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Arson suspected in Reynolds Secondary school fire

Thanks to a quick thinking employee at Reynolds Secondary, a suspected arson attempt caused minimal damage to the school. Both Saanich Police and fire...

Two people hit by BC Transit bus near Beacon Hill Park

A B.C. Transit bus heading east on Superior Street around 7:40 PM, Tuesday night,  hit two pedestrians when making a left turn onto Douglas Street,...

Caught on Cam: Disturbing driving near B.C. school bus

A B.C. school bus driver is raising the alarm after a number of near misses involving careless drivers. A reporter from CTV goes for...

Victoria Clipper announces new ferry route from Victoria to downtown Vancouver

With new ownership in place, the Victoria Clipper plans to expand its service with a new high-speed ferry service between Victoria and Vancouver, making...

Character homes go for a drive around downtown Victoria (PHOTOS)

It isn't a sight you get to see very often, two 100-year-old homes being driven through downtown Victoria. That happened in the wee hours...

Song and Surf – a hidden gem of a music festival on Vancouver Island...

Song and Surf is a hidden gem of a music festival on Vancouver Island, taking place in mulitiple indoor venues throughout the picturesque town...

California Transient Killer Whales off Sooke on Saturday! (VIDEO)

Video may take a moment to load. Deanna Brett from the Love Sooke Facebook page, captured California Transient Killer Whales from the CA166...

Over a dozen thefts reported from unlocked cars in Cordova Bay overnight

Residents in the Cordova Bay area of Saanich are being reminded to lock their vehicles following a number of overnight thefts in that area. Police...

Do you suffer from headaches or migraines? – Win 1 of 3 Icekaps!

Do you suffer from migraines or headaches? Enter to WIN one of three IceKaps, a locally created product! The patented Icekap Headache and Migraine Therapy...

Circus skills programs at Fernwood Community Centre

Are you looking to play more, relieve some stress, or just simply learn a few circus tricks? Get your circus skills on with DreamCO! Offering...

Pending closure of iconic Bengal Lounge at the The Empress sparks online petition

It's the end of an era. After 61 years, the Empress Hotel's venerable Bengal Lounge will close  it's doors permanently on April 30th.  Shortly after...

Corus to buy Shaw Media in $2.65B mega merger

If approved by shareholders and regulators, two of Canada’s biggest media companies are about to become one! Corus Entertainment has announced it is buying Shaw...
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‘The Boy’ A Hollywood blockbuster horror film featuring Victoria’s iconic Craigdarroch Castle (VIDEO)

Victoria's Craigdarroch Castle is front and centre in a Hollywood blockbuster thriller, "The Boy" starring "The Walking Dead's" Lauren Cohan. The horror film planned for release...

Team work! Saanich police officer and his K9 partner captures B&E suspect hiding...

A Saanich Police K9 helped arrest a man suspected in a break and enter of a local coffee shop. Shortly after 2:00am, Saanich Police responded...

The first festival showcasing cheese and meat arrives in Victoria

The first festival oriented to showcasing cheese and meat arrives in Victoria on May 21st. With the recent boom in artisan shops across the capital...

Are you ready for an earthquake? Attend a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop

The recent late-night earthquake near Victoria is a reminder that an earthquake can happen at any time and that we need to be prepared...
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BC Transit testing out additional security equipment on its buses

BC Transit will be testing additional security equipment as part of a one-year pilot project that concludes in April. Limited audio recording capability will be...

4th Annual YYJ Rocktographers Showcase

First debuting in the winter of 2014, YYJ Rocktographers collects a variety of visual perspectives through the concert photos of dozens of local photographers. Uniting...

8 photos and videos from day one of Monster X Tour at Save-on-Foods Memorial...

Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre was the epicenter with the nation’s most competitive MONSTER TRUCKS on Saturday! See these incredible 10,000 pound, car-crushing giants compete in Racing,...

List of closures due to snow and information in and around Victoria today

Snow has been falling around the region since about 9 p.m. Thursday night which has lead to some closures and delays this morning. The following...

Grizzlies remember local hockey player Reid Kyfiuk tonight at The Q Centre

The love of hockey, and bonds with teammates, will always be central in recalling the remarkable life of Reid Kyfiuk. The 15-year-old from Victoria, a...

Environment Canada has issued a fog warning for Greater Victoria!

A fog advisory has been issued for Greater Victoria. Environment Canada says visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. Areas of dense...

KiSS FM launches “Rethink Your Ink” contest – Have a look at some of...

We’ve all made mistakes. Some just happen to be tattooed on our bodies but there is a solution! Imagine finally being rid of your...

Woman in critical condition in Cobble Hill crash; alcohol suspected

A 20-year-old woman remains in critical condition after collision between two vehicles in Cobble Hill, Wednesday night.  Police suspect alcohol was involved. Shawnigan Lake RCMP...

