Kristyn Anthony

BC Ferries responded to a boater in distress Monday evening after his boat took on water between Moresby and Portland Islands. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Man rescued from sinking boat off the coast of Vancouver Island

Mayday call came into Coast Guard saying vessel had taken on water, BC Ferries dispatched to scene

BC Ferries responded to a boater in distress Monday evening after his boat took on water between Moresby and Portland Islands. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Unique jewels, coins stolen from Sidney home

Unique jewels, coins stolen from Sidney home

RCMP seeking public’s assistance in recovering items stolen earlier this month

Unique jewels, coins stolen from Sidney home
Former Peninsula Panther Justin Isaac (right) is recovering in hospital after being hit by a car in Beijing where he has been coaching hockey. (GoFundMe)

Former Peninsula hockey coach hit by car in Beijing

Former Panther Justin Isaac needs second operation, friends set up GoFundMe to bring him home

Former Peninsula Panther Justin Isaac (right) is recovering in hospital after being hit by a car in Beijing where he has been coaching hockey. (GoFundMe)
Look for drop boxes like the one at the Peninsula News Review to donate to Coins for Kids. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Help us help others with Coins for Kids

Annual campaign collects coins, toys for children in need across the Peninsula

Look for drop boxes like the one at the Peninsula News Review to donate to Coins for Kids. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
The Victoria International Airport may be small but it will pass the 2 million passenger mark during the holiday season, forecasted to be a busy time for travellers. (iStock)

Travel tips for passing through the Victoria airport this holiday season

It may be small in size but Victoria International Airport was voted one of the top 10 busiest in Canada

The Victoria International Airport may be small but it will pass the 2 million passenger mark during the holiday season, forecasted to be a busy time for travellers. (iStock)
The leaders of various community groups who received donations from the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Club in Sidney pose with the club’s president, Johanna Emerick (centre). (Contributed/Gaye Phillips)

Sidney veterans club raises $29,000 for community organizations

Annual donation directly benefits Guides and Scouts, seniors centres, food bank, among others

The leaders of various community groups who received donations from the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Club in Sidney pose with the club’s president, Johanna Emerick (centre). (Contributed/Gaye Phillips)
Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor (left) brought his Tesla to test out the new electric vehicle charging stations at the District’s public works yard with city staffer Norm Doerksen and Coun. Zeb Young. (Twitter/District of Central Saanich)

Central Saanich plugs in

New charging stations at public services yard first step in transitioning to electric fleet for District

Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor (left) brought his Tesla to test out the new electric vehicle charging stations at the District’s public works yard with city staffer Norm Doerksen and Coun. Zeb Young. (Twitter/District of Central Saanich)
Annual UVic Xmas tree sale goes on despite loss of beloved tree farmer

Annual UVic Xmas tree sale goes on despite loss of beloved tree farmer

Mike Fleming of Saanichton Christmas Tree Farm partnered with students for annual fundraiser for nearly 20 years

Annual UVic Xmas tree sale goes on despite loss of beloved tree farmer
Emily Lewis, 12, smiles as she waits for her call during rehearsal for ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ the annual Christmas pantomime from the Peninsula Players. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ make for Peninsula Christmas pantomime

Production runs Dec. 21 until Dec. 28 at Mary Winspear Centre

Emily Lewis, 12, smiles as she waits for her call during rehearsal for ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ the annual Christmas pantomime from the Peninsula Players. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Const. Meighan de Pass will host the next session of “coffee with a cop” Dec. 19 at Deep Cove Market. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

‘Coffee with a cop’ heads to North Saanich

Semi-regular event branches out to Deep Cove Market, Dec. 19

Const. Meighan de Pass will host the next session of “coffee with a cop” Dec. 19 at Deep Cove Market. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
L-R: Allan Collier, Doug Macfarlane, Ken Burkowski, Ian Cole, and Bill Greaves present Bev Elder, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank (front) with a donation of more than $2,000 on behalf of their curling club. (Contributed/Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank)

North Saanich curling club donates to Peninsula food bank

More than $2,000 in surplus funds raised from 50/50 draws

L-R: Allan Collier, Doug Macfarlane, Ken Burkowski, Ian Cole, and Bill Greaves present Bev Elder, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank (front) with a donation of more than $2,000 on behalf of their curling club. (Contributed/Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank)
Over the past year, the Peninsula Streams Society has held seven beach cleanup events but co-ordinator Brian Koval says the goal now is to educate volunteers on the natural habitat of the shores they work so hard to maintain. (Contributed/Peninsula Streams Society)

