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Victoria Buzz Staff

Your inside source for Greater Victoria happenings. Established in 2012.
Nanaimo man arrested

67-year-old Nanaimo woman suffers minor injuries during purse snatching incident

Her credit cards were used within 30 minutes of the theft.

155,000 federal workers begin nationwide strike today which includes Victoria

Which includes 35,000 CRA workers.

Aparment fire in Esquimalt contained to second floor balcony

One unit suffered water and smoke damage.

Violent offender arrested after barricading himself inside Port Alberni motel room

He was wanted for several offences including forcible confinement.

Tim Hortons reveals the two classic donuts they’re bringing back for a short time

Do-nut to wait to get your hands on these! 🍩
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Teen arrested after altercation with large knife prompts hold-and-secure of Nanaimo school

The 15-year-old suspect was released from custody to the care of his parents.

Jewelry thief wanted by VicPD for ‘smash-and-grab’ caught on tape (VIDEO)

Staff tried to stop him with a chair.
BC Transit Bus Lane

Victorians can ride BC Transit for free this Saturday to celebrate Earth Day

Ditch the car and hop aboard the bus! 🚌

Construction of new Keating overpass exit on Pat Bay Hwy starting soon

And is expected to be completed in the spring of 2025.

8 cruise ships to check out that will be porting in Victoria this April

Let the season begin! 🛥️
Two kidnapping and robbery crimes are not believed to be connected: VicPD

Man charged in connection to downtown Victoria chemical liquid attacks on woman

The attacks began in November 2022.

Police find loaded handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition after man arrested in...

The revolver was stolen from a Port McNeil break-and-enter back in 2021.

Vancouver Island crime unit investigating suspicious death near Parksville

The person was found deceased on a property.
Fighting Fentanyl Forensic

Police bust major drug operation aimed at distributing on Vancouver Island

There was nearly $8 million worth of fentanyl and cocaine.

Police nab motorcyclist driving double the speed limit along Saanich roadway

His motorcycle was impounded for a week.
Man shot dead in Beiseker

Four arrested after drug trafficking ring busted in the West Shore (VIDEO)

Drugs, cash, weapons and a stick of dynamite were seized.

The first cruise ship of the season arrived today at Ogden Point with 2,600...

They were greeted by Lekwungen Dancers. 

Arson suspected in community garden fire near Hillside Shopping Centre

The fire was set near several homes.

BC Ferries cancels sailing from Victoria to Vancouver due to winds

On one of its busiest days of the year.

Missing 32-year-old woman was last seen at a Tim Hortons in Colwood (UPDATED)

UPDATE: She has been located and is safe.

CRD issues blue green algae warning for Durrance Lake

It could be deadly for dogs.

Suspect arrested for murder after victim dies in connection with Fairfield HAZMAT incident

The 70-year-old victim died in hospital on March 15th.

Victoria has been ranked as the most social media obsessed city in Canada

And another Vancouver Island city took 4th place!

Police recover over $100K in cash and stolen goods from theft ring in Victoria

Two residences were raided, including one near Mayfair Mall.

Saanich Police look to identify two people involved in vehicle arson Sunday morning

They’re believed to be in their late teens or early 20s.

14 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, April 1st to 2nd

This ain't no joke, it's already Aprils 1st!

Victoria set to see first pro wrestling steel cage match in 37 years

That last one was in 1986! 🤼

Body found after house fire on central Vancouver Island

Criminality has been ruled out.

Woman arrested for arson after string of fires set in Port Alberni Wednesday

Five fires were set in a span of four hours.

Witnesses sought after targeted arson attempt at Saanich home

The residence was occupied at the time.

Driver in bobcat driving erratically on Duncan streets shot by police (VIDEO)

Video shows half a dozen police chasing the vehicle.

Bastion Square bouncers apprehend man with CO2-powered gun in nightclub

He was already detained when VicPD arrived.

Novice driver busted doing nearly 200 km/h on Vancouver Island highway

The driver was detained under the mental health act.

Sidney’s iconic Thursday night market is returning to Beacon Avenue

A new operator has been found.
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Nanaimo man arrested in connection with homeless encampment shooting

The victim was shot while trying to retrieve stolen property.

Fire crews battle commercial building fire near new Amazon facility in Sidney

Also near the Victoria International Airport.
Alberni Pacific Railways’ Two-Spot Steam Locomotive

Port Alberni museum dinged by theft of historic train bell

The thieves cut open a fence to get to it.