Peninsula News Staff

Google Maps shows significant impact after a Tuesday (Feb. 7) morning crash on the Pat Bay Highway. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Pat Bay Highway cleared after morning crash, vehicle fire

Pooling water may have contributed to a crash north of Sayward Road

Google Maps shows significant impact after a Tuesday (Feb. 7) morning crash on the Pat Bay Highway. (Google Maps)
Category 12 Brewing in Central Saanich has launched a new line of gluten-removed beers and is backing up that claim with per-batch independent testing published on its website. (Courtesy Category 12 Brewing)

Central Saanich brewers unleash power of science with line of ‘gluten-removed’ beer

Category 12 Brewing is also publishing per-batch independent reports on gluten content

Category 12 Brewing in Central Saanich has launched a new line of gluten-removed beers and is backing up that claim with per-batch independent testing published on its website. (Courtesy Category 12 Brewing)
Central Saanich Police Service issued a warning Tuesday after receiving multiple reports of the grandparent scam. (Black Press Media file)
Central Saanich Police Service issued a warning Tuesday after receiving multiple reports of the grandparent scam. (Black Press Media file)
Sidney resident Jimmy Queenanewest shot this video as he travelled on a ferry toward Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay on Jan. 5. (Courtesy of Jimmy Queenanewest)

VIDEO: BC Ferries vessel gets hammered with waves during bomb cyclone

Sidney resident Jimmy Queenanewest captures video between Victoria, Vancouver

Sidney resident Jimmy Queenanewest shot this video as he travelled on a ferry toward Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay on Jan. 5. (Courtesy of Jimmy Queenanewest)
BC Ferries has cancelled more sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cancelled sailings, full boats between Vancouver, Victoria

BC Ferries cancels 2 sailings, sees 4-sailing wait between Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen

BC Ferries has cancelled more sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media file photo)
Peninsula Panthers forward Logan Speirs and owner Pete Zubersky console grandfather Don Colegrave during a memorial ceremony for Grant Gilbertson at the Panorama Recreation Centre. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

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Peninsula Panthers forward Logan Speirs and owner Pete Zubersky console grandfather Don Colegrave during a memorial ceremony for Grant Gilbertson at the Panorama Recreation Centre. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Crime Stoppers shares a photo to help Sidney/North Saanich RCMP find suspect after red, soft-sided suitcase disappears Peninsula-bound bus on Sunday, Nov. 20 around 1:30 p.m. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)

Police seek suspect after suitcase stolen on airport-bound bus

Suitecase owner returned home to Ontario Nov. 20 without all her belongings

Crime Stoppers shares a photo to help Sidney/North Saanich RCMP find suspect after red, soft-sided suitcase disappears Peninsula-bound bus on Sunday, Nov. 20 around 1:30 p.m. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers/Facebook)
BC Ferries vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries gears up for the holiday season with more than 150 extra sailings

110 sailings added between Vancouver, Victoria

BC Ferries vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries has cancelled its Tuesday afternoon and evening sailings between Greater Victoria and the Lower Mainland. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries cancels sailings between Greater Victoria, mainland

Adverse weather conditions cause 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. sailings to be cancelled

BC Ferries has cancelled its Tuesday afternoon and evening sailings between Greater Victoria and the Lower Mainland. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews responded to a partially submerged vessel off the coast of Sidney. (Courtesy Jeff Tomlin)

Vessel remains partially submerged in Sidney’s Roberts Bay

Coast Guard, spill response crews called out to incident Tuesday morning

Crews responded to a partially submerged vessel off the coast of Sidney. (Courtesy Jeff Tomlin)
Volunteers work to clear invasive plants from Cuthbert Holmes Park in Saanich on Nov. 12. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Green Team)

PHOTOS: Volunteers connect with nature and clean up Saanich, Sidney parks

Greater Victoria Green Team tackled Cuthbert Holmes Saturday, Peter Grant on Sunday

