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The populations of Sidney (pictured)

Population jumps in Peninsula communities

2016 Census data shows increase in people and homes in Sidney, Central Saanich and North Saanich.

The populations of Sidney (pictured)
The SBIA has been instrumental in promoting Sidney and events such as this year's Family Day’s Lego festival.

Sidney BIA seeks to renew for another five years

Promotions and marketing organization to collect $297,950 in 2018; counter petition under way.

The SBIA has been instrumental in promoting Sidney and events such as this year's Family Day’s Lego festival.
Travis Butler gives the participants in the 2017 Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Tour of Industry a look inside Butler Brothers’ main gravel pit in Central Saanich.

Central Saanich’s Butler Brothers: A concrete business plan

Butler Bros. employees between 78 and 100 people, with an annual payroll of approximately $3.8 to $4.5 million.

Travis Butler gives the participants in the 2017 Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Tour of Industry a look inside Butler Brothers’ main gravel pit in Central Saanich.
Sidney's Family Day long weekend Lego fest starts Saturday

Sidney’s Family Day long weekend Lego fest starts Saturday

There’s a decidedly Lego flavour to Sidney’s celebrations, with professional and amateur builders alike.

Sidney's Family Day long weekend Lego fest starts Saturday
The first pair of Sidney Celebrates Canada 150 license plate holders were presented to Fire Chief Brett Mikkelsen (centre) by Mayor Steve Price

New plate holders mark Sidney’s celebration of Canada 150

Sales are a fundraiser for a Canada 150 legacy project at the new skate park.

The first pair of Sidney Celebrates Canada 150 license plate holders were presented to Fire Chief Brett Mikkelsen (centre) by Mayor Steve Price

OUR VIEW: Diggin’ out of the snow

That’s the thing about snow here on the Island. It can bring out the best in people.

OUR VIEW: Let youth lead the way forward

As a youth organization, cadets of every stripe have a lot of good things going for them.

Tour of Industry participants are shown Arbutus Grove’s cold storage area

North Saanich’s Arbutus Grove Nursery keeps on growing

Tour of Industry: Third in a series of articles on Saanich Peninsula businesses.

Tour of Industry participants are shown Arbutus Grove’s cold storage area
Saanichton Village Association board members Dan Oliver (clockwise from front)

Raising the village in Saanichton

Saanichton Village Association about to change direction after a decade of boosting interest in the local hub.

Saanichton Village Association board members Dan Oliver (clockwise from front)
Developing fuel boosters for trucks

Investment key to Sidney’s Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems

Tour of Industry: Second in a series of articles on Peninsula businesses.

Developing fuel boosters for trucks
Cohousing expert Margaret Critchlow addressed a crowd of more than 30 people during an information session on the housing option planned for the Saanich Peninsula. Critchlow helped develop the Harbourside cohousing project in Sooke.

HOMEFINDER: Saanich Peninsula Cohousing group seeks dedicated people

Saanich Peninsula Cohousing needs early investors to advance their intentional housing concept.

Cohousing expert Margaret Critchlow addressed a crowd of more than 30 people during an information session on the housing option planned for the Saanich Peninsula. Critchlow helped develop the Harbourside cohousing project in Sooke.
Construction of Sidney's new skateboard park is slated to begin Mon.

Construction of Sidney’s new skate park begins Monday

New skateboard park in Tulista Park to replace existing one next to the Pat Bay Highway.

Construction of Sidney's new skateboard park is slated to begin Mon.
A worker at Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard in North Saanich uses what’s handy in order to get at the hull of a vessel in need of repairs.

Industry tour opens at North Saanich’s Canoe Cove Marina

Tour of Industry: First in a series of articles on Peninsula businesses in 8th annual Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce tour.

A worker at Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard in North Saanich uses what’s handy in order to get at the hull of a vessel in need of repairs.
Ian Bruce of Peninsula Streams took part in testing of contaminated sediment in Reay Creek Pond three years ago.

Polluted Sidney pond finds support from feds

Transport Canada finds money to create a Reay Creek Pond reclamation plan by the end of March.

Ian Bruce of Peninsula Streams took part in testing of contaminated sediment in Reay Creek Pond three years ago.

OUR VIEW: The long and winding trail

Ever wonder why it can sometimes take forever for the wheels of local government to make a single turn?

Margaret Critchlow (standing) a founder of Sooke’s Harourside Cohousing project returns to the Saanich Peninsula Jan. 29 to update the community on what cohousing is.

Saanich Peninsula cohousing plans poised for progress

After 11 months, the Saanich Peninsula Cohousing group is poised to take the next step towards building new homes.

Margaret Critchlow (standing) a founder of Sooke’s Harourside Cohousing project returns to the Saanich Peninsula Jan. 29 to update the community on what cohousing is.
Most pickleball has been limited to indoor venues

Pickleball gets a boost in North Saanich

District will spend $120,000 on four new pickleball courts in Wain Park.

Most pickleball has been limited to indoor venues
A depiction of the proposed Sidney Gateway commercial area.

Sidney Gateway development plan not expected until March

Application permit to come first, followed by 40-day review by the Town of Sidney.

A depiction of the proposed Sidney Gateway commercial area.
Passenger numbers at the Victoria Airport have been on a steady incline since 2012.

Record passenger volune at Victoria airport spurs growth

Parking demand continues to outpace growth at the airport.

Passenger numbers at the Victoria Airport have been on a steady incline since 2012.
North Saanich’s Megan Barnes is working hard to achieve her cycling goals as she enters a new level of competitive racing this year.

Young North Saanich cyclist has eyes on high-level competition

A day doesn’t go by right now, when Megan Barnes isn’t riding her bike or working on ways to ride better, or faster.

North Saanich’s Megan Barnes is working hard to achieve her cycling goals as she enters a new level of competitive racing this year.