Peninsula News Staff

Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

Aviation museum in North Saanich unveils monument to B.C. pilot killed in Second World War

In 1989 the Japanese dedicated a memorial that overlooked the bay where ‘Hammy’ Gray’s remains lie

Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)
A couple died after a single vehicle crash in Central Saanich on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Central Saanich Police Services)

Couple dies after single-vehicle crash in Central Saanich on Tuesday

Crash occurred in the 6300-block of West Saanich Road around 4 p.m.

A couple died after a single vehicle crash in Central Saanich on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Central Saanich Police Services)
Two evening ferry sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Aug. 4 due to a staffing shortage. (Black Press Media file photo)

Staffing issues cancel 2 ferries between Victoria and Vancouver

6 p.m. from Tsawwassen and 8 p.m. from Swartz Bay cancelled

Two evening ferry sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Aug. 4 due to a staffing shortage. (Black Press Media file photo)
Three more flights through the Victoria International Airport have reported cases of COVID-19 onboard, including two from Vancouver July 26 and one from Kelowna July 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three more COVID-19 exposures reported on Victoria flights

Two July 26 flights from Vancouver, one July 25 flight from Kelowna affected

Three more flights through the Victoria International Airport have reported cases of COVID-19 onboard, including two from Vancouver July 26 and one from Kelowna July 25. (Black Press Media file photo)
The federal government has provided the Pauquachin First Nation with more than $41 million in compensation for the historical wrong of Canada brokering a deal that caused the Indigenous community to become inaccessible by land. Pictured is the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Saanich Peninsula’s Pauquachin First Nation receives $41 million from feds for road closure deal

Payment compensates for deal Canada struck with developer that closed only land access to community

The federal government has provided the Pauquachin First Nation with more than $41 million in compensation for the historical wrong of Canada brokering a deal that caused the Indigenous community to become inaccessible by land. Pictured is the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Howl Brewing, co-owned by Daniel van Netten and Alayna Briemon, is one of 17 North Saanich venues featured in the 2021 Flavour Trail scavenger hunt. (Black Press Media file photo)
Howl Brewing, co-owned by Daniel van Netten and Alayna Briemon, is one of 17 North Saanich venues featured in the 2021 Flavour Trail scavenger hunt. (Black Press Media file photo)
Photo of Kuper Island Residential School taken in the 1920s. A march on the holiday Monday’s morning will interrupt Pat Bay Highway traffic for about an hour as demonstrators plan to show their solidarity with Penelakut Island, after the discovery of unmarked graves at a former residential school site there. (B.C. Archives photo)

Pat Bay Highway march on Monday to honour residential school children, survivors

The solidarity march will block part of the highway until 10 a.m.

Photo of Kuper Island Residential School taken in the 1920s. A march on the holiday Monday’s morning will interrupt Pat Bay Highway traffic for about an hour as demonstrators plan to show their solidarity with Penelakut Island, after the discovery of unmarked graves at a former residential school site there. (B.C. Archives photo)
The Victoria International Airport is among 11 B.C. regional airports receiving an injection of federal funding this summer, the government announced July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria International Airport receives $3-million federal injection

11 B.C. airports receiving funding to maintain regional connectivity

The Victoria International Airport is among 11 B.C. regional airports receiving an injection of federal funding this summer, the government announced July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen this B.C. Day long weekend are rapidly filling up, with the majority of reservations already sold out. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Long weekend ferry sailings close to full between Vancouver and Victoria

Hour and a half delay from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay kicks off busy weekend

Sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen this B.C. Day long weekend are rapidly filling up, with the majority of reservations already sold out. (Don Denton/News Staff)
The B.C. Boat Show will be back in full swing at the Port Sidney Marina this fall after delaying its 30th anniversary event multiple times during the pandemic. (Courtesy of B.C. Boat Show)

