Charla Huber

Belmont Bulldogs Keith Williamson

Bulldogs football primed for strong season

A U.S. football coach will help give extra bite to the Belmont Bulldogs this year as a new season opens this Friday.

Belmont Bulldogs Keith Williamson
Returning Victoria Grizzlies regulars Sean Robertson and Wade Murphy say up-and-coming rookies need to show confidence and game sense to make the cut in junior A.

Grizzlies a team of cubs

Veterans offer advice to junior A rookies

Returning Victoria Grizzlies regulars Sean Robertson and Wade Murphy say up-and-coming rookies need to show confidence and game sense to make the cut in junior A.
Associate coach Rob Doyle and head coach Len Barrie join Victor Gervaisas the 2011-12 coaching staff for the Victoria Grizzlies.

Papa bear returns: Len Barrie to coach Grizzlies

Len Barrie returns to coach Grizzlies

Associate coach Rob Doyle and head coach Len Barrie join Victor Gervaisas the 2011-12 coaching staff for the Victoria Grizzlies.
Pamela Poon

Free dental program keeps tots’ teeth healthy

When dental hygienist Pamela Poon screens the mouths of tots, it’s not uncommon for her to see children with a cavity who haven’t reached their first birthday.

Pamela Poon

Langford bodybuilder seeks her ‘X’ factor

Kirsten Lahti is working to make her body toward the image of perfection — to look more like an X.

Ground name tag spurs ground beef recall

Thrifty Foods in Colwood is recalling ground beef after an employee name tag was ground into a batch of meat on Wednesday.

Josh Soberg

Provincial gold for bantam B1 lacrosse

A young team of West Shore lacrosse players took home the gold medal at the bantam B lacrosse provincials on July 17.

Josh Soberg
Kiss frontman and reality TV star Gene Simmons chats with media at the casino in View Royal on Saturday during a public meet and greet.

Gene Simmons and clan hit View Royal

It was worth the long wait and long lines as hundreds of people came face to face with rock legend Gene Simmons and family in View Royal on Saturday.

Kiss frontman and reality TV star Gene Simmons chats with media at the casino in View Royal on Saturday during a public meet and greet.
Instructor Joseph Bulman (left

It’s not over till the teenagers sing

SMUS youth opera program offers unique experience for musical teens

Instructor Joseph Bulman (left
Sharon Cooper and her daughter Alana Jay

Tribal Journey paddlers from Beecher Bay seek community support

Twice a week about 18 paddlers from Beecher Bay First Nation pile into a canoe and practise cutting though the water as a group while singing traditional seafaring songs.

Sharon Cooper and her daughter Alana Jay
Charla Huber/News staff With the RCMP’s Air 8 hovering behind

Police target dangerous drivers on the Malahat

Starting this week, and continuing on throughout the summer, drivers on the Malahat Drive will be under increased surveillance.

Charla Huber/News staff With the RCMP’s Air 8 hovering behind
Craig Kadir is helping organize the 12th annual Paul Valentine Memorial three-on-three basketball tournament held at West Shore Parks and Recreation on July 9 and 10.

Memorial 3-on-3 raising funds for Willway

Family and friends of the late Paul Valentine are hosting the 12th annual Paul Valentine Memorial three-on-three basketball tournament this weekend.

Craig Kadir is helping organize the 12th annual Paul Valentine Memorial three-on-three basketball tournament held at West Shore Parks and Recreation on July 9 and 10.
Lisa Giesbrescht

Langford’s buff and tough mom

Provincial body building champ aims for national title in October

Lisa Giesbrescht
Claudio Wytrwal and Trevor Medernach practise some clean and jerk Olympic lifts at CrossFit Vancouver Island in Langford during their noon lunch break.

Squeezing in the midday workout

In the business of day-to-day life, many people are getting creative to sneak noon-hour fitness into their days.

Claudio Wytrwal and Trevor Medernach practise some clean and jerk Olympic lifts at CrossFit Vancouver Island in Langford during their noon lunch break.
Ben Dimitrov

Belmont long-jump athlete makes the cut for provincials

Ben Dimitrov represented Belmont secondary at the high school track and field provincial competition earlier this month, the only Belmont student to qualify.

Ben Dimitrov
Five West Shore bantam lacrosse players have earned spots on Team BC and will be competing at the national level in Whitby

West Shore lacrosse to help represent B.C.

Five players from the West Shore minor lacrosse bantam A1 team are representing the province on Team BC this summer.

Five West Shore bantam lacrosse players have earned spots on Team BC and will be competing at the national level in Whitby
Slam poet Scott Thompson holds up his notebook while sitting at his apartment desk. He’ll compete in a slam poetry competition at the Victoria Event Centre this weekend.

Writers match wits in slam poetry finals

Unique art form allows individuals to explore different sides of themselvesScott Thompson’s…

Slam poet Scott Thompson holds up his notebook while sitting at his apartment desk. He’ll compete in a slam poetry competition at the Victoria Event Centre this weekend.
Adam Cracknell

From JDF minor hockey to the NHL

Langford’s Adam Cracknell tastes the big time with St. Louis BluesAdam Cracknell…

Adam Cracknell
Belmont’s golf team

Belmont golf squad swings into provincials

The Belmont Bulldogs golf team’s driving, chipping and putting talents have earned…

Belmont’s golf team
Badminton players Matt Baxter

Belmont badminton takes second in city championships

Belmont students may have dabbled at badminton in P.E. class, but after…

Badminton players Matt Baxter