Kristyn Anthony

Deep Cove Chalet, a staple on the Peninsula for nearly 50 years, was damaged by a fire Oct. 28 and the owners have said it is not likely they’ll be able to re-open until spring 2019. (Wolf Depner/News staff)

Fire-ravaged North Saanich restaurant not likely to re-open until spring

Voicemail greeting from owner of Deep Cove Chalet thanks those who have reached out after Oct. 28 kitchen fire

Deep Cove Chalet, a staple on the Peninsula for nearly 50 years, was damaged by a fire Oct. 28 and the owners have said it is not likely they’ll be able to re-open until spring 2019. (Wolf Depner/News staff)
A woman was thrown from her Medichair Tuesday morning after she was struck by a black pickup truck while in the crosswalk at Beacon Avenue and Resthaven Drive. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Woman thrown from mobility scooter in downtown Sidney collision

Pickup truck attempting a right turn struck woman in crosswalk

A woman was thrown from her Medichair Tuesday morning after she was struck by a black pickup truck while in the crosswalk at Beacon Avenue and Resthaven Drive. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
The province introduced legislation Monday to give the green light to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, saying they could be in operation by fall 2019, but local cab companies are not exactly celebrating. (Sidney Taxi photo)

Peninsula cab companies want level playing field with ride-hailing legislation

Taxi services concerned they’ll be undercut by Uber, Lyft

The province introduced legislation Monday to give the green light to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, saying they could be in operation by fall 2019, but local cab companies are not exactly celebrating. (Sidney Taxi photo)
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Canadian Armed Forces to change approach to sexual assault investigations

New program aimed at a more open and transparent process, will consult with civilians, health and law professionals

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The Sir John A. Macdonald statue seen here being driven away from Victoria City Hall, cost more than $30,000 to remove Aug. 11, 2018. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)

New figures show City of Victoria spent $30,000 to remove Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

The Sir John A. Macdonald statue seen here being driven away from Victoria City Hall, cost more than $30,000 to remove Aug. 11, 2018. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)
Rob Clifford (left) is joined by his son Luca and Mike McGregor, unit chief for the Saanichton branch of the BC Ambulance Service, who nominated Clifford for a Good Samaritan Award. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

‘Good Samaritan’ honoured for saving man from capsized canoe

BC Ambulance Service said Rob Clifford’s actions saved man’s life in December 2017 incident

Rob Clifford (left) is joined by his son Luca and Mike McGregor, unit chief for the Saanichton branch of the BC Ambulance Service, who nominated Clifford for a Good Samaritan Award. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
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Car veers off Pat Bay Highway, into pedestrian path near Sidney

Lone driver of the vehicle escaped with minor injuries after crashing into fence around construction site

(Twitter/Sidney Volunteer Fire)
Hunter Lastiwka (left) and Sierra Newlove are part of the Global Perspectives class at Stelly’s Secondary, who will travel to Tanzania in March to build a dormitory for female students in the city of Katesh. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Central Saanich students expect ‘humbling’ trip to Tanzania in 2019

Stelly’s students host gala, raise funds to build dormitory for students in Katesh

Hunter Lastiwka (left) and Sierra Newlove are part of the Global Perspectives class at Stelly’s Secondary, who will travel to Tanzania in March to build a dormitory for female students in the city of Katesh. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Food service workers at the Victoria International Airport demonstrate to bring attention to contract negotiations that have now lasted more than a year-and-a-half with their employer, Compass Group Canada. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Food service workers at Victoria airport protest for second time in four months

Negotiations continue to drag on with employer Compass Group Canada, VAA refuses to engage

Food service workers at the Victoria International Airport demonstrate to bring attention to contract negotiations that have now lasted more than a year-and-a-half with their employer, Compass Group Canada. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Banquo Folk Ensemble will perform at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church on Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. (Contributed/Bill Jamieson)

Banquo Folk Ensemble serenades Sidney

20 years into performing, the ancient music ensemble visits the Peninsula

Banquo Folk Ensemble will perform at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church on Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. (Contributed/Bill Jamieson)
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna announces $5.7 million in early funding for the Indigenous Guardians program at the Institute for Ocean Sciences, Tuesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Feds kickstart Indigenous Guardians program with $5.7M in early funding

Part of $25M announcement from March to commit financial help for First Nations to remain stewards of their land

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna announces $5.7 million in early funding for the Indigenous Guardians program at the Institute for Ocean Sciences, Tuesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Hundreds gathered in front of Sidney Town Hall for Remembrance Day ceremonies Sunday morning. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

WATCH: Hundreds gather in Sidney streets for Remembrance Day ceremony

Parade of Veterans led to cenotaph outside Town Hall for moment of silence, wreath laying

Hundreds gathered in front of Sidney Town Hall for Remembrance Day ceremonies Sunday morning. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Carver Curtis Henry of Pauquachin First Nation (in blue) explains how to lift a canoe he built with the help of students from Kelset Elementary School. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

North Saanich students, Pauquachin Nation carver launch canoe built together

Carver Curtis Henry: “It’s not just about building canoes. It’s about teaching our culture.”

Carver Curtis Henry of Pauquachin First Nation (in blue) explains how to lift a canoe he built with the help of students from Kelset Elementary School. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Seamus Weeks will remain on a national registry for sex offenders for the rest of his life. (Black Press file photo)

Central Saanich man charged with sexual exploitation ‘has a long way to go to not reoffend’

Seamus Weeks was sentenced Oct. 31 to 18 months in jail for various sexual offences conducted online

Seamus Weeks will remain on a national registry for sex offenders for the rest of his life. (Black Press file photo)
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Just 1 per cent of the province has voted in electoral referendum

Early participation in referendum dismal despite active campaigns from NDP, Liberals

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New ALR legislation targets speculation, leaves farmland for farming

New ALR legislation targets speculation, leaves farmland for farming

Agriculture minister Lana Popham introduced Bill 52 in legislature, Monday

New ALR legislation targets speculation, leaves farmland for farming
New Sidney mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith (right) shares a laugh and a congratulations with a resident of the town. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

New Sidney Council sworn in before full house at Town Hall

New mayor eager to work with new council, who he said bring a range of experience and background to new four-year term

New Sidney mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith (right) shares a laugh and a congratulations with a resident of the town. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Adam Olsen is slated to speak during the Sidney Summit, Nov. 10 at the Mary Winspear Centre. (Peninsula News Review/File photo)

Sidney Summit to forge path to sustainability ‘one backyard at a time’

Day-long event brings together advocates, community and leaders to discuss improving local spaces

Adam Olsen is slated to speak during the Sidney Summit, Nov. 10 at the Mary Winspear Centre. (Peninsula News Review/File photo)
A warrant has been issued for 31-year-old Christopher Turner in relation to a domestic assault investigation. (Central Saanich Police)

Central Saanich police search for man in connection to a domestic assault

Christopher Turner, 31, is known to be associated with a grey Dodge Ram

A warrant has been issued for 31-year-old Christopher Turner in relation to a domestic assault investigation. (Central Saanich Police)
The four-year-old male, mixed-breed dog involved in an attack on its owner Friday night in Colwood had a history of being rehomed. (Facebook/Kyla Johnson)

Colwood dog who attacked owner had history of multiple ownership

CRD bylaw officers estimate four-year-old male dog is Pit bull-Mastiff mixed breed

The four-year-old male, mixed-breed dog involved in an attack on its owner Friday night in Colwood had a history of being rehomed. (Facebook/Kyla Johnson)