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BC FERRIES PLANS TO CONVERT SPIRIT – CLASS VESSELS TO LIQ UEFIED NATURAL GAS...

VICTORIA – BC Ferries plans to convert its two largest vessels, the Spirit of Vancouver Island and the Spirit of British Columbia, to dual...

WATCH LIVE – 4:30pm BCTF News Conference

BCTF president Jim Iker will speak at 4:30 about the tentative BCED agreement.

Lane Reductions on Both Johnson Street Bridge and Point Ellice Bridge Next Week

VICTORIA, BC – Beginning Monday, lane reductions will be in place on the Point Ellice (Bay Street) Bridge impacting east and west bound traffic....

Six Suspects Arrested During Drug Offence Investigation

Throughout the afternoon of Sunday, September 7, a total of six people were arrested in relation to an ongoing drug investigation. With the assistance of...

Abandoned 911-Calls Continue to Plague VicPD Communications Centre

Victoria BC – A high number of abandoned 911-calls are continuing to plague VicPD’s Communication Centre. During the last 14 hours, between 5:30 p.m. last...

GRAND OPENING OF EXPANDED UVIC TRANSIT EXCHANGE

VICTORIA – The Victoria Regional Transit Commission (VRTC) along with the Government of British Columbia, BC Transit and the University of Victoria are pleased...

CONTEST CLOSED – Win Passes To Rifflandia Festival Including VIP Passes!

CONTEST CLOSED. OUR WINNERS: Sept 2 winner: Bibi Zermeno - 2 Thursday Single-Night Passes Sept 3 winner: Nancy Peddie - 2 Friday Single-Night Passes Sept 4 winner: Drew Robertson - 2 Saturday-Single Night...

Work Underway on Approved Bicycle Network

VICTORIA, BC – Today work begins on new bicycle lanes on Cook Street, one of the areas identified by the community for improvements in...

BC FERRIES RELEASES FIRST QUARTER RESULT S

VICTORIA – British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC Ferries) released its first quarter results today. Net earnings for the first three months ended June...

BC Transit Adds More Service Hours This Fall

VICTORIA – BC Transit and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission (VRTC) are pleased to announce more service hours are being directed at post-secondary schools....

Contest Closed – Win 3 Days Passes to the 147th Annual Saanich Fair

The contest is now closed. The winners are: Damien McDonald Tanya Malloch Sabrina Scullion Kristin Morrison Anna Caldwell If you are the winner, please email us at info@victoriabuzz.com STAY TUNE....We...

Officers searching for suspects after home invasion leaves family suffering from pepper spray

Victoria, BC – VicPD detectives are looking for four men after a home invasion left a five-year-old boy and his parents suffering from the...

Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen

Today, Thursday August 14th, 2014, all proceeds from every Blizzard® Treat purchased at participating DQ® store in British Columbia will be donated to BC...

Several Break and Enters to Residences This Past Week throughout Saanich

Over the course of this past week, there have been several break and enters to residences throughout Saanich. In the early morning hours of Wednesday,...

Sharp-Eyed Citizen Puts the Brakes on One-Man Crime Spree

Victoria BC – A sharp-eyed citizen put the brakes on a one-man crime spree early Monday, which all started with the theft of a...

WARNING TO PET OWNERS IN THE 3900 BLOCK OF CAREY RD.

4 pets have died in the 3900 block of Carey Road in less than a week...2 cats were found deceased and a cat and...

Tonight’s Supermoon Will Be the Largest Moon of 2014

The largest full moon of 2014 rises tonight (Aug. 10). August's full moon, a so-called "supermoon," rises when the natural satellite is at perigee...

Victoria named the world’s third friendliest city

Victoria has been voted the 3rd friendliest city in the world ..... so give yourselves a pat on the back and if you can't...

What do 25,000 cigarette butts look like?

What do 25,000 cigarette butts look like? The City of Victoria, Downtown Victoria Business Association and Surfrider Foundation celebrated a goal today of 20...

White Spot Pirate Pak Day 2014

Ahoy Mateys! Get ready to set sail because Wednesday August 13th is Pirate Pak Day at White Spot. It’s the one day a year...

VicPD Requesting Public’s Assistance in Solving String of Suspicious Fires

Victoria BC – VicPD Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in solving this summer’s series of suspicious fires. While already investigating over a dozen fires...

Big mess left behind after Sunfest leaving people unimpressed (photos)

From Times Colonist: The Cowichan Valley was awash with country music over the weekend as more than 40,000 fans made their way to the...

Victoria Symphony Splash

The annual Victoria Symphony Splash is a spectacular event that sees Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour transformed into an outdoor concert stage. Symphony Splash 2014...

