Wednesday, September 23, 2020


22nd annual Victoria Film Festival set to shine spotlight on B.C. films (VIDEO

The 22nd annual Victoria Film Festival, the largest showcase of independent films on Vancouver Island, run from Feb. 5-14, 2016. The festival will feature screenings...

Homeless campers served notice after province announces new transitional housing and shelter

The homeless campers at "InTent City" on Victoria’s courthouse lawn were served notices today from provincial representatives - they must vacate the area by...

Oceanside RCMP looking for missing 81-year-old man suffering from dementia

The Oceanside RCMP is looking for public’s assistance in locating missing Bowser man, James Roberts. 81-year-old James Roberts was last seen on February 4th, leaving...

Over $50,000 in drugs seized during search of Langford home

A Langford man is in custody after West Shore RCMP found over $50,000 worth of drugs in his home during a search warrant, Wednesday...

Toiletries for Transition! Donate toiletries for the Victoria Women’s Transition House

Step One Services Society is putting on their annual event collecting toiletries to donate to the Victoria Women's Transition House on March 4th! Do you...
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Free Admission on Family Day at the Royal BC Museum

On Monday, February 8 get the whole family together and head down to the Royal BC Museum for free admission. While you’re there, become...

The first female First Nations MLA elected in BC history makes a dramatic entrance...

Melanie Mark makes a dramatic entrance after winning her Vancouver-Mount Pleasant by-election. Mark becomes the first female First Nations MLA elected in BC history. Video may...

16 Family Day events around Greater Victoria

This year marks the fourth annual Family Day in British Columbia. Spend it the right way, with these fantastic family-friendly events happening around Greater...

UPDATE: Mt. Edwards Court bought by province to house homeless by March

It appears that BC Housing has indeed purchased the Mount Edwards building on Vancouver Street with plans to convert it into a support housing...

UPDATE: Province releases report for McKenzie interchange – partial Cloverleaf seems to be the...

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a public engagement between November 16 and December 11, 2015 regarding the McKenzie Interchange to provide information...

CANCELLED: Pro-rape ‘pick up artist’ group meet in Victoria

UPDATE: Wednesday, Feb 3/15 5:05pm PST.  According to website posts and twitter remarks, all worldwide meets have been apparently been cancelled for this Saturday. On...

Best #VictoriaBuzz Instagram Photos! Jan 26 – Feb 01

This island has some fantastic Instagram accounts. So each week we compile a selection of some of the best photos, that used the hashtag...

Mini Market theft suspect turns himself because of social media

West Shore RCMP have confirmed they have located the car and person involved in the 88 Mini Market theft. https://twitter.com/westshorercmp/status/695012861282750464 --- original: West Shore RCMP are investigating...

4th annual Victoria Yoga Conference takes place this weekend!

Look no further, the 4th annual Victoria Yoga Conference takes place on February 5 to February 7, 2016 at the Victoria Conference Centre and will host...
Romantic City

Victoria named the most romantic city in Canada by Amazon

Love is in the air on Vancouver Island! Two cities on the island finish in the top 20 as the most romantic, announced today...

Tofino’s Main Street to be Revitalized

Tofino's historic Main Street is about to undergo a major revitalization, according to a government press release this week. "The goal of the revitalization is...
Legislature

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...

Horse Riders Launch Petition Keep Lochside Trail Multi-Use

Saanich Peninsula horse riders have started a petition, which currently has over 1000 signatures, to stop the paving of a section of the Lochside Trail. The...

Photo of a soldier from 1965 found in Beacon Hill Park

Do you know of a former solder with the possible name, Kari Ekwurzel? Are you missing a photo? Victoria Buzz fan, Erin Peterson, tells us...

Aerial footage of Sayward Valley on Vancouver Island after a heavy rainfall

Check out this this aerial footage by Ray Angelo Pandez‎. The footage was taken in Sayward Valley, on northern Vancouver Island. The video was...

Royals edge league leading Hurricanes

The Victoria Royals topped the league leading Lethbridge Hurricanes 3-1 in a fast-paced contest in front of 6,245 fans at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre...

Sneak peek inside the new Red Barn Market in Oak Bay (PHOTOS)

In case you missed it, the Red Barn Market announced the brand new store in Oak Bay will open its doors on February 5th...

6 things to do in Victoria this weekend: January 29 to 31, 2016

Still no plans for the weekend? Below is a list of events in Victoria from January 29 to 31, 2016. 4th Annual Modern Bride Show What: Getting married...

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...

Saanich woman sexually assaulted after answering door knock near Shelbourne Plaza (VIDEO)

Saanich police are searching for a suspect after a sexual assault and robbery on Wednesday night.  The assault happened at a residence on Church...

