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Jake James in his workshop (Swikar Oli/News staff)

Once a dead art, blacksmithing is now back in fashion

People are being more aware that we live in a world of manufactured items

Jake James in his workshop (Swikar Oli/News staff)
Study finds West Shore lacks standalone HIV-related services

Study finds West Shore lacks standalone HIV-related services

Langford and Colwood scores ‘none’ in localized service for education and testing

Study finds West Shore lacks standalone HIV-related services
UPDATED: Two vehicle collision at Sooke and Kelly Road

UPDATED: Two vehicle collision at Sooke and Kelly Road

Two people sent to hospital for non life-threatening injuries

UPDATED: Two vehicle collision at Sooke and Kelly Road
Sooke road and kelly road where the incident occured (Google Maps)

Pedestrian taken to hospital after being struck in Colwood Saturday night

Emergency services were called at 10:20pm to Sooke Road and Kelly Road

Sooke road and kelly road where the incident occured (Google Maps)
Blast rock was recently brought in to put over the fill on a site in Metchosin. (Swikar Oli/ News staff)

Metchosin residents fear mountain-side landfill poses water contamination risks

Mayor says permit is being exploited and bylaw action being taken on ‘quasi-criminal’ activity

Blast rock was recently brought in to put over the fill on a site in Metchosin. (Swikar Oli/ News staff)
Firefighters offer safety tips to avoid heating-related fires

Firefighters offer safety tips to avoid heating-related fires

Don’t fall asleep with the space heater on, and keep children at least three feet away

Firefighters offer safety tips to avoid heating-related fires
Grade 5 leadership students Linden Davies (left), Brooke McLain, Hana Nozawa, Justin Mutanda (Swikar Oli/News Staff)

Ruth King Elementary students participate in kindness week for Pink Shirt Day

Students say the extended celebration gave a chance to spread compassion to others

Grade 5 leadership students Linden Davies (left), Brooke McLain, Hana Nozawa, Justin Mutanda (Swikar Oli/News Staff)
Mayalin Turner, Jackson Meadows, Alissa Ritchie, Lucrecia Cummings, Maya Perez, Marley Biranbaum, Eli Thuot, Connor Gilmour, Macartney Wigg, Sara Edmundson, Genevieve Bacon, Jordan Rush, Taryn Baldwin (Asaan Maherali)

Dunsmuir musical theater students take the stage for ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’

Grade 6-8 students put on three shows Feb. 28 to March 2

Mayalin Turner, Jackson Meadows, Alissa Ritchie, Lucrecia Cummings, Maya Perez, Marley Biranbaum, Eli Thuot, Connor Gilmour, Macartney Wigg, Sara Edmundson, Genevieve Bacon, Jordan Rush, Taryn Baldwin (Asaan Maherali)
Rugby Canada captain Lucas Rumbal and Argentina XV captain Lautaro Bavaro on Feb. 26. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)

Rugby Canada takes on No. 1 ranked Argentina on Friday

Langford’s Westhills Stadium hosts Americas Rugby Championships

Rugby Canada captain Lucas Rumbal and Argentina XV captain Lautaro Bavaro on Feb. 26. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)
Metchosin residents question council on bylaw enforcement

Metchosin residents question council on bylaw enforcement

Concerns raised over soil dumping on Mount Ash

Metchosin residents question council on bylaw enforcement
A Goldstream Food Bank volunteer helping organize the shelves. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)

Goldstream Food Bank’s doors are open for anyone who’s struggling financially

Doors are open three consecutive Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting the first full week of every month

A Goldstream Food Bank volunteer helping organize the shelves. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)
Victoria Grizzlies’s first post season games this Friday and Saturday in Q Centre

Victoria Grizzlies’s first post season games this Friday and Saturday in Q Centre

Strong season lead to playoffs with high expectations

Victoria Grizzlies’s first post season games this Friday and Saturday in Q Centre
Ice dragon boat competitor and grandmother of four reflects on the hobby she found late in life

Ice dragon boat competitor and grandmother of four reflects on the hobby she found late in life

Linda Nimshon found her passion for paddling nine years ago, at 49

Ice dragon boat competitor and grandmother of four reflects on the hobby she found late in life
A memorial garden is being established for longtime Metchosin councillor Moralea Milne, who died in a car crash last July. (File photo)

Volunteers begin work on memorial garden for former Metchosin counsellor

Garden a fitting tribute to Moralea Milne, a champion of Garry oak ecosystems

A memorial garden is being established for longtime Metchosin councillor Moralea Milne, who died in a car crash last July. (File photo)
The services are ongoing and there are no waitlists.(Matthias Zomer/Pexels)

Support group helps Victoria parents navigate issues with children

Parents and caregivers offered “free, safe, non-judgmental, confidential” support

The services are ongoing and there are no waitlists.(Matthias Zomer/Pexels)
Captain Lucas Rumball will be playing back row Feb. 22 for Team Canada in Langford. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)

Canada’s first home game in the America Rugby Championships comes this Friday

It’s Canada versus Chile Feb. 22 at Westhills Stadium in Langford

Captain Lucas Rumball will be playing back row Feb. 22 for Team Canada in Langford. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)
Grade 6 student Christian Blanchard and Grade 8 student Daniel Cehovskis donated approximately 1,800 pairs of socks. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)

Students donate 5,265 socks to Our Place

The middle school donation drive provides socks to struggling people

Grade 6 student Christian Blanchard and Grade 8 student Daniel Cehovskis donated approximately 1,800 pairs of socks. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)
View Royal Mayor calls on province to change Victoria Transit Commission statute on appointments

View Royal Mayor calls on province to change Victoria Transit Commission statute on appointments

Service gaps not being addressed due to lack of representation

View Royal Mayor calls on province to change Victoria Transit Commission statute on appointments
Crews repair damage after Tuesday night water main break in Langford

Crews repair damage after Tuesday night water main break in Langford

Flooding resulted in property damage, forced evacuation from Langford homes

Crews repair damage after Tuesday night water main break in Langford
Goldstream crew installing signage on Discovery Island Marine Park. (BC Parks contributed)

BC Parks accepting application student ranger hiring program for its second year

48 students will get to have a summer job in the outdoors including in Goldstream Park

Goldstream crew installing signage on Discovery Island Marine Park. (BC Parks contributed)
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