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Bay Street Armoury 100th Anniversary Celebration – November 22nd

Have you ever wondered what it is like inside the big red "castle" on Bay Street between Blanshard and Douglas Streets?  Well, now's your...
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Victoria Council considers giving homeless “odd jobs”

Victoria city councilor Charlayne Thornton-Joe has put forward the idea to pay the homeless and people with disabilities to do odd jobs. It is...

Play “What’s on the Kazoo” and win a trip for two to Jamaica

He was hailed as the Virtuoso of Victoria, singing at the most prestigious venues across Canada and the globe. People would come for miles,...

Poppy tattoo drive raises $7,850 for the Canadian Legion

In support of military both past and present, Urge Tattoos once again were giving away poppy tattoos. The 5th Annual Urge Poppy Tattoo Drive...

Photos of Remembrance Day in Victoria

Yesterday, thousands of Victorians remembered those that fought, and died, for our freedom. Here are some photos taken from social media, showing how people paid...

Police investigate armed home invasion in the 700 block of Yates Street

Victoria Police were in the 700 block of Yates on Tuesday morning investigating an armed home invasion that happened around 8:40am. The robbery happened on the...

5th Annual Urge Tattoos Remembrance Day Poppy Drive

Once again this November 11th, Urge Tattoos will be honouring Canada's standing, fallen and retired vets with a full day of Poppy Tattoos! What...

Cabbage is the Answer

Did anyone else feel that? That wave of stress the moment Thanksgiving was done. We scraped the last dollop of mashed potatoes off our...

Police searching for a missing man after going out for a bike ride

VicPD Missing Persons investigators are searching for missing man Harold Backer. Harold is described as a 52-year-old Caucasian man standing six feet, three inches tall...

Distraught man with knife tasered and taken into custody in View Royal

West Shore RCMP were called to assist View Royal Fire Rescue with a distraught man at Pheasant Lane and Helmcken Rd in View Royal,...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau writes open letter to Canadians

After being sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, and announcing his cabinet, the 29th Ministry, Justin Trudeau took some time to...

Charity Pumpkin Smash this Saturday at Millstream Village Shopping Centre

Get in on the Langford Fire Dept's "Pumpkin Smash" at Millstream Village Shopping Centre this Saturday, Nov 7 from 10 AM - 2 PM......

Another budget increase request coming for Johnson Street Bridge project

The Johnson Street project is another month or two behind schedule and the project manager, Jonathan Hugget, says he is preparing a request to...

Saanich police arrest teen after posting a threat on social media

Saanich Police have arrested a 15 year old male student after a threatening post was made on a popular social media site. He allegedly...

BC Ferries trip turns bizarre after man jumps overboard; later arrested on Galiano Island...

On Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m a B.C. Ferries trip from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay took a bizarre turn after a male on the...

Royals’s Joe Hicketts named captain of team WHL at 2015 Canada Russia Series

Victoria Royals defenceman Joe Hicketts has been named captain of Team WHL for Game 2 of the upcoming CHL Canada Russia Series in Kamloops,...

Tradition continues as hundreds of pumpkins line the road through Mount Doug Park

For years now jack-o-lanterns have lined the road through Mount Douglas Park, right after Halloween. "There seem to be more every year, so it took...

Victoria Buzz photo contributor wins province-wide photo contest

Over 600 photos were submitted to the 2015 Wildlife-In-Focus Photography province-wide contest and regular Victoria Buzz contributor and local, Colin Franks, took first place! The...

Mount Washington sold to U.S. firm that specializes in snowmaking

Mount Washington Ski Resort has been sold to Pacific Group Resorts, a company headquartered in Park City, Utah. The sale also includes most of the...

Colwood mom finds sewing needle in her son’s Halloween candy (video)

A Colwood mom posted a warning video to parents on Facebook today after finding a sewing needle in her sons chocolate bar. West Shore RCMP...

Local security company patrolling Saanich Peninsula Halloween Night

Halloween is a treasured tradition with the intention of fun and excitement for children. To keep the night a safe one, a security company...

Expect extra delays next week around Johnson Street Bridge

As work on the new Johnson Street Bridge road approaches continues, drivers and cyclists can expect reduced lanes and detours when travelling through the...

Uvic student dies during hike in Strathcona Provincial Park

A University of Victoria student has died after falling off a cliff during a hike near Campbell River. The coroners service says Anders Newman was...

Dancing restaurant owner given okay to continue

The Mayor of View Royal says an Admirals Road restaurant owner who has become well known by those who commute through the intersection of Admirals...

Our Place expands hours and shelter for winter, volunteers needed

With colder weather approaching, Our Place is extending its hours to ensure a warm, safe sanctuary for those experiencing poverty and homelessness. Beginning Monday, Nov....

