Carlie Connolly

Central Saanich appoints new fire chief

Chris Vrabel coming to Central Saanich after a stint as deputy fire chief in Campbell River.

Saanich Peninsula towns see positives in CRD farmland acquisition plan

Capital Regional District looking to create fund to purchase agricultural land to keep in public hands.

Vancouver Island trades council thrilled with asbestos ban

Ottawa announces ban of asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018.

Christmas bird count on the Saanich Peninsula Sunday

On one day a year, birders get together and count all the birds they can within a 15 mile radius.

SENIORS IN FOCUS: Protecting yourself from intenet and other scams

Sidney North Saanich RCMP Constable George Phipps recently gave a presentation on internet safety to the CFUW.

Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa wins industry award

Presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa won the Air Canada Business of the Year Award.

Cookeilidh brings Yuletide music to Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

The group formed at a backyard barbecue with a bunch of friends bringing out their instruments to jam.

Saanich Peninsula firefighters unite for food drive

North Saanich, Central Saanich and Sidney fire departments collecting on December 17.

Central Saanich residents see pluses, minuses in planned housing development

Greater Victoria Housing Society planning 40 affordable units on land occupied for heritage house.

Find a gift at Artisans Gift Gallery in Sidney this weekend

Need to find that perfect gift or last minute idea? Then the annual Artisans Gift Gallery might be for you.

Jingle Jam at Brentwood Bay’s Empourium

Dec. 16 will feature Jingle Jam, a holiday gathering of musical guests.

Central Saanich floating new derelict vessel rules

Central Saanich looking to establish its jurisdiction over ongoing issues in Brentwood Bay.

Sidney Lions Food bank bolstered by big donation

100 Women Who Care give $14,000 to the Sidney Lions Food Bank.

Company leaves Central Saanich after wave of complaints

Residents along Hovey Road fought Central Saanich, VI Pallet to stop heavy truck traffic on rural road.

Sidney Amnesty members writing for wrongly convicted

Write for Rights is the world’s largest letter writing event and is held in more than 140 countries.

Sidney company helping families get around

Superior Collision refurbishes used cars for families in need.

Uncle Wiggly’s back in Sidney for a second seasonal session

Hot Shoes Blues Band will return to the Mary Winspear Centre for its second year with a tribute to the blues songs of Christmas.

Positive feedback for Brentwood Bay performance stage

For the past 18 years, the Brentwood Bay Community Association has been hosting the popular Music in the Park series.

Saanichton Community Christmas this weekend

Put on by the Saanichton Village Association, the event raises money for the Sidney Lions Food Bank.

Central Saanich debates development’s few affordable units

Central Saanich is considering its options on ensuring there will be long-term affordable housing in a proposed development.