Sidney

As part of small business week (Oct. 18 to 22), Sidney BIA is offering various discounted programs to help small local businesses succeed online. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Sidney BIA helping local small businesses succeed online

Business group offers discounted programs during small business week

 

Sidney BIA’s seventh annual Halloween Spooktacular will give trick-or-treaters like Jennifer Weiss (right) and Heidi Duncan other options to mark the season. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney’s downtown to become spooktacular

Halloween event running Oct. 22 to 31 includes spooky community pumpkin patch

 

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

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 resident Ingrid Shaw’s Thanksgiving display in her front garden. (Courtesy of Ingrid Shaw)

Seasonal garden display inspires creativity, smiles in Sidney

Ingrid Shaw enjoys the fun of decorating for each season

Sidney resident Ingrid Shaw’s Thanksgiving display in her front garden. (Courtesy of Ingrid Shaw)
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)
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 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 and Sidney firefighters responded to a possible chimney fire at the Island Nut Roastery on Mills Road shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7). (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Fire reports send crews to 2 Sidney businesses

Fires reported at Island Nut Roastery and Pizza Hut in Sidney Thursday (Oct. 7)

North Saanich and Sidney firefighters responded to a possible chimney fire at the Island Nut Roastery on Mills Road shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7). (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Clay Halliday, an arborist with the Town of Sidney, rakes down the soil after planting one of the 16 London planetrees (as seen in the background) planted Monday in Tulista Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney wraps up improvements to Tulista Park

Improvements include new London planetrees, wider pathway

Clay Halliday, an arborist with the Town of Sidney, rakes down the soil after planting one of the 16 London planetrees (as seen in the background) planted Monday in Tulista Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
While the organizers of the Sidney Street Market plan to return to the event’s historical downtown location, they are questioning the proposed setup of half an hour. (Black Press Media file photo)

Organizers of Sidney Street Market want more time to set up

Longer setup would help market recover, but one councillor raises questions about value of market

While the organizers of the Sidney Street Market plan to return to the event’s historical downtown location, they are questioning the proposed setup of half an hour. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media File)

Dreamy pop quartet coming to Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

The music of Vancouver’s Vox Rea explores the nature of freedom

(Black Press Media File)
Willis Rooke of Rooke Marine Towing points to the floats that Sidney plans to replace as part of improvements to the public boat launch at Tulista Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney buoys public boat launch improvements at Tulista Park

Improvements come a year earlier after boaters expressed concerns about Styrofoam

Willis Rooke of Rooke Marine Towing points to the floats that Sidney plans to replace as part of improvements to the public boat launch at Tulista Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith (centre), flanked by members of council, said Sidney council shares a commitment toward reconciliation as Canada marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo courtesy of the Town of Sidney)
Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith (centre), flanked by members of council, said Sidney council shares a commitment toward reconciliation as Canada marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo courtesy of the Town of Sidney)