Aaron Guillen

The salmon run has also begun at Goldstream Provincial Park for the 2020 season. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Salmon returning to Sooke River

Charters Salmon Interpretive Centre closed but trails remain open

The salmon run has also begun at Goldstream Provincial Park for the 2020 season. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Sooke Elementary kindergarteners Zoe Sperrer (left), Christel Loutet, Chase MacKay and Gr. 5 Jace Ferris are helping to plant a native plant garden on their school property. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Sooke Elementary plants native plant garden with help from community

Sooke Elementary teachers, students expand backyard garden

Sooke Elementary kindergarteners Zoe Sperrer (left), Christel Loutet, Chase MacKay and Gr. 5 Jace Ferris are helping to plant a native plant garden on their school property. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
EMCS Gr. 11 student Miles Drabitt (front), Gr. 9 student Alex Morgan and Gr. 12 student Dymetri Taylor share their opinions about the 2020 provincial election, as youth who are not old enough to vote. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
EMCS Gr. 11 student Miles Drabitt (front), Gr. 9 student Alex Morgan and Gr. 12 student Dymetri Taylor share their opinions about the 2020 provincial election, as youth who are not old enough to vote. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Joanne Smith has been visiting Goldstream Provincial Park since she moved to Langford two years ago. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Visitors flock to Goldstream Provincial Park for 2020 salmon run

‘I wanted to come here before I move back to Australia,’ says visitor

Joanne Smith has been visiting Goldstream Provincial Park since she moved to Langford two years ago. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Royal Bay students are among the list of SD62 schools that will be trained by Pacific FC coaches and staff in a new soccer academy partnership. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Pacific FC partners with Sooke School District soccer academies

Royal Bay, EMCS and Dunsmuir Middle students to receive professional training

Royal Bay students are among the list of SD62 schools that will be trained by Pacific FC coaches and staff in a new soccer academy partnership. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Lookout Lake water levels are low as the dam undergoes upgrades. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Colwood dam upgrades projected to be under budget

Province designates Lookout Brook as a high consequence dam should it fail

Lookout Lake water levels are low as the dam undergoes upgrades. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
London Drugs at Colwood Corners is temporarily closed after a water main burst on Sunday afternoon. (Google Maps)

Water main burst temporarily closes London Drugs in Colwood

Staff say re-opening date yet to be determined after Sunday incident

London Drugs at Colwood Corners is temporarily closed after a water main burst on Sunday afternoon. (Google Maps)
Four candidates in the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding are hoping voters will write their name in the ballot when the provincial election takes place on Oct. 24. (Black Press Media file photo/BC NDP file photo)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Langford-Juan de Fuca candidates chase down votes

‘It’s tough trying to catch people’s attention online,’ says Green candidate Gord Baird

Four candidates in the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding are hoping voters will write their name in the ballot when the provincial election takes place on Oct. 24. (Black Press Media file photo/BC NDP file photo)
Sooke mayor Maja Tait brought a pair of scissors to commemorate the official opening of the 6.5-km Stickleback Urban Trail on Thursday, Oct. 15. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

New urban trail connects Sooke residents to Galloping Goose

Stickleback Urban Trail stretches 6.5 km from Clarkson Park

Sooke mayor Maja Tait brought a pair of scissors to commemorate the official opening of the 6.5-km Stickleback Urban Trail on Thursday, Oct. 15. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A new spill response base will begin construction on Beecher Bay in East Sooke in late October. The project will hire 20 full-time staff by the time it’s operational in fall 2022. (Western Canada Marine Response Corporation)

Work to start on new spill response base at Beecher Bay

Docks set to complete by summer 2021, fully operational by fall 2022

A new spill response base will begin construction on Beecher Bay in East Sooke in late October. The project will hire 20 full-time staff by the time it’s operational in fall 2022. (Western Canada Marine Response Corporation)
The Royal Canadian Legion in Sooke will be holding a virtual ceremony on Nov. 11 without a parade. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke to hold virtual Remembrance Day ceremony, cancels parade

President asks for local businesses to support by buying wreaths

The Royal Canadian Legion in Sooke will be holding a virtual ceremony on Nov. 11 without a parade. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tyson Strandlund, 28, is running in the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding under the B.C. Communist Party flag. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

B.C. VOTES 2020: UVic student adds name to provincial election ballot for third time

Tyson Strandlund running for the Communist Party in Langford-Juan de Fuca

Tyson Strandlund, 28, is running in the Langford-Juan de Fuca riding under the B.C. Communist Party flag. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin, photographed on Royal Roads University property near Esquimalt Lagoon, is excited about the way the community is growing, but knows there are challenges to overcome as it grows. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

‘No longer the sleepy town’: Colwood mayor reflects on halfway mark of term

Gridlock, ferry service and walkability among concerns for council

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin, photographed on Royal Roads University property near Esquimalt Lagoon, is excited about the way the community is growing, but knows there are challenges to overcome as it grows. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Sooke Arts Council eyes new home for permanent gallery

Group considering space at new seniors complex

Langford douses fall open fire season

Campfires still allowed with free online permit

Sooke couple to be focus of new reality TV show

Big Timber airs on History Channel Canada on Oct. 8

B.C. VOTES 2020: Sooke mayor focuses in on four key election issues

Transportation, cannabis taxation and school improvements among concerns

B.C. VOTES 2020: West Shore business owner, podcaster running in election under B.C. Liberal flag

Three candidates vying for incumbent John Horgan’s Langford-Juan de Fuca riding

Neighbour rallies against archery club relocation to Langford park

Victoria Bowmen’s Association on limited time in View Royal shooting range

Volunteers help remove invasive species in View Royal wetlands area

Residents planted more than 4,000 native plants, to add basking logs for local fauna