Goldstream News Staff

Sober Fest is coming to the South Vancouver Island Rangers’ property in Langford later this month. (Black Press Media File)

New festival coming to Langford sells out within days

Sober Fest is focused on providing a safe space while raising funds for those living with addiction

Sober Fest is coming to the South Vancouver Island Rangers’ property in Langford later this month. (Black Press Media File)
Motorists are being warned of traffic delays in Langford after a commercial truck lost its load on Sooke Road heading east between Ayton Place and Jacklin Road. (Courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)

Traffic snarled in Langford after truck loses load

Single-lane traffic only on Sooke Rd. eastbound between Ayton and Jacklin

Motorists are being warned of traffic delays in Langford after a commercial truck lost its load on Sooke Road heading east between Ayton Place and Jacklin Road. (Courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)
Due to construction delays, Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School won’t open in time for the new school year. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

New Langford middle school opening pushed back to November

Students will instead start the school year at other schools

Due to construction delays, Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School won’t open in time for the new school year. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A crash on the Trans-Canada Highway near Helmcken Road is causing delays. (DriveBC traffic camera)

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway fully reopen after crash in View Royal

Crash at Helmcken Road causes southbound delays

A crash on the Trans-Canada Highway near Helmcken Road is causing delays. (DriveBC traffic camera)
Dave Saunders, former Colwood mayor and an advocate for increased long-term care solutions on the West Shore, is using the Saunders Family Foundation to lobby for a new approach to community health care. On Aug. 3, he and his team met with Premier John Horgan to discuss a pilot project. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood community healthcare group has ‘hopeful reception’ with premier

Proposal calls for more collaborative approach to healthcare planning

Dave Saunders, former Colwood mayor and an advocate for increased long-term care solutions on the West Shore, is using the Saunders Family Foundation to lobby for a new approach to community health care. On Aug. 3, he and his team met with Premier John Horgan to discuss a pilot project. (Black Press Media file photo)
Historical equipment used by Colwood Fire Rescue is seen in the department’s museum, which will be open to the public Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood firefighters museum reopens to public Aug. 6

Firefighters on hand 9 a.m. to noon to guide visitors through artifacts, displays

Historical equipment used by Colwood Fire Rescue is seen in the department’s museum, which will be open to the public Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Colwood section of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail will see delays for trail users Friday as the CRD performs emergency maintenance work. (Black Press Media file photo)

Section of the Galloping Goose closed for repairs in Colwood

Delays are expected to clear up by end of day Friday

A Colwood section of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail will see delays for trail users Friday as the CRD performs emergency maintenance work. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Colwood is seeking public input on an update to the Havenwood Park management plan and for a new Latoria Creek Park plan until Sept. 5. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood seeks public input on parks management plans

Questionnaires available online and at city hall until Sept. 5

The City of Colwood is seeking public input on an update to the Havenwood Park management plan and for a new Latoria Creek Park plan until Sept. 5. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
The West Shore RCMP is looking to reunite several sports cards with their rightful owner after they were found in a stolen vehicle. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

West Shore Mounties looking to reunite stolen sports cards with owner

Cards found after stolen vehicle recovered in Metchosin

The West Shore RCMP is looking to reunite several sports cards with their rightful owner after they were found in a stolen vehicle. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter will fly over Esquimalt as part of the National Peacekeeper’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park on Aug. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)

National Peacekeeper’s Day parade, memorial ceremony happen in Esquimalt Aug. 9

Sections of Admirals and Esquimalt roads will be closed from 7 to 8:25 p.m.

A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter will fly over Esquimalt as part of the National Peacekeeper’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park on Aug. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)
Motorists in View Royal are being warned to expect delays this week due to construction along Island Highway. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

Traffic delays expected along Island Highway in View Royal this week

Gas service work near View Royal Avenue sees single-lane alternating traffic in effect

Motorists in View Royal are being warned to expect delays this week due to construction along Island Highway. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
A cougar was sighted near Thetis Lake on Aug. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP warn public after cougar sighted near Thetis Lake

Woman walking her dogs in park was followed by a cougar around 7 p.m. Aug. 2

A cougar was sighted near Thetis Lake on Aug. 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
An information session on the program will be held Wednesday Aug. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Nootka Rose Atrium at the Langford Business Centre, 211-2840 Peatt Rd. Pictured is an apartment building on Orono Avenue. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Applications open for Langford’s attainable homeownership program

Program opens with limited offerings; 1-BR and 1-BR plus den units available

An information session on the program will be held Wednesday Aug. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Nootka Rose Atrium at the Langford Business Centre, 211-2840 Peatt Rd. Pictured is an apartment building on Orono Avenue. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Royal Roads University has launched a free pilot program for Indigenous students to earn a certificate in Indigenous Environmental Leadership. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal Roads University in Colwood boosts Indigenous environmental leadership

Initial pilot for free program will see 20 students work toward certificate

Royal Roads University has launched a free pilot program for Indigenous students to earn a certificate in Indigenous Environmental Leadership. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford Fire Rescue responded to a small fire outside Millstream Elementary School early Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fire crews make quick work of Langford school fire

A fire started early Saturday on outside a portable at Millstream Elementary

Langford Fire Rescue responded to a small fire outside Millstream Elementary School early Saturday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Goldstream Nature House is located in Goldstream Provincial Park off Highway 1. (Courtesy of Goldstream Nature House/Facebook)

Environmental programs return to Goldstream Nature House at base of Malahat

The public facility will be open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Goldstream Nature House is located in Goldstream Provincial Park off Highway 1. (Courtesy of Goldstream Nature House/Facebook)
The view from the DriveBC traffic camera at the Millstream Road overpass looking west. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Motorcyclist hospitalized after Langford crash

Trans-Canada Highway reopens but traffic delays remain for motorists heading over Malahat

The view from the DriveBC traffic camera at the Millstream Road overpass looking west. (DriveBC)
The front cover of the Goldstream Gazette Vol. 17. No. 30 July 22, 1992. (Goldstream Gazette Archives)

Back in the Day: Social housing, Sarajevo and Slug Fest

Soldiers were training for a peacekeeping mission in an eastern European country

The front cover of the Goldstream Gazette Vol. 17. No. 30 July 22, 1992. (Goldstream Gazette Archives)
Police closed off a section of Ocean Boulevard near Esquimalt Lagoon earlier Thursday while they investigated the discovery of a body in the ocean. Police ask anyone who was in the area and may have seen something suspicious to contact them. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

UPDATE: West Shore RCMP continues to investigate body found off Esquimalt Lagoon

Foul play not suspected, BC Coroners Service also investigating

Police closed off a section of Ocean Boulevard near Esquimalt Lagoon earlier Thursday while they investigated the discovery of a body in the ocean. Police ask anyone who was in the area and may have seen something suspicious to contact them. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP searching for morning flasher in Metchosin

Man exposed himself to a woman jogging on the Galloping Goose Trail

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)