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Music in the Park offers seven concerts across the summer, every Wednesday. (Pixabay File)

Music in the Park hits the right notes every Wednesday

Variety of music on offer, picnics, good vibes and family friendly

Music in the Park offers seven concerts across the summer, every Wednesday. (Pixabay File)
A BC Transit bus after a make-over at the company’s new body and paint shop. Central Saanich are hoping for increased service in the district. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Central Saanich makes moves to alleviate business transit concerns

Councillor calls for enhanced service and long-term transit passes

A BC Transit bus after a make-over at the company’s new body and paint shop. Central Saanich are hoping for increased service in the district. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The converted tugboat Swell gliding through B.C. waters. (Jeff Reynolds/Maple Leaf Adventures)

Views, brews and food on Gulf Islands craft beer cruise

Five day cruise from Sidney to Gulf Islands, includes chef and beer historian

The converted tugboat Swell gliding through B.C. waters. (Jeff Reynolds/Maple Leaf Adventures)
Bumper crops of corn, garlic and berries on Peninsula farms

Bumper crops of corn, garlic and berries on Peninsula farms

Silver Rill Corn has second earliest harvest ever, mild weather helping other producers

Bumper crops of corn, garlic and berries on Peninsula farms
A fire that broke out in the kitchen of Deep Cove Chalet Oct. 28, 2018, left the restaurant with significant damage. It is now set to reopen on July 24. (Wolf Depner/News staff)

Deep Cove Chalet set to re-open following fire

North Saanich eatery says July 24 will be ‘business as normal’ following rebuild

A fire that broke out in the kitchen of Deep Cove Chalet Oct. 28, 2018, left the restaurant with significant damage. It is now set to reopen on July 24. (Wolf Depner/News staff)
John Lewis is set to show off all the aircraft at the BC Aviatiown Museum’s open house on July 27. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Aviation Museum invites public to tour the facilities

Museum offering exhibits, re-enactors and kids activities July 27

John Lewis is set to show off all the aircraft at the BC Aviatiown Museum’s open house on July 27. (Black Press Media file photo)
Coast Salish artist creates huge drums to soothe the earth

Coast Salish artist creates huge drums to soothe the earth

Earth drums will be on display at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre in August

Coast Salish artist creates huge drums to soothe the earth
The Fraser Institute’s Report Card on British Columbia’s Secondary Schools 2019 has been criticized by some in education. (Michelle Beahm)

Think-tank’s B.C. school rankings given failing grade by educators

Fraser Institute rates province’s schools, critics say criteria too narrow

The Fraser Institute’s Report Card on British Columbia’s Secondary Schools 2019 has been criticized by some in education. (Michelle Beahm)
Jenn Smith addresses the crowd at a public talk in Richmond. (Photo contributed to Victoria News)

Freedom of Speech group criticizes UBC for charging Jenn Smith backers ‘security fees’

Group says UBC not alone in practice, which amounts to ‘censorship tactic’

Jenn Smith addresses the crowd at a public talk in Richmond. (Photo contributed to Victoria News)
The impounded motorcycle that was reported to have been driven dangerously in Central Saanich. (Central Saanich Police Department Facebook page)

Biker flees Central Saanich police, gets slapped with $700 in fines

Silver motorcycle impounded after driver caught doing a 120 km/h in residential areas

The impounded motorcycle that was reported to have been driven dangerously in Central Saanich. (Central Saanich Police Department Facebook page)
Peninsula foodbank at ‘all-time low’

Peninsula foodbank at ‘all-time low’

House of Lily Koi step in with $2,480 donation to help dwindling food stocks

Peninsula foodbank at ‘all-time low’
The Seaside 5k/8k has found an organizer and is now back on. Registration opens July 19. (Peninsula News Review File)

Sidney Seaside race saved after new organizer steps in

2019 race had been shelved, new organizers now seeking two charities to receive all pledge money

The Seaside 5k/8k has found an organizer and is now back on. Registration opens July 19. (Peninsula News Review File)
Five churches are banding together to host Wine Fest, in aid of three local charities. (Pixabay File)

Five Peninsula churches celebrate the bounties of the vine at Wine Fest

Aug. 10 charity event features music, appies, silent auction and classic cars

Five churches are banding together to host Wine Fest, in aid of three local charities. (Pixabay File)
A proud owner buffs the hood of her classic car at the 2016 Ford and Friends car show. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ford and Friends car show rolls into Central Saanich

Over 200 cars coming to Heritage Acres park July 14 for annual show and shine

A proud owner buffs the hood of her classic car at the 2016 Ford and Friends car show. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bazan Bay beach cleanup nets plastic, tires and an Atlantic lobster

Bazan Bay beach cleanup nets plastic, tires and an Atlantic lobster

Peninsula Streams Society and Sidney Rotary Club host beach cleanup

Bazan Bay beach cleanup nets plastic, tires and an Atlantic lobster
Jack McNeill holding a copy of his book, Forty Years Throttle to Bottle. (Morgan Cross Photo)

Sidney businessman, author to be posthumously inducted into BC Aviation Hall of Fame

Local Jack McNeill flew planes then ran Boondocks, Mary’s Bleue Moon and Theo’s Place

Jack McNeill holding a copy of his book, Forty Years Throttle to Bottle. (Morgan Cross Photo)
Edie Daponte is performing the works of French cabaret singer Edith Piaf on an eight-city tour, this fall. (Michelle Alger photo)

Edie Daponte set to take Edith Piaf show on eight-city B.C. tour

Under Paris Skies to be performed after busy summer season wraps

Edie Daponte is performing the works of French cabaret singer Edith Piaf on an eight-city tour, this fall. (Michelle Alger photo)
Past president of the Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea, Bruce Burns, presents an oversized novelty cheque to Karen Morgan, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation. (Submitted file photo)

Women in recovery to benefit from Sidney Rotary Club raffle

Umbrella Society and the Mustard Seed Food Network to benefit from online raffle’s proceeds

Past president of the Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea, Bruce Burns, presents an oversized novelty cheque to Karen Morgan, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation. (Submitted file photo)
The Farmland Trust Society are seeking work party volunteers to help on Newman Farm this summer. (Peninsula News Review File)

Green fingers needed to help grow veggies on Newman Farm

Farmlands Trust Society calling for volunteers on two dates this summer

The Farmland Trust Society are seeking work party volunteers to help on Newman Farm this summer. (Peninsula News Review File)
The epic trip starts July 27 in Victoria. (Pixabay File)

Military Police welcomes bikers to join their gang as they blast across Canada

Motorcycle riders welcome to join any part of coast-to-coast relay

The epic trip starts July 27 in Victoria. (Pixabay File)
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