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Saanich Peninsula Legion president Mary Truttman presents a cheque for $15,000 to Brian Alexander (left) and Rod Hughes (right) from Legion Manor Victoria on Jan. 6, part of the $90,000 raised by the 2017 poppy campaign. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)                                Saanich Peninsula Legion president Mary Truttman presents a cheque for $15,000 to Brian Alexander (left) and Rod Hughes (right) from Legion Manor Victoria on Jan. 6, part of the $90,000 raised by the 2017 poppy campaign. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Local Legion makes donation

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Saanich Peninsula Legion president Mary Truttman presents a cheque for $15,000 to Brian Alexander (left) and Rod Hughes (right) from Legion Manor Victoria on Jan. 6, part of the $90,000 raised by the 2017 poppy campaign. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)                                Saanich Peninsula Legion president Mary Truttman presents a cheque for $15,000 to Brian Alexander (left) and Rod Hughes (right) from Legion Manor Victoria on Jan. 6, part of the $90,000 raised by the 2017 poppy campaign. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
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More buoys allowed for Brentwood Bay

Proposed number rises from 40 to 60

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Butchart Gardens in Central Saanich has hosted a variety of outdoor concerts in its history, including Bruce Cockburn in 2014. (Steven Heywood/News Staff File)

Butchart Gardens is hiring now and paying more

Wages start at $15, job fair Feb. 20

Butchart Gardens in Central Saanich has hosted a variety of outdoor concerts in its history, including Bruce Cockburn in 2014. (Steven Heywood/News Staff File)
Tent city resident just wants a home

Tent city resident just wants a home

Roving tent city has made its way to Central Saanich

Tent city resident just wants a home
Rob Fleming, B.C. Minister of Education, made the announcement in the Keating Elementary School library. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Keating Elementary to get seismic upgrades, 4 new classrooms

Construction on $7.92 million project to begin in July

Rob Fleming, B.C. Minister of Education, made the announcement in the Keating Elementary School library. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Man arrested for dog cruelty in Central Saanich

Man arrested for dog cruelty in Central Saanich

Police searching for Good Samaritan

Man arrested for dog cruelty in Central Saanich
Terrence Lafortune, 13, was last seen at Bayside Middle School on the morning of Jan. 11, 2018.

Police searching for missing Central Saanich teen

Terrence Lafortune, 13, last seen at Bayside Middle School

Terrence Lafortune, 13, was last seen at Bayside Middle School on the morning of Jan. 11, 2018.
Tent city arrives in Central Saanich

Tent city arrives in Central Saanich

Three tents near Polo Park as of Wednesday morning

Tent city arrives in Central Saanich
Sidney council and mayoral candidates in the 2014 civic election: Rosemarie Bongers; Mike Barwick; Steve Price; Steve Duck; Don Amos, and; Cliff McNeil-Smith. (Steven Heywood/News staff file)

Peninsula councillors undecided on re-election as mayors declare early

Updated Jan. 9, 2018 with comments from Mayor Alice Finall. With the…

Sidney council and mayoral candidates in the 2014 civic election: Rosemarie Bongers; Mike Barwick; Steve Price; Steve Duck; Don Amos, and; Cliff McNeil-Smith. (Steven Heywood/News staff file)
Passenger-only ferry plan proposed for Gulf Islands and Sidney

Passenger-only ferry plan proposed for Gulf Islands and Sidney

The CRD is looking into a plan that would bring a new ferry service to the Southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island and the Town of Sidney

Passenger-only ferry plan proposed for Gulf Islands and Sidney
(Steven Heywood/file photo)

Old Sidney wells will keep Town ‘treading water’ if quake happens

In the event of a major earthquake, securing food, water and shelter…

(Steven Heywood/file photo)
An affordable housing condo building is currently under construction on Fourth Street in Sidney. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)

Higher Peninsula home values are no surprise

When assessment notices arrive in mailboxes across the Peninsula, homeowners will see…

An affordable housing condo building is currently under construction on Fourth Street in Sidney. (Steven Heywood/News Staff)
Sooke sees average 17 per cent increase in assessed property value

Sooke sees average 17 per cent increase in assessed property value

Don’t jump to the conclusion that just because everybody’s assessment is jumping…

Sooke sees average 17 per cent increase in assessed property value
By comparison, Central Saanich and North Saanich saw increases of only 14 per cent each. (BC Assessment)

Sidney real estate jumps 20 per cent in assessed value

The increase is the third-highest on the island, behind Langford and Metchosin

By comparison, Central Saanich and North Saanich saw increases of only 14 per cent each. (BC Assessment)
DriveWise, Titan Boats named Vancouver Island’s family businesses of the year

DriveWise, Titan Boats named Vancouver Island’s family businesses of the year

Family Business Excellence Awards dinner is Feb. 8 at Saanich’s Beach House

DriveWise, Titan Boats named Vancouver Island’s family businesses of the year
Valdy is performing in Sidney on his “month-versary” with his wife Kathleen. They have been married for 32 years. (Handout)

Legendary folk singer Valdy returns to Sidney for fourth show in four years

If self-sufficiency in the face of adverse weather is a Canadian trait,…

Valdy is performing in Sidney on his “month-versary” with his wife Kathleen. They have been married for 32 years. (Handout)
Vikes forward Kristy Gallagher stands at the UVic Sports Walk of Excellence. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Parkland grad leads by example on the court

When Kristy Gallagher was a freshman player on the UVic Vikes basketball…

Vikes forward Kristy Gallagher stands at the UVic Sports Walk of Excellence. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Woodwynn continues to defy orders

Woodwynn continues to defy orders

Objections to rehab facility would happen regardless of location, says Leblanc

Woodwynn continues to defy orders
Richard Leblanc, executive director of Woodwynn Farms (File)

Woodwynn Farms participants crash MLA’s office

Olsen said politicians can’t overturn ALC decision

Richard Leblanc, executive director of Woodwynn Farms (File)
LETTER: Developers know the rules

LETTER: Developers know the rules

Councillor Peter Wainwright did the right thing by focusing our attention on…

LETTER: Developers know the rules