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Aaron Trotter said his parents never pressured him into hockey, which kept his love for the game going. (Courtesy of Michael Trotter)

Langford goalie working toward NCAA, NHL dreams

Aaron Trotter overcame a number of challenges to earn Division I scholarship

Aaron Trotter said his parents never pressured him into hockey, which kept his love for the game going. (Courtesy of Michael Trotter)
Three thousand people will lose their family doctor after two physicians at Eagle Creek Medical Clinic in View Royal announced they will be leaving the clinic. Their practice, as well as the walk-in clinic will be closed April 15. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Loss of two doctors at View Royal clinic will leave 3,000 without a GP

New general practitioner coming in August, but won’t be able to take all orphaned patients

Three thousand people will lose their family doctor after two physicians at Eagle Creek Medical Clinic in View Royal announced they will be leaving the clinic. Their practice, as well as the walk-in clinic will be closed April 15. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
O.K. Industries will be allowed to continue working at the Highlands quarry after the B.C. Court of Appeals decision. (Courtesy of District of Highlands)

Appeals court rules against Highlands in quarry case

District has fought to stop work on site since 2016

O.K. Industries will be allowed to continue working at the Highlands quarry after the B.C. Court of Appeals decision. (Courtesy of District of Highlands)
Pacific FC captain Jamar Dixon lifts the trophy as the team celebrates its win in the Canadian Premier League championship game over two-time defending champion Hamilton. (Pacific FC/Facebook)

Pacific FC captain Dixon returning amid key player exodus from Langford-based club

Top scorer Terran Campbell and league under-21 player of the year Alessandro Hojabrpour have left

Pacific FC captain Jamar Dixon lifts the trophy as the team celebrates its win in the Canadian Premier League championship game over two-time defending champion Hamilton. (Pacific FC/Facebook)
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson, left, receives his astronaut wings pin from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, after a space flight in 2021. Hadfield says privatized space flight has its benefits to life on earth. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

Space travel can improve everyone’s lives, says Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

Improvements in space technology accelerating, having major impact on life on Earth

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson, left, receives his astronaut wings pin from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, after a space flight in 2021. Hadfield says privatized space flight has its benefits to life on earth. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
The Langford noise bylaw currently allows construction between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. or sunset, whichever is later, seven days a week including all statutory holidays. City staff have proposed a number of new time restrictions. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)

Langford looking to update decades-old construction noise bylaw

Coun. Matt Sahlstrom said he feels residents’ pain, living in construction-heavy Walfred Road area

The Langford noise bylaw currently allows construction between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. or sunset, whichever is later, seven days a week including all statutory holidays. City staff have proposed a number of new time restrictions. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)
Langford council voted against getting staff to revisit a tree bylaw. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford tree protection bylaw felled

Mayor Stew Young said the plan wouldn’t save more trees but would create unnecessary red tape

Langford council voted against getting staff to revisit a tree bylaw. (Black Press Media file photo)
Lief Schieder was last seen at the intersection of Helmcken Road and the Trans-Canada Highway in View Royal. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

MISSING: West Shore RCMP searching for Lief Schieder

29 year old last seen Dec. 29 at the intersection of Helmcken Road and Trans-Canada Highway

Lief Schieder was last seen at the intersection of Helmcken Road and the Trans-Canada Highway in View Royal. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Langford’s new attainable housing program aims to give renters opportunities to buy homes, said Mayor Stew Young. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)

Individuals will soon be eligible for Langford’s attainable housing program funds

Home purchase program’s eligibility also expanding to include one-, two- and three-bedroom units

Langford’s new attainable housing program aims to give renters opportunities to buy homes, said Mayor Stew Young. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)
Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

Colwood university ‘renames’ stairway after alumnus Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)
Police obtained this image of a suspect via video footage. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP looking for male suspect after industrial equipment stolen in Langford

Tools, equipment stolen from Island Crushing Ltd. site on Millstream Road

Police obtained this image of a suspect via video footage. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Conservation officer Peter Pauwels said coastal wolf attacks on dogs are rare near Greater Victoria. (File photo courtesy of Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild)

Hiker rescues dog from jaws of wolf in rare Sooke area attack

The hiker was walking with their dog on a trail on Broom Hill

Conservation officer Peter Pauwels said coastal wolf attacks on dogs are rare near Greater Victoria. (File photo courtesy of Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild)
Council approved $100,000, including retrofits, for Metchosin Fire Department to buy a replacement truck. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)

Metchosin approves $100,000 to spend on new fire truck

Fire chief said the new vehicle doesn’t even need to be red

Council approved $100,000, including retrofits, for Metchosin Fire Department to buy a replacement truck. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)
View Royal Mayor David Screech finds himself annually explaining to residents that property taxes don’t increase or decrease to the same degree as property assessments. With assessments jumping 25 to 30 per cent in his municipality alone, he felt the need to post an explanation on social media. (Black Press Media file photo)

Assessments vs. property tax: Greater Victoria valuations soar, taxes may not

Average increase, municipal budget shape tax increases more than individual assessment hike

View Royal Mayor David Screech finds himself annually explaining to residents that property taxes don’t increase or decrease to the same degree as property assessments. With assessments jumping 25 to 30 per cent in his municipality alone, he felt the need to post an explanation on social media. (Black Press Media file photo)
Taller buildings take longer to build. With added delays from labour shortages and supply chain issues and Langford developers are struggling to demand with new housing construction. (Black Press Media file photo)

Development-focused Langford is still seeing prices rise and supply remains low

Longer construction times means the market is being squeezed, according to CMHC analyst

Taller buildings take longer to build. With added delays from labour shortages and supply chain issues and Langford developers are struggling to demand with new housing construction. (Black Press Media file photo)
Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue services continued the search for a missing Sooke man on Monday morning. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

B.C. search and rescue teams had another record year in 2021

Pandemic has pushed more people outdoors, including underprepared hikers

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue services continued the search for a missing Sooke man on Monday morning. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
The new vaccine clinic at Archie Browning Sports Centre opens on Jan. 7. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Island Health looks to shorten wait times for booster shots with new mass clinics

Archie Browning Sports Centre site opens Jan. 7; other clinics to open in Sooke, Saanich

The new vaccine clinic at Archie Browning Sports Centre opens on Jan. 7. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The year’s first earthquake of magnitude 4.0 or more happened off the west coast of Vancouver Island, nearest Port Alice. (Courtesy of John Cassidy/Natural Resources Canada)

4.7 magnitude earthquake recorded off west coast of Vancouver Island

Jan. 2 quake centred 150 km offshore, likely not felt by many Island residents

The year’s first earthquake of magnitude 4.0 or more happened off the west coast of Vancouver Island, nearest Port Alice. (Courtesy of John Cassidy/Natural Resources Canada)
School buses are being cancelled with little or no warning, meaning some kids have to miss days at schools, according to parents. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 dealing with bus driver shortage, students unable to get bus

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait said the shortage is leading to more traffic on the roads

School buses are being cancelled with little or no warning, meaning some kids have to miss days at schools, according to parents. (Black Press Media file photo)
A crowd gathered to watch the rescue. (Courtesy of Kill Luckow/Facebook)

Cat owner ecstatic after Colwood crane operator rescues pet stuck in tree for 24 hours

Kyle Hobbs said the rescue was done in just over 30 minutes

A crowd gathered to watch the rescue. (Courtesy of Kill Luckow/Facebook)