Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Six rescued from capsized boat in Sooke Basin

Three adults and three children were rescued on Tuesday afternoon after their boat capsized in the Sooke Basin.

Youtuber calls for variable speed limit on Malahat after Ferrari impounded

UPDATE: Youtuber says Chek News “completely lied” about his call for Malahat speed limit increases (VIDEO) ORIGINAL: Amidst talks of installing interval cameras on Vancouver Island's notorious highway, one Langford man is calling for variable speed limits. Damon...

BC Liquor Stores accepting donations for wildfire relief

BC Liquor Stores are helping British Columbians support those impacted by the province's wildfires. Donations will now be accepted at all locations. Customers can now contribute at the till - in increments of $2, $5,...

Westshore RCMP officer will not face charges in Cst. Sarah Beckett case

BC Prosecution Service: "Available evidence does not meet the charge assessment standard for approval of any charges."

The RCMP Musical Ride is coming to Victoria and Colwood!

The popular RCMP equestrian show is celebrating Canada 150 with a cross-Canada tour. Thirty-two riders and horses will be performing at two free events.

Wildfires continue to rage across BC (MAP & PHOTOS)

Everything you need to know about the province's current forest fire epidemic.

Duncan woman drowns while tubing in Cowichan River

The woman was tubing with friends when she passed the “pull-out” zone and entered the rough water near Horseshoe Bend and Marie Canyon.

Police are looking to indentify two men who broke into the Bay Centre

The break-in happened on the eve of Canada day.

Cat kidnapping in Langford elicits online outpouring

An unbelievable story took place across Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and the internet this weekend.

Central Saanich Police seek help in finding lost rings

Police describe the rings as "white gold bands that inset into one another".

No swimming at Beaver Lake after algae bloom detected

Visitors are also advised to keep animals on a leash to prevent them from drinking or swimming in the lake.

UPDATED | Police issue urgent appeal in search of man who made comments of concern

The unidentified man made concerning comments during two robberies.

State of emergency remains in effect as 140 new wildfires break out in B.C.

The last time a provincial state of emergency was in effect was in 2003, also prompted by wildfires.

You’ll never guess who’s banned from the Phillips Backyard Weekender

Thousands are expected to flock to the Phillips Backyard Weekender from July 7-9, but one person, in particular, has been banned in advance: Donald Trump. His name is listed in the info section of the...

Man wanted on warrants after allegedly assaulting a woman

McClure was last seen in a black 2007 Ford F150, with B.C. plate KD6081.

BC Ferries reminds passengers “zero tolerance” for drinking on vessels

Summer inevitable entails plenty of places for drinking: parties, patios, festivals and more. But while ferrying through British Columbia's waterways? Zero chance, say BC Ferries. On Thursday, BC Ferries sent out a press release reminding...

UPDATED | Police seek help in find missing teen last seen around Esquimalt High School

Uiylah Hough failed to meet up with a ride she had arranged.

Redeveloped Johnson St building to house three-storey daycare

When the dust has settled on 722 Johnson this fall, over a hundred youngsters may be attending daycare in the redeveloped building.

We found an app to help you build your network and meet inspiring people

Combining a familiar, easy-swiping interface with a professional networking atmosphere, Shapr is the free app you need to have.

Cougar stalks woman at Royal Roads University

"I never want to see an animal put down but this cougar had no fear," said Shannon Vye.

Karen Harper becomes the third candidate in Saanich Council byelection

On Wednesday, the local businesswoman and longtime Saanich resident became the latest candidate in the Saanich Council Byelection. 

Toxic mix of cleaning products puts gas station worker in hospital

An employee at the 6 Mile Shell Station mixed Comet cleaner and bleach and had to be transported by ambulance to Victoria General Hospital.

Air pollution in James Bay hits record low

The BC Lung Association revealed that Sulphur Dioxide levels in James Bay have hit a record low.

Dozens of cats embarked on a journey of nine-lifetimes from Saskatchewan to Victoria for adoption

Looking for a new pet? Fifty cats from Saskatchewan are coming to Victoria and will be in need of homes!

Woman rescued after falling into Thetis Lake unconscious

The woman suffered serious head and back injuries and multiple lacerations and abrasions after striking her head on the cliff.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Highway 1 closed overnight July 6-7

BC's Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure are advising drivers that Highway 1 will be closed overnight between McKenzie Avenue/Admirals Road and Six Mile Road. Beginning Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 11 p.m., the closure will last through...

Police release sketch of suspect in child luring case at Cecelia Ravine Park

Police believe that the suspect plays basketball regularly at the basketball court in the 1300 block of Napier Lane.

Campfire ban goes into effect on Vancouver Island tomorrow

Starting at noon on Thursday, July 6, 2017, the BC Wildfire Service will prohibit open fires in the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction. Increasing temperatures and a lack of forecasted precipitation prompted the ban, which will...

Whale Watching Tour Encounters Swimming Bear (VIDEO)

Talk about a Canada Day surprise. On Saturday, July 1st, Nick Templeman caught a rare sighting on video: a swimming black bear! 

Controversial Christie Point development approved by View Royal Council

View Royal Council voted 3-2 to approve the rezoning of Christie Point, paving the way for the largest housing project in the town's history.

UPDATED | Amber Alert ended after 8-year-old girl in Prince Albert found safe

The Amber Alert was issued at 7:53 p.m. but Saskatoon radio station CJWW reported before then that the girl had been reported missing at about 3:30 p.m

Vancouver Island brothers win $2.5 million on scratch-and-win ticket

They purchased the winning ticket at the South Duncan Bench Road Co-op in Duncan.

You can watch America’s July 4th fireworks without leaving Canada

Happy Independence Day to any and all American Victoria Buzz readers!

Police investigate attempted child luring at Cecelia Ravine Park

Investigators are asking for your help.

Missing cyclist on his way to Saanich found dead in Fraser River

Sean David Kuntz, who embarked on a cycling from Smithers to Saanich, was initially reported missing by his mother in mid-June.

Cameras on Malahat proposed to prevent speeding

Speeders on the Malahat, beware.

A driver broke through barriers, then launched his truck onto a ferry

The 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with 13 offences.

Port Alberni RCMP searching for missing man last heard from in December

His father said that it is unusual for him to not contact his family over such a long period of time. 

Sidney’s Boondocks Cafe forced to move after learning their building will be torn down

The beloved Pub announced their plans to change locations in a Facebook post last week.

Saanich police cautioning residents to be on the lookout for an injured black bear

The bear does not appear to be afraid of dogs or people.

Parents warned of whooping cough case at local elementary school

The severity of symptoms depends on whether vaccinations are up to date. Whooping cough is especially dangerous in young children and infants.

Victoria’s Canada 150 crowd tops 60,000!

Victoria spilled out onto the harbour to celebrate the country's birthday with The Funk Hunters, The Arkells, and thousands of fellow Canadians.

Here are 8 photos of Sunday’s Big Gay Dog Walk

This unique #yyjpride event made for some fantastic photography!

House fire near Victoria golf club on Saturday

Firefighters battled a Canada Day blaze in Oak Bay.

Oak Bay listed among top 6 best places to live across Canada

This week, one of the city's suburbs finally got the recognition it deserves. Moneysense listed Oak Bay among its top places to live in Canada!

Central Saanich Farm extensively damaged by Canada Day partiers

The organic farm described the perpetrators as driving a white, four-door Ford-150.

$75 million yacht anchored off Sidney Harbour

Victoria Buzz did some investigating and found out some interesting facts about the mysterious mega-yacht

BC Transit to offer special services for Canada Day

Check out the full list of extra stops, detours, and road closures.