Goldstream News Staff

A Metchosin-based animal rehabilitation centre released nine deer fawns into the wild the last week of summer. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)

VIDEO: 9 young deer fresh from rehab trot off into Island wilderness

BC SPCA Wild ARC cared for 13 sick, injured or orphaned fawns this summer

A Metchosin-based animal rehabilitation centre released nine deer fawns into the wild the last week of summer. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)
A vehicle fell 200 to 300 feet off the Malahat near Split Rock on Sept. 25. (Google Maps)

Driver survives after vehicle plunges hundreds of feet from Malahat

Driver escapes crash with injuries now considered non-life-threatening

A vehicle fell 200 to 300 feet off the Malahat near Split Rock on Sept. 25. (Google Maps)
The West Shore RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media file photo)

Monday brings two early-morning break-ins in Langford

Police say suspect entered through garage in both incidents

The West Shore RCMP detachment. (Black Press Media file photo)
An aerial view of BC Transit’s new handyDART site at the corner of Burnside Road West and Watkiss Way. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

New handyDART centre in View Royal ‘salmon safe’

Stream that feeds Craigflower Creek runs through the property near Watkiss/Burnside Road West

An aerial view of BC Transit’s new handyDART site at the corner of Burnside Road West and Watkiss Way. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
The victor celebrates after winning a midway squirt gun race at the Luxton Fall Fair Friday (Sept. 23). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Luxton Fall Fair back with weekend of fun

The fair kicked off on Friday and runs until 6 p.m. Sunday

The victor celebrates after winning a midway squirt gun race at the Luxton Fall Fair Friday (Sept. 23). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Site plans for the purpose-built dementia care facility in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood. (Courtesy Capital Regional Hospital District)

CRD plans for Colwood dementia care facility clear another hurdle

More than $3 million approved in 2023 provisional budget

Site plans for the purpose-built dementia care facility in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood. (Courtesy Capital Regional Hospital District)
The Department of National Defence is conducting controlled burns at Rocky Point between Sept. 21 and mid-October. (Google Maps)

Department of National Defence conducting controlled burns in Metchosin

Residents warned smoke will be visible but fires will be under control

The Department of National Defence is conducting controlled burns at Rocky Point between Sept. 21 and mid-October. (Google Maps)
The southbound slow lane between Shawnigan Lake and Okotoks roads will be impacted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sept. 21 through 23 (Courtesy of Emcon Services)

Malahat section to see overnight work starting Wednesday

Southbound slow lane between Shawnigan Lake and Okotoks roads will be impacted

The southbound slow lane between Shawnigan Lake and Okotoks roads will be impacted from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sept. 21 through 23 (Courtesy of Emcon Services)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigating multiple reports of women being flashed on West Shore trails

Indecent acts reported in Havenwood Park, Langford section of Galloping Goose and Metchosin

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
HeroWork general manager and self-described “director of radical” Trevor Botkin shows the ropes to a few volunteers at the charity’s Cool Aid Society work site. HeroWork will be hosting a fundraiser walk in Colwood on Sept. 24 to support the project. (Black Press Media file photo)

HeroWork hosting ‘80s-themed fundraiser walk in Colwood Sept. 24

The charity aims to raise $25k for its Cool Aid Society renovation project

HeroWork general manager and self-described “director of radical” Trevor Botkin shows the ropes to a few volunteers at the charity’s Cool Aid Society work site. HeroWork will be hosting a fundraiser walk in Colwood on Sept. 24 to support the project. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford Mayor Stew Young dunks Jeff King in the dunk tank, which was part of Pacific FC’s day of activities to raise money for Help Fill a Dream at Starlight Stadium on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford-based Pacific FC raises money for Help Fill a Dream

The charity helps support families with kids with serious medical diagnoses

Langford Mayor Stew Young dunks Jeff King in the dunk tank, which was part of Pacific FC’s day of activities to raise money for Help Fill a Dream at Starlight Stadium on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Wendy Gibbons of Alpha (white jersey) kicks the ball Thursday, Sept. 15, during the Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Soccer and lawn bowling bring 55+ BC Games to Colwood

West Shore venues filled with athletes

Wendy Gibbons of Alpha (white jersey) kicks the ball Thursday, Sept. 15, during the Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Colwood’s all-candidates meeting is on Oct. 7 at Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Ave., at 7 p.m. (Google Maps photo)

West Shore churches hosting listening circles for municipal candidates

Events for Langford, Colwood, Metchosin candidates

Colwood’s all-candidates meeting is on Oct. 7 at Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Ave., at 7 p.m. (Google Maps photo)
The CRD Integrated Road Safety Unit issued 80 traffic tickets and impounded two vehicles on Sept. 2 after being tipped off to a large gathering of cars and motorcycles. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police issue 80 tickets, seize two vehicles after West Shore street racing tip

CRD Integrated Road Safety Unit working in the area when they received a tip about a car gathering

The CRD Integrated Road Safety Unit issued 80 traffic tickets and impounded two vehicles on Sept. 2 after being tipped off to a large gathering of cars and motorcycles. (Black Press Media file photo)
100 Women Who Care West Shore is meeting at a new location at the Royal Colwood Golf Club Sept. 15 to choose the next charity to support. Pictured is the last meeting, where the group raised $4,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria. (Courtesy 100 Women Who Care West Shore/Facebook)

100 Women Who Care West Shore hosting next meeting in Colwood Sept. 15

The group will meet to select the next charity to support with donations from members

100 Women Who Care West Shore is meeting at a new location at the Royal Colwood Golf Club Sept. 15 to choose the next charity to support. Pictured is the last meeting, where the group raised $4,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria. (Courtesy 100 Women Who Care West Shore/Facebook)
Cases of Girl Guide cookies were loaded into cars by the pallet load in some cases Saturday (Sept. 10) as the fall cookie sale gets underway with the return of ever-popular chocolate mint cookies. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Girl Guide cookies heading out for sale in Greater Victoria

This year sees the return of popular mint cookie

Cases of Girl Guide cookies were loaded into cars by the pallet load in some cases Saturday (Sept. 10) as the fall cookie sale gets underway with the return of ever-popular chocolate mint cookies. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue, shot in February 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford looking at how other municipalities let the dust settle

Council asked staff to research how other municipalities approach dust control bylaw

Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue, shot in February 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Frontier Twirlers Square Dance Club in Colwood is hosting an open house Sept. 17 at the Colwood Community Hall. Linda and Wayne Townsend show off the club’s banner in this 2019 photo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood square dance club hosting open house Sept. 17

All are welcome to join the Frontier Twirlers Square Dance Club at the Colwood Community Hall

The Frontier Twirlers Square Dance Club in Colwood is hosting an open house Sept. 17 at the Colwood Community Hall. Linda and Wayne Townsend show off the club’s banner in this 2019 photo. (Black Press Media file photo)
The congestion at the Metchosin Road/Latoria Boulevard intersection during school drop-off on Sept. 7. (Black Press Media photo)
The congestion at the Metchosin Road/Latoria Boulevard intersection during school drop-off on Sept. 7. (Black Press Media photo)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Firewood scam scorching West Shore victims

Police investigating at least two reports of Facebook firewood fraud scam

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
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