Kristyn Anthony

Former Peninsula Panther Justin Isaac (right) is recovering in hospital after being hit by a car in Beijing where he has been coaching hockey. (GoFundMe)

Former Peninsula hockey coach hit by car in Beijing

Former Panther Justin Isaac needs second operation, friends set up GoFundMe to bring him home

Former Peninsula Panther Justin Isaac (right) is recovering in hospital after being hit by a car in Beijing where he has been coaching hockey. (GoFundMe)
The Victoria International Airport may be small but it will pass the 2 million passenger mark during the holiday season, forecasted to be a busy time for travellers. (iStock)

Travel tips for passing through the Victoria airport this holiday season

It may be small in size but Victoria International Airport was voted one of the top 10 busiest in Canada

The Victoria International Airport may be small but it will pass the 2 million passenger mark during the holiday season, forecasted to be a busy time for travellers. (iStock)
The leaders of various community groups who received donations from the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Club in Sidney pose with the club’s president, Johanna Emerick (centre). (Contributed/Gaye Phillips)

Sidney veterans club raises $29,000 for community organizations

Annual donation directly benefits Guides and Scouts, seniors centres, food bank, among others

The leaders of various community groups who received donations from the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Club in Sidney pose with the club’s president, Johanna Emerick (centre). (Contributed/Gaye Phillips)
Annual UVic Xmas tree sale goes on despite loss of beloved tree farmer

Annual UVic Xmas tree sale goes on despite loss of beloved tree farmer

Mike Fleming of Saanichton Christmas Tree Farm partnered with students for annual fundraiser for nearly 20 years

Annual UVic Xmas tree sale goes on despite loss of beloved tree farmer
Emily Lewis, 12, smiles as she waits for her call during rehearsal for ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ the annual Christmas pantomime from the Peninsula Players. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ make for Peninsula Christmas pantomime

Production runs Dec. 21 until Dec. 28 at Mary Winspear Centre

Emily Lewis, 12, smiles as she waits for her call during rehearsal for ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ the annual Christmas pantomime from the Peninsula Players. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
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Central Saanich looks to mirror ALC cannabis regulations

Amendment to land use bylaw to safeguard ALR land

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(L-R) The team who works behind the scenes to make sure the Sidney Community Christmas dinner goes off without a hitch includes: Kurtis Francis, store manager of Thrifty Foods in Sidney, chef Clara Knight, Patti Sanders of the Mary Winspear Centre, volunteer Sandra Rafferty, Dave Friend who will emcee the event, Santa sidekick Vern England, Dave Alexander, store manager of Save-on-Foods and Wendy Warshawski (seated).

Community Christmas dinner in Sidney ensures no one spends holidays alone

Annual event celebrates 19 years of serving up a festive feast with all the trimmings

(L-R) The team who works behind the scenes to make sure the Sidney Community Christmas dinner goes off without a hitch includes: Kurtis Francis, store manager of Thrifty Foods in Sidney, chef Clara Knight, Patti Sanders of the Mary Winspear Centre, volunteer Sandra Rafferty, Dave Friend who will emcee the event, Santa sidekick Vern England, Dave Alexander, store manager of Save-on-Foods and Wendy Warshawski (seated).
Food service workers at Victoria International Airport, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, rally outside the arrivals gate in July. (Peninsula News Review file photo)

Victoria airport workers reach contract agreement

Negotiations dragged on for a year-and-a-half with requests for better wages, job security

Food service workers at Victoria International Airport, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, rally outside the arrivals gate in July. (Peninsula News Review file photo)
The Linden Singers perform traditional Christmas carols for passerby on Beacon Avenue, Sunday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Linden Singers bring sounds of Christmas to Sidney streets

Traditional carolers will perform each weekend afternoon until Dec. 23

The Linden Singers perform traditional Christmas carols for passerby on Beacon Avenue, Sunday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Bob Henderson, second from right, was a member of 443 Squadron, killed in a 1994 helicopter crash near Saint John, N.B. (Contributed by Sharyl-Ann Henderson)

‘He would be so honoured’: Squadron mate looks to memorialize pilots killed in Sea King crash

