Kyle Wells

View Royal and Colwood make smooth switch to Saanich fire dispatch

As of 10 a.m. on May 23 both Colwood and View Royal fire departments made the switch from Langford to the Saanich fire dispatch service.

Metchosin’s Pearson College president David Hawley dips the back tire of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean before heading out on a journey to cycle across Canada and beyond.

Pearson College president sets out to mirror 35-year-old journey

On Monday, David Hawley packed his panniers, put on his helmet and dipped his back tire in the Pacific Ocean.

Metchosin’s Pearson College president David Hawley dips the back tire of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean before heading out on a journey to cycle across Canada and beyond.
Education assistant Caitlyn O’Brien

First year of Belmont’s sexual health clinic deemed successful

Every Thursday an average of 14 students will see the school nurse at the clinic, which is the first of its kind in Greater Victoria.

Education assistant Caitlyn O’Brien
Steve Drane

Tsunami motorcycle heading to Milwaukee

The bike washed ashore on a beach in Haida Gwaii at the end of April after being swept out to sea in the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011.

Steve Drane
Eric Bedard

Cool Magic Dude asks: Do you believe in magic?

Eight magicians from up and down the coast will come together for a night of Mirth and Magic at Isabelle Reader Theatre on Sunday, May 27.

Eric Bedard
Traffic trouble Two Toyota trucks collided on Jacklin Road at Rex Road at about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday

West Shore roads relatively quiet over the long weekend

Notable car crashes happened leading up to the long weekend

Traffic trouble Two Toyota trucks collided on Jacklin Road at Rex Road at about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday

Colwood mayor objects to CRD dispatch plan

Dispute comes before switching service from Langford to Saanich

Federal budget cutbacks felt at Fort Rodd Hill

Visitors to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard National Historic Sites may have less time to get the full experience this year.

Three cars were involved in a car crash on Sooke Road near Awsworth Road just before 8:30 a.m. Friday

Sooke Road shutdown for hours after three-vehicle crash

Two notable car crashes occurred in the days leading up to the Victoria Day long weekend.

Three cars were involved in a car crash on Sooke Road near Awsworth Road just before 8:30 a.m. Friday
Former Colwood youth pastor Ira Parmenter is being charged with sexual expolitation for an alleged 16-month long relationship with a 16-year-old girl in 2007 and 2008. May 15

Former Colwood youth pastor charged with sexual exploitation

Arrest made in Newfoundland for crimes against 16 year old girl

Former Colwood youth pastor Ira Parmenter is being charged with sexual expolitation for an alleged 16-month long relationship with a 16-year-old girl in 2007 and 2008. May 15
Joanne Arnold passes the disc past Jeff Hamar at West Shore Pick-up ultimate.

West Shore pick-up ultimate focused on fun

Friday night pick-up game offers a great chance to try sport of ultimate

Joanne Arnold passes the disc past Jeff Hamar at West Shore Pick-up ultimate.
Lisa Robinson

One good turn deserves another for West Shore Good Samaritans

Act of kindness leads to $5,000 donation after RRU students help 94-year-old man who fell and couldn't get up

Lisa Robinson
Steve Drane

Japanese tsunami Harley arrives in Langford

Plans for Harley-Davidson still undecided, but motorcycle dealer promises a happy ending

Steve Drane

View Royal fire hall estimated to cost $8 million

Residents who don’t approve of the loan have until July 11 to submit a form to View Royal municipal hall.

This septic tanker crashed and rolled across the Trans-Canada Highway Wednesday. The driver escaped with minor injuries.

Sewage hits the fan on the Trans-Canada

TCH northbound lane closed near Thetis Lake for septic truck rollover

This septic tanker crashed and rolled across the Trans-Canada Highway Wednesday. The driver escaped with minor injuries.
Captain Bill Day pilots M.V. Grey Selkie during the first day of service by Baseline commuter ferry service between the Colwood and Dockyard sides of CFB Esquimalt.

New base ferry picks up the slack

At 6 a.m. on May 1, more then 200 people lined up at the CFB Esquimalt Colwood “D” jetty for a quick boat ride across the harbour.

Captain Bill Day pilots M.V. Grey Selkie during the first day of service by Baseline commuter ferry service between the Colwood and Dockyard sides of CFB Esquimalt.
Entrepreneur and navy wife Cynthia Cummings stands outside the Department of National Defense property on Rosebank Road in Colwood

Business to offer bus service between Colwood and CFB Esquimalt

A Colwood entrepreneur is launching a private bus service to pick up where the cancellation of the military Blue Boat has left off.

Entrepreneur and navy wife Cynthia Cummings stands outside the Department of National Defense property on Rosebank Road in Colwood

Credit card scam active in West Shore

West Shore RCMP is asking local merchants to be diligent about not manually keying in customers' credit card numbers.

Drunk driver nearly runs over police officer

A police officer had a close call at a speed trap in Metchosin last Thursday when he had to dodge out of the way of a vehicle.

B.C. Transit’s chief operating officer Mike Davis sits in the new dispatch centre at the Langford Transit Centre. About 90 per cent of all Victoria operations will soon be co-ordinated out of the Henry Eng Place facility.

B.C. Transit upgrades technology in move to Langford

B.C. Transit is moving its entire customer service operations, along with dispatch and 30 staff, from Victoria to Langford.

B.C. Transit’s chief operating officer Mike Davis sits in the new dispatch centre at the Langford Transit Centre. About 90 per cent of all Victoria operations will soon be co-ordinated out of the Henry Eng Place facility.