Monday, February 24, 2020


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New affordable housing units on the way for Aboriginal families in Langford

Langford will soon have 36 new homes for low-income aboriginal  families. The project will provide 36 homes - 30 two-bedroom and six three-bedroom units - and is situated where residents will have easy access...

City of Victoria testing out new recycling and composting bins in high traffic areas downtown

Recycling and composting options are now available downtown, with the introduction of new waste bins with separate areas for recyclables, food waste and garbage. The new bins make it easy to sort waste and...

Help locate a missing 15 year old female from Langford – Chenoa George was last seen July 3

West Shore RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing Langford resident, Chenoa GEORGE. She was last seen July 3, 2015. Description of Chenoa GEORGE Aboriginal female 15 years 5 ft 6 in (170 cm) 135 lbs...

How to spot a drowning person

After the recent drowning death of a 17-year-old student and rugby player Abdul-Jamal Ottun at Shawnigan Lake, one Victoria buzz fan suggested we share how to recognize a drowning person. So, here are some basic...

Victoria travel agents share in $1 million win Maxmillion prize

Five co-workers from Victoria are celebrating after winning a $1 million Maxmillion prize on the June 26, 2015 Lotto Max draw. The group of travel agents say their win continues to feel surreal after learning...

UPDATE: Missing Esquimalt man found deceased, foul play ruled out

UPDATE – Mr. Holly was found deceased last night by Sooke RCMP and Search and Rescue. His death is not being deemed suspicious. Thank you all for your help in trying to locate Mr....

Duo Running 60k to Help Fill A Dream

On July 26, Jerry Hughes and his coach, Yana Hempler, will be running 60k from Duncan to Victoria in order to raise funds and awareness for Help Fill a Dream Foundation. Hughes and his siblings...

Man pulls shotgun on another motorist in Langford, causes chaos in the West Shore

It all began with a complaint which identified the suspect, his vehicle, and the fact that he was believed to be under the influence of drugs, and behaving aggressively. Around 3:50 pm on July 12th,...

UPDATED: Sooke Rd reopened after a serious head-on collision

UPDATED:  Sooke Rd reopened after RCMP spent several hours investigating a serious head-on collision Original article with updates: West Shore RCMP are currently investigating a head-on collision in the 2700 block of Sooke Rd in Langford...

Sooke Potholes Campground to Reopen this Friday

The CRD and T’Sou-ke Nation have announced the reopening of the 67-site RV and tent campground at Sooke Potholes Regional Park this Friday, July 10, 2015 until October 5, 2015. “Sooke Potholes Spring Salmon...

Wondering about water restrictions?

The 2015 water supply outlook is being monitored daily by the CRD. Sooke Lake Reservoir is 84% full (July 7, 2015) which is still within the normal range, although near the low end of...

Search Warrant in Highlands yields weapons and drugs

On the morning of July 3, 2015, West Shore RCMP received information that a 29 year old Highlands man was illegally in possession of a firearm and other weapons at a property in the 1800...

Winner has been selected for the public art competition in connection with the Craigflower Bridge

Saanich Council have approved funding for the installation of a juried work of art in connection with the 2014 reconstruction of the Craigflower Bridge.  The theme for the competition was “bridging perspectives.”   A request for...

Restaurant employee robbed then attacked while on break in Saanich, suspects arrested

An employee of a restaurant in the 300 block of Burnside Road West is recovering following a violent robbery. The attack occurred while he was having a break outside the back of the business, at approximately...

Future Canucks train on the island

The latest prospects for the Vancouver Canucks hit the ice for the final day of their Development Camp at Shawnigan Lake School on Wednesday July 8th. The camp has been ongoing since July 3rd...

Saanich Police warn of another cougar sighting in the Rithets Bog Conservation Area

Saanich Police are notifying users of Rithets Bog Conservation Area to be aware that a cougar was once again observed within the park boundaries. Around 11 a.m., a small group of adults were walking on...

The Maritime Museum Secures New Location in Nootka Court, Plans to Reopen by August

The Maritime Museum of BC has found a home in Nootka Court, located at 634 Humboldt St. The new location will have a Society Office and small exhibition space. The Museum took possession of...

Saanich Playground Completely Destroyed After Two Suspected Arsons

Investigators from the Saanich Police Departent and the Saanich Fire Department are looking for clues into two separate fires to a playground structure at Copley Park East, just off Vanalman Avenue, in Saanich. "Both fires...

Planes and helicopters flying in close formation on Canada Day, mystery solved.

If you looked up in the sky on Canada Day, you likely saw several planes and helicopters flying in close formation. We were flooded with messages asking what this was for. We weren't too...

UPDATED: Woman suffers serious injuries after random attack in James Bay

VicPD Detectives are continuing to investigate the random, violent, attack of a 30-year-old woman that occurred in James Bay on Thursday, June 25th and hoping the release of a composite sketch will help the...

Police Seeking Witnesses Of Attempted Robbery at Royal Oak Shopping Centre

Saanich Police Detectives are seeking assistance from the public to help to solve an attempted rbbery that took place in the Royal Oak Shopping Centre parking lot on Thursday, June 11, at approximately 5:45...

Homeless man who turned in over $2,000 he found, asks Victoria Buzz to help find him a job and donate funds raised

A recent story that captured national media attention and resulted in thousands of dollars being donated by people across Canada, has provided yet one more surprise. After hours of searching for the homeless man...

Two separate arrests in Saanich made easy after both suspect were found sleeping in cars

Sannich Police are asking for the public to remain vigilant, keeping a watchful eye on their properties, as well as those of their immediate neighbors. Yesterday, it was reported that a suspect male was found...

