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Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Here’s the story behind the love that built Victoria’s Abkhazi Garden

The couple survived different prison camps.

Historic Oak Bay mansion built in 1912 for sale at an astounding $11.5M (PHOTOS)

With gardens created by the Butchart family!

This interactive app walks you through the streets of Sidney and their histories

The seaside town has a vibrant past. 🌊

This centuries-old building in downtown Victoria is now a massive event space (PHOTOS)

And you can rent it for your own events, including weddings! 

Video footage captures 95-year-old abandoned mansion in Sooke (VIDEO)

It is currently for sale for almost $10 million 👻

This iconic Clover Point Park capture merges a piece of the past with the...

See the vestiges of yesteryear.

5 abandoned Vancouver Island sites and their history

Ghost towns and crash sites 👻

Human remains found near construction site in Saanich deemed ancestral

The area is known to be active with First Nations remains.

This tourism footage of Victoria from 1936 is a must-watch (VIDEO)

Enjoy a nearly 9-minute long blast from the past!

Archived panoramic map shows what Victoria looked like in 1878

Did you know that Beacon Hill Park used to be a horse race course?

Oak Bay Police destroy nearly 70 guns that were handed over to department

Except for what appears to be two duelling guns from the 1800s

John Lennon’s Rolls Royce will be undergoing maintenance at Camosun College this afternoon

The legendary vehicle is currently owned by the Royal BC Museum

Victoria students call for dismissal of Alberta professor who called Ukrainian genocide a “myth”

Dougal MacDonald's message has sparked backlash from various groups across Canada

UVic students to host commemoration on 86th anniversary of Ukrainian genocide

BC is the last province to recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide perpetrated by the Stalin

You can get your hands on real dinosaur fossils at Victoria’s new Dino Lab...

And you could win yourself a private guided tour! 🦖

Nearly 16,000 additional measles vaccines have been administered to BC students since April (REPORT)

The province launched a vaccination “catch-up program” earlier this year

Here’s the history behind the rare Flag of Vancouver Island

One flag is currently raised in Bastion Square.

Remains of fallen WWI soldier identified as 18-year-old from Esquimalt

Pte. George Alfred Newburn enlisted when he was just 16-years-old

Half of Canadians cannot name a single Nazi concentration camp or ghetto (STUDY)

15% say they're unsure if they've ever heard about the Holocaust.

Ontario professor to present talk in Victoria based on John A Macdonald statue removal

Dr. Jan Grabowski will be comparing actions in Victoria to "memory wars" in Eastern Europe

Here’s the whole story behind the bell tower at Royal BC Museum

This downtown fixture has a wartime history you may not know about!

Here’s why the historic Laurel Point cannon was removed

Have you heard the cannon firing at noon before?

New dictionary released to preserve language of Saanich Peninsula First Nations

It took 40 years to put together 1500 pages of this Indigenous Vancouver Island language
City of Victoria Archives

City of Victoria Archives introduces new online search

The City of Victoria's Archives just got a whole lot more accessible

Thousands of Victorians will take part in Women’s March Canada on Saturday

Victoria Buzz will be joining the discussion on the ground - see you there!

Take a look at one of the first newspapers ever published in Victoria –...

Oh, how the times have changed!

UVic associate professor to highlight the work of Swiss bureaucrat who helped thousands of...

Carl Lutz helped more than 60,000 Hungarian Jews escape the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust, in what is now recognized as the largest civilian rescue of Jewish people at the time.

This skateboarding video filmed in Esquimalt will take you back to the mid-1970s (VIDEO)

Pack your short shorts we're going skating in the 70s.

Buzz Throwback: A History of Saanichton’s Prairie Inn

Talk about history!

Old footage shows what downtown Victoria looked like in 1907 (VIDEO)

The century-old cityscape is surprisingly recognizable!

Fairmont Empress Hotel hosts grand re-opening ceremony (VIDEO)

The Queen has returned, courtesy of Nat Bosa. Just three years after the Vancouver-based developer bought Victoria's most iconic hotel, the Empress now has a...

Greater Victoria Public Library launches free e-learning platform

Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card, and now neither is self-taught learning! The Greater Victoria Public Library has just announced that...

Christmas Hill Park to be renamed after Councillor Vic Derman

Saanich Council have announced a plan to honour Councillor Vic Derman’s legacy. In July, they'll officially change the name of Christmas Hill Park to Vic...

Flying Legends of Victory tour arrives in Sidney

The B-25 'Maid in the Shade' Bomber will be available for tours (for anyone age 12 and over) all week!

Annual Aboriginal Cultural Festival returns to Victoria this weekend

Head down to the Royal BC Museum from June 16-18, entry is free!

Meanwhile in North Vancouver: 100’s of RCMP pose on Capilano Suspension Bridge

What do you get when you take over a hundred RCMP officers in full attire and put them on a bridge together? A fantastic...

Local historian releases book on history of saloons and bars of Victoria between 1851-1917

Get the perfect Christmas gift for the avid reader you know with Glen Mofford’s first book, Aqua Vitae. Mofford’s book delves into the shocking history...