Kyle Slavin

Rash of car break-ins for loose change

That toonie glistening in your car's open ashtray is enough of an incentive for thieves to break in to your vehicle.

Transit union threatens full system shutdown

Jan. 22 pegged as strike day, unless B.C. Transit returns to bargaining: union president

Temporary footbridge to lead Craigflower bridge rebuild

Construction on the Craigflower Bridge will begin earlier than expected, as crews are slated to begin work on a pedestrian walkway in April.

Curbside kitchen scrap pickup in Saanich in 15 months

By spring 2014, all Saanich residents will need to think twice before throwing away coffee filters, chicken bones and unwanted leftovers.

Face of the Saanich police steps out of the spotlight

One quick look around Dean Jantzen's office and you'll get a good indication of the stories that have preoccupied much of his time.

Saanich chips in $85,000 to repair seniors’ centre

The view from the expansive sun deck aback of Goward House is impressive – with sight lines looking out over the lush Cadboro Bay property.

Sedgewick improved, but health, safety remains a concern at UVic

Some staff on campus remain concerned about the air quality in Sedgewick building.

Property values decline across Greater Victoria

Chances are when you open your 2013 notice from B.C. Assessment, you'll see your property value has decreased since last year.

Law professor named next UVic president

An exhaustive seven-month process to find a president for UVic ended with a recognizable name earning the high-profile appointment.

UVic hit with layoffs

Cutbacks at the University of Victoria has resulted in the layoff of at least 24 employees so far

Accused former priest testifies in own defence

Phillip Jacobs took the stand Monday afternoon by explaining how, when he was a young priest he took teenage boys on overnight trips

Mountain of fill grows in West Saanich

District moves to limit amount of earth trucked onto private property

Two more fuel spills leave two Saanich waterways polluted

Another oil spill – presumed to be from a leaking home heating tank – has caused yet another environmental disaster

Saanich hands decision on Gordon Head farmland to Agricultural Land Commission

Unhappy property owners say they may still put cattle feed lot on the land

Eight drivers nabbed in first weekend of Saanich CounterAttacks

Holiday revellers are giving police something to smile about, as officers ramp up their Christmas CounterAttack program

Faced with aging pipes, Saanich water, sewer rates pegged to rise

Average Saanich home will have $722 water, sewer bill in 2013

Saanich to join Island major crime unit

Municipality faces tax hike for police department to join specialized investigative unit

Update: Man arrested after brazen abduction attempt in Gordon Head

Saanich police are crediting a 17-year-old girl for intervening in a frightening abduction attempt.

Oil spills on the home front

Heating oil tanks: unregulated, uninsurable, and homeowners are on the hook for leaks

Karaoke bar robbed at knifepoint

Saanich police are looking for a man who robbed a karaoke bar at knifepoint Monday night.