Saanich News Staff

The Saanich Police Department is investigating the death of an infant at Tillicum Mall March 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigating sudden death of infant at Saanich mall

Saanich Police Department called to Tillicum Mall at 2:30 p.m. March 10

The Saanich Police Department is investigating the death of an infant at Tillicum Mall March 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Saanich Police Department arrested a man in relation to a break-in at the BC Hydro district office in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after break-in at BC Hydro site in Saanich

54-year-old faces break and enter charge

The Saanich Police Department arrested a man in relation to a break-in at the BC Hydro district office in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
University of Victoria’s Ralph Evins (left), Haris Shamsi, Rajeev Kotha and Mahsa Torabi are part of team called ReBuild, which is working on a database of building retrofit best practices aimed at making them more energy efficient, low carbon and resilient to climate change. (Photo courtesy of Armando Tura/University of Victoria)

UVic-based initiative building database on energy efficiency retrofit best practices

ReBuild to guide how to make emissions-reducing retrofits in affordable way

University of Victoria’s Ralph Evins (left), Haris Shamsi, Rajeev Kotha and Mahsa Torabi are part of team called ReBuild, which is working on a database of building retrofit best practices aimed at making them more energy efficient, low carbon and resilient to climate change. (Photo courtesy of Armando Tura/University of Victoria)
Students from Panama are enjoying positive experiences learning English and more at Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus. (Photo courtesy of Camosun College)

Panamanian students enjoy transformative learning experience in Greater Victoria

Camosun College offers cultural learning opportunities for international students

Students from Panama are enjoying positive experiences learning English and more at Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus. (Photo courtesy of Camosun College)
Individuals suspected of stealing from a construction site in late January turned themselves into Saanich police on March 1. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Twitter)

Construction site theft suspects turn themselves into Saanich police

Individuals released with upcoming court date, likely facing break and enter charges

Individuals suspected of stealing from a construction site in late January turned themselves into Saanich police on March 1. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Twitter)
Mount Douglas hosted the 4A senior boys basketball tournament last weekend. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Oak Bay senior boys top Island 4A division hoops

Bays down Claremont 78-69 in Saturday final at Mount Doug

Mount Douglas hosted the 4A senior boys basketball tournament last weekend. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The District of Saanich developed an educational tool to help residents understand how their taxes are allocated. (Black Press Media file photo)

Budget simulation tool helps Saanich residents get familiar with district spending and planning

Upcoming financial plan deliberation includes resident involvement

The District of Saanich developed an educational tool to help residents understand how their taxes are allocated. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ry Moran, a University of Victoria associate librarian of reconciliation, was one of the researchers involved in developing the Canadian Reconciliation Barometer’s first report. (Photo courtesy of Nardella Photography/University of Victoria)

Report finds gaps in understanding of impacts of Canadian residential schools

UVic researcher helps craft report tracking state of Indigenous reconciliation in Canada

Ry Moran, a University of Victoria associate librarian of reconciliation, was one of the researchers involved in developing the Canadian Reconciliation Barometer’s first report. (Photo courtesy of Nardella Photography/University of Victoria)
A 12-foot aluminum boat found in the Gorge Waterway Feb. 12. (Courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police looking for owner of boat found in Gorge Waterway

The aluminum boat was found tied to a private dock

A 12-foot aluminum boat found in the Gorge Waterway Feb. 12. (Courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a man died in Saanich during a police interaction on Feb. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Death in Saanich spurs police watchdog investigation

Man found unresponsive later pronounced dead

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a man died in Saanich during a police interaction on Feb. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Campus Centre building looms on the Interurban campus of Camosun College. The college is hosting a virtual information session for prospective students on Feb. 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Camosun College hosting virtual info night for prospective students

Learn more about college programs during Info Night, Feb. 23 from 3 to 7:30 p.m.

