West Shore

Local carpenter Tyler Bohn embarked on a quest to create the East Sooke Treehouse, after seeing people build similar structures on a Discovery Channel show. (East Sooke Treehouse Facebook photo)

East Sooke carpenter builds the ultimate tree fort

East Sooke Treehouse takes flight as an Airbnb

  • Apr 17, 2021

 

The family of Iris McNeil, shown here with members of her family, has launched a petition to deny parole for the man who murdered McNeil in 1997. (Family photo)

Family fights killer’s release from Metchosin institution

Shortreed serving an indeterminate sentence at William Head Institution

 

Rainbow trouts thrashing with life as they’re about to be transferred to the largest lake of their lives, even though it’s pretty small. These rainbows have a blue tinge because they matched the blue of their hatchery pen, but soon they’ll take on the green-browns of their new home at Lookout Lake. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

VIDEO: Lookout Lake stocked with hatchery trout to delight of a seniors fishing club

The Cherish Trout Scouts made plans to come back fishing soon

 

Norm Scott, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 91, is disappointed the Legion does not qualify for COVID financial assistance from the provincial government. (Black Press Media file photo)

Provincial pandemic aid passes the Legion by

Federal non-profit status stymies provincial assistance

Norm Scott, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 91, is disappointed the Legion does not qualify for COVID financial assistance from the provincial government. (Black Press Media file photo)
Madison soaks up the sunshine with her family at at Langford Lake on April 5. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Langford residents hit the beach

Environment Canada predicting temperatures into the low 20s this weekend

Madison soaks up the sunshine with her family at at Langford Lake on April 5. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
West Shore Chamber and Rotary are hosting a music bingo night April 16.
West Shore Chamber and Rotary are hosting a music bingo night April 16.
During school days, the 30 km/h speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP cautions motorists to drive slowly through school zones

Penalty for passing a school bus with flashing red lights is $368

  • Apr 12, 2021
During school days, the 30 km/h speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP say 20 Langford vehicles had tires slashed on Easter weekend. Black Press File Photo
RCMP say 20 Langford vehicles had tires slashed on Easter weekend. Black Press File Photo
Victoria police arrested a man who was videoed on a security camera taking a cashbox from a Fort Street business earlier this month. The man was arrested after a West Shore RCMP officer and a community member recognized him from the video and reached out to investigators. Black Press File Photo

Suspect arrested after RCMP officer, citizen recognize man from security video

Images show someone breaking into a Fort Street business, stealing cashbox

Victoria police arrested a man who was videoed on a security camera taking a cashbox from a Fort Street business earlier this month. The man was arrested after a West Shore RCMP officer and a community member recognized him from the video and reached out to investigators. Black Press File Photo
West Shore RCMP has arrested Aaron-Lee Campbell, following a warrant earlier Tuesday. (Photo courtesy West Shore RCMP)

UPDATED: West Shore RCMP arrest man wanted on province-wide warrant

Aaron-Lee Campbell was wanted for allegedly breaching court-ordered conditions.

West Shore RCMP has arrested Aaron-Lee Campbell, following a warrant earlier Tuesday. (Photo courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Complaints about street parking are on the rise in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Parking complaints on the rise in Langford

Langford’s traffic bylaw requires vehicles be moved every 72 hours

Complaints about street parking are on the rise in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP service dog, Erik, with items seized after three residences in Langford, Colwood and Sooke were raided on Feb. 26, following a two-month-long investigation. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

Two-month investigation leads West Shore RCMP to seize ‘substantial quantities’ of drugs

Officers also seized three loaded guns and found evidence of a drug trafficking

West Shore RCMP service dog, Erik, with items seized after three residences in Langford, Colwood and Sooke were raided on Feb. 26, following a two-month-long investigation. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Friends have identified the man killed in Friday’s shooting in Metchosin as Shane Wilson. (Shane Wilson/Facebook)

Investigation continues into Metchosin shooting death

Man killed on Sooke Road Friday night identified by friends

Friends have identified the man killed in Friday’s shooting in Metchosin as Shane Wilson. (Shane Wilson/Facebook)
Ronald Schinners, owner of The Cabbie in the #YYJ, opened his taxi service in the West Shore last month. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
Ronald Schinners, owner of The Cabbie in the #YYJ, opened his taxi service in the West Shore last month. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
During a press event on March 6, Const. Alex Berube, media relations officer for the West Shore RCMP, addressed a deadly shooting that occurred in Metchosin the night before. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: One man shot dead in ‘targeted incident’ on Sooke Road

Highway 14 reopens following multi-hour closure for investigation

During a press event on March 6, Const. Alex Berube, media relations officer for the West Shore RCMP, addressed a deadly shooting that occurred in Metchosin the night before. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
West Shore RCMP headquarters in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP arrests two suspects in connection to View Royal arson

Investigators determined the fire was deliberately set, targeted

West Shore RCMP headquarters in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP investigating early-morning armed robbery attempt

Police say one suspect had a handgun and demanded the victim give them cash

(Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP Headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested outside Langford Winners was wanted on seven warrants

West Shore RCMP arrested 41-year-old man after employee reported shoplifing

West Shore RCMP Headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)
Charges are forthcoming for the driver of a Fiat suspected to be impaired by alcohol when he struck two parked cars on a Langford street in January. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Charges are forthcoming for the driver of a Fiat suspected to be impaired by alcohol when he struck two parked cars on a Langford street in January. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
BC Hydro crews are on-site for two separate power outages in the West Shore Feb. 6 that have left 550 customers without power. (BC Hydro/Screenshot)

UPDATED: Power restored for 550 West Shore residents

Power had been off since shortly after 5 a.m. Feb. 6

  • Feb 6, 2021
BC Hydro crews are on-site for two separate power outages in the West Shore Feb. 6 that have left 550 customers without power. (BC Hydro/Screenshot)