Saanich Peninsula

Lizanne Chicanot, Parkland Secondary School principal (second from left), here seen with prospective IB students in 2018, says the program offers “education with a purpose.” (Black Press Media File)

International Baccalaureate at North Saanich school offers ‘education with a purpose’

Parkland Secondary School to host virtual info session on Jan. 13

Lizanne Chicanot, Parkland Secondary School principal (second from left), here seen with prospective IB students in 2018, says the program offers “education with a purpose.” (Black Press Media File)
Mikes (Michal) Patterson has no plans to slow down after recently logging her 3,000th volunteer hour at Sidney’s Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Volunteer at Sidney’s Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea marks major milestone

Mikes (Michal) Patterson completed 3,000 hour of volunteer work at the non-profit aquarium

Mikes (Michal) Patterson has no plans to slow down after recently logging her 3,000th volunteer hour at Sidney’s Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sgt. Erin Lench of the RCMP presents her husband Darren Lench, out-going deputy chief of Central Saanich Police Service, with a bouquet of flowers in recognizing his retirement after 40 years of service. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)

Top cops drive devoted Central Saanich deputy chief into retirement with parade

Darren Lench to retire after 40 years in policing, including five years with Central Saanich

Sgt. Erin Lench of the RCMP presents her husband Darren Lench, out-going deputy chief of Central Saanich Police Service, with a bouquet of flowers in recognizing his retirement after 40 years of service. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)
Central Saanich police responded to reports of a drowning in Brentwood Bay on the morning of Jan. 8. The investigation has been taken over by the B.C. Coroners Service. (Google Maps)

One person dead after drowning near Brentwood Bay Ferry Terminal

B.C. Coroners Service investigating, Central Saanich police say incident not suspicious

Central Saanich police responded to reports of a drowning in Brentwood Bay on the morning of Jan. 8. The investigation has been taken over by the B.C. Coroners Service. (Google Maps)
Central Saanich police say a Friday morning collision on the Pat Bay Highway left one woman with a minor head injury and an injured foot. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: One person sustains head, foot injury following Pat Bay Highway collision

Rain, poor visibility likely the cause, Central Saanich police say

Central Saanich police say a Friday morning collision on the Pat Bay Highway left one woman with a minor head injury and an injured foot. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pam and Bruce Tobin of North Saanich live next to an industrial parking lot at Pauquachin First Nation. A Langford-based excavation business is renting the space and area residents want the municipality to do something about the noise as well as the traffic safety issued caused by parked heavy machinery. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Industrial parking lot on First Nations land rattles North Saanich residents

Pam and Bruce Tobin among Kleewyck Road residents concerned about noise and traffic safety

Pam and Bruce Tobin of North Saanich live next to an industrial parking lot at Pauquachin First Nation. A Langford-based excavation business is renting the space and area residents want the municipality to do something about the noise as well as the traffic safety issued caused by parked heavy machinery. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Island Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital officially over on Dec. 31. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Island Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital officially over on Dec. 31. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Since the Saanich Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 outbreak was declared Dec.1, 22 people have tested positive, four of which have died. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Fourth death confirmed in Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak

Total of 11 patients and 11 staff members have tested positive

Since the Saanich Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 outbreak was declared Dec.1, 22 people have tested positive, four of which have died. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Volunteers with the Peninsula Streams Society Saturday collected some 10 cubic metres of debris from the Pat Bay shoreline. (Newton Hockey/Submitted)

Santa lends a hand during beach cleanup in North Saanich

Volunteers collected 10 cubic metres of debris from Pat Bay shoreline

Volunteers with the Peninsula Streams Society Saturday collected some 10 cubic metres of debris from the Pat Bay shoreline. (Newton Hockey/Submitted)
Island Health has reported 22 positive cases of COVID-19 since the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak was announced Dec. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed from Saanich Peninsula Hospital

22 people have tested positive, three have died

Island Health has reported 22 positive cases of COVID-19 since the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak was announced Dec. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

20 patients, staff members test positive for COVID-19 at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

One more COVID-19 case identified in connection to Greater Victoria hospital outbreak

Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
A first glimpse of the view near the top of Mount Work. Amy Attas photo.

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A first glimpse of the view near the top of Mount Work. Amy Attas photo.
A total of 17 people have tested positive from the Saanich Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 outbreak since Dec. 1. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

One more death, two more cases added to Saanich Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

Eight staff and nine patients have tested positive, two have died at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

A total of 17 people have tested positive from the Saanich Peninsula Hospital COVID-19 outbreak since Dec. 1. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
A total of six staff members and nine patients have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak was first announced on Dec. 1. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

One more COVID-19 case added to Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak

Six staff members and nine patients have tested positive, one has died

A total of six staff members and nine patients have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak was first announced on Dec. 1. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Two more positive COVID-19 cases have been identified in relation to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak sees two new COVID-19 cases

Nine patients and five staff members have tested positive, one person has died

Two more positive COVID-19 cases have been identified in relation to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
The drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital set up earlier this week has started testing. (Black Press Media File)

One death confirmed in relation to COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

At least 12 people infected with COVID-19 from Greater Victoria outbreak

The drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital set up earlier this week has started testing. (Black Press Media File)
Seven patients and five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since Island Health reported an outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital on Dec. 1. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Two new COVID-19 cases added to Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak

Total of seven patients, five staff members tested positive since Dec. 1

Seven patients and five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since Island Health reported an outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital on Dec. 1. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Evelyn Turner, Jen Rashleigh and Steve Duck with Circular Farm and Food: Vancouver Island stand outside the Sandown Agricultural Lands, future site of the Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture. North Saanich council is considering a draft agreement with the future operators for final approval Monday. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich close to inking final agreement with Sandown operators

Future operators of Sandown Agricultural Lands have confidence in their vision

Evelyn Turner, Jen Rashleigh and Steve Duck with Circular Farm and Food: Vancouver Island stand outside the Sandown Agricultural Lands, future site of the Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture. North Saanich council is considering a draft agreement with the future operators for final approval Monday. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
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Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Four new COVID-19 cases added to Saanich Peninsula Hospital outbreak

Inital round of patient testing is complete, staff testing continues

Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)