Saanich Peninsula

North Saanich Municipal Hall. The District released its annual report last week. (Peninsula News Review)

Pig shelter at Sandown Agricultural Lands comes down

North Saanich warned centre of stop-work order and possible fine

 

The District of North Saanich has issued a notice to remove this floating structure from the waters off Lillan Hoffar Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Boat owner ordered to vacate waters off North Saanich park

Couple have been living in floating structure off Lillian Hoffar Park for a number of years

 

Kit Thornton, chief aquarist at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, plays with Wanda, the female Giant Pacific octopus currently residing at the centre. The centre will release Wanda back into the wild next month. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

An octopus named Wanda will soon say goodbye to Sidney

Wanda’s personality is ‘complete opposite’ of previous octopus named after Dr. Bonnie Henry

 

Kit Thornton, chief aquarist at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, plays with Wanda, the female Giant Pacific octopus currently residing at the centre. The centre will release Wanda back into the wild next month. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

An octopus named Wanda will soon say goodbye to Sidney

Wanda’s personality is ‘complete opposite’ of previous octopus named after Dr. Bonnie Henry

Kit Thornton, chief aquarist at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, plays with Wanda, the female Giant Pacific octopus currently residing at the centre. The centre will release Wanda back into the wild next month. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
American bullfrogs will eat anything that fits inside their mouth, including native and endangered frogs and salamanders, songbirds, mice and snakes. Islands Trust Conservancy has received funding for a project to clear them off Sidney Island. (Black Press Media File)

Islands Trust Conservancy gets funds to fend off bullfrogs on Sidney Island

The $25,000 comes from provincial government program worth $10 million

American bullfrogs will eat anything that fits inside their mouth, including native and endangered frogs and salamanders, songbirds, mice and snakes. Islands Trust Conservancy has received funding for a project to clear them off Sidney Island. (Black Press Media File)
North Saanich Municipal Hall. The District released its annual report last week. (Peninsula News Review)

North Saanich cuts proposed tax increase to 2.84 per cent

Coun. Brett Smyth tells residents to ‘suck it up’ when it comes to taxes

North Saanich Municipal Hall. The District released its annual report last week. (Peninsula News Review)
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Greater Victoria Canadian Tire locations will fund a new 13,200 square foot accessible multi-sport court at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media File)

$1.2-M accessible multi-sport court coming to North Saanich rec centre

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities gifts facility to Peninsula Recreation Commission

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Greater Victoria Canadian Tire locations will fund a new 13,200 square foot accessible multi-sport court at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media File)
Spot, a 15-year-old Clydesdale, says hello to Coun. Niall Paltiel as Donna Friedlander of Tally-Ho Carriage Tours, stands in the parking lot of the Prairie Inn Neighbourhood Pub. Central Saanich council Monday tasked staff to look into a permanent ‘hitching post’ in the Saanichton Village neighbourhood to help boost the local tourism industry. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Horse carriages could soon trot down Central Saanich streets

Proposed hitching post in Saanichton would aim to draw visitors to the Peninsula

Spot, a 15-year-old Clydesdale, says hello to Coun. Niall Paltiel as Donna Friedlander of Tally-Ho Carriage Tours, stands in the parking lot of the Prairie Inn Neighbourhood Pub. Central Saanich council Monday tasked staff to look into a permanent ‘hitching post’ in the Saanichton Village neighbourhood to help boost the local tourism industry. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Tim Szo, who is in Grade 12 of Stelly’s Secondary School’s French immersion program, says in-person teaching has helped him value being able to speak French face-to-face. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Central Saanich student values face-to-face teaching en francais

Tim Szo feels grateful for having had in-person instruction

Tim Szo, who is in Grade 12 of Stelly’s Secondary School’s French immersion program, says in-person teaching has helped him value being able to speak French face-to-face. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Suzanne Rose and her daughter Kristin Iadarola stand out their business Cameron Rose. The business was the recent victim of a brazen shoplifting incident. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney retailer takes shoplifting personally

Suzanne Rose hopes social media post will help track down suspect

Suzanne Rose and her daughter Kristin Iadarola stand out their business Cameron Rose. The business was the recent victim of a brazen shoplifting incident. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Tracey McCullough, owner of Garden Child Care Centre, standing at the intersection of Mills and Littlewood roads with Heather Hastings, seven-year-old Jack Hastings, Cory Hastings, and five-year-old Felix Hastings. McCullough has been calling for a crosswalk at that location, echoing a previous appeal by the Hastings, who own the building. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Owner of North Saanich daycare calls for crosswalk

