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North Saanich has signalled its support in principle for a regional EV charging network but Patricia Bay Park might not end up being the final location of North Saanich’s part of the network. (Courtesy of Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)

Regional EV charging network proposal gets green light from North Saanich in principle

But council also asks staff to work with CRD on future location

North Saanich has signalled its support in principle for a regional EV charging network but Patricia Bay Park might not end up being the final location of North Saanich’s part of the network. (Courtesy of Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)
Black Press was among the organizations taking place in the 2022 Victoria Pride Parade, the first in-person parade after two year of online celebrations. (Black Press Media/Facebook)

Greater Victoria marches for Pride on new parade route

First in-person parade after 2 years of online celebration saw tens of thousands of spectators

Black Press was among the organizations taking place in the 2022 Victoria Pride Parade, the first in-person parade after two year of online celebrations. (Black Press Media/Facebook)
North Saanich council plans to have a partnership meeting with Pauquachin First Nation to look at ways to help restore shellfish harvesting in Cole Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Restoration of shellfish harvesting in Coles Bay on agenda of North Saanich-Pauquachin First Nation meeting

First Nation has pointed to North Saanich as a source of pollution inhibiting shellfish harvesting

North Saanich council plans to have a partnership meeting with Pauquachin First Nation to look at ways to help restore shellfish harvesting in Cole Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of the North Saanich Fire Department participated in training sponsored by FortisBC to help them stay safe when approaching emergency situations involving natural gas or electricity. (Photo courtesy of FortisBC)

Training helps North Saanich firefighters fight natural gas fires

Training took place June 13 to 15 at North Saanich’s Wain Road hall

Members of the North Saanich Fire Department participated in training sponsored by FortisBC to help them stay safe when approaching emergency situations involving natural gas or electricity. (Photo courtesy of FortisBC)
Firefighters Steven Tyler, Barry Wills, Doug Sparks, Adam Pryer and Steve Bibb received their Blue Card Incident Commander Certification on June 11 during the department’s annual volunteer appreciation dinner. (Photo courtesy Sidney Volunteer Fire Department)

Appreciation dinner recognizes members of Sidney Volunteer Fire Department

Calls during dinner itself also kept crews busy

Firefighters Steven Tyler, Barry Wills, Doug Sparks, Adam Pryer and Steve Bibb received their Blue Card Incident Commander Certification on June 11 during the department’s annual volunteer appreciation dinner. (Photo courtesy Sidney Volunteer Fire Department)
All voters will be eligible to cast their ballots by mail in the upcoming municipal and school trustee elections this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)

All Saanich Peninsula voters eligible to cast ballots by mail in fall elections

Sidney, North Saanich confirm changes with Central Saanich to follow

All voters will be eligible to cast their ballots by mail in the upcoming municipal and school trustee elections this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Coun. Jack McClintock wants Amazon to help pay for the planned roundabout near the future Amazon building and argues that Sidney “survives” because of North Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich councillor wants Amazon to help pay for roundabout, says Sidney depends on North Saanich

Coun. Jack McClintock made those comments during debate over planned roundabout

Coun. Jack McClintock wants Amazon to help pay for the planned roundabout near the future Amazon building and argues that Sidney “survives” because of North Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Const. Dan Steffes and Const. Ravi Gunasinghe of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP joined students from LAU,WELNEW Tribal School on June 7 to raise awareness about traffic safety along West Saanich Road as part of an ICBC campaign that sees children draw pictures. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Campaign to slow down traffic near WSANEC school picks up momentum

Traffic speeding past LAU,WELNEW Tribal School on West Saanich Road

Const. Dan Steffes and Const. Ravi Gunasinghe of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP joined students from LAU,WELNEW Tribal School on June 7 to raise awareness about traffic safety along West Saanich Road as part of an ICBC campaign that sees children draw pictures. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A new report finds that the cost for the planned roundabout at Beacon Avenue West and Galaran Road is expected to remain at $5 million. (Black Press Media file photo)

Federal grant application could lower local costs for Sidney roundabout

Costs of roundabout at Beacon Avenue West and Galaran Road remains at $5 million

A new report finds that the cost for the planned roundabout at Beacon Avenue West and Galaran Road is expected to remain at $5 million. (Black Press Media file photo)
Charles Elliot, left, designed the Salish house post unveiled on Tuesday morning at the Saanich School District offices in Central Saanich. As lead carver, Elliott’s son Chazz (far right) received help from brother Matt Parlby and sister Cedar Shackelly to complete the piece. The unveiling coincided with National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Salish house post unveiled in Central Saanich sends message of reconciliation

