Saturday, August 15, 2020


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UPDATE: James Phillips has been found

Victoria Police are asking for your help in locating missing 56-year-old Victoria man, James Phillips. He was last seen on August 11th in the 2300-block...
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Victoria Public Market team have applied for a zoning change to allow a brew-pub...

Townline, the folks that developed and own the Victoria Public Market, have applied for a zoning change to allow a brew-pub to move into...

“Slow Down, Move Over” when approaching official vehicles stopped on BC roads

In 2009, a new law came into effect designed to help protect emergency services personnel on or next to roadways in British Columbia. Dubbed...

Win a Warrior Prep Pack from Woman2Warrior Valued at Over $250 (CONTEST)

WE KNOW THERE IS A WARRIOR IN THE HEART OF EVERY WOMAN. She is STRONG, DETERMINED and POWERFUL. Challenge yourself, challenge others and register...

Seal jumps on B.C. couple’s dinghy to avoid being eaten by orca

Michelle Wigmore and her husband were out enjoying Friday afternoon on the waters of Desolation Sound when they came upon an unexpected sight: a...

Check your 649 lotto ticket! Someone in Victoria is $86K richer

Have you checked your lottery tickets from last night? Someone in Victoria got 5 of 6 numbers on Saturday's Lotto 6/49 and is $86,765.70 richer...

20,000 square foot indoor trampoline park coming to Esquimalt

There has been a slight delay in the opening of the 20,000 square foot indoor trampoline park  in Equimalt. The owner tells Victoria Buzz the...

Last chance to view this wonderful vintage bomber this weekend via the Victoria Flying...

The B-17G WWII Bomber, "Sentimental Journey" will be on display until  Sunday, August 16, at the Victoria Flying Club. The Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona,...

Marigold Nurseries announces it will be closing its doors for good after 71 years...

Marigold Nurseries has announced it will be closing its doors for good on December 24th. Founded in 1944, the company, which was founded by Les...
Two kidnapping and robbery crimes are not believed to be connected: VicPD

Police seeking witnesses after man was exposing himself on the corner of Yates...

Victoria Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after taking a man into custody last Friday, following reports of an indecent exposure in...

Buy a Blizzard, help a child at Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day Today

It is hot out there today, why not head to your local Dairy Queen, treat yourself to a blizzard and help a child out. Full...

Photos and videos from last night’s Snowbirds performance

Last night, nearly 40,000 people swarmed to Dallas Road to take in the first Snowbirds performance over Victoria, since 2008! The event was a fundraiser...

Saanich Police looking for driver involved in early morning crash on Pat Bay Highway

Saanich Police are investigating a collision that occurred on the Pat Bay Highway early Wednesday morning. There were two vehicles involved in the crash,...

2nd Annual Jeeps for Jugs Island Convoy and Fundraiser: Sunday, August 16

West Coast Jeeps club presents Jeeps for Jugs Convoy a Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser, taking place at Peden 4 Wheel Drive on August 16,...

Chalk message left behind on Belleville St near Clipper terminal welcoming guests to the...

If you are on Belleville street today, near the Clipper and Blackball Ferry terminal, don't worry about walking over the chalk message. The person...

9 photos from the 5th annual Victoria Tweed Ride

The 5th annual Victoria Tweed Ride took place on Saturday, August 8th.  The event is a leisurely, stylish urban bike ride raising money for...

Pod of orcas passing through active pass as onlookers watch in excitement from Galiano...

The J and L pods have been a very busy group of orcas this past week, near active pass! Gary Cullen, was on Galiano...

5 things to do around Victoria today: August 11

Snowbird pilots will be at the BC Aviation Museum! The Snowbirds are the formation flying team of the Royal Canadian Air Force, who have been...

Local fan favourite Jesse Roper hopes your votes will help win him $30,000

Local music favourite, Jessie Roper, along with director Shiraz Higgins first set out on a campaign to win $10,0000, to create a new music...

Four Cougar sightings near Uplands Park in Oak Bay

Oak Bay police have posted advisory signs at Uplands Park and Cattle Point after four separate cougar sightings this morning. Calls started to come in...

Group effort to locate a missing 65-year-old cruise ship passenger and return her home...

Yesterday, around 7:30 p.m., Victoria 911 Communications Centre staff received a call from Ogden Point’s cruise ship contact reporting that a 65-year-old passenger was...

40 stolen bikes found after West Shore RCMP execute search warrant

West Shore RCMP executed a search warrant at a home in the 2800 block of Leigh Rd in Langford, on August 5.  The search...

Free admission to fan appreciation night at Western Speedway: AUGUST 8

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Western Speedway is excited to announce that one of their great partners Seawings Express has...

