Thursday, September 19, 2019


The Buzz

Photos of two iconic birds battling it out on Vancouver Island go viral

There was an epic battle between two iconic birds on Vancouver Island over the weekend, and it was all captured on camera. Lisa Bell and...
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The Buzz: Woman laughing in Chewbacca mask sets Internet on fire

Star Wars fans are definitely some of the most devoted people in the world and Candace Payne‘s love for Chewbacca is making her a...

Painters come to the rescue of a seagull caught in wires (PHOTOS)

Painters to the rescue! While seagulls aren't the most popular bird in the flock, nobody wants to see one fighting for its life. Earlier today,...
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The Buzz: Ball boy face-plants into wall and has a smooth recovery

SOME days, things just don’t go your way — but all you can do is pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep going. That’s...

“Las Vegas-style fountains” attraction coming to Victoria’s Inner Harbour

With the immense popularity of the lighting of the Steamship Terminal, the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority announced today the exciting changes coming to the...
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Mom and daughter catch special moment while walking along Galloping Goose trail

A mom and daughter got see a special moment tother they were walking along the  Galloping Goose in Langford/Metchosin. Carol Murray tells Victoria Buzz, her...

Canadians among Happiest in the World!

Canada is the sixth happiest country in the world, out of 156 countries, according to the annual World Happiness Report. Residents were asked to rank...
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Amazing drone footage showing the flooded Cowichan Bay

Check out this stunning 4K drone footage captured on March 10th in the Cowichan Bay. The video also captures a flooded SUV on Cowichan Bay Road...

More than 25 billion flowers counted!

Greater Victoria has smashed the previous Flower Count record! More than 25 billion flowers were counted from March 3 - 9, 2016. Residents of Greater...

Penguin Returns Every Year to Visit Man Who Saved Him

In 2011, Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, found a South American Magellanic penguin covered in oil and starving on a beach, on an island...

Victoria writer chosen for publishing by viral site Wattpad

Local author Rebecca Sky has been selected from among thousands, to be included in a collection of stories from Wattpad writers scheduled to be...

Military housing kitchen renovation leads to post-war mystery find

Kimmy Kijek made a surprising discovery, while getting her Colwood military home kitchen renovated. She reached out to Victoria Buzz, describing how workers found hand-written letters,(complete with...

Soup Kitchen Looks Like Restaurant So Homeless Dine With Dignity

The Kansas City Community Kitchen is not your ordinary soup kitchen. While it has been serving the community for 30 years, on Feb. 5, it re-opened...

Making it right for Mr. Wright – community welcomed for the big reveal!

A post (no pun intended) put up on Victoria Buzz in late February, sparked a massive outpouring of support from the community and businesses. An...

How many blooms will Victoria find during the 41st Flower Count!

The 41st Flower Count kicks off tomorrow, March 3, and runs until March 9! The Flower Count is an annual fun promotion sponsored and organized by...

“If you find me, turn me loose” – “Biker Bob” shows up at China...

While Caleb Harding was taking part in the 8th Annual Wave Hunt, a surf competition at China Beach, he came across a glass bottle...

A 90’s breakdance night in Victoria took a groovy turn when two VicPD officers...

A 90’s breakdance session was taking place at Centennial Square in Victoria on Tuesday night. Things got real when Victoria Police officers Constables Mike...

#PinkShirtDay – Pink takes over Victoria!

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. Today many people in Victoria and across Canada participated in...

Shamrocks present a Mann Cup championship ring to “Super Fan” Jody Rice

Today was a great day for Jody Rice! The Victoria Shamrocks presented a Mann Cup championship ring to "Super Fan" Jody Rice. Jody has Cerebral...

Newlywed and dearly fed: a vibrant little city, Victoria’s sleepy reputation is due for...

Standing on a harbour-side lookout, bicycle helmet in hand, I take in the panoramic scene of Victoria's downtown as tour guide Paul Rayman tells...

Tofino’s Chesterman Beach ranked among top 50 in the world

The Guardian newspaper has ranked Tofino's Chesterman Beach among The 50 best beaches in the world. Listed among beaches from Barbados, Antigua, Greece, Thailand, Australia and other idyllic locations,...
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Victoria’s Nelly Furtado Sings ‘O Canada’ at NBA All-Star game

Victoria’s own, Nelly Furtado, sang ‘O Canada’ at the NBA All-Star game this weekend - some are saying it was the worst rendition of...

Early earthquake detector – there may soon be an app for that!

There's now an Android app that may one day enable scientists to give everyone early earthquake detection warnings. Berkeley scientists have released a free Android app...
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Close encounter with 3 cougars near Courtenay captured on camera!

Comox Valley resident Adam Nash was sitting in his truck near Courtenay when he found himself surrounded by three cougars on Tuesday. He immediately got...

