Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Ryan Hook

Staff writer with Victoria Buzz. Got a story? Send me an email!

VicPD take down man armed with steel bar and uttering threats

He was attempting to gain entry into a suite.

Man found lying in downtown Victoria parking lot after being stabbed by two men:...

A passerby called 9-1-1 after finding the victim.

Nanaimo RCMP ask for public’s help locating missing 57-year-old woman

She has not been seen since May 2nd.

BC health officials report 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on...

Island Health reported 50 new cases this past weekend.
Real estate

New housing project for middle-income families in Victoria is now completed

A second housing project is in the works.

GoFundMe launched for international student studying health care in Victoria

She is struggling to pay for her final semester.

Gorge Pointe Pub set to close its doors for good by the end of...

The site will be redeveloped.

Three people escape serious injuries after crashing into hydro pole in Saanich

Nearly 7000 people in the area were left without power.

BC health officials report 722 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, May 7th

BC has vaccinated over 2 million people.

RCMP seize drugs, guns, and cash from two residences in Saanich and Sooke

Westshore RCMP led the two search warrant executions.

Union workers for Ocean Concrete in Victoria have been locked out of their workplace...

The picket line has been up all week.

Saanich Police arrest teen after stabbing incident inside London Drugs on Thursday

Both the suspect and victim were under 16.

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s help identifying a potential arson suspect

A fire was deliberately set at the Dollarama.

Activists capture incident with loggers at Fairy Creek blockade, including assault

Forestry workers verbally and physically assaulted one youth.
VicPD cruiser

VicPD arrest suspect in alleged hate-motivated crime on Tuesday

The man spat and yelled racial slurs towards a mother and her four kids.
Dr Bonnie Henry Colin Smith Takes Pics 2021

694 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by BC health officials on Thursday, May...

BC expects to vaccinate 2 million people by the end of today.

BC government considering legislation on ‘revenge porn’ to help victims

Currently, it is a federal offence to post non-consensual images.
Pfizer Vaccine

BC’s vaccination program has been extended to include kids 12 and over

Canada becomes the first country to approve vaccines for ages 12+.

BC reports 572 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday May 5th, fewest in 6 weeks

The vaccine program has been extended to include ages 12+.

Victoria’s downtown clean team will work weekends over the summer

Beginning this weekend!

Fairy Creek protestors file a notice to appeal a court order from April

The group say public interest far outweighs the profit-making ability.

Pandemic pet sales continue to grow in BC while vet services struggle

COVID-19 has seen many more people adopt pets for comfort and companionship.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

VicPD arrest man who threatened two pedestrians with knife

No one was injured in the incident.

COVID-19 outbreak at Craigdarroch Care Home declared over

Two staff members tested positive.

Nanaimo Parkway closed after serious crash involving two semi-trucks this morning

A driver has been transported to the hospital with injuries.

697 new cases of COVID-19 reported by BC health officials on Tuesday, May 4th

Over 32,000 people received a COVID-19 vaccine in one day.

Province and CRD purchase equipment to clean up Elk and Beaver Lakes

It will help clear the blue-green algae in the lakes.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

VicPD arrest man brandishing knife towards family in Beacon Hill Park

Officers located the man and found evidence of drug trafficking.

Island Health launches awareness campaign for men who use drugs

Last year, 225 men died from a toxic illicit drug supply.

Large events not likely to happen this summer in BC: Dr. Bonnie Henry

Smaller arts festivals are more likely.
RCMP Cruiser Generic

Two people arrested in connection with identity theft and fraud on Vancouver Island

RCMP conducted surveillance at their hotel in Qualicum Beach.
Dr Bonnie Henry Colin Smith Takes Pics 2021

BC health officials announce 2,174 new cases for a three-day period on Monday, May...

Island Health reported 61 new cases over the weekend.
saanich police

Saanich Police investigate two serious crashes over the weekend

One driver was trapped in their vehicle with potentially life threatening injuries.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

VicPD arrest man after assault with a hammer in Irving Park this morning

The suspect has a lengthy criminal history.

GoFundMe launched for Saanich family who lost home to fire on Friday

Asbestos has contaminated their belongings.

Man shot by police at Royal Jubilee Hospital in March re-arrested for returning with...

There were no injuries in this incident.

BC health officials report 740 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, April 30th

The 7-day rolling average has dropped under 1,000.

BC residents 50 and older will begin getting vaccinated next week

BC has been averaging over 40,000 vaccinations a day.

All-day camping in Victoria parks will be prohibited as of tomorrow, May 1st

For those who need it, sheltering has been offered.

Here’s how the province will enforce the new travel restrictions in BC

Two more reasons for essential travel were added to the list today.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

Man with violent criminal history released only to be arrested two hours later: VicPD

He has over 70 criminal convictions.

Two-vehicle crash snarls southbound traffic on TCH near West Shore Parkway

Drivers heading southbound on Highway 1 are limited to one lane and should expect delays. 

841 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in BC on Wednesday April 28th

There are currently 8,009 active cases in BC.

The BC government legislates paid leave for workers to get COVID-19 vaccine

Retroactive to April 19th

Rogers to provide phones to women experiencing domestic abuse across BC

They are working to provide service on Highways 14 and 16.

Food trucks and vendors set to return to Victoria’s inner harbour this weekend

From jewelry and artwork, to lemonade and mini donuts.

Four Greater Victoria schools added to COVID-19 exposure list Tuesday night

There are currently 16 ongoing exposure or cluster outbreaks in schools across Vancouver Island.

BC health officials report 799 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 27th

There are currently 263 active cases on Vancouver Island.
Westshore RCMP cruiser

32-year-old woman arrested after stabbing a man in Langford

The woman is known to police.

Victoria Ale Trail supports local breweries and rewards local beer lovers

Cheers to beers and supporting local! 🍻