Saanich Peninsula

Vancouver Island physician Dr. Bridget Reidy says antibody tests could be the next step in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Antibody tests could be the next step in fighting COVID-19, Island doctor says

The blood test could show if a person is recovering or has recovered from the virus

Vancouver Island physician Dr. Bridget Reidy says antibody tests could be the next step in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Town of Sidney has set up a temporary rest stop for transport truck drivers delivering essential supplies during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo courtesy the Town of Sidney)

Sidney sets up temporary rest stop for truck drivers transporting critical supplies

Drivers can rest, find washrooms, access nearby restaurants

The Town of Sidney has set up a temporary rest stop for transport truck drivers delivering essential supplies during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo courtesy the Town of Sidney)
Green Party MLA Adam Olsen says Gulf Islands residents want visitors stopped but goods and services to continue. (Hansard TV)

MLA Adam Olsen fears COVID-19 will overwhelm medical facilities on Gulf Islands

Residents call for a ban on external contact other than shipments of essentials

Green Party MLA Adam Olsen says Gulf Islands residents want visitors stopped but goods and services to continue. (Hansard TV)
Sidney has restricted public access to all municipal buildings, including Town Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney Emergency Operations Centre focuses on ‘preparation, not panic’ amid COVID-19 crisis

Residents encouraged to practice social distancing, take care of one another

Sidney has restricted public access to all municipal buildings, including Town Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
A group of drummers from the Tsartlip First Nation perform a traditional song during the unveiling of a sign bearing the name of LAU,WELNEW,AUTW given to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. The ceremony held Tuesday afternoon is part and parcel of a larger effort to recognize local First Nations. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Indigenous ceremony marks renaming of Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Hospital now bears the name LAU,WELNEW,AUTW or ‘a place of healing’

A group of drummers from the Tsartlip First Nation perform a traditional song during the unveiling of a sign bearing the name of LAU,WELNEW,AUTW given to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. The ceremony held Tuesday afternoon is part and parcel of a larger effort to recognize local First Nations. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Saanich Peninsula 100 Women Who Care donate $19,200 to Kamps for Kids, a perpetual fund registered with the Victoria Foundation. (Courtesy Kamps for Kids)

Saanich Peninsula women who care keep kids in camps

Group donates $19,200 to Kamps for Kids

The Saanich Peninsula 100 Women Who Care donate $19,200 to Kamps for Kids, a perpetual fund registered with the Victoria Foundation. (Courtesy Kamps for Kids)
Panthers bolster roster with addition of 20-year-old Goaltender Andrew Rocha (Gordon Lee/Submitted)

Peninsula Panthers ride new goalie, old goalie to pair of victories

New addition Andrew Rocha stopped 25 out of 26 shots in Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League debut

Panthers bolster roster with addition of 20-year-old Goaltender Andrew Rocha (Gordon Lee/Submitted)
Halibut Island, off the eastern coast of Sydney Island, has been listed for sale for the first time in approximately 50 years. (Google)

Private island on the Saanich Peninsula for sale for the first time in 50 years

The 9.67-acre property is listed for just under $2 million

Halibut Island, off the eastern coast of Sydney Island, has been listed for sale for the first time in approximately 50 years. (Google)