Saanich

Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)

Neighbourhood block party helps B.C. residents heal after trauma of bank shootout

ER nurse who cared for 2 wounded officers, is married to ERT member, organized event

 

Saanich-based researcher Teale Phelps Bondaroff holds dried sea cucumbers at a market in Singapore. (Photo courtesy of OceansAsia)

Cool as a sea cucumber: B.C. researcher exposing organized crime’s underwater tentacles

Documentary on south Asian marine poaching spurred by work of Teale Phelps Bondaroff and team

 

Saanich police Chief Const. Dean Duthie forms a heart in a photo from a tweet posted Friday (Aug. 5), the day one of the officers seriously injured in a June 28 shootout at a Saanich bank was discharged from Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Dean Duthie/Twitter)

Island officer wounded in bank shooting greeted warmly upon hospital discharge

Officer hospitalized in June 28 shootout will continue to heal from home, chief says

 

Jeff Buziak, father of Lindsay Buziak, who was murdered in 2008 in Saanich, has hired a private investigation and research firm to help move the case forward. (Black Press file photo)

Father of murder victim Lindsay Buziak hires investigators to look into Saanich case

Vancouver firm also retained to help Jeff Buziak defence in defamation suit

Jeff Buziak, father of Lindsay Buziak, who was murdered in 2008 in Saanich, has hired a private investigation and research firm to help move the case forward. (Black Press file photo)
Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie addresses media during a briefing on the conditions of the three Saanich officers wounded in a bank robbery. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Officer badly injured in fatal B.C. bank shootout moved out of intensive care

Injured Saanich police officers recovering, department as a whole working on healing process

Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie addresses media during a briefing on the conditions of the three Saanich officers wounded in a bank robbery. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Rowing Canada Aviron president Carol Purcer speaks at Elk Lake in Saanich during an announcement of funding benefiting rowing programs on Tuesday (July 5). (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Rowing community on Vancouver Island welcomes restart funding

Funding coming for grassroots programs, national training centre infrastructure

Rowing Canada Aviron president Carol Purcer speaks at Elk Lake in Saanich during an announcement of funding benefiting rowing programs on Tuesday (July 5). (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie addresses media during a Tuesday (July 5) briefing on the conditions of three Saanich officers wounded while responding as members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team to a bank robbery on June 28. Three Victoria officers with GVERT were also injured in the response. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

UPDATE: Two Saanich officers still in hospital one week after fatal bank shootout

Chief reconsiders naming officers after speaking with them and families

Saanich Police Department Chief Const. Dean Duthie addresses media during a Tuesday (July 5) briefing on the conditions of three Saanich officers wounded while responding as members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team to a bank robbery on June 28. Three Victoria officers with GVERT were also injured in the response. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, the 22-year-old brothers from Duncan B.C. killed by police outside a Greater Victoria bank June 28 in Saanich, each made previous contact with the Canadian Armed Forces. (Courtesy of BC RCMP)

Vancouver Island bank heist brothers sampled Canadian military, never served: CAF

Mathew Auchterlonie applied but failed aptitude test, Isaac did Soldier for a Day

Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, the 22-year-old brothers from Duncan B.C. killed by police outside a Greater Victoria bank June 28 in Saanich, each made previous contact with the Canadian Armed Forces. (Courtesy of BC RCMP)
Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, 22-year-old twins from Duncan, have been identified by police as the suspects killed during an exchange of gunfire June 28 at a bank in Saanich. (Courtesy of BC RCMP)

UPDATE: Saanich bank shootout suspects confirmed as 22-year-old twins from Duncan

No motive is known and police continue to ask the public to come forward with any information

Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, 22-year-old twins from Duncan, have been identified by police as the suspects killed during an exchange of gunfire June 28 at a bank in Saanich. (Courtesy of BC RCMP)
BC RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Alex Berube speaks Saturday (July 2) during a media update on the investigation into the June 28 bank robbery in Saanich, which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

UPDATE: Saanich bank shootout suspects confirmed as 22-year-old twins from Duncan

No motive is known and police continue to ask the public to come forward with any information

