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A painting by Patrick Chu of Sidney. He now has his own studio in town, where he sets aside room for other artists to exhibit their work. (Supplied)

Sidney painter also a preacher

Patrick Chu opens new studio; off to China this month

A painting by Patrick Chu of Sidney. He now has his own studio in town, where he sets aside room for other artists to exhibit their work. (Supplied)
A private dock in Brentwood Bay. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Community group wants source of pollution in Brentwood Bay found

Boat owners’ group tested the bay for contamination in May

A private dock in Brentwood Bay. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Sidney firefighters treat a person after a houseboat fire in North Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Houseboat fire in Sidney sends two people to hospital

Nearby yacht workers rushed in to help after seeing smoke from a…

Sidney firefighters treat a person after a houseboat fire in North Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
The Spirit of British Columbia. (File)

BC Ferries converts ‘Spirit of British Columbia’ to LNG

The vessel is back in operation following its refit in Poland, converted to operate on liquified natural gas

The Spirit of British Columbia. (File)
Sidney Fire and Fortis Gas responded to a gas leak Monday morning on Shoreacres Road, off Third Street. There were no injuries and nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

No one hurt in gas leak in Sidney Monday morning

Gas line reportedly struck by workers at home on Shoreacres Road

Sidney Fire and Fortis Gas responded to a gas leak Monday morning on Shoreacres Road, off Third Street. There were no injuries and nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Pipeline construction on Trans Mountain line twinning, already completed in Alberta. (Kinder Morgan Canada)

Pipeline protesters plan 3 rallies for today in Greater Victoria

The first two begin at 11 a.m. in downtown and Sidney, with another scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Langford

Pipeline construction on Trans Mountain line twinning, already completed in Alberta. (Kinder Morgan Canada)
ICYMI: Vancouver Island Dog Fanciers’ annual dog show

ICYMI: Vancouver Island Dog Fanciers’ annual dog show

Held May 27 at the Saanich Fairground in Central Saanich

ICYMI: Vancouver Island Dog Fanciers’ annual dog show
The Victoria Airport Travelodge in Sidney was recently awarded Best of Travelodge among the hotel company’s properties in North America. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Victoria Airport Travelodge among the best in North America

Award based on company inspections, customer reviews

The Victoria Airport Travelodge in Sidney was recently awarded Best of Travelodge among the hotel company’s properties in North America. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
ICYMI: Touch A Truck in North Saanich

ICYMI: Touch A Truck in North Saanich

Image gallery from the 2018 childhood cancer fundraiser

ICYMI: Touch A Truck in North Saanich
The VI Comic Con is back - as is the cosplay contest which offers $1,000 in prize money this year. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Excelsior! Van Isle Comic Con returns to Sidney

Black Panther stunt woman headlines June 10 convention

The VI Comic Con is back - as is the cosplay contest which offers $1,000 in prize money this year. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Francis Newman gets up close with Ollie after the Paul Harder sculpture was unveiled in its new location at the Sidney skateboard park in July 2. The community raised more than $12,000 to buy the sculpture and officially rename it, after it had been known as ‘Board Dog’ as part of the Sidney Sculpture Walk. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Sculpture showcase in Sidney this summer

Business Impovement Area putting on new art exhibit

Francis Newman gets up close with Ollie after the Paul Harder sculpture was unveiled in its new location at the Sidney skateboard park in July 2. The community raised more than $12,000 to buy the sculpture and officially rename it, after it had been known as ‘Board Dog’ as part of the Sidney Sculpture Walk. (Steven Heywood/News staff)
Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May speaking at Deep Cove Elementary School in North Saanich recently. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Elizabeth May: Pipeline will cost taxpayers billions more

Federal Green Party Leader says pipeline purchase is another broken Liberal promise

Saanich-Gulf Islands MP Elizabeth May speaking at Deep Cove Elementary School in North Saanich recently. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Bridger Aerospace Founder and President Tim Sheehy (third from left) and Bridger Co-Founder and Chairman Matt Sheehy (far left), join Longview Aviation Capital Chairman David Curtis (second from left), and Longview Aviation Asset Management Chief Operating Officer Robert Mauracher (far right) to sign the purchase agreement for Viking CL-415EAF Enhanced Aerial Firefighting aircraft at LAAM’s facilities in Calgary, Alberta. (LAAM/Viking Air)

Viking Air, LAAM secure first water bomber customer

Montana-based company buys five of first 11 converted water bomber aircraft

Bridger Aerospace Founder and President Tim Sheehy (third from left) and Bridger Co-Founder and Chairman Matt Sheehy (far left), join Longview Aviation Capital Chairman David Curtis (second from left), and Longview Aviation Asset Management Chief Operating Officer Robert Mauracher (far right) to sign the purchase agreement for Viking CL-415EAF Enhanced Aerial Firefighting aircraft at LAAM’s facilities in Calgary, Alberta. (LAAM/Viking Air)
Memorial Ride for Palliative Care raises $10 grand

Memorial Ride for Palliative Care raises $10 grand

Friends and family of the late Denis Muloin were joined by a…

Memorial Ride for Palliative Care raises $10 grand
Fire departments in Esquimalt, Colwood, View Royal, North Saanich and Sidney have been shopping for a new dispatch service. (Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS)

Sidney closer to fire dispatch deal with City of Surrey

Dispatch anticipated to be over budget in 2018; cost savings expected in new deal

Fire departments in Esquimalt, Colwood, View Royal, North Saanich and Sidney have been shopping for a new dispatch service. (Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS)
Shreyas Balaiah is bringing his keyboard magic to Parkland Secondary School for the “Panthers For Patients” benefit concert on Friday June 8. (Submitted)

Panthers for Patients concert event June 8

North Saanich high school raising money to help patients with lung cancer

Shreyas Balaiah is bringing his keyboard magic to Parkland Secondary School for the “Panthers For Patients” benefit concert on Friday June 8. (Submitted)
(Rowing Canada/Twitter)

World Rowing Federation delegates in Sidney

Advance review of venue for 2018 Coastal Rowing Championships in October

(Rowing Canada/Twitter)
An excavator sits idle during a break in the construction of Sidney’s new beach volleyball court in Tulista Park. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Ain’t that a beach?

Sidney is building a new sand volleyball court at Tulista Park

An excavator sits idle during a break in the construction of Sidney’s new beach volleyball court in Tulista Park. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Chili the Irish terrier and Timbit the Wire daschund get all stretchy and snouty during their photo shoot in North Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Fancy a Vancouver Island dog show this weekend?

Vancouver Island Dog Fanciers Association hosting its 85th annual event at Saanich Fairground

Chili the Irish terrier and Timbit the Wire daschund get all stretchy and snouty during their photo shoot in North Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Peninsula’s Midget baseball team hits the field out of one of the main diamond’s new dugouts at Rotary Park in North Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

North Saanich ball park gets new dugouts

Field of Dreams upgrades means more, better baseball on tap

Peninsula’s Midget baseball team hits the field out of one of the main diamond’s new dugouts at Rotary Park in North Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)