Sidney

Sidney council makes 2020 business tax cuts permanent heading into 2021. (Black Press Media Staff).

Sidney council makes 2020 business tax cuts permanent heading into 2021

Council agreed to review taxation rates on the basis of 2020 business rates

 

Sidney announced the “substantial completion” of the renovation of Reay Creek Dam (inclusive fish-ladder) earlier this month. (Town of Sidney/Submitted)

Sidney announces ‘substantial completion’ of Reay Creek Dam renovations

Final cost could be revealed next month after project suffered ‘unforeseen issues’

 

Lisa MacKenzie, a health care assistant (HCA) at Sidney All Care Residence, won the 2020 BC Care Provider of the Year in the category of long-term care earlier in October. (All Care Canada/Submitted)

Sidney health care provider wins top provincial care award

Lisa MacKenzie has been working at Sidney All Care Residence for five years

 

Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Sidney Unit #302 located in the 9800-block of Fourth Street in Sidney won’t be open for Remembrance Day. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney’s veteran unit closes for Remembrance Day

ANAVETS unit president cites COVID-19 restrictions

Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Sidney Unit #302 located in the 9800-block of Fourth Street in Sidney won’t be open for Remembrance Day. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Reverend Suzanna Bates (left) flanks 98-year-old John Bruce and 81-year-old Hazel Phillips Tuesday afternoon at St. Paul’s United Church in Sidney. The church is turning 100 years old Nov. 7 and will be celebrating by ringing the historic church bell 100 times on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney church marks a century with tolling bells Sunday

St. Paul’s United Church in Sidney turns 100 on Nov. 7

Reverend Suzanna Bates (left) flanks 98-year-old John Bruce and 81-year-old Hazel Phillips Tuesday afternoon at St. Paul’s United Church in Sidney. The church is turning 100 years old Nov. 7 and will be celebrating by ringing the historic church bell 100 times on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney council signalled its support for additional cannabis outlets on Beacon Avenue after councillors last month showed their support for the cannabis business formerly known as Happy Buddha Cannabis as proposed by Zach Pendergast, Cindy Pendergast and Brad Styles (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney signals support for additional cannabis stores on Beacon Avenue

Legal fight with cannabis business cost Sidney almost $40,000

Sidney council signalled its support for additional cannabis outlets on Beacon Avenue after councillors last month showed their support for the cannabis business formerly known as Happy Buddha Cannabis as proposed by Zach Pendergast, Cindy Pendergast and Brad Styles (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Zach Pendergast, Cindy Pendergast and Brad Styles are celebrating after Sidney council signalled their support for their proposed cannabis business in the 2400-block of Beacon Avenue. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney council signals support for recreational cannabis store

A 6-1 vote sends application forward for final approval from province

Zach Pendergast, Cindy Pendergast and Brad Styles are celebrating after Sidney council signalled their support for their proposed cannabis business in the 2400-block of Beacon Avenue. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
This picture, taken earlier this month, shows the work on the dam that has created Reay Creek Pond. It is not clear yet when the remediation of the pond, a federal project, and the renovation of the dam, a municipal project, will wrap up, with some portion of the work now being pushed into 2021. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Work on Sidney’s Reay Creek Dam won’t wrap until 2021

Municipality expects the pond to be ‘partially drained’ again in 2021

This picture, taken earlier this month, shows the work on the dam that has created Reay Creek Pond. It is not clear yet when the remediation of the pond, a federal project, and the renovation of the dam, a municipal project, will wrap up, with some portion of the work now being pushed into 2021. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A new program called Meet Your Street aims to build neighbourhood resilience. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney builds community resilience through neighbourhood gatherings

Meet Your Street needs residents to create gatherings, safe interactions

A new program called Meet Your Street aims to build neighbourhood resilience. (Black Press Media file photo)
Staff Sgt. Wayne Conley (right) and Const. Paul Mittelsteadt stand outside the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP detachment. Both predict that community policing will play an increasingly important role in fighting crime by way of prevention. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

New community policing officer for Sidney/North Saanich taking proactive approach

