Saanich

A garage fire at a Wedgepoint Terrace home was quickly extinguished on Aug. 15. (Saanich Fire Department/Twitter)

Early-morning garage fire quickly extinguished at Saanich home

Cat inside the home sent to vet for a checkup

 

Nancy Walt will be showing her art at the Persimmon Drive location. (Courtesy of Nancy Walt)

Scattered Artists’ summer home studio tour returns to Saanich

19th annual art tour features 22 artists, five venues within biking distance

 

Volunteers and neighbours gather around the road mural in progress near the entrance of Falaise Park in Saanich. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Taking it to the streets: Saanich gets road mural

Pilot project will measure traffic speed data

 

The Svee women’s softball team represented the Victoria Saanich Women’s Softball Association at the women’s Intermediate A provincial championships in Richmond. (Courtesy of Rachelle Little)

Saanich softball team takes silver at provincials

Svee women’s team won four straight to make it to the finals

The Svee women’s softball team represented the Victoria Saanich Women’s Softball Association at the women’s Intermediate A provincial championships in Richmond. (Courtesy of Rachelle Little)
Members of the 15U AA Carnarvon/Gordon Head South Island Royals baseball team celebrate their win at the provincial championships last month in Richmond. The squad heads to Saskatchewan for the Western Canadian Championships, Aug. 19 to 21. (Photo courtesy Darrel Richardson)

Combined Oak Bay/Saanich squad captures B.C. provincial baseball crown

South Island Royals 15U AA team to compete at Western Canadian Championships

Members of the 15U AA Carnarvon/Gordon Head South Island Royals baseball team celebrate their win at the provincial championships last month in Richmond. The squad heads to Saskatchewan for the Western Canadian Championships, Aug. 19 to 21. (Photo courtesy Darrel Richardson)
Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)

Saanich neighbourhood block party helps residents heal after bank shootout

ER nurse who cared for 2 wounded officers, is married to ERT member, organized event

Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)
Recent public engagement explored adding more housing options to the Cadboro Bay local area plan. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

More housing opportunities could be on horizon for Saanich’s Cadboro Bay Village

Check-in report Aug. 22 to bring results of public feedback to Saanich council

Recent public engagement explored adding more housing options to the Cadboro Bay local area plan. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
The winners of Saanich’s 2022 Arts, Culture and Heritage awards gather with Mayor Fred Haynes in front of municipal hall. They received certificates of recognition Aug. 8 in the council chambers. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich Arts, Culture and Heritage award winners honoured by municipality

Community volunteers, non-profit group recognized for exceptional contributions

The winners of Saanich’s 2022 Arts, Culture and Heritage awards gather with Mayor Fred Haynes in front of municipal hall. They received certificates of recognition Aug. 8 in the council chambers. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
The new permit and development tracker lets Saanich residents follow development progress and view the status of applications. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

District of Saanich launches online permit and development tracker dashboard

Tracker designed to increase accessibility, transparency for public, applicants

The new permit and development tracker lets Saanich residents follow development progress and view the status of applications. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Greater Victoria is a hiker’s paradise, and one of the favourites for locals? Mount Douglas in Saanich, whose shady trails through dense coastal forest give way to open, rocky areas and stunning views at the summit. Justin Samanski-Langille/Victoria News photo

Hike like a local: Victoria hikers share their top 3 destinations

With its scenic West Coast location, boasting a unique mix of ocean…

Greater Victoria is a hiker’s paradise, and one of the favourites for locals? Mount Douglas in Saanich, whose shady trails through dense coastal forest give way to open, rocky areas and stunning views at the summit. Justin Samanski-Langille/Victoria News photo
Saanich-based researcher Teale Phelps Bondaroff holds dried sea cucumbers at a market in Singapore. (Photo courtesy of OceansAsia)

Saanich researcher makes waves studying Asian sea cucumber crime

Documentary on marine poaching spurred by work of Teale Phelps Bondaroff and team

Saanich-based researcher Teale Phelps Bondaroff holds dried sea cucumbers at a market in Singapore. (Photo courtesy of OceansAsia)
Bill Okell of Saanich navigates a turn on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course during a past Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs race. Okell had a career-best fifth place overall finish in the F Production class on the SCCA’s Super Tour for 2022. (Photo by Mark Webber)

