Saanich News Staff

Emergency crews blocking the Trans-Canada Highway at Tillicum Road due to a crash on Thursday, Feb. 2. (DriveBC traffic camera)

Pedestrian faces possibly life-threatening injuries in Island Highway collision

Southbound traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Saanich reopened shortly after 1 p.m.

Emergency crews blocking the Trans-Canada Highway at Tillicum Road due to a crash on Thursday, Feb. 2. (DriveBC traffic camera)
The Indigenous Law Research Unit will be able to expand its influence after receiving a $1.2 million grant from the Law Foundation of B.C. (Black Press Media file photo)

Indigenous law unit at UVic receives $1.2-million grant to enhance influence

Unit is looking to rebuild Indigenous law in Canadian, global legal systems

The Indigenous Law Research Unit will be able to expand its influence after receiving a $1.2 million grant from the Law Foundation of B.C. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police have evacuated one building at the University of Victoria. (Nick Csillag/Twitter)

University of Victoria shooting threat found on bathroom wall sparks evacuation

Saanich police said the threat was written on a bathroom wall in Cornett building

Police have evacuated one building at the University of Victoria. (Nick Csillag/Twitter)
The tent and sleeping bag police believe belonged to a man found dead near Swan Lake on Oct. 12. The photos were released on Monday (Nov. 7) as police try to identify the man. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Police looking to identify man found dead last month in Greater Victoria area

Man’s description, photos of his apparent tent released by police

The tent and sleeping bag police believe belonged to a man found dead near Swan Lake on Oct. 12. The photos were released on Monday (Nov. 7) as police try to identify the man. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)

Sweet 15: B.C. coach ends generational run with another national field hockey title

UVic’s Lynne Beecroft retires on top while coaching daughter of player from her 1st championship

Members of the University of Victoria women’s field hockey team celebrating their national championship win on Saturday. (Courtesy AP Shutter)
The annual mushroom show is Sunday, Nov. 6 at the St. Luke Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. (Courtesy South Vancouver Island Mycological Society)

Mushroom enthusiasts hope drought, rain bring out unusual Vancouver Island fungi

Specimens on display at the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society mushroom show Nov. 6

The annual mushroom show is Sunday, Nov. 6 at the St. Luke Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. (Courtesy South Vancouver Island Mycological Society)
William ‘Billy’ Bradshaw has been identified as the second victim in the Saanich homicide investigation. (Billy Madrox/Facebook)

William ‘Billy’ Bradshaw identified as one of two Saanich homicide victims

Police searching for witnesses, dashcam footage in Saanich murder investigation

William ‘Billy’ Bradshaw has been identified as the second victim in the Saanich homicide investigation. (Billy Madrox/Facebook)
Shelbourne Street near San Juan Avenue was closed Tuesday morning while police investigated a collision between a motorist and a child. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Child taken to hospital after being struck in Greater Victoria crosswalk

Saanich police reminding motorists to be extra vigilant

Shelbourne Street near San Juan Avenue was closed Tuesday morning while police investigated a collision between a motorist and a child. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Family has identified the second victim in the Oct. 19 incident in Saanich as William ‘Billy’ Bradshaw. (Billy Madrox/Facebook)

Family hosts candlelight vigil to honour woman killed in Saanich

William Bradshaw identified by family as second victim

Family has identified the second victim in the Oct. 19 incident in Saanich as William ‘Billy’ Bradshaw. (Billy Madrox/Facebook)
The University of Victoria’s field hockey team was awarded its fourth straight Canada West title after earning the best regular season record in 2022. (Courtesy of the University of Victoria/ Gibi Saini)

UVic Vikes field hockey owns Canada West title for fourth straight year

UVic will host the national championship from Nov. 3 to 7

The University of Victoria’s field hockey team was awarded its fourth straight Canada West title after earning the best regular season record in 2022. (Courtesy of the University of Victoria/ Gibi Saini)
Henry Kitchell was found safe after failing to return from a solo camping trip. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

UPDATE: Henry Kitchell found safe

61-year-old was the subject of a missing person report on Monday

Henry Kitchell was found safe after failing to return from a solo camping trip. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
A man has been charged with one count of second-degree murder in relation to an investigation into a pair of suspected homicides. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Man charged with murder as two Saanich homicide investigations continue

Christopher Cathcart faces a second-degree murder charge

A man has been charged with one count of second-degree murder in relation to an investigation into a pair of suspected homicides. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Saanich police closed off parts of Bethune Avenue as part of an investigation into a pair of homicides which are believed to be related Wednesday (Oct. 19). (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Two suspected homicides being investigated by Vancouver Island major crimes unit

Police said there is not believed to be any risk to the public

Saanich police closed off parts of Bethune Avenue as part of an investigation into a pair of homicides which are believed to be related Wednesday (Oct. 19). (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
A microscopic image of solidified carbon, which a new research paper says could be achieved by injecting captured carbon dioxide into porous rock on the ocean floor. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)

B.C. university probes removing CO2 by injecting it into the ocean floor

Modelling suggests the captured carbon dioxide could turn into rock in 25 years

A microscopic image of solidified carbon, which a new research paper says could be achieved by injecting captured carbon dioxide into porous rock on the ocean floor. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)
Two men have been arrested after drivers reported their windshields being smashed by objects dropped from a Saanich overpass on Oct. 10. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Windshields shattered by water balloons dropped from Vancouver Island overpass

Two men arrested with bucket of water balloons on overpass, driver uninjured

Two men have been arrested after drivers reported their windshields being smashed by objects dropped from a Saanich overpass on Oct. 10. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
The woman was struck while crossing the intersection of Quadra Street and Lily Avenue. (Google Maps)

B.C. woman pushing stroller seriously injured after being struck in intersection

The woman’s injuries are serious but not critical, the two children in the stroller were not injured

The woman was struck while crossing the intersection of Quadra Street and Lily Avenue. (Google Maps)
The donation of eight acres in Blenkinsop Valley is the biggest in the charity’s history. (Courtesy of The Land Conservancy of British Columbia)

Victoria woman donates 8 acres in biggest donation in Land Conservancy history

Joan Alston-Stewart left chunk of land in Saanich to TLC, valued in the millions

The donation of eight acres in Blenkinsop Valley is the biggest in the charity’s history. (Courtesy of The Land Conservancy of British Columbia)
Camosun College has taken the next step toward making its vision of a film studio on its Saanich campus a reality, and is now seeking pre-qualification requests from organizations which want to design, build, and operate it. (Courtesy of Camosun College)

Camosun College a step closer to launching on-campus film studio

Requests for pre-qualification are now open

Camosun College has taken the next step toward making its vision of a film studio on its Saanich campus a reality, and is now seeking pre-qualification requests from organizations which want to design, build, and operate it. (Courtesy of Camosun College)
First responders lines up outside Victoria General Hospital on Sept. 7as the last of six officers injured in a June 28 shooting outside a Saanich bank was released from the hospital. (submitted photo)

2 months later, final officer hurt in B.C. bank shootout released from hospital

Saanich police member was seriously injured in the June 28 shootout, will now recover at home

First responders lines up outside Victoria General Hospital on Sept. 7as the last of six officers injured in a June 28 shooting outside a Saanich bank was released from the hospital. (submitted photo)
A student struggles to navigate her bags through a set of barriers at the University of Victoria’s move-in day Sunday Sept. 4. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

New student housing adds nearly 400 beds at University of Victoria

New building also adds 715-seat dining hall that can serve 10,000 meals a day

A student struggles to navigate her bags through a set of barriers at the University of Victoria’s move-in day Sunday Sept. 4. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)