Charla Huber

Sherry Buttnor

Party with the stars this weekend

Astronomers are gathering at the Metchosin municipal ground for a weekend of gazing at stars, watching solar storms and camping out.

Sherry Buttnor
Shaylene Evans and her eight-and-a-half-month-old daughter Aryonna

Remembering where you came from

Victoria General Hospital hosted its 28th annual neonatal intensive care reunion party, Aug. 9.

Shaylene Evans and her eight-and-a-half-month-old daughter Aryonna
West Shore RCMP seized several firearms

Unsecured firearms, prohibited ammo magazines seized from Metchosin home

Executed search warrant on Sooke Road uncovers eight rifles, four handguns, 20 ammunition magazines

West Shore RCMP seized several firearms

West Shore RCMP seek women missing panties

Man found in Witty's Lagoon bathroom with backpack full of women's underwear

Cadets award Albert Head officers with lifetime achievement awards

Two men who have devoted many a summer to the Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre in Metchosin were honoured

Elle Hamilton

Trio represents West Shore at female lacrosse nationals

Teens hoping for a clean sweep at the Female National Lacrosse Championships at Bear Mountain Arena, July 29 to Aug. 2.

Elle Hamilton
Susan Simmons has been fighting off multiple sclerosis attacks by living an active life including swimming and eating healthy. She is helping organize and swimming in the Ht0 Thetis Lake Swim for MS.

Distance swimming helps Victoria woman manage her MS

Susan Simmons is participating and helping organize this year's HtO Thetis Lake Swim for MS, July 29.

Susan Simmons has been fighting off multiple sclerosis attacks by living an active life including swimming and eating healthy. She is helping organize and swimming in the Ht0 Thetis Lake Swim for MS.
Randy Wiebe checks the carburetor on his boomer car. The 50-year-old has spent much of his life at Western Speedway and is the only legally blind driver on the track.

Blind racer ‘drives by braille’

Legally blind, Randy Wiebe has spent the past few decades ripping around Western Speedway racing in the demolition derby

Randy Wiebe checks the carburetor on his boomer car. The 50-year-old has spent much of his life at Western Speedway and is the only legally blind driver on the track.
July 13

Body of missing boater recovered in Florence Lake

The body of a 61-year-old Langford man was recovered from Florence Lake shortly after noon on Friday, July 13.

July 13
West Shore ready to rock It took 2.5 days for crews to transform the soccer fields at West Shore Parks and Recreation into the venue for today’s Rock the Shores concert. The show features headliners The Tragically Hip and the Sam Roberts Band along with Victoria bands Jets Overhead and Current Swell.

Authorities prepare for 12,000 partyers flocking to West Shore Friday night

Extra buses and police added for Rock the Shores, featuring The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts Band, Jets Overhead and Current Swell.

West Shore ready to rock It took 2.5 days for crews to transform the soccer fields at West Shore Parks and Recreation into the venue for today’s Rock the Shores concert. The show features headliners The Tragically Hip and the Sam Roberts Band along with Victoria bands Jets Overhead and Current Swell.
Metchosin potter Ann Semple

Potter gains new artistic vision after going legally blind

After losing her sight, potter Ann Semple found a way to carry on with help from a friend

Metchosin potter Ann Semple

West Shore soccer fields transformed for Friday’s rock concert

Work starts today (July 11) for hundreds of people tasked with creating a venue for 12,000 spectators at the sold out Rock the Shores.

July 10

West Shore family pleads for urn’s return

The remains of a loving father and grandfather was one of the items stolen during a home invasion in View Royal, July 8

July 10
Paul Scotthorne

Victoria floats above helium shortage

Global helium shortage shouldn't impact MRIs, UVic chemists – but balloon inflations could suffer

Paul Scotthorne
Rachelle Polsom uses a slow shutter speed to photograph blowing grass near the estuary at Goldstream Provincial Park. Goldstream Park naturalist Bre Robinson watches the photographer

Goldstream Nature House seeks shutterbugs

Staff are calling for submissions to the Goldstream Provincial Park photo contest, which wraps up July 15.

Rachelle Polsom uses a slow shutter speed to photograph blowing grass near the estuary at Goldstream Provincial Park. Goldstream Park naturalist Bre Robinson watches the photographer

Tip leads to drug bust in Langford

One ounce of cocaine and a quarter-pound of marijuana was discovered. Officers also seized $2,300 in cash and an automobile.

Soleil Steffes

Spoonful of sugar in Langford

Langford’s modern-day Mary Poppins says the secret to raising happy kids is to stop saying “no.”

Soleil Steffes

Cougar Annie on stage in Metchosin

East Sooke entertainer Katrina Kadoski will transform into B.C. historical icon Cougar Annie on Sunday, June 10.

Undercover RCMP officers arrest man wanted for indecent exposure

Police believe they’ve arrested the person responsible for a series of indecent acts committed on a B.C. Transit bus

Carly Bernays

Remembering mom

West Shore elementary student raises funds to honour mom who died from cancer

Carly Bernays