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Sidney Streets Receive Creative Facelift

The Town of Sidney is pleased to announce the final selection of six colourful new works by local artists that will brighten up utility boxes around town in the coming months. Collectively, local artists, the Town and local businesses will bring a fresh, new look to some otherwise dull but visible infrastructure.
The Backpack Project Donation Bin Available at Sidney Town Hall

The Town of Sidney is participating in The Backpack Project: Victoria BC, an annual local initiative which provides backpacks full of necessities and comfort items to community members who are experiencing homelessness in the Greater Victoria Region.
Remembrance Day - November 11, 2018

Each year on November 11th, the Town of Sidney comes together to honour and pay tribute to our War Veterans.
The Sidney Summit on Habitat and Environment

The Town of Sidney is excited to be participating in the Sidney Summit on November 10, 2018. The event will bring together members of the public and over 20 organizations to discuss how to support and sustain our habitat and environment on the Saanich Peninsula.
Important Information: Potential Canada Post Service Disruption

A potential Canada Post service disruption could occur as early as October 22, 2018. The Town would like to remind residents that in the event mail service is disrupted, residents continue to be responsible for paying utility bills, parking tickets, and other charges to the Town by the due date.
Website Maintenance Inadvertently Generates Notifications of Old Posts

Please be advised that recent email notices to subscribers of the Town’s “Newsroom” page regarding old media releases were sent in error and should be disregarded.
Principal from Slangspruit Primary School in South Africa Visits Sidney

On Friday, September 28th, Mayor Steve Price and Mr. Kenny Podmore welcomed Principal Thamsanqa Msomi of Slangspruit Primary School in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa to Sidney.
Sidney’s New Rainbow Crosswalk Opens

Thursday, October 4th, at 9:30 am, Mayor Steve Price and members of Sidney Council will open the new rainbow crosswalk at the foot of Beacon Avenue by Beacon Wharf.
Town of Sidney Connected For Safety

Slated for occupancy in the spring of 2019, Sidney’s new Community Safety Building (CSB) will be a central facility for emergency preparedness on the Saanich Peninsula. Home for the Sidney Fire Department, B.C. Ambulance Services, and the Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization, the CSB will also serve as an important training facility and emergency operations centre.
Sidney Council Approves New Bylaw for Short-Term Rentals

At a Public Hearing held September 24th, Sidney Council adopted an amendment to the zoning bylaw to allow short-term rentals (STR) in Sidney.
Sidney Seaside 8K & 5K Road Race

The Town of Sidney will be hosting the second annual Sidney Seaside 8K, 5K & Kids Run Road Race on Sunday, September 23, 2018.
BC Day 2018

Sidney Town Hall will be closed for BC Day on August 6, 2018.
Sidney Recognises International Town Criers Day

Join Mayor Steve Price and Sidney Town Crier, Kenny Podmore on Monday, July 9th at 9:30 am at the front entrance of the Town Hall to hear the proclamation for “International Town Criers Day” in Sidney.
Canada Day 2018

Sidney Town Hall will be closed for Canada Day on July 2, 2018
Saanich Peninsula Alert Launches Today

North Saanich, Sidney, and Central Saanich municipalities have joined together to provide safety alerts to the residents of the Saanich Peninsula.
Sidney Reports Positive Commercial Vacancy Trends

The Town of Sidney’s Economic Development Commission has published the results of the latest review of downtown commercial vacancies which confirms that Sidney’s current commercial vacancy rate in the downtown core is under 8%.
Victoria Day 2018

Sidney Town Hall will be closed for Victoria Day on May 21, 2018.
EDC Develops New Business Promotion Video for Sidney

The Sidney Economic Development Commission (EDC) is pleased to announce the development of a business focused section on the Town of Sidney’s website, along with a new video showcasing the broad range of business and lifestyle opportunities in the community.
Town of Sidney Reaches Agreement in Principle on Sale of Fire Hall Properties

