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Central Saanich veteran finds calling as a service dog trainer

Central Saanich veteran finds calling as a service dog trainer

Service dog helped Tyson King deal with post-traumatic stress disorder

Central Saanich veteran finds calling as a service dog trainer
Seamus Weeks (file photo)

Online sexual exploitation leads to jail time for Central Saanich man

Seamus Weeks will be on sex offender registry for life

Seamus Weeks (file photo)
Dustin Hamilton has an 8,000 watt amplifier powered by five car batteries in the back of his PT Cruiser, but he can no longer play it while in Central Saanich. (Hugo Wong/News staff)

Loud stereo brings clear message from court

Central Saanich man granted conditional discharge for blaring car stereo on West Saanich Road

Dustin Hamilton has an 8,000 watt amplifier powered by five car batteries in the back of his PT Cruiser, but he can no longer play it while in Central Saanich. (Hugo Wong/News staff)
Dustin Hamilton has an 8,000-watt amplifier powered by five car batteries in the back of his PT Cruiser, but he can no longer play it while in Central Saanich. (Hugo Wong/News staff)

Loud car stereo lands man in court

Mischief charge for Central Saanich man who is not permitted to play his car stereo

Dustin Hamilton has an 8,000-watt amplifier powered by five car batteries in the back of his PT Cruiser, but he can no longer play it while in Central Saanich. (Hugo Wong/News staff)
This photo, posted to social media Sunday shows extensive damage to the dining room at Deep Cove Chalet after a fire broke out in the North Saanich restaurant Saturday. (Submitted)

Strong support for Deep Cove Chalet after weekend fire

North Saanich restaurant suffered $100,000 in damage after kitchen fire

This photo, posted to social media Sunday shows extensive damage to the dining room at Deep Cove Chalet after a fire broke out in the North Saanich restaurant Saturday. (Submitted)
The Victoria housing market is still considered vulnerable, according to the latest CMHC assessment. (Black Press files)

Victoria’s housing market remains vulnerable

Houses on sale for longer, sell for lower

The Victoria housing market is still considered vulnerable, according to the latest CMHC assessment. (Black Press files)
Stella, a cat adopted through Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue. (Jakelene Plan/Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue)

Victoria cat rescue hosts movie night to get charity out of the red

Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue holds silent auction, film screening at Vic Theatre

Stella, a cat adopted through Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue. (Jakelene Plan/Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue)
Canadian Tire owner and operator Grant Wood at his latest store in North Saanich. Canadian Tire is the first retailer opening at Sandown Park, a commercial development on the site of a former horse racetrack. (Hugo Wong/News staff)

North Saanich Canadian Tire opens Friday

First Sandown tenant opens 32,000 sq. ft. store with soft launch

Canadian Tire owner and operator Grant Wood at his latest store in North Saanich. Canadian Tire is the first retailer opening at Sandown Park, a commercial development on the site of a former horse racetrack. (Hugo Wong/News staff)
The proposed Sidney Crossing commercial development on Victoria Airport Authority land near Sidney. (Omicron)

Reaction divided on Sidney Crossing development cancellation

Incoming mayor skeptical another developer could easily pick up the project

The proposed Sidney Crossing commercial development on Victoria Airport Authority land near Sidney. (Omicron)
A women’s coxed quad from the Victoria City Rowing Club edges past France in their heat on Friday. (Al Wilhelm)

PHOTOS: Celebration, heartbreak from weekend World Rowing in Sidney

On-water photographers capture the action for coastal rowing’s North American debut

A women’s coxed quad from the Victoria City Rowing Club edges past France in their heat on Friday. (Al Wilhelm)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP blocked a section of Lands End Road for several hours on Monday, July 9. (Hugo Wong/Peninsula News Review)

North Saanich residents commended for bravery in crash response

Seven residents did not hesitate after serious single-vehicle crash

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP blocked a section of Lands End Road for several hours on Monday, July 9. (Hugo Wong/Peninsula News Review)
Master Corp. Eric Demers, a medic with the Canadian Provincial Reconstruction Team, jokingly grimaces as he asks a young boy to squeeze his fingers as part of an examination in Kandahar in September 2005. Now retired from the military, Demers says physician assistants could be a way to increase care for B.C. patients. (Photo by Sgt. Jerry Kean, Canadian Armed Forces)

Physician assistants say they can help B.C. health care woes

Reducing wait times, improving doctor efficiency is the goal

Master Corp. Eric Demers, a medic with the Canadian Provincial Reconstruction Team, jokingly grimaces as he asks a young boy to squeeze his fingers as part of an examination in Kandahar in September 2005. Now retired from the military, Demers says physician assistants could be a way to increase care for B.C. patients. (Photo by Sgt. Jerry Kean, Canadian Armed Forces)
Customers flocked to a new Habitat for Humanity ReStore grand opening in Castlegar. A new ReStore is also opening in Victoria on Oct. 27. (Mark Brett/Western News)

New Victoria ReStore location opens Oct. 27

New Tillicum location helps bargain hunters and Habitat for Humanity

Customers flocked to a new Habitat for Humanity ReStore grand opening in Castlegar. A new ReStore is also opening in Victoria on Oct. 27. (Mark Brett/Western News)
Central Saanich Police officers will get to use cannabis, but not within 24 hours of their next shift. (File photo)

Central Saanich will allow police officers to use pot

Marijuana use by officers not allowed 24 hours before duty

Central Saanich Police officers will get to use cannabis, but not within 24 hours of their next shift. (File photo)
Julien Bahain is lifted by fellow gold medallist Mitchel Steenman and silver-medallist Vincent Cavard of France alongside Gael Chocheyras (at left) and Ramon Gomez Cotilla and Javier Madrid Balebona of Spain. Sidney hosted the World Rowing Coastal Championships Oct 11-14, 2018, the first time the event has come to North America. (Courtesy of World Rowing Coastal Championships)

Coastal rowing a big success in Sidney

World Rowing Coastal Championship organizers celebrate end of North American debut

Julien Bahain is lifted by fellow gold medallist Mitchel Steenman and silver-medallist Vincent Cavard of France alongside Gael Chocheyras (at left) and Ramon Gomez Cotilla and Javier Madrid Balebona of Spain. Sidney hosted the World Rowing Coastal Championships Oct 11-14, 2018, the first time the event has come to North America. (Courtesy of World Rowing Coastal Championships)
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Sidney-Anacortes ferry stops Oct. 22 to Nov. 4

Vessel re-assigned as seven sister ships need repairs

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Star Cinema owner Sandy Oliver stands with Margie Shenduk, director of operations for Casman, and Stephen Weller, who is leasing a temporary space to Star Cinema at 9824 Fifth St. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Sidney’s Star Cinema has a temporary home

Popular theatre moves into former furniture store during new theatre construction

Star Cinema owner Sandy Oliver stands with Margie Shenduk, director of operations for Casman, and Stephen Weller, who is leasing a temporary space to Star Cinema at 9824 Fifth St. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
MC Julien Bahain is an Olympic rower, and won a bronze medal in 2008 while representing France. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Sidney welcomes the world to rowing competition

Races running behind after fog hampers early starts

MC Julien Bahain is an Olympic rower, and won a bronze medal in 2008 while representing France. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Sidney transforms for Hallmark Christmas film

Sidney transforms for Hallmark Christmas film

Real snow on Sidney Pier provided by Satellite Fish Co.

Sidney transforms for Hallmark Christmas film
What you need to know about pot on planes

What you need to know about pot on planes

Victoria airport educates travellers about flying with marijuana

What you need to know about pot on planes