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Grass fire near Langford school under investigation

Grass fire near Langford school under investigation

Langford Fire Rescue douses 20 x 20 foot blaze

Grass fire near Langford school under investigation
Veteran BC Royals player Deion Green, 29, lines up for a shot (Courtesy of Wheelchair Basketball Canada)

B.C. Wheelchair basketball team bags bronze

Victoria athletes reflect on national championships and their love of the sport

Veteran BC Royals player Deion Green, 29, lines up for a shot (Courtesy of Wheelchair Basketball Canada)
SD62 holding information session on teen vaping

SD62 holding information session on teen vaping

Health risks and talking about use with kids among topics at May 7 forum at Royal Bay Secondary

SD62 holding information session on teen vaping
Brandon Laur of “The White Hatters,” received a Medal of Good Citizenship on behalf of his family. (Nina Grossman/Black Press)

Family business helps Royal Roads University alum earn BC Medal of Good Citizenship

The White Hatter provides online safety and digital literacy knowledge to students and adults

Brandon Laur of “The White Hatters,” received a Medal of Good Citizenship on behalf of his family. (Nina Grossman/Black Press)
The black bear could be seen watching a couple putt on hole 18 before heading back into the Metchosin forest (Olympic View Golf Club Facebook)

Black bear stops to watch a little golf on Colwood course

Wildlife not unusual at Olympic View Golf Club

The black bear could be seen watching a couple putt on hole 18 before heading back into the Metchosin forest (Olympic View Golf Club Facebook)
Marine sciences instructor spots ‘unusual jelly’ on a stroll at Weir’s Beach

Marine sciences instructor spots ‘unusual jelly’ on a stroll at Weir’s Beach

Creatures found drifting around in the shallows, far away from their element

Marine sciences instructor spots ‘unusual jelly’ on a stroll at Weir’s Beach
The study looked at 11 areas of policy implementation areas to assess how well provinces and territories reduced harm (File photo)

Study finds B.C.’s regulation of alcohol is second-best in the country but still far from great

Study finds regulation of alcohol in B.C. to be poor but still second best

The study looked at 11 areas of policy implementation areas to assess how well provinces and territories reduced harm (File photo)
Langford Mayor says Victoria’s free transit proposal would overtax residents

Langford Mayor says Victoria’s free transit proposal would overtax residents

Renters and property owners would be saddled with the costs, Mayor emphasized

Langford Mayor says Victoria’s free transit proposal would overtax residents
UPDATED: West Shore RCMP says woman has come forward for brandishing machete in Langford parking dispute

UPDATED: West Shore RCMP says woman has come forward for brandishing machete in Langford parking dispute

Incident near McCallum Road a result of road rage, police believe

UPDATED: West Shore RCMP says woman has come forward for brandishing machete in Langford parking dispute
Howe recorded a 2.50 goals against average and .899 save percentage for the 2018 season with UCC in the competitive Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association, the league where Grizzlies veteran Alex Newhook once played. (File photo)

Victoria Grizzlies sign new goalie

Joe Howe played last season with Upper Canada College in Ontario

Howe recorded a 2.50 goals against average and .899 save percentage for the 2018 season with UCC in the competitive Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association, the league where Grizzlies veteran Alex Newhook once played. (File photo)
The victorious Canada Women’s Rugby Sevens Team with their latest trophy. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Canada’s Women’s Rugby Sevens hit home turf in strong position

Teams will battle it out at Langford’s Westhills Stadium on May 11 and 12

The victorious Canada Women’s Rugby Sevens Team with their latest trophy. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Expect to see more police patrols in Highlands and Metchosin this spring and summer (West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP ramps up speed enforcement on rural roads

Increased reports of speeding cited as the reason for extra patrols in the warming weather

Expect to see more police patrols in Highlands and Metchosin this spring and summer (West Shore RCMP)
280 Island Hwy. (Google Maps)

Delays expected as CRD carrying out water work on Island Highway

Lane closures with alternating traffic will be in effect Tuesday and Wednesday

280 Island Hwy. (Google Maps)
Stewie the Starfish made a grand entrance as the Pacific FC mascot, when he was led into the area by drums and cheers, before hi-fiving people in the crowd. (Keri Coles/News staff)                                Stewie the Starfish will be rooting on the Pacific FC at the first game of the inaugural Canadian Premier League season on Sunday. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Prepare for purple: First ever Pacific FC game starts at 4 p.m.

Fans, players preparing for Vancouver Island league inaugural game

Stewie the Starfish made a grand entrance as the Pacific FC mascot, when he was led into the area by drums and cheers, before hi-fiving people in the crowd. (Keri Coles/News staff)                                Stewie the Starfish will be rooting on the Pacific FC at the first game of the inaugural Canadian Premier League season on Sunday. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Over 200 members of various Chinese communities and organizations are expected to dance, play live music or otherwise simply march to help celebrate their heritage in this year’s Victoria Day parade. (Courtesy of Sunny Fan)

Chinese Culture to light up 2019 Victoria Day Parade

Groups hopes Greater Victorians ‘view the culture, embrace the friendship’

Over 200 members of various Chinese communities and organizations are expected to dance, play live music or otherwise simply march to help celebrate their heritage in this year’s Victoria Day parade. (Courtesy of Sunny Fan)
Buffer zones and proposed area of operation in a recent site map created by Westbrook Consulting Ltd. (Swikar Oli/ News staff)

Highlands group invites provincial leaders to a panel opposing local mining application

The public forum begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Highlands Community Hall, 729 Finlayson Arm Rd.

Buffer zones and proposed area of operation in a recent site map created by Westbrook Consulting Ltd. (Swikar Oli/ News staff)
Westshore Rebels sign University of Windsor quarterback out of Stone Plain, Alberta

Westshore Rebels sign University of Windsor quarterback out of Stone Plain, Alberta

Colby Henkel, a former Kamloops Bronco, won rookie of the year for BCFC and CJFL in 2016

Westshore Rebels sign University of Windsor quarterback out of Stone Plain, Alberta
Darcy Feser (red) and John-Michael Bianco (blue) fight in the light heavy category (Swikar Oli/ News staff)

PHOTOS: Slugfest at the 2019 Super Channel Championships

Pictures from day two of Boxing BC bouts this week

Darcy Feser (red) and John-Michael Bianco (blue) fight in the light heavy category (Swikar Oli/ News staff)
Police charge 27-year-old man with weapons offences after Langford shooting

Police charge 27-year-old man with weapons offences after Langford shooting

Justin Lemmen was arrested shortly after the shooting after crashing into a truck

Police charge 27-year-old man with weapons offences after Langford shooting
The Happy Valley Market wass cordoned off by police tape after reports of a shooting late Tuesday morning. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)

Langford shooting suspect is banned from having firearms: West Shore RCMP

Investigators ask witnesses and occupants of the brown Cadillac Deville involved to come forward

The Happy Valley Market wass cordoned off by police tape after reports of a shooting late Tuesday morning. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)