Thursday, October 29, 2020


Victoria wildlife society raises awareness as deer rutting season begins

You may see deer locking antlers.

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.

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

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.

217 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., none in Vancouver Island Health region

There are now over 5,000 people in isolation across the province, monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.

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

Logan's Pub has been operating since 1997.

CRD will receive $13.1 million to build new affordable homes through federal initiative

"With this, we'll be able to take on some new projects and expedite some of the existing ones," said CRD Board Chair Colin Plant.

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.

40-year-old man arrested after spree of break-and-enters at Saanich businesses

The serial liquor thief would carefully remove windows or wall panels to access the stores.

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

Caught red-handed? Depends on the colour.

New COVID-19 testing site opens at University of Victoria

This is the fourth testing site to open in the south island region.

VicPD investigate stabbing at Douglas Street housing facility

The victim was taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

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

10 candies await your judgement.

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

You'll have to bring your own supply of pumpkin juice, though.

New Dr. Henry health order restricts household gatherings to ‘safe six’ in B.C.

Large, private gatherings have resulted in record-breaking case numbers across B.C. over the weekend.

B.C. reports record high 817 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, three additional deaths

There were no new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region

BREAKING: Andrew Wilkinson announces he will step down as BC Liberal leader

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

B.C. voter turnout hits all time low in 2020 provincial election, according to preliminary count

However the estimated voter turnout is expected to increase once all mail-in ballots are counted.

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

The deer were released safely in the wild.

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.

Over 70% of Canadians believe police interact inappropriately with people of colour (SURVEY)

The majority believe that investing in social welfare strategies in high crime areas is more effective than increasing police presence.

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 ask for help from public to find missing high-risk teen

He is also wanted on some outstanding warrants.

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

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

BC Green Party incumbents hold on to Vancouver Island ridings

And they captured a third seat, on the mainland, formerly held by the BC Liberals.

BC NDP projected to form majority government in 2020 election

Several incumbents on Vancouver Island are expected to keep their seats, but some ridings are too close to call.

Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne wins Island seat for BC NDP

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

LIVE: Coverage of the 2020 BC Elections results

Follow along to find out who's in the lead on Vancouver Island!

A WW2 era device found its way to Victoria and set off a brief bomb scare

"And people say antiques are boring."

223 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. as province records over 2,000 active cases

A total of 4,637 people are currently in isolation, monitoring for symptoms of the virus.

Where each B.C. political party stands on climate change policy

Analyzing how comprehensive and realistic the parties’ plans are.

Suspect in Victoria construction site break-in arrested after foot chase

The incident took place at 3 a.m. this morning.

Friends and family identify victim of fatal Oak Bay tree-cutting accident

A fundraiser has been started to bring him home to Australia.

Horgan Smash: NDP poised to form majority government according to final polls

From start to finish, the NDP have dominated the polls

‘Excessively rare’: Victoria braces for near record low temperatures this weekend

Experts say this weekend is just a sneak peek ahead of a cold, cold winter to come.

Le Château hangs up its hat, closing all 123 stores across Canada 

The company’s closure is expected to cost about 1,400 jobs

New COVID-19 school exposure on Vancouver Island reported in Port Alberni

Students/staff may have been exposed to the virus on October 19

Victoria Police investigating fight involving multiple people in Centennial Square

Police are working to identify the people involved.

VicPD respond to report of man chasing a person with a tire iron

No one was physically injured in the incident.

B.C. reports new daily record of 274 COVID-19 cases, including 5 in Island Health

There are now 1,920 active cases across the province.

Suspect in Calgary double homicide possibly spotted in Comox Valley

Jordan Jay Ward was allegedly spotted on a rural service road.

Demonstration in support of Indigenous Nova Scotia fishers planned in Victoria

One of the organizers shares parallels of how Indigenous peoples are treated here on the island.

Fender benders on the Pat Bay Highway bring traffic to a standstill

Police said nine vehicles were involved.

Snowfall advisory issued for parts of Vancouver Island this week

Be careful on the highways tomorrow ❄️