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An early afternoon crash at Island View Road and the Pat Bay Highway snarls traffic Thursday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

UPDATED: Crash at Island View and Pat Bay snarls traffic

Drive BC reports some lane closures while emergency crews clear scene

An early afternoon crash at Island View Road and the Pat Bay Highway snarls traffic Thursday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
BC Ferries adds extra sailings for holiday travel

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for holiday travel

Later sailings include 10 p.m. and midnight departures on select dates

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for holiday travel
Jann Arden popped around downtown Sidney while in town for a run of two shows with her band followed by a speaking engagement Sunday evening. (Instagram/Jann Arden)

Jann Arden spotted strolling through Sidney

Canadian singer, songwriter, author in town for two sold-out performances, speaking engagement at Mary Winspear

Jann Arden popped around downtown Sidney while in town for a run of two shows with her band followed by a speaking engagement Sunday evening. (Instagram/Jann Arden)
Corrie Sachs will bring her show, Reba Las Vegas! to the Mary Winspear Centre, Dec. 14. (Contributed)

‘Reba Las Vegas!’ McEntire tribute artist takes Sidney stage

Straight from Bally’s show in Vegas, impersonator Corrie Sachs in town for one night only

Corrie Sachs will bring her show, Reba Las Vegas! to the Mary Winspear Centre, Dec. 14. (Contributed)
Greater Victoria hotels named best in Canada

Greater Victoria hotels named best in Canada

Beacon Inn at Sidney ranks third in 3-star category, Magnolia and Abigail’s also named

Greater Victoria hotels named best in Canada
There isn’t much left these days that costs just $1 – but starting Monday that’s what a coffee will run you at McDonald’s. (Twitter/McDonaldsCanada)

McDonald’s brings back $1 coffee

Deal runs from Nov. 19 until Dec. 16 in Greater Victoria

There isn’t much left these days that costs just $1 – but starting Monday that’s what a coffee will run you at McDonald’s. (Twitter/McDonaldsCanada)
Lined with book shops, clothing boutiques and countless cafes and restaurants, Sidney’s Beacon Avenue ends with a picturesque view of the Salish Sea. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

‘Book nerds unite!’ Sidney voted one of Canada’s most cozy cities

Coveted for its bookstores and picturesque views, Expedia.ca ranks town No. 12 on list of 55 cities

Lined with book shops, clothing boutiques and countless cafes and restaurants, Sidney’s Beacon Avenue ends with a picturesque view of the Salish Sea. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is looking to identify a man believed to be connected with stolen credit cards. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

Police looking to identify man allegedly using stolen credit cards

Several credit cards were used after being stolen from vehicles in Sidney

The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is looking to identify a man believed to be connected with stolen credit cards. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP and many other emergency services assisted a woman 400 feet from shore on Friday morning. (Black Press File)

Woman rescued off coast of Vancouver Island near Sidney

First responders assist woman 400 feet away from shore

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP and many other emergency services assisted a woman 400 feet from shore on Friday morning. (Black Press File)
RCMP seek missing Sidney man

RCMP seek missing Sidney man

Jeffrey Parry was last seen in Lochside area of Sidney Hallowe’en night

RCMP seek missing Sidney man
Police are looking for missing 28-year-old Howard Baker, who was last seen in Sidney on Oct. 28. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

UPDATE: Sidney/North Saanich RCMP locate missing man

Howard Baker was the subject of a search and rescue mission Wednesday morning

Police are looking for missing 28-year-old Howard Baker, who was last seen in Sidney on Oct. 28. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
Police are looking for missing 28-year-old Howard Baker, who was last seen in Sidney on Oct. 28. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

UPDATE: Sidney/North Saanich RCMP locate missing Sidney man

Howard Baker, 28, was last seen on Oct. 28 and found safely Oct. 31

Police are looking for missing 28-year-old Howard Baker, who was last seen in Sidney on Oct. 28. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
Smash your pumpkin for a good cause at Heritage Acres

Smash your pumpkin for a good cause at Heritage Acres

Smash CF goes Saturday, Nov. 3

Smash your pumpkin for a good cause at Heritage Acres
This will be the first time North America has hosted the World Rowing Coastal Championships. (Twitter/wrcc2018)

Sidney hosting world rowing coastal championships this weekend

More than 400 rowers from 24 countries will be taking part in the four-day event

This will be the first time North America has hosted the World Rowing Coastal Championships. (Twitter/wrcc2018)
Passengers at the Victoria International Airport line up at the security screening entrance during the start of the BC Day long weekend. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Victoria airport hosts cannabis information session

Oct. 11 event features RCMP, Island Health and airport authority

Passengers at the Victoria International Airport line up at the security screening entrance during the start of the BC Day long weekend. (Steven Heywood/News staff)
BC Ferries is looking for Canadian shipyards to provide expressions of interest to build five new ships. (BC Ferries photo)

BC Ferries wants five new ships

Sights set on Canadian shipyards to build vessels for local routes

BC Ferries is looking for Canadian shipyards to provide expressions of interest to build five new ships. (BC Ferries photo)
Woodwynn Farms was purchased by the province via BC Housing and will become a therapeutic farm. (Hugo Wong/News File Photo)

Cool Aid Society cleans up Woodwynn Farms

Casual labour pool helps to clear debris

Woodwynn Farms was purchased by the province via BC Housing and will become a therapeutic farm. (Hugo Wong/News File Photo)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP blocked a section of Lands End Road for several hours on Monday, July 10. (Hugo Wong/Peninsula News Review)

Crash closes Lands End Road in North Saanich

Police say it was a single vehicle crash that led to the closure

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP blocked a section of Lands End Road for several hours on Monday, July 10. (Hugo Wong/Peninsula News Review)
(Image provided by BCLC)

Sidney man wins $500K in Lotto 6/49

And this isn’t the first time that Robert Scott has defied the odds

(Image provided by BCLC)
$10,000 worth of tools stolen from Central Saanich construction site

$10,000 worth of tools stolen from Central Saanich construction site

Police say thieves would have needed a moving truck

$10,000 worth of tools stolen from Central Saanich construction site