Saanich

The tent and sleeping bag police believe belonged to a man found dead near Swan Lake on Oct. 12. The photos were released on Monday (Nov. 7) as police try to identify the man. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police looking to identify man found dead near Swan Lake last month

Man’s description, photos of his apparent tent released by police

The tent and sleeping bag police believe belonged to a man found dead near Swan Lake on Oct. 12. The photos were released on Monday (Nov. 7) as police try to identify the man. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)

Dynastic duo earns fitting field hockey swansong

Lynne Beecroft started and ended her career as a coach with Mollenhauers on the team

Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)
Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)

Sweet 15: B.C. coach ends generational run with another national field hockey title

UVic’s Lynne Beecroft retires on top while coaching daughter of player from her 1st championship

Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)
The District of Saanich is inviting residents to provide their input on a new park along Kings Road through two public engagement events. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich is inviting residents to provide their input on a new park along Kings Road through two public engagement events. (Black Press Media file photo)
A bison scapula and rib bones were found buried underneath a construction site in Saanich. The bones, which date back at least 12,000 years, were discovered on Oct. 19 and recovered Wednesday (Nov. 2). (Courtesy Broadmead Care)

Bison bones thousands of years old unearthed at Saanich construction site

Bones estimated to be between 12,000 to 14,000 years old

A bison scapula and rib bones were found buried underneath a construction site in Saanich. The bones, which date back at least 12,000 years, were discovered on Oct. 19 and recovered Wednesday (Nov. 2). (Courtesy Broadmead Care)
Saanich police are seeking help locating Zeneah Edwards-Helgasson, 17, who has not been seen since 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 near Carey and Marigold roads in Saanich.

MISSING: Saanich police searching for high-risk teen

Zeneah Edwards-Helgasson has not been seen since 7 p.m. on Oct. 29

Saanich police are seeking help locating Zeneah Edwards-Helgasson, 17, who has not been seen since 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 near Carey and Marigold roads in Saanich.
Peggy Flett, 67, stands outside her cottage at the Dawson Heights Housing Society in Saanich. She and other residents will have to move out by mid-winter as a new affordable housing project is set to replace the senior cottages. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Low-income Saanich seniors struggle in the local housing crisis’ grip

Cottages for low-income seniors becoming 85-unit affordable housing building

Peggy Flett, 67, stands outside her cottage at the Dawson Heights Housing Society in Saanich. She and other residents will have to move out by mid-winter as a new affordable housing project is set to replace the senior cottages. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society president Darrell Wick plants trees alongside volunteers during a 2020 tree appreciation event in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich promotes natural intelligence with tree planting event

Residents gather Saturday to celebrate the urban forest

Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society president Darrell Wick plants trees alongside volunteers during a 2020 tree appreciation event in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
The annual mushroom show is Sunday, Nov. 6 at the St. Luke Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. (Courtesy South Vancouver Island Mycological Society)

Mushroom enthusiasts hope drought, rain bring out unusual Vancouver Island fungi

Specimens on display at the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society mushroom show Nov. 6

The annual mushroom show is Sunday, Nov. 6 at the St. Luke Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. (Courtesy South Vancouver Island Mycological Society)
Campus View Elementary in Saanich has a new soft, non-slip playground surface made from 281 recycled B.C. scrap tires. (Courtesy Tire Stewardship BC)

Old tires give one Saanich elementary school’s playground a sustainable makeover

Campus View Elementary installs new playground surface made from recycled tires

Campus View Elementary in Saanich has a new soft, non-slip playground surface made from 281 recycled B.C. scrap tires. (Courtesy Tire Stewardship BC)
An incident of sexualized violence against a student on Oct. 30 has been reported at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

Sexual assault against a student reported at the University of Victoria

University says Saanich police investigating the Oct. 30 incident

An incident of sexualized violence against a student on Oct. 30 has been reported at the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
Parker and Jada with Const. Patrick Armstrong of the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP. (Photo by Janis Jean)

Greater Victoria pet charity celebrates 10 years of animal calendars

2023 Officers on Pawtrol and Firefighters and Friends hit shelves Nov. 1

Parker and Jada with Const. Patrick Armstrong of the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP. (Photo by Janis Jean)
Camille Zimmer, a PhD student at the University of Victoria, is telling her story of ulcerative colitis to raise awareness of inflammatory bowel diseases. (Courtesy of Camille Zimmer)

UVic student using her diagnosis to have gutsy talks on inflammatory bowel diseases

Access to family doctors key as number of Canadians with gastrointestinal illnesses grow

Camille Zimmer, a PhD student at the University of Victoria, is telling her story of ulcerative colitis to raise awareness of inflammatory bowel diseases. (Courtesy of Camille Zimmer)
A provincial court has ruled that a judicial recount is not required for a close council race, the District of Saanich announced on Oct. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

There won’t be a recount in tight Saanich council race

Rishi Sharma requested the recount after falling short of Teale Phelps Bondaroff by only 11 votes

A provincial court has ruled that a judicial recount is not required for a close council race, the District of Saanich announced on Oct. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich community members call for safer streets during a protest at San Juan Avenue and Shelbourne Street on Oct. 26, a day after a child was hit in the crosswalk at the location. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Saanich residents call for safer streets after child struck in crosswalk

Community members want action from council as collisions continue

Saanich community members call for safer streets during a protest at San Juan Avenue and Shelbourne Street on Oct. 26, a day after a child was hit in the crosswalk at the location. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Shelbourne Street near San Juan Avenue was closed Tuesday morning while police investigated a collision between a motorist and a child. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich road reopens after child hit in crosswalk, taken to hospital

Shelbourne Street and San Juan Avenue area closed for about two hours

Shelbourne Street near San Juan Avenue was closed Tuesday morning while police investigated a collision between a motorist and a child. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
A diversity of sizes are at hand with the traditional orange pumpkin available as well blue, pink, white and warty pumpkins at Galey Farms. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Spooky levels intensify after dark during Saanich Halloween festival

Galey Farms promises orange, pink, blue, white and warty pumpkins

A diversity of sizes are at hand with the traditional orange pumpkin available as well blue, pink, white and warty pumpkins at Galey Farms. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Henry (Hank) Kitchell has been found safe after the 61-year-old was the subject of a missing person alert on Monday. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

UPDATED: Henry Kitchell found safe

61-year-old was the subject of a missing person alert on Oct. 24

Henry (Hank) Kitchell has been found safe after the 61-year-old was the subject of a missing person alert on Monday. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Victoria artist Fran Benton is putting on an exhibition in Saanich starting Oct. 25 of pieces she created after putting her own interpretation on war photos and memorabilia collected by her late father during his service in the Second World War. (Courtesy of Fran Benton)

Upcoming Saanich art exhibit takes personal look at Second World War

Fran Benton hopes exhibit encourages others to explore their own perspective on war

Victoria artist Fran Benton is putting on an exhibition in Saanich starting Oct. 25 of pieces she created after putting her own interpretation on war photos and memorabilia collected by her late father during his service in the Second World War. (Courtesy of Fran Benton)
A man has been charged with one count of second-degree murder in relation to an investigation into a pair of suspected homicides. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Man charged with murder as two Saanich homicide investigations continue

Christopher Cathcart faces a second-degree murder charge

A man has been charged with one count of second-degree murder in relation to an investigation into a pair of suspected homicides. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)