Saanich Peninsula

Upgrades into trails and other work protecting ecologically sensitive areas in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park are expected to take until mid-June. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Ecological protection, trail upgrades start in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

Trail boardwalks, bridges, and signs coming while some sensitive areas being protected

 

Torque Masters Car Club vice-president Curtis Smith, president Ken Coward, and vice-president Jim Clayton stand inside their clubhouse March 28. The club’s latest community effort is fundraising to buy at least one reliable used car for the Ukrainian Safe Haven in East Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Sidney car club fundraising to buy vehicle for Ukrainians fleeing war

Torque Masters Car Club’s latest community project to benefit Ukrainian Safe Haven in East Sooke

 

Brett Smyth has resigned from North Saanich council. (File photo courtesy of Brett Smyth)

B.C. municipal councillor resigns after calling mayor ‘Mr. Hitler’

North Saanich’s Brett Smyth cited ‘off-handed comment’ as one the reasons for his stepping down

 

Crews from Sidney, Central Saanich and North Saanich fire departments douse a Sidney structure fire early Sunday morning. (Sidney Volunteer Fire Department/Twitter)

Cause under investigation after early morning Sidney structure fire

Three departments quickly douse blaze in Sidney industrial area

Crews from Sidney, Central Saanich and North Saanich fire departments douse a Sidney structure fire early Sunday morning. (Sidney Volunteer Fire Department/Twitter)
The Victoria Flying Club hanger at Victoria International Airport. The club will be the host site of a special event on Monday, March 20, geared toward helping more young women get involved in the aviation industry. (File photo courtesy Victoria Flying Club)

Women working in aviation highlighted in Saanich Peninsula event geared to teens

Cross-country tour hopes to inspire more young women to enter the industry

The Victoria Flying Club hanger at Victoria International Airport. The club will be the host site of a special event on Monday, March 20, geared toward helping more young women get involved in the aviation industry. (File photo courtesy Victoria Flying Club)
The 28th annual Yellow Wolf Inter-tribal Powwow is returning to Stelly’s Secondary School this July, and will be last year the event is held under the name, according to organizers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Yellow Wolf Inter-tribal Powwow returning to Saanichton before renaming

Starting with the 2024 event, organizers will return to original Wutawnty name

The 28th annual Yellow Wolf Inter-tribal Powwow is returning to Stelly’s Secondary School this July, and will be last year the event is held under the name, according to organizers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney flower counters submit 7.58 billion blossoms to take the top honours in the 2023 Greater Victoria Flower Count. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney dethrones Colwood as ‘bloomingest’ community in Greater Victoria

Saanich Peninsula town documents 7.58 billion blossoms for 48th Greater Victoria Flower Count

Sidney flower counters submit 7.58 billion blossoms to take the top honours in the 2023 Greater Victoria Flower Count. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria International Airport president and CEO Geoff Dickson has announced he will retire from the role he has held since 2011 this September. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘Everyone feels pretty proud’: Geoff Dickson reflects on 12 years piloting Victoria airport

The airport’s president and CEO since 2011, Dickson announced he will retire in September

Victoria International Airport president and CEO Geoff Dickson has announced he will retire from the role he has held since 2011 this September. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The eradication of Fallow Deer on Sidney Island has renewed questions about the ethics of deer culls. (Parks Canada/Submitted)

Parks Canada plan to eradicate invasive deer from B.C. island approved

Sharpshooting of 500-1,000 deer from helicopters, on the ground will proceed off Greater Victoria

The eradication of Fallow Deer on Sidney Island has renewed questions about the ethics of deer culls. (Parks Canada/Submitted)
The Town of Sidney is exploring its options for the idle waterfront property leased to Washington State Ferries for the Sidney-Anacourtes route. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Town of Sidney is exploring its options for the idle waterfront property leased to Washington State Ferries for the Sidney-Anacourtes route. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A crash had closed a portion of the Pat Bay Highway outside Sidney after a crash on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy of Google)

