Saanich Peninsula

Artist’s rendering shows the proposed new Amazon delivery centre to be operating out on Victoria Airport Authority land in Sidney. (Courtesy of Victoria Airport Authority)

Sidney staff don’t expect Amazon centre to affect town’s GHG targets

Measuring direct impact could be difficult, staff acknowledged

 

A provincial government document indicates that these two large outdoor tanks are part of a proposed aquaponics operation on Wallace Drive in Central Saanich. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

‘Large’ aquaponics operation proposed for ALR land in Central Saanich

District of Central Saanich says it plays no role in approving uses of ALR land

 

Ken Norbury, owner of the Satellite Fish Company along with Donna May of the Pier Bistro, say the public should have more than two official options when it comes to the future of the Beacon Wharf. The municipality has invited the public to comment on the future of the aging structure. Two official options appear before the public: replacement with a floating wharf as part of a private-public partnership or no replacement at all. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney invites public feedback on future of Beacon Wharf

Wharf tenants question two-option process, anxious to hear public input on the project

 

The Victoria Flying Club hangar at Victoria International Airport. (Victoria Flying Club photo)

Victoria Flying Club 75th anniversary celebration soars this weekend

Learn, see and fly at special public event this Saturday

The Victoria Flying Club hangar at Victoria International Airport. (Victoria Flying Club photo)
Robert Buckley and Mattia Castrillo are among the actors in The Christmas House II currently shooting in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney blanketed in snow during final days of summer

Crews spread holiday cheer for Hallmark Christmas movie shoot

Robert Buckley and Mattia Castrillo are among the actors in The Christmas House II currently shooting in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Housing affordability remains a concern among Sidney residents, with many increasingly concerned that young people will not able to afford to live in the community. (Black Press Media file photo)

Public hears concerns about Sidney’s affordability for future generations

Sidney is the ‘cheapest’ Peninsula community with a single-family home averaging $901,700 in August

Housing affordability remains a concern among Sidney residents, with many increasingly concerned that young people will not able to afford to live in the community. (Black Press Media file photo)
Peninsula defenceman Matthew Seale finds himself sandwiched between Victoria Cougars players during the Panthers 4-1 loss Friday in North Saanich. The Cougars won the teams’ season opener 9-3 the night before in Esquimalt. (Photo by Gordon Lee)

Victoria Cougars dampen Panthers’ lofty expectation for VIJHL season start

Cougars post 9-3, 4-1 wins over the Panthers in opening junior B hockey weekend

Peninsula defenceman Matthew Seale finds himself sandwiched between Victoria Cougars players during the Panthers 4-1 loss Friday in North Saanich. The Cougars won the teams’ season opener 9-3 the night before in Esquimalt. (Photo by Gordon Lee)
While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Competing political lawn signs won’t divide Central Saanich couple

Opposing views welcomed after 56 years of marriage

While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Redlen Technologies, based in this complex near the Keating Industrial district in Central Saanich, has been wholly purchased by minority shareholder Canon for $341 million. (Google Streetview)

Canon purchases Central Saanich company for $341 million

Redlen gaining a reputation for manufacturing advanced medical imaging equipment

Redlen Technologies, based in this complex near the Keating Industrial district in Central Saanich, has been wholly purchased by minority shareholder Canon for $341 million. (Google Streetview)
Victoria and Central Saanich police are looking for wanted Johnathan Pocetti. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Victoria and Central Saanich police are looking for wanted Johnathan Pocetti. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A staff report is recommending Sidney cap the heights of future buildings along Beacon Avenue to four or five storeys. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney staff report proposes cap on future building heights

Proposed limit would rule out future five-to-six storey buildings in most of downtown

A staff report is recommending Sidney cap the heights of future buildings along Beacon Avenue to four or five storeys. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Sidney-to-Anacortes ferry service, long a symbol of regional ties to the Pacific Northwest, won’t run until spring 2022 due to COVID-19. Sidney author and global analyst Michael Bociurkiw predicts negative consequences for the region if budget pressures lead to the service’s end. (Black Press Media File)

