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Shopping in Sooke has slowed considerably as a number of local businesses have closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Sooke businesses cope with closures in midst of COVID-19

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce helping local business deal with pandemic

Shopping in Sooke has slowed considerably as a number of local businesses have closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Manjit Virk, at Remembering Reena, a commemoration of the 20-year anniversary of the death of Reena Virk. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Reena Virk’s killer granted day parole

Kelly Ellard, who now goes by name of Kerry Marie Sim, given six month extension of day parole

Manjit Virk, at Remembering Reena, a commemoration of the 20-year anniversary of the death of Reena Virk. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Wild Wise Sooke is hosting an information and volunteer recruitment session in Sooke this month on how to co-exist with bears. (Contributed Wild Wise Sooke)

Bear encountered in rural Saanich

Out-of-town visitor meets up with bear on trails near Hector Road

Wild Wise Sooke is hosting an information and volunteer recruitment session in Sooke this month on how to co-exist with bears. (Contributed Wild Wise Sooke)
Olivia Brodie gets a warm sendoff from her teammates at at Varsity Performance Karate before departing for the 2018 Junior Pan-American Karate Championships in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo submitted)

Saanich teen takes her karate skills onto the world stage

National champion Olivia Brodie will compete at the 2018 Junior Pan-American Karate Championships

Olivia Brodie gets a warm sendoff from her teammates at at Varsity Performance Karate before departing for the 2018 Junior Pan-American Karate Championships in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo submitted)
Red Deer residents lined up at Hunting Hills High School gymnasium on Monday to cast their votes. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Red Deer Advocate

LETTER: Extreme proposals can bring progress

Letter writer Mike Pankhurst (Aug. 8) decries the opportunity of "new voices and special interests" in the legislature (who will) "exercise disproportionate political power" as members of a coalition.

Red Deer residents lined up at Hunting Hills High School gymnasium on Monday to cast their votes. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Red Deer Advocate
Work continues on improvements to the Trans Canada Highway at Carey Road near Uptown. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Transit signals installed on highway at Carey Road

New traffic signals are being installed on the Trans Canada Highway at Carey Road near Uptown.

Work continues on improvements to the Trans Canada Highway at Carey Road near Uptown. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
COURTESY PHOTO

Cougar spotted in Cordova Bay

A cougar was spotted in Cordova Bay Sunday night.

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Summer Music kicks off Aug. 4 with Pablo Cardenas and The West Coast Afro-Cubans. Music fills the Broadmead Village plaza from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays throughout August. (Photo submitted)

Shop until you bop at Broadmead Village

Dance area added for Summer Music at Broadmead running Saturday afternoons throughout August

Summer Music kicks off Aug. 4 with Pablo Cardenas and The West Coast Afro-Cubans. Music fills the Broadmead Village plaza from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays throughout August. (Photo submitted)
Shannon Nakatsu, acting president of Layritz Little League, stands on one of the diamonds at the park, with the now closed washroom in the background. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Washroom closure puts players in holding pattern at Layritz Park

Many choosing to 'pee in the bush' rather than make the trek to Prospect Lake facility

Shannon Nakatsu, acting president of Layritz Little League, stands on one of the diamonds at the park, with the now closed washroom in the background. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Topaz Hockey is hosting its annual summer road hockey fundraiser for the Mustard Seed Street Church food bank this Saturday at Saanich Plaza in the Save-On-Foods parking lot. Topaz Hockey on Facebook

Teams face off for families in need

Hockey for Food returns to Saanich Plaza to raise support for Mustard Seed Food Bank

Topaz Hockey is hosting its annual summer road hockey fundraiser for the Mustard Seed Street Church food bank this Saturday at Saanich Plaza in the Save-On-Foods parking lot. Topaz Hockey on Facebook
Woman fights off attacker on Lochside Trail

Woman fights off attacker on Lochside Trail

Saanich Police investigating sexual assault on a 21-year-old woman

Woman fights off attacker on Lochside Trail
Projects like Travino Landing in Saanich's Oak Bay neighbourhood have powered the regional construction industry as permits for residential construction across Greater Victoria rose almost 40 per cent in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter.

Saanich welcomes feedback on development charges

Info sessions set for July 25 on update to Saanich DCC bylaw

Projects like Travino Landing in Saanich's Oak Bay neighbourhood have powered the regional construction industry as permits for residential construction across Greater Victoria rose almost 40 per cent in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter.
Scam arrives on Saanich senior's doorstep

Scam arrives on Saanich senior’s doorstep

Pair of fraudulent officers threaten to arrest 90-year-old woman

Scam arrives on Saanich senior's doorstep
Municipal Hall faces some tough decisions as it seeks to trim 1.5 per cent in spending.

Online forum focused on Saanich politics

An online forum is offering Saanich residents a chance to learn more about the candidates in this fall's municipal election while providing feedback on the issues that will likely dominate discussion around the council table.

Municipal Hall faces some tough decisions as it seeks to trim 1.5 per cent in spending.
The Peninsula/Prospect Lake U18 team holds up the provincial championship banner after taking gold in the Provincial B Cup with a 2-1 extra-time win over Terrace. (Photo submitted)

Prospect Lake/Peninsula win U18 Provincial B Cup

Extra-time win over Terrace provides squad with first provincial soccer championship since 2008

The Peninsula/Prospect Lake U18 team holds up the provincial championship banner after taking gold in the Provincial B Cup with a 2-1 extra-time win over Terrace. (Photo submitted)
Motorists can expect delays along McKenzie and Quadra this summer as crews work on traffic signals at the intersection. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Upgrade brings summer of delays to Quadra and McKenzie

Work starts Monday on project to upgrade traffic signals, bus shelter at Saanich intersection

Motorists can expect delays along McKenzie and Quadra this summer as crews work on traffic signals at the intersection. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Saanich Police

Saanich Police investigate possible abduction attempt

Teenage girl approached by man while at Royal Oak bus exchange

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Crowds take in the show during Music in the Park last year in Rutledge Park. (Saanich News file photo)

Music fills the air in Saanich parks this summer

Music in the Park returns to Saanich parks Tuesday nights over the summer

Crowds take in the show during Music in the Park last year in Rutledge Park. (Saanich News file photo)
Dog attacked by otters at Clover Point

Dog attacked by otters at Clover Point

Victoria woman says otters pounced on dog and tried to drag her under the water

Dog attacked by otters at Clover Point
U-JAM is offering a jazz camp that will run July 23 to 27 at St. Margaret’s School.

Camp offers all that jazz

Five-day camp in Saanich aims to fuel jazz performance skills

U-JAM is offering a jazz camp that will run July 23 to 27 at St. Margaret’s School.