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Snowbirds performing over Victoria on August 12th

Save the date! This is an event you and  the family wont want to miss! If you haven't seen them before, it's a spectacular...

It’s official: McKenzie interchange funding announced along with extension to Westshore Parkway in Langford

  It’s official: McKenzie interchange funding announced.  Minister of State and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North,  John Duncan,  was joined today by  Todd...

BC Transit adding automated bus stop announcements to its fleet

BC Transit says it  plans to install Trekker Breeze + automated voice annunciation device on every bus in the Victoria Regional Transit System starting...

Watch as two river otters have a blast on the lawn of a North...

Love where we live, Just watched these two river otters frolicking around on the lawn for about half an hour. North Saanich, Beautiful BC.

Watch as two humpbacks just off Sooke give onlookers a synchronized show

The locals and tourist on this whale watching exploration got quite an amazing show yesterday. The group were looking way off in the distance...

Rock the Shores is this weekend – Win a pair of all-weekend passes

The Victoria Royals today announced the release of the Five Game Fan Pack, which is a brand new mini-pack that allows fans to experience...
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New Oak Bay High school ready for students to call home

School might be out for summer, but that didn’t stop a few Oak Bay students from joining Education Minister Peter Fassbender on a tour...

New affordable housing units on the way for Aboriginal families in Langford

Langford will soon have 36 new homes for low-income aboriginal  families. The project will provide 36 homes - 30 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom units...

City of Victoria testing out new recycling and composting bins in high traffic areas...

Recycling and composting options are now available downtown, with the introduction of new waste bins with separate areas for recyclables, food waste and garbage....

Help locate a missing 15 year old female from Langford – Chenoa George was...

West Shore RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing Langford resident, Chenoa GEORGE. She was last seen July 3, 2015. Description of...

Watch what happens in Courtenay when a street sweeper approaches a young girl’s chalk...

Check out what happened recently when City employee Wendel L., operating the street sweeper, came across a chalk art masterpiece. ~City of Courtenay The artist's...

How to spot a drowning person

After the recent drowning death of a 17-year-old student and rugby player Abdul-Jamal Ottun at Shawnigan Lake, one Victoria buzz fan suggested we share...

Victoria travel agents share in $1 million win Maxmillion prize

Five co-workers from Victoria are celebrating after winning a $1 million Maxmillion prize on the June 26, 2015 Lotto Max draw. The group of travel...

Photos and Videos from Victoria’s first ever Color Vibe 5k

This first ever Color Vibe 5k in Victoria happened this past Sunday. Over 3,000 runners and walkers took part.  The event kicked off with...

UPDATE: Missing Esquimalt man found deceased, foul play ruled out

UPDATE – Mr. Holly was found deceased last night by Sooke RCMP and Search and Rescue. His death is not being deemed suspicious. Thank...

Duo Running 60k to Help Fill A Dream

On July 26, Jerry Hughes and his coach, Yana Hempler, will be running 60k from Duncan to Victoria in order to raise funds and...

Man pulls shotgun on another motorist in Langford, causes chaos in the West Shore

It all began with a complaint which identified the suspect, his vehicle, and the fact that he was believed to be under the influence...

Enjoy a free round-trip on the COHO ferry on your birthday

Don’t sit at home for your next birthday, hop on board the M.V. Coho and visit Port Angeles, WA or Victoria, BC for the...

UPDATED: Sooke Rd reopened after a serious head-on collision

UPDATED:  Sooke Rd reopened after RCMP spent several hours investigating a serious head-on collision Original article with updates: West Shore RCMP are currently investigating a head-on...

Calling all shoe lovers! Designer Shoe Warehouse is opening in Victoria at Island Home...

Calling all shoe lovers! Designer Shoe Warehouse is opening in Victoria at Island Home Centre! We are searching for an enthusiastic team that wants...

Free Slurpees on July 11 for 7-Eleven Day 2015

What’s better than birthday cake? A FREE 7-Eleven Slurpee! It’s that time of year when 7-Eleven celebrates  its birthday by handing out thousands of...

Wondering about water restrictions?

The 2015 water supply outlook is being monitored daily by the CRD. Sooke Lake Reservoir is 84% full (July 7, 2015) which is still...

Search Warrant in Highlands yields weapons and drugs

On the morning of July 3, 2015, West Shore RCMP received information that a 29 year old Highlands man was illegally in possession of a...

Winner has been selected for the public art competition in connection with the Craigflower...

Saanich Council have approved funding for the installation of a juried work of art in connection with the 2014 reconstruction of the Craigflower Bridge.  The...

Restaurant employee robbed then attacked while on break in Saanich, suspects arrested

An employee of a restaurant in the 300 block of Burnside Road West is recovering following a violent robbery. The attack occurred while he was having...

Remember your morning coffee with the daily newspaper and catching up on local sports?

