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Langford council will consider options for livestreaming meetings at an upcoming meeting in September. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford mulling move to mainstream

Council to consider livestreaming meetings in September

Langford council will consider options for livestreaming meetings at an upcoming meeting in September. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society volunteer Mel Hull with Camosun College student volunteers Kimberly Bedard, left, Preet Bath and Maddie MacLock pond chinook salmon fry into troughs and tanks at the Sooke River Jack Brooks Hatchery. (Sally Manning file photo)

Improvements flowing to Sooke salmon hatchery

Sooke River Jack Brooks Hatchery hooks major funding

Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society volunteer Mel Hull with Camosun College student volunteers Kimberly Bedard, left, Preet Bath and Maddie MacLock pond chinook salmon fry into troughs and tanks at the Sooke River Jack Brooks Hatchery. (Sally Manning file photo)
Funding for Niche Academy was provided by Friends of the Library. Friends president Irwin Henderson, shown here with Laura McCallum, at a book sale at the Nellie McClung branch last year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria Public Library offers new online resource service to cardholders

Friends of the Library provided funding for the service

Funding for Niche Academy was provided by Friends of the Library. Friends president Irwin Henderson, shown here with Laura McCallum, at a book sale at the Nellie McClung branch last year. (Black Press Media file photo)
Avoid giving dogs ice cubes, says Greater Victoria vet

Avoid giving dogs ice cubes, says Greater Victoria vet

Tips for keeping dogs cool and safe this summer

Avoid giving dogs ice cubes, says Greater Victoria vet
Craig Little, owner of Arbutus RV & Marine Sales, shown here enjoying a family getaway, said it’s been a record summer for sales. (Photo contributed)

COVID-inspired RV sales soaring on West Shore and beyond

Health restrictions, recommendations keep Vancouver Island vacationers closer to home

Craig Little, owner of Arbutus RV & Marine Sales, shown here enjoying a family getaway, said it’s been a record summer for sales. (Photo contributed)
Sooke Arts Council opens first gallery

Sooke Arts Council opens first gallery

Classes available at new location

Sooke Arts Council opens first gallery
The City of Colwood is examining the long-term future of traffic on Lagoon Bridge and Ocean Boulevard. (City of Colwood photo)

Ocean Boulevard could open after Labour Day

Colwood council expected to discuss options later this month

The City of Colwood is examining the long-term future of traffic on Lagoon Bridge and Ocean Boulevard. (City of Colwood photo)
Problems caused by Canada geese have gotten worse in recent years for local farmers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canada geese a scourge on Greater Victoria farmers

Immediate and long-term solutions needed, says Saanich farmer

Problems caused by Canada geese have gotten worse in recent years for local farmers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Abused dog rescued in Chemainus is now a happy West Shore hound

Abused dog rescued in Chemainus is now a happy West Shore hound

Adopted owner grateful for staff at WAVE

Abused dog rescued in Chemainus is now a happy West Shore hound
Metchosin artist Memet Burnett is helping co-ordinate the Arty Bird Card Project, which will feature local birds of South Vancouver Island. The project involves the Metchosin ArtPod, the Metchosin Foundation and Rocky Point Bird Observatory. (Photo courtesy of Memet Burnett)

Local bird card project taking flight

Collaborative effort brings artists and naturalists together

Metchosin artist Memet Burnett is helping co-ordinate the Arty Bird Card Project, which will feature local birds of South Vancouver Island. The project involves the Metchosin ArtPod, the Metchosin Foundation and Rocky Point Bird Observatory. (Photo courtesy of Memet Burnett)
Roads and sidewalks are some of the services residents can provide feedback on by using a new online tool called citizen budget. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal launches new citizen budget tool

User feedback will help council make budget decisions

Roads and sidewalks are some of the services residents can provide feedback on by using a new online tool called citizen budget. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Used Oil Management Association ranked Hartland Landfill second in B.C. for its practices with used oils, antifreeze and containers. (Photo courtesy of BC Used Oil Management Association)

Hartland Landfill among B.C.’s top oil recyclers

BC Used Oil Management Association gave a second-place nod to Hartland Landfill

BC Used Oil Management Association ranked Hartland Landfill second in B.C. for its practices with used oils, antifreeze and containers. (Photo courtesy of BC Used Oil Management Association)
Ian Bruce, executive director with Peninsula Streams Society says work will begin on a fish ladder project on Millstream Creek on March 9 that will improve access for salmon and trout. The project consists of installing 14 step-pools up to the culvert, and 12 steel baffles within it. A little perspective on the Atkins Road culvert where work will take place. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)

Millstream fish ladder extension work starts Monday

Potential traffic disruptions along Atkins Road at Mill Hill Park

Ian Bruce, executive director with Peninsula Streams Society says work will begin on a fish ladder project on Millstream Creek on March 9 that will improve access for salmon and trout. The project consists of installing 14 step-pools up to the culvert, and 12 steel baffles within it. A little perspective on the Atkins Road culvert where work will take place. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Victoria’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake signature fundraiser, which April 24 to 26 at Langford Lanes, drew some colourful characters to last year’s event. (Photo contributed by BBBSV)

Greater Victoria fundraiser right up kids’ alley

Big Brothers Big Sisters Victoria offers a chance to win Canucks tickets until March 6

Big Brothers Big Sisters Victoria’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake signature fundraiser, which April 24 to 26 at Langford Lanes, drew some colourful characters to last year’s event. (Photo contributed by BBBSV)
The Victoria Shamrocks have resigned Cody Hagedorn, shown here in action last season, and Peter Dubenski for the 2020 season. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Shamrocks)

Victoria Shamrocks re-sign proven goaltending tandem

Cody Hagedorn, Peter Dubenski took the team to the Mann Cup final last season

The Victoria Shamrocks have resigned Cody Hagedorn, shown here in action last season, and Peter Dubenski for the 2020 season. (Photo courtesy of the Victoria Shamrocks)
Sooke School district unveils new school names March 12

Sooke School district unveils new school names March 12

SD62 says naming created a buzz in the community

Sooke School district unveils new school names March 12
Former Belmont Secondary principal Ray Miller is one of those rare Toronto Maple leaf fans whose official birthday comes every four years. (Photo courtesy of Ray Miller)

Former Belmont principal turns 15 in leap years

Ray Miller among the 0.07% of the population to have Feb. 29 as a birthday

Former Belmont Secondary principal Ray Miller is one of those rare Toronto Maple leaf fans whose official birthday comes every four years. (Photo courtesy of Ray Miller)
Sooke School District seeks catchment boundary feedback

Sooke School District seeks catchment boundary feedback

Online survey open to March 10

Sooke School District seeks catchment boundary feedback
Students from Camosun College conduct fieldwork with wetland restoration specialist Robin Anschild on a potential project at Lohbrunner Farm. (Photo courtesy of Ronna Woudstra with Habitat Acquisition Trust)

Wetland restoration project pitched for Langford farm

Habitat Acquisition Trust looking at area near Lohbrunner Farm

Students from Camosun College conduct fieldwork with wetland restoration specialist Robin Anschild on a potential project at Lohbrunner Farm. (Photo courtesy of Ronna Woudstra with Habitat Acquisition Trust)
West Shore RCMP has a number of initiatives planned for Feb. 26 for Pink Shirt Day. (Photo contributed by the West Shore RCMP)

Pink Shirt Day uplifting for West Shore RCMP

Members of the West Shore RCMP have scheduled a variety of activities with students Feb. 26

West Shore RCMP has a number of initiatives planned for Feb. 26 for Pink Shirt Day. (Photo contributed by the West Shore RCMP)