Wednesday, November 20, 2019


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More pay for less work? New report finds it ‘pays’ to work in public sector

If you work in the public sector, consider yourself lucky. A new report says public sector workers make up to $8,500 a year more than people doing the same jobs in the private sector,...

Keeping left is not always right – think twice about hogging the left lane on highways

Drivers who won’t move over can impede traffic and contribute to crashes. This new rule makes it clear who should travel in the left lane, and when, promoting safety on our highways, says Minister...

24th anniversary of the disappearance of Michael Dunahee

Today is the 24th anniversary of the disappearance of Michael Dunahee. I was living in Petawawa Ontario at the time; I was 10. I recall seeing Michael Dunahee's missing posters; they were everywhere, posted...

Hannah Day cancer free for one year!

Hannah no longer has to go to Vancouver for regular hospital visits, nor do they have to ask what Hannah can eat and drink. The family says they are incredibly relieved and proud of...

Fire claims life of 73-year-old Duncan woman

A fire has claimed the life of a 73-year-old woman. It happened early Monday morning at a Boys Road trailer park, a place where the woman had been living less than a month. Kendall...

Three car accident on Burnside and Finlayson

A white caravan ran a red light at the intersection and was tboned by an astrovan. The astrovan flipped over on its side . A black car was also hit trapping the driver inside.

BC Government announces minimum wage increase

BC Jobs Minister Shirley Bond announces the minimum wage will be raised to $10.45 in September. BC’s current minimum wage is $10.25 per hour. It will be increased every September, indexed to the inflation rate....

VicPD Looking for Potential Victims of Bear Spray Assault

VicPD officers have arrested one man, and continue to investigate, after an assault last weekend involving bear spray. The officers were on patrol at approximately 2:40 a.m. last Saturday in the 1600-block of Quadra Street,...

Belmont high school goes into lock out after police learn of a possible fight involving a knife and gun

On Tuesday November 18, 2014, at just before 11:00 am, West Shore RCMP received information about a possible fight involving a knife and gun. At the same time that police received this information, School...

New Traffic Signals in Operation on West Side of Johnson Street Bridge Monday

Beginning Monday morning, new traffic signals will be in place at the intersection of Esquimalt and Harbour Roads. Changes include new traffic lights at the new four-way intersection and new pedestrian crossings. Cyclists on Harbour...

BC Coroners confirms the identity of a man who died following a police shooting in James Bay

As the BC Coroners and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) continue to investigate the police shooting in James Bay.  The BC Coroners confirms Rhett Patrick Victor Mutch, aged 20, of Victoria was shot following an...

Salish Sea Vending Launching New Bitcoin ATM at Cavity Curiosity Shop

Salish Sea Vending are pleased to announce the official unveiling of their bitcoin ATM at 4 pm this Friday, November 7th in association with the wonderful Cavity Curiosity Shop at 556 Pandora Ave. Our...

Canada Honours Nathan Cirillo along The Highway Of Heroes (PHOTOS)

Here are some photos of Cpl. Cirillo’s journey home.  Thank you for all you’ve done. Canadians have gathered along the Highway of Heroes to honour the sacrifice made by Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Corporal Cirillo's son...

New distracted driving penalties in effect today

Drivers are advised to put their hand-held electronic devices away, as the Province’s new distracted driving penalties hit British Columbia roads and highways today. Now, anyone caught talking on a hand-held electronic device while...

VicPD Traffic Officers Seek Witnesses to Serious Collision

VicPD Traffic officers are continuing their investigation into a major collision on Quadra Street and  Summit Avenue yesterday that sent one person to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officers were called to the intersection at...

Distracted driving will soon cost motorists three penatly points

The Province is taking a first step in what will be a two-part approach to protect British Columbians from distracted drivers on roads and highways. First, effective Oct. 20, 2014, amendments to the Motor Vehicle...

Missing Man Investigation Continues

VicPD Detectives are continuing the investigation into the disappearance of Richard Watson, a 62-year-old Victoria man whose boat was reported sunk in the Selkirk Waterway on Monday. Watson was reported missing to police on Sunday,...

