District of Saanich

Kings Road Nature Space will be preserved through financial contributions from the City of Victoria and the District of Oak Bay, as requested by the District of Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay will contribute $75,000 towards Kings Road nature space

Funds saved from cancellation of Tea Party will go towards parkland

 

Saanich council approved a temporary policy on community amenity contributions for developments, to guide staff and council until a permanent policy is approved, likely in late 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich staff, council gain help in amenity package negotiations with developers

8-1 vote puts temporary policy in place, more clarity provided for now

 

The Kings Park green space in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Helping fund Saanich park purchase an option for Oak Bay council

Saanich seeks between $60,000 and $90,000 from Oak Bay toward keeping Kings park whole

 

Off-leash dogs at Cadboro Bay-Gyro Park has long been a subject of debate among council, residents, and enforcement agencies. (Black Press Media file photo)

Comprehensive report will review leash regulations for Saanich’s Cadboro Bay-Gyro Park

Staff to come back to council with approach that will satisfy many of the needs identified

Off-leash dogs at Cadboro Bay-Gyro Park has long been a subject of debate among council, residents, and enforcement agencies. (Black Press Media file photo)
Former Victoria mayor Alan Lowe, Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes and Victoria Coun. Charlayne Thornton-Joe enjoy a sunny day in Fan Tan Alley, site of a Chinese Canadian Museum pop-up exhibit. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Fan Tan Alley museum pop-up celebrates Chinese heritage; Saanich to contribute

District looks to contribute financially to Chinese Canadian Museum project in Chinatown

Former Victoria mayor Alan Lowe, Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes and Victoria Coun. Charlayne Thornton-Joe enjoy a sunny day in Fan Tan Alley, site of a Chinese Canadian Museum pop-up exhibit. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Connections Place executive director Chris Forester (left) and Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes enjoy a discussion just outside the non-profit’s site on Oak Street at Saanich Road. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Funding from Saanich boosts non-profit’s mental health programs

Connections Place in Saanich helps clients through free workshops and support

Connections Place executive director Chris Forester (left) and Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes enjoy a discussion just outside the non-profit’s site on Oak Street at Saanich Road. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Garden suites are becoming a popular housing option in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Unanimous vote approves side-yard garden suite for Saanich home

Regulations for housing alternative typically required to be in backyard

Garden suites are becoming a popular housing option in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Coun. Judy Brownoff welcomes dog owners to Fowler Park on June 29, the first official day of Paws in Parks fenced pop-up pilot project. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich’s Fowler Park opens fenced areas for furry friends

Paws in Parks pop-up to see fences outside five different parks for two-week intervals

Coun. Judy Brownoff welcomes dog owners to Fowler Park on June 29, the first official day of Paws in Parks fenced pop-up pilot project. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Work to offically include the traditional Indigenous name of PKOLS with the current name Mount Douglas Park is ongoing at the District of Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich postpones Mount Douglas Park renaming vote until next month

A vote on including the traditional name of PKOLS is already coming to council in July

Work to offically include the traditional Indigenous name of PKOLS with the current name Mount Douglas Park is ongoing at the District of Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Embracing the urban forestry rule known as 3-30-300 could improve the community’s mental health, says Saanich Coun. Zac de Vries. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich council embraces 3-30-300 rule to improve access to green space

Coun. Zac de Vries says rule promotes health and well-being through urban forestry

Embracing the urban forestry rule known as 3-30-300 could improve the community’s mental health, says Saanich Coun. Zac de Vries. (Black Press Media file photo)
A dogs in parks pilot study unanimously approved by Saanich council will evaluate how park space can best be shared between dog owners and non-owners alike. (Photo by Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich to study park-sharing strategy between those with and without pets

District-wide People, Parks and Dogs study to launch in fall

A dogs in parks pilot study unanimously approved by Saanich council will evaluate how park space can best be shared between dog owners and non-owners alike. (Photo by Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Mural artist Paul Archer will soon begin work on a piece on the rear of a building at 100 Burnside Road West. (Gorge Tillicum Community Association)

Back of Burnside building in Saanich to feature mural of hope and positivity

Artist Paul Archer says subject will inspire memories, depict children’s future, sunshine, flowers

Mural artist Paul Archer will soon begin work on a piece on the rear of a building at 100 Burnside Road West. (Gorge Tillicum Community Association)
The University of Victoria will work with municipalities in Greater Victoria to develop memorandums of understanding. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria municipalities work with University of Victoria to enhance partnerships

The District of Saanich, Oak Bay and the City of Victoria to strengthen academic joint initiatives

The University of Victoria will work with municipalities in Greater Victoria to develop memorandums of understanding. (Black Press Media file photo)
Longtime Cadboro Bay resident Eric Dahli, 78, has stepped down from his role as chair of the community association board after nearly 20 years. (Photo submitted by Eric Dahli)

Longtime Saanich neighbourhood volunteer stepping back to tend to bucket list

Eric Dahli, a Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association stalwart since 1999, making travel plans

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Longtime Cadboro Bay resident Eric Dahli, 78, has stepped down from his role as chair of the community association board after nearly 20 years. (Photo submitted by Eric Dahli)
A Saanich-wide study will be conducted to determine how to effectively share parks among dog-owners and residents who disagree with off-leash areas in public parks. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich unleashes major study of dogs in parks

‘Paws-in-Parks’ pilot study looks at sharing areas effectively in off-leash public parks

A Saanich-wide study will be conducted to determine how to effectively share parks among dog-owners and residents who disagree with off-leash areas in public parks. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Municipal Hall standalone May 2021 (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich council rejects call for separate tax rate for single-family homes

Coun. Zac de Vries said motion was aimed at reducing climate impact

Saanich Municipal Hall standalone May 2021 (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Bennett Dean turned two on May 28 and his family has planned a surprise car parade the following afternoon at 3 p.m. on Garnet Road in honour of his big day. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Car parade for Saanich tot’s second pandemic birthday a roaring success

Sports cars, motorcycles, a garbage truck rolled down Garnet Road for Bennett Dean’s second birthday

Bennett Dean turned two on May 28 and his family has planned a surprise car parade the following afternoon at 3 p.m. on Garnet Road in honour of his big day. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Karan Yadav, a security guard with Footprints Security, assisted residents at the property tax drive-thru located outside Saanich municipal hall in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich property tax drive-thru returns, district promotes remote payments

Municipal hall open, but mayor recommends paying online, by mail, at drop-off

Karan Yadav, a security guard with Footprints Security, assisted residents at the property tax drive-thru located outside Saanich municipal hall in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Should Have Seen It Coming, a hyper-realistic painting by Sean Yelland, will be displayed at the Madrona Gallery this month in his new solo exhibit, Chasing Rainbows.
Should Have Seen It Coming, a hyper-realistic painting by Sean Yelland, will be displayed at the Madrona Gallery this month in his new solo exhibit, Chasing Rainbows.
The District of Saanich is reminding park users to comply with the current public health orders after large picnics and sports games were reported. (Black Press Media File)

Large picnics, adult sports in Saanich parks prompt reminder about COVID-19 restrictions

Groups of up to 10 can meet outside, some adult sports permitted with social distancing

The District of Saanich is reminding park users to comply with the current public health orders after large picnics and sports games were reported. (Black Press Media File)