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Sidney is mourning the death of Clive Tanner (right), who along with his wife Christine, shaped Sidney’s downtown specifically and the community generally through their love of books. The couple started Tanner’s Books and Tanner represented the riding of Saanich North and the Islands for the B.C. Liberals between 1991 and 1996. (Black Press Media file photo)

Clive Tanner, former MLA and Sidney entrepreneur, dies at the age of 88

Clive Tanner started Tanner’s Books and represented the B.C. Liberals between 1991 and 1996

Sidney is mourning the death of Clive Tanner (right), who along with his wife Christine, shaped Sidney’s downtown specifically and the community generally through their love of books. The couple started Tanner’s Books and Tanner represented the riding of Saanich North and the Islands for the B.C. Liberals between 1991 and 1996. (Black Press Media file photo)
Peninsula Panthers’ Captain Matthew Seale carries the puck during his team’s 6-3 victory Friday night against the Westshore Wolves. (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)

Six score as Peninsula Panthers open VIJHL season with win

The defending VIJLH champions then win on the road against Campbell River Storm

Peninsula Panthers’ Captain Matthew Seale carries the puck during his team’s 6-3 victory Friday night against the Westshore Wolves. (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)
Three candidates will be running for the open mayor’s chair in North Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney and Central Saanich won’t see a race for mayor

North Saanich, meanwhile, will see three candidates run for open mayor’s chair

Three candidates will be running for the open mayor’s chair in North Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney resident Kevin Greenway received an early Christmas present by winning $200 as the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary held an early draw as part of its upcoming Christmas Bazaar Raffle scheduled on Nov. 19 at the Mary Winspear Centre. Nancy Coutts, Iris Fowler, Janie Scott, Jean Van Wyk, Maryann Little and Pauline Dance held the early draw on Friday, Sept. 2 in the Save-on-Foods parking lot. (Saanich Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary/Submitted).

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary holds early bird raffle

Sidney resident scoops up $200 prize

Sidney resident Kevin Greenway received an early Christmas present by winning $200 as the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary held an early draw as part of its upcoming Christmas Bazaar Raffle scheduled on Nov. 19 at the Mary Winspear Centre. Nancy Coutts, Iris Fowler, Janie Scott, Jean Van Wyk, Maryann Little and Pauline Dance held the early draw on Friday, Sept. 2 in the Save-on-Foods parking lot. (Saanich Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary/Submitted).
The Central Saanich Fire Department and the surrounding community are mourning the loss of former Assistant Chief Forrest Owens. A scholarship in his name could see eligible students at Stelly’s Secondary School awarded between $500 and $1,000. (Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association/Facebook)

Central Saanich community leader Forrest Owens to be honoured through scholarship

Scholarship will be available to Grade 11-12 students at Stelly’s Secondary School

The Central Saanich Fire Department and the surrounding community are mourning the loss of former Assistant Chief Forrest Owens. A scholarship in his name could see eligible students at Stelly’s Secondary School awarded between $500 and $1,000. (Central Saanich Volunteer Firefighters Association/Facebook)
The North Saanich Residents Association will hold an all-candidates forum Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church in the 9000-block of East Saanich Road as voters prepare to elect a new council on Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church to hold all-candidates meeting in North Saanich

North Saanich Residents Association is holding event Sept. 28 starting at 7 p.m.

The North Saanich Residents Association will hold an all-candidates forum Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church in the 9000-block of East Saanich Road as voters prepare to elect a new council on Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Former North Saanich councillor Jack Thornburn, local property owner Renate Herberger and Jim Cuthbert, a registered professional biologist, belong to a coalition concerned about the potential loss of trees on a Rosborough Road property. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Coalition concerned with loss of trees on North Saanich property

Rosborough Road property owner gains approval to remove trees from agricultural land

Former North Saanich councillor Jack Thornburn, local property owner Renate Herberger and Jim Cuthbert, a registered professional biologist, belong to a coalition concerned about the potential loss of trees on a Rosborough Road property. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Peninsula Panthers won the VIJHL title in front of a packed house at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre in April. <ins>The team is looking to defend the title starting Friday with a game against the Westshore Wolves.</ins> (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s Peninsula Panther poised to defend title

Team enters new season without leading scorer, but has more balance in the roster

The Peninsula Panthers won the VIJHL title in front of a packed house at North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre in April. <ins>The team is looking to defend the title starting Friday with a game against the Westshore Wolves.</ins> (Christian J. Stewart Photography/Submitted)
Students returning to campuses across British Columbia including the University of Victoria are paying among the highest tuitions across the country with high housing costs another compounding factor. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

