Nick Murray

A line of construction workers’ helmets. Data shows construction to be the most dangerous industry in B.C. (Rawpixel/Pexels)

More than 63,700 seriously injured in B.C. workplaces, tallying over $4 billion in costs over 10 years

White mushroom farming more dangerous than making explosives in B.C.

A line of construction workers’ helmets. Data shows construction to be the most dangerous industry in B.C. (Rawpixel/Pexels)
Sidney has announced moderate tax increases, including 3.93 per cent property tax increase. (Peninsula News Review files)

Sidney council announce average tax increases of $77

Town of Sidney Council has approved two plans that will lead to moderate tax increases

Sidney has announced moderate tax increases, including 3.93 per cent property tax increase. (Peninsula News Review files)
A crucifix made out of wood, standing against a blue sky. Patrick Chu recently set up a new church in China with help from the local government. (Pixabay)

Sidney artist builds churches in China

Patrick Chu has been building churches on trips to China for 20 years

A crucifix made out of wood, standing against a blue sky. Patrick Chu recently set up a new church in China with help from the local government. (Pixabay)
Participants on last year’s Birdwalk. The group hope to see resident and migratory birds during this year’s event March 10. (Friends of Shoal Harbour photo)

The Friends of Shoal Harbour host fifth annual Birdwalk and Tea

Annual event takes place March 10 in Sidney

Participants on last year’s Birdwalk. The group hope to see resident and migratory birds during this year’s event March 10. (Friends of Shoal Harbour photo)
Sidney Fire Department hazmat specialist Kevin MacKenzie was selected to take part in a defence exercise. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Peninsula hazmat techs take part in military-grade emergency simulation

Sidney Fire Department included in multi-agency emergency response exercise

Sidney Fire Department hazmat specialist Kevin MacKenzie was selected to take part in a defence exercise. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
A rusted hulk of a ship. As part of the five-year $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, Bill C-64: the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act has been passed which increases owner liability and sanctions the removal of hazardous or abandoned boats. (Roland Mey Pixabay File)

Canada announces shipwreck plan that could sting dumpers with $6M in fines

Bill C64 provides funding for the mapping and removal of shipwrecks

A rusted hulk of a ship. As part of the five-year $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, Bill C-64: the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act has been passed which increases owner liability and sanctions the removal of hazardous or abandoned boats. (Roland Mey Pixabay File)
UK school children stage a one day walk-out in protest at world governments’ slow response to climate change. Many of their teachers and Principals attended the demonstrations in solidarity. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)

What would happen if Greater Victoria students went on strike?

Mass student walk-outs are taking place around the world, local districts react

UK school children stage a one day walk-out in protest at world governments’ slow response to climate change. Many of their teachers and Principals attended the demonstrations in solidarity. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)
Some kelp underwater. Kelp forests are a critical ecosystem for herring and salmon. (UVic Geography department)

1858 Naval maps combined with satellite data helps researchers map kelp bed health

UVic researchers have come up with a novel way of collecting data

Some kelp underwater. Kelp forests are a critical ecosystem for herring and salmon. (UVic Geography department)
What the Teaching Building looked like at Tod Inlet last week, covered in snow. It is still capsized upside down. (Sarah Verstegen)

MacGyver–style rescue mission for capsized SeaChange building planned

The Teaching House at Tod Inlet in Gowlland Tod park is currently upside down in the water

What the Teaching Building looked like at Tod Inlet last week, covered in snow. It is still capsized upside down. (Sarah Verstegen)
An artist’s rendering of what Charles Campbell’s work ‘Time Catcher’ will look like. The art will be placed in the newly expanded Lower Passenger Departure Lounge in Spring 2020. (Victoria Airport Authority photo)

World-class artist creates next installation for Victoria International Airport

Artist Charles Campbell hopes his work will make people contemplate the possibilities of the future

An artist’s rendering of what Charles Campbell’s work ‘Time Catcher’ will look like. The art will be placed in the newly expanded Lower Passenger Departure Lounge in Spring 2020. (Victoria Airport Authority photo)
Longview Farms have been unable to pick their flowers due to them still being frozen after the cold weather. They struggled with similar conditions in 2018, when this photo was taken. (Longview Farms/Facebook)

