Peninsula News Staff

Realtor Chace Whitson, left, and builder Carson Shanks, delivered $2,000 in toys to Carey Salvador at the Mary Winspear Centre for the Peninsula Santa’s Helpers toy drive in 2017. The pair purchased the gifts from Buddies Toys in Sidney and challenge their counterparts to do the same or better this season. (Peninsula News Review/File photo)

Donations down, Peninsula Santa’s Helpers worry heading into final week of toy drive

Coin, toy drive supports 250 children registered with the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank

Realtor Chace Whitson, left, and builder Carson Shanks, delivered $2,000 in toys to Carey Salvador at the Mary Winspear Centre for the Peninsula Santa’s Helpers toy drive in 2017. The pair purchased the gifts from Buddies Toys in Sidney and challenge their counterparts to do the same or better this season. (Peninsula News Review/File photo)
Wednesday sailings of the MV Klitsa for 11 a.m. leaving Brentwood Bay and 11:35 leaving Mill Bay are cancelled.

Winds clip ferry sailings between Brentwood Bay, Mill Bay

The 11 a.m. from the Peninsula and 11:35 a.m. from Mill Bay

Wednesday sailings of the MV Klitsa for 11 a.m. leaving Brentwood Bay and 11:35 leaving Mill Bay are cancelled.
The Grinch was spotted on Beacon Avenue in Sidney as the town prepares for the holiday season. (Town of Sidney/Twitter)

The Grinch decks the halls for Sidney’s holiday season

A flurry of holiday events to be had in Sidney this year

The Grinch was spotted on Beacon Avenue in Sidney as the town prepares for the holiday season. (Town of Sidney/Twitter)
The annual Sidney Sparkles Parade is just one of many holiday happening in Sidney over the coming months. (Black Press Media file photo)

Flurry of Yuletide activities coming to Sidney

Sidney Business Improvement Area Society and members organize festive events

The annual Sidney Sparkles Parade is just one of many holiday happening in Sidney over the coming months. (Black Press Media file photo)
Winners of the Vancouver Island ‘MPower Award ’ for best live band, the Ecclestons perform Sunday, Oct. 20 at St. Johns United Church. (Photo courtesy St. Johns United Church)

Celtic vespers welcomes award-winning Ecclestons

Winners of the Vancouver Island MPower Award perform Oct. 20

Winners of the Vancouver Island ‘MPower Award ’ for best live band, the Ecclestons perform Sunday, Oct. 20 at St. Johns United Church. (Photo courtesy St. Johns United Church)
Meet Your Candidates: The battle for your vote heats up in Saanich-Gulf Islands

Meet Your Candidates: The battle for your vote heats up in Saanich-Gulf Islands

Advance voting opens Oct. 11, ahead of the Oct. 21 election

Meet Your Candidates: The battle for your vote heats up in Saanich-Gulf Islands
There were no injuries in a rollover crash at Lochside Drive and Weiler Avenue. (Twitter/Sidney Fire Department)

No injuries reported in Sidney rollover crash

Crash at Lochside and Weiler impacted traffic

There were no injuries in a rollover crash at Lochside Drive and Weiler Avenue. (Twitter/Sidney Fire Department)
The campaign for Elizabeth May, MP and federal Green Party leader, has reported a number of signs missing in the last few days. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Green Party campaign says signs taken from lawns

More than 23 signs missing from Saanich–Gulf Islands riding

The campaign for Elizabeth May, MP and federal Green Party leader, has reported a number of signs missing in the last few days. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Volunteers work on the watershed in 2014. (PeninsulaStreams.ca)

Volunteers needed to work the waterway at Hagan/Graham Creek

Restoration work continues on Peninsula watershed

Volunteers work on the watershed in 2014. (PeninsulaStreams.ca)
Metchosin ‘horse hero’ vying for Horse Canada prize

Metchosin ‘horse hero’ vying for Horse Canada prize

Paula Leweke rescues 10 horses a year from slaughter

Metchosin ‘horse hero’ vying for Horse Canada prize
Peninsula Panthers battle rival Saanich Braves to open season

Peninsula Panthers battle rival Saanich Braves to open season

BCHL hockey returns to Panorama Recreation Centre on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Peninsula Panthers battle rival Saanich Braves to open season
Students play outside Royal Oak Middle School. The Saanich School District has seen a slow but steady increase to student enrollment, but says its found creative ways to create room for new students. (File Photo)
Students play outside Royal Oak Middle School. The Saanich School District has seen a slow but steady increase to student enrollment, but says its found creative ways to create room for new students. (File Photo)
Clayton Fox, manager of Silver Rill Corn, stands in the corn field after a long day of harvesting. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Saanichton corn production keeps popping well into fall

Silver Rill Corn preparing for busy long weekend

Clayton Fox, manager of Silver Rill Corn, stands in the corn field after a long day of harvesting. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Drivers are encouraged to be extra cautious during the Labour Day long weekend, when Vancouver Island sees, on average, more than 300 crashes each year. (Pixabay)

More than 300 crashes on Vancouver Island each Labour Day long weekend: ICBC

ICBC cautions drivers ahead of busy weekend on B.C. roads

Drivers are encouraged to be extra cautious during the Labour Day long weekend, when Vancouver Island sees, on average, more than 300 crashes each year. (Pixabay)
A multi-vehicle crash backed up traffic in both directions on the Pat Bay Highway near Keating Cross Road Thursday afternoon. Hugo Wong/Black Press

Planned highway flyover will meet Pat Bay traffic’s ‘highest priority needs,’ ministry says

Proposed design won’t address truck traffic heading towards the Keating Industrial area

A multi-vehicle crash backed up traffic in both directions on the Pat Bay Highway near Keating Cross Road Thursday afternoon. Hugo Wong/Black Press
Bus driver robbed by passenger in Central Saanich

Bus driver robbed by passenger in Central Saanich

One man in custody following assault

Bus driver robbed by passenger in Central Saanich
Provincial Minister Lisa Beare announces funding for a new overpass on Keating Cross Road at Highway 17. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Federal funding paves way for Pat Bay Highway overpass at Keating Cross Road

Feds to spend $16 million, Central Saanich $2.5 with provincial pricetag pending

Provincial Minister Lisa Beare announces funding for a new overpass on Keating Cross Road at Highway 17. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Pickleballers tackle first fun tourney at newest North Saanch courts

Pickleballers tackle first fun tourney at newest North Saanch courts

Saanich Peninsula Pickleball Association has more than 145 paying members

Pickleballers tackle first fun tourney at newest North Saanch courts
Residents warned of noise and traffic inconvenience during Sidney fire hall demolition
Residents warned of noise and traffic inconvenience during Sidney fire hall demolition
The dark blue 2002 BMW 325Ci the pair are believed to be travelling in was spotted in Vernon on Monday. (RCMP handout)

Missing Victoria pair’s BMW spotted in Vernon

RCMP encourage people to call with information, not just post on social media

The dark blue 2002 BMW 325Ci the pair are believed to be travelling in was spotted in Vernon on Monday. (RCMP handout)