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Helen Weathered of Hair Flair in Brentwood Bay takes the scissors to Liza Glynn’s last bit of hair which she cut to donate to Wigs for Kids BC. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

‘It’s just hair:’ Central Saanich woman chops her locks for Wigs for Kids

Wigs for Kids BC will receive two 12-inch braids from Brentwood Bay resident Liza Glynn

Helen Weathered of Hair Flair in Brentwood Bay takes the scissors to Liza Glynn’s last bit of hair which she cut to donate to Wigs for Kids BC. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
The Peninsula chickens spending time at the CRD Animal Shelter by Elk Lake. Farmers and residents alike have called in and are showing up throughout the day to adopt the birds, some of which are in peak egg laying form. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Famous Peninsula chickens adopted out in days

CRD Animal Control re-homed 101 chickens corralled on the Peninsula

The Peninsula chickens spending time at the CRD Animal Shelter by Elk Lake. Farmers and residents alike have called in and are showing up throughout the day to adopt the birds, some of which are in peak egg laying form. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Sidney Assistant Fire Chief Joe Geary is moving on after 11 years with the department, having accepted a position as fire chief with Christina Lake Fire Rescue. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Sidney volunteer firefighter takes top job in Kootenay town

Assistant Fire Chief Joe Geary has accepted fire chief role in Christina Lake after a decade on the Peninsula

Sidney Assistant Fire Chief Joe Geary is moving on after 11 years with the department, having accepted a position as fire chief with Christina Lake Fire Rescue. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
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H1N1 strain of influenza hits hard in Greater Victoria

Island Health reports 197 lab-confirmed cases, some children in ICU

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Kurt Barner of the North Saanich Fire Department attempts to corral some unruly chickens in Wain Park. (Contributed/North Saanich Fire Department)

Chicken Run: Birds on the loose in North Saanich

Fire department, RCMP corral more than 20 unruly birds now in care of Animal Control

Kurt Barner of the North Saanich Fire Department attempts to corral some unruly chickens in Wain Park. (Contributed/North Saanich Fire Department)
Greater Victoria saw significant levels of rainfall this week, besting a record set in 1936. (Black Press file photo)

Torrential rains top 1936 record in Greater Victoria

Region accumulates one-third of typical January rainfall in just 36 hours

Greater Victoria saw significant levels of rainfall this week, besting a record set in 1936. (Black Press file photo)
A routine servicing of a police boat turned slightly disastrous Thursday when a truck slipped off the boat ramp at Lochside Waterfront Park in Sidney. (Contributed by Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

Truck submerged in Sidney after attempting to trailer RCMP boat

Pickup truck, trailer used to haul RCMP vessel slides off ramp at Lochside Waterfront Park

A routine servicing of a police boat turned slightly disastrous Thursday when a truck slipped off the boat ramp at Lochside Waterfront Park in Sidney. (Contributed by Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for much of Thursday, across Greater Victoria. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Greater Victoria under rainfall warning

Environment Canada issues weather alert expecting up to 30mm of rain Thursday

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for much of Thursday, across Greater Victoria. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
The Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization is made up of a group of roughly 20 highly trained volunteers who saw a busy 2018 year, says manager Kyle Van Delft (second from left, standing). (Twitter/PEMO)

2018 a busy year for Peninsula search and rescue team

Volume of calls up 21 per cent for volunteer crew who logged more than 4,000 hours

The Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization is made up of a group of roughly 20 highly trained volunteers who saw a busy 2018 year, says manager Kyle Van Delft (second from left, standing). (Twitter/PEMO)
This was the scene Sunday afternoon in North Saanich after a Volvo struck a pedestrian Dec. 30. Sidney/North Saanich RCMP report the man has since died of his injuries. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Pedestrian hit by car Sunday in North Saanich dies of his injuries

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call 250-656-3931

This was the scene Sunday afternoon in North Saanich after a Volvo struck a pedestrian Dec. 30. Sidney/North Saanich RCMP report the man has since died of his injuries. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Lego exhibit returns to the Sidney Museum Jan. 2 until March 19. (File photo)

Sidney Museum brings back Lego Exhibition bigger than ever

Hundreds of thousands of pieces on display in creations big and small during exhibit running Jan. 2 until March 31

The Lego exhibit returns to the Sidney Museum Jan. 2 until March 19. (File photo)
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SD63 launches new app to communicate with parents

Sangha rolls out in phases starting mid-January to send emergency alerts, eventually two-way communication tool

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High winds knock trees down, cause power outages across Peninsula

Tree fell across Highway 17, Central and North Saanich municipal halls closed

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The forested land where the Pugh family raised two generations will remain protected as part of a covenant with The Land Conservancy of BC. (Contributed)

Central Saanich family protects threatened ecosystem with land covenant

Agreement with The Land Conservancy of BC ensures property never developed, nor trees removed

The forested land where the Pugh family raised two generations will remain protected as part of a covenant with The Land Conservancy of BC. (Contributed)
Aaron Pritchett plays the Charlie White Theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre, Jan. 11. (Contributed)

Aaron Pritchett headed ‘Out on the Town’

National tour kicks off in Sidney Jan. 11 with David James, Kira Isabella

Aaron Pritchett plays the Charlie White Theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre, Jan. 11. (Contributed)
Briar Mayoh is all smiles as she arrives at the Victoria International Airport Wednesday as the 2-millionth passenger to travel through its doors. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Victoria International Airport welcomes 2-millionth passenger

Celebration extra special as arrival marks young woman’s move back home to the Island

Briar Mayoh is all smiles as she arrives at the Victoria International Airport Wednesday as the 2-millionth passenger to travel through its doors. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
A zodiac boat was launched from a BC Ferries vessel to rescue a boater whose vessel was sinking in the waters off Sidney Monday evening. (Contributed/Debbie Wiecke)

Ferry passenger on Sidney boat rescue: ‘It was like the Titanic’

Lone boater rescued by BC Ferries, who called the incident a ‘close call’

A zodiac boat was launched from a BC Ferries vessel to rescue a boater whose vessel was sinking in the waters off Sidney Monday evening. (Contributed/Debbie Wiecke)
Man rescued from sinking boat off the coast of Sidney

Man rescued from sinking boat off the coast of Sidney

Mayday call came into Coast Guard saying vessel had taken on water, BC Ferries dispatched to scene

Man rescued from sinking boat off the coast of Sidney
BC Ferries responded to a boater in distress Monday evening after his boat took on water between Moresby and Portland Islands. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Man rescued from sinking boat off the coast of Vancouver Island

Mayday call came into Coast Guard saying vessel had taken on water, BC Ferries dispatched to scene

BC Ferries responded to a boater in distress Monday evening after his boat took on water between Moresby and Portland Islands. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Unique jewels, coins stolen from Sidney home

Unique jewels, coins stolen from Sidney home

RCMP seeking public’s assistance in recovering items stolen earlier this month

Unique jewels, coins stolen from Sidney home