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An expansion at Royal Bay Secondary School was completed in 2020 as the school was operating at maximum capacity since it opened in 2015. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke School District sees anticipated enrolment increase doubled this school year

SD62 saw 827 new students, not the 400 to 450 expected

An expansion at Royal Bay Secondary School was completed in 2020 as the school was operating at maximum capacity since it opened in 2015. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are looking to identify a suspect in a hit-and-run investigation that left moderate damage to the victim’s vehicle. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

Suspect sought in Langford hit-and-run

West Shore RCMP looking for witnesses, video footage

Police are looking to identify a suspect in a hit-and-run investigation that left moderate damage to the victim’s vehicle. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Police were diverting traffic away from the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal due to a police incident. Roadways in the area reopened to traffic shortly after noon on Wednesday. (DriveBC traffic camera)

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway reopens in View Royal following police incident

Expect some residual delays on Highway 1, Helmcken Road

Police were diverting traffic away from the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal due to a police incident. Roadways in the area reopened to traffic shortly after noon on Wednesday. (DriveBC traffic camera)
A crash on Sooke Road is causing delays Tuesday morning (Oct. 19). (Google Traffic Map)

Sooke Road crash causing delays

Congestion building for inbound traffic

A crash on Sooke Road is causing delays Tuesday morning (Oct. 19). (Google Traffic Map)
Andrew Nesbitt, 11, has been visiting Victoria General Hospital routinely for blood work since 2019and is a fan of the new VR goggles for young patients to distract themselves while having blood taken. (Screengrab/Island Health)

Auxiliary funds $150,000 in beautiful distractions for children at Victoria General Hospital

Upgrades to child and family unit include virtual reality goggles and a bright new mural

Andrew Nesbitt, 11, has been visiting Victoria General Hospital routinely for blood work since 2019and is a fan of the new VR goggles for young patients to distract themselves while having blood taken. (Screengrab/Island Health)
The five-week program pairs seniors with youth in the name of digital literacy. (WorkLink Employment Society)

Digital literacy program in Langford, Sooke pairs teens with 55+

WorkLink program’s first cohort boots up in October

The five-week program pairs seniors with youth in the name of digital literacy. (WorkLink Employment Society)
Fans are invited to check out the Victoria Shamrocks’ new office in The Q Centre this Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Shamrocks host open house, shoot around this Sunday

Visitors will be able to chat with players, see the team’s new digs

Fans are invited to check out the Victoria Shamrocks’ new office in The Q Centre this Sunday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vancouver Island soccer fans will need to have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Pacific FC’s next home game if they want to be in the Starlight Stadium stands. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Pacific FC last Canadian Premier League team to require fans to be vaccinated

Fans will need to have at least one COVID-19 dose to attend next home game on Oct. 16

Vancouver Island soccer fans will need to have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Pacific FC’s next home game if they want to be in the Starlight Stadium stands. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The Lekwungen Dancers perform at the Na’tsa’maht Gathering at Royal Beach Park Sept. 30 in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Na’tsa’maht Gathering aims to bring people together

Events ongoing until 4 p.m. at Royal Bay Beach

The Lekwungen Dancers perform at the Na’tsa’maht Gathering at Royal Beach Park Sept. 30 in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Colwood, View Royal and Langford fire crews all attended to a small structure fire at a Colwood home early Thursday (Sept. 30) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Early morning Colwood house fire brought quickly under control

Homeowners likely displaced for a day, Colwood Fire Rescue captain says

Colwood, View Royal and Langford fire crews all attended to a small structure fire at a Colwood home early Thursday (Sept. 30) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP officers found an unoccupied grey Mazda that had crashed and rolled onto its roof just after 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seek driver, passenger after single-vehicle rollover crash in Colwood

The vehicle crashed just after 7 p.m. in the 700-block of Kelly Road

West Shore RCMP officers found an unoccupied grey Mazda that had crashed and rolled onto its roof just after 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
View Royal is inviting the public to participate in crafting its climate change plan through an online workshop next month. (Black Press Media File Photo)

View Royal holding workshops to engage on climate strategy next month

The two-part online workshop runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 13

View Royal is inviting the public to participate in crafting its climate change plan through an online workshop next month. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Starlight Stadium in Langford will host the opening game in Canada’s men’s 15s home-and-home series against Chile on Oct 2. Here Canada back Ben LaSage (in red) attempts to tackle U.S. centre Bryce Campbell during a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification pathway match earlier this month. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski)

Langford qualifier against Chile looms large in Canada’s Rugby World Cup hopes

Starlight Stadium hosts game 1 in home-and-home series on Oct. 2

Starlight Stadium in Langford will host the opening game in Canada’s men’s 15s home-and-home series against Chile on Oct 2. Here Canada back Ben LaSage (in red) attempts to tackle U.S. centre Bryce Campbell during a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification pathway match earlier this month. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski)
West Shore RCMP headquarters in Langford. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Driver dies in late-night, head-on Sooke Road crash

Firefighters extricate second driver in Metchosin collision

West Shore RCMP headquarters in Langford. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Langford Mayor Stew Young, accompanied by tournament coordinator and city staffer Terri Foggitt, plays the role of auctioneer following the 25th annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic at Bear Mountain Resort on Wednesday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Golf tournament raises a record $145,000 for Langford charities

Bear Mountain Resort hosts 25th annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic

Langford Mayor Stew Young, accompanied by tournament coordinator and city staffer Terri Foggitt, plays the role of auctioneer following the 25th annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Classic at Bear Mountain Resort on Wednesday. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Greater Victoria residents are being asked to donate blood by this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

More surgeries prompt call for Greater Victoria blood donors this week

Canadian Blood Services asks eligible donors to give before Labour Day

Greater Victoria residents are being asked to donate blood by this weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Brown Shrike, commonly found in East Asia, was spotted at Rocky Point Bird Observatory. (Photo by Joachim Bertrands)

Garage sale supports Greater Victoria’s feathered friends

Rocky Point Bird Observatory holding sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A Brown Shrike, commonly found in East Asia, was spotted at Rocky Point Bird Observatory. (Photo by Joachim Bertrands)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria man arrested for assault after late-night Colwood fight

West Shore RCMP responds to a report of a man with a knife

(Black Press Media file photo)
The red section of road will be partially closed for paving on Aug. 24 and 25. (Contributed/View Royal)

Helmcken Road paving expected to cause major delays in View Royal

Road work scheduled for Aug. 24 to 27

The red section of road will be partially closed for paving on Aug. 24 and 25. (Contributed/View Royal)
Throughout its first summer, the Arts and Culture Colwood Society raised an arts show, Flatdeck Musical Theatre Presentation and an Emily Carr Interpretive sign located on Painter Trail. (Courtesy Arts and Culture Colwood Society)

New Arts and Culture Society of Colwood seeks community support

Veteran members aim to fund programming worthy of provincial, federal grants

Throughout its first summer, the Arts and Culture Colwood Society raised an arts show, Flatdeck Musical Theatre Presentation and an Emily Carr Interpretive sign located on Painter Trail. (Courtesy Arts and Culture Colwood Society)