Devon MacKenzie

Writing contest kicks off

Submissions of all genres from local writers are welcome

Peggy Sherwood of Sidney will volunteer as an operating room nurse in the Congo.

Sidney woman off to the Congo

Peggy Sherwood to volunteer on Africa Mercy in the Republic of Congo

Peggy Sherwood of Sidney will volunteer as an operating room nurse in the Congo.
Attendees of the Monday morning flow class at Deep Cove Yoga take cues from instructor Meagan Welch.

One of North Saanich’s ‘best kept secrets’

Deep Cove Yoga loved by community members from all walks of life

Attendees of the Monday morning flow class at Deep Cove Yoga take cues from instructor Meagan Welch.
Twelve year-old Sadé Ashby

Sadé Ashby reunited with father

Twelve year-old Sadé Ashby’s dream of seeing her father in person came true last week

Twelve year-old Sadé Ashby

Taxes up in Central Saanich this year

Central Saanich will approve their five year financial plan next week with a 3.11 per cent increase for residential properties for 2014

Hundreds of local hockey fans packed Panorama Recreation Centre last Friday night to watch game six of the VIJHL playoff finals.

Panthers’ season comes to a close

Team loses to Victoria Cougars in game six of playoffs

Hundreds of local hockey fans packed Panorama Recreation Centre last Friday night to watch game six of the VIJHL playoff finals.
MLA Gary Holman stands with Joseph Boutilier and his unicycle. Boutilier is riding his unicycle from Victoria to Ottawa in his Unity for the Climate effort.

Cycling for a cause

Joseph Boutilier to set out on 5,000 km unicycle journey

MLA Gary Holman stands with Joseph Boutilier and his unicycle. Boutilier is riding his unicycle from Victoria to Ottawa in his Unity for the Climate effort.
Business owners Gillian and Larry Hanlon are retiring from Peninsula Gallery next week after more than two decades at the popular Sidney gallery.

Retiring after more than twenty five years

Larry and Gillian Hanlon sold Peninsula Gallery earlier this year to new owners

Business owners Gillian and Larry Hanlon are retiring from Peninsula Gallery next week after more than two decades at the popular Sidney gallery.

Old flag won’t fly at PO

Veteran-requested project fell through due to logistical challenges

Saturday market coming soon to Sidney

April will be trial month for market that organizers hope to see blossom

Isla Russell tries on an outfit at Miss Bliss in Sidney for the Parkland Grad Fashion show. The fundraising event is coming up in April at the high school’s theatre. See page 8 for more.

To Graduation and Beyond at Parkland Secondary

Parkland students gearing up for Disney-themed grad fashion show on Wednesday, April 9

Isla Russell tries on an outfit at Miss Bliss in Sidney for the Parkland Grad Fashion show. The fundraising event is coming up in April at the high school’s theatre. See page 8 for more.
Actor and star of the British crime series Broadchurch

Film crews gracing the Peninsula

Television series Gracepoint being filmed in Capital Regional District until end of May

Actor and star of the British crime series Broadchurch
North Saanich Fire Chief Gary Wilton (left) and Parkland Secondary woodworking and marine repair teacher Tyler Caddell show off the fire hall’s new sign that was a join effort between the hall and the school.

Parkland lends a hand to fire hall

A community effort is helping to put the finishing touches on the North Saanich Fire Hall

North Saanich Fire Chief Gary Wilton (left) and Parkland Secondary woodworking and marine repair teacher Tyler Caddell show off the fire hall’s new sign that was a join effort between the hall and the school.
Peninsula Panther Grayson Vickers is turned aside by Comox Valley Glacier Kings’ goaltender Michael Hails during game six action last Friday night at Panorama Recreation Centre.

Panthers advance to playoff finals against Cougars

Nail-biting game seven win Saturday night in Comox sends locals to finals

Peninsula Panther Grayson Vickers is turned aside by Comox Valley Glacier Kings’ goaltender Michael Hails during game six action last Friday night at Panorama Recreation Centre.
Cousins Kathryne Rumpel

Get Waterwise at Ocean Discovery Centre

Spring break programming focuses on watershed awareness

Cousins Kathryne Rumpel
Tenor Ben Heppner is at the Mary Winspear Centre Friday

Ben Heppner tunes up for show in Sidney

Meet and greet after the show on March 21 at the Winspear Centre

Tenor Ben Heppner is at the Mary Winspear Centre Friday
Music Therapist Katherine Dennison leads a music therapy class in which residents of Resthaven Lodge play ukuleles. The group meets once a week to hone their skills and have fun.

Music Therapy important to seniors

Programs like the one at Resthaven Lodge help keep residents involved, contributing and happy

Music Therapist Katherine Dennison leads a music therapy class in which residents of Resthaven Lodge play ukuleles. The group meets once a week to hone their skills and have fun.
Carol Whitehouse from Sidney’s Visitor Information Centre shows off one of the new Distinctly Sidney umbrellas from the BIA’s umbrella share program.

Sidney BIA umbrella share program kicks off

This spring, the Sidney Business Improvement Area is hoping to help keep shoppers a little drier while also promoting the town

Carol Whitehouse from Sidney’s Visitor Information Centre shows off one of the new Distinctly Sidney umbrellas from the BIA’s umbrella share program.
Panthers' forwards #25 Jackson Skerratt and #20 Tylor Branzsen get up close and personal with Comox Valley Glacier Kings' goaltender Michael Hails in V.I.J.H.L. playoff action last Friday night at the Panorama Recreation Centre.

Panthers tie up series against Glacier Kings

Next game against Glacier Kings happens tonight in Comox

Panthers' forwards #25 Jackson Skerratt and #20 Tylor Branzsen get up close and personal with Comox Valley Glacier Kings' goaltender Michael Hails in V.I.J.H.L. playoff action last Friday night at the Panorama Recreation Centre.
Peninsula Panther Sean Buchanan

Panthers strike first in second round of playoffs

Peninsula took game one, 2-0 Tuesday night against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings

Peninsula Panther Sean Buchanan