Saanich

Saanich residents are sent tsunami preparedness packages to households identified as being located within a tsunami planning zone, Feb. 23, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nearly 1,000 Saanich households located within tsunami-planning zone

Residents sent preparedness packs, although risk of tsunami is low

Saanich residents are sent tsunami preparedness packages to households identified as being located within a tsunami planning zone, Feb. 23, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Anna Chatterton (far left), Maddie Galik, Emma Wong, head coach Andrea Stapff, Amelia Wells, Hugo Henckel piled in for a group shot with Strathcona Nordic Ski Club teammates (front row) Ben Galik and Gavin Chatterton after a successful Teck BC Cup #2 in Prince George. (Photo by Kurt Galik)

Young Island skiers pick up medals at second Teck BC Cup in Prince George

Strathcona Nordic Ski Club athletes nabbed podium finishes

Anna Chatterton (far left), Maddie Galik, Emma Wong, head coach Andrea Stapff, Amelia Wells, Hugo Henckel piled in for a group shot with Strathcona Nordic Ski Club teammates (front row) Ben Galik and Gavin Chatterton after a successful Teck BC Cup #2 in Prince George. (Photo by Kurt Galik)
The Saanich-based group called AccessBC was disappointed to see that universal no-cost birth control was not included in the 2020 B.C. budget. (Ceridwen/Wikimedia Commons)

No-cost birth control not included in 2020 B.C. budget

AccessBC team calls it a ‘missed opportunity,’ says the group won’t stop campaigning

The Saanich-based group called AccessBC was disappointed to see that universal no-cost birth control was not included in the 2020 B.C. budget. (Ceridwen/Wikimedia Commons)
Four members of Varsity Performance Karate (left to right), Anika Ocean Elliott, Tanya Crowle, Olivia Brodie and Ella Crowle will attend the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John from Feb. 20-23. (Photo provided by Tanya Crowle)
Four members of Varsity Performance Karate (left to right), Anika Ocean Elliott, Tanya Crowle, Olivia Brodie and Ella Crowle will attend the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John from Feb. 20-23. (Photo provided by Tanya Crowle)
The Lakehill FC Division 1 men’s team won the Vancouver Island Soccer League Cup – the Garrison Cup – on Feb. 7. (Vince Greco/Twitter)
The Lakehill FC Division 1 men’s team won the Vancouver Island Soccer League Cup – the Garrison Cup – on Feb. 7. (Vince Greco/Twitter)
An artistic rendering shows what the University of Victoria’s student housing project will look like when completed. (Courtesy UVic)

Saanich calls on UVic, Camosun College to talk student housing shortage

UVic currently has 2,300 student beds, Camosun has no on-campus housing

An artistic rendering shows what the University of Victoria’s student housing project will look like when completed. (Courtesy UVic)
Modo has added a wheelchair-accessible van to its car-sharing fleet in Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy Modo)
Modo has added a wheelchair-accessible van to its car-sharing fleet in Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy Modo)
Island Outfitters has been emptied after a Jan. 4 fire left inventory charred and melted. (Island Outfitters/Facebook)

Saanich police say blaze at Island Outfitters was arson

Owners take to Facebook, call Jan. 4 blaze ‘devastating’

Island Outfitters has been emptied after a Jan. 4 fire left inventory charred and melted. (Island Outfitters/Facebook)
The owners of Island Outfitters have taken to social media to share photos of the damage a month after a fire ravaged the store. (Island Outfitters/Facebook)

Island Outfitters owners share photos of damage caused by fire that ravaged store

Charred walls and melted inventory are what’s left of the Saanich outdoor store

The owners of Island Outfitters have taken to social media to share photos of the damage a month after a fire ravaged the store. (Island Outfitters/Facebook)
Police seized more than 55 kilograms of cocaine, 47 kilograms of methamphetamine, one kilogram of heroin, 15 firearms, $150,000 in cash and a large-capacity magazine from the home of William Milton Barnes. Lawyers made a joint submission for a nine-year jail sentence for the Saanich man, who plead guilty to four of 11 charges against him. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

