Nick Murray

One of the brushfires extinguished by concerned truck drivers and then made safe by Central Saanich Fire Department. (Photo from Central Saanich Fire Department)

‘Irresponsible’ cigarette tossing blamed for two brushfires on Pat Bay highway

Fires could have started from any of the “dozens” of discarded cigarettes, says chief

One of the brushfires extinguished by concerned truck drivers and then made safe by Central Saanich Fire Department. (Photo from Central Saanich Fire Department)
Bed racers compete in the charity event in full costume as they push a hospital bed down Beacon Avenue in Sidney. (Photo: Nuttycake.com)

Bed Races on Beacon teams make final preparations

CCM Construction ready to defend their title on July 7

Bed racers compete in the charity event in full costume as they push a hospital bed down Beacon Avenue in Sidney. (Photo: Nuttycake.com)
Leeanne and Jack Guthrie at the fruit stand outside their Brentwood Bay home. The stand typically sells baskets of raspberries for $5. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Brentwood Bay fruit stand plundered on first day of season

Leeanne and Jack Guthrie dismayed to find money and fruit stolen from roadside stand

Leeanne and Jack Guthrie at the fruit stand outside their Brentwood Bay home. The stand typically sells baskets of raspberries for $5. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Members of Ravens Crossing Cohousing at the Build-a-Boat competition at last year’s Sidney Days. (Photo contributed)

Sidney comes alive with a family-friendly day of land and sea events

Three days of parades, party and activities

Members of Ravens Crossing Cohousing at the Build-a-Boat competition at last year’s Sidney Days. (Photo contributed)
One of the Apple Maps cars, with active camera, pictured in New York City. (Monika Sardella from Twitter)

Have you seen Apple’s camera cars cruising your ‘hood?

White Subaru mapping cars seen around Saanich Peninsula

One of the Apple Maps cars, with active camera, pictured in New York City. (Monika Sardella from Twitter)
Executive Director Donna Petrie and President Susan Simosko of the Sidney BIA at a farewell evening, June 19. (Dale Naftel/PNR Publisher)

Sidney BIA says sad goodbye to president and executive director

Susan Simosko and Donna Petrie leave, board members fill new positions

Executive Director Donna Petrie and President Susan Simosko of the Sidney BIA at a farewell evening, June 19. (Dale Naftel/PNR Publisher)
A representative from Peninsula Co-op presents a cheque to Mount Newton Centre Society for $37,826. (Photo submitted)

Hefty Peninsula Co-op donation brightens Mount Newton Centre Society’s 40th anniversary

Peninsula residents can borrow items from the centre’s medical ‘loan cupboard’ for up to three months

A representative from Peninsula Co-op presents a cheque to Mount Newton Centre Society for $37,826. (Photo submitted)
The library will have a range of titles for all ages. (Pixabay File)

Peninsula literary aims to create book worms with open air library

Open a book in the open air on selected Tuesdays this summer

The library will have a range of titles for all ages. (Pixabay File)
A scientific paper has links bone spurs in the young to tablet and smartphone use. (Scientific Reports/Nature Journal)

Researchers say ‘text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millenials’ skulls

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

A scientific paper has links bone spurs in the young to tablet and smartphone use. (Scientific Reports/Nature Journal)
Members of local First Nations attended a ceremony for the removal of the Kwakwaka’wakw house post replica totem pole from Thunderbird Park recently. Victoria will be hosting an international conference on languages. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

International conference to boost Indigenous languages comes to Victoria

Chiefs, politician, academics and Art Napoleon to attend

Members of local First Nations attended a ceremony for the removal of the Kwakwaka’wakw house post replica totem pole from Thunderbird Park recently. Victoria will be hosting an international conference on languages. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Now in its third year, the event has been known to attract 300 people before. (Black Press Media file photo)

Patriotic al-fresco dining experience returns in Sidney

Dinner en Rouge promises chic dining experience with side of national pride

Now in its third year, the event has been known to attract 300 people before. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries announced healthy financial returns, Friday. (BC Ferries/News Files)

Drop in earnings for BC Ferries, over $240M invested in capital expenditure

Company posted consolidated net earnings of $52.2 million

BC Ferries announced healthy financial returns, Friday. (BC Ferries/News Files)
The ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ school’s Indigenous Day celebrations took place on the fields at the back of the school and included traditional singing and drumming groups. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

PHOTOS: ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ tribal school celebrates Indigenous Day with Yellow Wolf Powwow

Traditional drumming, singing and dancing brings school together in celebration

The ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ school’s Indigenous Day celebrations took place on the fields at the back of the school and included traditional singing and drumming groups. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Chief Dan George, who is the subject of an exhibition at Sidney Museum. (Sidney Museum submission)

Tsartlip drummers open Chief Dan George exhibition in Sidney

Opening of exhibition sees three Peninsula mayors and MP Elizabeth May attend

Chief Dan George, who is the subject of an exhibition at Sidney Museum. (Sidney Museum submission)
The district of Central Saanich has been under pressure to help alleviate the housing crisis. They hope the public consultation will help them make some tough decisions. Pictured is Mayor Ryan Windsor at a recent Habitat for Humanity event, where the charity handed over the keys to a small house to a young family.(Habitat for Humanity Victoria Contributed)

Central Saanich seeks input on housing policy

June 22 open house will focus on high-density housing options

The district of Central Saanich has been under pressure to help alleviate the housing crisis. They hope the public consultation will help them make some tough decisions. Pictured is Mayor Ryan Windsor at a recent Habitat for Humanity event, where the charity handed over the keys to a small house to a young family.(Habitat for Humanity Victoria Contributed)
A 36 year-old woman was arrested on a sailboat for Break and Enter, Theft and Mischief, Tuesday. (RCMP/Submitted)

Woman flees North Saanich RCMP in dinghy

Victoria woman tries to escape in dinghy, arrested for break and enter, theft and mischief

A 36 year-old woman was arrested on a sailboat for Break and Enter, Theft and Mischief, Tuesday. (RCMP/Submitted)
Owner Larry Gorrill makes a burrito at Taco Shell. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Sidney welcomes spicy new arrival

Mexican restaurant Taco Shell opened this week on Beacon Avenue

Owner Larry Gorrill makes a burrito at Taco Shell. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
BC Ferries had planned to sell beer or wine with a meal. (Black Press File)

No boozing while BC Ferries cruising

Planned June launch for alcohol sales delayed

BC Ferries had planned to sell beer or wine with a meal. (Black Press File)
Over 200 treasure chests holding various prizes are there to be discovered, as well as social media prizes and online loot opportunities for diligent hunters. (Pixabay file).

Channel your inner pirate in epic Canada-wide treasure hunt

200 treasure chests hidden among trails and waterways, lots of prizes to be claimed

Over 200 treasure chests holding various prizes are there to be discovered, as well as social media prizes and online loot opportunities for diligent hunters. (Pixabay file).
Bayside Middle School’s Youth Action Group (from left) Josephine Hill, Ellaina Coley, Nia Frazer, Anika McCandlish, Taiya Steel, Tessa Hunter-Siebert, Kali Cooper, Norah Hood. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Youth activism pushes Central Saanich to declare ‘climate emergency’

Following moving presentation and youth strikes, council unanimously agrees

Bayside Middle School’s Youth Action Group (from left) Josephine Hill, Ellaina Coley, Nia Frazer, Anika McCandlish, Taiya Steel, Tessa Hunter-Siebert, Kali Cooper, Norah Hood. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
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