Sidney

Crews from North Saanich and Central Saanich assisted their colleagues from Sidney Volunteer Fire Department in responding to a fire at a thrift shop in Sidney. (Sidney Volunteer Fire Department/Twitter)

Fire in downtown Sidney causes minimal damage but offers timely reminder

Thrift shop fire started after flammable items were left near heat source

Crews from North Saanich and Central Saanich assisted their colleagues from Sidney Volunteer Fire Department in responding to a fire at a thrift shop in Sidney. (Sidney Volunteer Fire Department/Twitter)
The future of the iconic Beacon Wharf has been the subject of much public comment in recent weeks and months. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Beacon wharf is the heart of Sidney

In response to all the letters regarding the wharf at the end…

  • Oct 9, 2021
The future of the iconic Beacon Wharf has been the subject of much public comment in recent weeks and months. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department will visit homes to check smoke or carbon monoxide alarms. (Photo courtesy of Sidney Volunteer Fire Department)

Smoke alarms are a life-saving device

Sidney Volunteer Fire Department will inspect detectors

The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department will visit homes to check smoke or carbon monoxide alarms. (Photo courtesy of Sidney Volunteer Fire Department)
North Saanich and Sidney firefighters responded to a possible chimney fire at the Island Nut Roastery on Mills Road shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7). (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Fire reports send crews to 2 Sidney businesses

Fires reported at Island Nut Roastery and Pizza Hut in Sidney Thursday (Oct. 7)

North Saanich and Sidney firefighters responded to a possible chimney fire at the Island Nut Roastery on Mills Road shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7). (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Clay Halliday, an arborist with the Town of Sidney, rakes down the soil after planting one of the 16 London planetrees (as seen in the background) planted Monday in Tulista Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney wraps up improvements to Tulista Park

Improvements include new London planetrees, wider pathway

Clay Halliday, an arborist with the Town of Sidney, rakes down the soil after planting one of the 16 London planetrees (as seen in the background) planted Monday in Tulista Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
While the organizers of the Sidney Street Market plan to return to the event’s historical downtown location, they are questioning the proposed setup of half an hour. (Black Press Media file photo)

Organizers of Sidney Street Market want more time to set up

Longer setup would help market recover, but one councillor raises questions about value of market

While the organizers of the Sidney Street Market plan to return to the event’s historical downtown location, they are questioning the proposed setup of half an hour. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Dreamy pop quartet coming to Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

The music of Vancouver’s Vox Rea explores the nature of freedom

(Black Press Media File)
Willis Rooke of Rooke Marine Towing points to the floats that Sidney plans to replace as part of improvements to the public boat launch at Tulista Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney buoys public boat launch improvements at Tulista Park

Improvements come a year earlier after boaters expressed concerns about Styrofoam

Willis Rooke of Rooke Marine Towing points to the floats that Sidney plans to replace as part of improvements to the public boat launch at Tulista Park. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith (centre), flanked by members of council, said Sidney council shares a commitment toward reconciliation as Canada marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo courtesy of the Town of Sidney)
Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith (centre), flanked by members of council, said Sidney council shares a commitment toward reconciliation as Canada marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo courtesy of the Town of Sidney)
Chris Bjerrisgaard, who plans to open Small Gods Brewery with his partner in a commercial space on Third Street as part of the Oceanna residential complex, is pleased by council’s signal of support for their liquor license. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Proposed downtown Sidney brewery looks to be community-minded

Small Gods Brewery hoping to be open by April 2022

Chris Bjerrisgaard, who plans to open Small Gods Brewery with his partner in a commercial space on Third Street as part of the Oceanna residential complex, is pleased by council’s signal of support for their liquor license. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Artist’s rendering shows the proposed new Amazon delivery centre to be operating out on Victoria Airport Authority land in Sidney. (Courtesy of Victoria Airport Authority)

Sidney staff don’t expect Amazon centre to affect town’s GHG targets

Measuring direct impact could be difficult, staff acknowledged

Artist’s rendering shows the proposed new Amazon delivery centre to be operating out on Victoria Airport Authority land in Sidney. (Courtesy of Victoria Airport Authority)
Sidney council signals support for second downtown brewery. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Petr David Josek)

