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The Powell River Queen is one of the vessels that will be replaced by BC Ferries by 2021. (BC Ferries)

Gulf Islands to get smaller ferries, more sailings

New BC Ferries strategy promises fewer delays

The Powell River Queen is one of the vessels that will be replaced by BC Ferries by 2021. (BC Ferries)
New BC Ferries website coming soon

New BC Ferries website coming soon

More pricing options, better mobile experience coming in the spring

New BC Ferries website coming soon
Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation Executive Director Karen Morgan shows off the new post-anaesthesia care unit at the hospital, one of the Foundation’s successful fundraising campaigns. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Peninsula hospital foundation to raise $2 million to woo new doctors

Plan includes more centres like Sidney-based Peninsula Medical

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation Executive Director Karen Morgan shows off the new post-anaesthesia care unit at the hospital, one of the Foundation’s successful fundraising campaigns. (Steven Heywood/News staff)
Maggie Smith and her mother Christy step across Sidney’s new rainbow crosswalk at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday at Beacon Park. They are followed by Coun. Barbara Fallot, Coun. Cam McLennan, Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore, and Mayor Steve Price. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Sidney unveils its first rainbow crosswalk

Mom challenges police departments across Vancouver Island to adopt the Safe Place program

Maggie Smith and her mother Christy step across Sidney’s new rainbow crosswalk at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday at Beacon Park. They are followed by Coun. Barbara Fallot, Coun. Cam McLennan, Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore, and Mayor Steve Price. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Sidney is looking to wrap more utility boxes in public art, and replace other vinyl wraps in need of repair, such as this box across from the Landmark Building, featuring “Bathing Ladies,” by Krista Janssen. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Sidney needs new artists for utility box makeovers

Town to repair old, faded wraps

Sidney is looking to wrap more utility boxes in public art, and replace other vinyl wraps in need of repair, such as this box across from the Landmark Building, featuring “Bathing Ladies,” by Krista Janssen. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
B.C. Aviation Museum starts challenging restoration of Lancaster Bomber

B.C. Aviation Museum starts challenging restoration of Lancaster Bomber

Five trucks delivered the bomber in pieces to North Saanich museum

B.C. Aviation Museum starts challenging restoration of Lancaster Bomber
Refugee family reunites at Victoria airport

Refugee family reunites at Victoria airport

Syrian refugee sees her son for the first time in years

Refugee family reunites at Victoria airport
New sign welcomes Stelly’s students

New sign welcomes Stelly’s students

Carved by Charles Elliott Jr., a Stelly’s graduate and son of a master carver

New sign welcomes Stelly’s students
Sidney legalizes Airbnbs

Sidney legalizes Airbnbs

Short-term rentals must follow new rules

Sidney legalizes Airbnbs
A new Canadian Tire in North Saanich is slated to open in late October, but no precise date has been announced. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

New Canadian Tire in North Saanich opens in late October

Jobs up for grabs in the new commercial centre

A new Canadian Tire in North Saanich is slated to open in late October, but no precise date has been announced. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Central Saanich park has a poop problem post dog bag phase out, says dog walker

Central Saanich park has a poop problem post dog bag phase out, says dog walker

Centennial Park on the Peninsula goes to the dogs

Central Saanich park has a poop problem post dog bag phase out, says dog walker
A small camp was found in Horth Hill Regional Park in North Saanich two weeks ago. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Tents, tarps found at North Saanich homeless camp

No drug paraphernalia at Horth Hill Regional Park, says CRD

A small camp was found in Horth Hill Regional Park in North Saanich two weeks ago. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Small homeless camp removed at Horth Hill Regional Park in North Saanich

Small homeless camp removed at Horth Hill Regional Park in North Saanich

CRD staff say the camp is not connected to Camp Namegans in Goldstream

Small homeless camp removed at Horth Hill Regional Park in North Saanich
Scott and Clare Meeks make their Victoria-area debut Sept. 30. (Provided)

Vancouver pianists make Sidney debut with four-hand repertoire

Scott and Clare Meek perform classical and salsa in Sidney

Scott and Clare Meeks make their Victoria-area debut Sept. 30. (Provided)
Tsartlip Elder Greg Sam, Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor, Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham, Central Saanich Councillor Zeb King, Farmlands Trust chair Carol Pickup, and award presenter Jennifer Lotz of Pollinator Partnership Canada after an awards presentation for the Pollinator Advocate for Canada award went to the Farmlands Trust Society. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Bee-friendly farming earns Newman Farm a national award

Pollinator Advocate of Canada award given to Central Saanich farm

Tsartlip Elder Greg Sam, Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor, Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham, Central Saanich Councillor Zeb King, Farmlands Trust chair Carol Pickup, and award presenter Jennifer Lotz of Pollinator Partnership Canada after an awards presentation for the Pollinator Advocate for Canada award went to the Farmlands Trust Society. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Victoria Poet Laureate to read at Sidney’s SHOAL Centre

Victoria Poet Laureate to read at Sidney’s SHOAL Centre

Yvonne Blomer recalls 4,000-km bike ride through Asia in new memoir

Victoria Poet Laureate to read at Sidney’s SHOAL Centre
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP blocked a section of Lands End Road for several hours on Monday, July 10. (Hugo Wong/Peninsula News Review)

Crashes and tickets are up in Sidney/North Saanich

New traffic stats show more crashes and tickets, likely due to more enforcement

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP blocked a section of Lands End Road for several hours on Monday, July 10. (Hugo Wong/Peninsula News Review)
“Remarkable woman citizen” featured in new biography

“Remarkable woman citizen” featured in new biography

First female high school teacher and principal in B.C. featured in new biography

“Remarkable woman citizen” featured in new biography
Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore. (Peninsula News Review file)

Sidney town crier endorsement of mayor raises ire of resident

Local crier code doesn’t specify personal endorsement rules

Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore. (Peninsula News Review file)
Maggie Smith displays the picture she drew for Mayor Steve Price. The picture was delivered, along with a letter asking for a Rainbow Crosswalk to be installed on Beacon Ave. in Sidney. (photo contributed)

Rainbow crosswalk, safer places for LGBTQ people in Sidney

Correction: The crosswalk will be located near Beacon Park, and will not…

Maggie Smith displays the picture she drew for Mayor Steve Price. The picture was delivered, along with a letter asking for a Rainbow Crosswalk to be installed on Beacon Ave. in Sidney. (photo contributed)