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Maggie Smith and her mother Christy step across Sidney’s new rainbow crosswalk at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday at Beacon Park. They are followed by Coun. Barbara Fallot, Coun. Cam McLennan, Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore, and Mayor Steve Price. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Sidney unveils its first rainbow crosswalk

Mom challenges police departments across Vancouver Island to adopt the Safe Place program

Maggie Smith and her mother Christy step across Sidney’s new rainbow crosswalk at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday at Beacon Park. They are followed by Coun. Barbara Fallot, Coun. Cam McLennan, Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore, and Mayor Steve Price. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
The countdown is on for the World Rowing Coastal Championships Oct. 11-14. (Rowing Canada/Twitter)

Manpower needed for world rowing event coming to Sidney

Race makes North American debut in Sidney

The countdown is on for the World Rowing Coastal Championships Oct. 11-14. (Rowing Canada/Twitter)
Sidney legalizes Airbnbs

Sidney legalizes Airbnbs

Short-term rentals must follow new rules

Sidney legalizes Airbnbs
Dog bag phase out created park poop problem, says dog walker

Dog bag phase out created park poop problem, says dog walker

Centennial Park on the Saanich Peninsula going to the dogs

Dog bag phase out created park poop problem, says dog walker
Ed Johnson of the Farmlands Trust crouches among the pumpkins at Newton Farm in Central Saanich. FLT hosts a public planting event May 12. (News Staff File)

Bee-friendly farming earns Island’s Newman Farm a national award

Pollinator Advocate of Canada award given to Central Saanich farm

Ed Johnson of the Farmlands Trust crouches among the pumpkins at Newton Farm in Central Saanich. FLT hosts a public planting event May 12. (News Staff File)
Victoria Poet Laureate share cycling journey

Victoria Poet Laureate share cycling journey

Yvonne Blomer recalls 4,000-km bike ride through Asia in new memoir

Victoria Poet Laureate share cycling journey
Saanich Peninsula election candidates revealed

Saanich Peninsula election candidates revealed

Crowded Sidney field, familiar Central Saanich faces, mayor’s race only in North Saanich

Saanich Peninsula election candidates revealed
Ashley Mollison of Alliance Against Displacement said the process by which campers were removed was “inhumane”. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Regina Park campers move to nearby park, plan next move

Camp Namegans in Saanich dispersed, packing continues on Friday

Ashley Mollison of Alliance Against Displacement said the process by which campers were removed was “inhumane”. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Rare squid influx draws crowds to Central Saanich dock

Rare squid influx draws crowds to Central Saanich dock

On Tuesday morning, the James Island Public Dock was visibly free of…

Rare squid influx draws crowds to Central Saanich dock
Sidney councillor to skip one all-candidates forum, objecting to entry fee

Sidney councillor to skip one all-candidates forum, objecting to entry fee

Sidney councillor Peter Wainwright said he would not attend a Sidney All…

Sidney councillor to skip one all-candidates forum, objecting to entry fee
(Rowing Canada/Twitter)

World rowing competition, bound for Sidney, features strong Indigenous connections

This October, the spirit of the orca will be front and centre…

(Rowing Canada/Twitter)
Terry and Vern Michell own a farm with 30 different crops that are planted, watered, harvested and delivered. (Hugo Wong/Black Press)

Growing the South Island: Vern Michell, Michell Farms

“You’re doing a good job, you should get 35 cents an hour now!”

Terry and Vern Michell own a farm with 30 different crops that are planted, watered, harvested and delivered. (Hugo Wong/Black Press)
A memorial on Central Saanich Road marks the scene of a fatal crash on Monday evening. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Sisters identified in fatal Central Saanich crash

Police release new information, believe suspect vehicle involved in two crashes that night

A memorial on Central Saanich Road marks the scene of a fatal crash on Monday evening. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
A roadside memorial seen the morning after a car struck two pedestrians and a dog at the 7500-block of Central Saanich Road. One pedestrian and the dog were killed, and the other pedestrian was seriously injured. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

Rear-end collision may be linked to fatal Central Saanich crash

Red Jeep may have rear-ended a sedan before crashing into pedestrians

A roadside memorial seen the morning after a car struck two pedestrians and a dog at the 7500-block of Central Saanich Road. One pedestrian and the dog were killed, and the other pedestrian was seriously injured. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Witnesses sought in North Saanich rollover crash

Witnesses sought in North Saanich rollover crash

Earlier hit-and-run in Sidney could be connected

Witnesses sought in North Saanich rollover crash
A page of the SENĆOŦEN dictionary contains example sentences and definitions.                                (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

New Indigenous dictionary for SENĆOŦEN released after years of work

New dictionary has over 1,500 pages and 12,000 words

A page of the SENĆOŦEN dictionary contains example sentences and definitions.                                (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
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‘Urgent motor repairs’ stop Sidney-Anacortes ferry for a week

Sidney vessel reassigned due to another broken ferry

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Amarjeet Sohi (left), Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, attends the launch of seven electric vehicle charging stations on Vancouver Island along with George Heyman, B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Mayor Steve Price of the Town of Sidney. The charging stations are part of a B.C.-wide charging network to reduce “range anxiety.” (Hugo Wong/Peninsula News Review)

New B.C. Hydro electric car chargers launch on Vancouver Island

Fast-chargers to reduce ‘range anxiety’ for B.C. electric car drivers

Amarjeet Sohi (left), Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, attends the launch of seven electric vehicle charging stations on Vancouver Island along with George Heyman, B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Mayor Steve Price of the Town of Sidney. The charging stations are part of a B.C.-wide charging network to reduce “range anxiety.” (Hugo Wong/Peninsula News Review)
Alan Mayfield of North Saanich’s Victoria Lavender, holds one of the steadily-growing goats that was a participant in a goat yoga program that had more than 1,200 participants (Hugo Wong/News staff)

Victoria Lavender owner set to retire

Sidney storefront to remain open, future of goat yoga undecided

Alan Mayfield of North Saanich’s Victoria Lavender, holds one of the steadily-growing goats that was a participant in a goat yoga program that had more than 1,200 participants (Hugo Wong/News staff)
Sidney’s Ivy Elling Quaintance (centre) was part of the Canadian women’s eight boat that won a gold medal at the World Rowing Under-23 Champoionships in Poznan, Poland on Sunday. (Photo submitted)

Island rower wins international gold in Poland

As part of a women’s eight that won gold last month, Ivy…

Sidney’s Ivy Elling Quaintance (centre) was part of the Canadian women’s eight boat that won a gold medal at the World Rowing Under-23 Champoionships in Poznan, Poland on Sunday. (Photo submitted)