Saanich

Debris is strewn along the 3300-block of Cook Street following a high-speed vehicle incident involving one driver and multiple parked cars. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich police subdue driver after high-speed, crash-filled trip down Cook Street

Man refused help from witness, was taken to hospital in ‘medical distress’

Debris is strewn along the 3300-block of Cook Street following a high-speed vehicle incident involving one driver and multiple parked cars. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Burnside Road West will be fully closed between Prospect Lake Road and Meadow Park Lane as of July 7. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich road closed until September

Full road closure for section of Burnside Road West

Burnside Road West will be fully closed between Prospect Lake Road and Meadow Park Lane as of July 7. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Members of Canada’s national rowing program gather for a photo with federal Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge (centre, in pants), following a funding announcement July 5 benefiting grassroots rowing programs and the new national team training facility in the Cowichan Valley. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Rowing community on Vancouver Island welcomes restart funding

Funding coming for grassroots programs, national training centre infrastructure

Members of Canada’s national rowing program gather for a photo with federal Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge (centre, in pants), following a funding announcement July 5 benefiting grassroots rowing programs and the new national team training facility in the Cowichan Valley. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie addresses media during a Tuesday (July 5) briefing on the conditions of three Saanich officers wounded while responding as members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team to a bank robbery on June 28. Three Victoria officers with GVERT were also injured in the response. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

UPDATE: Two Saanich officers still in hospital one week after fatal bank shootout

Chief reconsiders naming officers after speaking with them and families

Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie addresses media during a Tuesday (July 5) briefing on the conditions of three Saanich officers wounded while responding as members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team to a bank robbery on June 28. Three Victoria officers with GVERT were also injured in the response. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, the 22-year-old brothers from Duncan killed by police outside a Shelbourne Street bank June 28 in Saanich, each made previous contact with the Canadian Armed Forces. (Courtesy of BC RCMP)

Saanich bank heist brothers sampled Canadian military, never served: CAF

Mathew Auchterlonie applied but failed aptitude test, Isaac did Soldier for a Day

Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, the 22-year-old brothers from Duncan killed by police outside a Shelbourne Street bank June 28 in Saanich, each made previous contact with the Canadian Armed Forces. (Courtesy of BC RCMP)
Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is in Victoria at the Starry Night Pavilion opens at Bayview Place on Oct. 14. (Courtesy Taro PR)

At the Galleries: Explore a variety of mediums and artists this summer in Victoria

Bateman Foundation offers a peek into the artist’s life

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Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is in Victoria at the Starry Night Pavilion opens at Bayview Place on Oct. 14. (Courtesy Taro PR)
Blacked out fencing seals off the crime scene that is the BMO bank at Shelbourne and Pear streets in Saanich on Thursday evening (June 30). On Saturday (July 2), Saanich Police announced the crime scene had been released and Shelbourne and Pear streets had been completely reopened to traffic and pedestrians. (Black Press Media file photo)

Shelbourne Street reopens following Saanich shootout

Saanich Police say the crime scene at the Bank of Montreal has been released

Blacked out fencing seals off the crime scene that is the BMO bank at Shelbourne and Pear streets in Saanich on Thursday evening (June 30). On Saturday (July 2), Saanich Police announced the crime scene had been released and Shelbourne and Pear streets had been completely reopened to traffic and pedestrians. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Alex Berube speaks Saturday (July 2) during a media update on the investigation into the June 28 bank robbery in Saanich, which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich bank shootout suspects confirmed as 22-year-old twins from Duncan

No motive is known and police continue to ask the public to come forward with any information

BC RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Alex Berube speaks Saturday (July 2) during a media update on the investigation into the June 28 bank robbery in Saanich, which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Crowds troop down Gorge Road West at the Gorge Canada Day Picnic on July 1 in Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Crowds flock to return of Gorge Canada Day Picnic in Saanich

Food, music, art, family fun and more part ofJuly 1 celebrations

Crowds troop down Gorge Road West at the Gorge Canada Day Picnic on July 1 in Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Thursday (June 30) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

