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Sidney North Saanich RCMP collaborated with Saanich Police to nab a break and enter suspect. (Peninsula News Review file photo)

Sidney Mounties and Saanich PD nab break and enter suspect

Police forces work together to arrest and charge Saanich resident

Sidney North Saanich RCMP collaborated with Saanich Police to nab a break and enter suspect. (Peninsula News Review file photo)
The activities of online hackers and fraudsters are explored in the Little Black Book of Scams. (Pixabay File)
The activities of online hackers and fraudsters are explored in the Little Black Book of Scams. (Pixabay File)
TogetherBC is a cross-ministry plan that outlines what government will do to help reduce poverty by 25 per cent. (Mike Davies/Black Press Staff)

Province promises July policy changes to help break cycle of poverty in B.C.

Families providing room and board to kin will no longer be financially penalized

TogetherBC is a cross-ministry plan that outlines what government will do to help reduce poverty by 25 per cent. (Mike Davies/Black Press Staff)
The cash boost will be used to invest in Indigenous educators and practices. (Creative Commons)

Province invests $2.7 million in Indigenous teacher education training

Money to go towards teacher spots and Indigenous teaching practices

The cash boost will be used to invest in Indigenous educators and practices. (Creative Commons)
The North Saanich Canadian Tire parking lot. Some bays are clear, while others have the flowerbeds and large concrete curbs. (Peninsula News Review Staff)

Confusing parking lot blamed for cars tipping into flowerbeds at Peninsula Canadian Tire

Tow and repairs cost thousands, engineer says drivers’ responsibility, Canadian Tire stay quiet

The North Saanich Canadian Tire parking lot. Some bays are clear, while others have the flowerbeds and large concrete curbs. (Peninsula News Review Staff)
The proposed boundary catchment for Cloverdale elementary, which will return to a regular stream elementary school after 12 years as the Cloverdale Traditional School, a district-wide school of choice. (Screenshot from SD61)

Victoria Board of Education reviews its catchment boundary plans this week

Following consultation process, SD 61 ready to recommend shift in school learning lines

The proposed boundary catchment for Cloverdale elementary, which will return to a regular stream elementary school after 12 years as the Cloverdale Traditional School, a district-wide school of choice. (Screenshot from SD61)
United Way Greater Victoria staff, Heather Skydt (left), Kelly Binette and Gayle Nye, stand amongst a mountain of pads, tampons and other menstrual products collected during the Period Promise Fill the Bus event. (United Way Greater Victoria)

Victoria fulfills period promise with free menstrual products

Tampons, pads and other products available at City Hall and downtown washrooms

United Way Greater Victoria staff, Heather Skydt (left), Kelly Binette and Gayle Nye, stand amongst a mountain of pads, tampons and other menstrual products collected during the Period Promise Fill the Bus event. (United Way Greater Victoria)
BC Ferries have announced extra summer sailings on their main routes. (BC Ferries/Twitter)

BC Ferries adds extra and late night summer sailings

Seasonal adjustments to sailing times also in effect on many routes

BC Ferries have announced extra summer sailings on their main routes. (BC Ferries/Twitter)
Flight crews can return to work 12 hours after drinking alcohol, but would have to wait 28 days after using cannabis. (Peninsula News Review File)

Rules grounding high flight crews for 28 days likely to be challenged

Lawyer says policy could compromise charter rights and personal liberties

Flight crews can return to work 12 hours after drinking alcohol, but would have to wait 28 days after using cannabis. (Peninsula News Review File)
Sidney Museum are donating all loose brick Lego pieces to Sidney Elementary, Deep Cove Elementary, ḰELSET Elementary, Brentwood Elementary, Keating Elementary and Cordova Bay Elementary. (Submission)

Sidney Museum donates 60,000 Lego bricks to local schools

Sidney, Deep Cove, ḰELSET, Brentwood, Keating and Cordova Bay elementary schools get Lego avalanche

Sidney Museum are donating all loose brick Lego pieces to Sidney Elementary, Deep Cove Elementary, ḰELSET Elementary, Brentwood Elementary, Keating Elementary and Cordova Bay Elementary. (Submission)
Supplies are running low at the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. (Courtesy of Tyson Elder)

Peninsula food bank ‘desperate’ for donations

Stock “never been this low” at Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank as demand outstrips supplies

Supplies are running low at the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. (Courtesy of Tyson Elder)
The Geronimo Canoe Club previously competed in Tahiti and are now on their way to Australia. (Pixabay file)

Tsartlip canoe team pulls for international glory in Australia

Geronimo Canoe Club paddles to Victoria to kick-start fundraising

The Geronimo Canoe Club previously competed in Tahiti and are now on their way to Australia. (Pixabay file)
(From left) Deborah Begoray (GVPL board chair), Irwin Henderson (President) and Maureen Sawa (GVPL CEO). (Jessica Woollard submission)

Digital enhancements big focus of $45,000 Victoria library donation

Ebooks and audibooks stock, new Esquimalt creative tech space to get cash boost

(From left) Deborah Begoray (GVPL board chair), Irwin Henderson (President) and Maureen Sawa (GVPL CEO). (Jessica Woollard submission)
Brentwood School of Music staged four shows throughout the day, showcasing the young performers, who all played a mix of musical styles. (Sarah Kerrigan Submission)

Poignant tenor to music school’s end of year concert

Brentwood School of Music’s final concert included farewell to founder

Brentwood School of Music staged four shows throughout the day, showcasing the young performers, who all played a mix of musical styles. (Sarah Kerrigan Submission)
A container ship in dock, having it’s cargo unloaded. (Associated Press File)

Green Party calls Salish Sea ‘free parking lot for world’s largest container ships’

MP Elizabeth May rails against Port of Vancouver, Transport Canada and impact on local environment

A container ship in dock, having it’s cargo unloaded. (Associated Press File)
The bird-eating tarantula, beginning to shed its skin at Victoria Butterfly Gardens. (Screengrab from Victoria Butterfly Gardens video)

Dinner plate-sized tarantula crawls out of its own skin in Central Saanich

Staff at Victoria Butterfly Gardens catch spider moulting on video

The bird-eating tarantula, beginning to shed its skin at Victoria Butterfly Gardens. (Screengrab from Victoria Butterfly Gardens video)
There will be 12 gnomes to find and mark off your map. Successful completion results in a prize. (Pixabay File)

Twelve gnomes lost in Butchart Gardens – can your kids help find them?

Activity available for three days leading up to Father’s Day

There will be 12 gnomes to find and mark off your map. Successful completion results in a prize. (Pixabay File)
A mother seal nuzzles her pup. (Nick Wemyss photo)

Nature loving passengers in for a whale of a time aboard BC Ferries

Coastal nature experts give free talks on BC Ferries this summer season

A mother seal nuzzles her pup. (Nick Wemyss photo)
A communal area at Ravensview Mental Health and Addiction treatment facility. (Ravensview Submission)

Ravensview addiction and mental-health facility announces grand opening

Music, gardening and art therapy to run alongside psychiatric and medical treatments

A communal area at Ravensview Mental Health and Addiction treatment facility. (Ravensview Submission)
The largest of the three longnose skates photographed on May 4. (Submission)

New photos help identify mystery creature found on Peninsula beach

Photos have emerged of the creature when it was first washed ashore

The largest of the three longnose skates photographed on May 4. (Submission)