Thursday, October 17, 2019


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Victoria Grizzlies may fold this month, as Q Centre lease negotiations stall

In a Times Colonist article published today, Victoria Grizzlies vice-president of business operations Sonya Saujani said, "we’ve hit an end of the road, so to speak, with West Shore Parks and Rec. It looks like...

Jordan River campground to re-open, BC Hydro relaxes stance on dam risk

In a significant change of stance, BC Hydro has made a decision to soften its position on the seismic safety risk of the dam above the tiny hamlet of Jordan River. That means overnight camping...

A collision between a logging truck and dump truck snarls morning commute on Trans Canada Highway at South Shawnigan Lake Rd

On May 13, 2015 at 6:45 AM, Shawnigan Lake RCMP responded to a two vehicle crash on the Trans Canada Highway at South Shawnigan Lake Road. A logging truck and dump truck collided while both...

Possible micro-housing unit that city council is considering for homeless people parked outside city hall

CFAX 1070 | Parked outside Victoria city hall, there's an example of the type of micro-housing unit that city council is considering for homeless people.The unit is about the size of a large garden...

Lowe’s Canada To Acquire Leases Of 13 Former Target Stores Including Tillicum Mall location

Lowe’s home improvement chain will be taking over the former two-storey Target location at Tillicum Shopping Centre. It is also anticipating opening in Nanaimo as part of an agreement to buy 13 Target Canada leases...

RCMP arrest dangerous offender in Duncan

      On May 12th, 2015, shortly before 4 p.m., 35 year old Nathan MYLES was arrested on a Warrant of Arrest for multiple criminal charges. Acting on information received, police identified a residence in the 3000 block of...

Vancouver Canucks announce prospects development camp will take place in Shawnigan Lake

The Vancouver Canucks announced today that their annual prospects development camp will take place from July 3rd to 9th in Shawnigan Lake, B.C. Prospects will partake in a variety of training sessions starting July 3rd...

BC FERRIES UNVEILS NAME OF CABLE FERRY AT SPECIAL CEREMONY AT SEASPAN’S VANCOUVER SHIPYARDS “Baynes Sound Connector”

BC Ferries unveiled the name of its newest vessel, Baynes Sound Connector, at a special ceremony at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver today. The brand new cable ferry will join the BC Ferries’...

Suspension bridge opens Saturday over Elk Falls Provincial Park, near Campbell River

The suspense is over at Elk Falls Provincial Park just in time for the May long weekend. The long-awaited suspension bridge spanning Elk Falls will officially open to the public Saturday, May 9, when the...

Alert citizen helps West Shore RCMP nab a prolific offender in View Royal

An alert citizen helped West Shore RCMP arrest a man last night at around 8:00 pm, after they received a report of a break and enter in progress at a vacant home on Helmcken...

HarbourCats aim for 5,000 fans at June 5 home opener

With the 2015 HOME OPENER a month away, the Victoria HarbourCats are unveiling their grand plans for the season’s first game at Sports Traders Diamond at Royal Athletic Park, a 6:35pm start on June...

Thousand foot long slip-and-slide coming to Vancouver Island this summer, Nanaimo the likely location

Victoria buzz has posted about the 1000 foot slip-and-slide possibly coming to Vancouver Island several times over the past 6 months  on our Facebook page, and every time we do, it draws tons of...

Cyclist Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Collision at Blanshard and Finlayson Streets

A cyclist is in hospital facing life-threatening injuries after a collision with a vehicle. Just after 11 p.m. last night officers responded to a report of an MVI involving a vehicle and a bicycle at...

Saanich Police arrest three teenagers after robbing four teens walking trail behind the Silver City Theatre at Tillicum Mall

Saanich Police Detectives are in the early stages of an investigation of a robbery that is alleged to have occurred in the Cuthbert Holmes Park area in the early evening hours of Tuesday, May...

Canadian Tire taking over 12 Target locations across Canada including the Hillside Centre location

Canadian Tire announced it has finalized an agreement to acquire 12 leases, formerly held by Target Canada, for  $17.7M. The transaction is subject to the approval of the court in connection with Target Canada's...

Parking commissionaires being replaced with unionized “Parking Ambassadors”

Building on recent improvements to how the City provides parking services, a new on-street parking ambassador model is being introduced, bringing what has traditionally been a contracted enforcement model, in-house under the City’s customer...

