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April 11 to 17 is Emergency Management BC’s Tsunami Preparedness Week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tsunami preparation in the forefront across Greater Victoria

Tsunami Preparedness Week runs April 11 to 17

 

Julie Angus, CEO of Open Ocean Robotics, is the winner of the 2021 B.C. Cleantech Industry Icon award. (Photo: Open Ocean Robotics)

Island robotics company charting new course for ocean exploration

Open Ocean Robotics sees endless opportunities in their solar-power, remote-operated vessels

 

Graeme Macaloney, whisky maker and owner of MacMhaol-onfhaidh (Macaloney) Brewers & Distillers Ltd. in Saanich, is facing a court challenge as the Scotch Whisky Association and a Glasgow distillery oppose the company’s use of various terms they claim insinuate the spirits were made in Scotland. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich whisky-maker facing lawsuit over alleged misleading branding

Suit alleges consumers could believe whisky from Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery is from Scotland

 

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New electric vehicle maintenance program coming to Camosun College

Program designed to provide students with ‘marketable skills’, ease transition to EVs, MLA says

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Crews rescued an injured cyclist from the Hartland Mountain Bike Park on April 5. (Google Maps)

Saanich crews rescue injured cyclist at Hartland Mountain Bike Park

The cyclist had a severely injured shoulder and was transported to ambulance on an ATV

Crews rescued an injured cyclist from the Hartland Mountain Bike Park on April 5. (Google Maps)
Dr. Janet McElhaney received the Jonas Salk Lifetime Achievement Award in February for her work on immunization. (Courtesy of Dr. Janet McElhaney)

Island researcher receives prestigious lifetime award for work on immunization

Dr. Janet McElhaney studies the relationship between vaccines, age and the immune system

Dr. Janet McElhaney received the Jonas Salk Lifetime Achievement Award in February for her work on immunization. (Courtesy of Dr. Janet McElhaney)
Nobody was injured in a house fire on Parker Avenue Sunday morning. (Photo: Saanich Fire Department)

Nobody injured in Parker Avenue house fire in Saanich on Sunday

A crew of 19 firefighters extinguished the fire by just after 7 a.m.

Nobody was injured in a house fire on Parker Avenue Sunday morning. (Photo: Saanich Fire Department)
Crews worked into the night on Saturday to rescue a man who fell on a steep part of Mount Douglas after hiking off the marked trails. (Photo courtesy of Dan Wood, deputy chief at Saanich Fire Department)

Injured hiker’s hours-long rescue goes into the night on the slopes of Mount Douglas

Saanich crews rescued the man after he went off-trail and fell in a rocky bluff area of the park

Crews worked into the night on Saturday to rescue a man who fell on a steep part of Mount Douglas after hiking off the marked trails. (Photo courtesy of Dan Wood, deputy chief at Saanich Fire Department)
A Saanich resident found a dead bird snagged in a rat trap on her front lawn one morning. (Courtesy of Lynda Bell)

Saanich resident concerned after rat trap snags songbird instead

Lynda Bell found the trap on her lawn one morning

A Saanich resident found a dead bird snagged in a rat trap on her front lawn one morning. (Courtesy of Lynda Bell)
Albert Middleton, a Second World War veteran living at Veterans Memorial Lodge in Saanich, celebrated his 106th birthday on March 11, 2021. (Photo submitted by Connie Dunwoody)

Second World War veteran born before 1918 pandemic marks 106th birthday in Saanich

Care home staff edit birthday balloons as numbers don’t go higher than 100

Albert Middleton, a Second World War veteran living at Veterans Memorial Lodge in Saanich, celebrated his 106th birthday on March 11, 2021. (Photo submitted by Connie Dunwoody)
Saanich Fire Department. Black Press Media File Photo

Fire displaces three Saanich families from two homes

Saanich firefighters found the fire had spread to a neighbouring home upon arriving

  • Mar 7, 2021
Saanich Fire Department. Black Press Media File Photo
Darcy Rhodes (left) says his grandfather’s bonsai trees are his ‘babies.’ (Courtesy of Tamara Bond)
Darcy Rhodes (left) says his grandfather’s bonsai trees are his ‘babies.’ (Courtesy of Tamara Bond)
The area on Cordova Bay Road where ancestral human remains were discovered Feb. 22. (Submitted photo)

Human remains a reminder of culture dug up and displaced

‘These are the people who inspired and birthed the generations that we now have here’

The area on Cordova Bay Road where ancestral human remains were discovered Feb. 22. (Submitted photo)
Ancestral human remains were found at a Saanich construction site Feb. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ancestral human remains discovered at Saanich construction site

Remains show cause of death likely not natural

Ancestral human remains were found at a Saanich construction site Feb. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police arrested one person Monday night after they removed their monitoring bracelet and attacked officers.(Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect arrested after removing monitoring bracelet, attacking Saanich police

Police say suspect threw knives, scissors and bear spray canisters

Saanich police arrested one person Monday night after they removed their monitoring bracelet and attacked officers.(Black Press Media file photo)
Spectrum Community School has installed a new Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame, celebrating the school community and the athletic achievements of former students. (Courtesy of Spectrum Community School)

Saanich school installs ‘hall of fame’ for alumni athletes

NFL player, volleyball athletes, coaches inducted into Spectrum school display

Spectrum Community School has installed a new Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame, celebrating the school community and the athletic achievements of former students. (Courtesy of Spectrum Community School)
Jason Austin donates 20 tonnes of produce from his Gatton House Farm to local food banks every year. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Philanthropic Island farmer donates all his farm’s produce to food banks

Central Saanich’s Jason Austin plants seeds for food security

Jason Austin donates 20 tonnes of produce from his Gatton House Farm to local food banks every year. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
In Goldibooks and the Wee Bear, a fun adaptation of the classic, the cub is a bookworm of a bear in search of just the right read. (Running Press Kids)

Latest read by Saanich author is ‘just right’

Goldibooks about a bear in search of a good read

In Goldibooks and the Wee Bear, a fun adaptation of the classic, the cub is a bookworm of a bear in search of just the right read. (Running Press Kids)
Saanich police and fire were on scene at Uptown Mall Feb. 6 after a driver hit four parked cars. (Devon Bidal/Saanich News)

Elderly woman hits four parked cars at Uptown Shopping Centre in Saanich

No injuries reported, cause remains under investigation

Saanich police and fire were on scene at Uptown Mall Feb. 6 after a driver hit four parked cars. (Devon Bidal/Saanich News)
A public health nurse administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to Diane Sheldan at the Luther Court Society care home in Saanich, on Jan. 22, days before her 107th birthday. (Photo via Luther Court Society)

Island woman marks 107th birthday days after receiving COVID-19 vaccine

Diane Sheldan has seen a lot in her lifetime, but nothing quite like this pandemic

A public health nurse administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to Diane Sheldan at the Luther Court Society care home in Saanich, on Jan. 22, days before her 107th birthday. (Photo via Luther Court Society)