Sidney

This picture taken by cellphone from a distance shows the juvenile eagle said to be receiving care at Wild ARC based in Metchosin after leaving its nest in Sidney. (Black Press Media file photo)

Arborist says crews were working on the ground but not on the tree with the nest left by an eagle in Sidney

Nathan Franklyn said company open to help in the return of the animal to its nest

This picture taken by cellphone from a distance shows the juvenile eagle said to be receiving care at Wild ARC based in Metchosin after leaving its nest in Sidney. (Black Press Media file photo)
Washington State Ferries said a return of the Sidney-Anacortes ferry run is not expected to resume until summer 2023 at the earliest. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney-Anacortes ferry won’t sail until summer 2023 at the earliest

The historic ferry service started 100 years ago

Washington State Ferries said a return of the Sidney-Anacortes ferry run is not expected to resume until summer 2023 at the earliest. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Andrew Lohr, facilities maintenance supervisor with the Town of Sidney re-touches the crosswalk at the entrance of Sidney’s Beacon Park on June 1. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney shows its Pride

Celebrations continue with Pride Day in Beacon Park

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Andrew Lohr, facilities maintenance supervisor with the Town of Sidney re-touches the crosswalk at the entrance of Sidney’s Beacon Park on June 1. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Sidney Satellite outpatient lab will be closed until July 4. (Google streetview)

Sidney Satellite lab closing until July

Those needing services asked to use Saanich Peninsula Hospital or Sidney Lifelabs location

The Sidney Satellite outpatient lab will be closed until July 4. (Google streetview)
One standard and one accessible portable toilet will be coming to Sidney’s Beacon Park for the summer. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Standard and accessible portable toilets coming to Sidney’s Beacon Park

But Sidney councillor says it is not enough in pushing for a second standard portable toilet

One standard and one accessible portable toilet will be coming to Sidney’s Beacon Park for the summer. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney council has unanimously agreed to support plans for a regional EV charging network that would raise the available number of public charging stations by two to six. Current plans also call for the CRD to start charging money for their use. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Public EV charging stations in Sidney would no longer be free under CRD network plans

Regional network plan would replace four existing locations and add two new ones

Sidney council has unanimously agreed to support plans for a regional EV charging network that would raise the available number of public charging stations by two to six. Current plans also call for the CRD to start charging money for their use. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
After a two-year pause, Sidney’s St. Andrew Anglican Church is resuming its Wednesday Neighbours Lunch soup kitchen on June 8. (Courtesy of Unsplash)

Sidney church reopening Wednesday soup kitchen

St. Andrew Anglican Church restarts its free Neighbours Lunch June 8

After a two-year pause, Sidney’s St. Andrew Anglican Church is resuming its Wednesday Neighbours Lunch soup kitchen on June 8. (Courtesy of Unsplash)
Sidney Cliff McNeil-Smith said the original art of WSANEC artist Sarah Jim displayed on Sidney’s seasonal banners celebrates the ocean and serves as a beautiful reminder that the Sidney community lies within the traditional territory of the WSANEC people “whose presence and connection to these lands and waters continues today and has since time immemorial.” (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Original Sidney art by WSANEC artist recognizes legacy, presence of Saltwater People

Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith says Sidney committed to strengthening relations with local First Nations

Sidney Cliff McNeil-Smith said the original art of WSANEC artist Sarah Jim displayed on Sidney’s seasonal banners celebrates the ocean and serves as a beautiful reminder that the Sidney community lies within the traditional territory of the WSANEC people “whose presence and connection to these lands and waters continues today and has since time immemorial.” (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Three people are hospitalized with serious stabbing injuries after an incident in a North Saanich home Friday evening, Sidney North Saanich RCMP say. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three hospitalized after stabbing incident in North Saanich

Sidney North Saanich RCMP were called to a Derrick Road residence Friday evening

Three people are hospitalized with serious stabbing injuries after an incident in a North Saanich home Friday evening, Sidney North Saanich RCMP say. (Black Press Media file photo)
Criminal code offences in the jurisdiction of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP rose by 20 per cent during first three months of 2022. (Black Press Media File)

Crimes against persons up in Sidney, North Saanich

New crime report also highlights efforts to fight scams and collision hotspots

Criminal code offences in the jurisdiction of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP rose by 20 per cent during first three months of 2022. (Black Press Media File)
The Saanich Peninsula Pickleball Association regularly uses the dedicated pickleball courts off Birch Road in North Saanich, but expressed frustration with the pace of the search for other purpose-built facilities. (Black Press Media File)

