Wolf Depner

Sidney’s chief administrative officer says a lot of work needs to be done for the community to reach its carbon emission goals. (Black Press Media file photo)

A lot of work ahead for Sidney to meet its climate change emissions goals, says CAO

But Randy Humble also said reductions are achievable with community-wide effort

Sidney’s chief administrative officer says a lot of work needs to be done for the community to reach its carbon emission goals. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney has announced the official re-opening of Parking Lot B between Second and Third streets. The lot was unavailable during the construction of the Oceanna Building. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Downtown parking lot re-opens in Sidney

Re-opening of Parking Lot B adds 35 free public parking spaces

Sidney has announced the official re-opening of Parking Lot B between Second and Third streets. The lot was unavailable during the construction of the Oceanna Building. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney's Beacon Wharf

Sidney councillor says more process around Beacon Wharf needed

Coun. Peter Wainwright warns against expectations of quick action

Sidney's Beacon Wharf
Sidney is asking for feedback on a report that could limit the elevation of future buildings along Beacon Avenue. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney invites feedback on key OCP report

Oct. 20 deadline quickly approaching

Sidney is asking for feedback on a report that could limit the elevation of future buildings along Beacon Avenue. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Residents have until Oct. 15 to submit feedback on the future of Beacon Wharf. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney councillor invites public feedback as deadline for Beacon Wharf submissions approaches

Residents have until Oct. 15 to submit feedback on future of aging structure

Residents have until Oct. 15 to submit feedback on the future of Beacon Wharf. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are investigating the striking of a pedestrian by a vehicle on the Pat Bay Highway late Friday night (Oct. 8). (Black Press Media file photo)

Pedestrian struck by car on dark Pat Bay highway, Sidney woman in critical condition

Police seek dashcam footage relating to Friday night incident near McDonald Park Road

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are investigating the striking of a pedestrian by a vehicle on the Pat Bay Highway late Friday night (Oct. 8). (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews from North Saanich and Central Saanich assisted their colleagues from Sidney Volunteer Fire Department in responding to a fire at a thrift shop in Sidney. (Sidney Volunteer Fire Department/Twitter)

Fire in downtown Sidney causes minimal damage but offers timely reminder

Thrift shop fire started after flammable items were left near heat source

Crews from North Saanich and Central Saanich assisted their colleagues from Sidney Volunteer Fire Department in responding to a fire at a thrift shop in Sidney. (Sidney Volunteer Fire Department/Twitter)
The Peninsula Panthers, here in action on the road against the expansion Port Alberni Bombers, played four games in six days in the past week. This game ended in a 4-3 loss, after the Panthers led the Bombers 3-0. (Photo by Kaicee Trott)

Peninsula Panthers round out busy week with win over Saanich Predators

Panthers lose two close games vs. Comox Valley, watch 3-0 lead dissolve in Port Alberni

The Peninsula Panthers, here in action on the road against the expansion Port Alberni Bombers, played four games in six days in the past week. This game ended in a 4-3 loss, after the Panthers led the Bombers 3-0. (Photo by Kaicee Trott)
A pedestrian is seen crossing the street in North Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Nearly half of all B.C. crashes involving pedestrians happen between October and January

Collisions injure 2,600, kill 57 pedestrians on average each year in B.C.

A pedestrian is seen crossing the street in North Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)

Fraud reporting by Canadians down in 2020

Cost of fraud up despite drop in reports

Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)
Witch Prophet, also known as Ayo Leilani, synthesizes her mixed Ethiopian-Eritrean heritage with her experiences as an immigrant and Black queer woman into her music. A blend of jazz, hip-hop and soul supported by the DJing of her partner SUN SUN, she plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre Oct. 14. (Francesca Nocera/Submitted)

Witch Prophet foretells complex stories at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

