West Shore

Tri-X Group, owners of a 52-acre property in Metchosin, part of which is pictured here, hopes to convince the district to rezone the property to allow for more industrial uses, as well as create designated parkland. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Nature area, business park proposed for 52-hectare parcel in north Metchosin

Owners of Tri-X Group want to talk rezoning: half light industrial, half park

 

A three-vehicle crash at the Galloping Goose Trail and Sooke Road sent two people to hospital in May. A new petition ask ICBC to fix the problem. (Contributed - Derek Lewers)

Sooke man leads petition to build pedestrian bridge over ‘dangerous crosswalk’

Galloping Goose and Highway 14 walkway site of numerous crashes

 

#MyBelmont is a 22-acre community with 160,000 square feet of commercial space recently developed by Crombie REIT for first-time home buyers, working professionals and down-sizers. (Photo courtesy of #MyBelmont)

Langford’s #MyBelmont neighbourhood reveals fourth and final phase

Total project includes more than 500 residential units and 160,000 square feet of commercial

 

The Muir Creek fire is north of Shirley, a small community west of Sooke on south Vancouver Island’s west coast. (B.C. Wildfire Service map)

UPDATE: Muir Creek fire now ‘being held’ by firefighers

A hot spot had the fire considered out of control yesterday, but crews have now contained the blaze

The Muir Creek fire is north of Shirley, a small community west of Sooke on south Vancouver Island’s west coast. (B.C. Wildfire Service map)
Sooke ATV Club members collected a dumpster load of garabhe, including an abandoned boat, while doing a cleanup along Anderson Road near Muir Creek on July 17. (Contributed - Sooke ATV Club)

Sooke ATV Club gives back by cleaning up

Derelict boat, household and construction waste part of cleanup effort

Sooke ATV Club members collected a dumpster load of garabhe, including an abandoned boat, while doing a cleanup along Anderson Road near Muir Creek on July 17. (Contributed - Sooke ATV Club)
The Muir Creek fire is north of Shirley, a small community west of Sooke on south Vancouver Island's west coast. (B.C. Wildfire Service map)

Out of control, Muir Creek fire has grown to one hectare

Wind has spread the previously controlled fire northwest of Sooke

The Muir Creek fire is north of Shirley, a small community west of Sooke on south Vancouver Island's west coast. (B.C. Wildfire Service map)
What can you make out of this mysterious creature? (Submitted/Martin Ren)

It’s a seal! It’s an otter! It’s a … crocodile?

What do you see in this video of a strange creature in East Sooke?

What can you make out of this mysterious creature? (Submitted/Martin Ren)
Crews work on a portion of the Ed Nixon Trail boardwalk. (Photo courtesy of Murray McKay)

Langford Lake boardwalk replacement work underway

Section of Ed Nixon Trail affected

Crews work on a portion of the Ed Nixon Trail boardwalk. (Photo courtesy of Murray McKay)
The Muir Creek fire is north of Shirley, a small community west of Sooke on south Vancouver Island’s west coast. (B.C. Wildfire Service map)

Wildfire out of control in Muir Creek near Shirley

Officials suspect the relatively small fire was caused by a person

The Muir Creek fire is north of Shirley, a small community west of Sooke on south Vancouver Island’s west coast. (B.C. Wildfire Service map)
The construction of a bridge over Island Highway in Colwood would make things easier for cyclists and pedestrians using the Galloping Goose Trail. (Photo by John Luton/City of Colwood)

Galloping Goose bridge decision expected soon for Colwood

Span over Island Highway would enhance cycling, pedestrian opportunities, mayor says

The construction of a bridge over Island Highway in Colwood would make things easier for cyclists and pedestrians using the Galloping Goose Trail. (Photo by John Luton/City of Colwood)
Two people were taken to hospital after a head-on crash that caused major delays for Sooke Road commuters Tuesday evening. (Courtesy of Google Maps)

