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North Saanich Mayor Alice Finall. (File)

Alice Finall to retire as mayor of North Saanich

Mayor to serve out rest of term

North Saanich Mayor Alice Finall. (File)
One of the water bombers obtained by North Saanich’s Viking Air from Bombardier. Viking announced this week it will hire up to 150 people - including 50 in Victoria - to start a conversion program. (Steven Heywood/News staff file)

Viking Air plans to hire 200 to launch water bomber program

50 new hires at Viking Air’s North Saanich base, the rest in Calgary

One of the water bombers obtained by North Saanich’s Viking Air from Bombardier. Viking announced this week it will hire up to 150 people - including 50 in Victoria - to start a conversion program. (Steven Heywood/News staff file)
Moe, the robotic grass mower, is being tested at the Victoria airport in a collaboration between the Victoria Airport Authority and its landscaping contractor Island Earth Landscape. (Victoria Airport Authority)

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Victoria Airport pilots robot grass mower with Island Earth Landscape

Moe, the robotic grass mower, is being tested at the Victoria airport in a collaboration between the Victoria Airport Authority and its landscaping contractor Island Earth Landscape. (Victoria Airport Authority)
Geoff Orr, centre, speaks with members of the community. Orr says he’s running for mayor to put a focus on how North Saanich council interacts with the people it represents.                                 (Steven Heywood/News Staff File)

Another hat in North Saanich mayoral ring

Geoff Orr running for the top chair after one term on council

Geoff Orr, centre, speaks with members of the community. Orr says he’s running for mayor to put a focus on how North Saanich council interacts with the people it represents.                                 (Steven Heywood/News Staff File)
Spring is tax time. (Pixabay)

Tax time on the Saanich Peninsula

Check out some hints about your tax bill in 2018

Spring is tax time. (Pixabay)
Sidney Fire fighters used the Jaws of Life and blocks to prevent a vehicle from rolling further after a crash on Fifth Street at Oakville Avenue in Sidney May 2. They were able to also tip it back over onto its wheels. The lone occupant was able to be pulled safely out the back of the vehicle. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Driver pulled out safely after vehicle tips in Sidney crash

Fifth Street between Bevan and Orchard avenues was blocked off temporarily Wednesday evening

Sidney Fire fighters used the Jaws of Life and blocks to prevent a vehicle from rolling further after a crash on Fifth Street at Oakville Avenue in Sidney May 2. They were able to also tip it back over onto its wheels. The lone occupant was able to be pulled safely out the back of the vehicle. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Queen of Cumberland. (BC Ferries)

Queen of Cumberland still out of service after Swartz Bay accident

Two crew out of hospital; vessel awaiting replacement part

Queen of Cumberland. (BC Ferries)
Looming over smaller vessels, a barge is moored at Port Sidney Marina to act as a floating exhibition centre for the BC Yacht Brokers Association’s Boat Show May 3 to 6 in Sidney. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Boat Show is back in Sidney this week

BC Yacht Brokers Association returns to the Saanich Peninsula May 3-6

Looming over smaller vessels, a barge is moored at Port Sidney Marina to act as a floating exhibition centre for the BC Yacht Brokers Association’s Boat Show May 3 to 6 in Sidney. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
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)

Swartz Bay ferry terminal plans start with the public

BC Ferries announces spring-summer engagement process

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)
A large portion of the former Sandown horse racing track in North Saanich has recently been officially transferred to the municipality.                                 (Steven Heywood/News Staff File)

North Saanich embarks on plan for former horse racing track

Seven years after the Sandown transfer began, Distirct now ready to plan

A large portion of the former Sandown horse racing track in North Saanich has recently been officially transferred to the municipality.                                 (Steven Heywood/News Staff File)
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Elderly man who went missing from a BC Ferry still hasn’t been found

Delta Police investigation has deemed incident non-suspicious in nature

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Skydiving is a dangerous sport, says the owner of Capital City Skydiving in North Saanich. Emergency training and practice can help avoid trouble, as in the case of a skydiver who cut away a malfunctioning chute on April 22. (Facebook)

Skydiver lands safely after cutting away main chute

Central Saanich emergency services called after witnesses saw spiralling chute

Skydiving is a dangerous sport, says the owner of Capital City Skydiving in North Saanich. Emergency training and practice can help avoid trouble, as in the case of a skydiver who cut away a malfunctioning chute on April 22. (Facebook)
A DriveBC highway camera at Mount Newton Cross Road in Central Saanich captured part of the emergency response to the scene of a fatal pedestrian collision Wednesday night. (DriveBC)

Man struck and killed on the Pat Bay Highway

Pedestrian struck while crossing near Mount Newton X Rd in Central Saanich

A DriveBC highway camera at Mount Newton Cross Road in Central Saanich captured part of the emergency response to the scene of a fatal pedestrian collision Wednesday night. (DriveBC)
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)
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North Saanich targets recreational pot on ALR land

District adds voice to municipalities calling for production to stay off ALR land

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Out-of-country owners of waterfront and other homes on the Saanich Peninsula fear they may have to sell if the Province enacts its speculation tax. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Legal action against B.C. speculation tax a last resort

Group of Arizona home owners feel they’ve been swept up in an attack on land speculators

Out-of-country owners of waterfront and other homes on the Saanich Peninsula fear they may have to sell if the Province enacts its speculation tax. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Tsawout band councillor Toby Joseph says an opening prayer during the April 23 blanket ceremony at TIXEN.                                 (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Tsawout hosts Saanich Peninsula community leaders at blanket ceremony

Reconciliation event meant to share the Indigenous exerience

Tsawout band councillor Toby Joseph says an opening prayer during the April 23 blanket ceremony at TIXEN.                                 (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Romaine Underwood of Tsawout drumming and singing during a First Nations canoe event at Tsawout Spit. (Morgan Cross/File photo)

Central Saanich, Tsawout taking part in reconciliation ceremony

Blanket event Monday to help foster mutual trust and respect

  • Apr 22, 2018
Romaine Underwood of Tsawout drumming and singing during a First Nations canoe event at Tsawout Spit. (Morgan Cross/File photo)
The centre of the main roundabout a the McTavish Road interchange in North Saanich received new landscaping. South Island Mainroad Contracting says it was done to save tax dollars and will be maintained to ensure visibility for drivers. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

North Saanich roundabouts get new landscaping

McTavish Interchange landscaping cheaper, still safe

The centre of the main roundabout a the McTavish Road interchange in North Saanich received new landscaping. South Island Mainroad Contracting says it was done to save tax dollars and will be maintained to ensure visibility for drivers. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
New condos being built in Third Street in Sidney. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

North Saanich added to list of places that want tax exemption

District seeks meeting with Province about alternatives

New condos being built in Third Street in Sidney. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)