Peninsula News Staff

In January, six flights with cases of COVID-19 onboard have landed at the Victoria International Airport so far. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two new COVID-19 exposures reported on flights to Victoria

A Jan. 10 flight from Toronto and Jan. 11 flight from Calgary were affected

In January, six flights with cases of COVID-19 onboard have landed at the Victoria International Airport so far. (Black Press Media file photo)
Johnathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges including sex-related offences against children and accessing, possessing and making or publishing child pornography. (Courtesy of Saanich Police)

Sentencing date moved for Saanich nanny guilty of child porn charges

Johnathon Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight sex offences against children

Johnathan Lee Robichaud pleaded guilty to eight charges including sex-related offences against children and accessing, possessing and making or publishing child pornography. (Courtesy of Saanich Police)
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Central Saanich police looking to reunite lost diamond ring with rightful owner

Ring found during the summer at Centennial Park

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Central Saanich police say a Friday morning collision on the Pat Bay Highway left one woman with a minor head injury and an injured foot. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: One person sustains head, foot injury following Pat Bay Highway collision

Rain, poor visibility likely the cause, Central Saanich police say

Central Saanich police say a Friday morning collision on the Pat Bay Highway left one woman with a minor head injury and an injured foot. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Ferries has cancelled two sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen Jan. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferries cancelled between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay due to adverse weather

11 a.m. sailing to Tsawwassen, 1 p.m. sailing to Swartz Bay cancelled

B.C. Ferries has cancelled two sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen Jan. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
A previous Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society Spring Show exhibition space. Organizers are hopeful their 2021 show will happen at the Mary Winspear Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Peninsula artists plan pandemic-friendly spring art show

Annual SPAC show set to return to Mary Winspear Centre for 2021

A previous Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society Spring Show exhibition space. Organizers are hopeful their 2021 show will happen at the Mary Winspear Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jen Rashleigh, director of partner and community engagement for Circular Farm, says the Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture, will become a community hub for agriculture. (Black Press Media file photo)

Looking back at the top Peninsula stories of 2020

Five stories that captured the interest of Peninsula News Review readers over the past year

Jen Rashleigh, director of partner and community engagement for Circular Farm, says the Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture, will become a community hub for agriculture. (Black Press Media file photo)
Fans check out the Space Police sets of Lego at the Sidney Museum in 2019. In 2021, visitors must wear masks, and book an appointment. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney Museum kicks off 50th year with Lego display, by appointment

Popular annual event still a go with pandemic protocols in place

Fans check out the Space Police sets of Lego at the Sidney Museum in 2019. In 2021, visitors must wear masks, and book an appointment. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Central Saanich Police Service is reminding drivers to completely clear snow from their vehicles before driving after this motorist was issued a $173 fine. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)

Central Saanich police ticket driver for failing to clear snow from vehicle

$173 fine handed out for more than a foot of snow on vehicle’s roof

The Central Saanich Police Service is reminding drivers to completely clear snow from their vehicles before driving after this motorist was issued a $173 fine. (Central Saanich Police Service/Twitter)
Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Third person dies from COVID-19 at Peninsula hospital outbreak

20 test positive cases identified, three people have now died

Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

20 patients, staff members test positive for COVID-19 at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

One more COVID-19 case identified in connection to Greater Victoria hospital outbreak

Island Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mary Truttman, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 37, presents a cheque for $2,500 to Bev Elder, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. (Courtesy Legion Branch 37)

Legion boosts Saanich Peninsula food bank during busy season

Donors not too late for Lions Food Bank’s 12 Days of Christmas Giving Holiday Food Drive

Mary Truttman, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 37, presents a cheque for $2,500 to Bev Elder, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. (Courtesy Legion Branch 37)
The Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)

Two more COVID-19 cases identified at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Total cases at 19, two deaths, since outbreak declared Dec. 1

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)
Jack Thomas, Canada’s one-armed drummer recently featured on national television, is one of the featured performers this Sunday on the virtual show We Are One! (Courtesy West Coast Reach Association)

National names mingle with Greater Victoria talent for diverse, free concert

Virtual event commemorates Human Solidarity Day, International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Jack Thomas, Canada’s one-armed drummer recently featured on national television, is one of the featured performers this Sunday on the virtual show We Are One! (Courtesy West Coast Reach Association)
An exposure of COVID-19 was reported for Gulf Islands Secondary School Nov. 26. (Google Maps)
An exposure of COVID-19 was reported for Gulf Islands Secondary School Nov. 26. (Google Maps)
A man was issued a $230 fine after refusing to wear a mask inside a Central Saanich business. (Central Saanich Police Services/Twitter)

Man issued fine after refusing to mask up in Central Saanich business

$230 ticket issued under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act

A man was issued a $230 fine after refusing to wear a mask inside a Central Saanich business. (Central Saanich Police Services/Twitter)
David and Yazmin and their children are among the families who look forward to a new home. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity)

North Saanich build benefits from $200,000 Habitat donation

Bakerview Place in North Saanich will be home to 10 families

David and Yazmin and their children are among the families who look forward to a new home. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity)
The Sidney Summer Market slips into winter mode online thanks to local businesses. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Sidney market manager crafts new online option for Christmas vendors

100 Days of Christmas runs now through Dec. 23

The Sidney Summer Market slips into winter mode online thanks to local businesses. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Winds rage and close the walkway in Sidney on Nov. 17. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

Power down for swatch of rural residents near Brentwood Bay

Winds blamed for handful of outages across Greater Victoria

Winds rage and close the walkway in Sidney on Nov. 17. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
A new flight coming into Victoria International Airport has a confirmed case of COVID-19 on board. (CANADIAN PRESS/Bayne Stanley)

New flight into Victoria from Vancouver had COVID-case, warns BCCDC

Passengers on Air Canada/Jazz flight 8069 on Nov. 2 should self-monitor for symptoms

A new flight coming into Victoria International Airport has a confirmed case of COVID-19 on board. (CANADIAN PRESS/Bayne Stanley)