Saanich 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)
UVic president Kevin Hall, left, and Vikes women’s soccer co-captain Trinity Kettyls, winner of the Presidents Cup, awarded to the university’s most outstanding student-athlete for the year. The presentation was part of the annual Vikes athletics awards ceremony held April 5. (APShutter.com/courtesy of UVic)

Vikes women’s soccer star Trinity Kettyls awarded UVic’s top student-athlete award

Vikes co-captain awarded President’s Cup during annual athletic awards ceremony

UVic president Kevin Hall, left, and Vikes women’s soccer co-captain Trinity Kettyls, winner of the Presidents Cup, awarded to the university’s most outstanding student-athlete for the year. The presentation was part of the annual Vikes athletics awards ceremony held April 5. (APShutter.com/courtesy of UVic)
Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)
Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)

Graduating visual arts students prepare for year-end exhibit at UVic

Opening night April 14, exhibit on display to public through April 24

Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)
Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)
Vaughn Taylor, right, placed fourth in the 600-metre race at the 2022 U Sports Track and Field Championships in New Brunswick last weekend. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Barrett/U Sports)

UVic Vikes track runners, men’s basketball cap seasons at nationals

Runners miss podium but crack top-10s; hoopsters place sixth after opening loss

Vaughn Taylor, right, placed fourth in the 600-metre race at the 2022 U Sports Track and Field Championships in New Brunswick last weekend. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Barrett/U Sports)
A woman was sexually assaulted while running on the Colquitz River Trail March 27. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police looking for suspect in Colquitz River Trail sexual assault

Male suspect fled after jogger was grabbed from behind

A woman was sexually assaulted while running on the Colquitz River Trail March 27. (Black Press Media file photo)
Night firing exercises will occur at Heal’s Rifle Range in Saanich from April 6 to 11. (Google Maps)

Night firing exercises running for nearly a week at Heal’s Rifle Range in Saanich

Public reminded trespassing is prohibited at the gun range

Night firing exercises will occur at Heal’s Rifle Range in Saanich from April 6 to 11. (Google Maps)
The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team, here celebrating a win over top-seeded University of Alberta in the Canada West gold medal game, begin their U Sport Final 8 national championship tournament on April 1 i Edmonton. (Photo courtesy of Brad Hamilton/ Vikes Athletics and Recreation)

No. 2-seed Vikes men’s basketball tip-off at nationals against Carleton

UVic faces a legendary Ravens program in their Final 8 Friday opener

The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team, here celebrating a win over top-seeded University of Alberta in the Canada West gold medal game, begin their U Sport Final 8 national championship tournament on April 1 i Edmonton. (Photo courtesy of Brad Hamilton/ Vikes Athletics and Recreation)
The District of Saanich will be paving Shelbourne Street at McKenzie Avenue on April 2 for most of the day. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Paving closure to impact Shelbourne Street in Saanich this Saturday

Significant traffic impacts expected between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The District of Saanich will be paving Shelbourne Street at McKenzie Avenue on April 2 for most of the day. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
UVic Vikes David Waller, Benjamin Seshadri, Anton Kuipers and Jack Boden seen at the top of the podium following their 4 x 800-metre relay victory at the 2022 Canada West University Championships. The team will compete at nationals in New Brunswick from March 31 to April 2. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)

UVic Vikes track athletes chasing national gold starting Thursday

Seven University of Victoria runners to compete at U Sports Championships

UVic Vikes David Waller, Benjamin Seshadri, Anton Kuipers and Jack Boden seen at the top of the podium following their 4 x 800-metre relay victory at the 2022 Canada West University Championships. The team will compete at nationals in New Brunswick from March 31 to April 2. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)
Saanich police are on scene at McKenzie Avenue and Arlene Place for a motorcycle crash March 29. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

UPDATE: Motorcyclist in serious condition following morning crash in Saanich

Motorcyclist collided with left-turning vehicle on McKenzie Avenue March 29

Saanich police are on scene at McKenzie Avenue and Arlene Place for a motorcycle crash March 29. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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POLL: Do you support the amalgamation of Saanich and Victoria?

It’s been talked about and talked about for years. And now a…

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Discussions around the amalgamation of Victoria and Saanich are back on the table now that in-person gatherings can continue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich, Victoria amalgamation back on the docket

Citizens’ assembly not likely before October municipal elections

Discussions around the amalgamation of Victoria and Saanich are back on the table now that in-person gatherings can continue. (Black Press Media file photo)
The University of Victoria announced the opening of the first United Nations leadership training centre on North America’s west coast on March 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

First UN leadership training centre on West Coast lands at UVic

Purpose to strengthen global ties, address such issues as climate, innovation, health

The University of Victoria announced the opening of the first United Nations leadership training centre on North America’s west coast on March 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The District of Saanich is replacing a water main on Clovelly Terrace between Cook Street and Cobb Lane. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich/Twitter)

Clovelly Terrace in Saanich closed for water main upgrade

Infrastructure replacement part of Saanich’s annual upgrade program

The District of Saanich is replacing a water main on Clovelly Terrace between Cook Street and Cobb Lane. (Photo courtesy of the District of Saanich/Twitter)
The University of Victoria Foundation has made a large investment into a fund targeting market opportunities relating to the transition to net-zero emissions. (Photo courtesy of the UVic Foundation/Puhimec/Envato)

$25M investment in net-zero transition fund latest green move for UVic Foundation

Asset manager continues environmentally responsible investment direction

The University of Victoria Foundation has made a large investment into a fund targeting market opportunities relating to the transition to net-zero emissions. (Photo courtesy of the UVic Foundation/Puhimec/Envato)
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