Saanich

The District of Saanich is presenting options to make the intersection safer for cyclists and pedestrians, and improve traffic flow on Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019. (Google Maps)

Saanich to hold open house for proposed upgrades to West Saanich/Prospect Lake roads intersection

Staff will be attending to hear feedback from locals and answer questions

  • Nov 12, 2019
The District of Saanich is presenting options to make the intersection safer for cyclists and pedestrians, and improve traffic flow on Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019. (Google Maps)
Parents, students and teachers from School District 63 joined CUPE members on the picket line outside Sidney Elementary on Friday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

SD63 schools to remain closed as strike continues Tuesday

CUPE Local 441 and SD63 have yet to reach an agreement at the bargaining table

  • Nov 10, 2019
Parents, students and teachers from School District 63 joined CUPE members on the picket line outside Sidney Elementary on Friday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
From left to right, Educational Assistants Ute Perry, Sylvia Sundby, Christine Gillies, and Maria, Mangiola on the picket line for CUPE Local 441 as talks break off between the school district and the union on Nov. 6, 2019. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Talks break off between CUPE, SD63 as strike heads toward the end of day eight

Picket lines expect to remain Thursday

  • Nov 6, 2019
From left to right, Educational Assistants Ute Perry, Sylvia Sundby, Christine Gillies, and Maria, Mangiola on the picket line for CUPE Local 441 as talks break off between the school district and the union on Nov. 6, 2019. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Saanich schools remain empty on Wednesday as workers across SD63 continue to strike for pay parity. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Back to the bargaining table for SD63, CUPE Local 441 as strike continues

Saanich school district and support workers union will negotiate again Monday afternoon

  • Nov 4, 2019
Saanich schools remain empty on Wednesday as workers across SD63 continue to strike for pay parity. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Locals are urged to put their pumpkins in their green waste bins instead of placing them in Mount Doug Park after Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019. (Black Press File Photo)

Conservation group, Saanich urge locals to dump decade-old tradition, not pumpkins

Residents should put pumpkins in green bins, not Mount Douglas Park

  • Oct 31, 2019
Locals are urged to put their pumpkins in their green waste bins instead of placing them in Mount Doug Park after Halloween on Oct. 31, 2019. (Black Press File Photo)
The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange project won’t be paved until sometime in the fall (Wolf Depner/News Staff)                                The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange will be closed for maintenance from OCt. 28 to Nov. 2, 2019. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Galloping Goose closures start Monday for McKenzie interchange work

Detours in place on the trail from Oct. 28 to roughly Nov. 2.

  • Oct 24, 2019
The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange project won’t be paved until sometime in the fall (Wolf Depner/News Staff)                                The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange will be closed for maintenance from OCt. 28 to Nov. 2, 2019. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Garden suites will soon be a legal form of housing in Saanich, B.C. (Wikimedia Commons)

Garden suites coming soon to Saanich

Work is underway to legalize purpose-built detached garden suite rentals

  • Oct 22, 2019
Garden suites will soon be a legal form of housing in Saanich, B.C. (Wikimedia Commons)
Uptown’s first Oktoberfest is happening on Oct. 5 (pexels.com/Engin Akyurt)

Saanich’s Uptown centre hosts its first Oktoberfest

The family-friendly event happens on Oct. 5

Uptown’s first Oktoberfest is happening on Oct. 5 (pexels.com/Engin Akyurt)
Drake Reynes faces four charges related to hit and run in Saanich in July that left a 20-year-old University of Victoria student in a coma. (Black Press Media file photo)

Court date set in Saanich hit and run that put woman in a coma

Drake Reynes faces four charges related to a crash that left a 20-year-old UVic student in a coma

Drake Reynes faces four charges related to hit and run in Saanich in July that left a 20-year-old University of Victoria student in a coma. (Black Press Media file photo)
Drake Reynes faces four charges related to hit and run in Saanich in July that left a 20-year-old University of Victoria student in a coma. (Facebook/Drake Reynes)

