Peninsula News Staff

Sidney thieves take new approach ‘punching’ locks, hitting secure underground lots

Sidney thieves take new approach ‘punching’ locks, hitting secure underground lots

Identification, security passes, electronics, binoculars and wallets stolen

Sidney thieves take new approach ‘punching’ locks, hitting secure underground lots
Panthers #9 Tanner Wort is pictured jumping into the shot lane in the defensive end while teammate #18 Matt Sparrow looks to give help where he can. Wort, Sparrow and the Panthers knocked off the Storm 4-3 Monday night. (Courtesy of Gordon Lee Photography)

Panthers claw their way to 3-1 series lead over Storm

Game 5 of Round 1 set for Tuesday in Campbell River

Panthers #9 Tanner Wort is pictured jumping into the shot lane in the defensive end while teammate #18 Matt Sparrow looks to give help where he can. Wort, Sparrow and the Panthers knocked off the Storm 4-3 Monday night. (Courtesy of Gordon Lee Photography)
Riley Braun (left) and Josh Lingard are named co-winners of the Most Valuable Player Award for the Panthers during the annual awards banquet held Sunday night. The presentation was made by Head Coach Brad Tippett. (Gordon Lee Photography)

Panthers face the Storm in Round 1 of playoffs

Game 3 starts at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Panorama

Riley Braun (left) and Josh Lingard are named co-winners of the Most Valuable Player Award for the Panthers during the annual awards banquet held Sunday night. The presentation was made by Head Coach Brad Tippett. (Gordon Lee Photography)
Peninsula Panthers Goaltender Chris Akerman and #4 Skyler Diamond-Burchuk prevent Saanich Braves sniper Gavin Grewal from scoring in third period VIJHL action Friday night. (Gordon Lee Photography)

Panthers claw for playoff positioning

Panthers host the Nanaimo Buccaneers Friday for their final regular season visit

Peninsula Panthers Goaltender Chris Akerman and #4 Skyler Diamond-Burchuk prevent Saanich Braves sniper Gavin Grewal from scoring in third period VIJHL action Friday night. (Gordon Lee Photography)
UPDATED: Head-on crash cleared on Pat Bay Highway at Island View Road

UPDATED: Head-on crash cleared on Pat Bay Highway at Island View Road

Emergency crews cleared the scene at approximately 7 p.m.

UPDATED: Head-on crash cleared on Pat Bay Highway at Island View Road
Participants during the 2018 Tour of Industry stop by the Marine Technology Centre. (Peninsula Chamber)

Peninsula Chamber gears up for annual Tour of Industry

Event showcases local businesses, connects entrepreneurs during tour, luncheon

Participants during the 2018 Tour of Industry stop by the Marine Technology Centre. (Peninsula Chamber)
Grease runs from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2 at Parkland Secondary School in North Saanich. (Courtesy Parkland Secondary)

Parkland musical theatre lights up the stage with Grease

North Saanich school stages show Jan. 30 to Feb. 2

Grease runs from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2 at Parkland Secondary School in North Saanich. (Courtesy Parkland Secondary)
Members of the 100 Women Who Care Saanich Peninsula donated $17,000 to the Mount Newton Centre Society that will enable the non-profit to upgrade its facilities. (Contributed/Brenda Harfield)

Saanich Peninsula 100+ Women Who Care donate $17,000 for centre serving seniors

Mount Newton Centre programs support seniors, caregivers

Members of the 100 Women Who Care Saanich Peninsula donated $17,000 to the Mount Newton Centre Society that will enable the non-profit to upgrade its facilities. (Contributed/Brenda Harfield)
There is still lots to see and do this time of year at Butchart Gardens. (Twitter/Butchart Gardens)

New year, new displays at Butchart Gardens

Indoor garden and historical exhibit runs Jan. 15 until March 17

There is still lots to see and do this time of year at Butchart Gardens. (Twitter/Butchart Gardens)
A big crowd formed in front of Panthers goaltender Connor McKillop in first period action Jan. 11 with Captain Thomas Spink wrapping up Cougars forward Grady Birk. (Gordon Lee photography)

Panthers take out Victoria Cougars in cat fight

Team will next face Saanich Braves, who they trail by 14 points in league play

A big crowd formed in front of Panthers goaltender Connor McKillop in first period action Jan. 11 with Captain Thomas Spink wrapping up Cougars forward Grady Birk. (Gordon Lee photography)
An arrangement of Handel tunes by Barbirolli for the clarinet sets the program with Finzi’s Give bagatelles, played by Rebecca Hissen. (Contributed by Sidney Classical Orchestra)

Sidney Classical Orchestra delves into three centuries of music

Program includes Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and guest clarinetist Rebecca Hissen

An arrangement of Handel tunes by Barbirolli for the clarinet sets the program with Finzi’s Give bagatelles, played by Rebecca Hissen. (Contributed by Sidney Classical Orchestra)
As many as 90 chickens were on the loose across the Peninsula Thursday before local police and firefighters were able to collect some of them into the pickle ball courts at Wain Park. (Contributed/North Saanich Fire Department)

Social media aflutter after 100 chickens corralled on Peninsula

Situation caused quite a stir Thursday morning as cops helped chase down the chickens

As many as 90 chickens were on the loose across the Peninsula Thursday before local police and firefighters were able to collect some of them into the pickle ball courts at Wain Park. (Contributed/North Saanich Fire Department)
Panthers forward No. 14 Bryson Hines gathers in a puck in VIJHL action Friday night in a game against the Kerry Park Islanders. (Gordon Lee photography)

Panthers get the claws out for Friday’s cat fight

Team faces Victoria Cougars after toppling them in December

Panthers forward No. 14 Bryson Hines gathers in a puck in VIJHL action Friday night in a game against the Kerry Park Islanders. (Gordon Lee photography)
(Black Press file photo)

Time to renew your dog licence

Residents also have option to participate in ‘Petiquette’ a CRD rewards program

(Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Plan a safe ride home for New Year’s Eve, ICBC warns

Victoria police will be out conducting roadchecks so take transit. It’s free after 6 p.m.

(Black Press file photo)
Peninsula Panthers gear up for home stretch

Peninsula Panthers gear up for home stretch

Alberta Junior A champ Matt Sparrow is coming off injury and will soon join the team

Peninsula Panthers gear up for home stretch
Two new faces have joined the board of the Victoria Airport Authority. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Holiday parking headaches: overflow parking in effect at Victoria airport

Drivers must pay ahead for length of stay at secondary parking lots

Two new faces have joined the board of the Victoria Airport Authority. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Friday paper delivery delayed

Friday paper delivery delayed

On-going power outages at printing press

Friday paper delivery delayed
Living Wage for Families Campaign Organizer Halena Seiferling and District of Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor. (District of Central Saanich photo)

District of Central Saanich pays a living wage

The living wage in Greater Victoria is $20.50 an hour

Living Wage for Families Campaign Organizer Halena Seiferling and District of Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor. (District of Central Saanich photo)
Panthers No. 8 Josh Lingard and Islanders No. 21 Riley Windsor look to win the draw as the puck is only a split second from hitting the ice during game action Dec. 14. (Gordon Lee photography)

Peninsula Panthers capture pair of important weekend wins

Team will next take on the Saanich Braves Dec. 21 before a two-week Christmas break

Panthers No. 8 Josh Lingard and Islanders No. 21 Riley Windsor look to win the draw as the puck is only a split second from hitting the ice during game action Dec. 14. (Gordon Lee photography)