Saanich News Staff

Saanich has hired a new economic development manager. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Saanich moves to boost economic development with hiring of manager

Mitchell Edgar comes to the district with plenty of related experience

Saanich has hired a new economic development manager. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Mount Douglas Rams offensive lineman Sebastian Sibbald hopes to showcase his skills at a couple of upcoming football events, including the CFC Prospects Game in Ottawa on May 27. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria, Island football players take their game to the next level

National showcase games coming up for Vancouver Island high school standouts

Mount Douglas Rams offensive lineman Sebastian Sibbald hopes to showcase his skills at a couple of upcoming football events, including the CFC Prospects Game in Ottawa on May 27. (Black Press Media file photo)
Great blue herons are often seen in Saanich near wetlands, including at Swan Lake. (Photo by Robert Fraser)

Actions to protect feathered friends earn Saanich bird-friendly city status

Efforts by the municipality’s Saanich bird team recognized with Nature Canada award

Great blue herons are often seen in Saanich near wetlands, including at Swan Lake. (Photo by Robert Fraser)
Members of the Saanich Fire Department stand with one of the new reflective address signs being made available to residents. The highly visible signs help emergency crews more quickly locate a home. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)

Help yourself be more findable in an emergency, says Saanich Fire Department

Department’s new reflective signs designed to save valuable response time

Members of the Saanich Fire Department stand with one of the new reflective address signs being made available to residents. The highly visible signs help emergency crews more quickly locate a home. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)
Kathleen Davis, CRD Animal Care Services kennel master, provides professional care to animals temporarily separated from their owners or requiring re-homing. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich transfers animal control services to Capital Regional District

Move designed to streamline services in the municipality

Kathleen Davis, CRD Animal Care Services kennel master, provides professional care to animals temporarily separated from their owners or requiring re-homing. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Saanich police are investigating an assault on Santa Anita Avenue that happened at around 1 a.m. May 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Early morning assault in front of Saanich home sends man to hospital

Incident in Strawberry Vale neighbourhood doesn’t appear to be random, police say

Saanich police are investigating an assault on Santa Anita Avenue that happened at around 1 a.m. May 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Horticultural Society is hosting its first major plant sale in years, May 14 at the Garth Homer Centre. (Facebook/Victoria Horticultural Society)

‘First big plant sale in many years’ coming to Saanich’s Garth Homer Centre

Victoria Horticultural Society members dig deep for May 14 fundraiser event

The Victoria Horticultural Society is hosting its first major plant sale in years, May 14 at the Garth Homer Centre. (Facebook/Victoria Horticultural Society)
Kim Venn at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in 2022. (Courtesy of UVic Photo Services)

University of Victoria astronomer’s team finds traces of first stars

Metal-poor cluster on outer edge of Milky Way galaxy a grouping of ancient stars

Kim Venn at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in 2022. (Courtesy of UVic Photo Services)
The McMorran Way garden of David and Daunin Burbank. (Courtesy Laura Lavin)

PHOTOS: Mother’s Day garden tour turns 40

Sun shines on guests at gardens across Greater Victoria

The McMorran Way garden of David and Daunin Burbank. (Courtesy Laura Lavin)
Saanich Police have closed Gorge Road West between Earl Grey Street and Donald Street following a crash at Gorge Road West and Millgrove Street. 
Travis Paterson/News Staff

Driver dies in Mother’s Day crash in Saanich

Police seeking information after single-vehicle crash claims 30-year-old man

Saanich Police have closed Gorge Road West between Earl Grey Street and Donald Street following a crash at Gorge Road West and Millgrove Street. 
Travis Paterson/News Staff
A hydrogen fuel pump in Vancouver. (Courtesy of Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association)

Vancouver Island’s first hydrogen fueling station opens in Saanich

Station one of five in B.C., latest of an additional 10 the province is funding

A hydrogen fuel pump in Vancouver. (Courtesy of Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association)
Canadian rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee in action on the water. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Hall of Fame)

Full class of inductees heading into Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame

Olympic medallists, golf and football pros, ice and outdoor track specialists on list

