Rick Stiebel

Mikayla Edmunds, centre, with her cousin, Nevaeh Pelkey, and her mother, Jocelyn Edmonds, delivers the Gazette to make her dream of a trip to Disneyland, Paris come true. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

West Shore newspaper carrier is all about heart

Mikayla Edmunds delivering the Goldstream Gazette to save for a trip to Disney Paris

Mikayla Edmunds, centre, with her cousin, Nevaeh Pelkey, and her mother, Jocelyn Edmonds, delivers the Gazette to make her dream of a trip to Disneyland, Paris come true. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
The proposed Langford Gateway project calls for residential towers of 22 and 18 storeys, leading one nearby resident to voice concerns about the huge potential increase in density to the neighbourhood. A development application just down Peatt Road proposes towers of 24 and 18 storeys. (Rendering courtesy Evantra Development)

Langford considering four residential towers in Peatt Road neighbourhood

Two developments a block apart call for towers up to 24 storeys

The proposed Langford Gateway project calls for residential towers of 22 and 18 storeys, leading one nearby resident to voice concerns about the huge potential increase in density to the neighbourhood. A development application just down Peatt Road proposes towers of 24 and 18 storeys. (Rendering courtesy Evantra Development)
Al Ennis with Marie Donais Calder, author of Forever in the Clouds, which tells the stories of the 21 RCAF officers killed in a crash near Estevan, Sask. in 1946. (Photo courtesy of the Ennis family)

Langford man rekindles memories of tragic Saskatchewan air crash

RCMP volunteer connects with author of book on Second World War pilots who died in peacetime crash

Al Ennis with Marie Donais Calder, author of Forever in the Clouds, which tells the stories of the 21 RCAF officers killed in a crash near Estevan, Sask. in 1946. (Photo courtesy of the Ennis family)
Colwood resident Harley Gordon is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Harley Gordon)

Greens pin hopes on forest biologist in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

Younger age gives him long-range perspective on issues, says Harley Gordon

Colwood resident Harley Gordon is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Harley Gordon)
Capt. Stefan Reid wants to spread the word about the resources and facilities available for people on the West Shore and in Sooke at Connection Point Church & Resource Centre in Langford. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Salvation Army has a spacious new home in downtown Langford

Former nightclub space gives organization opportunities to provide more services

Capt. Stefan Reid wants to spread the word about the resources and facilities available for people on the West Shore and in Sooke at Connection Point Church & Resource Centre in Langford. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
The deadline for input from the public in proposed changes at Esquimalt Lagoon runs through September. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Colwood extends deadline for input on changes at Esquimalt Lagoon

Natural pathway being considered from Lagoon Beach to Royal Beach

The deadline for input from the public in proposed changes at Esquimalt Lagoon runs through September. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)
Bikers Against Child Abuse is dedicated to creating a safer environment for children who have been sexually, physically or emotionally abused. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria chapter part of bikers organization aiming to curb child abuse

Victoria chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse founded in 2015

Bikers Against Child Abuse is dedicated to creating a safer environment for children who have been sexually, physically or emotionally abused. (Black Press Media file photo)
An adult long-eared Myotis rests on a building. (Photo courtesy of P. Millar/Community Bat program)

Summer can be a batty time as young start to roam, says B.C. biologist

Bats may fly into homes, be found on the ground or appear roosting in unusual locations

An adult long-eared Myotis rests on a building. (Photo courtesy of P. Millar/Community Bat program)
The performance stage in Pioneer Park in Brentwood Bay is one of the venues for “The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito, presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People at different locations in July and August. (Black Press file Media photo)

Kaleidoscope Theatre free performances set to fly around Greater Victoria

The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito plays between Aug. 28 and Sept. 12

The performance stage in Pioneer Park in Brentwood Bay is one of the venues for “The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito, presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People at different locations in July and August. (Black Press file Media photo)
Tania Cyalume, her partner, Katie Berrington, and Cyalume's son, Daniel, near where they encountered a cougar cub and its mother near Thetis Lake on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Tania Cyalume)

Vacationing family in View Royal startled by cougar sightings in Thetis Lake Park

