West Shore

Best of the WestShore Awards 2021 publication cover

Best of the WestShore 2021: The results are in

Find out which local businesses have won the hearts of local residents

 

Logs beat against the rocks near Tulista Park in Sidney. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Shoreline paths pounded by waves across Greater Victoria

Municipalities temporarily close walkways during wind storm

 

The Sooke Community Choir is recruiting new members, as well as seeking a new director in anticipation of singing again in 2022. (Contributed - Sooke Community Choir)

After pandemic pause, Sooke choral group making joyful return

It’s time to sing again, says Sooke Community Choir

  • Oct 25, 2021

 

Nick Leslie, the owner of South Island Water, was working 18 hour days delivering water to people in communities across the Island during last summer's drought. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke trucked water company looking to expand, prepare for future droughts

Owner Nick Leslie says he hopes to have 15 trucks within five years

Nick Leslie, the owner of South Island Water, was working 18 hour days delivering water to people in communities across the Island during last summer's drought. (Bailey Moreton - Sooke News Mirror)
View Royal received a long list of correspondence voicing concerns about an off-leash dog area at Chilco Park. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

View Royal rules out off-leash area at Chilco Park

Survey found 62 per cent support for a fenced-in dog park but neighbouring residents voiced concern

View Royal received a long list of correspondence voicing concerns about an off-leash dog area at Chilco Park. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Langford Fire Rescue team was busy last Halloween handing out heaps of candy during its first-ever Halloween drive-thru event. (Black Press Media file photo)

Halloween Roundup: Community events make the most of the spooky season

Organizations hosting modified events to celebrate the season

The Langford Fire Rescue team was busy last Halloween handing out heaps of candy during its first-ever Halloween drive-thru event. (Black Press Media file photo)
Goldstream Food Bank president and volunteer Gayle Ireland stands beside the meat pasta shelf with one of the sole cans left over following the Sept. 14 distribution. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Goldstream Food Bank in need of children’s snacks

Non-essential items requested to help West Shore clients get through their week

Goldstream Food Bank president and volunteer Gayle Ireland stands beside the meat pasta shelf with one of the sole cans left over following the Sept. 14 distribution. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
An artist’s rendering of the new development on McCallum Road. (Supplied by PC Urban Properties)

Another new industrial development on its way to Langford

Work on 160,000 square feet of industrial business space on McCallum Road will start in January

An artist’s rendering of the new development on McCallum Road. (Supplied by PC Urban Properties)
Without an Island sales and service centre, Tesla owners have to make a trip to Vancouver to make repairs impossible at a traditional auto shop. (Vancouver Island Tesla Owners)

Vancouver Island’s first Tesla sales, service centre rumoured for Langford

“Reputable source” of Victoria Tesla driver says temporary service centre coming to Victoria

Without an Island sales and service centre, Tesla owners have to make a trip to Vancouver to make repairs impossible at a traditional auto shop. (Vancouver Island Tesla Owners)
The West Shore Parks and Recreation preschool got a lasting makeover after the Netflix show Maid used it for filming in February. (Courtesy Alexandra Matthew)

PHOTOS: Netflix crew leaves Colwood preschool with permanent makeover

Maid film crew transformed site into ‘Island Kids’ daycare

The West Shore Parks and Recreation preschool got a lasting makeover after the Netflix show Maid used it for filming in February. (Courtesy Alexandra Matthew)
The constructions site of Pexisen Elementary on Oct. 22. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: $100-million construction of two new Langford schools on schedule, budget

Pexisen Elementary, Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School are expected to welcome students next year

The constructions site of Pexisen Elementary on Oct. 22. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Sooke residents can now report various crimes without going to the station themselves with Sooke RCMP’s online crime reporting tool. (File - Black Press Media)

Sooke man charged with mischief in connection to Oct. 18 fire

Other suspicious fires still being investigated

Sooke residents can now report various crimes without going to the station themselves with Sooke RCMP’s online crime reporting tool. (File - Black Press Media)
The potentially historic storm should have de-escalated by the time it makes landfall. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

‘Potentially historic’ storm brewing off Vancouver Island should calm before landfall

Environment Canada expects most intense winds to dissipate before storm arrives on B.C. shores

The potentially historic storm should have de-escalated by the time it makes landfall. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
An expansion at Royal Bay Secondary School was completed in 2020 as the school was operating at maximum capacity since it opened in 2015. (Black Press Media file photo)
An expansion at Royal Bay Secondary School was completed in 2020 as the school was operating at maximum capacity since it opened in 2015. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are looking to identify a suspect in a hit-and-run investigation that left moderate damage to the victim’s vehicle. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

Suspect sought in Langford hit-and-run

West Shore RCMP looking for witnesses, video footage

Police are looking to identify a suspect in a hit-and-run investigation that left moderate damage to the victim’s vehicle. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents Together Again, a concert featuring violinists David Stewart and Paule Préfontaine on Oct. 31. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra presents Together Again, a concert featuring violinists David Stewart and Paule Préfontaine on Oct. 31. (Niek Verlaan - Pixabay)
Volunteers with HeroWork perform a radical renovation on the training facility for the Indigenous Perspectives Society. (HeroWork screencap)

HeroWork walkathon raising funds for Langford Indigenous facility

Oct. 23 Walk to Rebuild will help fund a radical renovation for the Indigenous Perspectives Society

Volunteers with HeroWork perform a radical renovation on the training facility for the Indigenous Perspectives Society. (HeroWork screencap)
Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey and BC Hockey League official Shayne Heinekey (right) receives his 2021 Hockey Canada most improved official award for B.C. Hockey. (Photo courtesy of BC Hockey)
Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey and BC Hockey League official Shayne Heinekey (right) receives his 2021 Hockey Canada most improved official award for B.C. Hockey. (Photo courtesy of BC Hockey)

The greatest award: How officiating hockey changed Greater Victoria man’s life

Shayne Heinekey the recipient of Hockey Canada’s most improved official award for B.C.

  • Oct 22, 2021
Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey and BC Hockey League official Shayne Heinekey (right) receives his 2021 Hockey Canada most improved official award for B.C. Hockey. (Photo courtesy of BC Hockey)
Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey and BC Hockey League official Shayne Heinekey (right) receives his 2021 Hockey Canada most improved official award for B.C. Hockey. (Photo courtesy of BC Hockey)
Langford mother Angela Dalman was fatally shot March 6, 2020. Her accused killer is set to stand before a jury next summer. (Angela Suzanne/Facebook)

Langford mother’s accused killer to be tried by jury next summer

Anthony Dheensaw charged in 2020 Langford shooting death of Angela Dalman

Langford mother Angela Dalman was fatally shot March 6, 2020. Her accused killer is set to stand before a jury next summer. (Angela Suzanne/Facebook)
Food trucks in Sooke face new regulations. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke cooks up new regulations for food trucks

Bylaw amendment targets wastewater disposal

Food trucks in Sooke face new regulations. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)