Saanich News Staff

Saanich Parks asks public to provide input for its Horner Park Renewal Project. (Google)

Proposed renewal concept for Horner Park realeased

Project is set to start in early summer amid review of public input

Saanich Parks asks public to provide input for its Horner Park Renewal Project. (Google)
Saanich police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly stole a laptop from a locker at Camosun College. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Twitter)
Saanich police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly stole a laptop from a locker at Camosun College. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Twitter)
Saanich Fire responds to a house fire on 4900 block Albina street the morning of March 5. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)

Saanich Fire responds to early morning house fire

The D crew were on scene at 4:40 a.m. fire is contained

Saanich Fire responds to a house fire on 4900 block Albina street the morning of March 5. (Saanich Fire/Twitter)
Saanich Council and ICBC partner to conduct a road safety review of Prospect Lake Road in rural Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Council and ICBC partner on safety review of Prospect Lake Road

Public input is encouraged for the road safety review

Saanich Council and ICBC partner to conduct a road safety review of Prospect Lake Road in rural Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers are looking for a man suspected of stealing a student’s bike from a Central Saanich school. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Alleged thief stole bike from Central Saanich school

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers release pictures of suspect

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers are looking for a man suspected of stealing a student’s bike from a Central Saanich school. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
Camosun College Chargers women’s basketball team closes their season with a bronze medal loss in the PACWEST Championships on Feb. 29. (Camosun Chargers/Twitter)

Camosun Chargers lose the championship bronze to the Douglas College Royals

Women’s basketball team loses 74–63 on Saturday

Camosun College Chargers women’s basketball team closes their season with a bronze medal loss in the PACWEST Championships on Feb. 29. (Camosun Chargers/Twitter)
Saanich District to launch budget education tool on Mar. 3. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich launches new tool to help residents learn about the budget

Tool launch will coincide with the Mar. 3 budget meeting

Saanich District to launch budget education tool on Mar. 3. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Coast Capital Savings branch in Saanich closed ‘out of an abundance of caution’ due to a COVID-19 scare. (CDC photo)

Coast Capital Savings in Saanich to re-open after COVID-19 scare

The branch closed ‘out of an abundance of caution’

A Coast Capital Savings branch in Saanich closed ‘out of an abundance of caution’ due to a COVID-19 scare. (CDC photo)
Organizers expect thousands of attendees at the three-day 2020 Victoria Early Spring Home Expo at Pearkes arena. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

WATCH: Annual Victoria Early Spring Home Expo kicks off at Pearkes arena

‘It’s a one-stop-shop’ for all things home and gardening, show manager says

Organizers expect thousands of attendees at the three-day 2020 Victoria Early Spring Home Expo at Pearkes arena. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Over 1,700 without power in Langford, Feb. 23, 2020. (Google)

South Vancouver Island B.C. Hydro Customers without power

Due to high winds nearly 3,900 B.C. Hydro customer will be out of power

Over 1,700 without power in Langford, Feb. 23, 2020. (Google)
Saanich residents are sent tsunami preparedness packages to households identified as being located within a tsunami planning zone, Feb. 23, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nearly 1,000 Saanich households located within tsunami-planning zone

Residents sent preparedness packs, although risk of tsunami is low

Saanich residents are sent tsunami preparedness packages to households identified as being located within a tsunami planning zone, Feb. 23, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Water bubbles from a cement crack at Cedar Hill rd. and Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Feb. 18, 2020 (Sarah Schuchard/News Staff)

Saanich Police say bubbling pavement poses no threat to public

Resident reports water coming from cracked pavement at Cedar Hill Road and Cedar Hill Cross Road

Water bubbles from a cement crack at Cedar Hill rd. and Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Feb. 18, 2020 (Sarah Schuchard/News Staff)
The West Coast Rhythmic Gymnastics team’s Shooting Stars group, Clara Davison (far left), Iza Preston Lenk, Dehlia Flint, Amelie Kelley and Charlotte Phipps will represent their zone at the BC Winter Games. (West Coast Rhythmic Gymnastics/Facebook)

Young Greater Victoria rhythmic gymnasts qualify for BC Winter Games

Competition begins Feb 19 in Fort St. John

The West Coast Rhythmic Gymnastics team’s Shooting Stars group, Clara Davison (far left), Iza Preston Lenk, Dehlia Flint, Amelie Kelley and Charlotte Phipps will represent their zone at the BC Winter Games. (West Coast Rhythmic Gymnastics/Facebook)
Campus View Elementary remains open to 440 students during a $4.2 million seismic upgrade. (Sarah Schuchard)

Campus View Elementary undergoes $4.2 million in seismic upgrades

Campus View Elementary undergoes significant seismic upgrades

Campus View Elementary remains open to 440 students during a $4.2 million seismic upgrade. (Sarah Schuchard)
Bastion Books owner Alex Cruikshank and HarbourCats mascot Harvey at the launch of Harvey’s Reading Club at George Jay Elementary School in 2019. (Courtesy Victoria HarbourCats)

HarbourCats team up with Bastion Books to bring back Harvey’s Reading Club

HarbourCats and Bastions Books offer students free game tickets in an effort to promote child literacy

Bastion Books owner Alex Cruikshank and HarbourCats mascot Harvey at the launch of Harvey’s Reading Club at George Jay Elementary School in 2019. (Courtesy Victoria HarbourCats)
Art in the Vineyard organizers expect to have about 1,500 pieces of art on display at Starling Lane Vineyard in June. (Black Press Media file photo)

Art in the Vinyard organizers seek donations ahead of June 2020 fundraiser

Everything from ‘previously loved’ prints to velvet Elvises and costume jewelry accepted

Art in the Vineyard organizers expect to have about 1,500 pieces of art on display at Starling Lane Vineyard in June. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Saanich resident was scammed out of $26,000 in a sweepstakes fraud. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich resident defrauded by sweepstake scam, loses $26,000

Police warn public to get informed, be aware of current scams

A Saanich resident was scammed out of $26,000 in a sweepstakes fraud. (Black Press Media file photo)
Couples can enjoy a morning of bird watching with the Victoria Natural History Society on Valentines Day at the 22nd Annual Valentine Couples Birdathon. (Facebook/Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary)

Love birds take flight at Saanich Valentine’s Day birdathon

Yearly event draws bird-loving couples to Victoria Natural History Society

Couples can enjoy a morning of bird watching with the Victoria Natural History Society on Valentines Day at the 22nd Annual Valentine Couples Birdathon. (Facebook/Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary)
Four members of Varsity Performance Karate (left to right), Anika Ocean Elliott, Tanya Crowle, Olivia Brodie and Ella Crowle will attend the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John from Feb. 20-23. (Photo provided by Tanya Crowle)

Saanich karate kid to represent Vancouver Island at upcoming BC Games

Three other club members to attend as coach, officials

Four members of Varsity Performance Karate (left to right), Anika Ocean Elliott, Tanya Crowle, Olivia Brodie and Ella Crowle will attend the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John from Feb. 20-23. (Photo provided by Tanya Crowle)
Modo has added a wheelchair-accessible van to its car-sharing fleet in Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy Modo)

Car-share company adds first wheelchair accessible van to Greater Victoria fleet

Saanich-based accessible van available to all members

Modo has added a wheelchair-accessible van to its car-sharing fleet in Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy Modo)