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Blue-green algae bloom confirmed in Elk Lake, water-based activities not recommended

Blue-green algae can be lethal to dogs, cause health issues for humans

 

A fire sparked at an encampment between the Pat Bay Highway and McKenzie Avenue early Thursday morning. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Residents of Pat Bay Highway encampment to be relocated after early morning fire, site secured for clean up

Eviction notice issued in 2020, not enforced to allow BC Housing to connect with campers

 

Johnathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges including sex-related offences against children and accessing, possessing and making or publishing child pornography. (Courtesy of Saanich Police)

Sentencing date moved for Saanich nanny guilty of child porn charges

Johnathon Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight sex offences against children

 

Saanich police have found an 8-year-old boy who was missing from Braefoot Elementary School Jan. 14. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)

UPDATED: Police locate 8-year-old boy missing from Saanich elementary school

Young boy found hours after going missing from Braefoot Elementary

Saanich police have found an 8-year-old boy who was missing from Braefoot Elementary School Jan. 14. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police arrested and charged one person after an attempted bike theft Jan. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police arrested and charged one person after an attempted bike theft Jan. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Neighbourhood Market at Saanich Baptist Church is one of 10 that provide fresh produce to people in need across Greater Victoria. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Daily free food markets offer fresh produce to Greater Victorians in need

Ten Neighbourhood Markets operate across the region

The Neighbourhood Market at Saanich Baptist Church is one of 10 that provide fresh produce to people in need across Greater Victoria. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Patty Golumbia and Holly Mair, teacher-librarians at South Island Distance Education, have launched a Read Across Canada challenge for their students. (Courtesy of Holly Mair)

Victoria students gobble up books on virtual trek across Canada

Nearly 40 South Island Distance Education students are participating

Patty Golumbia and Holly Mair, teacher-librarians at South Island Distance Education, have launched a Read Across Canada challenge for their students. (Courtesy of Holly Mair)
(Left to right) Spectrum Community School Principal Bruce Bidney poses with two members of the U16AAA South Island Royals, Carter Dyck and Colby Robinson, after the team donated $1,200 to the school’s winter fundraiser. (Photo courtesy Bruce Bidney)

Spectrum Community School winter fundraiser generates $10K for families in need

High school shifts to monetary donations as COVID-19 puts damper on annual hamper drive

(Left to right) Spectrum Community School Principal Bruce Bidney poses with two members of the U16AAA South Island Royals, Carter Dyck and Colby Robinson, after the team donated $1,200 to the school’s winter fundraiser. (Photo courtesy Bruce Bidney)
The District of Saanich is performing emergency repairs on the Durrance Road bridge Jan. 8 and 9 from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. (Google Maps)
The District of Saanich is performing emergency repairs on the Durrance Road bridge Jan. 8 and 9 from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. (Google Maps)
A second boat washed ashore in Cadboro Bay this week following the Jan. 5 windstorm and was quickly removed from the beach the following day. (Photo courtesy Eric Dahli)

Second boat washes ashore in Cadboro Bay in less than a week

Residents work quickly to have vessels secured

A second boat washed ashore in Cadboro Bay this week following the Jan. 5 windstorm and was quickly removed from the beach the following day. (Photo courtesy Eric Dahli)
Saanich police are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred on Dec. 29 at Glanford Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred on Dec. 29 at Glanford Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
John Borrows, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria’s law school, was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada on Dec. 30. (Courtesy of John Borrows)

UVic professor appointed officer of Order of Canada

John Borrows is recognized for his work on Indigenous rights and laws

John Borrows, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria’s law school, was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada on Dec. 30. (Courtesy of John Borrows)
Sharon Lam has been using art to heal since her mother passed away from cancer in December 2019. (Courtesy of Sharon Lam)

Saanich artist uses drawing to heal from mother’s death

Sharon Lam launched her art business in September

Sharon Lam has been using art to heal since her mother passed away from cancer in December 2019. (Courtesy of Sharon Lam)
‘Maria’ the senior poodle will be looking for a new home if her owners don’t claim her by Jan. 4. (ROAM/Facebook)

‘Maria’ the Saanich poodle is likely seeking a new home

CRD waiting until Jan. 4 to hear back from owner

  • Dec 31, 2020
‘Maria’ the senior poodle will be looking for a new home if her owners don’t claim her by Jan. 4. (ROAM/Facebook)
Island Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital officially over on Dec. 31. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Island Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital officially over on Dec. 31. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Saanich fire crews extinguished a vehicle fire at the corner of Saanich Road and Blanshard Street Dec. 30. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

UPDATED: Driver unscathed after vehicle fire in Saanich

Traffic resumes after vehicle towed from roadway

Saanich fire crews extinguished a vehicle fire at the corner of Saanich Road and Blanshard Street Dec. 30. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Sean Hart’s family continues to search for him. He was last seen on Nov. 6 at the Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health facility. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Sean Hart’s family continues to search for him. He was last seen on Nov. 6 at the Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health facility. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Sea Cider has released a new “Temperance Series” of non-alcoholic, sparkling juices. (Courtesy of Sea Cider)

Saanich cidery crafts new bevvy named after Dr. Bonnie Henry

Sea Cider’s “Temperance Series” are non-alcoholic, sparkling juices

Sea Cider has released a new “Temperance Series” of non-alcoholic, sparkling juices. (Courtesy of Sea Cider)
Island Health has reported 22 positive cases of COVID-19 since the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak was announced Dec. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed from Saanich Peninsula Hospital

22 people have tested positive, three have died

Island Health has reported 22 positive cases of COVID-19 since the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak was announced Dec. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Grade 8 students Ava Piasta and Luke Housden won the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund annual Fire Prevention Week art contest. Piasta, first, gets a new iPad and Housden, second, a $75 gift certificate. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Two Saanich students nab top prizes in province-wide fire safety poster contest

Glanford Middle School, Saanich Fire Department help mark students’ big win

Grade 8 students Ava Piasta and Luke Housden won the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund annual Fire Prevention Week art contest. Piasta, first, gets a new iPad and Housden, second, a $75 gift certificate. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)