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Coun. Vic Derman wants council to step efforts to fight climate change

Saanich needs to do more to flight climate change, says councillor

Coun. Vic Derman calls on colleagues to step up efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

Coun. Vic Derman wants council to step efforts to fight climate change
Robin Sather is one of 14 LEGO Certified Professionals. He will be at Tillicum Centre March 25-26 for LEGO Mania.

Celebrating Canada’s birthday brick by brick

Canada’s only LEGO Certified Professional builder returns to LEGO Mania March 25-26 at Tillicum Centre.

Robin Sather is one of 14 LEGO Certified Professionals. He will be at Tillicum Centre March 25-26 for LEGO Mania.
Saanich council voted last week name the main baseball diamond at Lambrick Park after long-time volunteer Joe Stephenson.

Lambrick Park field to be named after longtime volunteer

Saanich council voted last week to name a local baseball diamond after longtime volunteer Joe Stephenson.

Saanich council voted last week name the main baseball diamond at Lambrick Park after long-time volunteer Joe Stephenson.
Density bonuses and other measures to improve the supply of affordable housing will be one of the subjects at council's next strategic planning session.

Split emerges over development of Saanich’s affordable housing strategy

Some councillors suggest other issues in need of council's attention

Density bonuses and other measures to improve the supply of affordable housing will be one of the subjects at council's next strategic planning session.
Mayor Richard Atwell

Saanich makes changes to committee structure

New structure seeks to make municipal government more accountable and transparent

Mayor Richard Atwell
Saanich Police warn of a scam involving Canadian passport applications.

Saanich Police warn of passport scam

Online companies are falsely claiming that they can speed up application process

Saanich Police warn of a scam involving Canadian passport applications.
Local critics of the Regional Growth Strategy say it undercuts public transportation by encouraging urban sprawl.

Growth strategy reveals a region divided

Saanich directors believe binding arbitration could be required for CRD document

Local critics of the Regional Growth Strategy say it undercuts public transportation by encouraging urban sprawl.
Linda Pearson joined by her Rhodesian ridgeback Nahla and dad Jim Pearson cross the newly opened Wilkinson Bridge Sunday morning.

Traffic returns to Wilkinson following bridge replacement

Project to replace Wilkinson bridge and extend section of Colquitz trail cost Saanich $6.5 million

Linda Pearson joined by her Rhodesian ridgeback Nahla and dad Jim Pearson cross the newly opened Wilkinson Bridge Sunday morning.
Pauline Nip, widow of John Nip, and Barb Mekelburg, one of John Nip’s students, show off Nip’s painting Orchid. The work of Nip, a prominent local Chinese brush painter, will be on display at the Goward House until March 29 following Sunday’s opening reception.

Goward House celebrates late artist

Work of John Nip, a Chinese brush painter and calligrapher, on display until March 29

Pauline Nip, widow of John Nip, and Barb Mekelburg, one of John Nip’s students, show off Nip’s painting Orchid. The work of Nip, a prominent local Chinese brush painter, will be on display at the Goward House until March 29 following Sunday’s opening reception.
This is the design CIBC proposed for its new branch on the corner of Shelbourne and McKenzie.

Saanich council rejects design for Shelbourne CIBC branch

Residents’ association says bank building doesn’t fit with area plan

This is the design CIBC proposed for its new branch on the corner of Shelbourne and McKenzie.
Pearkes Recreation Centre will host the Victoria Early Spring 2017 Home Renovation and Decor Show Friday through Sunday.

Home ideas abound at Pearkes

Victoria Home Renovation and Decor Show runs Friday to Sunday at Pearkes Community Centre

Pearkes Recreation Centre will host the Victoria Early Spring 2017 Home Renovation and Decor Show Friday through Sunday.
Coun. Vic Derman is pleased council will consider alternatives to bollards. Designed to prevent cars from entering local trails, they bear responsibility for several incidents that have left some cyclists severely injured.

