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Sue Hodgson returns as publisher of the Peninsula News Review starting June 1. (Courtesy Sue Hodgson)

Peninsula News Review welcomes back Sue Hodgson as publisher

Dale Naftel takes helm of Oak Bay News as publisher

Sue Hodgson returns as publisher of the Peninsula News Review starting June 1. (Courtesy Sue Hodgson)
Foundation President Karen Morgan displays one of the two Dr. Bonnie Henry, John Fluevog shoe-inspired quilts being raffled to raise funds. (Janis Jean Photography)

Saanich Peninsula Hospital fundraiser draws on influences of John Fluevog, Dr. Bonnie Henry

Tickets on sale to June 30 in quilt raffle raising funds for hospital equipment

Foundation President Karen Morgan displays one of the two Dr. Bonnie Henry, John Fluevog shoe-inspired quilts being raffled to raise funds. (Janis Jean Photography)
Missing Sidney man Jean Cyr was last seen on April 27 leaving the Tsehum Harbour on Resthaven Drive in Sidney. (Photo courtesy of Sidney/ North Saanich RCMP)

MISSING: Sidney man Jean Cyr last seen on April 27

55-year-old man was last seen leaving Tsehum Harbour on his scooter

Missing Sidney man Jean Cyr was last seen on April 27 leaving the Tsehum Harbour on Resthaven Drive in Sidney. (Photo courtesy of Sidney/ North Saanich RCMP)
Demand for food, particularly non-perishable products, has surged as physical distancing measures keep Canadians close to home. (AP photo)
Demand for food, particularly non-perishable products, has surged as physical distancing measures keep Canadians close to home. (AP photo)
Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation president Karen Morgan and Troy Courville, clinical coordinator of surgical services and endoscopy, celebrate the opening of the day surgery unit at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation)

New day surgery unit opens at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Community donations funded the entire $3.5 million cost of the project

Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation president Karen Morgan and Troy Courville, clinical coordinator of surgical services and endoscopy, celebrate the opening of the day surgery unit at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation)
An Island Health sign on Salt Spring Island was vandalized last weekend. (Courtesy BC RCMP)

RCMP investigates vandalized Island Health vaccination clinic signs on Salt Spring

‘Whether this mischief was meant to be a nuisance, a political statement or otherwise is irrelevant’

An Island Health sign on Salt Spring Island was vandalized last weekend. (Courtesy BC RCMP)
Passengers in rows nine to 15 on WestJet flight 3115 from Calgary to Victoria April 22 may have been exposed to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

New exposure reported on flight from Calgary to Victoria

Passengers on WestJet flight 3115 April 22 may have been exposed to COVID-19

Passengers in rows nine to 15 on WestJet flight 3115 from Calgary to Victoria April 22 may have been exposed to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
One pedestrian has been transported to hospital after they were struck at the intersection of Beacon Avenue and Seventh street Friday morning. (Google/Screenshot)

Pedestrian struck at Sidney intersection slows morning traffic

Intersection at Beacon Avenue and Seventh Street open as of 11:15 a.m.

One pedestrian has been transported to hospital after they were struck at the intersection of Beacon Avenue and Seventh street Friday morning. (Google/Screenshot)
Town of Sidney municipal hall (Black Press Media file photo)

Cannabis shop drops bid for Sidney storefront, will focus on Victoria sites

President of Jima Retail Corp. had previously considered legal action

Town of Sidney municipal hall (Black Press Media file photo)
The government map (as of April 22) showing vaccine availability doesn’t have any Saanich Peninsula pharmacies listed, but the situation is fluid, and many readers have already registered. (Province of B.C. screenshot)

Vaccine availability a fluid situation for Saanich Peninsula

Government site may not show pharmacies, but registering still an option

The government map (as of April 22) showing vaccine availability doesn’t have any Saanich Peninsula pharmacies listed, but the situation is fluid, and many readers have already registered. (Province of B.C. screenshot)
Sidney town crier Kenny Podmore delivers a proclamation honouring the late Prince Philip outside of city hall on April 17, the day of the Duke’s funeral. (Photo courtesy of the Town of Sidney)

Sidney, North Saanich honour the late Prince Philip with proclamation on Saturday

Sidney’s town crier delivered a proclamation for the Duke of Edinburgh outside of city hall

Sidney town crier Kenny Podmore delivers a proclamation honouring the late Prince Philip outside of city hall on April 17, the day of the Duke’s funeral. (Photo courtesy of the Town of Sidney)
An employee at Sidney’s Thrifty Foods tested positive for COVID-19, the parent company Sobeys posted on its website Wednesday. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

COVID-19 case reported at Sidney grocery store

Thrifty Foods employee last worked at the store April 3

An employee at Sidney’s Thrifty Foods tested positive for COVID-19, the parent company Sobeys posted on its website Wednesday. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Passengers in rows four to 10 onboard WestJet flight 449 from Calgary to Victoria April 6 were exposed to a case of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Flight from Calgary to Victoria added to COVID-19 exposure list

Passengers onboard WestJet flight 449 April 6 affected

Passengers in rows four to 10 onboard WestJet flight 449 from Calgary to Victoria April 6 were exposed to a case of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
A crash hampers traffic on Highway 17 near McDonald Park Road the morning of April 8. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Pat Bay Highway crash sends one to hospital

One person taken with non life-threatening injuries Thursday morning

A crash hampers traffic on Highway 17 near McDonald Park Road the morning of April 8. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Helen Lang (Peninsula News Review archives)

Peninsula’s green thumb writer remembered

Helen Lang, who wrote columns for three decades, dies at the age of 99

Helen Lang (Peninsula News Review archives)
Families in Sooke are awaiting celebrations with family, says one resident, as the pandemic put Christmas on hold in 2020. (Pam Weir photo)

Christmas celebrations remain on pause across Greater Victoria

Readers respond to observation lights, decor remain up into spring

Families in Sooke are awaiting celebrations with family, says one resident, as the pandemic put Christmas on hold in 2020. (Pam Weir photo)
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Greater Victoria Canadian Tire locations will fund a new 13,200 square foot accessible multi-sport court at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media File)

$1.2-M accessible multi-sport court coming to North Saanich rec centre

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities gifts facility to Peninsula Recreation Commission

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Greater Victoria Canadian Tire locations will fund a new 13,200 square foot accessible multi-sport court at Panorama Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media File)
A 2.8-magnitude quake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey six kilometres east of North Saanich. (Map courtesy of USGS)

2.8-magnitude earthquake recorded near North Saanich

Quake recorded six kilometres east of North Saanich

A 2.8-magnitude quake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey six kilometres east of North Saanich. (Map courtesy of USGS)
Central Saanich firefighters arrived to tackle a blaze at Heritage Acres on Lochside Drive on March 17. (Central Saanich Fire Department/Twitter)

VIDEO: Blaze at Heritage Acres results in nearly $20,000 in damages, no exhibits impacted

Central Saanich, Sidney firefighters tackle late morning, early afternoon fire caused by woodstove

Central Saanich firefighters arrived to tackle a blaze at Heritage Acres on Lochside Drive on March 17. (Central Saanich Fire Department/Twitter)
Passengers in rows eight to 14 on WestJet flight 3115 March 7 from Calgary to Victoria were exposed to a case of COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)

COVID-19 case reported on flight from Calgary to Victoria

Rows eight to 14 on WestJet flight 3115 March 7 affected

Passengers in rows eight to 14 on WestJet flight 3115 March 7 from Calgary to Victoria were exposed to a case of COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)