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Police personnel surround the area around the BMO branch at Shelbourne and Pear Street in Saanich. A midday bank robbery there was followed by shooting that left two suspects dead and saw six police officers taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Robberies across Greater Victoria: A look at the numbers

Black Press Media complies statistics on robberies in Greater Victoria

Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (June 29) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Saanich police update wounded officers’ conditions, confirm explosive device disposal

3 officers shot in bank robbery attempt recovering at home, 3 others still in hospital

The property tax deadline is quickly approaching on July 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Property tax deadline quickly approaching in Greater Victoria

Homeowner grants must be applied for through the province

The City of Colwood has started construction on a new double roundabout at the intersection of Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway. Work is expected to be complete by fall 2023. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Colwood begins construction on new double roundabout

Construction at Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway to finish by fall 2023

The City of Colwood has started construction on a new double roundabout at the intersection of Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway. Work is expected to be complete by fall 2023. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
Saanich Police joined by Victoria Police and RCMP respond to gunfire involving multiple people and injuries at a bank in Saanich, B.C., on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. The chief of police in Saanich says it is truly amazing that no members of the public were hurt during a gunfight at a bank in which two robbery suspects died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Two officers undergo surgery, third in hospital after deadly Saanich bank shooting

Both suspects were shot and killed as police responded to a robbery at the Bank of Montreal

Saanich Police joined by Victoria Police and RCMP respond to gunfire involving multiple people and injuries at a bank in Saanich, B.C., on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. The chief of police in Saanich says it is truly amazing that no members of the public were hurt during a gunfight at a bank in which two robbery suspects died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Police cruiser. (File photo)

Multiple shots fired at Penticton Mounties during traffic stop

No officers were hit but police cruiser riddled with bullets

Police cruiser. (File photo)
A colder, wetter spring may not necessarily mean an influx of mosquitoes in Nanaimo and elsewhere in B.C., says an entomologist at the University of B.C. (Stock photo)

Colder spring may not mean population boom for Vancouver Island mosquitoes

Entomologist discusses weather’s effects on the irritating insect

A colder, wetter spring may not necessarily mean an influx of mosquitoes in Nanaimo and elsewhere in B.C., says an entomologist at the University of B.C. (Stock photo)
Two Save Old Growth protesters blocking Highway 1 at the Columbia River Bridge in Revelstoke. The group says it will end its highway protests as of June 29. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Protesters say B.C.’s old growth forest battle will no longer be blocking your commute

Save Old Growth ending campaign of highway protests while maintaining its call for logging ban

Two Save Old Growth protesters blocking Highway 1 at the Columbia River Bridge in Revelstoke. The group says it will end its highway protests as of June 29. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Saanich police and fire boats were kept busy at Elk Lake on June 25 with two rescues involving four children. (File photo courtesy Saanich Police Department)

4 children rescued during busy day at Saanich’s Elk Lake

Incidents prompt water safety warning from Saanich police

Saanich police and fire boats were kept busy at Elk Lake on June 25 with two rescues involving four children. (File photo courtesy Saanich Police Department)
West Shore RCMP is seeking footage of a June 28 motorcycle crash where a witness said a blue SUV was involved. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP seeks video of motorcycle crash on Sooke Road

Police looking for drivers who stopped at the scene

West Shore RCMP is seeking footage of a June 28 motorcycle crash where a witness said a blue SUV was involved. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police continue their investigation Wednesday at the scene of a bank robbery Tuesday in Saanich which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich block remains closed, coroners service removes bodies from scene of bank shooting

Saanich, Victoria and Esquimalt mayors issue joint statement calling for support

Police continue their investigation Wednesday at the scene of a bank robbery Tuesday in Saanich which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
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Sooke council votes to give councillor leave for one meeting

Coun. Megan McMath has missed four consecutive meetings

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Police personnel surround the area around the BMO branch at Shelbourne and Pear streets in Saanich. A midday bank robbery there was followed by a shooting that left two suspects dead and saw six police officers taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Police personnel surround the area around the BMO branch at Shelbourne and Pear streets in Saanich. A midday bank robbery there was followed by a shooting that left two suspects dead and saw six police officers taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Motorists are being advised emergency repairs have closed a lane at the intersection of Island Highway and Atkins Road accessing Integra Tire. The closure is expected to be in place until June 30. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
Motorists are being advised emergency repairs have closed a lane at the intersection of Island Highway and Atkins Road accessing Integra Tire. The closure is expected to be in place until June 30. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
Multiple people have been injured during a gunfire exchange at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

VIDEO: Witnesses report ‘at least 50’ shots fired after brazen bank shooting in Saanich

Two people killed, six officers injured in shootout

Multiple people have been injured during a gunfire exchange at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Wildfire smoke was lingering over the West Shore Monday evening. With no active fires close by in Canada, the source was likely south of the border. (Washington State Department of Natural Resources wildfire map)
Wildfire smoke was lingering over the West Shore Monday evening. With no active fires close by in Canada, the source was likely south of the border. (Washington State Department of Natural Resources wildfire map)
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Name for new Sooke park takes flight

Name for new Sooke park takes flight

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A rendering of the proposed Mateah development at Glanford and Enterprise Crescent. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)

Variety of new housing options, amenities spur approval of Saanich development

Mateah proposal for Glanford Road, Enterprise Crescent to add 250 new homes

A rendering of the proposed Mateah development at Glanford and Enterprise Crescent. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)
A rendering of the proposed development for 520 Normandy Rd. at Elk Lake Drive, which was approved by Saanich council June 21 after a public hearing. (Courtesy Aryze Developments)

Lack of tenant subsidies for rental project no barrier for Saanich council

4-storey, 68-unit Normandy Road proposal approved after 5 years, many design changes

A rendering of the proposed development for 520 Normandy Rd. at Elk Lake Drive, which was approved by Saanich council June 21 after a public hearing. (Courtesy Aryze Developments)
Saanich public works crews are undertaking water main replacement and road reconstruction between now and July 15 on Prospect Lake Road, with temporary closures in effect. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Prospect Lake Road closures in effect in Saanich through July 15

Daytime detours in place for all but local traffic between West Saanich, Lohr roads

Saanich public works crews are undertaking water main replacement and road reconstruction between now and July 15 on Prospect Lake Road, with temporary closures in effect. (Courtesy District of Saanich)