Fish poached from Saanich salmon traps
Saanich police are investigating after salmon were stolen from a Colquitz River fish trap operated by a conservation group. At least three coho weighing up to six kilograms were taken, said Chris Bos, president of the Colquitz Salmonid Stewardship ...and more »
- Schools superintendent retiring in Saanich
Saanich school district superintendent Keven Elder will retire next July 31 after serving in his post since 2005. Elder began his career in 1980 as a teacher in the Saanich district at Stelly's Secondary School. After serving in teaching and ...and more »
- New track has PISE athletes up and running
Members of Athletics Canada are happy to have a new four-lane, world-class athletic track at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence, including head coach Peter Eriksson, fifth from right. The track officially launched on Tuesday, where it is home ...
- Saanich's Trinity Church marks half century - Peninsula News Review
Peninsula News Review
Celebrations planned for this weekend and Nov. 6 for church located in Garth Homer Centre.and more »
- Drug overdose deaths this year now more than all of 2015
Greater naloxone availability has been part of B.C.'s strategy to counter a growing crisis of opioid drug deaths. — image credit: University of Washington. 0. by Jeff Nagel - BC Local News; British Columbia posted Oct 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM. Another 59 ...and more »
- Quake early warning systems slowly taking shape
An undersea network of seismic sensors is slowly starting to take shape off the B.C. coast to provide early warning for Lower Mainland residents and authorities just before an earthquake strikes. The first sensor was deployed at a depth of 850 metres ...and more »
- Saanich rector sworn in as primate - Saanich News
The Most Rev. Shane Janzen was sworn in as primate of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion.and more »
- Purchases provide boost to Habitat - Saanich News
For every purchase at Saanich ReStore, $1 will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.and more »
- Saanich approves expansion of McDonald's drive-thru
Despite a handful of letters of protest, there were few grimaces in regards to the Shelbourne Street McDonald's request to double its drive-thru to two lanes. By doubling the lanes, it is expected cars will spend less time idling in the McDonald's ...
- Council approves tax exemptions
Saanich Police's new leasehold at 57 Cadillac Ave. was among the 56 properties approved for property tax exemption at Saanich council on Monday. Saanich Police has relocated a significant chunk of its offices at 760 Vernon Ave., including the community ...
- Changes coming to development cost charges in Saanich
Saanich is moving to amend its development cost charges program, which sees developers pay specific fees to build in Saanich. The fees vary geographically based on a map of Saanich. The parcels, however, do not correlate with existing neighbourhoods ...
- Braefoot seeks funds for community centre upgrade
The Braefoot Community Association took a big first step towards a $112,000 upgrade for its community centre by securing an interest-free $100,000 loan from Saanich. Saanich will also endorse Braefoot's application for a Canada 150 Grant. The Braefoot ...
- Players work their magic to bring Quidditch nationals to UVic
UVic Valkyries head captain Misha Whittingham evades Hayley Tkatschow during the Quidditch team's practice. The University of Victoria is hosting the Quiddtich Canada National Championship next April. — image credit: Jacob Zinn/News Staff. 0 ...
- Schools rally behind Gordon Head teen
Sixteen-year-old Kiera O'Connor stands in the hall of Gordon Head middle school. Both her current school, Mount Douglas secondary, and Gordon Head middle, are holding in-school fundraisers for cancer charities this month in Kiera's honour. Kiera is ...
- Police chorus seeks new members
The Greater Victoria Police Chorus travelled to the Okanagan in May to perform a series of concerts. The chorus is recruiting new members, encouraging anyone who has been involved in policing as well as civilians to give it a try. Find out more at ...
- Deer linked to pair of crashes in Saanich
Saanich police responded to two crashes caused by near misses with deer within a 12-hour period, something one sergeant said is becoming a daily occurrence. “We're seeing almost daily accidents involving deer,” said Saanich police Sgt. Tyra Reid ...