Dog found with chain wrapped around neck. Do you know who did this to...

This poor lost dog was found in Esquimalt dragging a 6 foot chain on Monday by an Esquimalt resident. When the chain was removed,...

The Gordon Head Haunted Manor Presents: Treasure Island

A family in Gordon Head have gotten right into the Halloween spirit and transformed the outside of their house into a Treasure Island display. The...

IFCON 2015 happening this weekend has been cancelled

IFCON 2015, a  sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk and horror fan convention happening this weekend has been cancelled after the event organizer, Bill Code, suffered a...

Police looking for 3 suspects after a Langford man was robbed at knife point...

West Shore RCMP are currently investigating a robbery that occurred Monday afternoon on the Galloping Goose in Langford. A 26 year old Langford man was...

Canada Post halts installation of community mailboxes

Canada Post is temporarily suspending the program to convert door-to-door mail delivery to community mailboxes. In a statement released by Canada Post on Monday,  the...

16 of the best Instagram photos taken around Victoria this week

Victoria has some fantastic Instagram accounts. So we decided each week we would compile some of the best photos in town, that used the hashtag #victoriabuzz. Check out...

Fenced Dog Park, Community Garden, and New Playground Proposed for Vic West Park

Victoria West Park is the second largest park in the Victoria West neighbourhood and the eighth largest in the City. The park was first...

Whale watching boat with 27 people on board capsizes off Tofino; fatalities confirmed

A whale watching vessel with 27 people on board sank near Plover Reef, west of Vargas Island and northwest of Tofino, late this afternoon. JRCC...

Council workers in Italian Riveria head to beach instead of work

Absenteeism is a problem for employers all over the world including those in Canada. Here at home according to some statistics, the average full-time...

Painting Company Apologizes to Dog Owner and Community

UPDATE: Top Quality Coatings management and employee have formally apologized to both the dog owner and community over yesterday's incident where paint was found...

Quintessential 90’s Canadian alt-rock band, Barenaked Ladies returned to Victoria’s Save On Foods Memorial...

Quintessential 90's Canadian alt-rock band, Barenaked Ladies returned to Victoria's Save On Foods Memorial Arena for an intimate concert. The night was filled with familiar...

1st Annual “Wicked Victoria” is this Sunday

Dress the family up this Sunday and come check out the the first annual "Wicked Victoria"! Celebrate the Harvest Season and Halloween at this...

Middle class mom’s “Top 10” letter to Justin Trudeau goes viral – she hopes...

Like thousand of other Canadians across the nation, Casandra Effe voted on Monday. She went with a mission - to get rid of Harper. The...

Filming at Market Square continues – stars and crew LOVE Victoria!

Market Square's Oscar and Libby's store is the site of filming today. Pupstar Pictures have been filming all over Victoria for several weeks now...

Celebrate Tree Appreciation Day on November 1st

Trees provide many benefits to our community. In celebration, a tree and native shrub planting event will be held at the historic Newman Farm...

Victoria Royals’ Hicketts and Lowry headed back to WHL stars against Russians

The WHL team was announced Monday for the 2015 CHL Russia Series. For the second consecutive year, Hicketts and Royals’ Head Coach Dave Lowry,...

What would you do with a mini 45-minute holiday?

So, what would you do with a mini 45-minute holiday? Our daily lives can get overwhelmingly busy. Even a mini holiday every once in a while...

UPDATE: Man who couldn’t tell police who he was has been indentified

Update: Excellent news from Victoria Police! The gentleman who couldn't tell police who he was due to a medical crisis has been identified.   Original: VicPD officers...

Learn more and have your say on the proposed cycle track at Borden and...

A major face-lift could be coming soon near the intersection of Borden and McKenzie. The upgrade will include protected bike lanes on Borden Street from...

Saanich man succumbs to injuries suffered in single-vehicle motorcycle crash

A 33 year old Saanich resident has succumbed to injuries he suffered in a single vehicle crash at the intersection Glanford Avenue and Leaside...

Justin Trudeau greets people at Montreal subway the morning after election

Canada's next Prime Minister spent the morning after the election in a Montreal subway station to say thank you to transit riders. Surprised commuters...

Body found in a creek on Salt Spring Island now upgraded to a homicide

RCMP say the the death of a 45 year old Salt Spring Island man was a homicide. Joseph Patrick Bernie's body was found floating...

Campaign volunteer accidentally slams into Saanich-Gulf Islands B.C. Liberal candidate’s office

A volunteer for Saanich-Gulf Islands Liberal candidate Tim Kane, mistook the gas pedal for the brake and slammed into the campaign office on Quadra...

Police commend quick thinking school staff and parents after woman grabs child

VicPD officers are commending the quick thinking of school staff and parents for their action in safely deescalating an incident at George Jay Elementary School...