Const. Paul Mittelsteadt assumed the position last month

Staff Sgt. Wayne Conley (right) and Const. Paul Mittelsteadt stand outside the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP detachment. Both predict that community policing will play an increasingly important role in fighting crime by way of prevention. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Unlike the 2019 edition, the 2020 edition of the Sidney by the Sea Run/Walk will happen virtually. Race director Cathy Noel also predicts that future running events will look different post-COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Sidney Run)

Industry runs in new direction, says Sidney run director

Popular Sidney by the Sea Run/Walk goes virtual

Unlike the 2019 edition, the 2020 edition of the Sidney by the Sea Run/Walk will happen virtually. Race director Cathy Noel also predicts that future running events will look different post-COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Sidney Run)
Area resident Reg Kirkham stands near empty Reay Creek pond in Sidney as crews work concurrently on remediating the pond and renovating the dam that has created the pond. Kirkham says crews have done professional job, but fears that authorities are not doing enough to protect the ecological health of the area in the long-term. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Upgrades to fish habitat in Sidney won’t meet deadline

Federal government said it won’t complete work on Reay Creek pond until work on dam is complete

Area resident Reg Kirkham stands near empty Reay Creek pond in Sidney as crews work concurrently on remediating the pond and renovating the dam that has created the pond. Kirkham says crews have done professional job, but fears that authorities are not doing enough to protect the ecological health of the area in the long-term. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
UPDATED: Two injured in Pat Bay Highway crash near Sidney

UPDATED: Two injured in Pat Bay Highway crash near Sidney

Traffic was re-routed around Sidney for about four hours Friday evening

UPDATED: Two injured in Pat Bay Highway crash near Sidney
Don Young, who sailed four years as a merchant mariner, hopes Canadians will use Sept. 3 to remember the contributions of the merchant navy during the Second World War. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Former merchant mariner living in Sidney hopes Canadians won’t forget

Don Young said merchant navy made a war-winning contribution

Don Young, who sailed four years as a merchant mariner, hopes Canadians will use Sept. 3 to remember the contributions of the merchant navy during the Second World War. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Central Saanich firefighters rescued a small dog from a structure fire on Friday, Aug. 28. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)

Firefighters rescue small dog, two cats from fire in Central Saanich

Home suffers extensive damage, no other injuries reported

Central Saanich firefighters rescued a small dog from a structure fire on Friday, Aug. 28. (Central Saanich Fire/Twitter)
Sidney Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brett Mikkelsen said crews were ready to deploy to the Okanagan, but a change in weather conditions led to a change in plans. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drilling causes small house fire in Sidney

Firefighters were on notice but not needed to help with Okanagan wildfire

Sidney Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brett Mikkelsen said crews were ready to deploy to the Okanagan, but a change in weather conditions led to a change in plans. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cascadia Seaweed chairperson Bill Collins and CEO Mike Williamson grill up some salmon and seaweed burgers. Along with plans to manufacture marine products for other industries, the Sidney-based company has decided to produce and sell its own food products. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Cascadia Seaweed chairperson Bill Collins and CEO Mike Williamson grill up some salmon and seaweed burgers. Along with plans to manufacture marine products for other industries, the Sidney-based company has decided to produce and sell its own food products. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Plans under review by Sidney staff call for this rental car business located at the edge of a residential neighbourhood to become a liquor store. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Proposal calls for liquor store in Sidney residential neighbourhood

The proposed retail operation would be on Canora Road near Victoria International Airport

Plans under review by Sidney staff call for this rental car business located at the edge of a residential neighbourhood to become a liquor store. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney hired QM Environmental to renovate Reay Creek. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney joins federal government in Reay Creek improvements

Coun. Chad Rintoul says contract to renovate Reay Creek dam makes him ‘nervous’

Sidney hired QM Environmental to renovate Reay Creek. (Black Press Media file photo)
As business picks up again in Sidney, the executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is calling for an education campaign around social distancing and common safety protocols. (Black Press Media File).

Saanich Peninsula business leader calls for education campaign on social distancing

Chamber boss Denny Warner says Sidney demographics make consistent safety protocols necessary

As business picks up again in Sidney, the executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is calling for an education campaign around social distancing and common safety protocols. (Black Press Media File).