Saanich Peninsula

Jada Benwell and Connor Larkey are the valedictorians of the 2021 graduating class at Parkland Secondary School. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Pandemic taught lessons in perseverance for North Saanich high schoolers

Parkland Secondary School to release 2021 grad ceremony video on June 25

 

Elaine Kirwin in her Expedia Cruises office talks about the future of travel. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Sidney travel agency charts course through pandemic

Owner of Expedia Cruises in Sidney expects smooth sailing ahead once travel restrictions lift

 

Deep Cove Elementary School principal Shelley Hardcastle (right) and vice-principal Mary Kaercher help to restock Reay Creek with fish – in this case, coho fry – after a recent bleach spill killed hundreds of fish. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich’s Deep Cove Elementary School helps to restock Sidney’s Reay Creek

Restocking followed bleach spill that killed hundreds of fish in creek

 

A new report pegs the annual cost of hiring a third party to monitor use of pickleball courts in North Saanich at $12,000. (Black Press Media file photo).

North Saanich could end up hiring third party to monitor pickleball courts

Other options up for consideration include use of cameras and timed locks

A new report pegs the annual cost of hiring a third party to monitor use of pickleball courts in North Saanich at $12,000. (Black Press Media file photo).
Yael Stevens and Lauren MacFarlane are the valedictorians of Stelly’s 2021 graduating class. They say it’s okay to take time to figure out the next steps in the face of uncertainty. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Stelly’s valedictorians ask classmates to go with the flow in face of uncertainty

Lauren MacFarlane and Yael Stevens say it’s OK to take time to figure out the next steps

Yael Stevens and Lauren MacFarlane are the valedictorians of Stelly’s 2021 graduating class. They say it’s okay to take time to figure out the next steps in the face of uncertainty. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
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Restoring Indigenous place names rebuilds relationships to land: University of Victoria scholar

Jeff Corntassel says renaming is part of truth-telling process on way to genuine reconciliation

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An aerial view of Central Saanich from the Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)
An aerial view of Central Saanich from the Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)
Boat owner Paul Charlebois says there is a need for more public boat launch facilities on the Peninsula, a stance being demanded by the North Saanich Residents Association. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich residents launch new appeal for public boating access

Letter laments lack of quality facilities outside boat launch in Sidney’s Tulista Park

Boat owner Paul Charlebois says there is a need for more public boat launch facilities on the Peninsula, a stance being demanded by the North Saanich Residents Association. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Some 40 protesters rallied in downtown Sidney Saturday to express solidarity with opponents of old-growth logging on west coast of Vancouver Island including the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew. (Julie Morris/Submitted)

Downtown Sidney site of solidarity rally for Fairy Creek protest

Supporters gather at one of town’s busiest intersections

Some 40 protesters rallied in downtown Sidney Saturday to express solidarity with opponents of old-growth logging on west coast of Vancouver Island including the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew. (Julie Morris/Submitted)
The Pat Bay Highway will see partial night closures while crews conduct geotechnical surveying for the Keating Cross Road flyover project. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure file photo)

Overnight closures coming to Pat Bay Highway

Crews conducting geotechnical work for Keating Cross Road flyover project

The Pat Bay Highway will see partial night closures while crews conduct geotechnical surveying for the Keating Cross Road flyover project. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure file photo)
Science World BC has named Pauline Finn, executive director of Sidney’s Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, a patron. The honour recognizes volunteers or former employees have contributed in a significant way to the development of the society. (Photo courtesy Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea)

Executive director of Sidney aquarium recognized by Science World BC

Vancouver-based organization honours former employee Pauline Finn with patron status

Science World BC has named Pauline Finn, executive director of Sidney’s Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, a patron. The honour recognizes volunteers or former employees have contributed in a significant way to the development of the society. (Photo courtesy Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea)
A May food drive organized by students at Stelly’s Secondary School collected more than 19,000 non-perishable food items from across Central Saanich. (Courtesy of Ryan Braun)

