Saanich Peninsula

Kim Ward, 51, was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking in Central Saanich in 2018. The trial for the man charged with causing her death, Anthony Thomas, began Jan. 17 in Victoria. (Courtesy of Triathlon Canada)

Vancouver Island man’s trial begins on impaired, dangerous driving charges in fatal 2018 crash

Pedestrian Kim Ward died on scene, sister injured after both struck by vehicle in Central Saanich

 

8408 Lawrence Rd. in Central Saanich sold last fall for its asking price of $22.75 million. According to BC Assessment, it was assessed at just under $11.15 million as of July 1, 2021. (Courtesy of Engel & Volkers)

Sold for $23-million, Island property assessed at half that

BC Assessment valued 8404 Lawrence Rd. in Central Saanich at just over $11 million.

 

The Peninsula Panthers will hold a special ceremony Friday night to remember Grant Gilbertson who died in a car crash Monday night on the way to practice. (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)

Fundraiser for mom of Island hockey player killed in crash hits $47,000 in less than a day

Peninsula Panthers to memorialize teammate Friday at Panorama arena in North Saanich

 

Once again, the privately owned James Island topped the list of highest assessed properties in the Vancouver Island region, according to data from BC Assessment, reflecting market value as of July 1, 2021. Its value stood at $54.7 million. (Sotheby’s International Realty photo)

Property assessments up more than 40 per cent in some Vancouver Island communities

Total value of Vancouver Island assessments up 27.5 per cent to $343 billion

Once again, the privately owned James Island topped the list of highest assessed properties in the Vancouver Island region, according to data from BC Assessment, reflecting market value as of July 1, 2021. Its value stood at $54.7 million. (Sotheby’s International Realty photo)
Pauline Finn, executive director of the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, says the centre finds itself on a gradual, but steady path of growth. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

‘Gentle, but constantly positive’ growth forecast for Sidney’s Shaw Centre for Salish Sea

10-year strategic plan charts south Island ocean centre’s path

Pauline Finn, executive director of the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, says the centre finds itself on a gradual, but steady path of growth. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Paul Davidson, left, of Paul’s Farm Stand, Andrew Engqvist of Andrew’s Farm Stand and Clayton Fox of Silver Rill Corn show off some of the recent harvest produced on south Vancouver Island, possibly the only region in Canada right now where carrots are still being pulled directly out of the ground. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Vancouver Island farmers still pulling carrots out of the ground

Mild climatic conditions responsible for strong late fall harvest

Paul Davidson, left, of Paul’s Farm Stand, Andrew Engqvist of Andrew’s Farm Stand and Clayton Fox of Silver Rill Corn show off some of the recent harvest produced on south Vancouver Island, possibly the only region in Canada right now where carrots are still being pulled directly out of the ground. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May says the recent run of climatic crises in B.C. has shifted the discussion around climate change across Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

Changing the conversation: Green MP says there’s a new tone to Ottawa climate talk

Elizabeth May calls on feds to help municipalities finance climate-resilient infrastructure

Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May says the recent run of climatic crises in B.C. has shifted the discussion around climate change across Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)
In Saanich, the Chevron station at Cloverdale Avenue and Quadra Street is out of fuel, with pylons blocking pumps. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Gas shortage hits Greater Victoria as stations deal with supply chain issues

Lineups forming at the pumps with some stations completely out of fuel

In Saanich, the Chevron station at Cloverdale Avenue and Quadra Street is out of fuel, with pylons blocking pumps. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
A Saanich police officer fired over misconduct is among the substantiated allegations investigated by the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner over the last year. Officers from Central Saanich Police Service, Oak Bay Police Department and VicPD also received various forms of disciplinary action. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island cop retroactively fired for faking drug expert re-certifications

Case headlines annual Police Complaints Commissioner report

A Saanich police officer fired over misconduct is among the substantiated allegations investigated by the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner over the last year. Officers from Central Saanich Police Service, Oak Bay Police Department and VicPD also received various forms of disciplinary action. (Black Press Media file photo)
The federal government announced Tuesday that Victoria International Airport, among eight airports across Canada, can reopen for international air travel effective Nov. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria International Airport cleared for take-off on international travel

Cross-border trips cleared for Nov. 30, but it may take some time to see flights resume

