Steven Heywood

An RCMP investigator surveys the scene of a collision between a cyclist and van Thursday afternoon on East Saanich Road in North Saanich.

Cyclist seriously injured in crash in North Saanich

Man in his 60s taken to hospital; East Saanich Road closed in both directions.

An RCMP investigator surveys the scene of a collision between a cyclist and van Thursday afternoon on East Saanich Road in North Saanich.

OUR VIEW: Parks are public spaces

A recent spate of letters show there’s some disagreement between park users within the Saanich Peninsula area.

Master Distiller Leon Webb stands next to Victoria Distillers’ new pot still

Sidney distiller moved from high finance to spirits

Victoria Distillers’ Leon Webb helping take local spirits to the next level.

Master Distiller Leon Webb stands next to Victoria Distillers’ new pot still
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria brings three parenting programs to Central Saanich this month: Parenting Without Power Struggles

Parenting programs return to Central Saanich

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria starts a series of three programs for parents of teens and pre-teens on Jan. 24.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria brings three parenting programs to Central Saanich this month: Parenting Without Power Struggles
Butchart Gardens in Central Saanich has banned the use of selfie sticks.

Butchart Gardens bans use of selfie sticks

Popular Central Saanich tourist attraction cites safety, guest enjoyment as reasons behind ban that started this month.

Butchart Gardens in Central Saanich has banned the use of selfie sticks.

OUR VIEW: Ethics shouldn’t be a grey area

People should not have to dole out large amounts of cash to have access to our country’s politicians.

Seastar Chemicals in Sidney’s industrial area produce high-quality chemicals for a variety of end uses around the world. The company was recently purchased by VWR International

Sidney’s Seastar Chemicals bought by U.S. company

VWR International, LLC announced Jan. 12 their purchase of Seastar, located in the Sidney industrial area.

Seastar Chemicals in Sidney’s industrial area produce high-quality chemicals for a variety of end uses around the world. The company was recently purchased by VWR International
Expedia Cruise Ship Centers in Sidney marked the 20th anniversary of current owner Elaine Kirwin’s (centre) purchase of the business. She is flanked by customers Claudia Spooner and Joyce Anderson during a celebration on Jan. 12.

Sidney business Cruizin’ along after two decades

Elaine Kirwin this month celebrated 20 years of owning the Expedia Cruise Ship Centres office in Sidney.

Expedia Cruise Ship Centers in Sidney marked the 20th anniversary of current owner Elaine Kirwin’s (centre) purchase of the business. She is flanked by customers Claudia Spooner and Joyce Anderson during a celebration on Jan. 12.
Sidney town Councillor Cam McLennan and SBIA chair Susan Simosko cut the ribbon to re-open the Sidney Information Centre.

Sidney business group re-opens visitor information centre

SBIA plans more interactive, inclusive tourist promotions and assistance in downtown Sidney.

Sidney town Councillor Cam McLennan and SBIA chair Susan Simosko cut the ribbon to re-open the Sidney Information Centre.
Tour members pass by pipes being manufactured by Ramsay Machine Works (which has since closed).

Saanich Peninsula Tour of Industry returns this month

Hosted by the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, it’s a day-long event.

Tour members pass by pipes being manufactured by Ramsay Machine Works (which has since closed).
The Sidney branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library service. The VIRL has been consulting with the District of North Saanich and Town of Sidney on future growth of local library services.

Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre eyes library, more growth

Community hub will consider more space for a variety of services, including a new library, as it grows over time.

The Sidney branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library service. The VIRL has been consulting with the District of North Saanich and Town of Sidney on future growth of local library services.

Sidney business registry is in the works

Businesses looking to set up shop in Sidney will soon have another resource to help make their decision clear.

OUR VIEW: A taxing time of the year

A question on the minds of many homeowners will be whether increases in property values will impact the taxes they pay.

Panorama Recreation’s Manager of Facilities and Operations John Goodwin stands in one of the two new storage containers for arena user groups

Sea cans ready for storage at North Saanich arena

The sea cans cost $24,6004 of the $100,000 won by Panorama in the 2015 Kraft Hockeyville contest.

Panorama Recreation’s Manager of Facilities and Operations John Goodwin stands in one of the two new storage containers for arena user groups
Sunday’s Pioneer 8K race in Central Saanich provided a few thrills - and spills - as the Vancouver Island Race Series kicked off in cool temperatures at the Saanich Fairgrounds.

Olympian Lucas Bruchet takes Central Saanich race

Bruchet six seconds shy of breaking the course record for the Prairie Inn Harriers Running club's Pioneer 8K.

Sunday’s Pioneer 8K race in Central Saanich provided a few thrills - and spills - as the Vancouver Island Race Series kicked off in cool temperatures at the Saanich Fairgrounds.

Police consider charges after driver crashes car in North Saanich

Driver in stolen vehicle flees police twice Dec. 23, crashes on Lochside Drive and is pulled from burning car.

NZ Builders’ Wain Road house in North Saanich. Their concrete tilt-up construction method has earned the local company a nomination in the Best Innovation category of the 14th annual Small Business BC awards.

HOMEFINDER: North Saanich home builder up for award

NZ Builders Ltd. recognized for their innovation in manufacturing efficient tilt-up, concrete homes.

NZ Builders’ Wain Road house in North Saanich. Their concrete tilt-up construction method has earned the local company a nomination in the Best Innovation category of the 14th annual Small Business BC awards.

Island-bound Fentanyl passes through Sidney, North Saanich

No related drug overdoses for local RCMP; officers are prepared.

OUR VIEW: Spreading the cheer

As Christmas looms, the staff of the Peninsula News Review want to wish all of our readers good tidings at this time of year.

The owners of the Sandown property in North Saanich have been granted a one-year extension by the ALC to meet conditions prior to fully developing a 12-acres commercial site.

ALC grants extension to Sandown project in North Saanich

B.C.’s Agricultural Land Commission has extended the time for owners to remediate a former horse racing track in North Saanich.

The owners of the Sandown property in North Saanich have been granted a one-year extension by the ALC to meet conditions prior to fully developing a 12-acres commercial site.