Peninsula News Staff

The Tsawout First Nation is warning community members that a positive case of COVID-19 was reported by someone who attended the local health centre on June 16, 2020. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Positive case of COVID-19 reported at Tsawout First Nation health centre

Exposure risk low, Island Health advised, nation says

The Tsawout First Nation is warning community members that a positive case of COVID-19 was reported by someone who attended the local health centre on June 16, 2020. (Image courtesy the CDC)
A cougar was spotted in the Island View Beach Regional Park at approximately 7:30 p.m. on June 16. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Saanich police issue warning after cougar spotted at Island View Beach

Regional park a popular spot for dog walkers, campers

A cougar was spotted in the Island View Beach Regional Park at approximately 7:30 p.m. on June 16. (Black Press Media file photo)
When the COVID-19 pandemic started and closed the museum, ‘guard cat and mascot’ Marcus was unable to adjust to getting pampered only twice a day by volunteers. The museum has since found the affectionate feline a forever home. (Courtesy of the B.C. Aviation Museum)

‘Guard cat’ retires early from B.C. Aviation Museum

North Saanich museum finds forever home for mascot Marcus the cat

When the COVID-19 pandemic started and closed the museum, ‘guard cat and mascot’ Marcus was unable to adjust to getting pampered only twice a day by volunteers. The museum has since found the affectionate feline a forever home. (Courtesy of the B.C. Aviation Museum)
Sidney Lions, Peninsula-raised designer craft nearly 200 masks for area seniors

Sidney Lions, Peninsula-raised designer craft nearly 200 masks for area seniors

182 masks were distributed to four Saanich Peninsula care homes

Sidney Lions, Peninsula-raised designer craft nearly 200 masks for area seniors
Look for the results of the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards in a July edition of the Peninsula News Review. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vote for your favourite Peninsula businesses

Voting extended for annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Look for the results of the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards in a July edition of the Peninsula News Review. (Black Press Media file photo)
A parade of staff take to the streets May 22 starting at the tribal school parking lot and heading for all four Wsanec communities on the Saanich Peninsula. (Google Maps)

Lau’welnew Tribal School staff take to the streets to greet students across the Peninsula

Parade tours Tsartlip, Pauquachin, Tseycum and Tsawout Friday, May 22

A parade of staff take to the streets May 22 starting at the tribal school parking lot and heading for all four Wsanec communities on the Saanich Peninsula. (Google Maps)
Major BC Ferries routes had 32,921 passengers over the Victoria Day long weekend. (BC Ferries/Twitter)

Long weekend passengers down 80 per cent on main BC Ferries routes

Health minister says those staying home are helping province move into phase two

Major BC Ferries routes had 32,921 passengers over the Victoria Day long weekend. (BC Ferries/Twitter)
Volunteers install the inspirational banner in Sidney. (Courtesy Peninsula Celebrations Society)

Peninsula Celebrations Society flies inspirational banner in Sidney

Community event organizers urge everyone to enjoy ‘a splash of colour we can all celebrate’

Volunteers install the inspirational banner in Sidney. (Courtesy Peninsula Celebrations Society)
Central Saanich police issued eight tickets on the first day of Canada Road Safety Week. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)

Central Saanich police issue eight speeding tickets to start national road safety week

Unlicensed driver stopped May 13 resulting in seven-day vehicle impound and $644 in fines

Central Saanich police issued eight tickets on the first day of Canada Road Safety Week. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)
Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore is joined by Laine Bennett of the Saanich Peninsula Royal Canadian Legion Branch #37 holding the Canadian Flag, and Malcolm Braisford of the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans Unit #302 holding the Dutch Flag in remembrance of Canada’s role in the liberation of the Netherlands. (Town of Sidney/YouTube)

