Peninsula News Staff

B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers en route to Mill Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries cancels all sailings on Brentwood-Mill Bay route due to lack of crew

Vancouver Island’s most beautiful shortcut closed for June 7

B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers en route to Mill Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich police hope to locate a suspect driving a white truck related to an early morning break and enter on May 31. (Courtesy Central Saanich Police Service)

Mounted welder swiped from locked Central Saanich industrial area yard

Police seek truck driver who towed off power washer, welder trailer

Central Saanich police hope to locate a suspect driving a white truck related to an early morning break and enter on May 31. (Courtesy Central Saanich Police Service)
Two summer events, hosted by Saanich Peninsula Literacy, offer free books, self-guided story walks and more. (File photo courtesy of Saanich Peninsula Literacy)

Storytime gets a fun summer twist on the Saanich Peninsula

Free books, story walks and more on offer during two events

Two summer events, hosted by Saanich Peninsula Literacy, offer free books, self-guided story walks and more. (File photo courtesy of Saanich Peninsula Literacy)
(Black Press Media file)

UPDATE: Missing Sidney senior not seen since May 17 found safe, says RCMP

The Sidney North Saanich RCMP is seeking public help in locating Nancy Wilde

(Black Press Media file)
The District of North Saanich will have a three-way race to fill a vacant councillor seat, with the nomination period officially closing June 2. The election is set for July 8. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three-way race for vacant North Saanich councillor seat

Three candidates have been confirmed by the district as nomination period ends

The District of North Saanich will have a three-way race to fill a vacant councillor seat, with the nomination period officially closing June 2. The election is set for July 8. (Black Press Media file photo)
Construction on the Keating Cross Road flyover overpass will bring closures and detours starting June 1. (Province of British Columbia/Flickr)

Pat Bay Highway access changes, closures starting in June in Central Saanich

Permanent closures, lane disruptions, detours as overpass project gets underway

Construction on the Keating Cross Road flyover overpass will bring closures and detours starting June 1. (Province of British Columbia/Flickr)
The director of financial services, Stephanie Munro, has been named acting CAO. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich CAO resigns

Tim Tanton has served as CAO since January 2019

The director of financial services, Stephanie Munro, has been named acting CAO. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Seaside Folkn’Fiddle Festival returns to Sidney June 9 to 11. (Seaside Folkn’Fiddle Festival/Facebook)

Seaside Folkn’Fiddle Festival brings world-class talent to Sidney

Performances spread over three days at three venues

The Seaside Folkn’Fiddle Festival returns to Sidney June 9 to 11. (Seaside Folkn’Fiddle Festival/Facebook)
One person remains in hospital after a long weekend rollover crash on Island View Road in Central Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

One person still in hospital after long weekend rollover crash in Central Saanich

Four people sent to hospital, one in critical condition

One person remains in hospital after a long weekend rollover crash on Island View Road in Central Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health says staffing challenges at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital may result in altered overnight emergency department operations, and patients may experience longer than normal waits. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Peninsula Hospital may see overnight ER waits due to staffing challenges

Island Health warned non urgent ER patients may have to wait longer between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Island Health says staffing challenges at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital may result in altered overnight emergency department operations, and patients may experience longer than normal waits. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich Fire Department deployed its first crew of the season on Monday to help fight the wildfires near Fort St. John. (Central Saanich Fire Department/Instagram)

Central Saanich deploys first crew to assist with wildfires

Firefighters prep for busy wildfire season

Central Saanich Fire Department deployed its first crew of the season on Monday to help fight the wildfires near Fort St. John. (Central Saanich Fire Department/Instagram)
Central Saanich Fire Department sent firefighters to train over the weekend at the Wildfire Resiliency and Training Summit in North Vancouver. (Central Saanich Fire Department/Instagram)

Central Saanich firefighters prep for busy wildfire season

Open burning closes Monday for the season

Central Saanich Fire Department sent firefighters to train over the weekend at the Wildfire Resiliency and Training Summit in North Vancouver. (Central Saanich Fire Department/Instagram)
All are welcome at a seafood feast and art auction fundraiser being hosted May 19 at the Tsawout gymnasium. Funds from the event will go to help purchase a new mobile home for Daphne Harry. (Courtesy Karen Harry)

Tsawout family fundraising for long-term housing for community advocate

All are welcome at May 19 seafood feast, art auction fundraiser

All are welcome at a seafood feast and art auction fundraiser being hosted May 19 at the Tsawout gymnasium. Funds from the event will go to help purchase a new mobile home for Daphne Harry. (Courtesy Karen Harry)
Emergency crews tend to a fuel spill on the Pat Bay Highway at Beacon Avenue in Sidney on May 11. (Sidney Fire/Twitter)

UPDATE: Crews clear mysterious fuel spill from Pat Bay Highway

Police, fire, Emcon clean up significant spill Thursday morning

Emergency crews tend to a fuel spill on the Pat Bay Highway at Beacon Avenue in Sidney on May 11. (Sidney Fire/Twitter)
Day program clients feast in a new ‘diner’ thanks to the volunteer efforts of their chef. (Mount Newton Centre Society/Facebook)

Chef cooks up ‘nifty ’50s’ diner atmosphere at Central Saanich care centre

Mount Newton Centre offers day programs, respite for Saanich Peninsula seniors

Day program clients feast in a new ‘diner’ thanks to the volunteer efforts of their chef. (Mount Newton Centre Society/Facebook)
Central Saanich Fire Department installs its 100th sign as part of the district’s reflective address marker program. (Central Saanich Fire Department/Instagram)

100 Central Saanich homes now more visible for emergency responders

Firefighters install 100th reflective marker

Central Saanich Fire Department installs its 100th sign as part of the district’s reflective address marker program. (Central Saanich Fire Department/Instagram)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP stopped a small child driving her pink convertible to positively reinforce her safe driving habits. (Vancouver Island RCMP/Twitter)

Small child stopped by Sidney/North Saanich RCMP for driving carefully

Little girl issued ‘positive ticket’ for driving her bright pink convertible safely

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP stopped a small child driving her pink convertible to positively reinforce her safe driving habits. (Vancouver Island RCMP/Twitter)
Participants in a previous KELSET Elementary School spring fair compete in a sack race. The event returns this year after a three-year hiatus resulted in more than $50,000 in lost revenues. (Courtesy Gary Ng)

‘It’s all for the kids’: North Saanich PAC hopes community support will help make up budget shortfalls

Annual spring fair returns after 3-year hiatus results in more than $50,000 in lost revenues

Participants in a previous KELSET Elementary School spring fair compete in a sack race. The event returns this year after a three-year hiatus resulted in more than $50,000 in lost revenues. (Courtesy Gary Ng)
Central Saanich police are asking for help locating Dau Nguyen last seen on April 26. (Courtesy Central Saanich Police Service)

Police seek missing Vietnamese man last seen in Central Saanich

Dau Nguyen is 33 and 5’8” with a medium build

Central Saanich police are asking for help locating Dau Nguyen last seen on April 26. (Courtesy Central Saanich Police Service)
The Saanich School District is planning to open a new nature-based childcare centre in Central Saanich this fall. (Courtesy of Saanich School District)
The Saanich School District is planning to open a new nature-based childcare centre in Central Saanich this fall. (Courtesy of Saanich School District)