Man charged in Saanich hit and run scheduled to appear in court in October

Drake Reynes faces four charges related to a crash that left a 20-year-old UVic student in a coma

Drake Reynes faces four charges related to hit and run in Saanich in July that left a 20-year-old University of Victoria student in a coma. (Facebook/Drake Reynes)
Saanich Police dealt with 64 collisions involving pedestrians in 2018. (Black Press File)

Saanich reports 64 collisions involving pedestrians in 2018

2018 statistics mark an upturn from 2017 when there were 46 collisions

Saanich Police dealt with 64 collisions involving pedestrians in 2018. (Black Press File)
Katherine Little won a temporary victory in her fight with the District of Saanich over her roadside stand selling jam. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich jam stand facing closure gets short reprieve

Katherine Little had until June 6 to shut down stand after bylaw complaint

Katherine Little won a temporary victory in her fight with the District of Saanich over her roadside stand selling jam. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Police say they received a possible cougar sighting near Gordon Head Middle School. (File photo)

Saanich police received possible cougar sighting near middle school

Possible sighting Wednesday morning near Gordon Head Middle School

Saanich Police say they received a possible cougar sighting near Gordon Head Middle School. (File photo)
Saanich police won’t release the name of the cyclist, who died following a Sunday collision, and have notified the Independent Investigations Office of BC. (Pexels)

Police watchdog notified after cyclist dies in Highway 17 collision Sunday

A 24-year-old Victoria man died Sunday at the scene after being struck by a truck

Saanich police won’t release the name of the cyclist, who died following a Sunday collision, and have notified the Independent Investigations Office of BC. (Pexels)
Saanich Police confirmed the death of the cyclist involved in a collision on April 7 near the intersection of Highway 17 and Royal Oak Drive. (Pexels)

Cyclist in Sunday crash on Pat Bay Highway succumbs to injuries

Highway 17 was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash

Saanich Police confirmed the death of the cyclist involved in a collision on April 7 near the intersection of Highway 17 and Royal Oak Drive. (Pexels)
Coun. Zac de Vries questions recent criticisms of Saanich’s approach towards housing. (Submitted)
Coun. Zac de Vries questions recent criticisms of Saanich’s approach towards housing. (Submitted)
The Saanich Fire Department is mopping up after an earlier fire at the corner Gorge Road West and Adelaide Avenue. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Saanich fire crews extinguish blaze at Gorge and Adelaide

Shed fire believed to be started by old refrigerator

The Saanich Fire Department is mopping up after an earlier fire at the corner Gorge Road West and Adelaide Avenue. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The asphalt is heated where thermoplastic tiles will be mounted onto the asphalt to act as rumble strips to slow drivers as they enter the Churchill Drive parking lot of Mount Douglas Park. (Friends of Mount Douglas Park)

Circular brick thresholds added to Mount Doug entrance

Thresholds will slow traffic exiting the ‘Saanich Speedway’

The asphalt is heated where thermoplastic tiles will be mounted onto the asphalt to act as rumble strips to slow drivers as they enter the Churchill Drive parking lot of Mount Douglas Park. (Friends of Mount Douglas Park)
Several members of council have acknowledged challenges lie ahead as 2019 budget deliberations start next week

Saanich council members slam new health tax following release of draft budget

Draft budget calls for 5.93 per cent hike in property tax revenues

Several members of council have acknowledged challenges lie ahead as 2019 budget deliberations start next week
Saanich’s committee tasked with overseeing the creation of a citizens’ assembly will hold its first meeting Wednesday. (Black Press file photo)

Saanich amalgamation committee holds first meeting

Saanich councillors call for a transparent process to ensure success of study

Saanich’s committee tasked with overseeing the creation of a citizens’ assembly will hold its first meeting Wednesday. (Black Press file photo)