Cub peeked around rock first, mother came later says Toronto visitor of Aug. 7 encounter

Tania Cyalume, her partner, Katie Berrington, and Cyalume's son, Daniel, near where they encountered a cougar cub and its mother near Thetis Lake on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Tania Cyalume)
A map lays out the groundwork for the Nature Trails Society’s proposed trail and existing trails. (Map courtesy of Nature Trails Society)

Nature Trail Society seeks pathway connections through Greater Victoria

Proposal would connect Thetis Lake with two provincial parks

A map lays out the groundwork for the Nature Trails Society’s proposed trail and existing trails. (Map courtesy of Nature Trails Society)
Victoria will host the Canadian Francophone Games in July 2022. The event, shown here in New Brunswick in 2017, brings together French-speaking students from across the country in a variety of competitions. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Francophone Games)

The Francophone Games are on again for Greater Victoria

Multifaceted event cancelled for 2021 is a go for 2022, organizers say

Victoria will host the Canadian Francophone Games in July 2022. The event, shown here in New Brunswick in 2017, brings together French-speaking students from across the country in a variety of competitions. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Francophone Games)
The section of the E & N Trail between the railway crossing on Atkins Avenue and Savory School is open to the public. (Photo courtesy of CRD)

Completion of E & N Trail section in Langford creates continuous 13-kilometre route

Stretch between Atkins Avenue railway crossing and Savory Elementary trail’s newest link

The section of the E & N Trail between the railway crossing on Atkins Avenue and Savory School is open to the public. (Photo courtesy of CRD)
Colwood Coun. Doug Kobayashi has been acclaimed as the federal Liberal candidate in the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Federal Liberals peg Colwood councillor as candidate for next election

Longtime community leader Doug Kobayashi to run in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding

Colwood Coun. Doug Kobayashi has been acclaimed as the federal Liberal candidate in the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
A map shows the location of a new connector between Luxton and Sooke roads. (Map courtesy of the City of Langford)

New connection underway in Langford between Luxton and Sooke roads

Chidlow Connector named for pioneer farming family in area

A map shows the location of a new connector between Luxton and Sooke roads. (Map courtesy of the City of Langford)
This year’s Victoria Dragon Boat Festival includes a variety of cultural and educational components, similar to this performance by Taiko drumming group Uminara at a past festival. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival comes ashore for 2021 celebration

Annual event provides cultural and community events at Ship Point, Aug. 14-15

This year’s Victoria Dragon Boat Festival includes a variety of cultural and educational components, similar to this performance by Taiko drumming group Uminara at a past festival. (Black Press Media file photo)
Metchosin Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop is encouraging residents in Metchosin and Beecher Bay to schedule a FireSmart home assessment. (Black Press Media file photo)

FireSmart home assessments a timely resource for Metchosin

Open to Metchosin and Beecher Bay residents, FireSmart program offerings help protect homes

Metchosin Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop is encouraging residents in Metchosin and Beecher Bay to schedule a FireSmart home assessment. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews work on a portion of the Ed Nixon Trail boardwalk. (Photo courtesy of Murray McKay)

Langford Lake boardwalk replacement work underway

Section of Ed Nixon Trail affected

Crews work on a portion of the Ed Nixon Trail boardwalk. (Photo courtesy of Murray McKay)
The construction of a bridge over Island Highway in Colwood would make things easier for cyclists and pedestrians using the Galloping Goose Trail. (Photo by John Luton/City of Colwood)

Galloping Goose bridge decision expected soon for Colwood

Span over Island Highway would enhance cycling, pedestrian opportunities, mayor says

The construction of a bridge over Island Highway in Colwood would make things easier for cyclists and pedestrians using the Galloping Goose Trail. (Photo by John Luton/City of Colwood)
People can get a look at some of Colwood’s concepts for Ocean View Park as part of the city’s Parks Management Plan on Wednesday, July 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Residents weighing in on the future of Colwood parks

City gathered feedback at Colwood Creek and Lookout Lake parks; Ocean View up next July 21

People can get a look at some of Colwood’s concepts for Ocean View Park as part of the city’s Parks Management Plan on Wednesday, July 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)