Hate Valentine’s Day? LISTEN to KiSS 103.1 Valentine’s Day Parody Song by Vanessa

Vanessa from from KiSS 103.1 hates Valentine’s Day and she thinks the words are a waste of space on calendars. So here is her “I...

These are the most popular neighbourhoods to find singles in Victoria

Where all the singles are - the City of Victoria releases love map!

American Super Bowl commercials you probably didn’t see

As we all know - Denver knocked off the Carolina to win Super Bowl 50 yesterday, but there are other important things popular parts...
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The buzz: Young bald eagle seen working on soccer skills on a field at...

Great to see this young bald eagle working on its soccer skills on a field at UBC in Vancouver Mitchell Barnett, a linebacker with UBC’s...
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Canada 2nd best country in the world!

Canada has been ranked as the second best place to live in the world, according to this list of the world’s best countries released Wednesday, at...
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CANADA for President 2016 – Funny video claiming Canadians should run the United States

Two Vancouver based comedians have teamed up once again. The duo created a fake campaign video asking Canada – as in the entire nation...

Canadians are more polite than Americans on Twitter according to study

Science finally proves Canadians are more polite than their neighbours in the States! Researchers Daniel Schmidtke, Bryor Snefjella and Victor Kuperman wanted to find out which words...

Look out, Jetsons! Self-flying aircraft is here!

Chinese company Ehang unveiled the world’s first commercially available passenger drone at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Ehang 184, looks like a large...
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Tradition continues as hundreds of pumpkins line the road through Mount Doug Park

For years now jack-o-lanterns have lined the road through Mount Douglas Park, right after Halloween. "There seem to be more every year, so it took...

Council workers in Italian Riveria head to beach instead of work

Absenteeism is a problem for employers all over the world including those in Canada. Here at home according to some statistics, the average full-time...
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Two University of Victoria students develop tree planting robot

Two young Vancouver Island entrepreneurs are hoping to bring robotics to B.C.’s forest industry. Kylie Stanton gives us a look at their prototype. Like a...

Japanese fisherman reunited with fishing boat that was swept away by the 2011 Tsunami

Here is a video of the Japanese fisherman Kou Sasaki being reunited with his fishing boat that was swept away by the 2011 Tsunami....

BC couple finds bear soaking in their pool

Denise Diering didn't expect to see a big black bear standing at the edge of her swimming pool when she looked out the back door of her North Vancouver home...

Seal jumps on B.C. couple’s dinghy to avoid being eaten by orca

Michelle Wigmore and her husband were out enjoying Friday afternoon on the waters of Desolation Sound when they came upon an unexpected sight: a...

Chalk message left behind on Belleville St near Clipper terminal welcoming guests to the...

If you are on Belleville street today, near the Clipper and Blackball Ferry terminal, don't worry about walking over the chalk message. The person...
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Pod of orcas passing through active pass as onlookers watch in excitement from Galiano...

The J and L pods have been a very busy group of orcas this past week, near active pass! Gary Cullen, was on Galiano...

Group effort to locate a missing 65-year-old cruise ship passenger and return her home...

Yesterday, around 7:30 p.m., Victoria 911 Communications Centre staff received a call from Ogden Point’s cruise ship contact reporting that a 65-year-old passenger was...

Victoria Mom’s Side-By-Side Toddler and Pup Photos Go Viral

A Victoria wedding photographer's album documenting her baby Ella and dog Charlie in matching poses, has gone viral. Jesse Holland's adorable side-by-side photos of...
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Orca stuck on rocks was kept alive for eight hours until high tide

"She cried often, which tore at our hearts, but as the tide came up there were many cheers as this whale was finally free,"...
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Remember all those planes overhead on Canada day? We now have video!

If you looked up in the sky on Canada Day, you likely saw several planes and helicopters flying in close formation. While we weren't...
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Watch as two river otters have a blast on the lawn of a North...

Love where we live, Just watched these two river otters frolicking around on the lawn for about half an hour. North Saanich, Beautiful BC.

Watch as two humpbacks just off Sooke give onlookers a synchronized show

The locals and tourist on this whale watching exploration got quite an amazing show yesterday. The group were looking way off in the distance...
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Watch what happens in Courtenay when a street sweeper approaches a young girl’s chalk...

Check out what happened recently when City employee Wendel L., operating the street sweeper, came across a chalk art masterpiece. ~City of Courtenay The artist's...

Enjoy a free round-trip on the COHO ferry on your birthday

Don’t sit at home for your next birthday, hop on board the M.V. Coho and visit Port Angeles, WA or Victoria, BC for the...

Free Slurpees on July 11 for 7-Eleven Day 2015

What’s better than birthday cake? A FREE 7-Eleven Slurpee! It’s that time of year when 7-Eleven celebrates  its birthday by handing out thousands of...

“Canadian Cities” left for last on Jeopardy, the contestants went 0/5, Victoria amongst the...

On Tuesday's Jeopardy three reasonably intelligent Americans - eligible contestants must complete an online test and pass an in-person interview - were given a...

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