Wednesday, September 23, 2020


A few reminders to keep your kids & pets safe this Halloween weekend

Halloween can be an exciting time for children and with the distraction of candy and costumes, safety rules can easily be forgotten.  Check out...

Our Place expands hours and shelter for winter, volunteers needed

With colder weather approaching, Our Place is extending its hours to ensure a warm, safe sanctuary for those experiencing poverty and homelessness. Beginning Monday, Nov....

Dog found with chain wrapped around neck. Do you know who did this to...

This poor lost dog was found in Esquimalt dragging a 6 foot chain on Monday by an Esquimalt resident. When the chain was removed,...

The Gordon Head Haunted Manor Presents: Treasure Island

A family in Gordon Head have gotten right into the Halloween spirit and transformed the outside of their house into a Treasure Island display. The...

IFCON 2015 happening this weekend has been cancelled

IFCON 2015, a  sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk and horror fan convention happening this weekend has been cancelled after the event organizer, Bill Code, suffered a...

Police looking for 3 suspects after a Langford man was robbed at knife point...

West Shore RCMP are currently investigating a robbery that occurred Monday afternoon on the Galloping Goose in Langford. A 26 year old Langford man was...

Canada Post halts installation of community mailboxes

Canada Post is temporarily suspending the program to convert door-to-door mail delivery to community mailboxes. In a statement released by Canada Post on Monday,  the...

16 of the best Instagram photos taken around Victoria this week

Victoria has some fantastic Instagram accounts. So we decided each week we would compile some of the best photos in town, that used the hashtag #victoriabuzz. Check out...

Fenced Dog Park, Community Garden, and New Playground Proposed for Vic West Park

Victoria West Park is the second largest park in the Victoria West neighbourhood and the eighth largest in the City. The park was first...

Whale watching boat with 27 people on board capsizes off Tofino; fatalities confirmed

A whale watching vessel with 27 people on board sank near Plover Reef, west of Vargas Island and northwest of Tofino, late this afternoon. JRCC...

Shania Twain Rocks Victoria at Save On Foods Memorial Centre

On Saturday night, Shania Twain treated audiences to her first ever Victoria concert, and her second-to-last performance in our town, as she retires from...

Fall for Wildlife Dinner Auction – helping our injured wildlife

For BC SPCA Wild ARC October typically means many injured raptors – particularly owls – needing a helping hand. As the days get shorter, people tend to head to...

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...

Painting Company Apologizes to Dog Owner and Community

UPDATE: Top Quality Coatings management and employee have formally apologized to both the dog owner and community over yesterday's incident where paint was found...

Quintessential 90’s Canadian alt-rock band, Barenaked Ladies returned to Victoria’s Save On Foods Memorial...

Quintessential 90's Canadian alt-rock band, Barenaked Ladies returned to Victoria's Save On Foods Memorial Arena for an intimate concert. The night was filled with familiar...

1st Annual “Wicked Victoria” is this Sunday

Dress the family up this Sunday and come check out the the first annual "Wicked Victoria"! Celebrate the Harvest Season and Halloween at this...

20 things to do around Victoria this weekend ~ Friday October 23 –...

Wicked Victoria Celebrate the Harvest Season & Halloween, fun & festive activities at every block. Fun fair with children’s activities & games, local entertainers, shopping...

Your 2015 Halloween Events Listing

Halloween is just around the corner, but many of you might still be wondering what to do to get into the spirit. Maybe you...

Middle class mom’s “Top 10” letter to Justin Trudeau goes viral – she hopes...

Like thousand of other Canadians across the nation, Casandra Effe voted on Monday. She went with a mission - to get rid of Harper. The...

Filming at Market Square continues – stars and crew LOVE Victoria!

Market Square's Oscar and Libby's store is the site of filming today. Pupstar Pictures have been filming all over Victoria for several weeks now...

Celebrate Tree Appreciation Day on November 1st

Trees provide many benefits to our community. In celebration, a tree and native shrub planting event will be held at the historic Newman Farm...

Victoria Royals’ Hicketts and Lowry headed back to WHL stars against Russians

The WHL team was announced Monday for the 2015 CHL Russia Series. For the second consecutive year, Hicketts and Royals’ Head Coach Dave Lowry,...

What would you do with a mini 45-minute holiday?

So, what would you do with a mini 45-minute holiday? Our daily lives can get overwhelmingly busy. Even a mini holiday every once in a while...

UPDATE: Man who couldn’t tell police who he was has been indentified

Update: Excellent news from Victoria Police! The gentleman who couldn't tell police who he was due to a medical crisis has been identified.   Original: VicPD officers...

