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SUV drives off dock at Mill Bay Ferry terminal. 89-year-old Saanich man pronounced deceased...

UPDATE: A 89 year old male has been pronounced deceased after his vehicle plunged into the water off the Mill Bay ferry terminal on...

Victoria may soon have a passenger ferry between downtown Victoria and Vancouver

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority announced today a potential new tenant for the Steamship Terminal. Riverside Marine, is a newly created BC company, and part...

UPDATE: The two elementary aged students have been located and safe

Saanich Police have confirmed both boys have been located and are safe. They would also like to thank public for the quick response in...

Video of the Artic Tuk crane removing the final rail span on the Johnson...

In case you missed it, Gary Hoyer, filmed the removal of the old Johnson St. Bridge east rail span. The entire process took only 15...

Central Saanich Police issue warning after bear spotted near Lochside Trail

According to CFAX, Central Saanich Police issued a warning after a bear was spotted near Lochside Trail. Police say the bear was spotted shortly before...

Skinnytato Polish Restaurant closes its doors for good after 5 years to fulfill retirement

Skinnytato, a family-run Polish influenced restaurant located at 615 Johnson Street for the past 5 years, has closed its doors for good on September...

Search underway for a missing woman in Sidney

Sidney and North Sannich RCMP, are look for a missing Sidney senior woman, after she left her independent care home facility today. The coast...

Remains of two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette found; Amber Alert Ended

UPDATE: Alberta man charged in murders of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and Terry Blanchette. Click here for details.   RCMP have confirmed that the body of two-year-old...
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Family dog attacked by cougar in Saanich backyard

Saanich Police and BC Conservation Service are reminding pet owners of the potential dangers from wild animals following a cougar attack on Saturday evening...

Watch the Arctic Tuk work on the new Johnson Street Bridge today on live...

The skyline around the new Johnson Street Bridge includes one of the largest cranes in Western Canada. The Arctic Tuk – the same crane that...

G Day Victoria – A day of celebration and empowerment for girls ages 10...

Founded in 2014, G Day is a community-based rite of passage event series that welcomes girls into adolescence. Over 700 people have attended G...

Kraft HockeyVille announces winners for NHL preseason game

The winners have been announced for the Kraft Hockeyville NHL Preseason Game and Kraft Hockeyville NHL Pre-Game Skate between the Vancouver Canucks and San...

12 residents displaced after Victoria heritage home goes up in flames

A dozen people are homeless and a pet was killed after fire ravaged a century-old home in Victoria Monday morning, but firefighters say it...

Details on the upcoming closure of the Johnson St bridge – Sept 14-18

Bridge work in the harbour will become much more visible over the coming weeks as crews install large concrete sections of the new Johnson Street...

Riders wanted for Tour de Rock Spin-a-thon & BBQ: September 14

Indulge at Esquimalt Ribfest and burn it off at the Cops for Cancer - Tour de Rock Spin-a-thon! The public are invited to sign...

Central Saanich Fire crew responded to an engine fire on-board the James Island Express...

An early morning electrical fire on the James Island Express forced the crew to deploy the on-board fire extinguisher system. They were able to extinguish...

Photos and video from the first day of the 148th Saanich Fair

Record breaking crowds took in the 148th Saanich Fair on the first day. There is so much to do and taste! When you enter...

BC Transit driver assaulted for not letting a passenger off at a decommissioned bus...

A BC Transit bus driver was recovering in hospital Friday after being assaulted by an upset passenger. He has lacerations to his face and...

Police need your help identifying an alleged thief who stole jewelry valued between $8000-$10000

Police are seeking your help in identifying a suspect captured on video in a brazen jewelry store robbery. Police were called to a jewelry business...

West Shore RCMP add new unit to take on prolific offenders

West Shore RCMP has filled the void created by the disbandment of the former Regional Crime Unit by creating its own unit; the Crime...

RCMP are requesting the publics help in locating a missing 18-year-old Colwood resident

Brandon HORUCKI-MINO was last seen July 5, 2015. Description of Brandon HORUCKI-MINO Caucasian male 18 years 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 155 lbs (70 kg) brown hair brown eyes Anyone...

148th Saanich Fair will feature a new 5,000 square foot “Kidz Zone”

We are just days away from the 148th annual Saanich Fair and on Wednesday evening, fair organizers revealed a new "Play Zone" for the...

Two University of Victoria students develop tree planting robot

Two young Vancouver Island entrepreneurs are hoping to bring robotics to B.C.’s forest industry. Kylie Stanton gives us a look at their prototype. Like a...

LOCATED. – Help locate missing 75-year-old woman possibly suffering medical condition

UPDATE| Sachitha Attawar has been located by a VicPD staff member on her lunch. Thank you for your help in sharing her information. It was...

Japanese fisherman reunited with fishing boat that was swept away by the 2011 Tsunami

Here is a video of the Japanese fisherman Kou Sasaki being reunited with his fishing boat that was swept away by the 2011 Tsunami....

