Kristyn Anthony

(Washington State Ferries)

Sidney-Anacortes ferry back in action

Unforeseen mechanical issues on Washington State Ferries prompted two-week cancellation for international route

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(L-R) Jennifer Mann, Celeste Derksen and Sharon Hope will host a dinner and give short readings from their new self-published books at the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club, Nov. 3. (Contributed/Sharon Hope)

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club to host local authors for dinner, reading

Celeste Derksen, Sharon Hope and Jennifer Mann will present from new self-published releases

(L-R) Jennifer Mann, Celeste Derksen and Sharon Hope will host a dinner and give short readings from their new self-published books at the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club, Nov. 3. (Contributed/Sharon Hope)
Gardeners on staff at Butchart Gardens plant more than 300,000 bulbs from Holland to prepare for the spring bloom. More than 50 gardeners will be busy keeping the grounds thriving year round. (Butchart Gardens/Twitter)

Bustling time for Butchart Gardens as winter nears

Greenhouse tours and annual Christmas dinner already sold out

Gardeners on staff at Butchart Gardens plant more than 300,000 bulbs from Holland to prepare for the spring bloom. More than 50 gardeners will be busy keeping the grounds thriving year round. (Butchart Gardens/Twitter)
Mayor-elect Geoff Orr, centre, speaks with members of the community. (Black Press file photo)

New Peninsula councils reconvene Nov. 5

New Sidney, North Saanich mayors pledge change, partnerships

Mayor-elect Geoff Orr, centre, speaks with members of the community. (Black Press file photo)
Ella Grossert (foreground) has some old-fashioned fun eating a donut on a string at the annual Central Saanich Hallowe’en bonfire, run by the Central Saanich Fire Department. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Bonfires and fireworks mark end of Hallowe’en for Saanich Peninsula

Central and North Saanich fire departments lead annual tradition

Ella Grossert (foreground) has some old-fashioned fun eating a donut on a string at the annual Central Saanich Hallowe’en bonfire, run by the Central Saanich Fire Department. (Hugo Wong/News Staff)
Emma King and Kathryn Parfitt stayed cozy on Treat Street, Wednesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Treat Street a Hallowe’en haven in Sidney

Sidney’s Beacon Avenue was transformed for Hallowe’en into Treat Street, the fourth…

Emma King and Kathryn Parfitt stayed cozy on Treat Street, Wednesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)
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Trick or treat, keep candy wrappers off the street

London Drugs launches province-wide recycling program for ‘hard to process’ packaging

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Rachel McKinnon says she looks forward to a day when, ‘people like me can just focus on competing’ because ‘that’s hard enough.’ (Contributed/Craig Huffman)

Transgender cyclist wins world title, backlash ensues

Victoria native Rachel McKinnon: “All the work that went into that victory, people are attributing to me being trans.’

Rachel McKinnon says she looks forward to a day when, ‘people like me can just focus on competing’ because ‘that’s hard enough.’ (Contributed/Craig Huffman)
“We were blessed to have a super talented opening team in the front and back of house,” says Anna Romeyn, The Courtney Room’s assistant food and beverage manager. (The Courtney Room/Facebook)

Victoria eatery named one of Canada’s best new restaurants

Magnolia Hotel’s Courtney Room named in country’s top 10 best new spots by Air Canada magazine, enRoute

“We were blessed to have a super talented opening team in the front and back of house,” says Anna Romeyn, The Courtney Room’s assistant food and beverage manager. (The Courtney Room/Facebook)
This photo, posted to social media Sunday shows extensive damage to the dining room at Deep Cove Chalet after a fire broke out in the North Saanich restaurant late Saturday evening. (Submitted)

Fire damages Deep Cove Chalet in North Saanich

Decades-old fine dining restaurant on the water suffered interior damage

This photo, posted to social media Sunday shows extensive damage to the dining room at Deep Cove Chalet after a fire broke out in the North Saanich restaurant late Saturday evening. (Submitted)
Sherri Robinson has been the one constant at the Esquimalt Municipal Archives for almost 40 years. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Esquimalt archivist honoured by BC Museum Association

