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A JiuJitsu fighter in black gi throws his opponent wearing white. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Brazilian JiuJitsu fighters unlock warrior code at Van Isle Open

250 competitors across adult and kids’ divisions, some international players

A JiuJitsu fighter in black gi throws his opponent wearing white. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Central Saanich police on scene during the recent murder investigation, in Brentwood Bay. (Keri Coles/Victoria News)

Central Saanich police respond to variety of crimes in May, from murder to mischief

Police responded to 29 traffic complaints, fraud, assault and theft

Central Saanich police on scene during the recent murder investigation, in Brentwood Bay. (Keri Coles/Victoria News)
A 2010 report suggests 80 per cent of farmers in the Cowichan Valley grossed less than $25,000 and 90 per cent less than $100,000. (Black Press File)

Seeds of dissent growing on Peninsula farms

Some farmers question CRD consultants’ report and disagree with aim to support first-time growers

A 2010 report suggests 80 per cent of farmers in the Cowichan Valley grossed less than $25,000 and 90 per cent less than $100,000. (Black Press File)
A player launches cross field pass. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Vancouver Island FC a magnet for women’s soccer talent

New club kicked off season with a win over league champions

A player launches cross field pass. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Sidney Work BC Centre community liaison coordinator Shannon Szymczakowski in the main ground floor room where jobseekers can use computers to look for opportunities. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Work BC Sidney helping clients bowl over competition and strike a new job

Centre say they are like bowling lane bumpers, directing people towards their goal

Sidney Work BC Centre community liaison coordinator Shannon Szymczakowski in the main ground floor room where jobseekers can use computers to look for opportunities. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Shannon Szymczakowski is the Sidney WorkBC Centre community liaison coordinator. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Workers in ‘precarious employment’ a problem, Sidney’s WorkBC Centre say they can help

Centre offers skills training, resume help and career advice for people in unstable jobs

Shannon Szymczakowski is the Sidney WorkBC Centre community liaison coordinator. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Pacific FC fans in their purple and green colours. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press Staff)

Pacific FC soccer star to train with Canada national team

Noah Verhoeven, a 19 year-old midfielder earns big opportunity

Pacific FC fans in their purple and green colours. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press Staff)
Businesses often track customer satisfaction and trends in the market, has employee satisfaction been neglected? (Pixabay File)

Companies use employee morale monitoring tools to boost happiness and performance

2017 poll shows 85 per cent ‘not engaged or actively disengaged at work’

Businesses often track customer satisfaction and trends in the market, has employee satisfaction been neglected? (Pixabay File)
Buttercup the octopus brings in World Oceans Week at Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Buttercup the octopus brings in World Oceans Week at Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Octopus education and more continues at Fisherman’s Wharf this weekend

Buttercup the octopus brings in World Oceans Week at Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea
Sgt. Kyle Sims of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team shows a young fan the team’s robot. (Courtesy of Const. Michelle Joyce)

A look behind the blue veil; Central Saanich cops host community

Robot demos, kids trying on uniforms and checking-out the cruisers at police open day

Sgt. Kyle Sims of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team shows a young fan the team’s robot. (Courtesy of Const. Michelle Joyce)
Some streams are approaching critical flow levels, due to dropping water levels and a period of warm weather. (Peninsula News Review File)

Province calls on Islanders to conserve water immediately

Some streams approaching critical levels, threatening salmon and fish

Some streams are approaching critical flow levels, due to dropping water levels and a period of warm weather. (Peninsula News Review File)
Retired Cmdr. Peter Chance, 99, showing a photo of himself as a younger man on active service. Note the Legion d’Honneur medal he wears, for his service in liberating France. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Forged in fire: D-Day remembered by 99-year-old navy commander

Cmdr. Peter Chance remembers ‘intense, exciting’ days and an unlikely friendship

Retired Cmdr. Peter Chance, 99, showing a photo of himself as a younger man on active service. Note the Legion d’Honneur medal he wears, for his service in liberating France. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Three of the paintings on display at the Art Sea gallery in Tulista Park, Sidney. (Submission)

Abstract Realism show in Sidney a hit, runs until Thursday

Dana Craft and William Watt showing 22 landscape paintings in ArtSea gallery

Three of the paintings on display at the Art Sea gallery in Tulista Park, Sidney. (Submission)
J. Hung and K. Sekiguchi, winners of the Bowls South Island Mens Pairs event held at Central Saanich Lawn Bowling Club in Centennial Park, Saanichton, on June 1 and 2, 2019. (Submitted by Ron Hlady)
J. Hung and K. Sekiguchi, winners of the Bowls South Island Mens Pairs event held at Central Saanich Lawn Bowling Club in Centennial Park, Saanichton, on June 1 and 2, 2019. (Submitted by Ron Hlady)
German Prisoners watched by a Canadian soldier on Juno Beach, after D-Day, on June 6, 1944. THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Archives of Canada, Frank L. Dubervill)

Lend your voice to audio project about the ‘Greatest Generation’

Commonwealth War Graves Commission offers audio archive to public, seeks new voice submissions

German Prisoners watched by a Canadian soldier on Juno Beach, after D-Day, on June 6, 1944. THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Archives of Canada, Frank L. Dubervill)
In this Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, file photo, actor Ashton Kutcher smiles at a promotional event hosted by the Macworld iWorld expo in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

US principal plagiarizes Ashton Kutcher’s Teen Choice Awards speech for graduation address

West Virginia principal offers apology on school’s Facebook page

In this Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, file photo, actor Ashton Kutcher smiles at a promotional event hosted by the Macworld iWorld expo in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
Danny Brown in action. (From Danny Brown’s Facebook Page/ Photo: JMULKA)

Phillips Backyard Weekender announces line-up of dance, reggae, dream-pop and hip-hop

17 acts, including local favourites, set to perform across three days

Danny Brown in action. (From Danny Brown’s Facebook Page/ Photo: JMULKA)
Patrica Pearson won the North Saanich byelection with 836 votes. She is now trying to put her campaign priorities into action. (Courtesy of Shea Long)

Farming, climate change top new North Saanich councillor’s agenda

Patricia Pearson supports plastic bag ban, youth activism and more Peninsula co-operation

Patrica Pearson won the North Saanich byelection with 836 votes. She is now trying to put her campaign priorities into action. (Courtesy of Shea Long)
As ducklings can’t yet fly, they are vulnerable to cars when waddling towards water sources. (Peninsula News Review File)

Duck, duck, loose – how to help ducks stay safe on our roads

Why did the duck cross the road? To reach the nearest available water source, says SPCA

As ducklings can’t yet fly, they are vulnerable to cars when waddling towards water sources. (Peninsula News Review 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)

Next generation calls on Central Saanich to issue ‘climate emergency’

Bayside and Stelly’s youth present to council, say adults taking long time to “process” facts

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)