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Saanich Police launch Safe Place program for victims of hate-based crime

Victims of crime can identify places of refuge based on window decals.
Kattia's Kitchen

Saanich’s food truck program launches on Canada Day

Get your nom on at Beckwith, Cadboro-Gyro and Gorge Waterway.

Saanich’s plastic bag ban comes into effect this summer

No re-enacting American Beauty, either.
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Here’s what the proposed redevelopment of University Heights in Saanich could look like

Home Depot will be included in the plans after some negotiation.
Elements Casino Victoria

Saanich council kiboshes casino with decisive vote

"It isn't what our community needs."

Saanich Peninsula Hospital celebrates opening of new surgery unit (VIDEO)

Five years in the making!

Saanich Fair begins planning some form of return this summer

The 152nd Saanich Fair returns after a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Saanich Police issue 30-day impound for intoxicated driver

The driver was drinking the night before, and thought they were “ok to drive”.

Saanich Council unanimously approves 30 km/h speed limit on residential roads

360 km of Saanich’s residential roads will see this change.
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Here’s what the new Saanich fire station near Elk Lake could look like (RENDERINGS)

Construction is expected to start later this year.

Human remains found near construction site in Saanich deemed ancestral

The area is known to be active with First Nations remains.
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Cat dies of smoke inhalation after Saanich house fire

Two other cats were rescued.
Christmas Hill Fence

Vandals destroy volunteer-made fence at Christmas Hill in Saanich

Police are looking for witnesses or any information on the crime.
Glanford Park

Saanich Police investigate sexual assault in Glanford Park

Police are urging the public to use caution walking in the area while they investigate.
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Firefighters called as car bursts into flames in Saanich (VIDEO)

No one was injured in the fire.

Driver receives 2-year sentence for hitting girl in Saanich while texting

Tenessa Nikirk was convicted of dangerous driving causing bodily harm in January.

Police no longer believe foul play was involved in Saanich death

A Victoria man’s body was found in a driveway last week.

Take a look inside the most expensive property on Vancouver Island (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Anyone looking for 24.57 acres of oceanfront property?

72-year-old receives 4-month driving ban for repeated distracted driving offences

The suspension is a whopping 4 months long.

The Cadboro Bay Festival is returning to Saanich in early August

You don’t want to miss these spectacular sand castle sculptures!

Saanich Police catch driver tossing lit joint out of car window

They were also speeding in a playground zone 🙄

District of Saanich purchases Kings Park from BC Hydro for $5.5 million

The area is a popular community space.

Seattle man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Saanich couple in 1987

He still claims to be innocent.

Man found unconscious at Central Saanich bus stop following serious assault

He is currently in the hospital in “serious condition”.

Man narrowly escapes being crushed after truck rolls backwards in Saanich

The truck rolled over a retaining wall and landed on a parked car.

20-year-old woman in critical condition following hit-and-run in Saanich Monday morning

The driver abandoned their vehicle and was caught fleeing on foot.

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

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.

Section of Gordon Head Road closed as police investigate “sudden death” of man

The man was found unresponsive.

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.