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Firearms reported in 2 weekend West Shore home invasions: RCMP

Police uncertain of links in Langford, Songhees home invasions, allegedly with weapons

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Belmont Secondary students on Nov. 29 were invited aboard the 35-foot Pacific Dancer Canoe, known as TL’Ches Spirit, which is used by the West Shore RCMP Indigenous policing unit for community and cultural events. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

Langford students take cultural canoe ride with West Shore RCMP

Belmont Secondary students taught canoeing safety aboard the TL’Ches Spirit

Belmont Secondary students on Nov. 29 were invited aboard the 35-foot Pacific Dancer Canoe, known as TL’Ches Spirit, which is used by the West Shore RCMP Indigenous policing unit for community and cultural events. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP urged parents to check Halloween candy after medication was believed to have been inadvertently handed out Oct. 31 in Colwood. The medication was found inside the home on Nov. 1. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

UPDATE: Missing medication found in Greater Victoria home, not Halloween candy

Elderly resident called Greater Victoria area police when they realized the medication was missing

West Shore RCMP urged parents to check Halloween candy after medication was believed to have been inadvertently handed out Oct. 31 in Colwood. The medication was found inside the home on Nov. 1. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Flooding and bank instability closed the Malahat on Nov. 15, 2021. (File photo courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)

Malahat flood repairs finally complete

Work on Tunnel Hill section of Trans-Canada Highway finished

Flooding and bank instability closed the Malahat on Nov. 15, 2021. (File photo courtesy Emcon Services Inc.)
The second annual Greater Victoria What’s SUP Witches paddle at Thetis Lake Park is cancelled after a drowning Sept. 29. (Courtesy Divya Kapila)

View Royal paddling event cancelled after tragic drowning

Fire rescue recovered a body from Thetis Lake on Friday

The second annual Greater Victoria What’s SUP Witches paddle at Thetis Lake Park is cancelled after a drowning Sept. 29. (Courtesy Divya Kapila)
View Royal Fire Rescue recovered a body from the waters of Thetis Lake Friday, Sept. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: International high school student drowns at Thetis Lake in View Royal

Young man drowned feet from the shore as his classmates witnessed it but couldn’t help

View Royal Fire Rescue recovered a body from the waters of Thetis Lake Friday, Sept. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)
A truck and trailer crash and fire closes the Malahat Sept. 28. (Photo by Kyle Broda)

Dump truck and trailer crash closes Malahat

Crash is reported near the Bamberton exit impacting all lanes

A truck and trailer crash and fire closes the Malahat Sept. 28. (Photo by Kyle Broda)
The second annual Greater Victoria What’s SUP Witches paddle is set for Sunday, Oct. 1 at Thetis Lake Park. (Courtesy Divya Kapila)

Break out the black for second What’SUP Witches paddle in View Royal

The free witchy paddle is Sunday, Oct. 1 on Thetis Lake

The second annual Greater Victoria What’s SUP Witches paddle is set for Sunday, Oct. 1 at Thetis Lake Park. (Courtesy Divya Kapila)
The West Shore is set to see more than $13 million in investments into public transit and active transportation infrastructure thanks to the federal and provincial governments and BC Transit. (Black Press Media file photo)

$13.2M going toward West Shore transit, bike lanes to speed up commute

Feds, province, BC Transit all contributing to investment in Colwood and View Royal

The West Shore is set to see more than $13 million in investments into public transit and active transportation infrastructure thanks to the federal and provincial governments and BC Transit. (Black Press Media file photo)
Visitors should take precautions after a bear and cougar were spotted the morning of Sept. 19 at Royal Roads University in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bear and cougar spotted at Colwood post-secondary campus

Royal Roads University closes gardens, calls conservation and alerts walkers to take precautions

Visitors should take precautions after a bear and cougar were spotted the morning of Sept. 19 at Royal Roads University in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)
A trio of gulls enjoy a return to freedom after spending time healing at the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

