Sunday, April 5, 2020


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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...

Victoria leads the way in organ donation

Only one out of every six people who are suitable candidates for organ donation actually goes on to become a donor. If all of those candidates went on to donate, the wait list for...

Police find lost hiker using GPS coordinates on their cell phones

On April 19, 2015, at approximately 1:53 pm, while West Shore RCMP officers were conducting a patrol in the parking lot of the Thetis Lake Park, in View Royal, they were approach by a family reporting a...

WATCH: Wild river otters visit Sidney BC business. Dig This welcomes them.

Dig This in Sidney,  love when a new customer visits the store, especially when it is a river otter! Staff say they were told the river otters used to live under the building...

Scary moment for drivers on the Pat Bay as driver heads the wrong way caught on dash cam (Warning: Profanity in the video)

A scary moment for drivers heading north on the Pat Bay Highway in Sidney on April 14. A driver was heading the wrong way on the highway. Jon Rabeneck, caputred this video on his...

Brave cat stares down cougar in Port Hardy backyard

Marian Minar was shocked to see a cougar in his backyard in Port Hardy Thursday night. He tells Global News that at about 7:30 p.m. he first saw the animal, who appeared to on the...

Update: Ferry service between Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay will resume June 11

Service between Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay will resume on Thursday, June 11. Ferry service was temporarily suspended while a nearly two-month long refit was conducted on the MV Klitsa. During the refit, which occurs...

MARCH TRAFFIC ON BC FERRIES UP 5 PER CENT OVER LAST YEAR

Traffic is up on BC Ferries over the same period last year, with March showing increases of over 5 per cent for vehicles and nearly 4 per cent for passengers. In March 2015,  BC...

Low-income families benefit from dental-care funding

The Province is helping low-income adults and children access urgent dental care with a $120,000 one-time grant to support dental programs throughout B.C. Twenty not-for-profit dental clinics will receive $4,000 each. The majority of the...

VicPD Requesting the Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing 39-Year-Old Man

VicPD is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Delmer Esau, a 39-year-old Victoria man, who was last seen on March 28th. Officers have been looking for Mr. Esau since his disappearance and are now looking...

UPDATED: Owner of lost money turned over to West Shore RCMP found

West Shore RCMP are happy to let you know they have retraced the owner of the money, reported lost yesterday at a West Shore restaurant. A Good Samaritan had originally turned in the money...

Imagine being homeless and every time you see a vacancy for an apartment, the landlord takes one look and says, “We’re full.”

Imagine being homeless and every time you see a vacancy for an apartment, the landlord takes one look and says, “We’re full.” But this isn’t the Christmas story, it’s real life for so many...

UPDATED: Missing 54 year old Nancy BAYES Located

On Sunday, April 5, in the late afternoon hours, the body of a deceased female was located in a secluded beach area along the coastline of Mount Douglas park. It is with sadness that we...

VicPD Requesting the Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing 16-Year-Old Girl

VicPD officers are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Nicole Jones, a 16-year-old Victoria girl who was reported missing on Thursday, March 26th. Nicole was reported missing by an associate who last saw her at...

Twister seen in Port Hardy

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BC Ferries passenger pulled from water unresponsive

// BC Ferries says rescue crews recovered a man unresponsive and unconscious from the waters near Bowen Island after several passengers witnessed him jump from the ship. The incident happened at 4:15 pm. The...

Privacy Commissioner slams Saanich’s use of spyware

The report from the Privacy Commissioner slams Saanich's use of spyware, and says, among other things, "During the course of this investigation my staff found that District employees and officers were almost entirely unaware...

Skateboarding ban to be lifted in Victoria

The skateboard ban in downtown Victoria is one step closer to being lifted. A city council committee passed the motion this afternoon to amend the bylaw. Currently, skateboards are welcome in parks but not...

Community rallies to support Victoria family left homeless by fire

Victoria firefighters were called to a home at 1251 Rudlin St. about 10:30 p.m. A man and his three children escaped a fire Tuesday night that destroyed their home and all their possessions. The displaced...

Break-away bovines lead police on crazy cow caper

It’s a police chase like one you’ve likely never seen before. Two escapees on the run tied up traffic for hours on the busy Trans Canada Highway. But police weren’t after criminals, they were...

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...
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