West Shore

West Shore RCMP arrest 13-year-old, seize replica handgun

West Shore RCMP arrest 13-year-old, seize replica handgun

Police responded to a report of a young boy holding a handgun at Ruth King Elementary at 3:30 p.m.

West Shore RCMP arrest 13-year-old, seize replica handgun
The man who crashed a stolen truck and fled the scene by canoe in View Royal was found not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man who stole truck and canoe in View Royal believed he was fleeing zombies, court finds

Judge finds man not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder for 2019 thefts

The man who crashed a stolen truck and fled the scene by canoe in View Royal was found not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Nanaimo man war arrested for driving while prohibited after speeding through the construction zone at the McKenzie Interchange. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after speeding to Victoria court date for driving offence

West Shore RCMP remind drivers to be mindful of construction zones

A Nanaimo man war arrested for driving while prohibited after speeding through the construction zone at the McKenzie Interchange. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP recommends that drivers avoid the Millstream overpass on Sept. 26 and 27 as construction reduces traffic to one lane. (Image via Google Maps)

Construction slows weekend traffic at Millstream overpass

West Shore RCMP recommend Leigh Road exit instead

West Shore RCMP recommends that drivers avoid the Millstream overpass on Sept. 26 and 27 as construction reduces traffic to one lane. (Image via Google Maps)
An Indigenous teen has been safely located by West Shore RCMP after she went missing on Sept. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
An Indigenous teen has been safely located by West Shore RCMP after she went missing on Sept. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
An employee at the Chatters Salon at the Westshore Town Centre on Jacklin Road has tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo via Google Maps)

Stylist at West Shore hair salon tests positive for COVID-19

Chatters Salon says exposure risk low due to PPE policies, location to remain open

An employee at the Chatters Salon at the Westshore Town Centre on Jacklin Road has tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo via Google Maps)
The WestShore Skatepark Coalition is hosting a bottle fundraiser for a new skatepark on Saturday, August 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bottle drive planned to boost West Shore skatepark fund

Event takes place on August 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre

The WestShore Skatepark Coalition is hosting a bottle fundraiser for a new skatepark on Saturday, August 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
ICBC has released its intersection vehicle crash data for 2019. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore’s 10 worst intersections for crashes in 2019

Millstream Road, Veterans Memorial Parkway area continues to be a hotspot

ICBC has released its intersection vehicle crash data for 2019. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Ben Mycroft, senior development manager with GableCraft Homes, stands before the Royal Bay Latoria South lands development. The Latoria South development is aimed to be transformed into a new hub for Colwood, with 2,100 new homes planned, along with parks and pathways, bike routes, an elementary school and and a neighbourhood core with a grocery store, and other businesses. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

Royal Bay development in Colwood looks towards next phases

Developer predicts community project to be ongoing over next 10 years

Ben Mycroft, senior development manager with GableCraft Homes, stands before the Royal Bay Latoria South lands development. The Latoria South development is aimed to be transformed into a new hub for Colwood, with 2,100 new homes planned, along with parks and pathways, bike routes, an elementary school and and a neighbourhood core with a grocery store, and other businesses. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
The Rotary Club of West Shore plans to drop 4,000 golf balls that are suspended form 40 feet above the ground for a charity fundraiser. (Pixabay)

One week left to buy one of 4,000 golf balls set to drop on West Shore

Winners can get cash prize of $3,000, $1,000 or $500 while funds raised benefit COVID-19 relief

  • Jul 25, 2020
The Rotary Club of West Shore plans to drop 4,000 golf balls that are suspended form 40 feet above the ground for a charity fundraiser. (Pixabay)
The body of Metchosin man Martin Payne was discovered July 12, 2019. He was described by family as “exceptionally gentle” and “caring.” Two escaped inmates from William Head Institution have been charged with his murder. (Facebook/Martin Payne)

