Saanich Peninsula

Bob Peart, who helps to coordinate the Saanich Peninsula Environmental Coalition (SPEC), and Jerram Gawley, a co-op student from the University of Victoria hired by SPEC, are currently working on a framework designed to improve environmental governance on the Saanich Peninsula. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Coalition calls for public input on environmental framework for Saanich Peninsula

Document currently drafted calls for improved collaboration among local municipalities

Bob Peart, who helps to coordinate the Saanich Peninsula Environmental Coalition (SPEC), and Jerram Gawley, a co-op student from the University of Victoria hired by SPEC, are currently working on a framework designed to improve environmental governance on the Saanich Peninsula. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Central Saanich police looking for boat stolen from driveway in broad daylight

Central Saanich police looking for boat stolen from driveway in broad daylight

The theft took place Friday, July 17 between 7:40 and 9:30 a.m.

Central Saanich police looking for boat stolen from driveway in broad daylight
Tracey McCullough and her husband Brent sit behind their four children Jordan, Lauren, Conner and Kaylee in North Saanich’s In the Garden Childcare Centre. It recently moved to the former Royal Canadian Legion building on Mills Road. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich daycare moves with pandemic

COVID-19 created challenges, but also opportunities for business

Tracey McCullough and her husband Brent sit behind their four children Jordan, Lauren, Conner and Kaylee in North Saanich’s In the Garden Childcare Centre. It recently moved to the former Royal Canadian Legion building on Mills Road. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Storytime transformed in Saanich Peninsula parks

Storytime transformed in Saanich Peninsula parks

Saanich Peninsula Literacy offering free self-guided StoryWalks

Storytime transformed in Saanich Peninsula parks
Aaron Pritchett will play the Mary Winspear Centre July 16 to 19, starting at 7:30 p.m. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre to host a trio of acts

Aaron Pritchett, Alex Cuba and Valdy will each play four shows

Aaron Pritchett will play the Mary Winspear Centre July 16 to 19, starting at 7:30 p.m. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
Bill Collins, a spokesperson for neighbours living around Sidney’s Reay Creek, welcomes the announcement that the federal government is going ahead with the remediation of Reay Creek pond. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Residents around Sidney’s Reay Creek Pond welcome federal remediation efforts

It is not clear yet whether Sidney will renovate nearby dam at the same time

Bill Collins, a spokesperson for neighbours living around Sidney’s Reay Creek, welcomes the announcement that the federal government is going ahead with the remediation of Reay Creek pond. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP say the driver of a vehicle that crashed off the side of West Saanich Road obtained only minor injuries. (Courtesy of Jay Ranson)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP say the driver of a vehicle that crashed off the side of West Saanich Road obtained only minor injuries. (Courtesy of Jay Ranson)
Brad Styles and Cindy Pendergast of Happy Buddha Cannabis have reason to smile after the provincial government dropped the requirement for non-transparent windows. Sidney last October denied their application for what would have been Sidney’s first pot shop because the then existing provincial regulations requiring opaque window coverings conflicted with municipal regulations. (Wolf Depner/News Staff).

Plans for pot shop in Sidney spark back to life

Changing provincial regulations could clear the way for Sidney’s first ever pot shop

Brad Styles and Cindy Pendergast of Happy Buddha Cannabis have reason to smile after the provincial government dropped the requirement for non-transparent windows. Sidney last October denied their application for what would have been Sidney’s first pot shop because the then existing provincial regulations requiring opaque window coverings conflicted with municipal regulations. (Wolf Depner/News Staff).
Tina was the uninvited star of a party in Central Saanich Saturday by crashing it after having escaped from a nearby farm. (Central Saanich Police/Twitter)
Tina was the uninvited star of a party in Central Saanich Saturday by crashing it after having escaped from a nearby farm. (Central Saanich Police/Twitter)
Island Health chief medical health officer Dr. Richard Stanwick, along with two medical health officers, has raised questions about allowing alcohol consumption in public parks. (Twitter/Island Health)
Island Health chief medical health officer Dr. Richard Stanwick, along with two medical health officers, has raised questions about allowing alcohol consumption in public parks. (Twitter/Island Health)
Johnathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges including sex-related offences against children and accessing, possessing and making or publishing child pornography. (Courtesy of Saanich Police)

