Saanich

Saanich is investigating the possibility of allowing onsite stormwater disposal systems for residential lots not connected to municipal services. (Fred Haynes/Twitter)

Saanich to look into onsite stormwater disposal for unserviced lots

Garden suite requirement prompts investigation; will include all residential additions

Saanich is investigating the possibility of allowing onsite stormwater disposal systems for residential lots not connected to municipal services. (Fred Haynes/Twitter)
Greater Victoria communities want SD61 to use municipal funds for crosswalk programs. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria councils push to fund SD61 crossing guards as absence looms

Crossing guard association folding in June makes September return uncertain

Greater Victoria communities want SD61 to use municipal funds for crosswalk programs. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Saanich Road will be down to single-lane alternating traffic at Prospect Lake Road from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. (Black Press Media file)
West Saanich Road will be down to single-lane alternating traffic at Prospect Lake Road from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. (Black Press Media file)
Children of all ages will have opportunities to do jumps, twists and other tricks at the new Tripp Station Youth Bike Skills Park in Saanich off the Lochside Trail. It opens to the public Saturday, July 16. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

New Saanich bike skills park rolls into action this weekend

Tripp Station Youth Bike Skills Park opening with lots of summer riding time left

Children of all ages will have opportunities to do jumps, twists and other tricks at the new Tripp Station Youth Bike Skills Park in Saanich off the Lochside Trail. It opens to the public Saturday, July 16. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
A property at 630 Gorge Rd. W., currently home to 19 units in multiple configurations, is the subject of a public hearing Tuesday, July 12, starting at 7 p.m. (Google streetview)

Gorge Road property redevelopment topic of Saanich public hearing Tuesday

Townhomes would replace existing 1950s-era 19-unit rental apartment complex

A property at 630 Gorge Rd. W., currently home to 19 units in multiple configurations, is the subject of a public hearing Tuesday, July 12, starting at 7 p.m. (Google streetview)
Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie addresses media during a briefing on the conditions of the three Saanich officers wounded in a bank robbery. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Condition of officers shot in Saanich bank incident continues to improve

Saanich PD member now out of ICU, officers affected undergoing reintegration

Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie addresses media during a briefing on the conditions of the three Saanich officers wounded in a bank robbery. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Crews served up 4,000 individual servings of ice cream and strawberries during Saanich’s Strawberry Festival held Sunday at Beaver Lake. (Courtesy Ivy Liu)

PHOTOS: Up to 10,000 people attend first Strawberry Festival in Saanich in two years

Some 4,000 servings of ice cream and strawberries gobbled up within 60 minutes

Crews served up 4,000 individual servings of ice cream and strawberries during Saanich’s Strawberry Festival held Sunday at Beaver Lake. (Courtesy Ivy Liu)
The southwest corner of Shelbourne Street and McRae Avenue will see a six-storey condominium project, after council approved Abstract Developments’ application for the site following a lengthy public hearing on July 5. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Six storeys it is for Shelbourne Street development in Saanich

87-unit market condominium project approved by council after 4-hour hearing

The southwest corner of Shelbourne Street and McRae Avenue will see a six-storey condominium project, after council approved Abstract Developments’ application for the site following a lengthy public hearing on July 5. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Saanich Volunteer Services Society volunteers head out to deliver meals to local seniors. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich volunteers celebrate 30 years of service

Saanich Volunteer Services Society helps keep seniors living independently

  • Jul 10, 2022
Saanich Volunteer Services Society volunteers head out to deliver meals to local seniors. (Black Press Media file photo)
The intersection of Douglas Street and Boleskine Road/Saanich Road was the second-most frequent crash site in the region in 2021, behind only Saanich Road and Blanshard Street southbund just blocks away, according to ICBC statistics. (Google Maps)

Top 3 Capital Region intersections for crashes are in Saanich

ICBC statistics show Saanich Road most problematic for drivers

The intersection of Douglas Street and Boleskine Road/Saanich Road was the second-most frequent crash site in the region in 2021, behind only Saanich Road and Blanshard Street southbund just blocks away, according to ICBC statistics. (Google Maps)
Players and coaches with the Cordova Bay U-15 girls softball team celebrate their bronze medal at the provincial C championships in North Vancouver last weekend. Pictured are (back row, left) coach Treana Clarke, head coach Doug Caul, Lauryn Gladstone, Ruby Jones, Sophie Caul, Kate McNicol, Naomi Young, Brooklyn Ball, coach Lisa Jones; (front left) assistant coach Kass Gibbs, Jenna Gibbs, Lucy Caul, Carys Clarke, Madeline Baxter and Kate Niedjalski. (Photo courtesy Mia Ball)

