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The annual recital by students from Stages Performing Arts School in Saanich on June 18 is one of two dance-related events happening this month at the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria. (Video capture/stagesdance.com)

June a month for dance at the University of Victoria

Two separate schools presenting year-end recitals at Farquhar Auditorium

The annual recital by students from Stages Performing Arts School in Saanich on June 18 is one of two dance-related events happening this month at the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria. (Video capture/stagesdance.com)
People are pictured walking their leashed dogs along Willows Beach, where dogs are restricted from May to September, on May 18, 2022. Dog and wildlife advocates continue to disagree over how much beach access dog owners should get in Greater Victoria’s migratory bird sanctuaries. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Unleashing the hounds: Conflict over dogs on Greater Victoria beaches persists

Federal report targets dispute about bird sanctuary in Oak Bay, Saanich

People are pictured walking their leashed dogs along Willows Beach, where dogs are restricted from May to September, on May 18, 2022. Dog and wildlife advocates continue to disagree over how much beach access dog owners should get in Greater Victoria’s migratory bird sanctuaries. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Madeleine McPherson, a UVic civil engineer, was instrumental in the creation of Canada’s new Energy Modelling Hub . (Courtesy of UVic photo services)

UVic researchers with 1st-in-Canada energy modelling centre eyes methods to decarbonization

Three schools collaborating to provide evidence-based energy models, inform governments

Madeleine McPherson, a UVic civil engineer, was instrumental in the creation of Canada’s new Energy Modelling Hub . (Courtesy of UVic photo services)
Players from the Westshore Warriors and the Victoria Spartans (black) play a football match on Goudy Field on May 29, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Only 2 lit turf fields leave minor football struggling for field space in the West Shore

West Shore minor teams may be relocated to Saanich or shut down if no solution found

Players from the Westshore Warriors and the Victoria Spartans (black) play a football match on Goudy Field on May 29, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Crash hampers traffic on Admirals Road on Tuesday (May 31). (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

UPDATE: Admirals Road reopens after commercial vehicle, truck crash

No injuries reported in vehicle incident Tuesday morning

Crash hampers traffic on Admirals Road on Tuesday (May 31). (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Boardworks diver Bryden Hattie is a picture of focus during competition at the Diving Canada Summer Senior National Championships at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Hattie won gold in the one-metre and three-metre events last weekend to secure a spot on the national team heading to the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Calgary next week, and the 2022 Commonwealth Games. (Antoine Saito/courtesy of Diving Canada)

Boardworks crew shines at Diving Canada nationals in Saanich

Double gold for Bryden Hattie, surprise gold in 10-metre platform for Renee Batalla

Boardworks diver Bryden Hattie is a picture of focus during competition at the Diving Canada Summer Senior National Championships at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Hattie won gold in the one-metre and three-metre events last weekend to secure a spot on the national team heading to the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Calgary next week, and the 2022 Commonwealth Games. (Antoine Saito/courtesy of Diving Canada)
Rebecca Haas, a member of the Answer2 Indigenous performance group, is part of the Pacific Opera Victoria-led Voices in Nature program, which visit Outerbridge Park in Saanich’s Royal Oak neighbourhood on June 1 and 2. (Pacific Opera Victoria/Courtesy District of Saanich)

Intimate musical performances await evening visitors to Saanich park

Pacific Opera Victoria’s Voices in Nature returns to Outerbridge Park June 1 and 2

Rebecca Haas, a member of the Answer2 Indigenous performance group, is part of the Pacific Opera Victoria-led Voices in Nature program, which visit Outerbridge Park in Saanich’s Royal Oak neighbourhood on June 1 and 2. (Pacific Opera Victoria/Courtesy District of Saanich)
The District of Saanich seeks feedback from the public on its People, Pets and Parks strategy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich calls out to public for next stage of People, Pets and Parks strategy

Online survey, community conversations, pop-up parks part of input gathering

The District of Saanich seeks feedback from the public on its People, Pets and Parks strategy. (Black Press Media file photo)
St. Michaels University School student Giang Tran poses in one of the school’s art rooms with a collection of her works, some of which will be on exhibit at the upcoming Limelight Youth Art Exhibition and Showcase at the arts centre at Cedar Hill. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Region’s high school artists step into the Limelight for Saanich show

Student art exhibition on June 1 to 20 at Cedar Hill, free reception set for June 3

