Goldstream News Staff

Overnight closures were previously expected to last until Nov. 22. (Courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Malahat to reopen 24 hours a day

Single-lane alternating traffic can continue around the clock

Overnight closures were previously expected to last until Nov. 22. (Courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
The southbound view from Drive BC’s Bamberton camera at 8:45 a.m. Thursday. (Drive BC Traffic Camera)

Gas tankers getting escort over Malahat to Greater Victoria

15 gas tankers traveling from Mill Bay to Greater Victoria at 9 a.m. Nov. 18

The southbound view from Drive BC’s Bamberton camera at 8:45 a.m. Thursday. (Drive BC Traffic Camera)
Snow is once again in the forecast for the Malahat area. (File photo submitted)

Snow forecast for Thursday on Malahat

With temperature dropping to freezing, conditions on Hwy. 1 roadway could worsen again

Snow is once again in the forecast for the Malahat area. (File photo submitted)
Sooke School District buses are late picking up students Wednesday morning after struggling to get through the Malahat closure traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Malahat congestion delaying West Shore buses from picking up students

All SD62 buses are on their way as of 8 a.m., superintendent says

Sooke School District buses are late picking up students Wednesday morning after struggling to get through the Malahat closure traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)
A two vehicle crash outside the View Royal fire hall Tuesday morning has put traffic along Island Highway at a crawl. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

T-bone car crash sets Island Highway traffic to a crawl through View Royal

Two vehicles involved, no injuries reported

A two vehicle crash outside the View Royal fire hall Tuesday morning has put traffic along Island Highway at a crawl. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
Flooding and bank instability closed the south and northbound lanes of the Malahat past West Shore Parkway Nov. 15. (Courtesy Emcon Servcies)

UPDATE: Malahat reopening to alternating traffic following safety assessment

Essential travelers to be allowed through in 30 minute intervals

Flooding and bank instability closed the south and northbound lanes of the Malahat past West Shore Parkway Nov. 15. (Courtesy Emcon Servcies)
Police are looking to speak with two individuals after an Oct. 26 incident at the Langford bus exchange. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP looking to speak with two individuals after Langford bus incident

Police hoping man, woman will come forward with information to further investigation

Police are looking to speak with two individuals after an Oct. 26 incident at the Langford bus exchange. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP arrested a man Nov. 9 after he allegedly hit a woman with his bike and knocked her to the sidewalk. (Black Press Media file photo)

Woman hit with bicycle after confronting cyclist on Langford sidewalk

Suspect was arrested and released for future court date

West Shore RCMP arrested a man Nov. 9 after he allegedly hit a woman with his bike and knocked her to the sidewalk. (Black Press Media file photo)
A stolen handgun was recovered during the arrest of a wanted man in Langford. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

Stolen handgun recovered during wanted man’s arrest in Langford

Tip from a member of the public led West Shore RCMP to suspect

A stolen handgun was recovered during the arrest of a wanted man in Langford. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
A GoFundMe is raising money for a Colwood couple whose six-year-old daughter unexpectedly died Oct. 30. (GoFundMe)

Fundraiser launched for Colwood family after sudden loss of 6-year-old daughter

Keira Algar, who lived with Rett Syndrome, died unexpectedly in hospital Oct. 30

A GoFundMe is raising money for a Colwood couple whose six-year-old daughter unexpectedly died Oct. 30. (GoFundMe)
West Shore RCMP Superintendent Todd Preston (right) presents Jeff Birtwistle with an Officer in Charge Certificate of Appreciation as thanks for his help in finding a young View Royal resident. (Courtesy BC Transit)

BC Transit supervisor thanked by West Shore RCMP for finding missing View Royal girl

Jeff Birtwistle played key role in finding missing child during his first solo shift

West Shore RCMP Superintendent Todd Preston (right) presents Jeff Birtwistle with an Officer in Charge Certificate of Appreciation as thanks for his help in finding a young View Royal resident. (Courtesy BC Transit)
Google Street View shows the correct spelling of West Shore Parkway on a road sign in the top left corner, along with the company’s incorrect spelling on the bottom right. (Google Street View)

West Shore: Even Google’s spelling it wrong

Search engine confusing one word or two debate

Google Street View shows the correct spelling of West Shore Parkway on a road sign in the top left corner, along with the company’s incorrect spelling on the bottom right. (Google Street View)
Commuters wait for BC Transit buses at the Colwood exchange. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit asks residents to weigh in on West Shore service

Feedback sought on rapid bus route, frequency changes, improvements for planned development

Commuters wait for BC Transit buses at the Colwood exchange. (Black Press Media file photo)
An old picture depicts a crews line painting on the Malahat in 1950. It has been 110 years since what is now a highway was originally paved. (BC Transportation/Twitter)

Throwback Thursday: 110 years since crews paved the Malahat

From cattle trail to wagon road to major artery, the Malahat has transformed over the years

An old picture depicts a crews line painting on the Malahat in 1950. It has been 110 years since what is now a highway was originally paved. (BC Transportation/Twitter)
Goldstream Food Bank president and volunteer Gayle Ireland stands beside the meat pasta shelf with one of the sole cans left over following the Sept. 14 distribution. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Goldstream Food Bank in need of children’s snacks

Non-essential items requested to help West Shore clients get through their week

Goldstream Food Bank president and volunteer Gayle Ireland stands beside the meat pasta shelf with one of the sole cans left over following the Sept. 14 distribution. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
An expansion at Royal Bay Secondary School was completed in 2020 as the school was operating at maximum capacity since it opened in 2015. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke School District sees anticipated enrolment increase doubled this school year

SD62 saw 827 new students, not the 400 to 450 expected

An expansion at Royal Bay Secondary School was completed in 2020 as the school was operating at maximum capacity since it opened in 2015. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are looking to identify a suspect in a hit-and-run investigation that left moderate damage to the victim’s vehicle. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

Suspect sought in Langford hit-and-run

West Shore RCMP looking for witnesses, video footage

Police are looking to identify a suspect in a hit-and-run investigation that left moderate damage to the victim’s vehicle. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Police were diverting traffic away from the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal due to a police incident. Roadways in the area reopened to traffic shortly after noon on Wednesday. (DriveBC traffic camera)

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway reopens in View Royal following police incident

Expect some residual delays on Highway 1, Helmcken Road

Police were diverting traffic away from the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal due to a police incident. Roadways in the area reopened to traffic shortly after noon on Wednesday. (DriveBC traffic camera)
A crash on Sooke Road is causing delays Tuesday morning (Oct. 19). (Google Traffic Map)

Sooke Road crash causing delays

Congestion building for inbound traffic

A crash on Sooke Road is causing delays Tuesday morning (Oct. 19). (Google Traffic Map)
Andrew Nesbitt, 11, has been visiting Victoria General Hospital routinely for blood work since 2019and is a fan of the new VR goggles for young patients to distract themselves while having blood taken. (Screengrab/Island Health)

Auxiliary funds $150,000 in beautiful distractions for children at Victoria General Hospital

Upgrades to child and family unit include virtual reality goggles and a bright new mural

Andrew Nesbitt, 11, has been visiting Victoria General Hospital routinely for blood work since 2019and is a fan of the new VR goggles for young patients to distract themselves while having blood taken. (Screengrab/Island Health)