Thrifty Foods on Quadra Street has been granted a license to sell alcohol

Thrifty Foods on the corner of Quadra and Cook Street has been granted a license to sell alcohol within the store. The first such...

Saanich Police warn after a series of break and enters near University Heights

A series of break and enters in the late afternoon hours and into the early evening around the Shelbourne St corridor/University Heights area is...

9 photos from snowy Shawnigan Lake

After posting over and over about the snowfall north of the Malahat, some of the Victoria Buzz crew couldn't resist the temptation of the...

Update: Victoria Police have reunited the decades-old photos with family!

The family photos found in downtown Victoria’s Centennial Square has been solved! After seeing the Victoria Buzz post, a family member contacted Victoria Police, but...

Dash Cam catches SUV losing control near Qualicum Beach in snowy conditions

A dash cam video captures an SUV  losing control in snowy conditions yesterday, near the  Qualicum Beach exit. The video, captured by Brian Hartt, shows...

Blanshard Street down to one lane for two weeks during BC Hydro work

Expect major delays for the next two weeks if you are heading into downtown Victoria over the next two weeks, starting Thursday. Blanshard Street heading...

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association Bottle Drive! January 9th!

Join Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association on Saturday, January 9th from 10am – 2pm at 6917 Veyaness Rd. in Saanichton for a bottle drive supporting the...

Passenger ferry service from Victoria to Vancouver one step closer!

A new passenger ferry service between Victoria and Vancouver is much closer to reality after Riverside Marine reached a lease agreement with the Greater...

Own a pug? Time for another Grumble – a meet and greet happens today!

Don't be alarmed if you see a group of pugs heading your way, on January 17.  It's time for another pug meet near Layritz...

A Thank You message from Forbes N’ Marshall

https://soundcloud.com/michael-lisa-888821314/a-thank-you-from-forbes-n-marshall "Yes...we are alive and well and found a microphone! Wanted to Thank You for your amazing friendship," reads a post on the Forbes &...

Take a timelapse journey from Victoria BC to Pemberton BC and back again!

Travel along with Rob McIntyre as he goes on a trip from Victoria BC to Pemberton BC and back again. A time lapse journey...

17 photos and videos from today’s Polar Bear swims around the region!

Hundreds of people got the new year off to a chilly start by taking part in the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim...

So this happened in Colwood last night – Perfect way to end 2015 for...

A young man in Colwood went to great lengths to tell his girlfriend he loved her for the first time, by singing "Thinking Out...

Some of the top photos posted to Victoria Buzz Facebook page in 2015 (Part...

Not that we really have to tell you, but Vancouver Island is a pretty amazing place to call home all year round and whether...

21 Photos from The Mustard Seed’s Huron Carole

Victoria Buzz was proud to be part of The Mustard Seed's Huron Carole, an intimate concert and fundraiser with Singer, Songwriter and Actor Tom...

Update: Amy has been located and is safe.

Victoria Police are asking for the public's help in locating missing 35-year-old Amy MacNeil-Wells, who was last seen in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue,...

Polar bear swim taken to the next level – 9th Annual Yoshukai Spirit Training

Start the year with 100 punches at Willow's Beach in the waters off Oak Bay. Every new years day this martial arts group takes part...

Skater’s point of view at Bear Mountain’s ceremony circle

Bear Mountain’s ceremony circle has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Experience skating like no other on our 3,000 square foot ice rink. Enjoy the...

Missing man in Richmond may have been spotted in Victoria

Richmond RCMP are looking for Ephraigm Flores, a 23-year-old Toronto resident last seen on Boxing Day in Richmond. Ephraigm Flores was reportedly last seen at...

Our Place seeks help setting up new shelter set to open this weekend

Our Place Society has posted to Facebook seeking help to set up a new home at 1240 Yates Street for 40 people who will be...

New Year’s Day Free Skate at Pearkes Arena or Free Swim Comonwealth Place

Bring the family out to Pearkes Recreation Centre or Saanich Comonwealth Place and kick-off your New Year with some quality family time and enjoy...

Best Victoria Instagram Photos! Dec 22 – Dec 28

Victoria has some fantastic Instagram accounts. So each week we compile a selection of some of the best photos, that used the hashtag #victoriabuzz. Check out all these...

4.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Sidney BC, shakes the entire capital region!

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook the entire capital region around 11:39pm, Tuesday night. The epicentre was 8KM off Sidney BC, near Sidney Island. There are...

Still time to join in on the 27th Annual Run Through Time

The 27th Annual Run Through Time event is December 31, 2015 in support of Runners for Compassion and Every Step Counts. Ring in the New...

2015 List of Top Ten Reasons to Not Call 9-1-1 in BC

Don't be that person! British Columbia's largest emergency dispatch and 911 call centre released a list of the top calls that shouldn’t have been...

Saanich Braves hope to fill arena in memory of their teammate

Update: -- original: The Midget C5 Braves will play their first game this week since losing one of their teammates in a freak accident at Mount...