POLICE BRIEFS: News from the Saanich Peninsula beat

Police news from last week on the Saanich Peninsula

Sidney North Saanich RCMP

• Sidney North Saanich RCMP received 113 calls for service this week. On March 10, police stopped a driver who ran a stop sign behind Thrifty Foods onto James White Boulevard in Sidney. The driver, who was found to be under the influence of alcohol, was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition.

Central Saanich Police Service

• On March 6 a hit and run on a parked van was reported on Verdier Avenue. A witness took down the number of the pickup that hit the parked van. Police tracked down the 25-year-old Saanich driver. He was issued a violation ticket for failing to provide his information at an accident.

• Ten election signs were stolen between March 9 and 10. Corporal Pat Bryant reminds residents that vandalizing or stealing signs is considered a crime.

• Between March 9 and 12, someone entered a farm property on Mount Newton X Road and stole a blind and game camera used to monitor movement of deer and wildlife. The equipment, owned by a hunter with a crop protection permit for the farm, is valued at $575. Anyone with information can call the Central Saanich Police Service at 250-652-4441.

Slow Down and Move Over

On March 26 and 27, the Sidney North Saanich RCMP and Central Saanich Police Service will be participating in the Slow Down and Move Over campaign with the Integrated Road Safety Unit. The campaign is designed to remind drivers to slow down, and if it is safe to do so, move over when approaching an official vehicle with flashing lights stopped at the side of the road.

Police say when you see an enforcement vehicle stopped, drivers must slow down by at least 10 km/h.

Drivers who don’t could be issued a $173 fine and three penalty points.

 

 

Just Posted

Saanich Peninsula Alert launches today

Existing subscribers already moved to new system

Local cadets gain acceptance to RMC

Military careers one step closer

New Star Cinema project approved

Cameo development gets unanimous council thumbs up

Stelly’s sidewalk gets green light

Federal funding brings project to fruition

Witnesses sought for alleged drunk driver crash in Sidney

Crash happened June 16 on East Saanich Rd. and Canora Dr.

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

5 fun things to do this weekend in Greater Victoria

Victoria Ska and Reggae Fest, Ride Don’t Hide, Cordova Bay Day and more

In a matter of hours, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive

Change was announced as a royal decree in 2017 by Crown Prince Mohammen bin Salman

Feds announce measures to protect endangered whale species

Canada’s Whale Initiative is part of the federal government’s $1.5 billion Ocean Protection Plan

COC session vote approves Calgary as potential host for 2026 Olympics

Scott Hutcheson, chair of Calgary’s Olympic bid corporation — called vote a positive step forward

Mounties seize 1,500 pot plants in ‘extensive Shawnigan raid

Mounties searched a property in the 4800-block of Goldstream Heights Drive on May 30

B.C. soldier shot down a century ago to be honoured

Norman Stuart Harper, of Kamloops, was killed on a bombing mission over Lahr, Germany, in 1918

Trump sends letter to Trudeau calling for increase in NATO defence spending

The letter comes as tensions between Canada and the United States have risen to a dramatic high

Electoral reform vote in B.C. includes $500,000 each for pro and con groups

A mail-in ballot referendum will take place Oct. 22 to Nov. 30, asking two questions on voting

Most Read