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Deep Cove Elementary student, Margot Arndt, 9, delivers a speech supported by Principal Steve MacGregor. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Elementary school students push for Sidney plastic bag ban

North Saanich students find 50 of 57 Sidney businesses in favour

Deep Cove Elementary student, Margot Arndt, 9, delivers a speech supported by Principal Steve MacGregor. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Peninsula’s cat painter sells her 70-work art collection

Peninsula’s cat painter sells her 70-work art collection

Paintings up to 50 per cent off, proceeds to wildlife charity

Peninsula’s cat painter sells her 70-work art collection
Nicole Tobar, who her friend Brooke Guryn is raising funds for. (Brooke Guryn Submission)

Dinner and music fundraiser for double-amputee Ecuadorean dancer

Nicole Tobar lost both her legs after a joyrider crashed into her last summer

Nicole Tobar, who her friend Brooke Guryn is raising funds for. (Brooke Guryn Submission)
Karen Booth at work handpainting images of poppies on pieces of cotton. (Karen Booth submission)

Peninsula artists gear up for ArtSea Spring Studio Tour

Local artist Karen Booth welcomes people to visit and experience more than only painting

Karen Booth at work handpainting images of poppies on pieces of cotton. (Karen Booth submission)
49 per cent of public boards are made up of women, after an increase of 174 new members. (Pixabay File)

Across the province, nearly half public board members are women, 20 per cent in private sector

In 2017, 41 per cent of public board members were women

49 per cent of public boards are made up of women, after an increase of 174 new members. (Pixabay File)
The $40 million has been described by Chief Doug Kelly as helping to provide extra beds that “will create hope, save lives and give people help on their healing journey.” (Black Press File)

$40M to upgrade B.C. First Nations’ addiction and mental health treatment centres

Two new centres to be built, expanded care and renovations to existing facilities planned

The $40 million has been described by Chief Doug Kelly as helping to provide extra beds that “will create hope, save lives and give people help on their healing journey.” (Black Press File)
Mysterious sea creature washes ashore at Island View Beach in Central Saanich

Mysterious sea creature washes ashore at Island View Beach in Central Saanich

Can you identify a beast with a crocodile head, slimy skin, and teeth growing from its tail?

Mysterious sea creature washes ashore at Island View Beach in Central Saanich
Bill Brooks, with his self-built bike, preparing for his epic challenge. (Contributed)

Pedal Power: 72 year-old set to cycle from Arctic Circle to Sidney

Cycling Without Age Society board member aims to bike 4,500 km to raise funds for charity

Bill Brooks, with his self-built bike, preparing for his epic challenge. (Contributed)
Mayor Windsor is calling on Minister Fleming to meet to discuss funding arrangements. (Peninsula News Review File)

Central Saanich calls on province to cover library costs

Council says funding would meet B.C.’s own poverty reduction goals

Mayor Windsor is calling on Minister Fleming to meet to discuss funding arrangements. (Peninsula News Review File)
Hit the road with new car-share service in Central Saanich

Hit the road with new car-share service in Central Saanich

Need a car but don’t want all the costs? Three Modo vehicles, one electric now in District

Hit the road with new car-share service in Central Saanich
The Subaru Ironman 70.3 Victoria is taking place on June 2. (Peninsula News Review File)

Athletes steel themselves for Ironman Victoria challenge

70.3 mile course taking in Elk Lake and Saanich Peninsula described as one of world’s best

The Subaru Ironman 70.3 Victoria is taking place on June 2. (Peninsula News Review File)
Two Stand Up Paddlers in action at the Surf Canada Stand-Up Paddleboard championships, in Sidney. (Submission/ Nat Klein)

Organizers aim to boost festival status in wake of world-class SUP event in Sidney

Dominant performances from winners, but could on-shore festival atmosphere be fostered?

Two Stand Up Paddlers in action at the Surf Canada Stand-Up Paddleboard championships, in Sidney. (Submission/ Nat Klein)
West My Friend, from Victoria, who will be one of the main main performances at the festival. (Courtesy of Folk ‘n Fiddle Festival)

Folk ‘N Fiddle Fest announces free concerts this week

Sidney concerts scheduled Thursday through Saturday

West My Friend, from Victoria, who will be one of the main main performances at the festival. (Courtesy of Folk ‘n Fiddle Festival)
A baby Nigerian Dwarf goat participates in her first-ever yoga class. (Peninsula News Review File)

Lavender Farm brings back goat yoga with extra cuddles

No kidding, classes cut but goat cuddling sessions now available

A baby Nigerian Dwarf goat participates in her first-ever yoga class. (Peninsula News Review File)
Devon Bird of Moden Boutique wearing one of the bomber jackets for sale. (Submission)

Dog portrait artist launches quirky clothing line

Fashion line supporting BC SPCA to start two-week run

Devon Bird of Moden Boutique wearing one of the bomber jackets for sale. (Submission)
A picture of Number 1 Company of the 7th Battalion in August 1916 at around the time Private George Alfred Newburn joined the battalion. It is believed that he served in Number 1 Company. (Courtesy of The British Columbia Regiment, Duke of Connaught’s Own)

First World War Esquimalt soldier identified, in France

George Alfred Newburn to be buried by his regiment on June 12

A picture of Number 1 Company of the 7th Battalion in August 1916 at around the time Private George Alfred Newburn joined the battalion. It is believed that he served in Number 1 Company. (Courtesy of The British Columbia Regiment, Duke of Connaught’s Own)
BC Ferries and BC Ferry Authority both announce board shake-ups. (Peninsula News Review File)

BC Ferries and shareholder announces board shake-ups

Shareholder appoints two new board members, BC Ferries loses three to forced resignations

BC Ferries and BC Ferry Authority both announce board shake-ups. (Peninsula News Review File)
A fire truck glistens in front of the Community Safety Building. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Sidney Fire shows off the new Community Safety Building

Building to be a central hub for region’s emergency preparedness, with July 1 official opening

A fire truck glistens in front of the Community Safety Building. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
An tennis player at the ITF Junior Championships last year. (Peninsula News Review File)

Panorama Rec serves top junior tennis tournament

160 boys and 94 girls, from 14 countries compete June 1–8 in ITF Championships

An tennis player at the ITF Junior Championships last year. (Peninsula News Review File)
Teams battle it out to win the coveted Golden Bed Pan award, at the Bed Races on Beacon event. (Contributed)

Bed Races on Beacon champs ready to defend their title

Race takes place July 7 on Beacon Avenue, raising funds for Shoreline Medical’s Youth Health Clinic

Teams battle it out to win the coveted Golden Bed Pan award, at the Bed Races on Beacon event. (Contributed)