Province commits $10 million for B.C. ground search and rescue

Ground search and rescue volunteers who drop what they are doing at a minutes notice to help those that are lost or injured in...

Victoria resident says adios to alcohol in support of Cancer Research

Challenge yourself to give up alcohol this February and raise funds to support life-saving cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. Victoria resident Tim Sommers,...

6 things to do in Victoria today: Thursday, January 28

We are getting so close to the end of the week, but let's not skip a day for things to do! Visit the Victoria buzz...

Dragons’ Den to hold open auditions in Victoria

Have a business idea you need to secure funding for? This February, Dragons’ Den producers are hitting the road on a 35-city audition tour...

ICBC Reports Top 6 Fraud Files of 2015

Insurance fraud costs every B.C. driver more than $100 per year on their insurance policy. It's believed that between 10 to 20 per cent of auto...
BC Transit Bus Lane

From a Victoria bus driver to you

Opinion piece from Craiglist: Hey Victoria bus riders! Or bus lamenters...whatever. You can come in, too. I am a Victoria area bus driver, and I personally...

Ride share community expands into Victoria

It's been running between Whistler and Vancouver for years already, well before the words "sharing economy" or "ride sharing" were everyday terms. HitchPlanet is now looking...

Amazing drone footage southern Vancouver Island

Amazing drone footage of southern Vancouver Island. Seven Shi, the drone pilot, describes himself as an "amateur," but this is pretty good! Some of the...

Best #VictoriaBuzz Instagram Photos! Jan 19 – Jan 25

This island has some fantastic Instagram accounts. So each week we compile a selection of some of the best photos, that used the hashtag...
Cougar

Learn how to prevent, avoid and minimize conflicts with cougars and bears! (CANCELED)

Event organizers have cancelled the event. They did not provide a reason but said it was due to unforeseen reasons. Planning to spend some time...

New pilot program at CFB Esquimalt aimed at veterans and their families

Medically-released veterans at CFB Esquimalt will be able to access the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) as part of a four-year national pilot...

On your mark, get set, go register for Esquimalt 5K with 1K Kid’s Fun...

Join in on the most scenic 5K in the region! Journeying through Saxe and Macaulay Point Parks this unique 5K course travels through stunning...

Don’t let the TFSA rollback faze your planning

Late last year, the new federal government made good on their campaign promise to reduce annual tax-free savings account (TFSA) contribution limits to $5,500....

Study concludes costs outweigh benefits of bridge to Gabriola Island

Results of the Gabriola Island Fixed Link Feasibility Study conclude that while a bridge appears to be technically feasible, it would not be a...

Walmart to begin charging for plastic bags on Feb. 9 starting in BC; aims...

Walmart Canada says it will stop providing free plastic bags to customers beginning Feb. 9, 2016, in an effort to promote the use of...

National Post describes Victoria Tent City as looking like a refugee camp

'It looks likes a refugee camp': Inside the Victoria park where about 100 homeless moved into huts and tents VICTORIA - "Welcome to my home,"...

1926 footage of the inner harbour in downtown Victoria (VIDEO)

Who doesn't like to look back in time? Especially when it is of your own home town. This short home video was taken in 1926. It...

Take a look at the future Belmont Market Shopping Centre! Formerly Belmont Secondary...

The land formerly occupied by Belmont Secondary School will be transformed into a 200,000 sq. ft. shopping centre and will be known as, Belmont Market...

First emissions free food drive ever in North America happening in Oak Bay!

Oak Bay High School Students invite you to be a part of the first emissions-free food drive ever in North America! In partnership with...

Vacant Victoria – A look at vacancy rates in the downtown core

Dear Victoria. I love downtown. It’s vibrant, fun, cultured and for a city of only 350,000, incredibly diverse. And, despite the reputation, you can actually...

The Cost of Compassion: The Economic Impact of Refugees

Dear Victoria, Did you know that we aren’t taking in any government sponsored refugees? I didn’t. In fact, every Syrian refugee who has made their...

8 things to do around Victoria this weekend: January 22-24

YYJ Rocktographers Showcase What: Two night event featuring live music from local musicians! This year's showcase will feature some of the best photography shots from...

Police warning young women after 12 indecent acts in Saanich and Victoria

Victoria Police are working with Saanich Police to catch a male who is approaching youthful-looking women and girls at bus stops in the CRD....

Security camera footage from inside and outside showing car crashing into a Victoria nightclub...

It was a frightening scene downtown Thursday night, after a car drove across all lanes of Douglas, jumped the sidewalk, then crashed into the...
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