Daniel Palmer

Saanich property taxes could rise 4.5 per cent in 2015

Average homeowner would see $173 jump in tax, utility bills, draft budget reveals

Anita Bull

Biologist, residents blast Saanich over environmental protection bylaw

Saanich resident Anita Bull believes few affected homeowners are aware of restrictive Environmental Development Permit Area

Anita Bull

Saanich public input recommendations slated for March 23

“Nothing happens fast, that’s what I’m learning really quickly:" Coun. Colin Plant

Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon presents the 2015 throne speech to the B.C. legislature Tuesday.

B.C. throne speech: Greater Victoria MLAs respond

Largely 'stand-pat' throne speech fails to address funding gaps, say opposition parties

Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon presents the 2015 throne speech to the B.C. legislature Tuesday.
Jeff Buziak displays one of the signs he distributes each year during an annual walk through Saanich in memory of his daughter Lindsay

Seven years without justice in Lindsay Buziak murder

Saanich police say investigation remains active as father Jeff Buziak struggles to retain faith in justice system

Jeff Buziak displays one of the signs he distributes each year during an annual walk through Saanich in memory of his daughter Lindsay
Amanda Schenk

Crime Stoppers sets up shop in Saanich

Anonymous tip hotline now runs out of Saanich Police Department for all of Greater Victoria

Amanda Schenk
Crews from Saanich public works set up a containment boom on the Colquitz River in 2013.

More oil tank spills, still no new solutions

Two home heating oil leaks which found their way into Bowker Creek and the Gorge Waterway last week

Crews from Saanich public works set up a containment boom on the Colquitz River in 2013.
Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell revealed to media Jan. 12 his concerns about the installation of employee monitoring software on his and other computers at Saanich municipal hall.

B.C.’s privacy commissioner to investigate Saanich spyware concerns

Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham acts on her own concerns in case concerning Mayor Richard Atwell

Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell revealed to media Jan. 12 his concerns about the installation of employee monitoring software on his and other computers at Saanich municipal hall.
Rupert Yakelashek

Saanich mulls right to healthy environment

Saanich could soon be declaring the right to a healthy environment

Rupert Yakelashek
Cadboro-Gyro Park experiences flooding after heavy rain because the area is below sea level during high tide.

Flooding help coming for Saanich’s Cadboro-Gyro Park

Saanich will begin addressing persistent stormwater pooling in the parking lot and nearby washrooms later this year

Cadboro-Gyro Park experiences flooding after heavy rain because the area is below sea level during high tide.
Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell in front of municipal hall in December.

Atwell: Police incident ‘blown out of proportion’

Saanich mayor called 911 on Dec. 11 at private residence in Saanich; no charges pending

Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell in front of municipal hall in December.

Saanich council approves studying public participation at council meetings

Motion put forward by Coun. Colin Plant asks staff to come back with option in three weeks

Christine Knox sits at her sewing machine with a near-finished quilt

Saanich woman with mitochondrial disease ‘sews’ good deeds

Christine Knox hopes to find volunteers to help with Mito Quilts for Hope project

Christine Knox sits at her sewing machine with a near-finished quilt
John Woody Thomson and Carmel Thomson outside their home on the edge of Maltby Lake in West Saanich.

Maltby Lake families head to court for ‘invaluable land’

West Saanich's Maltby Lake considered one of the most pristine in region

John Woody Thomson and Carmel Thomson outside their home on the edge of Maltby Lake in West Saanich.
Members of the Odd Fellows Columbia Lodge #2 brave an early morning shift at Country Grocer in Royal Oak to fill a five-ton truck with $20

Very ‘Odd’ Christmas fills food bank shelves for Greater Victoria families

Odd Fellows raise $20,000 for The Mustard Seed holiday food hampers

Members of the Odd Fellows Columbia Lodge #2 brave an early morning shift at Country Grocer in Royal Oak to fill a five-ton truck with $20
Colleen Hobson

Saanich Neighbourhood Place plans big for child care expansion

Saanich council throws support behind provincial grant application by family resource centre for $1.2-million child care facility

Colleen Hobson

Saanich staff profiled candidates during election campaign: Atwell

Presentation included each candidate's platform, political promises and stance on major issues like sewage treatment, amalgamation

Pair of retail store smash and grabs likely connected

Saanich police believe two overnight commercial break and enters in the span of two days are possibly connected.

Reserve Constables Barry McLean

Reflect yourself before you wreck yourself: ICBC to pedestrians

Pedestrians urged to use reflective clothing, discs, flashlights during darker winter days outside

Reserve Constables Barry McLean
Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell addresses council and a packed room of onlookers during an inaugural council meeting at Saanich Municipal Hall on Dec. 1.

Climate change, open government themes of Saanich Mayor Atwell’s inaugural speech

Richard Atwell uses first speech to announce establishment of new committees, task forces and an economic roundtable on development

Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell addresses council and a packed room of onlookers during an inaugural council meeting at Saanich Municipal Hall on Dec. 1.