Friday, July 10, 2020


Air Quality in Victoria Reaches “High Risk” Level

Wildfire smoke has drifted over Victoria, making for some beautiful photos but also reducing our air quality considerably.

Todd Creek Trestle near Sooke Potholes closed until further notice for repair

CRD staff are assessing repair options and will update the public when the trestle will reopen.

The fiery boat at Fisherman’s Wharf belonged to a U.S couple who narrowly escaped

Yesterday, a boat at Fisherman's Wharf added a streak of black smoke to the haze already hovering over Victoria.

Deliberate sewage dumping contaminated Gorge Creek and led to swim fest’s cancellation

Lab results from the creek confirmed the presence of fecal coliform and e-coli.

The story of Superbaba

For the past year, a corner of the Atrium building was shrouded in mystery. Posters saying "This Is Not A Tacofino" filled its restaurant-shaped vacancy. Then suddenly, Superbaba appeared.

Man facing multiple charges after an alleged sexual assault and robbery

Police are recommending several charges including assault and choking to overcome resistance

7 places to view the smokey sunset this evening

Last night's "apocalyptic red ball of fire" made for incredible photos. So we put together a list of locations to help up your smoky sunset Instagram game.

Crash near Johnson Street bridge leaves cyclist with life-threatening injuries

Police say nothing indicates that another vehicle was involved in the cyclist's crash.

Fire crews respond to boat fire at Fisherman’s Wharf (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The smoke in Victoria today isn't all from wildfires in the interior. A boat fire has broken out at the popular tourist spot Fisherman's Wharf.

Tim Hortons will soon be available in Spain

Spanish coffees are nice, but sometimes you just need a Double Double. A taste of Canada is on its way to Spain for the latest Tim Hortons expansion.

19 amazing photos of Victoria’s smoky skies

If you've been outside in Victoria today, you'll notice that our regularly scheduled blue-sky programming has been interrupted by a smoky haze. We've compiled a collection of some of Instagram's most astounding photos of our city's...

Second lane to open on Malahat for BC long weekend

Higher volumes on the Malahat are expected due to an influx of long weekend travellers and Sunfest Music Festival attendees.

Saanich Police remind public to be aware of opportunistic summer thieves

As the hot - and smokey - weather continues in Greater Victoria, the Saanich Police are reminding the public about how opportunistic thieves can be.

BC Wildfire smoke drifting over to Vancouver Island today

Smoke has started to creep over the Georgia Strait.

Cougar sighting reported in Elk Lake Park near main walking trail

This area of the park is across from the Pat Bay Highway, closest to Oldfield Rd and West Saanich Rd.

Victoria Police warn of multiple wedding gift thefts

The summer season brings the sun, blue skies, and beach weather, but also plenty of weddings. And weddings, in turn, bring gifts, but not all of those gifts appear to be making their way into...

Section of McKenzie Avenue will close overnight for Galloping Goose construction

The road will be closed between Burnside Road West and Highway 1.

Oak Bay police cleared of any wrongdoing in death of woman found in Bowker Creek

The Independent Investigations Office of BC determined there was no connection between the actions or inactions of police and the female's death on May 27, 2017.

McCallum Road in Langford closed after tanker “breaks down” and leaks fuel

Update: McCallum Road has reopened after earlier fuel spill in Langford. Earlier: McCallum Road has been closed after a tanker truck literally "broke down" and began spilling liquid. The truck itself was transporting water, but the spilled...

5 awesome beaches in Victoria you need to check out

Here are several sandy gems you might not know about.

IKEA just announced two new Collection Points on Vancouver Island

Wish there was an IKEA in Victoria or Nanaimo? Your dream hasn't come true yet, but the massive Swedish furniture company just announced the next best thing.

Environment Canada issues special weather statement ahead of hot weather

Environment Canada says residents on B.C.'s South Coast should seek out cool places

Victoria temperatures expected to reach mid-30s this week

One word needed to sum up this week's weather: HOT!

