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Here’s to you, mom

Betty Fox honoured after 31 years dedication to the cause

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Police warn of compromised ATMs at Saanich banks

Saanich police have discovered multiple machines that have been modified to record a user’s PIN. A false front to the machines incorporated either a camera or a device to record keypad strokes.

  • Sep 13, 2011

Smart meter rally set for Sunday

The event is being organized in response to growing concerns that electromagnetic radiation emitted by the wireless hydro devices can adversely affect people's health

School board election season starts to simmer

Public education, done right, is the most important thing society can do to ensure kids have an opportunity to succeed, says the longest serving trustee on the Greater Victoria school board.

Despite strike, first week at school business as usual, superintendent says

The school year started Sept. 6 with a limited teachers’ strike underway after the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association failed to reach a collective bargaining agreement over the summer.

Pit bull bites police officer in Saanich yard

A Saanich police officer is recovering at home after he was injured during an encounter with a pit bull Saturday night.

  • Sep 12, 2011
NDP leader Adrian Dix listens as Camosun College faculty association president Bronwen Welch describes financial hardships of students.

Dix calls for return of student grants

NDP leader Adrian Dix visited a college campus Monday to call on the B.C. government to reinstate the student grant program it canceled in 2004.

NDP leader Adrian Dix listens as Camosun College faculty association president Bronwen Welch describes financial hardships of students.
Through etched glass Artist Rick Silas adds colour to the plants and trees etched into glass doors at the new Cedar Hill Arts Centre. The centre officially opened on Saturday when Silas’ full mural

Cedar Hill arts centre opening showcases glass etching

Cedar Hill Arts Centre officially opened on Saturday with unveiling of Rick Silas' etched-glass mural, Forest Edge.

  • Sep 12, 2011
Through etched glass Artist Rick Silas adds colour to the plants and trees etched into glass doors at the new Cedar Hill Arts Centre. The centre officially opened on Saturday when Silas’ full mural

Oak Bay Lodge open house set

Info session allows the public to voice concerns, kudos with proposed design for new facility

Saanich company launches online game that aids ancient forests

On Sept. 8, Donate2Play Media launched its first social media game, a collaboration with local protectors of old growth forests, the Ancient Forest Alliance. The anagram game for Facebook, Wordraiser, combines images, facts and a petition related to the organization’s work, while prompting players for small donations to continue playing.

Police challenge firefighters to baseball match for charity

Watch Saanich's safety professionals square off tomorrow in a charity baseball game to raise money for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

  • Sep 11, 2011

Tattersall Drive staying closed longer than hoped

An estimated 10,000 cars have been displaced daily by the Tattersall reconstruction project, which is expected to be complete by November.

Mental health crusade nets $1 million

Courtnall Celebrity Classic cash donated to Royal Jubilee Hospital

Burnside Plaza manager Kelly Orr has owned and operated Mr. Tubbs since 1989.

TIME WARP: little has changed at Burnside Plaza since 1963 opening

A few minor changes here and there have rolled through the Burnside Plaza – Art’s Bakery moved down the street, the Tastee Freez moved out well before Mr. Tubbs and a gaming business moved in. But by and large, the strip mall has maintained its original character for more than half a century.

Burnside Plaza manager Kelly Orr has owned and operated Mr. Tubbs since 1989.

Cougar spotted near Cloverdale Avenue

There’s has been a report of a cougar sighting in the heart of Saanich early Saturday morning. Police say the employees of a business in the 900 block of Cloverdale Ave. saw the animal and that it was “larger than a German shepherd and definitely a cougar.”

  • Sep 10, 2011

Grass fire likely started by discarded cigarette

Police and fire were called to McKenzie Avenue near the Interurban Road overpass just after 6 a.m. to the small blaze, which was extinguished quick.

  • Sep 10, 2011
Graham Egan in front of the Municipal Finance Authority building on Fort Street. Egan was in New York on Sept. 11

Fate intervened for Saanich resident and mayor on morning of 9/11

On Sept. 10, 2001, Saanich’s Graham Egan took the elevator up 107 storeys to the observation deck of the South Tower at the World Trade Centre.

Graham Egan in front of the Municipal Finance Authority building on Fort Street. Egan was in New York on Sept. 11
The three options the University of Victoria presented to soften the look of its parking garage. The first option is for a 'fin' wall with vertical panels

UVic’s neighbours voice concerns about traffic impacts from parkade

Open house provides opportunity to see UVic's plans for new sports complex with adjacent seven-level parking garage

The three options the University of Victoria presented to soften the look of its parking garage. The first option is for a 'fin' wall with vertical panels

Murdered UVic student honoured for bravery

Philbert Truong, 20, shot to death outside Victoria nightclub

Earthquake rumbles Victoria

Epicentre was off northwest coast of Vancouver Island