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End-of-life planning can start with an online quiz

End-of-life planning can start with an online quiz

“Compose Your Life Song” tool aims to start the conversation

End-of-life planning can start with an online quiz
Bev Elder of the Sidney Lions Food Bank stands by produce donated by Thrifty Foods. The food bank can collect more of it with their new refrigerated van. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

New van brings fresh food for Sidney Lions Food Bank

At around 9:30 each Wednesday morning, the Sidney Lions Food Bank is…

Bev Elder of the Sidney Lions Food Bank stands by produce donated by Thrifty Foods. The food bank can collect more of it with their new refrigerated van. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Trudeau visiting Victoria Thursday afternoon

Trudeau visiting Victoria Thursday afternoon

The prime minister will visit the coast guard to discuss marine safety and spill prevention

Trudeau visiting Victoria Thursday afternoon
Ryan Langevin as Elton John (Provided)

The Piano Man plays Elton John and Billy Joel

Ryan Langevin pays tribute to both at the Mary Winspear

Ryan Langevin as Elton John (Provided)
Star Cinema owner Sandy Oliver holds up a bag of fresh popcorn. The Sidney movie theatre will get a new, larger and more modern location if plans to redevelop the corner of 3rd Street and Sidney Avenue are approved by the municipality. (File)

Public invited to weigh in on Star Cinema proposal

Open house April 4 designed to answer questions

Star Cinema owner Sandy Oliver holds up a bag of fresh popcorn. The Sidney movie theatre will get a new, larger and more modern location if plans to redevelop the corner of 3rd Street and Sidney Avenue are approved by the municipality. (File)
Central Saanich staff propose larger setbacks for pot growing

Central Saanich staff propose larger setbacks for pot growing

Changes are to prepare for impending legalization

Central Saanich staff propose larger setbacks for pot growing
(Steven Heywood/News Staff)

High housing costs can be a policy headache

Experts debate how B.C. speculation tax will make housing affordable

(Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Juvenile rockfish found in Barkley Sound (Emily Adamczyk)

Don’t drop anchor on seagrass meadows

Local researchers say human activity lowers biodiversity

Juvenile rockfish found in Barkley Sound (Emily Adamczyk)
Patrick McAdams, left, and his brother-in-law Peter Belair at thier home in Sidney. Patrick says the care his wife, Peter and himself received from a new doctor in the community went above and beyond thier expectations. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

In a difficult time, Sidney doctor stands out for a local family

Patrick McAdams thankful his family found a caring, dedicated doctor

Patrick McAdams, left, and his brother-in-law Peter Belair at thier home in Sidney. Patrick says the care his wife, Peter and himself received from a new doctor in the community went above and beyond thier expectations. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Saanich North and the Islands MLA Adam Olsen (centre) hosted a ‘public circle’ discussion Sat., March 24 on transportation issues on the Saanich Peninsula. (Submitted)

Saanich Peninsula residents bring transportation ideas to MLA

Adam Olsen holds public discussion on future of transit, ferries, and roads

Saanich North and the Islands MLA Adam Olsen (centre) hosted a ‘public circle’ discussion Sat., March 24 on transportation issues on the Saanich Peninsula. (Submitted)
Paradise Island Foods brought cheese to the launch of Island Good, a new labelling initiative for local food (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Island Good program makes it easier to shop locally

New labelling initiative to be tested in grocery stores

Paradise Island Foods brought cheese to the launch of Island Good, a new labelling initiative for local food (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Central Saanich fire causes ‘extensive damage’ to home

Central Saanich fire causes ‘extensive damage’ to home

All three Saanich Peninsula fire departments responded to a structure fire on…

Central Saanich fire causes ‘extensive damage’ to home
Youth volunteers Emma Epp, Sara Kjernisted, Anakin Berod, Laurie Hillier, and Star Moraff provide feedback from their peers and are getting the word out about the Saanich Peninsula Youth Health Clinic. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Partnerships are key for Peninsula youth clinic

The clinic has a new home and some funding for a year, but there is more to do

Youth volunteers Emma Epp, Sara Kjernisted, Anakin Berod, Laurie Hillier, and Star Moraff provide feedback from their peers and are getting the word out about the Saanich Peninsula Youth Health Clinic. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
UPDATE: Orca Airways grounded due to safety issues

UPDATE: Orca Airways grounded due to safety issues

Merger with Integra Air results in loss of operator’s certificate

UPDATE: Orca Airways grounded due to safety issues
Brentwood Bay boaters challenge District for the bay

Brentwood Bay boaters challenge District for the bay

A new Licence of Occupation has been filed by a group of…

Brentwood Bay boaters challenge District for the bay
Kai Zheng, Josh White and Ashleigh Fletcher are among nine Stelly’s students responsible. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Stelly’s TARDIS travels to Cap City Comic Con

Woodworking students at Stelly’s Secondary are building a TARDIS for Capital City…

Kai Zheng, Josh White and Ashleigh Fletcher are among nine Stelly’s students responsible. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
The current marijuana bunker is operated by Evergreen Medicinal near Michell Farms. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

ALR protection petition reaches B.C. Legislature

Group opposing marijuana greenhouses collects 1,400 signatures

The current marijuana bunker is operated by Evergreen Medicinal near Michell Farms. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Syrian artist and Salt Spring Island author work to help refugees

Syrian artist and Salt Spring Island author work to help refugees

Children’s book helped raise over $64,000 for refugee families

Syrian artist and Salt Spring Island author work to help refugees
The “traditional” design is being considered which has a different design on each side.                                 (District of Central Saanich)

Feedback welcomed on proposed Central Saanich cenotaph

The public is invited to comment on the specific location and design…

The “traditional” design is being considered which has a different design on each side.                                 (District of Central Saanich)
Dr. Kate Evans, medical director of the youth clinic; Shawna Walker, executive director of Peninsula Medical; and Dr. Lori Vogt, a child and youth psychiatrist are just some of the people behind the clinic. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Peninsula youth clinic re-opens in a new location

The Saanich Peninsula Youth Health Clinic is re-opening on March 15 in…

Dr. Kate Evans, medical director of the youth clinic; Shawna Walker, executive director of Peninsula Medical; and Dr. Lori Vogt, a child and youth psychiatrist are just some of the people behind the clinic. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)