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Crews work on the Wilkinson Road bridge that has been closed since last summer. The District of Saanich says the new bridge will open sometime this month.

Wilkinson Road project remains on schedule

Saanich says $6.5 million project will be completed in February

Crews work on the Wilkinson Road bridge that has been closed since last summer. The District of Saanich says the new bridge will open sometime this month.
The report from G.P. Rollo and Associates found Saanich’s Environmental Development Permit Area guidelines have caused confusion, but has done little to diminish property values.

Report examines impact of controversial Saanich bylaw

Report finds EDPA guidelines have created confusion but have limited effect

The report from G.P. Rollo and Associates found Saanich’s Environmental Development Permit Area guidelines have caused confusion, but has done little to diminish property values.
Dell Marie Wergeland, director at Compassionate Resource Warehouse, and Graham Jackson of Youth With A Mission Victoria show off some of the supplies packed into the container behind them destined for Erbill in the Kurdish part of Iraq where they will aide refugees fleeing the fighting in Mosul.

Container bound for Iraq

Saanich's Compassionate Resource Warehouse sending much-needed supplies to war-torn region of Iraq

Dell Marie Wergeland, director at Compassionate Resource Warehouse, and Graham Jackson of Youth With A Mission Victoria show off some of the supplies packed into the container behind them destined for Erbill in the Kurdish part of Iraq where they will aide refugees fleeing the fighting in Mosul.
University of Victoria professor Jay Cullen is competing to become one of two new Canadian astronauts.

UVic professor gets out-of-this-world offer

Jay Cullen competing to be one of two new Canadian astronauts

University of Victoria professor Jay Cullen is competing to become one of two new Canadian astronauts.
Jeff Buziak leads the way during the seventh annual Lindsay Buziak Walk for Justice on the ninth anniversary of her death. Lindsay Buziak, a 25-year-old realtor, was stabbed on Feb. 2, 2008 while showing a Gordon House house on De Sousa Place to a male and a female.

Buziak calls for pressure on police to solve his daughter’s murder

More than 30 people take part in Lindsay Buziak Walk for Justice Thursday in Saanich

Jeff Buziak leads the way during the seventh annual Lindsay Buziak Walk for Justice on the ninth anniversary of her death. Lindsay Buziak, a 25-year-old realtor, was stabbed on Feb. 2, 2008 while showing a Gordon House house on De Sousa Place to a male and a female.
The B.C. Liberals and Green Party have yet to nominate candidates to run against the NDP's Rob Fleming in Victoria Swan Lake.

Parties yet to field candidates for Swan Lake riding

B.C. Liberals and Green Party haven't nominated candidates to challenge the NDP's Rob Fleming in Victoria Swan Lake

The B.C. Liberals and Green Party have yet to nominate candidates to run against the NDP's Rob Fleming in Victoria Swan Lake.
Hundreds of people flock to the front of Victoria’s City Hall to show support for the Muslim community following a deadly shooting at a mosque in Quebec City Sunday night that claimed the lives of six people.

Local Muslim sees outpouring of support in wake of shooting

Saanich Muslim ‘absolutely shocked’ by murder of six people in Quebec mosque

Hundreds of people flock to the front of Victoria’s City Hall to show support for the Muslim community following a deadly shooting at a mosque in Quebec City Sunday night that claimed the lives of six people.
Saanich Coun. Fred Haynes – like the rest of his council colleagues – opposes the proposed Regional Growth Strategy of the Capital Regional District because it fails to include language that funnels growth towards urban centres like Uptown.

Saanich council finds flaws with Regional Growth Strategy

Esquimalt and View Royal also opposed to Regional Growth Strategy which goes to CRD board Feb. 8

Saanich Coun. Fred Haynes – like the rest of his council colleagues – opposes the proposed Regional Growth Strategy of the Capital Regional District because it fails to include language that funnels growth towards urban centres like Uptown.
Victoria-Swan Lake MLA Rob Fleming and Saanich South MLA Lana Popham have additional duties for the legislature session that begins Feb. 14.

Saanich MLAs’ roles expanded

Lana Popham adds small business to her portfolio while Rob Fleming will also deal with advanced education

Victoria-Swan Lake MLA Rob Fleming and Saanich South MLA Lana Popham have additional duties for the legislature session that begins Feb. 14.
Victoria-Swan Lake MLA Rob Fleming and Saanich South MLA Lana Popham have additional duties for the legislature session that begins Feb. 14.

Saanich MLAs’ roles expanded

Lana Popham adds small business to her portfolio while Rob Fleming will also deal with advanced education

Victoria-Swan Lake MLA Rob Fleming and Saanich South MLA Lana Popham have additional duties for the legislature session that begins Feb. 14.
Kristen Miskelly leads a tour through her Saanich Native Plants nursery where she is building a native plant seed bank at Haliburton Farm with Saanich News publisher Oliver Sommer, Saanich Coun. Susan Brice, and Haliburton farmers.

