Saanich News Staff

The Churchill Drive gates at Mount Douglas Park will be closed over summer long weekends beginning May 16. (Friends of Mount Douglas Park)

Mount Douglas Park closed to vehicles over summer long weekends

Gate closure begins Victoria Day long weekend

The Churchill Drive gates at Mount Douglas Park will be closed over summer long weekends beginning May 16. (Friends of Mount Douglas Park)
Some of the property recovered or seized by the Saanich Police Department after executing a search warrant in the 900-block of Cloverdale Avenue. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Police seize more than 20 weapons after spike in property crimes leads to Saanich home

More than $25,ooo in stolen property recovered by police

Some of the property recovered or seized by the Saanich Police Department after executing a search warrant in the 900-block of Cloverdale Avenue. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
Residents will soon begin moving into a new affordable housing complex at 3816 Carey Rd. (Google Maps)

New Saanich development provides options for people struggling to find housing

Residents begin moving into new affordable housing units this week

Residents will soon begin moving into a new affordable housing complex at 3816 Carey Rd. (Google Maps)
Growing Together helps residents in the Capital Regional District convert lawns, create raised beds and get planting on patios or even window sills. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)

Growing food network in Greater Victoria brings seeds, expertise to the people

Growing Together helps residents dig in to gardening opportunities

Growing Together helps residents in the Capital Regional District convert lawns, create raised beds and get planting on patios or even window sills. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)
Saanich firefighters hose down a house after fire on Orillia Street on May 8. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

UPDATED: Saanich firefighters contain Orillia Street house fire

No residents inside at the time, fire captain says

Saanich firefighters hose down a house after fire on Orillia Street on May 8. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
This black bear visited the same area of Saanich a few years ago. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Bear drawn to garbage in Saanich spurs reminder from police

Secure trash both on the property and at the curb

This black bear visited the same area of Saanich a few years ago. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Saanich police arrested three people for drug trafficking during traffic stops in April. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three arrested for drug trafficking during April traffic stops in Saanich

Both stops yielded supplies of drugs packaged for sale

Saanich police arrested three people for drug trafficking during traffic stops in April. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police arrest two men for a break-and-enter at the Canadian Tire Auto Service Centre on Cedar Hill Road. (Google Maps screenshot)

Two men arrested for break-and-enter at Canadian Tire Auto Service Center

Both caught while riding past the area while police investigated

Saanich police arrest two men for a break-and-enter at the Canadian Tire Auto Service Centre on Cedar Hill Road. (Google Maps screenshot)
Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services has launched an online clue contest, with prizes valued at up to $1,000. (Unsplash)

Amateur Saanich detectives can dig into online clues

Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services launches clue contest

Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services has launched an online clue contest, with prizes valued at up to $1,000. (Unsplash)
Caroline Guldin gets a boost from dad Sean so she can get a high-five from Ace, the Saanich Police mascot, at the Picnic on the Gorge Canada Day celebrations in 2016. This year’s Canada Day picnic has been cancelled because of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 washes out Gorge Canada Day Picnic

Canada Day celebrations cancelled across Greater Victoria

Caroline Guldin gets a boost from dad Sean so she can get a high-five from Ace, the Saanich Police mascot, at the Picnic on the Gorge Canada Day celebrations in 2016. This year’s Canada Day picnic has been cancelled because of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
A proposed agreement between the Capital Regional District and FortisBC would see the company purchase renewable natural gas from the Hartland landfill. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)

FortisBC to purchase renewable natural gas from Hartland Landfill

Project could reduce 264,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over 25 years

A proposed agreement between the Capital Regional District and FortisBC would see the company purchase renewable natural gas from the Hartland landfill. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)
Saanich police are searching for a suspect caught on camera breaking into a car and stealing hockey gear. (GV Crime Stoppers/Twitter)

VIDEO: Thief steals hockey gear from parked car in Saanich

Suspect caught on security camera dragging away goalie gear

Saanich police are searching for a suspect caught on camera breaking into a car and stealing hockey gear. (GV Crime Stoppers/Twitter)
An impaired driver involved in Quadra Street collision received a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound. (Black Press Media file photo)

No one injured in Quadra Street T-bone collision involving impaired driver

Impaired driver ‘facing significant consequences,’ Saanich police say

An impaired driver involved in Quadra Street collision received a 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impound. (Black Press Media file photo)
The little library in Rutledge Park boasts a bundle of sidewalk chalk already in use April 15. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Little libraries stock chalk across Greater Victoria to spread positive messages

Greater Victoria Placemaking Network launches ‘Chalk Your Block’ initiative

The little library in Rutledge Park boasts a bundle of sidewalk chalk already in use April 15. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
(Jonas Bergsten/Wikimedia Commons)

Hygiene product drives planned in Greater Victoria to help those in need

Neighbourhood Response Team to take donations at three locations April 25

(Jonas Bergsten/Wikimedia Commons)
Camosun marketing students raised $18,600 in support of youth education. Amid the pandemic, students were forced to switch from in-person event fundraising, to an online auction. (Black Press Media file photo)

Camosun marketing students raise $18,400 for youth education in Zambia

Amid the pandemic, students find creative ways to raise money

Camosun marketing students raised $18,600 in support of youth education. Amid the pandemic, students were forced to switch from in-person event fundraising, to an online auction. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are searching for the suspect in a robbery at a 7-11 in the early hours of April 9. (Saanich Police Department)

Police search for suspect in robbery at Saanich 7-11

Suspect told the cashier he was armed

Saanich police are searching for the suspect in a robbery at a 7-11 in the early hours of April 9. (Saanich Police Department)
The work includes new traffic signals at the Cedar Hill Road/Feltham and Shelbourne Street/Tourquay Drive intersections.(Google Maps)

Saanich’s Shelbourne corridor work set to start despite pandemic

Municipal work is deemed an essential service, keeping the long-term project on track

The work includes new traffic signals at the Cedar Hill Road/Feltham and Shelbourne Street/Tourquay Drive intersections.(Google Maps)
A paper egg as part of #yyjegghunt2020 spotted in Saanich’s Rutledge Park. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

New #yyjegghunt2020 joins the ranks of fun, social distancing activities in Greater Victoria

With hearts and lights illuminating windows and doorways across Greater Victoria as…

A paper egg as part of #yyjegghunt2020 spotted in Saanich’s Rutledge Park. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Saanich police have arrested a man for allegedly setting several fires on and near the Camosun College Lansdowne campus on March 30. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police arrest suspect in arson spree near Camosun College Lansdowne campus

Calgary man in police custody waiting for a tele-bail hearing, constable says

Saanich police have arrested a man for allegedly setting several fires on and near the Camosun College Lansdowne campus on March 30. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)