Peninsula News Staff

A motorcyclist caught driving 144 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the Pat Bay Highway faced a hefty fine and a week-long vehicle impound. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)

Motorcyclist caught going over 140 km/h on Pat Bay Highway

Vehicle towed, impounded for seven-days and driver slapped with fine

A motorcyclist caught driving 144 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the Pat Bay Highway faced a hefty fine and a week-long vehicle impound. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)
Firefighters participate in a photo shoot for Balfour’s Friends annual calendar. (Twitter/Central Saanich Fire Department)

Pig, pup, pony all make appearance in Central Saanich fire photo shoot

Animals featured as part of the Balfour’s Friends Foundation calendar fundraiser

Firefighters participate in a photo shoot for Balfour’s Friends annual calendar. (Twitter/Central Saanich Fire Department)
A collection of powerful Canadian photographs will be on display at the Sidney Museum until Dec. 24. (May 8, 1945, John H. Boyd City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241)

Sidney Museum showcases Snapshots of Canada exhibit

Photo exhibition displays ‘triumphs, failures and sacrifices’ of the nation

A collection of powerful Canadian photographs will be on display at the Sidney Museum until Dec. 24. (May 8, 1945, John H. Boyd City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241)
Officers warn residents that scammers are spoofing the non-emergency phone number for the Central Saanich Police Service. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: CRA scammers reported spoofing Greater Victoria police phone numbers

Police agencies warn residents to be wary, not share personal information

Officers warn residents that scammers are spoofing the non-emergency phone number for the Central Saanich Police Service. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Tsawout First Nation is warning community members that a positive case of COVID-19 was reported by someone who attended the local health centre on June 16, 2020. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Positive case of COVID-19 reported at Tsawout First Nation health centre

Exposure risk low, Island Health advised, nation says

The Tsawout First Nation is warning community members that a positive case of COVID-19 was reported by someone who attended the local health centre on June 16, 2020. (Image courtesy the CDC)
A cougar was spotted in the Island View Beach Regional Park at approximately 7:30 p.m. on June 16. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Saanich police issue warning after cougar spotted at Island View Beach

Regional park a popular spot for dog walkers, campers

A cougar was spotted in the Island View Beach Regional Park at approximately 7:30 p.m. on June 16. (Black Press Media file photo)
When the COVID-19 pandemic started and closed the museum, ‘guard cat and mascot’ Marcus was unable to adjust to getting pampered only twice a day by volunteers. The museum has since found the affectionate feline a forever home. (Courtesy of the B.C. Aviation Museum)

‘Guard cat’ retires early from B.C. Aviation Museum

North Saanich museum finds forever home for mascot Marcus the cat

When the COVID-19 pandemic started and closed the museum, ‘guard cat and mascot’ Marcus was unable to adjust to getting pampered only twice a day by volunteers. The museum has since found the affectionate feline a forever home. (Courtesy of the B.C. Aviation Museum)
Major BC Ferries routes had 32,921 passengers over the Victoria Day long weekend. (BC Ferries/Twitter)

Long weekend passengers down 80 per cent on main BC Ferries routes

Health minister says those staying home are helping province move into phase two

Major BC Ferries routes had 32,921 passengers over the Victoria Day long weekend. (BC Ferries/Twitter)
Otters & Blue Heron by Tsawout First Nation artist Doug LaFortune is featured on a BC Hydro box at 2488 Beacon Ave. as part of Sidney’s 2020 Utility Box Beautification Project. (Town of Sidney website)

Sidney’s BC Hydro boxes to feature Coast Salish art

Art installation part of 14-year beautification program

Otters & Blue Heron by Tsawout First Nation artist Doug LaFortune is featured on a BC Hydro box at 2488 Beacon Ave. as part of Sidney’s 2020 Utility Box Beautification Project. (Town of Sidney website)
Located at 9750 West Saanich Rd., this North Saanich mansion is on the market for $10.25 million. (Realtor.ca photo)

Three Vancouver Island homes fit for royalty

A look at some of the most expensive Saanich Peninsula real estate currently on the market

Located at 9750 West Saanich Rd., this North Saanich mansion is on the market for $10.25 million. (Realtor.ca photo)
Wednesday sailings of the MV Klitsa for 11 a.m. leaving Brentwood Bay and 11:35 leaving Mill Bay are cancelled.