Student-led food drive in Central Saanich sets new record

Stelly’s students organize May 5 event, over 19,000 food items collected

A May food drive organized by students at Stelly’s Secondary School collected more than 19,000 non-perishable food items from across Central Saanich. (Courtesy of Ryan Braun)
Lt. Greg Michell from Central Saanich Fire Department with his calf Neeve, dog Sophie (heeler/collie) and puppy Lucy (Collie) during Sunday's photo shoot for a calendar from the Balfour’s Friends Foundation helping low income people with their veterinary care costs. (Tracey Scott/Submitted)

Saanich Peninsula firefighters pose to claw back veterinary care costs

Balfour’s Friends Foundation calendar helps low-income people cover pet care costs

Lt. Greg Michell from Central Saanich Fire Department with his calf Neeve, dog Sophie (heeler/collie) and puppy Lucy (Collie) during Sunday's photo shoot for a calendar from the Balfour’s Friends Foundation helping low income people with their veterinary care costs. (Tracey Scott/Submitted)
Lillian Underwood, Tsawout First Nation’s Employment and Training Service Manager and native to the Yukon’s Kluane First Nation, and her daughter, Asheya, on the Pat Bay Highway

Tsawout walk to Central Saanich highway overpass part of healing journey

Community demonstration honours 215 deceased children while challenging the silence

Lillian Underwood, Tsawout First Nation’s Employment and Training Service Manager and native to the Yukon’s Kluane First Nation, and her daughter, Asheya, on the Pat Bay Highway
Standing next to his vessel Tidewalker, Commodore Alan Hannabauer of the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club shows off the cannon that will launch Saturday’s sailpast (June 5) as the club celebrates its 40th anniversary. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club to launch boating season with a bang

Sailpast scheduled for Saturday, June 5 coincides with club’s 40th anniversary celebrations

Standing next to his vessel Tidewalker, Commodore Alan Hannabauer of the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club shows off the cannon that will launch Saturday’s sailpast (June 5) as the club celebrates its 40th anniversary. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Jim Townley, president of the Saanichton Village Association, and Christine Culham, Central Saanich chief administrative officer, flank Mayor Ryan Windsor during Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the new bike-and-ride facility now under construction in the village. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Construction of bike-and-ride facility in Central Saanich off to the races

Facility will be located on historical spot where V&S train station once stood

Jim Townley, president of the Saanichton Village Association, and Christine Culham, Central Saanich chief administrative officer, flank Mayor Ryan Windsor during Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the new bike-and-ride facility now under construction in the village. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
This sign cautioning of a bear currently greets users of the Flight Path, a 9.3 km bike-and-walking trail around Victoria International Airport. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Victoria International Airport Authority warns of bear on popular path

Sign posted along the Flight Path reads, ‘caution – bear in area’

This sign cautioning of a bear currently greets users of the Flight Path, a 9.3 km bike-and-walking trail around Victoria International Airport. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A pilot project that could expand the offerings of food trucks in Central Saanich remains on the table but councillors have asked staff to come back with additional information. (Black Press Media File)

Food trucks still on public menu, but Central Saanich orders more information

Councillors want more details on operating hours, licensing requirements

A pilot project that could expand the offerings of food trucks in Central Saanich remains on the table but councillors have asked staff to come back with additional information. (Black Press Media File)
Sidney residents have until May 31 to fill out a survey on potential improvements to Reay Creek Park, which includes Reay Creek Pond. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney asks for input on future of Reay Creek Park

Residents have until May 31 to answer survey about potential improvements

Sidney residents have until May 31 to fill out a survey on potential improvements to Reay Creek Park, which includes Reay Creek Pond. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
North Saanich’s Frank Cumming enjoys his Tuesday morning on Sidney’s Bevan Pier. Council Tuesday approved improvements to the structure. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Popular fishing pier in Sidney on the hook for repairs

Town’s 2021 budget includes $500,000 for refurbishing Bevan Pier

North Saanich’s Frank Cumming enjoys his Tuesday morning on Sidney’s Bevan Pier. Council Tuesday approved improvements to the structure. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)