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Gary Stokes, co-founder of OceansAsia, holds up a pile of surgical masks found on a beach in the Soko Islands. (Naomi Brannan/OceansAsia)

WATCH: Single-use surgical masks pile up on Hong Kong beaches after COVID-19 outbreak

Saanich resident working with ocean conservation team to track trash on Soko Islands

Gary Stokes, co-founder of OceansAsia, holds up a pile of surgical masks found on a beach in the Soko Islands. (Naomi Brannan/OceansAsia)
Green beer will still be available Tuesday at Kelly O’Bryans but St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the restaurant have been postponed because of COVID-19. (File photo)

Some Saanich pubs will remain open for St. Patrick’s Day

Fifteen Fifties Pub will only serve take out while others will allow a max capacity of 50

Green beer will still be available Tuesday at Kelly O’Bryans but St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the restaurant have been postponed because of COVID-19. (File photo)
The District of Saanich will participate in a provincial road safety pilot project in hopes of lowering residential road speeds. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich joins pilot project to lower speeds on residential streets

The province invited Saanich to participate in a road safety pilot project

The District of Saanich will participate in a provincial road safety pilot project in hopes of lowering residential road speeds. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich approves concept to make West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake/Sparton Road intersection a signalled intersection. (Saanich/McElhanney Consulting Services)

Saanich gives green light for new intersection concept

Construction for light-controlled intersection starts fall 2020

The District of Saanich approves concept to make West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake/Sparton Road intersection a signalled intersection. (Saanich/McElhanney Consulting Services)
Council Chambers were packed during the Jan. 20 meeting while council discussed the issue of unrelated occupancy limits. (Teale Phelps Bondaroff/Twitter)

Saanich sets date for unrelated occupancy public hearing

Hearing to take place at municipal hall on Saturday, March 28

Council Chambers were packed during the Jan. 20 meeting while council discussed the issue of unrelated occupancy limits. (Teale Phelps Bondaroff/Twitter)
Saanich emergency crews closed a stretch of Mann Avenue near Savoy Place after a large tree fell into nearby power lines. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich emergency crews closed a stretch of Mann Avenue near Savoy Place after a large tree fell into nearby power lines. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
On March 10 the District of Saanich enacted level two of the EOC amid COVID-19. (Mike Burgess / Twitter)

Saanich amps up to Emergency Operations Centre level two amid COVID-19

The district switched to a level two Emergency Operations Centre to proactively address the virus

On March 10 the District of Saanich enacted level two of the EOC amid COVID-19. (Mike Burgess / Twitter)
A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Blenkinsop Road and Cedar Hill Cross Road. (Sarah Schuchard/News Staff)

Pedestrian dies after being struck in Saanich Wednesday

Despite attempts on scene and in hospital, the 67-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries

A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Blenkinsop Road and Cedar Hill Cross Road. (Sarah Schuchard/News Staff)
The Planet Organic location on Quadra Street was one of 11 shut down across Canada. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Planet Organic closes all 11 stores across Canada, including Saanich Centre location

The company is in ‘massive debt,’ says one vendor still owed money

The Planet Organic location on Quadra Street was one of 11 shut down across Canada. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich council will consider a request for additional funding for the Tripp Station Youth Park. (Photo courtesy the District of Saanich)

Saanich considers more cash for new Tripp Station youth bike park

Parks staff ask for extra $100,000 on top of current budget of $166,700

Saanich council will consider a request for additional funding for the Tripp Station Youth Park. (Photo courtesy the District of Saanich)
A Saanich driver managed to pull over and get out of their vehicle just before it caught on fire near the intersection of Quadra and Nicholson streets. (Photo courtesy Kim Crane)

Car bursts into flames on Quadra Street in Saanich

No injuries reported, vehicle occupant got out in time, Saanich firefighter says

A Saanich driver managed to pull over and get out of their vehicle just before it caught on fire near the intersection of Quadra and Nicholson streets. (Photo courtesy Kim Crane)
Friends of Victoria Basketball is asking local municipalities for financial contributions ahead of its We The West Festival and the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament. (Black Press Media file photo)                                File art
Friends of Victoria Basketball is asking local municipalities for financial contributions ahead of its We The West Festival and the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament. (Black Press Media file photo)                                File art
On March 9, Saanich council awarded an $8M tender for Phase 1 of the Shelbourne Street Improvements Project which stemmed from several years of consultation with residents. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Saanich awards $8M to start Shelbourne Street improvements

Work on Phase 1 to begin mid-2020, expected to take 18 months to complete

On March 9, Saanich council awarded an $8M tender for Phase 1 of the Shelbourne Street Improvements Project which stemmed from several years of consultation with residents. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)
The driver of an SUV drove into a condo realtor office in Saanich Monday evening. (Courtesy of Tony Zarsadias)

Driver crashes into Saanich business, flees scene

Incident leaves extensive damage to Condo Group office building

The driver of an SUV drove into a condo realtor office in Saanich Monday evening. (Courtesy of Tony Zarsadias)
Saanich police shut down Wilkinson Road near Roy Road on Tuesday morning after a driver collided with a Telus pole and a tree. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police shut down Wilkinson Road near Roy Road on Tuesday morning after a driver collided with a Telus pole and a tree. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police say a man has been arrested in relation to two sexual assaults at Greater Victoria bus stops. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police say a man has been arrested in relation to two sexual assaults at Greater Victoria bus stops. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police respond to second armed robbery at Subway

Saanich police respond to second armed robbery at Subway

On Sunday police responded to an armed robbery in the 1600-block of McKenzie Avenue

Saanich police respond to second armed robbery at Subway
Saanich’s 65-year-old racecar driver Bill Okell speeds around the Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. in a Huffaker Engineering MG Midget. (Cali Photography)

VIDEO: Saanich race car driver nabs podium finish at first U.S. Majors race of the season

The 65 year old finished second in the feature race on Feb. 23

Saanich’s 65-year-old racecar driver Bill Okell speeds around the Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. in a Huffaker Engineering MG Midget. (Cali Photography)
Saanich Parks asks public to provide input for its Horner Park Renewal Project. (Google)

Proposed renewal concept for Horner Park realeased

Project is set to start in early summer amid review of public input

Saanich Parks asks public to provide input for its Horner Park Renewal Project. (Google)
Saanich’s teen karate star Anika Elliott nabbed three medals at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich karate kid wins big at 2020 BC Winter Games

Teen takes home gold, two bronze medals in Kumite-style sparring

Saanich’s teen karate star Anika Elliott nabbed three medals at the 2020 BC Winter Games. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)