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Indigenous People’s week kicks off with feast, youth sports clinic

Indigenous People’s week kicks off with feast, youth sports clinic

June 17 event sees youth learn from Pacific FC, national rugby players, Shamrocks

Indigenous People’s week kicks off with feast, youth sports clinic
Mayor Stew Young as they announce 40 additional housing units that will be added to the Station Avenue affordable housing project for Indigenous families in need. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Langford’s affordable housing ownership program has 21-family wait list

Mayor says city subsidizes large affordable housing projects

Mayor Stew Young as they announce 40 additional housing units that will be added to the Station Avenue affordable housing project for Indigenous families in need. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Small crews battle ravenous invasive bullfrogs that gobble up native species

Small crews battle ravenous invasive bullfrogs that gobble up native species

American bullfrogs diet includes smaller native frogs, local salamanders and songbirds

Small crews battle ravenous invasive bullfrogs that gobble up native species
A home for sale is shown in Beckwith, Ont., on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

West Shore housing prices slightly higher as home sales edge up

Single-family home sales in Langford up 38 per cent since last year

A home for sale is shown in Beckwith, Ont., on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
Protesters sent a message to Victoria outside Premier John Horgan’s community office on June 6 calling for the protection of Old Growths (Swikar Oli/ News staff)

Premier’s office one of 17 rallies across B.C. calling for protection of old-growth forest

Protestor questions Horgan’s commitment to mitigate ‘climate degradation’

Protesters sent a message to Victoria outside Premier John Horgan’s community office on June 6 calling for the protection of Old Growths (Swikar Oli/ News staff)
The breed varies in cases of dog attacks, the chief bylaw officer said. Sometimes the dog is distracted or conditioned to react against certain people or animals (File photo)

CRD animal control dealt with 10 ‘significant’ dog attacks in May

In all 10 cases the dog was declared dangerous and two had to be put down

The breed varies in cases of dog attacks, the chief bylaw officer said. Sometimes the dog is distracted or conditioned to react against certain people or animals (File photo)
Colwood Fire Rescue (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)                                Colwood Fire Rescue (Black Press file photo)

Drivers to be ‘more aware’ says fire chief after motorcyclist goes over Colwood embankment

Assistant fire chief reminds summertime traffic leads to more chances of vehicle incidents

Colwood Fire Rescue (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)                                Colwood Fire Rescue (Black Press file photo)
The Westhore Rebels huddle up during a timeout in the second half. The Okanagan Sun beat the Westshore Rebels 25-9 in the final BC Football Conference game of the regular season to cement their victory at the top of the conference. (Marissa Tiel/ Kelowna Capital News)

Rebels sign 50 players to 2019 roster

Additional players sought in coming weeks

The Westhore Rebels huddle up during a timeout in the second half. The Okanagan Sun beat the Westshore Rebels 25-9 in the final BC Football Conference game of the regular season to cement their victory at the top of the conference. (Marissa Tiel/ Kelowna Capital News)
The Westshore Rebels Cheerleaders raised $4,000 in bottle drives last year. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)

Rebels cheerleaders fundraise for a trip to Washington

Bottle drive raises money for 14 athletes to attend a national cheer camp

The Westshore Rebels Cheerleaders raised $4,000 in bottle drives last year. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)
The District of Metchosin’s city hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin mulls webcasting council meetings

Meetings may become more open to the public following budget discussions

The District of Metchosin’s city hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dashing Goddesses                                The eighth annual Goddess Run took place over the weekend. The five and 10-kilometre road races started and finished at Belmont Secondary. Money raised from this year’s race will go to BC Cancer Foundation. (Andrea Gilbert/Black Press Media)

More than 1,200 join 8th annual ‘Goddess’ charity run

Community charity drive raised money for cancer research this year

Dashing Goddesses                                The eighth annual Goddess Run took place over the weekend. The five and 10-kilometre road races started and finished at Belmont Secondary. Money raised from this year’s race will go to BC Cancer Foundation. (Andrea Gilbert/Black Press Media)
(Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP arrest man wielding gun near Trans-Canada Highway

Male driver faces several weapon charges as well as flight from police, dangerous operation of a vehicle

(Black Press Media file photo)
Pacific FC took on Wanderers FC Saturday in Halifax Final score 1-2 (Spencer Pickles)

Pacific FC falters in a rematch against Wanderers

A penalty kick in the late game netted a win for Halifax

Pacific FC took on Wanderers FC Saturday in Halifax Final score 1-2 (Spencer Pickles)
A software rendering of Sidney Spit Park, located on the northern part of Sidney Island. (Contributed)

Royal Roads researcher builds virtual environments to study real-world effects of development

Video game software provides dynamic management tools for community planning

A software rendering of Sidney Spit Park, located on the northern part of Sidney Island. (Contributed)
Graham Hales after completing the 90 km Tour de Victoria in 2015. (Facebook)

West Shore resident raises money for hospice care in marathon spin event

Colwood man plans to ride a spin bike for over 12 hours at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre

Graham Hales after completing the 90 km Tour de Victoria in 2015. (Facebook)
MLA Dan Ashton speaks in Penticton (Black Press file photo)

Provincial finance committee stops by Colwood for B.C. budget consultations

Daytime meeting at city hall chambers on June 10

MLA Dan Ashton speaks in Penticton (Black Press file photo)
Metchosin council members were divided by temporary-use proposal for a soil recycling facility (Swikar Oli/ News Staff)

Community members oppose controversial application for “soil recycling” permit in Metchosin

Council resolved to refer the matter back to staff for further information

Metchosin council members were divided by temporary-use proposal for a soil recycling facility (Swikar Oli/ News Staff)
School trustee and board chair Ravi Parmar (Black Press file photo)

SD62 board passes $143M budget, lone opposition concerned over library funding cuts

District expects to add 400 students this September, bringing the total to 11,226

School trustee and board chair Ravi Parmar (Black Press file photo)
‘First of its kind’ study found almost a quarter of all identified organizations called could not be reached (FILE PHOTO)

New West Shore mental health and substance abuse clinic is first-of-its-kind

Residents will no longer have to make the trip down to Victoria

‘First of its kind’ study found almost a quarter of all identified organizations called could not be reached (FILE PHOTO)
PHOTOS: Mighty Metchosin garage sale has its mightiest year

PHOTOS: Mighty Metchosin garage sale has its mightiest year

Rain didn’t stop a record year for Metchosin Community House

PHOTOS: Mighty Metchosin garage sale has its mightiest year