Metchosin prison escapees appear in court for murder charges

Inmates face charges in death of 60-year-old Martin Payne

The body of Metchosin man Martin Payne was discovered July 12, 2019. He was described by family as “exceptionally gentle” and “caring.” Two escaped inmates from William Head Institution have been charged with his murder. (Facebook/Martin Payne)
Langfird bylaw enforcement is ramping up education on physical distancing as hot weather draws crowds to lakes and parks. In this photo taken Tuesday, the crowds appear smaller and more socially distanced than those photographeed Monday and sent to the city’s mayor and council. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

Photos of crowded Langford beach spark COVID-19 concerns

Bylaw officers to offer physical distancing reminders as parks fill up for summer

Langfird bylaw enforcement is ramping up education on physical distancing as hot weather draws crowds to lakes and parks. In this photo taken Tuesday, the crowds appear smaller and more socially distanced than those photographeed Monday and sent to the city’s mayor and council. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
Langford man Kyle Mostowy was sentenced to nine months in prison and two years probation for one count of sexual assault in 2014. (Black Press Media file photo)

Owner of Langford construction company gets nine months for sexual assault

Kyle Mostowy already spent time in prison for sexually assaulting employees

Langford man Kyle Mostowy was sentenced to nine months in prison and two years probation for one count of sexual assault in 2014. (Black Press Media file photo)
More than 2,600 BC Hydro customers are impacted by a power outage Monday morning. (BC Hydro map)

UPDATED: Power restored to Metchosin, Colwood

Monday morning outage impacts more than 2,600 BC Hydro customers

More than 2,600 BC Hydro customers are impacted by a power outage Monday morning. (BC Hydro map)
West Shore community leaders had a virtual meeting of minds Thursday evening for West Shore Vision 2020. (Black Press Media file photo).

West Shore community leaders converge for virtual dialogue

Vision West Shore puts hot topics on the table

West Shore community leaders had a virtual meeting of minds Thursday evening for West Shore Vision 2020. (Black Press Media file photo).
Kaye Mateo says the Tim Hortons on Island Highway near Wale Road has been steady throughout the pandemic. They have been open the entire time and have both counter service that is limited and drive thru service. While many places have been closing, Mateo said they’ve remained open for the customers and for the staff. “We want to make sure our many staff have jobs,” Mateo said. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Pandemic profiles: Passion at the heart of community businesses

Businesses rely on community support to stay open

Kaye Mateo says the Tim Hortons on Island Highway near Wale Road has been steady throughout the pandemic. They have been open the entire time and have both counter service that is limited and drive thru service. While many places have been closing, Mateo said they’ve remained open for the customers and for the staff. “We want to make sure our many staff have jobs,” Mateo said. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Langford’s Kimberly Proctor was the victim of a brutal assault and murder in 2010. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)

Man who bound, murdered Langford teen still a risk to public: parole board

Kimberly Proctor’s killer is still ‘mismanaging emotions,’ has had ‘temper tantrums’

Langford’s Kimberly Proctor was the victim of a brutal assault and murder in 2010. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)
The West Shore RCMP Municipal Traffic Unit has been working with ICBC over the past couple of weeks to target speeders on the West Shore. (Provided by the West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP, ICBC target speeders and aggressive drivers

Hotspots include Sooke Road, Veterans Memorial Parkway and Colwood Corners

The West Shore RCMP Municipal Traffic Unit has been working with ICBC over the past couple of weeks to target speeders on the West Shore. (Provided by the West Shore RCMP)
Pastor Timothy Janzen of Capital City Baptist Church leads a Sunday service on livestream at his home in View Royal. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

West Shore churches embrace technology to cope with pandemic

Langford, Colwood and View Royal churches find online audience

Pastor Timothy Janzen of Capital City Baptist Church leads a Sunday service on livestream at his home in View Royal. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Wild Wise has branched out into Metchosin and Colwood and is looking to expand to Shawnigan and the Cowichan Valley. (Contributed Wild Wise Sooke)

Wild Wise expands into West Shore, reminds residents to be bear aware

Increase in bear, cougar sightings common for springtime

Wild Wise has branched out into Metchosin and Colwood and is looking to expand to Shawnigan and the Cowichan Valley. (Contributed Wild Wise Sooke)