UPDATE: Two taken to hospital after head-on crash on Sooke Road

The crash caused major delays for traffic Tuesday evening

Two people were taken to hospital after a head-on crash that caused major delays for Sooke Road commuters Tuesday evening. (Courtesy of Google Maps)
Rendering shows The Commons, the commercial aspect of the first development on the south side of Latoria Boulevard at Royal Bay in Colwood. (Courtesy Tavola Strategy Group)

Ground broken in Colwood on retail element of Royal Bay

The Commons, anchored by Quality Foods grocery store, has been long awaited by residents

Rendering shows The Commons, the commercial aspect of the first development on the south side of Latoria Boulevard at Royal Bay in Colwood. (Courtesy Tavola Strategy Group)
A five-vehicle crash is delaying traffic on Sooke Road this afternoon. (Sooke News Mirror)
A five-vehicle crash is delaying traffic on Sooke Road this afternoon. (Sooke News Mirror)
HEATED INVESTIGATION
Langford Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Lance Caven stands Monday in the debris of a fire that lit up the roofs of an under-construction townhouse row on Echo Valley Place, where he’s documenting evidence for an investigation. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Fire ignites on roof in townhouse row under construction in Langford

No injuries sustained; Langford Fire Rescue team and other fire departments attack blaze

HEATED INVESTIGATION
Langford Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Lance Caven stands Monday in the debris of a fire that lit up the roofs of an under-construction townhouse row on Echo Valley Place, where he’s documenting evidence for an investigation. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Premier John Horgan and Agriculture Minister Lana Popham unveil the Century Farm and Ranch Award at Woodside Farm in Sooke on Monday. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Sooke’s Woodside Farm honoured for 100 years of agriculture in B.C.

Farm established in 1851 by Scottish pioneer John Muir

Premier John Horgan and Agriculture Minister Lana Popham unveil the Century Farm and Ranch Award at Woodside Farm in Sooke on Monday. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
The remaining section of the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park in Langford, a community for adults 55 and over, will border a new subsidized housing building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Construction begins on housing project overlapping Langford mobile home park

The timeline projects 58 units to be completed by fall 2022

  • Jul 19, 2021
The remaining section of the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park in Langford, a community for adults 55 and over, will border a new subsidized housing building. (Black Press Media file photo)
People can get a look at some of Colwood’s concepts for Ocean View Park as part of the city’s Parks Management Plan on Wednesday, July 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Residents weighing in on the future of Colwood parks

City gathered feedback at Colwood Creek and Lookout Lake parks; Ocean View up next July 21

People can get a look at some of Colwood’s concepts for Ocean View Park as part of the city’s Parks Management Plan on Wednesday, July 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)
Alexander Mackie Lodge garden club members relax in the sun. Seated (from left) are Ted Buchanan, Mary-Lou Konrath and Ted McMaster; standing are Gordon Knill and Elsa Bryan. (Photo Gary Wilson)

Garden’s bounty a delight for residents of Langford retirement community

Residents at Alexander Mackie Lodge create a growing concern

Alexander Mackie Lodge garden club members relax in the sun. Seated (from left) are Ted Buchanan, Mary-Lou Konrath and Ted McMaster; standing are Gordon Knill and Elsa Bryan. (Photo Gary Wilson)
The Victoria Foundation is helping local charities through its community recovery program. (Pixabay.com)

Sooke charities receive $100,000 in funding

Funds used to help weather COVID-pandemic

The Victoria Foundation is helping local charities through its community recovery program. (Pixabay.com)
Miranda Aloma (with dog Sherlock) stands in front of what she jokingly calls her water tank ghetto. She has already used up the auxiliary water she’d reserved in the spring, and is relying on water deliveries earlier than she ever has before. Three tanks in the back are not-potable; she rigs up hoses and buckets and uses that water for plants. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Sooke residents say rock blasting is impacting water wells; Ministry points to dry weather

‘This isn’t my first dry year. I’ve never had to order water in June. That’s not normal.’

Miranda Aloma (with dog Sherlock) stands in front of what she jokingly calls her water tank ghetto. She has already used up the auxiliary water she’d reserved in the spring, and is relying on water deliveries earlier than she ever has before. Three tanks in the back are not-potable; she rigs up hoses and buckets and uses that water for plants. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)