Saanich Peninsula

Johnathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges including sex-related offences against children and accessing, possessing and making or publishing child pornography. (Courtesy of Saanich Police)

Greater Victoria nanny pleads guilty to child porn, sexual interference charges

Johnathon Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to slew of sex crimes

Johnathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges including sex-related offences against children and accessing, possessing and making or publishing child pornography. (Courtesy of Saanich Police)
Micah Zandee-Hart, a member of the Team Canada Senior National Team since 2016, will return to Greater Victoria to help with female hockey teams on the Island in the upcoming season. (File photo courtesy of Team Canada)

Renowned Greater Victoria hockey player back to help with female youth teams

Micah Zandee-Hart has played for the senior national team since 2016

  • Jul 6, 2020
Micah Zandee-Hart, a member of the Team Canada Senior National Team since 2016, will return to Greater Victoria to help with female hockey teams on the Island in the upcoming season. (File photo courtesy of Team Canada)
A motion coming to council could allow people to drink in parks from noon to 6 p.m. (Black Press Media File)

Central Saanich could allow alcohol in parks soon

Motion states the change would encourage people to adhere to social distancing efforts

A motion coming to council could allow people to drink in parks from noon to 6 p.m. (Black Press Media File)
Amendments that would have banned short-term vacation rentals failed to win a majority around Sidney’s council table. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney won’t ban new short-term vacation rentals

Council divided evenly 3-3 on plans to ban short-term rentals

Amendments that would have banned short-term vacation rentals failed to win a majority around Sidney’s council table. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Spirit Orcas, a group of Greater Victoria swimmers with intellectual disabilities, are taking on the Saanich Peninsula in an epic, 80-kilometre, eight-week journey to raise money for COVID-19 relief. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)

Spirit Orca swimmers tackle 80-kilometre Peninsula swim for COVID-19 relief

Greater Victoria swimming group starts eight-day challenge July 1

The Spirit Orcas, a group of Greater Victoria swimmers with intellectual disabilities, are taking on the Saanich Peninsula in an epic, 80-kilometre, eight-week journey to raise money for COVID-19 relief. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)
Central Saanich’s Xander Moss won four awards including top cadet on Vancouver Island, during the 2020 annual ceremonial review held by local Navy League Cadet Corps. (Courtesy Rachel Moss)

Central Saanich navy cadet overcomes odds, sails to top of class

Xander Moss, 11, had two brain surgeries before turning one

Central Saanich’s Xander Moss won four awards including top cadet on Vancouver Island, during the 2020 annual ceremonial review held by local Navy League Cadet Corps. (Courtesy Rachel Moss)
Jen Rashleigh and Steve Duck of Flavour Trail join Evelyn Turner, farmer manager of 10 Acres Farm, outside the gates of the North Saanich business. It is one of the stops of what organizers call a reimagined Flavour Trail. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich’s Flavour Trails re-opens next month with more organic flavour

Organizers say they hope to open in early July with opportunities throughout the summer

Jen Rashleigh and Steve Duck of Flavour Trail join Evelyn Turner, farmer manager of 10 Acres Farm, outside the gates of the North Saanich business. It is one of the stops of what organizers call a reimagined Flavour Trail. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A woman was reunited with a lost necklace which is a family heirloom after a community member saw posts about it on Central Saanich police’s social media account. (Twitter/cspoliceservice)

Lost family heirloom returned to woman in Central Saanich

‘Young lady’ returns necklace after seeing social media post

A woman was reunited with a lost necklace which is a family heirloom after a community member saw posts about it on Central Saanich police’s social media account. (Twitter/cspoliceservice)
One man was arrested by Saanich police after he was caught speeding in a stolen vehicle. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man was arrested by Saanich police after he was caught speeding in a stolen vehicle. (Black Press Media file photo)
K-12 schooling from home with a B.C. teacher on your SIDE

K-12 schooling from home with a B.C. teacher on your SIDE

Flexible learning, professional guidance, and a better understanding of how to support your kids

  • May 18, 2020
K-12 schooling from home with a B.C. teacher on your SIDE
One man has been charged for sex offences alleged to have occurred in Central Saanich between 2017 and 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man charged in slew of Central Saanich sex offences

Feng Pan faces seven offences including sexual assault and interference

One man has been charged for sex offences alleged to have occurred in Central Saanich between 2017 and 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich emergency crews responded to an incident on Stautw Road near Pullock Road on Saturday morning. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Central Saanich emergency crews responded to an incident on Stautw Road near Pullock Road on Saturday morning. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
VIDEO: Firefighters spark drive-by salute for retiring North Saanich fire chief
VIDEO: Firefighters spark drive-by salute for retiring North Saanich fire chief
North Saanich Geoff Orr, here seen speaking in his backyard April 21, said North Saanich is still in the middle of setting its tax rate in promising additional tax relief. (Screen cap)

North Saanich to review tax rates

Mayor Geoff Orr announced the move in a video message

North Saanich Geoff Orr, here seen speaking in his backyard April 21, said North Saanich is still in the middle of setting its tax rate in promising additional tax relief. (Screen cap)
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  • Apr 23, 2020
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  • Apr 23, 2020
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No injuries were reported in a Saanich townhouse fire Monday night, says the Saanich Police Department. (Twitter/Saanich Fire Department)

No one injured in Saanich townhouse fire

Blaze may have been connected to fireplace use

No injuries were reported in a Saanich townhouse fire Monday night, says the Saanich Police Department. (Twitter/Saanich Fire Department)
Vancouver Island physician Dr. Bridget Reidy says antibody tests could be the next step in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Antibody tests could be the next step in fighting COVID-19, Island doctor says

The blood test could show if a person is recovering or has recovered from the virus

Vancouver Island physician Dr. Bridget Reidy says antibody tests could be the next step in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Town of Sidney has set up a temporary rest stop for transport truck drivers delivering essential supplies during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo courtesy the Town of Sidney)

Sidney sets up temporary rest stop for truck drivers transporting critical supplies

Drivers can rest, find washrooms, access nearby restaurants

The Town of Sidney has set up a temporary rest stop for transport truck drivers delivering essential supplies during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo courtesy the Town of Sidney)
Green Party MLA Adam Olsen says Gulf Islands residents want visitors stopped but goods and services to continue. (Hansard TV)

MLA Adam Olsen fears COVID-19 will overwhelm medical facilities on Gulf Islands

Residents call for a ban on external contact other than shipments of essentials

Green Party MLA Adam Olsen says Gulf Islands residents want visitors stopped but goods and services to continue. (Hansard TV)