Peninsula News Staff

Central Saanich municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: How to improve the lives of residents in Central Saanich

Mayor Ryan Windsor will be acclaimed with no opposition

Central Saanich municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers released this image on Sept. 16 in the search for a suspect in a Sidney art theft. (GV Crime Stoppers/Twitter)

Suspect sought in Sidney sculpture theft

Wood carving of snuggling ducks taken from Beacon Avenue gallery

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers released this image on Sept. 16 in the search for a suspect in a Sidney art theft. (GV Crime Stoppers/Twitter)
A redevelopment proposal submitted to the District of Central Saanich suggests a combination of residential and retail units to take over the Sassy’s Restaurant site. (Credit: Finlayson Bonet Architecture)

Fresh redevelopment plans submitted for Central Saanich’s Sassy’s Restaurant site

Apartments, short-term rentals, restaurants and retail space could be coming

A redevelopment proposal submitted to the District of Central Saanich suggests a combination of residential and retail units to take over the Sassy’s Restaurant site. (Credit: Finlayson Bonet Architecture)
Sidney fire deals with a gas leak, closing Third Street from Oakville to Bevan avenues. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

Firefighters evacuate buildings as gas leak limits access to downtown Sidney

Third Street reopens after closure between Oakville and Bevan

Sidney fire deals with a gas leak, closing Third Street from Oakville to Bevan avenues. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
Construction work will be taking place over the next month at Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

BC Ferries to renovate Fulford Harbour terminal during course of next month

Work to replace the foot passenger walkway, operator cab will happen Sept. 6 to Oct. 7

Construction work will be taking place over the next month at Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Victoria International Airport has been named the most efficient airport in North America in the under 5 million passengers category. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria airport named most efficient of its size in North America

The recognition comes from the 2022 Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Report

The Victoria International Airport has been named the most efficient airport in North America in the under 5 million passengers category. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen and Duke Point, and Tsawwassen and Southern Gulf Islands are expected to be delayed Aug. 26 after a police incident on board a ferry the day before. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferries delayed, cancelled after police search for passenger

Incident on Tsawwassen-Duke Point sailing makes for long night for ferry workers

Sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen and Duke Point, and Tsawwassen and Southern Gulf Islands are expected to be delayed Aug. 26 after a police incident on board a ferry the day before. (Black Press Media file photo)
A pickup truck turned right and failed to yield to a pedestrian at the intersection of Wallace Drive and West Saanich Road around 12:20 p.m. on Aug. 24. (Courtesy of Central Saanich Police Service)

Police looking for footage after close call in Central Saanich crosswalk

Senior nearly struck in crosswalk at Wallace Drive/West Saanich Road intersection

A pickup truck turned right and failed to yield to a pedestrian at the intersection of Wallace Drive and West Saanich Road around 12:20 p.m. on Aug. 24. (Courtesy of Central Saanich Police Service)
An outage in North Saanich was caused by a vehicle crash around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 24. (Courtesy of BC Hydro)

West Saanich Road closed in North Saanich after vehicle crash causes power outage

About 250 customers impacted by outage as of Thursday morning

An outage in North Saanich was caused by a vehicle crash around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 24. (Courtesy of BC Hydro)
From left: Callie Allen, Lillia White and Karina Allen sell lemonade, popcorn and cookies at their Central Saanich stand to raise funds for those helping resettle people coming to Canada from Ukraine. (Courtesy Alicia Allen)

Central Saanich girls turn lemonade to cash for Ukrainians

Young trio raised more than $300

From left: Callie Allen, Lillia White and Karina Allen sell lemonade, popcorn and cookies at their Central Saanich stand to raise funds for those helping resettle people coming to Canada from Ukraine. (Courtesy Alicia Allen)
Walk-in services at the Sidney Satellite outpatient lab will be closed until Sept. 6. (Google Streetview)

Walk-in services temporarily closing at Sidney outpatient lab

Services expected to resume Sept. 6

Walk-in services at the Sidney Satellite outpatient lab will be closed until Sept. 6. (Google Streetview)
About 2,000 visitors peruse the historic vehicles, planes and more on display while enjoying games and entertainment at the B.C. Aviation Museum’s 35th-anniversary open house on Aug. 20. (Courtesy B.C. Aviation Museum)

