Peninsula News Staff

Volunteers work to clear invasive plants from Cuthbert Holmes Park in Saanich on Nov. 12. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Green Team)

PHOTOS: Volunteers connect with nature and clean up Saanich, Sidney parks

Greater Victoria Green Team tackled Cuthbert Holmes Saturday, Peter Grant on Sunday

Volunteers work to clear invasive plants from Cuthbert Holmes Park in Saanich on Nov. 12. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Green Team)
KELSET Elementary School principal Tassie Harris (left) and Knights of Columbus Sidney trustee Joe Bourdeau with a jacket the group gave to a student at the school. (Courtesy of Joe Bourdeau)

Knights of Columbus Sidney donates coats to kids

Some Ukrainian refugees received coats at Parkland Secondary School

KELSET Elementary School principal Tassie Harris (left) and Knights of Columbus Sidney trustee Joe Bourdeau with a jacket the group gave to a student at the school. (Courtesy of Joe Bourdeau)
The Victoria International Airport has a new garden on the property aimed at supporting critical pollinators in the environment. (Courtesy Victoria Airport Authority)

Victoria International Airport adds pollinator garden to YYJ grounds

More than 2,000 native species will be planted in 1,100 square metres of garden

The Victoria International Airport has a new garden on the property aimed at supporting critical pollinators in the environment. (Courtesy Victoria Airport Authority)
Several Sidney/North Saanich RCMP vehicles and officers at Beacon Avenue and Highway 17 on Oct. 13 around 4:30 p.m. for what turned out to be a false alarm. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

High-risk police response blamed on 2 false alarms, say Sidney/North Saanich RCMP

Individual in distress, false panic alarm to blame

Several Sidney/North Saanich RCMP vehicles and officers at Beacon Avenue and Highway 17 on Oct. 13 around 4:30 p.m. for what turned out to be a false alarm. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Coastal Celebration sails through Active Pass, which it won’t for the next several months, says BC Ferries. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries warns of route changes, longer passage as Coastal Celebration skips Active Pass

Mechanical issues mean trip will take 15 minutes longer between North Saanich, Tsawwassen

Coastal Celebration sails through Active Pass, which it won’t for the next several months, says BC Ferries. (Black Press Media file photo)
Former Sidney firefighter Ted Clarke celebrates his 100th birthday with a fire brigade parade and photo with Mayor Cliff McNeill-Smith (left) and Deputy Fire Chief Mike Harman (right). (Town of Sidney/Facebook)

Sidney fire brigade parade marks 100th birthday of former firefighter

Sunday drive-by salute honours former town superintendent of public works

Former Sidney firefighter Ted Clarke celebrates his 100th birthday with a fire brigade parade and photo with Mayor Cliff McNeill-Smith (left) and Deputy Fire Chief Mike Harman (right). (Town of Sidney/Facebook)
Sherry Brydson, owner of De Havilland Canada and Suromitra Sanatani, Canada Post’s chair of the board of directors, unveil the DHC-2 Beaver postage stamp at Viking Air Ltd. (Courtesy of CNW Group/De Havilland Aircraft of Canada)

New stamp featuring iconic bush plane unveiled at Viking Air

The stamp, featuring the DHC-2 Beaver, joins the new Canadians in Flight series

Sherry Brydson, owner of De Havilland Canada and Suromitra Sanatani, Canada Post’s chair of the board of directors, unveil the DHC-2 Beaver postage stamp at Viking Air Ltd. (Courtesy of CNW Group/De Havilland Aircraft of Canada)
Keven Elder and Elsie McMurphy will fill North Saanich’s two seats on the Saanich School District board.

Keven Elder and Elsie McMurphy elected to Saanich School District board

Two North Saanich representatives elected while other five trustees acclaimed

Keven Elder and Elsie McMurphy will fill North Saanich’s two seats on the Saanich School District board.
The BC Ferries terminal at Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man banned from BC Ferries drops wig, odd accent, flees police

Quadra Island RCMP are investigating incident

The BC Ferries terminal at Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rest Haven Angels members walk to hit a marathon milestone and raise funds for Broadmead Care (Courtesy Rest Haven Lodge)

Sidney seniors track fundraising mileage

Broadmead provides day programs and care for more than 400 veterans and seniors in Greater Victoria

Rest Haven Angels members walk to hit a marathon milestone and raise funds for Broadmead Care (Courtesy Rest Haven Lodge)
Crews responded to three garbage can fires in Central Saanich’s Centennial Park on Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Saanich crews extinguish five early morning fires

Fires set in and near Centennial Park

Crews responded to three garbage can fires in Central Saanich’s Centennial Park on Oct. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
Town of Sidney municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: Those seeking council seats in Sidney weigh in

Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith will be acclaimed with no opposition

Town of Sidney municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Saanich municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: North Saanich council candidates outline key concern

Three battle for mayor’s seat and 13 vie for six councillor positions

North Saanich municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: How to improve the lives of residents in Central Saanich

Mayor Ryan Windsor will be acclaimed with no opposition

Central Saanich municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers released this image on Sept. 16 in the search for a suspect in a Sidney art theft. (GV Crime Stoppers/Twitter)

Suspect sought in Sidney sculpture theft

Wood carving of snuggling ducks taken from Beacon Avenue gallery

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers released this image on Sept. 16 in the search for a suspect in a Sidney art theft. (GV Crime Stoppers/Twitter)
A redevelopment proposal submitted to the District of Central Saanich suggests a combination of residential and retail units to take over the Sassy’s Restaurant site. (Credit: Finlayson Bonet Architecture)

Fresh redevelopment plans submitted for Central Saanich’s Sassy’s Restaurant site

Apartments, short-term rentals, restaurants and retail space could be coming

A redevelopment proposal submitted to the District of Central Saanich suggests a combination of residential and retail units to take over the Sassy’s Restaurant site. (Credit: Finlayson Bonet Architecture)
Sidney fire deals with a gas leak, closing Third Street from Oakville to Bevan avenues. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

Firefighters evacuate buildings as gas leak limits access to downtown Sidney

Third Street reopens after closure between Oakville and Bevan

Sidney fire deals with a gas leak, closing Third Street from Oakville to Bevan avenues. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
Construction work will be taking place over the next month at Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

BC Ferries to renovate Fulford Harbour terminal during course of next month

Work to replace the foot passenger walkway, operator cab will happen Sept. 6 to Oct. 7

Construction work will be taking place over the next month at Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Victoria International Airport has been named the most efficient airport in North America in the under 5 million passengers category. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria airport named most efficient of its size in North America

The recognition comes from the 2022 Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Report

The Victoria International Airport has been named the most efficient airport in North America in the under 5 million passengers category. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen and Duke Point, and Tsawwassen and Southern Gulf Islands are expected to be delayed Aug. 26 after a police incident on board a ferry the day before. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferries delayed, cancelled after police search for passenger

Incident on Tsawwassen-Duke Point sailing makes for long night for ferry workers

Sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen and Duke Point, and Tsawwassen and Southern Gulf Islands are expected to be delayed Aug. 26 after a police incident on board a ferry the day before. (Black Press Media file photo)
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