Saanich driver winds up No. 5 nationwide on sports car racing series

Bill Okell posts best-ever overall finish on SCCA Super Tour with 2022 results

Bill Okell of Saanich navigates a turn on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course during a past Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs race. Okell had a career-best fifth place overall finish in the F Production class on the SCCA’s Super Tour for 2022. (Photo by Mark Webber)
Sand sculptors spent multiple days working on their sculptures at the Cadboro Bay Festival in Cadboro-Gyro Park. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Sand sculpting competition returns to Cadboro Bay

Sun, sand, singing and bouncy castles

Sand sculptors spent multiple days working on their sculptures at the Cadboro Bay Festival in Cadboro-Gyro Park. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A Canadian and Ukrainian shared flag inside the village’s common meeting area. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Seniors home reopens for Ukrainian newcomers

Cook Street site is offering temporary residence for vulnerable Ukrainians fleeing war

A Canadian and Ukrainian shared flag inside the village’s common meeting area. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Saanich police Chief Const. Dean Duthie forms a heart in a photo from a tweet posted Friday (Aug. 5), the day one of the officers seriously injured in a June 28 shootout at a Saanich bank was discharged from Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Dean Duthie/Twitter)

Saanich officer wounded in bank shooting greeted warmly upon discharge from RJH

Officer hospitalized in June 28 shootout will continue to heal from home, chief says

Saanich police Chief Const. Dean Duthie forms a heart in a photo from a tweet posted Friday (Aug. 5), the day one of the officers seriously injured in a June 28 shootout at a Saanich bank was discharged from Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Dean Duthie/Twitter)
Police officers, helped by the Integrated Canine Service, were unable to locate two suspects, pictured here, who robbed the Bottle Depot on Quadra Street on Wednesday (Aug. 3). (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)

Saanich bottle-sorting business robbed by masked men

Investigators requesting video footage from nearby businesses, passing motorists

Police officers, helped by the Integrated Canine Service, were unable to locate two suspects, pictured here, who robbed the Bottle Depot on Quadra Street on Wednesday (Aug. 3). (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)
This stretch of sidewalk in the 4100-block of Cedar Hill Road in Saanich was voted ‘jankiest sidewalk’ in Greater Victoria in a public photo contest staged by Walk On, Victoria. (Courtesy of Walk On, Victoria)

Is that a tree? Saanich sidewalk voted worst in Greater Victoria

Photo contest also saw Saanich win ‘most shameful lack of sidewalk’

This stretch of sidewalk in the 4100-block of Cedar Hill Road in Saanich was voted ‘jankiest sidewalk’ in Greater Victoria in a public photo contest staged by Walk On, Victoria. (Courtesy of Walk On, Victoria)
Central Saanich Fire Department’s Capt. Brennan Gummer and firefighter Ryan Vantreight were deployed on Monday, Aug. 1, with the department’s new tender truck to assist BC Wildfire Service efforts in the Okanagan. (Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association/Facebook)

Greater Victoria firefighters deployed to Okanagan to aid in B.C. wildfire battle

Region’s departments aim to provide resources on the ground to help wildfire crews

Central Saanich Fire Department’s Capt. Brennan Gummer and firefighter Ryan Vantreight were deployed on Monday, Aug. 1, with the department’s new tender truck to assist BC Wildfire Service efforts in the Okanagan. (Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association/Facebook)
Local artists who’ve competed around the world will showcase their talents at Cadboro-Gyro Park during the Cadboro Bay Festival on Aug. 7. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)

World-class sand sculpting major draw for Saanich’s Cadboro Bay Festival

Free family friendly event Aug. 7 includes food, activities and fun at the beach

Local artists who’ve competed around the world will showcase their talents at Cadboro-Gyro Park during the Cadboro Bay Festival on Aug. 7. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)
Sienna Lalari of Gobind Farms passes a box of berries to a customer Saturday at the Peninsula Country Market. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria kicks off the long weekend with fun in the sun

The region’s parks, beaches, and markets were busy Saturday

Sienna Lalari of Gobind Farms passes a box of berries to a customer Saturday at the Peninsula Country Market. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)