Steelhead LNG announces agreement for 75km pipeline to service Malahat LNG facility

Press Release: Steelhead LNG  announced earlier today a pre-construction agreement with pipeline developer Williams to commence with the design and regulatory approvals for the Island...

Police called to Ross Bay Cemetery after a unicorn-masked man was seen chasing another...

Just when police thought they had seen it all.

Developmental Delay: What Parents Need to Know

There’s nothing quite like the joy of being a new parent. You spend those early months and years dreaming about who your baby will...

Head-on collision on the Malahat claims a motorcyclist life; speed a possible factor

RCMP were called to another serious collision in the 4200 block of the Trans-Canada Highway shortly after 8 o’clock Sunday evening. The accident occurred just...

Video of orcas in yesterday’s choppy waters near Pedder Bay in Sooke

Not everybody got the chance to get out in the storm yesterday..  Sooke Coastal Explorations went the extra effort to get a Destination British...

Officer injured, two police cruisers destroyed on Salt Spring Island

Shortly after 12:00 am on August 29th, 2015, officers with the Salt Spring Island RCMP were conducting an impaired driving checkpoint in the 100...

Drunk driving likely the factor in early morning crash that closed Malahat

Malahat is opened and after several hours of traffic backlog, we hear it is mostly cleared up now. West Shore RCMP Press Release: At approximately 8:48...
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Campfire ban lifted for Vancouver Island

Campfires are once again permitted throughout Vancouver Island. The Coastal Fire Centre is rescinding its campfire ban due to forecasted cooler and wetter conditions,...

Barge loaded with wrecks collapses in the Gorge Waterway

This afternoon, Victoria Police received calls of a barge that had tipped near the Gorge/Selkirk waterfront. The barge was being loaded with scrap cars...

Conservation Officer who refused to kill two orphaned black bear cubs has been demoted,...

The BCGEU and Bryce Casavant learned this week that he is being transferred out of the Conservation Officer Service. Casavant was originally suspended in July...

Things to do around Victoria this weekend: August 28 – 30

Victoria Fringe Festival A Vancouver Island festival tradition for nearly thirty years, Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival takes over downtown Victoria, B.C. each summer for a...
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Special weather statement in effect for Greater Victoria: Heavy rain over the South Coast...

The driest and warmest summer on record is about to receive a decent shower as a major change in the weather pattern is developing....

Victoria mom finds sharp plastic-like pieces in McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish

This past Wednesday, Ayesha Asad and her son got more than they paid for while eating their Filet-O-Fish sandwich, bought from a Hillside Avenue...

Claremont Secondary teacher needs support in national organ donor awareness campaign through the David...

Local teacher, Lia Michalski's video, GIVE THE GIFT, has been named one of the top three in Canada by the David Foster Foundation. The...

Body found deceased near Race Rocks confirmed as missing scuba diver

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who was found deceased near Race Rocks on Aug. 23. He was Man (Timothy)...

BC Transit Begins Roll Out of Automated Bus Location ‘Call Outs’

On Tuesday, August 24, BC Transit started to roll out the automated voice annunciators on 25 of our buses in the Victoria Regional Transit...

Terminally ill breeder wants Boston Terriers back after husband surrenders them to BCSPCA

Related story: https://www.victoriabuzz.com/cowichan-spca-overloaded-with-cuteness-oh-and-boston-terriers/  

West Shore RCMP requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing View Royal resident

West Shore RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing View Royal resident. James MacDonald DUFFUS was last seen August 16, 2015. Description: Caucasian male 52...

Missing 14 year old Nicholas Cockburn located and safe

Nicholas Cockburn, the 14-year-old youth who was the subject of a missing person notification has been located and his safety has been confirmed, first...

Win a pair of 3-day passes to the 148th Saanich Fair

The 148th Saanich Fair is around the corner and Victoria Buzz will be giving away three day passes all week. We will announce the...

Human remains discovered near Norway Island identified as 19 year old Delores Brown from...

The BC Coroners Service has identified the human remains discovered near Norway Island on August 19, 2015, as those of 19 year old Delores...

Pacific Marine Drive has been reopened to vehicle traffic between Lake Cowichan and Port...

Pacific Marine Drive has been reopened to vehicle traffic between Lake Cowichan and Port Renfrew after crews removed dangerous trees and cleared away debris...
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Pacific Coastal Airlines launches new non-stop service between Victoria and Kelowna

Pacific Coastal Airlines has added a new route to its network of more than sixty-five destinations in British Columbia effective Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The...

Cowichan SPCA overloaded with cuteness as 27 Boston Terriers surrendered to the branch

There’s a cuteness overload at the Cowichan SPCA right now. 16 puppies and 11 adult Boston terriers were surrendered to the branch on Sunday, staff,...