B.C. graduate students pay the second-highest tuitions in Canada

Annual undergraduate tuition in Canada rates rose 2.6 per cent

Students returning to campuses across British Columbia including the University of Victoria are paying among the highest tuitions across the country with high housing costs another compounding factor. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Denny Warner, executive director of the Mary Winspear Centre, said she and the board of the Saanich Peninsula Memorial Park Society are working hard to recover the charitable status of the society, as well as the Mary Winspear Foundation, the society’s fundraising arm. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre loses charitable status

New executive director says steps are underway to recover charitable status for centre, foundation

Denny Warner, executive director of the Mary Winspear Centre, said she and the board of the Saanich Peninsula Memorial Park Society are working hard to recover the charitable status of the society, as well as the Mary Winspear Foundation, the society’s fundraising arm. (Black Press Media file photo)
The pending introduction of permanent daylight savings time could impact the safety of children as they would be walking to school in the dark during large parts of winter. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pending move to permanent daylight savings raises safety issues around Greater Victoria schools

If pending move finalized, sun would not rise until after 9 a.m.

The pending introduction of permanent daylight savings time could impact the safety of children as they would be walking to school in the dark during large parts of winter. (Black Press Media file photo)
North Saanich’s Jim Kingham has dedicated his book Solutions for a Wounded Planet to Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Personal, collective action needed on environment, says North Saanich author

Jim Kingham chairs the North Saanich Community Planning Advisory

North Saanich’s Jim Kingham has dedicated his book Solutions for a Wounded Planet to Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Const. Tim Cosgrove, community policing officer with Sidney/North Saanich RCMP, stands near Deep Cove Elementary School in North Saanich. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Greater Victoria police step up school zone enforcement

On Vancouver Island, crashes kill two children while walking or cycling while injuring 52 each year

Const. Tim Cosgrove, community policing officer with Sidney/North Saanich RCMP, stands near Deep Cove Elementary School in North Saanich. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
(Town of Sidney/Twitter)

Construction in Sidney along Beacon Avenue West will lead to delays, municipality warns

Construction to get underway Sept. 6 and last until end of October

(Town of Sidney/Twitter)
DJ Diesel, whom basketball fans will better know as four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, is among the acts playing at this year’s Rifflandia, returning to Greater Victoria for the first time in four years. (Courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Ben Harper and Cypress Hill to rock Victoria’s Royal Athletic Park

NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal will also perform as DJ Diesel

DJ Diesel, whom basketball fans will better know as four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, is among the acts playing at this year’s Rifflandia, returning to Greater Victoria for the first time in four years. (Courtesy of Rifflandia)
Experts consider Pierre Poilievre the leading candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. He spoke Sunday in Sidney, and Michael Dickerson, president of the president of the Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative Association, credits him as well as the other four candidates for sparking a surge in memberships and interest. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Leadership campaign has doubled membership in Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative Association

President Michael Dickerson credits Pierre Poilievre, other candidates for surge

Experts consider Pierre Poilievre the leading candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. He spoke Sunday in Sidney, and Michael Dickerson, president of the president of the Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative Association, credits him as well as the other four candidates for sparking a surge in memberships and interest. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Figures from Victoria Real Estate Board show sales in August 2022 dropped 42.5 per cent compared to the same period last year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Real estate sales, prices dropping across Greater Victoria

Victoria Real Estate Board president says market is moving toward being balanced

Figures from Victoria Real Estate Board show sales in August 2022 dropped 42.5 per cent compared to the same period last year. (Black Press Media file photo)
Local MP Elizabeth May is once running for the leadership of the federal Greens on a platform proposing to share leadership with Jonathan Pedneault. (Courtesy of Green Party of Canada)

Local MP Elizabeth May takes team approach to leadership bid for federal Greens

Saanich Gulf Islands MP plans to lead the Greens again with Jonathan Pedneault as co-leader

Local MP Elizabeth May is once running for the leadership of the federal Greens on a platform proposing to share leadership with Jonathan Pedneault. (Courtesy of Green Party of Canada)
Catriona McHattie, president of the North and South Saanich Agricultural Society, says the upcoming Saanich Fair will give the community a chance to reconnect. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Saanich Fair organizers hope to revive sense of community, promote agriculture

Fair officially opens Saturday, Sept. 3 and runs until Monday, Sept. 5

Catriona McHattie, president of the North and South Saanich Agricultural Society, says the upcoming Saanich Fair will give the community a chance to reconnect. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Great Canadian Beer Festival, here seen in 2019, returns to Royal Athletic Park Sept. 9-10. (Courtesy of Great Canadian Beer Festival)

Great Canadian Beer Festival returns to Victoria

Festival returns to Royal Athletic Park for the first time since 2019

The Great Canadian Beer Festival, here seen in 2019, returns to Royal Athletic Park Sept. 9-10. (Courtesy of Great Canadian Beer Festival)