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Johnathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges including sex-related offences against children and accessing, possessing and making or publishing child pornography. (Courtesy of Saanich Police)

Sentencing date moved for Saanich nanny guilty of child porn charges

Johnathon Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight sex offences against children

Johnathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges including sex-related offences against children and accessing, possessing and making or publishing child pornography. (Courtesy of Saanich Police)
B.C. Ferries has cancelled two sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen Jan. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferries cancelled between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay due to adverse weather

11 a.m. sailing to Tsawwassen, 1 p.m. sailing to Swartz Bay cancelled

B.C. Ferries has cancelled two sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen Jan. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Central Saanich Police Service is reminding drivers to completely clear snow from their vehicles before driving after this motorist was issued a $173 fine. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)

Central Saanich police ticket driver for failing to clear snow from vehicle

$173 fine handed out for more than a foot of snow on vehicle’s roof

The Central Saanich Police Service is reminding drivers to completely clear snow from their vehicles before driving after this motorist was issued a $173 fine. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)
Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Third person dies due to COVID-19 outbreak at Peninsula hospital

20 test positive cases identified, three people have now died

Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

20 patients, staff members test positive for COVID-19 at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

One more COVID-19 case identified in connection to Greater Victoria hospital outbreak

Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)

Two more COVID-19 cases identified at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Total cases at 19, two deaths, since outbreak declared Dec. 1

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)
Dennis and Jenny Shorty, from Ross River, Yukon perform with others as Dena Zagi – combining traditional Dena First Nations themes and lyrics with contemporary musical styles. (Courtesy West Coast Reach Association)

National names mingle with Greater Victoria talent for diverse, free concert

Virtual event commemorates Human Solidarity Day, International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Dennis and Jenny Shorty, from Ross River, Yukon perform with others as Dena Zagi – combining traditional Dena First Nations themes and lyrics with contemporary musical styles. (Courtesy West Coast Reach Association)
An exposure of COVID-19 was reported for Gulf Islands Secondary School Nov. 26. (Google Maps)
An exposure of COVID-19 was reported for Gulf Islands Secondary School Nov. 26. (Google Maps)
A new flight coming into Victoria International Airport has a confirmed case of COVID-19 on board. (CANADIAN PRESS/Bayne Stanley)

New flight into Victoria from Vancouver had COVID-case, warns BCCDC

Passengers on Air Canada/Jazz flight 8069 on Nov. 2 should self-monitor for symptoms

A new flight coming into Victoria International Airport has a confirmed case of COVID-19 on board. (CANADIAN PRESS/Bayne Stanley)
Adam Olson is all smiles after hearing he has retained his seat at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

UPDATED: Adam Olsen declared winner in Saanich North and the Islands

About 16,136 mail-in ballots were requested by voters in Saanich North and the Islands

Adam Olson is all smiles after hearing he has retained his seat at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
The latest SPHHF campaign targets $1.5 million for equipment and preparation at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Courtesy Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation)

Peninsula health foundation launches campaign to prepare for second wave, surgical backlog

Campaign targets $1.5 million for equipment and preparedness

The latest SPHHF campaign targets $1.5 million for equipment and preparation at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Courtesy Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria electric vehicle drivers celebrate national week with Sunday road trip

Three-hour tour covers 110 kilometres of Greater Victoria

(Black Press Media file photo)
Vancouver Island police officers sporting personalized face masks

Vancouver Island police officers sporting personalized face masks

Masks for Central Saanich officers will feature the crest and individual officer pin numbers

Vancouver Island police officers sporting personalized face masks
The Central Saanich Fire Department one scene at a structure fire on Genoa Place. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)

Crews contain fire to attic of Central Saanich home

Fast action by homeowner applauded by emergency responders

The Central Saanich Fire Department one scene at a structure fire on Genoa Place. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)
An Air Canada ticket station. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for Air Canada flight that landed in Victoria

Passengers on the flight should self-monitor for symptoms, says BCCDC

An Air Canada ticket station. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Cascadia Seaweed chairperson Bill Collins and CEO Mike Williamson grill up some salmon and seaweed burgers. Along with plans to manufacture marine products for other industries, the Sidney-based company has decided to produce and sell its own food products. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Sidney seaweed company grills up plans to grow and sell its own food products

Cascadia Seaweed hopes to reach international markets

Cascadia Seaweed chairperson Bill Collins and CEO Mike Williamson grill up some salmon and seaweed burgers. Along with plans to manufacture marine products for other industries, the Sidney-based company has decided to produce and sell its own food products. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A motorcyclist caught driving 144 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the Pat Bay Highway faced a hefty fine and a week-long vehicle impound. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)

Motorcyclist caught going over 140 km/h on Pat Bay Highway

Vehicle towed, impounded for seven-days and driver slapped with fine

A motorcyclist caught driving 144 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the Pat Bay Highway faced a hefty fine and a week-long vehicle impound. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)
Firefighters participate in a photo shoot for Balfour’s Friends annual calendar. (Twitter/Central Saanich Fire Department)

Pig, pup, pony all make appearance in Central Saanich fire photo shoot

Animals featured as part of the Balfour’s Friends Foundation calendar fundraiser

Firefighters participate in a photo shoot for Balfour’s Friends annual calendar. (Twitter/Central Saanich Fire Department)
A collection of powerful Canadian photographs will be on display at the Sidney Museum until Dec. 24. (May 8, 1945, John H. Boyd City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241)

Sidney Museum showcases Snapshots of Canada exhibit

Photo exhibition displays ‘triumphs, failures and sacrifices’ of the nation

A collection of powerful Canadian photographs will be on display at the Sidney Museum until Dec. 24. (May 8, 1945, John H. Boyd City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241)
Officers warn residents that scammers are spoofing the non-emergency phone number for the Central Saanich Police Service. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: CRA scammers reported spoofing Greater Victoria police phone numbers

Police agencies warn residents to be wary, not share personal information

Officers warn residents that scammers are spoofing the non-emergency phone number for the Central Saanich Police Service. (Black Press Media file photo)