Saanich softballers go down to the wire at provincial championships

Cordova Bay girls take bronze after back-to-back one-run losses

Players and coaches with the Cordova Bay U-15 girls softball team celebrate their bronze medal at the provincial C championships in North Vancouver last weekend. Pictured are (back row, left) coach Treana Clarke, head coach Doug Caul, Lauryn Gladstone, Ruby Jones, Sophie Caul, Kate McNicol, Naomi Young, Brooklyn Ball, coach Lisa Jones; (front left) assistant coach Kass Gibbs, Jenna Gibbs, Lucy Caul, Carys Clarke, Madeline Baxter and Kate Niedjalski. (Photo courtesy Mia Ball)
Traffic rolls along Saanich Road, part of one of nine corridors in a safe speed study to be done by the district. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Saanich to study speeds on 9 high-priority corridors around district

Selection of roads based on crash data, conflict frequency, resident advocacy

Traffic rolls along Saanich Road, part of one of nine corridors in a safe speed study to be done by the district. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Debris is strewn along the 3300-block of Cook Street following a high-speed vehicle incident involving one driver and multiple parked cars. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich police subdue driver after high-speed, crash-filled trip down Cook Street

Man refused help from witness, was taken to hospital in ‘medical distress’

Debris is strewn along the 3300-block of Cook Street following a high-speed vehicle incident involving one driver and multiple parked cars. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Burnside Road West will be fully closed between Prospect Lake Road and Meadow Park Lane as of July 7. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich road closed until September

Full road closure for section of Burnside Road West

Burnside Road West will be fully closed between Prospect Lake Road and Meadow Park Lane as of July 7. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Members of Canada’s national rowing program gather for a photo with federal Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge (centre, in pants), following a funding announcement July 5 benefiting grassroots rowing programs and the new national team training facility in the Cowichan Valley. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Rowing community on Vancouver Island welcomes restart funding

Funding coming for grassroots programs, national training centre infrastructure

Members of Canada’s national rowing program gather for a photo with federal Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge (centre, in pants), following a funding announcement July 5 benefiting grassroots rowing programs and the new national team training facility in the Cowichan Valley. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie addresses media during a Tuesday (July 5) briefing on the conditions of three Saanich officers wounded while responding as members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team to a bank robbery on June 28. Three Victoria officers with GVERT were also injured in the response. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

UPDATE: Two Saanich officers still in hospital one week after fatal bank shootout

Chief reconsiders naming officers after speaking with them and families

Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie addresses media during a Tuesday (July 5) briefing on the conditions of three Saanich officers wounded while responding as members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team to a bank robbery on June 28. Three Victoria officers with GVERT were also injured in the response. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, the 22-year-old brothers from Duncan killed by police outside a Shelbourne Street bank June 28 in Saanich, each made previous contact with the Canadian Armed Forces. (Courtesy of BC RCMP)

Saanich bank heist brothers sampled Canadian military, never served: CAF

Mathew Auchterlonie applied but failed aptitude test, Isaac did Soldier for a Day

Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, the 22-year-old brothers from Duncan killed by police outside a Shelbourne Street bank June 28 in Saanich, each made previous contact with the Canadian Armed Forces. (Courtesy of BC RCMP)
Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is in Victoria at the Starry Night Pavilion opens at Bayview Place on Oct. 14. (Courtesy Taro PR)

At the Galleries: Explore a variety of mediums and artists this summer in Victoria

Bateman Foundation offers a peek into the artist’s life

  • Jul 3, 2022
Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is in Victoria at the Starry Night Pavilion opens at Bayview Place on Oct. 14. (Courtesy Taro PR)
Blacked out fencing seals off the crime scene that is the BMO bank at Shelbourne and Pear streets in Saanich on Thursday evening (June 30). On Saturday (July 2), Saanich Police announced the crime scene had been released and Shelbourne and Pear streets had been completely reopened to traffic and pedestrians. (Black Press Media file photo)

Shelbourne Street reopens following Saanich shootout

Saanich Police say the crime scene at the Bank of Montreal has been released

Blacked out fencing seals off the crime scene that is the BMO bank at Shelbourne and Pear streets in Saanich on Thursday evening (June 30). On Saturday (July 2), Saanich Police announced the crime scene had been released and Shelbourne and Pear streets had been completely reopened to traffic and pedestrians. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Alex Berube speaks Saturday (July 2) during a media update on the investigation into the June 28 bank robbery in Saanich, which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich bank shootout suspects confirmed as 22-year-old twins from Duncan

No motive is known and police continue to ask the public to come forward with any information

BC RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Alex Berube speaks Saturday (July 2) during a media update on the investigation into the June 28 bank robbery in Saanich, which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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