Friday, November 27, 2020

Tim Ford

Digital staff writer with Victoria Buzz

Elections BC data shows NDP raised more money than Greens and Liberals combined

The NDP also outperformed their opponents’ fundraising in 2017
Nanaimo Bruce and Seventh

Teenager hit by van while crossing street at marked crosswalk in Nanaimo

The teenager was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
BC Transit Movember

Double-deckers decked out in moustaches as BC Transit kicks off Movember

Grow a ‘mo and support men’s health!
Fog Victoria

14 surreal shots of Victoria blanketed by fog on Monday (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

No word on any Jack the Ripper sightings or eldritch horror summonings.

5 things to do in and around Victoria, Tuesday November 3rd

There are better ways to spend Tuesday than watching the US election.
Christina Caroline 1

Victoria gets creative with candy distribution during COVID-19 Halloween (PHOTOS)

These social media posts show how the city didn’t let COVID ruin a safe, spooky night
Crash Site VicPD Esquimalt

Driver faces impaired driving charges after hydro pole crash in Esquimalt

The passenger of the vehicle was also arrested for obstructing an officer.
Bastion Square Vandalism 2

Bastion Square mural vandalized shortly after artists install new message (VIDEO)

Police Chief Del Manak had called the message “an affront” one day before it was vandalized

Investigation underway after three bodies recovered on Vancouver Island

A fourth victim with a gunshot wound was airlifted to hospital.
Police Oak Bay

Oak Bay store owner injured fighting armed robber

The store owner managed to restrain the robber until police arrived.
BC Hydro Pole Collision

Car crash knocks out power to thousands in West Shore (UPDATED)

Power was out at 3:20 a.m. and expected to be on by 12 p.m.

Flight originating in Victoria added to list of possible COVID-19 exposures

Earlier in October an Air Canada flight from Toronto Victoria was also reported.

Delivery truck collides with pole in Langford, knocking out power to thousands

Nearly 3,000 customers were affected.
Galloping Goose Island Highway

Colwood seeks federal funding for Galloping Goose overpass

A successful grant would see construction start in October 2021
Google Doodle Halloween 2020

You need to play today’s Halloween Google Doodle right now

Google has done it again, folks.

VicPD warn public of scammers after man defrauded of $6,000

Another victim was defrauded in August.
Rocky Horror Lips

5 things to do in and around Victoria, Friday October 30th

Maybe check out a science fiction double feature?
VicPD Macaulay Point Park

VicPD seek suspects after anti-Semitic and hateful graffiti discovered in Macaulay Point Park

Anti-Semitic and other hateful messages were discovered Wednesday evening.

Transport Canada extends cruise ship traffic suspension

The ban was set to expire October 31.
Bastion Square Mural

Artists remove ‘ACAB’ from Bastion Square mural under direction from City

They are finishing a replacement design today.
Seized items UGET police

Mainland and Island police team up on weapon and drug bust

Police seized several items including $15,000 cash and two firearms
Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin

Poppy campaign kicks off in Victoria as Remembrance Day goes virtual

Several events will be live streamed on November 11.
bc spca

Sign posted in North Saanich threatens neighbourhood cats

It implies that cats will not be returned to owners.
Haunted Legislature

5 things to do in and around Victoria, Thursday October 29th

Take a spooky tour of the Leg!
Brian Thomas

Nanaimo RCMP arrest man who threw spear at moving car

The spear shattered the side window of the car.

Flight to Comox added to list of possible COVID-19 exposures

Passengers on domestic flights with a COVID-19 case should self-monitor for 14 days.
UWSS Deer Buck

Victoria wildlife society raises awareness as deer rutting season begins

You may see deer locking antlers.
Recovered ID West Shore RCMP

Over 1,000 pieces of ID recovered in RCMP bust of Island fraud operation

They also found PIN machines, printers, and other items used in identity theft.

Knife threat in Nanaimo leads to arrest of suspect on drug trafficking charges

37-year-old Daniel Purser is scheduled to appear in court on December 2.
Tiff Macklem

Bank of Canada maintains rates as economic recovery expected in 2021-22

Most commodities have recovered, but oil remains 30 per cent below pre-pandemic levels

Don’t forget to ‘fall back’ on Sunday as Daylight Saving Time ends in B.C.

Blame the States for the lack of change.
Trump and Biden

Thousands of British Columbians roll the dice with Trump/Biden online bets

A bet on Biden would pay out 0.53 profit, while Trump would pay out 1.65.
RBCM Monsters

5 things to do in and around Victoria, Wednesday October 28th

Spooky stuff abounds! Check it out!
Logan's Pub

Logan’s Pub announces permanent closure due to COVID-19

Logan's Pub has been operating since 1997.
Emily Carr Finlayson Point

Never before seen Emily Carr painting donated to Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

The painting was bought personally from the famous local artist.

Campbell River nurse found guilty of falsifying records, diverting pain meds

At least 10 different patients were affected by her actions

Victoria sets date for nomination cut-off in council byelection

General Voting Day will take place on Saturday, December 12.

Man arrested after spray-painting Nanaimo RCMP cruiser in front of officer

Caught red-handed? Depends on the colour.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

VicPD investigate stabbing at Douglas Street housing facility

The victim was taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.
January 2nd Fan Tan Alley

5 things to do in and around Victoria, Tuesday October 27th

Check out some online shows!

Rate these Halloween treats from 1-10 in Victoria Buzz’s latest poll

10 candies await your judgement.
Victoria Harry Potter Common Room

‘Common Room’ styled Airbnb offers a Harry Potter staycation in Victoria (PHOTOS)

You'll have to bring your own supply of pumpkin juice, though.
Andrew Wilkinson Steps Down

Andrew Wilkinson announces he will step down as BC Liberal leader

He will stay as leader until a race is held to replace him.
Tangled Deer

VicPD and Conservation Officers team up to rescue tangled bucks (VIDEO)

The deer were released safely in the wild.
NASA Moon Water

Discovery of water on Moon’s surface lifts NASA hope for future exploration

NASA hopes to establish a “sustainable presence” on the Moon by 2030

Yesterday was the coldest October 25 in Victoria in over 100 years

It also marked the first frost of the season, which normally occurs around November 9.
Douglas McPherson

UPDATED: Bank robber wanted on Canada-wide warrant believed to be in Victoria

Douglas McPherson is said to be a high risk to re-offend.
VicPD Cam MacIntyre

VicPD ask for help from public to find missing high-risk teen (UPDATED)

He is also wanted on some outstanding warrants.
Voting Elections BC

Too close to call: some Island ridings may need to wait for mail-in ballot...

30 per cent of voters in BC signed up for mail-in ballots
Josie Osborne

Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne wins Island seat for BC NDP

Her win means a byelection will be held to replace her as Mayor.