Charla Huber

Langford ball park almost complete

Centennial Park is nearing the end of its upgrades thanks to ball club

The opening of the Leigh Road Interchange was one of many notable changes on the West Shore in 2013.

West Shore saw abundant change in 2013

Changes have been made on the West Shore this year, after all it’s the fast growing area in the region.

The opening of the Leigh Road Interchange was one of many notable changes on the West Shore in 2013.
Jonathan Bourque paints the window of Turmeric Indian Cuisine with a winter scene. This is Bourque’s first year painting windows

Painting a winter scene in Langford

Jonathan Bourque paints the window of Turmeric Indian Cuisine with a winter scene. This is Bourque’s first year painting windows.

Jonathan Bourque paints the window of Turmeric Indian Cuisine with a winter scene. This is Bourque’s first year painting windows
Nathalie Down

Skookum Coffee opens up for business

Nathalie Down, project co-ordinator for Skookum Food and Coffee at the West Shore Child, Youth and Family Centre plates some spanakopita.

Nathalie Down
Charla Huber/News staff Adriana Spighi

Jeneece Place gets all dolled up for Christmas

The large fir Christmas tree, twinkling with lights and ornaments, lightens the mood at Jeneece Place.

Charla Huber/News staff Adriana Spighi
Rita Perren

City backs JDF seniors bus

Juan de Fuca seniors are always on the go and soon they’ll travel in a new ride.

Rita Perren

Langford hands out golden 10-year pins

Staff and council members who hit the decade mark earn long-term service award pins.

Jack Hembruff tells Santa his Chirstmas wishes at Victoria General Hospital

Santa ditches sleigh for helicopter to drop in at Victoria General Hospital

Holiday cheer came early to the paediatric unit at Victoria General Hospital

Jack Hembruff tells Santa his Chirstmas wishes at Victoria General Hospital

Wishart kids recognized at Colwood council tonight

Honouring 22 Wishart elementary students, Colwood City council is presenting the youngsters with the Pay it Forward award, Dec. 16.

Katie Beastall

Belmont dancers host winter show

Prepare to get revved up for the holiday season with the dancers from Belmont secondary school.

Katie Beastall
Bob Reid has been the race director of the Harriers Thetis Lake Triple Series since the first race began 29 years ago.  The Harriers Steward Mountain Cross Country Challenge is Saturday

Winter run about ‘character’, not race

The 10th annual run is the third installment of the Harriers Thetis Lake Triple Series and the only race measured in miles.

Bob Reid has been the race director of the Harriers Thetis Lake Triple Series since the first race began 29 years ago.  The Harriers Steward Mountain Cross Country Challenge is Saturday
Ben Josephson

Metchosin public works employee collecting clothes for homeless

CUPE 374, is collecting socks, hats, gloves and gently-worn sweaters to be donated to Our Place Society.

Ben Josephson
Tara Black

Be an architect, the gingerbread way

Tara Black, co-owner of Origin Bakery, builds gingerbread houses every December and says the key is the frosting.

Tara Black
Dawna Engbrecht

Packing bags for homeless this holiday

A daunting 130 backpacks need to be filled so they can given to the homeless as part of the Christmas Backpack Project.

Dawna Engbrecht

Burning planned at Rocky Point

The Department of National Defence will burn some of the invasive plants, including gorse and Scotch broom.

Sara Gregory

Langford teen singer has lofty goals

This year Sara Gregory has sang O Canada more times than anyone on the West Shore.

Sara Gregory
Darrin Schebek

Sowing seeds for the future

By sprinkling Alaska onion grass seed into plug trays, three men from Garth Homer Society help save Garry oak ecosystems at Fort Rodd Hill.

Darrin Schebek
Liam O'Brien

Colwood’s underdog wins national title

Liam O’Brien earned the light fly weight title in Quebec City, Nov. 22, at the amateur boxing national championships.

Liam O'Brien
Sandy Case president of the South Island Foster Parents Association is seeking donations for the fourth annual Foster Children's Christmas Shopping Night

Kids learn giving while shopping in Colwood

Being in foster care can be tough no matter the time of year; Christmas can be overwhelming.

Sandy Case president of the South Island Foster Parents Association is seeking donations for the fourth annual Foster Children's Christmas Shopping Night
Anita Vital makes a lasagna to accompany the sour cream apple pie she baked for the families staying at Jeneece Place in View Royal. Vital has been making providing dinner and dessert at the facility every Friday for more than a year.

Lasagne lady

Anita Vital has been providing dinner and dessert at the facility every Friday for more than a year.

Anita Vital makes a lasagna to accompany the sour cream apple pie she baked for the families staying at Jeneece Place in View Royal. Vital has been making providing dinner and dessert at the facility every Friday for more than a year.