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Larry Ferguson of Sidney looks inside Sidney’s Truth + Alibi Cannabis Co. The business formerly known as Happy Buddha Cannabis plans to ‘open very soon,’ something Ferguson welcomes. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney business formerly known as Happy Buddha Cannabis bears new name

Business now known as Truth + Alibi Cannabis Co. plans to ‘open very soon’

Larry Ferguson of Sidney looks inside Sidney’s Truth + Alibi Cannabis Co. The business formerly known as Happy Buddha Cannabis plans to ‘open very soon,’ something Ferguson welcomes. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
New estimated figures from Elections BC peg the number of registered voters in 2020 at 54.4 per cent. (Black Press Media File)

2020 provincial election sets historical low turnout

Just over 1.9 million registered voters cast ballots in 2020

New estimated figures from Elections BC peg the number of registered voters in 2020 at 54.4 per cent. (Black Press Media File)
Victoria School for Ideal Education at 2820 Belmont Avenue is the second school in Greater Victoria with an active confirmed COVID-19 exposure. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Private school becomes second Greater Victoria school with COVID-19 exposure

Victoria School for Ideal Education follows Lakeview Christian School in Saanich

Victoria School for Ideal Education at 2820 Belmont Avenue is the second school in Greater Victoria with an active confirmed COVID-19 exposure. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Figures show the Victoria Airport Authority won $622,000 in following tax assessment appeals. (Black Press Media File)

Victoria Airport Authority awarded $622,000 in tax appeals

Authority contested value of land and airport terminal in 2018, 2019 and 2020

Figures show the Victoria Airport Authority won $622,000 in following tax assessment appeals. (Black Press Media File)
Bev Elder, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank, and Tyson Elder, operations manager, say a man confronted them at the rear entry of the food bank, demanding entry and food. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank staff rattled after altercation

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP recommend charges against Sidney resident, say staff

Bev Elder, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank, and Tyson Elder, operations manager, say a man confronted them at the rear entry of the food bank, demanding entry and food. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
According to Statistics Canada, Greater Victoria’s unemployment continues to drop, reaching 7.6 per cent in October. (Black Press Media File)

Unemployment in Greater Victoria continues to drop

New figures peg region’s unemployment rate at 7.6 per cent

According to Statistics Canada, Greater Victoria’s unemployment continues to drop, reaching 7.6 per cent in October. (Black Press Media File)
These Grade 4/5 students at Sidney Elementary School have come forward as the creators of some 40-plus rocks painted as poppies placed on Sidney’s cenotaph days before Remembrance Day. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Elementary school students behind mystery poppy stones placed at Sidney’s cenotaph

Students painted and placed the poppy stones at cenotaph to recognize veterans

These Grade 4/5 students at Sidney Elementary School have come forward as the creators of some 40-plus rocks painted as poppies placed on Sidney’s cenotaph days before Remembrance Day. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
This picture shows the fire in the underground parking lot of a Saanich apartment building in the 3200-block of Quadra Street. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Suspicious fire in Saanich Sunday afternoon forces evacuation of apartment building

Four engines and 17 firefighters responded to fire in underground parking lot

This picture shows the fire in the underground parking lot of a Saanich apartment building in the 3200-block of Quadra Street. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Russ Cozens, Gary Powe, and Clive Spark (bottom) joined by Bob Brown and Duncan Stuart, here standing in the cockpit section of the Avro Lancaster FM 104, are among the volunteers restoring the iconic plane. (Wolf Depner/News Staff) (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich’s B.C. Aviation Museum helps preserve physical legacy of Second World War

Museum volunteers are currently restoring iconic Avro Lancester

Russ Cozens, Gary Powe, and Clive Spark (bottom) joined by Bob Brown and Duncan Stuart, here standing in the cockpit section of the Avro Lancaster FM 104, are among the volunteers restoring the iconic plane. (Wolf Depner/News Staff) (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney announced the “substantial completion” of the renovation of Reay Creek Dam (inclusive fish-ladder) earlier this month. (Town of Sidney/Submitted)

