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Craig Henderson. (Maureen Garrity Photo)

Peninsula musician enters CBC Searchlight talent contest

Craig Henderson, who got his start at Sidney Market, wants your vote

Craig Henderson. (Maureen Garrity Photo)
Rhonda Morrison of Nicholson Manufacturing giving the keynote at the Mary Winspear Centre. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Nicholson Manufacturing is changing with the times

The Saanich Peninsula is home to many businesses, some well-known, others less…

Rhonda Morrison of Nicholson Manufacturing giving the keynote at the Mary Winspear Centre. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Warren Bond, at right, shows off a tobacco leaf studded with aphids, which will eventually feed the predators they sell as a natural pest control. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Philbrook’s Boatyard and Applied Bio-nomics open their doors for Tour of Industry

The Saanich Peninsula is home to many businesses, some well-known, others less…

Warren Bond, at right, shows off a tobacco leaf studded with aphids, which will eventually feed the predators they sell as a natural pest control. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
An ariel view of Stanhope Farm’s composting area. The Lochside Trail is at the bottom of the picture and the proposed pot greenhouses are proposed for the land further to the east of the popular trail. (File)

ALR land is no place for pot greenhouses, says Central Saanich group

Mayor Ryan Windsor asks for six-month halt on pot growth on ALR land

An ariel view of Stanhope Farm’s composting area. The Lochside Trail is at the bottom of the picture and the proposed pot greenhouses are proposed for the land further to the east of the popular trail. (File)
Keith Tamburri talks about ROPOS, a submersible maintained in a facility on West Saanich Rd. It has an HD camera, hydraulic arms, cutters to free itself from crab traps, and many scientific instruments.                                 (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Ocean Networks Canada and ROPOS sub work together

Tour of Industry on the Saanich Peninsula: Part two

Keith Tamburri talks about ROPOS, a submersible maintained in a facility on West Saanich Rd. It has an HD camera, hydraulic arms, cutters to free itself from crab traps, and many scientific instruments.                                 (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Hunter Bill Hanlon looking across the valley from the ridge above the discovery site. (Mike Roch/Courtesy of the Royal BC Museum)

Victoria researcher speaks about “Canadian Iceman” at Sidney reading

Before retiring last year, Dr. Richard Hebda was curator of botany and…

Hunter Bill Hanlon looking across the valley from the ridge above the discovery site. (Mike Roch/Courtesy of the Royal BC Museum)
Increasing anxiety with social media use

Increasing anxiety with social media use

Beacon Community Services helping to address youth mental well being

Increasing anxiety with social media use
Image provided by Rachael Merrett/Georgia Strait Alliance.

B.C. killer whales need emergency protection, according to conservation groups

Food availability, excess noise and habitat loss are major threats to southern resident orcas

Image provided by Rachael Merrett/Georgia Strait Alliance.
Tent city leader Chrissy Brett moved with other campers to Pioneer Park on Jan. 26. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Victoria’s roaming tent city makes its next move

Tent city leader Chrissy Brett said good relationships depend on police tactics

Tent city leader Chrissy Brett moved with other campers to Pioneer Park on Jan. 26. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Colwood to Victoria ferry could be in the works

Colwood to Victoria ferry could be in the works

Colwood residents, particularly future residents of the 2,300-home Royal Bay development, could…

Colwood to Victoria ferry could be in the works
Mother of Sooke boy with rare illness faces health minister at Sidney town hall

Mother of Sooke boy with rare illness faces health minister at Sidney town hall

At a packed town hall meeting with B.C. health minister Adrian Dix…

Mother of Sooke boy with rare illness faces health minister at Sidney town hall
Jeep plunges off ferry dock in Anacortes, WA; rescue divers on scene

Jeep plunges off ferry dock in Anacortes, WA; rescue divers on scene

Service is suspended at the ferry terminal in Anacortes, Washington after the…

Jeep plunges off ferry dock in Anacortes, WA; rescue divers on scene
Abby Flight as Flounder, Akaylia Scott as Scuttle and Niah Davis as Ariel in the Stelly’s production of The Little Mermaid.  (Tom Hosie/Submitted)

The Little Mermaid is a smash hit for Stelly’s

A theatre, though, is still on their wish list

Abby Flight as Flounder, Akaylia Scott as Scuttle and Niah Davis as Ariel in the Stelly’s production of The Little Mermaid.  (Tom Hosie/Submitted)
(Fritz Mueller/Parks Canada)

Interest in park growing by the toilet paper roll

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve interest measured by unconventional means

(Fritz Mueller/Parks Canada)
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is making a charitable donation after being forced to withdraw from this weekend’s Victoria Whisky Festival following a prohibition-style raid by the province a day earlier.

Whisky society commits to charity donation in wake of whisky raids

Refund of Victoria Whiskey Festival tickets won’t impact charity beneficiaries

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is making a charitable donation after being forced to withdraw from this weekend’s Victoria Whisky Festival following a prohibition-style raid by the province a day earlier.
Parkland principal Lizanne Chicanot stands with some prospective IB students during the lunch break. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Parkland offers IB program this fall

Beginning Sept. 2018, Parkland Secondary School is slated to be the first…

Parkland principal Lizanne Chicanot stands with some prospective IB students during the lunch break. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
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Richard Leblanc, executive director of the Creating Homefulness Society, stands in front of the East Barn. (Alisa Howlett/News Staff file photo)

Woodwynn Farms to be shut down and sold

The rehabilitation program at Woodwynn Farms is being shut down. According to…

Richard Leblanc, executive director of the Creating Homefulness Society, stands in front of the East Barn. (Alisa Howlett/News Staff file photo)
From Hawaii, Coun. Alicia Holman shows the text alert she received on Saturday morning. (Alicia Holman)

False missile alert for Central Saanich councillor

While on vacation in Hawaii, Central Saanich Councillor Alicia Holman was awoken…

From Hawaii, Coun. Alicia Holman shows the text alert she received on Saturday morning. (Alicia Holman)
(Steven Heywood/News Staff file photo)

Central Saanich police chase down speeding biker

A motorcyclist from the Lower Mainland was caught on the Tsawout reserve…

(Steven Heywood/News Staff file photo)