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Players from the Westshore Warriors and the Victoria Spartans (black) play a football match on Goudy Field on May 29, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Lighting complaints force Langford football team to relocate practices

Neighbours’ complaints mean Westshore Warriors’ practices have moved to Spectrum Community School

Players from the Westshore Warriors and the Victoria Spartans (black) play a football match on Goudy Field on May 29, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Pacific FC player Djenairo Daniels playing against HFX Wanderers FC at the Wanderers Grounds in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Tuesday (Sept. 27). (Trevor MacMillan/HFX Wanderers FC)

Pacific FC back in the playoff picture with win in Halifax

PFC came out on top 2-0 on Tuesday, after the game had been twice delayed due to Hurricane Fiona

Pacific FC player Djenairo Daniels playing against HFX Wanderers FC at the Wanderers Grounds in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Tuesday (Sept. 27). (Trevor MacMillan/HFX Wanderers FC)
Elder May Sam at her home in Tsartlip First Nation. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Decades of silence: Elder May Sam shares the abuse she endured at a Duncan Indian day school

Beaten and humiliated, Sam never told her children or husband about her experiences

Elder May Sam at her home in Tsartlip First Nation. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Brandon Colantonio is set to turn professional after the event in Esquimalt on Oct. 1. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Fighters step into the ring in Esquimalt Oct. 1

Some fighters on the card set to turn pro, some eyeing Olympic team spot

Brandon Colantonio is set to turn professional after the event in Esquimalt on Oct. 1. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Elder Victor Underwood near his home on the Saanich Peninsula. “Every time we talk about residential schools it always opens all the pains I’ve been carrying,” he said. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Having teeth pulled just one of elder’s painful memories of residential school

Tsawout’s Victor Underwood is a survivor of St. Mary’s Indian Residential School

Elder Victor Underwood near his home on the Saanich Peninsula. “Every time we talk about residential schools it always opens all the pains I’ve been carrying,” he said. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Metchosin Mayor John Ranns reflects on 35 years in municipal office in the Moralea Milne Garry Oak Restoration Project forest outside Metchosin’s municipal hall. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Retiring Metchosin mayor stayed ‘committed to the rural lifestyle’

John Ranns reflects on 35 years in office as he prepares to step away from local politics

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns reflects on 35 years in municipal office in the Moralea Milne Garry Oak Restoration Project forest outside Metchosin’s municipal hall. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Kids got to practice using a fire extinguisher on a gas barbeque during Colwood Fire Rescue’s open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Colwood fire department opens its doors to the community

Colwood Fire Rescue held an open house on Sunday (Sept. 25)

Kids got to practice using a fire extinguisher on a gas barbeque during Colwood Fire Rescue’s open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Westshore Motorsports Park ended its final season with the last day of racing on Sept. 17. (Courtesy of CBRE Victoria)

Fire department looking for new training spot as volunteers dismantle speedway

Metchosin had used former Western Speedway parking lot for driver training

Westshore Motorsports Park ended its final season with the last day of racing on Sept. 17. (Courtesy of CBRE Victoria)
Councillor Andy MacKinnon was first elected in 2014. Now he’s stepping away he’s set to focus on his research, teaching and writing on all things fungi. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Metchosin councillor says skin not thick enough, steps away amid vitriol

Coun. Andy MacKinnon said public criticism stepped up during the pandemic

Councillor Andy MacKinnon was first elected in 2014. Now he’s stepping away he’s set to focus on his research, teaching and writing on all things fungi. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
From left: Belmont Grade 11 student Dylan Miller, outdoor education teacher Dayna Christ-Rowling, Grade 12 student Ally Arnold and Grade 11 student Alysia St Jacques in front of the student garden at Belmont Secondary. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
From left: Belmont Grade 11 student Dylan Miller, outdoor education teacher Dayna Christ-Rowling, Grade 12 student Ally Arnold and Grade 11 student Alysia St Jacques in front of the student garden at Belmont Secondary. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Voracious feeders and breeders: Bullfrogs flourishing with Greater Victoria’s weather

Greater Victoria’s weather has been closer to that in the American Bullfrog’s natural range

An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Petty Officer First Class Jennifer Marcotte lays a poppy on the wreath placed at the cenotaph in Veterans Memorial Park during a commemorative service for Queen Elizabeth II in Langford on Sept. 19. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Queen Elizabeth II honoured with Langford service

Legion members thanked the monarch for her service

Petty Officer First Class Jennifer Marcotte lays a poppy on the wreath placed at the cenotaph in Veterans Memorial Park during a commemorative service for Queen Elizabeth II in Langford on Sept. 19. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Fans in Starlight Stadium. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pacific FC frustrated against rivals Forge, draw 1-1

PFC sitting outside of the playoff bracket with four games left in the season

Fans in Starlight Stadium. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Colwood woman was sentenced to five and a half years in jail for sexually assaulting and luring a 15-year-old boy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood woman sentenced to 5.5 years for sexually assaulting 15-year-old boy

Consecutive sentences for two counts of sexual assault, one count of internet luring

A Colwood woman was sentenced to five and a half years in jail for sexually assaulting and luring a 15-year-old boy. (Black Press Media file photo)
School districts are holding elections for trustees, who will work on the school district boards. (Black Press Media file photo)

Who is running for school trustee in SD61, SD62, SD63?

School trustee candidates are on the ballot on general voting day Oct. 15

School districts are holding elections for trustees, who will work on the school district boards. (Black Press Media file photo)
2022 municipal election (Black Press Media)

Who’s running for council on the West Shore?

Council candidates gear up for Oct. 15 election

2022 municipal election (Black Press Media)
Marcela Strasdas is painting at the In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society on Sept. 11 at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Colwood’s In Sight Festival celebrates local art, Indigenous culture

The festival was held at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

Marcela Strasdas is painting at the In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society on Sept. 11 at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Turtles and Kevin Couture ahead of the Victoria leg of the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope, held on Sunday (Sept. 11.) (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope returns for 16th year to Colwood

In-person walk replaces virtual events held across the country during past two years

Turtles and Kevin Couture ahead of the Victoria leg of the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope, held on Sunday (Sept. 11.) (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Council approved $100,000, including retrofits, for Metchosin Fire Department to buy a replacement truck. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)

Metchosin’s new fire engine should be up and running in October

Final inspection in Alberta in September before coming to the West Shore

Council approved $100,000, including retrofits, for Metchosin Fire Department to buy a replacement truck. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)
Pacific FC huddles before the game against Atletico Ottawa on Sunday (Sept. 11) at Starlight Stadium. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC tie against Atletico Ottawa

Result leaves PFC out of the playoff spots, but team has a game in hand on fourth-placed Valour

Pacific FC huddles before the game against Atletico Ottawa on Sunday (Sept. 11) at Starlight Stadium. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
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