Saanich News Staff

Saanich police are searching for Sean Hart, who unexpectedly left a mental health facility on Nov. 6 and did not return. (Saanich Police)
Saanich police are searching for Sean Hart, who unexpectedly left a mental health facility on Nov. 6 and did not return. (Saanich Police)
Camosun College is joining other Vancouver Island post-secondary schools in hosting a virtual career fair Nov. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Virtual career fair connects Vancouver Island students with job opportunities

Camosun College organizes virtual career fair for Nov. 19

Camosun College is joining other Vancouver Island post-secondary schools in hosting a virtual career fair Nov. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police cruiser (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

UPDATED: Saanich teen found safe after going missing Nov. 4

High-risk 14-year-old girl safely located Nov. 27, police say

Saanich police cruiser (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich Police Service Dog Grimm and his handler successfully located and arrested two male suspects after a robbery at a Burnside Road West convenience store. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Saanich K9 handler, dog make double arrest after armed robbery

Two men in custody after armed robbery at Burnside Road West convenience store

Saanich Police Service Dog Grimm and his handler successfully located and arrested two male suspects after a robbery at a Burnside Road West convenience store. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
A 59-year-old woman was charged for impaired driving after crashing into the Interurban Rail Trail on Nov. 4. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Woman charged with impaired driving after crashing on Saanich cycling trail

No injuries reported after 59-year-old woman crossed oncoming traffic, hit trail fence

A 59-year-old woman was charged for impaired driving after crashing into the Interurban Rail Trail on Nov. 4. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
Saanich’s Remembrance Day ceremony will look a little different this year with no in-person audience. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Remembrance Day ceremony goes virtual

No audience at ceremony but livestream will allow community to watch

Saanich’s Remembrance Day ceremony will look a little different this year with no in-person audience. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are warning residents of a possible cougar sighting after a woman says she spotted one while driving in around 5:45 a.m. along the 1000-block of McKenzie Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Black Press Media file)

Possible cougar sighting in Saanich early Sunday morning

No other sightings reported, Conservation notified

Saanich police are warning residents of a possible cougar sighting after a woman says she spotted one while driving in around 5:45 a.m. along the 1000-block of McKenzie Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 1. (Black Press Media file)
A coven of witches paddle boarding on Elk Lake on Sunday afternoon. (Robert Day photo)

PHOTOS: Coven paddles through Saanich waters

Email your spooky images and videos to editor@saanichnews.com

A coven of witches paddle boarding on Elk Lake on Sunday afternoon. (Robert Day photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Police arrest suspect in Saanich liquor store break and enters

Windowpane removal key component in string of thefts

(Black Press Media file photo)
The NDP’s Lana Popham, who was reelected as Saanich South MLA on Oct. 24, is ready to get back to work at the B.C. legislature. Popham has served this term as agriculture minister and expects to return to the post when Premier John Horgan’s cabinet reconvenes soon. (Photo courtesy Lana Popham)

NDP’s Lana Popham reclaims Saanich South riding

Liberal candidate won’t concede ‘out of respect for those who voted by mail’

The NDP’s Lana Popham, who was reelected as Saanich South MLA on Oct. 24, is ready to get back to work at the B.C. legislature. Popham has served this term as agriculture minister and expects to return to the post when Premier John Horgan’s cabinet reconvenes soon. (Photo courtesy Lana Popham)
Saanich Police are investigating a broken window at the Greater Victoria School District office. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich police suspect slingshot used to break window at SD61 office

Police find ball- bearing, or pellet, below broken window at school board

Saanich Police are investigating a broken window at the Greater Victoria School District office. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A bear similar to this black bear is believed responsible for killing a llama in Saanich on Oct. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich residents warned to watch livestock after bear kills llama

Officers with Conservation, Saanich police could not track the bear they feel may not fear humans

A bear similar to this black bear is believed responsible for killing a llama in Saanich on Oct. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are warning residents to be aware of a non-aggressive bear sighting in the 400-block of Haliburton Terrace. (Black Press Media file photo)

Non-aggressive bear spotted in Saanich neighbourhood

Saanich police advise residents to be aware of sighting in the 400-block of Haliburton Terrace

Saanich police are warning residents to be aware of a non-aggressive bear sighting in the 400-block of Haliburton Terrace. (Black Press Media file photo)
St. Luke’s Players host an online show this fall. (Google Maps)

Saanich thespians host online premier of Firehoses & Family

St. Luke’s Players use Zoom to bring comedy to its audience

St. Luke’s Players host an online show this fall. (Google Maps)
Veronica Carroll (left), CEO, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island; Tim Cormode, CEO, Power To Be; the Mason family; Jane Evans, Leadership and Legacy Giving Manager, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island gather for a safe photo during the $160,000 grant presentation. (Courtesy Power to Be)

Island family gifts $160,000 toward building accessible outdoor programs in Saanich

Power to Be’s Saanich site benefits from David Mason Fund

Veronica Carroll (left), CEO, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island; Tim Cormode, CEO, Power To Be; the Mason family; Jane Evans, Leadership and Legacy Giving Manager, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island gather for a safe photo during the $160,000 grant presentation. (Courtesy Power to Be)
Saanich police are searching for a suspect caught in security footage placing an uncapped needle and some gauze on the back door of a business on Sept. 30. (Image via the Saanich Police Department)

VIDEO: Uncapped needle found on door of Saanich business, police seek suspect

Female suspect caught on CCTV placing needle on Sept. 30

Saanich police are searching for a suspect caught in security footage placing an uncapped needle and some gauze on the back door of a business on Sept. 30. (Image via the Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police came across a crash involving a vehicle and a utility pole early Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

McKenzie Avenue traffic impacted by early morning Saanich crash

BC Hydro repairing pole involved in crash

Saanich police came across a crash involving a vehicle and a utility pole early Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
The popularity of new Saanich Emergency Program videos led to a colouring contest that drew dozens of artistic entries with this one by Madison, 9, taking top honours. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich Emergency Program puts emphasis on preparation

Colouring contest aims to boost awaredness of being ready for an emergency

The popularity of new Saanich Emergency Program videos led to a colouring contest that drew dozens of artistic entries with this one by Madison, 9, taking top honours. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Saanich junior hockey club launches orca logo in time for season opener

Saanich junior hockey club launches orca logo in time for season opener

VIJHL team relies on streaming for fans amid COVID-19 precautions

Saanich junior hockey club launches orca logo in time for season opener
The new southbound loop ramp exit at the McKenzie interchange opened Saturday, Aug. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Overnight shutdown of Highway 1 at McKenzie interchange for sign installation

Traffic will be impacted in both directions, detour available

The new southbound loop ramp exit at the McKenzie interchange opened Saturday, Aug. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)