Lauren Coulter

Rob MacGregor and Gloria Dol in the new Saanich Fairground riding ring.

Riding ring ready for fall fair

The Saanich Fairgrounds put in a new riding ring, which management and users alike say is well worth the cost.

Rob MacGregor and Gloria Dol in the new Saanich Fairground riding ring.

The Archers host EP release show at Mary Winspear

Celebrating the release of their debut EP, Much More Than Merry Men, local teen band The Archers will be hosting a show at the Mary Winspear Centre Aug. 26.

Music school finds a fitting home

Sidney Community Music School finds new locations around Saanich Peninsula

Trust set up for fire victims

A Pauquachin family rebuilds after fire destroyed their home

Toward a cure with a kayak

New and experienced kayakers wanted for annual cancer fundraiser

Renata Herberger

Mermaid to swim inlet

Costa Rica projects inspire local awareness swim

Renata Herberger

Horse-hanging trial verdict delayed until September

The trial for two men accused of starving and hanging a horse came to an end this week with the decision to adjourn the verdict until September.

Amateur radio league tests radio bus

The local branch of the Amateur Radio Relay League got the opportunity to test out its new emergency response radio bus when it participated in the North America-wide annual radio Field Day

The winning signage sits outside of a Sidney candy store.

Sign shop gets ‘sweet’ honour

Local shop Peninsula Signs was recognized in a national competition this month for its brightly coloured 3-D work on Sidney candy store Lolly Gobble.

The winning signage sits outside of a Sidney candy store.

Malawi girls school holds first graduation

In November 2010, the Peninsula News Review told the story of Atsikana Pa Ulendo (Girls on the Move), a girls secondary school in Malawi, Africa

Sunglasses make the sun safer for everyone.

As the sun goes up, bring out the shades

Sunglasses essential in protecting eyes against sun

Sunglasses make the sun safer for everyone.

Holiday spirit in July

It may be months away, but John Doyle of Doyle and Bond garden design is already in the Christmas spirit.

Parkland secondary school student Dan Pedlow is given the Sprit of Parkland Senior Award presented by Stanya Watson.

Parkland secondary students clean up at awards ceremony

Thousands of dollars worth of scholarships and other awards were handed out to deserving Parkland secondary school students at the school’s annual awards day, held on June 29.

Parkland secondary school student Dan Pedlow is given the Sprit of Parkland Senior Award presented by Stanya Watson.
Workers add tile to the Old School Hall Society’s Slate Wall of Recognition

Donors recognized in school tile work

The heritage society that oversees the restoration of the old West Saanich School in Brentwood Bay, is celebrating its supporters with a new donor recognition tile wall, built in front of the school at Pioneer Park.

Workers add tile to the Old School Hall Society’s Slate Wall of Recognition
North Saanich fire crews douse the flames on a home in the Pauquachin community.

Family dog rescued from house fire that destroys Pauquachin home

A North Saanich home was quickly engulfed by a blazing house fire Thursday morning, but fire crews say everyone inside the home at the time — including the family dog — made it out alive.

North Saanich fire crews douse the flames on a home in the Pauquachin community.

Tennis event raises money for adventure

Panorama Recreation Centre hosted its first Rally for the Kids late last month, raising more than $8,000 for adventure therapy program Power to Be.

Volunteer’s work helps purple martin population increase

The Lower Vancouver Island purple martin, thanks to help from the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, has soared in numbers from a low of 10 pairs to more than 800 pairs in the last few years

‘Selfless’ secretary marks end of an era

Kelset school secretary Bonnie Patterson celebrates retirement