Shalu Mehta

A petition asking to restrict access to Vancouver Island using BC Ferries has received thousands of signatures. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Petition asking to restrict travel to Vancouver Island garners thousands of signatures

Nearly 30,000 people have signed the petition as of Sunday afternoon

A petition asking to restrict access to Vancouver Island using BC Ferries has received thousands of signatures. (Black Press Media File Photo)
SD62 superintendent Scott Stinson says grade 12 students who are in a position to graduate will be able to do so, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)
SD62 superintendent Scott Stinson says grade 12 students who are in a position to graduate will be able to do so, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)
Langford City Hall (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore municipal councils move online, limit meetings in light of COVID-19

Some municipalities holding electronic meetings while others reduce frequency

Langford City Hall (Black Press Media file photo)
The Capital Regional District (CRD) is advising against swimming in Elk Lake due to a visible blue-green algae bloom. (Photo courtesy of Dorothy Chambers)

CRD warns of toxic algae in Saanich’s Elk Lake

Visitors advised not to swim in lake and keep animals on leash

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is advising against swimming in Elk Lake due to a visible blue-green algae bloom. (Photo courtesy of Dorothy Chambers)
During this time of staying at home due to COVID-19, The Royal BC Museum is offering some new free webinars for all ages. (Courtest of the Royal BC Museum)
During this time of staying at home due to COVID-19, The Royal BC Museum is offering some new free webinars for all ages. (Courtest of the Royal BC Museum)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is advocating for a zero per cent tax lift in the 2020 fiscal year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Colwood mayor advocates for zero per cent tax lift for 2020 in light of COVID-19

Mayor Rob Martin also advocating for tax deadline extension

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is advocating for a zero per cent tax lift in the 2020 fiscal year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Runners take off from the starting line outside Westhills Stadium in Langford in the sixth running of the 5 and 10 kilometre Goddess Run. (Black Press Media file photo)

Annual Goddess Run goes virtual with few registration spots remaining

Participants can share their route, time and photos online

Runners take off from the starting line outside Westhills Stadium in Langford in the sixth running of the 5 and 10 kilometre Goddess Run. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Mental health calls for West Shore RCMP nearly double in March over last year

Const. Nancy Saggar warns Easter can ‘look and feel very different’ with isolation

(Black Press Media file photo)
The Happy Valley Market was cordoned off by police tape after reports of a shooting on April 23, 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man charged after Langford shooting last year sentenced to 4.5 years

Justin Lemmen found guilty of firearms offenses

The Happy Valley Market was cordoned off by police tape after reports of a shooting on April 23, 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
March 25, 2020: The streets of downtown Victoria are quieter than usual in the wake of physical isolation mandates from the provincial and federal governments. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)

Victoria company compares drone footage of city streets between August and now

Fewer cars, people seen on streets and at landmarks

March 25, 2020: The streets of downtown Victoria are quieter than usual in the wake of physical isolation mandates from the provincial and federal governments. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)
(Pixabay)

West Shore businesses bring fitness online during COVID-19

At-home workouts offered to help community keep fit

(Pixabay)
Colwood’s annual Spring Clean Up program brought a long line of vehicles to City Hall last year. (Screenshot)

Colwood Spring Clean-Up postponed, branch drop-off continues

Strict measures in place for branch drop-off

Colwood’s annual Spring Clean Up program brought a long line of vehicles to City Hall last year. (Screenshot)
In a video created by EMCS staff in Sooke, teachers and staff dance along to “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown. (Screenshot/YouTube)

VIDEO: Sooke teachers are ‘feeling good,’ show it off in song and dance for students

Edward Milne Community School staff rock out at end of planning week

In a video created by EMCS staff in Sooke, teachers and staff dance along to “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Greater Victoria liquor stores are reporting a spike in sales amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)

Greater Victoria liquor stores see spike in sales amidst COVID-19

Customers are buying go-to products in larger quantities

Greater Victoria liquor stores are reporting a spike in sales amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)
West Shore RCMP ask that anyone who knows the bank robbery suspect or sees him calls 911 or West Shore RCMP to report it. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP ask that anyone who knows the bank robbery suspect or sees him calls 911 or West Shore RCMP to report it. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Cpl. Dave Vunic (left) and Const. Alex Berube with the West Shore RCMP’s bike patrol unit patrol a section of the E&N Trail. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP arrests one man after ‘bait’ bike stolen

Police arrest a 58-year-old, male suspect

Cpl. Dave Vunic (left) and Const. Alex Berube with the West Shore RCMP’s bike patrol unit patrol a section of the E&N Trail. (Black Press Media file photo)
UPDATED: Vancouver Island seniors die in hospital due to COVID-19

UPDATED: Vancouver Island seniors die in hospital due to COVID-19

Province has hit a total of 31 deaths

UPDATED: Vancouver Island seniors die in hospital due to COVID-19
Some people are letting their children help them with their #coronacuts. (Twitter/Marcus O Buachalla)

People resort to home haircuts or #coronacuts as pandemic continues

Quarantine haircuts posted on socialmedia with #coronacuts

Some people are letting their children help them with their #coronacuts. (Twitter/Marcus O Buachalla)
The West Shore RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 23-year-old Steven Sandhu, who is wanted for 15 unendorsed outstanding warrants. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP search for man wanted on 15 outstanding warrants

Steven Sandhu is believed to be living in View Royal

The West Shore RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 23-year-old Steven Sandhu, who is wanted for 15 unendorsed outstanding warrants. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Local grocers, Victoria Foundation raise over $30,000 for Food Rescue Project

Donation will go towards food insecure communities in region

(Black Press Media file photo)