Nick Murray

Valentine’s Day can be ‘tricky’ for those in polyamorous relationships

Valentine’s Day can be ‘tricky’ for those in polyamorous relationships

It can be “an emotionally loaded time,” says expert

Valentine’s Day can be ‘tricky’ for those in polyamorous relationships
The ice and snow wall that is blocking the Tulista Park boat ramp. Some local residents are upset that it has been dumped there. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Wall of ice blocking Tulista Park boat ramp to be cleared Friday

Some boat owners were unhappy that Sidney’s snow was being dumped at the Tulista Park boat ramp

The ice and snow wall that is blocking the Tulista Park boat ramp. Some local residents are upset that it has been dumped there. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Workman Matt Youell directing traffic on Second Street in Sidney. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Drainage a concern due to melting snow in Sidney

Businesses mostly all open in Sidney as the snow continues to be cleared from the roads

Workman Matt Youell directing traffic on Second Street in Sidney. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Some coffee shops managed to open while their rivals closed, resulting in brisk trade. (sidneybia.ca)

Snow a boon to some North Saanich businesses

Taxis, hotels and cafes report excellent trading

Some coffee shops managed to open while their rivals closed, resulting in brisk trade. (sidneybia.ca)
A golf cart of a similar model to the one stolen on Feb. 4 from Arbutus Grove Nursery. (Photo courtesy of the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

Stolen golf cart found but ‘extensively’ damaged

The golf cart had been missing from Arbutus Grove Nursery since Feb. 4.

A golf cart of a similar model to the one stolen on Feb. 4 from Arbutus Grove Nursery. (Photo courtesy of the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
West Shore boathouse, with 100-year-old boat inside, partially breaks free during storm

West Shore boathouse, with 100-year-old boat inside, partially breaks free during storm

Heavy snows and frozen waters have led to difficulties at the Goldstream Boathouse Marina

West Shore boathouse, with 100-year-old boat inside, partially breaks free during storm
A homeless camp on the outskirts of Victoria. The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness thinks ending homelessness is within reach. (Black Press file photo)

Three mayors join forces on Capital Region anti-homelessness coalition

Rapid and substantial progress towards a region without homelessness is in reach, says mayors

A homeless camp on the outskirts of Victoria. The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness thinks ending homelessness is within reach. (Black Press file photo)
A hydro-line catching fire due to the heavy snowfall. (North Saanich Fire Department photo)

Local fire departments called out to sparking hydro lines

Downed lines tying up some fire personnel for up to five hours

A hydro-line catching fire due to the heavy snowfall. (North Saanich Fire Department photo)
A house in Kelowna suffers a roof collapse due to heavy snow. Although not usually a problem on the Saanich Peninsula, this week’s exceptional snowfall has made it an issue for homeowners. (Kelowna Cap News)

Meteorologist warns of potential drainage problems and collapsing roofs by end of the week

Armel Castellan, cites disrupted polar jet-stream as causing sustained snow

A house in Kelowna suffers a roof collapse due to heavy snow. Although not usually a problem on the Saanich Peninsula, this week’s exceptional snowfall has made it an issue for homeowners. (Kelowna Cap News)
One of the City of Victoria’s snow plows. Crews are working on a three-tier system of priority regarding snow clearance. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Victoria’s schools not a top priority for snow plows

The City of Victoria utilizes a three-tiered system in clearing snow from roads

One of the City of Victoria’s snow plows. Crews are working on a three-tier system of priority regarding snow clearance. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
BC Ferries have cancelled a number of ferries’ last round trips of the day. (BC Ferries/News Files)

BC Ferries cancel last round-trips of the day due to expected snowfall

Round trips between Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver cancelled for tonight

BC Ferries have cancelled a number of ferries’ last round trips of the day. (BC Ferries/News Files)
The schoolboy walking across the thin ice of Goodacre Lake. Experts advise not walking across grey or opaque ice. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

VIDEO: Boy on dangerously thin ice in Beacon Hill Park

Experts advise only walking on ice that is clear blue

The schoolboy walking across the thin ice of Goodacre Lake. Experts advise not walking across grey or opaque ice. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Amber Isles from Rock Coast displays some of her chocolates. Isles has had to deal with some personal and professional challenges, but her business continues to grow. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Rock Coast confectionary still sweet after early challenges

Despite some knocks, entrepreneurial spirit remains strong within a Sidney chocolate factory

Amber Isles from Rock Coast displays some of her chocolates. Isles has had to deal with some personal and professional challenges, but her business continues to grow. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
An impaired driver was pulled over going 108km/hr in a 50km/hr zone. His license was seized for 90 days, vehicle impounded for 30 days and a $368 excessive speed ticket issued.

Central Saanich Police stop impaired driver doing 108 km/h in a 50 zone

Central Saanich Police proactively pull over an impaired driver, Feb. 7

An impaired driver was pulled over going 108km/hr in a 50km/hr zone. His license was seized for 90 days, vehicle impounded for 30 days and a $368 excessive speed ticket issued.
Quebec middle-schooler lands world’s ‘coolest job’

Quebec middle-schooler lands world’s ‘coolest job’

Meganne Dagenais lands job as toy tester, possibly set to become the most popular kid in her school

Quebec middle-schooler lands world’s ‘coolest job’
Cliff McNeil-Smith has succeeded in retaining his seat as Mayor of Sidney. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Cliff McNeil-Smith retains seat as mayor of Sidney

Judge satisfied mayor inadvertently overspent and election result not materially affected

Cliff McNeil-Smith has succeeded in retaining his seat as Mayor of Sidney. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Crews removing upturned crane truck in Central Saanich

Crews removing upturned crane truck in Central Saanich

Lochside Drive is expected to reopen Friday afternoon

Crews removing upturned crane truck in Central Saanich
70 babies found inside North Saanich Shark

70 babies found inside North Saanich Shark

A team of scientists from UVic performed a necropsy on a shark that washed ashore at Coles Bay

70 babies found inside North Saanich Shark
Sidney council seeks to renegotiate purchase agreement to downtown properties

Sidney council seeks to renegotiate purchase agreement to downtown properties

Town and Fire Hall Development agree to explore renegotiating an already approved development

Sidney council seeks to renegotiate purchase agreement to downtown properties
The gender teaching gap in B.C. is estimated to hit a 9:1 ratio soon. (Pixabay photo)

Do boys need more male teachers?

Female educators set to make up 90 per cent of teaching staff in B.C. over next few years

The gender teaching gap in B.C. is estimated to hit a 9:1 ratio soon. (Pixabay photo)