Saanich News Staff

Bukwila by Art Thompson, set at the steps of Lansdowne campus’ Wilna Thomas Cultural Centre, has been welcoming students to campus since 1997. (Photo courtesy of Camosun College)

World-renowned artist’s legacy lives on at Camosun College

Art Thompson made untold contributions toward Indigenous education, art and advocacy

Bukwila by Art Thompson, set at the steps of Lansdowne campus’ Wilna Thomas Cultural Centre, has been welcoming students to campus since 1997. (Photo courtesy of Camosun College)
Saanich police detectives are investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred near Glanford Park on the evening of Dec. 29, 2020 and have shared an artist’s rendering of the individual. (Image via Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Saanich police release sketch of suspect sought in December sexual assault

Anyone with information asked to contact detectives, Crime Stoppers

Saanich police detectives are investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred near Glanford Park on the evening of Dec. 29, 2020 and have shared an artist’s rendering of the individual. (Image via Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
A group of dogs played together on Cadboro Bay beach in February 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
A group of dogs played together on Cadboro Bay beach in February 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
With the help of a $110,000 federal grant, Saanich will be adding 22 new EV chargers for its municipal fleet to reduce emissions from district operations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich adds 22 new EV chargers for municipal fleet to reduce corporate emissions

Federal grant adds $110,000 jolt to project, installation to be completed fall 2022

With the help of a $110,000 federal grant, Saanich will be adding 22 new EV chargers for its municipal fleet to reduce emissions from district operations. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police ticketed a driver they caught going 113 km/h on McKenzie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver ticketed, has vehicle impounded for going 113 km/h on McKenzie Avenue

Saanich police impounded the driver’s vehicle for a week

Saanich police ticketed a driver they caught going 113 km/h on McKenzie Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich is preparing to repave Quadra Street between McKenzie Avenue and Falmouth Road. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Repaving, culvert replacement begins on Quadra Street in Saanich

Lane closures, traffic impacts expected over several weeks

Saanich is preparing to repave Quadra Street between McKenzie Avenue and Falmouth Road. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Youth sustains minor injuries in stabbing at Saanich Plaza

Suspect under age of 16 taken into custody, no risk to the public, police say

(Black Press Media file photo)
The province is pitching in to tackle toxicity in Elk and Beaver Lake, popular swimming and rowing spots for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photos)

Province funds $750k to help CRD tackle toxic algae blooms in Saanich lakes

Technology expected to be installed by April 1, 2022, and cost about $1.4 million

The province is pitching in to tackle toxicity in Elk and Beaver Lake, popular swimming and rowing spots for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photos)
Residents need to be equipped to sustain themselves and their families for about seven days after an emergency. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich fire, emergency program share household tips for crisis preparation

Residents encouraged to get ready for Emergency Preparedness Week

Residents need to be equipped to sustain themselves and their families for about seven days after an emergency. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Fire insurance premiums could drop in rural Saanich

Fire department’s ability to shuttle water affects more than 680 rural residents

(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Bear spotted on Saanich trail serves as reminder to be aware

Animal did not behave in an aggressive manner

(Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency crews responded to two serious crashes in Saanich over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency crews responded to two serious crashes in Saanich over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Camosun College student Riley Briscoe has received a $5,000 bursary from Colleges and Institutes Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

$5,000 bursary lessens financial load for Camosun College student

Riley Briscoe hopes to work at Victoria hospital following completion of medical radiography program

Camosun College student Riley Briscoe has received a $5,000 bursary from Colleges and Institutes Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich residents unable to pay property taxes on time will face staggered late fees. (Derek Ford/District of Saanich)

Saanich permanently adjusts late penalty for property taxes

5% penalties added to taxes paid after July 2 then again Sept. 1

Saanich residents unable to pay property taxes on time will face staggered late fees. (Derek Ford/District of Saanich)
Saanich police are seeking a suspect in connection to a robbery on April 9 at the Uptown Best Buy. (Photo courtesy Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Suspect sought in knifepoint theft at Saanich Best Buy

Individual spotted on camera at Uptown Shopping Centre

Saanich police are seeking a suspect in connection to a robbery on April 9 at the Uptown Best Buy. (Photo courtesy Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Multi-home fire deemed arson by Saanich investigators

Detectives looking for dashcam footage from the area

(Black Press Media file photo)
Construction of a new bike skills area at Saanich’s McMinn Park – phase two of improvements planned for the park – is set to begin the week of May 3 and conclude in late June. (Google Streetview)

Saanich gears up for construction of new bike skills track at McMinn Park

Work on track to begin May 3, minor trail disruptions expected

Construction of a new bike skills area at Saanich’s McMinn Park – phase two of improvements planned for the park – is set to begin the week of May 3 and conclude in late June. (Google Streetview)
Highlands Fire Department and paramedics rescued an injured hiker at Lone Tree Hill in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich, Central Saanich and Highlands fire departments implement updated mutual aid partnerships

New agreements ensure cross-border cooperation, efficient response in high-risk incidents

Highlands Fire Department and paramedics rescued an injured hiker at Lone Tree Hill in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
Camosun students film footage for the new virtual simulation game at the Alex and Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness. (Photo courtesy of Camosun College)

Camosun College nursing students bring their virtual A-game

Saanich college develops simulation to aid in training of nursing students

Camosun students film footage for the new virtual simulation game at the Alex and Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness. (Photo courtesy of Camosun College)
Elementary school students sit on board a school bus in Wheeling, Ill. in late March 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

New COVID-19 exposure reported at Saanich elementary school

Students, staff at Northridge Elementary School may have been exposed April 19

Elementary school students sit on board a school bus in Wheeling, Ill. in late March 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)