Alistair Ogden

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Digital staff writer at Victoria Buzz.
Google favourite winter Olympic

Google releases a map of the world’s favourite Olympic sports

Curling and bobsledding have a lot of fans in places you wouldn't expect.

Our Place’s “Coldest Night of the Year” Walk has already raised over $30,000

The February 24th walk for homelessness hasn't even happened yet and it's already a success!
V-Day Sooke Vagina Monologues

V-Day Sooke to present one-night-only reading of The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues - the award-winning play by Eve Ensler - is coming to Sooke.
Sexually assaulted UVic

Inmate testifies that he sexually assaulted UVic students, rather than the accused

Jean Nadeau has claimed that he actually committed the crimes that David Robert Hope is on trial for.
Pink in the Rink

Victoria Royals to host annual “Pink in the Rink” game on Saturday

Join the Royals in raising money for the BC Cancer Foundation!
Snow Victoria

Victoria could get up to 4 cm of snow today

Just when you thought Victoria had escaped a weekend of snowfall, mother nature is back at it again with more potential flurries. 

How To Save Someone From Overdosing 101 (VIDEO)

These steps could save a life
Johnson Street Bridge

Johnson Street Bridge engineering consultant sues Victoria for over $297,000

Another day, another Johnson Street Bridge drama...
McKenzie interchange Highway 1 speed limit

A section of Highway 1 will have a lower speed limit starting on Monday

Planning to drive along the highway next week? You might want to read this.
Tide Pod Saanich Police

WATCH: Saanich Police released a hilarious video about the Tide Pod Challenge

Highlights include plenty of dad jokes, a slow-motion "waterfall" scene, and the #nopodinyourbod hashtag.
City of Victoria Archives

City of Victoria Archives introduces new online search

The City of Victoria's Archives just got a whole lot more accessible
John Horgan Minimum Wage

BC government announces minimum wage increase this summer

Starting in June, B.C.'s minimum wage will be bumped up by $1.30 per hour. The raise will give minimum wage workers an hourly wage of...
Douglas St Bus Lanes

Trees removed along Douglas Street to make way for bus lanes (PHOTOS)

One of Victoria's busiest streets is looking a little less green than usual... at least for the time being.
Rachel Notley

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley tweets pro-pipeline messages from Vancouver Islanders

Do these tweets from a select few Vancouver Islanders represent what you feel about the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion?

Several changes to ICBC will take effect on April 1st

No, this isn't April Fools joke. Unfortunately, neither is the corporation's projected net loss of $1.3 billion.
Airbnb

The BC Government will now tax Airbnb’s short-term rentals

After years of debates over short-term rental regulation, the BC government and Airbnb have come to an important agreement.

Former Burnside school to be turned into affordable housing

School's out, and affordable housing is in!
Lindsay Buziak Murder

Today marks 10 years since Lindsay Buziak was murdered in Gordon Head

Saanich Police said they believe "multiple persons have personal and first-hand knowledge regarding the murder of Lindsay Buziak and have withheld this information from police."

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Twill Flower

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress is kicking off February with a Career Fair

Don't miss this chance to take the next step in your career by working at one of Victoria's most historic landmarks!
Students arrested Comox Valley

Two Comox Valley students arrested in connection to high school closures

Mark R. Isfeld, G.P Vanier and Highland High Schools were all shut down on Thursday.
Sea Otter Saanich Road

A river otter was reportedly “travelling down the road” in Saanich

And of course, Twitter users otterly loved it and responded
Gorge Road West

Driver in fatal crash on Gorge Road won’t face any charges

Saanich police believe the driver suffered a medical issue

46-year-old Victoria dad dies at Richmond trampoline park

The father was at the facility with his two children.
RCMP Sooke

All Comox Valley high schools closed for the day after being deemed “not safe”

This decision was made based on a thorough investigation with the RCMP and with District staff.
Elton John

Elton John to retire after Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

He's already announced several concert dates in Canada...
Mt Washington Snowboarder dead

Snowboarder who died on Mt Washington identified as 27-year-old father

He leaves behind his fiance and a 4-year-old son.
Dr. Bonnie Henry

Dr. Bonnie Henry is the first woman ever to be named BC’s provincial health...

Dr. Henry will replace Dr. Perry Kendall, who has held the post since 1999.
Victoria Press Building

Here’s what the transformed Times Colonist building will look like (PHOTOS)

The renamed "Victoria Press Building," will feature a brewery, a rooftop patio, and a residential tower.
porte-potties

Porta-potties are being lit on fire in downtown Vancouver

Meanwhile on the mainland...
Queens of the Stone Age

The Queens of the Stone Age are coming to Victoria next week

This appearance is the band's first since frontman Josh Homme kicked a photographer's camera and sent her to hospital.
Amazon HQ2

Amazon releases final 20 possible cities for its second headquarters

Back in October, the City of Langford announced that they'd officially submitted a bid to be the home of Amazon's second headquarters...
Victoria Police Needle

Comox Valley RCMP looking for suspects in two failed robberies

In both incidents, the suspects struggled with the victims but ended up empty-handed.
Trutch Street Victoria

Renaming of Victoria’s Trutch Street debated at public meeting

Trutch's treatment of First Nations peoples is widely considered to be prejudicial and racist, even by 19th century standards.
Free Popcorn Cineplex

Cineplex will give out free popcorn this Friday

There's just one catch...
Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens to raise starting wages to $15/hour

They will be holding a Job Fair on Tuesday, February 20.
Social Media Texting and Driving

Victoria driver fined over $500 after getting caught on social media at red light

Driving + no seatbelt + checking Facebook = big fines 💰
Draxxas Monster Truck Tour

Monster Truck Tour will invade Victoria this weekend

See these incredible 10,000-pound, car-crushing giants compete and perform!
Dine Around & Stay In Town Victoria

Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria returns for 2018

Get ready to explore the wonderful tastes of your home city!
SOHO Victoria Summit

5 reasons you need to check out the SOHO Victoria Summit

A must for those with a small business, or have dreams of getting one off the ground!
Mifegymiso Abortion Pill

Abortion pills will be available for free in BC starting Monday

The provincial government will soon be providing universal, no-cost coverage for the drug Mifegymiso.
Bitcoin

Oak Bay property available for purchase with Bitcoin

According to the latest price charts, the house would cost approximately 137 Bitcoin.
Victoria Whisky Festival

The 13th annual Victoria Whisky Festival is happening this month

Learn and celebrate all things whisky 🥃
Wicked Witch of the West Coast GPS Doodles

A Victoria cyclist has spent years creating GPS “doodles”

After a long hiatus, Stephen Lund is bringing his bike-riding artistry back to the streets!