9 things to do in Victoria this weekend: Friday, August 7-9th

Looking for things to do this weekend?  Here are 9 events happening around town . For even more fun things to do, head over...

Peaceful Resolution As Man With Alleged Improvised Explosive Device Surrenders To Officers

After more than seven hours, VicPD officers alongside the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team have brought an incident to a peaceful close after a...

Developer puts a helicopter inside Fort street office building

Last week, we told you about local developer, Sakura, putting a helicopter inside a building on Fort St! Most of you probably didn't believe us,...
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Long Beach Airport receives $1.27 million in funding for upgrades

Long Beach Airport will receive $1.27 million in funding from the new B.C. Air Access Program, part of B.C. on the Move, the Government...

5 things to do in Victoria today: Thursday, August 6

Nothing to do? We’ve got you covered. Check out these events happening in Victoria today. For even more fun things to do, head over...

Marilyn Monroe mural found and returned a second time

On July 23, part of Floyd’s iconic Marilyn Monroe mural was stolen - the second time in 12 months! She's since been reunited with...

UPDATED: What really happened to HitchBOT, the hitchhiking Canadian robot?

UPDATED: The pair of YouTube pranksters who were thought to have destroyed Hitchbot have admitted to faking a surveillance video that purported to show the...

Cougar stalks Mt. Finlayson hiker – hiker goes off trail and gets lost

A lone 22 year old man found himself off the beaten trails on Mount Finlayson just before midnight on July 29, after he spotted...

Rare “Blue Moon” will be very visible tonight over Victoria

Make sure to step outside tonight at sunset to check out the blue moon. A blue moon occurs when it’s the second full moon...

Two earthquakes strike near Port Hardy within 48 hours of each other

Two earthquakes have struck off the coast of Vancouver Island within 48 hours of each other.  A 4.2-magnitude earthquake hit around 10:30 a.m. on...

Photos from the past couple days that might inspire your BC long weekend.

It is the BC long weekend and the weather is going to be very beautiful! Still not sure what to do? We have compiled...

Watch Westshore Rebels home games on Pay-per-view

So you aren't able to make it down to Westhills Stadium to enjoy some exciting football. Not to worry,  because for the first time...

Victoria Mom’s Side-By-Side Toddler and Pup Photos Go Viral

A Victoria wedding photographer's album documenting her baby Ella and dog Charlie in matching poses, has gone viral. Jesse Holland's adorable side-by-side photos of...

UVIC group launch campaign with a mission to provide upper-limb prostheses to people in...

The Victoria Hand Project is a non-profit organization working to provide low-cost, 3D printed upper-limb prostheses for people in the developing world. Right now...
Two kidnapping and robbery crimes are not believed to be connected: VicPD

Police looking for two specific women and any other witnesses to a late-night stabbing

VicPD are seeking any witnesses to a late-night stabbing that occurred last weekend. Police were called to the 1100-block of Wharf Street just after...

Best year in 20 years for tourism says Victoria Tourism

B.C.’s tourism industry appears red hot and the Capital region is no exception, according to Tourism Victoria.   Source: Tourism Victoria says 2015 a ‘banner year’...

Police release video hoping you can help identify suspect in robbery of marijuana...

VicPD are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a marijuana dispensary in Victoria, and have released the video of the robbery in hopes...

This is what could happen if a magnitude 9.0 earthquake strikes BC (VIDEO)

On October 18 at 10:18 am, drop, cover, and hold on!

BC Ferries announces names for new Intermediate Class Ferries

B.C. Ferries announced the names of the three new ferries this morning and no #cashcow wasn't one of them. They are: The 1st boat is named...

Port Alberni man released from hospital man talks about grizzly bear attack

A 41 year-old Port Alberni man and father of four is back home this week after 7 days in a Vancouver Hospital recovering from...

Helps Apologizes About Little Consultation On Tent City

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps offered a public apology this morning on Cfax1070 for the lack of consultation with neighbours, about the proposal to allow...

Don’t be alarmed! Air horn temporarily reactivated at North Saanich Fire Hall

If you have been hearing air horns blasting in the Saanich Peninsula area,  everything is okay! Just this morning alone, it went off three different...

High bacteria advisory for Langford Lake

An advisory was posted at Langford Lake on July 22. According to the CRD website, the advisory was put up due to high bacterial...

Police searching for suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted on Quadra Street

Saanich Police  are currently investigating a sexual assault that occurred shortly after midnight on Friday (July 18th). The incident happened in the 3600 block...

Orca stuck on rocks was kept alive for eight hours until high tide

"She cried often, which tore at our hearts, but as the tide came up there were many cheers as this whale was finally free,"...