The Town of Sidney recently reached an agreement in principle with developers Fraser McColl and Dan Robbins for the purchase of the Fire Hall property at 9837 Third Street and 2477 Sidney Avenue and the adjoining parking lot at 9821 Third Street.
Peninsula Fire Departments Update Mutual Aid Agreement

District of Central Saanich, District of North Saanich and the Town of Sidney have amended their existing mutual aid agreement.
Sidney Approves Lease for Ambulance Station

Town Council has approved a long-term lease agreement with BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) for the co-location of an ambulance station at the new Community Safety Building being constructed near Eighth Street and Bevan Avenue.
Town of Sidney Issues Special Edition Town Talk on Parking

The Town of Sidney has created a special edition of Town Talk focused purely on parking.
Sidney to Host 2018 World Rowing Coastal Championships

Sidney, British Columbia will play host to the world’s best coastal rowers when the World Rowing Coastal Championships take place along the shores of the Salish Sea.
Sidney Approves 2018 Financial Plan

Town Council has approved a Financial Plan for 2018 that results in a moderate municipal tax impact of 2.43% for existing properties. The net impact of the tax increase on the average residential property is about $34 for the year, or $2.82 a month. Once again, there is no change to Water or Sewer rates.
Town of Sidney Responds to Tsunami Warning

In the early morning hours of January 23, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska creating the potential for a tsunami affecting BC coastal communities.
Town of Sidney Ready to Sell Prime Downtown Land

The Town of Sidney is set to sell prime downtown land.
Mayor Price Attends Barrier Buster Lunch

The SHOAL Centre (Beacon Community Services) received a grant from the Rick Hansen Foundations' special Canada 150 grant program "Access4All Barrier Buster".
Town of Sidney to Sell Old Fire Hall Site

On Tuesday, October 10th, Town of Sidney Council discussed several options associated with the sale of the current Fire Hall site, located at 9837 Third Street. Sale proceeds from this site are a key funding source for the new Community Safety Building (CSB), which is currently under construction on a site south of the Mary Winspear Centre.
Have Fun - Join the Run!

The Town of Sidney and Frontrunners are hosting a first-ever Sidney Seaside 10K Race on Sunday, September 24, 2017 beginning at 10:00 am in Beacon Park.
Why a Graffiti Free Skatepark?

Recently, there have been a number of social media posts, as well as a letter to the Editor in the May 31st edition of the PNR, expressing concern with the Town’s decision to prohibit graffiti in the new skatepark at Tulista.
Town of Sidney Takes Big Steps Forward to Improve Mobility through Carsharing

The Town of Sidney announces that, effective today, it will provide more sustainable transportation options to residents, businesses and municipal staff through the addition of carsharing, in collaboration with Modo Co-operative.
Sidney Fire Department to Unveil New Canada 150 Wrap

As part of the Town of Sidney’s Canada 150 program, the Sidney Fire Department has had one of their fire trucks wrapped with a special Canada 150 montage.
Sidney Adopts 2017 Financial Plan

Town Council has adopted a Financial Plan for 2017 that will result in a minimal increase of 0.66% in municipal property taxes.
Volunteer for Canada 150 in Sidney!

The organizers of the Sidney Celebrates Canada 150 program are looking for key volunteers for several signature events taking place during the year to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary and Sidney’s 50th Anniversary.
Canada 150 Supports Sidney Celebrations!

The Town of Sidney is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada, through the Canada 150 Fund, has recently approved funding in the amount of $27,540 for several of Sidney's Canada 150 initiatives.
Sidney Economic Development Commission Presentation to Council Focused on Support for Local Business

Sidney's Economic Development Commission (EDC) provided Town Council with a comprehensive overview of their work during the past eight months.
Town of Sidney Supports Primary Health Care

Sidney Town Council recently approved a loan request in the amount of $192,000 to the Saanich Peninsula Health Care Society.
Gas Line Hit Provides Opportunity to Activate ERMS System


Sidney Celebrates 50 Years as Town

January 1, 2017 will mark the 50th Anniversary of re-incorporation for Sidney fom a village to a town.
Sidney to Host Tourism Vancouver Island Conference in 2017