Fellow airman, widow of pilot killed in 1994 crash petition for memorial sign along Pat Bay Highway

Bob Henderson, second from right, was a member of 443 Squadron, killed in a 1994 helicopter crash near Saint John, N.B. (Contributed by Sharyl-Ann Henderson)
BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver joins Premier John Horgan and Douglas College student Simka Marshall at a rally for Proportional Representation rally in Victoria, Oct. 23. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Vancouver Island communities top voter participation in electoral referendum

Parksville-Qualicum, Saanich North and the Islands, Oak Bay-Gordon Head cast most ballots

BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver joins Premier John Horgan and Douglas College student Simka Marshall at a rally for Proportional Representation rally in Victoria, Oct. 23. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Sand spit-dune habitat on James Island’s north spit – critical habitat for several endangered species. (Contributed/Nature Conservancy of Canada)

Tsawout Nation to hold fundraiser for James Island lawsuit costs

First Nation suing B.C., Canada for return of territory lost after Douglas treaties

Sand spit-dune habitat on James Island’s north spit – critical habitat for several endangered species. (Contributed/Nature Conservancy of Canada)
The Royal Canadian Air Force will retire its fleet of CH-124 Sea King helicopters after 55 years in use. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Royal Canadian Air Force retires CH-124 Sea King helicopters

Fleet will be replaced with CH-148 Cyclone aircraft at 443 Squadron in Patricia Bay

The Royal Canadian Air Force will retire its fleet of CH-124 Sea King helicopters after 55 years in use. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Mathew Stotyn, a Coast Capital employee in Sidney, not only donates his money but also his time, volunteering some 60 hours this year alone as well as his dedication to the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department. (Contributed)

Coast Capital in Sidney honours ‘Giving Tuesday’

Employees donate to local organizations, honour employee, a member of Sidney Volunteer Fire Department

Mathew Stotyn, a Coast Capital employee in Sidney, not only donates his money but also his time, volunteering some 60 hours this year alone as well as his dedication to the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department. (Contributed)
Members of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department battle the flames from a van that caught on fire Sunday evening on Resthaven Drive. (Contributed/Stacey Potter)

Van erupts into flames on Sidney street

Fire crews extinguish fire with no injuries reported, van a complete loss

Members of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department battle the flames from a van that caught on fire Sunday evening on Resthaven Drive. (Contributed/Stacey Potter)
The Magic of Christmas lights up Butchart Gardens from Dec. 1 until Jan. 6. (Twitter/Destination Greater Victoria)

Butchart Gardens invites you to the ‘Magic of Christmas’

Holiday celebration includes light installation, brass band with carollers, ice skating with Victoria Royals

The Magic of Christmas lights up Butchart Gardens from Dec. 1 until Jan. 6. (Twitter/Destination Greater Victoria)
Two new faces have joined the board of the Victoria Airport Authority. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Victoria Airport Authority announces two new board members

Allan Haynes and Paul Gerrard will represent Saanich, CRD respectively

Two new faces have joined the board of the Victoria Airport Authority. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Virginia MacLeod, librarian with the VIRL, reads to children at Sidney All Care Residence, having moved the weekly story time program to the care facility during renovations at the Sidney branch, bringing generations together for stories, songs and exercise. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

‘From 1 to 100’: Story time in Sidney written for all ages

Programming for readers 5 years and younger finds new location, more readers at local nursing home

Virginia MacLeod, librarian with the VIRL, reads to children at Sidney All Care Residence, having moved the weekly story time program to the care facility during renovations at the Sidney branch, bringing generations together for stories, songs and exercise. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
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North Saanich councillor resigns one month after election

Joscelyn Barnard announced resignation on Nov. 22

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Cindy Koira, who attends Stelly’s Secondary, says she’d like to see a golf program implemented as part the athletics program at the school. (Contributed/Shubha Hosalli Koira)

‘One stroke at a time’: Stelly’s golfer a steady champ

Cindy Koira named Vikes girls champion, with provincial and international tournament appearances

Cindy Koira, who attends Stelly’s Secondary, says she’d like to see a golf program implemented as part the athletics program at the school. (Contributed/Shubha Hosalli Koira)