Saanich

Crowds troop down Gorge Road West at the Gorge Canada Day Picnic on July 1 in Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Crowds flock to return of Gorge Canada Day Picnic in Saanich

Food, music, art, family fun and more part ofJuly 1 celebrations

Crowds troop down Gorge Road West at the Gorge Canada Day Picnic on July 1 in Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Thursday (June 30) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

VIDEO: Police, coroners working to identify suspects in Saanich bank shootout

Police looking for information on vehicle believed to be associated with suspects

Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Thursday (June 30) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Members of Raven Baroque gather atop the reservoir on Mount Tolmie, where they’ll perform July 1 in the first of a series of free period music concerts around the region this summer. (Courtesy Raven Baroque)

Canada Day classical concert hits the heights in Saanich

July 1 Raven Baroque performance on Mount Tolmie opens summer celebrations series

Members of Raven Baroque gather atop the reservoir on Mount Tolmie, where they’ll perform July 1 in the first of a series of free period music concerts around the region this summer. (Courtesy Raven Baroque)
Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (June 29) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Saanich police update wounded officers’ conditions, confirm explosive device disposal

3 officers shot in bank robbery attempt recovering at home, 3 others still in hospital

Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (June 29) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Police continue their investigation Wednesday at the scene of a bank robbery Tuesday in Saanich which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich block remains closed, coroners service removes bodies from scene of bank shooting

Saanich, Victoria and Esquimalt mayors issue joint statement calling for support

Police continue their investigation Wednesday at the scene of a bank robbery Tuesday in Saanich which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Multiple people have been injured during a gunfire exchange at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Multiple people have been injured during a gunfire exchange at Bank of Montreal location on Shelbourne Street near Pear Street. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 28). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The recently unveiled Summer on the Lawn installation at Uptown aims to be inviting to young families, shoppers looking to relax and people looking to get together. (Photo by Sarah Reynolds/Uptown)

Saanich shopping centre encourages lounging on new lawn

Uptown unveils its latest family-friendly installation on pedestrian boulevard

The recently unveiled Summer on the Lawn installation at Uptown aims to be inviting to young families, shoppers looking to relax and people looking to get together. (Photo by Sarah Reynolds/Uptown)
A rendering of the proposed Mateah development at Glanford and Enterprise Crescent. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)

Variety of new housing options, amenities spur approval of Saanich development

Mateah proposal for Glanford Road, Enterprise Crescent to add 250 new homes

A rendering of the proposed Mateah development at Glanford and Enterprise Crescent. (Courtesy Mike Geric Construction)
Gustavson School of Business professor Brent Mainprize (left), co-founder of the Indigenous Advancement of Cultural Entrepreneurship program with Frank Parnell (right), then-CEO of the Tribal Resources Investment Corporation, helped celebrate the program’s 50th cohort recently at the University of Victoria. (Brent Mainprize/Twitter)

50th cohort graduates from Indigenous/UVic co-designed entrepreneurship program

714 grads, more than 230 businesses launched in 9 years of I-ACE existence

Gustavson School of Business professor Brent Mainprize (left), co-founder of the Indigenous Advancement of Cultural Entrepreneurship program with Frank Parnell (right), then-CEO of the Tribal Resources Investment Corporation, helped celebrate the program’s 50th cohort recently at the University of Victoria. (Brent Mainprize/Twitter)
Volunteers work to pull invasive species out of the forest at the Queenswood property in Saanich on June 26. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Green Team)

Green team volunteers tackle invasive species on UVic property in Saanich

Invasive species pull the third visit to Queenswood, next one planned for July 23

Volunteers work to pull invasive species out of the forest at the Queenswood property in Saanich on June 26. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Green Team)
North Saanich has signalled its support in principle for a regional EV charging network but Patricia Bay Park might not end up being the final location of North Saanich’s part of the network. (Courtesy of Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)

Regional EV charging network proposal gets green light from North Saanich in principle

But council also asks staff to work with CRD on future locations

North Saanich has signalled its support in principle for a regional EV charging network but Patricia Bay Park might not end up being the final location of North Saanich’s part of the network. (Courtesy of Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)
Reynolds secondary teacher Heather Coey was presented with the Long Term Achievement award as part of the 2022 Saanich Environmental Awards handed out at the June 20 council meeting. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich environmental champions honoured with awards

Winners recognized in multiple categories for environmental stewardship

Reynolds secondary teacher Heather Coey was presented with the Long Term Achievement award as part of the 2022 Saanich Environmental Awards handed out at the June 20 council meeting. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Cpl. Pat Bryant of the Central Saanich Police Service cleans a car Saturday during a fundraiser car wash in support of this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Central Saanich car wash brings Tour de Rock team closer to $800K goal

The Saturday event saw a steady stream of both cars and donations

Cpl. Pat Bryant of the Central Saanich Police Service cleans a car Saturday during a fundraiser car wash in support of this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Saanich police vehicle at the ready behind the station. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police seek public’s help after teen struck in Burnside Road crosswalk

Dashcam footage, eyewitness accounts needed about mid-evening Thursday crash

Saanich police vehicle at the ready behind the station. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are looking for this suspect after laptops were stolen from a Saanich business. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Identity of suspect sought after laptops stolen in Saanich

Computers stolen from business on Inverness Road

Saanich police are looking for this suspect after laptops were stolen from a Saanich business. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
Saanich’s food truck program will be back this summer at two parks with six vendors. (Black Press Media file photo)

Food trucks roll back into Saanich parks next week

Program returns with six vendors rotating between Cadboro-Gyro and Beckwith parks

Saanich’s food truck program will be back this summer at two parks with six vendors. (Black Press Media file photo)
Direct University of Victoria activities, those of its students and alumni, added an estimated $3.3 billion to B.C.’s economy for the 2019-20 fiscal year, according to a new independent study. (Black Press Media file photo)

University of Victoria an economic driver with impact in the billions, new study finds

UVic adds $3.3 billion to provincial economy, benefits extend through society

Direct University of Victoria activities, those of its students and alumni, added an estimated $3.3 billion to B.C.’s economy for the 2019-20 fiscal year, according to a new independent study. (Black Press Media file photo)
An aerial view of Townley Place, the Greater Victoria Housing Society’s newest development in Saanich. (Greatervichousing.org/YouTube)

Affordable housing project celebrated in Saanich neighbourhood

64-unit Townley Place providing mix of housing types

An aerial view of Townley Place, the Greater Victoria Housing Society’s newest development in Saanich. (Greatervichousing.org/YouTube)
A crash slowed traffic on Vernon Avenue in Saanich Wednesday afternoon. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Crash slows traffic on Vernon Avenue near Saanich police, fire stations

Traffic flow resumed quickly, but delays continue as scene cleared of vehicles

A crash slowed traffic on Vernon Avenue in Saanich Wednesday afternoon. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Initial rendering of a proposed redevelopment of the District of Saanich operations yard at Borden Street (lower right) and McKenzie Avenue. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Questions remain, but Saanich ops yard redevelopment feasibility study continues

Council concerned uncertainties, lack of public housing options in business case

Initial rendering of a proposed redevelopment of the District of Saanich operations yard at Borden Street (lower right) and McKenzie Avenue. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
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