Charla Huber

Tracey Bleackley

Goldstream chum run strong; chinook nearing local extinction

After a few more seasons, chinook salmon are expected to be gone from Goldstream River for good.

Tracey Bleackley
B.C. SPCA wildlife manager Sara Dubois stands near water tanks at Wild ARC that need refilling every few days. A generous legacy gift will allow the animal rescue centre to hook into regional water.

Wild ARC to share in $2.5M gift to SPCA

Wild Animal Rescue Centre in Metchosin will finally build a waterline to its property after receiving a major share of one of the largest legacy donations in B.C. SPCA history.

B.C. SPCA wildlife manager Sara Dubois stands near water tanks at Wild ARC that need refilling every few days. A generous legacy gift will allow the animal rescue centre to hook into regional water.
Pamela Poon

Free dental program keeps tots’ teeth healthy

When dental hygienist Pamela Poon screens the mouths of tots, it’s not uncommon for her to see children with a cavity who haven’t reached their first birthday.

Pamela Poon

Ground name tag spurs ground beef recall

Thrifty Foods in Colwood is recalling ground beef after an employee name tag was ground into a batch of meat on Wednesday.

Kiss frontman and reality TV star Gene Simmons chats with media at the casino in View Royal on Saturday during a public meet and greet.

Gene Simmons and clan hit View Royal

It was worth the long wait and long lines as hundreds of people came face to face with rock legend Gene Simmons and family in View Royal on Saturday.

Kiss frontman and reality TV star Gene Simmons chats with media at the casino in View Royal on Saturday during a public meet and greet.
Sharon Cooper and her daughter Alana Jay

Tribal Journey paddlers from Beecher Bay seek community support

Twice a week about 18 paddlers from Beecher Bay First Nation pile into a canoe and practise cutting though the water as a group while singing traditional seafaring songs.

Sharon Cooper and her daughter Alana Jay
Cougars such as this one photographed in Metchosin in 2007 are rarely seen by people

A cougar, a deer or a house cat?

Cougar sightings on the rise, but it's most often a case of mistaken identity

Cougars such as this one photographed in Metchosin in 2007 are rarely seen by people
Tsawout fisheries manager Dan Claxton shows dead chum smolts collected from Goldstream River Monday

Biologists take stock of Goldstream disaster

Fish biologists are fearful for the future of the Goldstream salmon run after a tanker truck released 30,000 litres of gasoline into the river Saturday.

Tsawout fisheries manager Dan Claxton shows dead chum smolts collected from Goldstream River Monday
Elaine Limbrick relaxes near where Emily Carr painted Mrs. Jones’ Farm about 78 years ago in Metchosin. Limbrick is documenting locations on the West Shore the iconic Victoria artist used as inspiration for her work.

On the hunt for Emily Carr

The pastoral, treed landscapes of Metchosin haven’t changed much in 80 years…

Elaine Limbrick relaxes near where Emily Carr painted Mrs. Jones’ Farm about 78 years ago in Metchosin. Limbrick is documenting locations on the West Shore the iconic Victoria artist used as inspiration for her work.
Police were called to the house where Langford teen Kimberly Proctor was murdered after a drunk man frightened the homeowner by banging on the door at 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

Drunk Langford man menaces home where teen was murdered

The Happy Valley Road home where Kimberly Proctor was brutally murdered was…

Police were called to the house where Langford teen Kimberly Proctor was murdered after a drunk man frightened the homeowner by banging on the door at 1 a.m. Sunday morning.
Kate

Trekking for Tourette in Langford

Sooke family leads awareness walk on SundayFor parents Darek and Kate Andrzejewski,…

Kate

Old-growth group helping push forest policy changes

The increasingly famous Avatar Grove old-growth forest has gained some political backing.Pat…