Tracey McCullough says she has been happy with the response of the District of North Saanich

Tracey McCullough, owner of Garden Child Care Centre, standing at the intersection of Mills and Littlewood roads with Heather Hastings, seven-year-old Jack Hastings, Cory Hastings, and five-year-old Felix Hastings. McCullough has been calling for a crosswalk at that location, echoing a previous appeal by the Hastings, who own the building. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Hundreds of child care spaces will be available in Greater Victoria in the coming two years. (Unsplash)

120 people on North Saanich daycare’s waitlist

Province says it will announce funding for new spaces in the spring

Hundreds of child care spaces will be available in Greater Victoria in the coming two years. (Unsplash)
Central Saanich Police Service recorded an uptick in property crime in 2020 relative to 2019 with thefts under $5,000 and mischief on the rise. Break-and-enters, meanwhile, dropped. (Central Saanich Police/Submitted)

Central Saanich Police Service records increase in property crimes in 2020

Chief Constable Ian Lawson said mischief and theft under $5,000 accounted for most of that increase

Central Saanich Police Service recorded an uptick in property crime in 2020 relative to 2019 with thefts under $5,000 and mischief on the rise. Break-and-enters, meanwhile, dropped. (Central Saanich Police/Submitted)
Central Saanich, here seen from the top of John Dean Park last month, has launched its Official Community Plan review, joining Sidney and North Saanich (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Central Saanich launches Official Community Plan review

Community joins Sidney and North Saanich in reviewing future land use

Central Saanich, here seen from the top of John Dean Park last month, has launched its Official Community Plan review, joining Sidney and North Saanich (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A Greater Victoria man was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to eight sex crimes involving children. (File photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
A Greater Victoria man was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to eight sex crimes involving children. (File photo courtesy of the Saanich Police Department)
The Tsartlip First Nation was outraged after Green MLA Adam Olsen revealed on social media that the community had been experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak – a fact the First Nation had chosen to keep private to avoid racist backlash as experienced by the Cowichan Tribes when an outbreak was declared there in January. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tsartlip First Nation ‘outraged’ after Green MLA revealed COVID-19 outbreak

Chief shares concerns about racist backlash, MLA Adam Olsen apologizes

The Tsartlip First Nation was outraged after Green MLA Adam Olsen revealed on social media that the community had been experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak – a fact the First Nation had chosen to keep private to avoid racist backlash as experienced by the Cowichan Tribes when an outbreak was declared there in January. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ownership of SISȻENEM — also known as Halibut Island located east off Sidney Island — has transferred to W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council after The Land Conservancy of British Columbia (TLC) had purchased the island for $1.55 million. (The Land Conservancy/Submitted)

SISȻENEM (Halibut Island) transfers to W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council under historic agreement

The Land Conservancy purchased the 9.67-acre island for $1.55 million with help from unnamed donor

Ownership of SISȻENEM — also known as Halibut Island located east off Sidney Island — has transferred to W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council after The Land Conservancy of British Columbia (TLC) had purchased the island for $1.55 million. (The Land Conservancy/Submitted)
The value of new construction in North Saanich topped $52.1 million in 2020 (Peninsula News Review)

Value of new construction in North Saanich topped $52.1 million in 2020

New figures also show 25 per cent increase in number of new secondary suites

The value of new construction in North Saanich topped $52.1 million in 2020 (Peninsula News Review)
Visitors to Island View Beach Regional Park in Central Saanich could end up paying for parking. (Black Press Media File)

Proposed parking fees for Island View Beach under fire

Central Saanich councillor says timing could not be worse

Visitors to Island View Beach Regional Park in Central Saanich could end up paying for parking. (Black Press Media File)
LaRae Richards loads an order for deliver via Uber Eats Wednesday afternoon at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace on May 17, 2017.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Uber Eats service area expands to Saanich Peninsula

Delivery platform launched in Victoria in 2018

LaRae Richards loads an order for deliver via Uber Eats Wednesday afternoon at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace on May 17, 2017.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)