Sidney announces ‘substantial completition’ of Reay Creek Dam renovations

Final cost could be revealed next month after project suffered ‘unforeseen issues’

Sidney announced the “substantial completion” of the renovation of Reay Creek Dam (inclusive fish-ladder) earlier this month. (Town of Sidney/Submitted)
Dr. Stanley Marcus, here seen in late October, is concerned that the temporary closure of Keating Cross Road Medical Laboratory will create backlogs. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Doctor fears temporary closure of testing facility in Central Saanich will create backlog

Island Health says testing facilities in Sidney and at Saanich Peninsula Hospital still in place

Dr. Stanley Marcus, here seen in late October, is concerned that the temporary closure of Keating Cross Road Medical Laboratory will create backlogs. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The corner of Highway 17 and Amity Drive was the site of a collision between a cab exceeding the speed limit and a SUV Wednesday afternoon (Google Map)

Driver of speeding cab taken to hospital following collision near Sidney

Collision happened Wednesday afternoon after police officer pulled over cab

The corner of Highway 17 and Amity Drive was the site of a collision between a cab exceeding the speed limit and a SUV Wednesday afternoon (Google Map)
Lisa MacKenzie, a health care assistant (HCA) at Sidney All Care Residence, with her 2020 BC Care Provider of the Year. (All Care Canada/Submitted)

Vancouver Island health care provider wins top provincial care award

Lisa MacKenzie has been working at Sidney All Care Residence for five years

Lisa MacKenzie, a health care assistant (HCA) at Sidney All Care Residence, with her 2020 BC Care Provider of the Year. (All Care Canada/Submitted)
Kenny Podmore of Royal Canadian Legion Saanich Peninsula Branch 37 holds up one of the 40-plus rocks painted with poppies left at Sidney’s cenotaph. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Avalanche of rocks painted with poppies in Sidney show support for veteran

More than 40 painted rocks left behind on Sidney’s cenotaph

Kenny Podmore of Royal Canadian Legion Saanich Peninsula Branch 37 holds up one of the 40-plus rocks painted with poppies left at Sidney’s cenotaph. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
According to new figures from the Victoria Real Estate Board, 990 properties changed hands in the region in the month of October. (Black Press Media File)

Real estate sales up 60 per cent last month in Greater Victoria

Sales across Victoria Real Estate Board area remain strong in October

According to new figures from the Victoria Real Estate Board, 990 properties changed hands in the region in the month of October. (Black Press Media File)
West Shore communities are leading the way when it comes to new housing stock in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media File)

West Shore communities lead Greater Victoria in new housing stock

New figures show the speculation tax is having little effect on non-resident ownership

West Shore communities are leading the way when it comes to new housing stock in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media File)
Local MP Elizabeth May predicts that the election of Democrat Joe Biden as US president will benefit the local environment. (Black Press Media File).
Local MP Elizabeth May predicts that the election of Democrat Joe Biden as US president will benefit the local environment. (Black Press Media File).
Recreational flying at Victoria International Airport has taken off during COVID-19, but so apparently have noise complaints (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Victoria International Airport sees rise in noise complaints

COVID-19 has led to increased complaints about propeller airplanes, with commercial air traffic down

Recreational flying at Victoria International Airport has taken off during COVID-19, but so apparently have noise complaints (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney Pier was one of two sites in Sidney as the Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney Monday. The show stars Margaret Qualley. (Bob Orchard/Submitted)

Netflix series Maid calls on Sidney

Scenes shot on Sidney Pier and at Great Canadian Dollar Store

Sidney Pier was one of two sites in Sidney as the Netflix series Maid shot in Sidney Monday. The show stars Margaret Qualley. (Bob Orchard/Submitted)
Shawn Magnus of Sidney Courier has partnered with Sidney Business Improvement Area Society for free commercial delivery for society members. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney business association partners with courier for free commercial delivery

Service started Oct. 26 and extends to a radius of 35 kilometres

Shawn Magnus of Sidney Courier has partnered with Sidney Business Improvement Area Society for free commercial delivery for society members. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)