Nick Murray

North Saanich mystery shark identified, UVic lab seeks to do necropsy

North Saanich mystery shark identified, UVic lab seeks to do necropsy

Cause of death could be complications during birth among other things

North Saanich mystery shark identified, UVic lab seeks to do necropsy
Greater Victoria hosts 40 agencies in major search and rescue exercise

Greater Victoria hosts 40 agencies in major search and rescue exercise

Annual SAREX search and rescue training exercise is underway, based out of Victoria airport

Greater Victoria hosts 40 agencies in major search and rescue exercise
10-foot-long shark washes ashore in North Saanich

10-foot-long shark washes ashore in North Saanich

A peculiar looking shark estimated to weigh 800 pounds has been found at Coles Bay

10-foot-long shark washes ashore in North Saanich
Greater Victoria siblings score matching wrestling gold medals

Greater Victoria siblings score matching wrestling gold medals

Victoria Wrestling Club members enjoy a succesful haul at the Alberni Invitational

Greater Victoria siblings score matching wrestling gold medals
The MV Klitsa plying its route between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay (Wikimedia)

Sailings between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay back on

BC Ferries have sourced a replacement crew for the MV Klitsa and service has resumed on this route.

The MV Klitsa plying its route between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay (Wikimedia)
The MV Klitsa sailing. Today all sailings have been cancelled due to a crewing issue. (Wikimedia)

Morning sailings between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay cancelled

All sailings on MV Klitsa cancelled due to a crewing issue

The MV Klitsa sailing. Today all sailings have been cancelled due to a crewing issue. (Wikimedia)
The Crane truck that tipped over on Lochside Drive has remained in place for the last six days. (Kerri Coles/News staff)

Crane truck still upturned a week after accident on Lochside Drive

Some road closures as CRD plans to remove truck this week

The Crane truck that tipped over on Lochside Drive has remained in place for the last six days. (Kerri Coles/News staff)
A movie was being shot at The Farmer’s Daughter cheese store in Sidney Monday. (Photo courtesy of the Town of Sidney)

Film crews on location in Sidney

A film is being shot in The Farmer’s Daughter store in Sidney

A movie was being shot at The Farmer’s Daughter cheese store in Sidney Monday. (Photo courtesy of the Town of Sidney)
A CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopter on manoeuvres. A CH-149 helicopter will be used in the search and rescue exercise, taking place out of the Victoria International Airport this week. (Photo courtesy of National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces)

442 Transport and Rescue Squadron to hold training exercise in Greater Victoria

Between Feb. 5 and 7, a search and rescue training exercise will be conducted from YYJ

A CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopter on manoeuvres. A CH-149 helicopter will be used in the search and rescue exercise, taking place out of the Victoria International Airport this week. (Photo courtesy of National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces)
Chris Foreman of Foreman Machining Limited says it is becoming more difficult for Sidney companies to attract staff. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Transit and housing an obstacle for Sidney business

Businesses unhappy with current infrastructure and ability to attract staff

Chris Foreman of Foreman Machining Limited says it is becoming more difficult for Sidney companies to attract staff. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Patients’ memories sparked by the soundtrack of their lives

Patients’ memories sparked by the soundtrack of their lives

Patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s re-connect through Music and Memory, a program soon to be launched in Victoria

Patients’ memories sparked by the soundtrack of their lives
Two Side Stix users stand atop a mountain. Components from the specialized crutches were manufactured at Foreman Machining in Sidney. (Side Stix photo)

Sidney-built crutches help disabled adventurers conquer the world

Sidney company manufactures specialized parts for an inspirational American’s crutch firm

Two Side Stix users stand atop a mountain. Components from the specialized crutches were manufactured at Foreman Machining in Sidney. (Side Stix photo)
Saanich Peninsula companies among best in the business

Saanich Peninsula companies among best in the business

Four local companies among the winners at annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards

Saanich Peninsula companies among best in the business
The Royal Canadian Legion’s poppy campaign raised more than $104,000, with $13,500 allocated to the Youth Bursary program. The Royal Canadian Legion’s bursary recipients for 2018 are (front row from left) Isabelle Leslie, Madison Carr, Donald Stevens, (middle row) Madelaine Gregoire, Disa Bready, Emily Callander (Alan Calvert Scholarship Winner), Joseph Dulce, Hannah Gartside, Sarah Kedves and (back row) Russell Bennett. (Royal Canadian Legion photo)

Royal Canadian Legion provides student bursaries

10 students win bursaries following fundraising campaign

The Royal Canadian Legion’s poppy campaign raised more than $104,000, with $13,500 allocated to the Youth Bursary program. The Royal Canadian Legion’s bursary recipients for 2018 are (front row from left) Isabelle Leslie, Madison Carr, Donald Stevens, (middle row) Madelaine Gregoire, Disa Bready, Emily Callander (Alan Calvert Scholarship Winner), Joseph Dulce, Hannah Gartside, Sarah Kedves and (back row) Russell Bennett. (Royal Canadian Legion photo)
Central Saanich Police seized a significant quantity of drugs and money from a residence on Keating Cross Road. (File photo)

Central Saanich Police seize $50,000 worth of drugs, $35,000 in cash

A 28-year-old man is in custody after a search warrant was executed in the 1500-block of Keating Cross Road

Central Saanich Police seized a significant quantity of drugs and money from a residence on Keating Cross Road. (File photo)
Sidney singer Edie Daponte has launched a new tour. She credits living in Sidney for much of her inspiration and feels people over 50 shouldn’t be afraid to follow their dreams.

Sidney jazz singer who kicked off career after age 50, heads on B.C. tour

Sidney singer Edie Daponte is about to embark on a B.C.-wide tour, starting on Feb. 3.

Sidney singer Edie Daponte has launched a new tour. She credits living in Sidney for much of her inspiration and feels people over 50 shouldn’t be afraid to follow their dreams.
BC Transit to install barriers to protect drivers

BC Transit to install barriers to protect drivers

To reduce assaults, BC Transit announces plans to install driver door barriers

BC Transit to install barriers to protect drivers
Bus driver assaulted in Sidney to be off work for two weeks

Bus driver assaulted in Sidney to be off work for two weeks

Driver has been released from hospital following Jan. 29 assault

Bus driver assaulted in Sidney to be off work for two weeks
The smokestack in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park was partly demolished in a recent storm. (James Younger photo)

Historic Saanich Peninsula landmark badly damaged by storm

The smokestack in Gowlland Tod park has been partly demolished by a recent storm

The smokestack in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park was partly demolished in a recent storm. (James Younger photo)
The 2019 Islands Agriculture Show takes place at the Saanich Fairgrounds, Feb. 1 and 2. (Islands Agriculture Show contributed)

Islands Agriculture Show comes to Saanich Fairgrounds

This year’s theme is Prospering in a Time of Uncertainty

The 2019 Islands Agriculture Show takes place at the Saanich Fairgrounds, Feb. 1 and 2. (Islands Agriculture Show contributed)