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Saturday, September 18, 2021


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$20,000 jet ski stolen from Victoria Harbour early Wednesday morning

VicPD are warning of a series of marine thefts.

Here’s an update on BC’s wildfire situation as of Wednesday, August 11th

A heat wave will begin this evening on Vancouver Island.

Viral Bhangra dancer will teach at the BC legislature on Wednesday night

Anyone can join in!
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RCMP arrest Victoria Buzz photographer at Fairy Creek blockades

Smith was arrested but not processed.

You’ll soon be able to toss lawn clippings in your compost bin for curbside...

As well as yard waste and leaves.

Rare heart inflammation from COVID-19 vaccination currently being investigated

The side effect has only occurred in men under 30 after their second dose.
Real estate

It will take 28 years of savings before you can buy a home in...

And you have to make over $176k annually.

Environment Canada issues heat wave warning for southern Vancouver Island

Hold onto your hats! (Or at least put one on 🥵)
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BC Wildfire Service deems fire near Duncan as ‘being held’

The fire is not likely to spread beyond its boundaries.

Wildfire near Duncan grows to 32 hectares over the weekend

Crews have been able to hold the fire but is still considered out of control
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The Royal Canadian Air Force will conduct a flyby in Esquimalt Monday night

In honour of National Peacekeepers’ Parade at Memorial Park.

The Royal Canadian Air Force will conduct a flyby over southern Vancouver Island this...

To honour a veteran war hero from World War II

Crews are currently fighting an out of control wildfire near Duncan

An evacuation order has been issued for one property.

Tourism operators team up with Indigenous Nations to clean up BC’s shorelines

Haida Gwaii and the Discovery Islands will benefit from the provincial investment.

City of Victoria approves new Topaz skate and bike park design

Construction is expected to begin in fall 2021.
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VicPD seek information into a stabbing that occurred early Thursday morning

The victim’s wounds were potentially life threatening.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

Man’s life saved by community members and VicPD after opioid overdose

Naloxone was administered before officers arrived.

Viral-sensation and traditional Punjab dancer will be at Uptown on Friday

Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon will teach a virtual class!

VicPD warns public of marine-related thefts after $100,000 boat stolen

The 25-foot Zodiac boat was later recovered in Ladysmith.

Coalition of Canadian nurses and physicians call for mandatory vaccinations for health care workers

This, amid predictions of a fourth wave of COVID-19.

Central Saanich crash leads to death of elderly couple

BC Coroners Service is currently investigating the cause of death.

BC Ferries cancels sailings from Victoria to Vancouver Wednesday evening

Citing a staffing shortage.

Here’s an update on BC’s wildfire situation as of Wednesday, August 4th

The province has extended the state of emergency.

BC residents concerned over growing cost to live in province (POLL)

59% say it’s harder to make ends meet since the NDP took office.

A two-day music festival is coming to Langford next month featuring Canadian and Victorian...

Current Swell, Jesse Roper, and Bedouin Soundclash will headline.

A high volume of drunk drivers shut down a roadblock in Victoria last weekend

There were so many, they ran out of tow trucks.

CRD warns visitors of blue-green algae blooms at Thetis Lake Regional Park

It has not been detected at Upper or Lower Thetis Lake.

Urn holding remains stolen from residence in Fairfield last week

The urn’s exterior is decorated with Pacific Northwest Indigenous carvings.
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VicPD arrest man who assaulted vendor with metal pole in Inner Harbour

The man was swinging a large metal pole at people and displays.

Section of Pat Bay Highway will be closed Monday morning for peaceful demonstration

Expect delays between 8:50 a.m. and 10:10 a.m.

Road in Saanich blocked off as police deal with mental health crisis

Avoid Pepin Street area.

IMAX will return to screens in September after almost a year long hiatus

The Royal BC Museum will welcome IMAX visitors on September 3rd.
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VicPD investigating two suspicious dumpster fires on Friday morning

Officers are asking for anyone with information to come forward.
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Pender Island couple marks nearly one year of self-sustainability

From gardening, foraging, to butchering, this couple did, and ate, it all themselves!
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

Suspect wanted in serious assault investigation tear-gassed in dramatic scene in downtown Victoria

The man barricaded himself in a suite at a housing facility.

Victoria resident takes home bronze medal at Tokyo Summer Olympics

Caileigh Filmer is a Mount Doug Secondary graduate.

Nanaimo RCMP release photo of suspect vehicle used in attack on homeless man

The victim was bear-sprayed and run over with the vehicle.

A unique rooftop vegetable garden has set up at a downtown Victoria shelter

Fresh produce will be made available to residents.

Why are there so many Teslas on Vancouver Island? (OPINION)

Is it money, weather, and environment — or all three?

DFO help rescue injured person during blitz around Southern Gulf Islands

The injured person was airlifted out.

Here’s the latest on the BC wildfires across the province on Wednesday, July 28th

A heat wave is expected to begin today.

Staff at downtown Victoria cafe refuse to work until demands met

The Wild Cafe is closed until further notice.

Hunter S. Thompson-inspired restaurant and brewery is coming to downtown Victoria

Superflux is a beloved Vancouver beer brand.

BC makes it easier for residents to get fully-vaccinated with vax vans and mobile...

Including setting up vax clinics at community events.

Camosun College will begin to offer courses on blockchain starting in September

A free virtual info session is available!

Vancouver Island woman wins a massive $3 million in Lotto 6/49

She celebrated with champagne 🥂

Virtual music festival will showcase Indigenous artists and their cultures every Thursday next month

INDIGIFEST 2021 will stream online for free.

Judge sides with media in case against RCMP enforcement at old-growth protests

Journalists were being restricted to exclusion zones set forth by the RCMP.