Saanich News Staff

Saanich emergency crews responded to a collision on the Pat Bay Highway at Haliburton Road on Saturday afternoon. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

TRAFFIC: Saanich emergency crews responding to Pat Bay Highway collision

Incident took place at Haliburton Road intersection

Saanich emergency crews responded to a collision on the Pat Bay Highway at Haliburton Road on Saturday afternoon. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Missing 18-year-old has been found safe by Saanich police. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: Saanich police have found 18-year-old missing teen safe

The teen had been last seen at her home Sept. 9.

Missing 18-year-old has been found safe by Saanich police. (Black Press Media file photo)
Heavy rain caused combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along some shorelines in Greater Victoria during the night of Sept. 23 and 24, according to a release from the Capital Regional District. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heavy rains cause wastewater overflow off Oak Bay, Saanich beaches

Affected beaches will be posted with public health advisory signs

Heavy rain caused combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along some shorelines in Greater Victoria during the night of Sept. 23 and 24, according to a release from the Capital Regional District. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Friday night tickets affect Saturday behaviour at the University of Victoria

Saanich police see direct response after issuing several $230 fines

(Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich will give away more than 150 trees on Sept. 21 to help residents celebrate National Tree Day. (Needpix)

Saanich offers free saplings to encourage residents to spruce up for National Tree Day

Giveaway to take place Sept. 21 in Glanford Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The District of Saanich will give away more than 150 trees on Sept. 21 to help residents celebrate National Tree Day. (Needpix)
A new urgent and primary care centre in Saanich will provide South Island residents without a family physician with access to same-day and ongoing primary care. (Pixabay photo)

New urgent, primary care health centre opens in Saanich come November

North Quadra area facility to provide same-day, ongoing care for folks without family doctors

A new urgent and primary care centre in Saanich will provide South Island residents without a family physician with access to same-day and ongoing primary care. (Pixabay photo)
The new southbound loop ramp exit at the McKenzie interchange opened Saturday, Aug. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

McKenzie interchange project drives towards completion

Motorists asked to continue following construction zone signage as crews will be on site into the fall

The new southbound loop ramp exit at the McKenzie interchange opened Saturday, Aug. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
UPDATED: Saanich police say ‘missing’ family is safe, investigation closed

UPDATED: Saanich police say ‘missing’ family is safe, investigation closed

Police were working to ‘ensure the safety of the children,’ officer says

UPDATED: Saanich police say ‘missing’ family is safe, investigation closed
Saanich police confirmed Sunday that the family of four they are looking for are not missing, but they need assistance locating them for unknown reasons. (Photo via the Saanich Police Department)

UPDATED: Saanich police say ‘missing’ family is safe, investigation closed

Police were working to ‘ensure the safety of the children,’ officer says

Saanich police confirmed Sunday that the family of four they are looking for are not missing, but they need assistance locating them for unknown reasons. (Photo via the Saanich Police Department)
A Greater Victoria man faces a slew of charges relating to child pornography after materials were seized by Central Saanich police. (Black Press Media file photo)

Child pornography charges laid against Greater Victoria man

Central Saanich police found child abuse materials during a search in February

A Greater Victoria man faces a slew of charges relating to child pornography after materials were seized by Central Saanich police. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police stopped and ticketed a driver doing more than double the school zone speed limit near Campus View Elementary on Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Impaired driver stopped for excessive speeding in Saanich school zone on students’ first day back

Driver slapped with a $368 ticket, 90-day driving ban and month-long vehicle impound

Saanich police stopped and ticketed a driver doing more than double the school zone speed limit near Campus View Elementary on Thursday. (Black Press Media file photo)
A ball python was reported missing in Vic West back in July. It was reported missing for the second time in August. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Python missing for a second time found dead in Saanich

More than four feet in length, the non-venomous python escaped a backpack twice this summer

A ball python was reported missing in Vic West back in July. It was reported missing for the second time in August. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Jenny Paiva and Wade Feenstra with Access records shred some documents at Tillicum Centre during a previous event. Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is hosting a Shred-a-thon on Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. until noon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Protect your personal information at Shred-a-thon 2020

Hosted by Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers, event will take over Tillicum Centre parking lot

Jenny Paiva and Wade Feenstra with Access records shred some documents at Tillicum Centre during a previous event. Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is hosting a Shred-a-thon on Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. until noon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Police Department impounded two vehicles after both N-license drivers were believed to be racing while speeding at 110 kilometres an hour in a 60 kilometre zone rural area. (Twitter/Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit)

Two drivers get cars impounded after speeding at 110km in rural area: Saanich police

Saanich Police Department completes first tweet-along Saturday night

Saanich Police Department impounded two vehicles after both N-license drivers were believed to be racing while speeding at 110 kilometres an hour in a 60 kilometre zone rural area. (Twitter/Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit)
Saanich Police Department have safely located a missing teen with autism who went missing on Aug. 5 thanks to the help of VicPD officers. (Black Press Media file photo)

FOUND: Saanich police locate missing teen with autism

VicPD officers reunite teen with family

Saanich Police Department have safely located a missing teen with autism who went missing on Aug. 5 thanks to the help of VicPD officers. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Saanich Police Department invites the public to tag along for the evening shift as officers live-tweet from 4 p.m. to midnight. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police invite public along for Saturday night shift via tweet-a-long event

Department to live-tweet using #SPDPolTwt from 4 p.m. to midnight

The Saanich Police Department invites the public to tag along for the evening shift as officers live-tweet from 4 p.m. to midnight. (Black Press Media file photo)
A sunflower snapped from the balcony. (Courtesy Margy Grant)

PHOTOS: Readers burst with pride over towering sunflowers

Send us photos of your largest pumpkin, cutest scarecrow or any other blue-ribbon worthy creation

A sunflower snapped from the balcony. (Courtesy Margy Grant)
Saanich police responded to a crash on the north side of Mount Douglas Thursday afternoon. (Twitter/Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit)

Saanich police charge driver who crossed centre line, caused crash

Collision caused delays on Cordova Bay Road

Saanich police responded to a crash on the north side of Mount Douglas Thursday afternoon. (Twitter/Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit)
Saanich officers locate missing teen late on Aug. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

FOUND: Saanich police seek help locating missing teen

15-year-old last seen Aug. 25 in Saanich

Saanich officers locate missing teen late on Aug. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich implements increased rates starting Sept. 8 but will reinstate the 25-times pass while COVID-19 restrictions are in place. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich recreation centres implement annual fee increase, bring back 25-times pass

COVID-19 safety protocols in place at all facilities

Saanich implements increased rates starting Sept. 8 but will reinstate the 25-times pass while COVID-19 restrictions are in place. (Black Press Media file photo)