The Capital Regional District is considering adding another dollar a year to the parkland acquisition fund fee for homeowners. (Black Press Media file photo)

One dollar or two? Greater Victoria parks acquisition fee hike spurs debate

$2 a year too steep, CRD committee recommends $1 a year increase per household


Sooke mayor Maja Tait brought a pair of scissors to commemorate the official opening of the 6.5-km Stickleback Urban Trail on Thursday, Oct. 15. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

New urban trail connects Sooke residents to Galloping Goose

Stickleback Urban Trail stretches 6.5 km from Clarkson Park


Wetland property next to Saanich home donated for parkland through will

Brian Patriquin gained a love of nature and the environment spending time at Cedar Hill property


Saanich explores options for adding shelters to parks

Covered areas would encourage safe outdoor socializing during rainy season

Celebrate the fall salmon run right here in Saanich!

Viewing and volunteer opportunities support salmon in the city

  • Sep 21, 2020

Saanich parks are for the birds!

Discover this popular pastime and get to know your feathered friends

  • Sep 14, 2020

Saanich council to look at adding park shelters for safe outdoor socializing during adverse weather

Covered areas would permit safe socializing during ‘endless rain’ season, resident says

Excess soil from McKenzie interchange repurposed into berm, walking path

Landscaping, trees to be added this fall, ministry says

Have fun, get messy and explore!

10 top tips for learning outside with children

  • Sep 7, 2020

Sooke mother calls for action after 15-year-old poked by discarded syringe in Saanich park

Discarded needle poke in Saanich park points to need for safe disposal options: SOLID

Discover Saanich’s hidden gems

Volunteers pull together to support these natural landscapes

  • Aug 17, 2020

Sooke Bluffs staircase closed due to rot

District to consider replacement for ‘high risk’ staircase in fall

Take a tour of Saanich’s significant trees

We know that spending time in nature is essential to our wellness…

  • Aug 10, 2020

North Okanagan man chains himself to tree in protest of construction

Crews began work clearing space for a new facility Thursday, Aug. 6

Your 2-day Saanich staycation: Hike, pedal and paddle!

Where will your summer travels take you? While many of us are…

  • Aug 3, 2020

Your Saanich beach day begins here!

Here in Saanich, virtually any day makes for a good beach day,…

  • Jul 27, 2020

BC Parks considering a day-use pass system for popular locations to avoid overcrowding

Although some parks have reopened, B.C.’s busiest parks have remained shut

Celebrate summer in Saanich parks: Explore your own backyard!

If Saanich residents didn’t already know about the amazing array of parks…

  • Jul 20, 2020