Volunteer helped co-found municipal archives in 1981, still at the helm today

Sherri Robinson has been the one constant at the Esquimalt Municipal Archives for almost 40 years. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Esi Edugyan and her partner, fellow writer Steven Price at a cafe in Colwood. (Don Denton/Black Press)

Victoria author Esi Edugyan continues to receive international accolades

Colwood-based author’s ‘Washington Black’ shortlisted for Andrew Carnegie Medal, Man Booker and Scotiabank Giller Prize

Esi Edugyan and her partner, fellow writer Steven Price at a cafe in Colwood. (Don Denton/Black Press)
Susan Hollis holds a handful of silver thumb tacks she found along the Galloping Goose Trail after one punctured her tire as she cycled to work Wednesday. (Courtesy Susan Hollis)

Thumb tacks spread Gorge Park path marks second spiked location in one day

Earlier Wednesday cyclist found ‘hundreds’ spread across Galloping Goose Trail

Susan Hollis holds a handful of silver thumb tacks she found along the Galloping Goose Trail after one punctured her tire as she cycled to work Wednesday. (Courtesy Susan Hollis)
Susan Hollis holds a handful of silver thumb tacks she found along the Galloping Goose Trail after one punctured her tire as she cycled to work Wednesday. (Contributed)

Victoria cyclist finds thumb tacks spread across Galloping Goose Trail

Rider stopped in her tracks when one punctured tire, found ‘hundreds’ more covered in leaves

Susan Hollis holds a handful of silver thumb tacks she found along the Galloping Goose Trail after one punctured her tire as she cycled to work Wednesday. (Contributed)
Island Health is looking to add 7,400 more adult day programs in the region. (iStock photo)

Vancouver Island seniors to receive funding for day programs

$75M part of ongoing effots to support seniors, adults with disabilities to continue living at home

Island Health is looking to add 7,400 more adult day programs in the region. (iStock photo)
Sooke Brewing Company took home Rookie of the Year among other awards at the 2018 BC Beer Awards in Vancouver. (Contributed)

Island breweries win big at BC Beer Awards

Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing wins Best in Show, Sooke breweries put town on the map

Sooke Brewing Company took home Rookie of the Year among other awards at the 2018 BC Beer Awards in Vancouver. (Contributed)
BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver joins Premier John Horgan and Douglas College student Simka Marshall at a rally for proportional representation in Victoria, Tuesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

‘Your vote matters,’ BC NDP and Greens host proportional representation rally in Victoria

British Columbians have until Nov. 30 to vote in favour of transitioning to PR, ending traditional first-past-the-post system

BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver joins Premier John Horgan and Douglas College student Simka Marshall at a rally for proportional representation in Victoria, Tuesday. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Island Health encourages sexual assault survivors to #TrustYourself

Island Health encourages sexual assault survivors to #TrustYourself

New social media campaign urges survivors of sexual assault to seek medical care

Island Health encourages sexual assault survivors to #TrustYourself
Tommy Ross, Jr. in a 2017 court appearance in Port Angeles with his attorney, Lane Wolfley. (News files)

Man convicted in 1978 Victoria killing dismissed of murder charges in U.S.

Tommy Ross Jr. released Tuesday from Clallam County jail after 40 years behind bars

Tommy Ross, Jr. in a 2017 court appearance in Port Angeles with his attorney, Lane Wolfley. (News files)
Artist’s rendering of Sidney Crossing, a development cancelled due to rising construction costs. (Contributed)

Retail development Sidney Crossing cancelled due to construction costs

Cost-sharing agreement couldn’t be reached for required pedestrian bridge

Artist’s rendering of Sidney Crossing, a development cancelled due to rising construction costs. (Contributed)