Monday, July 15, 2019

Saanich

Police arrest suspected drunk driver for crashing through wall of Saanich home

The car came to a stop “halfway into the house”

Saanich firefighters extinguish dramatic semi-truck malfunction at University Heights

Smoke was emerging from the vehicle’s engine compartment.

Saanich Police issue warning after multiple people arrested for squatting in RVs

One homeowner noticed a naked man enter his RV.

Province to build new $4.2M Children’s Development Centre in Saanich

The current 53-year-old centre is not up to modern seismic safety standards.

Saanich Fire Department discover likely cause of deadly early morning apartment fire

One woman was killed and two others were injured.

A new bike skills park will be opening in Saanich next year

It may also include a skate track, rope course, bouldering, and more.

Saanich police release photos of armed robberies at two 7-Eleven stores (PHOTOS)

The robbers were wielding guns in both incidents.

Police searching for man who stole woman’s purse in Saanich

The incident took place at around 2:00 a.m. on Thursday
Victoria Police Needle

44-year-old woman arrested after stabbing in Central Saanich home Friday

She was arrested by VicPD after fleeing the scene.

Saanich nature sanctuary searching for missing swarm of bees

The queen is on the loose! 👸🐝

Saanich to increase property taxes by 5.2% this year

It’s the highest tax increase in 10 years.

Construction of three new washrooms at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park begins today

Nearly 1.6 million people visit the park each year.
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Sudden death in Gordon Head deemed ‘not suspicious’ by Saanich police

The incident took place on Thursday afternoon.

Cougar sighting reported near Gordon Head Middle School this morning

The possible sighting happened at 6:15 a.m.

Bystanders intervene in domestic abuse incident on Foul Bay Rd

The incident occurred on Thursday.

Lambrick Secondary School and Gordon Head Rec Centre closed following water main break

School staff are remaining with students until parents can pick them up.

Howard the Gnome is packing his bags and moving to this Saanich farm

He’s also going to get a full restoration.

Massive snake spotted several times near Mayfair Shopping Centre

Residents will want to keep an eye out 👀

Red Robin patrons and staff chase down fleeing purse thief

The suspect had previous warrants out for theft.

Retired Saanich Police officer shaves head and raises over $16K for children battling cancer

His recent cancer diagnoses prompted the fundraising.

Saanich police nab prohibited driver with fake license plates on uninsured car

He was arrested, fined, and his car was impounded.

Kids spotted playing ‘darts’ with used needles in a Saanich park

Saanich police removed the needles after responding.

Bystanders save father and daughter from violent carjacking in Saanich

It was the suspect's second attempted carjacking of the night.

Police searching for golf cart stolen from North Saanich business (UPDATED)

The company grows seeds for BC reforestation

Over 2,000 customers have lost power in Saanich

Some residents are starting to feel the cold.

62-year-old pedestrian dies of injuries after being struck by car in Saanich

The collision occurred on Saturday.
Elk/Beaver Lake

CRD issues update on toxic blue-green algae warning for Elk Lake

Beaver Lake is unaffected.

Saanich municipality asking for public’s support in purchasing new land

They're looking to raise $2.75 million.

Police looking to identify man who attacked a BC Transit driver in North Saanich...

The bus driver suffered facial injuries and remains in hospital.

Saanich police warn that thefts from vehicles are on the rise

“In almost all of the reported incidents owners have left their vehicle unlocked.”

Nearly 100 chickens were on the loose on the Saanich Peninsula and nobody knows...

🎵 It’s raining chickens, hallelujah! 🐔

Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in North Saanich on Sunday

Police are looking for additional witnesses.

Deep Cove Chalet in North Saanich heavily damaged in fire over the weekend

The restaurant first opened its doors in 1972.

Saanich stages large-scale emergency exercise near Pearkes Recreation Centre

It's like a dress rehearsal for events that will hopefully never happen.

Saanich to reconsider banning single-use plastic bags

Saanich initially voted in favour of a ban last October, but held off on further action pending a Supreme Court case.

Mount Doug is getting a new set of gates next week

Art, meet function. Function, meet art!
Karen Harper Saanich

Karen Harper becomes the third candidate in Saanich Council byelection

On Wednesday, the local businesswoman and longtime Saanich resident became the latest candidate in the Saanich Council Byelection. 

Beloved Saanich homeless man to be honoured with memorial bench

All are welcome to the unveiling and celebration of life on Sunday, June 11th at 2pm.

Saanich planning department wants YOUR feedback on the latest concepts for Uptown-Douglas corridor

The vision for the project is to create a heart for Saanich as a vibrant place to live, work, shop and explore.

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