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Saanich council approves rural subdivision despite staff and public opposition

Critics say it will lead to urban sprawl, while supporters cite the need for housing

Saanich Police arrest suspended driver with fake licence plates

Fake plates crafted of laminated paper

Saanich falls short of climate goals

Under current projections, Saanich will have cut its emissions by seven per cent in 2020

Greater Victoria workforce gets older but also more diverse

By 2036, Greater Victoria will have roughly two workers for every person 65 years and older

Saanich council sends proposal for Spectrum rink to staff for review

Community representatives look for District’s partnership

Saanich forwards student-targeted development to public hearing

Proposed development advertises itself to individuals who want a car-free lifestyle

Saanich councillor questions why Victoria Mayor Helps would shut out public from amalgamation deliberations

Coun. Judy Brownoff says Saanich puts “high standard” on public engagement, openness and transparency.

Saanich council votes for salary increase

Councillors’ 11.47 per cent increase in response to changes in federal tax law

Short-term accommodations in Canada generated an estimated $2.8 billion in 2018

British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec generated almost 90 per cent of total revenue

Proposed terms for forum exploring amalgamation between Victoria and Saanich under fire

Amalgamation Yes questions size of assembly, while Saanich stands accused of changing mandate

Saanich police continue to search for attacker in Gordon Head sexual assault

Police urge residents to remain vigilant, lock doors and windows

Saanich homeowner scares off cougar taking down deer in Cadboro Bay

Conservation officer Peter Pauwels does not expect the animal to make future appearances

Community leader calls on Saanich to directly spend money on affordable housing

Teale Phelps Bondaroff calls for “dedicated funds” to support affordable housing

Fossil fuels drive Canada’s position in the global energy market

Various fossil fuels account for almost 90 per cent of Canada’s energy production

Tagalog, Arabic and Urdu among fastest growing languages in Canada

Italian and German have seen double-digit drops, while French and English are growing, but slowly

Vehicle cuts path of destruction through busy Victoria parking lot

Blue Subaru damages seven vehicles in parking lot near Beacon Hill petting zoo

Saanich community leader calls for additional improvements to permissive tax policy

Teale Phelps Bondaroff predicts some non-profit would fail community test

Saanich and Victoria top two destinations for “non-resident” owners

Finding appears in new report from Statistics Canada and CMHC

In-coming Saanich police chief will earn approximately $230,000

Deputy Chief Scott Green will assume his new position on Aug. 1, taking over from Bob Downie

Roundabout could circulate traffic at rural Saanich intersection

Group concerned about safety on rural roads applauds efforts but demands additional steps