Bailey Moreton

CFB Esquimalt environment officers found a mother and a newly born seal pup on the shores of Esquimalt Harbour on July 21. (Courtesy of CFB Esquimalt)

Seal pup born on shores of CFB Esquimalt, base touting remediation project

Wildlife has been returning over the past few years as the Esquimalt Harbour cleanup has progressed

CFB Esquimalt environment officers found a mother and a newly born seal pup on the shores of Esquimalt Harbour on July 21. (Courtesy of CFB Esquimalt)
The Atkins Road culvert where a fish ladder has been built along Millstream Creek. The Peninsula Streams Society is starting work next week to repair damage done by last year’s flooding. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)

Millstream Creek fish ladder repairs to get underway in Langford

Repairs needed in case future floods worsen last year’s damage, says streams society

The Atkins Road culvert where a fish ladder has been built along Millstream Creek. The Peninsula Streams Society is starting work next week to repair damage done by last year’s flooding. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)
A member of the Metchosin Fire Department gets suited up for hazmat scene management training at the Instinct Training Centre. (File photo courtesy of Chief Stephanie Dunlop)

Metchosin Fire Department sizes up new recruits

Information session this week to see if the commitment is a right fit

A member of the Metchosin Fire Department gets suited up for hazmat scene management training at the Instinct Training Centre. (File photo courtesy of Chief Stephanie Dunlop)
The founder of the SingYourJoy choirs, comprised of people aged 16 to 29, is hopeful the program will attract many more young voices for this fall’s return to rehearsals. (Courtesy of Christine Chepyha)

Greater Victoria youth choir looks to be in strong voice for upcoming season

SingYourJoy hoping for pre-pandemic numbers between West Shore, Victoria groups

The founder of the SingYourJoy choirs, comprised of people aged 16 to 29, is hopeful the program will attract many more young voices for this fall’s return to rehearsals. (Courtesy of Christine Chepyha)
Mayor Stew Young presents the first place award to Mark Paulovich at the Langford Show and Shine event on Aug. 21. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Langford Show and Shine returns

The sun was shining and so were the cars along Langford’s main drag

Mayor Stew Young presents the first place award to Mark Paulovich at the Langford Show and Shine event on Aug. 21. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Halifax has become somewhat of a bogey team for Pacific FC, with PFC losing two and winning one this season. Pictured Marco Bustos and Jamar Dixon try and head the ball home against Halifax Wanderers in Canadian Premier League action on June 25 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Halifax has become somewhat of a bogey team for Pacific FC, with PFC losing two and winning one this season. Pictured Marco Bustos and Jamar Dixon try and head the ball home against Halifax Wanderers in Canadian Premier League action on June 25 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
David Pollock says his kids will likley keep the farm running, which has been owned and operated by his family for over a century. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

View Royal family farm growing strong for a century

The Pollock Family Farm, started by brothers Malcolm and Neil in 1921, receives Century Farm Award

David Pollock says his kids will likley keep the farm running, which has been owned and operated by his family for over a century. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
In exchange for Performance Plus Hockey funding part of the new mezzanine area at City Centre Park, the city has crafted a 15-year contract for the hockey academy to manage the project. (Black Press Media file photo)

Creative financing to see hockey academy fund classroom area in Langford complex

City Centre Park project will help save threatened Belmont hockey program: mayor

In exchange for Performance Plus Hockey funding part of the new mezzanine area at City Centre Park, the city has crafted a 15-year contract for the hockey academy to manage the project. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ian Phillips said he’s been dealing with dust and noise all summer from the construction site nearby his house on Myles Mansell Road. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Summer construction projects leaving Langford residents in the dust

Dust regulated already, but councillor wants city to look into dust control bylaw

Ian Phillips said he’s been dealing with dust and noise all summer from the construction site nearby his house on Myles Mansell Road. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Dashcam footage posted to Facebook captured a vehicle collision between two drivers heading eastbound along Highway 14 on July 29, with one slowing to turn to the new rerouted route to Gillespie Road. (Courtesy of Jimboy Tano Petagara - Facebook)

Hwy. 14 re-routing near Sooke not causing problems: RCMP

Despite public concern, there have been minimal incidents, say Mounties

Dashcam footage posted to Facebook captured a vehicle collision between two drivers heading eastbound along Highway 14 on July 29, with one slowing to turn to the new rerouted route to Gillespie Road. (Courtesy of Jimboy Tano Petagara - Facebook)
Josh Heard hurdles a challenge from a C.S. Herediano defender during their CONCACAF round of 16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Pacific FC suffers tough loss in first-leg of CONCACAF tie

