Peninsula News Staff

There isn’t much left these days that costs just $1 – but starting Monday that’s what a coffee will run you at McDonald’s. (Twitter/McDonaldsCanada)

McDonald’s brings back $1 coffee

Deal runs from Nov. 19 until Dec. 16 in Greater Victoria

There isn’t much left these days that costs just $1 – but starting Monday that’s what a coffee will run you at McDonald’s. (Twitter/McDonaldsCanada)
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MLA invites community to weigh in on transportation issues in Sidney

Adam Olsen invites Peninsula residents to share questions, concerns at Nov. 24 gathering

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Lined with book shops, clothing boutiques and countless cafes and restaurants, Sidney’s Beacon Avenue ends with a picturesque view of the Salish Sea. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

‘Book nerds unite!’ Sidney voted one of Canada’s most cozy cities

Coveted for its bookstores and picturesque views, Expedia.ca ranks town No. 12 on list of 55 cities

Lined with book shops, clothing boutiques and countless cafes and restaurants, Sidney’s Beacon Avenue ends with a picturesque view of the Salish Sea. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Food service workers at the Victoria International Airport participate in a demonstration Nov. 14 to bring attention to contract negotiations that have now lasted more than a year-and-a-half with their employer, Compass Group Canada. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Company employing Victoria airport workers responds to demonstration

Food service workers rallied Wednesday to draw attention to long-running negotiations with employer, Compass Group Canada

Food service workers at the Victoria International Airport participate in a demonstration Nov. 14 to bring attention to contract negotiations that have now lasted more than a year-and-a-half with their employer, Compass Group Canada. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
Stephen Brown, music director of the Sidney Classical Orchestra, will premiere a piece of his own during the 2018-19 season, a four-concert series that begins Nov. 23 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. (Contributed/Stephen Brown)

Sidney Classical Orchestra returns with four-concert season

Music director Stephen Brown will premiere piece of his own, along with Bach, Handel

Stephen Brown, music director of the Sidney Classical Orchestra, will premiere a piece of his own during the 2018-19 season, a four-concert series that begins Nov. 23 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church. (Contributed/Stephen Brown)
Ceremonies are taking place across Greater Victoria on Sunday to mark Remembrance Day, including the largest at the cenotaph on the legislative grounds in downtown Victoria. (Black Press file photo)

Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place across Greater Victoria

Most ceremonies start at 10:50 on Sunday, Nov. 11

Ceremonies are taking place across Greater Victoria on Sunday to mark Remembrance Day, including the largest at the cenotaph on the legislative grounds in downtown Victoria. (Black Press file photo)
Central Saanich to unveil cenotaph in Remembrance Day ceremony

Central Saanich to unveil cenotaph in Remembrance Day ceremony

Ceremony marks first time honouring veterans in new location at Pioneer Park

Central Saanich to unveil cenotaph in Remembrance Day ceremony
The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is looking to identify a man believed to be connected with stolen credit cards. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

Police looking to identify man allegedly using stolen credit cards

Several credit cards were used after being stolen from vehicles in Sidney

The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is looking to identify a man believed to be connected with stolen credit cards. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
Central Saanich Christmas tree farmer passes unexpectedly

Central Saanich Christmas tree farmer passes unexpectedly

A celebration of life is planned for Mike Fleming on Nov. 11

Central Saanich Christmas tree farmer passes unexpectedly
Panthers’ Riley Braun is nothing but smiles after scoring last Friday night while linemate Tanner Wort enjoys the celebration. (Gordon Lee photography)

Peninsula Panthers edge out Oceanside Generals on home ice

Team now on a seven-game streak on home ice, president says it’s bringing in more fans than ever

Panthers’ Riley Braun is nothing but smiles after scoring last Friday night while linemate Tanner Wort enjoys the celebration. (Gordon Lee photography)
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP and many other emergency services assisted a woman 400 feet from shore on Friday morning. (Black Press File)

Woman rescued off coast of Vancouver Island near Sidney

First responders assist woman 400 feet away from shore

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP and many other emergency services assisted a woman 400 feet from shore on Friday morning. (Black Press File)
RCMP seek missing Sidney man

RCMP seek missing Sidney man

Jeffrey Parry was last seen in Lochside area of Sidney Hallowe’en night

RCMP seek missing Sidney man
Police are looking for missing 28-year-old Howard Baker, who was last seen in Sidney on Oct. 28. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

UPDATE: Sidney/North Saanich RCMP locate missing man

Howard Baker was the subject of a search and rescue mission Wednesday morning

Police are looking for missing 28-year-old Howard Baker, who was last seen in Sidney on Oct. 28. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
Police are looking for missing 28-year-old Howard Baker, who was last seen in Sidney on Oct. 28. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

UPDATE: Sidney/North Saanich RCMP locate missing Sidney man

Howard Baker, 28, was last seen on Oct. 28 and found safely Oct. 31

Police are looking for missing 28-year-old Howard Baker, who was last seen in Sidney on Oct. 28. (Photos courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
Smash your pumpkin for a good cause at Heritage Acres

Smash your pumpkin for a good cause at Heritage Acres

Smash CF goes Saturday, Nov. 3

Smash your pumpkin for a good cause at Heritage Acres
UPDATED: Geoff Orr elected mayor of North Saanich
UPDATED: Geoff Orr elected mayor of North Saanich
This will be the first time North America has hosted the World Rowing Coastal Championships. (Twitter/wrcc2018)

Sidney hosting world rowing coastal championships this weekend

More than 400 rowers from 24 countries will be taking part in the four-day event

This will be the first time North America has hosted the World Rowing Coastal Championships. (Twitter/wrcc2018)
Passengers at the Victoria International Airport line up at the security screening entrance during the start of the BC Day long weekend. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Victoria airport hosts cannabis information session

Oct. 11 event features RCMP, Island Health and airport authority

Passengers at the Victoria International Airport line up at the security screening entrance during the start of the BC Day long weekend. (Steven Heywood/News staff)
Panthers #11 Joe Stafford-Veale and #20 Jonah Ragsdale outwork two Comox Valley Glacier Kings forwards last Friday night. Ragsdale was the worse for wear as he came out of the game with a banged up shoulder. (Gordon Lee Photography)

Peninsula Panthers continue point streak

Peninsula VIJHL team plays Westshore Wolves this Friday night

Panthers #11 Joe Stafford-Veale and #20 Jonah Ragsdale outwork two Comox Valley Glacier Kings forwards last Friday night. Ragsdale was the worse for wear as he came out of the game with a banged up shoulder. (Gordon Lee Photography)
BC Ferries is looking for Canadian shipyards to provide expressions of interest to build five new ships. (BC Ferries photo)

BC Ferries wants five new ships

Sights set on Canadian shipyards to build vessels for local routes

BC Ferries is looking for Canadian shipyards to provide expressions of interest to build five new ships. (BC Ferries photo)