Remember the good ol' days when you woke up, rubbed the sleep from your eyes and troddled out to the front stoop to retrieve...

Win a pair of 4-day festival passes to Rock of the Woods Music Festival

Rock of the Woods music festival is the Cowichan Valley's hidden gem.  This year's line up includes: The Dudes, Gob, JPOD the beat chef,...

Water Mars Bomber Documentary (video)

An 8 minute documentary on the Mars Water Bomber. At 80 mph, the Mars Water Bombers can take on 6,000 gallons of water in...

Video and photos from Victoria Pride Parade 2015

Thousands lined the streets on Sunday to watch the Victoria Pride Parade.  The Victoria Pride Society was born from a casual picnic in Beacon...

Saanich Police warn of another cougar sighting in the Rithets Bog Conservation Area

Saanich Police are notifying users of Rithets Bog Conservation Area to be aware that a cougar was once again observed within the park boundaries. Around...

The Maritime Museum Secures New Location in Nootka Court, Plans to Reopen by August

The Maritime Museum of BC has found a home in Nootka Court, located at 634 Humboldt St. The new location will have a Society...

Saanich Playground Completely Destroyed After Two Suspected Arsons

Investigators from the Saanich Police Departent and the Saanich Fire Department are looking for clues into two separate fires to a playground structure at...

Planes and helicopters flying in close formation on Canada Day, mystery solved.

If you looked up in the sky on Canada Day, you likely saw several planes and helicopters flying in close formation. We were flooded...

Planning to celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday downtown? Here is a schedule of events.

Victoria Celebrates Canada Day have announced an exciting line-up of family-friendly events, main stage performances, A Flavour of Canada multicultural food village, and spectacular...

UPDATED: Woman suffers serious injuries after random attack in James Bay

VicPD Detectives are continuing to investigate the random, violent, attack of a 30-year-old woman that occurred in James Bay on Thursday, June 25th and...

Police Seeking Witnesses Of Attempted Robbery at Royal Oak Shopping Centre

Saanich Police Detectives are seeking assistance from the public to help to solve an attempted rbbery that took place in the Royal Oak Shopping...

Homeless man who turned in over $2,000 he found, asks Victoria Buzz to help...

A recent story that captured national media attention and resulted in thousands of dollars being donated by people across Canada, has provided yet one...

Victoria Sports News – A brand new online magazine all about sport and recreation...

Victoria Sports News will soon launch a brand new online magazine all about sport and recreation in Greater Victoria. They are currently working hard...

Traditional First Nations War Canoe Races return to the Inner Harbour for the first...

The tradition, athleticism and thrilling spectacle of First Nations War Canoe Races will return to Victoria’s iconic Inner Harbour for the first time in...

Two separate arrests in Saanich made easy after both suspect were found sleeping in...

Sannich Police are asking for the public to remain vigilant, keeping a watchful eye on their properties, as well as those of their immediate...

Update: Suspect Identified In Beacon Hill Park Children’s Farm Vandalism

Update: VicPD officers have identified a suspect after a man was captured on surveillance video allegedly breaking into and vandalizing the Beacon Hill Park...

Update: Non-venomous corn snake Located after it escaped owners guitar case at Fernfest

UPDATE: The snake has been safely located and Victoria Police say it has been turned over to Animal Control. VicPD officers are advising the...

Update: Stolen Car with a Distinctive Batman Car Seat located

VicPD are asking the public’s help in reuniting a young mother and son with their vehicle after it was stolen Thursday. Officers are pointing...

Victoria Dog swallows golf ball needs publics help to get him back in the...

From BC SPCA: Rambo could barely walk when he arrived. He was vomiting and, in only a matter of days, had lost a substantial amount...

Victoria Grizzlies staying in Colwood for 5 more years after hammering out a new...

The Victoria Grizzlies of the B.C. Hockey League have announced they have reached an agreement on lease terms that will keep the team at...
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Homeless man in Langford finds $2,000, turns it over to the West Shore RCMP

Did you lose $2,000? Well you are in luck because of an honest homeless man! Members of the public often come to the Detachment front...

Barn fire in Metchosin leads to illegal grow op and distillery

Early Thursday,  Metchosin Fire Department and West Shore RCMP responded to a barn fire in the 1300 block of Neild Road, Metchosin. Upon investigation,...

New rule of the road kicks in today: Keeping left is not always right

Keeping left is not always right - think twice about hogging the left lane on highways

The Roundhouse at Bayview Place Approved for Redevelopment

Focus Equities Inc., the master developers of the 20 acre Bayview Place site, are pleased to announce that Victoria City Council, at public hearing...

Saanich Firefighters contain grass fire; residents asked to stay indoors

Saanich Fire say the brush fire is contained at Maplewood Rd and Camrose Cres but the there is still lots of smoke in area and...