North Saanich’s Blue Heron Park could host pickleball courts

Saanich Peninsula Pickleball Association repeats call for dedicated facilities

The Saanich Peninsula Pickleball Association regularly uses the dedicated pickleball courts off Birch Road in North Saanich, but expressed frustration with the pace of the search for other purpose-built facilities. (Black Press Media File)
The search for additional pickleball facilities on the Saanich Peninsula continues after the Victoria Airport Authority said no to the idea of courts in Rotary Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Airport Authority grounds plans for pickleball courts in Rotary Park

Memorial Park Society considering options at Blue Heron Park in North Saanich

The search for additional pickleball facilities on the Saanich Peninsula continues after the Victoria Airport Authority said no to the idea of courts in Rotary Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
The musicians of the Sidney Concert Band under the conductorship of Bruce Ham will unleash their inner animals on May 29 during their annual spring concert at the Mary Winspear Centre, performing a series of animal-themed pieces. (Photo courtesy of Nicola Hestnes)

Carnival of the Animals in town when Sidney Concert Band performs May 29

The Lion King among the selections to be performed at the Mary Winspear Centre

The musicians of the Sidney Concert Band under the conductorship of Bruce Ham will unleash their inner animals on May 29 during their annual spring concert at the Mary Winspear Centre, performing a series of animal-themed pieces. (Photo courtesy of Nicola Hestnes)
Victoria-born and based singer-song writer Leeroy Stagger says he sees the area through a new lens. (Piper Ferguson/Submitted)

Sidney to hear environmental messages from singer-songwriter Leeroy Stagger

Fatherhood, sobriety has given Stagger a new lens on Greater Victoria

Victoria-born and based singer-song writer Leeroy Stagger says he sees the area through a new lens. (Piper Ferguson/Submitted)
Pending adoption, Sidney will ban plastic checkout bags, plastic straws, plastic utensils (including stir sticks), and foam service ware starting Jan. 1, 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney sticking a fork in plastic utensils, checkout bags

Bylaw would come into effect Jan. 1, 2023

Pending adoption, Sidney will ban plastic checkout bags, plastic straws, plastic utensils (including stir sticks), and foam service ware starting Jan. 1, 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sidney has asked to make substantial revisions to the draft Official Community Plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney making substantial revisions to its draft OCP

New report coming back before council May 30

Sidney has asked to make substantial revisions to the draft Official Community Plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
Steven Threadkell, manager of the BC Boat Show scheduled for May 12-15 at Port Sidney Marina, says recreational boating has grown significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Steven Threadkell, manager of the BC Boat Show scheduled for May 12-15 at Port Sidney Marina, says recreational boating has grown significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
West Coast Impressions will host two events in the parking lot of the Mary Winspear Centre – Sidney’s Farmer Market running Sundays until Sept. 25 and the Sidney Street Market running Thursdays June 2 to Sept. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney market season kicks off this weekend

Sidney’s Farmer Market opens May 8, followed by Sidney Street Market June 2

West Coast Impressions will host two events in the parking lot of the Mary Winspear Centre – Sidney’s Farmer Market running Sundays until Sept. 25 and the Sidney Street Market running Thursdays June 2 to Sept. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Scott Davies of Cube Project Management checks out his plans for four three-storey mixed use buildings at 2270 Harbour Rd., the former site of the Blue Peter Pub and Restaurant, which burned down in 2011. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Former Blue Peter Pub site in Sidney to become mixed-use development

Four 3-storey buildings to feature living space over industrial/commercial uses

Scott Davies of Cube Project Management checks out his plans for four three-storey mixed use buildings at 2270 Harbour Rd., the former site of the Blue Peter Pub and Restaurant, which burned down in 2011. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney Shutterbugs Camera Club president David Milner and vice-president Ron MacDonnell stand in the new photographers GALLERY, which will host an exhibition of photos by club members starting May 6. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney Shutterbugs Camera Club’s work showcased in first of its kind gallery show

Club formed 30 years in 1992 and is open to anyone with an interest in photography

Sidney Shutterbugs Camera Club president David Milner and vice-president Ron MacDonnell stand in the new photographers GALLERY, which will host an exhibition of photos by club members starting May 6. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)