New online project to give faces and names to Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women

 CBC News has a new online project to give faces and names to Canada's missing and murdered indigenous women. A CBC News investigation found more than 230 cases of unsolved murders or disappearances of indigenous...

Two month road closure on Tillicum Road between the Trans-Canada Highway and Carey Road

Starting on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 through to Friday July 10, 2015 there will be a full road closure on Tillicum Road between the Trans-Canada Highway and Carey Road. Access will be limited to...

Langford woman escapes attempted robbery with minor injuries

West Shore RCMP are currently investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at around 10:20 pm on May 1st, 2015 on Atkins Avenue near Crystal View Drive in Langford, B.C. The victim, a 19 year old...

Langford Mayor wants a larger police force

Langford Mayor Stew Young has suggested that his region needs a larger police force. The West Shore is policed by an RCMP detachment that consists of 57 officers and 18 civilian employees, according to Langford's...

Highway access improvements coming to Langford this summer – Spencer Rd and Goldstream access to Trans-Canada Highway to be closed permanently this fall

As part of B.C. on the Move, the Province’s new 10-year transportation plan, improvements will be made to reduce congestion and improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists on Highway 1 in Langford. This access...

Fight frenzy grows in Victoria as tonight’s super-match draws near

It's being billed as the "fight of the century", and as the clock counts down towards tonight's welterweight championship bout between the undefeated Floyd Mayweather, and Manny Pacquiao, Victoria fans seem to agree. Manager Clarissa Haider at...

Man occupies Victoria City Hall tree again, police stand down

A familiar face had decided once again to take up residence in a large tree adjacent to Victoria City Hall, in Centennial Square. Lyle Barrette, 50, climbed the tree Friday afternoon, and says he plans...

Date set for Kraft Hockeyville 2015 NHL Pre Season game in Victoria between Canucks and Sharks

The date has been set! Kraft Hockeyville 2015 NHL ® Pre Season game between the Vancouver Canucks® and the San Jose Sharks ® will be on Monday, September 21, 2015. Panorama Recreation are still waiting...

RCMP concerned about Devils Army Clubhouse being constructed in Langford

The West Shore RCMP is aware of reports that a Devils Army clubhouse is being constructed in Langford. This news is concerning and under close scrutiny by your local RCMP and city officials. Maintaining public...

Man shot this morning in Victoria is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

A 29-year-old Victoria man is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an early morning shooting. Officers were at an unrelated call at approximately 12:30 a.m. m at the Royal Jubilee Hospital when the victim...

VicPD confirm another local homicide

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and VicPD detectives have now been able to confirm that the suspicious death of Shaun Alexander McGregor was indeed a homicide. McGregor was discovered on Thursday, April 9 shortly...

UPDATED: Wanted man Francis “Paddy” Clancy taken into custody in Esquimalt

Francis “Paddy” Clancy was taken into custody by VicPD officers just before 11 a.m. this morning. Clancy, a 68-year-old man whom authorities were looking to return to custody after his parole was suspended, was arrested...

Mandatory water restrictions begin this Friday, despite full reservoir

The Sooke Lake Reservoir is nearly full, but right on schedule, as of  May 1, stage 1 water restrictions will kick in this Friday throughout the CRD. As of April 26 of this year, the...

Big win for Victoria’s own Jamie Broder and Canadian beach volleyball team

Victoria’s own Jamie Broder speaks to Global News about her recent beach volleyball win in China and what it means for the Canadian team on the world stage. It's the first event of the...

Saanich Police are warning of CRA INTERAC e-Transfer Scam

Saanich Police are warning area residents of a recent scam that has been reported numerous times in recent weeks. The scam could potentially result in identity and financial theft from individuals. Emails, claiming to be...

Douglas Street transformed into a place where pedestrians, cyclists and public transit take priority over cars

Times Colonist | Cars will take a back seat on Douglas Street if a vision being championed by the Downtown Victoria Business Association ever comes to fruition. The plan envisions Douglas Street between Hillside and...

UPDATE: Submarine Performing Exercises Just Off of Esquimalt Lagoon

Any Canadian Forces folks out there able to shed any light on this exercise - it looks a bit unusual compared to when it normally goes by? UPDATE: We are being told this is a...

Saanich Police looking for an older style red SUV involved in a hit and run collision

Saanich Police are asking for assistance from the public to locate a vehicle involved in a hit and run collision. On Sunday, April 26, 2015, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the suspect vehicle struck a parked...

