Nick Murray

A family of blue herons congregate in a nest. (Photo courtesy of Suzanne Anaya)

Kids bored already? Check out the CRD’s nature walks for a squawkin’ good time

Herons, story time and nature walks on offer this July

A family of blue herons congregate in a nest. (Photo courtesy of Suzanne Anaya)
Students will benefit from more Indigenous education after a new B.C. teaching standard was introduced. (News Staff/The Northern View)

Educators told to teach more Indigenous lessons – what does that mean in practise?

New teaching standard requires teachers to ‘commit to truth, reconciliation and healing’

Students will benefit from more Indigenous education after a new B.C. teaching standard was introduced. (News Staff/The Northern View)
BC Ferries warn of long delays during the Scout Jamboree (Peninsula News Review File)

Sooke-area Scouts Jamboree expected to cause BC ferry travel congestion

BC Ferries warns July 6 and 13 sailings to be affected

BC Ferries warn of long delays during the Scout Jamboree (Peninsula News Review File)
The Climate Action Tax Credit is being expanded.

Eligible B.C. families to receive Climate Credit cash boost

Climate Action Tax Credit offsets carbon taxes and is now being increased

The Climate Action Tax Credit is being expanded.
Nicol Tobar, who lost her legs in a tragic incident, in summer 2018. (Brooke Guryn Submission)

Fundraiser for double-amputee Ecuadorean dancer nets $7,000

Peninsula community and business support kick-starts prosthetic leg fund drive

Nicol Tobar, who lost her legs in a tragic incident, in summer 2018. (Brooke Guryn Submission)
The Bazan Beach clean is scheduled for July 6. (Peninsula News Review File)

Volunteers needed for Bazan Bay beach clean

Rotary Club of Sidney providing light refreshment and equipment for Saturday’s event

The Bazan Beach clean is scheduled for July 6. (Peninsula News Review File)
Alexandria Garcia standing at the entrance of the nursery. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Island View Nursery under quarantine after single plant found with infected spores

Infected plant believed to have come from the U.S., through mainland supplier

Alexandria Garcia standing at the entrance of the nursery. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Los Texmaniacs play a tejano style of traditional TexMex conjunto music. (Los Texmaniacs submission)

Grammy winning TexMex conjunto band to play Butchart in July

July 10 Los Texmaniacs gig included in price of general admission

Los Texmaniacs play a tejano style of traditional TexMex conjunto music. (Los Texmaniacs submission)
The pilot of the helicopter used in the demonstration dipped his nose to appreciative crowds in a salute of appreciation. (Nick Murray/News Staff)                                Local business Men In Kilts had a boisterous presence at the parade, marked by a pooch kiss. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Packed Canada Day in Sidney sees parade, dog show and a helicopter rescue

Fun event attracts hundreds decked out in red and white, activities all day

The pilot of the helicopter used in the demonstration dipped his nose to appreciative crowds in a salute of appreciation. (Nick Murray/News Staff)                                Local business Men In Kilts had a boisterous presence at the parade, marked by a pooch kiss. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
North Saanich Municipal Hall. The District released its annual report last week. (Peninsula News Review)

Building permits down, accumulated surplus up $4.3M notes North Saanich annual report

21 per cent of $21.6 million tax haul comes from water/sewer fees, largest debt due to sewer infrastructure

North Saanich Municipal Hall. The District released its annual report last week. (Peninsula News Review)
Town of Sidney’s annual report throws up some interesting numbers. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Sidney annual report advises of $12.5 million capital debt

Sidney painted by million dollar numbers: new business, modest home building, new initiatives

Town of Sidney’s annual report throws up some interesting numbers. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Sidney Day will see a colour party from the Royal Canadian Legion lead the parade. (Black Press File)

Veterans shine shoes to march in Sidney Days parade

ANAVets hopes colour party reminds community they’re here to help

Sidney Day will see a colour party from the Royal Canadian Legion lead the parade. (Black Press File)
BC Emergency Health Services have made the move into Sidney’s new Community Safety Building, citing comfortable facilities and building rapport with other emergency services key factors in the move. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Sidney Paramedics move into Community Safety Building

Paramedics answer 5,000 calls a year, excited to build relationships with other emergency services

BC Emergency Health Services have made the move into Sidney’s new Community Safety Building, citing comfortable facilities and building rapport with other emergency services key factors in the move. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Three members of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP, which will be hosting its first Community Policing Open House on June 30 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (From left) Const. Vince Despres, Const. de Pass, Auxiliary Const. Ian Collis. At the event, Const. de Pass will be available to give seniors safety tips to the community. (Photo from Sidney North Saanich RCMP Twitter)

Bring your bikes to Sidney North Saanich RCMP open house

Police vehicles, kids’ goodie bags, food and financial safety advice at June 30 event

Three members of the Sidney North Saanich RCMP, which will be hosting its first Community Policing Open House on June 30 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (From left) Const. Vince Despres, Const. de Pass, Auxiliary Const. Ian Collis. At the event, Const. de Pass will be available to give seniors safety tips to the community. (Photo from Sidney North Saanich RCMP Twitter)
DFO and ISO Scientists complete a necropsy on a dead grey whale on a wharf at the DFO base in North Saanich. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Boat strikes responsible for East coast whale deaths – what’s causing B.C.’s whale deaths?

Around 70 dead grey whales have been found washed ashore in Pacific North West and B.C.

DFO and ISO Scientists complete a necropsy on a dead grey whale on a wharf at the DFO base in North Saanich. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
The crew, many newly hired, check out the new Sir John Franklin. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Canadian Coast Guard unveils state-of-the-art ship in North Saanich

B.C. built, Sir John Franklin contains four science labs

The crew, many newly hired, check out the new Sir John Franklin. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Central Saanich released their 2018 annual report detailing changes to the District’s financial position. (Peninsula News Review File)

Central Saanich annual report details $5.7 million improvement

Butchart Gardens the District’s largest taxpayer, shelling out $499,104 for 2018

Central Saanich released their 2018 annual report detailing changes to the District’s financial position. (Peninsula News Review File)
Reserve firefighters in conversation. (Central Saanich Fire Department Submission)

Central Saanich seeks ‘paid call’ firefighters for daytime shifts

Department looking for community minded folks available weekdays

Reserve firefighters in conversation. (Central Saanich Fire Department Submission)
The Seaside 5k/8k is looking for an organizer from 2020 onwards. (Peninsula News Review File)

No start line for Sidney running race this year as organizer steps away

Race won’t happen in 2019, hopeful for 2020 re-start

The Seaside 5k/8k is looking for an organizer from 2020 onwards. (Peninsula News Review File)
The oldest living retired member of the Sidney Fire Department died June 21. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Sidney Fire’s oldest living member dies, aged 83

Baldwin, survived by wife Greet, was chief for 43 years

The oldest living retired member of the Sidney Fire Department died June 21. (Nick Murray/News Staff)