Saanich

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)
Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture and MLA for Saanich South (left); Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development; and Rob Fleming, Minister of Education and MLA for Victoria-Swan Lake announced that 462 new childcare spaces will be coming to the CRD. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Province invests in more than 400 more childcare spaces in Greater Victoria

‘These extra spaces will provide relief for many families,’ says Cordova Bay Elementary PAC president

Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture and MLA for Saanich South (left); Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development; and Rob Fleming, Minister of Education and MLA for Victoria-Swan Lake announced that 462 new childcare spaces will be coming to the CRD. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria biologist Jacques Sirois hopes to educate residents about the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the need to keep dogs leashed on local beaches. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

‘Give the beach a chance’: Biologist talks benefits of Saanich off-leash dog bylaw review

It’s not about being anti-dog but about ‘celebrating the natural environment’

Greater Victoria biologist Jacques Sirois hopes to educate residents about the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the need to keep dogs leashed on local beaches. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich Council unanimously approves a report to remove dead animal disposal from Saanich Police. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police will no longer be responsible to Saanich dead animals

A one-year pilot contract has been approved by Saanich council for the dead animal removal service

Saanich Council unanimously approves a report to remove dead animal disposal from Saanich Police. (Black Press Media file photo)
Regional hazmat teams were called to the scene of an incident involving dangerous good in downtown Victoria on Friday. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)
Regional hazmat teams were called to the scene of an incident involving dangerous good in downtown Victoria on Friday. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)
Organizers expect thousands of attendees at the three-day 2020 Victoria Early Spring Home Expo at Pearkes arena. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

WATCH: Annual Victoria Early Spring Home Expo kicks off at Pearkes arena

‘It’s a one-stop-shop’ for all things home and gardening, show manager says

Organizers expect thousands of attendees at the three-day 2020 Victoria Early Spring Home Expo at Pearkes arena. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Jerry Donaldson, the self-proclaimed Cadboro Bay Dog Walker, and his “pack” pause to greet other dog owners on Cadboro Bay beach. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich dog walkers react to potential review of bylaws allowing off-leash dogs on beaches

Focus should have remained on migratory birds, not on dog behaviour, says Cadboro Bay dog walker

Jerry Donaldson, the self-proclaimed Cadboro Bay Dog Walker, and his “pack” pause to greet other dog owners on Cadboro Bay beach. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
An unleashed dog roaming on Cadboro Bay beach isn’t an uncommon sight and one Saanich councillor has called for a review of the bylaws allowing it. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Public input regarding off-leash dogs on Saanich beaches dominates council meeting

Agenda items pushed to next week after meeting hit four-hour mark

An unleashed dog roaming on Cadboro Bay beach isn’t an uncommon sight and one Saanich councillor has called for a review of the bylaws allowing it. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Chapter, a Terrier-Chihuahua mix, checks out Cadboro Bay Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)

Councillor calls for review of off-leash dogs on Saanich beaches

‘This isn’t about loving or hating dogs, it’s about finding the right balance’ councillor says

Chapter, a Terrier-Chihuahua mix, checks out Cadboro Bay Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich resident and recent Camosun College graduate Philip Marciniak started a petition to abolish unrelated occupancy limits in Saanich. (Mark Moz/Flickr)

Saanich homeowner creates petition to abolish unrelated occupancy limits

Unrelated occupancy limits give rise to duelling petitions

Saanich resident and recent Camosun College graduate Philip Marciniak started a petition to abolish unrelated occupancy limits in Saanich. (Mark Moz/Flickr)