Saanich 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)
Saanich police officers responding to multiple 911 calls about racing motorcycles Monday evening (June 6) on the Pat Bay Highway were unable to catch the riders. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Motorcyclists wanted after outrunning B.C. cops at speeds reaching 270 km/h

Police seek public help identifying trio of ‘dangerous’ riders on Pat Bay Hwy near Victoria

Saanich police officers responding to multiple 911 calls about racing motorcycles Monday evening (June 6) on the Pat Bay Highway were unable to catch the riders. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Two men were arrested on separate days in May on this sailboat, which was reported stolen from Cadboro Bay. One man was arrested on outstanding warrants, and the other is in court this month to face charges of possession of stolen property. (Courtesy BC RCMP)

B.C. pair arrested after drifting over US border on a stolen sailboat

One arrested on outstanding warrants, second let go, arrested later after discovery boat was stolen

Two men were arrested on separate days in May on this sailboat, which was reported stolen from Cadboro Bay. One man was arrested on outstanding warrants, and the other is in court this month to face charges of possession of stolen property. (Courtesy BC RCMP)
B.C.’s Independent Investigations Organization is looking into the circumstances of a man being severely bitten by a police dog as Saanich officers took him into custody on May 31. (Black Press Media file photo)

Watchdog investigating after police dog bites man during arrest in Saanich

Man bitten while being taken into custody, B.C. IIO looking into details of incident

B.C.’s Independent Investigations Organization is looking into the circumstances of a man being severely bitten by a police dog as Saanich officers took him into custody on May 31. (Black Press Media file photo)
Some of the remaining unclaimed artwork seized from a closed art gallery in Oak Bay in April by Saanich police during their investigation into potential fraud and other activities. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

200 art pieces still unclaimed after massive April seizure from Oak Bay art gallery

Charges of fraud, false pretense being prepared for Crown, Saanich police say

Some of the remaining unclaimed artwork seized from a closed art gallery in Oak Bay in April by Saanich police during their investigation into potential fraud and other activities. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
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)
Kim Venn at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in 2022. (Courtesy of UVic Photo Services)

B.C.-led astronomy team discovers traces of the universe’s first stars

Metal-poor cluster on outer edge of Milky Way galaxy a grouping of ancient stars

Kim Venn at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in 2022. (Courtesy of UVic Photo Services)
A hydrogen fuel pump in Vancouver. (Courtesy of Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association)

Vancouver Island’s first hydrogen fueling station opens in Saanich

Station one of five in B.C., latest of an additional 10 the province is funding

A hydrogen fuel pump in Vancouver. (Courtesy of Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association)
Saanich Police have closed Gorge Road West between Earl Grey Street and Donald Street following a crash at Gorge Road West and Millgrove Street. 
Travis Paterson/News Staff

Driver dies in Mother’s Day crash in Greater Victoria

Police seeking information after single-vehicle crash claims 30-year-old man

Saanich Police have closed Gorge Road West between Earl Grey Street and Donald Street following a crash at Gorge Road West and Millgrove Street. 
Travis Paterson/News Staff
Julia Baum pictured on Kiritimati, Republic of Kiribati, in 2014 during reef composition surveys. UVic was recognized as a global leader in climate action by Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. (Courtesy of Trisha Stovel/UVic)

UVic #2 for climate action, 12th overall in global post-secondary sustainability rankings

Times Higher Education report based on impact across UN’s sustainable development goals

Julia Baum pictured on Kiritimati, Republic of Kiribati, in 2014 during reef composition surveys. UVic was recognized as a global leader in climate action by Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. (Courtesy of Trisha Stovel/UVic)
Members of the 2021 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride through Ladysmith on a practice ride. (Photo by Duck Paterson)

Tour de Rock team unveiling marks start of Vancouver Island cancer fundraiser

Tillicum elementary in Saanich to host naming ceremony for 2022 team riders

Members of the 2021 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride through Ladysmith on a practice ride. (Photo by Duck Paterson)
The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team, here celebrating a win over top-seeded University of Alberta in the Canada West gold medal game, begin their U Sport Final 8 national championship tournament on April 1 i Edmonton. (Photo courtesy of Brad Hamilton/ Vikes Athletics and Recreation)

No. 2-seed Vikes men’s basketball tip-off at nationals against Carleton

UVic faces a legendary Ravens program in their Final 8 Friday opener

The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team, here celebrating a win over top-seeded University of Alberta in the Canada West gold medal game, begin their U Sport Final 8 national championship tournament on April 1 i Edmonton. (Photo courtesy of Brad Hamilton/ Vikes Athletics and Recreation)
Discussions around the amalgamation of Victoria and Saanich are back on the table now that in-person gatherings can continue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich, Victoria amalgamation exploration back on the docket

Citizens’ assembly not likely before October municipal elections

Discussions around the amalgamation of Victoria and Saanich are back on the table now that in-person gatherings can continue. (Black Press Media file photo)
The University of Victoria announced the opening of the first United Nations leadership training centre on North America’s west coast on March 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

First UN leadership training centre on West Coast lands at B.C. university

Purpose to strengthen global ties, address such issues as climate, innovation, health

The University of Victoria announced the opening of the first United Nations leadership training centre on North America’s west coast on March 22. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Saanich Police Department is investigating the death of an infant at Tillicum Mall March 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigating sudden death of infant at Greater Victoria mall

Saanich Police Department called to Tillicum Mall at 2:30 p.m. March 10

The Saanich Police Department is investigating the death of an infant at Tillicum Mall March 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ry Moran, a University of Victoria associate librarian of reconciliation, was one of the researchers involved in developing the Canadian Reconciliation Barometer’s first report. (Photo courtesy of Nardella Photography/University of Victoria)

Barometer finds gaps in understanding impact of Canadian residential schools

B.C. researcher helped craft report tracking state of Indigenous reconciliation in Canada

Ry Moran, a University of Victoria associate librarian of reconciliation, was one of the researchers involved in developing the Canadian Reconciliation Barometer’s first report. (Photo courtesy of Nardella Photography/University of Victoria)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a man died in Saanich during a police interaction on Feb. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Death in Greater Victoria spurs police watchdog investigation

Man found unresponsive later pronounced dead

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a man died in Saanich during a police interaction on Feb. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Saanich Police Department announced the arrest here of a 17-year-old suspect in a 2021 Toronto murder of a cab driver. (Black Press Media file photo)

17-year-old arrested in B.C. in the death of 73-year-old Toronto cabbie

Teen one of 4 people arrested in Saanich Jan. 28; was escorted back to Toronto to face charges

The Saanich Police Department announced the arrest here of a 17-year-old suspect in a 2021 Toronto murder of a cab driver. (Black Press Media file photo)
University of Victoria psychologist Nigel Mantou Lou led a research project studying Asian-Canadian discrimination in Canada. He and his team found that anti-Asian racism has increased during the pandemic. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)

B.C. study shows hate crimes against Asian Canadians increased during pandemic

Many survey participants fear their children will be bullied due to their Chinese identity

University of Victoria psychologist Nigel Mantou Lou led a research project studying Asian-Canadian discrimination in Canada. He and his team found that anti-Asian racism has increased during the pandemic. (Courtesy UVic Photo Services)