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Santa celebrates a successful visit with his fans, even the youngest ones. (Photo submitted)

Colwood McDonald’s delivers a special treat

Special event hosted for kids on the autism spectrum

Santa celebrates a successful visit with his fans, even the youngest ones. (Photo submitted)
Stocking the shelves with military precision at Langford food bank. (Tim Collins/Goldstream Gazette)

Navy volunteers lend a hand at food bank

Food bank shelves swelling with generosity

Stocking the shelves with military precision at Langford food bank. (Tim Collins/Goldstream Gazette)
Snow brings beauty, frustration, power outages and fun.

Snow brings beauty, frustration, power outages and fun.

Photos of yesterday’s snow storm as the region gears up for another hit

Snow brings beauty, frustration, power outages and fun.
MAyor Stewart Young and Belmont Secondary School principal Ray Miller take pride in LEED gold standard at Belmont School.

LEED gold standard more than a matter of design

West Shore high schools set the bar high

MAyor Stewart Young and Belmont Secondary School principal Ray Miller take pride in LEED gold standard at Belmont School.
International Students try their hand at Christmas tradition.

International Students get a taste of Christmas at Belmont

Gingerbread house contest runs for third year

International Students try their hand at Christmas tradition.
Santa and Fire Chief Dean Ford strike a pose at the Highlands Fire Department’s annual Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 9. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)

Santa hits West Shore streets with local fire departments

Firefighters help to raise food and cash for a worthwhile cause

Santa and Fire Chief Dean Ford strike a pose at the Highlands Fire Department’s annual Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 9. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)
Desere Sophonow, Carson Loughridge, Maddie Morrison, and Holly Climenhada of the Royal Bay Secondary school’s leadership program worked to organize the 10,000 Tonight food drive on Wednesday night (Dec.13).

Students learn valuable lessons at the 10,000 Tonight food drive

Leadership students embrace community events at Royal Bay Secondary

Desere Sophonow, Carson Loughridge, Maddie Morrison, and Holly Climenhada of the Royal Bay Secondary school’s leadership program worked to organize the 10,000 Tonight food drive on Wednesday night (Dec.13).
William Head Institution, near Metchosin, has no manned guard towers but no escapes since 2013. (Wikimapia)

William Head fence debate a big deal out of nothing says officials

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns met with William Head warden Thursday

William Head Institution, near Metchosin, has no manned guard towers but no escapes since 2013. (Wikimapia)
The Juan de Fuca Grizzlies Midget female hockey team is raising funds this weekend for a trip to play on an outdoor rink later this month. (Photo contributed)

Grizzlies females a tough squad

Trip to Montana will test the West Shore team outdoors

The Juan de Fuca Grizzlies Midget female hockey team is raising funds this weekend for a trip to play on an outdoor rink later this month. (Photo contributed)
Belmont Secondary school’s senior girls volleyball team celebrates their provincial championship with a free lunch, courtesy of Langford Fire Rescue. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)

Belmont senior girls volleyball team celebrates in style

Langford Fire Rescue whisks away team, retiring principal for special lunch

Belmont Secondary school’s senior girls volleyball team celebrates their provincial championship with a free lunch, courtesy of Langford Fire Rescue. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)
After winning the Canadian championship, Corissa Sivorot training hard to top her personal best at the world chammpionships in Seoul, South Korea. (Gazette file photo)

Kettlebell athlete brings home gold from world event

Women centre stage at event in Seoul

After winning the Canadian championship, Corissa Sivorot training hard to top her personal best at the world chammpionships in Seoul, South Korea. (Gazette file photo)
Pastor Andrew Hewlett helps distribute fresh food at the Living Edge neighbourhood market. The program distributes free, fresh produce to the less fortunate in our community. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)

Living Edge program comes to Langford

Clients get fresh produce to combat hunger

Pastor Andrew Hewlett helps distribute fresh food at the Living Edge neighbourhood market. The program distributes free, fresh produce to the less fortunate in our community. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)
Santa was a special guest at the Colwood Christmas Light Up Wednesday night. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)

PHOTO GALLERY: Colwood Christmas Light Up

Santa, students caroling and more at this year’s event

Santa was a special guest at the Colwood Christmas Light Up Wednesday night. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)
The Victoria Grizzlies invite fans to donate a new teddy bear to Santas Anonymous at their Dec. 9 game in Colwood. (Photo contributed)

Victoria Grizzlies collect for charity

After two losses on the road, Grizzlies look ahead to string of home games

The Victoria Grizzlies invite fans to donate a new teddy bear to Santas Anonymous at their Dec. 9 game in Colwood. (Photo contributed)
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