Saanich News Staff

Flooding closed the McKenzie interchange on the morning of Feb. 1. (DriveBC screen grab)

UPDATED: McKenzie Interchange reopens after morning flood-related closure

Second flood of the year for the new interchange

Flooding closed the McKenzie interchange on the morning of Feb. 1. (DriveBC screen grab)
Saanich is seeking residents between 16 and 24 years old willing to serve on advisory committees. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich seeks young residents to serve on 2020 advisory committees

Youth members must be between 16 and 24 years old

Saanich is seeking residents between 16 and 24 years old willing to serve on advisory committees. (Black Press Media file photo)
‘Clever’ 90-year-old Saanich resident evades vitamin phone scammer

‘Clever’ 90-year-old Saanich resident evades vitamin phone scammer

Police warn of phone scammers claiming to be from the Regional Health Authority

‘Clever’ 90-year-old Saanich resident evades vitamin phone scammer
The District of Saanich’s recently strengthened its tree protection bylaw will go into effect on Feb. 5. (Tree Protection Bylaw/District of Saanich)

New Saanich tree protection rules take effect in February

Council committed to being ‘environmental leaders and urban forest stewards,’ says Saanich mayor

The District of Saanich’s recently strengthened its tree protection bylaw will go into effect on Feb. 5. (Tree Protection Bylaw/District of Saanich)
A pedestrian was struck near Ravine Way and Blanshard Street late Thursday morning. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A pedestrian was struck near Ravine Way and Blanshard Street late Thursday morning. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Emergency crews responded to a two-car crash on Douglas Street in Saanich Saturday afternoon. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Emergency crews responded to a two-car crash on Douglas Street in Saanich Saturday afternoon. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
There’s plenty of ways to celebrate the first day of 2020 in Greater Victoria. (Unsplash)

10 ways to spend New Year’s Day 2020 in Greater Victoria

Everything from swimming to live music and a levee on Jan. 1, 2020

There’s plenty of ways to celebrate the first day of 2020 in Greater Victoria. (Unsplash)
WestPark took over the lot in November and began issuing tickets the first week of December. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Pay parking in effect at Burnside Plaza parking lot in Saanich

WestPark took over the lot in November

WestPark took over the lot in November and began issuing tickets the first week of December. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Saanich Police investigating incident at Uptown Walmart that left security guard with ‘serious’ knife wound

Saanich Police investigating incident at Uptown Walmart that left security guard with ‘serious’ knife wound

Police are still investigating this incident and will provide further updates when available

Saanich Police investigating incident at Uptown Walmart that left security guard with ‘serious’ knife wound
The last Sunday of 2019 promises to busy for BC Ferries (Black Press Media File)

Fog, possible showers, and full ferries in Greater Victoria on last Sunday of 2019

Mostly cloudy skies, some road condition changes and traffic

The last Sunday of 2019 promises to busy for BC Ferries (Black Press Media File)
Olivia Doyle, 8, helps Dylan Lee-Woods, 5, and brother Finn, 8, of the 1st CedarHill Beavers during their annual Christmas tree sale. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Olivia Doyle, 8, helps Dylan Lee-Woods, 5, and brother Finn, 8, of the 1st CedarHill Beavers during their annual Christmas tree sale. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Chelsea Wakelyn hoped a post on Facebook would help her track down the band she and her late fiancé, Kris Noesgaard, stumbled upon one late night in 2011 as the group performed in an underground parking lot in Saanich. (Photo supplied)

Saanich’s top stories of 2019

These are the stories that resonated most with our online readers

Chelsea Wakelyn hoped a post on Facebook would help her track down the band she and her late fiancé, Kris Noesgaard, stumbled upon one late night in 2011 as the group performed in an underground parking lot in Saanich. (Photo supplied)
UPDATED: Traffic congestions highways in Greater Victoria, no wait at Swartz Bay terminal

UPDATED: Traffic congestions highways in Greater Victoria, no wait at Swartz Bay terminal

Many hit the road on the Saturday before the holidays

UPDATED: Traffic congestions highways in Greater Victoria, no wait at Swartz Bay terminal
Local old-timer hockey team, the Blackhawks, on the ice at Pearkes 52-year-old Gold rink, which is set to be replaced in 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

$2.6M ice slab replacement to begin at Pearkes this spring

The concrete ice slab is past its life expectancy

Local old-timer hockey team, the Blackhawks, on the ice at Pearkes 52-year-old Gold rink, which is set to be replaced in 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Swashbucklers take the stage at St. Luke’s for Treasure Island, running Dec. 18 to Jan. 4. (Courtesy St. Luke’s Players)
Swashbucklers take the stage at St. Luke’s for Treasure Island, running Dec. 18 to Jan. 4. (Courtesy St. Luke’s Players)
Saanich will be conducting fire hydrant testing between Dec. 11 and 20. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fire hydrant testing in Saanich may cause temporary water discolouration

About 100 locations to be assessed between Dec. 11 and 20

Saanich will be conducting fire hydrant testing between Dec. 11 and 20. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crash backs up northbound lanes of Pat Bay Highway

Crash backs up northbound lanes of Pat Bay Highway

Drive BC warns of heavy congestion along busy route

Crash backs up northbound lanes of Pat Bay Highway
Tillicum Centre evacuated after pipe burst

Tillicum Centre evacuated after pipe burst

Some stores remain closed while crews mop up

Tillicum Centre evacuated after pipe burst
University of Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)

Coast Capital Savings gifts $1-million to UVic innovation centre

The centre has helped more than 500 students turn ideas in business plans

University of Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)
UPDATED: Saanich police locate 17-year-old girl reported missing on Nov. 22

UPDATED: Saanich police locate 17-year-old girl reported missing on Nov. 22

The teen was found ‘safe and sound,’ say police

UPDATED: Saanich police locate 17-year-old girl reported missing on Nov. 22