District of Saanich

The District of Saanich is reminding residents of bylaws prohibiting dogs in some areas of the district as well as leash requirements. (Black Press Media file photo)

Unleashed pups not permitted in some Saanich parks

Residents reminded of summer dog restrictions within district

The District of Saanich is reminding residents of bylaws prohibiting dogs in some areas of the district as well as leash requirements. (Black Press Media file photo)
An owl living in the Kings Road greenspace was found dead in November. (Photo couresty Robert Vanzella)

Island mayor joins fight to protect wildlife from rat poisoning after second owl dies

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes to meet with provincial, federal pest control industry representatives

An owl living in the Kings Road greenspace was found dead in November. (Photo couresty Robert Vanzella)
Saanich residents Colleen O’Farrell (left) and Katherine Little (right) fought for the right to operate farm stands from their front yards. On May 25, council voted to amend a bylaw so farm stands in Saanich can apply for a temporary use permit to operate. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich farm stands can stay open

Council amending bylaw to allow for temporary use permits

Saanich residents Colleen O’Farrell (left) and Katherine Little (right) fought for the right to operate farm stands from their front yards. On May 25, council voted to amend a bylaw so farm stands in Saanich can apply for a temporary use permit to operate. (Black Press Media file photo)
Security camera images helped track down a man responsible for illegal dumping outside Prospect Lake Community Hall. (Prospect Lake District Community Association/ Facebook)

Security camera catches man illegally dumping garbage near Prospect Lake in Saanich

Suspect identified through social media, reported to authorities

Security camera images helped track down a man responsible for illegal dumping outside Prospect Lake Community Hall. (Prospect Lake District Community Association/ Facebook)
Colleen O’Farrell grows most of the flowers for her arrangements in her own yard – including her favourites, ranunculus. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich florist holds her ground in fight for roadside farm stands

Council to consider pausing enforcement of bylaw banning farm stands

Colleen O’Farrell grows most of the flowers for her arrangements in her own yard – including her favourites, ranunculus. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich Parks staff are reminding Mount Douglas Park visitors to abide by parking rules and respect the natural environment. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Parking, trampling among growing concerns as attendance rises in Saanich park

‘The park is really suffering,’ says Mount Douglas Park advocate

Saanich Parks staff are reminding Mount Douglas Park visitors to abide by parking rules and respect the natural environment. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The Churchill Drive gates at Mount Douglas Park will be closed over summer long weekends beginning May 16. (Friends of Mount Douglas Park)

Mount Douglas Park closed to vehicles over summer long weekends

Gate closure begins Victoria Day long weekend

The Churchill Drive gates at Mount Douglas Park will be closed over summer long weekends beginning May 16. (Friends of Mount Douglas Park)
A group of Saanich neighbours decided to experiment with a DYI pedestrian scramble crosswalk at the intersection of Inverness Road and Glasgow Avenue. (Photo courtesy Teale Phelps Bondaroff)

VIDEO: Homemade pedestrian scramble crosswalk in Saanich removed by police

Police call it ‘a huge safety concern,’ ask others not to copy the idea

A group of Saanich neighbours decided to experiment with a DYI pedestrian scramble crosswalk at the intersection of Inverness Road and Glasgow Avenue. (Photo courtesy Teale Phelps Bondaroff)
The Saanich Tigers Lacrosse Association came together for a virtual passing practice from their separate homes as the COVID-19 pandemic halts in-person play. (Courtesy of Candace White)

VIDEO: Saanich Tigers lacrosse players showcase skills in virtual passing video

Team building goes online with season on hold due to COVID-19

The Saanich Tigers Lacrosse Association came together for a virtual passing practice from their separate homes as the COVID-19 pandemic halts in-person play. (Courtesy of Candace White)
Darrell Wick, presidents of the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society, frequently spots canine beach-goers in the summer despite Saanich’s bylaw banning dogs from May 1 - Aug. 31. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Park advocate promotes ‘petiquette’ as Saanich’s seasonal dog restrictions kick in