$6,000 Grocery Gift Card Winner Donates Portion of Winnings to The Mustard Seed

What a guy! Just this morning, Darcy Johnston won $6,000 in groceries from Thrifty Foods in the Cfax1070 Great Grocery Give-Away. What's the first thing he did? He went to The Mustard Seed and...

From right here in Sidney, BC, Canadian veteran blogs as he battles ISIL on the front lines: ‘Coalition gunships putting on a fine show’

A Canadian military veteran has described life on the front lines with Kurdish forces in northern Syria, writing in a blog post that he had taken part in several raids and helped liberate villages...

Videos of Snowbirds flying over the Royal Roads Sunset Ceremony tonight

Videos of Snowbirds flying over the West Shore tonight for the Royal Roads Sunset Ceremony Video courtesy of  Mandy Cameron: // More snowbird video!! Check this one out from Mandy Cameron Posted by West Shore Buzz on Saturday,...

Sannich Pound Reminding Dog Owners of a Few Restriction From May to August as Weather Warms

As more people are enjoying our parks and beaches during the warmer weather, Saanich Pound reminds dog owners of a few restrictions in place from May 1 to August 31. In these months, dogs are...

Today marks the 55th anniversary of the murder of 31 year old Saanich PD Constable Robert Norman Barrie Kirby

Today marks the 55th anniversary of the murder of 31 year old Saanich PD Constable Robert Norman Barrie Kirby.  He is the only Saanich Police member to have been killed in the line of duty...

BC Ferries CEO says the public is to blame for lower ferry usage

Coast Reporter | BC Ferries CEO and president Mike Corrigan says the public campaign against high ferry fares is keeping tourists away and could become “a self-fulfilling prophecy” that hurts coastal economies . ....

Officer describes terrorist plot as ‘harebrained’

A series of plans proposed by a British Columbia man on trial for plotting to blow up the provincial legislature was “hokey and harebrained,” an undercover officer has told a Vancouver court.The officer, who...

Victoria councillors postpone debate on camping in city parks

Debate on whether to ban camping from four of Victoria’s small city parks was postponed Thursday, pending city council’s receipt of a staff report on the larger issue of camping in parks.Coun. Ben Isitt...

Mayfair Optometric Clinic Victim of Theft Twice, Male Arrested, Now Seek Info on Female

Last week, thieves hit Mayfair Optometric Clinic​ twice, stealing nearly $10,000 worth of sunglasses. Victoria police confirmed an arrest was made after one alleged thief was identified from a surveillance video made public. The first...

HARBOUR AUTHORITY SIGNS DEAL WITH WILSON’S TRANSPORTATION TO RUN OGDEN POINT CRUISE SHUTTLE SERVICE

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) has signed a 2-year agreement with Wilson’s Transportation Ltd. to operate a safe, clean, efficient and effective Ogden Point cruise shuttle service for the 2015 and 2016 cruise seasons....

Citizens Invited to Provide Input on the Future of Burnside Gorge Neighbourhood

Over the next six weeks, citizens are invited to share their thoughts on the future of Burnside Gorge neighbourhood. Input will help shape a new local area plan to guide residential and commercial development...

DVBA to close Douglas Street on June 21 for Car Free Day

The Downtown Victoria Business Association is launching Victoria’s first Car Free Day on Douglas Street on June 21, 2015 with registrations for vendors and exhibitors now open. “We are excited to bring Car Free Day...

BC Transit is starting a one-year pilot project to test video cameras on its buses in the Victoria

BC Transit is starting a one-year pilot project to test video cameras on 75 buses in the Victoria Regional Transit system for the enhanced safety of its passengers and operators. The first of the...

Dog lured out of an Esquimalt Bike shop then turned over to pound (caught on camera)

Martys Mountain Cycle, are sending out a warning after their shop dog, Calla, was lured from the back door of their shop. Staff at the shop say the dog was well within the shop-designated area,...

First cruise ship of the 2015 arrives at Ogden Point to kick of a record-breaking season

The first cruise ship of the 2015 season arrived this morning,  officially kicking off a record-breaking cruise season at Ogden Point. Greater Victoria Harbour Authority says, 2015 is shaping up to be a banner year...

Two people dead in a suspicious house fire on Cordova Bay Road in Saanich

During the early morning hours on April 21, 2015, Saanich Police Department and Fire Department responded to a call of a fire at a residence on the 4900 block of Cordova Bay Road in...

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