- Grant goes long way for Saanich musician - Peninsula News Review
Peninsula News Review
Funds help open doors to studies at Victoria Conservatory of Music.and more »
- Grant goes long way for Saanich musician
Saanich's Amber Dayton, a Claremont secondary graduate, is loving her first few weeks in the Victoria Conservatory of Music's diploma in music performance program. — image credit: Travis Paterson/News Staff. 0 ...and more »
North Saanich community centre in competition to put free sports equipment in parks
The Panorama Recreation Centre in North Saanich, B.C., is hoping to win a contest that would allow it to spread recreation opportunities to nearby communities. The centre wants to distribute "playboxes" filled with sports gear and other fun items to ...
- Saanich ready for Thursday's Great ShakeOut
Mayor Richard Atwell and Capt. Maegan Thompson have an emergency grab-and-go backpack on the front of a Saanich fire truck. Every member of Saanich staff and local services will participate in the Great ShakeOut, 10:20 a.m. Thursday, by dropping, ...and more »
- B.C. works to track mobile data spread
Five years ago BlackBerry was the standard for mobile communications in the B.C. government. Now only 1,000 of the 12,000 mobiles are BlackBerry, among a proliferation of iPhones, Android phones and tablet computers. — image credit: Wikimedia ...and more »
- Gun amnesty takes aim at unwanted weapons
Saanich Police Const. Damien Kowalewich with two of the weapons picked up by Saanich Police during the gun amnesty, which runs until Oct. 31. — image credit: Rick Stiebel/News Staff. 0. by Rick Stiebel - Saanich News; posted Oct 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM.
- Cermaq turfs Saanich
Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River Cermaq's sluggish start to the 2016/2017 campaign was kicked into high gear Saturday night, dismantling a reputable Saanich Fusion FC by a score of 4-0. Cermaq played their first Robron Turf opener, under the lights, on a wet and windy ...
- Poachers steal spawning Colquitz coho - Saanich News
For 15 years the Colquitz River fish fence behind Tillicum shopping centre has acted as a vital monitor for the coho salmon population.and more »
- Poachers steal spawning Colquitz coho
Dorothy Chambers counts a nine-pound (estimated) female coho salmon in the Colquitz River fish fence on Friday. The volunteer group counted the first salmon of the spawning season last week with 130 in a week. — image credit: Travis Paterson/News Staff.and more »
- Military museum puts collectibles up for sale
Wayne Dauphinee displays a set of Ashton Armoury Museum military collectables that will be for sale at Saturday's Memorabilia Show and Sale at the armoury, (724 Vanalman Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. — image credit: Travis Paterson/News Staff. 0 ...
- Aesop's fable ushers in new family series at Farquhar - Saanich News
Sursaut Dance Company performs The Cicada and The Ant Sunday at UVic theatre.and more »
- Aesop's fable ushers in new family series at Farquhar
The Sursaut Dance Company will perform The Cicada and The Ant Sunday at the Farquhar Auditorium. — image credit: Photo submitted. 0. posted Oct 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM. The Farquhar Auditorium's new family series kicks off the season on Sunday with a ...and more »
- Times Colonist
Car winds up in ditch near Wain Road overpass in North Saanich
This car went off the road and wound up in a ditch near the Wain Road overpass in North Saanich this morning. Photograph By Submitted. Previous Next. This car went off the road and wound up in a ditch near the Wain Road overpass in North Saanich this ...
- Mushroom show pops up at Cordova Bay 55+ Association centre ...
Find out more about the incredible diversity of the region's mushrooms at the annual South Vancouver Island Mycological Society Mushroom Show on Sunday.and more »
- BC VIEWS: Petroleum panic a barge too far
Bella Bella, Sept. 11, 2016. Every boat, aircraft and vehicle in this remote village depends on fuel brought in by barge to fill the large fuel tanks that dominate the dock. — image credit: Tom Fletcher/Black Press. 0 ...and more »
- Times Colonist
Sidney-North Saanich RCMP worried about well-being of missing man, 31
Joseph Pierce, 31, is five feet 10 inches tall. He has brown hair, a beard and moustache. He was last seen wearing a lumberjack shirt, work pants, boots, and carrying a duffle bag and back pack. Photograph By RCMP. Previous Next. Joseph Pierce, 31, is ...
