Sidney

A new program called Meet Your Street aims to build neighbourhood resilience. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney builds community resilience through neighbourhood gatherings

Meet Your Street needs residents to create gatherings, safe interactions

A new program called Meet Your Street aims to build neighbourhood resilience. (Black Press Media file photo)
Staff Sgt. Wayne Conley (right) and Const. Paul Mittelsteadt stand outside the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP detachment. Both predict that community policing will play an increasingly important role in fighting crime by way of prevention. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

New community policing officer for Sidney/North Saanich taking proactive approach

Const. Paul Mittelsteadt assumed the position last month

Staff Sgt. Wayne Conley (right) and Const. Paul Mittelsteadt stand outside the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP detachment. Both predict that community policing will play an increasingly important role in fighting crime by way of prevention. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Unlike the 2019 edition, the 2020 edition of the Sidney by the Sea Run/Walk will happen virtually. Race director Cathy Noel also predicts that future running events will look different post-COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Sidney Run)

Industry runs in new direction, says Sidney run director

Popular Sidney by the Sea Run/Walk goes virtual

Unlike the 2019 edition, the 2020 edition of the Sidney by the Sea Run/Walk will happen virtually. Race director Cathy Noel also predicts that future running events will look different post-COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Sidney Run)
Area resident Reg Kirkham stands near empty Reay Creek pond in Sidney as crews work concurrently on remediating the pond and renovating the dam that has created the pond. Kirkham says crews have done professional job, but fears that authorities are not doing enough to protect the ecological health of the area in the long-term. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Upgrades to fish habitat in Sidney won’t meet deadline

Federal government said it won’t complete work on Reay Creek pond until work on dam is complete

Area resident Reg Kirkham stands near empty Reay Creek pond in Sidney as crews work concurrently on remediating the pond and renovating the dam that has created the pond. Kirkham says crews have done professional job, but fears that authorities are not doing enough to protect the ecological health of the area in the long-term. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
UPDATED: Two injured in Pat Bay Highway crash near Sidney

UPDATED: Two injured in Pat Bay Highway crash near Sidney

Traffic was re-routed around Sidney for about four hours Friday evening

UPDATED: Two injured in Pat Bay Highway crash near Sidney
Don Young, who sailed four years as a merchant mariner, hopes Canadians will use Sept. 3 to remember the contributions of the merchant navy during the Second World War. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Former merchant mariner living in Sidney hopes Canadians won’t forget

Don Young said merchant navy made a war-winning contribution

Don Young, who sailed four years as a merchant mariner, hopes Canadians will use Sept. 3 to remember the contributions of the merchant navy during the Second World War. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Central Saanich firefighters rescued a small dog from a structure fire on Friday, Aug. 28. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)

Firefighters rescue small dog, two cats from fire in Central Saanich

Home suffers extensive damage, no other injuries reported

Central Saanich firefighters rescued a small dog from a structure fire on Friday, Aug. 28. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)
Sidney Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brett Mikkelsen said crews were ready to deploy to the Okanagan, but a change in weather conditions led to a change in plans. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drilling causes small house fire in Sidney

Firefighters were on notice but not needed to help with Okanagan wildfire

Sidney Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brett Mikkelsen said crews were ready to deploy to the Okanagan, but a change in weather conditions led to a change in plans. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cascadia Seaweed chairperson Bill Collins and CEO Mike Williamson grill up some salmon and seaweed burgers. Along with plans to manufacture marine products for other industries, the Sidney-based company has decided to produce and sell its own food products. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Cascadia Seaweed chairperson Bill Collins and CEO Mike Williamson grill up some salmon and seaweed burgers. Along with plans to manufacture marine products for other industries, the Sidney-based company has decided to produce and sell its own food products. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Plans under review by Sidney staff call for this rental car business located at the edge of a residential neighbourhood to become a liquor store. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Proposal calls for liquor store in Sidney residential neighbourhood

The proposed retail operation would be on Canora Road near Victoria International Airport

Plans under review by Sidney staff call for this rental car business located at the edge of a residential neighbourhood to become a liquor store. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney hired QM Environmental to renovate Reay Creek. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney joins federal government in Reay Creek improvements

Coun. Chad Rintoul says contract to renovate Reay Creek dam makes him ‘nervous’

Sidney hired QM Environmental to renovate Reay Creek. (Black Press Media file photo)
As business picks up again in Sidney, the executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is calling for an education campaign around social distancing and common safety protocols. (Black Press Media File).

