Saanich News Staff

A light post was hit by a car and knocked over Tuesday morning, blocking traffic at the intersection of Cook Street and Finlayson Street. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Driver crashes into streetlight in Saanich, blocks traffic at Cook and Finlayson

Crews were still working to clear the intersection just after 9 a.m.

A light post was hit by a car and knocked over Tuesday morning, blocking traffic at the intersection of Cook Street and Finlayson Street. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Myla Bui snuggles with her sister Leila. (File photo/GoFundMe)

Driver charged in Saanich crash that left Lelia Bui in unresponsive state to appear in court

Tenessa Rayann Lyric Nikirk is charged with one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm

Myla Bui snuggles with her sister Leila. (File photo/GoFundMe)
Almost every week in Canada someone with dementia goes missing. (Black Press file)

Free workshops open dementia dialogue for Greater Victoria families

Alzheimer Society of B.C. supports Greater Victoria families with sessons Nov. 25 and 29

Almost every week in Canada someone with dementia goes missing. (Black Press file)
A second cyclist, this time in Saanich, has been struck during the Thursday morning commute in Greater Victoria. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Second cyclist struck during morning commute in Greater Victoria

Saanich crash involving a cyclist at the Braefoot Road, Epsom Drive and Cedar Hill Cross Road intersection

A second cyclist, this time in Saanich, has been struck during the Thursday morning commute in Greater Victoria. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
UVic Vikes women’s basketball team took on the visiting Thompson Rivers WolfPack in an 83 to 65 victory in 2018. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Two wins in one night for Vikes basketball

UVic Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams victorious on Saturday

UVic Vikes women’s basketball team took on the visiting Thompson Rivers WolfPack in an 83 to 65 victory in 2018. (Black Press Media File Photo)
(John’s Photography/Pets West)

Pet photos with Santa funds pair of Greater Victoria animal-friendly organizations

Broadmead Centre Pets West hosts the events Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

(John’s Photography/Pets West)
Saanich emergency crews are responding to a motor vehicle incident on the 1200 block of Lansdowne Rd. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

UPDATED: Saanich emergency crews respond to T-bone crash near Landsdowne school

One person sustained minor injuries, both cars were damaged

Saanich emergency crews are responding to a motor vehicle incident on the 1200 block of Lansdowne Rd. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Construction work on the CRD’s wastewater treatment project will impact traffic on Interurban Road until January. (File Photo)

Interurban Road down to one lane until January

CRD closes lanes for construction on wastewater project

Construction work on the CRD’s wastewater treatment project will impact traffic on Interurban Road until January. (File Photo)
Meet Your Candidates: Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke hopefuls answer the tough questions

Meet Your Candidates: Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke hopefuls answer the tough questions

Advance voting opens Oct. 11, ahead of the Oct. 21 election

Meet Your Candidates: Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke hopefuls answer the tough questions
Saanich Police are investigating a collision at Munn and Prospect roads in Saanich. (Google Maps)

Saanich police close Prospect Lake Road after crash

Police investigate Monday evening collision at Prospect Lake and Munn roads

Saanich Police are investigating a collision at Munn and Prospect roads in Saanich. (Google Maps)
2017 Queen of the Hill winner Teagan Hunt (grey shirt) at the start of the Lambrick Park Secondary King & Queen of the Hill race up Mount Douglas. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Lambrick Park School invites past kings and queens to 25th Mount Douglas race

Alumni, students, staff invited to school’s yearly King and Queen of the Hill race

2017 Queen of the Hill winner Teagan Hunt (grey shirt) at the start of the Lambrick Park Secondary King & Queen of the Hill race up Mount Douglas. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The University of Victoria plays host to the “Victoria Invitational,” an eight-team NCAA Division Women’s basketball tournament this fall. (Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission @sportvictoriabc/Twitter)

NCAA basketball comes to UVic this fall

Eight-team tournament features top university women’s basketball teams Nov. 28-30

The University of Victoria plays host to the “Victoria Invitational,” an eight-team NCAA Division Women’s basketball tournament this fall. (Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission @sportvictoriabc/Twitter)
The Saanich Archives are being moved out of the building and a damage assessment will be done soon. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Arenas, fitness centre ready for action after significant flood at Saanich recreation centre

Library branch, archives remain closed after Thursday night flood

The Saanich Archives are being moved out of the building and a damage assessment will be done soon. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Skye Eriksen captured this image from the bow of her canoe, on Elk Lake, at sunset earlier this month. (Skye Eriksen photo)

Second beach closed to swimming at Elk/Beaver lakes

Island Health, CRD do not recommend swimming at Hamsterly or Eagle beaches

Skye Eriksen captured this image from the bow of her canoe, on Elk Lake, at sunset earlier this month. (Skye Eriksen photo)
Eight-year-old Parker Reems (left), 10-year-old Tommy Reems (middle) and 11-year-old Josiah Toews celebrate a special find: a spoon dug up during a dive into Elk Lake, near Hamsterly Beach before a warning was posted. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)                                 Eight-year-old Parker Reems (left), 10-year-old Tommy Reems (middle) and 11-year-old Josiah Toews celebrate a special find — a spoon — dug up during a dive into Elk Lake, near Hamsterly Beach in July. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Bacteria counts lead Island Health to warn swimmers off Elk/Beaver Lake beach

As a precautionary measure it is not recommended for people or pets to enter the water

Eight-year-old Parker Reems (left), 10-year-old Tommy Reems (middle) and 11-year-old Josiah Toews celebrate a special find: a spoon dug up during a dive into Elk Lake, near Hamsterly Beach before a warning was posted. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)                                 Eight-year-old Parker Reems (left), 10-year-old Tommy Reems (middle) and 11-year-old Josiah Toews celebrate a special find — a spoon — dug up during a dive into Elk Lake, near Hamsterly Beach in July. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
A motorcycle sits on its side and Saanich police officers keep an eye on the scene after a crash at Tillicum Road and the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A motorcycle sits on its side and Saanich police officers keep an eye on the scene after a crash at Tillicum Road and the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Emergency crews speak with people on scene at a fire on Cedar Hill Road on Thursday morning. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Cigarette possible cause of fire on Cedar Hill Road

Fire between house and garage left fence charred

Emergency crews speak with people on scene at a fire on Cedar Hill Road on Thursday morning. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
GALLERY: A day in the life of Saanich residents

GALLERY: A day in the life of Saanich residents

The following photos were all taken around Saanich on July 18

GALLERY: A day in the life of Saanich residents
Pedestrian struck on Eric Road in Saanich

Pedestrian struck on Eric Road in Saanich

Police believe injuries minor

Pedestrian struck on Eric Road in Saanich
Little league squads competing in Saanich for national softball title

Little league squads competing in Saanich for national softball title

Alberta teams, Saanich squads open action at Layritz Park

Little league squads competing in Saanich for national softball title