Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary

A brief history of Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary

If you’ve walked around Saanich’s Swan Lake nature sanctuary recently, you probably noticed the large floating cylinders around the lake.

The Greater Victoria municipalities, ranked

The Capital regional district encompasses 13 municipalities. Here’s the ultimate (and completely subjective) ranking of our municipalities. 
Jordan MacDougall at the campaign kickoff event. Photo by Ashlee Levy.

UVic student kicks off Saanich Council campaign

Jordan MacDougall kicked off his Saanich Council campaign on April 9 with a barbecue at Beckwith Park. MacDougall, a political science and Indigenous studies student, hosted the early campaign event…
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The Roundhouse Café nurtures a sense of community in Saanich

Emphasizing connection over consumerism The Roundhouse Café is a comfy coffee shop overlooking Rutledge Park on Cloverdale Avenue. It has a small patio enclosed by trees, and a cute little…
graphic of a house on wheels, secondary suite

Recent Saanich and Oak Bay decisions could make housing more accessible for UVic students

The Saanich council recently wrapped up ongoing studies and surveys on garden suites, and voted to legalize them as part of a plan to increase housing in the municipality. Oak…
Saanich city hall

District of Saanich Council passes motion increasing housing restriction on unrelated persons from four to six

Decision comes after homeowners, students, voiced opinions in all-day public hearing Following a marathon five-hour online public hearing on Saturday night, the District of Saanich Council voted to increase the…
Saanich city hall

Saanich Council to bring controversial housing bylaw to public forum

Last month, Saanich Council voted down a motion that would see the city treat unrelated and related people living together the same way in regard to a controversial housing bylaw…

A closer look at David Shebib, long-time Victoria independent candidate

In this election, Victoria had a crowded list of candidates. Independent David Shebib’s approach to politics could be described as “D.I.Y.” — he’s put hand-painted signs touting slogans such as…

Saanich’s rental bylaw system puts the onus on students, not landlords

"Saanich’s rental bylaw system, does little to protect students from inadequate housing conditions. Instead, the current system largely holds students — not landlords — responsible for bylaw violations of Saanich…

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