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RCMP: Male pedestrian killed after being struck by vehicle in Errington

Police continue to investigate cause of late-night incident

 

Residents are concerned for pedestrian safety around the intersection of Sayward and Alderley roads in Saanich, an area frequented by heavy industrial vehicles. (Photo courtesy of Vina Moldoveanu)

Pat Bay industrial traffic putting pedestrians in peril, Saanich resident says

Pedestrian-activated crosswalk at Sayward and Alderley roads among solutions offered

 

Changes to the Bowker Avenue and Cadboro Bay Road intersection are set to improve pedestrian safety in the corridor between two schools. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Pedestrian safety upgrades underway on roadway between two Oak Bay schools

Traffic changes at Bowker Creek and Cadboro Bay intersection aim to slow drivers

 

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are investigating the striking of a pedestrian by a vehicle on the Pat Bay Highway late Friday night (Oct. 8). (Black Press Media file photo)

Pedestrian struck by car on dark Pat Bay highway, Sidney woman in critical condition

Police seek dashcam footage relating to Friday night incident near McDonald Park Road

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are investigating the striking of a pedestrian by a vehicle on the Pat Bay Highway late Friday night (Oct. 8). (Black Press Media file photo)
Leading pedestrian interval signals in Saanich are designed to help pedestrians, scooters and cyclists feel at ease when crossing at busy intersections. (Photo courtesy of Saanich staff)

Saanich strategy keeping crosswalk users safer

Leading pedestrian intervals on lights give people a head start before drivers proceed

Leading pedestrian interval signals in Saanich are designed to help pedestrians, scooters and cyclists feel at ease when crossing at busy intersections. (Photo courtesy of Saanich staff)
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A map shows the location work that will reroute Glen lake Road to the signal light at Sooke Road and Happy Valley Road. (Map courtesy of the City of Langford)

Langford improving connection at Glen Lake, Sooke roads

Work underway to route Glen Lake to traffic signal at Happy Valley Road

A map shows the location work that will reroute Glen lake Road to the signal light at Sooke Road and Happy Valley Road. (Map courtesy of the City of Langford)
Oak Bay Police Department has added a spotting scope to its traffic enforcement toolkit. Officers used it to ticket three drivers in two days last week, for distracted driving and excessive speeding. (Ray Bernoties/Twitter)

Oak Bay police put new scope to good use, issue 3 excessive speeding tickets in 2 days

‘You may see them using it – long after they’ve seen you:’ Police Chief Ray Bernoties

Oak Bay Police Department has added a spotting scope to its traffic enforcement toolkit. Officers used it to ticket three drivers in two days last week, for distracted driving and excessive speeding. (Ray Bernoties/Twitter)
At Lakehill Elementary School on Sept. 8, Saanich Police Department’s Const. Markus Anastasiades and ICBC’s Colleen Woodger hold a sign created by a young student designed to remind drivers about back-to-school road safety. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich police, ICBC join forces to advocate for back-to-school road safety

Motorists reminded to take care making their way through school zones

At Lakehill Elementary School on Sept. 8, Saanich Police Department’s Const. Markus Anastasiades and ICBC’s Colleen Woodger hold a sign created by a young student designed to remind drivers about back-to-school road safety. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The B.C. Highway Patrol division of the RCMP will be on the lookout for distracted drivers this month, as enforcement ramps up. (Black Press Media file photo)

Distracted driving enforcement increased on B.C. highways

RCMP partners with ICBC, Road Safety BC on September distracted driving, seat belt campaign

The B.C. Highway Patrol division of the RCMP will be on the lookout for distracted drivers this month, as enforcement ramps up. (Black Press Media file photo)
A BCAA survey found 68 per cent of respondents believe school zone traffic will be more chaotic than usual this year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Distracted parents in drop-off zones a top concern for back-to-school rush: BCAA

About 72 students are injured in school zones every year, according to the roadside assistance company

