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Staff editor and writer at Victoria Buzz. Email me with story ideas at [email protected], and follow me on Twitter @mylessauer!
Big Gay Dog Richard Letourneau

Victoria’s Big Gay Dog Walk is returning this Friday!

Yes, you're welcome even if you don’t have a doggie companion of your own.
wildfires

Fire crews currently fighting two wildfires in Sooke and Nanaimo (UPDATE)

The causes of both are still currently under investigation. 
nanaimo motorcyclist

Nanaimo motorcyclist airlifted to Victoria after serious collision with SUV

Nanaimo RCMP say drugs and alcohol have been ruled out as contributing factors.

Where to watch America’s 4th of July fireworks from the comfort of Canada

Didn't get enough fireworks last weekend? You're in luck.
Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau responds to allegations of groping a reporter in 2000

The groping allegedly took place at the Kokanee Summit festival in Creston, B.C., on Aug. 4, 2000.
stolen motorcycle

Have you seen this stolen motorcycle anywhere in Victoria?

The bike's owner says it was likely stolen in the past three days.
seagull

This seagull had a bit of a rough morning in downtown Victoria

Luckily, it'll live to fly (and eat a fry) another day!
sexual assault

Victoria police seeking witnesses after sexual assault in Esquimalt

The teen was sexually assaulted twice before she managed to escape.
bc spca

BC SPCA pushes rental task force to prioritize pet-friendly housing

1,700 animals are separated from their families each year in B.C.
victoria police

Victoria police are investigating a sudden death in a Quadra Street park

Officers do not believe there is any danger to the public.
MAGA

Vancouver restaurant manager fired for refusing service to customer wearing MAGA hat

The manager says he has "absolutely no regrets."
christy clark

Former B.C. premier Christy Clark joins Shaw board of directors

Clark was premier of B.C. from 2011-2017—the longest serving female premier in Canadian history.

Here are 19 Canadian acts playing Rock the Shores this year

This year's festival features a slew of homegrown musical talent.

Victoria police respond to reports of assault with a weapon in Vic West

The injuries reported did not require any medical treatment.
terracotta statue

Another statue has been stolen from someone’s yard in the Nanaimo area

A 300-pound Chinese terracotta statue was stolen from someone's yard in Lantzville.
toronto police

Victoria police asked to be on the lookout for Toronto shooting suspects

One of the suspects may have recently visited the province.

There have been 568 wildfires in British Columbia since April 1

40% are believed to have been caused by people.

10 great end-of-the-year gift ideas for school teachers in Victoria

Looking for a last-minute gift? Try these ideas!
bike lane

Cyclists more likely to be blamed than drivers for road conflicts (POLL)

The poll also says the majority of Canadians think separated bike lanes are a good thing.
fish farms

B.C. signs fish farm agreement with First Nations

The letter establishes a government-to-government decision-making process moving forward.

Victoria and Saanich agree on wording for amalgamation referendum

Both councils will need to ratify the question separately before it goes on ballots.
ICBC

Over half of CRD residents’ daily trips are made by car (SURVEY)

One in five daily trips are made via active transportation like biking or walking.
strawberry moon

There will be a Strawberry Moon over Vancouver Island tonight

Fingers crossed for a clear sky tonight! 🌕
nanaimo

Nanaimo break and enter interrupted by homeowner on lunch break

The suspect was found sitting at the homeowner's desk and rummaging through her purse. 
dragon

This dragon sculpture was stolen from Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo (UPDATE)

Maybe it's gone to find a princess to kidnap? 🐉
highway 14

Province considers potential highway realignment to improve Sooke Road

The stretch of Highway 14 between Kangaroo and Ludlow Road might get realigned.
Royal Roads Post-Secondary

B.C. government establishes new scholarship for Royal Roads students

The scholarship fund is part of a $12-million investment announced last month.
fire

Saanich Fire responds to brush fire near Uptown

Saanich police are asking people to avoid the area.

Saanich and Victoria to decide on amalgamation this week

A referendum on exploring the costs and benefits of amalgamation may be included on Oct. 20 election ballots.

Three new sets of bus pullouts for Highway 14 are now complete

Each stop is complete with deceleration and acceleration lanes, new bus shelters, railings, and enhanced lighting.

Two-vehicle collision slows traffic on Trans-Canada Highway in Saanich

The scene of the accident has now been cleared.
BC Legislature

B.C. government issues response to cannabis legalization

Government officials say the date set for legalization is "just the beginning." 
ska & reggae festival

The 2018 Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival starts today!

You can get your groove on starting tonight at Ship Point! 🎺
salmon

B.C. government announces new policies for open-pen salmon farms

Indigenous groups and activists say the new policies are long overdue.
cannabis

A date has been set for when cannabis will become legal in Canada

Legalization will take effect in 17 weeks.
hospitals

The Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will now offer free Wi-Fi

It's only the second hospital on Vancouver Island to do so.
gaming

World Health Organization classifies video gaming as an addictive disorder

Some experts in the field are skeptical of the organization's criteria.
marijuana cannabis

The federal government has voted to legalize cannabis in Canada

But it's not legal to light one up in public just yet.
tofino

Three men still missing as RCMP locate sunken vessel in Tofino

The boat was found on Tuesday near Duffin Passage.
salmonella

9 cases of salmonella reported in Canada after No Name burgers recalled

The reports come after No Name brand chicken burgers were recalled June 2.
saanich bike lanes

District of Saanich adopts first-ever active transportation plan

The plan includes new additions and enhancements to the area's bike lane network.

Victoria’s BYO Bag video contest finalists have been announced (VIDEOS)

You can vote online until midnight, June 24!
cannabis

Canada is one step closer to legalizing recreational cannabis

The bill went back to Senate for further discussion on Monday.

Serious single vehicle crash slows traffic on the Malahat (UPDATED)

No highway closures have been reported as of yet, but traffic is delayed.
oak bay marina

Two people taken to hospital after carbon monoxide leak at Oak Bay Marina

Oak Bay Fire was on scene, and no other injuries were reported.

Our Place Society launches new employment support program in Victoria

"This gives people an opportunity to be lifted out of poverty," the society says.
movies

Here’s where and when you can watch free outdoor movies this summer

Pack your lawn chairs and grab some popcorn! 🍿
guatemala

This Victoria family needs help delivering a Father’s Day gift to Guatemala

The family is looking for someone who may be travelling to Guatemala

B.C. realtors now prohibited from representing both buyer and seller

The new rules eliminate what's known as "dual agency."