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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Victoria Buzz Staff

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

VicPD recover stolen Alberta van with suspect still inside vehicle

The suspect is a prolific car thief.

Cyclist killed in Mill Bay collision has been identified as 11-year-old boy

A GoFundMe has been launched to support the family.

Police looking to identify two women who stole a $2K camera in Nanaimo

They were seen on camera taking the camera bag.
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Comox Valley RCMP respond to two cases that would have anyone scratching their head

From goats on the loose to music that shoots..

Young cyclist killed in collision with pick-up truck towing boat in Mill Bay

"The driver is co-operating with the investigation, and initially it does not appear to be any criminality in this tragic collision."
Sooke Liquor Store

Sooke liquor store thief arrested after swinging sword at staff

Staff followed the man and led police to him.
Duncan Fire

Massive fire at Duncan industrial park caused significant damage

The authorities are now investigating the cause of the blaze.
Kuper Island Industrial School

Penelakut Tribe confirm over 160 graves at Gulf Island residential school

A march for the children will be held August 2, in Chemainus.

Last month marked Victoria’s warmest June since records began

It also included Victoria’s coldest day on record 😕

Police watchdog notified over Comox Valley crash that hospitalized one person

It's not clear if the person who was injured was driving.

Vancouver Island caesar drink named top 10 in Canada

And it's in the running for top spot!

New $42.9 million middle school to be constructed in Saanich

The old school was constructed in 1931.

Homeless man run over by vehicle then pepper-sprayed in Nanaimo

No suspects have been arrested yet.
Missing Nanaimo Men

Two separate men reported missing from Nanaimo area

The men are aged 29 and 34, and family members are concerned for their wellbeing.

Fake gun incident on Foul Bay Road prompts warning from Oak Bay Police

Police located a 14-year-old in possession of a cap gun.

Province commits $45K to expand mental health support in BC schools

Schools can request the free online toolkit

Victoria man busted with large stash of weapons, ammunition, drugs, and cash

A 30-year-old man is facing 28 breach-related charges and a pair of drug charges.

Northwest Deuce Days has been saved and will return to Victoria next year

And a date has already been set!

RCMP dealing with ‘serious incident’ at Tim Hortons in Campbell River

There are reports a K9 dog was killed in the incident.

VicPD searching for missing 17-year-old girl last seen on Canada Day (UPDATED)

UPDATE: She has been located and is safe.
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

UVic fully implements report recommendations following fatal bus crash

Two students were killed on the way to Bamfield in 2019.

Saanich woman missing from mental health facility found deceased

Her death is being investigated by VicPD and the BC Coroners Service.

Police release photos of suspect wanted after vandalizing rainbow crosswalk in downtown Nanaimo

He was seen carrying a can of paint and a paintbrush.

Fatal crash closes section of Trans Canada Highway near Duncan

A pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Driver crashes into Saanich home after suffering critical medical emergency

One person was almost struck in the crash.

Police investigating after protestors throw Captain James Cook statue into Inner Harbour

Photo of two suspects sought have been released.

Saanich Police launch Safe Place program for victims of hate-based crime

Victims of crime can identify places of refuge based on window decals.
Man shot dead in Beiseker

Colwood man busted transporting 1 kilogram of cocaine from Vancouver to Victoria

The 26-year-old was nabbed at the ferry terminal.

RCMP investigate suspicious sudden death of two people in Parksville

There are reports the deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Wearing a mask in indoor public spaces in BC will be recommended, but not...

“Some people may choose to continue to wear a mask and that’s OK – we all need to go at our own pace.”
Kattia's Kitchen

Saanich’s food truck program launches on Canada Day

Get your nom on at Beckwith, Cadboro-Gyro and Gorge Waterway.
Cooling Centre Nanaimo

Nanaimo opens cooling centre for people experiencing homelessness

It will remain open seven days a week til July 10.

Campfire ban goes into effect on Vancouver Island on Wednesday

Current conditions are expected to persist in the coming weeks.

Police investigating after man allegedly seen masturbating at Elk Lake

The alleged suspect left before officers arrived.
Millstream Crash

Officer injured after police vehicle struck in Langford

The driver of the other vehicle was also injured.

Butchart Garden closes due to the extreme heat wave in BC

And it's only going to get hotter! 🥵

Two COVID-19 immunization clinics in Victoria will close early due to heat

Island Health will contact everyone affected to rebook.
BC Ferries Mobile Site

BC Ferries expanding Wi-Fi service to 14 additional terminals

The project will cover terminals including Nanaimo and several Gulf Islands.

Colwood mourns after the sudden passing of Fire Chief John Cassidy

His own detachment was called to the scene to assist. 😢

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.
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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.
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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.