Nick Murray

A beaver in the water. The CRD’s nature walk takes place at Elk/Beaver Lake. (Phil McLachlan/The Free Press)

CRD showcases beaver activity for your young eager beavers

Guided walk to beaver lodge in Saanich runs April 13

A beaver in the water. The CRD’s nature walk takes place at Elk/Beaver Lake. (Phil McLachlan/The Free Press)
Branch President Mary Truttman presents a Royal Canadian Legion membership card to Elward Gammell on his 50th anniversary with the organization. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

102 year-old veteran honored by his Legion

Alward Gammell given honorary membership on his 50th year with the Legion

Branch President Mary Truttman presents a Royal Canadian Legion membership card to Elward Gammell on his 50th anniversary with the organization. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Many B.C. cities play host to large rat populations. The latest Orkin Rodent Rankings list is now out, with Vancouver number one. (Black Press File)

Victoria hits top three in B.C.’s rattiest cities

Orkin Canada released its 2018 B.C. Rodent Rankings

Many B.C. cities play host to large rat populations. The latest Orkin Rodent Rankings list is now out, with Vancouver number one. (Black Press File)
The Peninsula Track and Field Club have begun their summer season. Registration for new athletes is now open. (Black Press File)

And they’re off! Peninsula track and field season starts

Twice weekly practices for youngsters, weekly for masters and seniors

The Peninsula Track and Field Club have begun their summer season. Registration for new athletes is now open. (Black Press File)
DFO and ISO Scientists, with reps from BC Agriculture, complete a necropsy on the dead whale. Big knives and pikes were used to cut through the blubber. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Necropsy of grey whale rules out plastic poisoning

Emaciated, lice infested whale had no plastic in its stomach when it died near Victoria

DFO and ISO Scientists, with reps from BC Agriculture, complete a necropsy on the dead whale. Big knives and pikes were used to cut through the blubber. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
A member of the RCMP Emergency Response Team. The unit was called to an incident where, according to RCMP, a male suspect resisted arrest, assaulted two officers and barricaded himself in a house. (Black Press file photo)

Two RCMP officers injured after man barricades himself inside Sidney home

RCMP Emergency Response Team and crisis negotiators called during incident

A member of the RCMP Emergency Response Team. The unit was called to an incident where, according to RCMP, a male suspect resisted arrest, assaulted two officers and barricaded himself in a house. (Black Press file photo)
Patrica Pearson has won the North Saanich byelection with 836 votes, according to preliminary results. (Courtesy of Patricia Pearson)

Patricia Pearson elected to North Saanich council

Pearson hopes to prioritize combating greenhouse gas emissions

Patrica Pearson has won the North Saanich byelection with 836 votes, according to preliminary results. (Courtesy of Patricia Pearson)
Bayside Middle School, where the meeting will take place.(Google street view)

Saanich school board seeks budget input from public

School District 63 holds budget meeting at Bayside Middle School

Bayside Middle School, where the meeting will take place.(Google street view)
Vaping and edibles become legal later in the year and an effective testing method will be needed if employers seek to test employees for drug impairment. (Pixabay File)

Cannabis companies want to bring a new mood to the workplace

But questions surrounding need, impairment hard to answer

Vaping and edibles become legal later in the year and an effective testing method will be needed if employers seek to test employees for drug impairment. (Pixabay File)
Pianist Jamie Syer is playing a Beethoven concerto for the Sidney Classical Orchestra’s last concert of the season, April 12. (Peninsula News Review File)
Pianist Jamie Syer is playing a Beethoven concerto for the Sidney Classical Orchestra’s last concert of the season, April 12. (Peninsula News Review File)
Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society Spring Show comes to the Mary Winspear Centre April 27-28. (Peninsula News Review File)

Sidney arts show features hundreds of pieces for sale

Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society holding Spring Show April 27-28 at Mary Winspear Centre

Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society Spring Show comes to the Mary Winspear Centre April 27-28. (Peninsula News Review File)
Sixties Scoop survivors and supporters gather for a demonstration at a Toronto courthouse in 2016. du Temple’s book covers his experiences as a social worker in the 1960s. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu)

Troubling tales: Peninsula author writes Sixties Scoop memoir

Former social worker Wally du Temple recalls his role in northern B.C.

Sixties Scoop survivors and supporters gather for a demonstration at a Toronto courthouse in 2016. du Temple’s book covers his experiences as a social worker in the 1960s. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu)
Stand Up Paddleboarders in a competition. The Surf Canada SUP Nationals will take place May 25–26. (Pixabay File)

Sidney catches a wave with Stand Up Paddleboard Nationals

All ages welcome to watch Surf Canada Stand Up Paddleboard Nationals, May 25-26 in Sidney

Stand Up Paddleboarders in a competition. The Surf Canada SUP Nationals will take place May 25–26. (Pixabay File)
The Greater Victoria Green Team pose with volunteers at Roberts Bay Park. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Green Team)

Invasive species removed from Roberts Bay Park

Greater Victoria Green Team and volunteers clear invasive plant species in Sidney park

The Greater Victoria Green Team pose with volunteers at Roberts Bay Park. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Green Team)
Models wearing Eleni Anthony’s eight–piece collection “Obsidian Nights” at Vancouver Fashion Week. (Photo courtesy of Eleni Anthony).

Sidney designer’s fab Van Fashion Week

Eleni Anthony exhibited eight piece collection after winning one–spot sponsorship

Models wearing Eleni Anthony’s eight–piece collection “Obsidian Nights” at Vancouver Fashion Week. (Photo courtesy of Eleni Anthony).
A criminal breaking into a car. Sidney and North Saanich Citizens on Patrol are looking for eight new members. (Black Press File)

Peninsula crime fighters need more volunteers

Citizens on Patrol are seeking eight new volunteers for weekend shifts

A criminal breaking into a car. Sidney and North Saanich Citizens on Patrol are looking for eight new members. (Black Press File)
DFO and ISO Scientists complete a necropsy on the dead whale. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Necropsy on grey whale aims to unlock secrets of its death

Oceans and Fisheries Canada conducts investigation of whale found dead near Sidney

DFO and ISO Scientists complete a necropsy on the dead whale. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
The Sandown site. District of North Saanich have launched a Request for Expressions of Interest. (Peninsula News Review File)

North Saanich looks for operator for Sandown lands

Request For Expressions of Interest launched for 83-acre agricultural site

The Sandown site. District of North Saanich have launched a Request for Expressions of Interest. (Peninsula News Review File)
A giant piece of ice breaks off the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia Argentina. Environmental Psychologists are working on ways to present climate change science in more effective ways. (Black Press File)

Slaying dragons: getting inside the minds of climate change skeptics

Environmental psychologist explains Dragons of Inaction

A giant piece of ice breaks off the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia Argentina. Environmental Psychologists are working on ways to present climate change science in more effective ways. (Black Press File)
Martin Cooper, the man who developed the first handheld cell phone. (Associated Press File)

Cell phone rings in 46th anniversary today

There have been some iconic phones over the years but what’s next?

Martin Cooper, the man who developed the first handheld cell phone. (Associated Press File)