PFC looked the better team but lost 1-0 to C.S. Herediano from Costa Rica

Josh Heard hurdles a challenge from a C.S. Herediano defender during their CONCACAF round of 16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum head curator Tatiana Robinson arranges a unique handmade 1950s UN flag flown by HMCS Sioux during the Korean War. The museum highlighted the flag for National Peacekeepers’ Day this year. (Courtesy CFB Esquimalt)

Crafty sailor remembered at CFB Esquimalt museum for his resourcefulness

Naval and Military Museum marks National Peacekeepers’ Day with reminder of local contributions

CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum head curator Tatiana Robinson arranges a unique handmade 1950s UN flag flown by HMCS Sioux during the Korean War. The museum highlighted the flag for National Peacekeepers’ Day this year. (Courtesy CFB Esquimalt)
Pacific FC’s Manny Aparicio fires a freekick into the wall against Atletico Ottawa on Aug. 13 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC stands firm against Ottawa with 1-0 win

Early goal from Josh Heard seals victory for the home team following transfer of star player

Pacific FC’s Manny Aparicio fires a freekick into the wall against Atletico Ottawa on Aug. 13 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Alejandro Diaz (right) celebrating a late penalty goal against Halifax on April 23 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. Diaz recently transferred to Norway, setting a new club record. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Formerly of Langford’s Pacific FC, Alejandro Diaz scores in first game for new team

Diaz scored the third goal in his new team Sogndal FC’s 4-0 victory over Mjondalen

Alejandro Diaz (right) celebrating a late penalty goal against Halifax on April 23 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. Diaz recently transferred to Norway, setting a new club record. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
The Svee women’s softball team represented the Victoria Saanich Women’s Softball Association at the women’s Intermediate A provincial championships in Richmond. (Courtesy of Rachelle Little)

Saanich softball team takes silver at provincials

Svee women’s team won four straight to make it to the finals

The Svee women’s softball team represented the Victoria Saanich Women’s Softball Association at the women’s Intermediate A provincial championships in Richmond. (Courtesy of Rachelle Little)
Harish Sharma, owner of the Medicine Shoppe Pharamcy on Jacklin Road in Langford, said he was lucky to get a small supply of Wellbutrin XL in for his patients. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Shortage of common anti-depressant leaves Greater Victoria pharmacies scrambling

Langford pharmacist Harish Sharma recently saw limited supply sell out in hours

Harish Sharma, owner of the Medicine Shoppe Pharamcy on Jacklin Road in Langford, said he was lucky to get a small supply of Wellbutrin XL in for his patients. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Jurisdictions policed by the West Shore RCMP in general saw a reduction in overall crime severity rates for 2021, the lone exception being View Royal, which experienced a slight increase from 2020 numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Crime levels trending downward on West Shore: StatsCan report

Langford leads way in crime severity reductions; overall and violent crimes drop

Jurisdictions policed by the West Shore RCMP in general saw a reduction in overall crime severity rates for 2021, the lone exception being View Royal, which experienced a slight increase from 2020 numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)
A visitor to Esquimalt Lagoon spotted smoke from a fire on the Royal Roads University property, lower right, early Thursday morning, helping fire crews quickly douse the blaze. (Black Press Media file photo)

Resident helps Colwood fire department quickly catch Royal Roads brush fire

Smoke spotted from Esquimalt Lagoon area early Thursday; fire spread to old fir tree

A visitor to Esquimalt Lagoon spotted smoke from a fire on the Royal Roads University property, lower right, early Thursday morning, helping fire crews quickly douse the blaze. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left to right: Logan, Jason, Rosemary and Michelle Smith revisited Jeneece Place after the family had two stints at the house when both children were born prematurely. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Families and Victoria General nurses reunited at Jeneece Place

Annual event allows families who had children in the neonatal unit to reconnect with hospital staff

From left to right: Logan, Jason, Rosemary and Michelle Smith revisited Jeneece Place after the family had two stints at the house when both children were born prematurely. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Alejandro Diaz hurdles a challenge from York United’s Diyaeddine Abzi during the Pacific FC versus York United match at Starlight Stadium on May 20. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Adios Wero: Langford-based Pacific FC sells record goalscorer Diaz to Norwegian team

Alejandro Diaz heading to Europe after record-breaking goal scoring exploits

Alejandro Diaz hurdles a challenge from York United’s Diyaeddine Abzi during the Pacific FC versus York United match at Starlight Stadium on May 20. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
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