Steven Heywood

Barb Watters

Sidney Nativity Exhibit now in its 10th year

Popular exhibit features nativity figurines in wood, clay and even chocolate.

Barb Watters

Province denies Sidney’s request to change voter engagement rules

B.C. is not considering making any changes to the Alternate Approval Process (AAP) provisions of the Community Charter.

OUR VIEW: High tides yet to come

There’s evidence to suggest coastal areas would face disaster in the event of sea level rise.

North Saanich Mayor Alice Finall (foreground

North Saanich braces for higher tides

Municipality starting the discussion on the impact of climate on its coastline.

North Saanich Mayor Alice Finall (foreground
The Christmas Day Community Dinner crew of Wendy Warshawski (front from left)

Sidney’s Christmas Day dinner reaches out to holiday ‘orphans’

Reservations being taken now for two meal sittings on Christmas morning.

The Christmas Day Community Dinner crew of Wendy Warshawski (front from left)
Hangars at the 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron in North Saanich. A military member was badly hurt Monday in an industrial incident.

Military member hurt in incident at North Saanich helicopter base

443 Squadron base commander orders investigation into industrial incident.

Hangars at the 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron in North Saanich. A military member was badly hurt Monday in an industrial incident.
Panthers’ goaltender Shawn Parkinson and Captain Josh Poland lead the team onto the ice to start the second period in Parksville Sunday

Peninsula Panthers on wrong side of high-scoring hockey game

Panthers fall to Oceanside, 8-6, on the road in VIJHL action.

Panthers’ goaltender Shawn Parkinson and Captain Josh Poland lead the team onto the ice to start the second period in Parksville Sunday
Sidney North Saanich RCMP were called to Parkland Secondary School Tuesday morning following an unspecified threat was made

North Saanich students held in classrooms following unspecified threat

Students safe at Parkland Secondary as school returns to normal; police investigate source of the threat.

Sidney North Saanich RCMP were called to Parkland Secondary School Tuesday morning following an unspecified threat was made
Mel Cooper

Vancouver Island getting 211 service in 2017

Central Saanich couple, TELUS give boost to Island-wide United Way campaign for health and social services resource.

Mel Cooper
Members of the Tsartlip First Nation's Geronimo Canoe Club steel themselves before hitting the water of the Saanich Inlet for some paddle training.

Central Saanich’s Tsartlip canoe team preparing for 2017 Tahiti event

Geronimo Canoe Club training relies on a lifetime of traditional padding in war canoes.

Members of the Tsartlip First Nation's Geronimo Canoe Club steel themselves before hitting the water of the Saanich Inlet for some paddle training.
Peter Godwin Chance

Remembering: Sidney’s Peter Godwin Chance led a sailor’s life

There’s a chapter in Peter Godwin Chance’s book, A Sailor’s Life, that seems to stand out.

Peter Godwin Chance
One Stop Furniture Shop owner Janice McEachern (seated) with her sales associates Jessie Taylor and Marla Driebergen.

When the going got tough, Sidney’s One Stop Furniture Shop got going

This month, the local business marks 10 years in Sidney.

One Stop Furniture Shop owner Janice McEachern (seated) with her sales associates Jessie Taylor and Marla Driebergen.

OUR VIEW: More rhetoric or real policy?

There’s no getting around the fact that the new President of the United States is likely to have a lasting impact.

MP Elizabeth May cuts the ribbon as Sidney company Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems and owner Sven Tjelta announced the expansion of a second production line for their innovative fuel enhancement system.

Green Party Leader May bullish on Sidney manufacturing company

Empire Hydrogen grows production of its fuel enhancement units.

MP Elizabeth May cuts the ribbon as Sidney company Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems and owner Sven Tjelta announced the expansion of a second production line for their innovative fuel enhancement system.
A portion of the existing trails on the University of Victoria land surrounding the former Dunsmuir Lodge passes the business end of the North Saanich Rod and Gun Club.

UVic’s North Saanich deal to sell Dunsmuir Lodge to get a hearing

Trail use will change no matter outcome with North Saanich council, according to University.

A portion of the existing trails on the University of Victoria land surrounding the former Dunsmuir Lodge passes the business end of the North Saanich Rod and Gun Club.
The Spirit of Vancouver Island.

BC Ferries wants green programs ‘greener’

BC Ferries hopes its employees will contribute to improvements the company hopes to see in its existing environmental programs.

The Spirit of Vancouver Island.
Stelly’s player Aluisio Ramalho (in red) battles with Parkland’s  Simon James for the ball in the Nov. 3 Colonist Shield final.

North Saanich’s Parkland Secondary takes boys soccer title

Panthers upend Stelly's Stingers for Greater Victoria tier 2 soccer trophy

Stelly’s player Aluisio Ramalho (in red) battles with Parkland’s  Simon James for the ball in the Nov. 3 Colonist Shield final.
Sidney's planned new skatepark will be located in Tulista Park.

Sidney skate park seeking donations for the extras

The estimated price tag for the Town of Sidney’s proposed new skateboard park has come down considerably since the summer.

Sidney's planned new skatepark will be located in Tulista Park.

OUR VIEW: Remembrance front and centre

Without a doubt, those people willingly carry a heavy burden and for that they deserve to be recognized.

Green Party Leadr Elizabeth May gestures during a tour Wednesday with Sven Tjelta

Green Party leader fears climate issues will take a hit after Trump’s election

Elizabeth May calls U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump a 'wild card'

Green Party Leadr Elizabeth May gestures during a tour Wednesday with Sven Tjelta