Saanich Peninsula

Sidney council started the process on Oct. 12 of creating a committee promising to improve livability, inclusivity and accessibility for persons with different abilities. (Black Press Media file photo)

Plans for new tri-municipal committee promise to improve accessibility on Saanich Peninsula

North Saanich and Central Saanich to follow Sidney to look into regional accessibility committee

 

The Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade won’t be happening after all, the public heard Saturday, after organizers had first announced the event’s return following its cancellation in 2020 because of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade first shines on, then dims off

Organizers are cancelling 2021 parade due to COVID-19 concerns

 

Sidney Museum and Archives, led by executive director Alyssa Gerwing, will once again get into the Halloween spirit this year by hosting a jack-o’-lantern hunt Oct. 22 to 31. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney Museum to host jack-o’-lantern hunt

Event runs Oct. 22 to 31 as part of Sidney Business Improvement Area Society’s Halloween Spooktacular

Sidney Museum and Archives, led by executive director Alyssa Gerwing, will once again get into the Halloween spirit this year by hosting a jack-o’-lantern hunt Oct. 22 to 31. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney’s chief administrative officer says a lot of work needs to be done for the community to reach its carbon emission goals. (Black Press Media file photo)

A lot of work ahead for Sidney to meet its climate change emissions goals, says CAO

But Randy Humble also said reductions are achievable with community-wide effort

Sidney’s chief administrative officer says a lot of work needs to be done for the community to reach its carbon emission goals. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney has announced the official re-opening of Parking Lot B between Second and Third streets. The lot was unavailable during the construction of the Oceanna Building. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Downtown parking lot re-opens in Sidney

Re-opening of Parking Lot B adds 35 free public parking spaces

Sidney has announced the official re-opening of Parking Lot B between Second and Third streets. The lot was unavailable during the construction of the Oceanna Building. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney's Beacon Wharf

Sidney councillor says more process around Beacon Wharf needed

Coun. Peter Wainwright warns against expectations of quick action

Sidney's Beacon Wharf
Sidney is asking for feedback on a report that could limit the elevation of future buildings along Beacon Avenue. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney invites feedback on key OCP report

Oct. 20 deadline quickly approaching

Sidney is asking for feedback on a report that could limit the elevation of future buildings along Beacon Avenue. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Residents have until Oct. 15 to submit feedback on the future of Beacon Wharf. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney councillor invites public feedback as deadline for Beacon Wharf submissions approaches

Residents have until Oct. 15 to submit feedback on future of aging structure

Residents have until Oct. 15 to submit feedback on the future of Beacon Wharf. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria woman was arrested on Saturday (Oct. 9) after allegedly trying to steal a passenger’s cell phone at the Swartz Bay terminal and then reportedly threatened ferry staff members with a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria woman arrested after reportedly threatening BC Ferries staff with knife

The incident occurred at the Swartz Bay terminal on Oct. 9

A Victoria woman was arrested on Saturday (Oct. 9) after allegedly trying to steal a passenger’s cell phone at the Swartz Bay terminal and then reportedly threatened ferry staff members with a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews from North Saanich and Central Saanich assisted their colleagues from Sidney Volunteer Fire Department in responding to a fire at a thrift shop in Sidney. (Sidney Volunteer Fire Department/Twitter)

Fire in downtown Sidney causes minimal damage but offers timely reminder

Thrift shop fire started after flammable items were left near heat source

Crews from North Saanich and Central Saanich assisted their colleagues from Sidney Volunteer Fire Department in responding to a fire at a thrift shop in Sidney. (Sidney Volunteer Fire Department/Twitter)
The Peninsula Panthers, here in action on the road against the expansion Port Alberni Bombers, played four games in six days in the past week. This game ended in a 4-3 loss, after the Panthers led the Bombers 3-0. (Photo by Kaicee Trott)

Peninsula Panthers round out busy week with win over Saanich Predators

Panthers lose two close games vs. Comox Valley, watch 3-0 lead dissolve in Port Alberni

The Peninsula Panthers, here in action on the road against the expansion Port Alberni Bombers, played four games in six days in the past week. This game ended in a 4-3 loss, after the Panthers led the Bombers 3-0. (Photo by Kaicee Trott)
A two-vehicle collision on the Pat Bay Highway was affecting southbound traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Two-vehicle collision in Central Saanich disrupts morning traffic

Two sent to hospital as ‘precautionary measure’ after Pat Bay Highway crash

A two-vehicle collision on the Pat Bay Highway was affecting southbound traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The X-ray room at Saanich Peninsula Hospital is in need of upgrades and the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation has launched a campaign to address the need. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation)
The X-ray room at Saanich Peninsula Hospital is in need of upgrades and the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation has launched a campaign to address the need. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation)
LAU,WELNEW/John Dean Provincial Park celebrated 100 years since its donation from John Dean and a brass band played at the park for passersby to enjoy. (Photo courtesy of Maureen Dale)

Celebration takes hikers by surprise in North Saanich

Friends of John Dean Park Society commemorate past 100 years

LAU,WELNEW/John Dean Provincial Park celebrated 100 years since its donation from John Dean and a brass band played at the park for passersby to enjoy. (Photo courtesy of Maureen Dale)
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Witch Prophet, also known as Ayo Leilani, synthesizes her mixed Ethiopian-Eritrean heritage with her experiences as an immigrant and Black queer woman into her music. A blend of jazz, hip-hop and soul supported by the DJing of her partner SUN SUN, she plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre Oct. 14. (Francesca Nocera/Submitted)

Witch Prophet foretells complex stories at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

The singer of mixed Ethiopian and Eritrean heritage performs Oct. 14

Witch Prophet, also known as Ayo Leilani, synthesizes her mixed Ethiopian-Eritrean heritage with her experiences as an immigrant and Black queer woman into her music. A blend of jazz, hip-hop and soul supported by the DJing of her partner SUN SUN, she plays Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre Oct. 14. (Francesca Nocera/Submitted)
The future of the iconic Beacon Wharf has been the subject of much public comment in recent weeks and months. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Beacon wharf is the heart of Sidney

In response to all the letters regarding the wharf at the end…

  • Oct 9, 2021
The future of the iconic Beacon Wharf has been the subject of much public comment in recent weeks and months. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department will visit homes to check smoke or carbon monoxide alarms. (Photo courtesy of Sidney Volunteer Fire Department)

Smoke alarms are a life-saving device

Sidney Volunteer Fire Department will inspect detectors

The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department will visit homes to check smoke or carbon monoxide alarms. (Photo courtesy of Sidney Volunteer Fire Department)
North Saanich is currently preparing a response to Pauquachin First Nation on resuming shellfish harvesting in Coles Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pauquachin First Nation asks North Saanich for additional help to restore shellfish harvest in Coles Bay

Closure of shellfish harvest marks violation of Aboriginal Treaty rights, public heard Monday

North Saanich is currently preparing a response to Pauquachin First Nation on resuming shellfish harvesting in Coles Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)