Dog owners need to get familiar with the rules, Mount Douglas Park advocate says

Darrell Wick, presidents of the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society, frequently spots canine beach-goers in the summer despite Saanich’s bylaw banning dogs from May 1 - Aug. 31. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A large plume of smoke was spotted by the North Saanich marina on Sunday afternoon. Resident Daria Wynder Muirhead said she heard an explosion and saw a fire by the docks. (Courtesy of Daria Wynder Muirhead)

UPDATED: One dead, two injured following a large fire at North Saanich Marina

One boat has sunk, nearby resident says they heard an explosion ‘sounding like a cannon’

A large plume of smoke was spotted by the North Saanich marina on Sunday afternoon. Resident Daria Wynder Muirhead said she heard an explosion and saw a fire by the docks. (Courtesy of Daria Wynder Muirhead)
Saanich has installed an automatic bike detection sensor for cyclists using crossing the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Borden Street. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Bike detection sensors installed at busy Saanich intersection

Sensor detects cyclists waiting to cross at McKenzie Avenue, Borden Street

Saanich has installed an automatic bike detection sensor for cyclists using crossing the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Borden Street. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
Saanich residents Colleen O’Farrell (left) and Katherine Little (right) are fighting for the right to operate farm stands from their front yards. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich looks at relaxing farm stand ban

Flower stand operator given 45-day extension on shut-down notice

Saanich residents Colleen O’Farrell (left) and Katherine Little (right) are fighting for the right to operate farm stands from their front yards. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich resident Colleen O’Farrell (left) is fighting for her flower cart with the help of Katherine Little (right) who’s been fighting for her jam stand for more than a year. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich talks temporary allowance for roadside farm stands

Councillor recommends lifting ban on roadside sales during pandemic

Saanich resident Colleen O’Farrell (left) is fighting for her flower cart with the help of Katherine Little (right) who’s been fighting for her jam stand for more than a year. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Staff at the Saanich Emergency Operations Centre are looking at ways to safely reopen the Cedar Hill Golf Course. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich ‘looking at options’ to safely reopen Cedar Hill Golf Course

Mayor ‘so pleased’ with residents following pandemic safety protocol

Staff at the Saanich Emergency Operations Centre are looking at ways to safely reopen the Cedar Hill Golf Course. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich resident Colleen O’Farrell is fighting to have a bylaw banning farm stands changed so her flower cart can remain in operation. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Support blooms as Saanich flower stand operator takes on bylaw

Councillor brings motion to temporarily lift farm stand ban during pandemic

Saanich resident Colleen O’Farrell is fighting to have a bylaw banning farm stands changed so her flower cart can remain in operation. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich council unanimously opposed a report from the mayor calling for the cancellation of the amalgamation study until further notice. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich council opposes request to nix amalgamation study due to COVID-19

Saanich, Victoria look at possibilities for moving forward despite the pandemic

Saanich council unanimously opposed a report from the mayor calling for the cancellation of the amalgamation study until further notice. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Garden waste drop off at the Saanich Parks and Public Works yard has been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Saanich garden waste drop-off suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic

Mayor reminds frustrated residents about other options for yard waste

Garden waste drop off at the Saanich Parks and Public Works yard has been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
The Saanich Fire Department rescued a man from a similar Sprinter Reefer van on April 16 after he got locked in the refrigerator compartment. (Pixabay)
The Saanich Fire Department rescued a man from a similar Sprinter Reefer van on April 16 after he got locked in the refrigerator compartment. (Pixabay)
Saanich council will consider a report from the mayor requesting that the District step back from the study of amalgamation with Victoria due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19: Saanich council to consider closing the door on amalgamation with Victoria

‘It’s uncertainty we don’t need’ during the pandemic, Saanich mayor says

Saanich council will consider a report from the mayor requesting that the District step back from the study of amalgamation with Victoria due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)