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The median after-tax income of a household in Greater Victoria was $75,500, up 14.4 per cent from 2015 with considerable regional variation. (Black Press Media File)

Households in Highlands have the highest median incomes in Greater Victoria

The median after-tax income for a Greater Victoria household was $75,500 in 2020

The median after-tax income of a household in Greater Victoria was $75,500, up 14.4 per cent from 2015 with considerable regional variation. (Black Press Media File)
According to Statistics Canada, one-third of all households in Greater Victoria (33.7 per cent) are one-person households, ahead of the national rate of 29.3 per cent. (Black Press Media file photo)

Flying solo the norm for a third of households in Greater Victoria

Households composed of roomates on the rise across Canada with Greater Victoria ahead of curve

According to Statistics Canada, one-third of all households in Greater Victoria (33.7 per cent) are one-person households, ahead of the national rate of 29.3 per cent. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rendering shows a four-storey mixed-use building (in centre) proposed for 2060 White Birch Rd. Current plans call for 63 rental units as well commercial space. (Screencap)

Public, councillors ask tough questions about proposed Sidney waterfront development

White Birch Road plan calls for 63 rental units, but all at market rate, councillors hear

Rendering shows a four-storey mixed-use building (in centre) proposed for 2060 White Birch Rd. Current plans call for 63 rental units as well commercial space. (Screencap)
Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney host an information session for would-be municipal council candidates at Greenglade Community Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Peninsula municipalities host joint information session for potential candidates

Session scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. July 14 at Greenglade Community Centre

Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney host an information session for would-be municipal council candidates at Greenglade Community Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
The intersection of Highway 17 and Mount Newton Cross Road recorded 29 collisions in 2021, according to ICBC. The intersection recorded the highest number of collisions in not only Central Saanich, but also on the Saanich Peninsula. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Three Pat Bay Highway intersections top list for most crashes on Saanich Peninsula

Intersection of Highway 17 and Mount Newton Cross Road recorded 29 collisions in 2021

The intersection of Highway 17 and Mount Newton Cross Road recorded 29 collisions in 2021, according to ICBC. The intersection recorded the highest number of collisions in not only Central Saanich, but also on the Saanich Peninsula. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Central Saanich Fire is warning motorists about discarding cigarettes from their vehicles as they can cause rapidly spreading fires as was the case two years along Highway 17. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)

Central Saanich Fire warns motorists about carelessly butting out

Outdoor fires caused by discarded cigarettes continue to cause economic damage

Central Saanich Fire is warning motorists about discarding cigarettes from their vehicles as they can cause rapidly spreading fires as was the case two years along Highway 17. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)
According to Statistics Canada, Greater Victoria’s unemployment was 4.1 in June 2022, up 0.1 from May 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Unemployment rate in Greater Victoria rises to 4.1 per cent

Unemployment nearly one full per cent below national average of 4.9 per cent, a new historic low

According to Statistics Canada, Greater Victoria’s unemployment was 4.1 in June 2022, up 0.1 from May 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews served up 4,000 individual servings of ice cream and strawberries during Saanich’s Strawberry Festival held Sunday at Beaver Lake. (Courtesy Ivy Liu)

PHOTOS: Up to 10,000 people attend first Strawberry Festival in Saanich in two years

Some 4,000 servings of ice cream and strawberries gobbled up within 60 minutes

Crews served up 4,000 individual servings of ice cream and strawberries during Saanich’s Strawberry Festival held Sunday at Beaver Lake. (Courtesy Ivy Liu)
Songhees Chief Ron Sam addresses the crowd during a ceremony Sunday marking the renaming of Trutch Street to Su’it Street. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Trutch Street in Victoria renamed to Su’it Street in

Su’it means truth in the Lekwungan language

Songhees Chief Ron Sam addresses the crowd during a ceremony Sunday marking the renaming of Trutch Street to Su’it Street. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Keeley Dalton and Willem Sytsma are the valedictorians at North Saanich’s Parkland Secondary School. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Valedictorians of North Saanich’s Parkland proud to inspire their colleagues

Keeley Dalton and Willem Sytsma want to instill confidence in 2022 graduating class

Keeley Dalton and Willem Sytsma are the valedictorians at North Saanich’s Parkland Secondary School. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Jasmeen Lalari delivered the valedictorian speech at Stelly’s secondary’s graduation recognition ceremony. Lalari plans to study law at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. (Photo courtesy of Jasmeen Lalari)

