Monday, July 6, 2020

Victoria Buzz Staff

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

Body of a 33-year-old man found in submerged van pulled out of Cowichan Lake

An investigation into the incident is currently ongoing.

Nanaimo RCMP seek information about alleged stabbing last week

The 20-year-old victim walked to the hospital after the incident.

Two suspects evade arrest after VicPD seize colour-coded drugs and stolen property

Officers also found shotgun ammunition, two imitation firearms, and a range of stolen property

10-inch metal arrow shot at vehicle near downtown Victoria

The driver found the arrow lodged into the side of their vehicle when they got home.

RCMP say Vancouver Island driver lucky to be alive after car plunges into a...

"The young man is extremely lucky to be alive."

Nanaimo convenience store sustains heavy damage in fire caused by teen shoplifters

One of them shot a tube flare at an employee who narrowly dodged the flame

Two unrelated traffic stops by Saanich police lead to drug arrests

They seized several types of narcotics, including fentanyl.
windy weather

Wind warning issued for Greater Victoria as gusts expected to reach up to 80...

Strong wind gusts will pick up late this afternoon.

Victoria police ask for help in locating stolen inflatable boat

The stolen inflatable is a motorized 11-foot Avon valued at about $35,000.

Firefighters battling apartment fire in Esquimalt

Avoid the 1300-block of Esquimalt Road.

Cocaine, guns, ammunition seized in multiple raids throughout Greater Victoria

They also seized three sets of soft and hard body armour.

Sidney’s annual Thursday night street market hosted in summer cancelled due to COVID-19

Canada Day festivities, car shows and all other major events have also been cancelled.

Victoria police searching for ‘high-risk’ missing woman last heard from April 1st

Her family are very concerned about her well-being

Pandemic forces cancellation of two popular Vancouver Island music festivals

We’ll see you at the lake next year!

Nanaimo RCMP looking for missing 25-year-old pregnant woman

Her cell phone was traced to Vancouver.

Fire crews battling large brush fire in West Shore area

Multiple fire departments are on scene.

Victoria’s Canada Day celebrations officially cancelled due to coronavirus

The city may be looking at supporting smaller block parties instead

Man arrested after gunshot fired through the window of Duncan home

Investigators believe it is a targeted incident.

Nanaimo couple thwart rental scam of home listed on Craigslist

They were able to locate the real owner of the home.
Nanaimo man arrested

Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in serious collision with car near Nanaimo

Two other motorcyclists with the first rider were also injured in the collision.

Victoria police issue alert for ‘high-risk’ missing 26-year-old man (UPDATED)

He was last seen April 16th in the Topaz Park area.

Colwood council seeks 0% property tax increase and reduction to business tax

The city had planned to hike property taxes by 3.5% this year.

Victoria police recover $30,000 in stolen property after storage locker raid

Recovered items include power tools, liquor, and a 65" TV.

ZZ Top postpone Victoria tour, will announce new dates for 2021

The concert was set to take place on April 29th.

RCMP ramp up efforts targeting spike in property crime in West Shore

Stolen vehicle incidents went up by 167% this year

University of Victoria donates more than 200 litres of hand sanitizer to Island Health

That's about 65,000 single doses for use by health care workers!

Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in Nanaimo crash Monday

It occurred at the intersection of Hammond Bay and Stephenson Point Roads.

Victoria will see another 7 days of sunshine this week

Enjoy the sun, but remember to maintain physical distance!

Nanaimo truck thieves nabbed in under five minutes by RCMP

They may have set a new record!

Greater Victoria gas prices fall below $1/litre for the first time since 2016

It dropped to 99.9 cents per litre on Thursday

Nanaimo RCMP ask for help finding missing motorcyclist last seen April 5th

“Oper maintains regular contact with family and for him to stop all communication is out of character, and have caused them concern.”

Police investigating 9 suspicious fires in Victoria and Esquimalt over the past month

It's believed that all of these fires were set intentionally.

West Shore RCMP arrest late night mailbox thief in Langford

Officers recovered the stolen mail and it will be returned to Canada Post.

Victoria’s Cheese and Meat Festival postponed until October due to COVID-19

The event was scheduled to happen in early May.