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Laura Cochrane, board chair for the Shelbourne Community Kitchen; says her organization helps people develop food preparation skills, while strengthening their ties with the community.

Shelbourne kitchen cooks up stronger community ties

Community kitchen helps those with limited means raise food security and grow resiliency

Laura Cochrane, board chair for the Shelbourne Community Kitchen; says her organization helps people develop food preparation skills, while strengthening their ties with the community.
athleen Burton, executive director of Swan Lake Christmas Hill Sanctuary Society, is currently in the middle of fundraising $500,000 towards an $800,000 upgrade of the floating walkway running Swan Lake. The floating walkway is 250 metres long and in need of replacement.

Society provides sanctuary for endangered eco-systems

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary a retreat from urban lifestyle

athleen Burton, executive director of Swan Lake Christmas Hill Sanctuary Society, is currently in the middle of fundraising $500,000 towards an $800,000 upgrade of the floating walkway running Swan Lake. The floating walkway is 250 metres long and in need of replacement.
Members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Victoria gather below the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) on top of Little Saanich Mountain during one of DAO's public observing nights.

Observatory helps local astronomers reach for the stars

The local chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is among the largest in Canada with a membership of more than 200

Members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Victoria gather below the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) on top of Little Saanich Mountain during one of DAO's public observing nights.

Our Saanich Cause a tribute to groups that enrich the community

Community groups have help us live better, richer lives

EDPA hearing could clash with provincial election

Saanich staff feels ‘overwhelmed’ by EDPA process as it tries to schedule public hearings

Oak and Garry oak; the most endangered forest ecosystem in Canada; are highly susceptible to damage by the gypsy moth.

Cold weather delays gypsy moth spray in Saanich

Official says plans to spray around Elk Lake not harmful to humans or other species

Oak and Garry oak; the most endangered forest ecosystem in Canada; are highly susceptible to damage by the gypsy moth.
Coun. Vicki Sanders holds up a recent copy of the Saanich News. Historic copies of newspapers could be among the items finding their way into the time capsule that the District plans to bury near Municipal Hall as part of Canada 150 celebrations.

Saanich looks to capture spirit of Canada’s 150th in capsule



Potential items include coins, stamps, newspapers, photographs, old letters from residents and students’ drawing among others.

Coun. Vicki Sanders holds up a recent copy of the Saanich News. Historic copies of newspapers could be among the items finding their way into the time capsule that the District plans to bury near Municipal Hall as part of Canada 150 celebrations.
Jeremy Carlson and Robin Wenger of Shack Shine offer a variety of housing detailing service. Shack Shine is a franchise part of O2E Brands.

Young entrepreneurs looking to shine

New house detailing company sets up shop in Saanich

Jeremy Carlson and Robin Wenger of Shack Shine offer a variety of housing detailing service. Shack Shine is a franchise part of O2E Brands.
Coun. Dean Murdock praises plans by council to move towards 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050, but the public also heard that Saanich has so far failed to meet less ambitious targets

Saanich embarks on path to completely renewable energy

Council sets goal to move towards 100 per cent renewable energy sources by 2050

Coun. Dean Murdock praises plans by council to move towards 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050, but the public also heard that Saanich has so far failed to meet less ambitious targets
Saanich Coun. Vic Derman died Friday at the age of 72. The lifelong Saanich resident has served on council since 2002.

Saanich council and community pay tribute to late Coun. Derman at emotional meeting

Council meeting hears that late Coun. Vic Derman's "loyalty and love of his birthplace — Saanich — was profound."

Saanich Coun. Vic Derman died Friday at the age of 72. The lifelong Saanich resident has served on council since 2002.
This sign recently greeted residents living near Uptown Mall.

Residents near Uptown Mall warned of vehicle break-ins

Police ask motorists to remove valuables from their vehicles after what property managenment firm called ‘spike’ in break-ins.

This sign recently greeted residents living near Uptown Mall.
Couns. Dean Murdock; Vicki Sanders and Judy Brownoff took this picture with late councillor Vic Derman to mark Murdock's election to council in 2008.

Saanich councillor Vic Derman dies at 72, remembered as a visionary

Tributes remember Vic Derman as a person of integrity who stressed environmental sustainability

Couns. Dean Murdock; Vicki Sanders and Judy Brownoff took this picture with late councillor Vic Derman to mark Murdock's election to council in 2008.
Council approved this proposed rental housing development at the corner of Boleskine Avenue and Whittier AvenueMonday night despite neighbourhood concerns about parking. This rendering shows the proposed building looking westfrom Boleskine Avenue.

Council green lights rental housing proposal near Uptown

Plans call for five-storey building with 95 units and commercial space

Council approved this proposed rental housing development at the corner of Boleskine Avenue and Whittier AvenueMonday night despite neighbourhood concerns about parking. This rendering shows the proposed building looking westfrom Boleskine Avenue.
A rendering of the proposed Townley Lodge development.

Townley Lodge back on track after open house

Greater Victoria Housing Society moves forward with 64-unit affordable housing project

A rendering of the proposed Townley Lodge development.

Council sends requests for exclusion from EDPA to public hearing

EDPA provisions remain in place until conclusion of future public hearing

Andrew McLean is running for the Libertarian Party of B.C. in Saanich South. He plans to raise police accountability; high taxes and excessive regulations as issues.

Man who filed complaint against police enters political arena

Andrew McLean will run for Libertarian Party in Saanich South

Andrew McLean is running for the Libertarian Party of B.C. in Saanich South. He plans to raise police accountability; high taxes and excessive regulations as issues.
Townley Lodge Veronica Green says residents at Townley Lodge feel uncertain about their eventual fate as plans for the proposed re-development of the building hang in the balance.

Townley Lodge residents ‘stressed and frustrated’

Residents hope to learn more about their fate prior to Tuesday’s Open House likely determining fate of stalled affordable housing project

Townley Lodge Veronica Green says residents at Townley Lodge feel uncertain about their eventual fate as plans for the proposed re-development of the building hang in the balance.
Saanich resident Kevin Cuddihy and seven other property owners are pleased after council took steps to exclude their properties from Environmental Deveopment Permit Area (EDPA) guidelines. Monday's council meeting also paved the path towards temporarily exempting single residence dwellings from EDPA guidelines until the receipt of a third party report reviewing the controversial bylaw. Final public input is still required for both measures to go through.

Saanich takes steps towards temporary suspension of EDPA bylaw

Single family homes to be exempt until completion of review

Saanich resident Kevin Cuddihy and seven other property owners are pleased after council took steps to exclude their properties from Environmental Deveopment Permit Area (EDPA) guidelines. Monday's council meeting also paved the path towards temporarily exempting single residence dwellings from EDPA guidelines until the receipt of a third party report reviewing the controversial bylaw. Final public input is still required for both measures to go through.
Council last week approved four additional parking spaces at Mount Douglas Park for individuals with disabilities; including one at the Churchill Drive lot. The lot at Beach Avenue will receive two additional spots; with the lot at Glendenning Road receiving the final additional spot.

Council improves disabled access to Mount Douglas Park

Four additional spots spread across three lots promise to increase access to popular recreation area

Council last week approved four additional parking spaces at Mount Douglas Park for individuals with disabilities; including one at the Churchill Drive lot. The lot at Beach Avenue will receive two additional spots; with the lot at Glendenning Road receiving the final additional spot.
Mayor Richard Atwell

Saanich mayor supports potential bid for Invictus Games

Saanich facilities cited as strengths in potential bid

Mayor Richard Atwell