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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!
mckenzie

Province makes tweaks to McKenzie interchange to ease congestion

Was your commute easier on Friday morning?
spca

Saanich woman seeking answers after missing dog adopted by another family

Rusty was adopted from the SPCA after going missing from his home on May 29.

West Shore RCMP recover stolen vehicle after high-speed pursuit

The stolen truck collided with two occupied vehicles, including a police cruiser.
tofino

Three people still missing after boat capsizes in Tofino (UPDATED)

Two survivors were taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries.
nanaimo

Here’s all the weird s**t that happened in Nanaimo last week

From macaroni tossing to Bitcoin scamming, there was never a dull moment.
swoop

WestJet’s ultra-low-cost carrier is launching in Canada next week

Here's hoping it comes to Victoria soon!

4 FREE events happening in Beacon Hill Park this summer

The fun doesn't stop just because you're not downtown!
earl's

Earls Restaurant applies for extended late-night hours at downtown location

Should the application be approved, Earls will stay open for an extra hour seven days a week.
bike lane

Province to spend $1.6 million on Vancouver Island for community cycling projects

Victoria will receive $895,000 to put towards construction of the Wharf Street protected bike lanes.

Canada will co-host the FIFA World Cup with the U.S. and Mexico in 2026

It's the first time the World Cup is hosted in North America in 32 years.
Victoria Police

Victoria police arrest man suspected of pharmacy robbery

It's believed the suspect was targeting drugs at the pharmacy.

Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in collision with van on Fort Street

A portion of Fort Street was closed while crews investigated the crash.

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie could be filming in the Comox Valley this September

The film might be shooting on the Island for a few days this September!

Comox Valley RCMP arrest suspect wanted in connection with Courtenay shooting

Patrick Hanlon was apprehended at a residence in Comox on Monday.
jollibee

This Filipino fast food chain just announced a massive Canadian expansion

The company plans to open 100 new stores across the country!
insulin

B.C. government eliminates age restriction for insulin pump coverage

Roughly 830 adults over 25 years of age will benefit from the change.
fifa

Where to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Victoria

There's no shortage of spots to catch the World Cup this year! ⚽️

Victoria police searching for missing 47-year-old man (UPDATE)

Dwayne Mackay was reported missing on June 8. No photos have been acquired yet.

Victoria city council votes in favour of examining horse carriage ban

The BC SPCA recommended that Victoria prohibits the operation of horse-drawn vehicles on city streets.

Malahat reopened following fatal crash (UPDATED)

Drivers should expect significant delays.
appa

10 reasons why we love Appa the Samoyed (PHOTOS)

"All he wants in life is to be a part of it and understand it as best he can." 🐶
victoria police scammer

Fraudsters targeting Victoria community organizations, police say

In one attempt, scammers spoofed the email address and name of a treasurer, and directed another staff member to make an online payment.
victoria cool aid society

Victoria Cool Aid Society to host 50th annual general meeting this June

The society says attendees should expect some surprises at the meeting.
a&w plastic straws

A&W will eliminate plastic straws in its restaurants by next year

The chain will start offering fully bio-degradable paper straws instead. 🍺

Nanaimo RCMP still on the lookout for alleged bank robber

Daniel William Harlow is wanted in connection to a bank robbery that took place in Nanaimo on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

Steve Nash wins court appeal on fitness chain civil suit decision

The issue arose when Steve Nash Fitness World continued using his endorsement after he left the organization four years ago.
comic con

The Vancouver Island Comic Con is back in Sidney this weekend

One of the stars of 'Black Panther' and 'Avengers: Infinity War' is headlining!
Fentanyl overdose crisis

There were 124 illicit drug overdose deaths in B.C. last April

There have been 39 reported deaths in Victoria this year.
bus lanes

Left turn onto Carey Road from Highway 1 will be closed for good

The southbound left turn onto Carey Road will be permanently closed as of this Sunday.
cannabis

Canadian Senate votes in favour of bill to legalize recreational cannabis

It will now go to the House of Commons for further debate.
victoria police scammer

Public warned of email scammer impersonating Victoria police officers

A Victoria resident received an email that stated there was an investigation into the death of her husband.

GPM brand pea shoots recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

There have been no illnesses reported in connection with the products so far.
siri 911

Siri gets stumped when Saanich driver tries calling 911 (VIDEO)

The virtual assistant was less than useful in this case.

Whole Foods Market is bringing a mochi ice cream bar to Victoria

We can't wait to try these! 🍨

Blue Jays great Kelly Gruber is coming to Victoria this weekend

The former Toronto Blue Jays star will be coaching the Victoria Harbourcats
rcmp

West Shore RCMP looking for man accused of using stolen credit cards

He's accused of making several unauthorized purchases.
daycare

Parents in a tough spot after Vic West daycare announces closure

Daycare staff say they have to close because the building owners won't renew their lease.
cannabis

UVic researchers identify patterns of cannabis use in youth

Researchers found that users could be broken down into five distinct categories.
Safe Injection kit overdose prevention

Victoria will get its first permanent supervised injection site in mid-June

The facility will allow up to 10 people at a time to inject or use illegal drugs while under medical supervision.

Nanaimo RCMP detachment evacuated due to suspicious package

The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit was brought in to remove the package early Wednesday morning
BC Ferries

BC Ferries’ Spirit of British Columbia is now back in action

The vessel was converted to operate on liquefied natural gas.

Tally-Ho says “no basis” for carriage tour ban in response to BC SPCA

The BC SPCA recommends that the operation of horse-drawn vehicles on Victoria’s streets be prohibited.

Victoria police looking for missing 36-year-old cruise ship passenger

Lloyd Takana failed to return to the Norwegian Pearl after going to shore on June 2.

BC SPCA recommends ban on horse-drawn carriage tours in Victoria (UPDATE)

The BC SPCA says if tours should continue, they should only take place in safer park environments.

B.C. government introduces new securities for residents of manufactured home parks

New compensations will take effect this Wednesday, June 6.
deer

This baby deer and rabbit playing in Comox are the best of friends (VIDEO)

You can't handle this level of cute! 🐰🦌
gillespie road

Construction on new Roche Cove bridge to start next week

The new two-lane bridge is expected to open in fall 2018.