The Campus Centre building looms on the Interurban campus of Camosun College. The college is hosting a virtual information session for prospective students on Feb. 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
A camera captured an image of this suspect in relation to a Feb. 10 break and enter in the 4500-block of West Saanich Road. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)

Surveillance camera snaps suspect in Saanich 7-locker break-in

Police look to identify individual captured in images

A camera captured an image of this suspect in relation to a Feb. 10 break and enter in the 4500-block of West Saanich Road. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)
Saanich council has endorsed the Uptown-Douglas Plan, which charts a course for upgrades and development in the corridor between the municipal hall and Tolmie Avenue, including around the Uptown Shopping Centre, pictured here. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)

Uptown-Douglas Plan approved after Saanich public hearing

Long-term plan to guide future decisions for corridor, labelled ‘critical regional hub’ by district

Saanich council has endorsed the Uptown-Douglas Plan, which charts a course for upgrades and development in the corridor between the municipal hall and Tolmie Avenue, including around the Uptown Shopping Centre, pictured here. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)
Kevin Harter, CEO of the Victoria Hospice Society, says the 1.9 acres they hope to purchase from the Greater Victoria School District is ideal for their purposes. In advance of a decision by SD61, the society has begun developing a conservation plan for the adjacent section of Bowker Creek. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria school district invites final public input ahead of potential $2.5M land sale

Public can speak at Feb. 23 virtual meeting, decision on selling to Hospice expected Feb. 28

Kevin Harter, CEO of the Victoria Hospice Society, says the 1.9 acres they hope to purchase from the Greater Victoria School District is ideal for their purposes. In advance of a decision by SD61, the society has begun developing a conservation plan for the adjacent section of Bowker Creek. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich is installing new delineators, a street light above the crosswalk and new signage on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Merriman Drive, between Wednesday and Friday (Feb. 16 to 18). (Google Streetview)

Saanich acts quickly to boost safety on Cedar Hill Cross Road where cyclist injured, teen killed

Work happening Feb. 16 to 18 near Merriman Drive; improvements spurred by community concerns

The District of Saanich is installing new delineators, a street light above the crosswalk and new signage on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Merriman Drive, between Wednesday and Friday (Feb. 16 to 18). (Google Streetview)
Saanich police are diverting traffic around a crashed cement truck in the intersection of Interurban and Marigold roads Feb. 15. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Overturned cement truck blocking Saanich intersection near Panama Flats

Truck full of cement, removal expected to take several hours, police say

Saanich police are diverting traffic around a crashed cement truck in the intersection of Interurban and Marigold roads Feb. 15. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police have located a 16-year-old missing tean. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: High-risk missing Saanich teen found safe

16-year-old missing from Friday night to Sunday afternoon

Saanich police have located a 16-year-old missing tean. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are looking for help identifying this suspect involved in a Shelbourne Street bank robbery attempt Wednesday (Feb. 9). (Black Press Media file photo)

Despite quick police response, suspect eludes capture in Saanich bank robbery attempt

Man showed a note demanding money to teller in Shelbourne Street bank

Saanich police are looking for help identifying this suspect involved in a Shelbourne Street bank robbery attempt Wednesday (Feb. 9). (Black Press Media file photo)
The UVic Vikes women’s basketball team, along with USports, is raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society with the 15th annual Shoot for the Cure. (Black Press Media file photo)

UVic Vikes women’s basketball shooting for the cure Friday

5 p.m. Feb. 11 game at CARSA marks finale of fundraiser for Canadian Cancer Society

The UVic Vikes women’s basketball team, along with USports, is raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society with the 15th annual Shoot for the Cure. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two bodies were found outside the old Mount Tolmie Hospital building on Richmond Road Feb. 10. (Google Streetview)

2 bodies found in Saanich parking lot, deaths don’t appear suspicious, police say

Bodies found in vehicle outside former Mount Tolmie Hospital building

Two bodies were found outside the old Mount Tolmie Hospital building on Richmond Road Feb. 10. (Google Streetview)