Nick Murray

A truck used as part of the logging operation on Saturna Island. (Courtesy of Perry LaFortune)

Tsawout councillor visits Saturna to meet logging protestors

Three Tsawout members engaged in direct action to stop logging, in defiance of leadership

A truck used as part of the logging operation on Saturna Island. (Courtesy of Perry LaFortune)
A Damen Fast Ferry 3209. BC Ferries are considering buying five of the vessels. (Courtesy of Damen)

BC Ferries considers passenger only ferry between West Shore and Victoria

Royal Bay, Esquimalt and Ship Point considered as part of study into new route

A Damen Fast Ferry 3209. BC Ferries are considering buying five of the vessels. (Courtesy of Damen)
The North Saanich by–election is being held to elect a Councillor. Eight candidates are battling it out to be elected. (Black Press File)

North Saanich byelection 2019: What you need to know

Eight candidates standing for election in the North Saanich byelection, April 6

The North Saanich by–election is being held to elect a Councillor. Eight candidates are battling it out to be elected. (Black Press File)
Tracey Farrington with one of her nominated photographs Transcendence. (Courtesy of Tracey Farrington)

Sidney photographer nominated for national prize

‘Wheat in my heart but salt water in my soul,’ says Tracey Farrington

Tracey Farrington with one of her nominated photographs Transcendence. (Courtesy of Tracey Farrington)
Artistic director Nellie Quinn and co-organizer Bob de Wolff of the inaugural Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival on stage. The festival organizers are seeking volunteers and sponsors (Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival)

Summer Folk Festival set to sweep Sidney

Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival is seeking volunteers and sponsors

Artistic director Nellie Quinn and co-organizer Bob de Wolff of the inaugural Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival on stage. The festival organizers are seeking volunteers and sponsors (Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival)
Environmental health officer Joanne Lum inspects the temperature of a food station. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Food inspectors help keep the Saanich Peninsula safe

Spend some time in the shoes of an environmental health officer

Environmental health officer Joanne Lum inspects the temperature of a food station. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
One-thousand rainbow trout died at Lone Lake in 2016 due to warm temperatures and a lack of oxygen. Experts say the world’s oceans are warming and oxygen levels will drop in the future, making it difficult for some species to survive. (Black Press Media file photo)

Scientists warn warmer and more acidic oceans threaten marine life

‘Kids are having their future stolen,’ says environmental researcher with University of Victoria

One-thousand rainbow trout died at Lone Lake in 2016 due to warm temperatures and a lack of oxygen. Experts say the world’s oceans are warming and oxygen levels will drop in the future, making it difficult for some species to survive. (Black Press Media file photo)
Farm worker, Dalton Dannish leading one of White House stable’s mares to pasture. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Experience owning three thoroughbred racehorses for $250

Club offers a stake in three thoroughbred racehorses for $250

Farm worker, Dalton Dannish leading one of White House stable’s mares to pasture. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
The, as yet, unnamed octopus that will be named as part of the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea’s 10 year anniversary activities. (Courtesy of Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea)

Help Shaw Centre celebrate 10 years by naming star octopus

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea to hold year of celebration as they hit a decade

The, as yet, unnamed octopus that will be named as part of the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea’s 10 year anniversary activities. (Courtesy of Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea)
The players face off at the start of the third quarter. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

North Saanich students victorious in Viking Cup, beating teachers 9-8

Goaltending heroics help students win extra–time shootout at Panorama Recreation Centre

The players face off at the start of the third quarter. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Coastguards train with the new Current Buster 2 equipment. (Courtesy of Canadian Coastguard)

Coast Guard tests new anti-oil slick equipment in Patricia Bay

Inflatable equipment’s two arms move together like a crocodile’s jaw shutting

Coastguards train with the new Current Buster 2 equipment. (Courtesy of Canadian Coastguard)
A young learner driver using Modo to practice. (Modo)

Car sharing coming to Central Saanich

Modo operate in Victoria, Kelowna and ferry terminals, now coming to Saanichton and Brentwood Bay

A young learner driver using Modo to practice. (Modo)
A 442 Squadron Search and Rescue Cormorant helicopter, likely to be the one used at the Gulf Islands Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Making of Heroes camp gives 25 cadets fire rescue training on Pender Island

Cutter, helicopter and hovercraft to be utilized as part of demonstrations and exercises

A 442 Squadron Search and Rescue Cormorant helicopter, likely to be the one used at the Gulf Islands Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Visitors at a market. The Crafted Farmhouse Market is offering free giveaways throughout the event. (Black Press File)

Crafted Farmhouse Market at Mary Winspear March 15 and 16

Vintage goods paired with good food and beer Friday and Saturday in Sidney

Visitors at a market. The Crafted Farmhouse Market is offering free giveaways throughout the event. (Black Press File)
The new North Saanich by–election will be contested by 8 candidates, who have started active campaigning. (Black Press File)

North Saanich by-election triggered by one-month councillor to cost $27,000

Eight nominees set for April 6 by-election

The new North Saanich by–election will be contested by 8 candidates, who have started active campaigning. (Black Press File)
A memorial on Central Saanich Road marks the scene of a fatal crash on Monday evening. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Charges recommended in crash that killed a woman walking her dog in Central Saanich

Driver faces drug impaired charges in August 2018 crash

A memorial on Central Saanich Road marks the scene of a fatal crash on Monday evening. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
An unusual cloud formation, snapped by Laura Munger at Pay Bay. (Courtesy of Laura Munger)

Unusual cloud formation spotted above the Saanich Peninsula

Comet shaped cloud reported Tuesday evening

An unusual cloud formation, snapped by Laura Munger at Pay Bay. (Courtesy of Laura Munger)
A picture of the area cleared of trees. (Nick Claxton)

Tsawout members upset with leadership’s decision to approve logging

Approximately 130 acres of two First Nations’ lands logged on Saturna after decision by chief and council

A picture of the area cleared of trees. (Nick Claxton)
Sidney and Transport Canada are working with stakeholders to clean-up the polluted Reay Creek. (Peninsula News Review/file photo)

Sidney’s Reay Creek pond rated class 1 contamination site

Transport Canada and Town to collaborate in remediation efforts

Sidney and Transport Canada are working with stakeholders to clean-up the polluted Reay Creek. (Peninsula News Review/file photo)
Canadian artillery soldiers at work in Afghanistan. (Canadian Press)

Learning resources offered on fifth anniversary of Afghan withdrawal

Veterans Affairs Canada provides learning tools for students about conflict where 158 troops died

Canadian artillery soldiers at work in Afghanistan. (Canadian Press)