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Vikes track runner Jennifer Erickson stands atop the podium after her U SPORTS 3,000m win. (Courtesy of Electric Umbrella/Huskie Athletics)

Walk-on runner becomes national track champion in second lap at UVic

Jennifer Erickson the first Vikes runner to win U SPORTS gold medal since 2016

 

Police seized more than $100,000 in vaping products being sold to youth at local schools after executing a search warrant at a Saanich business Friday (March 6). (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

$100K in vaping products sold to kids via Snapchat on Vancouver Island seized

Federal Tobacco and Vaping Products Act prohibits sale of vaping products to anyone under age 18

 

A class action suit has been certified against the former Saanich grocery store assistant manager who secretly filmed his naked coworkers in the bathroom, while the Red Barn grocery location is also named after being accused of a toxic and sexualized work environment. (Black Press Media file photo)

Lawsuit targets B.C. grocery store and man who secretly filmed naked co-workers

Plaintiffs accuse Red Barn location’s former management of enabling a misogynist workplace

 

Saanich sisters Myla (left) and Leila Bui hope to enjoy bike rides together again as the family looks to customize an adaptive bike for Leila who requires a wheelchair. (1001 cranes 1 Wish/Facebook)

Mom astonished by flood of support, hopes custom bike can get Leila Bui cycling again

Tandem bike will allow Leila Bui to cycle with Saanich family again in wake of catastrophic injuries

Saanich sisters Myla (left) and Leila Bui hope to enjoy bike rides together again as the family looks to customize an adaptive bike for Leila who requires a wheelchair. (1001 cranes 1 Wish/Facebook)
Saanich sisters Myla (left) and Leila Bui hope to enjoy bike rides together again as the family uses an online platform to fund, or win, an adaptive bike for Leila who requires a wheelchair. (1001 cranes 1 Wish/Facebook)

Vote now to get traumatically injured Vancouver Island teen back on a bike

Family of Leila Bui hopes to win – or fundraise for – adaptive tandem bike

Saanich sisters Myla (left) and Leila Bui hope to enjoy bike rides together again as the family uses an online platform to fund, or win, an adaptive bike for Leila who requires a wheelchair. (1001 cranes 1 Wish/Facebook)
A Saanich school teacher has been disciplined for his behaviour. (Pixabay photo)
Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)
A Saanich school teacher has been disciplined for his behaviour. (Pixabay photo)
Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)
The University of Victoria’s men’s basketball team captured their second-straight Canada West title after defeating the University of Winnipeg on March 3, 2023. (Courtesy of Matt Macsemniuk/UVic Vikes)

Vikes earn back-to-back Canada West men’s basketball titles

UVic the top seed going into March 10-12 national championship

The University of Victoria’s men’s basketball team captured their second-straight Canada West title after defeating the University of Winnipeg on March 3, 2023. (Courtesy of Matt Macsemniuk/UVic Vikes)
Convicted of conspiring to kill his mother and grandmother more than 30 years ago, Darren Gowen – formerly Huenemann – is on day parole, extended six more months in a recent parole board decision. (Parole Board of Canada photo)

B.C. man who planned gruesome murders of mom, grandmother gets extended day parole

Darren Huenemann was 18 when he convinced his classmates to kill his family over inheritance

Convicted of conspiring to kill his mother and grandmother more than 30 years ago, Darren Gowen – formerly Huenemann – is on day parole, extended six more months in a recent parole board decision. (Parole Board of Canada photo)
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)
Diego Maffia, an Oak Bay Secondary Alum, led the Vikes men’s basketball team as they swept Thompson Rivers University on Jan. 27 and 28. (Courtesy of the University of Victoria Vikes)

Vikes retake top spot nationally as men’s basketball season winds down

UVic’s sweep of Thompson Rivers helps vault them bank into the one-seed

Diego Maffia, an Oak Bay Secondary Alum, led the Vikes men’s basketball team as they swept Thompson Rivers University on Jan. 27 and 28. (Courtesy of the University of Victoria Vikes)
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Multiple reports of racial abuse prompts Vancouver Island youth soccer statement

South Island soccer organizations pledge to take steps to eliminate all forms of abuse

(Metro Creative)
The College of Massage Therapists of B.C. has handed a 25-year ban to a Saanich massage therapist who secretly videoed women undressing. (Unsplash photo)

25-year ban for former B.C. massage therapist who secretly recorded women disrobing

Gilles-Phillipe Lavoie set up a cell phone to video his patients prior to a massage

The College of Massage Therapists of B.C. has handed a 25-year ban to a Saanich massage therapist who secretly videoed women undressing. (Unsplash photo)
RCMP major crimes Superintendent Sanjaya Wijayakoom speaks during a press conference where the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit released its investigation findings into the June 28, 2022, Saanich bank shootout. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Brothers aimed to kill police, didn’t expect to survive Saanich bank shootout

22-year-old Cowichan Valley brothers were killed in the June 2022 gunbattle outside BMO branch

RCMP major crimes Superintendent Sanjaya Wijayakoom speaks during a press conference where the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit released its investigation findings into the June 28, 2022, Saanich bank shootout. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Saanich police Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (Dec. 21) following the release of the IIO report into the June 28 shooting incident at a bank in Saanich which left six officer injured and two suspects dead. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Officers called ‘heroes who put lives on the line’ in wake of B.C. bank shootout report

Chiefs say report ‘paints a clear picture’ of what Victoria area officers faced, 4 still recovering

Saanich police Chief Dean Duthie speaks to the media Wednesday (Dec. 21) following the release of the IIO report into the June 28 shooting incident at a bank in Saanich which left six officer injured and two suspects dead. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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)
Sarah Fennell, along with several Greater Victoria parents, is speaking out after paying a $1,100 deposit for a daycare spot. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Saanich daycare kerfuffle reveals dire state of childcare in Greater Victoria

Non-refundable deposit not returned once parents learned of provider’s criminal history

Sarah Fennell, along with several Greater Victoria parents, is speaking out after paying a $1,100 deposit for a daycare spot. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
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)
A bison scapula and rib bones were found buried underneath a construction site in Saanich. The bones, which date back at least 12,000 years, were discovered on Oct. 19 and recovered Wednesday (Nov. 2). (Courtesy Broadmead Care)

Bison bones thousands of years old unearthed at Greater Victoria construction site

Bones estimated to be between 12,000 to 14,000 years old

A bison scapula and rib bones were found buried underneath a construction site in Saanich. The bones, which date back at least 12,000 years, were discovered on Oct. 19 and recovered Wednesday (Nov. 2). (Courtesy Broadmead Care)
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