St. Michaels University School student Giang Tran poses in one of the school’s art rooms with a collection of her works, some of which will be on exhibit at the upcoming Limelight Youth Art Exhibition and Showcase at the arts centre at Cedar Hill. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Three people are hospitalized with serious stabbing injuries after an incident in a North Saanich home Friday evening, Sidney North Saanich RCMP say. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three hospitalized after stabbing incident in North Saanich

Sidney North Saanich RCMP were called to a Derrick Road residence Friday evening

Three people are hospitalized with serious stabbing injuries after an incident in a North Saanich home Friday evening, Sidney North Saanich RCMP say. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mount Douglas secondary students who are taking math and sciences courses join in the celebration of the school’s STEM competition achievements, listed on this new wall of fame dating back to 2005. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Mount Douglas secondary’s STEM scholars honoured with wall of fame in Saanich

New recognition wall lists competition accomplishments dating back to 2005

Mount Douglas secondary students who are taking math and sciences courses join in the celebration of the school’s STEM competition achievements, listed on this new wall of fame dating back to 2005. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Crews lay down 90 bags of absorbent to sop up a canola oil slick on Prospect Lake Road. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Transport truck fitting fails, spills canola oil on Saanich roadway

Crews use 90 bags of absorbent, 3 booms to sop up slick

Crews lay down 90 bags of absorbent to sop up a canola oil slick on Prospect Lake Road. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
The Saanich Police Department are hoping a woman shoved to the ground in a random assault on Oak Street near the Saanich Road McDonald’s restaurant comes forward, so charges can be laid against a suspect now in custody. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Suspect in Saanich assault located; police need elderly woman to come forward

Female arrested shortly after May 25 incident, spitting on officer brings different charge

The Saanich Police Department are hoping a woman shoved to the ground in a random assault on Oak Street near the Saanich Road McDonald’s restaurant comes forward, so charges can be laid against a suspect now in custody. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nathan Bull, then 8, takes to the trails around Westwood Lake in Nanaimo on an adaptive trail rider during a Power to Be outing in 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Climb Greater Victoria stairs and hills to raise funds for Power To Be

Power To Summit runs virtually to support those with different abilities

Nathan Bull, then 8, takes to the trails around Westwood Lake in Nanaimo on an adaptive trail rider during a Power to Be outing in 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police arrested a man suspected of assault of staff at a liquor store in the 3200-block of Shelbourne Street on Thursday morning (May 26). (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Man arrested after employees assaulted, chased with knife at Saanich liquor store

Suspect, a 35-year-old man known to police, was found hiding in bushes nearby

Saanich police arrested a man suspected of assault of staff at a liquor store in the 3200-block of Shelbourne Street on Thursday morning (May 26). (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
Uptown staff quickly guarded a swarm of bees that landed on the Saanich property May 25, Boxing them up for relocation the next morning. (Courtesy Christy Lowes Shape Property Management)

VIDEO: Security stands on guard for bees at Saanich shopping centre

Wayward swarm earns outpouring of love from Vancouver Island Naturalists

Uptown staff quickly guarded a swarm of bees that landed on the Saanich property May 25, Boxing them up for relocation the next morning. (Courtesy Christy Lowes Shape Property Management)
Baptist Housing is building a four-storey, 97-unit seniors rental housing development on Linwood Street in Saanich, near the border with Victoria. (Courtesy Baptist Housing)

Government funding helps Baptist Housing seniors project move forward in Saanich

New rental housing development will see 97 units on Linwood Avenue

Baptist Housing is building a four-storey, 97-unit seniors rental housing development on Linwood Street in Saanich, near the border with Victoria. (Courtesy Baptist Housing)
Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

B.C.’s first electric transit bus expected to arrive in Greater Victoria this fall

BC Transit announces 10 more electric buses for Capital Region coming in 2023

Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
Lead cast members for the upcoming Colquitz middle school production of Newsies gather around some set pieces, including an articulating printing press. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Saanich fine arts teacher still making the news

Caroline Mackenzie and Colquitz crew debut new production of Newsies on May 31

Lead cast members for the upcoming Colquitz middle school production of Newsies gather around some set pieces, including an articulating printing press. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Saanich driver Bill Okell rolls into the pits after winning the sprint race at the Sports Car Club of America US Majors Tour event at Portland (Ore.) International Raceway on May 14. (Photo by Leigh Urquhart)

Saanich racer moves up in national standings, despite more mechanical woes

Bill Okell drives to a first and second in SCCA races in Portland

Saanich driver Bill Okell rolls into the pits after winning the sprint race at the Sports Car Club of America US Majors Tour event at Portland (Ore.) International Raceway on May 14. (Photo by Leigh Urquhart)