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A pool noodle wrapped in duct tape had police and the RCMP explosive disposal unit busy in Saanich last Friday after a resident spotted the suspicious item in their yard.

Pool noodle mistaken for roadside bomb; shuts down rural Saanich road

It turned out to be green pool-noodle and a bit of duct-tape.But…

  • Jan 25, 2011
A pool noodle wrapped in duct tape had police and the RCMP explosive disposal unit busy in Saanich last Friday after a resident spotted the suspicious item in their yard.
B.C. Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon (centre) announces support from Transportation Minister Shirley Bond and Forests Minister Pat Bell in Prince George Monday.

Falcon, Abbott add more MLA support

Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Kevin Falcon has added two more high-profile endorsements to his…

B.C. Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon (centre) announces support from Transportation Minister Shirley Bond and Forests Minister Pat Bell in Prince George Monday.

Almost three out of 10 Canadians aged 18 to 34 admit to accessing and streaming pirated shows

Seven out of 10 who admit to piracy would pay if content were reasonably priced

Bill Johnston makes a toast to the haggis Saturday at the 14th annual Robbie Burns celebration at Craigdarroch Castle.

A taste and a toast to bonnie Scotland

The 14th annual Robbie Burns celebration lent some colour to Craigdarroch Castle…

  • Jan 23, 2011
Bill Johnston makes a toast to the haggis Saturday at the 14th annual Robbie Burns celebration at Craigdarroch Castle.
B.C. Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott says there is nothing 'magical' about the current FSA test.

Liberal leadership candidates want changes to literacy test

Two B.C. Liberal leadership candidates have called for changes to province-wide testing for elementary school children.

B.C. Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott says there is nothing 'magical' about the current FSA test.

Update: Police arrest son of man stabbed Saturday in Saanich

Son arrested after father stabbedA 24-year-old Saanich man is in custody after…

  • Jan 23, 2011
The aftermath of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch

Great B.C. ShakeOut set for Jan. 26 across the province

Drop, cover and hold on.Many people know what to do during an…

The aftermath of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch
Two bodies are removed by the B.C. Coroner Service from a home in the 3900 block of Cadboro Bay Rd. Wednesday afternoon. Saanich police have not released any information on the individuals discovered inside Tuesday or their causes of death.

Saanich police confirm murder-suicide, ID bodies found in home

Investigators believe health issues played an underlying role

Two bodies are removed by the B.C. Coroner Service from a home in the 3900 block of Cadboro Bay Rd. Wednesday afternoon. Saanich police have not released any information on the individuals discovered inside Tuesday or their causes of death.

Elderly woman robbed at bank

An elderly woman was knocked to ground the during an afternoon robbery…

  • Jan 21, 2011
Ice Dancers Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier practice their short program at Victoria's Save On Food Memorial Centre Thursday morning.

Skaters Ready For Friday Start Of The BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships

Ice Dancers were the first group of ice skaters on the ice…

  • Jan 20, 2011
Ice Dancers Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier practice their short program at Victoria's Save On Food Memorial Centre Thursday morning.

Animal advocates applaud plan to eliminate all rabbits from UVic campus

Rabbits will soon be merely a memory at the University of Victoria.On…

Anne Nicholishen in her costume seamstress room at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Monday. Nicholishen

Seamstress for skating championship living the dream

It took more than a few hands working behind the scenes to…

Anne Nicholishen in her costume seamstress room at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Monday. Nicholishen

Capital Region ready to enforce tan ban, Stanwick says

Last week, Greater Victoria became the first region in Canada to ban…

Rash of thefts from autos strike Saanich neighbourhoods

Saanich police says it feels like a broken record regularly repeating the…

  • Jan 19, 2011

Greater Victoria library branches hosting talks on health and wellness

Walking 1,000 kilometres from Switzerland to Rome can take a toll on…

Blair Bater in his Saanich home Wednesday. On Monday

Saanich samaritan helps save VicPD cop’s life

Victoria police Const. Lane Douglas-Hunt was just holding the door to the…

Blair Bater in his Saanich home Wednesday. On Monday
NDP MLA Harry Lali

NDP rejects sign-up complaints

VICTORIA – The B.C. NDP executive has rejected two complaints from rival…

NDP MLA Harry Lali

Counter-attack numbers evidence of shift in drinking driving attitudes, Saanich police say

Saanich police are heralding the new drunk driving laws as the reason…

  • Jan 19, 2011
Two bodies are removed by the B.C. Coroner Service from a home in the 3900 block of Cadboro Bay Rd. Wednesday afternoon. Saanich police have not released any information on the individuals discovered inside Tuesday or their causes of death.

UPDATE: Bodies removed from Cadboro Bay home

Identities still unconfirmed by police

Two bodies are removed by the B.C. Coroner Service from a home in the 3900 block of Cadboro Bay Rd. Wednesday afternoon. Saanich police have not released any information on the individuals discovered inside Tuesday or their causes of death.
New Westminster MLA Dawn Black emerges from caucus meeting Wednesday where she was elected interim NDP leader.

Interim NDP leader walks into storm

VICTORIA – New Westminster MLA Dawn Black took over as interim leader…

New Westminster MLA Dawn Black emerges from caucus meeting Wednesday where she was elected interim NDP leader.