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Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services

Dangerous oasis: The fatal history of a popular Kootenay Lake beach

Six Mile Beach near Nelson is known for its unique sand spit. But locals have feared it for decades

 

Fall weather brings foggy oceanside mornings to Oak Bay

Fall weather brings foggy oceanside mornings to Oak Bay

Early morning beach goers are treated to a beautiful view at Willows Beach

 

Two small dogs chase a heron from the water in Cadboro Bay. (Photo submitted)

Study finds no ‘harmonious solution’ to Saanich off-leash dog restrictions

Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association present findings to council Sept. 28

 

This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
Liz Miller (left) and Carmen Arnsdorf (right), members of the Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association off-leash dog public consultation committee, talk with residents about dogs on Saanich beaches at Cadboro-Gyro Park. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Liz Miller (left) and Carmen Arnsdorf (right), members of the Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association off-leash dog public consultation committee, talk with residents about dogs on Saanich beaches at Cadboro-Gyro Park. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Beach-goers lounge in the sand, hop on paddleboards and explore the surf at Cadboro Bay beach on June 18. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Beach-goers soak up the sun at Cadboro Bay

Residents take part in summer activities along the shoreline

Beach-goers lounge in the sand, hop on paddleboards and explore the surf at Cadboro Bay beach on June 18. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
This photo of a helicopter at Cox Bay was one of several that Tofino’s manager of protective services Brent Baker forwarded to the RCMP as part of investigation now being headed by Transport Canada. (Photo courtesy of Brent Baker)

Transport Canada investigating after helicopter lands on Tofino Beach

Aircraft startles beachgoers at Cox Bay on June 14.

This photo of a helicopter at Cox Bay was one of several that Tofino’s manager of protective services Brent Baker forwarded to the RCMP as part of investigation now being headed by Transport Canada. (Photo courtesy of Brent Baker)
The Central Saanich Fire Department put out 12 beach fires at Island View Beach last weekend. (Pixabay)

Central Saanich Fire Department extinguishes 12 fires on Island View Beach

Beach fires not allowed in most Greater Victoria municipalities

The Central Saanich Fire Department put out 12 beach fires at Island View Beach last weekend. (Pixabay)
(The Canadian Press)

Beach bummer: Novel coronavirus can live in water, but is it infectious?

Living in water and being infectious in water are different things

(The Canadian Press)
Dogs are not permitted at the beach section of Mount Douglas Park from May 1 - Aug. 31 though Darrell Wick, presidents of the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society, frequently spots canine beach-goers in the summer. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Park advocate promotes ‘petiquette’ as Saanich’s seasonal dog restrictions kick in

Dog owners need to get familiar with the rules, Mount Douglas Park advocate says

Dogs are not permitted at the beach section of Mount Douglas Park from May 1 - Aug. 31 though Darrell Wick, presidents of the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society, frequently spots canine beach-goers in the summer. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
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Dog walkers bring the furry friends to Cadboro Bay beach to exercise and socialize both on and off-leash. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Review of off-leash dogs on Saanich beaches postponed until mid-July

Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association to conduct public consultation

Dog walkers bring the furry friends to Cadboro Bay beach to exercise and socialize both on and off-leash. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria biologist Jacques Sirois hopes to educate residents about the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the need to keep dogs leashed on local beaches. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

‘Give the beach a chance’: Biologist talks benefits of Saanich off-leash dog bylaw review

It’s not about being anti-dog but about ‘celebrating the natural environment’

Greater Victoria biologist Jacques Sirois hopes to educate residents about the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the need to keep dogs leashed on local beaches. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Jerry Donaldson, the self-proclaimed Cadboro Bay Dog Walker, and his “pack” pause to greet other dog owners on Cadboro Bay beach. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich dog walkers react to potential review of bylaws allowing off-leash dogs on beaches

Focus should have remained on migratory birds, not on dog behaviour, says Cadboro Bay dog walker

Jerry Donaldson, the self-proclaimed Cadboro Bay Dog Walker, and his “pack” pause to greet other dog owners on Cadboro Bay beach. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
An unleashed dog roaming on Cadboro Bay beach isn’t an uncommon sight and one Saanich councillor has called for a review of the bylaws allowing it. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Public input regarding off-leash dogs on Saanich beaches dominates council meeting

Agenda items pushed to next week after meeting hit four-hour mark

An unleashed dog roaming on Cadboro Bay beach isn’t an uncommon sight and one Saanich councillor has called for a review of the bylaws allowing it. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Chapter, a Terrier-Chihuahua mix, checks out Cadboro Bay Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)

Councillor calls for review of off-leash dogs on Saanich beaches

‘This isn’t about loving or hating dogs, it’s about finding the right balance’ councillor says

Chapter, a Terrier-Chihuahua mix, checks out Cadboro Bay Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)