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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.
Ken Johnson of Hallmark Heritage Society sits in front of the classroom fireplace within the historic Craigflower Schoolhouse.

Tax man stuns Saanich non-profit in Craigflower Schoolhouse

The Hallmark Heritage Society, tenants of the Craigflower Schoolhouse, received the building's first tax bill since it was built in 1855.

Ken Johnson of Hallmark Heritage Society sits in front of the classroom fireplace within the historic Craigflower Schoolhouse.
This undated photo of Dave Armitage stood at the front of the sanctuary of Trinity Presbyterian Church during a memorial service for the popular Gorge-Tillicum resident known as Mayor Dave.

Mayor Dave recognized at emotional service

Gorge resident "Mayor" Dave Armitage leaves behind a daughter and two grandchildren

This undated photo of Dave Armitage stood at the front of the sanctuary of Trinity Presbyterian Church during a memorial service for the popular Gorge-Tillicum resident known as Mayor Dave.
There are 18 community associations in the District of Saanich.

Neighbourhood associations in need of fresh blood

Saanich community associations a place for passionate, heated debate, a part of local democracy

There are 18 community associations in the District of Saanich.
Fifty-one-year-old Roland Huetzelmann died in hospital in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 15 from injuries that he had suffered on Jan. 10 when he fell from the third floor of the Shire Urban Living development, currently under construction, on Quadra Street.

Death of construction worker in Saanich could be prevented, family says

A gust of wind picked up a piece of plywood and forced worker Roland Huetzelmann off the third floor of a Saanich construction site

Fifty-one-year-old Roland Huetzelmann died in hospital in the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 15 from injuries that he had suffered on Jan. 10 when he fell from the third floor of the Shire Urban Living development, currently under construction, on Quadra Street.
Rogers elementary kindergarten teacher Charmaine Shortt says her student Olivia Wood’s “extraordinary act” of donating $200 towards a program that helps children in the West African country of Mali “was one of complete selflessness and compassion in its purest form.”

Rogers students reach out to help children a world away

Saanich kindergarten students donate $300 to support students in West African nation of Mali

Rogers elementary kindergarten teacher Charmaine Shortt says her student Olivia Wood’s “extraordinary act” of donating $200 towards a program that helps children in the West African country of Mali “was one of complete selflessness and compassion in its purest form.”
With an assessed value of $7.02 million, this oceanfront home on 3051 McAnally Rd. in Saanich ranks as the 25th highest assessed home on Vancouver Island. It is the fourth highest assessed property in Saanich. Nearby residences at 2975 Seaview Rd. ($7.08 million) and 3911 Smugglers Cove Rd. ($8.08 million) are in the top three.

Saanich boasts some of Island’s priciest homes

Three homes along Ten Mile Point among 25 highest property assessments on Vancouver Island

With an assessed value of $7.02 million, this oceanfront home on 3051 McAnally Rd. in Saanich ranks as the 25th highest assessed home on Vancouver Island. It is the fourth highest assessed property in Saanich. Nearby residences at 2975 Seaview Rd. ($7.08 million) and 3911 Smugglers Cove Rd. ($8.08 million) are in the top three.
Players of the Victoria Racquet Club Kings Peewee B2 team (white jerseys) and the Kerry Park Islanders gathered at centre ice Sunday afternoon to accept a $1,000 donation to the Canadian Cancer Society from Royal Bank Canada Dominion Securities. The donation is part of a fundraising effort to benefit the wife of the team’s assistant coach Rob Martin, who is recovering from breast cancer surgery.

Saanich team faces off against cancer

Peewee players show support for assistant coach’s wife who was diagnosed with breast cancer

Players of the Victoria Racquet Club Kings Peewee B2 team (white jerseys) and the Kerry Park Islanders gathered at centre ice Sunday afternoon to accept a $1,000 donation to the Canadian Cancer Society from Royal Bank Canada Dominion Securities. The donation is part of a fundraising effort to benefit the wife of the team’s assistant coach Rob Martin, who is recovering from breast cancer surgery.
Saanich Police and provincial highway crews close down a homeless camp along the Burnside Road offramp from Highway 1. Two people had been camping on the site for a couple of weeks.

VIDEO: Officials dismantle homeless camp in Saanich

Efforts are underway to find housing for a couple who had been living near the intersection of Burnside Road and Highway 1

Saanich Police and provincial highway crews close down a homeless camp along the Burnside Road offramp from Highway 1. Two people had been camping on the site for a couple of weeks.
Saanich resident Bev King shows the placards featuring condolences and other personal effects that made up the impromptu memorial that sprung up following the death of Dave Armitage last week.

