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It’s a long way to the City of Angels

German couple with young daughter travel by specially built bicycle

On the waterfront

The marina on the waterfront in Sidney is a safe haven for boats

Play in the Park encourages active outdoor play

Programs put on by Panorama Recreation get the kids outdoors

Tourists flock to reopened centre

Chamber and Visitors Centre benefit from return to highway location

Hockeyville in Saanichton

Kraft Hockeyville logo is installed on the ice at Panorama

Council News for District of Central Saanich, July 31, 2015

Items of interest from the council meeting agenda of July 27, 2015

Wineries, brewers can sell booze they didn’t make

Liquor reform helps industry with cross-promotions

Festival of India set to spice up Central Saanich

Cultural and Arts Festival set for weekend in August

Blessing of the Animals: a thanks to our furry friends

Annual event means to show how love for animals and pets

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

Multi-car crash on Pat Bay Highway being investigated

Driver's medical issue may have led to chain reaction of crashes

WILDFIRE WATCH: Be ‘very, very cautious’ in B.C. backcountry over Long Weekend

The BC Wildfire Service says there have been 1,342 wildfires since April 1, 2015, burning 276,000 hectares

Region’s real estate market strong and steady

Real estate activity in Greater Victoria during the month of May was up 26.8 per cent over the same month last year, according to VREB.

North Saanich Hockeyville NHL game coming in September

Preseason game will be held at The Q Centre in Victoria and the West Shore's Juan de Fuca Rec. Cenre.

BlackPress4Good collects donations for Cache Creek flood victims

Help is still needed for relief efforts in Cache Creek. Crowdfunding effort gathers momentum.

Come sail away off the coast of Sidney

A cannon’s report will herald the start of the spring and summer sailing season on Saturday.

First World War themed concert cancelled

The group is hoping to reschedule the shows for this fall, closer to Remembrance Day.

Sidney Salmon Derby winners

Sports in brief from around the Saanich Peninsula.

Tour Greater Victoria gardens with mom this weekend

Two-day Victoria Conservatory of Music fundraiser promises music and a variety of landscaping

Pat Bay Visitors Centre grand re-opening

The Pat Bay Highway Visitors Centre is officially re-opening to the public on May 15.