Kyle Slavin

Saanichites opt to run for Victoria city council

Saanich residents Charlayne Thornton-Joe, Marianne Alto and John Turner are all running in Victoria.

Haro Woods deal nears completion

Several opportunities remain for public input on woodland's future

A seven-level parkade proposed by UVic was postponed by Saanich council after too many concerns were raised from the community that stemmed from a lack of meaningful public consultation.

Concerns over parkade derail UVic’s plan for sports complex

With the hopes of convincing council that the benefits of approving a new athletics facility outweighed the concerns over an included seven-level parkade, UVic asked for approval of a project that was nearly identical to what councillors didn't like back in August.

A seven-level parkade proposed by UVic was postponed by Saanich council after too many concerns were raised from the community that stemmed from a lack of meaningful public consultation.

Smart meter politicking identical to HST implementation: NDP

"It's ironic – it lines up the way the HST does," Saanich South MLA Lana Popham said. "It's a billion-dollar program and it's all been exempted from the regulatory process. It's a massive change and people don't like the idea that they don't have any say on something that's bothering them."

The three options the University of Victoria presented to soften the look of its parking garage. The first option is for a 'fin' wall with vertical panels

UVic’s contentious parkade plan back before council Oct. 4

UVic's original plans were rejected in August after councillors characterized the proposed 505-stall concrete parking garage as too big, ugly and in the wrong place on campus.

The three options the University of Victoria presented to soften the look of its parking garage. The first option is for a 'fin' wall with vertical panels
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Despite warnings, we’re still falling for scams

“Offering someone you don’t know remote access to your computer over the Internet is like giving them the keys to your house. Once access is gained, a virus or (spying) software can be placed on your computer to monitor what you’re doing or to access your banking information.”

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Victoria police officers Murray Kennett and Suki Dhesi pose with their bikes before the second-ever Tour de Rock ride in 1999 in this Victoria News photo. A Saanich officer dreamed up the ride the year previous and the Tour has gone strong since – now in its 14th year.

Looking Back: Cops for Cancer rides have their roots right here on the Island

Tour de Rock was a Saanich cop’s dream that became a reality

Victoria police officers Murray Kennett and Suki Dhesi pose with their bikes before the second-ever Tour de Rock ride in 1999 in this Victoria News photo. A Saanich officer dreamed up the ride the year previous and the Tour has gone strong since – now in its 14th year.

Man with ‘piercing green eyes’ suspected of robbing Saanich drug store

Saanich police say the man entered the Shoppers Drug Mart around 6 p.m. wearing a bandana over his face, produced a gun and demanded money from the pharmacist. He fled on foot with some cash.

Bank of Canada introducing small businesses to security features of new $100 bills

According to statistics from the Bank of Canada, counterfeiting peaked in 2004 when 553,000 fake bills were passed, resulting in a $13 million loss to the economy. Last year, 54,000 were passed resulting in a $2.6 million loss.

The results of a proposed land exchange in Haro Woods between the Saanich and the Capital Regional District

Saanich, CRD look to exchange Haro Woods lands

Agreement would see 94 per cent of the property remain as a woodland forest, attenuation tank would be installed in other six per cent

The results of a proposed land exchange in Haro Woods between the Saanich and the Capital Regional District

Pit bull had history of biting before attacking cop Saturday

The pit bull that attacked a Saanich police officer last weekend has a history of biting people, police confirmed Wednesday.

Suspected drunk driver causes havoc on Trans-Canada

A 56-year-old man seen driving erratically along the Trans-Canada Highway was arrested after a minor crash Sunday, with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.

Graham Egan in front of the Municipal Finance Authority building on Fort Street. Egan was in New York on Sept. 11

Fate intervened for Saanich resident and mayor on morning of 9/11

On Sept. 10, 2001, Saanich’s Graham Egan took the elevator up 107 storeys to the observation deck of the South Tower at the World Trade Centre.

Graham Egan in front of the Municipal Finance Authority building on Fort Street. Egan was in New York on Sept. 11
The three options the University of Victoria presented to soften the look of its parking garage. The first option is for a 'fin' wall with vertical panels

UVic’s neighbours voice concerns about traffic impacts from parkade

Open house provides opportunity to see UVic's plans for new sports complex with adjacent seven-level parking garage

The three options the University of Victoria presented to soften the look of its parking garage. The first option is for a 'fin' wall with vertical panels

Craigflower Bridge replacement moving ahead

An announcement yesterday from Ottawa confirmed that $10 million of the region's federal gas tax money will be put toward replacing the 1933-built bridge and approaches.

Police step up enforcement for busiest weekend of summer

"Anywhere people and vehicles might congregate will be a focus for us," said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen. "We have a significant complement of officers working this weekend … targeting our main through-roads: the highways, McKenzie (Avenue), Quadra (Street)."

Saanich police quartermaster Kevin Nunn

Running from Cowichan for cancer fight

Don’t mind the man donning the Union Jack short shorts slowing down traffic along the Trans-Canada Highway Saturday – he’s running for a great cause.

Saanich police quartermaster Kevin Nunn

Greater Victoria NDP candidates election ready, though premier vows to wait until spring

Premier Christie Clark may have fizzled speculation about a provincial election before May 2013, but that hasn’t stopped the B.C. New Democrats from getting ready to run.

Police boost enforcement for long weekend

Speeders, drunk drivers targeted

One of 15 new designated smoking benches at the University of Victoria where smoking is now prohibited inside Ring Road.

UVic bans smoking within Ring Road

“There hasn’t been any resistance to this,” said UVic spokesperson Patty Pitts, adding that extensive student and staff consultation has been conducted since the spring. “We did change our policy back in 2007, where we were asking people not to smoke within 10-metres of any buildings, but I understand we were still receiving complaints of second-hand smoke coming in through windows or venting systems.”

One of 15 new designated smoking benches at the University of Victoria where smoking is now prohibited inside Ring Road.
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