Gorge Swim Fest cancelled after suspected sewage spill into waterway

The society hopes to reschedule the swim fest for another date in the summer.

Saanich firefighters return to vehicle plastered with thank you cards on BC Ferries

The fire chief said they are all extremely touched and grateful for the kind words and support

Johnson Street bridge delays to begin Monday

Commuters are advised to consider alternate routes to avoid delays during these times.

Pat Bay Highway to undergo repaving until early fall

Friday evening delays on the Malahat may have come to an end, but Southern Vancouver Island's traffic woes look set to continue. Today, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is advising travellers that crews will be repaving...

James Bay Inn Pub to help BC wildfire victims with burger fundraiser

Looking for a convenient way to help BC wildfire victims? Head down to the James Bay Inn Pub on August 1st and 2nd! Sysco Victoria, Irene's Bakery, Island's West Produce, and the pub have joined...

Christy Clark announced she will resign as leader of B.C. Liberal Party

Christy Clark announced she will resign as the leader of the BC Liberal party and as MLA, calling her time as Premier "the honour of a lifetime".

A man allegedly killed his wife on a cruise ship that will arrive in Victoria this weekend

Passenger Kenneth Ray Manzanares, 39, of Santa Clara, Utah, was arrested earlier this week on a criminal complaint charging him with the murder of his wife.

Three men were arrested in James Bay with a gun and a bullet-proof vest

Police also located ammunition on the men.

Police dog tracks down three youth suspected of stealing from vehicles in North Saanich

The trio are facing charges of theft, after alleged vehicle break-ins in Dean Park

Motorcyclist dies after collision with SUV in the West Shore

The driver of the SUV was not seriously hurt.

The Elk/Beaver Lake Sewer Connection Project is now underway

We all know the topic of sewage in and around Victoria has caused more than enough stink over the past several decades...

Here’s what you need to know about Victoria’s new mega-yacht marina

After decades of planning and changing of ownership, The Victoria International Marina will finally accept its first mega-yacht this year in mid-August.

Bike thefts continue to rack up in Victoria

Bike theft in Victoria is nothing new, but yesterday at Victoria Buzz the issue hit close to home. However, not all bikes that wander are lost... permanently.

Victoria cats with ‘wobbly’ brains becoming Instagram hit

Trooper and Samson have cerebellar hypoplasia, a condition affecting motor skills which results in a distinct, wobbly strut.

New Generation Photography Award offers three $10,000 prizes to young Canadians

We've got some exciting news for you, to the tune of $30,000.

Last Friday’s Malahat mayhem might have been solved

Stuck in terrible Malahat traffic last weekend? It appears the Transportation Ministry heard your complaints... and numerous others.

The Canadian Forces just responded to Donald Trump’s military transgender ban

President Donald Trump made a surprise announcement today that the United States government will no longer "accept or allow" transgender people to serve in the military. Original Tweets: The identity of the "Generals and military experts"...

Climate change could bring great white sharks to British Columbia

"There could be [great white sharks] in B.C. waters if we maintain the status quo and do not mitigate carbon emissions," said William Cheung, a UBC Associate Professor.

Do you recognize the Golden Girls of Qualicum Beach?

The person who captured this photo in 2011 is now trying to find the "Golden Girls of Qualicum Beach" and share this postcard-worthy picture with them.

Victoria Police release new details about missing youth Jade Kozma

Victoria police are releasing new information, including an updated photograph (above) and clothing description as the search continues for missing youth Jade Kozma. Initially reported missing on June 22 in Campbell River, Kozma is from...

Missing 93-year-old woman located alive in View Royal

She was located in View Royal Tuesday afternoon.

Victoria Fringe Festival Releases 2017 Performance Lineup

August is approaching, and that means Victoria Fringe is just around the corner! The 31st annual Victoria Fringe Festival will return from August 23 - September 1. Hosted by Intrepid Theatre, the 2017 festival features...

North 48 Modern Diner announces that it will close this Saturday

North 48 say they plan to close for the month of August. However, if no new staff can be found, July 29 could be their last day of business altogether.