Shalu Mehta

Britt McConeghy, right, is a nurse at Royal Jubilee Hospital working in the emergency department and in-patient care. Cathy Andrews is a home care nurse with community health services and Island Health. (Submitted photos)

‘Resilient’ nurses ensure best care for patients despite challenges

May 11 to 17 is National Nurses Week in Canada

Britt McConeghy, right, is a nurse at Royal Jubilee Hospital working in the emergency department and in-patient care. Cathy Andrews is a home care nurse with community health services and Island Health. (Submitted photos)
Brianna Gruber, a grade 12 student at Belmont Secondary, started a petition to have an in-person graduation ceremony rather than a virtual one. She said she has come up with ideas to ensure the ceremony would follow provincial orders in light of COVID-19. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

West Shore student petitions for more than a video graduation ceremony

Online petition receives nearly 3,000 signatures in less than one week

Brianna Gruber, a grade 12 student at Belmont Secondary, started a petition to have an in-person graduation ceremony rather than a virtual one. She said she has come up with ideas to ensure the ceremony would follow provincial orders in light of COVID-19. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Island Health will resume elective surgeries after the May long weekend. (Courtesy of Omar Ahmad)

Island Health resumes elective surgeries

About 4,000 surgeries were postponed across the Island

Island Health will resume elective surgeries after the May long weekend. (Courtesy of Omar Ahmad)
Due to regulations in light of COVID-19, controlled burns will not take place at Rocky Point in Metchosin this year. (Chief Stephanie Dunlop/Metchosin Fire Department)
Due to regulations in light of COVID-19, controlled burns will not take place at Rocky Point in Metchosin this year. (Chief Stephanie Dunlop/Metchosin Fire Department)
Greater Victoria Public Library and Vancouver Island Regional Library have seen spikes in online users during the COVID-19 pandemic. They offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, television, music and online learning. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Greater Victoria Public Library and Vancouver Island Regional Library have seen spikes in online users during the COVID-19 pandemic. They offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, television, music and online learning. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
WestShore Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Lawlor and View Royal Mayor David Screech at the Best of the West Shore Awards in 2019. Screech is calling on community members to support local as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal mayor drums up support for local business

David Screech says community should re-evaluate where dollars are being spent

WestShore Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Lawlor and View Royal Mayor David Screech at the Best of the West Shore Awards in 2019. Screech is calling on community members to support local as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 2019 Belmont Secondary Grad Class. (Courtesy of Lawrence Herzog, Office of Mitzi Dean MLA)

Grad events, prom cancelled for SD62 students

SD62 will create graduation video to celebrate outgoing class

The 2019 Belmont Secondary Grad Class. (Courtesy of Lawrence Herzog, Office of Mitzi Dean MLA)
Two people dressed as a hippo and a T-Rex made their way through Langford on Friday afternoon. (Screenshot/Courtesy of Angela Jaswal)
Two people dressed as a hippo and a T-Rex made their way through Langford on Friday afternoon. (Screenshot/Courtesy of Angela Jaswal)
On May 8, 1945, Canadians across the country marked VE (Victory in Europe) Day with parades and other other festivities. (Columbia Basin Regional Institute File)

Legions find new ways to remember 75th anniversary of victory in Europe

May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of VE-Day

On May 8, 1945, Canadians across the country marked VE (Victory in Europe) Day with parades and other other festivities. (Columbia Basin Regional Institute File)
Makoha Farms in Saanich has started the Community Food Project to drop off food bags to those in need. (Courtesy of Amy Lobb)

Greater Victoria businesses pivot to help community with funds, food

Businesses change up operations amid COVID-19 pandemic

Makoha Farms in Saanich has started the Community Food Project to drop off food bags to those in need. (Courtesy of Amy Lobb)
The Greater Victoria Public Library may have to lay off 168 employees if services don’t resume. (Black Press Media file photo)

Layoffs loom for Greater Victoria Public Library employees

Some services may resume before layoffs kick in

The Greater Victoria Public Library may have to lay off 168 employees if services don’t resume. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dave Mitchell tweeted this photo to remember his grandfather, Douglas Mitchell, who was part of the Canadian Forces that liberated the Netherlands during the Second World War. Photos of tulips are appearing online in celebration of Liberation Day in the Netherlands on May 5. (Twitter/Dave Mitchell)

Canadians commemorate 75th anniversary of Netherlands liberation online with tulips

Internet inundated with photos of tulips posted with #Netherlands75 and #TulipsAtHome

Dave Mitchell tweeted this photo to remember his grandfather, Douglas Mitchell, who was part of the Canadian Forces that liberated the Netherlands during the Second World War. Photos of tulips are appearing online in celebration of Liberation Day in the Netherlands on May 5. (Twitter/Dave Mitchell)
West Shore RCMP arrested two robbery suspects suspected of shoplifting at Capitol Iron in Langford on April 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police arrest robbery suspects in Langford, find ‘plethora’ of drugs

Suspects caught shoplifting at Capitol Iron in Langford

West Shore RCMP arrested two robbery suspects suspected of shoplifting at Capitol Iron in Langford on April 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bear Mountain is open to the public again as of May 1 with strict protocols in place as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Courtesy of Rob Larocque)

West Shore golf courses open to the public with strict protocols

Bear Mountain donates percentage of green fees in May to Langford COVID-19 response

Bear Mountain is open to the public again as of May 1 with strict protocols in place as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Courtesy of Rob Larocque)
Pa-Modou Kah is head coach for Pacific FC. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)

Season postponed, Langford’s Pacific FC soccer players train at home

Coach Pa-Modou Kah says team has been ‘tremendous’ with new training tactics

Pa-Modou Kah is head coach for Pacific FC. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)
Colwood is issuing a request for proposals for food vendors to set up at the Esquimalt Lagoon from May to August in the coming years. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood welcomes food trucks at Esquimalt Lagoon for future summers

Survey shows residents in favour of food trucks at Lagoon

Colwood is issuing a request for proposals for food vendors to set up at the Esquimalt Lagoon from May to August in the coming years. (Black Press Media file photo)
Royal Bay residents are concerned about revised parking standards set for the Royal Beach and Royal Bay developments. (Courtesy of D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism)

Colwood parking standards ignite concern amongst Royal Bay residents

Council supports revised off-street parking, will explore pay-parking

Royal Bay residents are concerned about revised parking standards set for the Royal Beach and Royal Bay developments. (Courtesy of D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism)
The Island Corridor Foundation says rail service can be reinstated for less than the $700 million estimate in a recent assessment of the corridor released by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. (Black Press Media file photo)

Estimated $552M to restore Island rail leaves some scratching their heads

Island Corridor Foundation says rail service can be restored for less

The Island Corridor Foundation says rail service can be reinstated for less than the $700 million estimate in a recent assessment of the corridor released by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are investigating three individuals after a suspected drug dealer called West Shore RCMP to report having drugs and cash stolen in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspected drug dealer calls West Shore RCMP after being robbed

Police investigating three individuals after the April 28 incident

Police are investigating three individuals after a suspected drug dealer called West Shore RCMP to report having drugs and cash stolen in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)
Fire crews working to put out a fire in the 200-block of Robert Street that started at around 8:40 p.m. on April 28. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

No indication Vic West heritage house fire was suspicious

Approximately $500,000 in losses says Victoria Fire Department

Fire crews working to put out a fire in the 200-block of Robert Street that started at around 8:40 p.m. on April 28. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)