Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tim Ford

Digital staff writer with Victoria Buzz

Victoria council to debate additional police resources and homeless engagement Thursday

Mayor Lisa Helps submitted a motion calling for more police funding.

Suspect in fatal Ladysmith hit-and-run arrested after five-day manhunt

RCMP say they are not releasing his name.
Unite Here Local 40

Hotel workers end hunger strike following BC Labour Ministry announcement

Local 40 members were camped out front of the Legislature for 22 days.

Suspect in fatal Ladysmith hit-and-run remains at large after reports he would turn himself...

RCMP say that as of early yesterday evening he had not surrendered to authorities.
Arianna McKenzie

VicPD searching for missing high-risk Victoria teenager (UPDATED)

She has been missing since Aug. 27.
Oaklands Market

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Wednesday September 2nd

Test your quiz skills, greet the sun with yoga, and more!

A step-by-step guide to voting in the US election while living in Canada (or...

Deadlines for registration are coming up fast.
Campbell River RCMP Intersection

Campbell River RCMP recover stolen property after noise complaint leads to search warrant

Police spotted a stolen motorbike upon arriving at the scene.
Campbell River RCMP Cruiser

Man arrested and another at large after daylight hammer attack in Campbell River

Police say the suspects and victim were all related to a drug trade.
Blogg Family

GoFundMe page created to support family of Ladysmith hit-and-run victim

The victim is identified as a 35-year-old mother of two.
Peter McMaster

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday September 1st

Kick September off with music and more!
Carole James

B.C.’s projected budget surplus wiped out by COVID-19: Ministry of Finance

The 2019-20 fiscal year ended with a deficit of $321 million.

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run near Ladysmith contacts RCMP to turn himself in

A spokesperson for RCMP said “plans are underway” for the suspect to turn himself in.
Starbucks Masks

Starbucks announces mandatory mask policy for all in-store customers across Canada

The new policy will take effect September 14

RCMP search for suspect after man robbed at knifepoint at West Shore Town Centre

Police believe the same suspect was involved in another robbery the day before
Coast Clean Up Maple Leaf

B.C. employs small ship tour operators with $3.5 million fund to clean up coastline

Two Vancouver Island operators are among the vessels being sent to collect debris.
Tents Centennial Square

City of Victoria moves to evict homeless encampment from Centennial Square

The order does not cover other encampments like Beacon Hill Park.
Pop-up Market Colwood

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday August 31

Pub trivia, a pop-up market, and plenty more!

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday August 28

Check out an online show, or listen to a rooftop singer!

Wife of Ben Kilmer speaks out on mental health issues two years after husband’s...

She was featured on Vancouver Island podcast called 'Obstacle Course'.
Coastal Inspiration

Person rescued after going overboard on BC Ferries vessel Thursday afternoon

A person who went overboard from a BC Ferries vessel was quickly rescued by a joint operation, according to a spokesperson for Royal Canadian...
James Cook Statue

Statue of James Cook vandalised in downtown Victoria

The 18th century British Navy Captain has a controversial legacy of colonial exploration
Submersive Tribe

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday August 27

Listen to music, visit a market, or live-stream a show from home!
VicPD Cam MacIntyre

VicPD issue warrants for 17 people following undercover drug sting in Centennial Square 

Five of the suspects have already been arrested

Dashcam footage shows Saanich man’s vehicle hit by airborne tire on highway (VIDEO)

He was unharmed but his truck was severely damaged.

Sooke mother calls for action after son pricked by needle in Rutledge Park

Her 15-year-old boy was taken to Royal Jubilee Hospital for blood tests
Autonomous Furniture

Victoria-based furniture company receives $5K grant in ‘major turning point’ from COVID-19 impacts

30 small businesses across Canada received funding from FedEx’s #SupportSmall program

ICBC experiences website slowdowns, high call volumes as road tests reopen

Over 18,000 people applied in one day—the site usually has 20,000 users in one month.
Cadboro Beach

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Tuesday August 25

Laugh yourself silly with comedy, or help clean up a beach!

Canadian Forces Snowbirds given green light to resume operations after deadly crash in May 

Captain Jennifer Casey died in a suspected incident of birdstrike

VicPD issue second COVID-19 fine at apartment that hosted back-to-back parties

The party host was fined $2,300 two nights earlier.
needle beacon hill park

Victoria police warn public after man pricked by needle in Beacon Hill Park

Earlier, another needle was found near Crystal Pool.
Otter Point Road

Section of Otter Point Road in Sooke to be closed for 48 hours for...

Residents will be able to access their homes during the closure.
VicPD cruiser

Crime stats from Victoria Police indicate rise in break and enters, but drops in...

The first 7.5 months of 2020 saw nearly as many break and enters as all of 2018-2019 combined
Flight Simulator

Check out this Microsoft Flight Simulator flyover of downtown Victoria (VIDEO)

Youtuber “The Goose Roost” posted the video using the game’s Bing maps feature
Collin and Barry Croghan

Father’s ashes returned to Courtenay man after post about theft goes viral

“This all started with a Facebook post and I’m overwhelmed.”
Collin and Barry Croghan

‘I just want my dad back’: Courtenay man pleads for return of father’s stolen...

Collin Croghan’s father passed away in November 2016.
Sinking Ship

RCMP officers rescue two people from sinking boat near Saturna Island

The 34-foot boat sank in just 40 feet of water.
Highway 1 - BC Gov Flickr

B.C. government seeks public feedback on proposed Highway 1 improvements at Goldstream park

Proposals include adding median barriers and a pedestrian bridge.

Over 2,000 people in Saanich hit by power outage Thursday morning

The outage occurred at around 11:20 a.m.
King Kong Escapes

5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Thursday August 20

Grab some plants, check out a gallery, and more!

Victoria Foundation announces local recipients of $280K in government grants

11 organizations will receive funds from the federal government
VicPD seized Handguns

VicPD seizes two replica handguns as cases involving imitation firearms spike in first half...

Over 50 incidents have been reported since January.

New Langford Maritime Centre seeking tenants for next phase of plan

Up to 90,000 sq. ft. of office space will be available.

Saanich Police urge parents to talk to their kids after video of large youth...

“The majority are doing a fantastic job.”

B.C. launches $2 million fund to invest in arts and culture venues

Up to $75,000 for Capital Projects, up to $40,000 for new equipment.

Poll finds one-in-five Canadians making little to no effort to stop COVID-19 spread

The study found young people and Conservative voters were least likely to take action.