Steven Heywood

Computer equipment was dumped on the property of the North Saanich resident who showed the image to the News Review, after they dropped the items off at a local recycler. (Submitted)

North Saanich resident frustrated over dumping

Most Peninsula municipalities say it’s not a regular occurrence

Computer equipment was dumped on the property of the North Saanich resident who showed the image to the News Review, after they dropped the items off at a local recycler. (Submitted)
Rest Haven Lodge in Sidney. (Rest Haven Lodge)

Sidney’s Rest Haven Lodge to merge with Broadmead Care

Around 100 employees retained in merger

Rest Haven Lodge in Sidney. (Rest Haven Lodge)
Police raided this large, illegal marijuana grow op in a house in the 6800 block of Bella Vista Drive in Central Saanich Wed., March 28. (Central Saanich Police)

UPDATE: Two arrested in Central Saanich Police raid

Around 500 mature pot plants seized in grow op bust

Police raided this large, illegal marijuana grow op in a house in the 6800 block of Bella Vista Drive in Central Saanich Wed., March 28. (Central Saanich Police)
An Arizona family in Sidney, B.C., says they might have to sell their beloved vacation home if the speculation tax rolls out as promised. (Peninsula News Review files)

Sidney to ask the province to rethink speculation tax

Town wants an exemption of its own, too

An Arizona family in Sidney, B.C., says they might have to sell their beloved vacation home if the speculation tax rolls out as promised. (Peninsula News Review files)
Patrick McAdams, left, and his brother-in-law Peter Belair at thier home in Sidney. Patrick says the care his wife, Peter and himself received from a new doctor in the community went above and beyond thier expectations. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

In a difficult time, Sidney doctor stands out for a local family

Patrick McAdams thankful his family found a caring, dedicated doctor

Patrick McAdams, left, and his brother-in-law Peter Belair at thier home in Sidney. Patrick says the care his wife, Peter and himself received from a new doctor in the community went above and beyond thier expectations. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
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North Saanich councillor wants to seek cannabis injunction

Jack McClintock wants legal advice on whether B.C. overstepped on ALR rules

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Willis Rooke pilots his boat through choppy waters off Sidney this week, delivering a barge of vehicles and goods from Sidney Island. The barge landed without any trouble. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Barging through choppy seas off Sidney

Willis Rooke has seen it rougher

Willis Rooke pilots his boat through choppy waters off Sidney this week, delivering a barge of vehicles and goods from Sidney Island. The barge landed without any trouble. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Oak Bay Breakers’ guard Jasmine Lambert drives to the basket against Claremont defender Sierra Reisig during this year’s Island 3A girls basketball championship game. Reisig is on the All-Star roster for the South on April 7. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Island high school hoops all-star teams at UVic April 7

Top players from the South and North Island invited

Oak Bay Breakers’ guard Jasmine Lambert drives to the basket against Claremont defender Sierra Reisig during this year’s Island 3A girls basketball championship game. Reisig is on the All-Star roster for the South on April 7. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Mark Loria, left, has announced his departure as executive director of the Shaw Centre for the Slaish Sea in Sidney. (File)

Sidney’s aquarium of the Salish Sea looking for new executive drector

Mark Loria announces his departure after three years

Mark Loria, left, has announced his departure as executive director of the Shaw Centre for the Slaish Sea in Sidney. (File)
Central Saanich fire fighters were called to an apartment building on Mount Newton Cross Road Monday afternoon, after a resident call in about smelling smoke. They discovered an unattended pot on a stove in an apartment. No one was injured and the fire didn’t spread. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Pot found burning on a Central Saanich stove

No, not that kind of pot

Central Saanich fire fighters were called to an apartment building on Mount Newton Cross Road Monday afternoon, after a resident call in about smelling smoke. They discovered an unattended pot on a stove in an apartment. No one was injured and the fire didn’t spread. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Sidney homeowner Carol Foster, who is from Arizona, has a home that overlooks the Port Sidney Marina. She said B.C.’s proposed speculation tax could cost her as much as $26,000 a year. (File)

Sidney to debate B.C. speculation tax

Town receiving letters, complaints from home owners

Sidney homeowner Carol Foster, who is from Arizona, has a home that overlooks the Port Sidney Marina. She said B.C.’s proposed speculation tax could cost her as much as $26,000 a year. (File)
Reg Kirkham, who lives next to the Reay Creek Pond, walks along an earthen dam that created the pond. Sediment in the pond and in the banks of the creek, are contaminated with heavy metals. (Steve Heywood/News Staff file)

Future of dam in the hands of Sidney council, community

Town looks into options for an old dam on a contaminated creek

Reg Kirkham, who lives next to the Reay Creek Pond, walks along an earthen dam that created the pond. Sediment in the pond and in the banks of the creek, are contaminated with heavy metals. (Steve Heywood/News Staff file)
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North Saanich to debate cannabis bylaw and new business fee

District updating bylaws to reflect anticipated recreational legalization

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The entire north wall of the District of North Saanich municipal hall has been replaced. Rot issues here precipitated the decision to rebuild most of the building. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

North Saanich municipal hall comes in slighty over budget

$2,117 overrun caused by legal fees back in December

The entire north wall of the District of North Saanich municipal hall has been replaced. Rot issues here precipitated the decision to rebuild most of the building. (Steven Heywood/News staff)
A WestJet aircraft comes in for a landing at Victoria International Airport, behind North Saanich’s airplane-themed climbing area in Jubilee Park. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

North Saanich park doesn’t make the high priority cut

District finalizes its Strategic Plan, a list of municipal priorities

A WestJet aircraft comes in for a landing at Victoria International Airport, behind North Saanich’s airplane-themed climbing area in Jubilee Park. (Steven Heywood/News staff)
Brentwood Bay in Central Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Central Saanich hopeful for federal derelict vessel cash

The conversation is happening, and the mayor says it’s a good thing

Brentwood Bay in Central Saanich. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Saanich North and the Islands MLA Adam Olsen tries out a medical diagnostic device that connects people with health care professionals as 19 Labs CEO Ram Fish looks on. A Brentwood Bay company, owned by Jerry Horel, teamed up with Fish’s company from Silicon Valley to produce the units. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Brentwood Bay tech company teams up with Silicon Valley

Updated: Medical diagnostic gear from 19 Labs ready to connect remote patients with doctors

Saanich North and the Islands MLA Adam Olsen tries out a medical diagnostic device that connects people with health care professionals as 19 Labs CEO Ram Fish looks on. A Brentwood Bay company, owned by Jerry Horel, teamed up with Fish’s company from Silicon Valley to produce the units. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Washington State Ferries resumes Sidney service on April 1

Washington State Ferries resumes Sidney service on April 1

Community planning its annual welcome ceremony

Washington State Ferries resumes Sidney service on April 1
A piper plays in passengers to Sidney from the Anacortes Ferry during a past welcome ceremony. A group of enthusiastic residents will gather on Sunday, April 1 this year to mark the seasonal return of the ferry service. (File)

Washington State Ferries resumes Sidney service on April 1

Community planning its annual welcome ceremony

A piper plays in passengers to Sidney from the Anacortes Ferry during a past welcome ceremony. A group of enthusiastic residents will gather on Sunday, April 1 this year to mark the seasonal return of the ferry service. (File)
The Victoria International Airport. (File)

Victoria airport ready to comply with new safety regulations

Transport Canada expected to make mandatory new runway buffer zones

The Victoria International Airport. (File)