Saanich

Salmon Carcass Transplant event drew more than 50 residents to Douglas Creek. (Friends of Mount Douglas Park/Twitter)

Annual Salmon Carcass Transplant draws Saanich residents to Douglas Creek

More than 100 frozen salmon tossed into the creek as part of ecological restoration

Salmon Carcass Transplant event drew more than 50 residents to Douglas Creek. (Friends of Mount Douglas Park/Twitter)
‘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
Gordon Cyr was recognized as one of North America’s most dedicated advocates for pollinators in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich mayor signs up for mason bee rental service

Fred Haynes rents mason bee colony from Oyster River beekeeper for his Prospect Lake home

Gordon Cyr was recognized as one of North America’s most dedicated advocates for pollinators in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
Three Saanich councillors are asking council to consider a $2-million investment in road safety improvements for the District. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three Saanich councillors ask for $2-M investment into District road safety

‘I don’t want roads to be safer in 30 years, I want them safer now,’ says Coun. Ned Taylor

Three Saanich councillors are asking council to consider a $2-million investment in road safety improvements for the District. (Black Press Media file photo)
Goodwill Investments Ltd. seeks a temporary use permit for a piece of land at 450 Creed Road to store unoccupied recreation vehicles, trailers and boats. (District of Saanich photo)

Public hearing scheduled to gather input on cannabis production and temporary use permit

Council will hold a special council meeting so locals can voice their views on five agenda items

  • Jan 13, 2020
Goodwill Investments Ltd. seeks a temporary use permit for a piece of land at 450 Creed Road to store unoccupied recreation vehicles, trailers and boats. (District of Saanich photo)
The Province has taken forfeiture action to the Supreme Court against the owners of 1819 Hillcrest Ave. in Saanich over the property’s alleged link to stock fraud. (Google)

Province seeks to seize Saanich property over alleged links to international stock fraud

Court documents allege a fake mortgage of $400,000 was registered against the title of the property

The Province has taken forfeiture action to the Supreme Court against the owners of 1819 Hillcrest Ave. in Saanich over the property’s alleged link to stock fraud. (Google)
Eating seasonal, local produce a good option for Saanich residents cutting down on plastics

Eating seasonal, local produce a good option for Saanich residents cutting down on plastics

Buying food from local farms a good way to reduce packaging waste while supporting local business

Eating seasonal, local produce a good option for Saanich residents cutting down on plastics
Kids and adults alike took part in Roller Skate Victoria’s Christmas show on Dec. 21. (Courtesy of Derek Wong)

Roller Skate Victoria seeks help to keep public skate nights rolling

The group is having a hard time finding venues

Kids and adults alike took part in Roller Skate Victoria’s Christmas show on Dec. 21. (Courtesy of Derek Wong)
Skye Eriksen captured this image from the bow of her canoe on Elk Lake at sunset in 2018. (Courtesy of Skye Eriksen)

CRD lifts blue-green algae advisory at Elk/Beaver Lake

Water samples indicated a “below detection limit” result for cyanotoxins

Skye Eriksen captured this image from the bow of her canoe on Elk Lake at sunset in 2018. (Courtesy of Skye Eriksen)
Saanich Police attend a break and enter at Dog World Beauty and Health Spa on Thursday, Jan. 2. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Saanich Police attend a break and enter at Dog World Beauty and Health Spa on Thursday, Jan. 2. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes at the 2019 Saanich remembrance day ceremony on Nov. 11. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes at the 2019 Saanich remembrance day ceremony on Nov. 11. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Saanich community association chairs say the network will look at housing issues in 2020

Saanich community association chairs say the network will look at housing issues in 2020

Developments, affordable housing, garden suites, and institutional land will be a focus next year

Saanich community association chairs say the network will look at housing issues in 2020
Rayna Corner tweeted Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, 2019, that someone had dumped furniture on Glendenning Road. (Twitter/Rayna)

‘Total jerks’ dump living room furniture just south of Mount Douglas Park

Saanich public works crew removed the abandoned items Tuesday afternoon

Rayna Corner tweeted Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, 2019, that someone had dumped furniture on Glendenning Road. (Twitter/Rayna)
The District of Saanich fall leaf collection process begins the week of November 4. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Last chance for leaf collection in Saanich approaching

A small crew will be collecting the last leaves over the next two weeks

The District of Saanich fall leaf collection process begins the week of November 4. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
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)
Water main installation will close Freeman Avenue to general traffic from Dec. 30 to Jan. 31, 2020. (Google Maps)

Month-long traffic closure on Freeman Avenue for water main installation

Work expected to wrap up by Jan. 31, 2020

  • Dec 29, 2019
Water main installation will close Freeman Avenue to general traffic from Dec. 30 to Jan. 31, 2020. (Google Maps)
Rookie the Rottweiler enjoys the beach on the Gorge. (Courtesy of Cathy Ginchereau)

Saanich dog owners, it’s time to renew your dog’s licence

Tags cost less if purchased by Feb. 1, 2020

  • Dec 27, 2019
Rookie the Rottweiler enjoys the beach on the Gorge. (Courtesy of Cathy Ginchereau)
Families and children enjoy skating around a giant snow globe at G.R. Pearkes Ice Festival on Christmas Eve. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Families take to the ice at Saanich arena on Christmas Eve

Six-day Ice Festival continues on Thursday

  • Dec 24, 2019
Families and children enjoy skating around a giant snow globe at G.R. Pearkes Ice Festival on Christmas Eve. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
The Saanich Fire Department extinguished an early morning shed fire on Christmas Eve. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich shed destroyed in Christmas Eve fire

Crews were able to extinguish the blaze before it spread

  • Dec 24, 2019
The Saanich Fire Department extinguished an early morning shed fire on Christmas Eve. (Black Press Media file photo)
Alex Burns is running the Christmas Blessings Challenge for the fourth year in a row. (Photo courtesy of Alex Burns)

VIDEO: Saanich mayor helps locals buy groceries during Christmas Blessings Challenge

Mayor Fred Haynes, Royal Oak Country Grocer pay it forward with $25 gift certificates

  • Dec 24, 2019
Alex Burns is running the Christmas Blessings Challenge for the fourth year in a row. (Photo courtesy of Alex Burns)