Peninsula News Staff

David and Yazmin and their children are among the families who look forward to a new home. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity)

North Saanich build benefits from $200,000 Habitat donation

Bakerview Place in North Saanich will be home to 10 families

David and Yazmin and their children are among the families who look forward to a new home. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity)
The Sidney Summer Market slips into winter mode online thanks to local businesses. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Sidney market manager crafts new online option for Christmas vendors

100 Days of Christmas runs now through Dec. 23

The Sidney Summer Market slips into winter mode online thanks to local businesses. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Winds rage and close the walkway in Sidney on Nov. 17. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

Power down for swatch of rural residents near Brentwood Bay

Winds blamed for handful of outages across Greater Victoria

Winds rage and close the walkway in Sidney on Nov. 17. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
A new flight coming into Victoria International Airport has a confirmed case of COVID-19 on board. (CANADIAN PRESS/Bayne Stanley)

New flight into Victoria from Vancouver had COVID-case, warns BCCDC

Passengers on Air Canada/Jazz flight 8069 on Nov. 2 should self-monitor for symptoms

A new flight coming into Victoria International Airport has a confirmed case of COVID-19 on board. (CANADIAN PRESS/Bayne Stanley)
Adam Olson is all smiles after hearing he has retained his seat at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

UPDATED: Adam Olsen declared winner in Saanich North and the Islands

About 16,136 mail-in ballots were requested by voters in Saanich North and the Islands

Adam Olson is all smiles after hearing he has retained his seat at Provincial Green Party headquarters at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Christopher Mauro, right, assistant manager of the Sidney Save-On-Foods, and Nick Luney, youth initiatives director for the Victoria Pride Society, celebrate the success of a pandemic fundraiser for the local Pride Society. (Courtesy Save-On Foods)

Grocery managers across the Island pull together for Queer youth

With Victoria Pride Parade and Festival cancelled, Save-On-Foods staff found a way to raise funds

Christopher Mauro, right, assistant manager of the Sidney Save-On-Foods, and Nick Luney, youth initiatives director for the Victoria Pride Society, celebrate the success of a pandemic fundraiser for the local Pride Society. (Courtesy Save-On Foods)
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is warning customers of a confirmed case of COVID-19 on WestJet flight 195 from Calgary into Victoria on Oct. 11. Passengers seated between rows one and seven should self-minotor for symptoms for the next 14 days. (Black Press Media file photo)

Confirmed COVID case on WestJet flight day after previous exposure on same route

BCCDC warning passengers seated in rows one to seven on WestJet flight 195 on Oct. 11 into Victoria

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is warning customers of a confirmed case of COVID-19 on WestJet flight 195 from Calgary into Victoria on Oct. 11. Passengers seated between rows one and seven should self-minotor for symptoms for the next 14 days. (Black Press Media file photo)
The latest SPHHF campaign targets $1.5 million for equipment and preparation at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Courtesy Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation)

Peninsula health foundation launches campaign to prepare for second wave, surgical backlog

Campaign targets $1.5 million for equipment and preparedness

The latest SPHHF campaign targets $1.5 million for equipment and preparation at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Courtesy Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria electric vehicle drivers celebrate national week with Sunday road trip

Three-hour tour covers 110 kilometres of Greater Victoria

(Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich School District. (Google Maps)

Saanich School District set to review its boundaries

Goal is to correct imbalances in school populations

Saanich School District. (Google Maps)
Central Saanich police sport personalized face masks

Central Saanich police sport personalized face masks

Masks feature the crest and individual officer pin numbers

Central Saanich police sport personalized face masks
A new program called Meet Your Street aims to build neighbourhood resilience. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney builds community resilience through neighbourhood gatherings

Meet Your Street needs residents to create gatherings, safe interactions

A new program called Meet Your Street aims to build neighbourhood resilience. (Black Press Media file photo)
Fall issue of Pearl now out

Fall issue of Pearl now out

A treasure trove of Saanich Peninsula stories

Fall issue of Pearl now out
An Air Canada ticket station. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for Air Canada flight that landed in Victoria

Passengers on the flight should self-monitor for symptoms, says BCCDC

An Air Canada ticket station. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Cascadia Seaweed chairperson Bill Collins and CEO Mike Williamson grill up some salmon and seaweed burgers. Along with plans to manufacture marine products for other industries, the Sidney-based company has decided to produce and sell its own food products. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Sidney seaweed company grills up plans to grow and sell its own food products

Cascadia Seaweed hopes to reach international markets

Cascadia Seaweed chairperson Bill Collins and CEO Mike Williamson grill up some salmon and seaweed burgers. Along with plans to manufacture marine products for other industries, the Sidney-based company has decided to produce and sell its own food products. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A motorcyclist caught driving 144 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the Pat Bay Highway faced a hefty fine and a week-long vehicle impound. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)

Motorcyclist caught going over 140 km/h on Pat Bay Highway

Vehicle towed, impounded for seven-days and driver slapped with fine

A motorcyclist caught driving 144 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the Pat Bay Highway faced a hefty fine and a week-long vehicle impound. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)
Jessica Jay, Joel James (9) and Lois Macorol celebrate the catch of a large male red rock crab Tuesday afternoon in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Jessica Jay, Joel James (9) and Lois Macorol celebrate the catch of a large male red rock crab Tuesday afternoon in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Firefighters participate in a photo shoot for Balfour’s Friends annual calendar. (Twitter/Central Saanich Fire Department)

Pig, pup, pony all make appearance in Central Saanich fire photo shoot

Animals featured as part of the Balfour’s Friends Foundation calendar fundraiser

Firefighters participate in a photo shoot for Balfour’s Friends annual calendar. (Twitter/Central Saanich Fire Department)
A collection of powerful Canadian photographs will be on display at the Sidney Museum until Dec. 24. (May 8, 1945, John H. Boyd City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241)

Sidney Museum showcases Snapshots of Canada exhibit

Photo exhibition displays ‘triumphs, failures and sacrifices’ of the nation

A collection of powerful Canadian photographs will be on display at the Sidney Museum until Dec. 24. (May 8, 1945, John H. Boyd City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241)
Storytime transformed in Saanich Peninsula parks

Storytime transformed in Saanich Peninsula parks

Saanich Peninsula Literacy offering free self-guided StoryWalks

Storytime transformed in Saanich Peninsula parks