Saturday, September 26, 2020


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...

Vehicle drives into Thrifty Foods in Saanich

Just in: Another vehicle has driven into the front of Thrifty Foods at Quadra / McKenzie. Thankfully there  were no reports of injuries. This is the...
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Vital Signs Report – how to manage finances in Victoria

Victoria Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Vital Signs Report came out this week. While 89 per cent of Victoria residents said they were happy, the cost of...

Sea King helicopter makes controlled emergency landing

On Thursday October 8, a military Sea King helicopter made a controlled emergency landing on the beach at the foot of Mt. Newton X Road, after...

Liberal candidate who withdrew from election still on ballot

On Wednesday, Liberal candidate Cheryl Thomas withdrew from the October 19 election. The deadline to have a name removed from the ballot was September 28. Elections Canada...

School enrollments up in 2015

According to CFAX news, there are more students in Greater Victoria public schools this year over last. The official student population this year is 18,785...

Final weekend to purchase original local artwork at Goldstream Nature House!

This weekend is your last chance to purchase pieces at the "Nature of Island Artists Art Show" at Goldstream Naturehouse. The Habitat Acquisition Trust and RLC...

Plastic Bag Princess and Mr. Floatie get married

On Wednesday evening, before a crowd of media and curious onlookers, Mr. Floatie and Penelope “The Plastic Bag Princess” were united in marriage. The...

Things to do around Victoria this weekend (Friday October 9 – Sunday October 11)

Evil Acres If you enjoy FEAR....I dare YOU...to enter the Slaughter House Extreme ~ The Final Cut & The Darkness Maze ~ The Phobia Edition...

UPDATE: LOCATED!! – Police looking to re-unite a youth with his wallet found at...

Update: Saanich Police have located the boys they believe left their wallet behind at Tillicum Centre, thanks to social media. In the original release,...

Marijuana dispensary robbed, police looking for witnesses

Victoria Police are looking for anyone that was in the 1600-block of Douglas Street Monday night around 10pm, that might have information after a...

Police issue warning after girl followed on her way to Shoreline Middle school this...

West Shore RCMP say they are investigating an incident of a man who allegedly followed a grade 7 female student from Glentana Rd in...

West Shore RCMP searching for inmate after escaping

An inmate from the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre is on the lam after escaping from the custody of Provincial correctional officers while at...

Cougar on the run in James Bay tranquilized and will be relocated

Around 7pm Sunday night, police were contacted about a cougar sighting in the 1900-block of Alma Place. When officers arrived, they were unable to...

Victoria’s Ultimate Toy & Hobby Fair – Sunday October 4

Something for everyone. Collectible toys, dolls, barbies, comics, vinyl records, trains, models LEGO, diecast vehicles, GI Joe, Star Wars, transformers & so much more. Sunday...

Case closed! Owner of truck confesses he was behind the wheel when it crashed...

In the early hours of September 24, 2015,  a vehicle struck a residence in the 800 block of Nigel Street. The truck narrowly missed...
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Cougar Sightings in South Oak Bay prompts warning

There have been several reports over the past two days of a possible cougar sighting in the south Oak Bay area. Local schools have been...

District of Saanich releases leaf collection schedule and offers free mulch to its residents

Each Fall (November - December) the District of Saanich offers curbside leaf collection along residential streets.  Each year,  about 2,500 tonnes of leaves are...

B.C. Transit reviewing “fare strategy”, considers fare hike, cutting transfers

B.C. Transit says it is reviewing its "fare strategy"to better balance rider revenues with operation costs and is seeking public feedback.  There are several...

Things to do around Victoria this Weekend Friday October 2 – Saturday October 4

Still planning your weekend? Here are 23 events happening around Victoria this weekend October 2 -4. For even more things to do, check out...

Wags, Whiskers and Wascally Wabbits Charity Golf Tournament

Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders and Victoria Humane Society are partnering with Cedar Hill Golf course to host a very special golf and dinner event!...

West Shore RCMP arrest Derek Fast in Sooke without incident

Update: Late this Tuesday afternoon, several West Shore RCMP plain clothed officers, with assistance from the Sooke RCMP and RCMP Police Dog Services, arrested...
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