fatal two-vehicle crash Thursday morning

Motorist are being asked to avoid the area.

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported at Victoria’s Bard & Banker Pub

Anyone who was at the pub Jan. 23 6pm-10pm should monitor for symptoms.

Nanaimo woman discovers she won $75,000 while on the phone with her sister

Her sister told her she matched 5/6 numbers plus the bonus.

Central Saanich Police hunt for driver who nearly hit pedestrian at 100 km/h

Police are looking for dashcam footage of the area.

West Shore RCMP seek help in locating missing Metchosin man

53-year-old Steven Grant has been missing since January 30th.

VicPD issue alert for missing 41-year-old woman deemed high-risk

She was last seen on January 31st.

VicPD seeking suspect after alleged indecent act in Esquimalt

The incident took place in the 600-block of Lampson Street.

CRD issues wastewater discharge notice for Oak Bay area after heavy rainfall

Humans and pets should stay out of the water.
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Three arrested after barricading themselves in suite of temporary housing facility on Gorge Road

Drugs, weapons and thousands of dollars were seized during a search warrant.

Phillips Brewing temporarily closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

The staff member tested positive yesterday.

SD61 issues COVID-19 exposure notice for View Royal Elementary School

The potential exposure occurred on January 27th.

This tourism footage of Victoria from 1936 is a must-watch (VIDEO)

Enjoy a nearly 9-minute long blast from the past!

VicPD looking to identify occupants of a vehicle parked at A&W in Esquimalt

The vehicle is described as a small, black four-door sedan.
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Victoria-based mask maker launches new line of reusable menstrual pads

The company looks to continue creating reusable products beyond the pandemic.
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60-year-old woman attacked at Nanaimo Hospital as teen attempts car-jacking

The victim was treated at hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
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Two arrested after packages stolen from multiple Langford apartment buildings

The duo stole packages delivered to the mailroom in each of the buildings.
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Vancouver Island man in custody faces more than 40 charges

He had a court-ordered condition to not be on the island.

Victoria Police looking to identify woman who spat on BC Transit driver (VIDEO)

She became irate at fell from her seating during a sudden stop.
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Two men who failed to return to correction facility have been located and arrested

They were located near Pandora Avenue and Vancouver Street

Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for Malahat

At least 10 cm of snow is expected.

VicPD searching for two men who failed to return to correction facility (UPDATED)

They're believed to be in the downtown Victoria area. If seen, do not approach and call 911 immediately.

Thousands without power near downtown Victoria Tuesday morning

The cause of the outage is still unknown.

BC SPCA asks public to remove bird feeders after salmonella outbreak on Vancouver Island

43 pine siskins have been suspected of salmonella poisoning.
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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

2 staff and 1 patient have tested positive to date.
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Officers stop impaired driver travelling wrong way on Vancouver Island HWY

At least 8 vehicles took evasive action to avoid a head on collision.

Fire crews quickly douse tent fire in Beacon Hill Park homeless camp

The fire has been deemed an accident.
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Saanich Police nab suspect in series of break and enters at several businesses

Six liquor stores, one bank, and one restaurant were targeted.

VicPD issue alert for high-risk missing 14-year-old girl (UPDATED)

She was last seen in the downtown area.

Nanaimo store clerk assaulted after standing up for customer being harassed

The employee suffered lacerations to his face and two black eyes.

There have been 28 business break-ins within Victoria and Esquimalt since January 1st

With a rise in what police are calling "sophisticated" break-ins.

Man arrested after stealing Harbour Ferry and leading authorities on marine pursuit

Interesting choice of getaway vehicle... 🤔

Driver and occupants flee scene of single-vehicle crash in Nanaimo: RCMP

The vehicle had been sold recently, but its current owner was unknown.