- Impossible to predict when disaster will strike
The threat of a disaster is something always looming in the minds of many Saanich residents and those across Vancouver Island. The Island sits along the undersea Cascadia thrust fault, and minor tremors and quakes are a rather common occurrence for ...
- Denver sex assault charges dropped against Vancouver Island man
Sexual assault charges against a Port Alberni man lodged following a football road trip to Denver have been dropped. The Denver District Attorney's office announced the decision in a media release Monday. "New information developed in this case that ...and more »
- Transit and municipalities must work to make bus stops more ...
If the responsibility of bus stops lies with the municipality, why are some municipalities shortchanging bus commuters?and more »
- Transit and municipalities must work to make bus stops more accessible
Not being a commuter and not having to rely upon BC Transit buses does not mean their operation escapes my attention. On those few occasions when I ride the bus, I use pre-purchased coupons (which now cost another $1 for seniors). My personal ...
- Landowners feel impact of environmental bylaw
The article regarding the Environmental Development Permit Area (EDPA) bylaw review continues to provide misinformation about the bylaw and how it has impacted homeowners. Saanich CAO Paul Thorkelsson is quoted as saying: “It's important to note ...
- Facts not in evidence
Tom Fletcher's Oct. 5 “Big Brother's coming...” column asserts in paragraph two: “The province weathered its longest-ever public school strike...” Teachers conducted only rotating strikes, meaning that schools were open and learning continued until the ...
- Health care costs rising faster, Lake warns
B.C. has kept annual growth of its health care budget below three per cent in recent years, but it won't last forever, Health Minister Terry Lake says. At meetings with provincial and territorial ministers in Toronto this week, Lake said the ...and more »
- CTV Vancouver Island
Report finds unlawful arrest of Saanich man doesn't amount to misconduct
CTV Vancouver Island
A man who says he was unlawfully arrested by Saanich Police earlier this year is upset with an internal probe that found the officer didn't commit misconduct – despite violating the man's charter rights. Video shot on Andrew McLean's cellphone in ...
- Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by car ...
A 23-year-old man sustained life-threatening head injuries after being struck by a vehicle outside of the Red Lion Hotel in the 3300 block of Douglas Street.and more »
- Saanich extends ecosystem bylaw deadline
Saanich has extended the deadline for proposals from outside experts to improve the municipality's controversial Environmental Development Permit Area Bylaw to Oct. 25. Council passed the bylaw on March 12, 2012. Ongoing controversy about its ...
- CTV Vancouver Island
Bus driver caught using e-reader on the job in Saanich
CTV Vancouver Island
BC Transit launched an investigation on Friday after one of its employees was caught reading an ebook while driving a bus. Brent D'Argis frequently takes public transit, but he says he was shocked by what he saw during his bus ride on Thursday ...
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- Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation campaign targets comfort
Peninsula News Review
RN Jennifer Wear and campaign co-chair Margery Littley, who lives in the Residential Care Unit at Saanich Peninsula Hospital which will benefit from this year's $2 million campaign for programming and equipment. — image credit: Submitted photo. 0 ...
- Work crew hits North Saanich gas line, prompting evacuation of 2 homes
The North Saanich Fire Department was at the scene of a Marina Way gas leak for about two hours Thursday after a work crew hit a high-pressure line. The incident started about 11:15 a.m. Two homes were evacuated as a precaution, said North Saanich Fire ...
- Danny Halmo finishes Guinness record attempt aboard a Segway in Victoria
Danny Halmo, a Langley, BC custom car builder, took a break from making vehicles to riding one, arriving in Victoria Thursday after a completing a trip down Vancouver Island aboard a Segway. Halmo was attempting to set a new Guinness world record for ...and more »
- Danny Halmo finishes Guinness record attempt aboard a Segway in ...
Riding a Segway, Danny Halmo travelled down Vancouver Island to set a new world record.and more »
- B.C. bear problems surge this fall
Conservation Officers prepare to airlift two grizzly bears captured on Cormorant Island near the village of Alert Bay, northeast of Vancouver Island, Sept. 22. There are recorded sightings of grizzlies on Vancouver Island dating back to the 1970s ...and more »