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Dog friendly stores in and around Greater Victoria

Well, it's that time of year again when it's just too hot to safely leave your dogs in the car, even with the windows...

How to Prepare Yourself For the TC10k

Written by guest blogger, Yana Hempler: The TC10k is the biggest running event in Victoria with over 10,000 people stepping on the starting line! It's very inclusive...

Victoria’s Shannon Terleski Shines a Spotlight on Domestic Abuse on a National Stage

Victoria native Shannon Terleski takes pride in all her roles: mother, nurse, author, model. But the label she wears the most boldly is of...

Stay Safe in the Snow this Long Weekend

March long weekend is a popular time for British Columbians to head outdoors with friends and family, exploring the B.C.'s snowy mountain regions, trails and...
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Local Animal Activist Group Launches Campaign To Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages

An animal rights group called the Victoria Horse Alliance is asking Victorians to sign a petition calling on a ban of horse-drawn carriages by...

Fashion Trends: Bold Bright Colours for Spring/Summer 2016 – Style report from VFW

This spring/summer, COLOUR is the new black! Look out for delicious reds, brilliant blues, sweet pinks and buttercup yellows. Vancouver Fashion Week have scoured the latest...

Vancouver Fashion Week kicks off 27th season

Now in its 16th year, Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) one of the fastest Now in its 16th year, Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) is one...

Four financial truths all women should plan for

Tuesday, March 8 marks International Women’s Day and putting some time and thought into your financial future is an important way to celebrate. Although the basics of...

Almost 1 in 2 Canadians $200 or less away from financial insolvency

Nearly one half (48%) of Canadians are $200 or less per month away from not being able to meet all of their bills or...

BC is taking another step towards stopping those cat and dog breeders who don’t...

Premier Christy Clark announced yesterday that the province and the BC SPCA will work together to develop new rules to license and regulate dog...

GetCheckedOnline launches in Victoria – get tested for sexually transmitted infections online

People living in Duncan, Langford, and Victoria will now be able to access sexually transmitted infection and HIV testing without having to visit a...

Having *that* talk about the future with your partner

Sure, all couples know that saving as a concept is a smart idea—it’s what you’re actually saving for that can be tricky to get...

New pilot program at CFB Esquimalt aimed at veterans and their families

Medically-released veterans at CFB Esquimalt will be able to access the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) as part of a four-year national pilot...

Don’t let the TFSA rollback faze your planning

Late last year, the new federal government made good on their campaign promise to reduce annual tax-free savings account (TFSA) contribution limits to $5,500....

The Cost of Compassion: The Economic Impact of Refugees

Dear Victoria, Did you know that we aren’t taking in any government sponsored refugees? I didn’t. In fact, every Syrian refugee who has made their...
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Join City of Victoria tonight to discuss the draft 2016 Budget in person or...

Whether it’s your first time, or you’ve been around the budget block, the City of Victoria want to hear from you. They’re looking for...

Dog stylist taking grooming to a new level

A Los Angeles dog groomer has taken the Instagram and internet world by storm, with her slow-motion perfectly timed to music videos of dogs being blow-dried....

Up your online shopping savvy before Cyber Monday hits

With the Black Friday shopping weekend now in full swing around Victoria, thousands of holiday shoppers have just gotten into the season—a spending trend...

Pet photos with Santa this weekend at Pets West in Broadmead Village

Move over kids, it's the pet's turn to sit on Santa's lap and get a photo! Has your pet been naughty or nice this year? Find out...

Looking for some pet photos this holiday season? Pup Portraits for a Cause is...

If you are looking for some pet photos this holiday season, Town & Country Pet Photography is volunteering their time this Saturday at Raw...

The ferris wheel is back in Centennial Square – Here are the details.

The DVBA Ferris wheel is back in Centennial Square for four weekends this holiday season!! Enjoy a ride 20m above the sparkling lights of...

Having *that* talk with your kids

Talking with your kids about money ranks right up there with the birds and the bees in terms of how uncomfortable things can get. ...

In the Cards – A Trip to Psychic Song

Dear Victoria, I’ll admit it, I’m a wuss. I don’t like scary movies. I hate haunted houses. And I don’t know what a panic room is...
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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...
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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...

Trading Places – A walk around Our Place

Dear Victoria Last week I sat at the window at Relish on Pandora. I had a great cup of coffee in hand and solid Katsu...

Local Girl Battles Life-Threatening Kidney Disease

18 month old Hailey-Ann looks like a typical toddler, when in fact she isn’t. Hailey-Ann has autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), a life-threatening, genetic...

Insecurity Threat – Fighting food insecurity in Victoria

Dear Victoria, What’s for dinner tonight? For most of us, that question can be hard to tackle simply because of overwhelming choice. Do we stay in,...

Developmental Delay: What Parents Need to Know

There’s nothing quite like the joy of being a new parent. You spend those early months and years dreaming about who your baby will...

Video of orcas in yesterday’s choppy waters near Pedder Bay in Sooke

Not everybody got the chance to get out in the storm yesterday..  Sooke Coastal Explorations went the extra effort to get a Destination British...

In the Weeds – A look a the legal grey area of Victoria Dispensaries

Dear Victoria, Did you get your free weed yet? An article in the Times Colonist this week focused on a marijuana dispensary who promised just that…...

Cowichan SPCA overloaded with cuteness as 27 Boston Terriers surrendered to the branch

There’s a cuteness overload at the Cowichan SPCA right now. 16 puppies and 11 adult Boston terriers were surrendered to the branch on Sunday, staff,...

Getting Plastered – Learn more about the guy behind Plasterman

Dear Victoria, I have to admit, I was stymied this week. I wanted to write, but I just couldn’t find a subject to sink my...

Women’s Fall 2015 Shoe Fashion Guide

Fall is just around the corner, and with the exciting new opening of DSW in Victoria this week, Victoria Buzz took the opportunity to...

DSW Grand Opening Today 8AM

Last night, Victoria Buzz had the pleasure of attending the pre-grand opening of the new DSW store at 805 Cloverdale (the old Michaels location)....

Province cracking down on pet owners who leave animals in hot cars

Temperatures in vehicles can rise rapidly in warm, sunny weather and quickly become hot enough to seriously impair a dog's or other pet's health. The...

Rare “Blue Moon” will be very visible tonight over Victoria

Make sure to step outside tonight at sunset to check out the blue moon. A blue moon occurs when it’s the second full moon...

Photos from the past couple days that might inspire your BC long weekend.

It is the BC long weekend and the weather is going to be very beautiful! Still not sure what to do? We have compiled...

Summertime at Fisherman’s Wharf

When was the last time you played tourist in your hometown? Inspired by the beautiful summery weather, we set out to explore our little...

Victoria girl bakes a difference for B.C.’s most vulnerable animals

A Victoria youngster who loves animals is one again putting her passion into an effort to help the province’s furry folk. At just ten,...

Dogs left in hot cars? – Here is what you can do!

According to the Victoria SPCA, if you see a dog in a car on a warm or humid day who you believe may be...

Curious about what lives beneath the water in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Curious about what lives beneath the water in Victoria’s Inner Harbour? Hakai Magazine were, too. When exploring the world’s coasts, Hakai Magazine thought the best...

Suspension bridge opens Saturday over Elk Falls Provincial Park, near Campbell River

The suspense is over at Elk Falls Provincial Park just in time for the May long weekend. The long-awaited suspension bridge spanning Elk Falls will...

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