Lindsey Horsting

Six-year-old Ryder Coolidge tests out the clay tennis courts at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa under the new bubble. Bear Mountain has Western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor red clay facility. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)

New tennis bubble at Bear Mountain draws a crowd

The open house Saturday allowed people in the community to test the courts

Six-year-old Ryder Coolidge tests out the clay tennis courts at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa under the new bubble. Bear Mountain has Western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor red clay facility. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
Judy Darcy (left), Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Ryan L’hirondelle, support worker at Therapeutic Recovery Centre, shake hands while Don Evans, executive director of Our Place Society looks on. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)

Our Place Society opens therapeutic recovery community in View Royal

The goal is for participants to have a place to live and a job when they leave the recovery centre

Judy Darcy (left), Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Ryan L’hirondelle, support worker at Therapeutic Recovery Centre, shake hands while Don Evans, executive director of Our Place Society looks on. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
The Sooke School District sent a letter to parents Friday about a possible child abduction attempt. (iStock photo)
The Sooke School District sent a letter to parents Friday about a possible child abduction attempt. (iStock photo)
Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean (left) sits on a patient table at the new Westshore Urgent Primary Care Centre in Langford, alongside Health Minister Adrian Dix, B.C. Premier John Horgan and Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)

Province announces new urgent care centre in Langford

New centre will provide approximately 5,300 residents with a family doctor

Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean (left) sits on a patient table at the new Westshore Urgent Primary Care Centre in Langford, alongside Health Minister Adrian Dix, B.C. Premier John Horgan and Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
Premier John Horgan is expected to announce Friday a new West Shore care centre. (Dreamstime Photo)

Horgan expected to announce new West Shore care centre

Langford Mayor Stew Young reiterates dire need for doctors on the West Shore

Premier John Horgan is expected to announce Friday a new West Shore care centre. (Dreamstime Photo)
Tammy Hogg (right) and Shelley Evans hope to start Women on Wheels, an all-female taxi service for the West Shore and municipalities throughout Greater Victoria. (Dawn Gibson/Black Press)

All-female taxi service another step closer to hitting the road in West Shore

The duo has to have at least 50 per cent of their fleet operating by February

Tammy Hogg (right) and Shelley Evans hope to start Women on Wheels, an all-female taxi service for the West Shore and municipalities throughout Greater Victoria. (Dawn Gibson/Black Press)
The three different colours detail the three different stages of Pat Clements’ proposed alternative to the Malahat. Red is the 10-year plan, green represents the 20-year plan and the purple line represents the addition for the 50-year plan. (Map courtesy of Pat Clements)

Alternative highway plan to the Malahat looking to gain traction

Pat Clements detailed a 50-year transportation network in three stages

The three different colours detail the three different stages of Pat Clements’ proposed alternative to the Malahat. Red is the 10-year plan, green represents the 20-year plan and the purple line represents the addition for the 50-year plan. (Map courtesy of Pat Clements)
Belmont Secondary’s class of ‘68 is having their first high school reunion at Royal Colwood Golf Club, the same place they had their graduation celebration 50 years ago. (Photo courtesy of Linda Boon (Kenyon))

Belmont Secondary’s class of ‘68 to have first high school reunion

The reunion is being held where they had their high school graduation celebration 50 years ago

Belmont Secondary’s class of ‘68 is having their first high school reunion at Royal Colwood Golf Club, the same place they had their graduation celebration 50 years ago. (Photo courtesy of Linda Boon (Kenyon))
Libby McMinn stands in an area of Highlands Community Garden that is part of a food forest. (Rick Stiebel/News staff)

Highlands plants community food forest

The group received a grant from Tree Canada to help purchase trees

Libby McMinn stands in an area of Highlands Community Garden that is part of a food forest. (Rick Stiebel/News staff)
Saanich stopped purchasing dog waste bags for dispensers this spring. A take-a-bag, leave-a-bag system has since taken its place in locations around the district. (Wolfgang Depner/ News Staff)

More than half a million doggy poop bags used each year on the West Shore

Pet owners in Langford use roughly 320,000 bags per year

Saanich stopped purchasing dog waste bags for dispensers this spring. A take-a-bag, leave-a-bag system has since taken its place in locations around the district. (Wolfgang Depner/ News Staff)
Goldstream River is still quite shallow in some spots, but will soon have thousands of salmon passing through to spawn. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)

Higher water levels in Goldstream River may help more salmon get upstream

Slow start to salmon run season in Langford

Goldstream River is still quite shallow in some spots, but will soon have thousands of salmon passing through to spawn. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
The new dome over top of the clay courts at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa is ready for use. (Photo courtesy of Jordanna Reid)

Tennis bubble grand opening at Bear Mountain

Work on the dome started last spring

The new dome over top of the clay courts at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa is ready for use. (Photo courtesy of Jordanna Reid)
Arrests were made this afternoon at Woodwynn Farms. (Facebook/Chrissy Brett)

VIDEO: Tent city moves to Woodwynn Farm, arrests made

The group is asking the government to provide housing for 60 tent city members

Arrests were made this afternoon at Woodwynn Farms. (Facebook/Chrissy Brett)
The presiding officer at the polling station in Langford checks to make sure voters are registered before they get into the voting area. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
The presiding officer at the polling station in Langford checks to make sure voters are registered before they get into the voting area. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
The passenger of a vehicle caught smoking weed was issued a $230 fine. (iStock photo)

Saanich passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

The passenger of a vehicle caught smoking weed was issued a $230 fine. (iStock photo)
Officials, members of the community and Colwood Elementary School students gathered at Colwood Elementary School to celebrate the Sway Fun, a piece of playground equipment that is accessible for people in wheelchairs. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)

Colwood Elementary gets new inclusive and accessible playground equipment

Parks and playgrounds on the West Shore have equipment for everyone

Officials, members of the community and Colwood Elementary School students gathered at Colwood Elementary School to celebrate the Sway Fun, a piece of playground equipment that is accessible for people in wheelchairs. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
A local businessman is warning other store owners of the latest scam involving stolen credit cards. (File Photo)

Greater Victoria businesses lose thousands of dollars in credit card scams

Affected businesses want to spread the word to make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else

A local businessman is warning other store owners of the latest scam involving stolen credit cards. (File Photo)
Saanich Police are looking to ID this suspect who stole a whole sleeve of Lotto scratch tickets. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Saanich Police looking to ID Lotto ticket thief

People are asked to call Crime Stoppers with any information

Saanich Police are looking to ID this suspect who stole a whole sleeve of Lotto scratch tickets. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
Police are looking for the owner of scaffolding that was found in a stolen truck. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seek owner of stolen scaffolding

Flatdeck truck and industrial materials stolen June 15

Police are looking for the owner of scaffolding that was found in a stolen truck. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Goldstream River will soon have thousands of salmon passing through to spawn. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)

Spawning salmon start to trickle through Goldstream Park

Projections for this year’s salmon run is 30,000 to 40,000 fish

Goldstream River will soon have thousands of salmon passing through to spawn. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)