Saanich News Staff

Stay tuned for the Monsters Haunted House at the former University Heights movie theatre through October. (Pixabay photo)

Dark, vacant Saanich theatre set to scare for Halloween

Monsters Haunted House comes to University Heights Shopping Centre

Stay tuned for the Monsters Haunted House at the former University Heights movie theatre through October. (Pixabay photo)
Northbound traffic on the Pat Bay Highway was backing up into Royal Oak Drive at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, after a crash near Haliburton Road. (Drive BC traffic camera)

UPDATE: Traffic moving again after 4-vehicle crash on Pat Bay Highway

Saanich police say driver inattentiveness believed to be cause of crash

Northbound traffic on the Pat Bay Highway was backing up into Royal Oak Drive at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, after a crash near Haliburton Road. (Drive BC traffic camera)
A 43-year-old Saanich man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault that happened Sept. 10 on a local transit bus. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police arrest man in relation to Sept. 10 sexual assault on transit bus

Police took 43-year-old into custody on weekend, after making plea to public for help

A 43-year-old Saanich man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault that happened Sept. 10 on a local transit bus. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Saanich Fire Department is reminding residents it will not ask for monetary donations over the phone after reports of scammers targeting local residents. (Black Press Media file photo)

Scammers masquerading as firefighters targeting Saanich residents

Saanich Fire Department issues warning after scammers attempt to solicit money from victims

The Saanich Fire Department is reminding residents it will not ask for monetary donations over the phone after reports of scammers targeting local residents. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police closed a block of Seaton Street Sept. 19 for an ongoing investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigation closes Saanich block Sunday night

Seaton Street, from Cadillac to Crease avenues, closed for several hours Sept. 19

Saanich police closed a block of Seaton Street Sept. 19 for an ongoing investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Lochside Trail on Sept. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek suspect after woman sexually assaulted on Lochside Trail in Saanich

Investigation follows Sept. 6 incident, suspect matching deescription also seen Sept. 9

Saanich Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Lochside Trail on Sept. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Saanich Police Department is looking to identify a suspect in connection to a sexual assault investigation. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police Department)

Woman sexually assaulted on bus leaving University of Victoria

Saanich Police Department looking to identify suspect in Sept. 10 investigation

The Saanich Police Department is looking to identify a suspect in connection to a sexual assault investigation. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Police Department)
Eat in or take out from dozens of restaurants and eateries from Greater Victoria, Sooke and the Cowichan Valley in a celebration of Camosun College and its place among local cuisine, Sept. 16 to 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria dining event inspires Camosun foodie affair

Follow #CamosunEats, keep an eye out for themed dishes at south Island eateries Sept. 16-23

Eat in or take out from dozens of restaurants and eateries from Greater Victoria, Sooke and the Cowichan Valley in a celebration of Camosun College and its place among local cuisine, Sept. 16 to 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich firefighters were called to the Gorge Waterway early Tuesday (Sept. 7) morning to extinguish a fire on a boat anchored just off shore. (Photo courtesy Saanich Fire Department)
Saanich firefighters were called to the Gorge Waterway early Tuesday (Sept. 7) morning to extinguish a fire on a boat anchored just off shore. (Photo courtesy Saanich Fire Department)
University of Victoria students and staff show high vaccination rates in a recent survey. (Courtesy of UVic)

University of Victoria survey shows high vax uptake; campus return details clarified

More than 95 per cent of students, faculty and staff responding have had first or second dose

University of Victoria students and staff show high vaccination rates in a recent survey. (Courtesy of UVic)
Saanich police officers and dogs remain on scene at the Galloping Goose Trail between Carey and Tillicum roads where they are investigating an early morning incident. (Megan Atkins-Baker)

UPDATE: Saanich highway reopens after early-morning incident hospitalizes man

Police closed Trans-Canada Highway between Carey and Tillicum roads Friday morning

Saanich police officers and dogs remain on scene at the Galloping Goose Trail between Carey and Tillicum roads where they are investigating an early morning incident. (Megan Atkins-Baker)
Janice and Donald MacDonald learned they’d won the guaranteed prize draw with their Lotto 6/49 ticket they purchased at the Royal Oak Country Grocer on July 28. (Courtesy BCLC)

Victoria couple celebrates lotto win with $1M game of telephone

‘I thought I had won $1,000 and then I put my glasses on and realized there were a lot more zeros’

Janice and Donald MacDonald learned they’d won the guaranteed prize draw with their Lotto 6/49 ticket they purchased at the Royal Oak Country Grocer on July 28. (Courtesy BCLC)
(Google maps)

UPDATE: Quadra Street crash cleared near Tattersall Drive

No injuries reported in Tuesday morning crash

(Google maps)
Waterfit Instructor Kathleen Baker leads a class from poolside at the Saanich Commonwealth Place recreational centre. The pool along with other amenities will be closed for a planned power outage. (Black Press Media file photo)

Planned outage for Saanich’s Commonwealth Place as crews complete transformer repairs

The entire recreation facility will be closed Sept. 6 to 16 with full reopening Sept. 20

Waterfit Instructor Kathleen Baker leads a class from poolside at the Saanich Commonwealth Place recreational centre. The pool along with other amenities will be closed for a planned power outage. (Black Press Media file photo)
A person in a motorized wheelchair was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle near Ravine Way and Blanshard Street on Aug. 26. (Photo courtesy of Laura Cross)

Person taken to hospital after collision on Saanich roadway

They suffered non-life-threatening injuries

A person in a motorized wheelchair was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle near Ravine Way and Blanshard Street on Aug. 26. (Photo courtesy of Laura Cross)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police issue warning after second cougar sighting in 2 days

Gordon Head park the scene of 2 cougar reports Aug. 23 and 25

(Black Press Media file photo)
Shelbourne Community Kitchen program co-ordinator Kim Cummins (left) and former board chair Laura Cochrane take stock of the supplies in the kitchen’s pantry. (Black Press Media file photo)

Anonymous donation helps fill the cupboards at Saanich community kitchen

Shelbourne Community Kitchen moves to new location in September

Shelbourne Community Kitchen program co-ordinator Kim Cummins (left) and former board chair Laura Cochrane take stock of the supplies in the kitchen’s pantry. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Young cougar spotted in Saanich park

Parks department confirms provincial conservation service

(Black Press Media file photo)
A cyclist was hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Saanich on Thursday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cyclist hospitalized with serious injuries after being hit by vehicle in Saanich

Grange Road, Tulip Avenue intersection closed to traffic due to investigation

A cyclist was hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Saanich on Thursday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks at a campaign stop in Saanich. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Trudeau promises Liberals will invest $9 billion into long-term care during stop in Saanich

Justin Trudeau makes campaign stop in Greater Victoria

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks at a campaign stop in Saanich. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)