Canucks Alumni vs Cougars Junior Hockey Club in Support of the Tour de Rock

Victoria Buzz is a proud Social Media Sponsor for the upcoming Canucks Alumni vs Cougars Junior Hockey Club in Support of the Tour de Rock:...

LOCATED | VicPD Requesting Assistance Locating Missing Man

UPDATE: LOCATED | The missing 59-year-old man who was the subject of a VicPD alert earlier today has been located by a keen-eyed member of...

New look for the Victoria Harbour Ferry

The Saturday Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet showcased the newly-wrapped #exploreBC boats! If you see one of these blue boats around the harbour, take...

Historic WWII Bomber B-25J, Maid in the Shade in Victoria

Victoria Flying Club at The Victoria International Airport welcomes the historic WWII Bomber B-25J, Maid in the Shade. The iconic aircraft will be on...

UPDATE: FOUND – Potentially Dangerous Military Marine Flare Missing in Area of Pat Bay...

UPDATE : Earlier this morning a Central Saanich resident found the C2A2 Military Marine Smoke Marker while out walking her dog in an isolated area...

TOWN OF SIDNEY CELEBRATES FIRE DEPARTMENT’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY

Sidney, B.C.;   The Town of Sidney’s Fire Department is 100 years old this August and to mark the occasion, the community is putting on...

Lost Tourist” Scam Leaves Helpful Senior without Debit or Credit Cards

A helpful Metchosin octogenarian was the victim of an orchestrated theft when she stopped to offer help to two scammers posing as lost tourists. The...

Win a Two Night Stay in a One Bedroom Suite with Ocean View and...

Enter to WIN a Two Night Stay in a One Bedroom Suite with Ocean View!! Includes a full hot buffet breakfast for two and...

Grandma Visited The Zoo But NEVER Expected THIS! WHOA!

This exhibit at the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. made my heart stop for a split second!  Good thing it's just a digital...

The Fairmont Empress has been sold

Vancouver developer Nat Bosa and wife Flora have purchased the historic Fairmont Empress. The Empress has been a focal point of Victoria’s Inner Harbour since...

Sidney – Canada Day Celebrations Event Schedule

Sidney will be celebrating Canada day over a 2 day period. Please see schedule below. If we missed anything, please email us at info@victoriabuzz.com PLEASE...

Downtown Victoria – Canada Day Event Schedule

Victoria Celebrates Canada Day 2014 is pleased to announce an exciting line-up of family-friendly events, main stage performances, fireworks, and A Flavour of Canada,...

It’s a Boy! Student Rescued From Vagina Sculpture in Germany

Lesson of the day: Just because your friends are daring you to pose yourself inside a giant, marble vagina doesn't mean you have to...

Major Bell / Virgin network outage in Canada

Do you use BELL or Virgin for phone or internet? There is currently a massive outage happening. We are hearing mostly phone and...

Old $2 Bills Are Now Worth $20,000

If you never thought to hold on to your old-school discontinued two dollar bills, prepare to kick yourself, because the one you used to...

The BCTF has released the schedule for the third week of rotating strikes in...

The BCTF has released the schedule for the third week of rotating strikes in B.C. schools. On Wednesday, BCTF President Jim Iker said teachers will...

BCTF threatens full-scale teachers’ strike in next two weeks

BCTF President Jim Iker is threatening a full-scale teachers’ strike within the next two weeks if the government doesn’t put more money on the...

Happy Port Alberni – Hollies Golf Course

Is Port Alberni Canada's Happiest City? If you don't think so then watch this video!!   Pat Little says, "it was their 10th anniversary owning the...

An auto-dial phone scam is claiming to be the Victoria International Airport

The Victoria Airport Authority (VAA) is warning airport customers and local residents about a scam involving phone calls from people claiming to be from...

Stanley Cup Tickets At New York Are Going For INSANE Prices

If you’re a New York Rangers fan, watching your team take on the Los Angeles Kings on home ice will cost you the same...

Tim Hortons restaurant owners donate 100 per cent of the proceeds from coffee sales...

Wednesday June 4, 2014 is Camp Day. This is the one day each year when Tim Hortons restaurant owners donate 100 per cent of the proceeds...

Remains of lost warplane and crew recovered 70 years later

More than 70 years after a Second World War aircraft disappeared on a training flight over B.C., the wreckage has been found and four...

BC Teachers announce their rotating strike will extend to next week

Notice of further strike action was announced by the British Columbia Teachers' Federation today.

Google Made the Slightest Change to Its Logo and Users Still Noticed

(Mashable)  You know you're an influential company when even the slightest change to your logo causes people to take notice. Google updated its logo with...

50 Cent Throws Terrible First Pitch

True to his name he launches this ceremonial first pitch of the Mets-Pirates game, 50 feet outside. We haven't seen a musician shame the...