Dan Ebenal

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary executive director Kathleen Burton is pledging to eat a mealworm for every $500 donation to the sanctuary. (Photo submitted)

Director pledges to eat a worm for donation to Saanich sanctuary

$500 donation to Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary will see Kathleen Burton chow down on mealworms Oct. 29

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary executive director Kathleen Burton is pledging to eat a mealworm for every $500 donation to the sanctuary. (Photo submitted)
Representatives from PISE, Craigflower Elementary School and The Cridge Centre for the Family made a presentation to the Victoria Foundation and Rotary Club of Victoria. Pictured here: Paula West-Patrick, Manager Children’s Services at The Cridge Centre for the Family; Deb Whitten, Associate Superintendent School District 61& PISE Board Director; Connor McCoy, Principal of Craigflower Elementary School; Louise Mcdonald, Director of Executive Governance & Executive Operations, Victoria Foundation; Sandra Richardson, CEO, Victoria Foundation; Shelly Morris, CEO, The Cridge Centre; Janet Power, Rotary Club of Victoria; Robert Bettauer, CEO, PISE. (Photo submitted)

Victoria Foundation and Rotary Club honoured for support of children

Representatives from PISE, Craigflower Elementary School and The Cridge Centre for the…

Representatives from PISE, Craigflower Elementary School and The Cridge Centre for the Family made a presentation to the Victoria Foundation and Rotary Club of Victoria. Pictured here: Paula West-Patrick, Manager Children’s Services at The Cridge Centre for the Family; Deb Whitten, Associate Superintendent School District 61& PISE Board Director; Connor McCoy, Principal of Craigflower Elementary School; Louise Mcdonald, Director of Executive Governance & Executive Operations, Victoria Foundation; Sandra Richardson, CEO, Victoria Foundation; Shelly Morris, CEO, The Cridge Centre; Janet Power, Rotary Club of Victoria; Robert Bettauer, CEO, PISE. (Photo submitted)
Moving Saanich Forward will guide the district’s active transportation decisions over the next 30 years. A series of open houses will be held in Saanich over the next two weeks. (Saanich News file photo)

Saanich rolls out draft transportation plan

Open houses set for next two weeks across the community

Moving Saanich Forward will guide the district’s active transportation decisions over the next 30 years. A series of open houses will be held in Saanich over the next two weeks. (Saanich News file photo)
Bear sighted near observatory in Saanich

Bear sighted near observatory in Saanich

Reports came in about the bear early Monday morning

Bear sighted near observatory in Saanich
Cedar Hill middle school teacher Nikki Lineham shows the fraction circles used in many math classes. Linehan has developed a new math training resource, Educating Now, that is being made available to all schools in School District 61.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff

Cedar Hill teacher adds new math resource for Greater Victoria schools

Saanich’s Nikki Lineham develops Educating Now system that will be used across the district

Cedar Hill middle school teacher Nikki Lineham shows the fraction circles used in many math classes. Linehan has developed a new math training resource, Educating Now, that is being made available to all schools in School District 61.                                 Dan Ebenal/News Staff
St. Luke’s production stands the test of time

St. Luke’s production stands the test of time

St. Luke’s Players perform The Twelve-Pound Look and Separate Tables Oct. 11 to 22

St. Luke’s production stands the test of time
Don Patterson takes a break with a copy of the Saanich News. The 88-year-old recently gave up his route delivering the newspaper after working for more than nine years without missing a day. Dan Ebenal/News Staff

88-year-old Saanich man never missed a day delivering the news

Saanich News carriers celebrated for National Newspaper Carrier Appreciation Week

Don Patterson takes a break with a copy of the Saanich News. The 88-year-old recently gave up his route delivering the newspaper after working for more than nine years without missing a day. Dan Ebenal/News Staff
Floral art on display in Saanich

Floral art on display in Saanich

Victoria Floral Artists Guild meets Oct. 10 at Garth Homer Centre

Floral art on display in Saanich
Leona Wade of Absolute Painting applies a fresh coat of paint to St. Luke Cedar Hill Anglican Church. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Historic Saanich church gets a fresh coat of paint

Heritage Legacy Fund will cover part of the work at St. Luke’s Anglican Church

Leona Wade of Absolute Painting applies a fresh coat of paint to St. Luke Cedar Hill Anglican Church. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Camosun College shows its colours for Orange Shirt Day

Camosun College shows its colours for Orange Shirt Day

Friday event commemorates those who attended residential schools

Camosun College shows its colours for Orange Shirt Day
Pet lover’s paradise at St. Luke’s

Pet lover’s paradise at St. Luke’s

Saanich’s St. Luke’s Church hosts Blessing of the Animals service Sunday morning

Pet lover’s paradise at St. Luke’s
Saanich Police seek missing woman

Saanich Police seek missing woman

Cynthia Marley last seen Sept. 26 in 2003 Mazda MPV

Saanich Police seek missing woman
Lydia Mills joins Franciscan Friars Jean Louis and Antony for the blessing of her basset Katie during the annual Basset Blessing. This year’s event takes place at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Beaver Lake filter beds. (Photo submitted)

Basset owners count their blessings

Basset Blessing held at the Beaver Lake filter beds at 11 a.m. Sept. 30.

Lydia Mills joins Franciscan Friars Jean Louis and Antony for the blessing of her basset Katie during the annual Basset Blessing. This year’s event takes place at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Beaver Lake filter beds. (Photo submitted)
JW-Jones brings his high-energy blues performance to the V-Lounge Sept. 29. (Photo submitted)

Saanich’s V-Lounge welcomes international bluesman

JW-Jones headlines Sept. 29 show with Bill Johnson

JW-Jones brings his high-energy blues performance to the V-Lounge Sept. 29. (Photo submitted)
Rare dog stolen from vehicle in Saanich

Rare dog stolen from vehicle in Saanich

Four-month-old redbone coonhound stolen outside Tillicum Centre

Rare dog stolen from vehicle in Saanich
Cougar on the prowl in Saanich

Cougar on the prowl in Saanich

Police advise residents in area of Royal Oak to be aware of Tuesday morning sighting

Cougar on the prowl in Saanich
You can check out some of the latest electric vehicles and even go for a spin during DriveElectricVictoria, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central middle school, 1280 Fort St.

Electric vehicle owners charged up about Victoria event

DriveElectricVictoria set for Sept. 17 in the Central middle school parking lot

You can check out some of the latest electric vehicles and even go for a spin during DriveElectricVictoria, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central middle school, 1280 Fort St.
The old Emily Carr library branch at 3500 Blanshard St. has been vacant since December 2013, leaving Saanich with a $24,000 annual bill to cover operating costs.                                Dan Ebenal/News Staff

Former Saanich library branch continues to sit vacant

Saanich faces $24,000 annual bill for former home of Emily Carr branch that closed in 2013

The old Emily Carr library branch at 3500 Blanshard St. has been vacant since December 2013, leaving Saanich with a $24,000 annual bill to cover operating costs.                                Dan Ebenal/News Staff
Beef on the block at 4-H auction

Beef on the block at 4-H auction

South Malahat District 4-H Club auction goes Labour Day at Saanich Fairgrounds

Beef on the block at 4-H auction
Crime Stoppers encourages dealers to turn in competition

Crime Stoppers encourages dealers to turn in competition

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers Facebook post suggests drug dealers boost business by sending rivals to jail

Crime Stoppers encourages dealers to turn in competition