Pirjo Raits

East Sooke-based artist Bev Petow works on a sheet metal project using a plasma cutter.

Haute couture sculptures fused with steel

East Sooke artist Bev Petow finds her solace and passion in visual metaphors

East Sooke-based artist Bev Petow works on a sheet metal project using a plasma cutter.
Members of the Exercise is Health club

Getting healthy through exercise at Camosun

This new club might just be what the doctor ordered for some West Shore residents

Members of the Exercise is Health club
Author Patrick Blennerhassett in India with three-time gold medal Olympian Balbir Singh Sr.

Honouring a forgotten Olympian

Former Gazette reporter releases a new book after traveling to India

Author Patrick Blennerhassett in India with three-time gold medal Olympian Balbir Singh Sr.
Tony Burnell

Animal life-saving work continues thanks to donations

New B.C. SPCA thrift store in View Royal kept busy

Tony Burnell
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 Prince Edward president Norm Scott

Today’s Legions are a place to gather in Langford

The doors are open to the entire West Shore community

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 Prince Edward president Norm Scott
Carl and Goodie Wille pose in a horse and buggy at the Wille Ranch in the Esquimalt Lagoon area of Colwood

Wille family memories remain vivid in Colwood

Street names should reflect history and heritage, says Gordon Wille Stewart

Carl and Goodie Wille pose in a horse and buggy at the Wille Ranch in the Esquimalt Lagoon area of Colwood
Hockey official and Belmlont secondary student Matt Williams stands in front of a fundraising board he’s set up in the school to keep track of moneys raised for cancer research. Bingo for Bucks runs until Oct. 31.

Hockey ref sets unique goals in Langford

Belmont secondary student targets players for fundraiser

Hockey official and Belmlont secondary student Matt Williams stands in front of a fundraising board he’s set up in the school to keep track of moneys raised for cancer research. Bingo for Bucks runs until Oct. 31.
Featured soloist

Soloist set to strike strings in Langford

Fall Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra concert this weekend in Langford

Featured soloist
An aerial view shows the area through which the West Shore Parkway will be extended and connected to Sooke Road

West Shore Parkway taking strides towards completion in Langford

West Shore Parkway project awards consulting contract

An aerial view shows the area through which the West Shore Parkway will be extended and connected to Sooke Road

Belmont takes on Harlem Crowns in Langford

Friday's basketball game will be entertaining for the entire family

CRD native plant workshop for West Shore residents

Free workshop on gardening with drought resistant native plants

Martin Barker will fly the Conservation Party flag for the October 19 federal election.

ELECTION PROFILE: Martin Barker

Conservative candidate chosen for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Martin Barker will fly the Conservation Party flag for the October 19 federal election.
This year's Metchosin Day

Celebrating Metchosin the old-fashioned way

Real country fair attracts thousands to one-day event

This year's Metchosin Day

West Shore to be second home for orchestra and chorus

Sooke Philharmonic Chorus seeking new voices to join their group

Daniel Lapp is performing at the Sooke River Bluegrass Festival on the Father's Day weekend

Bluegrass festival is back better than ever

Festival will have square dancing in the big tent at the Sooke Flats

Daniel Lapp is performing at the Sooke River Bluegrass Festival on the Father's Day weekend
Left to right

Good Timber honours loggers and the history of the woods

Three performances of musical revue of loggers and the way it was

Left to right

COLUMN: Charity comes from the heart

It’s the season of giving, while recognizing and appreciating what and who we have in our lives

Column: Future worrisome at any age

A recent survey pointed to the fact that most older folks are not worried about aging. It appears that youngest people are more worried.

Rash of suspicious fires worries Sooke fire chief

Five fires, which Sooke fire Chief Steve Sorensen terms “suspicious” have been set in the Sooke area over the past six months.

A civilian and West Shore RCMP officers helped a Sooke man escape his car when he slid into the icy waters of Bilston Creek last week.

Sooke man lucky to be alive after crash in creek

Ron Hamilton knows he is lucky to be alive and he is grateful.

A civilian and West Shore RCMP officers helped a Sooke man escape his car when he slid into the icy waters of Bilston Creek last week.