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Saanich rental project wins silver by going ‘green’

The Verve rental housing project stands at the corner of Boleskine Road and Whittier Avenue

Report calls on Saanich to expand multicultural programming at recreation facilities

Report also notes that Saanich could do more for sexual minorities.

Saanich councillor continues to call for permanent funding for Greater Victoria sexual assault centre

Coun. Ned Taylor says funding announced last week will help, but need for permanent support remains

‘Preliminary’ discussions with Saanich identify public works yard as potential velodrome site

Greater Victoria Velodrome Association’s David Atwell says site ‘is of great interest to us’

Report recommends ‘happy hour’ rates for Saanich recreation

Analysis assessing local recreation facilities also warns of demographic squeeze

Saanich council to consider amalgamation assembly with 100 members

Saanich’s proposal twice as large as Victoria’s

Saanich society and public in food fight over fiddleheads

Not all members of the public agree with appeal against harvesting the fern

Greater Victoria unemployment rate falls to second lowest in Canada

Victoria unemployment rate reaches 2.8 per cent in March

Sparks fly at Saanich’s Spectrum community school during announcement

School hosted unusual ribbon-cutting to highlight improvements

Head of Greater Victoria home builders says proposed forum could be beneficial

VRBA’s Casey Edge however also tempers expectations

Saanich and Victoria committees disagree over size of assembly studying amalgamation

Proposed composition of future citizens assembly among several points of disagreement

French not a fit for amalgamation assembly

Representative of French speakers in Greater Victoria doesn’t object to an English-only dialogue

Provincial funding announcement for Victoria sexual assault centre scheduled for Friday

Pending provincial announcement comes as centre searches for predictable funding

Saanich investigating oil spill near Mount Douglas

Details about spill first reported Wednesday appear spare

Saanich denies athletic facility interest-free loan

PISE denied $250,000 interest-free loan as Saanich land sale reserve fund reaches historic low

Humanist group with Saanich ties accused of being “hardline secular activists”

B.C. Humanist Association wants public benefit test for charitable organizations including churches

Saanich councillor says proposed housing forum asks the community for solutions

Coun. Zac de Vries also rejects suggestions that the process behind proposed forum is secretive

Saanich councillor accuses colleagues of working outside the ‘public eye’

Coun. Nathalie Chambers says process behind proposed housing forum ‘has run afoul of good governance’

Saanich police received possible cougar sighting near middle school

Possible sighting Wednesday morning near Gordon Head Middle School