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The College of Massage Therapists of B.C. has handed a 25-year ban to a Saanich massage therapist who secretly videoed women undressing. (Unsplash photo)

Former Saanich massage therapist receives 25-year ban for secretly recording women

Gilles-Phillipe Lavoie set up a cell phone to video his female patient disrobing

 

Stress dog Beacon is the newest member to join the Saanich Police Department. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

‘He gives you a few kisses’: Saanich police’s newest recruit is a good boy

Black lab named Beacon will serve as operational stress intervention dog

 

The Saanich Police Department is looking for witnesses and dashcam footage from the 4100 block of Interurban Road after a two-vehicle crash sent two people to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich crash sends 2 to hospital, 1 with life-threatening injuries

Police looking for witnesses, dashcam footage from 4100-block of Interurban Road

 

RCMP major crimes superintendent Sanjaya Wijayakoom speaks during a press conference where the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit released its investigation findings into the June 28, 2022, Saanich bank shootout. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Brothers aimed to kill police, didn’t expect to survive Saanich bank shootout

22-year-old Cowichan Valley brothers were killed in the June 2022 gunbattle outside BMO branch

RCMP major crimes superintendent Sanjaya Wijayakoom speaks during a press conference where the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit released its investigation findings into the June 28, 2022, Saanich bank shootout. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Saanich police are asking for help locating Feng Ya Jiang, 82, who left Saanich for downtown Victoria around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 and did not return. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department

UPDATE: Missing Saanich senior located safe, say police

Feng Ya Jiang, 82, does not have a cell phone and only speaks Mandarin

Saanich police are asking for help locating Feng Ya Jiang, 82, who left Saanich for downtown Victoria around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 and did not return. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department
Bartlett Tree Experts offer free labour to hang an owl box in the trees near Oak Bay’s alotment gardens. (Courtesy Deanna Pfeifer)
Bartlett Tree Experts offer free labour to hang an owl box in the trees near Oak Bay’s alotment gardens. (Courtesy Deanna Pfeifer)
Residents are invited to help deposit salmon carcasses in PKOLS’ Douglas Creek on Jan. 14. The public portion of the 2021 Salmon Carcass Transplant event was cancelled due to COVID-19 but the District workers, along with Darrell Wick, president of the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society, ensured 120 salmon bodies still arrived in the creek. (Photo Courtesy Darrell Wick)

‘Simulating nature’: Saturday event in Saanich putting dead salmon into creek

Event starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday at PKOLS (Mount Douglas Park)

Residents are invited to help deposit salmon carcasses in PKOLS’ Douglas Creek on Jan. 14. The public portion of the 2021 Salmon Carcass Transplant event was cancelled due to COVID-19 but the District workers, along with Darrell Wick, president of the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society, ensured 120 salmon bodies still arrived in the creek. (Photo Courtesy Darrell Wick)
The Beach House Restaurant and nearby lots have been listed as for sale. Owner, Kate Phoenix, says operations will continue as normal until the end of August. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Site of historic Cordova Bay venue hits real estate market

Beach House Restaurant to remain open until end of August, owner says

The Beach House Restaurant and nearby lots have been listed as for sale. Owner, Kate Phoenix, says operations will continue as normal until the end of August. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
The Saanich teen who was the subject of a missing person alert earlier this month has been found safe. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)

UPDATE: Missing Saanich teen found safe

The 17-year-old was last seen Dec. 19 in Metro Vancouver

The Saanich teen who was the subject of a missing person alert earlier this month has been found safe. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)
The single-family residence at 3911 Smugglers Cove Rd. in Saanich is the second most-expensive in the municipality, according to BC Assessment. (Google maps)

Saanich oceanfront among priciest neighbourhoods on Vancouver Island

Three of municipality’s most-expensive residential properties located on Queenswood Drive

The single-family residence at 3911 Smugglers Cove Rd. in Saanich is the second most-expensive in the municipality, according to BC Assessment. (Google maps)
The invasive shiny geranium, distinguishable by its red, smooth stem and glossy leaves, is a plant species being closely monitored by the Capital Region District, as well as the province. (Bruce Newhouse/King County Department of Environment)