Access to local food a growing concern

District of Saanich works on Agricultural and Food Security Plan to help improve food self-sufficiency

Kristen Miskelly leads a tour through her Saanich Native Plants nursery where she is building a native plant seed bank at Haliburton Farm with Saanich News publisher Oliver Sommer, Saanich Coun. Susan Brice, and Haliburton farmers.
Thomas Mueller, founding director, president and chief executive officer of the Canada Green Building Council, was the guest speaker at a recent Saanich Talks.

Speaker explores ways to develop a more sustainable community

Saanich Talks hears from founding director, president and chief executive officer of the Canada Green Building Council

Thomas Mueller, founding director, president and chief executive officer of the Canada Green Building Council, was the guest speaker at a recent Saanich Talks.
Former Olympic rower David Calder will represent the B.C. Liberals in South Saanich.

Former Olympic rower looks to make political splash

David Calder will represent the B.C. Liberals in South Saanich in the upcoming provincial election

Former Olympic rower David Calder will represent the B.C. Liberals in South Saanich.
This was the scene of a collision Wednesday evening in the 3900 block of Cedar Hill Cross Road that sent a 20-year-old man to hospital with life-threatenting injuries.

Pedestrian sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries following collision with vehicle.

Incident occurred Wednesday evening on Cedar Hill Cross Road.

This was the scene of a collision Wednesday evening in the 3900 block of Cedar Hill Cross Road that sent a 20-year-old man to hospital with life-threatenting injuries.
Aurora Beavil, 3, will be leaving for Disney World on Feb. 11 with family thanks to funds raised by Country Grocer and its customers on behalf of Help Fill A Dream, a program that supports Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands children with life-threatening conditions. Aurora was born a hole in her heart and required life-saving surgery when she was 18 months old. Help Fill A Dream executive director Graig Smith joined Kris Ellis, floral manager at the Country Grocer store on West Saanich Road, and store manager Mike Parr to announce the $10,128 raised and present Aurora with her tickets.

Country Grocer helps Victoria girl’s dream come true

Three-year-old heading to Disney World thanks to money raised by store for Help Fill A Dream

Aurora Beavil, 3, will be leaving for Disney World on Feb. 11 with family thanks to funds raised by Country Grocer and its customers on behalf of Help Fill A Dream, a program that supports Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands children with life-threatening conditions. Aurora was born a hole in her heart and required life-saving surgery when she was 18 months old. Help Fill A Dream executive director Graig Smith joined Kris Ellis, floral manager at the Country Grocer store on West Saanich Road, and store manager Mike Parr to announce the $10,128 raised and present Aurora with her tickets.
Camosun College has yet to seen an influx of students from the United States after the election of the Donald Trump, but at least one official is not discounting the possibility of seeing more American citizens in light of changing political norms in the United States.

Camosun College hasn’t seen surge in international students

Trump presidency could boost interest in Canadian post-secondary schools

Camosun College has yet to seen an influx of students from the United States after the election of the Donald Trump, but at least one official is not discounting the possibility of seeing more American citizens in light of changing political norms in the United States.
Ronald Huetzelmann died as a result of a construction accident at a Quadra Street work site.

Construction site death raises questions over safety standards

Labour leader questions what province is doing to protect workers in wake of Roland Huetzelmann's death

Ronald Huetzelmann died as a result of a construction accident at a Quadra Street work site.
Camosun president Sherri Bell listens as Ethan Parsons, a medical radiography technology student at Camsoun College, speaks at Thursday’s announcement of Camosun’s new health science centre. Parsons, who was born with bilateral club feet, says the facility means future students will get the same opportunities that he has received in attending Camosun College.

Health care training facility planned for Camosun

$50 million facility promises to increase supply of new medical professionals

Camosun president Sherri Bell listens as Ethan Parsons, a medical radiography technology student at Camsoun College, speaks at Thursday’s announcement of Camosun’s new health science centre. Parsons, who was born with bilateral club feet, says the facility means future students will get the same opportunities that he has received in attending Camosun College.
John Wilson of Wilson’s Transportation wants to put a greater focus on affordable housing.

Saanich not the leader in housing it should be, says Chamber secretary

Chamber of Commerce board member John Wilson speaks out

John Wilson of Wilson’s Transportation wants to put a greater focus on affordable housing.
Townley Road option with 11 two and three storey townhouses and a three-storey apartment.

Stalled Townley housing project back on track

Four new Townley Road options to come before the public next month

Townley Road option with 11 two and three storey townhouses and a three-storey apartment.