Learn more and have your say on the proposed cycle track at Borden and...

A major face-lift could be coming soon near the intersection of Borden and McKenzie. The upgrade will include protected bike lanes on Borden Street from...

Saanich man succumbs to injuries suffered in single-vehicle motorcycle crash

A 33 year old Saanich resident has succumbed to injuries he suffered in a single vehicle crash at the intersection Glanford Avenue and Leaside...

Justin Trudeau greets people at Montreal subway the morning after election

Canada's next Prime Minister spent the morning after the election in a Montreal subway station to say thank you to transit riders. Surprised commuters...

Best Victoria Instagram photos: Fall in Victoria

Victoria has some fantastic Instagram accounts. So we decided we would compile some of the best fall photos in town, that used the hashtag #victoriabuzz this past week. Check out...

Watch out for the “living portraits” on Fort st.!!

Something spooky is going on downtown... Check out the storefront at 636 Fort Street! (Warning, PG-13!) The DVBA, Tourism Victoria and the City of Victoria have...

Body found in a creek on Salt Spring Island now upgraded to a homicide

RCMP say the the death of a 45 year old Salt Spring Island man was a homicide. Joseph Patrick Bernie's body was found floating...

Campaign volunteer accidentally slams into Saanich-Gulf Islands B.C. Liberal candidate’s office

A volunteer for Saanich-Gulf Islands Liberal candidate Tim Kane, mistook the gas pedal for the brake and slammed into the campaign office on Quadra...

Police commend quick thinking school staff and parents after woman grabs child

VicPD officers are commending the quick thinking of school staff and parents for their action in safely deescalating an incident at George Jay Elementary School...

A list of things to do with the kids next week for Pro-D day...

The kids will be off school next Friday (October 23rd) for Pro-D Day, so we have compiled a list of activities happening all around...

Man charged in Conservative election signs arson

A 39 year old man has been arrested for arson and mischief, after Conservative Party signs were set on fire on Monday night. Sidney-North Saanich RCMP had...

Advisory – CFB Esquimalt to utilize Mass Notification System for B.C. Shakeout

The Royal Canadian Navy will participate in tomorrows Great B.C. Shakeout by utilizing the Mass Notification System for two minutes beginning at 10:14 a.m. Because ...

What’s Happening Around Victoria This Weekend ~ Friday October 16 – Sunday October 18

We have compiled a list of things happening around Victoria this weekend. If we missed any, comment below or you can also find more...

UPDATE: Located! Have You Seen James Cuthbert? Missing since October 10th

Update from Victoria Police: James Cuthbert - the subject of our missing persons notification has been located. He's safe. Original story: VicPD investigators are asking for...

October 14 is National Dessert Day!

Nobody is sure where the day came from, but who's going to argue with indulging your sweet tooth? October 14 is a day to...

Gordy Dodd serves 1200 at Our Place annual Thanksgiving Dinner

For the seventeenth time, Gordy Dodd put on his traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Our Place over the weekend, feeding about 1200 people. He says he...

Historic totem pole marks university’s 75th anniversary

Royal Roads University marked its 75th anniversary today, with the raising of its first ever totem pole. It will welcome students, faculty and the...

Shania Twain ticket discount back by popular demand

Shania Twain's 50th birthday was on August 28th and to help celebrate, she held a special promotion for her October 25th Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre show. All tickets...

9th Annual Eerie Acres Haunted Attraction in Sooke

Putting the "oo" in East Sooke... There is a one acre property in East Sooke that is home to a unique yearly haunted attraction....

Your 2015 Halloween Events Listing

Halloween is just around the corner, but many of you might still be wondering what to do to get into the spirit. Maybe you...

Tasty burgers around Victoria YOU HAVE TO TRY!

Bring out the napkins!

Take a virtual tour of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Resort

The first lap of Vancouver Island Motorsport Resort, Canada’s premier driving club experience. Sit back and turn up the volume as you enjoy the first...

Long waits for advance polling stations leads to frustration

Election reps at Centennial United Church are telling residents to expect long waits to cast their votes. Elections Canada sent them a non-alphabetized list....
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Cougar Sighting At Lansdowne Camosun College Campus Overnight

Saanich Police and the Oak Bay Police Department converged upon the Camosun College Lansdowne campus after a cougar was observed by campus security in...

Advance Polls open today, your guide to voting early

Starting today, advance polls open over four days of Thanksgiving weekend, October 9-12. From noon to 8pm. If you are busy on Monday October 19, this is...

Registered voters get to ride the bus for free on Election Day

Are you a registered voter and ride on B.C. Transit? Show your Elections Canada Voter Registration Card on Monday, October 19 and B.C Transit...
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