Sophie Heizer

Tim Black instructs police, firefighters and first responders in trauma resilience on Monday, December 9, 2019. (Courtesy Saanich Police)                                Tim Black instructs police, firefighters and first responders in trauma resilience on Monday. (Saanich Police)

Saanich police first in B.C. to offer mental health resiliency training

Departments from Oak Bay, Saanich, Central Saanich complete trauma training class

Tim Black instructs police, firefighters and first responders in trauma resilience on Monday, December 9, 2019. (Courtesy Saanich Police)                                Tim Black instructs police, firefighters and first responders in trauma resilience on Monday. (Saanich Police)
Night works on Interurban Road between North Road and Dunsterville Avenue Dec. 9-20. (Google)

Night construction means closures for Interurban Road

Traffic interruptions at Interurban Road near Wilkinson Road from Dec. 9 to 20

Night works on Interurban Road between North Road and Dunsterville Avenue Dec. 9-20. (Google)
Case Edge, executive director of the Victoria Residential Builders Association (VRBA), said the “large” DCC increase proposed by Saanich could slow or halt development entirely. (Black Press File Photo)

VRBA warns Saanich of negative consequences if new DCC bylaw approved

Builders association says the cost of increasing DCCs will be borne by consumers

Case Edge, executive director of the Victoria Residential Builders Association (VRBA), said the “large” DCC increase proposed by Saanich could slow or halt development entirely. (Black Press File Photo)
Traffic has been closed along the 1700-block of Richmond Rd due to an ongoing police incident. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

UPDATED: Man arrested on Richmond Avenue after standoff with police following ‘serious assault’

Police were called early Sunday morning following an assault in the building

Traffic has been closed along the 1700-block of Richmond Rd due to an ongoing police incident. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Office Coordinator MJ Cousins (left) and volunteer Gozde Celik chat while they work in the Saanich Volunteer Services Society office. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

New Saanich resident says volunteers get back as much as they give

Saanich Volunteers Services Society member encourages others to help the community

Office Coordinator MJ Cousins (left) and volunteer Gozde Celik chat while they work in the Saanich Volunteer Services Society office. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
A Victoria development company has submitted a proposal to the District of Saanich to replace the Gorge View Apartments with 26 townhouses, shown here in an artist’s rendering. (Abstract Developments/Supplied)

Victoria property company plans to replace Saanich apartments with townhouses

Abstract Developments plans 26 townhouses for Gorge Road West

A Victoria development company has submitted a proposal to the District of Saanich to replace the Gorge View Apartments with 26 townhouses, shown here in an artist’s rendering. (Abstract Developments/Supplied)
Camosun student starts bursary program for low-income students

Camosun student starts bursary program for low-income students

The Jor-Dawn Smith Bursary will go to one Greater Victoria graduate in spring 2020

Camosun student starts bursary program for low-income students
Semi truck impounded after driver avoids weight scales in Saanich

Semi truck impounded after driver avoids weight scales in Saanich

Driver issued 90-day roadside driving prohibition

Semi truck impounded after driver avoids weight scales in Saanich
Saanich collection truck picks up a kitchen waste tote. (Black Press File Photo)

Saanich garbage collection days to change in 2020

Check District of Saanich website to look up new collection day

Saanich collection truck picks up a kitchen waste tote. (Black Press File Photo)
Mechanics from Carriageworks Restorations work on John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls Royce Phantom V Touring Limousine at the Camosun College Automotive Shop on Thursday. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

VIDEO: John Lennon’s iconic Rolls Royce rolls into Camosun College for checkup

Royal BC Museum, Camosun College and Coachwerks Restorations come together to care for car

Mechanics from Carriageworks Restorations work on John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls Royce Phantom V Touring Limousine at the Camosun College Automotive Shop on Thursday. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team is seen outside the building in the 100-block of Gorge Road East Tuesday night, December 3, 2019. (Jo Kakewash/Supplied)

Tactical response team called to Saanich, standoff ends with one man in custody

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team was called to Gorge Road East Tuesday night

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team is seen outside the building in the 100-block of Gorge Road East Tuesday night, December 3, 2019. (Jo Kakewash/Supplied)
The driver of a red SUV crashed through the window of Kuku’s Restaurant on Burnside Road West Wednesday morning. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

UPDATED: Car crash causes extensive damage to Saanich restaurant

Driver crashes into Kuku’s Restaurant near the intersection of Burnside Road West and Harriet Road

The driver of a red SUV crashed through the window of Kuku’s Restaurant on Burnside Road West Wednesday morning. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Traffic will be affected from Dec. 5 to 6 at Foul Bay and Lansdowne Roads due to water main construction. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Water main construction to foul up traffic at Lansdowne-Foul Bay intersection

Traffic control will direct traffic Dec. 5 and 6

Traffic will be affected from Dec. 5 to 6 at Foul Bay and Lansdowne Roads due to water main construction. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Goodwill Investments Ltd. seeks a temporary use permit for a piece of land at 450 Creed Road to store unoccupied recreation vehicles, trailers and boats. (Saanich)

Company seeks temporary permit to store boats, trailers, and RVs on Saanich property

The temporary permit would be for three years with possibility of additional three-year extension

Goodwill Investments Ltd. seeks a temporary use permit for a piece of land at 450 Creed Road to store unoccupied recreation vehicles, trailers and boats. (Saanich)
The second annual Ice Festival will take place at G.R. Pearkes Rec. Centre from Dec. 20 to 26. (Saanich)

Ice Festival in Saanich needs a Grinch (and other volunteers)

The festival takes place Dec. 20 to 26 at Pearkes Rec. Centre

The second annual Ice Festival will take place at G.R. Pearkes Rec. Centre from Dec. 20 to 26. (Saanich)
Victoria property company plans to replace Tillicum bingo hall with residential housing

Victoria property company plans to replace Tillicum bingo hall with residential housing

The six-storey building proposal includes 242 rental apartments

Victoria property company plans to replace Tillicum bingo hall with residential housing
Canadian Tire cashiers, such as Tracy Boak (right), will be asking customers if they would like to donate to the campaign until Dec. 24. People who donate $5 or more will have their names placed on the wall in a paper heart. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Canadian Tire matches Fix-A-Heart campaign donations for Victoria cardiac care

Campaign started by Langford Canadian Tire owner Peter Spillette who died in 2008

Canadian Tire cashiers, such as Tracy Boak (right), will be asking customers if they would like to donate to the campaign until Dec. 24. People who donate $5 or more will have their names placed on the wall in a paper heart. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)