District of Saanich

A Facebook user shared a photo of an owl found dead in Oak Bay on Sunday, Aug. 23 – the third known to have died in the region since November 2019 – and advocates suspect rat poison is to blame. (Photo submitted by Fred Haynes)
A Facebook user shared a photo of an owl found dead in Oak Bay on Sunday, Aug. 23 – the third known to have died in the region since November 2019 – and advocates suspect rat poison is to blame. (Photo submitted by Fred Haynes)
Karan Yadav, a security guard with Footprints Security, assisted residents at Saanich’s property tax drive-thru located outside municipal hall in June. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich property tax payments almost on par with normal year

First late fee applied to outstanding payments

Karan Yadav, a security guard with Footprints Security, assisted residents at Saanich’s property tax drive-thru located outside municipal hall in June. (Black Press Media file photo)
Swimming lessons resume Aug. 24 at Gordon Head Recreation Centre in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich asks users to be swimsuit ready at the door as lessons resume with new safety protocols

Swim classes start Aug. 24 at Gordon Head Recreation Centre

Swimming lessons resume Aug. 24 at Gordon Head Recreation Centre in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Left to right) Oak Bay Police Chief Ray Bernoties, Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch, Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes and Saanich Police Chief Scott Green show off the newly minted 2020-2025 Service Agreement. (Photo submitted by Fred Haynes)

Saanich, Oak Bay announce new five-year policing agreement to share resources, control costs

New agreement ‘a win-win’ for both municipalities, Saanich mayor says

(Left to right) Oak Bay Police Chief Ray Bernoties, Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch, Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes and Saanich Police Chief Scott Green show off the newly minted 2020-2025 Service Agreement. (Photo submitted by Fred Haynes)
On Monday, Aug. 17, Saanich council will review a long-awaited study outlining the necessary bylaw amendments to legalize garden suites in the municipality. (Photo via the District of Saanich)

Saanich council to dig into long-awaited garden suite study

Detached suites keep families close, provide financial flexibility, mayor says

On Monday, Aug. 17, Saanich council will review a long-awaited study outlining the necessary bylaw amendments to legalize garden suites in the municipality. (Photo via the District of Saanich)
Saanich firefighters worked quickly to tackle a medium-sized grass fire in the 4800-block of Scarborough Road on Aug. 13. (Google Maps)

Firefighters tackle medium-sized grass fire on rural Saanich property

Saanich Fire Department issues warm weather fire safety reminder

Saanich firefighters worked quickly to tackle a medium-sized grass fire in the 4800-block of Scarborough Road on Aug. 13. (Google Maps)
BC Hydro crews worked to restore power and replace a hydro pole and underground cable after a pole-top fire on Stamboul Street in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Electrical fault results in Saanich hydro pole fire

BC Hydro crews on scene repairing damage well into the early morning hours

BC Hydro crews worked to restore power and replace a hydro pole and underground cable after a pole-top fire on Stamboul Street in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Work will take place on Prospect Lake Road along Calvert Park. (Photo via the District of Saanich)

Roadside barriers, amphibian fencing to be installed along Prospect Lake Road

Crews on-site 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., traffic impacts expected through September

Work will take place on Prospect Lake Road along Calvert Park. (Photo via the District of Saanich)
Crews installed 1.2 kilometres of rumble stripping on Prospect Lake Road on Wednesday, Aug. 5. (District of Saanich photo)

Rumble strips installed on Prospect Lake Road as part of Saanich’s safety improvement plan

First of many road safety installations planned for the area

Crews installed 1.2 kilometres of rumble stripping on Prospect Lake Road on Wednesday, Aug. 5. (District of Saanich photo)
Saanich council will consider endorsing a new plan to transform the Uptown-Douglas corridor over the next 20-30 years. (Black Press Media file photo)

Uptown-Douglas plan comes to Saanich council for consideration

Plan includes 20-30 year vision for Uptown-Douglas corridor

Saanich council will consider endorsing a new plan to transform the Uptown-Douglas corridor over the next 20-30 years. (Black Press Media file photo)
Biologist Brian Koval stands in front of the section of Colquitz Creek that will undergo restoration in and around the water this month in Copley East Park. The public is invited to enlist as volunteers for the project, an initiative of the Peninsula Streams Society and the District of Saanich. (Photo by Rebecca Koval)

Fish habitat enhancement champions set to start next project in Saanich

The latest stage of restorations to Colquitz Creek runs Aug. 4 to 14

Biologist Brian Koval stands in front of the section of Colquitz Creek that will undergo restoration in and around the water this month in Copley East Park. The public is invited to enlist as volunteers for the project, an initiative of the Peninsula Streams Society and the District of Saanich. (Photo by Rebecca Koval)
Saanich applies to change its liquor license at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich orders new liquor licence for Cedar Hill Recreation Centre

Consolidated licence cuts maximum patrons from 570 to 174

Saanich applies to change its liquor license at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Signage reminds of the importance of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich kicks off social distancing photo contest with Dr. Bonnie Henry pin prize pack

Post social distancing photos curve photos to social media, tag District of Saanich to enter

Signage reminds of the importance of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The current owners of the 100-year-old home that once belonged to George Rogers Senior – one of Saanich’s early farmers – have applied to subdivide the property and neighbours are concerned. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The current owners of the 100-year-old home that once belonged to George Rogers Senior – one of Saanich’s early farmers – have applied to subdivide the property and neighbours are concerned. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich’s expansive nature spaces can be viewed from the top of Mount Douglas. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Newly appointed Resilient Saanich committee to weigh in on new environmental policy framework

Council selects nine members, First Nations representative position remains open

Saanich’s expansive nature spaces can be viewed from the top of Mount Douglas. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich’s 2020 climate plan is nominated for the 2020 Climate and Energy Action Awards. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich’s 2020 climate plan up for another award

District among eight nominees for 2020 Climate and Energy Action Awards

Saanich’s 2020 climate plan is nominated for the 2020 Climate and Energy Action Awards. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich Police has safely located missing 25-year-old Saanich resident Yuhan Jin. (Photo via Saanich Police Department)

UPDATED: Missing 25-year-old Saanich woman found Saturday

Yuhan Jin thought to be travelling by foot or bus, carrying two suitcases

Saanich Police has safely located missing 25-year-old Saanich resident Yuhan Jin. (Photo via Saanich Police Department)
Six items worth nearly $12,500 were reported stolen after a break and enter at a Saanich home between July 25 and 30. (File photo)

Police search for suspect in break and enter, theft at Saanich home

Six items worth nearly $12,500 reported stolen

Six items worth nearly $12,500 were reported stolen after a break and enter at a Saanich home between July 25 and 30. (File photo)
10:18 a.m.                                Saanich Coun. Judy Brownoff laughs after a broken branch she cut down from a tree in front of her home swiped her hair on the way down. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: A day in the life Saanich

This photo feature takes you on a visual tour of Saanich

10:18 a.m.                                Saanich Coun. Judy Brownoff laughs after a broken branch she cut down from a tree in front of her home swiped her hair on the way down. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich Coun. Ned Taylor pumps up his tires at a bike-fix-station along the Lochside Regional Trail behind Saanich Municipal Hall – one of nine repair stations in the District. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich bike kitchens make tune-ups easy with free tools, tire pumps

District encourages active transportation with ‘accessible’ amenities

Saanich Coun. Ned Taylor pumps up his tires at a bike-fix-station along the Lochside Regional Trail behind Saanich Municipal Hall – one of nine repair stations in the District. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)