Peninsula News Staff

A parade of staff take to the streets May 22 starting at the tribal school parking lot and heading for all four Wsanec communities on the Saanich Peninsula. (Google Maps)

Lau’welnew Tribal School staff take to the streets to greet students across the Peninsula

Parade tours Tsartlip, Pauquachin, Tseycum and Tsawout Friday, May 22

A parade of staff take to the streets May 22 starting at the tribal school parking lot and heading for all four Wsanec communities on the Saanich Peninsula. (Google Maps)
Major BC Ferries routes had 32,921 passengers over the Victoria Day long weekend. (BC Ferries/Twitter)

Long weekend passengers down 80 per cent on main BC Ferries routes

Health minister says those staying home are helping province move into phase two

Major BC Ferries routes had 32,921 passengers over the Victoria Day long weekend. (BC Ferries/Twitter)
Volunteers install the inspirational banner in Sidney. (Courtesy Peninsula Celebrations Society)

Peninsula Celebrations Society flies inspirational banner in Sidney

Community event organizers urge everyone to enjoy ‘a splash of colour we can all celebrate’

Volunteers install the inspirational banner in Sidney. (Courtesy Peninsula Celebrations Society)
Central Saanich police issued eight tickets on the first day of Canada Road Safety Week. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)

Central Saanich police issue eight speeding tickets to start national road safety week

Unlicensed driver stopped May 13 resulting in seven-day vehicle impound and $644 in fines

Central Saanich police issued eight tickets on the first day of Canada Road Safety Week. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)
Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore is joined by Laine Bennett of the Saanich Peninsula Royal Canadian Legion Branch #37 holding the Canadian Flag, and Malcolm Braisford of the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans Unit #302 holding the Dutch Flag in remembrance of Canada’s role in the liberation of the Netherlands. (Town of Sidney/YouTube)

VIDEO: Sidney joins towns around the world in a ‘Cry for Peace’ on VE-Day

May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore is joined by Laine Bennett of the Saanich Peninsula Royal Canadian Legion Branch #37 holding the Canadian Flag, and Malcolm Braisford of the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans Unit #302 holding the Dutch Flag in remembrance of Canada’s role in the liberation of the Netherlands. (Town of Sidney/YouTube)
VIDEO: Firefighters spark drive-by salute for retiring North Saanich fire chief

VIDEO: Firefighters spark drive-by salute for retiring North Saanich fire chief

Retirement party cancelled under social distancing orders

VIDEO: Firefighters spark drive-by salute for retiring North Saanich fire chief
RCMP are searching for two suspects accused of stealing an electric tricycle during a break-and-entre at a Sidney Canadian Tire. (Photo courtesy Sidney/North Saanich RCMP Detachment)
RCMP are searching for two suspects accused of stealing an electric tricycle during a break-and-entre at a Sidney Canadian Tire. (Photo courtesy Sidney/North Saanich RCMP Detachment)
Otters & Blue Heron by Tsawout First Nation artist Doug LaFortune is featured on a BC Hydro box at 2488 Beacon Ave. as part of Sidney’s 2020 Utility Box Beautification Project. (Town of Sidney website)

Sidney’s BC Hydro boxes to feature Coast Salish art

Art installation part of 14-year beautification program

Otters & Blue Heron by Tsawout First Nation artist Doug LaFortune is featured on a BC Hydro box at 2488 Beacon Ave. as part of Sidney’s 2020 Utility Box Beautification Project. (Town of Sidney website)
The Sidney Fire Department briefly closed Ocean Avenue Wednesday evening after a power pole was fractured at a construction site. (Twitter/SidneyVFire)

Excavation knocks out power for more than 2,500 Sidney residents

Ocean Avenue briefly closed Wednesday evening

The Sidney Fire Department briefly closed Ocean Avenue Wednesday evening after a power pole was fractured at a construction site. (Twitter/SidneyVFire)
The 2020 BC Boat Show is coming to Sidney April 30-May 3. (Courtesy of the BC Yacht Broker’s Association)

