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Lief Schieder has been found and is safe after being the subject of a missing person’s report on Jan. 22. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

UPDATE: Missing man found safe

Lief Schieder was reported missing Jan. 12

Lief Schieder has been found and is safe after being the subject of a missing person’s report on Jan. 22. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Langford’s new attainable housing program aims to give renters opportunities to buy homes, said Mayor Stew Young. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)

Individuals will soon be eligible for Langford’s attainable housing program funds

Home purchase program’s eligibility also expanding to include one-, two- and three-bedroom units

Langford’s new attainable housing program aims to give renters opportunities to buy homes, said Mayor Stew Young. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)
Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

Colwood university ‘renames’ stairway after alumnus Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)
Police obtained this image of a suspect via video footage. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP looking for male suspect after industrial equipment stolen in Langford

Tools, equipment stolen from Island Crushing Ltd. site on Millstream Road

Police obtained this image of a suspect via video footage. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Conservation officer Peter Pauwels said coastal wolf attacks on dogs are rare near Greater Victoria. (File photo courtesy of Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild)

Hiker rescues dog from jaws of wolf in rare Sooke area attack

The hiker was walking with their dog on a trail on Broom Hill

Conservation officer Peter Pauwels said coastal wolf attacks on dogs are rare near Greater Victoria. (File photo courtesy of Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild)
Council approved $100,000, including retrofits, for Metchosin Fire Department to buy a replacement truck. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)

Metchosin approves $100,000 to spend on new fire truck

Fire chief said the new vehicle doesn’t even need to be red

Council approved $100,000, including retrofits, for Metchosin Fire Department to buy a replacement truck. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)
View Royal Mayor David Screech finds himself annually explaining to residents that property taxes don’t increase or decrease to the same degree as property assessments. With assessments jumping 25 to 30 per cent in his municipality alone, he felt the need to post an explanation on social media. (Black Press Media file photo)

Assessments vs. property tax: Greater Victoria valuations soar, taxes may not

Average increase, municipal budget shape tax increases more than individual assessment hike

View Royal Mayor David Screech finds himself annually explaining to residents that property taxes don’t increase or decrease to the same degree as property assessments. With assessments jumping 25 to 30 per cent in his municipality alone, he felt the need to post an explanation on social media. (Black Press Media file photo)
Taller buildings take longer to build. With added delays from labour shortages and supply chain issues and Langford developers are struggling to demand with new housing construction. (Black Press Media file photo)

Development-focused Langford is still seeing prices rise and supply remains low

Longer construction times means the market is being squeezed, according to CMHC analyst

Taller buildings take longer to build. With added delays from labour shortages and supply chain issues and Langford developers are struggling to demand with new housing construction. (Black Press Media file photo)
Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue services continued the search for a missing Sooke man on Monday morning. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

B.C. search and rescue teams had another record year in 2021

Pandemic has pushed more people outdoors, including underprepared hikers

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue services continued the search for a missing Sooke man on Monday morning. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)
The new vaccine clinic at Archie Browning Sports Centre opens on Jan. 7. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Island Health looks to shorten wait times for booster shots with new mass clinics

Archie Browning Sports Centre site opens Jan. 7; other clinics to open in Sooke, Saanich

The new vaccine clinic at Archie Browning Sports Centre opens on Jan. 7. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The year’s first earthquake of magnitude 4.0 or more happened off the west coast of Vancouver Island, nearest Port Alice. (Courtesy of John Cassidy/Natural Resources Canada)

4.7 magnitude earthquake recorded off west coast of Vancouver Island

Jan. 2 quake centred 150 km offshore, likely not felt by many Island residents

The year’s first earthquake of magnitude 4.0 or more happened off the west coast of Vancouver Island, nearest Port Alice. (Courtesy of John Cassidy/Natural Resources Canada)
School buses are being cancelled with little or no warning, meaning some kids have to miss days at schools, according to parents. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 dealing with bus driver shortage, students unable to get bus

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait said the shortage is leading to more traffic on the roads

School buses are being cancelled with little or no warning, meaning some kids have to miss days at schools, according to parents. (Black Press Media file photo)
A crowd gathered to watch the rescue. (Courtesy of Kill Luckow/Facebook)

Cat owner ecstatic after Colwood crane operator rescues pet stuck in tree for 24 hours

Kyle Hobbs said the rescue was done in just over 30 minutes

A crowd gathered to watch the rescue. (Courtesy of Kill Luckow/Facebook)
Finding a house in Sooke is easier said then done, according to realtor Tim Ayres. Reader’s Lens Wildlife photographer Kathie Loveys shot this dramatic image of a sunrise over Sooke Basin. (Contributed - Kathie Loveys)

Sooke’s 2022, real estate market is expensive with few options

Slow permit approval process is hurting housing supply, says realtor

Finding a house in Sooke is easier said then done, according to realtor Tim Ayres. Reader’s Lens Wildlife photographer Kathie Loveys shot this dramatic image of a sunrise over Sooke Basin. (Contributed - Kathie Loveys)
Metchosin Mayor John Ranns (Courtesy District of Metchosin)

Longtime Metchosin mayor hopes to step away in 2022

Coun. Kyara Kahakauwila plans to run for top job

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns (Courtesy District of Metchosin)
Langford Mayor Stew Young will decide on whether he will seek another term sometime in the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)

3 West Shore stories to watch in 2022

Doctor shortages, municipal elections and construction limits in Langford

Langford Mayor Stew Young will decide on whether he will seek another term sometime in the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)
Snowy conditions are making waste collections tricky. (Black Press Media file photo)

Snow freezes garbage, recycling pickup in Sooke, CRD

Garbage on pause until new year

Snowy conditions are making waste collections tricky. (Black Press Media file photo)
Heavy snow delays buses throughout Greater Victoria. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

BC Transit cancels several morning routes in snowy Greater Victoria

Morning trips cancelled for routes 13, 35, 43, 63 and 64

Heavy snow delays buses throughout Greater Victoria. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Metchosin Mayor John Ranns says changes to the Residential Tenancy Act would free up housing in the community. (Courtesy District of Metchosin)

Metchosin staying rural, despite housing needs report: mayor

Mayor Ranns says living in a rural community offers benefits to seniors

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns says changes to the Residential Tenancy Act would free up housing in the community. (Courtesy District of Metchosin)
Club member Brent Donaldson arrived on the scene on Dec. 19 to find the shack up in smoke and destroyed. (Courtesy of Brent Donaldson)

Victoria Motorcycle Club ‘focal point’ lost in fire

Nobody was injured and the fire was deemed an accident

Club member Brent Donaldson arrived on the scene on Dec. 19 to find the shack up in smoke and destroyed. (Courtesy of Brent Donaldson)