Sidney

Sidney resident Ken White, standing in front of the proposed site for a 23-metre-tall warehouse on lands governed by the Victoria Airport Authority, says he is concerned about the potential of the warehouse to create additional congestion, but reserves final judgment about the appearance until learning more. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Neighbours stunned by massive warehouse proposed near Victoria airport

Jahn Place resident Ron Creelman says it ‘sucks’ and plans to move

 

This rendering appears in the documents that York Reality submitted to the Town of Sidney for its warehouse proposal on a triangular-shaped lot on the north side of Beacon Avenue West between Galaran and McDonald Park roads. (Rendering from Town of Sidney agenda)

23-metre tall warehouse pitched for airport lot next to Sidney neighbourhood

Lot near Galaran Road lies on Victoria Airport Authority land, outside Sidney’s control

 

The reinstatement of school taxes (which lies outside the control of municipalities) lead to a significant increase in the total amount of taxes paid by commercial property owners. (Black Press Media file photo)

Commercial property owners in Sidney face nearly 28% tax increase

Total tax bill for average commercial property will rise some $2,663 in 2021

 

One pedestrian has been transported to hospital after they were struck at the intersection of Beacon Avenue and Seventh street Friday morning. (Google/Screenshot)

Pedestrian struck at Sidney intersection slows morning traffic

Intersection at Beacon Avenue and Seventh Street open as of 11:15 a.m.

One pedestrian has been transported to hospital after they were struck at the intersection of Beacon Avenue and Seventh street Friday morning. (Google/Screenshot)
Town of Sidney municipal hall (Black Press Media file photo)

Cannabis shop drops bid for Sidney storefront, will focus on Victoria sites

President of Jima Retail Corp. had previously considered legal action

Town of Sidney municipal hall (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sidney waterfront walkway. Don Denton photo

On the sea side of Sidney

By Hans Tammemagi Sitting on a bench in Sidney’s Tulista Park, I’m…

  • Apr 22, 2021
The Sidney waterfront walkway. Don Denton photo
Traffic waits at the intersection of Highway 17 and Beacon Avenue. A study found failing levels of service at the intersection of Highway 17 and Sidney’s Beacon Avenue for multiple movements during morning peak traffic and for all left-moving traffic during afternoon peak traffic. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Province supports potential interim improvements to Sidney intersection

Province says interchange is the long-term plan for intersection of Beacon Avenue and Highway 17

Traffic waits at the intersection of Highway 17 and Beacon Avenue. A study found failing levels of service at the intersection of Highway 17 and Sidney’s Beacon Avenue for multiple movements during morning peak traffic and for all left-moving traffic during afternoon peak traffic. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Current unmarked residential streets are 50 km/h, but Greater Vancouver municipalities might consider dropping that to 30 km/h. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: Four Greater Victoria municipalities will join Saanich in application to reduce residential road speed to 30 km/h

Victoria also taking part in pilot to change default speed to 30 km/h from 50 km/h

Current unmarked residential streets are 50 km/h, but Greater Vancouver municipalities might consider dropping that to 30 km/h. (Black Press Media file photo)
An employee at Sidney’s Thrifty Foods tested positive for COVID-19, the parent company Sobeys posted on its website Wednesday. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

COVID-19 case reported at Sidney grocery store

Thrifty Foods employee last worked at the store April 3

An employee at Sidney’s Thrifty Foods tested positive for COVID-19, the parent company Sobeys posted on its website Wednesday. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Despite a staff recommendation supporting for what would have been Sidney’s third retail location for recreational cannabis, council signalled its opposition to the application by a vote of 5-2. The proposed store would have been located in the 9700-block on Third Street sharing space with other businesses. (Black Press Media File)

Sidney rejects proposal for third cannabis location in community

Application from Jima Cannabis to open a store in 9700-block of Third Street goes down by 5-2 vote

Despite a staff recommendation supporting for what would have been Sidney’s third retail location for recreational cannabis, council signalled its opposition to the application by a vote of 5-2. The proposed store would have been located in the 9700-block on Third Street sharing space with other businesses. (Black Press Media File)
Crews from Victoria rather Saanich could be responding to Sidney in a case of a tower crane rescue. (Black Press Media File)

