Steven Heywood

The Vimy Ridge Memorial.

Greater Victoria to mark 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Battle of the First World War seen as Canada’s ‘coming of age’ on the world stage.

The Vimy Ridge Memorial.
Vessels with BC Ferries could become smoke free in 2017.

BC Ferries passengers to be banned from lower decks; smoking could be thing of the past

Formal announcement on BC Ferries policy changes expected in the new year.

Vessels with BC Ferries could become smoke free in 2017.
Hangars at the 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron in North Saanich. A military member was badly hurt Monday in an industrial incident.

Military member hurt in incident at North Saanich helicopter base

443 Squadron base commander orders investigation into industrial incident.

Hangars at the 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron in North Saanich. A military member was badly hurt Monday in an industrial incident.
North Saanich Mayor Alice Finall introduces the evening’s moderator and guest speakers Tuesday evening. The District and Steelhead LNG hosted an information meeting on the proposed Malahat LNG plant.

Malahat LNG plan floated for North Saanich crowd

Around 600 people came to hear about the project and information from its backers and opponents.

North Saanich Mayor Alice Finall introduces the evening’s moderator and guest speakers Tuesday evening. The District and Steelhead LNG hosted an information meeting on the proposed Malahat LNG plant.
Tsartlip Chief Don Tom

WSANEC chiefs oppose Malahat LNG project

First Nations Chiefs on the east side of the Saanich Inlet are calling on their neighbours to stand with them.

Tsartlip Chief Don Tom
Jason Fletcher and a big crowd at North Saanich's Panorama Rec. Centre celebrate winning an NHL preseason game in the nationwide Kraft Hockeyville contest.

North Saanich’s Panorama Rec. Centre wins NHL preseason game

Hockeyville comes to the Saanich Peninsula in a big way, as Panorama tops national voting.

Jason Fletcher and a big crowd at North Saanich's Panorama Rec. Centre celebrate winning an NHL preseason game in the nationwide Kraft Hockeyville contest.
At Remembrance Day ceremonies Nov. 11

Security ramping up for Remembrance Day

No specific threats received about Nov. 11 but police forces will have added security resources on duty.

At Remembrance Day ceremonies Nov. 11
Department of Fisheries and Oceanes marine mammal rescuers save a young male harbour porpoise stranded on a reef in the Saanich Inlet near Pat Bay on Tuesday.

Stranded porpoise rescued from Saanich Inlet

Male porpoise named Levi in critical condition and in treatment at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Department of Fisheries and Oceanes marine mammal rescuers save a young male harbour porpoise stranded on a reef in the Saanich Inlet near Pat Bay on Tuesday.
Farmers Michael Nyberg

Farmers under siege by developers

Growing south Island population puts pressure on farmland

Farmers Michael Nyberg
The B.C. SPCA seized 45 poodle-bichon frise dogs from a man they say was hoarding them on his Brentwood Bay property.

SPCA seizes 45 dogs from Brentwood Bay home

Owner was hoarding the animals, leading to emotional and physical distress, says B.C. SPCA.

The B.C. SPCA seized 45 poodle-bichon frise dogs from a man they say was hoarding them on his Brentwood Bay property.
This map from Earthquakes Canada shows the epicenter of a 3.3 magnitude quake

Earthquake felt off the coast of Sidney

Small quake, deep in Haro Strait, caused no damage.

This map from Earthquakes Canada shows the epicenter of a 3.3 magnitude quake

Incumbents re-elected to Peninsula Co-op board

Cathie Ounsted, Cathy McIntyre, Ron Gaudet, Mike Fecteau back on board of directors

Vanessa Pattison of the Victoria Makerspace peers through the 3D printer in the computing workshop at a black skull created by the machine. The Makerspace in Central Saanich is home to a diverse range of tools.

The innovative, diverse world of makers

Victoria Makerspace hosts its first Mini Maker Faire to bring together other Island do-it-yourselfers

Vanessa Pattison of the Victoria Makerspace peers through the 3D printer in the computing workshop at a black skull created by the machine. The Makerspace in Central Saanich is home to a diverse range of tools.

New airline could operate out of Victoria International Airport

NorthStar Air hopes to run flights between Victoria and Bamfield - West Coast Trail, Tofino

Teachers’ demonstration will pack ferries

B.C. Ferries warns people of busy sailings as teachers converge on legislature lawns today

Federal NDP leadership hopeful Thomas Mulcair speaks at UVic

Party leader hopeful host meet and greet at University of Victoria today

Rumours of commuter routes from Victoria airport unconfirmed

Victoria International Airport might host WestJet commuter routes to smaller communities

YYJ runways to get first resurfacing in 35 years

Victoria International Airport's main runway could soon undergo $10 million resurfacing

Business picks up at airport in late 2011

Traffic was 2.3 per cent higher in December 2011 than December 2010

Ecstasy pills come in several shapes

Warning: Ecstasy overdose in Saanichton prompts police alert

Peninsula police join in message to warn parents, friends about risks of ecstasy after Saanichton overdose scare last weekend

Ecstasy pills come in several shapes