PHOTOS: Thousands land at North Saanich aviation museum

Open house draws a crowd with aircraft, games and more

About 2,000 visitors peruse the historic vehicles, planes and more on display while enjoying games and entertainment at the B.C. Aviation Museum’s 35th-anniversary open house on Aug. 20. (Courtesy B.C. Aviation Museum)
Fox & Monocle in North Saanich is among the top new restaurants in Canada, named by enRoute magazine, a few months after opening this spring. (Fox & Monocle/Facebook)

Spring startup in North Saanich makes top 30 list of Canadian new restaurants

Fresh-faced bakery/restaurant finds itself on the enRoute long list of best new restaurants

Fox & Monocle in North Saanich is among the top new restaurants in Canada, named by enRoute magazine, a few months after opening this spring. (Fox & Monocle/Facebook)
The historic De Havilland Beaver, retrofitted in 2019 to operate using 100 per cent electricity, flew 45 miles from Richmond to North Saanich on Aug. 18. (Harbour Air/Twitter)

Electric plane soars closer to regular runs with Harbour Air test to North Saanich

E-Beaver remains on the Saanich Peninsula for weekend showcase

The historic De Havilland Beaver, retrofitted in 2019 to operate using 100 per cent electricity, flew 45 miles from Richmond to North Saanich on Aug. 18. (Harbour Air/Twitter)
The Saanich Fairgrounds hosts a pair of free movies this weekend, Kung-Fu Panda on Friday (Aug. 19) and School of Rock on Saturday. (saanichfair.ca)

Free family movies coming to Saanich Fairgrounds in Central Saanich

Saanichton association presents Kung Fu Panda, School of Rock on Aug. 19 and 20

The Saanich Fairgrounds hosts a pair of free movies this weekend, Kung-Fu Panda on Friday (Aug. 19) and School of Rock on Saturday. (saanichfair.ca)
Travellers face hours-long backups for BC Ferries sailings between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Reservation system crashes as drivers face hours-long waits at BC Ferries

Island-bound traffic started backing up at 8 a.m.

Travellers face hours-long backups for BC Ferries sailings between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pets of all stripes are welcome for the pet blessing in Central Saanich Aug. 21, as long as they’re in carriers or on leashes. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Pet blessing returns for Saanich Peninsula parishes

Church welcomes pets for Aug. 21 blessing of the animals

Pets of all stripes are welcome for the pet blessing in Central Saanich Aug. 21, as long as they’re in carriers or on leashes. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A Victoria exterior cleaning company was fined $11,000 in June after bleach it was using last year to remove moss from roofs ended up in Sidney’s Reay Creek, killing more than 300 fish and other animals. (Courtesy of Ian Bruce/Peninsula Streams Society)

Victoria company fined $11,000 one year after bleach spill kills fish in Sidney

Dead fish initially found in Reay Creek by child in 2021; province issued penalty

A Victoria exterior cleaning company was fined $11,000 in June after bleach it was using last year to remove moss from roofs ended up in Sidney’s Reay Creek, killing more than 300 fish and other animals. (Courtesy of Ian Bruce/Peninsula Streams Society)
Investigators, here seen Saturday, are continuing their investigation of a “very violent struggle" in Brentwood Bay. (Keri Coles/Victoria News)

Nanaimo man pleads guilty to 2019 Brentwood Bay murder

Alan Charles Chapman entered the plea in a Victoria courtroom on Tuesday

Investigators, here seen Saturday, are continuing their investigation of a “very violent struggle" in Brentwood Bay. (Keri Coles/Victoria News)
Triple Threat Performers brings the iconic musical Grease to Brentwood’s Pioneer Park over two weekends in August. (Courtesy Triple Threat Performers)

Upcoming Events: Lots to do and see on the Saanich Peninsula in August

Musical theatre, art exhibit, car show and more on tap this month

Triple Threat Performers brings the iconic musical Grease to Brentwood’s Pioneer Park over two weekends in August. (Courtesy Triple Threat Performers)