Charla Huber

Column: Get comfortable being uncomfortable.

I met a lady a couple of months ago who said she had written this saying on her wall.

NHL player Ryan O’Byrne joins Victoria Grizzlies head coach and general manager Bill Bestwick on the ice during practice at Bear Mountain Arena

Locked out NHL player Ryan O’Byrne to join Victoria Grizzlies coaching staff

Ryan O'Byrne, Colorado Avalanche defenceman, has returned to his native Victoria to coach the Jr. A Grizzlies

NHL player Ryan O’Byrne joins Victoria Grizzlies head coach and general manager Bill Bestwick on the ice during practice at Bear Mountain Arena
Colwood mother

Community rallies around Hannah Day

Even though Charmaine Partington has never met Day or her family, the young girl’s story hit close to home.

Colwood mother

Brush fires keep fire departments busy

Cooler weather hasn’t changed the extreme fire warnings on the West Shore.

Thomas Yesdresyski pulls out a tray from a hive next to the kitchen.

Bear Mountain buzzing with honey

This year marks the first big honey harvest at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa with about 500 pounds of the sticky sweetener.

Thomas Yesdresyski pulls out a tray from a hive next to the kitchen.
The popular television characters Toopy and Binoo are hitting the stage at the Royal Theatre

Toopy and Binoo bring theatre to tots

Live action, animation and giant screens add to colourful production

The popular television characters Toopy and Binoo are hitting the stage at the Royal Theatre

Cyclists assaulted and robbed in Langford Sunday

RCMP are asking anyone who witnessed an assault and bicycle theft on Atkins Avenue at 10:45 p.m Sunday to come forward.

Roy Coles sits on the Harley-Davidson he won. Beside Coles are motorcycle dealer Steve Drane

Harley Davidson finds a home

Nanoose Bay resident bought five tickets to the Harley-Davidson raffle hosted by Langford and Sooke fire departments.

Roy Coles sits on the Harley-Davidson he won. Beside Coles are motorcycle dealer Steve Drane
Langford Mayor Stew Young and Sport Assist president Gerry St. Cyr encourage people to attend Sport Assist’s fourth annual charity golf tournament

Giving all kids a chance to play

Langford program helps parents who couldn’t otherwise afford to get their child into sports

Langford Mayor Stew Young and Sport Assist president Gerry St. Cyr encourage people to attend Sport Assist’s fourth annual charity golf tournament
Janel Church is in first place as the national champ in BMX for her age group in the expert division. She races for the UFO national team and trains with Victoria BMX at West Shore Parks and Recreation.

Metchosin girl rocks on BMX

Seven-year-old Janel Church has just won a national BMX championship in Langley, B.C.

Janel Church is in first place as the national champ in BMX for her age group in the expert division. She races for the UFO national team and trains with Victoria BMX at West Shore Parks and Recreation.
A new aerator is getting ready to be installed in Langford Lake. The new aerator was installed on Sunday with the assistance of a helicoper

Langford Lake gets stirred up

On Sunday, Langford installed new aerator, which replaces an older, smaller machine that had regulated oxygen levels in the lake since 1985

A new aerator is getting ready to be installed in Langford Lake. The new aerator was installed on Sunday with the assistance of a helicoper
Metchosin Coun. Moralea Milne

Noxious weed endangers horses, Metchosin animal advocates say

Tansy ragwort – an invasive plant that has bright yellow flowers and can be found along roadways – can be toxic to horses or cows

Metchosin Coun. Moralea Milne
Sherry Buttnor

Party with the stars this weekend

Astronomers are gathering at the Metchosin municipal ground for a weekend of gazing at stars, watching solar storms and camping out.

Sherry Buttnor
Shaylene Evans and her eight-and-a-half-month-old daughter Aryonna

Remembering where you came from

Victoria General Hospital hosted its 28th annual neonatal intensive care reunion party, Aug. 9.

Shaylene Evans and her eight-and-a-half-month-old daughter Aryonna

West Shore RCMP seek women missing panties

Man found in Witty's Lagoon bathroom with backpack full of women's underwear

West Shore RCMP seized several firearms

Unsecured firearms, prohibited ammo magazines seized from Metchosin home

Executed search warrant on Sooke Road uncovers eight rifles, four handguns, 20 ammunition magazines

West Shore RCMP seized several firearms

Cadets award Albert Head officers with lifetime achievement awards

Two men who have devoted many a summer to the Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre in Metchosin were honoured

Elle Hamilton

Trio represents West Shore at female lacrosse nationals

Teens hoping for a clean sweep at the Female National Lacrosse Championships at Bear Mountain Arena, July 29 to Aug. 2.

Elle Hamilton
Susan Simmons has been fighting off multiple sclerosis attacks by living an active life including swimming and eating healthy. She is helping organize and swimming in the Ht0 Thetis Lake Swim for MS.

Distance swimming helps Victoria woman manage her MS

Susan Simmons is participating and helping organize this year's HtO Thetis Lake Swim for MS, July 29.

Susan Simmons has been fighting off multiple sclerosis attacks by living an active life including swimming and eating healthy. She is helping organize and swimming in the Ht0 Thetis Lake Swim for MS.
Randy Wiebe checks the carburetor on his boomer car. The 50-year-old has spent much of his life at Western Speedway and is the only legally blind driver on the track.

Blind racer ‘drives by braille’

Legally blind, Randy Wiebe has spent the past few decades ripping around Western Speedway racing in the demolition derby

Randy Wiebe checks the carburetor on his boomer car. The 50-year-old has spent much of his life at Western Speedway and is the only legally blind driver on the track.