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Victoria man arrested for assault after late-night Colwood fight

West Shore RCMP responds to a report of a man with a knife

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The red section of road will be partially closed for paving on Aug. 24 and 25. (Contributed/View Royal)

Helmcken Road paving expected to cause major delays in View Royal

Road work scheduled for Aug. 24 to 27

The red section of road will be partially closed for paving on Aug. 24 and 25. (Contributed/View Royal)
Throughout its first summer, the Arts and Culture Colwood Society raised an arts show, Flatdeck Musical Theatre Presentation and an Emily Carr Interpretive sign located on Painter Trail. (Courtesy Arts and Culture Colwood Society)

New Arts and Culture Society of Colwood seeks community support

Veteran members aim to fund programming worthy of provincial, federal grants

Throughout its first summer, the Arts and Culture Colwood Society raised an arts show, Flatdeck Musical Theatre Presentation and an Emily Carr Interpretive sign located on Painter Trail. (Courtesy Arts and Culture Colwood Society)
The District of Metchosin's healthy communities advisory committee is eyeing field space at the Metchosin Elementary school as the site for a potential community public space. (Gazette file photo)

Metchosin spends $1M in COVID-19 grants to convert school to community centre

Resilience grants came from federal, provincial bodies

The District of Metchosin's healthy communities advisory committee is eyeing field space at the Metchosin Elementary school as the site for a potential community public space. (Gazette file photo)
Paul Rivas developed a line of half-meat, half-veggie products to help cut meat consumption. (Contributed/Holy Cow!)

Turn up the meat – er, beet

New half-beef, half-veggie options help cut meat consumption

Paul Rivas developed a line of half-meat, half-veggie products to help cut meat consumption. (Contributed/Holy Cow!)
A screenshot of the hummingbird enjoying the spray as a Langford resident waters.

VIDEO: Langford hummingbird beats the heat playing in water spray

Reader captures the video as summer temperatures set to rise again in Greater Victoria

A screenshot of the hummingbird enjoying the spray as a Langford resident waters.
Blue-green algae blooms can be harmful to humans and pets. (Black Press Media file photo)

Toxic algae bloom prompts water warning in View Royal lake

Capital Regional District also warns to keep pets away from Prior Lake

Blue-green algae blooms can be harmful to humans and pets. (Black Press Media file photo)
Heat on the South Island has again impacted the administration of COVID-19 vaccines on the West Shore. (Island Health photo)

UPDATE: Weekend vaccine appointments in Langford relocated to Victoria

Friday, Saturday and Sunday appointments at Eagle Ridge Arena moved to Victoria Conference Centre

Heat on the South Island has again impacted the administration of COVID-19 vaccines on the West Shore. (Island Health photo)
Two people were taken to hospital after a head-on crash that caused major delays for Sooke Road commuters Tuesday evening. (Courtesy of Google Maps)

UPDATE: Two taken to hospital after head-on crash on Sooke Road

The crash caused major delays for traffic Tuesday evening

Two people were taken to hospital after a head-on crash that caused major delays for Sooke Road commuters Tuesday evening. (Courtesy of Google Maps)
Dr. Bonnie Henry will speak at Royal Roads’ changemaker series on July 13 at 7 p.m. free to watch online. (Courtesy of Royal Roads University)

Colwood-based series features Dr. Bonnie Henry on pandemic perseverance

Royal Roads University hosting free online speaker series event on July 13

Dr. Bonnie Henry will speak at Royal Roads’ changemaker series on July 13 at 7 p.m. free to watch online. (Courtesy of Royal Roads University)
The passing lane in each direction on a section of the Trans-Canada Highway through Langford will be closed for three hours Thursday night. (Courtesy of Google Maps)

Three-hour fast lane closure on Highway 1 in Langford coming Thursday night

Closure in effect from 7 to 10 p.m. between Millstream and Leigh roads

The passing lane in each direction on a section of the Trans-Canada Highway through Langford will be closed for three hours Thursday night. (Courtesy of Google Maps)
West Shore RCMP is looking for 15-year-old Lia Barker after she was last seen on June 30. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

MISSING: Lia Barker last seen on June 30 in Victoria

Police believe the 15-year-old could be in downtown Victoria or Surrey

West Shore RCMP is looking for 15-year-old Lia Barker after she was last seen on June 30. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP bike unit officers pause for a photo with a family that was spooked by a bear in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park last weekend. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP bike unit cops help bear-spooked young family to safety

Police offer up safety tips on how to be bear aware in local parks

West Shore RCMP bike unit officers pause for a photo with a family that was spooked by a bear in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park last weekend. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP hope someone may have seen something related to a Thursday night shooting in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bullets hit car and townhome, no one hurt in Langford shooting Thursday

West Shore RCMP seeking witnesses, surveillance footage of Jacklin Road incident

West Shore RCMP hope someone may have seen something related to a Thursday night shooting in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
The heat wave impacting British Columbia caused more COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Langford to be rescheduled Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Island Health)

Heat forces rebooking of vaccine appointments at Langford’s Eagle Ridge Arena

Island Health said it was giving shots until just after 1 p.m. Tuesday

The heat wave impacting British Columbia caused more COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Langford to be rescheduled Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Island Health)
SD62 has cancelled its buses for the second day in a row Tuesday, as heat warnings continue. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 cancels buses on last day of school due to ongoing heat

Heat warning and lack of air conditioning push decision

SD62 has cancelled its buses for the second day in a row Tuesday, as heat warnings continue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood Fire Chief John Cassidy on scene at a gas leak on Sooke Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Community mourns sudden death of Colwood fire chief

West Shore fire departments band together to support each other

Colwood Fire Chief John Cassidy on scene at a gas leak on Sooke Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria’s Jay Lamoureux, leading Canada’s track cycling team pursuit riders in this photo taken during the 2020 Track World Championships, will compete at the Tokyo Summer Games next month. (Photo: Rob Jones, courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee)

Public invited to ride to fundraiser for Victoria Olympian cyclist on Saturday

Meet and greet event with Jay Lamoureux happens at Westshore Velodrome

Victoria’s Jay Lamoureux, leading Canada’s track cycling team pursuit riders in this photo taken during the 2020 Track World Championships, will compete at the Tokyo Summer Games next month. (Photo: Rob Jones, courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee)
A sign outside the Westshore Town Centre warning patrons of a nearby bird. (Michelle Cabana/ News Staff)

Langford shopping centre patrons asked to not bother mama bird nearby

Centre says the swooping starling isn’t harmful and is being protective of fledglings

A sign outside the Westshore Town Centre warning patrons of a nearby bird. (Michelle Cabana/ News Staff)
Police are looking for witnesses and video footage after a crash on June 18. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP looking for videos related to Corvette crash

Driver believed to have fled the scene of View Royal crash

Police are looking for witnesses and video footage after a crash on June 18. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)