Editorial

Ottawa changes course on abandoned vessels

The removal of derelict or abandoned boats was one of the priorities in the $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan

Food costs a challenge for Saanich households

Survey shows some Saanich households spend up to half their income on food

Police able to take aim at overdose epidemic

Saanich Police will soon equip officers with naloxone to combat overdoses

Opposition deals blow to affordable housing

Saanich council must work to mitigate concerns over proposed affordable housing project

Haunted house offers a real treat for Halloween

Visits to spooky Saanich home raise funds for Help Fill a Dream Foundation

Impossible to predict when disaster will strike

Saanich taking part in Thursday's Great ShakeOut emergency preparation drill

Student housing key to affordability crisis

The importance of the issue is highlighted by a pair of recent town hall meetings in Saanich

Community kitchen builds upon a recipe for success

Shelbourne Community Kitchen issues appeal for public help

Taking steps to ensure successful school year

New school year a time of new beginnings and limitless expectations, but can also be filled with anxiety

Thefts a reminder to keep valuables secure

Unlocked homes and vehicles provide an irresistible target to thieves

Suites would address affordable housing need

Saanich council will look into permitting detached suites in the district

Parked vehicles no place for pets

Dogs have a limited ability to sweat; even a short time in a hot environment can be life-threatening

Cadboro Bay cleanup preserves local treasure

Plastics polluting beaches across Vancouver Island

Report lets others in on Saanich’s secret

Saanich rated best place to live on Vancouver Island

New tax could push problem elsewhere

15% tax on Metro Vancouver property could see foreign buyers looking at other parts of province

Police keep focus on impaired drivers

Police setting up CounterAttack roadchecks to combat summer carnage on Greater Victoria roads

Hard work pays off for Torquay students

Campaign to bring new playground to school provides valuable lesson for students

Region working together to address housing needs

Pair of affordable housing projects in Saanich are nearing completion

CPP changes boost retirement security

Tired excuses that are always put forward simply aren’t enough to deny seniors a chance at financial security

Mayor shouldn’t turn a blind eye to sewage

Saanich mayor unfairly criticized for trying to stimulate discussion on regional sewage treatment