VIDEO: Sidney joins towns around the world in a ‘Cry for Peace’ on VE-Day

May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore is joined by Laine Bennett of the Saanich Peninsula Royal Canadian Legion Branch #37 holding the Canadian Flag, and Malcolm Braisford of the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans Unit #302 holding the Dutch Flag in remembrance of Canada’s role in the liberation of the Netherlands. (Town of Sidney/YouTube)
VIDEO: Firefighters spark drive-by salute for retiring North Saanich fire chief

VIDEO: Firefighters spark drive-by salute for retiring North Saanich fire chief

Retirement party cancelled under social distancing orders

VIDEO: Firefighters spark drive-by salute for retiring North Saanich fire chief
RCMP are searching for two suspects accused of stealing an electric tricycle during a break-and-entre at a Sidney Canadian Tire. (Photo courtesy Sidney/North Saanich RCMP Detachment)
RCMP are searching for two suspects accused of stealing an electric tricycle during a break-and-entre at a Sidney Canadian Tire. (Photo courtesy Sidney/North Saanich RCMP Detachment)
Otters & Blue Heron by Tsawout First Nation artist Doug LaFortune is featured on a BC Hydro box at 2488 Beacon Ave. as part of Sidney’s 2020 Utility Box Beautification Project. (Town of Sidney website)

Sidney’s BC Hydro boxes to feature Coast Salish art

Art installation part of 14-year beautification program

Otters & Blue Heron by Tsawout First Nation artist Doug LaFortune is featured on a BC Hydro box at 2488 Beacon Ave. as part of Sidney’s 2020 Utility Box Beautification Project. (Town of Sidney website)
The Sidney Fire Department briefly closed Ocean Avenue Wednesday evening after a power pole was fractured at a construction site. (Twitter/SidneyVFire)

Excavation knocks out power for more than 2,500 Sidney residents

Ocean Avenue briefly closed Wednesday evening

The Sidney Fire Department briefly closed Ocean Avenue Wednesday evening after a power pole was fractured at a construction site. (Twitter/SidneyVFire)
The 2020 BC Boat Show is coming to Sidney April 30-May 3. (Courtesy of the BC Yacht Broker’s Association)

BC Boat Show returns to Sidney for 30th anniversary

Large exhibitor showcase brings hundreds of boats to Sidney seaside this spring

The 2020 BC Boat Show is coming to Sidney April 30-May 3. (Courtesy of the BC Yacht Broker’s Association)
The Saanich Peninsula 100 Women Who Care donate $19,200 to Kamps for Kids, a perpetual fund registered with the Victoria Foundation. (Courtesy Kamps for Kids)

Saanich Peninsula women who care keep kids in camps

Group donates $19,200 to Kamps for Kids

The Saanich Peninsula 100 Women Who Care donate $19,200 to Kamps for Kids, a perpetual fund registered with the Victoria Foundation. (Courtesy Kamps for Kids)
Located at 9750 West Saanich Rd., this North Saanich mansion is on the market for $10.25 million. (Realtor.ca photo)

Homes fit for royals for sale in North Saanich

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have returned to Greater Victoria

Located at 9750 West Saanich Rd., this North Saanich mansion is on the market for $10.25 million. (Realtor.ca photo)
The top Saanich Peninsula stories of 2019

The top Saanich Peninsula stories of 2019

These stories caught readers’ attention online at peninsulanewsreview.com

The top Saanich Peninsula stories of 2019
BC Ferries offers sailings between Tsawassen and Swartz Bay every hour until 9 p.m. on Boxing Day. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
BC Ferries offers sailings between Tsawassen and Swartz Bay every hour until 9 p.m. on Boxing Day. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Police executed a search warrant Monday at the Montessori Educare Daycare, located at 7925 East Saanich Rd. in Saanichton. (Google Maps)

One man arrested stemming from allegations at Central Saanich daycare

Police executed a search warrant Monday at Montessori Educare Daycare in Saanichton

Police executed a search warrant Monday at the Montessori Educare Daycare, located at 7925 East Saanich Rd. in Saanichton. (Google Maps)