Saanich School District commissioned the piece from Charles Elliot in 2018

Charles Elliot, left, designed the Salish house post unveiled on Tuesday morning at the Saanich School District offices in Central Saanich. As lead carver, Elliott’s son Chazz (far right) received help from brother Matt Parlby and sister Cedar Shackelly to complete the piece. The unveiling coincided with National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney-based Mountain Dream Productions staged two showings of ANASTASIA at Victoria’s Royal Theatre over the weekend, first in the evening of June 18, then in the afternoon of June 19. (Photo courtesy of Mountain Dream Productions)

Sidney-based production company dazzles audiences

Sidney-based Mountain Dream Productions staged two showings of ANASTASIA at Victoria’s Royal…

Sidney-based Mountain Dream Productions staged two showings of ANASTASIA at Victoria’s Royal Theatre over the weekend, first in the evening of June 18, then in the afternoon of June 19. (Photo courtesy of Mountain Dream Productions)
The Victoria Police Department has seen a decline in youth violence since issuing a warning in May for swarms of youth flocking downtown. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police report ‘significant decline’ in calls for youth-related violence

No incidents of violence or vandalism reported during past two weeks

The Victoria Police Department has seen a decline in youth violence since issuing a warning in May for swarms of youth flocking downtown. (Black Press Media file photo)
Travellers on BC Ferries had to deal with announced as well as unexpected cancellations of service between Greater Victoria and Greater Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)

Unexpected cancellations and delays impact ferry service Sunday between Greater Victoria and Lower Mainland

Travellers had to deal with unexpected cancellations and delays caused by a medical emergency

Travellers on BC Ferries had to deal with announced as well as unexpected cancellations of service between Greater Victoria and Greater Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)
Farms in Central Saanich generated some $24.1 million in operating revenues in 2021, but much of that revenue comes from a handful of large-scale operations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Saanich farms generated $24.1 million in revenue in 2021

Most of the revenue, however, came from a handful of large-scale operations

Farms in Central Saanich generated some $24.1 million in operating revenues in 2021, but much of that revenue comes from a handful of large-scale operations. (Black Press Media file photo)
Watch out! Velma the Velociraptor had her choice of unsuspecting victims during Sidney’s Treat Street on Halloween Eve in 2019 organized by the Sidney Business Improvement Area. Council Monday renewed the five-year-agreement governing the special levy for the area.(Black Press media file photo)

Levy to support downtown Sidney renewed for another five years

Sidney BIA includes downtown core, but also Cedarwood Inn and Suites

Watch out! Velma the Velociraptor had her choice of unsuspecting victims during Sidney’s Treat Street on Halloween Eve in 2019 organized by the Sidney Business Improvement Area. Council Monday renewed the five-year-agreement governing the special levy for the area.(Black Press media file photo)
This picture taken by cellphone from a distance shows the juvenile eagle said to be receiving care at Wild ARC based in Metchosin after leaving its nest in Sidney. (Black Press Media file photo)

Arborist says crews were working on the ground but not on the tree with the nest left by an eagle in Sidney

Nathan Franklyn said company open to help in the return of the animal to its nest

This picture taken by cellphone from a distance shows the juvenile eagle said to be receiving care at Wild ARC based in Metchosin after leaving its nest in Sidney. (Black Press Media file photo)
Washington State Ferries said a return of the Sidney-Anacortes ferry run is not expected to resume until summer 2023 at the earliest. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney-Anacortes ferry won’t sail until summer 2023 at the earliest

The historic ferry service started 100 years ago

Washington State Ferries said a return of the Sidney-Anacortes ferry run is not expected to resume until summer 2023 at the earliest. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith said the draft OCP promises a more holistic approach. Council has scheduled a public hearing June 27 after giving two readings to the OCP bylaw. (Courtesy of the Town of Sidney)

Sidney’s draft Official Community Plan set for public hearing June 27

Coun. Peter Wainwright also warns against delays in adopting new OCP

Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith said the draft OCP promises a more holistic approach. Council has scheduled a public hearing June 27 after giving two readings to the OCP bylaw. (Courtesy of the Town of Sidney)
This picture taken by cellphone from a distance shows a juvenile eagle that is receiving care at Wild ARC in Metchosin, after leaving its nest and later appearing on the driveway of a nearby Sidney home in a troubled state on Tuesday. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Distressed juvenile eagle receiving care after leaving nest in Sidney

It’s not clear why eagle left the nest, animal rehab crews hopeful it can be returned

This picture taken by cellphone from a distance shows a juvenile eagle that is receiving care at Wild ARC in Metchosin, after leaving its nest and later appearing on the driveway of a nearby Sidney home in a troubled state on Tuesday. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
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Andrew Lohr, facilities maintenance supervisor with the Town of Sidney re-touches the crosswalk at the entrance of Sidney’s Beacon Park on June 1. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney shows its Pride

Celebrations continue with Pride Day in Beacon Park

painting with pride
Andrew Lohr, facilities maintenance supervisor with the Town of Sidney re-touches the crosswalk at the entrance of Sidney’s Beacon Park on June 1. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)