Canadian rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee in action on the water. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Hall of Fame)
The District of Saanich hosts the next talk in its Emergency Preparedness Speaker Series this Wednesday (May 4) at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Seismic speaker set to educate Saanich residents this week

Emergency Preparedness Week speaker gives update on earthquake/tsunami risk reduction

The District of Saanich hosts the next talk in its Emergency Preparedness Speaker Series this Wednesday (May 4) at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Music, alumni and residents greeted the annual Tour de Rock as a team rolled into Sidney for its finale last October. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Tour de Rock team unveiling marks start of Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tillicum elementary in Saanich to host naming ceremony for 2022 team riders

Music, alumni and residents greeted the annual Tour de Rock as a team rolled into Sidney for its finale last October. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Jayah Niedoba, Paige Hall and Elly Martin (centre three) from Inspire Sports Victoria celebrate their victories with Team B.C. teammates Sanne-Lise Garbe and Makayla Roy at the Western Canadian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Winnipeg in late April. (Photo courtesy of Darcie Niedoba)

Western Canadian gymnastics gold comes to Greater Victoria athletes

Trio of gymnasts from Saanich club shine in Winnipeg, help Team B.C. win gold

Jayah Niedoba, Paige Hall and Elly Martin (centre three) from Inspire Sports Victoria celebrate their victories with Team B.C. teammates Sanne-Lise Garbe and Makayla Roy at the Western Canadian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Winnipeg in late April. (Photo courtesy of Darcie Niedoba)
The ACH Awards in Saanich are an opportunity to celebrate outstanding achievements made by creative individuals and groups. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich arts, culture and heritage awards open for nominations

Public invited to submit a nominees for the creative awards up until May 25

The ACH Awards in Saanich are an opportunity to celebrate outstanding achievements made by creative individuals and groups. (Black Press Media file photo)
Julia Baum pictured on Kiritimati, Republic of Kiribati, in 2014 during reef composition surveys. UVic was recognized as a global leader in climate action by Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. (Courtesy of Trisha Stovel/UVic)

UVic #2 for climate action, 12th overall in global post-secondary sustainability rankings

Times Higher Education report based on impact across UN’s sustainable development goals

Julia Baum pictured on Kiritimati, Republic of Kiribati, in 2014 during reef composition surveys. UVic was recognized as a global leader in climate action by Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. (Courtesy of Trisha Stovel/UVic)
Earth Day and the great outdoors will be celebrated with the community in Saanich on April 23 with interactive and educational displays, games and other activities encouraging positive climate actions. The Earth Day Festival happens at Saanich municipal hall. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

District of Saanich hosting free community Earth Day event

Residents encouraged to bike to fun, interactive event April 23 at municipal hall

Earth Day and the great outdoors will be celebrated with the community in Saanich on April 23 with interactive and educational displays, games and other activities encouraging positive climate actions. The Earth Day Festival happens at Saanich municipal hall. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Camosun Chargers women’s basketball player Tamiya Ness and men’s volleyball player Graham Basi were co-winners of the President’s Cup at the annual Chargers Athletics awards night on April 7. (Photo by Erich Eichhorn/courtesy Camosun College)

Camosun Chargers student-athletes honoured with annual awards

Reynolds alum volleyballer Graham Basi shares President’s Award with hoop star Tamiya Ness

Camosun Chargers women’s basketball player Tamiya Ness and men’s volleyball player Graham Basi were co-winners of the President’s Cup at the annual Chargers Athletics awards night on April 7. (Photo by Erich Eichhorn/courtesy Camosun College)
Brian Butler (left) and Mayor Lisa Helps at the 2019 Victoria Book Prizes Announcement Gala. Applications for the Butler Book Prize and Children’s Book Prize are now being accepted by the City of Victoria. (File courtesy of Victoria Book Prize Society)

Submissions now open for two prestigious Victoria book awards

Butler Book Prize, Children’s Book Prize honour local authors or illustrators

Brian Butler (left) and Mayor Lisa Helps at the 2019 Victoria Book Prizes Announcement Gala. Applications for the Butler Book Prize and Children’s Book Prize are now being accepted by the City of Victoria. (File courtesy of Victoria Book Prize Society)