Peninsula News Staff

Central Saanich police are looking for information about this black BMW sedan as they believe it’s associated with a June 10 assault at Stelly’s Secondary School. (Courtesy of Central Saanich police)
Central Saanich police are looking for information about this black BMW sedan as they believe it’s associated with a June 10 assault at Stelly’s Secondary School. (Courtesy of Central Saanich police)
Greater Victoria is mourning the loss of Ritchie Li, who died after a battle with cancer on June 27. (Central Saanich Police Service/Facebook)

Central Saanich mourns loss of Ritchie Li

The Central Saanich Police Service member died of cancer June 27

Greater Victoria is mourning the loss of Ritchie Li, who died after a battle with cancer on June 27. (Central Saanich Police Service/Facebook)
Victoria International Airport is warning of long pre-board screening waits on June 27. (Black Press Media file photo)

Long pre-board waits expected at Victoria International Airport on Monday

Travellers urged to allow for lots of time before their scheduled departure

Victoria International Airport is warning of long pre-board screening waits on June 27. (Black Press Media file photo)
More than 1,700 residents in Sidney are without power Friday morning. (BC Hydro outage map)

UPDATE: Power restored in Sidney but outage cause remains a mystery

Friday morning outage saw more than 1,700 without power

More than 1,700 residents in Sidney are without power Friday morning. (BC Hydro outage map)
(Black Press Media File)

UPDATE: Suspect identified after two girls inappropriately touched at Saanich Peninsula restaurant

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP continuing investigation, says no further danger to public

(Black Press Media File)
Live music, face-painting, giveaways and fundraising for the Victoria Pride Society are among the activities taking place at Pride Day in Sidney on June 18 at Beacon Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Sidney BIA)

Sidney Pride Day to feature a variety of offerings

Event takes place June 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sidney’s Beacon Park

Live music, face-painting, giveaways and fundraising for the Victoria Pride Society are among the activities taking place at Pride Day in Sidney on June 18 at Beacon Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Sidney BIA)
Crewing challenges are blamed for a series of BC Ferries sailing cancellations between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen starting Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sailings cancelled between Tsawwassen, Swartz Bay for second weekend in a row

Queen of New Westminster trips cancelled Friday, Sunday due to staff shortage

Crewing challenges are blamed for a series of BC Ferries sailing cancellations between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen starting Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sidney Satellite outpatient lab will be closed until July 4. (Google streetview)

Sidney Satellite lab closing until July

Those needing services asked to use Saanich Peninsula Hospital or Sidney Lifelabs location

The Sidney Satellite outpatient lab will be closed until July 4. (Google streetview)
A new overpass at Keating Cross Road promises to ease delays and improve safety on Highway 17. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Province promises $57.6M toward Central Saanich overpass project at Keating

$76.8-million Pat Bay Highway project expected to go out for tender by fall

A new overpass at Keating Cross Road promises to ease delays and improve safety on Highway 17. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
After a two-year pause, Sidney’s St. Andrew Anglican Church is resuming its Wednesday Neighbours Lunch soup kitchen on June 8. (Courtesy of Unsplash)

Sidney church reopening Wednesday soup kitchen

St. Andrew Anglican Church restarts its free Neighbours Lunch June 8

After a two-year pause, Sidney’s St. Andrew Anglican Church is resuming its Wednesday Neighbours Lunch soup kitchen on June 8. (Courtesy of Unsplash)
Three people are hospitalized with serious stabbing injuries after an incident in a North Saanich home Friday evening, Sidney North Saanich RCMP say. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three hospitalized after stabbing incident in North Saanich

Sidney North Saanich RCMP were called to a Derrick Road residence Friday evening

Three people are hospitalized with serious stabbing injuries after an incident in a North Saanich home Friday evening, Sidney North Saanich RCMP say. (Black Press Media file photo)
Passengers with their luggage wait outside the arrivals area at Victoria International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. A suspicious package found at the departures check-in area around 1:30 p.m. prompted the airport, in coordination with police, to cancel incoming and outgoing flights for the rest of the day until the package could be properly dealt with. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

UPDATE: Victoria airport back to normal operations after ‘incendiary item’ found Tuesday

Flights were cancelled over a six-hour span, many travellers headed for ferry terminal

Passengers with their luggage wait outside the arrivals area at Victoria International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. A suspicious package found at the departures check-in area around 1:30 p.m. prompted the airport, in coordination with police, to cancel incoming and outgoing flights for the rest of the day until the package could be properly dealt with. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The musicians of the Sidney Concert Band under the conductorship of Bruce Ham will unleash their inner animals on May 29 during their annual spring concert at the Mary Winspear Centre, performing a series of animal-themed pieces. (Photo courtesy of Nicola Hestnes)

Carnival of the Animals in town when Sidney Concert Band performs May 29

The Lion King among the selections to be performed at the Mary Winspear Centre

The musicians of the Sidney Concert Band under the conductorship of Bruce Ham will unleash their inner animals on May 29 during their annual spring concert at the Mary Winspear Centre, performing a series of animal-themed pieces. (Photo courtesy of Nicola Hestnes)
A North Saanich firefighter gathers up a fawn, one of two found at the roadside, before reuniting it with its mother. (Twitter/North Saanich Fire)

North Saanich firefighters get in some R&R (rescuing and reuniting)

Emergency responders help roadside fawns find their moms

A North Saanich firefighter gathers up a fawn, one of two found at the roadside, before reuniting it with its mother. (Twitter/North Saanich Fire)
Laura Huebner, 47, was last seen April 24 at Victoria International Airport. (Courtesy Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

Police seek missing woman last seen at Victoria International Airport

Sidney North Saanich RCMP appeal to public to find woman who may be travelling to mid Island

Laura Huebner, 47, was last seen April 24 at Victoria International Airport. (Courtesy Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
Michael Tellier, 37, has been sentenced in relation to his 2020 child pornography possession arrest. (Black Press Media file)

Former Greater Victoria cadets instructor sentenced for child porn possession

Michael Ryan Tellier, arrested in 2020, led squadrons in North Saanich, Victoria

Michael Tellier, 37, has been sentenced in relation to his 2020 child pornography possession arrest. (Black Press Media file)
Emergency crews are responding to a multi-vehicle crash on West Shore Parkway. Northbound lanes are closed. (@28tory/Twitter)

UPDATE: Five sent to hospital after fiery multi-vehicle pile-up in Langford

Pat Bay Highway crash also sends one woman to hospital in a string of Friday morning crashes

Emergency crews are responding to a multi-vehicle crash on West Shore Parkway. Northbound lanes are closed. (@28tory/Twitter)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a man was injured Saturday, April 2, on Salt Spring Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police watchdog investigating after driver flees Salt Spring crash, lands in hospital

Man treated in hospital for serious injuries after police say he resisted arrest

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a man was injured Saturday, April 2, on Salt Spring Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
A 23-year-old missing man was found safe Feb. 27, according to Central Saanich police. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Missing man spotted in Central Saanich found safe

23-year-old found 11 days after being sighted

A 23-year-old missing man was found safe Feb. 27, according to Central Saanich police. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dubbed Sea Lionel Richie by his rescuers with the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, the stellar sea lion died on Feb. 10 – five days after being rescued from the beach. (Marine Mammal Rescue Centre/Facebook)

Sad end for Sea Lionel Richie, rescued off Central Saanich beach

Necropsy results pending after death of 2-year-old sea lion

Dubbed Sea Lionel Richie by his rescuers with the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, the stellar sea lion died on Feb. 10 – five days after being rescued from the beach. (Marine Mammal Rescue Centre/Facebook)