Saanich News Staff

The District of Saanich is looking for artists to help create murals in Beckwith and Layritz parks and the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Artists wanted for Saanich community canvas mural project

Art pieces planned for Beckwith, Layritz parks; Cedar Hill Recreation Centre

The District of Saanich is looking for artists to help create murals in Beckwith and Layritz parks and the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
A student has been hospitalized after an assault at Stelly’s secondary in Central Saanich Friday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Student hospitalized in assault at Central Saanich school

Stelly’s secondary student recovering after attack in school parking lot

A student has been hospitalized after an assault at Stelly’s secondary in Central Saanich Friday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bob Fish of Youbou looks to return a shot while partner Lindy Arnold of Victoria looks on in previous mixed doubles pickleball play. Both are competing in this weekend’s Victoria Classic indoor tournament at Pearkes Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pickleball passion on display at Pearkes in Saanich for Victoria Classic

Rec centre hosting indoor tournament June 10 to 12 featuring singles, doubles play

Bob Fish of Youbou looks to return a shot while partner Lindy Arnold of Victoria looks on in previous mixed doubles pickleball play. Both are competing in this weekend’s Victoria Classic indoor tournament at Pearkes Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police officers responding to multiple 911 calls about racing motorcycles Monday evening (June 6) on the Pat Bay Highway were unable to catch the riders. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Racing motorbikes outrun Saanich cops, reach speeds up to 270 km/h

Police seek public help identifying ‘dangerous’ riders from Pat Bay Hwy. Monday evening

Saanich police officers responding to multiple 911 calls about racing motorcycles Monday evening (June 6) on the Pat Bay Highway were unable to catch the riders. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
A small car is fully engulfed in flames Monday afternoon on the Pat Bay Highway southbound, just past Haliburton Road. (Saanich Fire Department/Twitter)

UPDATE: Driver unhurt, burned-out vehicle towed from Pat Bay Highway in Saanich

Lone occupant exited car, called 911 before car erupted in flames in Royal Oak

A small car is fully engulfed in flames Monday afternoon on the Pat Bay Highway southbound, just past Haliburton Road. (Saanich Fire Department/Twitter)
Saanich police have identified these two men as potential suspects in a distraction theft incident at Uptown mall on Saturday (June 4). (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Busy parents distracted while shopping in Saanich, wallets lifted

Saanich police warn about presence of tag-team distraction thefts

Saanich police have identified these two men as potential suspects in a distraction theft incident at Uptown mall on Saturday (June 4). (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
The annual recital by students from Stages Performing Arts School in Saanich on June 18 is one of two dance-related events happening this month at the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria. (Video capture/stagesdance.com)

June a month for dance at the University of Victoria

Two separate schools presenting year-end recitals at Farquhar Auditorium

The annual recital by students from Stages Performing Arts School in Saanich on June 18 is one of two dance-related events happening this month at the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria. (Video capture/stagesdance.com)
B.C.’s Independent Investigations Organization is looking into the circumstances of a man being severely bitten by a police dog as Saanich officers took him into custody on May 31. (Black Press Media file photo)

Watchdog investigating after police dog bites man during arrest in Saanich

Man bitten while being taken into custody, B.C. IIO looking into details of incident

B.C.’s Independent Investigations Organization is looking into the circumstances of a man being severely bitten by a police dog as Saanich officers took him into custody on May 31. (Black Press Media file photo)
South Island members of the Canadian Wolf Pack national women’s field hockey team, Sara Goodman (from left), Kathleen Leahy, Lexi DeArmond, Anna Mollenhauer and Maddie Secco will be part of the coaching staff for a fundraiser training camp June 11 and 12 at the University of Victoria. (Courtesy UVic)

National women’s team leads upcoming field hockey skills camp at UVic

All ages, genders event June 11-12 a fundraiser for 2022 World Cup bound team

South Island members of the Canadian Wolf Pack national women’s field hockey team, Sara Goodman (from left), Kathleen Leahy, Lexi DeArmond, Anna Mollenhauer and Maddie Secco will be part of the coaching staff for a fundraiser training camp June 11 and 12 at the University of Victoria. (Courtesy UVic)
Two men were arrested on separate days in May on this sailboat, which was reported stolen from Cadboro Bay. One man was arrested on outstanding warrants, and the other is in court this month to face charges of possession of stolen property. (Courtesy BC RCMP)

2 men arrested separately on sailboat reported stolen from Cadboro Bay off Saanich

Man arrested by marine patrol team faces stolen property charges June 15 in Victoria