Greater Victoria nanny pleads guilty to child porn, sexual interference charges

Johnathon Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to slew of sex crimes

Johnathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges including sex-related offences against children and accessing, possessing and making or publishing child pornography. (Courtesy of Saanich Police)
Micah Zandee-Hart, a member of the Team Canada Senior National Team since 2016, will return to Greater Victoria to help with female hockey teams on the Island in the upcoming season. (File photo courtesy of Team Canada)

Renowned Greater Victoria hockey player back to help with female youth teams

Micah Zandee-Hart has played for the senior national team since 2016

  • Jul 6, 2020
Micah Zandee-Hart, a member of the Team Canada Senior National Team since 2016, will return to Greater Victoria to help with female hockey teams on the Island in the upcoming season. (File photo courtesy of Team Canada)
A motion coming to council could allow people to drink in parks from noon to 6 p.m. (Black Press Media File)

Central Saanich could allow alcohol in parks soon

Motion states the change would encourage people to adhere to social distancing efforts

A motion coming to council could allow people to drink in parks from noon to 6 p.m. (Black Press Media File)
Amendments that would have banned short-term vacation rentals failed to win a majority around Sidney’s council table. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney won’t ban new short-term vacation rentals

Council divided evenly 3-3 on plans to ban short-term rentals

Amendments that would have banned short-term vacation rentals failed to win a majority around Sidney’s council table. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Spirit Orcas, a group of Greater Victoria swimmers with intellectual disabilities, are taking on the Saanich Peninsula in an epic, 80-kilometre, eight-week journey to raise money for COVID-19 relief. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)

Spirit Orca swimmers tackle 80-kilometre Peninsula swim for COVID-19 relief

Greater Victoria swimming group starts eight-day challenge July 1

The Spirit Orcas, a group of Greater Victoria swimmers with intellectual disabilities, are taking on the Saanich Peninsula in an epic, 80-kilometre, eight-week journey to raise money for COVID-19 relief. (Courtesy of Susan Simmons)
Central Saanich’s Xander Moss won four awards including top cadet on Vancouver Island, during the 2020 annual ceremonial review held by local Navy League Cadet Corps. (Courtesy Rachel Moss)

Central Saanich navy cadet overcomes odds, sails to top of class

Xander Moss, 11, had two brain surgeries before turning one

Central Saanich’s Xander Moss won four awards including top cadet on Vancouver Island, during the 2020 annual ceremonial review held by local Navy League Cadet Corps. (Courtesy Rachel Moss)
Jen Rashleigh and Steve Duck of Flavour Trail join Evelyn Turner, farmer manager of 10 Acres Farm, outside the gates of the North Saanich business. It is one of the stops of what organizers call a reimagined Flavour Trail. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich’s Flavour Trails re-opens next month with more organic flavour

Organizers say they hope to open in early July with opportunities throughout the summer

Jen Rashleigh and Steve Duck of Flavour Trail join Evelyn Turner, farmer manager of 10 Acres Farm, outside the gates of the North Saanich business. It is one of the stops of what organizers call a reimagined Flavour Trail. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A woman was reunited with a lost necklace which is a family heirloom after a community member saw posts about it on Central Saanich police’s social media account. (Twitter/cspoliceservice)

Lost family heirloom returned to woman in Central Saanich

‘Young lady’ returns necklace after seeing social media post

A woman was reunited with a lost necklace which is a family heirloom after a community member saw posts about it on Central Saanich police’s social media account. (Twitter/cspoliceservice)
One man was arrested by Saanich police after he was caught speeding in a stolen vehicle. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man was arrested by Saanich police after he was caught speeding in a stolen vehicle. (Black Press Media file photo)
K-12 schooling from home with a B.C. teacher on your SIDE

K-12 schooling from home with a B.C. teacher on your SIDE

Flexible learning, professional guidance, and a better understanding of how to support your kids

  • May 18, 2020
K-12 schooling from home with a B.C. teacher on your SIDE