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VIDEO: Rare sight as two Orcas show up off Whiffen Spit in ‪‎Sooke‬

Monday was a good day for Deanna Brett of the Love Sooke Facebook page as she captured this rare moment on video. Deanna says...

Victoria Hippo Tours era in Victoria comes to an end, heads south

The bus that had heads turning for two years in Victoria has announced it will be heading south to the Caribbean. The 40-passenger amphibious yellow...

Fabulous Fort to Kick off Kindness Meter campaign for homelessness in Victoria

Join Fabulous Fort for their #KindnessMeterYYJ kick off party happening this Wednesday, April 15th at 9am! Two old school parking meters have been installed to...

Armoured truck accidentally opens, spills cash on highway

Sometimes you just get lucky on your afternoon commute. Maybe you get a green light at every intersection, or your favourite song comes on...

Brave cat stares down cougar in Port Hardy backyard

Marian Minar was shocked to see a cougar in his backyard in Port Hardy Thursday night. He tells Global News that at about 7:30 p.m....
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Update: Ferry service between Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay will resume June 11

Service between Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay will resume on Thursday, June 11. Ferry service was temporarily suspended while a nearly two-month long refit...

Andrew Briggs of Angels Chopper Bike Club Association as Featured on People of Victoria

We had a chat today with Andrew Briggs, well-known for his intimate Victoria House Concert B sessions about one of his other loves, his...

MARCH TRAFFIC ON BC FERRIES UP 5 PER CENT OVER LAST YEAR

Traffic is up on BC Ferries over the same period last year, with March showing increases of over 5 per cent for vehicles and...

Low-income families benefit from dental-care funding

The Province is helping low-income adults and children access urgent dental care with a $120,000 one-time grant to support dental programs throughout B.C. Twenty not-for-profit...

Win a pair of tickets to Evil Acres Halfway to Halloween Masquerade Ball

Evil Acres presents their first Annual Halfway to Halloween Masquerade Ball. Headlining the entertainment is The Monsters of Schlock, comedy sideshow act. In addition...

VicPD Requesting the Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing 39-Year-Old Man

VicPD is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Delmer Esau, a 39-year-old Victoria man, who was last seen on March 28th. Officers have been looking...

UPDATED: Owner of lost money turned over to West Shore RCMP found

West Shore RCMP are happy to let you know they have retraced the owner of the money, reported lost yesterday at a West Shore...

Rock The Shores 2015 Playlist

Now in its fourth year, Rock The Shores is returning to a two-day format, guaranteeing an amazing weekend for all! On July 18 and...

Win a pair of 2 day tickets to Rock The Shore

Rock The Shores tickets go on sale tomorrow April 3 at 10am... BUT GUESS WHAT! We have tickets for you to WIN on on...

Imagine being homeless and every time you see a vacancy for an apartment, the...

Imagine being homeless and every time you see a vacancy for an apartment, the landlord takes one look and says, “We’re full.” But this...

UPDATED: Missing 54 year old Nancy BAYES Located

On Sunday, April 5, in the late afternoon hours, the body of a deceased female was located in a secluded beach area along the...

VicPD Requesting the Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing 16-Year-Old Girl

VicPD officers are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Nicole Jones, a 16-year-old Victoria girl who was reported missing on Thursday, March 26th. Nicole was...

Twister seen in Port Hardy

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BC Ferries passenger pulled from water unresponsive

// BC Ferries says rescue crews recovered a man unresponsive and unconscious from the waters near Bowen Island after several passengers witnessed him jump...

Privacy Commissioner slams Saanich’s use of spyware

The report from the Privacy Commissioner slams Saanich's use of spyware, and says, among other things, "During the course of this investigation my staff...

Skateboarding ban to be lifted in Victoria

The skateboard ban in downtown Victoria is one step closer to being lifted. A city council committee passed the motion this afternoon to amend...

Community rallies to support Victoria family left homeless by fire

Victoria firefighters were called to a home at 1251 Rudlin St. about 10:30 p.m. A man and his three children escaped a fire Tuesday...

Break-away bovines lead police on crazy cow caper

It’s a police chase like one you’ve likely never seen before. Two escapees on the run tied up traffic for hours on the busy...

More pay for less work? New report finds it ‘pays’ to work in public...

If you work in the public sector, consider yourself lucky. A new report says public sector workers make up to $8,500 a year more...

