Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tim Ford

Digital staff writer with Victoria Buzz
Esquimalt Splash Pad

Esquimalt’s Adventure Park ready to reopen water features

“It doesn’t feel like summer in Esquimalt until the splash pad is going.”

Several people taken to hospital after Duncan vehicle crash

Alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors in the collision
VicPD cruiser

VicPD contact sex trade workers with new project battling human trafficking

Police say the youngest of the workers was 18 years old

British Columbians to get boost in climate tax credit due to COVID-19

Benefits will increase up to $564 for families

Man arrested after allegedly threatening two people with machete in Langford

The incident took place at a homeless encampment

Canada extends international travel ban until July 31

The order covers every country other than the United States
The Headstones

Saints & Sinners Tour announces new dates after COVID-19 cancellation

The tour kicks off in Victoria in January 2021
Nanaimo man arrested

Skeletal remains of human body found near Nanaimo bus loop

The area was once the site of the largest tent city in B.C.
BC Legislature

B.C. launches $5 million program to support youth employment amid COVID-19

Approved grants receive funds up to $10,000 per worker

B.C. slashes licence fees for taxi operators amid COVID-19

These measures also apply to limousine operators

7 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, June 27-28

Trivia nights, free art, and drive-in movies are all on as COVID-19 restrictions lift
VicPD cruiser

VicPD arrest one woman after life-threatening stabbing on Douglas Street

The suspect was located in coordination with Sidney RCMP

WestJet, Air Canada to remove seat distancing policies

These changes are based on IATA’s suggested measures for air travel during COVID-19

Downtown Victoria thief steals truck with owner in vehicle bed

The victim tracked down the stolen truck, held on for a dangerous ride through downtown, and took down the suspect himself.

A new octopus at Sidney aquarium has been named after Dr. Bonnie Henry

He's got three hearts and eight tentacles up for our Provincial Health Officer!

RCMP issue warning after Parksville residents report string of dog poisoning attempts

Hot dog wieners were found stuffed with pills

Over 3,000 WestJet employees laid off as global air travel plummets during COVID-19

Including 55 WestJet employees at Victoria International Airport

Bystander helps RCMP locate man in distress at Esquimalt Lagoon

The Good Samaritan may have saved a life, police say

Saanich Police investigating targeted home invasion

One resident was injured during the incident

Mount Washington launches Vancouver Island’s longest zip line this Saturday

It spans a total of 7,589 ft and reach speeds up to 100 km/hr 😬

New victims and photos come to light after indecent exposure at Beacon Hill Park

Police have now linked the man to at least one other case.

Rooftop volleyball is back at Strathcona Hotel with approval from Island Health

Some restrictions remain in place to ensure safety.

Two arrested in Parksville after committing $30K of property theft

Most of the items were returned to their rightful owners.