Bailey Moreton

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

Pacific FC drops out of first with tie against York

PFC drop below Cavalry in Canadian Premier League table

Pacific FC’s Alejandro Diaz hurdles a challenge from York United’s Diyaeddine Abzi during a match at Starlight Stadium on May 20. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
The Juan de Fuca pool will be full of kids learning to swim this summer, but others may be left without a spot in swimming lessons. (Courtesy West Shore Parks and Recreation)

Pools treading water as demand for swimming lessons surges on West Shore

Offerings have nearly doubled since the winter, but parents still struggling to get kids in lessons

The Juan de Fuca pool will be full of kids learning to swim this summer, but others may be left without a spot in swimming lessons. (Courtesy West Shore Parks and Recreation)
Gianni dos Santos of Pacific FC is tackled during the Canadian Champions match against York United at Starlight Stadium on May 24, 2022. Pacific FC failed to break down a physical York team. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

PFC’s dos Santos picked for Cape Verde national team

The midfielder will play with the team against Ecuador on June 11

Gianni dos Santos of Pacific FC is tackled during the Canadian Champions match against York United at Starlight Stadium on May 24, 2022. Pacific FC failed to break down a physical York team. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Members of Pacific FC celebrate their win in the Canadian Premier League championship game, 1-0 over two-time defending champion Hamilton on Sunday in Hamilton. (Pacific FC/Facebook)

Pacific FC headed to the Caribbean for CONCACAF League game

The Canadian Premier League champions will face Jamaica’s Waterhouse FC in July and August

Members of Pacific FC celebrate their win in the Canadian Premier League championship game, 1-0 over two-time defending champion Hamilton on Sunday in Hamilton. (Pacific FC/Facebook)
Artem arrived in Langford on April 28 after fleeing the Donbas region of Ukraine, where fighting has been focused in recent weeks. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

‘I got a lot of help from kind people’: Ukrainian refugees settling in Langford

Artem said the help he’s received has been “brilliant”

Artem arrived in Langford on April 28 after fleeing the Donbas region of Ukraine, where fighting has been focused in recent weeks. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A competitor navigates an obstacle Saturday during the Island Cup extreme 4x4 competition at the Westshore Motorsports Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Racetrack group looking at 4 options for a new home for Western Speedway

President of Westshore Motorsports Park racing group says priority is salvaging of equipment

A competitor navigates an obstacle Saturday during the Island Cup extreme 4x4 competition at the Westshore Motorsports Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A competitor navigates an obstacle Saturday during the Island Cup extreme 4x4 competition at the Westshore Motorsports Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Westshore Motorsports Park looking at 4 options for new home

President of racing group says priority is in organizing salvaging of equipment from current site

A competitor navigates an obstacle Saturday during the Island Cup extreme 4x4 competition at the Westshore Motorsports Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Langford Mayor Stew Young speaking at the announcement of his trip to Ukraine at Langford Fire Hall on June 8, 2022. He also announced plans to establish a sister city with a community in Ukraine. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford Mayor Young going with team to Ukraine

Team observing humanitarian efforts, plans to establish sister city

Langford Mayor Stew Young speaking at the announcement of his trip to Ukraine at Langford Fire Hall on June 8, 2022. He also announced plans to establish a sister city with a community in Ukraine. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Sooke School District 62 office in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

No set lunch period leaves kids suffering at Greater Victoria school: parent

Vanessa Taylor says her children can’t cope with a period split between lunch and instructional time

The Sooke School District 62 office in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Several garbage bags filled with medication was cleared up by City of Colwood parks staff on Monday morning. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood cleans up bags of medication that washed up on Lagoon Beach

City contacted West Shore Health Unit for safe disposal, potential identification of medication

Several garbage bags filled with medication was cleared up by City of Colwood parks staff on Monday morning. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
The Sooke School District 62 sent out to an email to parents warning them their children could be prevented from enrolling in school if they regularly miss class to go to private learning during school hours. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Parents sending kids to private lessons during school hours risk future enrolment, SD62 says

School district said repeat absences becoming a problem among middle school students

The Sooke School District 62 sent out to an email to parents warning them their children could be prevented from enrolling in school if they regularly miss class to go to private learning during school hours. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch competes in the Oak Bay Tea Party teacup race on June 5, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay Tea Party celebrates 60 years

Crowds braved the rain to attend the fair, parade and teacup race

Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch competes in the Oak Bay Tea Party teacup race on June 5, 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Langford Mayor Stew Young on Feb. 12 at Starlight Stadium in Langford as the Toronto Arrows and LA Giltinis faced off in the first-ever MLR match played in B.C. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford mayor ‘disappointed’ about sevens leaving, but looking to other events

Stew Young said the stadium expansion would be able to attract other large events

Langford Mayor Stew Young on Feb. 12 at Starlight Stadium in Langford as the Toronto Arrows and LA Giltinis faced off in the first-ever MLR match played in B.C. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pacific FC’s Josh Heard scored the equalizer against Ottawa but PFC quickly conceded to lose 2-1 in Ottawa. Pictured: Heard celebrates after scoring the team’s third goal against Valour FC on Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Simon Fearn/Special to Black Press)

Pacific FC lose tabletop clash against Ottawa

PFC’s comeback hopes were dashed late-on as Ottawa scored within 3 minutes of PFC equalizing

Pacific FC’s Josh Heard scored the equalizer against Ottawa but PFC quickly conceded to lose 2-1 in Ottawa. Pictured: Heard celebrates after scoring the team’s third goal against Valour FC on Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Simon Fearn/Special to Black Press)
The sign on Happy Valley Road in Metchosin was put up by the Morrans around 20 years ago. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

There’s a Metchosin ant hill so large, it has its own sign – and has existed for 20 years

The Morran’s put up a sign to warn walkers around 20 years ago

The sign on Happy Valley Road in Metchosin was put up by the Morrans around 20 years ago. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Pacific Centre Family Service Association’s Centre for Well-Being in Colwood is seen in this file photo. The centre has been renovated. (Black Press Media File Photo)

New Westshore Community Health Centre opens as thousands without family doctor

There will be 17.2 full-time equivalent (FTE) health-care workers at the centre

The Pacific Centre Family Service Association’s Centre for Well-Being in Colwood is seen in this file photo. The centre has been renovated. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Players from Canada and Spain run onto the field during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium in April. Rugby Canada is combining the women’s and men’s tournaments at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver starting in 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)

Women’s sevens rugby event shifts from Langford to Vancouver for 2023

HSBC World Rugby Seven Series tournament to be combined with men’s event

Players from Canada and Spain run onto the field during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium in April. Rugby Canada is combining the women’s and men’s tournaments at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver starting in 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)
A portion of the money raised will go towards purchasing new surgical equipment. (Black Press Media File)

Victoria Hospitals Foundation raises $430,000 for new surgery equipment

The O-Arm Imaging System is used during spinal, head or brain surgeries for real-time imaging

A portion of the money raised will go towards purchasing new surgical equipment. (Black Press Media File)
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)

Only 2 lit turf fields leave minor football struggling for field space in the West Shore

West Shore minor teams may be relocated to Saanich or shut down if no solution found

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)
The mural is one of four being erected across the country which joined together will contain the phrase “True North (and) Strong Free.” (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New Langford mosaic mural represents ‘True North’

Global Roots has put other murals in the Prairies, Ontario/Quebec and Atlantic Canada

The mural is one of four being erected across the country which joined together will contain the phrase “True North (and) Strong Free.” (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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