Saanich News Staff

A large tree fell onto a vehicle in the driveway of a Saanich home off Cedar Hill X Road on March 25. (Devon Bidal/News staff)

UPDATED: Large tree crushes car in front of Saanich home

Tree fell in driveway off Cedar Hill X Road, damaged electrical wires

A large tree fell onto a vehicle in the driveway of a Saanich home off Cedar Hill X Road on March 25. (Devon Bidal/News staff)
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UPDATED: Driver without valid licence ticketed after single-vehicle crash closes West Saanich Road for several hours

Police believe driver hit utility pole after swerving to avoid animal, no serious injuries reported

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People present at Lansdowne Middle School on March 10, 11 or 12 may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Another COVID-19 exposure reported at a Saanich middle school

Exposures may have occurred at Lansdowne Middle School north campus March 10, 11 or 12

People present at Lansdowne Middle School on March 10, 11 or 12 may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Saanich police seek dashcam footage to assist search for suspect in daytime robbery

Incident occurred at M&M Food Market on Burnside Road West on March 7

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A Saanich speeder was caught going 67 km/h over the speed limit in front of the police headquarters during a take-out food run on March 16. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Driver on take-out food run caught going 67 km/h over limit in front of Saanich police headquarters

Individual already prohibited from driving received vehicle impound, court date

A Saanich speeder was caught going 67 km/h over the speed limit in front of the police headquarters during a take-out food run on March 16. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
A Saanich resident found a dead bird snagged in a rat trap on her front lawn one morning. (Courtesy of Lynda Bell)

Saanich resident concerned after rat trap snags songbird instead

Lynda Bell found the trap on her lawn one morning

A Saanich resident found a dead bird snagged in a rat trap on her front lawn one morning. (Courtesy of Lynda Bell)
Saanich has once again launched an online budgeting tool to allow residents to see how their property tax is used and to provide feedback on its draft financial plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich residents can see how their property taxes are used with online tool

Residents can also offer feedback on Saanich’s 2021-2025 draft financial plan

Saanich has once again launched an online budgeting tool to allow residents to see how their property tax is used and to provide feedback on its draft financial plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich School District's Children's Development Centre will soon be replaced, following an announcement Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from the province's Ministry of Education. The province will be spending $3.7 million to help build a new facility. (Google Maps)

School for struggling youth under construction in Saanich

Replacement of Children’s Development Centre features expanded mental health resources

Saanich School District's Children's Development Centre will soon be replaced, following an announcement Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from the province's Ministry of Education. The province will be spending $3.7 million to help build a new facility. (Google Maps)
Saanich police impounded a Corvette on Thursday (March 11) afternoon after the driver was caught going 100 km/h in 50 zone. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Corvette impounded in Saanich after driver caught going 50 km/h over limit

Saanich police clock driver going 100 km/h in 50-zone

Saanich police impounded a Corvette on Thursday (March 11) afternoon after the driver was caught going 100 km/h in 50 zone. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
The driver of a pick-up truck that flipped on its side after a three-vehicle crash on Tillicum Road on March 9 has been issued a $196 ticket for driving without consideration. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Inattentive’ driver slapped with $196 ticket for causing three-vehicle crash in Saanich

Ticketed driver rescued after truck flipped in collision on Tillicum Road

The driver of a pick-up truck that flipped on its side after a three-vehicle crash on Tillicum Road on March 9 has been issued a $196 ticket for driving without consideration. (Black Press Media file photo)
A combination of protected and buffered bike lanes are among a series of improvements recently completed on Larchwood Drive. (District of Saanich/Facebook)

New protected, buffered bike lanes unveiled in Saanich’s Gordon Head

Bikes lanes, defined street parking among improvements on Larchwood Drive

A combination of protected and buffered bike lanes are among a series of improvements recently completed on Larchwood Drive. (District of Saanich/Facebook)
The University of Victoria has said some of its students were impacted by an off-campus exposure to COVID-19 last weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

University of Victoria students impacted by off-campus COVID-19 exposure

UVic has not specified where the exposure occurred

The University of Victoria has said some of its students were impacted by an off-campus exposure to COVID-19 last weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Aggressive bus passenger arrested in Saanich for uttering threats

Suspect had outstanding warrant for assault at bus stop, two assaults on BC Transit buses

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A COVID-19 vaccination clinic, operated by Island Health, has opened at the University of Victoria’s McKinnon Gym. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at University of Victoria

Clinic is staffed and operated by Island Health

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic, operated by Island Health, has opened at the University of Victoria’s McKinnon Gym. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
Camosun Cares hampers will be delivered weekly to students for a period of nine weeks. (Photo courtesy of Camosun College)

Weekly care hampers offered to Camosun College students in need

The Camosun Cares hamper delivers fresh produce, prepared meals, hygiene products and even recipes

Camosun Cares hampers will be delivered weekly to students for a period of nine weeks. (Photo courtesy of Camosun College)
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Saanich police seek suspect after woman nearly robbed while getting out of vehicle

Incident occurred before 7 a.m. Feb. 17 in parking lot off Cordova Bay Road

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A pedestrian pushing two children in a stroller was struck by a driver while crossing a Highway 1 off-ramp at Burnside Road West on Feb. 24. (Google Streetview)

UPDATED: Pedestrian with two children in stroller struck in Saanich crosswalk after driver failed to yield

No serious injuries reported, driver issued $167 ticket under Motor Vehicle Act, police say

A pedestrian pushing two children in a stroller was struck by a driver while crossing a Highway 1 off-ramp at Burnside Road West on Feb. 24. (Google Streetview)
Northbound traffic along the Pat Bay Highway at Exit 11 came to a halt Tuesday evening after a dump truck went off the road. (Courtesy of Elyza Hartnell)

Dump truck in ditch halts Pat Bay Highway evening traffic

Incident was cleared shortly after 5 p.m.

Northbound traffic along the Pat Bay Highway at Exit 11 came to a halt Tuesday evening after a dump truck went off the road. (Courtesy of Elyza Hartnell)
Ancestral human remains were found at a Saanich construction site Feb. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ancestral human remains discovered at Saanich construction site

Remains show cause of death likely not natural

Ancestral human remains were found at a Saanich construction site Feb. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)