Charla Huber

July 13

Body of missing boater recovered in Florence Lake

The body of a 61-year-old Langford man was recovered from Florence Lake shortly after noon on Friday, July 13.

July 13
West Shore ready to rock It took 2.5 days for crews to transform the soccer fields at West Shore Parks and Recreation into the venue for today’s Rock the Shores concert. The show features headliners The Tragically Hip and the Sam Roberts Band along with Victoria bands Jets Overhead and Current Swell.

Authorities prepare for 12,000 partyers flocking to West Shore Friday night

Extra buses and police added for Rock the Shores, featuring The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts Band, Jets Overhead and Current Swell.

West Shore ready to rock It took 2.5 days for crews to transform the soccer fields at West Shore Parks and Recreation into the venue for today’s Rock the Shores concert. The show features headliners The Tragically Hip and the Sam Roberts Band along with Victoria bands Jets Overhead and Current Swell.
Metchosin potter Ann Semple

Potter gains new artistic vision after going legally blind

After losing her sight, potter Ann Semple found a way to carry on with help from a friend

Metchosin potter Ann Semple

West Shore soccer fields transformed for Friday’s rock concert

Work starts today (July 11) for hundreds of people tasked with creating a venue for 12,000 spectators at the sold out Rock the Shores.

Ryan Atkinson

Langford lacrosse player the lone Island representative on Team B.C.

Team B.C. will play against provincial teams from across the country in Whitby, Ont., Aug. 2 to 12.

Ryan Atkinson
July 10

West Shore family pleads for urn’s return

The remains of a loving father and grandfather was one of the items stolen during a home invasion in View Royal, July 8

July 10
Paul Scotthorne

Victoria floats above helium shortage

Global helium shortage shouldn't impact MRIs, UVic chemists – but balloon inflations could suffer

Paul Scotthorne
Rachelle Polsom uses a slow shutter speed to photograph blowing grass near the estuary at Goldstream Provincial Park. Goldstream Park naturalist Bre Robinson watches the photographer

Goldstream Nature House seeks shutterbugs

Staff are calling for submissions to the Goldstream Provincial Park photo contest, which wraps up July 15.

Rachelle Polsom uses a slow shutter speed to photograph blowing grass near the estuary at Goldstream Provincial Park. Goldstream Park naturalist Bre Robinson watches the photographer

ElectroRecycle adds to its recycle list

If your looking to free up some room in your house, bring your dusty old treadmill to the Salvation Army Thrift Store in View Royal.

Tip leads to drug bust in Langford

One ounce of cocaine and a quarter-pound of marijuana was discovered. Officers also seized $2,300 in cash and an automobile.

Soleil Steffes

Spoonful of sugar in Langford

Langford’s modern-day Mary Poppins says the secret to raising happy kids is to stop saying “no.”

Soleil Steffes

Cougar Annie on stage in Metchosin

East Sooke entertainer Katrina Kadoski will transform into B.C. historical icon Cougar Annie on Sunday, June 10.

Undercover RCMP officers arrest man wanted for indecent exposure

Police believe they’ve arrested the person responsible for a series of indecent acts committed on a B.C. Transit bus

Carly Bernays

Remembering mom

West Shore elementary student raises funds to honour mom who died from cancer

Carly Bernays

Column: Bullying experience a harsh reminder

If, at age 30, I am too embarrassed to talk about bullying, how can we ever expect a child to?

A West Shore RCMP crusier blocks the driveway of a home in the 1500 block of Millstream Road

UPDATE: Body found in Highlands, identified

The body of an adult male was found at a home in the 1500-block of Millstream Rd., Monday evening (May 28).

A West Shore RCMP crusier blocks the driveway of a home in the 1500 block of Millstream Road
Man  against steer Chance Butterfield

Luxton Pro Rodeo brings back Wild West

The Luxton Pro Rodeo brought out the crowds this past weekend, for some good old-fashioned entertainment.

Man  against steer Chance Butterfield
Protestors outside the grounds of the Luxton Pro Rodeo

Luxton rodeo protesters want changes

Protest aimed at specific events, such as calf and team roping, steer wrestling and the use of a flank strap

Protestors outside the grounds of the Luxton Pro Rodeo
West Coast Amusement workers Credence Holmes

Luxton rodeo kicks off South Island’s midway season

The Luxton Pro Rodeo is back in town for the May long-weekend, May 19 to 21.

West Coast Amusement workers Credence Holmes

Garrison says he has plenty of work to do as new public safety critic

“My role is to be the NDP spokesperson for what the minister has and hasn’t done,” Garrison said about shadowing Conservative MP Vic Toews