Wednesday, November 25, 2020


B.C. reports 525 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths as active cases surge past 5,000

There have been seven new cases reported in the Vancouver Island Health region.

First drone delivery license in Canada issued to Salt Spring company (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

The drones are licensed for up to 25 km travel and can carry 10 kg.

Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition calls for more bike lanes after cyclist killed in truck collision

"While Victoria is a safe place to ride, Friday’s tragedy reminds us we have not finished yet."

Construction begins on new Coast Guard facility in Port Hardy

The new facility is expected to open in fall 2021.

Bank of Canada releases short list for featured Canadian on $5 bill

Candidates include Terry Fox, Francis Pegahmagabow, and Chief Crowfoot.

Three Vic High students credited with saving life of young man experiencing overdose

The man in medical distress was a former student of the school.

Nanaimo man busted with bag full of drugs after driving with expired insurance

He was caught with over 250 grams of various illegal substances.

Pipeline expansion backed by most Albertans and British Columbians (POLL)

But they diverge sharply on the project's safety, and if their provincial governments should oppose it.

RCMP seek public help to find Nanaimo man missing since October (UPDATED)

He has medical issues that require daily medication.

998 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths reported in B.C. since Saturday

12 new cases were reported in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Tofino restaurateur to be featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den

Lisa Ahier of SOBO Restaurant is looking for a business partner.

Sources identify victim in Langford death, husband charged with second-degree murder

One source tells Victoria Buzz that the victim's dog was also found dead inside the residence.

Horgan can’t guarantee promised payments for British Columbians by Christmas

Payments of $1000 to families and $500 to individuals could come by January.

B.C. NDP government extends freeze on rent increases until July 2021

The rent freeze was originally instated in March.

Knife-wielding suspects arrested in Quadra Village robbery

A K9 unit assisted in locating the suspects.

Final B.C. vote count solidifies NDP majority, bumps Greens off mainland

Mail-in ballots shifted the final results in three different ridings.

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for Nanaimo high school

The exposure occurred on Monday and Thursday last week.

11 candidates vie for Victoria City Council seat in byelection

Among the candidates are an urban planner endorsed by Together Victoria and a former broadcaster.

Nanaimo cyclist arrested after police find drugs, large amount of cash

They found fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, and over $10,500 in cash.

Quality Foods receives 2,500 poppies in recognition of veterans donation

The poppies will be made available for any staff members who want one.

Woman found murdered in Langford residence on Friday

A 56-year-old man has been charged with second degree murder.

B.C. top doctor issues regional order for Lower Mainland after 567 new COVID-19 cases

The order places restrictions on social gatherings, travel, indoor group physical activities, and workplaces for two weeks. 

Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump to win 2020 U.S. presidential election

CNN, AP and other major networks are calling 273 electoral votes for Biden.

B.C’s unemployment numbers inch downwards in October

The employment rate rose to 2.4 per cent below pre-COVID numbers.

B.C. reports whopping 589 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations on the rise

For the first time in months, Dr. Henry and Minister Dix will be making a live announcement this Saturday.

RCMP seek driver who may have picked up hitchhikers related to Island quarry deaths

They are also looking for Go Pro or helmet cam footage.

Some BC Ferries vessels will have RCMP on board to make sure passengers follow rules

Primarily, they're there to ensure people leave their vehicles when in an enclosed deck.

Alleged drunk driver makes a splash after driving off Nanaimo boat launch

The driver was unhurt and was rescued by two bystanders.

Whole Foods reverses course on poppy ban following backlash

A ban on employees wearing Black Lives Matter clothing is being fought in Massachusetts.

6 arrested after drugs and weapons found in Saanich residence

As part of an investigation that began in October.

Victoria approves motion to provide free bus passes to unhoused population

"This is our small contribution for the next three months to make sure that people can actually get to the showers."

Whole Foods sets off social media firestorm with poppy ban

Whole Foods is owned by Amazon and headquartered in Texas.

Island Health issues COVID-19 advisory for Tofino Brewing Company

Officials say the exposure risk is low.

Fire crews battle large structure fire in downtown Victoria (VIDEOS)

Updated: five people were injured in a fire at a downtown Victoria hotel.

‘A 99 per cent easy experience’: Americans abroad on Vancouver Island cast absentee ballots

Over 600,000 eligible U.S. voters live in Canada

Twitter shows ‘overwhelming’ love for Elections Canada on U.S. voting day

Thousands of users liked and retweeted posts from the non-partisan organization

Hazmat incident temporarily halts construction at downtown Victoria site

29 workers reported symptoms from an unknown source.

New daily record of 425 COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., active cases near 3,400

Including 7 new cases in the Vancouver Island Health region.

Victoria Police arrest one, seize 1 kg of ‘extremely high-concentration’ fentanyl (VIDEO)

Police say the street value of this 90% fentanyl substance is over $1 million.

BC Ferries sees back-to-back incidents with passengers refusing to wear masks

The incidents led directly to service disruptions, though no charges were laid.

RCMP warns of BC Hydro bitcoin scam after victims defrauded in Nanaimo

One victim lost $2,000 to the scammers.

BC Ferries offering free travel to military personnel on Remembrance Day

A two minute silence will be observed on ships and terminals at 11 a.m. on November 11

A blustery night on Vancouver Island knocks out power to thousands

Over 12,000 customers were affected throughout the windy evening.