Kyle Slavin

Knife-wielding man gets punch instead of bullet

A Saanich police officer subdued a young man by punching him in the face early Friday morning after he wouldn't drop a large kitchen knife

Saanich police say a large grow-op was found Thursday in a large home at the corner of Lansdowne and Dean Road.

Large grow-op busted near Camosun

More than 500 marijuana plants were found inside a Saanich home after B.C. Hydro tipped police off to a theft of electricity.

Saanich police say a large grow-op was found Thursday in a large home at the corner of Lansdowne and Dean Road.
Popular children’s entertainer Fred Penner headlines the Island Children’s Festival this weekend.

Funnyman Fred Penner highlights kids fest

Island Children’s Festival runs Saturday, May 12, 1 to 5 p.m.

Popular children’s entertainer Fred Penner headlines the Island Children’s Festival this weekend.
Members of the Saanich police street crimes unit and the RCMP's clandestine lab team don hazmat suits while looking inside a pickup truck parked on a property where the makings of a chemical drug lab were found. Police have been on scene

Police dismantle potential drug lab in Gordon Head

A slew of unlabelled chemicals, believed to be the makings of a drug lab in-progress, were found inside a shed at a Gordon Head home.

Members of the Saanich police street crimes unit and the RCMP's clandestine lab team don hazmat suits while looking inside a pickup truck parked on a property where the makings of a chemical drug lab were found. Police have been on scene

Greater Victoria MPs react to Harper’s first year

A year ago this week, Canadians headed to the polls to elect Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s first majority government since 2004.

WorkSafeBC says the University of Victoria failed to protect the health and safety of employees working in the Sedgewick Building

EXCLUSIVE: UVic told to address workers’ chronic health problems linked to ‘sick building’

A critical report from WorkSafeBC says high levels of mould and carbon dioxide were found in UVic's Sedgewick building in late 2009.

WorkSafeBC says the University of Victoria failed to protect the health and safety of employees working in the Sedgewick Building

Column: Liberal win requires alternate reality

It’s May 13, 2013 – provincial election day in B.C.
Premier Kevin Falcon vows to hold onto his party’s majority.

Saanich taxpayers in for $100,000, if Greater Victoria wins bid to host Junos

If the Capital Region's Juno bid is successful, the funds would come from each municipality's 2013/14 budgets.

Texting driver hits two parked cars

The young driver immediately took responsibility for the crash and said: "I'm not gonna lie, I was texting," police said.

Grade 9 student Elizabeth Kyle

Hens help Saanich high school teach hands-on food security

Reynolds students raise hens to give to families to promote local food sources

Grade 9 student Elizabeth Kyle
More than 100 million people have watched an online video on the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army. The video urges people to plaster posters about Joseph Kony around their city on April 20.

Getting to know Kony

Kony video has sparked what Victoria-based documentary filmmaker Jordan Clark calls “the first social media revolution.”

More than 100 million people have watched an online video on the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army. The video urges people to plaster posters about Joseph Kony around their city on April 20.
Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen stands beside the Yamaha R1 that was seen in a video online travelling along the Trans-Canada Highway at 299 km/h.

Saanich police seize speeding motorcycle from video, slap owner with $1,449 in fines

Esquimalt mom fined after video posted online showing her bike travelling at speeds of 299 km/h. Police believe her son was the driver

Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen stands beside the Yamaha R1 that was seen in a video online travelling along the Trans-Canada Highway at 299 km/h.
Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen inspects a 12.5-inch kitchen knife that was seized off a man who was also carrying a replica .45 calibre firearm

Man arrested after search turns up weapons, balaclava and handcuffs

When questioned by the officers about why he was carrying the weapons, the man told the police it was for protection.

Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen inspects a 12.5-inch kitchen knife that was seized off a man who was also carrying a replica .45 calibre firearm

Craigflower Bridge construction delayed until 2013

Environmental, archaeological permits still needed before builders can be hired

Cristina Sousa

Decision to close golf course restaurant was contrary to staff recommendation

According to documents obtained by the News, Saanich council chose an option that was more severe than what their staff suggested.

Cristina Sousa

UPDATE: Privacy commissioner says UVic breached privacy act by not protecting employee information

B.C.'s information and privacy commissioner releases report on data breach at UVic that saw personal info for 12,000 employees stolen

Officer assaulted while responding to street fight

Saanich police officer kicked, punched multiple times while attempting to arrest man involved in fight

Tom Cockburn

Bone up on dino facts at weekend Fossil Fair

Victoria Palaeontology Society's 16th annual Fossil Fair runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 24 and 25, at 3873 Swan Lake Rd.

Tom Cockburn

Identity, credit card theft investigation continues

Saanich police look into identity theft, credit card fraud after making multiple arrests

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.

Saanich community association ‘offended’ by UVic’s new parkade option

University of Victoria's attempts to quell neighbours' concerns surrounding a proposed parkade have apparently failed.

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.