Bailey Moreton

The Centre Mountain Business Park is undeveloped land south of Highway 14 and west of Happy Valley Road. (Google Maps)

Ground water supply a concern as west Langford industrial development ramps up

Centre Mountain Business Park has temporary permit to draw from aquifer until CRD water arrives

The Centre Mountain Business Park is undeveloped land south of Highway 14 and west of Happy Valley Road. (Google Maps)
Spencer Middle School in Langford is part of Sooke School District. (File - Black Press Media)

SD62 asking public about vaccine mandate for teachers and staff

School districts throughout the province have been weighing up decisions on vaccine mandates

Spencer Middle School in Langford is part of Sooke School District. (File - Black Press Media)
Jenny Crandall, who’s been in business for more than 20 years in Sooke, is closing her shop. Crandall hopes she’ll find somewhere new to operate in the new year. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke institution Jenny’s closing after 20 years

Owner Jenny Crandall says she’ll take some rest time then look for new locations in the new year

Jenny Crandall, who’s been in business for more than 20 years in Sooke, is closing her shop. Crandall hopes she’ll find somewhere new to operate in the new year. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
Local artist Jim Dodd’s rendering of what a potential $30-million arts facility, including a performance hall, rehearsal space, green rooms, gift shop and art gallery could look like in Colwood. (Courtesy Jim Dodd)

Performing arts group makes new pitch to Colwood council for facility

Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society seeks partnership with city for project

Local artist Jim Dodd’s rendering of what a potential $30-million arts facility, including a performance hall, rehearsal space, green rooms, gift shop and art gallery could look like in Colwood. (Courtesy Jim Dodd)
West Shore RCMP was asking for the public’s help in identifying this man who is a suspect in an armed robbery at the Canadian Tire on Langford Parkway, which took place Nov. 1. (Photo courtesy West Shore RCMP)

UPDATE: West Shore RCMP identifies suspect in Canadian Tire machete robbery

It’s been a ‘violent start’ to the month, according to West Shore RMCP

West Shore RCMP was asking for the public’s help in identifying this man who is a suspect in an armed robbery at the Canadian Tire on Langford Parkway, which took place Nov. 1. (Photo courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Veteran forward Laura Russell, here in action against Australia, and the third-ranked Canadian women’s rugby 15s returned to action for the first time in almost two years, beating the U.S. 15-9 in Denver on Monday. The teams meet again there this Friday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Rugby Canada)

Canada’s women 15s rugby team returns to action with tight win over U.S.

Canada scores 15-9 victory in first official game in over two years; rematch goes Friday

Veteran forward Laura Russell, here in action against Australia, and the third-ranked Canadian women’s rugby 15s returned to action for the first time in almost two years, beating the U.S. 15-9 in Denver on Monday. The teams meet again there this Friday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Rugby Canada)
A group calling itself BC Public Service Employees for Freedom is rejecting the province’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which takes effect Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

Letter to deputy minister latest step protesting B.C. Public Service vaccine mandate

Nov. 22 the deadline for all B.C. Public Service workers to get vaccinated

A group calling itself BC Public Service Employees for Freedom is rejecting the province’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which takes effect Nov. 22. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bane gives out candy at the event, held at M2 Graphix on Langford Parkway on October 1, 2021. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Car meets Halloween

Cars and candy were on offer for families at M2 Graphix on Halloween

Bane gives out candy at the event, held at M2 Graphix on Langford Parkway on October 1, 2021. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The home crowd was left disappointed on Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pacific FC loses last home game of regular season, first place at risk

The team faces Toronto FC in the Canadian Championship on Wednesday

The home crowd was left disappointed on Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Metchosin Arts and Culture Centre treasurer Gail Nash and centre liaison Betty Hildreth stand in front of the new staircase constructed on the former schoolhouse. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Metchosin arts centre looks to future after fixing its past

Costly repairs, construction on old school building now mostly complete

Metchosin Arts and Culture Centre treasurer Gail Nash and centre liaison Betty Hildreth stand in front of the new staircase constructed on the former schoolhouse. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Oh DEER! 
A deer feasts on grass at the Caleb Pike Heritage Park in the Highlands. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Caleb Pike Heritage Park still standing strong in Highlands

Society volunteers keeping spirit alive despite pandemic challenges

Oh DEER! 
A deer feasts on grass at the Caleb Pike Heritage Park in the Highlands. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Shawn Driver proudly stands next to his in Sooke shop. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)

Fast enough for you? Vancouver Island racer hits record speed of 468 km/h

High-speed driver Shawn Driver is breaking records, but still wants to go faster

Shawn Driver proudly stands next to his in Sooke shop. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
Participants compete in the 2014 Cyclocross events at Bear Mountain in Langford. (Photo by Kevin Light)

Langford’s Bear Mountain set to host national cyclocross event

Former national champions and up-and-coming stars will be riding Nov. 26 to 28

Participants compete in the 2014 Cyclocross events at Bear Mountain in Langford. (Photo by Kevin Light)
Cellular service is spotty along Highway 14 from Sooke to Port Renfrew. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Vancouver Island south coast cell phone fix pushed back to 2022

Equipment and steel shortages, permits and challenging terrain has delayed Highway 14 project

Cellular service is spotty along Highway 14 from Sooke to Port Renfrew. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Pacheedaht First Nation drummers at the blessing of the canoe ceremony. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)

UVic, First Nations collaborate on special projects

‘Is it a part of reconciliation? I think it’s exactly what this project is:’ Pacheedaht chief

Pacheedaht First Nation drummers at the blessing of the canoe ceremony. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
Veterinarian Deborah Lambert has signed a book deal to publish her Son of Man Series. The first book was released in September. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

A Writer’s Passion: Sooke author Deborah Lambert publishing first of six-book series

Author ekes out time between being a mom and owning the Sooke Veterinary Hospital

Veterinarian Deborah Lambert has signed a book deal to publish her Son of Man Series. The first book was released in September. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Curtis Robinson sitting in front of his yard, in the past, the display has attracted more than 200 visitors on Halloween night. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Meet the Robinsons: Come one, come all, to spooky Sewell Road in Colwood

Triangle Mountain home features dinosaurs, 12-foot-tall skeleton

Curtis Robinson sitting in front of his yard, in the past, the display has attracted more than 200 visitors on Halloween night. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The dragon was Ross’ first decoration. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)

Spooky Sooke Road house has a community feel

Ross says the support has motivating her to keep expanding the decorations

The dragon was Ross’ first decoration. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
Langford Mayor Stew Young spoke at the unveiling of the Spirit Loop tourism marketing initiative on Oct. 26. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Spirit Loop aims to boost tourism throughout western communities

Tourism partnership highlights destinations in Langford, Sooke, Port Renfrew and Malahat Nation

Langford Mayor Stew Young spoke at the unveiling of the Spirit Loop tourism marketing initiative on Oct. 26. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Vice-principal Shawn Taal instructs students in the new outdoor learning space. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Colwood Elementary unveils new outdoor learning space

Vice-principal Shawn Taal says the new space has seen students’ engagement increase

Vice-principal Shawn Taal instructs students in the new outdoor learning space. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)