The singer of mixed Ethiopian and Eritrean heritage performs Oct. 14

Witch Prophet, also known as Ayo Leilani, synthesizes her mixed Ethiopian-Eritrean heritage with her experiences as an immigrant and Black queer woman into her music. A blend of jazz, hip-hop and soul supported by the DJing of her partner SUN SUN, she plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre Oct. 14. (Francesca Nocera/Submitted)
The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department will visit homes to check smoke or carbon monoxide alarms. (Photo courtesy of Sidney Volunteer Fire Department)

Smoke alarms are a life-saving device

Sidney Volunteer Fire Department will inspect detectors

The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department will visit homes to check smoke or carbon monoxide alarms. (Photo courtesy of Sidney Volunteer Fire Department)
North Saanich is currently preparing a response to Pauquachin First Nation on resuming shellfish harvesting in Coles Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pauquachin First Nation asks North Saanich for additional help to restore shellfish harvest in Coles Bay

Closure of shellfish harvest marks violation of Aboriginal Treaty rights, public heard Monday

North Saanich is currently preparing a response to Pauquachin First Nation on resuming shellfish harvesting in Coles Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Saanich residents will have to wait at least until 2023 under current timelines to learn more about the future of plans that may lead to a library near North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich formalizes exclusion of possible library site from ALR

But council has also deferred review of library services until 2023

North Saanich residents will have to wait at least until 2023 under current timelines to learn more about the future of plans that may lead to a library near North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mayor Ryan Windsor (right) was among Central Saanich officials during the opening of the new playground at Tanner Park Sept. 29. (Photo courtesy of the District of Central Saanich)

Central Saanich opens up new playground

Playground is located at Tanner Park with youth having chosen the design

Mayor Ryan Windsor (right) was among Central Saanich officials during the opening of the new playground at Tanner Park Sept. 29. (Photo courtesy of the District of Central Saanich)
Clay Halliday, an arborist with the Town of Sidney, rakes down the soil after planting one of the 16 London planetrees (as seen in the background) planted Monday in Tulista Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney wraps up improvements to Tulista Park

Improvements include new London planetrees, wider pathway

Clay Halliday, an arborist with the Town of Sidney, rakes down the soil after planting one of the 16 London planetrees (as seen in the background) planted Monday in Tulista Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Theodore St. Denis had one goal and one assist as the Peninsula Panthers defeated the Nanaimo Buccaneers 6-0 Friday at Panorama Recreation Centre. The Panthers then beat the Kerry Park Islanders 5-4 Saturday night on the right. (Photo courtesy of the Peninsula Panthers)

Peninsula Panthers on the right edge with two victories over the weekend

VIJHL team first beats Nanaimo Buccaneers at home, then Kerry Park Islanders on the road

Theodore St. Denis had one goal and one assist as the Peninsula Panthers defeated the Nanaimo Buccaneers 6-0 Friday at Panorama Recreation Centre. The Panthers then beat the Kerry Park Islanders 5-4 Saturday night on the right. (Photo courtesy of the Peninsula Panthers)
While the organizers of the Sidney Street Market plan to return to the event’s historical downtown location, they are questioning the proposed setup of half an hour. (Black Press Media file photo)

Organizers of Sidney Street Market want more time to set up

Longer setup would help market recover, but one councillor raises questions about value of market

While the organizers of the Sidney Street Market plan to return to the event’s historical downtown location, they are questioning the proposed setup of half an hour. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vancouver-based Madison Olds plays the Mary Winspear Centre on Oct. 7 as part of the Seaside Sessions. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Emerging pop star to play Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

Oct. 7 headliner Madison Olds enjoys extensive following on TikTok, growing chart success

Vancouver-based Madison Olds plays the Mary Winspear Centre on Oct. 7 as part of the Seaside Sessions. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
Canadian soul singer Tanika Charles plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre Tuesday, Oct. 12. (Taha Muharuma/Submitted)

Soul musician Tanika Charles to brighten up Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

Charles arrives in Sidney as a two-time nominee for the Polaris Music Prize, Junos

Canadian soul singer Tanika Charles plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre Tuesday, Oct. 12. (Taha Muharuma/Submitted)