Saanich

Students and staff at Torquay Elementary School may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19 on March 17 to 20. (Pixabay photo)
Students and staff at Torquay Elementary School may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19 on March 17 to 20. (Pixabay photo)
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Saanich council adopts new procedure bylaw, changes committee of the whole business items

Consent agenda introduced, land use matters reassigned to council meetings for efficiency, staff say

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Black bear sighting in Saanich near Camosun College Interurban Campus

Police asking residents in the area to be on the lookout

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The Greater Victoria School District has reported a COVID-19 exposure at Cloverdale Traditional Elementary School in Saanich. (Google Streetview)
The Greater Victoria School District has reported a COVID-19 exposure at Cloverdale Traditional Elementary School in Saanich. (Google Streetview)
Saanich Fire Department is responding to a structure fire in the 3300-block of Quadra Street on May 18. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Smoking pot on stove ignites Saanich fire call on Quadra Street

Traffic impacted in northbound lanes of 3300-block shortly after 11 a.m.

Saanich Fire Department is responding to a structure fire in the 3300-block of Quadra Street on May 18. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Troy Patterson, a Cadboro Bay 15-year-old, got a virtual meeting with B.C.’s environment minister months after he started an online petition calling for construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline to stop. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Cadboro Bay teen meets with minister after advocacy against Coastal GasLink

15-year-old Claremont student and George Heyman discussed the project for about 30 minutes

Troy Patterson, a Cadboro Bay 15-year-old, got a virtual meeting with B.C.’s environment minister months after he started an online petition calling for construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline to stop. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Janitors at Uptown Shopping Centre voted to strike April 20, citing the increased risk from the pandemic, low wages and no paid sick days. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Petition to support Uptown Shopping Centre janitors who’ve voted to strike has more than 300 signatures

Union calls on mall management to pressure its contractor to ‘provide workers with a fair deal’

Janitors at Uptown Shopping Centre voted to strike April 20, citing the increased risk from the pandemic, low wages and no paid sick days. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Divyesh Nagarajan, third from the left, has founded the Be My Friend project to bring support and companionship to vulnerable youth and address North Saanich’s food security challenges. (Courtesy of Divyesh Nagarajan)

Greater Victoria teen looks to connect vulnerable youth with a buddy, bolster food security

Be My Friend project was founded by St. Michaels University School student Divyesh Nagarajan

Divyesh Nagarajan, third from the left, has founded the Be My Friend project to bring support and companionship to vulnerable youth and address North Saanich’s food security challenges. (Courtesy of Divyesh Nagarajan)
The Saanich Tigers beat the Bantam B Ravens during a game in Campbell River back in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Lacrosse Association celebrates 50th anniversary with collaborative photo collage

Current, former members asked to submit photos from 1971-2021

The Saanich Tigers beat the Bantam B Ravens during a game in Campbell River back in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
Murray Rankin 2020 (Courtesy Murray Rankin)

MLA REPORT: Budget offers investments in community

Murray Rankin is MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head

  • May 7, 2021
Murray Rankin 2020 (Courtesy Murray Rankin)
Saanich police ticketed a driver they caught going 113 km/h on McKenzie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver ticketed, has vehicle impounded for going 113 km/h on McKenzie Avenue

Saanich police impounded the driver’s vehicle for a week

Saanich police ticketed a driver they caught going 113 km/h on McKenzie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
James Taylor, a Saanich resident and member of the Curve Lake First Nation, walked all over Greater Victoria on May 5 in honour of Red Dress Day and the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. (Devon Bidal/News staff)

Indigenous man walks Greater Victoria to honour missing and murdered women and girls

James Taylor, of the Curve Lake First Nation, marks Red Dress Day with healing walk, songs

James Taylor, a Saanich resident and member of the Curve Lake First Nation, walked all over Greater Victoria on May 5 in honour of Red Dress Day and the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. (Devon Bidal/News staff)
The province is pitching in to tackle toxicity in Elk and Beaver Lake, popular swimming and rowing spots for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photos)

Province funds $750k to help CRD tackle toxic algae blooms in Saanich lakes

Technology expected to be installed by April 1, 2022, and cost about $1.4 million

The province is pitching in to tackle toxicity in Elk and Beaver Lake, popular swimming and rowing spots for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photos)
Camosun College’s 50th anniversary winner for audio art, Chloe Jess, for her song ‘I don’t really know.’ (YouTube/Screenshot)

Students win Camosun’s 50th anniversary contest with painting, poem and original song

Artists asked to create to the theme of Honouring the Past, Inspiring the Future

Camosun College’s 50th anniversary winner for audio art, Chloe Jess, for her song ‘I don’t really know.’ (YouTube/Screenshot)
A new COVID-19 case has been reported at Colquitz Middle School with a potential exposure date of April 26. A separate case at Colquitz lists April 19 as an exposure date as well. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)

New exposure reported at Colquitz Middle School in Saanich

Potential COVID-19 exposure occurred April 26

A new COVID-19 case has been reported at Colquitz Middle School with a potential exposure date of April 26. A separate case at Colquitz lists April 19 as an exposure date as well. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)
Local cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump on the Organ Donor trail in the Hartland area of Mount Work regional park. The Capital Regional District parks committee approved new guidelines for mountain biking in CRD parks, but left room for adjustments. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD parks mountain biking guidelines a hot topic in Greater Victoria

Committee approves guidelines, short-term actions, wants more scrutiny during parks planning process

Local cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump on the Organ Donor trail in the Hartland area of Mount Work regional park. The Capital Regional District parks committee approved new guidelines for mountain biking in CRD parks, but left room for adjustments. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Multi-home fire deemed arson by Saanich investigators

Detectives looking for dashcam footage from the area

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Saanich fire crews were on scene at a basement suite in the 4000-block of Quadra Street Monday night after the sole occupant’s couch caught fire. A passerby suffered some smoke inhalation, but no other injuries occurred. (Courtesy of Saanich Fire Department)

Passerby suffers smoke inhalation after alerting Saanich resident to fire

Couch fire causes significant smoke damage to basement suite

Saanich fire crews were on scene at a basement suite in the 4000-block of Quadra Street Monday night after the sole occupant’s couch caught fire. A passerby suffered some smoke inhalation, but no other injuries occurred. (Courtesy of Saanich Fire Department)
Four motors and a boat were stolen from the 12th Garry Oak Sea Scouts’ compound at Cadboro-Gyro Park on April 19 or 20. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)

Stolen motors, boat leave Saanich youth sea scouts program inoperable

Buyers asked to be wary when purchasing used outboard motors or boats

Four motors and a boat were stolen from the 12th Garry Oak Sea Scouts’ compound at Cadboro-Gyro Park on April 19 or 20. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)
Members of the class of 1971 pose for a photo at St. Margaret’s School in Saanich. Theirs was the first class studying at the current school campus to graduate. Unable to hold a 50th reunion in person, the alumni are hosting a special online talk by retired Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on May 1. (Photo courtesy Bonnie Helm-Northover)

Saanich girls school’s 50th reunion promises an inspiring celebration

St. Margaret’s alumni hosting former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin for online talk May 1

Members of the class of 1971 pose for a photo at St. Margaret’s School in Saanich. Theirs was the first class studying at the current school campus to graduate. Unable to hold a 50th reunion in person, the alumni are hosting a special online talk by retired Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on May 1. (Photo courtesy Bonnie Helm-Northover)