Peninsula News Staff

The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferry reservations close to full between mainland, Vancouver Island ahead of weekend

Those without bookings may experience sailing waits, BC Ferries warns

The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
A record-breaking number of flight exposures were reported through the Victoria International Airport in August, as more people return to the air. (Black Press Media file photo)

August hits record-breaking number of flight exposures through Victoria

20 flights with cases of COVID-19 onboard reported through YYJ for August so far

A record-breaking number of flight exposures were reported through the Victoria International Airport in August, as more people return to the air. (Black Press Media file photo)
Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)

Aviation museum unveils monument to B.C. pilot killed in Second World War

In 1989 the Japanese dedicated a memorial that overlooked the bay where ‘Hammy’ Gray’s remains lie

Originally set to be unveiled in 2020, a monument honouring the only B.C. pilot and the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross will be unveiled Sunday (Aug. 8) in North Saanich. (Courtesy BC Aviation Museum)
A couple died after a single vehicle crash in Central Saanich on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Central Saanich Police Services)

Couple dies after single-vehicle crash in Greater Victoria on Tuesday

Crash occurred in the 6300-block of West Saanich Road around 4 p.m.

A couple died after a single vehicle crash in Central Saanich on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Central Saanich Police Services)
Two evening ferry sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Aug. 4 due to a staffing shortage. (Black Press Media file photo)

Staffing issues cancel 2 ferries between Victoria and Vancouver

6 p.m. from Tsawwassen and 8 p.m. from Swartz Bay cancelled

Two evening ferry sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Aug. 4 due to a staffing shortage. (Black Press Media file photo)
The federal government has provided the Pauquachin First Nation with more than $41 million in compensation for the historical wrong of Canada brokering a deal that caused the Indigenous community to become inaccessible by land. Pictured is the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Greater Victoria First Nation receives $41 million from feds for road closure deal

Payment to Pauquachin First Nation compensates for deal that cut off community

The federal government has provided the Pauquachin First Nation with more than $41 million in compensation for the historical wrong of Canada brokering a deal that caused the Indigenous community to become inaccessible by land. Pictured is the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The Victoria International Airport is one of three Vancouver Island regional airports receiving federal funding this summer, the government announced July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island airports part of $11.7-million federal injection package

Funding aims to help Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox Valley airports maintain regional connectivity

The Victoria International Airport is one of three Vancouver Island regional airports receiving federal funding this summer, the government announced July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen this B.C. Day long weekend are rapidly filling up, with the majority of reservations already sold out. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Long weekend ferry sailings close to full between mainland and Vancouver Island

Hour and a half delay from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay kicks off busy weekend

Sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen this B.C. Day long weekend are rapidly filling up, with the majority of reservations already sold out. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Morning sailings full between mainland and Vancouver Island

BC Ferries sees waits on routes heading to the Island

Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sinikka Gay Elliott was reported missing on Salt Spring Island on Wednesday, May 12. (Courtesty Salt Spring RCMP)

Body of UBC professor found on Salt Spring Island, no foul play suspected

Sinikka Elliott taught sociology at the university

Sinikka Gay Elliott was reported missing on Salt Spring Island on Wednesday, May 12. (Courtesty Salt Spring RCMP)
Sinikka Gay Elliott was reported missing on Salt Spring Island on Wednesday, May 12. (Courtesty Salt Spring RCMP)

UPDATE: Salt Spring woman’s body found

Sinikka Gay Elliott is 5’3” with a slim build and dark brown short hair

Sinikka Gay Elliott was reported missing on Salt Spring Island on Wednesday, May 12. (Courtesty Salt Spring RCMP)
An Island Health sign on Salt Spring Island was vandalized last weekend. (Courtesy BC RCMP)

RCMP investigate vandalized Island Health vaccination clinic signs on Salt Spring

‘Whether this mischief was meant to be a nuisance, a political statement or otherwise is irrelevant’

An Island Health sign on Salt Spring Island was vandalized last weekend. (Courtesy BC RCMP)
BC Ferries experienced heavy traffic on Feb. 27 following cancellations the day before due to strong winds and adverse weather. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries sailings fill up quickly after Friday cancellations due to high winds

Waits expected on Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route, Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route

BC Ferries experienced heavy traffic on Feb. 27 following cancellations the day before due to strong winds and adverse weather. (Black Press Media file photo)
Several BC Ferries sailings are cancelled Friday due to adverse weather. (Black Press Media File)

All B.C. Ferries sailings cancelled due to winds, adverse weather

Adverse weather causes cancellations across several BC Ferries routes

Several BC Ferries sailings are cancelled Friday due to adverse weather. (Black Press Media File)
An Air Canada ticket station. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

COVID-19 exposure alert issued for Air Canada flight that landed in Victoria

Passengers on the flight should self-monitor for symptoms, says BCCDC

An Air Canada ticket station. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Police executed a search warrant Monday at the Montessori Educare Daycare, located at 7925 East Saanich Rd. in Saanichton. (Google Maps)

One man arrested after allegations at Vancouver Island Montessori daycare

Police executed a search warrant Monday at Montessori Educare Daycare in Central Saanich

Police executed a search warrant Monday at the Montessori Educare Daycare, located at 7925 East Saanich Rd. in Saanichton. (Google Maps)
(Black Press file photo)

Plan a safe ride home for New Year’s Eve, ICBC warns

Police will be out conducting roadchecks so take transit, it’s free

(Black Press file photo)
The Royal Canadian Air Force will retire its fleet of CH-124 Sea King helicopters after 55 years in use. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Sea King helicopters make formal retirement flight Monday

Monday flight pattern includes Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum

The Royal Canadian Air Force will retire its fleet of CH-124 Sea King helicopters after 55 years in use. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)
BC Ferries adds extra sailings for holiday travel

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for holiday travel

Later sailings include 10 p.m. and midnight departures on select dates

BC Ferries adds extra sailings for holiday travel
Lined with book shops, clothing boutiques and countless cafes and restaurants, Sidney’s Beacon Avenue ends with a picturesque view of the Salish Sea. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

A cuddle and a coffee: Six Island towns named among Canada’s most cozy

Sidney, Campbell River, Courtenay, Parksville, Tofino and Ucluelet crack Expedia’s top 40

Lined with book shops, clothing boutiques and countless cafes and restaurants, Sidney’s Beacon Avenue ends with a picturesque view of the Salish Sea. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)