Kyle Slavin

Saanich taxpayers in for $100,000, if Greater Victoria wins bid to host Junos

If the Capital Region's Juno bid is successful, the funds would come from each municipality's 2013/14 budgets.

More than 100 million people have watched an online video on the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army. The video urges people to plaster posters about Joseph Kony around their city on April 20.

Getting to know Kony

Kony video has sparked what Victoria-based documentary filmmaker Jordan Clark calls “the first social media revolution.”

More than 100 million people have watched an online video on the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army. The video urges people to plaster posters about Joseph Kony around their city on April 20.
Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen stands beside the Yamaha R1 that was seen in a video online travelling along the Trans-Canada Highway at 299 km/h.

Saanich police seize speeding motorcycle from video, slap owner with $1,449 in fines

Esquimalt mom fined after video posted online showing her bike travelling at speeds of 299 km/h. Police believe her son was the driver

Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen stands beside the Yamaha R1 that was seen in a video online travelling along the Trans-Canada Highway at 299 km/h.
Cristina Sousa

Early sales slow for annual passes at Cedar Hill golf course

Number of annual passes purchased to play at the Cedar Hill Golf Course is down by 15 per cent this year compared to last

Cristina Sousa
Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen inspects a 12.5-inch kitchen knife that was seized off a man who was also carrying a replica .45 calibre firearm

Man arrested after search turns up weapons, balaclava and handcuffs

When questioned by the officers about why he was carrying the weapons, the man told the police it was for protection.

Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen inspects a 12.5-inch kitchen knife that was seized off a man who was also carrying a replica .45 calibre firearm
Dave McAra

Saanich prepares to launch kitchen scrap recycling program

Saanich's pilot project runs May through July in two select neighbourhoods.

Dave McAra

Craigflower Bridge construction delayed until 2013

Environmental, archaeological permits still needed before builders can be hired

UPDATE: Privacy commissioner says UVic breached privacy act by not protecting employee information

B.C.'s information and privacy commissioner releases report on data breach at UVic that saw personal info for 12,000 employees stolen

Cristina Sousa

Decision to close golf course restaurant was contrary to staff recommendation

According to documents obtained by the News, Saanich council chose an option that was more severe than what their staff suggested.

Cristina Sousa
Members of the RCMP's clandestine lab team work in the parking lot of the Saanich police station after what police believe to be a mobile meth lab was found in the truck on a rental vehicle.

Arrest leads to discovery of possible mobile meth lab in Saanich

Saanich police seized the Nissan Rogue late Wednesday afternoon after "a bunch of strange chemicals" were found in the trunk

Members of the RCMP's clandestine lab team work in the parking lot of the Saanich police station after what police believe to be a mobile meth lab was found in the truck on a rental vehicle.

Fire torches Saanich garage Monday morning

Saanich fire crews responded to the 100-block of Hartland Ave. around 5:15 a.m., March 26, and found a detached three-car garage in flames.

Officer assaulted while responding to street fight

Saanich police officer kicked, punched multiple times while attempting to arrest man involved in fight

Tom Cockburn

Bone up on dino facts at weekend Fossil Fair

Victoria Palaeontology Society's 16th annual Fossil Fair runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 24 and 25, at 3873 Swan Lake Rd.

Tom Cockburn
Steve Brown

30,000 litres of sewage contaminates Cordova Bay beach after pipe bursts

The underground PVC pipe, roughly 4.5 metres underground, broke around 9:30 a.m., March 21.

Steve Brown

Saanich mayor spent nearly six times more to get elected in 2011 than in 2008

Frank Leonard spent $62,061, according to his disclosure statements. He spent $10,095 in 2008.

Identity, credit card theft investigation continues

Saanich police look into identity theft, credit card fraud after making multiple arrests

UVic parkade goes back to the drawing board

Open houses end for university – public reaction is mixed to the five parkade options

Saanich police arrest woman after stolen credit card shopping spree

The woman would use a debit card to make purchases, but would manually enter stolen credit card information.

Gordon Head resident Alastair Wade checks out the new plans the University of Victoria has on the table with regards to its proposed parkade during an open house at Lambrick Park secondary.

Saanich community association ‘offended’ by UVic’s new parkade option

University of Victoria's attempts to quell neighbours' concerns surrounding a proposed parkade have apparently failed.

Gordon Head resident Alastair Wade checks out the new plans the University of Victoria has on the table with regards to its proposed parkade during an open house at Lambrick Park secondary.

Suspect arrested after stolen credit info fraud spree

Saanich police arrest 30-year-old woman who used stolen credit card information to make purchases around the province