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Friday, January 21, 2022

Victoria Buzz Staff

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BC Ferries cancels mutliple sailings for Friday night due to high winds

The strong winds are expected to ease by late Saturday morning.

Body of missing 54-year-old Shawnigan Lake man found

RCMP do not believe that criminality was involved.

Saanich promises to continue road safety improvements after tragic death of 16-year-old earlier this...

A GoFundMe has been set up to support the victim’s family.

Forests minister knocked to the ground as she was walking home from the BC...

The incident occurred on Tuesday night.

Shawnigan Lake RCMP seek help in locating missing 54-year-old man (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Foul play is not suspected after the body of Christopher Janak was found.

16-year-old pedestrian succumbs to injuries after being struck by car at Saanich crosswalk

The young man's organs will be used to save up to 8 people.

Senior Campbell River security guard stabbed twice trying to stop theft at Walmart

He tried to tried to disguise himself by wearing a purple wig

Esquimalt’s new urgent and primary care centre has officially opened

It's open seven days a week, including statutory holidays.

RCMP release photo of suspect in knife-point robbery at Vancouver Island gas station

The robbery occurred on Thursday, December 2nd.

Another snowfall warning has been issued across Vancouver Island

Including the Victoria area. ❄️

Someone in Victoria won $500,000 on last night’s Lotto Max

Check your tickets! 😯

Anti-police graffiti found on law enforcement monument at BC Legislature

The monument was defaced with the anti-police term “ACAB.”

5 things you need to know about this year’s holiday season at Mayfair Shopping...

Plus a chance to win a $200 gift card to a Mayfair store of your choice! 🛍️

Colwood house fire claims life of beloved family dog on Thursday morning

The owner returned home to find the fire in their residence.

Environment Canada issues wet snow warning for Greater Victoria this weekend

Be prepared for slippery road conditions, especially across the Malahat.

Netflix releases interactive map of where Maid was filmed around Victoria

There were over 160 locations! 👀
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Add your home or business to the 8th annual Victoria Buzz Christmas Lights Tour...

It's time to show off your hard work! ☃️

Victoria’s cruise ship season to return this April after two-year absence

A record-breaking 350 ships are expected.

VicPD release photos of person accused of mischief at Friday’s Legislature protests

In hopes the public can identify him.

First case of COVID-19 Omicron variant confirmed in British Columbia was returning traveller

It was someone in Fraser Health who travelled to Nigeria.

97% of people working for BC government are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

432 employees are unvaccinated or declined to disclose their vaccination status

Car crashes through Nanaimo house narrowly missing 9-year-old child

An impaired impaired driving investigation is underway.

Parts of Vancouver Island could receive up to 200 mm of rain through to...

This is the third atmospheric river storm in less than a week.

Suspect arrested after two teenagers robbed at gunpoint in Victoria Saturday night

Douglas Street was closed on Sunday as officers worked to arrest the man.
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Two people arrested after stolen vehicle hits police cruiser in Qualicum Beach

The car was stolen from Regina, Saskatchewan on October 1st.

Most British Columbians plan to avoid travel during holiday season this year

Many residents prefer a staycation.

Victoria driving instructor Steve Wallace has died of a heart attack

Shortly after sexual assault charges against him weren't approved.

Peninsula Co-op Santa’s Light Parade returns to Victoria this Saturday

Don't forget your mittens and hot chocolate! 🎅

Photos released of two BC Transit passengers with crucial information in ongoing investigation

Police said they pose no risk to the public.
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IIO investigating death of Saanich man whose car plunged into ocean near Victoria airport

The 19-year-old was arrested earlier in the day and later released.

Construction workers stop random attack on woman in Victoria

The 42-year-old suspect has a history of random assaults.

The 37th annual holiday light up at the BC Legislature tonight has been postponed

Due to expected protests in the area

Man presumed dead in BC mudslide was in the process of moving to Victoria

His partner and mom escaped the landslide unharmed.

The BC Legislature building and sequoia tree will light up for Christmas tonight (UPDATED)

There'll be holiday music, hot chocolate, and other winter treats for all! ✨

Impaired driving arrest on Quadra Street leads to discovery of over $100K in identity...

The man was caught driving in the wrong direction.

Man arrested on Lochside Trail two months after he committed sexual assault in same...

The incident occurred near Swan Lake.

19-year-old Saanich man dies after car plunges into waters of Pat Bay

An investigation is underway, but does not appear suspicious.

Protestors who blocked Pat Bay Highway for hours Sunday could face charges: Saanich Police

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours

Domino’s is offering 50% off all pizzas this week across Vancouver Island

We think we all deserve a pizza party right now!
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Video sought after motorist allegedly drove over pedestrian’s foot at View Royal gas station

The pedestrian in return kicked the drivers car.

Security guard finds injured man attacked with baseball bat near Topaz Park

Police are also investigating a stabbing.

Two Victoria police officers attacked during separate mental health related calls

One officers was bitten, the other was punched and kicked in the face.

Overnight closures of the Malahat cancelled as crews make significant progress (VIDEO)

Travel remains limited to essential trips only.

Convoy of gas trucks to be escorted down Malahat to refuel stations

Stop the panic-buying!

BC declares state of a emergency following mass flooding across province

Residents in BC should avoid non-essential travel.