Kristyn Anthony

WATCH: Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade lights up Beacon Avenue

WATCH: Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade lights up Beacon Avenue

Annual holiday magic felt throughout Sidney streets as Santa came to town

WATCH: Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade lights up Beacon Avenue
(Metro-Creative Graphics)

Take the Sidney Gingerbread challenge

Hunt through downtown businesses for hidden gingerbread houses and a chance to win

(Metro-Creative Graphics)
Bob Henderson, second from right, was a member of 443 Squadron, killed in a 1994 helicopter crash near Saint John, N.B. (Contributed by Sharyl-Ann Henderson)

‘He would be so honoured’: Squadron mate looks to memorialize pilots killed in Sea King crash

Fellow airman, widow of pilot killed in 1994 crash petition for memorial sign along Pat Bay Highway

Bob Henderson, second from right, was a member of 443 Squadron, killed in a 1994 helicopter crash near Saint John, N.B. (Contributed by Sharyl-Ann Henderson)
BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver joins Premier John Horgan and Douglas College student Simka Marshall at a rally for Proportional Representation rally in Victoria, Oct. 23. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Vancouver Island communities top voter participation in electoral referendum

Parksville-Qualicum, Saanich North and the Islands, Oak Bay-Gordon Head cast most ballots

BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver joins Premier John Horgan and Douglas College student Simka Marshall at a rally for Proportional Representation rally in Victoria, Oct. 23. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
District of North Saanich Municipal Hall. (Black Press file photo)

North Saanich faces city hall vacancies

District needs to fill lead administrator, councillor roles

District of North Saanich Municipal Hall. (Black Press file photo)
Sand spit-dune habitat on James Island’s north spit – critical habitat for several endangered species. (Contributed/Nature Conservancy of Canada)

Tsawout Nation to hold fundraiser for James Island lawsuit costs

First Nation suing B.C., Canada for return of territory lost after Douglas treaties

Sand spit-dune habitat on James Island’s north spit – critical habitat for several endangered species. (Contributed/Nature Conservancy of Canada)
The Royal Canadian Air Force will retire its fleet of CH-124 Sea King helicopters after 55 years in use. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Royal Canadian Air Force retires CH-124 Sea King helicopters

Fleet will be replaced with CH-148 Cyclone aircraft at 443 Squadron in Patricia Bay

The Royal Canadian Air Force will retire its fleet of CH-124 Sea King helicopters after 55 years in use. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Mathew Stotyn, a Coast Capital employee in Sidney, not only donates his money but also his time, volunteering some 60 hours this year alone as well as his dedication to the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department. (Contributed)

Coast Capital in Sidney honours ‘Giving Tuesday’

Employees donate to local organizations, honour employee, a member of Sidney Volunteer Fire Department

Mathew Stotyn, a Coast Capital employee in Sidney, not only donates his money but also his time, volunteering some 60 hours this year alone as well as his dedication to the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department. (Contributed)
Members of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department battle the flames from a van that caught on fire Sunday evening on Resthaven Drive. (Contributed/Stacey Potter)

Van erupts into flames on Sidney street

Fire crews extinguish fire with no injuries reported, van a complete loss

Members of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department battle the flames from a van that caught on fire Sunday evening on Resthaven Drive. (Contributed/Stacey Potter)
The Magic of Christmas lights up Butchart Gardens from Dec. 1 until Jan. 6. (Twitter/Destination Greater Victoria)

Butchart Gardens invites you to the ‘Magic of Christmas’

Holiday celebration includes light installation, brass band with carollers, ice skating with Victoria Royals

The Magic of Christmas lights up Butchart Gardens from Dec. 1 until Jan. 6. (Twitter/Destination Greater Victoria)
Two new faces have joined the board of the Victoria Airport Authority. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Victoria Airport Authority announces two new board members

Allan Haynes and Paul Gerrard will represent Saanich, CRD respectively

Two new faces have joined the board of the Victoria Airport Authority. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Virginia MacLeod, librarian with the VIRL, reads to children at Sidney All Care Residence, having moved the weekly story time program to the care facility during renovations at the Sidney branch, bringing generations together for stories, songs and exercise. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

‘From 1 to 100’: Story time in Sidney written for all ages

Programming for readers 5 years and younger finds new location, more readers at local nursing home

Virginia MacLeod, librarian with the VIRL, reads to children at Sidney All Care Residence, having moved the weekly story time program to the care facility during renovations at the Sidney branch, bringing generations together for stories, songs and exercise. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
An increasing number of VIRL.bc.ca users are accessing the site on mobile devices. (Contributed/VIRL)

Vancouver Island Regional Library to launch new website

For Sidney users awaiting branch renovations, new digital resource to improve service

An increasing number of VIRL.bc.ca users are accessing the site on mobile devices. (Contributed/VIRL)
(Peninsula News Review file photo)

North Saanich councillor resigns one month after election

Joscelyn Barnard announced resignation on Nov. 22

(Peninsula News Review file photo)
Cindy Koira, who attends Stelly’s Secondary, says she’d like to see a golf program implemented as part the athletics program at the school. (Contributed/Shubha Hosalli Koira)

‘One stroke at a time’: Stelly’s golfer a steady champ

Cindy Koira named Vikes girls champion, with provincial and international tournament appearances

Cindy Koira, who attends Stelly’s Secondary, says she’d like to see a golf program implemented as part the athletics program at the school. (Contributed/Shubha Hosalli Koira)
The Eryn Sharpe Trio will take the stage at St. John’s United Church, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. (Facebook/Eryn Sharpe Trio)

Eryn Sharpe Trio next on the Jazz Vespers stage

North Saanich concert takes place Dec. 2 at St. John’s United Church

The Eryn Sharpe Trio will take the stage at St. John’s United Church, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. (Facebook/Eryn Sharpe Trio)
(BC Ferries photo)

BC Ferries sees net earnings of $90M in second quarter

Net earnings are down as a result of lowering fares, adding more sailings to meet customer demand according to report

(BC Ferries photo)
Roughly 25 per cent of registered voters across B.C. have returned ballot packages

Roughly 25 per cent of registered voters across B.C. have returned ballot packages

810,000 ballot packages received by Wednesday morning

Roughly 25 per cent of registered voters across B.C. have returned ballot packages
A public hearing to engage in the future of Resthaven, Rathdown and Brethour parks is slated for Dec. 6 at the Mary Winspear Centre. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Phase two of public hearing for Sidney parks Dec. 6

Improvements to Resthaven, Rathdown and Brethour parks on the agenda for meeting with town, planning staff

A public hearing to engage in the future of Resthaven, Rathdown and Brethour parks is slated for Dec. 6 at the Mary Winspear Centre. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Rowers make their way across Elk Lake at sunset. (Arnold Lim/News staff)

Algae bloom at Elk Lake prompts CRD advisory notice

Reappearance of blue-green algae lethal to dogs a constant concern for water quality

Rowers make their way across Elk Lake at sunset. (Arnold Lim/News staff)