BC RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Alex Berube speaks Saturday (July 2) during a media update on the investigation into the June 28 bank robbery in Saanich, which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Thursday (June 30) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

VIDEO: Police, coroners working to identify suspects in Saanich bank shootout

Police looking for information on vehicle believed to be associated with suspects

Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Thursday (June 30) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (June 29) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Explosive device disposed of, officer in intensive care after deadly B.C. bank shootout

3 officers shot in bank robbery attempt recovering at home, 3 others still in hospital

Saanich Police Department Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (June 29) to provide an update on the investigation into a bank robbery in Saanich Tuesday (June 28) which left two suspects dead and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Police stand watch over the scene of a bank robbery Tuesday in Saanich which left two suspects killed and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Saanich block remains closed for police investigation into fatal bank robbery

Saanich, Victoria and Esquimalt mayors issue joint statement calling for support

Police stand watch over the scene of a bank robbery Tuesday in Saanich which left two suspects killed and six police officers injured. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Direct University of Victoria activities, those of its students and alumni, added an estimated $3.3 billion to B.C.’s economy for the 2019-20 fiscal year, according to a new independent study. (Black Press Media file photo)

University of Victoria drives billions of dollars on Vancouver Island: study

UVic adds $3.3 billion to provincial economy, benefits extend through society

Direct University of Victoria activities, those of its students and alumni, added an estimated $3.3 billion to B.C.’s economy for the 2019-20 fiscal year, according to a new independent study. (Black Press Media file photo)
Great blue herons, like this one pictured off the coast of South Oak Bay between Kitty Islet and the Victoria Golf Club, are among at-risk species affected by dogs in Greater Victoria’s migratory bird sanctuaries. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Federal report deems dogs the greatest risk to south Island’s migratory birds

Off-leash dogs, disturbed birds throughout Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Great blue herons, like this one pictured off the coast of South Oak Bay between Kitty Islet and the Victoria Golf Club, are among at-risk species affected by dogs in Greater Victoria’s migratory bird sanctuaries. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
St. Michaels University School student Dave Duru hopes to study medicine at Cambridge University in the U.K., which has accepted him into its direct-entry medicine program. (Courtesy SMUS)

U.K.’s iconic Cambridge calls to highly touted Vancouver Island high school student

Saanich teen Dave Duru one of 22 international students accepted for unique medicine program

St. Michaels University School student Dave Duru hopes to study medicine at Cambridge University in the U.K., which has accepted him into its direct-entry medicine program. (Courtesy SMUS)
Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games on south Vancouver Island

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marked 99 days to the Games

Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.
A yellow-bellied marmot will be sent back to the mainland after capture in Saanich. (Courtesy Wild ARC)

Yellow-bellied marmot stowaway sent back to B.C. mainland where it belongs

Remember Roger? The yellow-bellied marmot came in 2008 and evaded all traps

A yellow-bellied marmot will be sent back to the mainland after capture in Saanich. (Courtesy Wild ARC)
Madeleine McPherson, a UVic civil engineer, was instrumental in the creation of Canada’s new Energy Modelling Hub . (Courtesy of UVic photo services)

B.C. researchers with 1st-in-Canada energy modelling centre take aim at decarbonization

Three schools collaborating to provide evidence-based energy models, inform governments

Madeleine McPherson, a UVic civil engineer, was instrumental in the creation of Canada’s new Energy Modelling Hub . (Courtesy of UVic photo services)
An ecstatic Boardworks diver Renee Batalla embraces coach Tommy McLeod after winning gold in the women’s 10-metre platform event in the 2022 Diving Canada Summer Senior National Championships at Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Antoine Saito/Courtesy of Diving Canada)

Boardworks crew shines as Vancouver Island hosts Diving Canada nationals

Double gold for Bryden Hattie, surprise gold in 10-metre platform for Renee Batalla

An ecstatic Boardworks diver Renee Batalla embraces coach Tommy McLeod after winning gold in the women’s 10-metre platform event in the 2022 Diving Canada Summer Senior National Championships at Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Antoine Saito/Courtesy of Diving Canada)