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Wednesday, September 28, 2022


Transportation

hit and run

Oak Bay PD takes preventive steps to help return stolen bikes to their owners

Oak Bay's very first bike registry is here! ūüö≤

Cruise passengers can expect new fleet of greener buses picking them up at Ogden...

If you're looking to cruise back home in the new year, keep an eye out for this brand new fleet, ready for active duty!¬†ūüöź

Ride sharing in BC delayed to Fall 2018

Looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for Uber in B.C...

Scooters and wheelchairs in Victoria could soon be allowed to use bike lanes

Victoria's new bike lanes might be coming in handy for more than just bikes. 

V2V Empress expected to return to service in mid-December

The vessel was taken out of service in mid-August due to mechanical issues with one of the engines. 

Here’s how to signal in a roundabout according to Ministry of Transportation (VIDEO)

Drivers are reminded to signal as they enter and exit the roundabout.
BC Ferries Lower Deck Ban

BC ferries lower-vehicle deck passenger ban is in effect today

The plans, initially announced in August, come into effect today.

Victoria’s beloved double-decker tour buses will be getting an eco-friendly upgrade this fall

As charming as they are, some of these vintage double-deckers are neither fuel efficient, nor good for the environment.
BC Ferries Lower Deck Ban

BC Ferries to add 90 extra sailings this Thanksgiving weekend

In addition to 90 extra sailings, B.C. Ferries has also introduced discounted prices to incentivize travel during off-peak periods!

Saanich PD issues $1,127 fine to driver for speeding near playground zone

He was also caught driving without a licence or insurance.

Malahat will be reduced to single lane traffic in both directions after long weekend

Make sure you have adequate gas and patience.
snow

Don’t forget: Vehicles need to be ‚Äúwinter ready‚ÄĚ as of October 1

Remember what happened last winter?!
Swoop

WestJet reveals its new ultra-low-cost carrier

It's no highway to Vancouver, but we'll take what we can get.
Westshore Parkway

The middle section of West Shore Parkway will open to traffic on Wednesday

This stretch of roadway can also be used as a bypass in the event the Langford portion of Sooke Road is closed for an emergency.
Spirit of Vancouver Island Rescue

BC Ferries crews rescued six people from sinking boats near Mayne Island

Four of the people rescued had been in a sinking runabout boat, while the other two were kayakers who'd tried to help.
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit expands service and adds two new routes to the West Shore

Featuring: two new routes, eight new buses, and a brand new exchange.
therapy dogs

Therapy dogs are coming to the Vancouver International Airport

The real question is: how long until we can get some for those Friday evening Malahat drivers?
McKenzie interchange Highway 1 speed limit

Phase two of McKenzie interchange construction to begin early this fall

The $42.6 million contract is expected to be completed by summer 2019.
Johnson Street Bridge Steel

First Shipment of Johnson Street Bridge Steel Arrives in Victoria (VIDEO)

Better late than never...
BC Ferries

BC Ferries to ban passengers from lower vehicle-deck and will go smoke free

Passengers are prohibited to smoke, and to stay in vehicles on closed decks.

Uber-enabling legislation to be reintroduced by the BC Green Party

Andrew Weaver: "If we wish to consider ourselves as innovators in the emerging 21st-century economy we must be willing to embrace the innovation that we create."
Johnson Street Bridge Rendering

The first shipment of Johnson Street Bridge steel arrived in B.C. on Sunday

The completion of Victoria's long-awaited Johnson Street Bridge finally seems to be on the horizon (knock on wood).
BC Ferries

BC Ferries experiencing record levels of Passenger and Vehicle Traffic

Noticing more sailing waits and bigger lines for White Spot? It's not your imagination.
Tour de Victoria

The Tour de Victoria will cause moderate traffic delays this weekend

It'll take more than a few bike lanes to accommodate Victoria's cycling community this Sunday!
BC Ferries Night Sailing

BC Ferries adds one-night-only late sailings from Vancouver Island to the mainland

"Weekends in August are a very popular time to travel with BC Ferries."

Rock blasting on Malahat causing heavy congestion and delays on the Malahat

Webcam shots show southbound traffic backed up to the Malahat Summit.
V2V Empress

V2V Empress out of service for the next four weeks

Alternative methods of transportation are being made for those who are pre-booked.

Construction set to begin on Admirals Road safety-improvement project

The project includes widening the road with new curb, gutter and sidewalks, and upgrading the stormwater drainage system.
Malahat Congestion

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.
Hwy 1 closed

Section of McKenzie Avenue will close overnight for Galloping Goose construction

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

Johnson Street bridge delays to begin Monday

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

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...
Bike Thefts

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 Intersection

Here are the top 10 longest intersection waits in Victoria and Saanich

They won't come as any surprise.

BC Ferries Offers Complimentary Travel for Wildfire Evacuees

BC Ferries announced today that they'll provide complimentary prearranged travel support for people evacuating the wildfires in the B.C. Interior.
Daily Driven Exotic Damon Fryer

Youtuber says reporter “completely lied” about his call for Malahat speed limit increases (VIDEO)

Damon Fryer (YouTube: DailyDrivenExotics) is accusing the Victoria-based Chek News station of misrepresenting his statements.
Ferrari Scuderia

Youtuber calls for variable speed limit on Malahat after Ferrari impounded

UPDATE:¬†Youtuber says Chek News ‚Äúcompletely lied‚ÄĚ about his call for Malahat speed limit increases (VIDEO) ORIGINAL: Amidst talks of installing interval cameras on Vancouver Island's notorious...
Fog

Cameras on Malahat proposed to prevent speeding

Speeders on the Malahat, beware.
BC Transit Bus Lane

BC Transit to offer special services for Canada Day

Check out the full list of extra stops, detours, and road closures.
saanich bike lanes

New two-way bike lanes open between Mckenzie Ave and Cedar Hill Cross Rd

Another day, another new bike lane.

Air Canada named Best Airline in North America

Canada's largest airline picked up the win at the World Airline Awards on June 20th
BC Transit Bus Lane

Douglas Street bus lane project comes to a halt

Transit users can expect an extra-long wait for changes to Douglas St.

Flying Legends of Victory tour arrives in Sidney

The B-25 'Maid in the Shade' Bomber will be available for tours (for anyone age 12 and over) all week!

The new Johnson Street bridge delayed yet again

It's hard to believe the initially scheduled completion date was September 30, 2015

Road rage caught on camera in View Royal (VIDEO)

The identity of the drivers is unknown

BC Ferries awards $86.5 million contract for 2 new ships to Dutch company

A Victoria shipyard received the maintenance contract.
Reddit Least Favourite Victoria

Victoria City Council Supports Fort Street Bike Lanes

The motion is expected to pass in a meeting tonight
Hwy 1 closed

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: There will be closures at McKenzie Avenue and Highway 1 next week

From June 12 to 16, watch out for another wave of Mackenzie Interchange construction.

BC Ferries’ Newest Vessel on Display at Ogden Point

Quick, head down to Ogden Point to get a look at the vessel before it leaves.