Saanich News Staff

A man arrested near a middle school in Saanich Sept. 26 was carrying a realistic airsoft rifle. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
A man arrested near a middle school in Saanich Sept. 26 was carrying a realistic airsoft rifle. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
The Saanich intersection is open once again after it was briefly closed off to traffic due to a vehicle collision on Tuesday (Sept. 20) afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Saanich intersection reopens after crash

Intersection of Interurban Road, Markham Street open after temporary closure

The Saanich intersection is open once again after it was briefly closed off to traffic due to a vehicle collision on Tuesday (Sept. 20) afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
The woman was struck while crossing the intersection of Quadra Street and Lily Avenue. (Google Maps)

Woman pushing stroller hospitalized after being struck in Saanich intersection

The woman’s injuries are serious but not critical, the two children in the stroller were not injured

The woman was struck while crossing the intersection of Quadra Street and Lily Avenue. (Google Maps)
The donation of eight acres in Blenkinsop Valley is the biggest in the charity’s history. (Courtesy of The Land Conservancy of British Columbia)

Land conservancy receives biggest donation in its history in Victoria woman’s will

Joan Alston-Stewart left eight acres in the Blenkinsop Valley to TLC, valued in the millions

The donation of eight acres in Blenkinsop Valley is the biggest in the charity’s history. (Courtesy of The Land Conservancy of British Columbia)
The University of Victoria’s Nora Struchtrup was named the Canada West field hockey play of the week after the season’s opening weekend. (Courtesy of UVic)

Vikes field hockey player takes Canada West player of the week

Nora Struchtrup helped the University of Victoria open season with pair of wins

The University of Victoria’s Nora Struchtrup was named the Canada West field hockey play of the week after the season’s opening weekend. (Courtesy of UVic)
The District of Saanich developed an educational tool to help residents understand how their taxes are allocated. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich voters see two battle for mayor’s seat, 24 for councillor

Advance voting runs Oct. 5, 11 and 12 with Oct. 15 general voting day

The District of Saanich developed an educational tool to help residents understand how their taxes are allocated. (Black Press Media file photo)
Local artist Sarah Jim began painting her mural earlier this week at Beckwith Park in Saanich. Her work showcases her WSANEC roots. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

WSANEC artist’s mural gets underway at Beckwith Park in Saanich

Mural completion subject to weather, unexpected factors

Local artist Sarah Jim began painting her mural earlier this week at Beckwith Park in Saanich. Her work showcases her WSANEC roots. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
A total of 11 bottles of liquor have been stolen from the store in the 3200-block of Shelbourne Street since late June. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect connected to Saanich liquor store thefts identified

Investigators believe suspect visited store four times starting in June

A total of 11 bottles of liquor have been stolen from the store in the 3200-block of Shelbourne Street since late June. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police closed Cedar Hill Cross Road between Iona Drive and Gordon Head Road due to a crash investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police closed Cedar Hill Cross Road between Iona Drive and Gordon Head Road due to a crash investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)
Camosun College has taken the next step toward making its vision of a film studio on its Saanich campus a reality, and is now seeking pre-qualification requests from organizations which want to design, build, and operate it. (Courtesy of Camosun College)
Camosun College has taken the next step toward making its vision of a film studio on its Saanich campus a reality, and is now seeking pre-qualification requests from organizations which want to design, build, and operate it. (Courtesy of Camosun College)
A file photo of a Saanich Police cruiser. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Blanshard Street reopens after traffic incident

Southbound lanes were closed for approximately 4 hours on Monday

A file photo of a Saanich Police cruiser. (Black Press Media file photo)
The University of Victoria’s campus was bustling with new students moved into their residence buildings Sunday (Sept. 4). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Move-in day for new UVic students

Students moved into their residence buildings on Sunday (Sept. 4)

The University of Victoria’s campus was bustling with new students moved into their residence buildings Sunday (Sept. 4). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Detours are available during intermittent closures of the Lochside Trail from Sept. 2 to 15. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)

Detours set for intermittent closures of Lochside trail section in Saanich

Crews repairing trail slope from Quadra Street to McKenzie Avenue

Detours are available during intermittent closures of the Lochside Trail from Sept. 2 to 15. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)
The new UVic transit exchange near the campus bookstore. (Courtesy BC Transit)

Transit riders can expect to see improvements on their trip to University of Victoria

More than 17,000 transit trips made to and from UVic each day

The new UVic transit exchange near the campus bookstore. (Courtesy BC Transit)
One person has been arrested after a police chase which ended with a Tesla crashing into police cars Thursday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Dangerous driver leads to police chase, arrest: Saanich police

Chase started with Tesla being seen driving dangerously and ended with crash into police cars

One person has been arrested after a police chase which ended with a Tesla crashing into police cars Thursday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Grace Lore, left, UVic board member Adam Monahan, and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training Anne Kang (right) check out the view from the new campus housing at the University of Victoria. (Courtesy Ministry of Advanced Education)

New student housing adds nearly 400 beds at University of Victoria

New building also adds 715-seat dining hall that can serve 10,000 meals a day

Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Grace Lore, left, UVic board member Adam Monahan, and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training Anne Kang (right) check out the view from the new campus housing at the University of Victoria. (Courtesy Ministry of Advanced Education)
One man has been charged in connection to a 2021 Saanich homicide investigation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo/Graeme Roy)

Penticton man charged in 2021 Saanich murder

Scott Matheson faces second-degree murder charge in connection to Battleford Avenue homicide

One man has been charged in connection to a 2021 Saanich homicide investigation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo/Graeme Roy)
An early morning fire in the 3200-block of Wascana Street is under investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Firefighters douse early morning blaze in empty Saanich home

Fire crews continue to investigate blaze in 3200-block of Wascana Street

An early morning fire in the 3200-block of Wascana Street is under investigation. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich native Sean Ramsay celebrates after scoring a goal during a North American Hockey League game in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The 21-year-old has signed with a Croatian club for the upcoming season. (Photo courtesy of Ian Ramsay)

Saanich native signs with Croatian hockey club for upcoming season

Sean Ramsay played for several local teams before making the cross-Atlantic move

Saanich native Sean Ramsay celebrates after scoring a goal during a North American Hockey League game in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The 21-year-old has signed with a Croatian club for the upcoming season. (Photo courtesy of Ian Ramsay)
It’s easy to miss the public waterfront access at Hollywood Crescent and Wildwood Avenue in Victoria with not much signage in the area. A new guide looks to empower British Columbians to get back into public lands. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Groups call on British Columbians to know their rights to access public, natural spaces

UVic law centre teams up with outdoor council to empower residents to get out in nature

It’s easy to miss the public waterfront access at Hollywood Crescent and Wildwood Avenue in Victoria with not much signage in the area. A new guide looks to empower British Columbians to get back into public lands. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
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