Hugo Wong

The lineup at the Brentwood Bay ferry terminal stretched to the West Saanich Road roundabout on May 24 following a fuel truck rollover on the Malahat which closed the road until midnight. (Hugo Wong/News Staff file)

MLA prefers more ferries over bridge for Saanich Inlet

Increased car traffic could overwhelm Pat Bay, says Olsen

The lineup at the Brentwood Bay ferry terminal stretched to the West Saanich Road roundabout on May 24 following a fuel truck rollover on the Malahat which closed the road until midnight. (Hugo Wong/News Staff file)
One driver was taken to hospital after a rollover at the Pat Bay highway. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Driver in hospital after rollover near Swartz Bay

One driver is in hospital after their vehicle hit the centre median…

One driver was taken to hospital after a rollover at the Pat Bay highway. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Theatregoer wants more accessible seating at Charlie White

Theatregoer wants more accessible seating at Charlie White

Lindy Deas, who has multiple sclerosis, said the four existing spots are often full.

Theatregoer wants more accessible seating at Charlie White
Alyssa Jensen, 15, is speaking to local councillors about the problems of single-use plastic. (Provided)

Central Saanich teen spreads the word about plastic bags

Alyssa Jensen, 15, presenting to Saanich Peninsula councils

Alyssa Jensen, 15, is speaking to local councillors about the problems of single-use plastic. (Provided)
CRD CUPE members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike

CRD CUPE members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike

Strike action would require 72‑hour strike notice issued

CRD CUPE members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike
Avid birders Liam Singh, left, and Rick Schortinghuis look out over Esquimalt Lagoon while on an outing with the Victoria Natural History Society. (Ann Nightingale/File Photo)

Basic birding for beginners on the Saanich Peninsula

Event this Saturday at Island View Beach Regional Park

Avid birders Liam Singh, left, and Rick Schortinghuis look out over Esquimalt Lagoon while on an outing with the Victoria Natural History Society. (Ann Nightingale/File Photo)
The gray jay, or whiskey jack, is a local resident and was named Canadian Geographic’s choice for national bird. Steve Phillips photo

Canada jay is gray no more

With former name restored, Team Canada Jay hopes official bird status will soon follow

The gray jay, or whiskey jack, is a local resident and was named Canadian Geographic’s choice for national bird. Steve Phillips photo
Astronomer David Balam typically works at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Saanich, but discovered the minor planet Tsawout via a telescope in Hawaii. (Contributed)

Minor planet named for Tsawout First Nation

During his five decades looking through a telescope, David Balam has discovered…

Astronomer David Balam typically works at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Saanich, but discovered the minor planet Tsawout via a telescope in Hawaii. (Contributed)
An affordable housing proposal has some neighbours concerned about extra cars and building heights, but Kaye Melliship, executive director of the Greater Victoria Housing Society, said the slope of the site and the nearby bus route takes care of some of those concerns. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Unique lot in Central Saanich makes good site for affordable housing, says housing advocate

Greater Victoria Housing Society still believes in 1909 Prosser Rd.

An affordable housing proposal has some neighbours concerned about extra cars and building heights, but Kaye Melliship, executive director of the Greater Victoria Housing Society, said the slope of the site and the nearby bus route takes care of some of those concerns. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Greater Victoria youth earn Scouts’ highest honour

Greater Victoria youth earn Scouts’ highest honour

21 youth receive Chief Scout’s Award from lieutenant governor

Greater Victoria youth earn Scouts’ highest honour
65th annual Swiftsure race in 2008 started very slowly off Clover Point with a light wind and even that dying creating a dritsure for the last boats. (Black Press File)

Top 5 weekend activities in Greater Victoria

Paddleboarding, family days, festivals, and a mighty garage sale

65th annual Swiftsure race in 2008 started very slowly off Clover Point with a light wind and even that dying creating a dritsure for the last boats. (Black Press File)
BC Ferries has announced plans for public consultation this spring on plans to upgrade the Swartz Bay terminal in North Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Have your say about the new Swartz Bay ferry terminal

Online survey open until June 8

BC Ferries has announced plans for public consultation this spring on plans to upgrade the Swartz Bay terminal in North Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
North Saanich patient places “Doctor Wanted” ad

North Saanich patient places “Doctor Wanted” ad

With her GP retiring, one patient takes action

North Saanich patient places “Doctor Wanted” ad
Kids of all ages and sizes will get up close and personal with big machines. (Colette Hopkins)

Touch a Truck event returns to raise money for cancer research

The Touch a Truck event is returning for its 7th year. Kids…

Kids of all ages and sizes will get up close and personal with big machines. (Colette Hopkins)
Keith Ogilvie poses with a model Spitfire, with the same markings as the one his father flew in the Battle of Britain. He will read alongside Ron Norman at the SHOAL Centre May 11. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

North Saanich author pieces together his parent’s wartime story

Keith Ogilvie reads at the SHOAL Centre May 11

Keith Ogilvie poses with a model Spitfire, with the same markings as the one his father flew in the Battle of Britain. He will read alongside Ron Norman at the SHOAL Centre May 11. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
As an ex-journalist and civil servant, Ron Norman got an inside look at how the government actually worked. The daily comedy of B.C. politics formed the basis of his debut novel, Slouching Towards Innocence. (Provided)

Ex-journalist and civil servant’s debut novel exposes daily comedy of political life

Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival fundraiser on May 11

As an ex-journalist and civil servant, Ron Norman got an inside look at how the government actually worked. The daily comedy of B.C. politics formed the basis of his debut novel, Slouching Towards Innocence. (Provided)
The beaver, named “Sidney Clawsby” (for his origins and the hockey player) will be bound for the Fraser Valley this week.  (Mervyn Lougher-Goodey)

Sidney Clawsby joins Justin Beaver

Sidney councillor donates stuffed beaver after theft

The beaver, named “Sidney Clawsby” (for his origins and the hockey player) will be bound for the Fraser Valley this week.  (Mervyn Lougher-Goodey)
The four and five-storey buildings would be on a hill, and the developers say they will only be a metre higher than the surrounding townhomes.                                 (Stride Properties)

Affordable housing development leaves neighbours concerned

A 90-unit proposal on Prosser Rd. is before Central Saanich council

The four and five-storey buildings would be on a hill, and the developers say they will only be a metre higher than the surrounding townhomes.                                 (Stride Properties)
UPS workers were treated and observed after a package arriving on a aircraft at the Victoria airport April 25 leaked unknown contents. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Spill at Victoria airport prompts emergency response

North Saanich Fire and ambulance respond to spill of unknown substance

UPS workers were treated and observed after a package arriving on a aircraft at the Victoria airport April 25 leaked unknown contents. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Protecting farmland, but at what cost?

Protecting farmland, but at what cost?

Some advocates want ALC rules to put farmers and food security first

Protecting farmland, but at what cost?