Nick Murray

One of the bright yellow stickers that serve to remind owners and warn thieves. (Courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

Anti-theft stickers distributed in Sidney and North Saanich

RCMP report 22 per cent increase in thefts from vehicles in 2019

One of the bright yellow stickers that serve to remind owners and warn thieves. (Courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar player Katie Kraeutner holding the Icelandic Cup. (Courtesy of ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar)

North Saanich soccer sensation takes game to next level in Iceland

Midfielder Katie Kraeutner plays in one of world soccer’s most dramatic locations

ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar player Katie Kraeutner holding the Icelandic Cup. (Courtesy of ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar)
First responders on site investigating an auto incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Police to sweep minor auto accidents to side of the road, get traffic moving

Good news for drivers as police given powers to sweep minor crash scenes to the side of the road

First responders on site investigating an auto incident. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A doctor writing on a chart. The recent court decision upheld the First Nations Health Authority’s decision to terminate its funding agreements with the Inter Tribal Health Authority, effective March 31st. (Pexels File)

Court approves First Nations Health Authority’s strong medicine

Lawsuit brought by three Vancouver Island chiefs, including Peninsula’s Tseycum loses in court

A doctor writing on a chart. The recent court decision upheld the First Nations Health Authority’s decision to terminate its funding agreements with the Inter Tribal Health Authority, effective March 31st. (Pexels File)
Isabella Gonzalez Kaminski, who was recently accepted into the University of British Columbia, plans to study environmental sustainability. (Photo courtesy of Isabella Gonzalez Kaminski)

$5,000 scholarship awarded to Sidney student who has overcome adversity

Talented Isabella Gonzalez Kaminski wins Horatio Alger scholarship, seeks to contribute to society

Isabella Gonzalez Kaminski, who was recently accepted into the University of British Columbia, plans to study environmental sustainability. (Photo courtesy of Isabella Gonzalez Kaminski)
A view from the bridge of the Salish Orca ferry. There is a lookout permanently on duty to watch for whales. (BC Ferries)

BC Ferries’ marine super talks dodging whales

Marine Superintendent Brockhausen explains how ferry captains deal with whales and extreme weather

A view from the bridge of the Salish Orca ferry. There is a lookout permanently on duty to watch for whales. (BC Ferries)
UK school students striking to protest climate change. Now Greater Victoria students plan to follow suit. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)

School students to strike with walkout starting at the legislature

Globally coordinated strike to protest climate change March 15

UK school students striking to protest climate change. Now Greater Victoria students plan to follow suit. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)
Oak Bay Barbarians with their B.C. AAAA Rugby Championship banner. (Oak Bay Barbarians)

Oak Bay Barbarians Alumni raise $12,000 for B.C. champions

Campaign led by Gary “Jono” Johnston will see the high-school boys team well-funded this season

Oak Bay Barbarians with their B.C. AAAA Rugby Championship banner. (Oak Bay Barbarians)
Bottles of RoundUp herbicide, once a product of Monsanto but now produced by Bayer, are displayed on a store shelf. Health Canada scientists do not believe there is any significant risk to human health and conducted a review with 20 of their scientists. (The Canadian Press/AP, Jeff Roberson)

Environmentalists take Health Canada to court over weed killer used on Saanich Peninsula

RoundUp products containing the active ingredient glyphosate back under the spotlight

Bottles of RoundUp herbicide, once a product of Monsanto but now produced by Bayer, are displayed on a store shelf. Health Canada scientists do not believe there is any significant risk to human health and conducted a review with 20 of their scientists. (The Canadian Press/AP, Jeff Roberson)
Const. Sandrine Perry with another police officer. Perry will be leading a number of yoga classes in schools. (Oak Bay Police File)

Yoga cop teaches Oak Bay youngsters about health and wellness

School liaison Const. Sandrine Perry is taking her yoga classes to the schools she works with

Const. Sandrine Perry with another police officer. Perry will be leading a number of yoga classes in schools. (Oak Bay Police File)
Patrick Lane laughs with partner Lorna Crozier. (File photo)

Canadian poet and novelist Patrick Lane remembered for his timeless works

Lane, 79, lived in Saanichton and lectured at the University of Victoria

Patrick Lane laughs with partner Lorna Crozier. (File photo)
Jon Chamberlain demonstrating an area of the world where ocean currents are monitored. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Hundreds of floating ‘Sponge Bobs’ help track ocean currents

Institute of Ocean Science tracks ocean currents partly to assist water contamination clean-up

Jon Chamberlain demonstrating an area of the world where ocean currents are monitored. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Marlene Roberts out on the ice during a game. (Courtesy of Andre Truter)

Sidney hockey players back on home ice with the Vancouver Island Seals

Puck drop is March 9 at 3:20 p.m. on the ice at Panorama Recreation Centre

Marlene Roberts out on the ice during a game. (Courtesy of Andre Truter)
Life-jackets for sale. Desperate refugees and migrants often brave perilous journeys seeking a better life. (Pixabay File)

Sidney Lent walk in solidarity with refugees planned for Sunday, March 10

Saanich Peninusla Parish welcome all to attend their Lent walk

Life-jackets for sale. Desperate refugees and migrants often brave perilous journeys seeking a better life. (Pixabay File)
The Victoria School of Irish Dance, who are booked to perform at the fundraiser. (Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival)

St. Patrick’s Day folk festival fundraiser hits SHOAL Centre in Sidney

The Folk N Fiddle festival is holding a fundraising concert ahead of the Sidney event

The Victoria School of Irish Dance, who are booked to perform at the fundraiser. (Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival)
Mayor of Sidney, Cliff McNeil-Smith delivers a speech from the rostrum at the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s mayors breakfast event. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Spectre of housing looms over mayors’ breakfast

Geoff Orr, Ryan Windsor and Cliff McNeil-Smith speak at breakfast event in spirit of collaboration

Mayor of Sidney, Cliff McNeil-Smith delivers a speech from the rostrum at the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s mayors breakfast event. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Sidney fire fixes flagpole, donates flag

Sidney fire fixes flagpole, donates flag

Volunteer fire department sends three men up ladders to fix the flagpole and replace flag

Sidney fire fixes flagpole, donates flag
Karen Morgan, Executive Director of the Sannich Peninsula Healthcare Foundation accepts the cheque for $5000 from Donna Miller, Chairperson of the Education Trust Committee of Canadian Federation of University Women Saanich Peninsula. (Donna Miller)

Federation of university women mark 100 years with $5,000 donation

Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation to fund two new positions

Karen Morgan, Executive Director of the Sannich Peninsula Healthcare Foundation accepts the cheque for $5000 from Donna Miller, Chairperson of the Education Trust Committee of Canadian Federation of University Women Saanich Peninsula. (Donna Miller)
The Peninsula Midget A Hockey Team are through to provincials as district champions. (Jana Sexton)

District champs Peninsula Midget A Eagles power into provincials

Midget A Tier 2 B.C Provincial Championships are held in Vernon, March 16 to 20

The Peninsula Midget A Hockey Team are through to provincials as district champions. (Jana Sexton)
UPDATED: Sidney fire department repairing damaged Canada flag that sparked outrage from American visitor

UPDATED: Sidney fire department repairing damaged Canada flag that sparked outrage from American visitor

The national flag is lower than half-mast, damaged and upside down on the Canada Post building

UPDATED: Sidney fire department repairing damaged Canada flag that sparked outrage from American visitor