6.9 C
Victoria
Tuesday, December 7, 2021


Ryan Hook

862 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
Staff writer with Victoria Buzz. Got a story? Send me an email!
Sooke RCMP Cruiser

42-year-old Sooke man arrested for setting fire at local shelter

He was a resident of the shelter.

BC to allow indoor religious gatherings during Easter, Ramadan, Vaisakhi and Passover

This is the second amendment to health orders for religious gatherings this week.

BC health officials reported 800 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 25th

The Island Health region has surpassed 3,000 cases since the pandemic began.

BC more than doubles COVID-19 fines for attending social gatherings

Attend a gathering — receive a $575 ticket.

17-year-old arrested after multiple assaults with a hammer in Comox Valley

He was arrested with the help of surveillance footage.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in downtown Victoria last week has died

The driver remained on the scene.

BC health officials reports 716 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday March 24th

Island Health reported 21 new cases.

BC continues to see record number of opioid-related deaths in February

Province recorded over 5 deaths on average per day.

BC to employ over 1,400 employees laid-off due to COVID-19 to assist with immunization...

Many of those from the travel and hospitality industries.

BC Health officials announce amendment to outdoor religious ceremonies

The decision comes before the Easter long weekend.

BC health officials reports 682 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, March 23rd

Provincial Health Officials have amended their order to allow for outdoor worship services.

BC residents with serious health conditions to receive early COVID-19 vaccinations

Those people who qualify will receive a letter.
John Wesley Edwards

Man remains missing one year after disappearance from Comox Valley

He has been missing since March 2020.

Saanich Council unanimously approves 30 km/h speed limit on residential roads

360 km of Saanich’s residential roads will see this change.

Westshore RCMP issue arrest warrant for 25-year-old man (UPDATED)

He is wanted for breaching court-ordered conditions.

Permanent barriers to be constructed at Goldstream Trestle railway

This is part of a joint suicide prevention strategy.

RCMP release photo of suspect in groping incident at Nanaimo mall

The victim was groped after she walked out of the mall to her vehicle.
Police Oak Bay

75-year-old charged with impaired driving on St. Patrick’s Day in Oak Bay

You could say her luck ran out.

City of Victoria and BC Government sign deal to enforce the closing of encampments

Encampments will end April 30th.

BC health officials reports 1,785 new COVID-19 cases for three-day period on March 22nd

Island Health reported 89 new cases over the weekend.

Two vehicles impounded for ‘racing’ on Pat Bay Highway Saturday night

Fast, furious, and confiscated.
RCMP Cruiser Generic

19-year-old man dies after single vehicle collision near Nanaimo

The vehicle lost control but it’s unclear how.

Victoria Police issue alert for high-risk missing 21-year-old man (UPDATED)

He was last seen in the Victoria area on March 20th.

BC health officials reports 737 new COVID-19 cases and 24,438 vaccinations administered on March...

There have been no new outbreaks declared at long-term care homes this week.

Wanted Victoria man found unconscious and armed with a knife on the Galloping Goose...

Officers arrested the man who is facing additional charges.
Campbell River RCMP Cruiser

Vancouver Island man beaten in his own home in alleged act of vigilante justice

He was in possession of stolen items.

Gabriola Island residents who died in tragic construction accident remembered fondly

Both were former CBC employees.
Customs House street view

Multiple COVID-19 cases confirmed at downtown Victoria construction site

The construction company has confirmed a statement will be released soon.

Fire at Heritage Acres causes an estimated $20,000 in damages

Thankfully, no artifacts were damaged in the fire.

Petition to rename Trutch Street in Victoria nearly reaches goal

This is the second time Trutch’s name has been petitioned.

BC health officials reports 622 new COVID-19 and eight new deaths on March 18th

Island Health reported 35 new cases.

Woman suffers potential life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle on Blanshard Street

Northbound traffic is closed on Blanshard Street at View Street.

5 Vancouver Island restaurants make list of 2021’s top 100 places to eat in...

Four of them are located in the Victoria area!

VicPD arrest woman in possession of ‘heavily modified’ rifle at temporary housing facility

She was previously wanted on warrants related to weapons possession.

BC health officials reports 498 new COVID-19 and 19,623 vaccinations administered on March 17th

Island Health reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 today.

BC announces largest-ever permanent increase to income and disability assistance payments

These new benefits will replace the current COVID-19 benefits.
VicPD cruiser

VicPD chase assault suspect on foot through downtown Victoria

He attempted to hide in the back of a moving van.

BC government extends provincial state of emergency until end of March

This week marks a year since the first declaration.

Esquimalt woman with terminal cancer passed away this Monday

Kandy’s story captured the hearts of many.
RCMP Cruiser Generic

Two people killed in concrete truck incident on Gabriola Island

There was an equipment failure on the truck.

Nanaimo man arrested after crashing into four police vehicles (PHOTOS)

Two of the four police vehicles incurred extensive damage.

BC health officials report 556 new COVID-19 cases on March 16th

There were 27 new cases in the Island Health region.

GoFundMe launched for daughter of Beacon Hill Park homicide victim

She will be graduating high school this June.

Show off your dance moves and be a part of this ‘Dance Across Victoria’...

Get your videos in by March 22nd to be featured!
Wedding

BC wedding industry loses $158 million in 2020 due to COVID-19

The wedding bells will be ringing loud in 2022!
VicPD cruiser

Wanted Alberta man armed with an axe arrested in Victoria after series of home...

He is wanted on warrants in Alberta.
Dr Bonnie Henry Colin Smith Takes Pics 2021

BC health officials report 1,506 new COVID-19 cases in three-day period on March 15th

Small, outdoor religious services are pending approval for Easter and Passover.

Two new Langford schools will open for students in September 2022 (VIDEO)

Both schools will welcome 1,200 students .