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Monday rang in partial return of school across Vancouver Island

School District reopening of schools came with revised health measures

West Shore RCMP tags spray-painting suspect for drug trafficking

Spray-painting incidents took place over weekend

Vancouver Island artist brightens pandemic with whimsical signs

Anna Trelford decorates her fence with signs that riff on COVID-19 pandemic

Youth riding high after Sidney re-opens skate park

Skate park, tennis courts, volleyball court and multi-use court proved popular on the weekend

Long wait to reopen is over for Vancouver Island gyms

Fitness centre owners taking safety measures they expect to be in place for some time

Cannabis responsible for higher incomes among Canadian farmers

Without cannabis sales, national crop revenues would have dropped in 2019

Vehicle theft of an unusual type creates a buzz in sleepy downtown Sidney

Suspect taken into custody after early-morning alleged attempt to steal a dinghy

COVID-19: Island towns opening sidewalks and parking lots for business use

As B.C. enters Phase 2, businesses start to reopen using social distancing protocols

Central Saanich councillor proposes referendum on remuneration

Central Saanich council will discuss Coun. Zeb King’s idea Monday

COVID-19 scales back Saanich Fair

“We don’t want to say that we are cancelling the fair. We are not having a traditional fair.”

Pedestrian counters in Sidney pick up increased activity

The pedestrian count at one location rose almost 25 per cent on May 19

Tennis players welcome the chance to get back into the swing of things

Courts across Greater Victoria have reopened over the past week

COVID-19 a barrier for post-secondary students

One in 10 unable to complete degrees, while fears over job prospects increase

Plan to clean up crabbing area in Sidney catches on with council

A recent dive off the pier found garbage as well as many discarded traps with trapped animals

Central Saanich police seek driver who fled scene of a collision

The driver hit a retaining wall, then left the scene, possibly with help from others

Canadians scoop up toilet paper and cleaning supplies during pandemic

Toilet paper sales rose 288 per cent in second week of March, personal hygiene product sales falter

Sidney council trims back plans for barber shop to serve liquor

While council supports Cut Cartel Barbers Lounge’s plan, they toughen recommended approval conditions

Man who died at North Saanich Marina was ‘seasoned’ boater on a family outing

Police confirm fire started aboard vessel that sank after Mother’s Day fire and explosion

Sidney recommends thumbs-up for liquor-serving barber shop

Submissions however show public split between opposition and support