Goldstream News Staff

Snow is sticking to the ground on Malahat Drive at Shawnigan Lake Road. (Drive BC)

Snowfall warning issued for Malahat

10 centimetres of snow expected between Goldstream and Mill Bay

Snow is sticking to the ground on Malahat Drive at Shawnigan Lake Road. (Drive BC)
A cougar was spotted at Royal Roads University on Sunday, Jan. 24. The sighting was reported on the western edge of the campus. (File photo)

Cougar spotted at Royal Roads University Sunday afternoon

Animal reported on western side of campus near Colwood Fire Department

A cougar was spotted at Royal Roads University on Sunday, Jan. 24. The sighting was reported on the western edge of the campus. (File photo)
West Shore RCMP is looking for a suspect and their minivan, which crashed into a parked vehicle and home along the 200-block of Island Highway in View Royal on Jan. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver crashes into parked car and home in View Royal, speeds away: RCMP

Incident took place near 200-block of Island Highway Monday night

West Shore RCMP is looking for a suspect and their minivan, which crashed into a parked vehicle and home along the 200-block of Island Highway in View Royal on Jan. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
Royal Bay Secondary School (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke School District alerts community to coronavirus positive case at Royal Bay secondary

Contact tracing underway after potential COVID-19 exposure Jan. 15

Royal Bay Secondary School (Black Press Media file photo)
The Starbucks in Langford’s Westshore Town Centre is one of almost 300 storefronts that the U.S. coffee giant will be shutting across Canada by the end of March. (Google Maps)

Langford’s Westshore Town Centre Starbucks to close permanently

Popular coffee chain to close 300 storefronts across Canada by end of March

The Starbucks in Langford’s Westshore Town Centre is one of almost 300 storefronts that the U.S. coffee giant will be shutting across Canada by the end of March. (Google Maps)
Construction was temporarily halted at Colwood’s Royal Bay on Monday, Jan. 18, after crews hit a natural gas line just before 9 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

No danger to public after gas leak in Colwood’s Royal Bay

Construction crews hit natural gas line just before 9 a.m.

Construction was temporarily halted at Colwood’s Royal Bay on Monday, Jan. 18, after crews hit a natural gas line just before 9 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sequoia Coastal Coffee, the first coffee shop in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood, is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood coffee shop shuts down after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Sequoia Coastal Coffee closed since Saturday, Jan. 16

Sequoia Coastal Coffee, the first coffee shop in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood, is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)
Patrick MacMullan won $28,000 playing Toto. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)

Greater Victoria man wins $28,000 while watching football

Winning ticket purchased at Colwood convenience store

Patrick MacMullan won $28,000 playing Toto. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
The redevelopment of the Pacifica Housing complex at Oak Park on Goldstream Avenue includes a four-storey building in the first phase, which will add 64 homes in varying configurations to the affordable rental housing pool in Langford. (Rendering courtesy Pacifica Housing)

New childcare spaces coming soon as residents move into affordable housing in Langford

80 new affordable housing units on Goldstream Avenue

The redevelopment of the Pacifica Housing complex at Oak Park on Goldstream Avenue includes a four-storey building in the first phase, which will add 64 homes in varying configurations to the affordable rental housing pool in Langford. (Rendering courtesy Pacifica Housing)
A man was arrested and released on an undertaking for carrying a concealed weapon after police located a replica firearm on his person on Jan. 8. (West Shore RCMP photo)

West Shore RCMP arrest two after covert operation

Man arrested on outstanding warrants found with gun, drugs

A man was arrested and released on an undertaking for carrying a concealed weapon after police located a replica firearm on his person on Jan. 8. (West Shore RCMP photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Langford crash sends one to hospital after driver avoids deer on Highway 1

Impairment not a factor in early-morning crash

(Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore police are looking for a driver suspected in a Jan. 5 hit and run. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP searching for suspect in Colwood hit and run

Suspect was driving four-door car, possibly blue

West Shore police are looking for a driver suspected in a Jan. 5 hit and run. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP is seeking help identifying a man it suspects of theft and mischief. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seek help identifying theft suspect

Suspect broke into and stole items from vehicle Dec. 29

West Shore RCMP is seeking help identifying a man it suspects of theft and mischief. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
View Royal councillors judged 43 nominations to pick their five favourites in the inaugural competition. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal names winners of inaugural light up contest

Residents compete for chocolate prize

View Royal councillors judged 43 nominations to pick their five favourites in the inaugural competition. (Black Press Media file photo)
Power has been restored to nearly 2,000 East Sooke residents after a tree fell on wires around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3. (BC Hydro outage map)

UPDATED: Power restored to nearly 2,000 residents in East Sooke

Sunday outage caused by fallen tree on wires

Power has been restored to nearly 2,000 East Sooke residents after a tree fell on wires around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3. (BC Hydro outage map)
West Shore RCMP are searching for Andre Courtemanche, 16, was last seen wearing a blue and black plaid jacket on Jan. 1. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

RCMP searching for missing Langford boy

Andre Courtemanche, 16, was last seen Jan. 1

West Shore RCMP are searching for Andre Courtemanche, 16, was last seen wearing a blue and black plaid jacket on Jan. 1. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
A new collection and research facility for the Royal BC Museum will be built in Colwood by 2024. (BC Government)

Looking back at the top West Shore stories of 2020

Five stories that captured the interest of Goldstream Gazette readers over the past year

A new collection and research facility for the Royal BC Museum will be built in Colwood by 2024. (BC Government)
West Shore RCMP stopped 600 drivers on Bear Mountain Parkway Wednesday to check that vehicles were equipped with proper snow tires or chains. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP stopped 600 drivers on Bear Mountain Parkway Wednesday to check that vehicles were equipped with proper snow tires or chains. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
The Capital Regional District has closed Metchosin’s Matheson Lake parking lot due to fallen trees. (Kerry Van Wiltenburg photo)

Fallen trees close Matheson Lake parking lot in Metchosin

CRD-owned parking lot closed until further notice

The Capital Regional District has closed Metchosin’s Matheson Lake parking lot due to fallen trees. (Kerry Van Wiltenburg photo)
Power has been restored to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre in Colwood, after nearly eight hours in the dark. (Black Press Media file)

UPDATE: Power restored to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre in Colwood

Power outage lasted nearly eight hours

Power has been restored to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre in Colwood, after nearly eight hours in the dark. (Black Press Media file)