Devon Paige MacKenzie

The completed portion of the District of North Saanich’s new municipal hall.

North Saanich municipal hall renovations enter phase two

Officials say the project is both on-time and on-budget

The completed portion of the District of North Saanich’s new municipal hall.
The Peninsula celebrates this dependable duck with two events over two days as they’re expected to return this weekend.

Buffleheads set to return

Expected to arrive this weekend, the dependable ducks will be celebrated with All Buffleheads Day events spread over two days.

The Peninsula celebrates this dependable duck with two events over two days as they’re expected to return this weekend.
Jon Guthrie at his work bench. Guthrie placed second in the Sheet Metal Workers International Association Canadian Convention and Apprentice Competition.

Local man tests his metal

While it can often be a struggle to choose one’s career, for Brentwood Bay resident, Jon Guthrie, his mind was made up after one tour of Victoria’s shipyards with a family friend.

Jon Guthrie at his work bench. Guthrie placed second in the Sheet Metal Workers International Association Canadian Convention and Apprentice Competition.
Sidney resident Lyn McCluskey celebrates her MSc graduation via distance learning from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen

Never too late for education

Thirty-five years after she began her post secondary studies, Sidney resident Lyn McCluskey received her MSc in Information and Library Studies in person from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Sidney resident Lyn McCluskey celebrates her MSc graduation via distance learning from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen
Local track and field athlete

Peninsula athletes head to Western Canada Summer Games

Six teens competing this week.

Local track and field athlete
Renate Herberger prepares for her Saanich Inlet swim by serenading the sea. She swam from Brentwood Bay to North Saanich.

Mermaid swims Saanich Inlet

Swimmer takes to local waters for ocean awareness

Renate Herberger prepares for her Saanich Inlet swim by serenading the sea. She swam from Brentwood Bay to North Saanich.
Veteran

Peter Godwin Chance

Commander, executive officer, writer, husband, father, grandfather — these are just a few of the titles Peter Godwin Chance has held throughout his long and interesting life.

Veteran
House of Commons Page Program student and Peninsula resident

Turning a new page

Alycia Coulter will work as a page in the House of Commons this year.

House of Commons Page Program student and Peninsula resident
Past president and board member

BC Aviation Museum flying along

Almost a year after it opened its newest hangar, the BC Aviation Museum (BCAM) is flying along on one of its biggest projects ever — the restoration of the Trans Canada Airlines Vickers-Armstrong Viscount 757.

Past president and board member
Central Saanich volunteer firefighters will host a family movie night in Centennial Park on Aug. 30 to help raise funds for their charitable foundation.

Firefighters fight hunger with fun

On Aug. 30, apart from fire education, first responder medical aid and emergency fire and rescue response — all of their usual duties — the team will also be fundraising for those less fortunate in the community.

Central Saanich volunteer firefighters will host a family movie night in Centennial Park on Aug. 30 to help raise funds for their charitable foundation.
North Saanich resident Kynan Smith is fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. Smith will also be shaving his head on Oct. 7 and donating his hair to Locks of Love.

Cops for cancer crusader

Kynan Smith was inspired to start fundraising by watching the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock last year. A friend of his raised a bit of money for the cause and Kynan thought he could help out too.

North Saanich resident Kynan Smith is fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. Smith will also be shaving his head on Oct. 7 and donating his hair to Locks of Love.
Graeme Ferguson

Graeme Ferguson flies into fame

Long-time Peninsula resident and rookie pilot, Graeme Ferguson, has been catapulted into the world of reality television.

Graeme Ferguson

Winspear hosts arts for all ages

This summer, families can look forward to new activities and programs being launched at the Mary Winspear Centre.

Long-time Central Saanich resident and founding member of the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame

Ross Rockett

Auto racing enthusiast

Long-time Central Saanich resident and founding member of the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame

Sidney celebrates culture

Multicultural day shines with food, fun and fanfare

David Moriarty-Schieven in the midst of the song Run

North Saanich stage hosts musical romp

For the second summer in a row, the Peninsula Players and Muse Winery and Bistro will be teaming up.

David Moriarty-Schieven in the midst of the song Run
Canadian cub scout leader

Cub scouts host US pack

International friendships were made on June 5, when the 10th Tsartlip cub scouts played host to visiting cub pack 4490 from Sequim, Washington.

Canadian cub scout leader
Sidney resident and Executive Director of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce

Eileen Leddy

Executive Director Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Sidney resident and Executive Director of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce
Tina Bruner and her daughter

Readers’ Choice winner elated

For one lucky family filling out and submitting their Readers’ Choice Awards ballot paid off.

Tina Bruner and her daughter
Odette LaRoche will host an open house in her newly renovated Sidney gallery.

Sidney gallery gets a facelift

Gallery owner and long-time painter, Odette LaRoche couldn’t be happier about her…

Odette LaRoche will host an open house in her newly renovated Sidney gallery.