District of Saanich

Saanich councillor Teale Phelps Bondaroff is pushing to make higher-income earners pay more for traffic violations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Make ‘ultra-wealthy’ speeders pay greater fines, says Saanich councillor

Coun. Teale Phelps Bondaroff hopes provincial government will take bold proposals to heart

 

The single-family residence at 3911 Smugglers Cove Rd. in Saanich is the second most-expensive in the municipality, according to BC Assessment. (Google maps)

Saanich oceanfront among priciest neighbourhoods on Vancouver Island

Three of municipality’s most-expensive residential properties located on Queenswood Drive

 

Matthew Rose and six-month-old puppy Tanuki enjoy their walk through Saanich’s Gorge Park Thursday, Dec. 29. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Saanich shifts to permanent dog licences

New steel tags designed to last seven to 10 years

 

Hartland Landfill is part of the Capital Regional District’s contingency for its storing of biosolids. (Black Press Media file)

80% biosolids sent to Hartland versus Lafarge this year: CRD

2,130 tonnes out of 2,600 produced by the CRD were sent to the Hartland Landfill

Hartland Landfill is part of the Capital Regional District’s contingency for its storing of biosolids. (Black Press Media file)
Urban Thrive’s nine-unit townhouse complex at 2859 Richmond Rd. in Saanich is the first development to be approved by council that doesn’t offer parking. (Courtesy Urban Thrive Developments)

Saanich approves city’s first-ever development with zero parking

Nine-unit townhouse complex to replace single-family home at corner of Richmond Road and Allenby Street

Urban Thrive’s nine-unit townhouse complex at 2859 Richmond Rd. in Saanich is the first development to be approved by council that doesn’t offer parking. (Courtesy Urban Thrive Developments)
Police are investigating an early morning crash in the forested area of PKOLS. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Alcohol believed to be a factor in early morning crash in Saanich

Saanich police are investigating the incident, which sent one person to hospital

Police are investigating an early morning crash in the forested area of PKOLS. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Saanich council candidate Vernon Lord faces a $150 fine from Elections BC for sponsoring election advertising without a proper authorization statement during the campaign period for the 2022 municipal elections. (Courtesy Vernon Lord)

Elections BC slaps third Greater Victoria municipal election candidate with fine

Saanich council candidate Vernon Lord issued penalty for election sign omission

Saanich council candidate Vernon Lord faces a $150 fine from Elections BC for sponsoring election advertising without a proper authorization statement during the campaign period for the 2022 municipal elections. (Courtesy Vernon Lord)
Saanich mayoral candidate Fred Haynes (left) and Victoria council candidate Janice Williams both face fines from Elections BC for sponsoring election advertising without a proper authorization statement in the 2022 municipal elections. (Submitted file photos)

Greater Victoria municipal election candidates face fines for violating advertising rules

Fred Haynes, Janice Williams issued monetary penalties for breaking campaign financing rules

Saanich mayoral candidate Fred Haynes (left) and Victoria council candidate Janice Williams both face fines from Elections BC for sponsoring election advertising without a proper authorization statement in the 2022 municipal elections. (Submitted file photos)
The District of Saanich, Saanich Police Board and workers represented by CUPE Local 2011 have ratified a new three-year collective labour agreement. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich, Saanich Police Board and workers represented by CUPE Local 2011 have ratified a new three-year collective labour agreement. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich is inviting residents to provide their input on a new park along Kings Road through two public engagement events. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich is inviting residents to provide their input on a new park along Kings Road through two public engagement events. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich reached a tentative settlement with municipal workers represented by CUPE Local 2011 on Tuesday (Oct. 25) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

District of Saanich, labour union reach tentative agreement after nearly a year

Municipal workers to vote on terms of agreement Nov. 3

The District of Saanich reached a tentative settlement with municipal workers represented by CUPE Local 2011 on Tuesday (Oct. 25) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
A provincial court has ruled that a judicial recount is not required for a close council race, the District of Saanich announced on Oct. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

There won’t be a recount in tight Saanich council race

Rishi Sharma requested the recount after falling short of Teale Phelps Bondaroff by only 11 votes

A provincial court has ruled that a judicial recount is not required for a close council race, the District of Saanich announced on Oct. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)
Now through Nov. 27, residents can answer an online questionnaire at <a href="http://www.saanich.ca/survey" target="_blank">saanich.ca/survey</a>. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich sets out to learn what residents say about district workings

5-week survey hits 400 residents and 360 businesses, with secondary open option

Now through Nov. 27, residents can answer an online questionnaire at <a href="http://www.saanich.ca/survey" target="_blank">saanich.ca/survey</a>. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich mayoral candidate Dean Murdock explodes into excitement after winning a race that what nothing short of suspenseful. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Dean Murdock edges out Fred Haynes for Saanich mayor

Colin Plant tops the vote for councillor, one of six incumbents to be re-elected

Saanich mayoral candidate Dean Murdock explodes into excitement after winning a race that what nothing short of suspenseful. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
The Saanich Fire Department has announced a ban on open burning throughout the municipality until at least Oct. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Severe drought conditions, extreme fire risk put a pause on open burning in Saanich

Halloween fireworks, bonfires could be affected, says Saanich Fire

The Saanich Fire Department has announced a ban on open burning throughout the municipality until at least Oct. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Advance voting opportunities are now over and more than 6,500 Saanich residents voted in person at advanced voting locations prior to general election day. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Saanich sees strong voter turnout during advanced voting options

7,069 residents have already cast their ballots

Advance voting opportunities are now over and more than 6,500 Saanich residents voted in person at advanced voting locations prior to general election day. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Fred Haynes (left) and Dean Murdock (right) are running for the mayor’s seat in the District of Saanich. (Submitted file photos)

Saanich mayoral candidates face off in feisty debate

Housing is a key issue for incumbent Fred Haynes and challenger Dean Murdock

Fred Haynes (left) and Dean Murdock (right) are running for the mayor’s seat in the District of Saanich. (Submitted file photos)
Local artist Jesse Campbell is leading the painting of a mural adjacent to Layritz Park’s soccer turf field in Saanich. (Courtesy District of Saanich)

Mural takes shape at Layritz Park in Saanich

Next phase of community canvas mural project to emphasize community-led murals

Local artist Jesse Campbell is leading the painting of a mural adjacent to Layritz Park’s soccer turf field in Saanich. (Courtesy District of Saanich)
Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason is 5’6” with dark brown hair and a slender build. She was last seen wearing black yoga pants, a black hoodie and a nylon Zoo York jacket with white graphics on the sleeves. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police looking for missing youth Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason

Reported missing on Sept. 21, last seen at Mayfair Mall the afternoon of Sept. 24

Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason is 5’6” with dark brown hair and a slender build. She was last seen wearing black yoga pants, a black hoodie and a nylon Zoo York jacket with white graphics on the sleeves. (Courtesy of Saanich Police Department)
One man was arrested for wielding bear spray and a knife during a road-rage argument with another man in a parking lot in the 3700-block of Shelbourne Street when police intervened at around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police arrest road raging man armed with bear spray, knife

Two men had pulled into a parking lot to argue at around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 28)

One man was arrested for wielding bear spray and a knife during a road-rage argument with another man in a parking lot in the 3700-block of Shelbourne Street when police intervened at around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday night. (Black Press Media file photo)