Nine-year jail sentence proposed for Saanich cross-border drug smuggler

William Milton Barnes pleaded guilty to three charges related to drug delivery

Police seized more than 55 kilograms of cocaine, 47 kilograms of methamphetamine, one kilogram of heroin, 15 firearms, $150,000 in cash and a large-capacity magazine from the home of William Milton Barnes. Lawyers made a joint submission for a nine-year jail sentence for the Saanich man, who plead guilty to four of 11 charges against him. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
Geordie Murray, 30, was killed in an accident in Alberta last week. His family is remembering the expectant father for his “passion for people” and “innate ability to sense when people needed support.” (Facebook/Shauna Elizabeth)

Greater Victoria man killed in Alberta accident was expectant father

Geordie Murray described as ‘wonderful husband, brother son and friend’

Geordie Murray, 30, was killed in an accident in Alberta last week. His family is remembering the expectant father for his “passion for people” and “innate ability to sense when people needed support.” (Facebook/Shauna Elizabeth)
Saanich is seeking residents between 16 and 24 years old willing to serve on advisory committees. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich seeks young residents to serve on 2020 advisory committees

Youth members must be between 16 and 24 years old

Saanich is seeking residents between 16 and 24 years old willing to serve on advisory committees. (Black Press Media file photo)
Salmon Carcass Transplant event drew more than 50 residents to Douglas Creek. (Friends of Mount Douglas Park/Twitter)

Annual Salmon Carcass Transplant draws Saanich residents to Douglas Creek

More than 100 frozen salmon tossed into the creek as part of ecological restoration

Salmon Carcass Transplant event drew more than 50 residents to Douglas Creek. (Friends of Mount Douglas Park/Twitter)
‘Clever’ 90-year-old Saanich resident evades vitamin phone scammer

‘Clever’ 90-year-old Saanich resident evades vitamin phone scammer

Police warn of phone scammers claiming to be from the Regional Health Authority

‘Clever’ 90-year-old Saanich resident evades vitamin phone scammer
Gordon Cyr was recognized as one of North America’s most dedicated advocates for pollinators in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich mayor signs up for mason bee rental service

Fred Haynes rents mason bee colony from Oyster River beekeeper for his Prospect Lake home

Gordon Cyr was recognized as one of North America’s most dedicated advocates for pollinators in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
Three Saanich councillors are asking council to consider a $2-million investment in road safety improvements for the District. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three Saanich councillors ask for $2-M investment into District road safety

‘I don’t want roads to be safer in 30 years, I want them safer now,’ says Coun. Ned Taylor

Three Saanich councillors are asking council to consider a $2-million investment in road safety improvements for the District. (Black Press Media file photo)
Goodwill Investments Ltd. seeks a temporary use permit for a piece of land at 450 Creed Road to store unoccupied recreation vehicles, trailers and boats. (District of Saanich photo)

Public hearing scheduled to gather input on cannabis production and temporary use permit

Council will hold a special council meeting so locals can voice their views on five agenda items

  • Jan 13, 2020
Goodwill Investments Ltd. seeks a temporary use permit for a piece of land at 450 Creed Road to store unoccupied recreation vehicles, trailers and boats. (District of Saanich photo)
The Province has taken forfeiture action to the Supreme Court against the owners of 1819 Hillcrest Ave. in Saanich over the property’s alleged link to stock fraud. (Google)

Province seeks to seize Saanich property over alleged links to international stock fraud

Court documents allege a fake mortgage of $400,000 was registered against the title of the property

The Province has taken forfeiture action to the Supreme Court against the owners of 1819 Hillcrest Ave. in Saanich over the property’s alleged link to stock fraud. (Google)
Eating seasonal, local produce a good option for Saanich residents cutting down on plastics

Eating seasonal, local produce a good option for Saanich residents cutting down on plastics

Buying food from local farms a good way to reduce packaging waste while supporting local business

Eating seasonal, local produce a good option for Saanich residents cutting down on plastics
Kids and adults alike took part in Roller Skate Victoria’s Christmas show on Dec. 21. (Courtesy of Derek Wong)

Roller Skate Victoria seeks help to keep public skate nights rolling

The group is having a hard time finding venues

Kids and adults alike took part in Roller Skate Victoria’s Christmas show on Dec. 21. (Courtesy of Derek Wong)