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Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane of North Saanich.

Power poetry couple to read at Sidney’s Red Brick Café

On Valentine’s Day Eve, poets Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane will launch the new Red Brick Readings series.

Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane of North Saanich.

Elizabeth May speaks in Victoria, Sidney this month

May hosts a town hall-style meeting in Sidney on Jan. 13 at the Mary Winspear Centre.

Peninsula News Review welcomes new reporter

The Peninsula News Review welcomes reporter Angela Cowan to the Saanich Peninsula.

Saanichton’s Hart captains U18 junior women’s hockey team

Micah Hart of Saanichton is in Buffalo, New York this week for the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship.

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.

Olivia, Liam top lists of new baby names in B.C.

Also popular were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava for girls, and Mason, Ethan, Lucas and Benjamin for boys (With interactive charts)

B.C.'s Vital Statistics Agency has released the top baby names chosen in the province in 2013.
UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.

#UsedHelps: Connecting Business with Canadian Charities

It's a first for Canadian buy and sell websites, where sellers can donate the proceeds of their sales directly to national, local charities.

UsedHelps is a new charity crowdfunding initiative from Black Press's Used.com.
The Breitling Jet Team will perform at the 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow.

Aerobatic jet team added to 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow lineup

Breitling Jet Team promises "a meticulously co-ordinated ballet" with seven L-39C Albatros

The Breitling Jet Team will perform at the 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow.
Winning photo for Amateur Photographer of the Year

Amateur photographer contest winners announced

Steve Dutt has been named the Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year

Winning photo for Amateur Photographer of the Year
Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond

Teachers strike mediation hopes rise as Ready talks to BCTF, province

Negotiators for both sides in bitter strike expected to meet as early as today

Mediator Vince Ready arrives to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker and B.C. Public School Employers' Association negotiator Peter Cameron in Richmond
Last year's People's Choice winner was Christina Dutkowski.

Vote for the People’s Choice ‘Best Photo’

Voting for the Next Generation People's Choice photo contest is open until Sept. 7 at midnight

Last year's People's Choice winner was Christina Dutkowski.

First Nations art show on now at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

Unique show and art sale featuring local and national artists runs to Sept. 4.

ARTS BRIEFS: Saanich Peninsula August 13-18

A look at some of the events happening around the Saanich Peninsula this week.

A Victoria Red Eagles slides into home plate

Victoria Red Eagles second at baseball provincials in North Saanich

Campbell River Tyees finally solve Victoria team - and at the right time.

A Victoria Red Eagles slides into home plate

Vintage Retro show comes to Sidney

Mary Winspear Centre welcomes vintage, retro and collectable items on Aug. 31.

Central Saanich resident finds missing smoke marker

Military smoke marker had fallen from a Sea King helicopter during a routine flight.

Stolen property from Sidney recovered

Arrest on the West Shore reveals cache of stolen goods, possibly from recent thefts on the Saanich Peninsula.

This photography

Your Best Shot finalists chosen

More than 2,100 entries received for the second annual contest

This photography
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton reaches out to an audience member during the grand entry of the delegates to the 2014 BC Elders Gathering at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

B.C.’s Elders Gathering in Penticton unique in Canada

More than 3,500 people attended the 38th annual Elders Gathering in Penticton July 7 to 9.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of Penticton reaches out to an audience member during the grand entry of the delegates to the 2014 BC Elders Gathering at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

PENINSULA in BRIEF: News from the Saanich Peninsula

North Saanich council doesn't go for amalgamation referendum request.

Sports in Brief: North Saanich golfer vies for spot

North Saanich golfer Penny Bakiuk (Ardmore) was in a three-way tie for third spot at the B.C. Senior Women’s Championship.