Traffic

Curby Klaibert, of the Saanich & Oak Bay Safety Network, and Mollie Kaye renew calls for changes to the Y intersection, featuring a stop sign and flashing lights, where drivers tend not to stop. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Curby Klaibert, of the Saanich & Oak Bay Safety Network, and Mollie Kaye renew calls for changes to the Y intersection, featuring a stop sign and flashing lights, where drivers tend not to stop. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Expanded sidewalks will remain on Oak Bay Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pedestrian safety changes in Oak Bay become more concrete

Bad drivers can’t crush Crescent Road sidewalk changes

Expanded sidewalks will remain on Oak Bay Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses after a woman was hit by an SUV at Brooks Landing mall. (News Bulletin file photo)

SUV revs engine in Nanaimo parking lot, strikes and injures woman, drives off

Incident happened at Brooks Landing mall as victim crossed parking lot

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses after a woman was hit by an SUV at Brooks Landing mall. (News Bulletin file photo)
A “Sasquatch Egg” of a boulder came crashing down onto Lougheed Highway near Harrison Mills on Wednesday (Oct. 27). (Photo/Russell Purcell)

‘Sasquatch Egg’ boulder crashes onto Highway 7 near Harrison Mills

A few cars were damaged running through the hole left by the boulder

A “Sasquatch Egg” of a boulder came crashing down onto Lougheed Highway near Harrison Mills on Wednesday (Oct. 27). (Photo/Russell Purcell)
Councillors who voted against protected bike lanes for Veterans Memorial Parkway and Wishart Road said the city’s bike lanes strategy could be revisted when it looks at its transport master plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council rejects protected bike lanes in redesign of Veterans, Wishart Road

Advocate says physical divider to protect cyclists would have boosted ridership

Councillors who voted against protected bike lanes for Veterans Memorial Parkway and Wishart Road said the city’s bike lanes strategy could be revisted when it looks at its transport master plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
A busy intersection at Sayward and Alderley roads in the Cordova Bay neighbourhood has sparked safety concerns from residents. Saanich staff are looking at short-term solutions to increase safety at the intersection. (Photo courtesy of Vina Moldoveanu)

Saanich staff respond to risk concerns about Cordova Bay intersection

Staff considering short-term solutions, but higher-priority projects the focus

A busy intersection at Sayward and Alderley roads in the Cordova Bay neighbourhood has sparked safety concerns from residents. Saanich staff are looking at short-term solutions to increase safety at the intersection. (Photo courtesy of Vina Moldoveanu)
The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River

Vancouver Island constable sets record straight on how to use a roundabout

Campbell River highway feature has drawn controversy since being introduced in early 2021

  • Oct 16, 2021
The roundabout at Rockland Road and Highway 19A. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River
(PQB News file photo)

Man dead after being struck by vehicle in Errington, weather may have been factor

Police continue to investigate cause of late-night incident

(PQB News file photo)
Residents are concerned for pedestrian safety around the intersection of Sayward and Alderley roads in Saanich, an area frequented by heavy industrial vehicles. (Photo courtesy of Vina Moldoveanu)

Pat Bay industrial traffic putting pedestrians in peril, Saanich resident says

Pedestrian-activated crosswalk at Sayward and Alderley roads among solutions offered

Residents are concerned for pedestrian safety around the intersection of Sayward and Alderley roads in Saanich, an area frequented by heavy industrial vehicles. (Photo courtesy of Vina Moldoveanu)
Changes to the Bowker Avenue and Cadboro Bay Road intersection are set to improve pedestrian safety in the corridor between two schools. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Pedestrian safety upgrades underway on roadway between two Oak Bay schools

Traffic changes at Bowker Creek and Cadboro Bay intersection aim to slow drivers

Changes to the Bowker Avenue and Cadboro Bay Road intersection are set to improve pedestrian safety in the corridor between two schools. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are investigating the striking of a pedestrian by a vehicle on the Pat Bay Highway late Friday night (Oct. 8). (Black Press Media file photo)