New Approach Road for the Johnson St Bridges Opens Oct 8th

On Wednesday, October 8, a new road to the existing Johnson Street Bridge will open from the intersection of Esquimalt and Harbour Roads. Opening the roadway now will minimize future impacts to motorists and create...

Arrest Made, Charges Laid in Sexual Assault After Young Lady Attacked on Galloping Goose Trail in Langford

In the early morning hours of June 26th, 2014, a woman in her early 20’s was sexually assaulted by an unknown man on the Galloping Goose Trail in Langford, BC. The woman was walking...

VicPD Detectives Investigate Robbery with Firearm Caught on Camera

VicPD detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred on September 16th that appears to involve a handgun. Officers were called to the 400-block of Gorge Road East at approximately 4:30 a.m. for a report of...

Elderly Crofton Man with Early Stage of Dementia Still Missing

Missing Person Anthony Morley - North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking the public's help in locating a missing person. Mr. Anthony 'Tony' Morley left his residence on September 21, 2014. The Police's investigation thus far...

ROYALS 2013-14 SEASON RAISED OVER $360,000 IN CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

The Victoria Royals Hockey Club is proud to announce that during the 2013-14 WHL season the team helped raise over $360,000 for local organizations and charitable causes through a variety of promotions and initiatives,...

Maritime Museum leaving Bastion Square after 49 years and moving to Steamship Terminal Building

After 49 years at Bastion Square, the Maritime Museum edges closer to Victoria's Inner Harbour waterfront! A six month option-to-lease has been signed for the causeway level of the Steamship Terminal, with Greater Victoria...

BC FERRIES PLANS TO CONVERT SPIRIT – CLASS VESSELS TO LIQ UEFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG) TO REALIZE MAJOR SAVING S ON FUEL BILL

VICTORIA – BC Ferries plans to convert its two largest vessels, the Spirit of Vancouver Island and the Spirit of British Columbia, to dual fuel, as well as make modifications to the hull, in...

Lane Reductions on Both Johnson Street Bridge and Point Ellice Bridge Next Week

VICTORIA, BC – Beginning Monday, lane reductions will be in place on the Point Ellice (Bay Street) Bridge impacting east and west bound traffic. Flag persons will be in place to assist with traffic...

Six Suspects Arrested During Drug Offence Investigation

Throughout the afternoon of Sunday, September 7, a total of six people were arrested in relation to an ongoing drug investigation. With the assistance of members from VICPD, CFSEU, and RCU, the Saanich Police Department...

Abandoned 911-Calls Continue to Plague VicPD Communications Centre

Victoria BC – A high number of abandoned 911-calls are continuing to plague VicPD’s Communication Centre. During the last 14 hours, between 5:30 p.m. last night and 7:30 a.m. this morning, VicPD’s Communications Centre had...

GRAND OPENING OF EXPANDED UVIC TRANSIT EXCHANGE

VICTORIA – The Victoria Regional Transit Commission (VRTC) along with the Government of British Columbia, BC Transit and the University of Victoria are pleased to officially open a 10-bay expansion of the UVic transit...

Work Underway on Approved Bicycle Network

VICTORIA, BC – Today work begins on new bicycle lanes on Cook Street, one of the areas identified by the community for improvements in the City’s cycling network. This spring over 1,300 people provided input...

BC FERRIES RELEASES FIRST QUARTER RESULT S

VICTORIA – British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC Ferries) released its first quarter results today. Net earnings for the first three months ended June 30, 2014 (the first quarter of fiscal 2015) were $13.9...

BC Transit Adds More Service Hours This Fall

VICTORIA – BC Transit and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission (VRTC) are pleased to announce more service hours are being directed at post-secondary schools. Late night service on Fridays and Saturdays will be added...

UPDATE: FOUND – RCMP Seeks Publics Assistance to Locate Two Missing Youth

UPDATE: The West Shore RCMP wishes to advise that the two youth reported missing on August 18th, 2014 have been located. We would like to thank the public and the media for assisting us in...

