Peninsula Affairs

This is a weekly show featuring articles of current affairs on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island. The show is hosted by Peter Wainwright and will include guest news makers or notables in the community talking about recent events and topics of local interest. Future shows will include live broadcasts with opportunities for listeners to ask questions via phone or Twitter.

Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith's Inaugural Address How did he do and what does it mean for the community?

S1E1 Recorded November 13, 2018.


This is a panel discussion featuring guests Susan Simosko, Steve Duck, John Treleaven and Erin Bremner-Mitchell. The topic up for discussion is the recently elected Mayor of Sidney's inaugural address to the Town Council.

New mandate, new mayor, a conversation with Mayor Geoff Orr of North Saanich

Originally streamed live from the North Saanich Municipal Hall on December 14, 2018.


Host Peter Wainwright is in conversation with Mayor Geoff Orr of North Saanich about the upcoming four years and some of the goals of the new council.




Sidney’s OCP Update – What are we talking about?

S1E2 Recorded January 10, 2019

As the Town of Sidney prepares to undertake a review of the Official Community Plan, the community at large wonders “What is the big deal?” Host Peter Wainwright has assembled a panel to discuss the topic and shed some light on the process. The panel members are Dennis Carlsen (City of Colwood planner, Sidney resident & Sidney Community Assoc. director), Evan Peterson (planner & president Barefoot Planning) and Erin Bremner-Mitchell (former Sidney Councillor).

The discussion can be heard in two parts by selecting the play buttons on the adjacent boxes.

Peninsula Live is an original production of Radio Sidney. Our goal is to bring the talented performers of the Saanich Peninsula into the public light by going out into the community and encouraging live performance at local venues. We stream these programs to you live and follow with a podcast version for your listening pleasure.

Lisa Bosman - Live At The Brentwood Bay Village Emporium


S1E1 Recorded December 14, 2018.

Lisa Bosman is not a stranger to the stage. Her background is full of theatrical musings from LA to New York and from David Mamet to Shakespeare. While her background is Musical theatre her first love has always been to play and sing onstage.  She started playing the piano by ear at a young age and took up playing the guitar around eleven years old. She has only graced the music stage recently on the Saanich Peninsula at the Muse Winery playing with Heather McLeod. Most recently she played in a duo called Indigo Girls featuring a 70’s folky rock genre. Her greatest influences are Janis Ian and James Taylor along with indie folk artists such as John Smith and Vance Gilbert. She is now beginning to write again and is taking on a project combining theatre and original music in a solo performance two act play. The play is still in the creative process.

In the Round - Live At The Brentwood Bay Village Emporium


S1E2 Recorded December 7, 2018.

This episode features In The Round, with three singer-songwriters Ray Spencer, Daniel Cook and Tim Black sharing their songs and stories. This episode was recorded at the Brentwood Bay Village Emporium on December 7, 2018. The recording engineer was Nicholas Miller With post production by Nick Gilchrist of Sonick Studios in Brentwood Bay BC

Peninsula Live

This is a show featuring slow cooked food with a homey flare. We visit backyard chefs as they prepare their favourite food to the delight of their neighbours. You will find meat, fish and veg from around the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. Learn the tips of smoking and the many ways to burn beef. For a fun time tune in to Smokin' on Radio Sidney.

Beef Bones Extraordinary


S1E1 Recorded November 13, 2018.

This episode features the gang getting together to prepare smoked beef bones from Fraser Orr in Saanichton with corn from Silver Rills Corn and beer from Category 12 the Saanich Peninsula. Chef Michael Fecteau tells all!

Pork Ribs to Die For


S1E2 Recorded August 26, 2018.

This episode takes us on a journey of pork with master backyard chef Steve Martin. Steve also shares with us his collection of BBQ and meat books. Steve's beautiful three labs loved the smell wafting off the smoker.

Roasts on a Black Pearl


S1E3 Recorded September 1, 2018.

Ever wonder what the eat down at the fire hall. Tune in to this episode to take a peak into fireman and cook and bottle washer Neal Horne as he prepares a meal for the gang. Neal has a Black Pearl BBQ and smoker and, in this episode prepares a couple of beef roasts with vegies.

About the Peninsula

Welcome the show "About the Peninsula". This is a weekly program bringing you news and interviews from around the Saanich Peninsula. In addition to interesting guests this show will attempt to bring you the story from neighbourhood business' .

