Saanich News Staff

Saanich police have found an 8-year-old boy who was missing from Braefoot Elementary School Jan. 14. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)

UPDATED: Police locate 8-year-old boy missing from Saanich elementary school

Young boy found hours after going missing from Braefoot Elementary

Saanich police have found an 8-year-old boy who was missing from Braefoot Elementary School Jan. 14. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police arrested and charged one person after an attempted bike theft Jan. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect charged after Saanich homeowner stops bike theft

One person was arrested and charged

Saanich police arrested and charged one person after an attempted bike theft Jan. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are looking for the owner of a collection of costume jewelry turned in to the department. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Saanich police seek owner of costume jewelry turned in by Good Samaritan

Rings, jewelry bags waiting to be returned

Saanich police are looking for the owner of a collection of costume jewelry turned in to the department. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
The Sooke School District is reporting cancellations and delays on a number of bus routes due to the windstorm. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria schools face power outages, cancelled bus routes

Multiple schools without power across the region

The Sooke School District is reporting cancellations and delays on a number of bus routes due to the windstorm. (Black Press Media file photo)
A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria from Jan. 12 through Jan. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

Winds up to 70 km/h expected across Greater Victoria

Winds to ease early Wednesday afternoon, Environment Canada says

A wind warning is in effect for Greater Victoria from Jan. 12 through Jan. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich is performing emergency repairs on the Durrance Road bridge Jan. 8 and 9 from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. (Google Maps)
The District of Saanich is performing emergency repairs on the Durrance Road bridge Jan. 8 and 9 from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. (Google Maps)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police investigating intentionally set fires

Vehicles, hedge, trash can set on fire over Christmas holiday

(Black Press Media file photo)
Myles Oakes, 20, was last seen in the 3500-block of Blanshard Street on Dec. 23, 2020. (Photo courtesy the Saanich Police Department)

Missing 20-year-old man located safe: Saanich police

Myles Oakes had been missing since Dec. 23

Myles Oakes, 20, was last seen in the 3500-block of Blanshard Street on Dec. 23, 2020. (Photo courtesy the Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred on Dec. 29 at Glanford Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police investigating sexual assault in Glanford Park

A 19-year-old woman was attacked Dec. 29

Saanich police are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred on Dec. 29 at Glanford Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
With the help of a VicPD police service dog, Saanich police arrested a man after five propane tanks were stolen from a Burnside Road West gas station early on Jan. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich suspect arrested with help from VicPD K9 unit

Five propane tanks taken from Burnside Road West gas station

With the help of a VicPD police service dog, Saanich police arrested a man after five propane tanks were stolen from a Burnside Road West gas station early on Jan. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Capital Regional District warns of wastewater and stormwater overflow in McNeill Bay, as well as several other shorelines, after heavy rain on the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Residents asked to avoid Saanich, Oak Bay shorelines after wastewater overflow

Heavy rain caused discharge and stormwater overflow

The Capital Regional District warns of wastewater and stormwater overflow in McNeill Bay, as well as several other shorelines, after heavy rain on the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two employees at Mayfair Shopping Centre have confirmed cases of COVID-19. (Submitted file photo)

Two employees at Mayfair Shopping Centre test positive for COVID

Individuals to follow all mandatory isolation, testing procedures before returning to work

Two employees at Mayfair Shopping Centre have confirmed cases of COVID-19. (Submitted file photo)
Six-year-old Callaghan McLaughlin set up a joke stand in his Cadboro Bay front yard. (Black Press Media file photo)

Looking back at the top Saanich stories of 2020

Five stories that captured the interest of Saanich News readers over the past year

Six-year-old Callaghan McLaughlin set up a joke stand in his Cadboro Bay front yard. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital officially over on Dec. 31. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak declared over

The outbreak claimed four lives

Island Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital officially over on Dec. 31. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found on Christmas Day will come forward. (Facebook)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found Dec. 23 will come forward. (ROAM/Facebook)

CRD looking for family of senior poodle found in Saanich with collar, dragging leash

Animal shelter employee took ‘Maria’ home for the holidays

Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found on Christmas Day will come forward. (Facebook)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found Dec. 23 will come forward. (ROAM/Facebook)
Saanich police have arrested one Metchosin man in connection with a string of indecent acts reported across the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin man arrested in connection to string of indecent acts

Eleven exposure incidents reported across Greater Victoria from late October through December

Saanich police have arrested one Metchosin man in connection with a string of indecent acts reported across the region. (Black Press Media file photo)
In 2021, Saanich will resume management of the building in Braefoot Park which housed the Braefoot Community Association for many years. (Google Streetview)

UPDATED: Community group stunned as Saanich takes over Braefoot building

Braefoot Community Association to transition to new location, sports programs to continue in park

In 2021, Saanich will resume management of the building in Braefoot Park which housed the Braefoot Community Association for many years. (Google Streetview)
Saanich police believe that missing man Sean Hart may have been wearing this ONLY brand black, fur-lined jacket when he unexpectedly left his mental health facility on Nov. 6. (Saanich Police Department)

Missing Saanich man may be wearing long black parka with fur-lined hood

Sean Hart missing since Nov. 6, believed to be wearing all black clothing

Saanich police believe that missing man Sean Hart may have been wearing this ONLY brand black, fur-lined jacket when he unexpectedly left his mental health facility on Nov. 6. (Saanich Police Department)
Traffic is running smoothly after a man lost control of his car and crashed into a utility pole along Highway 17 Sunday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: Man swerves off Pat Bay Highway, crashes into utility pole

Two taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Traffic is running smoothly after a man lost control of his car and crashed into a utility pole along Highway 17 Sunday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Deer in disguise 
A pair of deer stop for a rest on a Saanich lawn among some wooden reindeer decorations. On Saturday, Dec. 5, Chris Nation spotted a buck and doe lounging alongside reindeer decorations set out for the holidays and snapped a quick photo to capture the moment. The deer look right at home with their wooden friends. (Photo submitted by Chris Nation)

Deer in disguise: Saanich resident finds deer lounging among Christmas decorations

Stag, doe rest next to wooden reindeer figures in Saanich yard

Deer in disguise 
A pair of deer stop for a rest on a Saanich lawn among some wooden reindeer decorations. On Saturday, Dec. 5, Chris Nation spotted a buck and doe lounging alongside reindeer decorations set out for the holidays and snapped a quick photo to capture the moment. The deer look right at home with their wooden friends. (Photo submitted by Chris Nation)