The Saanich News’ most-read stories from 2022

From bank robbery to invasive plants, many stories came from Greater Victoria’s largest municipality

The invasive shiny geranium, distinguishable by its red, smooth stem and glossy leaves, is a plant species being closely monitored by the Capital Region District, as well as the province. (Bruce Newhouse/King County Department of Environment)
Matthew Rose and six-month-old puppy Tanuki enjoy their walk through Saanich’s Gorge Park Thursday, Dec. 29. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Saanich shifts to permanent dog licences

New steel tags designed to last seven to 10 years

Matthew Rose and six-month-old puppy Tanuki enjoy their walk through Saanich’s Gorge Park Thursday, Dec. 29. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The webcam at Hartland Landfill in Saanich shows ideal traffic conditions first thing in the morning. The CRD asks residents to watch for a slow traffic time as garbage and recycling pile up in the wake of wild weather. (CRD/Screenshot)

As trash, recycling pile up, CRD says check the webcam before heading to Hartland

Saanich landfill sees an uptick in business as weather wreaks havoc on pickup services

The webcam at Hartland Landfill in Saanich shows ideal traffic conditions first thing in the morning. The CRD asks residents to watch for a slow traffic time as garbage and recycling pile up in the wake of wild weather. (CRD/Screenshot)
Dave Charlebois made his 200th whole blood donation on Wednesday (Dec. 21), bringing with him his son Marc who made his 40th donation. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘It’s part of my routine’: Victoria man makes 200th blood donation

Dave Charlebois celebrated the milestone alongside his son Marc, who made his 40th donation Dec. 21

Dave Charlebois made his 200th whole blood donation on Wednesday (Dec. 21), bringing with him his son Marc who made his 40th donation. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Saanich police Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (Dec. 21) following the release of the IIO report into the June 28 shooting incident at a bank in Saanich which left six officer injured and two suspects dead. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Report ‘paints a clear picture’ of what officers faced: 4 GVERT members still recovering

Saanich, Victoria police chiefs give joint statement on IIO shooting report

Saanich police Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (Dec. 21) following the release of the IIO report into the June 28 shooting incident at a bank in Saanich which left six officer injured and two suspects dead. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Saanich Fire Department responding to a fire Monday (Dec. 19) on Richmond Road. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Saanich road reopens after morning fire at multi-unit home

Nobody was home at the time of the upper-floor fire at the Richmond Road home

The Saanich Fire Department responding to a fire Monday (Dec. 19) on Richmond Road. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The English department at the University of Victoria is rethinking its practice of quoting disturbing passages in classic literature, after the use of the N-word in a lecture led to a complaint from a student.

Indigenous law unit at UVic receives $1.2-million grant to enhance influence

Unit is looking to rebuild Indigenous law in Canadian, global legal systems

The English department at the University of Victoria is rethinking its practice of quoting disturbing passages in classic literature, after the use of the N-word in a lecture led to a complaint from a student.
Sheet metal fabricator Amy Carr prepares a filter rack to be welded. (Black Press Media file photo)

Camosun receives $1.2M gift for women’s trades program in Greater Victoria

Gwyn Morgan and Patricia Trottier Foundation donation is largest Camosun has ever received

Sheet metal fabricator Amy Carr prepares a filter rack to be welded. (Black Press Media file photo)
Whitehart Anointings #2 by Joe Coffey at Madrona Gallery.

At the Galleries: Glittery sales at Oak Bay gallery support Victoria Hospice

2022 Indigenous Emerging Artist Program exhibition runs through February

  • Dec 11, 2022
Whitehart Anointings #2 by Joe Coffey at Madrona Gallery.
The Saanich Fire Department has recently hired 10 firefighters to fill two 24/7 positions and improve response times. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich recruits 10 firefighters to reduce response times

Full-time medic unit to operate out of Station No. 3

The Saanich Fire Department has recently hired 10 firefighters to fill two 24/7 positions and improve response times. (Black Press Media file photo)