‘Snow, melt, freeze, snow, melt, freeze’ leaves daffodils unpicked on the Peninsula

As temperatures rise this week Longview Farms hopes to hear from pickers across Greater Victoria

Longview Farms have been unable to pick their flowers due to them still being frozen after the cold weather. They struggled with similar conditions in 2018, when this photo was taken. (Longview Farms/Facebook)
An Ecomm 911 dispatch call handler listening to a caller. Ecomm’s 24 hour translation service can be accessed inside a minute. (Ecomm 911)                                An Ecomm 911 dispatch call handler listening to a caller. Ecomm’s 24 hour translation partnership with Language Line can be accessed inside a minute. (Ecomm 911)

Now 911 call takers can help in 170 languages

E-Comm 911 handles 99 per cent of emergency calls in B.C.

An Ecomm 911 dispatch call handler listening to a caller. Ecomm’s 24 hour translation service can be accessed inside a minute. (Ecomm 911)                                An Ecomm 911 dispatch call handler listening to a caller. Ecomm’s 24 hour translation partnership with Language Line can be accessed inside a minute. (Ecomm 911)
Donated cans of food. The students hope to hit their goal of 10,000 donated cans, this year. (Pixabay)

Stelly’s Fill The Hive food drive is happening March 6

Stelly’s students hoping to collect 10,000 cans for local food bank

Donated cans of food. The students hope to hit their goal of 10,000 donated cans, this year. (Pixabay)
Sidney North Saanich RCMP (Peninsula News Review file photo)

Five car crash briefly closes Pat Bay Highway near Sidney

Sidney North Saanich RCMP were called to attend an incident involving five cars

Sidney North Saanich RCMP (Peninsula News Review file photo)
Some participants in a recent Achieve Anything event. (Achieve Anything)

Incredible free Coastguard experience for women and girls

Achieve Anything and the Canadian Coastguard have joined forces to show women marine jobs

Some participants in a recent Achieve Anything event. (Achieve Anything)
Zachary Ziegler, with his teammates Kyle and Kieran Brown of the Peninsula Speed Skating Club. (Peninsula Speed Skating Club)

Peninsula speed skaters aim to slide to success at Provincials

Three young speed skaters are travelling to the BC Short Track Speed Skating Championships

Zachary Ziegler, with his teammates Kyle and Kieran Brown of the Peninsula Speed Skating Club. (Peninsula Speed Skating Club)
Maddie Holt, a user of CBD oil, holds a bottle of the liquid. CBD oil is said to help limit and prevent seizures in patients suffering from two kinds of epilepsy. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Cannabis medication provides relief for some pain and epilepsy sufferers

CBD is being used to treat a range of ailments, some forms of epilepsy, inflammation and pain

Maddie Holt, a user of CBD oil, holds a bottle of the liquid. CBD oil is said to help limit and prevent seizures in patients suffering from two kinds of epilepsy. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Some of the players travelling to the international Las Vegas Invitational Tournament (from left) Elliott Johnson, Mitchell Sora, Noah Bain, Nate Tough, Justin Logan, Kapi Vaitaki, Walsham Owen, Sean White (coach). (Nick Murray/News Staff)

BC 7’s NextGen team heads to Las Vegas international tournament

North Saanich player among group to face the first big international challenge of the season

Some of the players travelling to the international Las Vegas Invitational Tournament (from left) Elliott Johnson, Mitchell Sora, Noah Bain, Nate Tough, Justin Logan, Kapi Vaitaki, Walsham Owen, Sean White (coach). (Nick Murray/News Staff)
The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is advising drivers to lock their vehicles and remove any valuable after a recent spike in thefts from vehicles. (Black Press Media file photo)

Thieves target valuables left in unlocked Sidney cars

The RCMP remind drivers to lock their cars and remove all valuables

The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is advising drivers to lock their vehicles and remove any valuable after a recent spike in thefts from vehicles. (Black Press Media file photo)
Glyphosate has been accused of causing cancer by a number of environmental groups, including Friends of the Earth. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Groups target Health Canada approval of weed killer

Despite pressure from environmentalists, glyphosate continues to be used

Glyphosate has been accused of causing cancer by a number of environmental groups, including Friends of the Earth. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)