Goldstream News Staff

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Langford crash sends one to hospital after driver avoids deer on Highway 1

Impairment not a factor in early-morning crash

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West Shore police are looking for a driver suspected in a Jan. 5 hit and run. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP searching for suspect in Colwood hit and run

Suspect was driving four-door car, possibly blue

West Shore police are looking for a driver suspected in a Jan. 5 hit and run. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP is seeking help identifying a man it suspects of theft and mischief. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seek help identifying theft suspect

Suspect broke into and stole items from vehicle Dec. 29

West Shore RCMP is seeking help identifying a man it suspects of theft and mischief. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
View Royal councillors judged 43 nominations to pick their five favourites in the inaugural competition. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal names winners of inaugural light up contest

Residents compete for chocolate prize

View Royal councillors judged 43 nominations to pick their five favourites in the inaugural competition. (Black Press Media file photo)
Power has been restored to nearly 2,000 East Sooke residents after a tree fell on wires around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3. (BC Hydro outage map)

UPDATED: Power restored to nearly 2,000 residents in East Sooke

Sunday outage caused by fallen tree on wires

Power has been restored to nearly 2,000 East Sooke residents after a tree fell on wires around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3. (BC Hydro outage map)
West Shore RCMP are searching for Andre Courtemanche, 16, was last seen wearing a blue and black plaid jacket on Jan. 1. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

RCMP searching for missing Langford boy

Andre Courtemanche, 16, was last seen Jan. 1

West Shore RCMP are searching for Andre Courtemanche, 16, was last seen wearing a blue and black plaid jacket on Jan. 1. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
A new collection and research facility for the Royal BC Museum will be built in Colwood by 2024. (BC Government)

Looking back at the top West Shore stories of 2020

Five stories that captured the interest of Goldstream Gazette readers over the past year

A new collection and research facility for the Royal BC Museum will be built in Colwood by 2024. (BC Government)
West Shore RCMP stopped 600 drivers on Bear Mountain Parkway Wednesday to check that vehicles were equipped with proper snow tires or chains. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP stopped 600 drivers on Bear Mountain Parkway Wednesday to check that vehicles were equipped with proper snow tires or chains. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
The Capital Regional District has closed Metchosin’s Matheson Lake parking lot due to fallen trees. (Kerry Van Wiltenburg photo)

Fallen trees close Matheson Lake parking lot in Metchosin

CRD-owned parking lot closed until further notice

The Capital Regional District has closed Metchosin’s Matheson Lake parking lot due to fallen trees. (Kerry Van Wiltenburg photo)
Power has been restored to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre in Colwood, after nearly eight hours in the dark. (Black Press Media file)

UPDATE: Power restored to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre in Colwood

Power outage lasted nearly eight hours

Power has been restored to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre in Colwood, after nearly eight hours in the dark. (Black Press Media file)
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 were out in the snow and ice to thank the West Shore community for its continued support. (Goldstream Gazette/Facebook)

Legion members brave the ice to warm West Shore hearts

Legion thanks community for continued support

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 were out in the snow and ice to thank the West Shore community for its continued support. (Goldstream Gazette/Facebook)
Heavy wet snow is possible across higher elevations of Greater Victoria on Monday, Dec. 21, according to Environment Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heavy wet snow possible across Greater Victoria Monday

Areas above 150 metres could see wet snow, according to Environment Canada

Heavy wet snow is possible across higher elevations of Greater Victoria on Monday, Dec. 21, according to Environment Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)
A morning collision left 586 customers without power in the Highlands on Dec. 19. (BC Hydro Outage Map)

UPDATED: Single-vehicle collision leaves nearly 590 West Shore residents with no power

Vehicle empty when police arrived, BC Hydro working to restore power by 2 p.m.

A morning collision left 586 customers without power in the Highlands on Dec. 19. (BC Hydro Outage Map)
West Shore RCMP are asking the public for help locating 35-year-old Geoffrey Irwin. Irwin has been missing since Sept. 27. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP are asking the public for help locating 35-year-old Geoffrey Irwin. Irwin has been missing since Sept. 27. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Midfielder Marco Bustos has re-signed with Pacific FC, as they head into their 2021 season set for spring. (Twitter/@MarcoBustos10)

Pacific FC completes roster with Marco Bustos, one of the league’s MVP finalists

24-year-old is one of the quickest players on the pitch, says head coach

Midfielder Marco Bustos has re-signed with Pacific FC, as they head into their 2021 season set for spring. (Twitter/@MarcoBustos10)
West Shore RCMP are reminding residents to stay on the lookout after a woman nearly got away with stealing numerous Christmas presents in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP officer returns stolen Christmas presents to Langford residents

Gifts included handmade children’s dolls and personal crafts

West Shore RCMP are reminding residents to stay on the lookout after a woman nearly got away with stealing numerous Christmas presents in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP are looking for a man suspected of using stolen information to spend $6,000 in fraudulent purchases and attempt at taking out a loan. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP release suspect image after fraudster spent $6,000 of victim’s money

Fraud revealed during investigation of massive fraud and identity operation

West Shore RCMP are looking for a man suspected of using stolen information to spend $6,000 in fraudulent purchases and attempt at taking out a loan. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
A group of View Royal residents collected over 60 grocery bags for the Goldstream Food Bank on Saturday, Dec. 5. (Sylvia May photo)

View Royal residents, kids collect more than 60 grocery bags full for food bank

Residents wore masks, social-distanced and avoided knocking on doors

A group of View Royal residents collected over 60 grocery bags for the Goldstream Food Bank on Saturday, Dec. 5. (Sylvia May photo)
Colwood’s Herm Williams Park features a brilliant display of lights for nearby residents to enjoy the entire month. (Melanie MacAuley photo)

Colwood sparkles with Christmas lights for second year

Lights on display until end of the year

Colwood’s Herm Williams Park features a brilliant display of lights for nearby residents to enjoy the entire month. (Melanie MacAuley photo)
View Royal mayor David Screech says he’s proud to be a part of the solution to the affordable housing crisis, as two new buildings near Thetis Lake will have 34 units starting at $375 per month. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
View Royal mayor David Screech says he’s proud to be a part of the solution to the affordable housing crisis, as two new buildings near Thetis Lake will have 34 units starting at $375 per month. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)