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Fred Haynes encourages Saanich residents to take advantage of Saanich parks to cope with social distancing amid COVID-19. (Sarah Schuchard/ News Staff)

Mayor encourages residents to take advantage of Saanich trails amid COVID-19

Fred Haynes wants residents to stay healthy during social isolation by walking local trails

Fred Haynes encourages Saanich residents to take advantage of Saanich parks to cope with social distancing amid COVID-19. (Sarah Schuchard/ News Staff)
District of Saanich to close most facilities in repsonse to COVID-19 provincial advisory. (Saanich Municipal Hall/Google Maps)

Saanich amps up COVID-19 precautions, closes all major facilities to the public

Mayor says municipal hall will remain open via scheduled appointment

District of Saanich to close most facilities in repsonse to COVID-19 provincial advisory. (Saanich Municipal Hall/Google Maps)
Harbour Air made history Tuesday with the first ever electric commercial aircraft flight. (Twitter/Harbour Air Seaplanes)

Harbour Air cancels all Seattle flights amid COVID-19

In a response to travel restrictions Seattle flights will be cancelled until April 30

Harbour Air made history Tuesday with the first ever electric commercial aircraft flight. (Twitter/Harbour Air Seaplanes)
Saanich Fire prepares protocol for COVID-19 precautions. (Facebook/Mary-lee Sampson)

Saanich Fire prepares for COVID-19

So far Saanich Fire has no shortage of staff during virus pandemic

Saanich Fire prepares protocol for COVID-19 precautions. (Facebook/Mary-lee Sampson)
Green beer will still be available Tuesday at Kelly O’Bryans but St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the restaurant have been postponed because of COVID-19. (File photo)

Some Saanich pubs will remain open for St. Patrick’s Day

Fifteen Fifties Pub will only serve take out while others will allow a max capacity of 50

Green beer will still be available Tuesday at Kelly O’Bryans but St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the restaurant have been postponed because of COVID-19. (File photo)
Saanich residents receive six-hour water shut off notice amid COVID-19 concerns

Saanich residents receive six-hour water shut off notice amid COVID-19 concerns

Saanich mayor advises water shut off is essential for community health and wellness

Saanich residents receive six-hour water shut off notice amid COVID-19 concerns
District of Saanich announces program cancellations and recreation centre closures amid COVID-19 pandemic. (Saanich Parks & Recreation/Facebook)

Saanich cancels all programs and drop-in activities until further notice

Essential health services and day camps to operate until March 20

District of Saanich announces program cancellations and recreation centre closures amid COVID-19 pandemic. (Saanich Parks & Recreation/Facebook)
The District of Saanich will participate in a provincial road safety pilot project in hopes of lowering residential road speeds. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich joins pilot project to lower speeds on residential streets

The province invited Saanich to participate in a road safety pilot project

The District of Saanich will participate in a provincial road safety pilot project in hopes of lowering residential road speeds. (Black Press Media file photo)
Grocery Stores in Saanich prepare for the spread of COVID-19. (Devon Bidal/ News Staff)

Saanich grocers prepare staff for COVID-19

A concerned citizen’s questions get answered

Grocery Stores in Saanich prepare for the spread of COVID-19. (Devon Bidal/ News Staff)
A Greater Victoria doctor says residents need to take precautions to protect themselves and the most vulnerable populations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria physician encourages taking precautions to protect at-risk populations amid COVID-19 concerns

Social distancing, hand washing, preparing for self-isolation top priorities

A Greater Victoria doctor says residents need to take precautions to protect themselves and the most vulnerable populations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
On March 10 the District of Saanich enacted level two of the EOC amid COVID-19. (Mike Burgess / Twitter)

Saanich amps up to Emergency Operations Centre level two amid COVID-19

The district switched to a level two Emergency Operations Centre to proactively address the virus

On March 10 the District of Saanich enacted level two of the EOC amid COVID-19. (Mike Burgess / Twitter)
Friends of Victoria Basketball is asking local municipalities for financial contributions ahead of its We The West Festival and the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament. (Black Press Media file photo)                                File art

Saanich council supports financial ask for Olympic qualifying tournament

Finance committee will review at March 17 meeting

Friends of Victoria Basketball is asking local municipalities for financial contributions ahead of its We The West Festival and the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament. (Black Press Media file photo)                                File art
Chick talks bird banding during Rocky Point Bird Observatory Society special presentation

Chick talks bird banding during Rocky Point Bird Observatory Society special presentation

A fellow society member will give a presentation at the AGM of her time bird banding in Greece

Chick talks bird banding during Rocky Point Bird Observatory Society special presentation
UVic Student Engineering Society ‘pies’ Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes for a goos cause on March 10. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes takes a pie to the face for charity

UVic Student Engineering Society raises funds for the Children’s Health Foundation

UVic Student Engineering Society ‘pies’ Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes for a goos cause on March 10. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Panellists Elizabeth May, Larisa Hutcheson, Megan Humchitt, Vicki Husband and Ines Khouider speak at the St. Margaret’s School for International Women’s Day on March 8. (Sarah Schuchard/News Staff)

Elizabeth May talks about women and climate activism at St. Margaret’s School

On International Women’s Day the school hosted five panelists to talk about women’s role in land preservation

Panellists Elizabeth May, Larisa Hutcheson, Megan Humchitt, Vicki Husband and Ines Khouider speak at the St. Margaret’s School for International Women’s Day on March 8. (Sarah Schuchard/News Staff)
Saanich Council will reschedule their controversial code of conduct update for the second time. (Supplied/Teale Phelps Bondaroff)

Saanich revisits code of conduct with postponed agenda item

Absence of Coun. Susan Brice pushes the code update a second time

Saanich Council will reschedule their controversial code of conduct update for the second time. (Supplied/Teale Phelps Bondaroff)
Saanich Council approves zoning bylaw to promote the cannabis industry within the municipality on Feb. 24, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich approves cannabis bylaws amid pending BC Cannabis application

Saanich Council has looks for ways to ensure the production and sale of cannabis

Saanich Council approves zoning bylaw to promote the cannabis industry within the municipality on Feb. 24, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Student trip to Italy was cancelled for Mount Douglas Secondary amid COVID-19 fears. (Google Image)

Coronavirus causes cancellation of Greater Victoria school trips

School district cancels Italian trips by Mount Douglas and Royal Oak students

Student trip to Italy was cancelled for Mount Douglas Secondary amid COVID-19 fears. (Google Image)
Student trip to Italy was cancelled for Mount Douglas Secondary amid COVID-19 fears. (Google Image)

Coronavirus causes cancellation of Saanich school trips

School district cancels Italian trips by Mount Douglas and Royal Oak students

Student trip to Italy was cancelled for Mount Douglas Secondary amid COVID-19 fears. (Google Image)
The Camosun Chargers won the bronze medal at the 2020 PACWEST Provincial Championship on Saturday, Feb. 29. (Camosun Chargers/Twitter)

Camosun Chargers bring home bronze from basketball provincials

The team defeated the Okanagan Coyotes 84–70 in PACWEST bronze game

The Camosun Chargers won the bronze medal at the 2020 PACWEST Provincial Championship on Saturday, Feb. 29. (Camosun Chargers/Twitter)