Update: Suspect Identified In Beacon Hill Park Children’s Farm Vandalism

Update: VicPD officers have identified a suspect after a man was captured on surveillance video allegedly breaking into and vandalizing the Beacon Hill Park Children’s Farm Petting Zoo.   VicPD officers are asking for the public’s...

Update: Non-venomous corn snake Located after it escaped owners guitar case at Fernfest

UPDATE: The snake has been safely located and Victoria Police say it has been turned over to Animal Control. VicPD officers are advising the public to be aware of a missing non-venomous corn snake...

Update: Stolen Car with a Distinctive Batman Car Seat located

VicPD are asking the public’s help in reuniting a young mother and son with their vehicle after it was stolen Thursday. Officers are pointing to the distinct Batman car seat in the back as...

Victoria Dog swallows golf ball needs publics help to get him back in the game

From BC SPCA: Rambo could barely walk when he arrived. He was vomiting and, in only a matter of days, had lost a substantial amount of weight. What was making Rambo so ill? A golf ball...

Community rallies to raise reward for homeless man in Langford after good deed

Update: We did it!!! A great big thank you to everyone that donated, we made our goal in under 24 hours.  We'll leave the fund-raiser open for a few more days. As we said...

Homeless man in Langford finds $2,000, turns it over to the West Shore RCMP

Did you lose $2,000? Well you are in luck because of an honest homeless man! Members of the public often come to the Detachment front counter to turn in found property, in hopes we'll be...

Barn fire in Metchosin leads to illegal grow op and distillery

Early Thursday,  Metchosin Fire Department and West Shore RCMP responded to a barn fire in the 1300 block of Neild Road, Metchosin. Upon investigation, police determined that there was grow operation and a distillery...

New rule of the road kicks in today: Keeping left is not always right

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

Saanich Firefighters contain grass fire; residents asked to stay indoors

Saanich Fire say the brush fire is contained at Maplewood Rd and Camrose Cres but the there is still lots of smoke in area and are asking residents in the area to stay indoors. The cause...

RCMP targeting prolific offenders in the West Shore community

The West Shore RCMP is focusing a significant amount of resources towards targeting prolific offenders in our community.  Between May 7 and June 9, 2015, investigators with the Street Crime Unit, Major Crime Unit...

Victoria HarbourCats team up with Baseball BC to offer a grassroots festival and BC Selects female provincial identification camp

The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce they have teamed with Baseball BC to offer a grassroots festival and BC Selects female provincial identification camp at Sports Traders Diamond at RAP, taking place this...

Ten survivalists BRAVE Northern Vancouver Island, but only one will be able to endure the hardships of nature on his own

Ten survival experts are dropped off in separate and extremely remote locations on Northern Vancouver Island. Equipped with only limited gear and their years of wilderness experience, the survivalists are supplied with cameras to...

Crime Stoppers – Sooke RCMP looking for three male suspects vandalizing vehicles in the area of Maple Avenue North in Sooke

Sooke RCMP received a report of numerous mischief incidents in the area of Maple Avenue North in Sooke. The unknown suspects bent license plates and drew graffiti on multiple vehicles. Surveillance footage shows three...

TELUS launches free public Wi-Fi across BC and Alberta, locations already available in Greater Victoria

TELUS is making free public Wi-Fi available at more than 8,000 hotspots across B.C. and Alberta with approximately 160 hotspots throughout Greater Victoria. Unlike other Wi-Fi networks, TELUS’ free Wi-Fi is open to everyone –...

Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii at level three drought conditions, islanders urged to reduce water consumption

Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii are being urged to reduce water consumption. These regions are currently experiencing Level 3 drought conditions, which call for voluntary water use reductions of 20% or...

Moncton RCMP release ‘thank you’ video on anniversary of deadly shootings

Codiac RCMP has released a video salute to the people of Moncton thanking them for the outpouring of support in the wake of the tragic shooting deaths of three officers last year. Thursday marks one...

Saanich Police warning area resident to lock vehicles following a rash of overnight thefts between Gordon Head Road and Cadboro Bay Road

Saanich Police are once again warning area residents to lock their vehicles, as well as access points to their garages, following a rash of overnight thefts that were reported throughout the day on Wednesday. So...

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week – Break and Enter Mangoes Boutique Johnson St

On May 20th Mangoes Boutique on Johnson St was broken into by suspects smashing the front door. Once they were in the store they broke into display cabinets containing the unique wooden watches pictured. ...

Have you seen this boat? Stolen from a residence in Sidney

Have you seen this stolen boat? Sidney resident Erin Johnson, is requesting the publics assistance in helping find this missing boat & trailer stolen in Sidney! Erin says the boat and trailer was stolen from...

Sooke Drug Network Dismantled by RCMP, Twelve Arrested

The Sooke RCMP and the Island District RCMP General Investigation Section have executed four search warrants and arrested twelve Sooke area residents as part of a targeted drug enforcement project. Over the last three months,...

Suspect Arrested Following Assault on BC Transit Bus Driver in West Shore

On May 27th, 2015 at approximately 7:12 am, West Shore RCMP responded to a report that a BC Transit bus driver had been assaulted by a passenger. The incident occurred at the intersection of Peatt...

Today is has been made official. Delta airlines will operate three 65-seat flights into Victoria from Seattle, starting next year

The new service is part of Delta's previously announced plans for 2 percent system capacity growth for 2015. Delta has now officially released it's intentions to operate three daily flights between Victoria and Seattle starting...

Dogs left in hot cars? – Here is what you can do!

According to the Victoria SPCA, if you see a dog in a car on a warm or humid day who you believe may be in trouble there are a few proactive steps that you...

Cloverdale Elementary slated for a seismic upgrade next school year, students will attend Richmond Elementary

Another Victoria area school is slated for a seismic upgrade to protect students and staff in the event of an earthquake. The Ministry of Education and the Greater Victoria School District have signed a project...

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...

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