West Shore

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the West Shore RCMP following the death of a Saanich teen Nov. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)

Watchdog investigating West Shore RCMP’s potential role in Saanich man’s death

Man was released by RCMP 2 hours before vehicle plunged into ocean Nov. 20

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the West Shore RCMP following the death of a Saanich teen Nov. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)
View Royal Mayor David Screech said changes to the town’s community amenity contribution policy shows that council recognizes the importance of quality of life improvements for residents. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal council votes to boost amenity funding from developers

Higher per-unit rates for projects needing rezoning; CRD housing fund to receive more help

View Royal Mayor David Screech said changes to the town’s community amenity contribution policy shows that council recognizes the importance of quality of life improvements for residents. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP is looking for wanted man Joey Benoit-Fiorita. (Photo Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP call on public to help find wanted man

Joey Benoit-Fiorta, 31, is wanted for break and enter, uttering threats

West Shore RCMP is looking for wanted man Joey Benoit-Fiorita. (Photo Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
The District of Sooke is taking various steps in prepartion for the heavy rain expected later this week. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

District of Sooke prepares for more rain

Sandbags are available and the Sooke Potholes remains closed

The District of Sooke is taking various steps in prepartion for the heavy rain expected later this week. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Goldstream Food Bank Society volunteer Petra Benbow, left, president Gayle Ireland and volunteer Cynthia Fizzard show off a fully loaded shopping cart similar to the Christmas hampers the organization will soon be giving out. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘It means a great deal:’ Goldstream food bank busy preparing Christmas hampers

The holiday meal-themed hampers will also include gift cards to buy a turkey and toys for the kids

Goldstream Food Bank Society volunteer Petra Benbow, left, president Gayle Ireland and volunteer Cynthia Fizzard show off a fully loaded shopping cart similar to the Christmas hampers the organization will soon be giving out. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Langford council has given second and third reading to a rezoning application that, if passed, calls for the construction of a 24-storey residential tower on this site at 2746 Peatt Rd. It was one of several applications for large developments moved forward by council at last week’s meeting. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Plans for 20-plus storey buildings in Langford’s core move closer to approval

Densification on the horizon as multiple new developments in the works

Langford council has given second and third reading to a rezoning application that, if passed, calls for the construction of a 24-storey residential tower on this site at 2746 Peatt Rd. It was one of several applications for large developments moved forward by council at last week’s meeting. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The West Shore RCMP is encouraging residents to be safe this holiday season, and avoid falling victim to scams or theft. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP warns residents to be cautious of holiday scams, theft

Online shopping, mail, and unattended vehicles are all targets during the holiday season

The West Shore RCMP is encouraging residents to be safe this holiday season, and avoid falling victim to scams or theft. (Black Press Media file photo)
Road projects in Sooke will impact drivers in the coming days, says the District of Sooke. (Kevin Laird- - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke motorists will face more delays due to road projects

Short-term traffic disruptions at Church and Otter Point roads

Road projects in Sooke will impact drivers in the coming days, says the District of Sooke. (Kevin Laird- - Sooke News Mirror)
Students at three Greater Victoria schools are facing recent COVID-19 exposures, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 exposures reported at 3 Greater Victoria schools

Ecole Poirier Elementary, Ecole John Stubbs Memorial, Journey Middle School affected

Students at three Greater Victoria schools are facing recent COVID-19 exposures, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media file photo)
A 19-year-old covenant on this property (outlined in red) at 2684 Selwyn Rd. prevents it from being subdivided. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Support for Langford landowner’s covenant removal plan absent around council table

Owner wants to develop Selwyn Road property with houses, parkland; mayor not convinced

A 19-year-old covenant on this property (outlined in red) at 2684 Selwyn Rd. prevents it from being subdivided. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
The Sooke Philharmonic Chorus will perform favourite music by Bach,, Handel and others plus carols from Britain and Germany at its Sing Noel concert on Dec. 4 and 5 at the the Sooke Community Hall. (File - Metro-Creative)

Sooke Philharmonic Chorus prepares for festive return

Concert set for Dec. 5 and 6 at Sooke Community Hall

The Sooke Philharmonic Chorus will perform favourite music by Bach,, Handel and others plus carols from Britain and Germany at its Sing Noel concert on Dec. 4 and 5 at the the Sooke Community Hall. (File - Metro-Creative)
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West Shore RCMP seeks witnesses and video footage after a Nov. 19 altercation at a gas station at Island Highway and Six Mile Road in View Royal. (Black Press file photo)
West Shore RCMP seeks witnesses and video footage after a Nov. 19 altercation at a gas station at Island Highway and Six Mile Road in View Royal. (Black Press file photo)
The EMCS Wolverines begin their 2021-22 season on Dec. 7, with a rookie roster and many expectations. (File - Metro-Creative)

Sooke high school squad eyes start of basketball season

EMCS hopes to top senior boys division this year

The EMCS Wolverines begin their 2021-22 season on Dec. 7, with a rookie roster and many expectations. (File - Metro-Creative)
The purple section shows phase four of the E&N Rail Trail’s construction. (Map courtesy of the Capital Regional District)

Work to extend E&N Rail Trail to Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge begins in 2022

New 0.7 kilometre stretch marks phase four of the trail project

The purple section shows phase four of the E&N Rail Trail’s construction. (Map courtesy of the Capital Regional District)
Pacific FC won’t have home support in the CPL final. The Langford-based team will instead try to win its first-ever championship against Forge FC in that team’s home stadium. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canadian Premier League final won’t be played in Langford

The final will instead be played in Hamilton on Dec. 5

Pacific FC won’t have home support in the CPL final. The Langford-based team will instead try to win its first-ever championship against Forge FC in that team’s home stadium. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will soon remove a burnt out RV on Sooke Road. (File - Metro-Creative)

Sooke burnt out RV removal delayed; province working on plan

Flooding delays plans to remove the RV, sitting on side of Highway 14 in Sooke

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will soon remove a burnt out RV on Sooke Road. (File - Metro-Creative)
Poinsettias for Patients campaign coordinator Val Smith and Shreesha Ramandev, 12, celebrate her sales that will help fund a waiting room for youth at Victoria General Hospital. (Courtesy Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary)
Poinsettias for Patients campaign coordinator Val Smith and Shreesha Ramandev, 12, celebrate her sales that will help fund a waiting room for youth at Victoria General Hospital. (Courtesy Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary)
Members of Greater Victoria’s Green Team in Colwood’s Perimeter Park. (Green Team Greater Victoria)

Greater Victoria Green Team tackles invasive in Colwood park

Scotch broom and Himalayan blackberry removed from Perimeter Park

Members of Greater Victoria’s Green Team in Colwood’s Perimeter Park. (Green Team Greater Victoria)
Victoria Grizzlies right winger Matthew Wood bears down on Powell River Kings defenceman Dylan Finlay Friday night at the Q Centre. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)

Victoria Grizzlies defeat Powell River Kings 6-4 Friday

Victoria now sits 16th overal in the BCHL as they get set for Saturday’s matchup against Wenatchee

Victoria Grizzlies right winger Matthew Wood bears down on Powell River Kings defenceman Dylan Finlay Friday night at the Q Centre. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)