Peninsula News Staff

North Saanich and Sidney firefighters responded to a possible chimney fire at the Island Nut Roastery on Mills Road shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7). (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Fire reports send crews to 2 Sidney businesses

Fires reported at Island Nut Roastery and Pizza Hut in Sidney Thursday (Oct. 7)

North Saanich and Sidney firefighters responded to a possible chimney fire at the Island Nut Roastery on Mills Road shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7). (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control continues to report COVID-19 cases on flights through Victoria. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

4 more flights through Victoria report COVID-19 onboard

One flight from Montreal, one from Edmonton, two from Calgary impacted

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control continues to report COVID-19 cases on flights through Victoria. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
Thanksgiving sailings are expected to be busier than usual while the Spirit of Vancouver Island ferry is being repaired. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries asks for patience over Thanksgiving weekend with main vessel out of service

Mechanical issues limiting capacity on Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route

Thanksgiving sailings are expected to be busier than usual while the Spirit of Vancouver Island ferry is being repaired. (Black Press Media file photo)
Passengers on a Sept. 30 Air Canada flight from Calgary to Victoria may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

COVID-19 case reported on recent flight through Victoria

Passengers on Air Canada flight 397 Sept. 30 affected

Passengers on a Sept. 30 Air Canada flight from Calgary to Victoria may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Passengers on four more flights through Victoria may have been exposed to cases of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 cases reported on four new flights through Victoria

13 flight exposures reported so far for September

Passengers on four more flights through Victoria may have been exposed to cases of COVID-19, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP arrested three men for refusing to wear masks and getting aggressive with others on a BC Ferries sailing bound for Swartz Bay on Sept. 24. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Three men arrested after defying mask mandate, threatening passengers on ferry to Swartz Bay

The maskless men reportedly threatened to fight others on the Sept. 24 sailing

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP arrested three men for refusing to wear masks and getting aggressive with others on a BC Ferries sailing bound for Swartz Bay on Sept. 24. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Sidney North Saanich RCMP is seeking public hepp finding Robert Grey, 30. (Courtesy Sidney North Saanich RCMP)

UPDATE: Man last seen paddling off North Saanich safe, say RCMP

The search for a man missing since Sept. 29 and last seen…

Sidney North Saanich RCMP is seeking public hepp finding Robert Grey, 30. (Courtesy Sidney North Saanich RCMP)
Passengers on Harbour Air flight 216 Sept. 23 from Victoria to Vancouver may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)

COVID-19 case reported on Victoria to Vancouver flight

Passengers on Harbour Air flight 216 Sept. 23 affected

Passengers on Harbour Air flight 216 Sept. 23 from Victoria to Vancouver may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Don Descoteau/Victoria News)
The Spirit of Vancouver Island remains out of commission Sept. 30 after first experiencing a mechanical issue Sept. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferry cancellations continue between Victoria and Vancouver

Preemptive cancellations for Oct. 1 and 3 due to mechanical issues

The Spirit of Vancouver Island remains out of commission Sept. 30 after first experiencing a mechanical issue Sept. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
A power outage Wednesday (Sept. 29) morning affected close to 2,000 customers on the Saanich Peninsula. (Courtesy BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored to Saanich Peninsula customers, Swartz Bay terminal

Close to 2,000 customers lost power for over an hour Wednesday

A power outage Wednesday (Sept. 29) morning affected close to 2,000 customers on the Saanich Peninsula. (Courtesy BC Hydro)
BC Ferries’ Spirit of Vancouver Island is experiencing mechanical issues Sept. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Mechanical issue, power outage cancel and delay BC Ferries sailings out of Victoria

Half of Wednesday’s sailings between Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen cancelled

BC Ferries’ Spirit of Vancouver Island is experiencing mechanical issues Sept. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanichton couple Sheila Thomas and Joseph Horne plan to help build a lacrosse box for the community after winning $675,000 on a Set For Life ticket. (Courtesy BCLC)

Community lacrosse box, new lawnmower planned for Saanichton couple’s $675,000-win

Set for Life winner fell to his knees laughing at the surprise

Saanichton couple Sheila Thomas and Joseph Horne plan to help build a lacrosse box for the community after winning $675,000 on a Set For Life ticket. (Courtesy BCLC)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Construction begins on affordable housing building in Tsawout First Nation

28-unit building scheduled for spring 2023 occupancy

(Black Press Media file photo)
Passengers on a recent WestJet flight through the Victoria International Airport may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 exposure reported on flight from Calgary to Victoria

Passengers on WestJet flight 185 Sept. 17 affected

Passengers on a recent WestJet flight through the Victoria International Airport may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
An Aboyne Avenue home was significantly damaged by a fire Sept. 23, but no one was injured. (Courtesy Sidney Volunteer Fire Department)

No injuries in North Saanich residential fire Thursday night

Three fire departments responded shortly before 7 p.m.

An Aboyne Avenue home was significantly damaged by a fire Sept. 23, but no one was injured. (Courtesy Sidney Volunteer Fire Department)
Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cougar spotted near Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Central Saanich Police Service asking residents to be alert, keep pets indoors

Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
Three more flight exposures have been reported through Greater Victoria, including one on Harbour Air. (Black Press Media file photo)

3 COVID-19 cases reported on flights through Victoria

Affected flights occurred Sept. 6, 10 and 11

Three more flight exposures have been reported through Greater Victoria, including one on Harbour Air. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Spirit of Vancouver Island docked at Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media news staff)

Engine problem cancels two BC Ferries sailings between Victoria and Vancouver

7 a.m. from Swartz Bay, 9 a.m. from Tsawwassen cancelled Sept. 20

The Spirit of Vancouver Island docked at Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media news staff)
The WSANEC Leadership Council wants to help non-Indigenous residents understand more about the traditional territories, language and history of First Nations in the area. (Photo courtesy of the WSANEC Leadership Council/Twitter)

WSANEC settler education page offers resources on Indigenous territories, language

Territory acknowledgments, history lessons offered to help reconciliation efforts

The WSANEC Leadership Council wants to help non-Indigenous residents understand more about the traditional territories, language and history of First Nations in the area. (Photo courtesy of the WSANEC Leadership Council/Twitter)
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)