Goldstream News Staff

The City of Colwood is encouraging residents to ditch the car and walk or roll this month for a chance to win prizes. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Colwood encourages residents to walk or roll this month for a chance at prizes

Walktober pushes people to log their walks or bike rides through the GOCO app

The City of Colwood is encouraging residents to ditch the car and walk or roll this month for a chance to win prizes. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
Pacific FC head coach James Merriman hugs Gianni dos Santos after the game. Merriman is up for Coach of the Year in his first season leading PFC. (Simon Fearn/Black Press)

Pacific FC coach, three players up for end-of-season awards

James Merriman, Manny Aparicio, Callum Irving and Amer Didic all nominated

Pacific FC head coach James Merriman hugs Gianni dos Santos after the game. Merriman is up for Coach of the Year in his first season leading PFC. (Simon Fearn/Black Press)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford is seen March 29, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

UPDATE: Youth suspects identified after West Shore RCMP seek tips in assault call

Three people were assaulted on Oct. 14, police say

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford is seen March 29, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Gordon United Church, at 935 Goldstream Ave., has cancelled a concert due to a COVID outbreak among the congregation. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford concert cancelled due to COVID outbreak

West Shore Community Concert Band’s Oct. 22 performance cancelled

Gordon United Church, at 935 Goldstream Ave., has cancelled a concert due to a COVID outbreak among the congregation. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Student Vote elections are run through CIVIX and take place in participating schools. Students are taught the process of how to vote, including looking at each candidate’s viewpoints before hitting the polls. (Black Press Media file photo)

Student vote sees very different outcome in Langford

Mock election encourages children’s civic interest

Student Vote elections are run through CIVIX and take place in participating schools. Students are taught the process of how to vote, including looking at each candidate’s viewpoints before hitting the polls. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore firefighters have a new tool to help support Muscular Dystrophy Canada in the form of a recently retired and repurposed Colwood Fire Rescue truck, which was officially unveiled on Oct. 6. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Former Colwood fire truck unveiled as muscular dystrophy support

The truck will be used to help West Shore departments with Fill the Boot campaigns

West Shore firefighters have a new tool to help support Muscular Dystrophy Canada in the form of a recently retired and repurposed Colwood Fire Rescue truck, which was officially unveiled on Oct. 6. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
The Sooke School District is looking to include space for a community hub in plans for a new Colwood school. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 looking to build space for non-profits in plans for new Colwood school

SD62 is still looking secure funding to build the south Colwood elementary school in Royal Bay

The Sooke School District is looking to include space for a community hub in plans for a new Colwood school. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada issued an air quality warning for Vancouver Island residents Sunday (Oct. 16) afternoon. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Air quality warning for Vancouver Island

Wildfire smoke from Washington may be in the air for 24 to 48 hours

Environment Canada issued an air quality warning for Vancouver Island residents Sunday (Oct. 16) afternoon. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Highlands residents voted to keep the same council in the 2022 municipal election. (Black Press Media file photo)

Highlands votes to keep the same council

Every single incumbent will return to council chambers this term

Highlands residents voted to keep the same council in the 2022 municipal election. (Black Press Media file photo)
Marie-Terese Little will be Metchosin’s new mayor, the first person to sit in that chair other than John Ranns in three decades. (Black Press Media file photo)

Marie-Terese Little is Metchosin’s new mayor

Little narrowly beat out Kyara Kahakauwila by less than 100 votes

Marie-Terese Little will be Metchosin’s new mayor, the first person to sit in that chair other than John Ranns in three decades. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Town of View Royal’s town hall building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sid Tobias elected mayor of View Royal

Tobias defeated incumbent David Screech by 236 votes

The Town of View Royal’s town hall building. (Black Press Media file photo)
Voters lineup at the polling station at Colwood City Hall Saturday (Oct.15) to cast their votes in the 2022 municipal election. The line at times grew to stretch outside the building but was moving quickly and staff said voting had been running smoothly all morning. The polling station is open until 8 p.m. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

West Shore voters hit the polls to choose next councils, school board trustees

Polls in Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, View Royal, and Highlands are open until 8 p.m.

Voters lineup at the polling station at Colwood City Hall Saturday (Oct.15) to cast their votes in the 2022 municipal election. The line at times grew to stretch outside the building but was moving quickly and staff said voting had been running smoothly all morning. The polling station is open until 8 p.m. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
European green crabs can be identified by the five spines on each side of their eyes and can range in colour from green, yellow and orange. (Black Press Media file photo)

Invasive European green crab spotted in Esquimalt Lagoon

Colwood beachgoers asked to report any sightings

European green crabs can be identified by the five spines on each side of their eyes and can range in colour from green, yellow and orange. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Town of View Royal is warning motorists to expect delays on Friday along Island Highway due to paving work which will see vehicles reduced to single lane, alternating traffic. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

Island Highway section reduced to single lane Friday

View Royal paving work to cause delays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Town of View Royal is warning motorists to expect delays on Friday along Island Highway due to paving work which will see vehicles reduced to single lane, alternating traffic. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
West Shore RCMP seized weapons, drugs and cash from a home in Sooke. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seizes guns, drugs and cash in Sooke bust

Knives, crossbows, and replica firearms seized by police

West Shore RCMP seized weapons, drugs and cash from a home in Sooke. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Some of the DND land in the Mary Hill area of Metchosin as seen from Pedder Bay. (File photo courtesy of Troy Dierk)

Department of National Defence reminds residents to stay off Metchosin site

Site unsafe to enter at any time due to old explosives, current training exercises

Some of the DND land in the Mary Hill area of Metchosin as seen from Pedder Bay. (File photo courtesy of Troy Dierk)
A photo of the area that was burned during a suspicious fire that broke out at around 9 p.m. on Oct. 8. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

Police investigating suspicious Langford brush fire

Potential witnesses asked to contact West Shore RCMP

A photo of the area that was burned during a suspicious fire that broke out at around 9 p.m. on Oct. 8. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Greater Victoria and the rest of eastern Vancouver Island remains at a drought-level rating 4 out of 5, meaning “adverse impacts are likely” as Metchosin currently considers a ban on fire works. (Black Press Media file)

Metchosin considering fireworks ban on Halloween

Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop said the dry conditions over the next few weeks may result in a ban

Greater Victoria and the rest of eastern Vancouver Island remains at a drought-level rating 4 out of 5, meaning “adverse impacts are likely” as Metchosin currently considers a ban on fire works. (Black Press Media file)
A rendering of the new Catholic church that Our Lady of the Rosary Parish plans to build on Irwin Road to replace its existing building on Goldstream Avenue. (Courtesy of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish)

Ground breaking for a new Catholic church in Langford

Langford’s Our Lady of the Rosary Parish is adding capacity at its new spot on Irwin Road

A rendering of the new Catholic church that Our Lady of the Rosary Parish plans to build on Irwin Road to replace its existing building on Goldstream Avenue. (Courtesy of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish)
The Salvation Army Connection Point Resource Centre is taking donations for cold weather clothes at its location at 107-737 Goldstream Ave. in Langford this week. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford Salvation Army Centre’s clothing drive seeks fall/winter children’s staples

Donation drive runs from Oct. 11 to 18, followed by a free distribution on Oct. 19

The Salvation Army Connection Point Resource Centre is taking donations for cold weather clothes at its location at 107-737 Goldstream Ave. in Langford this week. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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