Bailey Moreton

Crime reports are up 13 per cent on average across the West Shore with both the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations seeing a decrease in reports. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crime reports are up 13 per cent on average across the West Shore with both the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations seeing a decrease in reports. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Alphabet Zoo Early Learning Centre is expanding its capacity to 44 kids. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford council rezones Sooke Road lot, daycare boosts capacity

Alphabet Zoo Early Learning Centre had applied for Colwood move, but was rejected

The Alphabet Zoo Early Learning Centre is expanding its capacity to 44 kids. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Sooke School District students who go on trips abroad won’t be able to return to the classroom for 14 days after their return. (Black Press Media file photo)

No virtual learning for SD62 unvaccinated students isolating after international travel

Sooke School District recommends making arrangements with teachers before travelling

Sooke School District students who go on trips abroad won’t be able to return to the classroom for 14 days after their return. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood Creek Park is the site of two of several pop-up public parks feedback sessions in the city. (Photo courtesy City of Colwood)

Colwood asking residents for their take on its parks management

Four in-person sessions and one online to be held between Oct. 16 and 27

Colwood Creek Park is the site of two of several pop-up public parks feedback sessions in the city. (Photo courtesy City of Colwood)
A recommendation to acknowledge local First Nations before Langford council meetings will be considered. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford council still not acknowledging First Nations lands before meetings

Coun. Lillian Szpak says change is timely following National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

A recommendation to acknowledge local First Nations before Langford council meetings will be considered. (Black Press Media file photo)
Riders take part in the 2020 Tripleshot CrossFondo cyling races, the 2021 version of which happens this Sunday (Oc t. 17). (Courtesy of Kevin Light Photography)

More than 300 riders will race around Greater Victoria in Tripleshot CrossFondo

The Sunday event (Oct. 17) is also raising money for youth cycling program, trail development

Riders take part in the 2020 Tripleshot CrossFondo cyling races, the 2021 version of which happens this Sunday (Oc t. 17). (Courtesy of Kevin Light Photography)
The BC Public Service Agency building on Blanshard Street in Victoria. Some government employees have sent internal emails criticizing the province for mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all employees by Nov. 22. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

B.C. public servants spread messages rebuking province’s vaccine mandate

Public service agency taking ‘appropriate follow-up’ to emails sent from government computers

The BC Public Service Agency building on Blanshard Street in Victoria. Some government employees have sent internal emails criticizing the province for mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all employees by Nov. 22. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Department of National Defence is conducting another round of controlled burns at Rocky Point. (Google Maps)

DND burning debris at Rocky Point property in Metchosin

Residents may notice smoke over a five-day period

The Department of National Defence is conducting another round of controlled burns at Rocky Point. (Google Maps)
Medical test and monitoring service provider LifeLabs is facing impactful staffing shortages. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

LifeLab locations in Westshore Town Centre, on Fort Street close until January over staffing issues

Company says staff will be sent to other locations to ensure smooth service

Medical test and monitoring service provider LifeLabs is facing impactful staffing shortages. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
West Shore RCMP are looking for a man seen on video footage, in relation to a mischief incident at a Langford COVID-19 vaccine clinic last month. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

Langford COVID-19 clinic doors glued shut, police seek suspect from video

Suspect described as Caucasian man in his 50s, 5’8” with a medium build and mustache

West Shore RCMP are looking for a man seen on video footage, in relation to a mischief incident at a Langford COVID-19 vaccine clinic last month. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League soccer action against Halifax’s HFX Wanderers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pacific FC lose 1-0 to Halifax on own goal, retain top spot in CPL

Langford-based club hosts Valour FC this Saturday, 3 p.m. at Starlight Stadium

Pacific FC in Canadian Premier League soccer action against Halifax’s HFX Wanderers. (Black Press Media file photo)
There were long lines at this year’s drive-thru Blackberry Festival at St. Mary’s Church in Metchosin. (Photo courtesy David McArthur)

Community welcomes back St. Mary’s Metchosin Blackberry Festival

Popular event saw lines of cars extend down the street before doors even opened Oct. 9

There were long lines at this year’s drive-thru Blackberry Festival at St. Mary’s Church in Metchosin. (Photo courtesy David McArthur)
Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin, speaking outside the newly unveiled Dogwood Auditorium at Royal Roads University, on Oct. 8. Due to COVID-19, the event was livestreamed. (Screengrab)

Royal Roads University unveils new conference centre at site of old pool in Colwood

The space will be open for public bookings starting January 2022

Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin, speaking outside the newly unveiled Dogwood Auditorium at Royal Roads University, on Oct. 8. Due to COVID-19, the event was livestreamed. (Screengrab)
Island Health reported its single-day highest COVID-19 case count ever, yesterday. (News Bulletin file)

Vancouver Island set new record-high for COVID-19 cases in single day

107 new cases were reported on the island on Tuesday

Island Health reported its single-day highest COVID-19 case count ever, yesterday. (News Bulletin file)