Kyle Wells

Western Speedway up and running

Send me your suggestions for Weekend Picks at news@goldstreamgazette.com.

Western Speedway has been up and running (or is that up and racing?) for over a month now, and if you haven’t been yet this Saturday is the night to break your losing streak. The Strawberry Cup will see non-wing sprints, Island Series stock cars, Old Time Racing Association cars and IMS4 mini stocks gearing down for a big night of racing. If you like the smell of rubber, the taste of fuel and a whole lot of noise (all good things, by the way, no sarcasm here), check it out. Races start at 6:30 p.m.

• For something quieter head on out to the  Island Chefs’ Food Festival at Fort Rodd Hill on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. At $50 a head (for adults, $25 for youth. Get your tickets ahead of time) it isn’t cheap, but well worth the money. You’ll get to sample food from the best chefs in the region using the best local ingredients available. Check out the full story in this Gazette.

Send me your suggestions for Weekend Picks at news@goldstreamgazette.com. And don’t forget to check out my movie review blog CineFile at blogs.bclocalnews.com/cinefile. Also on Twitter and Facebook as CineFileBlog.

Have a good weekend.

news@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Neighbour details hearing ‘thuds’ the day girls found dead in Oak Bay

Jury at double-murder trial hears from Andrew Berry’s neighbour

‘Goodness prevails’: neighbours reflect following suspicious death of 60-year-old Metchosin man

Martin Payne was found dead in his Metchosin home on Friday. Police have confirmed foul play.

Repatriation efforts work to heal and connect through history: Royal BC Museum

Victoria museum’s efforts bolstered by B.C. repatriation grant

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make public transit announcement in Victoria on Thursday

Trudeau is speaking at a campaign countdown event in downtown Victoria

Afternoon crashes tangle Wednesday traffic in Victoria

Victoria Police were kept busy with a pair of rush hour crashes… Continue reading

VIDEO: Sparrows raise their chicks in Cadboro Bay deck planter

Jill Yoneda captured 11 days up close with tiny Junco sparrows

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of July 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Chinook retention begins on North Island, but amid new size limit

DFO calls measures ‘difficult but necessary’ following rockslide on Fraser River

Will you be celebrating national hotdog day with any of these crazy flavours?

The popularity of hotdogs spans generations, cultures

Former home of accused Penticton shooter vandalized

Ex-wife of man who is accused of murdering four people had her house vandalized

Survivor of near-drowning in B.C. lake viewing life through new eyes

“If I died that day, the baby wouldn’t know his dad,” said 31-year-old Mariano Santander-Melo.

Most Read