District of Saanich

Saanich police identify suspect in Brydon Park assault

Saanich police identify suspect in Brydon Park assault

No charges sworn, no arrest made as of July 9

Saanich police identify suspect in Brydon Park assault
More than 10 municipalities in the Capital Regional District will join Saanich in a road speed reduction pilot. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich in driver’s seat for residential road speed reduction pilot project

District recruits 10 CRD municipalities to join pilot project to look at 40 km/h residential limit

More than 10 municipalities in the Capital Regional District will join Saanich in a road speed reduction pilot. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes and his wife, Cathy, tend several gardens on their property to grow their own food, support native plant growth and help pollinators thrive. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes and his wife, Cathy, tend several gardens on their property to grow their own food, support native plant growth and help pollinators thrive. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich staff are looking at a new ticketing process to manage parking and strengthen enforcement. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich parking ticket payments currently ‘voluntary,’ staff look at new enforcement process

Current system a waste of resources, missed revenue opportunity, councillor says

Saanich staff are looking at a new ticketing process to manage parking and strengthen enforcement. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich has put out a call for applications for the Resilient Saanich technical committee which will consult on the development of a new environmental policy framework and biodiversity conservation strategy. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich has put out a call for applications for the Resilient Saanich technical committee which will consult on the development of a new environmental policy framework and biodiversity conservation strategy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich has won a Planning Institute of British Columbia award for its 2020 Climate Plan, but due to COVID-19, no funds were allocated in the 2020 budget. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich wins award for climate plan cut from 2020 budget

‘It’s truly an exceptional plan,’ says councillor disappointed with lack of funding

Saanich has won a Planning Institute of British Columbia award for its 2020 Climate Plan, but due to COVID-19, no funds were allocated in the 2020 budget. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich recreation facilities will begin to reopen on July 13 with new safety protocols. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich recreation facilities will begin to reopen on July 13 with new safety protocols. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
An electric vehicle owner charges up his Chevrolet Bolt at a charging station. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich plugs into $100,000 government grant for 20 new EV chargers

Six chargers to be installed at four municipal parks

An electric vehicle owner charges up his Chevrolet Bolt at a charging station. (Black Press Media file photo)
Liz Miller (left) and Carmen Arnsdorf (right), members of the Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association off-leash dog public consultation committee, talk with residents about dogs on Saanich beaches at Cadboro-Gyro Park. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Liz Miller (left) and Carmen Arnsdorf (right), members of the Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association off-leash dog public consultation committee, talk with residents about dogs on Saanich beaches at Cadboro-Gyro Park. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Aria Lam, 5, and Raymond Lam were among the 8,000 who attended the Saanich Strawberry Festival Sunday in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich serves up virtual Strawberry Festival

Residents invited to look back on 54 years of festivals

Aria Lam, 5, and Raymond Lam were among the 8,000 who attended the Saanich Strawberry Festival Sunday in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
Beach-goers lounge in the sand, hop on paddleboards and explore the surf at Cadboro Bay beach on June 18. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Beach-goers soak up the sun at Cadboro Bay

Residents take part in summer activities along the shoreline

Beach-goers lounge in the sand, hop on paddleboards and explore the surf at Cadboro Bay beach on June 18. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Vince Lamb shows off his tribute to Canada Day at the Gorge Canada Day Picnic in 2019. (Black Press file photo)

Top 10 safe ways to celebrate Canada Day 2020 in Greater Victoria

Break out the Canada flags, plan a red and white outfit and dig into some poutine

Vince Lamb shows off his tribute to Canada Day at the Gorge Canada Day Picnic in 2019. (Black Press file photo)
Uptown’s interior streets and several parking spaces were closed in May to allow pedestrians to stroll through the mall and to make space for patio tables. (Black Press Media file photo)
Uptown’s interior streets and several parking spaces were closed in May to allow pedestrians to stroll through the mall and to make space for patio tables. (Black Press Media file photo)
Twin brothers Owen and Elliot Gudavicius, 7, raced in their kayaks at Hamsterly Beach on June 22. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Sun, surf and splashing go hand-in-hand at Saanich beach

Residents cool off as warm weather reaches Hamsterly Beach

Twin brothers Owen and Elliot Gudavicius, 7, raced in their kayaks at Hamsterly Beach on June 22. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Students from Claremont Secondary involved in the use of a hate symbol at a grad party are working to make amends. This photo has been manipulated to blur the offensive symbol written on the back of a student. (Photo submitted)

Claremont Secondary students make amends after hate symbol used at grad party

Families working with school administration, local rabbi, superintendent says

Students from Claremont Secondary involved in the use of a hate symbol at a grad party are working to make amends. This photo has been manipulated to blur the offensive symbol written on the back of a student. (Photo submitted)
A sign in Langford directed crews during the filming of a Hallmark TV Movie in April 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
A sign in Langford directed crews during the filming of a Hallmark TV Movie in April 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
A pedestrian walks through Kings Park along the trail that backs onto Bowker Creek in Kings Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich extends deadline for $2.75-million Kings Park fundraising

In wake of pandemic, council pushes the deadline to March 31, 2021

A pedestrian walks through Kings Park along the trail that backs onto Bowker Creek in Kings Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
A rendering shows the Linwood Avenue entrance of a 97-unit seniors’ complex coming to Saanich. (Image by ZGF Architects Inc.)

Saanich greenlights 97-unit seniors’ housing complex

Development to have ‘positive impact’ on community, economy, councillor says

A rendering shows the Linwood Avenue entrance of a 97-unit seniors’ complex coming to Saanich. (Image by ZGF Architects Inc.)
Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes pledged to bring a movie studio to the municipality during his mayoral campaign in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Exciting’ updates expected in casino, film studio proposals, says Saanich mayor

Both facilities expected to bring economic growth to the region

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes pledged to bring a movie studio to the municipality during his mayoral campaign in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Saanich Fire Department has helped 100 local kids celebrate their birthdays in style amid the pandemic. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)
The Saanich Fire Department has helped 100 local kids celebrate their birthdays in style amid the pandemic. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)