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Friday, January 21, 2022

Victoria Buzz Staff

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

BC’s first baby of 2022 born at Victoria General Hospital

Congrats to the family!

VicPD release dramatic dashcam footage of hit-and-run on pedestrian (VIDEO)

The woman was thrown in the air before landing on her back.
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VicPD renew search for man reported missing one year ago today

He was last seen in the 800-block of Courtney Street last December.

VicPD release surveillance footage of suspect sought for vandalism (VIDEO)

He was then seen entering the building.

Province announces delayed start of K-12 classes due to rising COVID-19 cases

Kids are slated to return to full in-class instruction on January 10th.

Here’s a list of Canada’s most popular dog and cat names in 2021

The most popular COVID-inspired pet names in 2021 were Covi and Rona.
Electricity bills are going up!

BC Hydro reports record-breaking demand on Monday due to Arctic outflow

With another snowfall warning for this evening.

Another 5 to 10 cm of snow expected for Greater Victoria Wednesday night

Don’t put those shovels away!

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care home in Victoria

Two staff members tested positive.

BC health officials announce over 6,000 new COVID-19 cases since Christmas Eve

Over 700 of those cases were in the Island Health region.

Another 2 to 5 cm of snow expected for Greater Victoria today

Some parts of the island could see -20 temps with the windchill 🥶

Good Samaritan saves Christmas: $9,000 found in downtown Victoria

Turns out, the cash was Christmas bonuses.

West Shore RCMP seek help in locating missing 27-year-old man

He hasn't been seen since last week.
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BC Transit cancels free transit service on New Year’s Eve in light of new...

The bus schedule will remain the same.

Special weather statement issued as Arctic air moves over Vancouver Island

The weather agency warned of frost bite and hypothermia! 🥶 🧤

Police release list of items discarded after “brutal” double stabbing in Nanaimo

They're hoping the public can help locate these items.
Man shot dead in Beiseker

Two more women shot with pellet gun but this time in the West Shore

One woman had to have the pellet removed from her face.
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61-year-old woman arrested after stealing $10,000 espresso machine from Nanaimo church

Her vehicle was seized and forfeited

All BC gyms and fitness studios ordered closed to stop spread of COVID-19

All events, no matter the venue size, must operate at 50% capacity.

VicPD continue search for missing person last heard from on November 27th

They were reported missing on December 11th.

Nanaimo RCMP release identity of suspect who stabbed couple on Saturday

The 20-year-old is known to the couple but not related.
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Two women shot by pellet gun in separate incidents in downtown Victoria

The suspects were in a vehicle and stopped next to the victims.

BC extends cap on food delivery fees until the end of 2022

The cap was set to expire at the end of the month.

Emaciated 2-year-old dog and her five puppies found abandoned in Nanaimo (VIDEO)

"She was obviously doing everything she could to try to feed her puppies and keep them safe."

There’s a chance Victoria could see a white Christmas

And it’s going to get cold! 🥶

BC announces new list of restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge

This includes restrictions on organized New Year's Eve gatherings of any size.

Woman’s purse snatched in brazen daylight robbery in Saanich

The suspect is the same 18-year-old man who broke into a business twice earlier this week.

25-year-old woman dies after being ejected from vehicle during crash in Duncan

Four passengers who were trapped in the car after the crash were uninjured.
snow on january 14th

Snowfall warning issued for parts of Greater Victoria starting Friday night

Up to 5 cms could fall in some areas. ❄️

Police urge residents to be vigilant after suspect forced their way into Saanich home

The homeowner, an elderly man, sustained minor injuries.

Thieves caught on cam before stealing over $100K from Saanich apartment (VIDEO)

They stole jewelry and electronics.

BC cracking down on false proof of vaccination documents

1,715 people will receive a letter this week.

Over 2,000 BC Hydro customers without power in Saanich and Victoria

Crews are working to restore power in the area.

The 8th annual Victoria Buzz Christmas Lights Tour Map

Crank up the Christmas music as you tour the city's best light displays! 🎄

Today marks one year since the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in BC

Nearly 90 per cent of eligible British Columbians 12 and up have received two vaccine doses since.
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BC Transit will be free across Greater Victoria this New Year’s Eve

Start 2022 on the right foot!

Island Health confirms 124 cases of COVID-19 connected to University of Victoria

4 cases so far have been identified the Omicron variant

GoFundMe launched for Vancouver Island security guard stabbed multiple times while at work

The suspect attempted to steal several TV's after the stabbing.

Targeted shooting in Nanaimo sends one man to hospital

The suspect remains at large.

UVic ceases in-person exams in response to rising COVID-19 numbers on-campus

The change comes into effect today.

No injuries reported after vehicle slides into BC Transit bus on Pat Bay Highway

The crash resulted in a broken window and damage to the bus.
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Langford thief unknowingly steals jerry can of gas in front of police officer

The 38-year Langford man didn't get far!