New experiences, community service motivate Stelly’s secondary valedictorian

Jasmeen Lalari credits her grandparents for instilling her with a desire to help others

Jasmeen Lalari delivered the valedictorian speech at Stelly’s secondary’s graduation recognition ceremony. Lalari plans to study law at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. (Photo courtesy of Jasmeen Lalari)
Levi Venables (right) here seen with his mother, Elizabeth Venables, who is also a coach, will represent the Peninsula Track and Field Club at the 2022 BC Games held in Prince George July 21-24. His teammate Egan Franey will join him. (Photo courtesy of the Peninsula Track and Field Club)

Despite lack of local track, Peninsula Track and Field Club running strong

Two athletes will represent the club at the 2022 BC Games in Prince George July 21-24

Levi Venables (right) here seen with his mother, Elizabeth Venables, who is also a coach, will represent the Peninsula Track and Field Club at the 2022 BC Games held in Prince George July 21-24. His teammate Egan Franey will join him. (Photo courtesy of the Peninsula Track and Field Club)
Several months will pass until work at the corner of Fifth Street and Henry Avenue will resume. A spokesperson for the developers says the site is safe and monitored. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Development representative says proposed condo site in Sidney is safe

Excavation set to resume later this year after starting in October 2020

Several months will pass until work at the corner of Fifth Street and Henry Avenue will resume. A spokesperson for the developers says the site is safe and monitored. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney council has adopted its Official Community Plan update. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney adopts updated Official Community Plan

Coun. Scott Garnett concerned about increased density, lone voice of opposition

Sidney council has adopted its Official Community Plan update. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mark Adamson, here seen off Sidney’s Lochside Drive, has been swimming in the ocean since last July at least once a week. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Ocean swimming off Sidney gives Greater Victoria man whale of a time

Mark Adamson had a close encounter with an orca last year during one of his weekly swims

Mark Adamson, here seen off Sidney’s Lochside Drive, has been swimming in the ocean since last July at least once a week. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Roger Fox, Ann Blyth, Rod Ellis and Sid Greenner of the Saanich Peninsula Pickleball Association stand near the dedicated pickleball courts in North Saanich on Wain Road. The association is currently working with the Memorial Park Society and Peninsula Soccer Association on plans that could lead to dedicated facilities in Blue Heron Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich’s Blue Heron Park could become site of additional pickleball courts

Pickleball association in talks with Memorial Park Society and Saanich Peninsula Soccer Association

Roger Fox, Ann Blyth, Rod Ellis and Sid Greenner of the Saanich Peninsula Pickleball Association stand near the dedicated pickleball courts in North Saanich on Wain Road. The association is currently working with the Memorial Park Society and Peninsula Soccer Association on plans that could lead to dedicated facilities in Blue Heron Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
North Saanich council has approved $3,000 for security guards to patrol court hours at the pickleball courts on Wain Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Professional security guards to patrol pickleball courts in North Saanich

Move designed to douse conflict will cost taxpayers $3,000

North Saanich council has approved $3,000 for security guards to patrol court hours at the pickleball courts on Wain Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
This picture, taken by cellphone from a distance, shows the juvenile eagle after it was found in Sidney. (Black Press Media file photo)

Juvenile eagle animal recovered from Sidney property euthanized

Wild ARC recovered the animal from a Sidney property on June 14

This picture, taken by cellphone from a distance, shows the juvenile eagle after it was found in Sidney. (Black Press Media file photo)
Heather Wrightson, chair of Peninsula Celebration Society; John Wrightson, vice-president Peninsula Celebration Society; and Jean Galvin, a member of the Canada Day parade organizing committee, stand in Beacon Park in anticipation of Canada Day, which will see the return of many familiar events. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Canada Day parade marches on again in Sidney

Canada Day parade part of Sidney Days, June 30 to July 1

Heather Wrightson, chair of Peninsula Celebration Society; John Wrightson, vice-president Peninsula Celebration Society; and Jean Galvin, a member of the Canada Day parade organizing committee, stand in Beacon Park in anticipation of Canada Day, which will see the return of many familiar events. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Tyson Elder, operations manager for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank, said the situation is getting desperate in face of food shortages and growing demand as inflation has cut into the budgets of more and more people. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Saanich Peninsula food bank in dire need as demand surges but orders shorted

Skyrocketing housing prices, inflation forcing more people to access food bank services

Tyson Elder, operations manager for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank, said the situation is getting desperate in face of food shortages and growing demand as inflation has cut into the budgets of more and more people. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)