Mayor Steve Price is pleased to announce that Sidney will host Tourism Vancouver Island's 54th Annual Conference in September 2017.
Sidney to Implement Emergency Mass Notification System

In the event of an emergency, a tested and proven crisis communication and emergency mass notification system is critical to help ensure Sidney residents’ and stakeholders’ safety and wellbeing.
PEMO SAR Receives Additional Funding from Province


Unusual Fireworks Display at Sidney Days Explained

Spectators at the Annual Sidney Days, Canada Day Musical Fireworks Extravaganza on June 30th may have been confused by the unusually erratic display. This year’s show was unfortunately effected by a technical malfunction in the computer program.
Sidney Council Approves New Site for Community Safety Building

At Monday’s Council meeting, Sidney Council decided to abandon the Memorial Park Society (MPS) lands as the location for a new Community Safety Building and focus on a site slightly south, between the Mary Winspear Centre and the Town’s Public Works Yard.
Future Location of Community Safety Building Uncertain

The Town of Sidney is still not in a position to confirm the location of the new Community Safety Building (CSB).
RFP for Sidney Visitor and Tourism Services

Sidney Town Council has decided to initiate a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the future delivery of visitor and tourism services in Sidney.
Sidney to Celebrate Canada 150

Plans are well underway for the Town of Sidney to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary in 2017.
New Skatepark Approved for Sidney

Council approves the construction of a new skatepark in Tulista Park.
Sidney to Gain Attainable Workforce Housing

Sidney Council has approved an application for a 56 unit affordable, workforce housing development.
Sidney Council Approves Second Phase of Density Review

At the March 7th Committee of the Whole meeting, Mayor and Council received the final report and a presentation from consultant Barefoot Planning regarding the Downtown and Multi-Family Density Review, which Sidney undertook late last year.
Independent Evaluation of the Gateway Proposal

Omicron to undertake an independent evaluation of the potential implications of the proposal on Sidney's downtown.
Town of Sidney Adopts 2016 Budget

Town Council has adopted a Financial Plan for 2016-2020 that will result in a municipal tax increase of 0.81% for 2016.
Council Meet & Greet

Join Mayor and Council on February 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to continue the discussion on building the future of Sidney.
YYJ Prosperity Project Accepting Seeking Directors

The members of the new South Vancouver Island Economic Development Association (SVIEDA) are seeking to appoint its first industry-­‐led, volunteer Board of Directors.
Town of Sidney Adopts 2016 Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan outlines Council’s priorities for the remainder of our term while focusing on initiatives that will have a long-term, positive impact on the community.
Town of Sidney Enters into Land Swap Agreement with VAA

The Town of Sidney has entered into a lease agreement with the Victoria Airport Authority.
Sidney to Participate in New Regional Economic Development Initiative

Sidney Council resolved to support a new regional economic development strategy and model at the November 23rd Council meeting.
Mayor's Statement on the Paris Attacks

Mayor Steve Price's statement regarding the recent terrorisim attacks on the City of Paris.
Town of Sidney Wins Open for Business Award

The winners were announced today at the UBCM Convention held in Vancouver and also included Abbotsford, Surrey, Tsawwassen and Langley.
Town of Sidney an "Open for Business Award" Finalist

The Town of Sidney has received confirmation that it is one of seven finalists selected for the Small Business Roundtable's Open for Business Awards.
Affordable Workforce Housing - 9821 Third Street - Not Proceeding

The Town will not be proceeding with GVRDS's proposal for affordable rental workforce housing at 9821 Third Street.
Victoria Spirits Sells to Marker Group

The sale of Victoria Spirits to Marker Group is good news for Sidney. The Victoria Spirits distillery will be moved from Old West Saanich Road in Saanich to a unique location on the Seaport Place waterfront of Sidney, B.C., maximizing the opportunity to involve the local community and visitors in the experience of creating artisan spirits.
Sidney Museum and Archives - Winner of the 2015 Jeannette Hughes Accessibility Award