The federal government announced Tuesday that Victoria International Airport, among eight airports across Canada, can reopen for international air travel effective Nov. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
Thomas and Bentley look up as the Meraki sails under the Golden Gate Bridge. (Kate Coles/Cruising Meraki)

B.C. sailing family survives stormy seas off California coast on epic voyage

Coles family heads for Mexico aiming to grant son’s birthday wish

Thomas and Bentley look up as the Meraki sails under the Golden Gate Bridge. (Kate Coles/Cruising Meraki)
This dilapidated vessel sunk in Brentwood Bay last month. It was one of six vessels the Saanich Inlet Protection Society reported as abandoned earlier this year. (Cold Water Divers/Facebook)

Abandoned boat legislation leaves Vancouver Island lobby group with a sinking feeling

Officials waiting too long to remove dilapidated boats, says Saanich Inlet Protection Society

This dilapidated vessel sunk in Brentwood Bay last month. It was one of six vessels the Saanich Inlet Protection Society reported as abandoned earlier this year. (Cold Water Divers/Facebook)
Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, speaks about drug use during a speech in the legislature. (Government of British Columbia)

Greater Victoria MLA Adam Olsen reveals past drug use in an attempt to end stigma

MLA for Saanich North and the Islands talks about cocaine, other substance use in his 20s

Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, speaks about drug use during a speech in the legislature. (Government of British Columbia)
A Victoria woman was arrested on Saturday (Oct. 9) after allegedly trying to steal a passenger’s cell phone at the Swartz Bay terminal and then reportedly threatened ferry staff members with a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria woman arrested after reportedly threatening BC Ferries staff with knife

The incident occurred at the Swartz Bay terminal on Oct. 9

A Victoria woman was arrested on Saturday (Oct. 9) after allegedly trying to steal a passenger’s cell phone at the Swartz Bay terminal and then reportedly threatened ferry staff members with a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Saanich is currently preparing a response to Pauquachin First Nation on resuming shellfish harvesting in Coles Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island First Nation takes North Saanich to task for ruined shellfish harvest

Pauquachin First Nation asks municipality for help to restore Coles Bay fishery

North Saanich is currently preparing a response to Pauquachin First Nation on resuming shellfish harvesting in Coles Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP arrested three men for refusing to wear masks and getting aggressive with others on a BC Ferries sailing bound for Swartz Bay on Sept. 24. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Three men arrested after defying mask mandate, threatening passengers on ferry to Vancouver Island

The maskless men reportedly threatened to fight others on the Sept. 24 sailing

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP arrested three men for refusing to wear masks and getting aggressive with others on a BC Ferries sailing bound for Swartz Bay on Sept. 24. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) did the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The annual fundraiser for pediatric cancer patients and their families hosts its 2021 finale Oct. 1 in Sidney. (Courtesy Tour de Rock)

Music, food and memories on tap as Tour de Rock ready to wrap tomorrow in Sidney

Cops for Cancer fundraiser marks 24 years with in-person event, remote options

Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) did the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The annual fundraiser for pediatric cancer patients and their families hosts its 2021 finale Oct. 1 in Sidney. (Courtesy Tour de Rock)
The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)

Vancouver Island-filmed show ‘Maid’ premieres Friday on Netflix

10-part series filmed mostly in and around Greater Victoria starts Oct. 1

The Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney in November 2020. It premieres Oct. 1. (Bob Orchard photo)
8408 Lawrence Road sold for the record-breaking asking price of $22.75 million. Amenities include a full gym, tennis courts and a mechanical boat launch. (Engel & Volkers)

Greater Victoria’s priciest home ever goes for $22.75 million

Sale of Saanich Peninsula estate breaks Greater Victoria price record

8408 Lawrence Road sold for the record-breaking asking price of $22.75 million. Amenities include a full gym, tennis courts and a mechanical boat launch. (Engel & Volkers)
The WSANEC Leadership Council wants to help non-Indigenous residents understand more about the traditional territories, language and history of First Nations in the area. (Photo courtesy of the WSANEC Leadership Council/Twitter)

Settler education page offers Vancouver Island Indigenous insight

WSANEC presents territory acknowledgments, history lessons in order to help reconciliation efforts

The WSANEC Leadership Council wants to help non-Indigenous residents understand more about the traditional territories, language and history of First Nations in the area. (Photo courtesy of the WSANEC Leadership Council/Twitter)