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Saanich council one vote away from temporarily excluding single residential properties from EDPA

Members of council Saturday clashed sharply as Saanich is one step away from temporarily suspending the provisions of a controversial bylaw designed to protect environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs).

Derelict boat clean up runs aground because of funding issues

What organizers called a “last minute” funding change scaled back efforts to remove 14 derelict boats from the Oak Bay side of Cadboro Bay Saturday morning.

New report ranks Victoria second-hottest luxury market

A new report identifies Victoria as the second-hottest luxury real estate market in 2016.

Saanich council rejects offer of EDPA field trip

Saanich rejected an unsolicited offer by one consultant to take the consultant reviewing a controversial bylaw on a field trip.

Greens are B.C.’s new political giants

British Columbians could know the final results of the provincial election before they will know who will govern them. That is one of the scenarios emerging after voters delivered a historic outcome, with preliminary results showing the BC Liberals with 43 seats, the New Democrats with 41 seats and the BC Greens with three seats.

Greens are B.C.’s new political giants

British Columbians could know the final results of the provincial election before they will know who will govern them. That is one of the scenarios emerging after voters delivered a historic outcome, with preliminary results showing the BC Liberals with 43 seats, the New Democrats with 41 seats and the BC Greens with three seats.

Saanich South re-elects New Democrat Lana Popham

So much is certain. New Democrat Lana Popham returns to the Legislative Assembly as the representative for Saanich South after she won almost 41 per cent of the vote. But Popham – like everyone else – woke up Wednesday morning with the realization that the definitive end of one campaign merely marks the beginning of another, far more uncertain period in provincial politics.

UPDATED: Saanich looking at municipal by-election in the fall, likely September

Saanich could be heading to the polls in September to fill the council seat left vacant since the death of Vic Derman.

Abandoned house troubles Saanich neighbourhood

Davida Avenue residents call for district to tear down delapidated house

Saanich’s population is aging faster than the rest of Canada but less than Victoria and Oak Bay

If Saanich, Victoria and Oak Bay were siblings, they would likely be aging sisters, who find themselves living very different lives.

Candidates hit the home stretch of campaign trail

As B.C.’s election races towards its conclusion, candidates running in the three Saanich ridings are trying to reach undecided voters, while preparing themselves for a potentially historic outcome.

Saanich realtor says 12 per cent price jump reflects low inventory

To borrow a line from Charles Dickens, these are the best of times and the worst of times for the local real estate industry.

Saanich council sends Colquitz River housing project to public hearing

A proposed subdivision in the Colquitz River Estuary will receive a public hearing, despite opposition from staff and some residents in the area, who argued that the development will not fit the area, while undermining local environment.

Watchgroup criticizes Saanich’s budget increase

A watchdog group of concerned citizens criticizes Saanich’s decision to raise property taxes revenues by 3.53 per cent.

Personal and political ties run deep in Saanich South

The personal and political ties that unite the three major candidates running in Saanich South run deep.

Fourth Vancouver Island Party candidate “not actively campaigning” in Saanich

All three Saanich ridings will feature candidates for the Vancouver Island Party after David Costigane joined the race for Victoria-Swan Lake.

Saanich approves just over $200,000 for new multi-media system

Saanich arguably entered the 21st century Monday as council approved a new media system that allows webcasts of its meetings among other features.