Saanich

Saanich residents can apply for a rebate when purchasing electric bikes, courtesy of the District of Saanich. (District of Saanich)

District of Saanich will pay up to $1,600 per household in e-bike rebates

Pilot program said to be first of its kind of B.C. among local governments

 

Denis Harrigan (left), former principal at Spectrum Community School, and Phil Watt, a former teacher at Spectrum and alumni board member. The two men stand with a portrait of their late colleague, Brian Whitmore. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Rachel)

Commemorative service honours longstanding career of former Spectrum Community School teacher

Brian Whitmore, who passed away last July, was a beloved teacher and colleague

 

The driving range at Cedar Hill Golf Course in Saanich. (Facebook/Cedar Hill Golf Course)

LETTER: Cedar Hill golf pass holders help reduce tax burden

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  • Oct 15, 2021

 

From left: Royal Jubilee Hospital clinical operations director Jason Price, Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes and site operations manager Edgar Dittmer deliver sunflowers and chocolates to healthcare workers in the hospital’s patient care centre. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Chocolates and sunflowers brighten up Royal Jubilee Hospital workers’ day

Gifts to show appreciation for Greater Victoria hospital workers experiencing burnout

From left: Royal Jubilee Hospital clinical operations director Jason Price, Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes and site operations manager Edgar Dittmer deliver sunflowers and chocolates to healthcare workers in the hospital’s patient care centre. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Cody Carlson has taken over as head coach and general manager of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s Saanich Predators. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Predators)

Saanich Predators name new coach and general manager

Cody Carlson takes over from Brent Polischuk as Jr. B hockey team’s head coach, GM

Cody Carlson has taken over as head coach and general manager of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s Saanich Predators. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Predators)
The Department of National Defence will be conducting a night firing exercise at Heals Range in Saanich on Oct. 16. (MARPAC Imaging Services)

Night firing exercise taking over Heals Range in Saanich

Department of National Defence reminds public that no unauthorized personnel allowed on site

The Department of National Defence will be conducting a night firing exercise at Heals Range in Saanich on Oct. 16. (MARPAC Imaging Services)
Riders take part in the 2020 Tripleshot CrossFondo cyling races, the 2021 version of which happens this Sunday (Oc t. 17). (Courtesy of Kevin Light Photography)

More than 300 riders will race around Greater Victoria in Tripleshot CrossFondo

The Sunday event (Oct. 17) is also raising money for youth cycling program, trail development

Riders take part in the 2020 Tripleshot CrossFondo cyling races, the 2021 version of which happens this Sunday (Oc t. 17). (Courtesy of Kevin Light Photography)
The Victoria Hospice Society is hoping to build a new space for grief support, education and end-of-life programs on a 1.9-acre piece of the Lansdowne Middle School south campus land. (Photo courtesy Greater Victoria School District)

Second chunk of Lansdowne school land set to be sold to Victoria Hospice Society

$2.5 million sale waiting on Ministry of Education, school board approval

The Victoria Hospice Society is hoping to build a new space for grief support, education and end-of-life programs on a 1.9-acre piece of the Lansdowne Middle School south campus land. (Photo courtesy Greater Victoria School District)
Geoff Wilmshurst, vice-president of partnerships at Camosun College, stands in front of an empty plot of land for which a business case is being assembled for building a film studio. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Camosun film studio in Saanich nears business case completion, developer interest to be sought

Film worker education and studio will provide benefits to south Island film and TV industry

Geoff Wilmshurst, vice-president of partnerships at Camosun College, stands in front of an empty plot of land for which a business case is being assembled for building a film studio. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Convicted Victoria murderer Scott Ian Mackay was denied day parole in a written decision by the Parole Board of Canada Aug. 24. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)

Victoria murderer denied parole request for substance treatment

Scott Ian Mackay convicted of killing 20-year-old UVic student in 1989

Convicted Victoria murderer Scott Ian Mackay was denied day parole in a written decision by the Parole Board of Canada Aug. 24. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca)
More than $5,000 cash was found on a dangerous driver Oct. 10. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Dangerous driving report results in arrest by Saanich police

