Saturday, December 5, 2020


Tim Ford

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Digital staff writer with Victoria Buzz
Geazone Eco-Courier

DVBA launches ‘Downtown Delivers’ program to support local businesses

Courier services will be subsidized to deliver from Sidney to Sooke.
38 revolver VicPD

Weapons, drugs seized after suspect leads VicPD officers on foot chase

He was carrying a .38 revolver and a 9 mm rifle.
Mobile Shower Trailer

City funds mobile shower unit for Victoria’s homeless through Salvation Army

The move comes after the City dismantled unsanctioned showers and a community tent.
Amalgamation

Mail-in ballots can still be used after today in Victoria’s byelection. Here’s how.

It’s more of a “pick up and drop off” ballot now.
Romey O'Neill Nanaimo RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP hunt for man wanted on Canada-wide immigration warrant

He rented a car in Nanaimo and never returned it.
Mount Washington Facebook

Mount Washington kicks off ski resort opening with COVID-19 changes

Don't forget your ski mask! ✌️
Dino Lab Victoria Triceratops

Victoria ‘Dino Lab’ preps world’s most complete triceratops for Australian museum

“It’s gonna be an absolute pleasure and delight to anyone who sees it.”
Lake Trail Middle School

Courtenay school closed after threat in second incident in under two weeks

A youth was arrested on November 27 for uttering threats.
CRD New Park Saanich

CRD plans to buy property for new park opening in Saanich in 2021

Funded through a partnership with Habitat Acquisition Trust.
Victoria Harbour Road Bike Lanes

Victoria byelection candidates weigh in on transportation questionnaire

Five of the nine candidates have answered the survey so far.

Feds estimate 3 million Canadians will get COVID vaccine in early 2021

"Ultimately, each provincial and territorial government is responsible for deciding how to deploy COVID-19 vaccines."
Fake gun Nanaimo RCMP

Nanaimo RCMP seize drugs and replica firearm during vehicle stop

The driver was found to have an outstanding warrant for break and enter.
Police Oak Bay

Oak Bay Police eye first EV purchase on the road to a fully electric...

"We know we’re going to get great use out of it."
Nanaimo RCMP drunk driver

Drunk driver apprehended after crashing vehicle in downtown Nanaimo

One of the vehicle passengers was also charged with public intoxication.
All Candidates byelection debate

Housing and homelessness front and centre at Victoria byelection debate

All nine remaining candidates took part in the discourse Tuesday night.

Good Samaritans return three wallets to Oak Bay police

$60 in found cash was also returned separately.
Alberni District Secondary School

Port Alberni secondary school added to list of COVID-19 exposures

The exposure occurred on November 27.
BC Transit Old Double Decker

BC Transit marks double-decade of double-deckers

The original 10 double-decker buses will soon be retired.
Tsawwassen Car Crash Twitter

Driver rushed to hospital after car plunges off ramp at Tsawwassen Terminal

No other people were injured in the incident.
Brody Greer New VicPD

VicPD release second photo of missing man as they continue search

Police have revised their timeline on his disappearance.
VicPD keys

VicPD search for owners after recovering trove of stolen keys and fobs (PHOTOS)

If you recognize your keys in these photos, call VicPD.

Horgan’s approval softens from spring peak, but tops poll of premiers

Premiers Jason Kenney and Brian Pallister were rated lowest.
Ladysmith Thrift Store

Ladysmith thrift store closes temporarily after multiple cases of COVID-19

Three volunteers in a roughly two-week period tested positive.
MARPAC Trident Fury

Royal Canadian Navy kicks off joint multinational exercise off Vancouver Island

The public is permitted to observe exercises in Esquimalt Lagoon.
Prospect Lake Road

Saanich drops speed limit on section of Prospect Lake Road to 30 km/h

The change will take effect on December 1.
EJ Dunn School

Four schools in Port Alberni report COVID-19 exposures

Officials say the general student population has not been affected.
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Report finds systemic racism against Indigenous people in BC healthcare

"I dress up like I’m going to church in order to receive proper treatment."

VicPD issue COVID-19 fines at two separate house parties

The fines were $2,300 and $230.

Wild, windy morning on Island knocks down power lines, cancels ferries

The winds are expected to abate this afternoon.

B.C. adds 11 more COVID-19 deaths, 911 new cases on Friday

27 new cases were reported in Island Health.
Market on Yates Mask

Man arrested for assault and threats in Market on Yates mask incident

He was fined $230 and faces charges of assault with a weapon and uttering threats.
QV Cafe Domes

Weathering the winter: Victoria restaurants adapt patios during COVID-19

"This is an important aspect of keeping downtown alive and vibrant."

Driver succumbs to injuries in early morning single-vehicle crash in Vic West

Nearby residents attempted to render first aid to the driver on scene.

Construction to cut Highway 14 in Sooke down to single lane

Delays between 15 to 20 minutes are expected.
Lake Trail Middle School

Youth arrested after threat shuts down Courtenay school

Charges of uttering threats are being considered against the youth.
Brody Greer

VicPD seek help to find missing man after abandoned vehicle found

He frequents the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood and is also often in Sooke.
Sir James Douglas Elementary

COVID-19 exposure discovered at Victoria elementary school

Parents who have not been contacted should rest assured their child was not at a high-risk of exposure.

Rob Fleming shuffled out of Education ministry at BC cabinet swear-in

Fleming is being replaced by rookie MLA Jennifer Whiteside.
Moss Street Market

Police called in dispute between Moss Street Market and byelection candidate

Stephen Andrew says he did not need permission to campaign at the market.
Lake Trail Middle School

Courtenay middle school closed while RCMP investigate threat

Police and the School District are working closely to determine the credibility of the threat.
bc spca

Nanaimo seeks feedback on proposed changes to pet bylaws affecting outdoor cats

Cats would be prohibited from being at large in a public place.
Jason Heit candidate forum

Victoria gym owner ends byelection campaign to endorse another candidate

Jason Heit says he is endorsing Stephen Andrew.

Two flights to Victoria added to list of COVID-19 exposures

Both flights were with Air Canada Jazz, from Vancouver.

Victoria doctor fined for calling pre-teen patient a ‘loose woman’

He will need to complete mandatory training in professionalism and communication
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

First fines under new COVID-19 mask mandate issued in Victoria

The incident started with a dine-and-dash.
Victoria Health Unit by Tim Ford

I booked in for a COVID-19 saline gargle test in Victoria. Here’s how it...

"If you think you should get tested, then you probably should"
CRD Animal Shelter

Langford dog owner cautioned after puppy frightens woman and child

Animal control officers believe the 8-month-old dog simply got too excited.
Alexander Stokes VicPD

VicPD ask for public assistance to locate missing 19-year-old

Patrol officers are working to ensure he is safe.
saanich police

Man arrested in Saanich break and enter believed to have been in car crash

"It is remarkable that anyone was able to walk away."
Beacon Hill Farm

Beacon Hill Children’s Farm seeks donations to prevent shutdown

Sponsor a goat, and be the G.O.A.T.