District of Saanich

Dave Mead often walks his dog, Molly, at Cadboro-Gyro Park. Saanich council has moved forward a bylaw change that would allow dogs in the park all year, but always on a leash. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich council moves to allow dogs in Cadboro-Gyro Park year-round, as long as they’re on leash

Third reading given on bylaw change that would eliminate seasonal restriction on dogs in park

 

Heat pumps are an example of a technology that can increase energy efficiency and Saanich top-up rebates are meant to increase overall uptake in the district. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich looks to continue top-up rebates for in-home heating conversions

Program has proven to be successful in encouraging Saanich residents to switch to heat pumps

 

Saanich’s tree planting program allows ease of access for residents interested in planting one or more trees on their properties. (Black Press Media file photo)

Program bringing trees to Saanich yards

Saanich staff help residents by planting and covering cost of trees on residential properties

 

A busy intersection at Sayward and Alderley roads in the Cordova Bay neighbourhood has sparked safety concerns from residents. Saanich staff are looking at short-term solutions to increase safety at the intersection. (Photo courtesy of Vina Moldoveanu)

Saanich staff respond to risk concerns about Cordova Bay intersection

Staff considering short-term solutions, but higher-priority projects the focus

A busy intersection at Sayward and Alderley roads in the Cordova Bay neighbourhood has sparked safety concerns from residents. Saanich staff are looking at short-term solutions to increase safety at the intersection. (Photo courtesy of Vina Moldoveanu)
The Saanich Fire Department is reminding residents of the Oct. 21 drill that encourages all B.C. residents to prepare for an earthquake. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drop, cover, hold: Saanich emergency personnel gearing up for Great B.C. ShakeOut

Emergency preparedness is important in an earthquake zone, reminds deputy fire chief

The Saanich Fire Department is reminding residents of the Oct. 21 drill that encourages all B.C. residents to prepare for an earthquake. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Saanich Police Department is reminding residents to plan ahead for a safe way home after drinking. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three impaired drivers caught behind the wheel in Saanich

One driver picked up after crash, two found during routine stop

The Saanich Police Department is reminding residents to plan ahead for a safe way home after drinking. (Black Press Media file photo)
Families in Saanich will have access to $1 recreation passes until the end of the Halloween season. (Black Press Media file photo)

Trick-or-treat Saanich recreation passes a healthy alternative during spooky season

Saanich Parks and Recreation offers passes to families from Oct. 15 to 31

Families in Saanich will have access to $1 recreation passes until the end of the Halloween season. (Black Press Media file photo)
A rezoned property on Del Monte Avenue has seen the loss of a number of mature trees as preparations for development begin. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Removal of mature trees for Saanich development upsets neighbour

Rezoned property on Del Monte Avenue will see original home replaced by four new ones

A rezoned property on Del Monte Avenue has seen the loss of a number of mature trees as preparations for development begin. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Pickleball players enjoy the last of the nice weather before the rains come. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich in a pickle with Tolmie Park pickleball courts

Saanich council considers acoustic fencing panels to help soften noise disruption

Pickleball players enjoy the last of the nice weather before the rains come. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Saanich council welcomed a presentation from Island Health about the opioid crisis and how it looks in Saanich on Oct. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Opioid deaths occurring in Saanich homes a result of stigma, says expert

83 per cent of illicit drug toxicity deaths occurred in private homes in 2019

Saanich council welcomed a presentation from Island Health about the opioid crisis and how it looks in Saanich on Oct. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
Volunteers removed invasive species on Oct. 1 as part of the Pulling Together restoration project across Saanich. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Volunteers gather to pull invasive species at Saanich’s Marigold Park

Pulling Together program emphasizes many hands making light work

Volunteers removed invasive species on Oct. 1 as part of the Pulling Together restoration project across Saanich. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
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LETTER: Langford offers good example to Saanich on affordable home creation

Property tax rates yet another difference between municipalities, writer points out

  • Oct 8, 2021
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Leading pedestrian interval signals in Saanich are designed to help pedestrians, scooters and cyclists feel at ease when crossing at busy intersections. (Photo courtesy of Saanich staff)

Saanich strategy keeping crosswalk users safer

Leading pedestrian intervals on lights give people a head start before drivers proceed

Leading pedestrian interval signals in Saanich are designed to help pedestrians, scooters and cyclists feel at ease when crossing at busy intersections. (Photo courtesy of Saanich staff)
Saanich Parks and Recreation has scheduled Saturday swim times for diverse communities. (Photo courtesy of Gordon Head Rec Centre/Facebook)

Saanich Parks and Recreation adds swim sessions for women, 2SLGBTQ+

Upcoming Saturday night times at Gordon Head rec reserved for women, 2SLGBTQ+

Saanich Parks and Recreation has scheduled Saturday swim times for diverse communities. (Photo courtesy of Gordon Head Rec Centre/Facebook)
The University Heights redevelopment project is moving forward again, as Saanich council voted to send an amended proposal to public hearing. (Photo courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)

Split vote by Saanich council sends amended plan for University Heights to public hearing

Responsibility for underground hydro lines a key focus at special council meeting

The University Heights redevelopment project is moving forward again, as Saanich council voted to send an amended proposal to public hearing. (Photo courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)
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LETTER: Regular golfers being unfairly targeted by Saanich

Cedar Hill Golf Course has better cost recovery than other recreation facilities, writer says

  • Oct 3, 2021
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From left: Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes, Victoria Coun. Marianne Alto, Michael Travers, Joan Wenman, and film director Geoff Bird gather to commemorate on Shelbourne Street. (Photo courtesy of Fred Haynes)

Saanich and Victoria celebrate 100th honourary anniversary of Shelbourne memorial trees

Trees planted 100 years ago on both sides of Shelbourne Street to remember fallen soldiers

From left: Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes, Victoria Coun. Marianne Alto, Michael Travers, Joan Wenman, and film director Geoff Bird gather to commemorate on Shelbourne Street. (Photo courtesy of Fred Haynes)
Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery has seen much success with the extended service area program in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of Graeme Macaloney)

Saanich distillery owner calls extended patio a ‘godsend’ during pandemic

Saanich council opts to extend temporary expanded service areas until June 2022

Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery has seen much success with the extended service area program in Saanich. (Photo courtesy of Graeme Macaloney)
Lieut.-Insp. Sean Lillis with the Saanich Fire Department aims to educate residents about fire safety during the upcoming Fire Prevention Week. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich Fire Department promotes the sounds of safety

Fire Prevention Week Oct. 3 to 9 will help residents avert fires and other hazards

Lieut.-Insp. Sean Lillis with the Saanich Fire Department aims to educate residents about fire safety during the upcoming Fire Prevention Week. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The District of Saanich is undertaking changes for Cedar Hill Golf Course that staff say will help make the municipal run course more financially sustainable in the long term. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich looks at fee hikes, annual pass removal for Cedar Hill Golf Course

District moving forward with plan following golf services review, members feel slighted

The District of Saanich is undertaking changes for Cedar Hill Golf Course that staff say will help make the municipal run course more financially sustainable in the long term. (Black Press Media file photo)