Pat Bay section reopened near Sidney after morning crash

Crash happened between McTavish Road and Beacon Avenue

A crash had closed a portion of the Pat Bay Highway outside Sidney after a crash on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy of Google)
Freighters are using anchorages off of Vancouver Island more often and for longer periods. (Jake Romph/News Staff)
Freighters are using anchorages off of Vancouver Island more often and for longer periods. (Jake Romph/News Staff)
Construction on the Pat Bay Highway’s Keating Cross Road flyover could begin as early as this spring. (Province of British Columbia/flickr)

Construction on $77M Keating flyover in Central Saanich begins this spring

Overpass at Highway 17 and Keating Cross Road expected to be completed in spring 2025

Construction on the Pat Bay Highway’s Keating Cross Road flyover could begin as early as this spring. (Province of British Columbia/flickr)
The Town of Sidney has learned Washington State Ferries does not expect to resume service on the Sidney-Anacortes route before 2030. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney-Anacortes ferry service not expected to return until 2030

Washington State Ferries had anticipated a summer 2023 return for the route

The Town of Sidney has learned Washington State Ferries does not expect to resume service on the Sidney-Anacortes route before 2030. (Black Press Media file photo)
At 102 years old, Peter Chance had the opportunity to take to the skies again – and even take the controls – thanks to friend Paul Seguna and the Victoria Flying Club. (Courtesy of Paul Seguna)

‘Excitement beyond measure’: Sidney veteran takes to the skies once again at 102

Peter Chance took flight, and the controls, thanks to friend Paul Seguna and the Victoria Flying Club

At 102 years old, Peter Chance had the opportunity to take to the skies again – and even take the controls – thanks to friend Paul Seguna and the Victoria Flying Club. (Courtesy of Paul Seguna)
The Trans-Canada Highway looking north at Okotoks Road at 5:50 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 23). (DriveBC traffic camera)

Drivers urged to use caution on snowy roads across Greater Victoria

Trans-Canada Highway reopens after Wednesday night crashes in Colwood

The Trans-Canada Highway looking north at Okotoks Road at 5:50 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 23). (DriveBC traffic camera)
The Saanich Inlet Protection Society will be hosting a public forum on Feb. 17 on two controversial expansion projects on the Bamberton lands that are being proposed by Malahat Nation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Society addresses public concern over contentious Malahat projects

Environmental Assessment Office says Saanich Inlet expansion projects don’t meet threshold for review

The Saanich Inlet Protection Society will be hosting a public forum on Feb. 17 on two controversial expansion projects on the Bamberton lands that are being proposed by Malahat Nation. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney’s Beacon Brewing has received approval from council to setup a food truck outside their Third Street location six evenings this year. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Greater Victoria brewery gets green light for food truck team-up

Council approved a request from Beacon Brewing to setup a food truck for six evenings this year

Sidney’s Beacon Brewing has received approval from council to setup a food truck outside their Third Street location six evenings this year. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Parks Canada and its partners on the Sidney Island Ecological Restoration Project are seeking to eradicate the invasive fallow deer population on the island. The island’s residents are set to vote on March 2 whether or not to give their approval of that part of the wider project. (Courtesy of Parks Canada)

Sidney Island residents to vote on plan to eradicate invasive deer

The proposed move is part of the wider Sidney Island Ecological Restoration Project

Parks Canada and its partners on the Sidney Island Ecological Restoration Project are seeking to eradicate the invasive fallow deer population on the island. The island’s residents are set to vote on March 2 whether or not to give their approval of that part of the wider project. (Courtesy of Parks Canada)
Among the potential expansion projects outlined in Victoria International Airport’s new master plan are a series of expansions to the terminal building in order to accommodate projected passenger traffic growth, with the expansions split into several phases, shown in this rendering. (Courtesy of Victoria International Airport)

Victoria airport eyeing major expansions over next 20 years

The expansions are based on projected passenger growth, but will only be made real if growth occurs

Among the potential expansion projects outlined in Victoria International Airport’s new master plan are a series of expansions to the terminal building in order to accommodate projected passenger traffic growth, with the expansions split into several phases, shown in this rendering. (Courtesy of Victoria International Airport)
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