B.C. boat show in Sidney ready to celebrate delayed 30th anniversary this fall

Annual watercraft show had been postponed multiple times during pandemic

The B.C. Boat Show will be back in full swing at the Port Sidney Marina this fall after delaying its 30th anniversary event multiple times during the pandemic. (Courtesy of B.C. Boat Show)
Visual artists, such as those entered in the annual Sidney Fine Art Show, are among the Peninsula residents who can apply for annual arts and culture grants. (Courtesy ArtSea Community Arts Council)

Artsy Saanich Peninsula residents invited to apply for ArtSea grants

Grants program aims to strengthen presence of arts and culture on the Peninsula

Visual artists, such as those entered in the annual Sidney Fine Art Show, are among the Peninsula residents who can apply for annual arts and culture grants. (Courtesy ArtSea Community Arts Council)
A report of a man holding a gun during an argument in the 2500-block of Beacon Avenue July 26 amounted to nothing after RCMP determined the man wasn’t in possession of a weapon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Gun call at Sidney restaurant a mistake: RCMP

Bystander reported they saw a man holding a gun during an argument

A report of a man holding a gun during an argument in the 2500-block of Beacon Avenue July 26 amounted to nothing after RCMP determined the man wasn’t in possession of a weapon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich’s recently approved active transportation plan aims to improve infrastructure to encourage more trips by residents on foot, by bike or transit. (Adobe stock)

Central Saanich gets in gear for increase in active transportation

Improvements to pedestrian, cycling and transit infrastructure in the works

Central Saanich’s recently approved active transportation plan aims to improve infrastructure to encourage more trips by residents on foot, by bike or transit. (Adobe stock)
Passengers onboard WestJet flight 3185 July 21 from Vancouver to Victoria may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 exposure reported on flight to Victoria

Passengers on July 21 WestJet flight from Vancouver affected

Passengers onboard WestJet flight 3185 July 21 from Vancouver to Victoria may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Tetayut (Sandhill) Creek watershed has been listed by the province as being at risk from water scarcity. (Black Press Media file)

Saanich Peninsula watershed among those being monitored for drought by province

Tetayut/Sandhill Creek suffering from a lack of rainfall in recent weeks

The Tetayut (Sandhill) Creek watershed has been listed by the province as being at risk from water scarcity. (Black Press Media file)
The WSANEC leadership council is in the beginning stages of setting up a program to monitor southern resident killer whales. (AP file photo/Elaine Thompson)

WSANEC leadership council announces orca monitoring program

Program hopes to build knowledge, restore traditional relationship with the whales

The WSANEC leadership council is in the beginning stages of setting up a program to monitor southern resident killer whales. (AP file photo/Elaine Thompson)
One person was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash on July 15 at Highway 17 and Beacon Avenue. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

One person taken to hospital after T-bone crash on Pat Bay Highway

Emergency services called to crash Thursday shortly after 1 p.m.

One person was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash on July 15 at Highway 17 and Beacon Avenue. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
The WSANEC leadership council is in the beginning stages of setting up a program to monitor southern resident killer whales. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

WSANEC leadership council announces orca monitoring program

Program hopes to build knowledge, restore traditional relationship with the whales

The WSANEC leadership council is in the beginning stages of setting up a program to monitor southern resident killer whales. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
The long-awaited CP-121 Tracker aircraft arrives by barge in Patricia Bay July 5 before making its final trek to the B.C. Aviation Museum in North Saanich. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Historic Cold War warrior lands at North Saanich museum

Discovery Channel films part of historic plane’s dramatic move to B.C. Aviation Museum

The long-awaited CP-121 Tracker aircraft arrives by barge in Patricia Bay July 5 before making its final trek to the B.C. Aviation Museum in North Saanich. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The North Saanich fire department gave local students a cool break Monday as temperatures soared well past 30 C. (Photo courtesy of North Saanich Middle School/Twitter)

North Saanich firefighters help students cool off during heat wave

North Saanich Middle School students get misted by fire trucks

The North Saanich fire department gave local students a cool break Monday as temperatures soared well past 30 C. (Photo courtesy of North Saanich Middle School/Twitter)