Two men were arrested on separate days in May on this sailboat, which was reported stolen from Cadboro Bay. One man was arrested on outstanding warrants, and the other is in court this month to face charges of possession of stolen property. (Courtesy BC RCMP)
Some of the remaining unclaimed artwork seized from a closed art gallery in Oak Bay in April by Saanich police during their investigation into potential fraud and other activities. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

200 pieces still unclaimed after seizure from Oak Bay art gallery in April

Charges of fraud, false pretense being prepared for Crown, Saanich police say

Some of the remaining unclaimed artwork seized from a closed art gallery in Oak Bay in April by Saanich police during their investigation into potential fraud and other activities. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
The Saanich Police Department hope to get a statement from the victim in a May 25 assault to allow for charges to be laid against the suspect. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Woman assaulted in Saanich identified, new charges could be laid against suspect

Suspect already faces possible assault charge from spitting on arresting officer

The Saanich Police Department hope to get a statement from the victim in a May 25 assault to allow for charges to be laid against the suspect. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
Madeleine McPherson, a UVic civil engineer, was instrumental in the creation of Canada’s new Energy Modelling Hub . (Courtesy of UVic photo services)

UVic researchers with 1st-in-Canada energy modelling centre eyes methods to decarbonization

Three schools collaborating to provide evidence-based energy models, inform governments

Madeleine McPherson, a UVic civil engineer, was instrumental in the creation of Canada’s new Energy Modelling Hub . (Courtesy of UVic photo services)
Crash hampers traffic on Admirals Road on Tuesday (May 31). (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

UPDATE: Admirals Road reopens after commercial vehicle, truck crash

No injuries reported in vehicle incident Tuesday morning

Crash hampers traffic on Admirals Road on Tuesday (May 31). (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Rebecca Haas, a member of the Answer2 Indigenous performance group, is part of the Pacific Opera Victoria-led Voices in Nature program, which visit Outerbridge Park in Saanich’s Royal Oak neighbourhood on June 1 and 2. (Pacific Opera Victoria/Courtesy District of Saanich)

Intimate musical performances await evening visitors to Saanich park

Pacific Opera Victoria’s Voices in Nature returns to Outerbridge Park June 1 and 2

Rebecca Haas, a member of the Answer2 Indigenous performance group, is part of the Pacific Opera Victoria-led Voices in Nature program, which visit Outerbridge Park in Saanich’s Royal Oak neighbourhood on June 1 and 2. (Pacific Opera Victoria/Courtesy District of Saanich)
The Saanich Police Department are hoping a woman shoved to the ground in a random assault on Oak Street near the Saanich Road McDonald’s restaurant comes forward, so charges can be laid against a suspect now in custody. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Suspect in Saanich assault located; police need elderly woman to come forward

Female arrested shortly after May 25 incident, spitting on officer brings different charge

The Saanich Police Department are hoping a woman shoved to the ground in a random assault on Oak Street near the Saanich Road McDonald’s restaurant comes forward, so charges can be laid against a suspect now in custody. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nathan Bull, then 8, takes to the trails around Westwood Lake in Nanaimo on an adaptive trail rider during a Power to Be outing in 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Climb Greater Victoria stairs and hills to raise funds for Power To Be

Power To Summit runs virtually to support those with different abilities

Nathan Bull, then 8, takes to the trails around Westwood Lake in Nanaimo on an adaptive trail rider during a Power to Be outing in 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police arrested a man suspected of assault of staff at a liquor store in the 3200-block of Shelbourne Street on Thursday morning (May 26). (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Man arrested after employees assaulted, chased with knife at Saanich liquor store

Suspect, a 35-year-old man known to police, was found hiding in bushes nearby

Saanich police arrested a man suspected of assault of staff at a liquor store in the 3200-block of Shelbourne Street on Thursday morning (May 26). (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island president William Goldiet, left, presents a Community Partnership Award to Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes on behalf of the municipality, for its work to promote diversity and inclusion. (Photo by Richard Michaels)

Saanich recognized for its work promoting ethnic diversity and inclusion

Island’s African Heritage Association presents Community Partnership award

African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island president William Goldiet, left, presents a Community Partnership Award to Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes on behalf of the municipality, for its work to promote diversity and inclusion. (Photo by Richard Michaels)
The IIO is investigating reports a man was seriously injured in March 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police watchdog investigates after Saanich man reports serious injuries

Incident from March 2021 under scrutiny by Independent Investigations Office of B.C.

The IIO is investigating reports a man was seriously injured in March 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)