Saanich News Staff

Island Health has confirmed the first long term care facility outbreak in Greater Victoria at Veterans Memorial Lodge in Saanich. (Google Maps)

Island Health records first long-term care COVID outbreak in Greater Victoria

Veterans Memorial Lodge in Saanich confirms one positive staff member

Island Health has confirmed the first long term care facility outbreak in Greater Victoria at Veterans Memorial Lodge in Saanich. (Google Maps)
(Black Press Media file)

Webinars help Greater Victoria residents affected by dementia prepare for the holidays

COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions can add additional challenges for people living with dementia

(Black Press Media file)
Masks are mandatory for passengers on board BC Transit buses and for those waiting at covered bus stops. (BC Transit/Facebook)

Masks now mandatory on BC Transit buses, at covered bus stops

Face shields no longer meet face-covering requirements per updated policy

Masks are mandatory for passengers on board BC Transit buses and for those waiting at covered bus stops. (BC Transit/Facebook)
Penny Hart is emotional outside the Saanich Police Department as she pleads for helpt to find her son Sean Hart last seen Nov. 6 at a health institution in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: Mother of missing Saanich man begs public to help find her son

Sean Hart last seen leaving Saanich mental health facility Nov. 6

Penny Hart is emotional outside the Saanich Police Department as she pleads for helpt to find her son Sean Hart last seen Nov. 6 at a health institution in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
As of Nov. 24, all group fitness classes at Saanich recreation centres have been cancelled and a mask mandate has been implemented amid new COVID-19 public health orders. (Black Press Media file photo)

Swimming, skating continue at Saanich recreation, exercise groups cancelled

New mask mandate implemented for all common spaces

As of Nov. 24, all group fitness classes at Saanich recreation centres have been cancelled and a mask mandate has been implemented amid new COVID-19 public health orders. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Police arrest man covered in blood on heels of significant Saanich crash into woods

Resident calls in home invasion in progress after crash

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The Saanich Police Department say two women and a dog are uninjured after capsizing in the Gorge Waterway on Saturday, Nov. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two women, dog uninjured after capsizing in Gorge Waterway

Canoe believed to be overturned by fast-moving water near bridge, says Saanich PD

The Saanich Police Department say two women and a dog are uninjured after capsizing in the Gorge Waterway on Saturday, Nov. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police arrested a massage therapist following an alleged voyeurism incident on Aug. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Massage therapist faces charges following alleged voyeurism incident

Gilles-Phillipe Lavoie arrested in August, released with conditions

Saanich police arrested a massage therapist following an alleged voyeurism incident on Aug. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
Heavy rain caused wastewater contamination at Saanich and Oak Bay beaches. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD warns of wastewater overflows contaminating Greater Victoria beaches

Health advisory in place for Saanich, Oak Bay shorelines

Heavy rain caused wastewater contamination at Saanich and Oak Bay beaches. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police issued a $2,300 fine to a homeowner for violating the COVID-19 Related Measures Act by hosting a game with more than six guests on Nov. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich homeowner fined $2,300 for poker game with 10 guests

Police issued fine for violation of B.C. COVID-19 Related Measures Act

Saanich police issued a $2,300 fine to a homeowner for violating the COVID-19 Related Measures Act by hosting a game with more than six guests on Nov. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are searching for Sean Hart, who unexpectedly left a mental health facility on Nov. 6 and did not return. (Saanich Police)
Saanich police are searching for Sean Hart, who unexpectedly left a mental health facility on Nov. 6 and did not return. (Saanich Police)
Camosun College is joining other Vancouver Island post-secondary schools in hosting a virtual career fair Nov. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Virtual career fair connects Vancouver Island students with job opportunities

Camosun College organizes virtual career fair for Nov. 19

Camosun College is joining other Vancouver Island post-secondary schools in hosting a virtual career fair Nov. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police cruiser (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

UPDATED: Saanich teen found safe after going missing Nov. 4

High-risk 14-year-old girl safely located Nov. 27, police say

Saanich police cruiser (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich Police Service Dog Grimm and his handler successfully located and arrested two male suspects after a robbery at a Burnside Road West convenience store. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Saanich K9 handler, dog make double arrest after armed robbery

Two men in custody after armed robbery at Burnside Road West convenience store

Saanich Police Service Dog Grimm and his handler successfully located and arrested two male suspects after a robbery at a Burnside Road West convenience store. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
A 59-year-old woman was charged for impaired driving after crashing into the Interurban Rail Trail on Nov. 4. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Woman charged with impaired driving after crashing on Saanich cycling trail

No injuries reported after 59-year-old woman crossed oncoming traffic, hit trail fence

A 59-year-old woman was charged for impaired driving after crashing into the Interurban Rail Trail on Nov. 4. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
Saanich’s Remembrance Day ceremony will look a little different this year with no in-person audience. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Remembrance Day ceremony goes virtual

No audience at ceremony but livestream will allow community to watch

Saanich’s Remembrance Day ceremony will look a little different this year with no in-person audience. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are warning residents of a possible cougar sighting after a woman says she spotted one while driving in around 5:45 a.m. along the 1000-block of McKenzie Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Black Press Media file)

Possible cougar sighting in Saanich early Sunday morning

No other sightings reported, Conservation notified

Saanich police are warning residents of a possible cougar sighting after a woman says she spotted one while driving in around 5:45 a.m. along the 1000-block of McKenzie Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Black Press Media file)
A coven of witches paddle boarding on Elk Lake on Sunday afternoon. (Robert Day photo)

PHOTOS: Coven paddles through Saanich waters

Email your spooky images and videos to editor@saanichnews.com

A coven of witches paddle boarding on Elk Lake on Sunday afternoon. (Robert Day photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Police arrest suspect in Saanich liquor store break and enters

Windowpane removal key component in string of thefts

(Black Press Media file photo)
The NDP’s Lana Popham, who was reelected as Saanich South MLA on Oct. 24, is ready to get back to work at the B.C. legislature. Popham has served this term as agriculture minister and expects to return to the post when Premier John Horgan’s cabinet reconvenes soon. (Photo courtesy Lana Popham)

NDP’s Lana Popham reclaims Saanich South riding

Liberal candidate won’t concede ‘out of respect for those who voted by mail’

The NDP’s Lana Popham, who was reelected as Saanich South MLA on Oct. 24, is ready to get back to work at the B.C. legislature. Popham has served this term as agriculture minister and expects to return to the post when Premier John Horgan’s cabinet reconvenes soon. (Photo courtesy Lana Popham)