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Brenda Irvine of Simply Fun Child Care stands inside her Onyx Place facility that she has been unable to open due to a lack of early childhood educators.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff

Lack of staff preventing Saanich child care from opening doors

Operator of Simply Fun Child Care says she hasn’t seen it this bad in her 42 years of doing business

Brenda Irvine of Simply Fun Child Care stands inside her Onyx Place facility that she has been unable to open due to a lack of early childhood educators.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff
Victoria sees no rain in July

Victoria sees no rain in July

Gonzales station records sixth rainless month since 1899

Victoria sees no rain in July
Transit signals installed on highway at Carey Road

Transit signals installed on highway at Carey Road

New traffic signals are being installed on the Trans Canada Highway at…

Transit signals installed on highway at Carey Road
Cougar spotted in Cordova Bay

Cougar spotted in Cordova Bay

A cougar was spotted in Cordova Bay Sunday night. Saanich Police received…

Cougar spotted in Cordova Bay
Summer Music kicks off Aug. 4 with Pablo Cardenas and The West Coast Afro-Cubans. Music fills the Broadmead Village plaza from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays throughout August. (Photo submitted)

Shop until you bop at Broadmead Village

Dance area added for Summer Music at Broadmead running Saturday afternoons throughout August

Summer Music kicks off Aug. 4 with Pablo Cardenas and The West Coast Afro-Cubans. Music fills the Broadmead Village plaza from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays throughout August. (Photo submitted)
Shannon Nakatsu, acting president of Layritz Little League, stands on one of the diamonds at the park, with the now closed washroom in the background. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Washroom closure puts players in holding pattern at Layritz Park

Many choosing to ‘pee in the bush’ rather than make the trek to Prospect Lake facility

Shannon Nakatsu, acting president of Layritz Little League, stands on one of the diamonds at the park, with the now closed washroom in the background. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Woman fights off attacker on Lochside Trail

Woman fights off attacker on Lochside Trail

Saanich Police investigating sexual assault on a 21-year-old woman

Woman fights off attacker on Lochside Trail
Teams face off for families in need

Teams face off for families in need

Hockey for Food returns to Saanich Plaza to raise support for Mustard Seed Food Bank

Teams face off for families in need
Scam arrives on Saanich senior’s doorstep

Scam arrives on Saanich senior’s doorstep

Pair of fraudulent officers threaten to arrest 90-year-old woman

Scam arrives on Saanich senior’s doorstep
Four young women prepare to model Magic Wand dresses at a recentfashion show. Magic Wand, which provides grad dresses and tuxedos for students, is now in need of a new home. (Photo submitted )

Time running out for grad-helping organization

Magic Wand in need of new space to store grad dresses and tuxedos

Four young women prepare to model Magic Wand dresses at a recentfashion show. Magic Wand, which provides grad dresses and tuxedos for students, is now in need of a new home. (Photo submitted )
The Peninsula/Prospect Lake U18 team holds up the provincial championship banner after taking gold in the Provincial B Cup with a 2-1 extra-time win over Terrace. (Photo submitted)

Prospect Lake/Peninsula win U18 Provincial B Cup

Extra-time win over Terrace provides squad with first provincial soccer championship since 2008

The Peninsula/Prospect Lake U18 team holds up the provincial championship banner after taking gold in the Provincial B Cup with a 2-1 extra-time win over Terrace. (Photo submitted)
Anti-smoking protest giving Saanich woman the creeps

Anti-smoking protest giving Saanich woman the creeps

Dead snake, motor oil, rotting seafood among items left on rock where woman takes cigarette break

Anti-smoking protest giving Saanich woman the creeps
Motorists can expect delays along McKenzie and Quadra this summer as crews work on traffic signals at the intersection. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Upgrade brings summer of delays to Quadra and McKenzie

Work starts Monday on project to upgrade traffic signals, bus shelter at Saanich intersection

Motorists can expect delays along McKenzie and Quadra this summer as crews work on traffic signals at the intersection. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Saanich Police investigate possible abduction attempt

Saanich Police investigate possible abduction attempt

Teenage girl approached by man while at Royal Oak bus exchange

Saanich Police investigate possible abduction attempt
Saanich Police investigate possible abduction attempt

Saanich Police investigate possible abduction attempt

Teenage girl approached by man while at Royal Oak bus exchange

Saanich Police investigate possible abduction attempt
Crowds take in the show during Music in the Park last year in Rutledge Park. (Black Press file photo)

BEST OF THE CITY: Music fills the air in Saanich parks this summer

Music in the Park returns to Saanich parks Tuesday nights over the summer

Crowds take in the show during Music in the Park last year in Rutledge Park. (Black Press file photo)
Crowds take in the show during Music in the Park last year in Rutledge Park. (Saanich News file photo)

Music fills the air in Saanich parks this summer

Music in the Park returns to Saanich parks Tuesday nights over the summer

Crowds take in the show during Music in the Park last year in Rutledge Park. (Saanich News file photo)
Dog attacked by otters at Clover Point

Dog attacked by otters at Clover Point

Victoria woman says otters pounced on dog and tried to drag her under the water

Dog attacked by otters at Clover Point
A raccoon looks in a window from outside a Minnesota high-rise. (Twitter photo)

Daredevil raccoon vaults to internet stardom

Critter’s high-rise exploits on Minnesota office tower captivates social media

A raccoon looks in a window from outside a Minnesota high-rise. (Twitter photo)
Cougar spotted near Elk Lake

Cougar spotted near Elk Lake

Animal spotted Wednesday afternoon on field near Pat Bay Highway

Cougar spotted near Elk Lake
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