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Colwood council has deferred a decision on whether to begin the implementation process for a proposed volunteer program until after the municipal election this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood volunteer program creation on pause until election

Council voted to defer a decision to begin the initial implementation steps to the new council

 

Firefighters at the Evergreen Centre fire in August 2013. Last week, the District of Sooke released its Fire Master Plan, a strategic report to guide the fire department over the next 10 to 15 years. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fire Rescue’s race against clock hits staffing snag

Department struggles to hit response time targets overnight

 

Vancouver indie rockers Said the Whale are set to headline Colwood’s Eats and Beats Beach Party on July 30. (Courtesy of Said the Whale/Facebook)

Said the Whale to headline Colwood’s Eats and Beats Beach Party

The event, set for July 30, brings thousands to the Esquimalt Lagoon each year

 

The Sooke Fall Fair Guide 2022 is available at a variety of locations and online at sookefallfair.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fall Fair releases competitions guide

Guide gives you everything you need to know to enter competitions in this year’s fair

The Sooke Fall Fair Guide 2022 is available at a variety of locations and online at sookefallfair.ca. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
After going missing on Mother’s Day, Diggity has been reunited with his Colwood family after being found in the Duncan area. (Courtesy of Anne-Sophie Dumetz)

VIDEO: Colwood family reunited with beloved therapy animal

Diggity had been missing for more than a month before being found in Duncan

After going missing on Mother’s Day, Diggity has been reunited with his Colwood family after being found in the Duncan area. (Courtesy of Anne-Sophie Dumetz)
Langford Coun. Lillian Szpak wants to see greater protections for trees during the development permit process. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford councillor calls for tree protection in development permit process

Coun. Lillian Szpak called for a separate permit process for the removal of mature trees

Langford Coun. Lillian Szpak wants to see greater protections for trees during the development permit process. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canada Day celebrations will return to Sooke and Port Renfrew on July 1 for the first time in two years. (Metro-Creative)

Canada Day celebrations return to Sooke, Port Renfrew

No fireworks for July 1 event in Sooke

Canada Day celebrations will return to Sooke and Port Renfrew on July 1 for the first time in two years. (Metro-Creative)
Motorists will have to follow this detour Thursday and Friday as a section of Millstream Road will be closed overnight for construction work. (Courtesy City of Langford)

Millstream Road to close overnight Thursday, Friday in Langford

Detours in place for two nights of road closures

Motorists will have to follow this detour Thursday and Friday as a section of Millstream Road will be closed overnight for construction work. (Courtesy City of Langford)
Arnie Hamilton reached out to his friend who owns a printing company and designed the car decals himself. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Colwood resident takes to streets for Ukraine

Arnie Hamilton is selling car decals, stickers to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees

Arnie Hamilton reached out to his friend who owns a printing company and designed the car decals himself. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Honey needs new wheels after being found paralyzed on the side of a road. (GVAC/Facebook)

Greater Victoria animal rescue fundraises for paralyzed, abandoned pup

The organization plans to try physiotherapy but says: ‘Honey needs wheels’

Honey needs new wheels after being found paralyzed on the side of a road. (GVAC/Facebook)
A CRD master plan proposed to secure the future of water in the region is pegged at $2 billion. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Capital Region waterworks plan could top $2 billion

New filtration plant at Sooke Reservoir front and centre

A CRD master plan proposed to secure the future of water in the region is pegged at $2 billion. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Local musicians will perform at Shirley Day on Aug. 21. Having missed Shirley Day for two years due to the COVID pandemic, organizers look forward to welcoming everyone back to the hamlet. (Contributed - Shannon Lee Rae)

Organizers planning the return of Shirley Day

Community event coming back after two-year hiatus

  • Jun 22, 2022
Local musicians will perform at Shirley Day on Aug. 21. Having missed Shirley Day for two years due to the COVID pandemic, organizers look forward to welcoming everyone back to the hamlet. (Contributed - Shannon Lee Rae)
CFB Esquimalt’s base hospital has reopened after having been evacuated due to a suspicious package earlier Wednesday morning. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: CFB Esquimalt hospital reopens after bomb scare

A suspicious package was determined to contain no explosives

CFB Esquimalt’s base hospital has reopened after having been evacuated due to a suspicious package earlier Wednesday morning. (Google Maps)
The Peninsula Streams Society is hosting an information and volunteer session June 27 on the work it has done and will be doing to restore the Millstream watershed, including the installation of a fishway at the Atkins Road culvert which was completed in 2020. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)
The Peninsula Streams Society is hosting an information and volunteer session June 27 on the work it has done and will be doing to restore the Millstream watershed, including the installation of a fishway at the Atkins Road culvert which was completed in 2020. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)
Kenneth Jacob Fenton, flanked by his lawyers Chris Masey and Dale Marshall, heads into the second day of sentencing in 2017 for charges that stemmed from the crash that led to the 2016 death of West Shore RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver convicted in death of West Shore RCMP officer back on parole

Jacob Fenton had statutory parole revoked earlier this year after testing positive for drugs

Kenneth Jacob Fenton, flanked by his lawyers Chris Masey and Dale Marshall, heads into the second day of sentencing in 2017 for charges that stemmed from the crash that led to the 2016 death of West Shore RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett. (Black Press Media file photo)
A drum circle performs in front of hundreds of audience members Tuesday during National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations June 21 at Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A drum circle performs in front of hundreds of audience members Tuesday during National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations June 21 at Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The design for the expanded Veterans Memorial Park in Langford. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Langford buys Goldstream Masonic Lodge site to expand Veterans Memorial Park

Park expansion will see Aldwynd Road closed at Goldstream Avenue

The design for the expanded Veterans Memorial Park in Langford. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
Sydney Payne competed with the Canadian team at World Cup 2 in Poland between June 16 and 19. (Kevin Light Photography/Courtesy Rowing Canada)

Victoria rowers part of Canadian finalists at rowing World Cup

UVic alumna Kirsten Edwards and Victoria-born Sydney Payne placed 6th with their crew

Sydney Payne competed with the Canadian team at World Cup 2 in Poland between June 16 and 19. (Kevin Light Photography/Courtesy Rowing Canada)
The Victoria Shamrocks are hosting an Indigenous Celebration Night June 24 and will be selling special shirts to help fundraise for the Indian Residential School Survivors Society and a local Indigenous initiative. (Victoria Shamrocks/Facebook)

Victoria Shamrocks hosting Indigenous Celebration Night June 24

Special shirts will be on sale to benefit Indigenous initiatives

The Victoria Shamrocks are hosting an Indigenous Celebration Night June 24 and will be selling special shirts to help fundraise for the Indian Residential School Survivors Society and a local Indigenous initiative. (Victoria Shamrocks/Facebook)