Saanich News Staff

A bear similar to this black bear is believed responsible for killing a llama in Saanich on Oct. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bear kills llama on Vancouver Island, prompting concerns over livestock

Officers could not track the bear they feel may not fear humans

A bear similar to this black bear is believed responsible for killing a llama in Saanich on Oct. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police say a family they were working to locate is safe and the investigation is closed. (Courtesy of Saanich police)

UPDATED: Saanich police say ‘missing’ family is safe, investigation closed

Police were working to ‘ensure the safety of the children,’ officer says

Saanich police say a family they were working to locate is safe and the investigation is closed. (Courtesy of Saanich police)
Python that went missing for a month on Vancouver Island is lost again

Python that went missing for a month on Vancouver Island is lost again

Same snake went missing in Victoria in July

Python that went missing for a month on Vancouver Island is lost again
The Saanich Police Department received a call about a hot dog being used as a projectile on Aug. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Airborne hot dog strikes Greater Victoria pedestrian

Police called to 4200-block of Quadra Street for hot dog incident

The Saanich Police Department received a call about a hot dog being used as a projectile on Aug. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
Missing Saanich woman’s body found near Malahat

Missing Saanich woman’s body found near Malahat

Shawnigan RCMP says death not considered suspicious, coroner service investigating

Missing Saanich woman’s body found near Malahat
Howard the Gnome ushers in Pumpkin Fest from his new home in Saanich

Howard the Gnome ushers in Pumpkin Fest from his new home in Saanich

Howard stands tall in the fields at Galey Farms this October

Howard the Gnome ushers in Pumpkin Fest from his new home in Saanich
The University of Victoria plays host to the “Victoria Invitational,” an eight-team NCAA Division Women’s basketball tournament this fall. (Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission @sportvictoriabc/Twitter)

NCAA basketball comes to University of Victoria this fall

Eight-team tournament features top university women’s basketball teams Nov. 28-30

The University of Victoria plays host to the “Victoria Invitational,” an eight-team NCAA Division Women’s basketball tournament this fall. (Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission @sportvictoriabc/Twitter)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Elderly B.C. driver has ‘too many’ distracted driving tickets

Motorist handed four-month driving prohibition for tickets tied to electronic-device usage

(Black Press Media file photo)
Kate Wells from DriveWise, recipients of the 2018 Family Business Excellence Award. (Black Press file photo)

Nominations open for Vancouver Island family business awards

Family Business Association Vancouver Island accepting nominations until Oct. 12

Kate Wells from DriveWise, recipients of the 2018 Family Business Excellence Award. (Black Press file photo)
Softball community grieving death of Vancouver Island teen with strep throat

Softball community grieving death of Vancouver Island teen with strep throat

Robin Carey, 13, was a standout softball and baseball player, twice representing Team Canada

Softball community grieving death of Vancouver Island teen with strep throat
Tanner Stevenson, centre right, is presented with the inaugural Const. Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship by Colin Plant (centre left), Victoria Shamrocks operations manager Jason Sperling (far right), and Cpl. Heinz Krauss (far left) on Aug. 13. (Photo by Jen Powley/Victoria Shamrocks)

Scholarship created for B.C. RCMP officer killed on-duty

Inaugural Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship awarded to young volunteer police reservist in Greater Victoria.

Tanner Stevenson, centre right, is presented with the inaugural Const. Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship by Colin Plant (centre left), Victoria Shamrocks operations manager Jason Sperling (far right), and Cpl. Heinz Krauss (far left) on Aug. 13. (Photo by Jen Powley/Victoria Shamrocks)