Saanich Peninsula business leader calls for education campaign on social distancing

Chamber boss Denny Warner says Sidney demographics make consistent safety protocols necessary

As business picks up again in Sidney, the executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is calling for an education campaign around social distancing and common safety protocols. (Black Press Media File).
Mayor steps down from committee overseeing fate of Sidney’s Beacon Wharf

Mayor steps down from committee overseeing fate of Sidney’s Beacon Wharf

Cliff McNeil-Smith cites work commitments, schedule behind decision

Mayor steps down from committee overseeing fate of Sidney’s Beacon Wharf
Jessica Jay, Joel James (9) and Lois Macorol celebrate the catch of a large male red rock crab Tuesday afternoon in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Jessica Jay, Joel James (9) and Lois Macorol celebrate the catch of a large male red rock crab Tuesday afternoon in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Brad Styles and Cindy Pendergast of Happy Buddha Cannabis have much to smile about after a court ruled in their favour in their dispute with the Town of Sidney over whether their proposed business can operate on Beacon Avenue as B.C. Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Power ordered the municipality to reconsider the application. (Black Press Media File)

Court strikes down Sidney’s denial of proposed cannabis store

Justice Jennifer Power orders municipality to reconsider application and pay court costs

Brad Styles and Cindy Pendergast of Happy Buddha Cannabis have much to smile about after a court ruled in their favour in their dispute with the Town of Sidney over whether their proposed business can operate on Beacon Avenue as B.C. Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Power ordered the municipality to reconsider the application. (Black Press Media File)
A collection of powerful Canadian photographs will be on display at the Sidney Museum until Dec. 24. (May 8, 1945, John H. Boyd City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241)

Sidney Museum showcases Snapshots of Canada exhibit

Photo exhibition displays ‘triumphs, failures and sacrifices’ of the nation

A collection of powerful Canadian photographs will be on display at the Sidney Museum until Dec. 24. (May 8, 1945, John H. Boyd City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241)
This was the scene from the pedestrian overpass linking Weiler Avenue near its intersection with Highway 17 following multiple collisions. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

RCMP cruiser damaged while responding to second of three Sidney crashes

Multiple crashes cause delays in both directions on Highway 17

This was the scene from the pedestrian overpass linking Weiler Avenue near its intersection with Highway 17 following multiple collisions. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Guests at a miniature Dinner en Rouge brought their own food, dishes and cutlery in order to help maintain physical distancing. Tables were placed eight feet apart so groups would not intermingle. (Courtesy of Nigel Scott)
Guests at a miniature Dinner en Rouge brought their own food, dishes and cutlery in order to help maintain physical distancing. Tables were placed eight feet apart so groups would not intermingle. (Courtesy of Nigel Scott)
Sidney emergency crews were called to a motorcycle fire in the 9300-block of Lochside Drive on July 2. (SidneyVFire/Twitter)

UPDATED: Motorcyclist escapes fire uninjured after onlookers sound alarm in Sidney

First ride of the season ends in flames for one motorcyclist

Sidney emergency crews were called to a motorcycle fire in the 9300-block of Lochside Drive on July 2. (SidneyVFire/Twitter)
The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea released Pebbles the giant Pacific octopus back into the wild in March. Now the aquarium has welcomed a new octopus dubbed Henry in honour of provincial health office Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Photo by Bob Orchard/Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea)

Sidney aquarium names new octopus after Dr. Bonnie Henry

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea names new octopus for provincial health officer

The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea released Pebbles the giant Pacific octopus back into the wild in March. Now the aquarium has welcomed a new octopus dubbed Henry in honour of provincial health office Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Photo by Bob Orchard/Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea)