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A baby Nigerian Dwarf goat participates in her first-ever yoga class. (Alisa Howlett/News Staff file)

Goat cuddlers wanted for Greater Victoria farm

The wee goats need to get used to humans before ‘goat yoga’ launches

A baby Nigerian Dwarf goat participates in her first-ever yoga class. (Alisa Howlett/News Staff file)
Parks Canada biologist Pippi Lawn surveys thousands of endangered contorted-pod evening-primrose plants following restoration efforts, which increased the population size at this site on Sidney Spit by 950 per cent. (Parks Canada)

Endangered plant thrives after Sidney Spit restoration

Coastal sand ecosystem returning to health after 1.5 years of work

Parks Canada biologist Pippi Lawn surveys thousands of endangered contorted-pod evening-primrose plants following restoration efforts, which increased the population size at this site on Sidney Spit by 950 per cent. (Parks Canada)
UPDATE: Two rescued after falling from ferry at Swartz Bay

UPDATE: Two rescued after falling from ferry at Swartz Bay

One crew member is injured after rescue boat mechanism fails, causing it to fall from the ferry

UPDATE: Two rescued after falling from ferry at Swartz Bay
Central Saanich Municipal Hall (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Spec tax discussion cut short at Central Saanich meeting

Letters from homebuilders and Realtors off the table for now

Central Saanich Municipal Hall (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
File photo

Ardmore Golf Course in North Saanich up for sale

After 73 years, duTemple family decides to move on

File photo
Members of SPRIG welcome one refugee at Victoria International Airport in Sept. 2016. They want to sponsor a family, but have waited for almost two years. (Provided)

Peninsula group wants shorter wait times for refugees

Syrian mother, four children wait as feds work through backlog

Members of SPRIG welcome one refugee at Victoria International Airport in Sept. 2016. They want to sponsor a family, but have waited for almost two years. (Provided)
Paying homage to two country legends

Paying homage to two country legends

Tribute to Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash at the Mary Winspear April 16

Paying homage to two country legends
End-of-life planning can start with an online quiz

End-of-life planning can start with an online quiz

“Compose Your Life Song” tool aims to start the conversation

End-of-life planning can start with an online quiz
Bev Elder of the Sidney Lions Food Bank stands by produce donated by Thrifty Foods. The food bank can collect more of it with their new refrigerated van. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

New van brings fresh food for Sidney Lions Food Bank

At around 9:30 each Wednesday morning, the Sidney Lions Food Bank is…

Bev Elder of the Sidney Lions Food Bank stands by produce donated by Thrifty Foods. The food bank can collect more of it with their new refrigerated van. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Trudeau visiting Victoria Thursday afternoon

Trudeau visiting Victoria Thursday afternoon

The prime minister will visit the coast guard to discuss marine safety and spill prevention

Trudeau visiting Victoria Thursday afternoon
Ryan Langevin as Elton John (Provided)

The Piano Man plays Elton John and Billy Joel

Ryan Langevin pays tribute to both at the Mary Winspear

Ryan Langevin as Elton John (Provided)
Star Cinema owner Sandy Oliver holds up a bag of fresh popcorn. The Sidney movie theatre will get a new, larger and more modern location if plans to redevelop the corner of 3rd Street and Sidney Avenue are approved by the municipality. (File)

Public invited to weigh in on Star Cinema proposal

Open house April 4 designed to answer questions

Star Cinema owner Sandy Oliver holds up a bag of fresh popcorn. The Sidney movie theatre will get a new, larger and more modern location if plans to redevelop the corner of 3rd Street and Sidney Avenue are approved by the municipality. (File)
Central Saanich staff propose larger setbacks for pot growing

Central Saanich staff propose larger setbacks for pot growing

Changes are to prepare for impending legalization

Central Saanich staff propose larger setbacks for pot growing
(Steven Heywood/News Staff)

High housing costs can be a policy headache

Experts debate how B.C. speculation tax will make housing affordable

(Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Juvenile rockfish found in Barkley Sound (Emily Adamczyk)

Don’t drop anchor on seagrass meadows

Local researchers say human activity lowers biodiversity

Juvenile rockfish found in Barkley Sound (Emily Adamczyk)
Patrick McAdams, left, and his brother-in-law Peter Belair at thier home in Sidney. Patrick says the care his wife, Peter and himself received from a new doctor in the community went above and beyond thier expectations. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

In a difficult time, Sidney doctor stands out for a local family

Patrick McAdams thankful his family found a caring, dedicated doctor

Patrick McAdams, left, and his brother-in-law Peter Belair at thier home in Sidney. Patrick says the care his wife, Peter and himself received from a new doctor in the community went above and beyond thier expectations. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Saanich North and the Islands MLA Adam Olsen (centre) hosted a ‘public circle’ discussion Sat., March 24 on transportation issues on the Saanich Peninsula. (Submitted)

Saanich Peninsula residents bring transportation ideas to MLA

Adam Olsen holds public discussion on future of transit, ferries, and roads

Saanich North and the Islands MLA Adam Olsen (centre) hosted a ‘public circle’ discussion Sat., March 24 on transportation issues on the Saanich Peninsula. (Submitted)
Paradise Island Foods brought cheese to the launch of Island Good, a new labelling initiative for local food (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Island Good program makes it easier to shop locally

New labelling initiative to be tested in grocery stores

Paradise Island Foods brought cheese to the launch of Island Good, a new labelling initiative for local food (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Central Saanich fire causes ‘extensive damage’ to home

Central Saanich fire causes ‘extensive damage’ to home

All three Saanich Peninsula fire departments responded to a structure fire on…

Central Saanich fire causes ‘extensive damage’ to home
Youth volunteers Emma Epp, Sara Kjernisted, Anakin Berod, Laurie Hillier, and Star Moraff provide feedback from their peers and are getting the word out about the Saanich Peninsula Youth Health Clinic. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Partnerships are key for Peninsula youth clinic

The clinic has a new home and some funding for a year, but there is more to do

Youth volunteers Emma Epp, Sara Kjernisted, Anakin Berod, Laurie Hillier, and Star Moraff provide feedback from their peers and are getting the word out about the Saanich Peninsula Youth Health Clinic. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)