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Greater Victoria Green Team Program Manager Amanda Evans, right, works with international students from Parkland Secondary School to remove English Ivy from Lillian Hoffar Park in North Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Green Team tackles weeds in North Saanich

Greater Victoria group working to connect people with local green groups

Greater Victoria Green Team Program Manager Amanda Evans, right, works with international students from Parkland Secondary School to remove English Ivy from Lillian Hoffar Park in North Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
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
A BN Islander aircraft, owned by startup airline NorthStar Air Tours. (northstarairtours.com)

Small airline to make 12-minute international flights out of Victoria

NorthStar Air offering flights between Victoria and Friday Harbour

A BN Islander aircraft, owned by startup airline NorthStar Air Tours. (northstarairtours.com)
Donna Friedlander of Tally-Ho Carriage Tours stands with Kashe, one of the company’s draft horses. Kashe is currently in rehab for a sore leg, suffered while in a horse paddock in Central Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

New scholarship a memorial to Tally-Ho’s Larry Friedlander

Victoria carriage tours company helping youth participate in equine studies

Donna Friedlander of Tally-Ho Carriage Tours stands with Kashe, one of the company’s draft horses. Kashe is currently in rehab for a sore leg, suffered while in a horse paddock in Central Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Nicholas Coulson from Deep Cove Elementary flashes a ‘V’ sign during the ceremony. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Saanich Peninsula French Immersion grads welcome new students

School District 63 ceremony marks student transition

Nicholas Coulson from Deep Cove Elementary flashes a ‘V’ sign during the ceremony. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
A BC SPCA worker washes one of 45 Havanese dogs that were taken from a Victoria-area property. The BC SPCA is recommending charges against the owner in order to seek a ban. (BC SPCA)

BC SPCA seeks cruelty charge after seizing 45 filthy dogs

Dogs found in Victoria-area home; matted with urine and feces

A BC SPCA worker washes one of 45 Havanese dogs that were taken from a Victoria-area property. The BC SPCA is recommending charges against the owner in order to seek a ban. (BC SPCA)
Big plans. Tony Zarsadias, CEO of The Condo Group, Ingrid Jarisz of Newport Realty Sidney and Mike Cronquist, Vice-President of Business Development with the Marker Group. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

The Arbours breaks ground in Brentwood Bay

Excavators have begun working on the site of The Arbours — the…

Big plans. Tony Zarsadias, CEO of The Condo Group, Ingrid Jarisz of Newport Realty Sidney and Mike Cronquist, Vice-President of Business Development with the Marker Group. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Toronto’s Avro Landcaster, FM104 on a concrete plinth. North Saanich’s BC Aviation Museum has bid to get the aircraft for restoration and display. (Eric Dumigan Photography/warbirdregistry.org)

UPDATE: North Saanich museum’s bomber bid on hold

B.C. Aviation Museum will know by July if Lancaster will be theirs

Toronto’s Avro Landcaster, FM104 on a concrete plinth. North Saanich’s BC Aviation Museum has bid to get the aircraft for restoration and display. (Eric Dumigan Photography/warbirdregistry.org)
This map shows the locations of six new spill response bases on Vancouver Island. All are on hold in the wak of the Trans Mountain pipeline project delay. (WCMRC)

New spill response bases on hold as pipeline paused

Future of six new bases, 125 jobs, on Vancouver Island in limbo over Kinder Morgan decision

This map shows the locations of six new spill response bases on Vancouver Island. All are on hold in the wak of the Trans Mountain pipeline project delay. (WCMRC)
This map shows the locations of six new spill response bases on Vancouver Island. All are on hold in the wak of the Trans Mountain pipeline project delay. (WCMRC)

New spill response bases on hold as pipeline paused

Future of six new bases, 125 jobs, on in limbo over Kinder Morgan decision

This map shows the locations of six new spill response bases on Vancouver Island. All are on hold in the wak of the Trans Mountain pipeline project delay. (WCMRC)
André Lésvesque, senior director for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (from right), Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Anna-Mary Schmidt, head of grapevine diagnostics during the April 3 announcement of $80 million for the Centre for Plant Health in North Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

North Saanich plant health centre replacement welcome, says mayor

Funding is an about-face from plans to close the facility in 2012.

André Lésvesque, senior director for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (from right), Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Anna-Mary Schmidt, head of grapevine diagnostics during the April 3 announcement of $80 million for the Centre for Plant Health in North Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservatives meeting Tuesday

Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservatives meeting Tuesday

Town hall-style meeting on party policy suggestions

Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservatives meeting Tuesday
Victoria’s Marilyn Arsenault gets a congratulatory high-five after she crossed the finish line in Sunday’s Bazan Bay 5K race in Sidney. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

UVic runners win Bazan Bay 5k race in Sidney

Island Race Series wrapped up Sunday along the Sidney waterfront

Victoria’s Marilyn Arsenault gets a congratulatory high-five after she crossed the finish line in Sunday’s Bazan Bay 5K race in Sidney. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
The Cedarwood Inn and Suites in Sidney has been owned by the same family for approximately 45 years. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Significant developments Sidney to get more public scrutiny

Council approves recommendations from community group

The Cedarwood Inn and Suites in Sidney has been owned by the same family for approximately 45 years. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Allterra Spider Contracting of North Saanich is working with Peninsula Streams to add beach gravel to portions of Pat Bay, in order to create better habitat and protection for the shoreline. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Habitat project shores up Pat Bay

Over time, adding gravel to the North Saanich beach supports fish habitat

Allterra Spider Contracting of North Saanich is working with Peninsula Streams to add beach gravel to portions of Pat Bay, in order to create better habitat and protection for the shoreline. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
A group of people watch as the MV Chelan with Washington State Ferries arrives during its inaugual run for the 2018 season. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Anacortes ferry returns for another season on the Sidney run

Sidney Sister Cities Association welcomes U.S. neighbours in annual event

A group of people watch as the MV Chelan with Washington State Ferries arrives during its inaugual run for the 2018 season. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Sidney firefighters responded to a house fire on James White Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. It was contained to an outbuilding and extinguished quickly.                                 (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

UPDATE: Sidney firefighters back off blaze as ammunition explodes

No one injured in fire contained to outbuilding

Sidney firefighters responded to a house fire on James White Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. It was contained to an outbuilding and extinguished quickly.                                 (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay looks over grape vines with Anna-Mary Schmidt, Head of Grapevine Diagnostics at the Centre for Plant Health in North Saanich. Ottawa announced $80 million to replace the Centre by 2022. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

UPDATE: Feds to pay $80 million for new lab in North Saanich

Centre for Plant Health to be replaced by 2022

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay looks over grape vines with Anna-Mary Schmidt, Head of Grapevine Diagnostics at the Centre for Plant Health in North Saanich. Ottawa announced $80 million to replace the Centre by 2022. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
The Peninsula Co-Op gas station on the Pat Bay Highway in Central Saanich has regular fuel for 149.2 cents per litre Sunday morning. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Gas prices in Greater Victoria expected to jump on April Fool’s Day

It’s not joke: transit tax and other factors pushing gas prices higher in the region

The Peninsula Co-Op gas station on the Pat Bay Highway in Central Saanich has regular fuel for 149.2 cents per litre Sunday morning. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Reay Creek Pond, also known as the Sidney Duck Pond, was created by the building of a dam in Sidney’s municipal boundaries years ago. (File)

Sidney contaminated creek study given green light

Town will seek public feedback on clean up options in June

Reay Creek Pond, also known as the Sidney Duck Pond, was created by the building of a dam in Sidney’s municipal boundaries years ago. (File)