Sidney ditches Saanich for Victoria for tower crane rescues

Victoria offers better rates but Saanich response may be five to 10 minutes faster

Crews from Victoria rather Saanich could be responding to Sidney in a case of a tower crane rescue. (Black Press Media File)
Sidney council has approved its 2021 financial plan. It increases revenues from property taxes by 2.7 per cent (Black Press Media File)
Sidney council has approved its 2021 financial plan. It increases revenues from property taxes by 2.7 per cent (Black Press Media File)
Zahra Rayani-Kanji of Heart Pharmacy, Sidney Pharmacy manager James McCullough, and Naz Rayani, owner and founder of Heart Pharmacy, join sisters Becky Brigham and Judy Costanzo outside the business. Sidney Pharmacy has become the sixth Heart Pharmacy outlet in Greater Victoria after its purchase from Brigham and Costanzo. Their parents, Frances and Jim Brigham, first opened the business in 1959. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney Pharmacy changes ownership, but retains family tradition

First opened by Frances and Jim Brigham in 1959, Sidney Pharmacy is now part of Heart Pharmacy

Zahra Rayani-Kanji of Heart Pharmacy, Sidney Pharmacy manager James McCullough, and Naz Rayani, owner and founder of Heart Pharmacy, join sisters Becky Brigham and Judy Costanzo outside the business. Sidney Pharmacy has become the sixth Heart Pharmacy outlet in Greater Victoria after its purchase from Brigham and Costanzo. Their parents, Frances and Jim Brigham, first opened the business in 1959. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney pet owners are concerned after six cubes of peanut butter coated rat poison were founded dispersed around the Blue Peter Marina Feb. 28. (Find Lost and Escaped Dogs Vancouver Island/Facebook)
Sidney pet owners are concerned after six cubes of peanut butter coated rat poison were founded dispersed around the Blue Peter Marina Feb. 28. (Find Lost and Escaped Dogs Vancouver Island/Facebook)
A 5-2 majority of Sidney councillors voted against trimming the 2021 draft budget off $30,000 earmarked in part for the search of pickleball specific courts in Sidney. (Black Press Media File)

Sidney serves up $30,000 toward search for, design of pickleball courts

Coun. Scott Garnett urges action as majority defeats motion to strike funding from budget

A 5-2 majority of Sidney councillors voted against trimming the 2021 draft budget off $30,000 earmarked in part for the search of pickleball specific courts in Sidney. (Black Press Media File)
Island Health has confirmed a low risk COVID-19 exposure occurred at Allegro Performing Arts Centre on Feb. 10. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)

Possible COVID-19 exposure at North Saanich performing arts centre

People present at Allegro Performing Arts Centre Feb. 10 had low risk of exposure

Island Health has confirmed a low risk COVID-19 exposure occurred at Allegro Performing Arts Centre on Feb. 10. (Google Streetview/Screenshot)
Funding from the federal tax gas money helped pay for this playground in Sidney’s Rathdown Park. (Courtesy Town of Sidney)

Sidney mayor praises federal gas tax support

Funding includes $140,000 toward new playground among other projects

Funding from the federal tax gas money helped pay for this playground in Sidney’s Rathdown Park. (Courtesy Town of Sidney)
Sidney received 87 animal related complaints in 2020, but only a ‘handful’ of complaints about backyard chickens since early 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney received 87 animal related complaints in 2020, but only a ‘handful’ of complaints about backyard chickens since early 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colin Springford doing what he loved best, tending to his garden. (Linda Matteson photo)

Longtime farmer Colin Springford dies at age 75

‘He will be deeply missed, always loved and never forgotten’

Colin Springford doing what he loved best, tending to his garden. (Linda Matteson photo)
Staff and volunteers at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea were disappointed by the theft of an educational porpoise skull likely taken on Jan. 8. (Courtesy of Tina Kelly)

Well-loved porpoise skull stolen from Sidney aquarium

Skull had been used for youth and visitor education and outreach for years

Staff and volunteers at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea were disappointed by the theft of an educational porpoise skull likely taken on Jan. 8. (Courtesy of Tina Kelly)