Winds clip ferry sailings between Brentwood Bay, Mill Bay

The 11 a.m. from the Peninsula and 11:35 a.m. from Mill Bay

Wednesday sailings of the MV Klitsa for 11 a.m. leaving Brentwood Bay and 11:35 leaving Mill Bay are cancelled.
The BC Coroners Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in his 20s. The man’s body was discovered in a Central Saanich waste recycling facility last week. (Black Press File Photo)

Body found in Central Saanich waste recycling facility deemed non-suspicious

Coroners Service investigating circumstances of death

The BC Coroners Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in his 20s. The man’s body was discovered in a Central Saanich waste recycling facility last week. (Black Press File Photo)
Vancouver Island ‘horse hero’ vying for Horse Canada prize

Vancouver Island ‘horse hero’ vying for Horse Canada prize

Paula Leweke rescues 10 horses a year from slaughter

Vancouver Island ‘horse hero’ vying for Horse Canada prize
Drivers are encouraged to be extra cautious during the Labour Day long weekend, when Vancouver Island sees, on average, more than 300 crashes each year. (Pixabay)

More than 300 crashes on Vancouver Island each Labour Day long weekend: ICBC

ICBC cautions drivers ahead of busy weekend on B.C. roads

Drivers are encouraged to be extra cautious during the Labour Day long weekend, when Vancouver Island sees, on average, more than 300 crashes each year. (Pixabay)
Provincial Minister Lisa Beare announces funding for a new overpass on Keating Cross Road at Highway 17. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Federal funding paves way for Pat Bay Highway overpass at Keating Cross Road

Feds to spend $16 million, Central Saanich $2.5, with provincial commitment pending

Provincial Minister Lisa Beare announces funding for a new overpass on Keating Cross Road at Highway 17. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The dark blue 2002 BMW 325Ci the pair are believed to be travelling in was spotted in Vernon on Monday. (RCMP handout)

Missing Victoria pair’s BMW spotted in Vernon

RCMP encourage people to call with information, not just post on social media

The dark blue 2002 BMW 325Ci the pair are believed to be travelling in was spotted in Vernon on Monday. (RCMP handout)
Lucas Darryl Bradwell, of North Vancouver, is wanted in connection with the robbery of a TD Canada Trust in Sidney on July 9. RCMP believe he is still on Vancouver Island. (Sidney North Saanich RCMP)

RCMP identify Sidney bank robbery suspect, believe he is still on Vancouver Island

Warrant issued for arrest of North Vancouver man for TD Bank robbery

Lucas Darryl Bradwell, of North Vancouver, is wanted in connection with the robbery of a TD Canada Trust in Sidney on July 9. RCMP believe he is still on Vancouver Island. (Sidney North Saanich RCMP)
Getting into character                                Participants at the                                 Van Isle Comic Con get into the spirit of the event that took over the Mary Winspear Centre on Sunday, where everyone enjoyed a spine-tingling adventure. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Comic Con brings out the super in Sidney

Van Isle Comic Con struck in Sidney Sunday, June 9. With entry…

Getting into character                                Participants at the                                 Van Isle Comic Con get into the spirit of the event that took over the Mary Winspear Centre on Sunday, where everyone enjoyed a spine-tingling adventure. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press Media)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse illustrator shares his secrets at Comic Con in Sidney
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse illustrator shares his secrets at Comic Con in Sidney
There is still lots to see and do this time of year at Butchart Gardens. (Twitter/Butchart Gardens)

New year, new displays at Butchart Gardens

Indoor garden and historical exhibit runs Jan. 15 until March 17

There is still lots to see and do this time of year at Butchart Gardens. (Twitter/Butchart Gardens)