Rick Stiebel

Maureen Stevens, a volunteer with the West Shore RCMP's Keep In Touch program, chats with a client to ensure everything is fine. (Photo courtesy of Heather Allan)

West Shore RCMP’s Keep In Touch Program connects with clients despite pandemic

KIT program ensures human contact and companionship

Maureen Stevens, a volunteer with the West Shore RCMP's Keep In Touch program, chats with a client to ensure everything is fine. (Photo courtesy of Heather Allan)
The West Shore Firefighters Association dropped off a cheque on Nov. 28 for the Goldstream Food Bank. (Photo contributed by View Royal Firefighters Association)

West Shore firefighters give food bank a big boost

Four departments collaborate on initiative for Goldstream Food Bank

The West Shore Firefighters Association dropped off a cheque on Nov. 28 for the Goldstream Food Bank. (Photo contributed by View Royal Firefighters Association)
A project on McCallum Road will add 227 residential units to Langford. (Photo courtesy of Highstreet Ventures)

Residential project slated for McCallum Road in Langford

Six-storey development will be built to highest energy-efficiency standards

A project on McCallum Road will add 227 residential units to Langford. (Photo courtesy of Highstreet Ventures)
Traffic will be affected as View Royal does road work from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5 on the Island Highway at Wilfert Road. (Image courtesy Town of View Royal)

Road work hinders traffic in View Royal on Island Highway at Wilfert Road

Work scheduled for Dec. 3 to 5, weather dependent

Traffic will be affected as View Royal does road work from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5 on the Island Highway at Wilfert Road. (Image courtesy Town of View Royal)
Some older Canadian currency will have its legal status removed at the start of the new year(. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com)

Bank of Canada puts the boots to old bills

$1 and $2, $25 to $500 and $1,000 lose cash value Jan. 1, 2021

Some older Canadian currency will have its legal status removed at the start of the new year(. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com)
Goldstream Food Bank vice-president Walter Dubeau is happy to help others by volunteering at the food bank’s Christmas hamper program. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Goldstream Food Bank Christmas Hamper program in full swing

Gratitude evident as hamper helpers happily give back

Goldstream Food Bank vice-president Walter Dubeau is happy to help others by volunteering at the food bank’s Christmas hamper program. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Nikita, a four-year-old German Shepherd that was attacked by a buck in a backyard in Esquimalt Sunday is lucky the injury wasn't more severe. (Photo contributed by Suzette Goldsworthy)

Esquimalt dog owner issues alert after deer injures German shepherd

Nikita needed stitches after an early morning encounter

Nikita, a four-year-old German Shepherd that was attacked by a buck in a backyard in Esquimalt Sunday is lucky the injury wasn't more severe. (Photo contributed by Suzette Goldsworthy)
Westshore Town Centre has some special plans for the holiday season, including Virtual Visits with Santa from Nov. 22 to Dec. 24. (Photo contributed by Westshore Town Centre)

Santa comes to Westshore Town Centre virtually this year

‘Christmas is not cancelled’ in Langford

Westshore Town Centre has some special plans for the holiday season, including Virtual Visits with Santa from Nov. 22 to Dec. 24. (Photo contributed by Westshore Town Centre)
Ice carvers will work their magic at the outdoor skating area at City Centre park as part of Langford’s Christmas activities and events. (Photo contributed by City of Langford)

Langford serves up extra helping of Christmas cheer

Winter events include outdoor skating, ice carving and wreath making

Ice carvers will work their magic at the outdoor skating area at City Centre park as part of Langford’s Christmas activities and events. (Photo contributed by City of Langford)
NEW CUTLINE Fisgard Lighthouse celebrates its 160th birthday on Nov. 16. (Photo courtesy of parks Canada)

Famed Colwood landmark lighthouse celebrates 160 years

Celebrations abound online for 2020 party

NEW CUTLINE Fisgard Lighthouse celebrates its 160th birthday on Nov. 16. (Photo courtesy of parks Canada)
Riley Scheffer has earned a scholarship to play with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. (Photo contributed)

Belmont Bulldog lineman wraps up scholarship

Langford’s Riley Scheffer will study kinesiology at the University of B.C.

Riley Scheffer has earned a scholarship to play with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. (Photo contributed)
School buses in the Sooke School District are cleaned twice a day as part of SD62’s COVID-19 protocols. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID protocols working well in SD62

Daily health checks essential to success

School buses in the Sooke School District are cleaned twice a day as part of SD62’s COVID-19 protocols. (Black Press Media file photo)
Highlands volunteer firefighters are taking part in a half marathon on Sunday, Nov. 15 to raise awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. (Highlands Fire Rescue Facebook page)

Highlands firefighters run marathon to replace annual boot drive

Fundraiser for MD puts boots on the ground

Highlands volunteer firefighters are taking part in a half marathon on Sunday, Nov. 15 to raise awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. (Highlands Fire Rescue Facebook page)
CEFA Early Learning is a Vancouver-based daycare franchise that readies children for kindergarten in 19 locations across B.C. and one in Ontario. Twitter photo

More childcare spaces may be on the way to Langford

Core Education Fine Arts pitches second location for up to 225 children

CEFA Early Learning is a Vancouver-based daycare franchise that readies children for kindergarten in 19 locations across B.C. and one in Ontario. Twitter photo
The damage from feral rabbits in Royal Bay has some residents frustrated. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Colwood seeks solution as rabbits run rampant in Royal Bay

Staff note an impact on infrastructure, impending hazards

The damage from feral rabbits in Royal Bay has some residents frustrated. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The annual WetDashe Race, shown here from 2019, is taking a virtual approach to raising funds for men’s health this year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s WetDashe paddling race makes a virtual splash this year

Annual outrigger race draws international attention

The annual WetDashe Race, shown here from 2019, is taking a virtual approach to raising funds for men’s health this year. (Black Press Media file photo)
Veteran Graeme Hafey is looking forward to welcoming veterans and patrons to the U.S Marine Corps tent he’s added outside V2V Black Hops Brewing for tasting, dining, movie nights, and other events. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Remembrance Day’s significance not lost on Langford veteran

Dealing with PTSD inspires effort to help others

Veteran Graeme Hafey is looking forward to welcoming veterans and patrons to the U.S Marine Corps tent he’s added outside V2V Black Hops Brewing for tasting, dining, movie nights, and other events. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Cohen Lacey hoists the trophy he earned for a first-place finish in a junior tournament on Oct. 3 at Royal Colwood Golf Club. (Photo contributed by Kristen McMartin)

Young Colwood golfer looking ahead after first win

Cohen Lacey hooked on golf when he was a toddler

Cohen Lacey hoists the trophy he earned for a first-place finish in a junior tournament on Oct. 3 at Royal Colwood Golf Club. (Photo contributed by Kristen McMartin)
NEW CUTLINE SD 62 is considering assessing fees for school bus services.

Students unload the bus heading toward the high school, Jr. high, and intermediate school, classes.

Sooke School District consideres bus fees for students

Public feedback taken now, for consideration in January

NEW CUTLINE SD 62 is considering assessing fees for school bus services.

Students unload the bus heading toward the high school, Jr. high, and intermediate school, classes.
Silent sentinels stand watch at the corners of the memorial in Veteran’s Memorial Park in Langford during a past Remembrance Day ceremony. (Black Press Media file photo)

Remembrance Day in Langford a virtual experience this year

Goldstream Gazette to live stream Nov. 11 service

Silent sentinels stand watch at the corners of the memorial in Veteran’s Memorial Park in Langford during a past Remembrance Day ceremony. (Black Press Media file photo)