Monday, June 14, 2021


North Saanich Christmas Lights

The 7th annual Victoria Buzz Christmas Lights Tour Map

It's our biggest list ever, and there's a virtual tour! 🎄

Add your home or business to the 7th annual Victoria Buzz Christmas Lights Tour...

It's time to show off your hard work!

277 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by BC health officials for a three-day...

Over 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

New urgent and primary health care centre coming to Esquimalt

It will provide support for those who do not require a trip to emergency.

Oak Bay pub temporarily closes for deep cleaning after COVID-19 exposure

A staff member who tested positive also works at a popular James Bay pub.

11 amazing wing deals in and around Victoria

Do you prefer drums or flats?
Salish Orca

BC Ferries announces recreational travel will resume starting tomorrow

BC Ferries' website crashed moments after the announcement was made.

Restart Plan: Province announces BC will move to Stage 2 of reopening, starting tomorrow

There will be less restrictions on travel and gatherings.

Vic High construction completion date pushed back by a year

The project was initially supposed to be done by September 2022.
Armed Robbery

Woman arrested after attacking man with hammer then barricading herself in a suite: VicPD

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries

Search for lost dog continues following incident in downtown Victoria Friday night

The dog fled after a man randomly smashed the windows of a van it was in.

Queen Victoria statue vandalized with red paint during protest Friday afternoon

Words scrawled on the podium read “Land Back.”

Ford on Fridays: learning about Victoria with 1-star Google Reviews

"Too many canadians"

180 new cases of COVID-19 reported by BC health officials on Friday, June 11th

75.1% of all adults in B.C. have received their first dose of the vaccine!

Government Street to close to daytime vehicle traffic to support businesses

The closure begins today, with no specified end date.

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority publicly advocates for earlier return of cruise ships

The GVHA said the industry is threatened by the current temporary legislation.

City of Victoria releases designs for proposed Topaz Skate and Bike Park (PHOTOS)

They are seeking public feedback on the $8 million redevelopment plan.

11 things to do in and around Victoria this weekend, June 12th-13th

Cloudy weekend ahead! ☁️
Oyster Generic

Denman Island shellfish harvester fined $10,000 for regulatory violations

The licence holder failed to include mandatory tag information and did not file proper reports.

Popular Vancouver Island band makes US television debut

Mother Mother is seeing a spike of popularity across the border thanks to TikTok.

ICBC will issue a second COVID-19 rebate to its customers

To those who had an active policy between October 2020 and March 2021.

Bear Mountain proposes a ‘pay-to-use’ program for non-residents using hiking or bike trails

The fees from trail-use will be used to enhance and maintain the trail network.
saanich-police-cruiser

Ongoing police incident closes Tattersall Drive in Saanich Friday morning

Avoid the area between Saanich Road to Quadra Street.
Women Thieves Langford

Pair of women ‘scamming their way across Canada’ spotted in Langford

They are believed to have travelled from Saskatchewan.

Victoria cancels virtual Canada Day broadcast in light of 215 residential school deaths

A broadcast guided by Lekwungen people will air later this summer.
Mill Bay Fire

18-year-old woman dies in Mill Bay fire after alerting other residents

Early indications say the fire was not criminal in nature.
Amalgamation

7 BC mayors support request to Health Canada to decriminalize drug possession

Including Victoria and Saanich.

153 new cases of COVID-19 reported by BC health officials on Thursday, June 10th

BC administers over 325,000 immunizations every week!
Tiktok Facebook

The iconic MuchMusic is returning, but only to TikTok

Was it ever really gone? Yes, it was.

5 ways you can take your adventures to new heights at WildPlay Victoria

Thrill-seekers, this is for you! 😱

Tim Hortons launches new ‘Filled Ring Dream’ donuts across Canada

We’re going (do)nuts for these flavours!

Langford considers installing 3D crosswalk as a trial

Move over, Marvel.

Record-setting $120 million Lotto Max pot up for grabs this Friday

There was no winner drawn on Tuesday! 😲
Real estate

Construction begins on affordable homes for lower income families in Central Saanich

The homes will be located next to a supportive housing project.

BC government honours old-growth harvesting deferrals from Island First Nations

The deferrals will protect 2,000 hectares of land in the Fairy Creek and Walbran areas.

BC health officials report 148 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, June 9th

Vancouver Island sees another 10 new cases.

Here’s why you may have heard increased helicopter activity in and around Victoria

You may even see a bunch of helicopters at once 🚁
border

Canada will begin to ‘ease’ restrictions for fully-vaccinated international travellers

This is the first step in a phased easing of pandemic border measures.

5 abandoned Vancouver Island sites and their history

Ghost towns and crash sites 👻

BC’s largest auto dealership is coming to the West Shore

Are you a truck person or a jeep person? 🤔

This play-based summer camp is perfect for the whole family

Bring your bubble and enjoy a little slice of paradise! 🌞

Saanich’s plastic bag ban comes into effect this summer

No re-enacting American Beauty, either.

BC extends state of emergency and tallies fines for COVID-19-related offences

Over 2,000 violation tickets have been issued.

Here’s a list of places you could catch a surprise concert in Victoria this...

Surprise concerts will occur at parks and plazas.

VicPD seek public’s help in locating high-risk missing 21-year-old woman (UPDATED)

UPDATE: She has been located and is safe.
VicPD Cruiser Downtown

Man arrested after trying to steal and crashing City of Victoria vehicle

Several bystanders intervened and restrained the suspect.

Purchase of Victoria hotel to house homeless featured on popular game show Jeopardy!

The category title was met with heavy criticism from Victoria residents.

165 new cases of COVID-19 reported by BC health officials on Tuesday, June 8th

BC's 7 day average is 175, the lowest in eight months!
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