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Mia Golden, a child, youth and family counsellor at Pacific Centre Family Services Association coordinates the Mobile Youth Service Team with Victoria Police Const. Gord Magee. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria on verge of losing frontline counsellor as youth exploitation cases spike

Funding for Mia Golden’s position ends on Mar. 31, with other options being explored

 

West Shore RCMP continue to investigate the September sexual assault of a teenager. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect search ongoing as West Shore RCMP identify sex assault case’s person of interest

Police say young teenager assaulted at View Royal Park on Sept. 6

 

West Shore RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying this person of interest in a September sexual assault case. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP looks to identify person of interest in View Royal sexual assault case

September case involving a young teenage girl still under investigation

 

The West Shore RCMP is seeking help from the public in identifying this suspect. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP investigating after two vehicles struck with bike chain in View Royal

No one was injured in the incident, but the vehicles were damaged

The West Shore RCMP is seeking help from the public in identifying this suspect. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Sid Tobias during his time in the Canadian Armed Forces. (Courtesy of Sid Tobias)

New View Royal mayor eyes new committees, transparency

For the first time in nearly a decade, David Screech won’t be sitting in the mayor’s chair

Sid Tobias during his time in the Canadian Armed Forces. (Courtesy of Sid Tobias)
Tony and Naomi Ko outside the Metchosin Country Store in Metchosin. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Best of the West Shore convenience stores

Four stories from community pillars

Tony and Naomi Ko outside the Metchosin Country Store in Metchosin. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Langford Fire Rescue team held Halloween drive-thru events the past two years due to COVID. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore fire departments hosting Halloween events

Events will feature free hot dogs and candy, but no fireworks or bonfires

The Langford Fire Rescue team held Halloween drive-thru events the past two years due to COVID. (Black Press Media file photo)
View Royal Park is set to become one of two in the town where restricted overnight camping by unhoused people will be allowed under an amended parks bylaw. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

Recap of View Royal all-candidates forum

WestShore Chamber of Commerce hosted an all-candidates forum on Sept. 29

View Royal Park is set to become one of two in the town where restricted overnight camping by unhoused people will be allowed under an amended parks bylaw. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bystanders intervene after car stolen, owner dragged from View Royal gas station

Owner treated in hospital after being dragged about 30 metres

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (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)
View Royal archer Billy Sanderson will be heading to Italy in the fall for the world championships. (Courtesy of Billy Sanderson)

View Royal archer representing Canada at world championships in Italy

Billy Sanderson is hoping to use his success to promote the sport on Vancouver Island

View Royal archer Billy Sanderson will be heading to Italy in the fall for the world championships. (Courtesy of Billy Sanderson)
A crash on Island Highway at Six Mile Road back in March. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore Crash Map: The top intersections reporting collisions last year

Many intersections have been top of the list in their respective municipalities for years

A crash on Island Highway at Six Mile Road back in March. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jim Maxwell, president of the Victoria Highland Games Association and Ian Booth, president of the Victoria Scottish Community Centre Society stand inside the under-construction Craigflower Community and Performing Arts Centre on March 31. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Scottish community centre set to open this fall in View Royal

Unique building to serve Victoria Highland Games Association, wider community

Jim Maxwell, president of the Victoria Highland Games Association and Ian Booth, president of the Victoria Scottish Community Centre Society stand inside the under-construction Craigflower Community and Performing Arts Centre on March 31. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Rylan Sorrie, 9, slides down a hill near city hall Thursday. Around a dozen kids and their families were making the most of the snow. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: The West Shore turns into a winter wonderland of snow

Tobogganers make the best of the snow on Colwood hill

Rylan Sorrie, 9, slides down a hill near city hall Thursday. Around a dozen kids and their families were making the most of the snow. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
View Royal council has approved a bylaw amendment formalizing changes to the 2021 financial plan, including additional grants-in-aid, sewage treatment costs and site prep work for an upcoming new park. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

View Royal adds additional grants, expenditures to financial plan

Extra expenditures being funded out of the town’s surplus accounts

View Royal council has approved a bylaw amendment formalizing changes to the 2021 financial plan, including additional grants-in-aid, sewage treatment costs and site prep work for an upcoming new park. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
A quick response time allowed West Shore fire crews to limit the spread of an early morning fire in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Quick response limits spread of early morning fire in View Royal

View Royal Fire Rescue on scene within 4 minutes of initial 911 call

A quick response time allowed West Shore fire crews to limit the spread of an early morning fire in View Royal. (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)
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)
Owners Garvin, left, and Shanon Tse outside Helmcken Market on Oct. 15, its last day in business after 48 years. Community members gathered outside the View Royal market to show their appreciation. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

View Royal thanks Helmcken Market for its friendly legacy as the store closes after 48 years

Community members gathered to show their appreciation for the owners on Oct. 15

Owners Garvin, left, and Shanon Tse outside Helmcken Market on Oct. 15, its last day in business after 48 years. Community members gathered outside the View Royal market to show their appreciation. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
View Royal is inviting the public to participate in crafting its climate change plan through an online workshop next month. (Black Press Media File Photo)

View Royal holding workshops to engage on climate strategy next month

The two-part online workshop runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 13

View Royal is inviting the public to participate in crafting its climate change plan through an online workshop next month. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Troy More at the 158th Highland Games and Celtic Festival in View Roya on Sept. 4. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Canada’s longest continuously running Highland Games returns to View Royal

The Labour Day weekend festival is celebrating Celtic and Scottish culture

Troy More at the 158th Highland Games and Celtic Festival in View Roya on Sept. 4. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
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