Peninsula News Staff

There is still lots to see and do this time of year at Butchart Gardens. (Twitter/Butchart Gardens)

New year, new displays at Butchart Gardens

Indoor garden and historical exhibit runs Jan. 15 until March 17

There is still lots to see and do this time of year at Butchart Gardens. (Twitter/Butchart Gardens)
As many as 90 chickens were on the loose across the Peninsula Thursday before local police and firefighters were able to collect some of them into the pickle ball courts at Wain Park. (Contributed/North Saanich Fire Department)

Social media aflutter after 100 chickens corralled on Peninsula

Situation caused quite a stir Thursday morning as cops helped chase down the chickens

As many as 90 chickens were on the loose across the Peninsula Thursday before local police and firefighters were able to collect some of them into the pickle ball courts at Wain Park. (Contributed/North Saanich Fire Department)
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Time to renew your dog licence

Residents also have option to participate in ‘Petiquette’ a CRD rewards program

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Plan a safe ride home for New Year’s Eve, ICBC warns

Victoria police will be out conducting roadchecks so take transit. It’s free after 6 p.m.

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Two new faces have joined the board of the Victoria Airport Authority. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Holiday parking headaches: overflow parking in effect at Victoria airport

Drivers must pay ahead for length of stay at secondary parking lots

Two new faces have joined the board of the Victoria Airport Authority. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
The Royal Canadian Air Force will retire its fleet of CH-124 Sea King helicopters after 55 years in use. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Sea King helicopters make formal retirement flight Monday

Monday flight pattern includes Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum

The Royal Canadian Air Force will retire its fleet of CH-124 Sea King helicopters after 55 years in use. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Police deal with a crash near West Saanich Road and Wallace Drive Wednesday morning. (Wolf Depner/News staff)

Two people taken to hospital following crash on West Saanich Road

An SUV left the road and crashed just after 7:30 Wednesday morning

Police deal with a crash near West Saanich Road and Wallace Drive Wednesday morning. (Wolf Depner/News staff)
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High winds and heavy rain delays, cancels BC Ferries sailings

Island routes between Tsawwassen, Swartz Bay affected

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Daniella Morrison. (Central Saanich Police)

UPDATE: Central Saanich woman Daniella Morrison found

Central Saanich Police say items belonging to Morrison were found abandoned at Centennial Beach

Daniella Morrison. (Central Saanich Police)
Spunky the Red-tailed Hawk is seen in this still image from a YouTube clip, as he is fed by an eagle in the nest where he was raised near Sidney. (YouTube)

Remember Spunky? Santa came out to Sidney to check on him

Red-tailed Hawk made headlines last year after being stolen, raised by eagles

Spunky the Red-tailed Hawk is seen in this still image from a YouTube clip, as he is fed by an eagle in the nest where he was raised near Sidney. (YouTube)
An early afternoon crash at Island View Road and the Pat Bay Highway snarls traffic Thursday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

UPDATED: Crash at Island View and Pat Bay snarls traffic

Drive BC reports some lane closures while emergency crews clear scene

An early afternoon crash at Island View Road and the Pat Bay Highway snarls traffic Thursday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
BC Ferries adds extra sailings for holiday travel

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for holiday travel

Later sailings include 10 p.m. and midnight departures on select dates

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for holiday travel
Jann Arden popped around downtown Sidney while in town for a run of two shows with her band followed by a speaking engagement Sunday evening. (Instagram/Jann Arden)

Jann Arden spotted strolling through Sidney

Canadian singer, songwriter, author in town for two sold-out performances, speaking engagement at Mary Winspear

Jann Arden popped around downtown Sidney while in town for a run of two shows with her band followed by a speaking engagement Sunday evening. (Instagram/Jann Arden)
Corrie Sachs will bring her show, Reba Las Vegas! to the Mary Winspear Centre, Dec. 14. (Contributed)

‘Reba Las Vegas!’ McEntire tribute artist takes Sidney stage

Straight from Bally’s show in Vegas, impersonator Corrie Sachs in town for one night only

Corrie Sachs will bring her show, Reba Las Vegas! to the Mary Winspear Centre, Dec. 14. (Contributed)
Greater Victoria hotels named best in Canada

Greater Victoria hotels named best in Canada

Beacon Inn at Sidney ranks third in 3-star category, Magnolia and Abigail’s also named

Greater Victoria hotels named best in Canada
There isn’t much left these days that costs just $1 – but starting Monday that’s what a coffee will run you at McDonald’s. (Twitter/McDonaldsCanada)

McDonald’s brings back $1 coffee

Deal runs from Nov. 19 until Dec. 16 in Greater Victoria

There isn’t much left these days that costs just $1 – but starting Monday that’s what a coffee will run you at McDonald’s. (Twitter/McDonaldsCanada)
Lined with book shops, clothing boutiques and countless cafes and restaurants, Sidney’s Beacon Avenue ends with a picturesque view of the Salish Sea. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

‘Book nerds unite!’ Sidney voted one of Canada’s most cozy cities

Coveted for its bookstores and picturesque views, Expedia.ca ranks town No. 12 on list of 55 cities

Lined with book shops, clothing boutiques and countless cafes and restaurants, Sidney’s Beacon Avenue ends with a picturesque view of the Salish Sea. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is looking to identify a man believed to be connected with stolen credit cards. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

Police looking to identify man allegedly using stolen credit cards

Several credit cards were used after being stolen from vehicles in Sidney

The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is looking to identify a man believed to be connected with stolen credit cards. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP and many other emergency services assisted a woman 400 feet from shore on Friday morning. (Black Press File)

Woman rescued off coast of Vancouver Island near Sidney

First responders assist woman 400 feet away from shore

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP and many other emergency services assisted a woman 400 feet from shore on Friday morning. (Black Press File)
RCMP seek missing Sidney man

RCMP seek missing Sidney man

Jeffrey Parry was last seen in Lochside area of Sidney Hallowe’en night

RCMP seek missing Sidney man