Keeping left is not always right – think twice about hogging the left lane...

Drivers who won’t move over can impede traffic and contribute to crashes. This new rule makes it clear who should travel in the left...

24th anniversary of the disappearance of Michael Dunahee

Today is the 24th anniversary of the disappearance of Michael Dunahee. I was living in Petawawa Ontario at the time; I was 10. I...

Hannah Day cancer free for one year!

Hannah no longer has to go to Vancouver for regular hospital visits, nor do they have to ask what Hannah can eat and drink....

Our first Cheap Eats article is coming soon!

We are still working on our first article. If you have any suggestions, please do let us know. info@victoriabuzz.com

Finest At Sea Food Truck

All local, wild, BC seafood! Fish n chips, fish burgers, tacos and more! We use only 100% sustainable seafood we catch with our own...

Fire claims life of 73-year-old Duncan woman

A fire has claimed the life of a 73-year-old woman. It happened early Monday morning at a Boys Road trailer park, a place where...

North Saanich make Hockeyville final round

Hockey fans are going wild in North Saanich, as the town is now among 10 finalists for the Kraft Hockeyville competition. The winning town...

Three car accident on Burnside and Finlayson

A white caravan ran a red light at the intersection and was tboned by an astrovan. The astrovan flipped over on its side ....

BC Government announces minimum wage increase

BC Jobs Minister Shirley Bond announces the minimum wage will be raised to $10.45 in September. BC’s current minimum wage is $10.25 per hour. It...

Christmas Tree Chipping

CENTRAL SAANICH CENTRAL SAANICH LIONS CLUB Date: January 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 17 & 18 Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: 1703 Keating Cross...

VicPD Looking for Potential Victims of Bear Spray Assault

VicPD officers have arrested one man, and continue to investigate, after an assault last weekend involving bear spray. The officers were on patrol at approximately...

Shatterbox Coffee has teamed up with Victoria Buzz to help raise food donations for...

Please helps us collect food donations for the Mustard Seed! Shatterbox Coffee has teamed up with Victoria Buzz to help raise food donations for...

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Get into the Holiday Spirit – Things to do this Christmas

Follow us on Facebook for updates and prizes: https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaBCBuzz Get in the Holiday Spirit - Christmas in Victoria is the most wonderful time of the...

YOUR TABLE, OUR HOUSE – You create the menu, let us do the cooking!

Available from November 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015. Minimum party of 6 and maximum of 16 required. The Menu Whether it’s a close family gathering...

Belmont high school goes into lock out after police learn of a possible...

On Tuesday November 18, 2014, at just before 11:00 am, West Shore RCMP received information about a possible fight involving a knife and gun....

New Traffic Signals in Operation on West Side of Johnson Street Bridge Monday

Beginning Monday morning, new traffic signals will be in place at the intersection of Esquimalt and Harbour Roads. Changes include new traffic lights at the...

BC Coroners confirms the identity of a man who died following a police shooting...

As the BC Coroners and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) continue to investigate the police shooting in James Bay.  The BC Coroners confirms Rhett Patrick...

Salish Sea Vending Launching New Bitcoin ATM at Cavity Curiosity Shop

Salish Sea Vending are pleased to announce the official unveiling of their bitcoin ATM at 4 pm this Friday, November 7th in association with...

Homeless man in Edmonton on the street plays beautifully

Ryan, a man who has been living on the street for 30 years plays the piano outside in downtown Edmonton, in Churchill Square, no...

Canada Honours Nathan Cirillo along The Highway Of Heroes (PHOTOS)

Here are some photos of Cpl. Cirillo’s journey home.  Thank you for all you’ve done. Canadians have gathered along the Highway of Heroes to...

New distracted driving penalties in effect today

Drivers are advised to put their hand-held electronic devices away, as the Province’s new distracted driving penalties hit British Columbia roads and highways today....

Roommate Prank GOES VIRAL !

Alien invasion prank : A couple roommates teamed up to scare a friend and it worked very well. They used a fog machine and...

VicPD Traffic Officers Seek Witnesses to Serious Collision

VicPD Traffic officers are continuing their investigation into a major collision on Quadra Street and  Summit Avenue yesterday that sent one person to hospital...

Distracted driving will soon cost motorists three penatly points

The Province is taking a first step in what will be a two-part approach to protect British Columbians from distracted drivers on roads and...