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Community members move around blankets during a KAIROS blanket ceremony at the Tsawout First Nation, representing Indigenous people and their land in pre-colonial times. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

B.C. drafts principles on changing their relationship with Indigenous peoples

Minister calls new relationship with B.C. First Nations a journey in progress

Community members move around blankets during a KAIROS blanket ceremony at the Tsawout First Nation, representing Indigenous people and their land in pre-colonial times. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
A pair of children explore the beach at Island View Beach Regional Park in Central Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff File)

New reservation system in place at Island View Beach campsite

CRD launches new system for campers at the park

A pair of children explore the beach at Island View Beach Regional Park in Central Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff File)
One of the large displays at the Sidney Museum depicts the Golden Age of Comics, form the 1950s to ’70s. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Comics through the years at Sidney Museum

Exhibit showcases the golden age of comics to the present

One of the large displays at the Sidney Museum depicts the Golden Age of Comics, form the 1950s to ’70s. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Sidney’s Nicola Politano holds a poster for her upcoming Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes fundraiser on May 26. She hopes the annual event will raise a lot of money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Sidney fundraiser helping kids fight diabetes

Nicola Politano organizing May 26 dance at the air cadet hall

Sidney’s Nicola Politano holds a poster for her upcoming Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes fundraiser on May 26. She hopes the annual event will raise a lot of money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Central Saanich Little League players work together to tag out a Beacon Hill player on second base. (News Staff/File Photo)

Central Saanich Little League ready to build new training facility

League to spend $168,000 on indoor battling, pitching space

Central Saanich Little League players work together to tag out a Beacon Hill player on second base. (News Staff/File Photo)
North Saanich mayoral candidate Dorothy Hartshorne (centre) has announced she’s making another run for the mayor’s chair. She is pictured here between Alice Finall and Peter Miller during the 2014 campaign. (Steven Heywood/News Staff File)

Third candidate announces run for North Saanich mayor’s chair

Dorothy Harshorne came close in the 2014 campaign

North Saanich mayoral candidate Dorothy Hartshorne (centre) has announced she’s making another run for the mayor’s chair. She is pictured here between Alice Finall and Peter Miller during the 2014 campaign. (Steven Heywood/News Staff File)
Deep Cove Elementary School teacher Candice Lee (second from right) received a Prime Minister’s award for excellence in teaching. She was presented with a certificate of achievement by MP Elizabeth May and the parents who nominated her. From left: Mikiala Christine, Reziah Dhaliwal, May, Lee and Tess Town.                                (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

WATCH: North Saanich school teacher wins PM’s award

Candice Lee at Deep Cove School recognized for her multicultural focus

Deep Cove Elementary School teacher Candice Lee (second from right) received a Prime Minister’s award for excellence in teaching. She was presented with a certificate of achievement by MP Elizabeth May and the parents who nominated her. From left: Mikiala Christine, Reziah Dhaliwal, May, Lee and Tess Town.                                (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Cannabis dispensaries in Victoria have been subject to a separate city bylaw since September 2016. Retail sales of recreational pot are being met in different ways and at different stages in municipalitis like Sidney. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News/File)

Sidney bans retail recreational cannabis – temporarily

Town wants to get regulations in place before expected legalization

Cannabis dispensaries in Victoria have been subject to a separate city bylaw since September 2016. Retail sales of recreational pot are being met in different ways and at different stages in municipalitis like Sidney. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News/File)
Sidney’s current fire hall on Third Street. The Town has reached a deal to sell it and the parking lot next door for $9 million. (File)

Sidney sells fire hall for $9 million

Money to offset ballooning cost of new Community Safety Building

Sidney’s current fire hall on Third Street. The Town has reached a deal to sell it and the parking lot next door for $9 million. (File)
Constable Meighan de Pass with the Sidney North Saanich RCMP says requests for Block Watch neighbourhoods in the community are way up. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Block Watch demand way up on the Saanich Peninsula

RCMP holding open house for potential new Block Captains

Constable Meighan de Pass with the Sidney North Saanich RCMP says requests for Block Watch neighbourhoods in the community are way up. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Dogs have no sweat glands and can withstand high temperatures for only a short time, says the SPCA. (Black Press File)

Don’t play the odds with your pets

BC SPCA asks people to leave pets at home, not in their cars

Dogs have no sweat glands and can withstand high temperatures for only a short time, says the SPCA. (Black Press File)
Angel Sampson’s Grade 1 photo at the Tsartlip Indian Day School. She’s in the second row, fourth from the left, in the plaid jacket. (Angel Sampson)

Going home at night didn’t stop the abuse

Student of the former Tsartlip Indian Day School still struggles to have voice heard

Angel Sampson’s Grade 1 photo at the Tsartlip Indian Day School. She’s in the second row, fourth from the left, in the plaid jacket. (Angel Sampson)
The Queen of Cumberland. (BC Ferries/File)

Fundraiser for worker injured in BC Ferries training

GoFundMe camapign almost at its goal; ferry back in service this weekend

The Queen of Cumberland. (BC Ferries/File)
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Thieves target unlocked vehicles again in Sidney

Robberies overnight of May 9 similar to thefts from 2017

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Dr. Anita Molzahn has been awarded the Order of Canada. (Submitted)

Sidney’s Anita Molzahn receives Order of Canada

Dr. Molzahn waited almost a year to officially receive the honour

Dr. Anita Molzahn has been awarded the Order of Canada. (Submitted)
Saanich-Gulf Islands MP and federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May shakes hands with a constituent. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press File)

Green Party closes harassment investigation against Elizabeth May

Investigation found claims made in January don’t constitute workplace harassment under law

Saanich-Gulf Islands MP and federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May shakes hands with a constituent. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press File)
BC Transit is adding one additional bus loop in the lower Brentwood Bay area of Central Saanich this summer. (Arnold Lim/Black Press File)

Brentwood Bay transit users get one more loop

BC Transit adds fourth Route 75 peak trip service; more to come

BC Transit is adding one additional bus loop in the lower Brentwood Bay area of Central Saanich this summer. (Arnold Lim/Black Press File)
Paramedics carry a spine board down the gangway to the Port Sidney Marina, responding to reports of a perosn’s death on Wednesday afternoon (May 9). (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

UPDATE: Man fell to his death at Port Sidney Marina

Police said the individual did not drown; cause of death to be determined

Paramedics carry a spine board down the gangway to the Port Sidney Marina, responding to reports of a perosn’s death on Wednesday afternoon (May 9). (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
The working floor at Viking Air in North Saanich. (File)

Viking Air’s water bomber program could lead to 900 more jobs

Production of new aircraft could start as early as this fall

The working floor at Viking Air in North Saanich. (File)
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Starting real conversations around mental illness

Sidney forum May 9 features three speakers, opening up about difficult experiences

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