Saanich Peninsula

Police will be diverting traffic between Island View Road and Amity Drive from 12 to 1 p.m. Oct. 23. (Google Maps)

Section of Pat Bay Highway closes for Mi’kmaq fishing rights demonstration

Police will be diverting traffic Oct. 23 from noon to 1 p.m between Island View Road and Amity Drive

Police will be diverting traffic between Island View Road and Amity Drive from 12 to 1 p.m. Oct. 23. (Google Maps)
Some 30 people including a dozen youth participated in North Saanich’s first ever Fridays for Future protest outside of municipal hall on Mills Road Friday, according to organizers. (Anne-Marie Daniel/Submitted)

Fridays for Future plans second event for North Saanich after inaugural protest

Some 30 people attended first protest on Oct. 9 with a second one scheduled for Oct. 23

Some 30 people including a dozen youth participated in North Saanich’s first ever Fridays for Future protest outside of municipal hall on Mills Road Friday, according to organizers. (Anne-Marie Daniel/Submitted)
Downtown Sidney has been a hot bed of residential construction, with new housing starts through the first nine months of 2020 reaching 211. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Langford, Colwood, Sidney lead region in housing starts

Sidney ahead of Saanich and Victoria with Langford leading all municipalities with 885 units

Downtown Sidney has been a hot bed of residential construction, with new housing starts through the first nine months of 2020 reaching 211. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
(Left to right) Jagmeet Singh, federal NDP leader; Zeb King, Saanich North and the Islands NDP candidate; Telaxten (Paul Sam), Tsartlip Nation councillor; Laurel Collins, NDP Member of Parliament for Victoria; Gord John, NDP Member of Parliament for Courtenay-Alberni; Murray Rankin, NDP candidate for Oak Bay—Gordon Head visited Deep Cove on Oct. 17. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Federal NDP leader promises to champion freighter traffic control in Deep Cove

Jagmeet Singh, local NDP candidates spoke in North Saanich Saturday morning

(Left to right) Jagmeet Singh, federal NDP leader; Zeb King, Saanich North and the Islands NDP candidate; Telaxten (Paul Sam), Tsartlip Nation councillor; Laurel Collins, NDP Member of Parliament for Victoria; Gord John, NDP Member of Parliament for Courtenay-Alberni; Murray Rankin, NDP candidate for Oak Bay—Gordon Head visited Deep Cove on Oct. 17. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The latest SPHHF campaign targets $1.5 million for equipment and preparation at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Courtesy Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation)
The latest SPHHF campaign targets $1.5 million for equipment and preparation at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Courtesy Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation)
Caroline Lennox, president of Central Saanich Community Gardens Society, and Sander Eijgenraam, treasurer, are pleased with Central Saanich’s decision to sign off in principle on their plans to create a community garden at 1223 Clarke Road. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Central Saanich council plants support for first community garden

Proposed community garden would be located at 1223 Clarke Rd.

Caroline Lennox, president of Central Saanich Community Gardens Society, and Sander Eijgenraam, treasurer, are pleased with Central Saanich’s decision to sign off in principle on their plans to create a community garden at 1223 Clarke Road. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria electric vehicle drivers celebrate national week with Sunday road trip

Three-hour tour covers 110 kilometres of Greater Victoria

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The driver of this 2018 Lamborghini Aventador received almost $1,000 in fines after being stopped for speeding on Highway 17 by the Central Saanich Police Service. (Central Saanich Police/Twitter)

Lamborghini driver slapped with nearly $1,000 in fines while speeding in Central Saanich

Vehicle impounded by Central Saanich police, 11 points issued

The driver of this 2018 Lamborghini Aventador received almost $1,000 in fines after being stopped for speeding on Highway 17 by the Central Saanich Police Service. (Central Saanich Police/Twitter)
Saanich School District. (Google Maps)

Saanich School District set to review its boundaries

Goal is to correct imbalances in school populations

Saanich School District. (Google Maps)
Hospital foundation president praises generosity of Peninsula residents

