West Shore

Pacific FC’s Manny Aparicio fires a freekick into the wall against Atletico Ottawa on Aug. 13 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC stand firm against Ottawa, win 1-0

An early goal from Josh Heard sealed the victory for the home team following transfer of star player

 

Track cyclists of varying ages and ability levels will be riding the Westshore velodrome Aug. 19 to 21, during the B.C. Provincial Track Championships. (Photo courtesy Greater Victoria Velodrome Association)

Speed, strategy on display at upcoming track cycling provincials in Colwood

Westshore velodrome hosting B.C. championships Aug. 19 to 21

 

Colwood’s Juan de Fuca branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library is the latest location in the region to be featured in a Netflix original production, appearing in Rescued by Ruby earlier this year. (Greater Victoria Public Library/Facebook)

Colwood library added to growing list of Netflix filming locations

Three original Netflix productions have now been filmed in Greater Victoria

 

Harish Sharma, owner of the Medicine Shoppe Pharamcy on Jacklin Road in Langford, said he was lucky to get a small supply of Wellbutrin XL in for his patients. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Shortage of common anti-depressant leaves Greater Victoria pharmacies scrambling

Langford pharmacist Harish Sharma recently saw limited supply sell out in hours

Harish Sharma, owner of the Medicine Shoppe Pharamcy on Jacklin Road in Langford, said he was lucky to get a small supply of Wellbutrin XL in for his patients. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Musical entertainment and more is planned for Shirley Day on Aug. 21. (Contributed - Colin J. McMechan)

Entertainment, food and fun planned for Shirley Day

Community’s most celebrated annual event set for Aug. 21

Musical entertainment and more is planned for Shirley Day on Aug. 21. (Contributed - Colin J. McMechan)
The Atkins Road culvert where a fish ladder has been built along Millstream Creek. The Peninsula Streams Society is hosting a pair of working parties this Saturday and Sunday to prepare the fish ladders for the fall return of fish to the watershed. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)

Volunteers needed to prep West Shore fish ladders

Peninsula Streams Society organizing working parties on Millstream Creek Saturday and Sunday

The Atkins Road culvert where a fish ladder has been built along Millstream Creek. The Peninsula Streams Society is hosting a pair of working parties this Saturday and Sunday to prepare the fish ladders for the fall return of fish to the watershed. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)
The Victoria Shamrocks host the Langley Thunder in game 6 of the Western Lacrosse Association semifinals Sunday and are calling on fans to fill The Q Centre. (Courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)
The Victoria Shamrocks host the Langley Thunder in game 6 of the Western Lacrosse Association semifinals Sunday and are calling on fans to fill The Q Centre. (Courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)
Jurisdictions policed by the West Shore RCMP in general saw a reduction in overall crime severity rates for 2021, the lone exception being View Royal, which experienced a slight increase from 2020 numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Crime levels trending downward on West Shore: StatsCan report

Langford leads way in crime severity reductions; overall and violent crimes drop

Jurisdictions policed by the West Shore RCMP in general saw a reduction in overall crime severity rates for 2021, the lone exception being View Royal, which experienced a slight increase from 2020 numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)
A visitor to Esquimalt Lagoon spotted smoke from a fire on the Royal Roads University property, lower right, early Thursday morning, helping fire crews quickly douse the blaze. (Black Press Media file photo)

Resident helps Colwood fire department quickly catch Royal Roads brush fire

Smoke spotted from Esquimalt Lagoon area early Thursday; fire spread to old fir tree

A visitor to Esquimalt Lagoon spotted smoke from a fire on the Royal Roads University property, lower right, early Thursday morning, helping fire crews quickly douse the blaze. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left to right: Logan, Jason, Rosemary and Michelle Smith revisited Jeneece Place after the family had two stints at the house when both children were born prematurely. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Families and Victoria General nurses reunited at Jeneece Place

Annual event allows families who had children in the neonatal unit to reconnect with hospital staff

From left to right: Logan, Jason, Rosemary and Michelle Smith revisited Jeneece Place after the family had two stints at the house when both children were born prematurely. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Trevor Purdy 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament takes place on Aug. 20, with proceeds supporting a bursary and local youth basketball programs. (File - Pixabay.com)

Basketball tournament celebrates player’s legacy in Sooke

3-on-3 competition supports bursary and youth basketball programs

The Trevor Purdy 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament takes place on Aug. 20, with proceeds supporting a bursary and local youth basketball programs. (File - Pixabay.com)
Mill Hill Regional Park has grown by 9.8 hectares after a land deal between the CRD and Town of View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD expands Mill Hill park with land from View Royal

Town sold 9.8 hectares of land bordering the park

Mill Hill Regional Park has grown by 9.8 hectares after a land deal between the CRD and Town of View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sober Fest is coming to the South Vancouver Island Rangers’ property in Langford later this month. (Black Press Media File)

New festival coming to Langford sells out within days

Sober Fest is focused on providing a safe space while raising funds for those living with addiction

Sober Fest is coming to the South Vancouver Island Rangers’ property in Langford later this month. (Black Press Media File)
Motorists are being warned of traffic delays in Langford after a commercial truck lost its load on Sooke Road heading east between Ayton Place and Jacklin Road. (Courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)

Traffic snarled in Langford after truck loses load

Single-lane traffic only on Sooke Rd. eastbound between Ayton and Jacklin

Motorists are being warned of traffic delays in Langford after a commercial truck lost its load on Sooke Road heading east between Ayton Place and Jacklin Road. (Courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)
Nick Dickinson-Wilde is seeking Sooke council seat. “I will be looking at all questions with an environmental lens,” he says. (Contributed - Nick Dickinson-Wilde)

Sooke council race takes shape as another candidate declares

Local businessman Nick Dickinson-Wilde eyes housing as an issue

Nick Dickinson-Wilde is seeking Sooke council seat. “I will be looking at all questions with an environmental lens,” he says. (Contributed - Nick Dickinson-Wilde)
Ret. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Preston was deployed on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1974. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Peacekeepers remembered with parade on anniversary of Canadian deaths

On Aug. 9, 1974, 9 Canadians were killed when a Syrian missile shot down a UN peacekeeping plane

Ret. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Preston was deployed on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1974. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Due to construction delays, Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School won’t open in time for the new school year. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

New Langford middle school opening pushed back to November

Students will instead start the school year at other schools

Due to construction delays, Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School won’t open in time for the new school year. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The investigation into a fatal crash on Sept. 7, 2021 continues.

Investigation continues into 2 a.m. 2021 crash that killed child in Sooke

It has been 11 months since officials released any additional information

The investigation into a fatal crash on Sept. 7, 2021 continues.
NEW CUTLINE The investigation into a fatal crash on Sept. 7, 2021 continues. (File photo)

Langley RCMP responded to a dump truck crash on Friday morning. (File image)

Investigation continues into deadly crash in Sooke

It has been 11 months since officials released any additional information

NEW CUTLINE The investigation into a fatal crash on Sept. 7, 2021 continues. (File photo)

Langley RCMP responded to a dump truck crash on Friday morning. (File image)
Bella competing with Alicia Gadban. The pair's performances this year earned Bella a national award for best Canadian bred horse of the year. (Courtesy of Paula Leweke)

Metchosin horse heroine celebrates Canadian equestrian breeding award

Breeder Paula Leweke knew ‘Bella’ was special from an early age

Bella competing with Alicia Gadban. The pair's performances this year earned Bella a national award for best Canadian bred horse of the year. (Courtesy of Paula Leweke)