VIDEO: Gulls take flight after healing journey at West Shore rehab

Wild ARC staff and volunteers treated 2,459 animals last year

A trio of gulls enjoy a return to freedom after spending time healing at the BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
A rendering of the Royal B.C. Museum’s collections and research building in Colwood. (Courtesy Province of British Columbia)

Construction underway in Colwood on RBCM’s collections, research building

New site to house B.C. Archives expected to be completed in fall 2025, with public opening in 2026

A rendering of the Royal B.C. Museum’s collections and research building in Colwood. (Courtesy Province of British Columbia)
The Correctional Service of Canada says a prisoner has died at the William Head Institution in Metchosin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Lam file photo)

Prisoner dies in custody at Metchosin prison

Richard Paul Preston was in the William Head Institution for second-degree murder

The Correctional Service of Canada says a prisoner has died at the William Head Institution in Metchosin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Lam file photo)
West Shore RCMP officers were called to rescue an injured beaver in Langford Tuesday (Sept. 5) after it was spotted on the road and not moving out of the way of traffic. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

Langford Mounties rescue injured beaver from busy road in Canadian crossover

The beaver appeared unable to move out of the way of vehicles

West Shore RCMP officers were called to rescue an injured beaver in Langford Tuesday (Sept. 5) after it was spotted on the road and not moving out of the way of traffic. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Drivers are being advised to prepare for traffic congestion on the Malahat over the Labour Day long weekend. This view shows traffic leaving and entering Greater Victoria just after 9 a.m. on Sept. 1 (Courtesy of B.C. Ministry of Transportation highway cameras)

Long weekend drivers advised to plan ahead for Malahat traffic

Province says to travel early in the day or later in the evening to avoid congestion

Drivers are being advised to prepare for traffic congestion on the Malahat over the Labour Day long weekend. This view shows traffic leaving and entering Greater Victoria just after 9 a.m. on Sept. 1 (Courtesy of B.C. Ministry of Transportation highway cameras)
As summer progresses, juvenile raccoons are on the move and starting to explore as they seek food and shelter, says the BC SPCA. (Photo by Michael Woods/Courtesy Wild ARC)

BC SPCA offers tips as young Greater Victoria raccoons go it alone

Food is the primary source of human-versus-raccoon conflict

As summer progresses, juvenile raccoons are on the move and starting to explore as they seek food and shelter, says the BC SPCA. (Photo by Michael Woods/Courtesy Wild ARC)
Don’t forget to keep pets cool, reminds the BC SPCA and Saanich Emergency Program as the south Island heat wave continues. (Saanich Emergency Program/Twitter)

Summer scorcher downs 2 Malahat daily records in 2 days

Greater Victoria residents reminded to keep cool as heat wave continues

Don’t forget to keep pets cool, reminds the BC SPCA and Saanich Emergency Program as the south Island heat wave continues. (Saanich Emergency Program/Twitter)
A 49-year-old woman’s body was recovered from Prior Lake on Aug. 14. (Courtesy CRD)

49-year-old woman’s body recovered from Thetis Lake Regional Park waters

Witnesses told police the woman didn’t re-emerge after seeing her go underwater

A 49-year-old woman’s body was recovered from Prior Lake on Aug. 14. (Courtesy CRD)
Warnings and special weather statements cover much of the province amid a heat wave that hit Sunday (Aug. 13). (Environment Canada)

Malahat breaks record as Vancouver Island weathers heat wave

South Island communities reminding residents to keep cool, stay hydrated

Warnings and special weather statements cover much of the province amid a heat wave that hit Sunday (Aug. 13). (Environment Canada)
Cpl. Dave Vunic (left) back in 2018 when the West Shore RCMP’s bike patrol unit was established. (Black Press Media file)

Vancouver Island RCMP officer wins world cycling gold

Westshore’s Sgt. David Vunic won gold at the 2023 World Police & Fire Games in Winnipeg

Cpl. Dave Vunic (left) back in 2018 when the West Shore RCMP’s bike patrol unit was established. (Black Press Media file)