Saanich News Staff

Saanich firefighters were called to a house fire in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 11. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Saanich house fire no longer suspicious; all occupants accounted for

Police conclude no criminality involved

Saanich firefighters were called to a house fire in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 11. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Saanich police have found missing man Jamie Dougall safe, they announced Aug. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Missing Saanich man Jamie Dougall found safe

47-year-old was last seen Aug. 11

Saanich police have found missing man Jamie Dougall safe, they announced Aug. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Saanich home in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue suffered severe damage from an early Aug. 11 fire. The blaze is considered suspicious. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Saanich home fire considered suspicious, police unable to confirm all residents got out safely

Police presence around Battleford Avenue home continues, area likely taped off through Friday

A Saanich home in the 100-block of Battleford Avenue suffered severe damage from an early Aug. 11 fire. The blaze is considered suspicious. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
On National Peacekeepers’ Day, the Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association’s (CPVA) Outstanding Service Award was given to Broadmead Care’s Veterans Memorial Lodge and Veterans Health Centre. On hand for the ceremonies were: Harold Leduc (left), former president of the CVPA; Heather Parry, chair of Broadmead Care board; Denise May, Broadmead Care interim CEO, and Ron Lloyd, director of Broadmead Care board. (Courtesy of Broadmead Care)

Second World War veterans on hand for Saanich care centre’s outstanding service award

Broadmead Care Society’s Veterans Memorial Lodge and Veterans Health Centre earn award

On National Peacekeepers’ Day, the Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association’s (CPVA) Outstanding Service Award was given to Broadmead Care’s Veterans Memorial Lodge and Veterans Health Centre. On hand for the ceremonies were: Harold Leduc (left), former president of the CVPA; Heather Parry, chair of Broadmead Care board; Denise May, Broadmead Care interim CEO, and Ron Lloyd, director of Broadmead Care board. (Courtesy of Broadmead Care)
Saanich police and Fortis BC were on scene at the intersection of Lochside Drive and Claremont Avenue Aug. 5 for a ruptured gas line. (Courtesy SPD)

UPDATE: Road reopened following gas line rupture in Cordova Bay

Saanich police and Fortis BC were scene

Saanich police and Fortis BC were on scene at the intersection of Lochside Drive and Claremont Avenue Aug. 5 for a ruptured gas line. (Courtesy SPD)
A photo of the 10 replica firearms found in a vehicle during a traffic stop by Saanich police. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police find 10 replica firearms and a variety of drugs during traffic stop

Replica firearms coupled with drugs are a major cause for concern, police say

A photo of the 10 replica firearms found in a vehicle during a traffic stop by Saanich police. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police shut down the 4500 block of Chatterton Way due to a suspicious package. (Photo: Saanich police)

UPDATE: Chatterton Way in Saanich reopened after suspicious package caused closure

The 4500-block of Chatterton Way reopened at 2 a.m. on July 31 when deemed safe

Saanich police shut down the 4500 block of Chatterton Way due to a suspicious package. (Photo: Saanich police)
Saanich police have closed the 4500-block of Chatterton Way in both directions as they investigate a suspicious package in the area. (Black Press Media file photo)

Chatterton Way block closed as Saanich police investigate suspicious package

Police say they’ve contained immediate scene

Saanich police have closed the 4500-block of Chatterton Way in both directions as they investigate a suspicious package in the area. (Black Press Media file photo)
Amara Digout, barista at the new Moka House location in Cadboro Bay, makes a morning latte for a customer. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

A Day in the Life in Saanich

Annual photo essay highlights community

Amara Digout, barista at the new Moka House location in Cadboro Bay, makes a morning latte for a customer. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Saanich’s Emma Entzminger was at the hot corner for the Canadian softball team when the sport made its Olympic return on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Softball Canada)

Saanich’s Emma Entzminger perfect at third in Olympic debut

Game 2 Wednesday follows Canada’s 4-0 shutout of Mexico in Olympic opener

Saanich’s Emma Entzminger was at the hot corner for the Canadian softball team when the sport made its Olympic return on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Softball Canada)
A driver won’t be behind the wheel for about three months after they were caught driving while impaired by alcohol on the Pat Bay Highway Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Impaired Pat Bay Highway driver hit with 90-day prohibition

A member of the public reported erratic driver at 9:30 a.m.

A driver won’t be behind the wheel for about three months after they were caught driving while impaired by alcohol on the Pat Bay Highway Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Nanaimo man is facing a slew of charges after an early morning crash in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Debris trail leads Saanich police to impaired driver

Nanaimo man faces charges after single-vehicle crash early Monday morning

A Nanaimo man is facing a slew of charges after an early morning crash in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich fire crews responded to a gas leak near the intersection of Shelbourne Street and Stockton Crescent. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

UPDATE: Traffic no longer being rerouted after earlier gas leak in Saanich

Gas line struck near the intersection Shelbourne Street and Stockton Crescent

Saanich fire crews responded to a gas leak near the intersection of Shelbourne Street and Stockton Crescent. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)
A map of the closed section of Quadra Street in Saanich. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)

Quadra Street block closing July 12 for four weeks

All traffic will detour around Greenridge and Reynolds

A map of the closed section of Quadra Street in Saanich. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)
Climatologist Faron Anslow of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium at the University of Victoria called the results of a recent study of the record-breaking heatwave to hit B.C. a wake-up call. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)

Record heatwaves likely to become more frequent in Greater Victoria, climate scientists say

UVic climatologist part of team that found climate change made heatwave 150 times more likely

Climatologist Faron Anslow of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium at the University of Victoria called the results of a recent study of the record-breaking heatwave to hit B.C. a wake-up call. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)
Crime Stoppers posted undated surveillance images of what appears to be a woman they say stole a bottle of tequila worth $80. (Facebook/Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Suspect photos posted online after $80 tequila stolen in Saanich

Crime Stoppers takes to social media with pointed plea

Crime Stoppers posted undated surveillance images of what appears to be a woman they say stole a bottle of tequila worth $80. (Facebook/Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
The Saanich Fire Department responded to a fire on the second floor of an apartment building in the 400-block of Burnside Road East. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich firefighters save cat from Burnside Road apartment fire

Fire contained to one unit in Burnside Road East apartment building

The Saanich Fire Department responded to a fire on the second floor of an apartment building in the 400-block of Burnside Road East. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Work to offically include the traditional Indigenous name of PKOLS with the current name Mount Douglas Park is ongoing at the District of Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich postpones Mount Douglas Park renaming vote until next month

A vote on including the traditional name of PKOLS is already coming to council in July

Work to offically include the traditional Indigenous name of PKOLS with the current name Mount Douglas Park is ongoing at the District of Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
University of Victoria researchers received more than $9 million from the federal government for projects that aim to advance big ideas, discoveries and innovations. (Photo courtesy of UVic)

University of Victoria research boosted with more than $9 million in federal funding

The research funding will support a wide range of projects and study

University of Victoria researchers received more than $9 million from the federal government for projects that aim to advance big ideas, discoveries and innovations. (Photo courtesy of UVic)
Google Maps shows significant traffic backups after a crash reported shortly before noon on Father’s Day, June 20. (Google Maps)

Father’s Day crash in Saanich closes lane of McKenzie Avenue

Police say there were injuries, traffic impacted

Google Maps shows significant traffic backups after a crash reported shortly before noon on Father’s Day, June 20. (Google Maps)