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Peninsula organizations fund food bank ahead of ‘looming crisis’

Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank receives more than $5,000 from local organizations

Saanich teen earns $100,000 commerce scholarship to the University of Calgary

Matias Totz is graduating from St. Michaels University School

Sidney event marking end of the Second World War cancelled because of COVID-19

Town Crier Kenny Podmore plans to mark the occasion with a Proclamation of Peace

Sidney opens shower facility for vulnerable population

Facility located at Iroquois Park, near local food bank

Peninsula markets on hold, could look radically different upon return

Sidney’s chief administrative officer says it is ‘unlikely’ market will go forward in familiar format

Drive-through COVID-19 testing underway at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

It is not clear when testing started or how many tests have already happened

COVID-19 has been impacting Canadian economy since January

But full effects of pandemic won’t be known for months

Saanich Peninsula Hospital to host new COVID-19 testing facilities

It is not clear yet when they will go into action

COVID-19 has given running a boost

Several runners have taken the sport to new levels in the time of self-isolation

Greater Victoria resident sick with COVID-19 calls it a ‘horrible disease’

Tim Green says he has ‘extreme coughing fits every hour’ to clear his lungs

Snow and other factors including COVID-19 responsible for fewer international visitors in early 2020

Notably, visits from China rose just before travel restrictions

Stats Canada expects COVID-19 to impact inflation

Inflation trajectory already pointing downards because of COVID-19

Sidney’s top emergency official reiterates need for physical distancing during virtual chat

The public Sunday also heard of future plans to help local businesses through tax deferments

Digitization of Peninsula News Review by Sidney Museum and Archives preserves historical legacy

Searchable database will ease research and preserve integrity of records

Fictionalized accounts of pandemics offer glimpses into our COVID-19 present

Contagion might capture the contemporary mood, but pandemics have a long tradition in fiction

Sidney to engage in unique experiment with virtual forum

Virtual ‘meet and greet’ will take place between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

B.C. announces $3M for food banks to increase capacity during COVID-19

It is not clear how much of the money will flow towards Greater Victoria food banks

North Saanich drops speed limit on Lands End Road

Speed limit along the road drops to 50 km/h from 60 km/h

Personal, business bankruptcies down in British Columbia

New 2019 figures were released before COVID-19 pandemic

Sidney mayor updates residents on COVID-19 during virtual forum Sunday

The forum organized by Coun. Peter Wainwright runs March 29 from 2 to 3 p.m.