Sidney council signals support for second downtown brewery

Coun. Sara Duncan uses debate to question the primacy of cars over people

Sidney council signals support for second downtown brewery. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Petr David Josek)
Ken Norbury, owner of the Satellite Fish Company along with Donna May of the Pier Bistro, say the public should have more than two official options when it comes to the future of the Beacon Wharf. The municipality has invited the public to comment on the future of the aging structure. Two official options appear before the public: replacement with a floating wharf as part of a private-public partnership or no replacement at all. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney invites public feedback on future of Beacon Wharf

Wharf tenants question two-option process, anxious to hear public input on the project

Ken Norbury, owner of the Satellite Fish Company along with Donna May of the Pier Bistro, say the public should have more than two official options when it comes to the future of the Beacon Wharf. The municipality has invited the public to comment on the future of the aging structure. Two official options appear before the public: replacement with a floating wharf as part of a private-public partnership or no replacement at all. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Robert Buckley and Mattia Castrillo are among the actors in The Christmas House II currently shooting in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney blanketed in snow during final days of summer

Crews spread holiday cheer for Hallmark Christmas movie shoot

Robert Buckley and Mattia Castrillo are among the actors in The Christmas House II currently shooting in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Housing affordability remains a concern among Sidney residents, with many increasingly concerned that young people will not able to afford to live in the community. (Black Press Media file photo)

Public hears concerns about Sidney’s affordability for future generations

Sidney is the ‘cheapest’ Peninsula community with a single-family home averaging $901,700 in August

Housing affordability remains a concern among Sidney residents, with many increasingly concerned that young people will not able to afford to live in the community. (Black Press Media file photo)
A staff report is recommending Sidney cap the heights of future buildings along Beacon Avenue to four or five storeys. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney staff report proposes cap on future building heights

Proposed limit would rule out future five-to-six storey buildings in most of downtown

A staff report is recommending Sidney cap the heights of future buildings along Beacon Avenue to four or five storeys. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sisters Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay performing as the duo PIQSIQ take to the stage on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Mary Winspear Centre to perform their blend of traditional Inuit throat singing infused with modern technology. (Photo courtesy of the Mary Winspear Centre)

Throat singing sisters bring haunting soundscape to Sidney

Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay perform as PIQSIQ at Mary Winspear Centre Sept. 11

Sisters Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay performing as the duo PIQSIQ take to the stage on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Mary Winspear Centre to perform their blend of traditional Inuit throat singing infused with modern technology. (Photo courtesy of the Mary Winspear Centre)
Artist’s rendering shows proposed Amazon distribution centre planned for Victoria Airport Authority land in Sidney. (Courtesy of Victoria Airport Authority)

Victoria Airport Authority target of petition over Amazon facility

But online retail giant is a tenant of York Realty, not of the aiport operator

Artist’s rendering shows proposed Amazon distribution centre planned for Victoria Airport Authority land in Sidney. (Courtesy of Victoria Airport Authority)
Ndidi O performs at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Theatre on Sept. 2 as part of the Seaside Sessions, a program highlighting emerging and underrepresented Canadian talent in a cross section of genres. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Blues singer Ndidi O brings eclectic sound, storytelling to Sidney

B.C.-born singer performs Sept. 2 as part of Seaside Sessions at Mary Winspear Theatre

Ndidi O performs at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Theatre on Sept. 2 as part of the Seaside Sessions, a program highlighting emerging and underrepresented Canadian talent in a cross section of genres. (Photo courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
This artist’s rendering shows the proposed new Amazon delivery centre to be operating out on Victoria Authority land in Sidney. (Courtesy of Victoria Airport Authority)

Sidney mayor calls Amazon warehouse a ‘suitable development’ for its location

McNeil-Smith said the development aligns with Victoria Airport Authority, Sidney’s industrial zoning

This artist’s rendering shows the proposed new Amazon delivery centre to be operating out on Victoria Authority land in Sidney. (Courtesy of Victoria Airport Authority)