Volunteers work to clear invasive plants from Cuthbert Holmes Park in Saanich on Nov. 12. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Green Team)
KELSET Elementary School principal Tassie Harris (left) and Knights of Columbus Sidney trustee Joe Bourdeau with a jacket the group gave to a student at the school. (Courtesy of Joe Bourdeau)

Knights of Columbus Sidney donates coats to kids

Some Ukrainian refugees received coats at Parkland Secondary School

KELSET Elementary School principal Tassie Harris (left) and Knights of Columbus Sidney trustee Joe Bourdeau with a jacket the group gave to a student at the school. (Courtesy of Joe Bourdeau)
The Victoria International Airport has a new garden on the property aimed at supporting critical pollinators in the environment. (Courtesy Victoria Airport Authority)

Victoria International Airport adds pollinator garden to YYJ grounds

More than 2,000 native species will be planted in 1,100 square metres of garden

The Victoria International Airport has a new garden on the property aimed at supporting critical pollinators in the environment. (Courtesy Victoria Airport Authority)
Several Sidney/North Saanich RCMP vehicles and officers at Beacon Avenue and Highway 17 on Oct. 13 around 4:30 p.m. for what turned out to be a false alarm. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

High-risk police response blamed on 2 false alarms, say Sidney/North Saanich RCMP

Individual in distress, false panic alarm to blame

Several Sidney/North Saanich RCMP vehicles and officers at Beacon Avenue and Highway 17 on Oct. 13 around 4:30 p.m. for what turned out to be a false alarm. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Coastal Celebration sails through Active Pass, which it won’t for the next several months, says BC Ferries. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries warns of route changes, longer passage as Coastal Celebration skips Active Pass

Mechanical issues mean trip will take 15 minutes longer between North Saanich, Tsawwassen

Coastal Celebration sails through Active Pass, which it won’t for the next several months, says BC Ferries. (Black Press Media file photo)
Former Sidney firefighter Ted Clarke celebrates his 100th birthday with a fire brigade parade and photo with Mayor Cliff McNeill-Smith (left) and Deputy Fire Chief Mike Harman (right). (Town of Sidney/Facebook)

Sidney fire brigade parade marks 100th birthday of former firefighter

Sunday drive-by salute honours former town superintendent of public works

Former Sidney firefighter Ted Clarke celebrates his 100th birthday with a fire brigade parade and photo with Mayor Cliff McNeill-Smith (left) and Deputy Fire Chief Mike Harman (right). (Town of Sidney/Facebook)
Sherry Brydson, owner of De Havilland Canada and Suromitra Sanatani, Canada Post’s chair of the board of directors, unveil the DHC-2 Beaver postage stamp at Viking Air Ltd. (Courtesy of CNW Group/De Havilland Aircraft of Canada)

New stamp featuring iconic bush plane unveiled at Viking Air

The stamp, featuring the DHC-2 Beaver, joins the new Canadians in Flight series

Sherry Brydson, owner of De Havilland Canada and Suromitra Sanatani, Canada Post’s chair of the board of directors, unveil the DHC-2 Beaver postage stamp at Viking Air Ltd. (Courtesy of CNW Group/De Havilland Aircraft of Canada)
Keven Elder and Elsie McMurphy will fill North Saanich’s two seats on the Saanich School District board.

Keven Elder and Elsie McMurphy elected to Saanich School District board

Two North Saanich representatives elected while other five trustees acclaimed

Keven Elder and Elsie McMurphy will fill North Saanich’s two seats on the Saanich School District board.
The BC Ferries terminal at Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man banned from BC Ferries drops wig, odd accent, flees police

Quadra Island RCMP are investigating incident

The BC Ferries terminal at Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rest Haven Angels members walk to hit a marathon milestone and raise funds for Broadmead Care (Courtesy Rest Haven Lodge)

Sidney seniors track fundraising mileage

Broadmead provides day programs and care for more than 400 veterans and seniors in Greater Victoria

Rest Haven Angels members walk to hit a marathon milestone and raise funds for Broadmead Care (Courtesy Rest Haven Lodge)
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