BC Boat Show returns to Sidney for 30th anniversary

Large exhibitor showcase brings hundreds of boats to Sidney seaside this spring

The 2020 BC Boat Show is coming to Sidney April 30-May 3. (Courtesy of the BC Yacht Broker’s Association)
The Saanich Peninsula 100 Women Who Care donate $19,200 to Kamps for Kids, a perpetual fund registered with the Victoria Foundation. (Courtesy Kamps for Kids)

Saanich Peninsula women who care keep kids in camps

Group donates $19,200 to Kamps for Kids

The Saanich Peninsula 100 Women Who Care donate $19,200 to Kamps for Kids, a perpetual fund registered with the Victoria Foundation. (Courtesy Kamps for Kids)
Located at 9750 West Saanich Rd., this North Saanich mansion is on the market for $10.25 million. (Realtor.ca photo)

Homes fit for royals for sale in North Saanich

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have returned to Greater Victoria

Located at 9750 West Saanich Rd., this North Saanich mansion is on the market for $10.25 million. (Realtor.ca photo)
The top Saanich Peninsula stories of 2019

The top Saanich Peninsula stories of 2019

These stories caught readers’ attention online at peninsulanewsreview.com

The top Saanich Peninsula stories of 2019
BC Ferries offers sailings between Tsawassen and Swartz Bay every hour until 9 p.m. on Boxing Day. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
BC Ferries offers sailings between Tsawassen and Swartz Bay every hour until 9 p.m. on Boxing Day. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Police executed a search warrant Monday at the Montessori Educare Daycare, located at 7925 East Saanich Rd. in Saanichton. (Google Maps)

One man arrested stemming from allegations at Central Saanich daycare

Police executed a search warrant Monday at Montessori Educare Daycare in Saanichton

Police executed a search warrant Monday at the Montessori Educare Daycare, located at 7925 East Saanich Rd. in Saanichton. (Google Maps)
Realtor Chace Whitson, left, and builder Carson Shanks, delivered $2,000 in toys to Carey Salvador at the Mary Winspear Centre for the Peninsula Santa’s Helpers toy drive in 2017. The pair purchased the gifts from Buddies Toys in Sidney and challenge their counterparts to do the same or better this season. (Peninsula News Review/File photo)

Donations down, Peninsula Santa’s Helpers worry heading into final week of toy drive

Coin, toy drive supports 250 children registered with the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank

Realtor Chace Whitson, left, and builder Carson Shanks, delivered $2,000 in toys to Carey Salvador at the Mary Winspear Centre for the Peninsula Santa’s Helpers toy drive in 2017. The pair purchased the gifts from Buddies Toys in Sidney and challenge their counterparts to do the same or better this season. (Peninsula News Review/File photo)
Wednesday sailings of the MV Klitsa for 11 a.m. leaving Brentwood Bay and 11:35 leaving Mill Bay are cancelled.

Winds clip ferry sailings between Brentwood Bay, Mill Bay

The 11 a.m. from the Peninsula and 11:35 a.m. from Mill Bay

Wednesday sailings of the MV Klitsa for 11 a.m. leaving Brentwood Bay and 11:35 leaving Mill Bay are cancelled.
The Grinch was spotted on Beacon Avenue in Sidney as the town prepares for the holiday season. (Town of Sidney/Twitter)

The Grinch decks the halls for Sidney’s holiday season

A flurry of holiday events to be had in Sidney this year

The Grinch was spotted on Beacon Avenue in Sidney as the town prepares for the holiday season. (Town of Sidney/Twitter)
The annual Sidney Sparkles Parade is just one of many holiday happening in Sidney over the coming months. (Black Press Media file photo)

Flurry of Yuletide activities coming to Sidney

Sidney Business Improvement Area Society and members organize festive events

The annual Sidney Sparkles Parade is just one of many holiday happening in Sidney over the coming months. (Black Press Media file photo)
Winners of the Vancouver Island ‘MPower Award ’ for best live band, the Ecclestons perform Sunday, Oct. 20 at St. Johns United Church. (Photo courtesy St. Johns United Church)

Celtic vespers welcomes award-winning Ecclestons

Winners of the Vancouver Island MPower Award perform Oct. 20

Winners of the Vancouver Island ‘MPower Award ’ for best live band, the Ecclestons perform Sunday, Oct. 20 at St. Johns United Church. (Photo courtesy St. Johns United Church)