Kyle Slavin

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.

UVic’s latest parkade plan embraces community concerns

Open houses Saturday and Tuesday will give Saanich residents an opportunity to gauge five new parking garage options

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.
Catherine Sloot

Blood on the water: Changes allow clinic to use B.C. Ferries for shipping

The Canadian Blood Services (CBS) clinic on Saanich Road is about to make blood donations even more valuable

Catherine Sloot

Centenarian warned for speeding in school zone

The 100-year-old man was clocked driving his Buick Century 50 km/h in the 5000-block of Cordova Bay Rd.

Alert bank teller saves Saanich couple from ‘grandparent scam’

An elderly German couple living in Saanich was woken up early Saturday morning by a panicked female caller, in need of $40,000.

Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen stands beside the police department's newest fleet vehicle – a Mitsubishi i-MiEV. It's the first fully electric vehicle for the department. The car will be used by civilian employees who travel between the Saanich police station and the court in downtown Victoria.

Saanich purchases green police car

Saanich police now have an electric vehicle – a 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV – partially paid for through the municipality's carbon trust fund.

Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen stands beside the police department's newest fleet vehicle – a Mitsubishi i-MiEV. It's the first fully electric vehicle for the department. The car will be used by civilian employees who travel between the Saanich police station and the court in downtown Victoria.
A tow operator from Totem Towing tends to a Honda Civic that was involved in a crash with a B.C. Transit bus on Tuesday morning. Both the car and the damaged bus

UPDATED: Car crashes into bus during morning commute in Saanich

Three people sent to hospital including the driver of a B.C. Transit bus after a collision with a Honda Civic early Tuesday.

A tow operator from Totem Towing tends to a Honda Civic that was involved in a crash with a B.C. Transit bus on Tuesday morning. Both the car and the damaged bus

Weekend oil spill the sixth in Saanich in six months

On Sunday, crews were called to the 2800-block of Adelaide Ave. after a sheen of oil was reportedly seen in a nearby ditch.

Remorseful man pays back victims for drunken vandalism

The man returned to the Saanich police department headquarters soon after with $220 in cash to pay for the broken car window.

Saanich business targetted by metal thieves

More than 225 kilograms of aluminum piping was stolen sometime between the evening of Friday, Feb. 25 and the morning of Monday, Feb. 27.

Saanich sexual assault case earns offender ‘dangerous offender’ status

In July 2008, Saanich police charged Robert Charles Lawrence with sexual assault and overcoming resistance by strangulation.

Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin

Saanich and Victoria look to create new ‘midtown’ region on Douglas

At Wednesday's joint council meeting, B.C. Transit asks Saanich, Victoria to support funding to help make rapid transit decisions

Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin

B.C. Transit spends $5M on land for Uptown exchange

Purchase is the last piece of the puzzle to build a transit exchange at Uptown in Saanich.

Claremont secondary school’s Gay-Straight Alliance members Jay (last name withheld)

Safe at school: Saanich school district takes action against bullying

High school’s gay-straight alliance looks to educate, promote acceptance, and reduce harassment, isolation and depression

Claremont secondary school’s Gay-Straight Alliance members Jay (last name withheld)

Saanich hosts Victoria for joint council meeting Wednesday

Eight Saanich councillors, eight Victoria councillors and both municipalities’ respective mayors are expected to meet

Police announce multiple arrests after rash of copper wire thefts

Two cyclists "prowling around" businesses near Glanford and Vanalman avenues were spotted by Regional Crime Unit officers Feb. 18.

Colquitz River polluted – again – after 630 litres of heating oil spills in Saanich

Another home heating oil spill in Saanich pollutes Colquitz River after tank's fuel line fails

Saanich councillors Dean Murdock and Nichola Wade both resigned Thursday from the Provincial Capital Commission board after the province announced it plans to sell off surplus provincial lands.

Two Saanich councillors resign from PCC board over B.C. budget

Councillors Dean Murdock and Nichola Wade resign following the revelation the province will sell off surplus land.

Saanich councillors Dean Murdock and Nichola Wade both resigned Thursday from the Provincial Capital Commission board after the province announced it plans to sell off surplus provincial lands.
Crews dig up oil-contaminated soil in the 2800-block of Adelaide Ave. in Saanich after an estimated 300 litres of home heating oil spilled on Feb. 3.

Oil tank spills continue to cause concern in Saanich

At least three more home heating tanks in Saanich have had spills, leaking at least 400 more litres of oil into the ground

Crews dig up oil-contaminated soil in the 2800-block of Adelaide Ave. in Saanich after an estimated 300 litres of home heating oil spilled on Feb. 3.

UVic plans open houses to gather feedback on controversial parkade

Last year, Saanich council twice rejected the university’s plan for a Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA).

Victoria’s free Wi-Fi network grows with grant

“What we’re doing is for the benefit of the city, and once (businesses) realize that, they sign up,” said MeshMesh project manager.