VIDEO: Police, coroners working to identify suspects in Saanich bank shootout

Police looking for information on vehicle believed to be associated with suspects

Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Thursday (June 30) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Members of Raven Baroque gather atop the reservoir on Mount Tolmie, where they’ll perform July 1 in the first of a series of free period music concerts around the region this summer. (Courtesy Raven Baroque)

Canada Day classical concert hits the heights in Saanich

July 1 Raven Baroque performance on Mount Tolmie opens summer celebrations series

Members of Raven Baroque gather atop the reservoir on Mount Tolmie, where they’ll perform July 1 in the first of a series of free period music concerts around the region this summer. (Courtesy Raven Baroque)
Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (June 29) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Saanich police update wounded officers’ conditions, confirm explosive device disposal

3 officers shot in bank robbery attempt recovering at home, 3 others still in hospital

Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (June 29) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Police continue their investigation Wednesday at the scene of a bank robbery Tuesday in Saanich which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich block remains closed, coroners service removes bodies from scene of bank shooting

Saanich, Victoria and Esquimalt mayors issue joint statement calling for support

Police continue their investigation Wednesday at the scene of a bank robbery Tuesday in Saanich which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Multiple people have been injured during a gunfire exchange at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Multiple people have been injured during a gunfire exchange at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The recently unveiled Summer on the Lawn installation at Uptown aims to be inviting to young families, shoppers looking to relax and people looking to get together. (Photo by Sarah Reynolds/Uptown)

Saanich shopping centre encourages lounging on new lawn

Uptown unveils its latest family-friendly installation on pedestrian boulevard

The recently unveiled Summer on the Lawn installation at Uptown aims to be inviting to young families, shoppers looking to relax and people looking to get together. (Photo by Sarah Reynolds/Uptown)
A rendering of the proposed Mateah development at Glanford and Enterprise Crescent. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)

Variety of new housing options, amenities spur approval of Saanich development

Mateah proposal for Glanford Road, Enterprise Crescent to add 250 new homes

A rendering of the proposed Mateah development at Glanford and Enterprise Crescent. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)
Gustavson School of Business professor Brent Mainprize (left), co-founder of the Indigenous Advancement of Cultural Entrepreneurship program with Frank Parnell (right), then-CEO of the Tribal Resources Investment Corporation, helped celebrate the program’s 50th cohort recently at the University of Victoria. (Brent Mainprize/Twitter)

50th cohort graduates from Indigenous/UVic co-designed entrepreneurship program

714 grads, more than 230 businesses launched in 9 years of I-ACE existence

Gustavson School of Business professor Brent Mainprize (left), co-founder of the Indigenous Advancement of Cultural Entrepreneurship program with Frank Parnell (right), then-CEO of the Tribal Resources Investment Corporation, helped celebrate the program’s 50th cohort recently at the University of Victoria. (Brent Mainprize/Twitter)
Volunteers work to pull invasive species out of the forest at the Queenswood property in Saanich on June 26. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Green Team)

Green team volunteers tackle invasive species on UVic property in Saanich

Invasive species pull the third visit to Queenswood, next one planned for July 23

Volunteers work to pull invasive species out of the forest at the Queenswood property in Saanich on June 26. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Green Team)
North Saanich has signalled its support in principle for a regional EV charging network but Patricia Bay Park might not end up being the final location of North Saanich’s part of the network. (Courtesy of Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)

Regional EV charging network proposal gets green light from North Saanich in principle

But council also asks staff to work with CRD on future locations

North Saanich has signalled its support in principle for a regional EV charging network but Patricia Bay Park might not end up being the final location of North Saanich’s part of the network. (Courtesy of Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)
Reynolds secondary teacher Heather Coey was presented with the Long Term Achievement award as part of the 2022 Saanich Environmental Awards handed out at the June 20 council meeting. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich environmental champions honoured with awards

Winners recognized in multiple categories for environmental stewardship

Reynolds secondary teacher Heather Coey was presented with the Long Term Achievement award as part of the 2022 Saanich Environmental Awards handed out at the June 20 council meeting. (Courtesy District of Saanich)