Saanich News Staff

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)
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Tattersall Drive reopens in Saanich after police incident closed traffic

The road was closed to all traffic between Saanich Road and Quadra Street

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The Royal Oak Drive overpass looking southbound towards Victoria on Highway 17. (B.C. Highway traffic camera)

Single-vehicle crash causes delays on the Pat Bay Highway in Royal Oak

Southbound traffic down to one lane while crews remove vehicle from ditch

The Royal Oak Drive overpass looking southbound towards Victoria on Highway 17. (B.C. Highway traffic camera)
A pedestrian was declared dead at the scene following a vehicle collision near Uptown mall Tuesday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck in Saanich dies at the scene

Traffic affected for several hours Tuesday afternoon near Uptown mall

A pedestrian was declared dead at the scene following a vehicle collision near Uptown mall Tuesday afternoon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police arrested two people on Tuesday morning after the suspects reportedly hit a concrete pillar at the Uptown Shopping Centre in a stolen car. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two arrested after concrete pillar struck with stolen car at Saanich’s Uptown

Pair later abandoned vehicle, were arrested on foot; vehicle stolen from Langford

Saanich police arrested two people on Tuesday morning after the suspects reportedly hit a concrete pillar at the Uptown Shopping Centre in a stolen car. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police seized firearms, weapons, drugs and cash after a search warrant was executed at a home on Glasgow Avenue on May 27. (Photo courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Three arrested after drugs, high-powered firearms seized from fortified home in Saanich

Police investigating possible connections to gangs on Lower Mainland

Saanich police seized firearms, weapons, drugs and cash after a search warrant was executed at a home on Glasgow Avenue on May 27. (Photo courtesy Saanich Police Department)
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Two-vehicle crash slows northbound traffic on Pat Bay Highway

No injuries reported, northbound lanes reopen

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Debbie Simpson (left), who drives the No. 14 bus between the University of Victoria and Victoria General Hospital, made a connection with two-year-old bus-lover Adalyn Wall (right) and brought her a BC Transit goodie bag on May 5. (Photo courtesy BC Transit)

BC Transit driver brings joy to bus-loving Greater Victoria toddler

Adalyn Wall, 2, receives bus-themed gift bag from driver pal

Debbie Simpson (left), who drives the No. 14 bus between the University of Victoria and Victoria General Hospital, made a connection with two-year-old bus-lover Adalyn Wall (right) and brought her a BC Transit goodie bag on May 5. (Photo courtesy BC Transit)
Police are reminding motorists to make sure valuables are removed from vehicles as a way to prevent theft. (Pixabay photo)

Six thefts from vehicles reported in one night near Saanich’s Cordova Bay

Rash of break-ins prompts police reminder about proactive crime prevention

Police are reminding motorists to make sure valuables are removed from vehicles as a way to prevent theft. (Pixabay photo)
Saanich police have identified a woman who allegedly entered the grounds of Lansdowne Middle School on May 14 without a mask and ultimately spit on a staff member. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Woman accused of spitting on Saanich school staffer identified by police

No charges laid from incident at Lansdowne Middle School, investigation ongoing: Saanich PD

Saanich police have identified a woman who allegedly entered the grounds of Lansdowne Middle School on May 14 without a mask and ultimately spit on a staff member. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
The District of Saanich is reminding park users to comply with the current public health orders after large picnics and sports games were reported. (Black Press Media File)

Large picnics, adult sports in Saanich parks prompt reminder about COVID-19 restrictions

Groups of up to 10 can meet outside, some adult sports permitted with social distancing

The District of Saanich is reminding park users to comply with the current public health orders after large picnics and sports games were reported. (Black Press Media File)
The playground at Hamsterly Beach on Elk Lake was closed in mid-May so crews could begin dismantling the old structure to make way for a new nature playground. (Image via the Capital Regional District)

CRD replacing Saanich playground with new nature play area

Existing Hamsterly Beach structure dismantled, construction expected to conclude in late fall

The playground at Hamsterly Beach on Elk Lake was closed in mid-May so crews could begin dismantling the old structure to make way for a new nature playground. (Image via the Capital Regional District)
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Black bear sighting in Saanich near Camosun College Interurban Campus

Police asking residents in the area to be on the lookout

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The Greater Victoria Placemaking Network has launched Little Free Library Bingo – a pandemic-friendly game is complete with bingo cards encouraging players to check out the mini-libraries in the region, read and win prizes. (Photo submitted by Teale Phelps Bondaroff)

Greater Victoria book bingo game launched by Little Free Library operators

Placemaking group encourages players to explore region, fall in love with reading

The Greater Victoria Placemaking Network has launched Little Free Library Bingo – a pandemic-friendly game is complete with bingo cards encouraging players to check out the mini-libraries in the region, read and win prizes. (Photo submitted by Teale Phelps Bondaroff)
Chun Tai Chan, 87, was last seen leaving her home in the Strawberry Vale neighbourhood at 8 a.m. on May 20. (Photo via the Saanich Police Department)

FOUND: Missing 87-year-old Saanich woman located safely

Chun Tai Chan went missing morning of May 20, found by police that afternoon

Chun Tai Chan, 87, was last seen leaving her home in the Strawberry Vale neighbourhood at 8 a.m. on May 20. (Photo via the Saanich Police Department)
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Spike in thefts from vehicles, smashed windows in Saanich prompt police reminder

Police ask vehicle owners to lock up, remove valuables

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The Saanich Commonwealth Place recreation centre will undergo a planned power outage at 6 p.m. on May 20 for the installation of a temporary transformer to replace the generator that’s been in use since the old transformer failed on May 14. (Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services/Twitter)

Saanich recreation centre gets new temporary power fix

Emergency generator in use at Saanich Commonwealth Place after sudden outage May 14

The Saanich Commonwealth Place recreation centre will undergo a planned power outage at 6 p.m. on May 20 for the installation of a temporary transformer to replace the generator that’s been in use since the old transformer failed on May 14. (Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services/Twitter)
Missing woman Christina Olsen, 41, was found safe May 18, three days after going missing from the Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health Facility. (Photo via the Saanich Police Department)

UPDATE: Woman last seen at Saanich mental health facility found safe

Christina Olsen, 41, left Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health Facility on May 15

Missing woman Christina Olsen, 41, was found safe May 18, three days after going missing from the Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health Facility. (Photo via the Saanich Police Department)
Saanich Fire Department is responding to a structure fire in the 3300-block of Quadra Street on May 18. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Smoking pot on stove ignites Saanich fire call on Quadra Street

Traffic impacted in northbound lanes of 3300-block shortly after 11 a.m.

Saanich Fire Department is responding to a structure fire in the 3300-block of Quadra Street on May 18. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
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Saanich health and safety manager named one of Canada’s top 40 women in safety

Canadian Occupational Safety magazine celebrates women leading safety sector in 2021

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