Hospital foundation president praises generosity of Peninsula residents

Karen Morgan said support during COVID-19, financial and otherwise, has been touching

Hospital foundation president praises generosity of Peninsula residents
Kennedy Nikel, applied marine biologist at Cascadia Seaweed, shows off bull kelp (in her left hand) and rock weed. The company is not only developing seaweed-based food products, but also other applications. Nikel, for example, is studying the use of seaweed to cut methane gas emissions from cows. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney’s Cascadia Seaweed hopes to float to the top of a growing industry

Food products based on seaweed could hit local shelves in spring 2021

Kennedy Nikel, applied marine biologist at Cascadia Seaweed, shows off bull kelp (in her left hand) and rock weed. The company is not only developing seaweed-based food products, but also other applications. Nikel, for example, is studying the use of seaweed to cut methane gas emissions from cows. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Central Saanich police sport personalized face masks

Central Saanich police sport personalized face masks

Masks feature the crest and individual officer pin numbers

Central Saanich police sport personalized face masks
The Central Saanich Fire Department on scene at a structure fire on Genoa Place. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)

UPDATED: Crews contain fire to attic of Central Saanich home

Firefighters are responding to a structure fire in Central Saanich

The Central Saanich Fire Department on scene at a structure fire on Genoa Place. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)
Armando Barbon stands near his piece titled Pure Energy Tuesday morning. He donated the piece to Sidney, now a permanent part of the community’s Seaside Sculpture Walk, now located in Beacon Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Donated sculpture in Sidney’s Beacon Park a testament to perseverance

Victoria artist Armando Barbon picked up sculpting 22 years ago

Armando Barbon stands near his piece titled Pure Energy Tuesday morning. He donated the piece to Sidney, now a permanent part of the community’s Seaside Sculpture Walk, now located in Beacon Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A report to Central Saanich council finds the community needs at least 553 new spaces to meet existing daycare needs. (Black Press Media File)

Central Saanich needs at least more than 500 additional daycare spaces

Report before Central Saanich says region faces a ‘chronic shortage’ of daycare spaces

A report to Central Saanich council finds the community needs at least 553 new spaces to meet existing daycare needs. (Black Press Media File)
Fall issue of Pearl now out

Fall issue of Pearl now out

A treasure trove of Saanich Peninsula stories

Fall issue of Pearl now out
A Greater Victoria man faces a slew of charges relating to child pornography after materials were seized by Central Saanich police. (Black Press Media file photo)

Child pornography charges laid against Greater Victoria man

Central Saanich police found child abuse materials during a search in February

A Greater Victoria man faces a slew of charges relating to child pornography after materials were seized by Central Saanich police. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Teachers’ Association president Don Peterson (fifth from right, in green jacket), here seen during last fall’s strike by support workers, says rumours of a teachers’ strike, are “completely unfounded” as school returns Thursday. (Black Press Media File)

Head of Saanich teachers’ union dismisses rumours of a strike

Don Peterson says he has no idea where the rumour orginated

Saanich Teachers’ Association president Don Peterson (fifth from right, in green jacket), here seen during last fall’s strike by support workers, says rumours of a teachers’ strike, are “completely unfounded” as school returns Thursday. (Black Press Media File)
With the Sandown lands behind her, Jennifer Rashleigh of the Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture says she cannot wait to help turn the former horse racing track into a showcase of modern agricultural practices, calling it an “agricultural-focused community centre.” (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich’s Sandown lands to become ‘agricultural-focused community centre’

North Saanich will consider lease with Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture this month

With the Sandown lands behind her, Jennifer Rashleigh of the Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture says she cannot wait to help turn the former horse racing track into a showcase of modern agricultural practices, calling it an “agricultural-focused community centre.” (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
This seal pup, now named Shellen Degeneres, was brought in to the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. (OceanWise)

Sidney Island visitors asked to stay away from seal pups

Parks Canada advises people to maintain a minimum distance of 100 metres

This seal pup, now named Shellen Degeneres, was brought in to the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. (OceanWise)