Daniel Palmer

Blenkinsop Lake Park to expand, thanks to land deal

Land purchase last year set the stage for ALR and park expansion, as well as better trail connections to Lochside Regional Trail

Mountie Ken Strange (played by Edgar Edwards)

Broadmead Village to screen 1939 movie filmed in Saanich

Death Goes North, a tale of a timber baron's mysterious murder and the Mounties who investigate, filmed near Rithet's Bog

Mountie Ken Strange (played by Edgar Edwards)

Back to school: Make lunchtime fun time, says expert

Kids can often be much pickier eaters than their parents

Abandoned couches sit in an empty lot in Saanich. Illegal dumping costs the municipality at least $80

The perpetual headache of illegal dumping in Saanich

Problem costs municipality at least $80,000 each year, and many discarded items are free to recycle anyhow

Abandoned couches sit in an empty lot in Saanich. Illegal dumping costs the municipality at least $80

‘Forced hiatus’ on CRD sewage project an opportunity, says Saanich councillor

Westshore communities, Esquimalt working on terms of reference for distributed model study

Orthotic technician Denise Barclay contours metal joints on the mould of a patient’s leg to create a knee-ankle-foot orthosis. This particular orthosis is for a patient with muscular dystrophy.

PART 2: Building hope at Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health

Technicians build orthotics, prosthetics and custom wheelchairs for thousands of patients each year on Vancouver Island

Orthotic technician Denise Barclay contours metal joints on the mould of a patient’s leg to create a knee-ankle-foot orthosis. This particular orthosis is for a patient with muscular dystrophy.
Tytan Beckford

The world of a War Amps champ

Making life whole with prosthetics at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health

Tytan Beckford

Prospect Lake Soccer club funded for change room at Layritz

The Prospect Lake Soccer Club is cashing in on Saanich’s interest-free loan program to help build a changing room house at Layritz Park.

The effects of party drugs is being studied at UVic.

Wanted: party drug users for UVic addictions study

Greater Victoria’s recreational drug users are in high demand for a new study being undertaken at UVic

The effects of party drugs is being studied at UVic.

Cook Street sidewalk, cycling fix approved

Contract worth $4.8 million includes pipe upgrades underground, green installations

Sabba Sal

Saanich event remembers the Komagata Maru, fight for equality

Century of progress to be celebrated at MLA Lana Popham's constituency office July 23

Sabba Sal
Sierra Reisig

Saanich father, daughter head to B.C. Summer Games in Nanaimo

Darren Reisig and daughter Sierra will take in basketball, lacrosse and other sports as B.C.'s best compete this weekend

Sierra Reisig
The Saanich Police Department is looking for more volunteers for Ace

Saanich police mascot Ace needs new volunteers

Increased demand for Ace at Saanich events leads to call-out for willing volunteers

The Saanich Police Department is looking for more volunteers for Ace

Steve Nash gym to move to Uptown

Steve Nash Fitness World is moving to Uptown in November

The leaves of the giant hogweed are distinctly serrated. The invasive species can grow up to six metres in height.

Hogweed or cow parsnip? There are big differences

The News misidentified a potentially dangerous plant, giant hogweed, in a photo published in our June 18 edition

The leaves of the giant hogweed are distinctly serrated. The invasive species can grow up to six metres in height.
The Capital Regional District-run evening canoe at Elk and Beaver Lakes is back

Canoe adventure on Elk Lake, Wednesday night

Parks naturalists will lead an Elk Lake search for eagles, herons, turtles and other lake life on Wednesday night at 6 p.m.

The Capital Regional District-run evening canoe at Elk and Beaver Lakes is back

Brazen home theft near Swan Lake

Saanich Police are investigating a disturbing break and enter that took place early Sunday morning on Easter Road

Frozen characters on hand for viewing at Uptown on Saturday

Princesses Anna and Elsa from the hit Disney movie Frozen are throwing a royal party at Uptown this Saturday (July 12) from 5 to 7 p.m.

CBC Quirks and Quarks host Bob McDonald speaks at the 2013 TEDxVictoria event

TEDxVictoria seeks speakers

Inspirational speaker series looking for brilliant minds from Saanich, Greater Victoria and across Vancouver Island

CBC Quirks and Quarks host Bob McDonald speaks at the 2013 TEDxVictoria event
Poisonous hemlock

Poisonous hemlock popping up in Saanich

Invasive plant poisonous hemlock can grow two metres

Poisonous hemlock