The Sidney Museum ad Archives is the winner of the 2015 Jeannette Hughes Accessibility Award that was handed out Saturday, June 6 during Access Awareness Day in Sidney.
Access Awareness Day Returns this Saturday

The Town of Sidney and Beacon Community Services are hosting Access Awareness Day Saturday, June 6th at the SHOAL Centre.
Sidney Council Approves Creation of new Economic Development Commission

Plans are moving forward to establish an Economic Development Commission.
Town of Sidney Secures Site Option for Proposed Community Safety Building

The Town and Memorial Park Society (MPS) have entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding related to a potential site for Sidney's proposed Community Safety Building.
Nominations Open for Sidney's "Jeannette Hughes Accessibility Award"

This award is given to a person, business, or organization within the Town of Sidney whose work has improved the lives of people living with a disability.
Town of Sidney Launches Social Media

The Town of Sidney has made the move towards the use of social media with the launch of a Facebook Page, Twitter and YouTube accounts.
Vote for Panorama Recreation Centre for Kraft Hockeyville 2015!

The grand prize winning community will have the opportunity to host a 2015/2016 NHL Preseason hockey game.
Sidney Garden Beds get Green Boost

Kitchen waste has come full circle in Sidney!
Town of Sidney to continue search for new Community Safety Building site following SD63 decision

School District 63 has advised that it will not proceed with the land sale process on the Sidney Elementary School site.
Town of Sidney to Investigate Options for Reay Creek Pond Cleanup

The Town of Sidney will be moving quickly to organize a group of stakeholders, property owners and government agencies to investigate options and costs to clean up and address Reay Creek Pond.
Sidney Adopts 2015 Financial Plan

Town Council has adopted a Financial Plan for 2015 that will result in a slight increase of 2.52% in municipal property taxes which will be offset by reductions in both the Sewer Parcel Tax and Sewer User Rates.
Director - Victoria Airport Authority

The Town of Sidney invites applications for one position on the Board of Directors of the Victoria Airport Authority (VAA).
Town of Sidney Unveils New Municipal Website

The Town of Sidney is pleased to announce the launch of its recently redesigned website.
Notice of Public Hearings - Bylaws No. 2078 and 2079

Proposed amendments to Zoning Bylaw No. 2015.
Watermain Flushing

Town of Sidney to commence mandatory annual flushing of watermains in February.
Presentation to Committee of the Whole on Community Safety Building Feasibility Study

At the February 2nd Committee of the Whole Meeting, Sidney Town Council will be presented with background information and a feasibility study for a proposed new Community Safety Building that would replace the Town’s Fire Hall....
Sidney a Leader in the CRD with "First Light"

The Town recently completed the installation of new solar lighting and paving along a 400 meter piece of trail that runs along the east side of Highway 17 between Weiler and Ocean Avenue.
Town of Sidney Wins Canadian Award For Financial Reporting

The Town of Sidney is a winner of the prestigious Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for the Sidney 2013 Annual Report.
Sidney and Victoria Airport Authority Connect Heart Smart Walk

A new crosswalk at Weiler and Canora now links the Town's Heart Smart Walk to the Victoria Airport's Flight Path trail.
October 2014 Town Talk is now available

This edition of Town Talk has information on the upcoming election, the Downtown Revitalization Task Force final report and recommendations, and our new website!
Sidney Town Council Endorses Mayor's Task Force Recommendations

Council unanimously endorsed the Final Report and Recommendations put forward by the Mayor's Downtown Revitalization Task Force.
Sidney Appoints New Fire Chief

Sidney Town Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Mikkelsen as Sidney’s new Fire Chief.
Mayor's Statment on Paris Attacks

Mayor's Statement on Paris Attacks

Website Maintenance Inadvertently Generates Notifications of Old Posts
Please be advised that recent email notices to subscribers of the Town’s “Newsroom” page regarding old media releases were sent in error and should be disregarded.