Saanich council looks to put the brakes on bollards

Traffic barriers have resulted in numerous injuries to local cyclists

Coun. Vic Derman is pleased council will consider alternatives to bollards. Designed to prevent cars from entering local trails, they bear responsibility for several incidents that have left some cyclists severely injured.
Aaron Cooper holds two-year-old Audrey, while three-year-old Tristan snuggles up with mom Mallory Cooper, who is currently battling an aggressive form of stomach cancer. The Saanich family, which also includes six-year-old Phaedra, has launched an online fundraising campaign at gofundme.com to help pay for travel expenses and alternative forms of treatment.

Young mom in fight of her life

Gofundme page set up for 28-year-old Saanich woman battling stomach cancer

Aaron Cooper holds two-year-old Audrey, while three-year-old Tristan snuggles up with mom Mallory Cooper, who is currently battling an aggressive form of stomach cancer. The Saanich family, which also includes six-year-old Phaedra, has launched an online fundraising campaign at gofundme.com to help pay for travel expenses and alternative forms of treatment.

St. Michaels ranked among province’s top elementary schools

Private school officials says not to place much stock into controversial Fraser Institute school rankings

Governance review could lead to another referendum for Saanich

Saanich's Governance Review Citizen Advisory Committee launched its schedule for seeking public feedback

Coun. Colin Plant and Coun. Vickie Sanders have raised the possibility of an empty-house tax that would help fund affordable housing initiatives in Saanich. They are standing in front of Cottage Grove, a housing facility for previously homeless seniors that the Cool Aid Society operates on Quadra Street in Saanich.

Councillors contemplate tax on vacant homes

Statistics show that about five per cent of private homes in Saanich – 2,770 – are unoccupied

Coun. Colin Plant and Coun. Vickie Sanders have raised the possibility of an empty-house tax that would help fund affordable housing initiatives in Saanich. They are standing in front of Cottage Grove, a housing facility for previously homeless seniors that the Cool Aid Society operates on Quadra Street in Saanich.
These are the two remaining options for the redevelopment of Townley Lodge.

Townley Lodge down to a pair of options for redevelopment

About two dozen attend open house by the Greater Victoria Housing Society

These are the two remaining options for the redevelopment of Townley Lodge.
Sam Woldegabriel, co-owner of R&W Motorsport, shows off the 1981 DeLorean that is currently undergoing refurbishing at his shop near Uptown Mall.

Iconic car finds home in Saanich auto shop

DeLorean DMC 12 gained fame in Back to the Future movies

Sam Woldegabriel, co-owner of R&W Motorsport, shows off the 1981 DeLorean that is currently undergoing refurbishing at his shop near Uptown Mall.
Luanne Krawetz (Hebb), Lindsay Brooke, Kim Oslund, Dani Sinclair (Everitt) and Traci Sibbald (McAra) show off the Bronze Baby, the nickname for the trophy that Canadian Interuniversity Sports awards to the winner of the women’s basketball national champion. The University of Victoria is hosting the tournament March 9-12. In setting the stage for the tournament, the university unveiled a new Wall of Excellence display highlighting the accomplishments past Vikes women’s basketball championship teams.

Vikes women set to host national championship

Women's national basketball championships will be at the University of Victoria March 9-12

Luanne Krawetz (Hebb), Lindsay Brooke, Kim Oslund, Dani Sinclair (Everitt) and Traci Sibbald (McAra) show off the Bronze Baby, the nickname for the trophy that Canadian Interuniversity Sports awards to the winner of the women’s basketball national champion. The University of Victoria is hosting the tournament March 9-12. In setting the stage for the tournament, the university unveiled a new Wall of Excellence display highlighting the accomplishments past Vikes women’s basketball championship teams.
The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey found Victoria was the least affordable small market in Canada in 2016, with a median housing price of $542,000.

Victoria the least affordable market of its size

CMHC sees evidence of overheating in local housing market

The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey found Victoria was the least affordable small market in Canada in 2016, with a median housing price of $542,000.