District of Saanich

Saanich council candidate Vernon Lord faces a $150 fine from Elections BC for sponsoring election advertising without a proper authorization statement during the campaign period for the 2022 municipal elections. (Courtesy Vernon Lord)

Elections BC slaps third Greater Victoria municipal election candidate with fine

Saanich council candidate Vernon Lord issued penalty for election sign omission

 

Saanich mayoral candidate Fred Haynes (left) and Victoria council candidate Janice Williams both face fines from Elections BC for sponsoring election advertising without a proper authorization statement in the 2022 municipal elections. (Submitted file photos)

Greater Victoria municipal election candidates face fines for violating advertising rules

Fred Haynes, Janice Williams issued monetary penalties for breaking campaign financing rules

 

The District of Saanich, Saanich Police Board and workers represented by CUPE Local 2011 have ratified a new three-year collective labour agreement. (Black Press Media file photo)

District of Saanich, unionized workers ratify new three-year labour contract

Contract includes improved benefits, wage increases

 

The District of Saanich is inviting residents to provide their input on a new park along Kings Road through two public engagement events. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich is inviting residents to provide their input on a new park along Kings Road through two public engagement events. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich reached a tentative settlement with municipal workers represented by CUPE Local 2011 on Tuesday (Oct. 25) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

District of Saanich, labour union reach tentative agreement after nearly a year

Municipal workers to vote on terms of agreement Nov. 3

The District of Saanich reached a tentative settlement with municipal workers represented by CUPE Local 2011 on Tuesday (Oct. 25) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
A provincial court has ruled that a judicial recount is not required for a close council race, the District of Saanich announced on Oct. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

There won’t be a recount in tight Saanich council race

Rishi Sharma requested the recount after falling short of Teale Phelps Bondaroff by only 11 votes

A provincial court has ruled that a judicial recount is not required for a close council race, the District of Saanich announced on Oct. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich mayoral candidate Dean Murdock explodes into excitement after winning a race that what nothing short of suspenseful. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Dean Murdock edges out Fred Haynes for Saanich mayor

Colin Plant tops the vote for councillor, one of six incumbents to be re-elected

Saanich mayoral candidate Dean Murdock explodes into excitement after winning a race that what nothing short of suspenseful. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
The Saanich Fire Department has announced a ban on open burning throughout the municipality until at least Oct. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Severe drought conditions, extreme fire risk put a pause on open burning in Saanich

Halloween fireworks, bonfires could be affected, says Saanich Fire

The Saanich Fire Department has announced a ban on open burning throughout the municipality until at least Oct. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Advance voting opportunities are now over and more than 6,500 Saanich residents voted in person at advanced voting locations prior to general election day. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich sees strong voter turnout during advanced voting options

7,069 residents have already cast their ballots

Advance voting opportunities are now over and more than 6,500 Saanich residents voted in person at advanced voting locations prior to general election day. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Fred Haynes (left) and Dean Murdock (right) are running for the mayor’s seat in the District of Saanich. (Submitted file photos)

Saanich mayoral candidates face off in feisty debate

Housing is a key issue for incumbent Fred Haynes and challenger Dean Murdock

Fred Haynes (left) and Dean Murdock (right) are running for the mayor’s seat in the District of Saanich. (Submitted file photos)
Local artist Jesse Campbell is leading the painting of a mural adjacent to Layritz Park’s soccer turf field in Saanich. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Mural takes shape at Layritz Park in Saanich

Next phase of community canvas mural project to emphasize community-led murals

Local artist Jesse Campbell is leading the painting of a mural adjacent to Layritz Park’s soccer turf field in Saanich. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason is 5’6” with dark brown hair and a slender build. She was last seen wearing black yoga pants, a black hoodie and a nylon Zoo York jacket with white graphics on the sleeves. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police looking for missing youth Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason

Reported missing on Sept. 21, last seen at Mayfair Mall the afternoon of Sept. 24

Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason is 5’6” with dark brown hair and a slender build. She was last seen wearing black yoga pants, a black hoodie and a nylon Zoo York jacket with white graphics on the sleeves. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)
One man was arrested for wielding bear spray and a knife during a road-rage argument with another man in a parking lot in the 3700-block of Shelbourne Street when police intervened at around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police arrest road raging man armed with bear spray, knife

Two men had pulled into a parking lot to argue at around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 28)

One man was arrested for wielding bear spray and a knife during a road-rage argument with another man in a parking lot in the 3700-block of Shelbourne Street when police intervened at around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: Saanich candidates talk priorities

22 candidates running for 8 councillor positions

Saanich Municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
The woman was struck while crossing the intersection of Quadra Street and Lily Avenue. (Google Maps)

Woman pushing stroller hospitalized after being struck in Saanich intersection

The woman’s injuries are serious but not critical, the two children in the stroller were not injured

The woman was struck while crossing the intersection of Quadra Street and Lily Avenue. (Google Maps)
Local artist Sarah Jim began painting her mural earlier this week at Beckwith Park in Saanich. Her work showcases her WSANEC roots. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

WSANEC artist’s mural gets underway at Beckwith Park in Saanich

Mural completion subject to weather, unexpected factors

Local artist Sarah Jim began painting her mural earlier this week at Beckwith Park in Saanich. Her work showcases her WSANEC roots. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Saanich is set to begin work on storm drain replacements and roadway upgrades on Gorge Road between Admirals and Tillicum roads. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich infrastructure, transportation upgrades to get rolling along Gorge Road

Work on storm drains and transportation improvements expected to take 14 months

Saanich is set to begin work on storm drain replacements and roadway upgrades on Gorge Road between Admirals and Tillicum roads. (Black Press Media file photo)
A file photo of a Saanich Police cruiser. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Blanshard Street reopens after traffic incident

Southbound lanes were closed for approximately 4 hours on Monday

A file photo of a Saanich Police cruiser. (Black Press Media file photo)
The University of Victoria’s campus was bustling with new students moved into their residence buildings Sunday (Sept. 4). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Move-in day for new UVic students

Students moved into their residence buildings on Sunday (Sept. 4)

The University of Victoria’s campus was bustling with new students moved into their residence buildings Sunday (Sept. 4). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Artist Claire Crawford has been selected to paint the first of three murals as part of Saanich’s community canvas mural project at the entrance to Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre in Cedar Hill Park. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Vancouver Island artist leads first mural painting in Saanich community art project

Community canvas mural project seeks to create vibrancy, sense of belonging

Artist Claire Crawford has been selected to paint the first of three murals as part of Saanich’s community canvas mural project at the entrance to Cedar Hill Recreation and Arts Centre in Cedar Hill Park. (Courtesy District of Saanich)