About The Peninsula S1E1 Quince

Recorded August 23 and 24, 2018.


Segment 1

About the Peninsula has embarked on an ambitious goal of interviewing all business' on the Saanich Peninsula. It this first episode we visited with Courtney Thomas, owner of Quince Café and Bakery. Quince is located at the bottom of Beacon Avenue in Sidney. Courtney told us about her business and goals for the future.

Segment 2

There comes a time when someone has to speak up. That was the sentiment expressed on social media from a local business owner. Chris Stevens, who is the proprietor of Lilaberry, a home decors and gift shop in Sidney, Chris made the point that the sidewalk and street along Beacon Avenue seems to filling up with garbage The town of Sidney also weighted in on the conversation and helped with an extra level support.


About the Peninsula S1E2 Chic Goodman Part 1

Recorded October 30, 2018.


A Remembrance Day approaches our thoughts turn to those folks who served in uniform and protected Canada, Canadians and our Canadian way of life.  Such a gentleman is Chic Goodman. Chic served on many battle fields including WWII and Korea. He also served as a peacekeeper.  In this part-one interview with Chic he recalls the events leading up to WWII and his service overseas.


About the Peninsula S1E3 All Bufflehead’s Day

Recorded October 16, 2018


This episode features a community event called All Bufflehead's Day. It was recorded at Roberts Bay on the Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC. Every year friends and neighbours come out to the shoreline to catch a glimpse of the Bufflehead Duck. This is the world’s most punctual duck and it’s return to the coast of BC can be predicted to within hours. Meet the Friends of Shoal Harbour as they host the annual event.

This is a show featuring local athletes along with news and articles about the sporting scene on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island. Check out the show with your host Willi Fahning.

S1E1 Recorded September 15, 2018.

This episode features an interview with soccer player Dan Thompson. Dan moved to the Peninsula in his teens and has been an athlete all his life. Tune in to find out the unlikely sport Dan played in England.

S1E2 Recorded October, 2018.

This episode features an interview with two time heavyweight champion boxer Bryan Colwell . Check out Bryan's facebook page: BryanColwellBoxing

Willi's Sports Talk

S1E2 Streamed December 2, 2018

In this show Willi takes a unique view of cycling on the Saanich Peninsula. He interviews two cyclists, one older and one younger as they discuss the past, present and future of cycling on the Peninsula. Willi’s guests include Willi Fahning Sn. and Riley Pickrell.

This show is the brainchild of Adam Olsen. Adam is the MLA for Saanich North and The Islands. Adam hosts a regular Facebook live session where he interviews many interesting guests. This Radio Sidney show is an abridged version of the podcast which you can find on Adam's Facebook page:

S1E1 Recorded August 3, 2018.

This episode features an interview with Ian Bruce. Ian is executive director of the Peninsula Streams Society and  a strong proponent of habitat and environment protection and enhancement.

S1E2 Recorded August 17, 2018.

This episode features an interview with Barb Whittington. Barb talks about Ravens Crossing Co-housing in Sidney, BC. With all the frustration around housing here days Adam wanted to profile a good news story about community members working together to find housing solutions

Public Circle Podcast with Adam Olsen

S1E2 Recorded October, 2018.

This episode features an interview with Gary Holman. Gary is the former the MLA for Saanich North and The Islands. Gary was a the opposition critic responsible for democratic reform. Adam speaks with Gary about the current referendum on proportional representation.

Our Sound with Nick Gilchrist

Our Sound S1E1

First Streamed Wednesday Jan. 8, 2019


This program features multiple artists from the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island BC. The show will stream both studio and live recordings showcasing the vast range of talent from this part of the world. Your host is Nick Gilchrist. This episode has the music of Elaine Lakeman, Ocean Johnston, The Half White Sisters, Daniel Cook, Tim Black, Ray Spencer, Lisa Bosman, Dale Shepard, Jeff Stevenson, Paint the Town Red and Nate Harris. The show was produced by Nick Gilchrist of Sonick Studios in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia.

Peninsula Affairs
Peninsula Live
About the Peninsula
Willi's Sports Talk
Public Circle Podcast with Adam Olsen
Our Sound with Nick Gilchrist