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Bug Push

United Way and University of Victoria Engineering team up to raise funds.

Troy Dunning displays some of the merchandise for the 2020 Canadian Little League Baseball Championships which will be hosted by Layritz Park

Layritz on deck for Little League World Series

Saanich's Layritz Park will host 2020 Canadian Little League Baseball Championships

Troy Dunning displays some of the merchandise for the 2020 Canadian Little League Baseball Championships which will be hosted by Layritz Park

Saanich couple clears hurdle for EDPA exemption

Councillors clash over controversial environmental bylaw

This rendering shows the Greater Victoria Housing Society’s proposed development for Townley Lodge.

Councillor optimistic for Townley compromise

Colin Plant believes Saanich affordable housing project could receive council approval if its reduced to three storeys

This rendering shows the Greater Victoria Housing Society’s proposed development for Townley Lodge.
Veronica Green says she cannot understand why council delayed the public hearing for plans to redevelop Townley Lodge in light of what she calls the area’s “housing crisis.”

Shift in plans leaves Townley residents in limbo

Residents anxious over concerns affordable housing complex for seniors could be sold

Veronica Green says she cannot understand why council delayed the public hearing for plans to redevelop Townley Lodge in light of what she calls the area’s “housing crisis.”
As Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell puts the finishing touches on Thursday’s board cutting as part of Lowe’s grand opening, Jim Caldwell, executive vice-president of Lowe’s Canada, Big Box Retail, Coun. Vicki Sanders, Coun. Judy Brownoff, Fred Pagotto, Lowe’s Canada’s B.C. market director, store manager Tony Cooper, and Malcolm Parks, vice-president of store operations, offer a helping hand.

Lowe’s brings boost to Tillicum

Newly opened building supply store makes $10,000 donation to Tillicum elementary school

As Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell puts the finishing touches on Thursday’s board cutting as part of Lowe’s grand opening, Jim Caldwell, executive vice-president of Lowe’s Canada, Big Box Retail, Coun. Vicki Sanders, Coun. Judy Brownoff, Fred Pagotto, Lowe’s Canada’s B.C. market director, store manager Tony Cooper, and Malcolm Parks, vice-president of store operations, offer a helping hand.

Fire causes $100,000 in estimated damages

Sparton Road residence had undergone some renovations before crews arrived on scene.

Saanich has work to do to reach renewable energy goal

Report suggests Saanich’s 111,000 residents will consume 10.3 million giga-joules of energy in 2016

Police board seeks members

Applications accepted until Nov. 14 for two openings on Saanich Police Board

Andrei Marti sits on a stack of recycling at the Bottle Depot - Return It Centre on Glanford Avenue. The seven-year-old has juvenile diabetes and is raising money to fight the disease by collecting recycling.

Saanich youngster dedicated to finding a cure

Seven-year-old's fundraising efforts for diabetes earn national recognition

Andrei Marti sits on a stack of recycling at the Bottle Depot - Return It Centre on Glanford Avenue. The seven-year-old has juvenile diabetes and is raising money to fight the disease by collecting recycling.
Joanne Thomson holds up leaves of chard harvested from her plot at Capital City Allotment Garden off Kent Road.

Food eating up as much as half of household income

Survey shows impact food costs are having with Saanich households

Joanne Thomson holds up leaves of chard harvested from her plot at Capital City Allotment Garden off Kent Road.
Workers repair the ICF railway near Nanaimo before it was shutdown last year.

Island rail service could prove costly

Saanich supportive of efforts to explore options for integrated rail system

Workers repair the ICF railway near Nanaimo before it was shutdown last year.
This artist's rendering shows the proposed development of Townley Lodge by the Greater Victoria Housing Society.

Door could swing shut on affordable housing project

Greater Victoria Housing Society considers selling Townley Lodge site

This artist's rendering shows the proposed development of Townley Lodge by the Greater Victoria Housing Society.
Victoria-Swan Lake MLA Rob Fleming of the NDP speaks to some 100 students during last week’s National Day of Action organized by the Canadian Federation of Students.

Rising tuition rates prompts protest by UVic students

Student leader says rising cost of education is pitting students against families seeking affordable housing in Saanich

Victoria-Swan Lake MLA Rob Fleming of the NDP speaks to some 100 students during last week’s National Day of Action organized by the Canadian Federation of Students.
A Sunday morning fire forced a family of six to flee this home in the 600 block of Kent Street. Two family members received treatment at hospital and the fire remains under investigation.

Sunday morning fire sends two to hospital

Officials with Saanich fire and police departments continue to investigate a fire that caused an estimated $200,000 in damages.

A Sunday morning fire forced a family of six to flee this home in the 600 block of Kent Street. Two family members received treatment at hospital and the fire remains under investigation.
Saaanich's Don Cameron is stepping down from the board of the Vancouver Island Construction Association.

Island construction sector going strong

Building permit values in Saanich reached $176.5 million through August, close to the value for all of 2015

Saaanich's Don Cameron is stepping down from the board of the Vancouver Island Construction Association.
Saanich Police officers will soon be equipped with naloxone to treat victims of drug overdose.

Saanich Police will be equipped with overdose treatment

Saanich firefighters have witnessed benefits to carrying naloxone

Saanich Police officers will soon be equipped with naloxone to treat victims of drug overdose.
Saanich council gave approval to the fourth and final phase of the Uptown development that will include 134 rental units and 5,000 square metres of retail space.

Proposed tallest building in Saanich clears another hurdle

Community association president questions whether project will increase local rental stock

Saanich council gave approval to the fourth and final phase of the Uptown development that will include 134 rental units and 5,000 square metres of retail space.

Saanich council joins opposition to trade deal

Council members question whether opposition to TPP is nothing but a meaningless gesture

Saanich council postponed a public hearing on the proposed $18 million redevelopment of Townley Lodge.

Saanich affordable housing development runs into stiff opposition

Greater Victoria Housing Society uncertain of future of $18 million project at Townley Lodge

Saanich council postponed a public hearing on the proposed $18 million redevelopment of Townley Lodge.