Tributes pour in for fixture in Saanich neighbourhood

Family member says system failed Dave Armitage, who was found dead in Gorge Park

Saanich resident Bev King shows the placards featuring condolences and other personal effects that made up the impromptu memorial that sprung up following the death of Dave Armitage last week.
Homes for sale are in short supply these days, which is driving up the prices on the West Shore and around the Capital Region.

HOMEFINDER: Home prices expected to rise in 2017

Real Estate Board opposed to foreign buyers tax for Victoria area

Homes for sale are in short supply these days, which is driving up the prices on the West Shore and around the Capital Region.
Greater Victoria Real Estate Board president Mike Nugent says a shortage of inventory will lead to fewer sales but higher prices.

Saanich housing prices expected to rise in 2017

Greater Victoria Real Estate Board president expects low inventories will put pressure on home prices

Greater Victoria Real Estate Board president Mike Nugent says a shortage of inventory will lead to fewer sales but higher prices.
Camosun College student Rebecca Golat and the University of Victoria’s Sheldon Vos were among the winners of the annual Stewardship Bursary Program awarded by the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

Students reel in bursary awards from salmon foundation

Camosun's Rebecca Golat and Sheldon Vos of UVic were among the recipients of bursaries from the Pacific Salmon Foundation

Camosun College student Rebecca Golat and the University of Victoria’s Sheldon Vos were among the winners of the annual Stewardship Bursary Program awarded by the Pacific Salmon Foundation.
Properties is Saanich have seen their assessments climb by double digits.

Saanich properties see major spike in assessed values

Figures from B.C. Assessment show property values climbed 20 per cent in School District 61 and 22 per cent in School District 63

Properties is Saanich have seen their assessments climb by double digits.
A homeless campsite has sprung up on the Burnside Road offramp from the Trans-Canada Highway.

Homeless camp springs up along highway offramp in Saanich

Gorge-Tillicum Community Association calls for district to hire social planner to deal with issues surrounding homelessness

A homeless campsite has sprung up on the Burnside Road offramp from the Trans-Canada Highway.
Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell said he would like to see the district review its level of taxation.

Saanich mayor reflects on progress halfway through first term

Richard Atwell says Saanich council has reached a point where divisions have either been addressed or accepted

Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell said he would like to see the district review its level of taxation.
Seaspan Victoria Shipyards is one of the founding partners of Camosun’s new Coastal Skills Initiative. Last month, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards director of operations Steve Baker (middle) joined  Camosun chair of trades development Olaf Nielsen (left) and Camosun vice-president Geoff Wilmshurst (right) to tour a bulkhead that the company had donated.

Camosun program aimed at coastal communities

Coastal Skills Initiative will equip students with skills to work in marine industry

Seaspan Victoria Shipyards is one of the founding partners of Camosun’s new Coastal Skills Initiative. Last month, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards director of operations Steve Baker (middle) joined  Camosun chair of trades development Olaf Nielsen (left) and Camosun vice-president Geoff Wilmshurst (right) to tour a bulkhead that the company had donated.
Eric (“The Red”) Hughes, left, David Anderson, Pedro Arbour and Steve Moyer are four-fifths of Groove Kitchen. Not pictured is keyboardist Adrian Chamberlain. The Saanich-based group will ring in 2017 at Hermann’s Jazz Club.

Saanich band to ring in 2017 at iconic jazz club

Groove Kitchen will cook up the entertainment at Hermann's Jazz Club on New Year's Eve.

Eric (“The Red”) Hughes, left, David Anderson, Pedro Arbour and Steve Moyer are four-fifths of Groove Kitchen. Not pictured is keyboardist Adrian Chamberlain. The Saanich-based group will ring in 2017 at Hermann’s Jazz Club.

Province plans to spray for gypsy moth near Elk Lake

Open house set for Jan. 16 from 3-8 p.m. at the Howard Johnson’s banquet room on Elk Lake Drive

This artist’s rendering shows the Greater Victoria Housing Society’s proposed redevelopment of Townley Lodge. The GVHS will be meeting area residents to try and work out a compromise.

Affordable housing complex will get another look

Greater Victoria Housing Society will meet with Camosun Community Association over proposed redevelopment of Townley Lodge

This artist’s rendering shows the Greater Victoria Housing Society’s proposed redevelopment of Townley Lodge. The GVHS will be meeting area residents to try and work out a compromise.