Saanich Peninsula

Ownership of SISȻENEM — also known as Halibut Island located east off Sidney Island — has transferred to W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council after The Land Conservancy of British Columbia (TLC) had purchased the island for $1.55 million. (The Land Conservancy/Submitted)

SISȻENEM (Halibut Island) transfers to W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council under historic agreement

The Land Conservancy purchased the 9.67-acre island for $1.55 million with help from unnamed donor

 

The value of new construction in North Saanich topped $52.1 million in 2020 (Peninsula News Review)

Value of new construction in North Saanich topped $52.1 million in 2020

New figures also show 25 per cent increase in number of new secondary suites

 

Visitors to Island View Beach Regional Park in Central Saanich could end up paying for parking. (Black Press Media File)

Proposed parking fees for Island View Beach under fire

Central Saanich councillor says timing could not be worse

 

LaRae Richards loads an order for deliver via Uber Eats Wednesday afternoon at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace on May 17, 2017.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Uber Eats service area expands to Saanich Peninsula

Delivery platform launched in Victoria in 2018

LaRae Richards loads an order for deliver via Uber Eats Wednesday afternoon at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace on May 17, 2017.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Pickleball’s popularity is rising and Central Saanich promises to consider the needs of the sport during park master planning in 2022. But it won’t add an additional court before that process. (Black Press Media File)

Central Saanich puts pickleball off to parks master plan discussion

Municipality won’t add additional court before parks master planning

Pickleball’s popularity is rising and Central Saanich promises to consider the needs of the sport during park master planning in 2022. But it won’t add an additional court before that process. (Black Press Media File)
Communication and accountability are among contributing factors for a decline in property crime in Sidney, says the head of the local RCMP detachment. (Courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
Communication and accountability are among contributing factors for a decline in property crime in Sidney, says the head of the local RCMP detachment. (Courtesy of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)
Student Jasper Dolan and educational assistant Gabrielle Featherby helped Lakeview Christian School raise $1,213 for Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. (Lakeview Christian School/Submitted)

Saanich school, North Saanich church team up to support Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank

Drawing on a Chinese New Year tradition, the institutions raised more than $2,400 dollars

Student Jasper Dolan and educational assistant Gabrielle Featherby helped Lakeview Christian School raise $1,213 for Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. (Lakeview Christian School/Submitted)
Sidney held its second round of budget discussions Tuesday, just as Central Saanich council kicked off its discussions. North Saanich councillors are scheduled to start their discussion on Feb. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

Budget talks unfold across the Saanich Peninsula

Sidney hosts second round of budget talks, while Central Saanich held inaugural budget session

Sidney held its second round of budget discussions Tuesday, just as Central Saanich council kicked off its discussions. North Saanich councillors are scheduled to start their discussion on Feb. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)
Central Saanich has renewed one fire protection agreement, while announcing its departure from another agreement. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Central Saanich renews one fire agreement, while preparing to leave another

Fire Chief Chris Vrabel says municipality remains fully covered

Central Saanich has renewed one fire protection agreement, while announcing its departure from another agreement. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A new report finds a provincial tax designed to curb speculation and improve housing affordability “may not be having a large impact on turning empty homes into affordable or rental housing stock” in North Saanich. (Black Press Media File)

Report finds speculation tax not working in North Saanich as intended

North Saanich wants to be ‘allocated’ a share of revenues raised in the district

A new report finds a provincial tax designed to curb speculation and improve housing affordability “may not be having a large impact on turning empty homes into affordable or rental housing stock” in North Saanich. (Black Press Media File)
Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor said the municipality has set reasonable parameters around the future use of COVID-19 re-start funds for non-profits. (Submitted file photo)
Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor said the municipality has set reasonable parameters around the future use of COVID-19 re-start funds for non-profits. (Submitted file photo)
The general growth of pickleball across North America has caused inevitable frictions with other sports and in the case of North Saanich, residents near the courts concerned about noise. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich looks into locking up pickleball courts after hours

Neighbour concerned about noise coming from courts questions idea

The general growth of pickleball across North America has caused inevitable frictions with other sports and in the case of North Saanich, residents near the courts concerned about noise. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sunny Shams, owner of Alexander’s Cafe, hands Karen Morgan, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation, a stocking filled with more than $1,000 raised through the sale of a Christmas album featuring Shams, his musical partner Paul Bankes (not in picture) as well as his two sons, Morgan (far left) and Nelson (far right). Radio Sidney, represented by Bill Collins, second from right, provided the recording space. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney musicians sing a belated Christmas gift for health care

Locally recorded Christmas album raises more than $1,000 for health care foundation

Sunny Shams, owner of Alexander’s Cafe, hands Karen Morgan, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation, a stocking filled with more than $1,000 raised through the sale of a Christmas album featuring Shams, his musical partner Paul Bankes (not in picture) as well as his two sons, Morgan (far left) and Nelson (far right). Radio Sidney, represented by Bill Collins, second from right, provided the recording space. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
North Saanich Mayor Geoff Orr, here standing near the Sandown lands, says council may end up striking a lease deal with none, one, or both of the two final proponents. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney councillor criticizes North Saanich on washrooms

Coun. Sara Duncan calls on North Saanich to pitch in more

North Saanich Mayor Geoff Orr, here standing near the Sandown lands, says council may end up striking a lease deal with none, one, or both of the two final proponents. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Al Kohut, owner of the New Photographers Gallery, stands by one of the images of Jupiter that are part of the Stirring Imaginations show currently displaying at the Sidney gallery. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney gallery offers out-of-the-world views of Jupiter

Stirring Imaginations highlights Jupiter’s complex hydrogen and helium cloud systems

Al Kohut, owner of the New Photographers Gallery, stands by one of the images of Jupiter that are part of the Stirring Imaginations show currently displaying at the Sidney gallery. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce lacks the funds to maintain these washrooms and is asking the three Peninsula municipalities to help with cleaning costs. They have since signalled their support. (Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce/Submitted)

Saanich Peninsula chamber seeks cash influx to keep washrooms open on Highway 17

Chamber needs support of all three municipalities to keep washrooms spiffy

The Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce lacks the funds to maintain these washrooms and is asking the three Peninsula municipalities to help with cleaning costs. They have since signalled their support. (Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce/Submitted)
Local cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump in the newly redesigned Organ Donor trail at Mount Work mountain biking park. The trail is now open. 
(Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Mountain bikers lining up for Hartland’s newest trail

Revamped black diamond run ‘what the community needed’

Local cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump in the newly redesigned Organ Donor trail at Mount Work mountain biking park. The trail is now open. 
(Travis Paterson/News Staff)
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)
(Pixabay stock photo)
(Pixabay stock photo)
Lizanne Chicanot, Parkland Secondary School principal (second from left), here seen with prospective IB students in 2018, says the program offers “education with a purpose.” (Black Press Media File)

International Baccalaureate at North Saanich school offers ‘education with a purpose’

Parkland Secondary School to host virtual info session on Jan. 13

Lizanne Chicanot, Parkland Secondary School principal (second from left), here seen with prospective IB students in 2018, says the program offers “education with a purpose.” (Black Press Media File)