Nick Murray

8 year-old Vanessa Tian, one of the musicians who will be performing at the Sidney Classical Orchestra’s Young Soloists concert. (Stephen Brown)

Eight young soloists selected to play with the Sidney Classical Orchestra

It will be many of the youngsters’ first time playing with a professional orchestra

8 year-old Vanessa Tian, one of the musicians who will be performing at the Sidney Classical Orchestra’s Young Soloists concert. (Stephen Brown)
An artists’ impression of how the co-housing development is likely to look. (Ravens Crossing Cohousing)

Danish-style happy Hygge housing coming to Sidney

Plans for a co-housing development being looked at by the Town of Sidney

An artists’ impression of how the co-housing development is likely to look. (Ravens Crossing Cohousing)
An Aquanta water heater controller, similar to the ones being used in the trial. Businesses are being encouraged to participate and potentially lower their bills. (Aquanta)

BC Hydro smart water trial offers free $600 controller and likely lower bills

Smart water heater trial seeks Greater Victoria business participants

An Aquanta water heater controller, similar to the ones being used in the trial. Businesses are being encouraged to participate and potentially lower their bills. (Aquanta)
Scaachi Koul presenting a talk at Sidney LitFest at a recent festival. (Sidney LitFest)

Sidney LitFest opens a new chapter

Festival seeking sponsors for event running April 12 to 14

Scaachi Koul presenting a talk at Sidney LitFest at a recent festival. (Sidney LitFest)
Some items from Eleni Anthony’s upcoming collection Obsidian Nights. (Eleni Anthony)

Sidney designer showing killer collection at Van Fashion Week

A young Sidney designer is showing her 14 piece collection Obsidian Nights at Vancouver Fashion Week

Some items from Eleni Anthony’s upcoming collection Obsidian Nights. (Eleni Anthony)
The submerged Sea Change building at Tod Inlet, Gowlland Tod provincial park. Mussels can be seen clinging to the floatation devices. (James Younger)

Sea Change building in Gowlland Tod park tipped over and submerged

A building floating on pontoons has tipped over and is almost completely submerged

The submerged Sea Change building at Tod Inlet, Gowlland Tod provincial park. Mussels can be seen clinging to the floatation devices. (James Younger)
Eager students in a French Immersion class. (Black Press)

Demand outstrips availability of French Immersion seats in Saanich School District

French Immersion opportunities in SD63 based on a lottery

Eager students in a French Immersion class. (Black Press)
Anne Duggan and two other speakers will be hosting an event on Mar. 7 at 6pm, providing advice for seniors. (Pexels)

Experts on seniors care to speak at Sidney complex care home

A seniors advocate, physio and nutritionist speak at March 7 info session

Anne Duggan and two other speakers will be hosting an event on Mar. 7 at 6pm, providing advice for seniors. (Pexels)
UVic’s cutting-edge centre leading the way in drones and AI

UVic’s cutting-edge centre leading the way in drones and AI

Centre For Aerospace Research works with partners including Department of National Defence

UVic’s cutting-edge centre leading the way in drones and AI
Former elite players launch Sports Excellence Basketball at Parkland school
Former elite players launch Sports Excellence Basketball at Parkland school
Stevie Clint explores all the different Lego exhibits on display at the Sidney Museum. (Black Press file photo)

Lego exhibit fuelled busiest ever January for Sidney Museum

Thousands visit museum over Family Day long weekend, with Lego exhibition on display until March 31

Stevie Clint explores all the different Lego exhibits on display at the Sidney Museum. (Black Press file photo)
A water main break affected homes in Brentwood Bay and the Tsartlip First Nation yesterday. (Pexels)

UPDATED: Water main break in Brentwood Bay area now repaired

A water main break had affected homes in Brentwood Bay and the Tsartlip First Nation

A water main break affected homes in Brentwood Bay and the Tsartlip First Nation yesterday. (Pexels)
Canada and The First Nations Health Authority are being taken to court by the Inter Tribal Health Authority, to challenge a decision to stop their funding as part of a wider decision to terminate their service contracts. Until recently, they acted as Vancouver Island’s health services provider to 29 Nations. (Pexels photo)

Unhealthy disagreement sees three First Nations chiefs take government to court

Claim and counter-claim: B.C.’s First Nations health department and administrator end up in court.

Canada and The First Nations Health Authority are being taken to court by the Inter Tribal Health Authority, to challenge a decision to stop their funding as part of a wider decision to terminate their service contracts. Until recently, they acted as Vancouver Island’s health services provider to 29 Nations. (Pexels photo)
A whale’s tail breaches the water before disappearing under the surface. BC Ferries have launched a tutorial in conjunction with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. (Pexels)

New tutorial ‘Whales in our Waters’ launched by BC Ferries

A new tutorial has been launched for mariners and the general public about whales in the Salish Sea

A whale’s tail breaches the water before disappearing under the surface. BC Ferries have launched a tutorial in conjunction with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. (Pexels)
Saanich firefighters remove bear cub stuck up tree

Saanich firefighters remove bear cub stuck up tree

Family Day was eventful for cub, firefighters

Saanich firefighters remove bear cub stuck up tree
Dr. Kate Evans, medical director of the youth clinic; Shawna Walker, executive director of Peninsula Medical; and Dr. Lori Vogt, a child and youth psychiatrist, who all helped set up the clinic. (Hugo Wong)

Peninsula youth clinic experiencing growing demand

Clinic seeing rising mental and cyber-health referrals

Dr. Kate Evans, medical director of the youth clinic; Shawna Walker, executive director of Peninsula Medical; and Dr. Lori Vogt, a child and youth psychiatrist, who all helped set up the clinic. (Hugo Wong)
Funds being raised for double-amputee Ecuadorean dancer

Funds being raised for double-amputee Ecuadorean dancer

North Saanich woman is putting out collection jars if people would like to donate

Funds being raised for double-amputee Ecuadorean dancer
Prize winning Urban Bee Honey Farm generating a buzz

Prize winning Urban Bee Honey Farm generating a buzz

Urban Bee honoured at the Vancouver Island Business Awards

Prize winning Urban Bee Honey Farm generating a buzz
Four girls from the Kwakiutl First Nation who spoke at the UN (from left) Kiara Child, Natalya Child, Mariah Child, Talia Child.

Vancouver Island First Nations Youth Ambassadors deliver message to the United Nations

The delegation appeared at an event celebrating ‘the rich tapestry of global cultural diversity’

Four girls from the Kwakiutl First Nation who spoke at the UN (from left) Kiara Child, Natalya Child, Mariah Child, Talia Child.
‘Two chicks by the sea’ saved by their guardian angels

‘Two chicks by the sea’ saved by their guardian angels

North Saanich Fire Department rescues two snowed-in seniors

‘Two chicks by the sea’ saved by their guardian angels