Peninsula News Staff

Air Canada and Kelowna International Airport announced a new non-stop direct flight from Kelowna to Montreal starting this month. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
The Victoria International Airport has seen three flight exposures pass through it so far in September, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)

New flight exposure reported from Edmonton to Victoria

Passengers on Swoop flight Sept. 6 affected

Air Canada and Kelowna International Airport announced a new non-stop direct flight from Kelowna to Montreal starting this month. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
The Victoria International Airport has seen three flight exposures pass through it so far in September, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)
Travellers on two Sept. 1 flights between Victoria and Vancouver may have been exposed to cases of COVID-19, the BC Centre for Disease Control reports. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

September flight exposures reported through Victoria

Two Sept. 1 flights between Vancouver and Victoria affected

Travellers on two Sept. 1 flights between Victoria and Vancouver may have been exposed to cases of COVID-19, the BC Centre for Disease Control reports. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Three more flight exposures have been reported through the Victoria International Airport by the BC Centre for Disease Control, bringing August’s total to 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Another three flight exposures reported through Victoria

August holds monthly record of 23 flight exposures

Three more flight exposures have been reported through the Victoria International Airport by the BC Centre for Disease Control, bringing August’s total to 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferry reservations close to full between mainland, Vancouver Island ahead of weekend

Those without bookings may experience sailing waits, BC Ferries warns

The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canada’s Kady Dandeneau during the 2019 Parapan Am Games in Lima, Peru. Despite a strong tournament from Pender Island’s Kady Dandeneau, the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team’s quest for a Paralympic medal ended on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Dave Holland/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

US bounces shot at the podium for Pender Island’s Kady Dandeneau

The Americans beat Canada 63-48 in Tuesday’s women’s wheelchair basketball quarterfinals

Canada’s Kady Dandeneau during the 2019 Parapan Am Games in Lima, Peru. Despite a strong tournament from Pender Island’s Kady Dandeneau, the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team’s quest for a Paralympic medal ended on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Dave Holland/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
A record-breaking number of flight exposures were reported through the Victoria International Airport in August, as more people return to the air. (Black Press Media file photo)

August hits record-breaking number of flight exposures through Victoria

20 flights with cases of COVID-19 onboard reported through YYJ for August so far

A record-breaking number of flight exposures were reported through the Victoria International Airport in August, as more people return to the air. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich police are asking for help locating a green Dodge pickup truck after its driver drove into a police car and fled the scene Aug. 31. (Courtesy Central Saanich Police Department)

Driver of pickup truck sought for damaging Central Saanich police car

Driver fled from police on West Saanich Road Aug. 31

Central Saanich police are asking for help locating a green Dodge pickup truck after its driver drove into a police car and fled the scene Aug. 31. (Courtesy Central Saanich Police Department)
(Black Press Media file photo)

2 cougar sightings prompt warning from Central Saanich police

Sightings reported on Keating Cross Road and Mt. Newton Cross Road

(Black Press Media file photo)
The Sidney and North Saanich RCMP is seeking information about a man who reportedly tried to open the doors of several homes before trying to hit police with a vehicle on Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media File)

Police seek man who tried to enter North Saanich homes

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP said he also tried to ram police with stolen vehicle

The Sidney and North Saanich RCMP is seeking information about a man who reportedly tried to open the doors of several homes before trying to hit police with a vehicle on Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media File)
Canada’s Kady Dandeneau during the 2019 Parapan Am Games in Lima, Peru. She’s led the women’s wheelchair basketball team during their first games in Tokyo. (Photo courtesy of Dave Holland/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Pender Island’s Kady Dandeneau dazzles in Tokyo tip-off games

Canada’s women’s wheelchair basketball off to 2-0 start

Canada’s Kady Dandeneau during the 2019 Parapan Am Games in Lima, Peru. She’s led the women’s wheelchair basketball team during their first games in Tokyo. (Photo courtesy of Dave Holland/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Central Saanich reminds residents that summer is the season of infrastructure work. (District of Central Saanich)

Culvert replacement means daytime closures on Central Saanich thoroughfare

Segment of Mt. Newton Cross Road closed Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Central Saanich reminds residents that summer is the season of infrastructure work. (District of Central Saanich)
Elaine Hughesman of Hughesman Morris Chartered Professional Accountants serves up some flapjacks during a pancake breakfast fundraiser. Sidney accountants are raising money for the Sidney Elementary School with a raffle that’ll be dishing out prizes that keep it local. (Black Press Media File)

Accountants’ raffle adds up to support for Sidney Elementary School

Prizes all come from local businesses

Elaine Hughesman of Hughesman Morris Chartered Professional Accountants serves up some flapjacks during a pancake breakfast fundraiser. Sidney accountants are raising money for the Sidney Elementary School with a raffle that’ll be dishing out prizes that keep it local. (Black Press Media File)
Another 10 COVID-19 flight exposures have been reported through the Victoria International Airport, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control, bringing August’s total so far to 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

Another 10 flight exposures reported through Victoria International Airport

August at 13 COVID-19 flight exposures so far, up from six in July

Another 10 COVID-19 flight exposures have been reported through the Victoria International Airport, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control, bringing August’s total so far to 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sandowner Centre for Regenerative Agriculture is running nature walks on its property every Saturday this month. (Photo courtesy of the Sandown Centre)

Sandown Centre in North Saanich hosting nature-connecting walks this month

Experts are leading the Saturday strolls to give their perspective on the property’s lands

The Sandowner Centre for Regenerative Agriculture is running nature walks on its property every Saturday this month. (Photo courtesy of the Sandown Centre)
A man was arrested on the Victoria International Airport tarmac on Aug. 7 after a vehocle was driven through the YYJ perimeter fence. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after driving through Victoria airport’s fence, onto tarmac

YYJ firefighters follow driver until police arrived to make the arrest; no one injured

A man was arrested on the Victoria International Airport tarmac on Aug. 7 after a vehocle was driven through the YYJ perimeter fence. (Black Press Media file photo)
Passengers flying to or from the Victoria International Airport on four recent flights may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Four more COVID-19 flight exposures reported through Victoria

Flights July 29 and Aug. 1, and two flights Aug. 3 added

Passengers flying to or from the Victoria International Airport on four recent flights may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
Passengers on two recent flights through the Victoria International Airport 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 exposures reported on two flights through Victoria

Passengers on flight to Edmonton July 27 and to flight Vancouver Aug. 5 affected

Passengers on two recent flights through the Victoria International Airport may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)