Officers searching for suspects after home invasion leaves family suffering from pepper spray

Victoria, BC – VicPD detectives are looking for four men after a home invasion left a five-year-old boy and his parents suffering from the effects of pepper spray. Officers responded to a townhouse in the...

Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen

Today, Thursday August 14th, 2014, all proceeds from every Blizzard® Treat purchased at participating DQ® store in British Columbia will be donated to BC Children's Hospital to help children in need. Together we can provide...

Several Break and Enters to Residences This Past Week throughout Saanich

Over the course of this past week, there have been several break and enters to residences throughout Saanich. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 6th, an unknown suspect entered an unlocked residence in...

Sharp-Eyed Citizen Puts the Brakes on One-Man Crime Spree

Victoria BC – A sharp-eyed citizen put the brakes on a one-man crime spree early Monday, which all started with the theft of a bicycle. A distraught bike owner called VicPD at approximately 3 p.m....

WARNING TO PET OWNERS IN THE 3900 BLOCK OF CAREY RD.

4 pets have died in the 3900 block of Carey Road in less than a week...2 cats were found deceased and a cat and dog both passed away after suffering seizures...no cause has been...

Tonight’s Supermoon Will Be the Largest Moon of 2014

The largest full moon of 2014 rises tonight (Aug. 10). August's full moon, a so-called "supermoon," rises when the natural satellite is at perigee — the closest point to Earth in its orbit. It...

Victoria named the world’s third friendliest city

Victoria has been voted the 3rd friendliest city in the world ..... so give yourselves a pat on the back and if you can't do it yourself,  get that friendly person next to you,...

What do 25,000 cigarette butts look like?

What do 25,000 cigarette butts look like? The City of Victoria, Downtown Victoria Business Association and Surfrider Foundation celebrated a goal today of 20 cigarette disposal canisters installed downtown. This program has taken 25,000...

VicPD Requesting Public’s Assistance in Solving String of Suspicious Fires

Victoria BC – VicPD Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in solving this summer’s series of suspicious fires. While already investigating over a dozen fires from an earlier series starting in April, this long weekend,...

Big mess left behind after Sunfest leaving people unimpressed (photos)

From Times Colonist: The Cowichan Valley was awash with country music over the weekend as more than 40,000 fans made their way to the Sunfest country music festival in Duncan. The sold-out festival, which ran...

Victoria Symphony Splash

The annual Victoria Symphony Splash is a spectacular event that sees Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour transformed into an outdoor concert stage. Symphony Splash 2014 will take place on August 3rd, 2014! Victoria Symphony Splash is...

Canucks Alumni vs Cougars Junior Hockey Club in Support of the Tour de Rock

Victoria Buzz is a proud Social Media Sponsor for the upcoming Canucks Alumni vs Cougars Junior Hockey Club in Support of the Tour de Rock: Tickets On Sale Now! The Cougars Junior Hockey Club and Esquimalt...

LOCATED | VicPD Requesting Assistance Locating Missing Man

UPDATE: LOCATED | The missing 59-year-old man who was the subject of a VicPD alert earlier today has been located by a keen-eyed member of the public. He is safe and being reunited with family. Victoria...

New look for the Victoria Harbour Ferry

The Saturday Victoria Harbour Ferry Water Ballet showcased the newly-wrapped #exploreBC boats! If you see one of these blue boats around the harbour, take a closer look and try and guess what beach is...

Historic WWII Bomber B-25J, Maid in the Shade in Victoria

Victoria Flying Club at The Victoria International Airport welcomes the historic WWII Bomber B-25J, Maid in the Shade. The iconic aircraft will be on display for the public to tour through the aircraft from...

UPDATE: FOUND – Potentially Dangerous Military Marine Flare Missing in Area of Pat Bay Highway and Keating X-Rd

UPDATE : Earlier this morning a Central Saanich resident found the C2A2 Military Marine Smoke Marker while out walking her dog in an isolated area near the 6700 block of Danica Place. On July 28th, 2014...

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