Saanich

Saanich police officers and dogs remain on scene at the Galloping Goose Trail between Carey and Tillicum roads where they are investigating an early morning incident. (Megan Atkins-Baker)

UPDATE: Saanich highway reopens after early-morning incident hospitalizes man

Police closed Trans-Canada Highway between Carey and Tillicum roads Friday morning

Saanich police officers and dogs remain on scene at the Galloping Goose Trail between Carey and Tillicum roads where they are investigating an early morning incident. (Megan Atkins-Baker)
A series of orange hearts, marking place names and numbers corresponding with known residential school sites where unmarked graves have been found, hang in Rutledge Park in Saanich. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Anonymous orange hearts hang in support throughout Saanich park

Sept. 30 marks Orange Shirt Day, and now national day of reconciliation

A series of orange hearts, marking place names and numbers corresponding with known residential school sites where unmarked graves have been found, hang in Rutledge Park in Saanich. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Sentencing in Victoria for a man who secretly filmed young women using the bathroom and shared sexually explicit images of them online has been delayed until Sept. 14. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca.)

Judge in Victoria to consider sentence for man who filmed women in bathroom, put images online

Crown seeking 18-month to 2-year jail sentence, Internet restrictions; decision to come Sept. 14

Sentencing in Victoria for a man who secretly filmed young women using the bathroom and shared sexually explicit images of them online has been delayed until Sept. 14. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca.)
Saanich teacher Omar Azim, who works at Royal Oak Middle School, was awarded the Loran Scholars Foundation Teachers Building Leaders Award earlier this year. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Saanich teacher recognized for guidance, growth by student who became Loran scholar

‘Mr. Azim is a teacher who has built not one leader, but many’

Saanich teacher Omar Azim, who works at Royal Oak Middle School, was awarded the Loran Scholars Foundation Teachers Building Leaders Award earlier this year. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Central Saanich police are asking for help locating a green Dodge pickup truck after its driver drove into a police car and fled the scene Aug. 31. (Courtesy Central Saanich Police Department)

Driver of pickup truck sought for damaging Central Saanich police car

Driver fled from police on West Saanich Road Aug. 31

Central Saanich police are asking for help locating a green Dodge pickup truck after its driver drove into a police car and fled the scene Aug. 31. (Courtesy Central Saanich Police Department)
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UPDATE: Quadra Street crash cleared near Tattersall Drive

No injuries reported in Tuesday morning crash

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Sports Car Club of America U.S. Majors Tour second-place finisher Jerry Olsen, left, joins H Production class race winner Bill Okell on the podium at High Plains Raceway near Denver on Aug. 22. (Photo courtesy Bill Okell/Colorado Region SCCA)

Saanich sports car driver qualifies for Indy, and then some during Denver races

Bill Okell chalks up a first and a second, needing only to complete 50 per cent of laps

Sports Car Club of America U.S. Majors Tour second-place finisher Jerry Olsen, left, joins H Production class race winner Bill Okell on the podium at High Plains Raceway near Denver on Aug. 22. (Photo courtesy Bill Okell/Colorado Region SCCA)
Waterfit Instructor Kathleen Baker leads a class from poolside at the Saanich Commonwealth Place recreational centre. The pool along with other amenities will be closed for a planned power outage. (Black Press Media file photo)

Planned outage for Saanich’s Commonwealth Place as crews complete transformer repairs

The entire recreation facility will be closed Sept. 6 to 16 with full reopening Sept. 20

Waterfit Instructor Kathleen Baker leads a class from poolside at the Saanich Commonwealth Place recreational centre. The pool along with other amenities will be closed for a planned power outage. (Black Press Media file photo)
Shreya Sivakumar is approaching her Grade 12 year at Mount Douglas Secondary and just finished up a summer internship program at the University of Alberta that was tailored to her interests as she gears up for university. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Inclusive research program hosts Saanich Grade 12 student in paid online internship

Shreya Sivakumar participates in summer internship at University of Alberta

Shreya Sivakumar is approaching her Grade 12 year at Mount Douglas Secondary and just finished up a summer internship program at the University of Alberta that was tailored to her interests as she gears up for university. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The WSANEC Leadership Council announced earlier this month it’ll be moving forward on a number of initiatives with the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory. (Courtesy of Dominion Astrophysical Observatory)