Sidney author laments weakening ties with Pacific Northwest, Asia

Michael Bociurkiw predicts region will continue to attract new domestic arrivals

The Sidney-to-Anacortes ferry service, long a symbol of regional ties to the Pacific Northwest, won’t run until spring 2022 due to COVID-19. Sidney author and global analyst Michael Bociurkiw predicts negative consequences for the region if budget pressures lead to the service’s end. (Black Press Media File)
Payton Braun (in blue), seen here in exhibition action against the Westshore Wolves, is a new addition to the Peninsula Panthers, who open their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season with back-to-back games against the Victoria Cougars, including Friday’s home opener at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Photo by Gordon Lee)

Panthers GM expects big things for Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season

Peninsula and Victoria Cougars play home-and-home Sept. 9-10

Payton Braun (in blue), seen here in exhibition action against the Westshore Wolves, is a new addition to the Peninsula Panthers, who open their Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League season with back-to-back games against the Victoria Cougars, including Friday’s home opener at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Photo by Gordon Lee)
Quadra Sound, who headlined Sunday’s musical component of the Saanich Fair, was among an all-locals musical line-up as the Saanich Fair returned after being virtual in 2020. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Fair)

2021 Saanich Fair makes history with return to Saanich Fairgrounds

Tsartlip First Nation open and close scaled-back fair; crowd enthusiastic despite smaller numbers

Quadra Sound, who headlined Sunday’s musical component of the Saanich Fair, was among an all-locals musical line-up as the Saanich Fair returned after being virtual in 2020. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Fair)
Sisters Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay performing as the duo PIQSIQ take to the stage on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Mary Winspear Centre to perform their blend of traditional Inuit throat singing infused with modern technology. (Photo courtesy of the Mary Winspear Centre)

Throat singing sisters bring haunting soundscape to Sidney

Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay perform as PIQSIQ at Mary Winspear Centre Sept. 11

Sisters Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay performing as the duo PIQSIQ take to the stage on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Mary Winspear Centre to perform their blend of traditional Inuit throat singing infused with modern technology. (Photo courtesy of the Mary Winspear Centre)
Kenn Mount, who served as fire chief in Sooke, has officially taken over as the new fire chief of Central Saanich. (District of Central Saanich/Submitted)

New fire chief assumes post in Central Saanich

Kenn Mount arrives in Central Saanich after four years as fire chief in Sooke

Kenn Mount, who served as fire chief in Sooke, has officially taken over as the new fire chief of Central Saanich. (District of Central Saanich/Submitted)
RCMP in Alberta have arrested a suspect in connection with a series of reports about a man trying to enter residences in North Saanich last month. (Black Press Media File)

Suspect in North Saanich prowler reports arrested in Alberta

RCMP arrest man after local detachment appeals for public assistance

RCMP in Alberta have arrested a suspect in connection with a series of reports about a man trying to enter residences in North Saanich last month. (Black Press Media File)
Bill Collins, chairperson of Cascadia Seaweed, enjoys a piece of sugar kelp, earlier in 2020. The company is part of the Oceans 2050 Seaweed Project, which won a 2021 Keeling Curve Prize. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney company part of award-winning climate change project

Cascadia Seaweed part of Oceans 2050 project that won Keeling Curve Prize

Bill Collins, chairperson of Cascadia Seaweed, enjoys a piece of sugar kelp, earlier in 2020. The company is part of the Oceans 2050 Seaweed Project, which won a 2021 Keeling Curve Prize. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor says the police board is actively addressing rising labour costs in the municipality’s police department. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Saanich policing costs driving property tax hikes in municipality

Police department costs account for about 50 per cent of increases over last five years

Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor says the police board is actively addressing rising labour costs in the municipality’s police department. (Black Press Media file photo)
Federal candidates in Saanich Gulf-Islands will participate in a live forum Sept. 8 at Saanich Presbyterian Church, organized by the North Saanich Residents’ Association. (Black Press Media)

North Saanich Residents’ Association hosting Saanich Gulf-Islands candidates forum

Live event scheduled for Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Saanich Presbyterian Church

Federal candidates in Saanich Gulf-Islands will participate in a live forum Sept. 8 at Saanich Presbyterian Church, organized by the North Saanich Residents’ Association. (Black Press Media)