Holiday beach cleanup planned for Central Saanich shores

Island View Beach cleanup promises Santa, educational component to maintain local habitat

Over the past year, the Peninsula Streams Society has held seven beach cleanup events but co-ordinator Brian Koval says the goal now is to educate volunteers on the natural habitat of the shores they work so hard to maintain. (Contributed/Peninsula Streams Society)
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Central Saanich looks to mirror ALC cannabis regulations

Amendment to land use bylaw to safeguard ALR land

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(L-R) The team who works behind the scenes to make sure the Sidney Community Christmas dinner goes off without a hitch includes: Kurtis Francis, store manager of Thrifty Foods in Sidney, chef Clara Knight, Patti Sanders of the Mary Winspear Centre, volunteer Sandra Rafferty, Dave Friend who will emcee the event, Santa sidekick Vern England, Dave Alexander, store manager of Save-on-Foods and Wendy Warshawski (seated).

Community Christmas dinner in Sidney ensures no one spends holidays alone

Annual event celebrates 19 years of serving up a festive feast with all the trimmings

(L-R) The team who works behind the scenes to make sure the Sidney Community Christmas dinner goes off without a hitch includes: Kurtis Francis, store manager of Thrifty Foods in Sidney, chef Clara Knight, Patti Sanders of the Mary Winspear Centre, volunteer Sandra Rafferty, Dave Friend who will emcee the event, Santa sidekick Vern England, Dave Alexander, store manager of Save-on-Foods and Wendy Warshawski (seated).
Star Cinema owner Sandy Oliver wanted to find a way to give back to the community while celebrating the 20th anniversary of the beloved Sidney movie theatre. (Black Press file photo)

Star Cinema in Sidney turns 20th anniversary celebration into fundraiser

Event one of the last as theatre plans to re-open in new Fifth Street location in January

Star Cinema owner Sandy Oliver wanted to find a way to give back to the community while celebrating the 20th anniversary of the beloved Sidney movie theatre. (Black Press file photo)
District of North Saanich announces new CAO

District of North Saanich announces new CAO

Tim Tanton brings more than 20 years of municipal, regional experience to new role

District of North Saanich announces new CAO
Sidney volunteer firefighter Rick Toogood (left) joins Brian Thomas of North Saanich Fire Rescue, Bev Elder of the Saanich Peninsula Food Bank, Pat Robbins and Central Saanich firefighter Kirk Tamburino as they embark on the annual Peninsula Firefighters Food Drive, Dec. 15. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Peninsula firefighters look to the community for help in giving back

Annual food drive will collect donations of food, cash or cheque in neighbourhoods throughout the Peninsula, Dec. 15

Sidney volunteer firefighter Rick Toogood (left) joins Brian Thomas of North Saanich Fire Rescue, Bev Elder of the Saanich Peninsula Food Bank, Pat Robbins and Central Saanich firefighter Kirk Tamburino as they embark on the annual Peninsula Firefighters Food Drive, Dec. 15. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Peter Garnham (left) and Alyssa Gerwing of the Sidney Museum show off a small fraction of the hundreds of toys they will display for the Toys ‘n’ Teddy Bears of Christmas Past exhibit. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Sidney Museum kicks it up a notch with Christmas toy exhibit

Throwback Thursday all month long with retro toys on display during annual holiday show

Peter Garnham (left) and Alyssa Gerwing of the Sidney Museum show off a small fraction of the hundreds of toys they will display for the Toys ‘n’ Teddy Bears of Christmas Past exhibit. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Food service workers at Victoria International Airport, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, rally outside the arrivals gate in July. (Peninsula News Review file photo)

Victoria airport workers reach contract agreement

Negotiations dragged on for a year-and-a-half with requests for better wages, job security

Food service workers at Victoria International Airport, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, rally outside the arrivals gate in July. (Peninsula News Review file photo)
The Linden Singers perform traditional Christmas carols for passerby on Beacon Avenue, Sunday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Linden Singers bring sounds of Christmas to Sidney streets

Traditional carolers will perform each weekend afternoon until Dec. 23

The Linden Singers perform traditional Christmas carols for passerby on Beacon Avenue, Sunday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)