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  1. Survey says, North Saanich is the safest place in British ColumbiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2018 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    MacLean's annual Dangerous Places survey identifies North Saanich as the safest community in British Columbia as measured by Crime Severity Index , a measure that Statistics Canada uses to account for both the number and seriousness of crimes. By this measure, North Saanich's CSI clocks in at 27. 84. Canada's overall CSI by comparison is 72.9 out of 100.


  2. Developer grounds $35M Victoria Airport shopping centreRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2018 | Vancouver Courier

    ... years." The Sidney Crossing development would have been just south of another shopping centre being built in North Saanich on a 12-acre parcel of the former Sandown race track, owned by the Randall family. A Canadian Tire store is set to open this ...


  3. Communities get provincial cash back for carbon neutralityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Communities throughout the province were recognized for their climate leadership, and have been supported in taking further action, with over $7 million from the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program . "Local governments are taking significant strides to address climate change," said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.


  4. North Saanich approves Habitat for Humanity developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    At a Monday night meeting, the 27-home project passed third reading at North Saanich council unanimously. The development, by Reay Developments Ltd., will be on three lots .


  5. Witnesses wanted for Sidney crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    According to a media release, a black Ford pickup was driving erratically on East Saanich Rd. around 3:30 p.m. on June 16, striking a trailer and several signs before coming to rest in a ditch against some trees on Canora Dr. The driver seemed impaired, and Sidney/North Saanich RCMP asked a Drug Recognition Expert to evaluate, but the driver refused to co-operated and is being charged with Refusal to Comply with Demand, and operating a vehicle while impaired. An investigation also turned up what might be illegal drugs, which are currently being analyzed to support a charge of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.


  6. Jack Knox: Oprah buys into our neighbourhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | Vancouver Courier

    Oprah is moving next door. She just paid $8.3 million US for a 43-acre compound on Washington's Orcas Island, 35 kilometres east of Sidney.


  7. Comics through the years at Sidney MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    When visitors stream into the Sidney Museum's comic-book superheroes exhibit, they'll see dozens of display cases filled with comic-books, action figures and other super-hero paraphernalia. What they won't see is the small team of volunteers who have worked behind the scenes for the past year recruiting contributors, conducting research, fabricating displays and activities to create a display that's fun, colourful and educational.


  8. Legal action against B.C. specualtion tax a last resortRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2018 | Esquimalt News

    ... a group of nine property owners from the Phoenix and Scottsdale area of Arizona - each of whom own a home in North Saanich or Sidney - are talking to as many people as they can to try to win an exemption in their community - or have the tax changed ...


  9. North Saanich added to list of places that want tax exemptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Saanich News

    North Saanich is adding its name to the list of B.C. municipalities that want out of the NDP's proposed speculation tax, as concerns from property owners, faced with paying more to keep their homes, continue. Like their neighbours in Sidney, the District voted April 16 to ask B.C.'s Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson to grant North Saanich an exemption from the proposed tax, following a series of letters and presentations from home owners in the community - not the least of which came from a relation of a well-known family on the Saanich Peninsula.


  10. Green Team tackles weeds in North SaanichRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Sooke News MIrror

    It may look like they're pulling weeds, but what the Greater Victoria Green Team actually does across the region, is connect people with volunteer groups looking after our environment. A small group of international students from Parkland Secondary School in North Saanich joined other volunteers at Lillian Hoffar Park - a small, urban green space close to the community's border with Sidney.


  11. UVic runners win Bazan Bay 5k race in SidneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2018 | Esquimalt News

    University of Victoria runners Ben Weir and Alison Hooper were the first overall men's and women's finishers in Sunday's Bazan Bay 5K race in Sidney. A field of around 519 people took part in the event, that saw cool temperatures, but no rain, and was described as very good conditions for the mostly flat, quick course along Lochside Drive.


  12. Significant developments Sidney to get more public scutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | Esquimalt News

    Developers with what the Town of Sidney deems 'significant' building proposals will be encouraged to hold public information meetings before bringing their plans to town hall. Councillors this week voted to formalize what only a few developers have been doing - holding community meetings to gauge people's reactions to large projects before starting an official application process with the municipality.


  13. Sidney contaminated creek study given green lightRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2018 | Saanich News

    When the Town of Sidney decides what to do with the Reay Creek dam, it's bound to have an impact on fish in the waterway. Councillors on March 26 approved plans to study the fish habitat of Reay Creek, awarding a $21,450 contract to LGL Limited of Sidney.


  14. North Saanich resident frustrated over dumpingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | Sooke News MIrror

    The resident, who wished to remain anonymous, delivered to the News Review photos he took of dumping activity in North Saanich. He said he awoke Thursday morning to find computer and other electronic equipment piled in his yard on Mainwaring Road, and provided a photo.


  15. In a difficult time, Sidney doctor stands out for a local familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | Sooke News MIrror

    ... fashion to many other people, who face not having a regular family doctor. The McAdams moved into Sidney from North Saanich in 2016, along with his brother-in-law Peter Belair. He said his then-doctor retired and told them that a new physician would ...


  16. Peninsula firefighters to arrive faster with new agreementRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | Penninsula News Review

    ... Central Saanich Fire. Central Saanich Fire arrived first, about eight minutes after the call, and Sidney and North Saanich followed shortly thereafter with one apparatus each. The house was unoccupied at the time so no injuries were reported. In an ...


  17. Join Friends of Shoal Harbour for a Birdwalk on the Saanich PeninsulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | Sooke News MIrror

    No, it's not a new kind of dance - but an opportunity to join a guide to some of the wildlife alive and well around the Shoal Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Led by the Friends of Shoal Harbour , Sunday's Birdwalk and Tea is a guided chance to go bird watching with some of the people who know the area well.


  18. Sidney's Cedarwood Inn eyed for redevelopmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2018 | Oak Bay News

    A new hotel could be in the works for the site of Sidney's Cedarwood Inn and Suites on Lochside Drive - but people will be given a chance to talk about it well before designs are on the table. Jack Barker and Ron Phillips of Re/Max Camosun Peninsula are planning on hosting a series of public information meetings as the owners of the current motel are looking at redeveloping the 3.25 acre site.


  19. Region's tent city homeless camp moves into North SaanichRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2018 | Sooke News MIrror

    ... recently, setting up first at Saanichton Green Park and then at Pioneer Park in Brentwood Bay. District of North Saanich Chief Administrative Officer Rob Buchan says they were aware the camp was coming and have been working with the RCMP to monitor ...