A BCAA survey found 68 per cent of respondents believe school zone traffic will be more chaotic than usual this year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
More road projects will begin in Sooke this fall that will affect local traffic flows. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Two major road projects to begin in Sooke

Work scheduled from September to the end of November

More road projects will begin in Sooke this fall that will affect local traffic flows. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Anita Saikail stands at the intersection of Dunford Road and Henry Eng Place where a crosswalk will be installed, thanks to her letter to city council. The 62-year-old with diverse abilities finds crossing the street here dangerous and scary. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Anxious pedestrian asks for a crosswalk, Langford listens

A new crosswalk will go up on Dunford at Henry Eng Place

Anita Saikail stands at the intersection of Dunford Road and Henry Eng Place where a crosswalk will be installed, thanks to her letter to city council. The 62-year-old with diverse abilities finds crossing the street here dangerous and scary. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
The red section of road will be partially closed for paving on Aug. 24 and 25. (Contributed/View Royal)
The red section of road will be partially closed for paving on Aug. 24 and 25. (Contributed/View Royal)
Washington State Ferries announced Thursday, Aug. 12 that its service between Sidney and Anacortes would continue to be postponed until April 2022, contrasting initial plans in February 2021 to resume operations this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney-Anacortes ferry won’t set sail until spring 2022

Washington State Ferries needs all hands on deck for fall 2021 domestic service

Washington State Ferries announced Thursday, Aug. 12 that its service between Sidney and Anacortes would continue to be postponed until April 2022, contrasting initial plans in February 2021 to resume operations this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)
The laying of asphalt along Quadra Street between McKenzie Avenue and Rock Street, a project that is part of the District of Saanich’s pavement rehabilitation program, is set to finish Friday night, Aug. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

Quadra Street repaving to finish Friday night

Four weeks of asphalt laying will conclude between McKenzie and Reynolds

The laying of asphalt along Quadra Street between McKenzie Avenue and Rock Street, a project that is part of the District of Saanich’s pavement rehabilitation program, is set to finish Friday night, Aug. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man was arrested on the Victoria International Airport tarmac on Aug. 7 after a vehocle was driven through the YYJ perimeter fence. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after driving through Victoria airport’s fence, onto tarmac

YYJ firefighters follow driver until police arrived to make the arrest; no one injured

A man was arrested on the Victoria International Airport tarmac on Aug. 7 after a vehocle was driven through the YYJ perimeter fence. (Black Press Media file photo)
City of Victoria staffers work on underground infrastructure Thursday around noon in the intersection of Government Street and Pandora Avenue. A broken water main in the area caused traffic to be diverted, potentially until the rest of the business day, while crews perform emergency repairs. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

UPDATE: Broken water main in downtown Victoria diverting traffic

Intersection of Government and Pandora affected by rupture

  • Aug 12, 2021
City of Victoria staffers work on underground infrastructure Thursday around noon in the intersection of Government Street and Pandora Avenue. A broken water main in the area caused traffic to be diverted, potentially until the rest of the business day, while crews perform emergency repairs. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
One vehicle ended up on its side in Sunday Trans Canada Highway collision. (Photo submitted)

Four taken to hospital after Sunday highway accident north of Duncan

Several hours before traffic backlog clears in the southbound lanes

One vehicle ended up on its side in Sunday Trans Canada Highway collision. (Photo submitted)
Between 2011 and 2020 in B.C., 12 roadside workers were killed and 207 injured. Last year, 23 workers were injured being struck by a motor vehicle. (Courtesy of Work Zone Safety Alliance)

Road Safety at Work promotes caution on the roads following 207 worker injuries in last nine years

Greatest risk to roadside workers is a vehicle driven through their workplace: WorkSafeBC

Between 2011 and 2020 in B.C., 12 roadside workers were killed and 207 injured. Last year, 23 workers were injured being struck by a motor vehicle. (Courtesy of Work Zone Safety Alliance)