View Royal Fire Rescue

West Shore fire chiefs (from right) Dean Ford (Highlands), Paul Hurst (View Royal), Stephanie Dunlop (Metchosin), Chris Aubrey (Langford) and John Cassidy (Colwood) are concerned about the community’s well-being after seeing a dramatic increase in mental health calls. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

West Shore first responders raise alarm after dramatic increase in mental health calls

Frontline braces, fearing for community’s mental health over winter

 

Jessica Choules and Rob Pearce have been in B.C. since last October and had planned on travelling the country in their van. (Provided by Jessica Choules)

Travelling couple still hopeful of completing ‘Canadian Dream’ despite van burning

The van, which the pair was living in, caught on fire on Tuesday at Big O Tire in View Royal

 

Around 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 8, fire crews from Langford, Colwood and View Royal were called to Big O Tire on Island Highway. (Black Press Media photo)

Owner of Big O Tire grateful for community support after family business burns

Tuesday’s fire left one employee with third-degree burns, travellers with no home

 

View Royal Fire Chief is calling for solutions after two preventable incidents at Thetis Lake over the long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal fire chief calls for realistic solutions to ‘mess’ at Thetis Lake

Emergency crews harassed while extinguishing brush fire, rescuing drunk 15-year-old during long weekend calls

View Royal Fire Chief is calling for solutions after two preventable incidents at Thetis Lake over the long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst says an early morning fire serves as a reminder to check smoke detectors. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Bedridden elderly woman rescued from burning home on Songhees Nation

View Royal fire chief says fire is a reminder to check smoke alarms

View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst says an early morning fire serves as a reminder to check smoke detectors. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
The 1.5-hectare fire that blazed through Mill Hill Regional Park Tuesday evening is believed to be human-caused. (Susan Anderson photo)

Brush fire near View Royal neighbourhood believed to be human-caused

Mill Hill Regional Park remains closed while crews extinguish blaze

The 1.5-hectare fire that blazed through Mill Hill Regional Park Tuesday evening is believed to be human-caused. (Susan Anderson photo)
A vehicle burst into flames due to a mechanical issue on Saturday, April 4. (Photo courtesy of View Royal Fire Rescue)

Vehicle bursts into flames due to mechanical failure, occupants escape injury

View Royal firefighters were on scene less than five minutes after the first 911 call

A vehicle burst into flames due to a mechanical issue on Saturday, April 4. (Photo courtesy of View Royal Fire Rescue)
Volunteer firefighter Steve Clarke shows four-year-old Michael Paquette how to use a fire hose during Colwood Fire Rescue’s annual open house at the fire hall last year. (Black Press file photo)

Colwood, View Royal fire ready for annual open houses

Demonstrations, equipment displays, fire trucks, treats and fun for the family June 8 and 9

Volunteer firefighter Steve Clarke shows four-year-old Michael Paquette how to use a fire hose during Colwood Fire Rescue’s annual open house at the fire hall last year. (Black Press file photo)
A single-vehicle rollover crash closed a portion of Admirals Road in View Royal Tuesday night. (Courtesy of View Royal Fire Rescue)

Single-vehicle crash closes stretch of Admirals Road

Cause of View Royal crash still under investigation

A single-vehicle rollover crash closed a portion of Admirals Road in View Royal Tuesday night. (Courtesy of View Royal Fire Rescue)
View Royal Fire responded at 7 a.m. to a head-on collision between two trucks at Admiral’s Road on Nov. 9. (Black Press staff photo)

Head-on collision in View Royal under investigation

Traffic was delayed for more than an hour after Admiral’s Road crash

View Royal Fire responded at 7 a.m. to a head-on collision between two trucks at Admiral’s Road on Nov. 9. (Black Press staff photo)
Two people sent to hospital in View Royal crash

Two people sent to hospital in View Royal crash

Crash on Island Highway near Six Mile Road snarled the evening commute

Two people sent to hospital in View Royal crash
Pickup catches fire near View Royal Elementary

Pickup catches fire near View Royal Elementary

Early morning fire causes traffic delays on Helmcken Road

  • Oct 2, 2018
Pickup catches fire near View Royal Elementary
Paramedics rush a patient into emergency care. (File photo courtesy of B.C. Emergency Health Services)
Paramedics rush a patient into emergency care. (File photo courtesy of B.C. Emergency Health Services)
Emergency crews transported an injured man, who fell on a trail at Thetis Lake Regional Park, back to the main beach by boat. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Emergency crews aid injured man at Thetis Lake Park

Crews transport patient back to main beach by boat

Emergency crews transported an injured man, who fell on a trail at Thetis Lake Regional Park, back to the main beach by boat. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
A commercial vehicle struck the pedestrian bridge at the corner of Atkins and Six Mile Roads near Thetis Lake in View Royal Wednesday afternoon. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Pedestrian bridge struck at Atkins and Six Mile in View Royal

Traffic down to single lane, motorists asked to avoid the area

A commercial vehicle struck the pedestrian bridge at the corner of Atkins and Six Mile Roads near Thetis Lake in View Royal Wednesday afternoon. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
A car crashed through the Bosley’s storefront at Eagle Creek Village in View Royal. (Photo by Jonathan Davies)

Eagle Creek Bosley’s closed after SUV crashes through storefront

Structural engineer called to assess building damage

A car crashed through the Bosley’s storefront at Eagle Creek Village in View Royal. (Photo by Jonathan Davies)
UPDATED: Four displaced after Monday afternoon fire in View Royal

UPDATED: Four displaced after Monday afternoon fire in View Royal

Fire started in the basement suite of a home on Gair Road

UPDATED: Four displaced after Monday afternoon fire in View Royal
House fire on Songhees Nation displaces four residents

House fire on Songhees Nation displaces four residents

No injuries and the fire was contained to one unit in the fourplex

House fire on Songhees Nation displaces four residents
Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal

Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal

Incident closed Island Highway for several hours Wednesday night

Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal
A car struck a pole and came to a stop in a ditch off the Burnside Road off ramp of the Trans-Canada Highway Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy of View Royal Fire Rescue)
A car struck a pole and came to a stop in a ditch off the Burnside Road off ramp of the Trans-Canada Highway Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy of View Royal Fire Rescue)