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Charge laid in Central Saanich dog cruelty case

Charge laid in Central Saanich dog cruelty case

Daniel Howard Ruygrok charged after dog found with compound fracture

Charge laid in Central Saanich dog cruelty case
Pioneer Park chosen as site of Central Saanich’s new cenotaph

Pioneer Park chosen as site of Central Saanich’s new cenotaph

After some back and forth over the years, Central Saanich councillors chose…

Pioneer Park chosen as site of Central Saanich’s new cenotaph
Central Saanich property taxes may rise 2.97 per cent

Central Saanich property taxes may rise 2.97 per cent

Higher police costs due to new CRD dispatch

Central Saanich property taxes may rise 2.97 per cent
Star Cinema’s future may have a third screen

Star Cinema’s future may have a third screen

Owner Sandy Oliver seeks letters of support when the project goes to council

Star Cinema’s future may have a third screen
Alex Cuba was in New York for the Grammys two weeks ago, and he is coming to Sidney in March. (Provided)

Alex Cuba returns to the Mary Winspear

Alex Cuba, who lives in Smithers, B.C., has been writing a lot…

Alex Cuba was in New York for the Grammys two weeks ago, and he is coming to Sidney in March. (Provided)
Richard Leblanc stands in front of a door made by a recovering addict at Woodwynn Farms. (Hugo Wong/News staff)

Richard Leblanc is no longer board member of Creating Homefulness Society, says Central Saanich mayor

Woodwynn founder wants more time, but board is motivated to sell

Richard Leblanc stands in front of a door made by a recovering addict at Woodwynn Farms. (Hugo Wong/News staff)
A young man smokes a marijuana joint during a rally. (File photo)

Outdoor pot growing will be legal, but will producers bite?

With Canada’s marijuana legalization laws slated for July 1, 2018, there continue…

A young man smokes a marijuana joint during a rally. (File photo)
More charging stations, like this Level 2 unit at Central Saanich Municipal Hall, may appear in Central Saanich.                                 (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

More car chargers are in the works for Central Saanich

Central Saanich is finding a way to charge more electric cars. In…

More charging stations, like this Level 2 unit at Central Saanich Municipal Hall, may appear in Central Saanich.                                 (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Craig Henderson. (Maureen Garrity Photo)

Peninsula musician enters CBC Searchlight talent contest

Craig Henderson, who got his start at Sidney Market, wants your vote

Craig Henderson. (Maureen Garrity Photo)
Rhonda Morrison of Nicholson Manufacturing giving the keynote at the Mary Winspear Centre. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Nicholson Manufacturing is changing with the times

The Saanich Peninsula is home to many businesses, some well-known, others less…

Rhonda Morrison of Nicholson Manufacturing giving the keynote at the Mary Winspear Centre. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Warren Bond, at right, shows off a tobacco leaf studded with aphids, which will eventually feed the predators they sell as a natural pest control. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Philbrook’s Boatyard and Applied Bio-nomics open their doors for Tour of Industry

The Saanich Peninsula is home to many businesses, some well-known, others less…

Warren Bond, at right, shows off a tobacco leaf studded with aphids, which will eventually feed the predators they sell as a natural pest control. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
An ariel view of Stanhope Farm’s composting area. The Lochside Trail is at the bottom of the picture and the proposed pot greenhouses are proposed for the land further to the east of the popular trail. (File)

ALR land is no place for pot greenhouses, says Central Saanich group

Mayor Ryan Windsor asks for six-month halt on pot growth on ALR land

An ariel view of Stanhope Farm’s composting area. The Lochside Trail is at the bottom of the picture and the proposed pot greenhouses are proposed for the land further to the east of the popular trail. (File)
Keith Tamburri talks about ROPOS, a submersible maintained in a facility on West Saanich Rd. It has an HD camera, hydraulic arms, cutters to free itself from crab traps, and many scientific instruments.                                 (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Ocean Networks Canada and ROPOS sub work together

Tour of Industry on the Saanich Peninsula: Part two

Keith Tamburri talks about ROPOS, a submersible maintained in a facility on West Saanich Rd. It has an HD camera, hydraulic arms, cutters to free itself from crab traps, and many scientific instruments.                                 (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Hunter Bill Hanlon looking across the valley from the ridge above the discovery site. (Mike Roch/Courtesy of the Royal BC Museum)

Victoria researcher speaks about “Canadian Iceman” at Sidney reading

Before retiring last year, Dr. Richard Hebda was curator of botany and…

Hunter Bill Hanlon looking across the valley from the ridge above the discovery site. (Mike Roch/Courtesy of the Royal BC Museum)
Increasing anxiety with social media use

Increasing anxiety with social media use

Beacon Community Services helping to address youth mental well being

Increasing anxiety with social media use
Image provided by Rachael Merrett/Georgia Strait Alliance.

B.C. killer whales need emergency protection, according to conservation groups

Food availability, excess noise and habitat loss are major threats to southern resident orcas

Image provided by Rachael Merrett/Georgia Strait Alliance.
Tent city leader Chrissy Brett moved with other campers to Pioneer Park on Jan. 26. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Victoria’s roaming tent city makes its next move

Tent city leader Chrissy Brett said good relationships depend on police tactics

Tent city leader Chrissy Brett moved with other campers to Pioneer Park on Jan. 26. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Colwood to Victoria ferry could be in the works

Colwood to Victoria ferry could be in the works

Colwood residents, particularly future residents of the 2,300-home Royal Bay development, could…

Colwood to Victoria ferry could be in the works
Mother of Sooke boy with rare illness faces health minister at Sidney town hall

Mother of Sooke boy with rare illness faces health minister at Sidney town hall

At a packed town hall meeting with B.C. health minister Adrian Dix…

Mother of Sooke boy with rare illness faces health minister at Sidney town hall
Jeep plunges off ferry dock in Anacortes, WA; rescue divers on scene

Jeep plunges off ferry dock in Anacortes, WA; rescue divers on scene

Service is suspended at the ferry terminal in Anacortes, Washington after the…

Jeep plunges off ferry dock in Anacortes, WA; rescue divers on scene