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This speed reader board was stolen from a location on Interurban Road. (Saanich Police photo)

Saanich Police speed reader board stolen

Traffic safety device taken from the 4700 block of Interurban Road

This speed reader board was stolen from a location on Interurban Road. (Saanich Police photo)
Jessica Sun writes out a math problem for a few of the members of the Mount Douglas Mathletes. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Mount Douglas Mathletes enjoying success by the numbers

Saanich Grade 9s walk away with top five spots in Island math competition

Jessica Sun writes out a math problem for a few of the members of the Mount Douglas Mathletes. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
The District of Saanich is embarking on a study to look into the legalization of garden suites.

Saanich explores new housing options

Open houses on March 17 and 20 will get feedback on potential legalization of garden suites

The District of Saanich is embarking on a study to look into the legalization of garden suites.
Saanich Police warn of increasing number of scams

Saanich Police warn of increasing number of scams

Saanich Police are hoping to spread the word for residents to be…

Saanich Police warn of increasing number of scams
Andrew Simpson puts one of his 78 records on the gramophone in his Gordon Head home. Simpson has amassed a collection of close to 40,000 of the old-style records, along with other vintage recordings on cylinders and Edison diamond discs. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Soundtrack of the past lives on in Saanich home

Gordon Head man has amassed more than 40,000 vintage records

Andrew Simpson puts one of his 78 records on the gramophone in his Gordon Head home. Simpson has amassed a collection of close to 40,000 of the old-style records, along with other vintage recordings on cylinders and Edison diamond discs. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Logan Willford reads to children in the French Storytime program at the Nellie McClung library branch. Dan Ebenal/News Staff

Library’s French collection gets $15,000 boost

Provincial grant adds extra French-language materials to Greater Victoria Public Library collection

Logan Willford reads to children in the French Storytime program at the Nellie McClung library branch. Dan Ebenal/News Staff
Dawson Walker (left) and Spencer Mandrusiak have developed a number of new software apps and established their own company, Veracity Software.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff

Designers hope new app will help put fledgling company on map

A trio of local software designers have released a new app that…

Dawson Walker (left) and Spencer Mandrusiak have developed a number of new software apps and established their own company, Veracity Software.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff
Some of the items that have mysteriously been sent to Camosun College Students Society in recent weeks. (Photo submitted)

B.C. student group sent unsolicited electronics, sex toys, turntable

Student societies sent unsolicited packages containing everything from electronics to sex toys

Some of the items that have mysteriously been sent to Camosun College Students Society in recent weeks. (Photo submitted)
Police believe several people have information on unsolved murder

Police believe several people have information on unsolved murder

After 10 years, Saanich Police regret not solving Lindsay Buziak case

Police believe several people have information on unsolved murder
Victoria dancers stage show of support for pediatric cancer

Victoria dancers stage show of support for pediatric cancer

Dancers4Kids goes Feb. 10 in Oak Bay High’s Dave Dunnet Theatre

Victoria dancers stage show of support for pediatric cancer
Students from St. Margaret’s School will again test their robotic creations in the First Lego League B.C. Championships. (Photo submitted)

Saanich students put innovative ideas in motion

First Lego League B.C. Championships set for Saturday at St. Margaret’s School

Students from St. Margaret’s School will again test their robotic creations in the First Lego League B.C. Championships. (Photo submitted)
With an increasing number of cases of whooping cough in the Victoria area schools, VIHA officials are urging parents to vaccinate their children.

Whooping cough detected in Claremont student

15 Greater Victoria schools have been informed of a student with pertussis since September

With an increasing number of cases of whooping cough in the Victoria area schools, VIHA officials are urging parents to vaccinate their children.
UVic student Paige Whitehead is busy in the lab developing an algae-based compostable glow-stick called Light Wand that she plans to market at festivals around the province over the summer. (Photo submitted)

UVic student aglow over new invention

Algae-based glow-stick will be marketed at festivals around the province

UVic student Paige Whitehead is busy in the lab developing an algae-based compostable glow-stick called Light Wand that she plans to market at festivals around the province over the summer. (Photo submitted)
Kathleen Davis with Broken Promises Rescue cuddles with Nyx. The six-week-old kitten was dropped off at a local veterinary hospital with a severe infection in both eyes.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff

Severe infection threatens kitten’s eyesight

Victoria rescue organization nursing ‘feisty little thing’ back to health

Kathleen Davis with Broken Promises Rescue cuddles with Nyx. The six-week-old kitten was dropped off at a local veterinary hospital with a severe infection in both eyes.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff
Public health nurse Lisa Halliwell gives a flu shot to Danielle Wonderham while her two-year-old son Evan patiently waits his turn at Thursday’s clinic at Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Island entering the peak of flu season

Island Health says flu shots the best prevention against the virus

Public health nurse Lisa Halliwell gives a flu shot to Danielle Wonderham while her two-year-old son Evan patiently waits his turn at Thursday’s clinic at Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Deck the halls by helping others

Deck the halls by helping others

Holly sales will help support Shelbourne Community Kitchen

Deck the halls by helping others
St. Luke’s swept up in Cinderella Christmas panto

St. Luke’s swept up in Cinderella Christmas panto

Cinderella promises plenty of laughs when it takes the St. Luke’s stage Dec. 15 to Jan. 1

St. Luke’s swept up in Cinderella Christmas panto
Shelbourne Community Kitchen program co-ordinator Kim Cummins (left) and board chair Laura Cochrane take stock of the supplies in the kitchen’s pantry. (Saanich News file photo)

Shelbourne Community Kitchen sets table for open house

Instead of the traditional food hamper, participants can brouse the pantry to select their items

Shelbourne Community Kitchen program co-ordinator Kim Cummins (left) and board chair Laura Cochrane take stock of the supplies in the kitchen’s pantry. (Saanich News file photo)
Oughtred Coffee director of manufacturing and coffee Nelson Teskey (left), director of business development Jon Patterson and Vancouver Island business development Maria Brownlow toast the company’s success after Oughtred was named Macro Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Success brewing for Saanich company

Magazine names Oughtred Coffee Macro Roaster of the Year

Oughtred Coffee director of manufacturing and coffee Nelson Teskey (left), director of business development Jon Patterson and Vancouver Island business development Maria Brownlow toast the company’s success after Oughtred was named Macro Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Pam Gaudio, whose great-great grandfather Roderick Finlayson constructed the first bridge across the Gorge, Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell, Richard Bouchard and Rob Wickson with the Gorge Tillicum Community Association stand with the new interpretive sign celebrating the history of the Gorge Bridge. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Interpretive sign captures history of Gorge Bridge

Seven bridges have crossed the Gorge at the site, with the first constructed in 1848

Pam Gaudio, whose great-great grandfather Roderick Finlayson constructed the first bridge across the Gorge, Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell, Richard Bouchard and Rob Wickson with the Gorge Tillicum Community Association stand with the new interpretive sign celebrating the history of the Gorge Bridge. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)