Saanich observatory to include local First Nations history

Signs will bolster presence of SENCOTEN culture, language

The WSANEC Leadership Council announced earlier this month it’ll be moving forward on a number of initiatives with the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory. (Courtesy of Dominion Astrophysical Observatory)
A person in a motorized wheelchair was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle near Ravine Way and Blanshard Street on Aug. 26. (Photo courtesy of Laura Cross)

Person taken to hospital after collision on Saanich roadway

They suffered non-life-threatening injuries

A person in a motorized wheelchair was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle near Ravine Way and Blanshard Street on Aug. 26. (Photo courtesy of Laura Cross)
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Saanich police issue warning after second cougar sighting in 2 days

Gordon Head park the scene of 2 cougar reports Aug. 23 and 25

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Young cougar spotted in Saanich park

Parks department confirms provincial conservation service

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Outerbridge Park will see opera and poetry performances included in the free Saanich event. (Courtesy Brenda Weatherston)

Voices in Nature: Saanich hosts opera and poetry event in Outerbridge Park

Attendees will see instrumental, opera, and poetry performances

Outerbridge Park will see opera and poetry performances included in the free Saanich event. (Courtesy Brenda Weatherston)
PaiThomas ‘Barndawg’ Paul (from left), Addie Elliott, and Brian ‘YellowWolf’ Sampson of the Tsartlip First Nation are a group called Paint the Town Red, set to perform at an upcoming Indigenous music festival at Beckwith Park on Aug. 21. (Photo courtesy of Brian Sampson)

Greater Victoria Indigenous artists set to shine at Saturday event in Saanich

First annual IYAKT music festival to take place at Beckwith Park in Saanich

PaiThomas ‘Barndawg’ Paul (from left), Addie Elliott, and Brian ‘YellowWolf’ Sampson of the Tsartlip First Nation are a group called Paint the Town Red, set to perform at an upcoming Indigenous music festival at Beckwith Park on Aug. 21. (Photo courtesy of Brian Sampson)
Brandy Moore and the Nightcaps captivate the audience at Music in the Park on Aug. 17. (Photo courtesy of Susan Haddon)

Music in the Park events across Saanich give local bands opportunity to perform

Rutledge Park, Cadboro-Gyro Bay, Lambrick Park see band performances during concert series

Brandy Moore and the Nightcaps captivate the audience at Music in the Park on Aug. 17. (Photo courtesy of Susan Haddon)
Saanich firefighters were called to a house fire in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 11. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Saanich firefighters were called to a house fire in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 11. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Euphemia “Phemie” Guttin (left) and Victoria Weber (right) are no longer employed at the Garth Homer Society and have had their nursing registrations suspended after a probe found them guilty of mistreating adults with developmental disabilities. (Facebook/Phemie Guttin, Facebook/Vickie Weber)

Senior staffers in middle of care controversy no longer with Saanich’s Garth Homer Society

Suspended nurses Victoria Weber, Euphemia Guttin listed in civil suit brought by client’s parent

Euphemia “Phemie” Guttin (left) and Victoria Weber (right) are no longer employed at the Garth Homer Society and have had their nursing registrations suspended after a probe found them guilty of mistreating adults with developmental disabilities. (Facebook/Phemie Guttin, Facebook/Vickie Weber)
Saanich firefighters responded to a large structure fire in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 11. (Courtesy Saanich Fire Department)

Overnight fire engulfs Saanich home

Investigators working to determine cause, extent of damage Wednesday morning

Saanich firefighters responded to a large structure fire in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 11. (Courtesy Saanich Fire Department)
Saanich Police Chief Scott Green and Mayor Fred Haynes issued a statement in response to a Black Press Media article, apologizing for the inadequate treatment a sexual assault survivor received in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. police force apologizes for botched handling of sexual assault complaint

Saanich mayor and police chief issue public apology over how they handled 2016 case

Saanich Police Chief Scott Green and Mayor Fred Haynes issued a statement in response to a Black Press Media article, apologizing for the inadequate treatment a sexual assault survivor received in 2016. (Black Press Media file photo)