District of Saanich

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Motion calling for development of Saanich council voting dashboard postponed

Vote tracker already in municipal work plan, acceleration could delay other initiatives, staff say

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The crew from Shep’s Moving began installing a new greenhouse for Artemis Place Secondary in early February after the school’s student-built structure was stolen on Jan. 11. (Photo courtesy Rachel Calder)

Greater Victoria company donates supplies, replaces greenhouse stolen from Saanich school

Artemis Place Secondary greenhouse stolen Jan. 11, neighbouring church also broken into

The crew from Shep’s Moving began installing a new greenhouse for Artemis Place Secondary in early February after the school’s student-built structure was stolen on Jan. 11. (Photo courtesy Rachel Calder)
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Suspicious dumpster fire outside Saanich apartment building under investigation

Police investigating series of fires set in condo garbage bins

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Saanich annual wages lower per capita than Victoria, Oak Bay

Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay municipal figures from 2019 compared

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Saanich staggers property tax penalties for second straight year

10 per cent penalty split evenly over several months

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Saanich Coun. Nathalie Chambers is calling on council to support a motion to develop a voting dashboard to increased transparency between elected officials and residents. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich councillor calls for voting dashboard to increase transparency for residents

Coun. Nathalie Chambers raises motion for vote tracker for second time

Saanich Coun. Nathalie Chambers is calling on council to support a motion to develop a voting dashboard to increased transparency between elected officials and residents. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich councillors Zac de Vries, Judy Brownoff, Colin Plant, Nathalie Chambers and Ned Taylor (back row, left to right); Coun. Karen Harper, Coun. Susan Brice, Mayor Fred Haynes, and Coun. Rebecca Mersereau (front row, left to right). (Photo courtesy the District of Saanich)

Saanich extends public-free council meetings into spring

District to look at options for resuming open forums virtually, video participation for meetings

Saanich councillors Zac de Vries, Judy Brownoff, Colin Plant, Nathalie Chambers and Ned Taylor (back row, left to right); Coun. Karen Harper, Coun. Susan Brice, Mayor Fred Haynes, and Coun. Rebecca Mersereau (front row, left to right). (Photo courtesy the District of Saanich)
A rendering shows the Linwood Avenue entrance of a 97-unit seniors’ complex coming to Saanich. (Image by ZGF Architects Inc.)

Saanich approves 97-unit seniors’ affordable housing complex for second time

Proposal returned to public hearing following new information about affordability, rental term

A rendering shows the Linwood Avenue entrance of a 97-unit seniors’ complex coming to Saanich. (Image by ZGF Architects Inc.)
Saanich police use a drone to investigate a fatal crash at West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake Road on Feb. 4, 2021. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich police use a drone to investigate a fatal crash at West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake Road on Feb. 4, 2021. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

West Saanich Road reopens after deadly morning crash

Traffic resumes after nearly seven hours

Saanich police use a drone to investigate a fatal crash at West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake Road on Feb. 4, 2021. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich police use a drone to investigate a fatal crash at West Saanich Road and Prospect Lake Road on Feb. 4, 2021. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary volunteers and district staff built a new fence around a restoration site at the top of Christmas Hill after the first one was damaged by vandals in mid-January. (Swan Lake Nature/Twitter)

Team rebuilds fence vandals tore down at Saanich nature restoration site

No suspects identified, work underway to educate about purpose of fencing

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary volunteers and district staff built a new fence around a restoration site at the top of Christmas Hill after the first one was damaged by vandals in mid-January. (Swan Lake Nature/Twitter)
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Saanich allows doubles pickleball for players from same household

B.C. sport authority says municipal rules can be more stringent than province

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A 36-foot-long pedestrian bridge will be constructed across Douglas Creek in Mount Douglas Park between Cedar Hill Road and Edgemont Road. (Photo courtesy the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society)

Bidding underway for construction of new pedestrian bridge in Saanich park

Bridge will span Douglas Creek in Mount Douglas Park

A 36-foot-long pedestrian bridge will be constructed across Douglas Creek in Mount Douglas Park between Cedar Hill Road and Edgemont Road. (Photo courtesy the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 17, will attempt to break three Guinness World Records involving hula hooping and solving Rubik’s cubes in mid-February. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria teen tackles 3 world records for solving Rubik’s cubes while hula hooping

Josiah Plett, 17, attempting to break three records in February

Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 17, will attempt to break three Guinness World Records involving hula hooping and solving Rubik’s cubes in mid-February. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Registered nurse Sammy Mullally displayed a tray of supplies to be used by a drug addict at the Insite safe injection clinic in Vancouver, B.C., in 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Saanich supports to call for action to address, draw attention to overdose crisis

Conversation to include supervised injection sites, public education campaign

Registered nurse Sammy Mullally displayed a tray of supplies to be used by a drug addict at the Insite safe injection clinic in Vancouver, B.C., in 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Hands-only CRP has been proven to be far more effective than mouth-to-mouth and is far safer during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Leon Baranowski, B.C. Emergency Health Services paramedic practice leader. (BCEHS stock photo)

Civilians perform safe CPR on cardiac arrest patient in Saanich park amid pandemic

Chest compressions more effective than mouth-to-mouth, paramedic says

Hands-only CRP has been proven to be far more effective than mouth-to-mouth and is far safer during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Leon Baranowski, B.C. Emergency Health Services paramedic practice leader. (BCEHS stock photo)
Leading Pedestrian Interval crosswalk buttons can now be found at the intersection of Wilkinson Road and Santa Rosa Avenue and at Blenkinsop Road and Tattersall Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich adds new pedestrian priority crosswalks to busy intersections

Leading Pedestrian Interval crosswalks give walkers a head start

Leading Pedestrian Interval crosswalk buttons can now be found at the intersection of Wilkinson Road and Santa Rosa Avenue and at Blenkinsop Road and Tattersall Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Saanich calls on province to increase transit funding to evolve service, meet climate goals

Increased ridership, electric buses required for Saanich to meet climate targets

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Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay fire reach ‘modern’ service agreement

Negotiations to update 1980 firefighting agreement began in 2015, stalled in 2020

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Members of the Saanich Fire Department can be seen working to put out a fire in the 4500-block of Chattertown Way on Jan. 26. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)

UPDATED: One cat killed, another resuscitated following blaze in Saanich townhouse

Neighbours evacuated following fire on Chatterton Way, third cat still missing

Members of the Saanich Fire Department can be seen working to put out a fire in the 4500-block of Chattertown Way on Jan. 26. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)
Saanich council approves of a five-story multi-family development at 300 Gorge Road West and 2900 Tillicum Road. (Rendering via Alan Lowe Architect Inc.)

Saanich approves five-storey, mixed-use development for Tillicum area

Plans include 53 residential units, three commercial units at Tillicum Road, Gorge Road West

Saanich council approves of a five-story multi-family development at 300 Gorge Road West and 2900 Tillicum Road. (Rendering via Alan Lowe Architect Inc.)