Driver found with more than $5,000 cash and suspected drugs

More than $5,000 cash was found on a dangerous driver Oct. 10. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Saanich council welcomed a presentation from Island Health about the opioid crisis and how it looks in Saanich on Oct. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Opioid deaths occurring in Saanich homes a result of stigma, says expert

83 per cent of illicit drug toxicity deaths occurred in private homes in 2019

Saanich council welcomed a presentation from Island Health about the opioid crisis and how it looks in Saanich on Oct. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
Lorraine Fracy, manager of business development and client services for the Royal Oak Burial Park, stands with a newly implemented statue in the Little Spirits Garden – one that is both raw and captures a mother’s love, she said. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Little Spirits Garden offers a space to remember lost pregnancies or infants in Saanich

Royal Oak Burial Park section set in a beautiful natural space

Lorraine Fracy, manager of business development and client services for the Royal Oak Burial Park, stands with a newly implemented statue in the Little Spirits Garden – one that is both raw and captures a mother’s love, she said. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary, established in 1923, starts at the high water mark at 10 Mile Point in Saanich and stretches across the shoreline of Oak Bay, Victoria, Saanich, View Royal and Esquimalt. (Capital Regional District map)

Environment ministry cracks down on dogs to protect migratory birds in Greater Victoria

‘Wildlife violations were occurring regularly’ in bird sanctuary, says federal government

The Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary, established in 1923, starts at the high water mark at 10 Mile Point in Saanich and stretches across the shoreline of Oak Bay, Victoria, Saanich, View Royal and Esquimalt. (Capital Regional District map)
Aiyana Branyik mounts a horse once a week at Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association, surrounded by supporters and instructors. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich Peninsula therapeutic horse riding provides social interaction, riding skills to members

Programs such as therapeutic riding, adaptive driving, and stable management offered

Aiyana Branyik mounts a horse once a week at Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association, surrounded by supporters and instructors. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Leading pedestrian interval signals in Saanich are designed to help pedestrians, scooters and cyclists feel at ease when crossing at busy intersections. (Photo courtesy of Saanich staff)

Saanich strategy keeping crosswalk users safer

Leading pedestrian intervals on lights give people a head start before drivers proceed

Leading pedestrian interval signals in Saanich are designed to help pedestrians, scooters and cyclists feel at ease when crossing at busy intersections. (Photo courtesy of Saanich staff)
Robert Gray, who was the subject of a wanted and missing report, has been found safe. (Courtesy of SPD)

UPDATE: Man with mental health warrant found safe, Saanich police say

Robert Gray was the subject of a missing and wanted report

Robert Gray, who was the subject of a wanted and missing report, has been found safe. (Courtesy of SPD)
Saanich Fire Deputy Chief Frank Macdonald (left) and Chief Mike Burgess celebrate the latter’s retirement on Sept. 29. (Photo courtesy of Mike Burgess)

Saanich deputy fire chief celebrates his retirement after a 35-year career

Frank Macdonald began his career in 1988 and had been with the Saanich Fire Department since 1996

Saanich Fire Deputy Chief Frank Macdonald (left) and Chief Mike Burgess celebrate the latter’s retirement on Sept. 29. (Photo courtesy of Mike Burgess)
More than 1750 customers near the Swartz Bay BC Ferries terminal in North Saanich are without power due to a downed wire. (BC Hydro)

Power outages continue to impact areas all over Greater Victoria

The Tuesday outages have affected thousands of customers

More than 1750 customers near the Swartz Bay BC Ferries terminal in North Saanich are without power due to a downed wire. (BC Hydro)
From left: Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes, Victoria Coun. Marianne Alto, Michael Travers, Joan Wenman, and film director Geoff Bird gather to commemorate on Shelbourne Street. (Photo courtesy of Fred Haynes)

Saanich and Victoria celebrate 100th honourary anniversary of Shelbourne memorial trees

Trees planted 100 years ago on both sides of Shelbourne Street to remember fallen soldiers

From left: Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes, Victoria Coun. Marianne Alto, Michael Travers, Joan Wenman, and film director Geoff Bird gather to commemorate on Shelbourne Street. (Photo courtesy of Fred Haynes)