Pedestrian struck by car on dark Pat Bay highway, Sidney woman in critical condition

Police seek dashcam footage relating to Friday night incident near McDonald Park Road

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are investigating the striking of a pedestrian by a vehicle on the Pat Bay Highway late Friday night (Oct. 8). (Black Press Media file photo)
Leading pedestrian interval signals in Saanich are designed to help pedestrians, scooters and cyclists feel at ease when crossing at busy intersections. (Photo courtesy of Saanich staff)

Saanich strategy keeping crosswalk users safer

Leading pedestrian intervals on lights give people a head start before drivers proceed

Leading pedestrian interval signals in Saanich are designed to help pedestrians, scooters and cyclists feel at ease when crossing at busy intersections. (Photo courtesy of Saanich staff)
A family of three camping off of East Harrison Forest Service Road were nearly killed when a truck crashed in from the road, coming to a stop a few feet away from their tent. (Photo/Michelle Labor)
A family of three camping off of East Harrison Forest Service Road were nearly killed when a truck crashed in from the road, coming to a stop a few feet away from their tent. (Photo/Michelle Labor)
(File photo)

Police seek witnesses after 35-year-old man dies in auto crash near Parksville

Single vehicle went off the road at Exit 51 offramp

(File photo)
A map shows the location work that will reroute Glen lake Road to the signal light at Sooke Road and Happy Valley Road. (Map courtesy of the City of Langford)

Langford improving connection at Glen Lake, Sooke roads

Work underway to route Glen Lake to traffic signal at Happy Valley Road

A map shows the location work that will reroute Glen lake Road to the signal light at Sooke Road and Happy Valley Road. (Map courtesy of the City of Langford)
Oak Bay Police Department has added a spotting scope to its traffic enforcement toolkit. Officers used it to ticket three drivers in two days last week, for distracted driving and excessive speeding. (Ray Bernoties/Twitter)

Oak Bay police put new scope to good use, issue 3 excessive speeding tickets in 2 days

‘You may see them using it – long after they’ve seen you:’ Police Chief Ray Bernoties

Oak Bay Police Department has added a spotting scope to its traffic enforcement toolkit. Officers used it to ticket three drivers in two days last week, for distracted driving and excessive speeding. (Ray Bernoties/Twitter)
At Lakehill Elementary School on Sept. 8, Saanich Police Department’s Const. Markus Anastasiades and ICBC’s Colleen Woodger hold a sign created by a young student designed to remind drivers about back-to-school road safety. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich police, ICBC join forces to advocate for back-to-school road safety

Motorists reminded to take care making their way through school zones

At Lakehill Elementary School on Sept. 8, Saanich Police Department’s Const. Markus Anastasiades and ICBC’s Colleen Woodger hold a sign created by a young student designed to remind drivers about back-to-school road safety. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The B.C. Highway Patrol division of the RCMP will be on the lookout for distracted drivers this month, as enforcement ramps up. (Black Press Media file photo)

Distracted driving enforcement increased on B.C. highways

RCMP partners with ICBC, Road Safety BC on September distracted driving, seat belt campaign

The B.C. Highway Patrol division of the RCMP will be on the lookout for distracted drivers this month, as enforcement ramps up. (Black Press Media file photo)
A BCAA survey found 68 per cent of respondents believe school zone traffic will be more chaotic than usual this year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Distracted parents in drop-off zones a top concern for back-to-school rush: BCAA

About 72 students are injured in school zones every year, according to the roadside assistance company

  • Sep 1, 2021
A BCAA survey found 68 per cent of respondents believe school zone traffic will be more chaotic than usual this year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
More road projects will begin in Sooke this fall that will affect local traffic flows. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Two major road projects to begin in Sooke

Work scheduled from September to the end of November

More road projects will begin in Sooke this fall that will affect local traffic flows. (File - Sooke News Mirror)