Goldstream News Staff

Marco Bustos takes on water during Pacific FC’s playoff game against Atletico Ottawa at Starlight Stadium in Langford on Sunday (Oct. 16). (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Bustos, Irving wave goodbye to Pacific FC

Bustos is joined by Gianni dos Santos and Callum Irving out the exit door

Marco Bustos takes on water during Pacific FC’s playoff game against Atletico Ottawa at Starlight Stadium in Langford on Sunday (Oct. 16). (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Cheetham was last seen on Dec. 18, 2022, in Langford. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

MISSING: West Shore RCMP looking for James Cheetham

Cheetham was last seen on Dec. 18 in Langford

Cheetham was last seen on Dec. 18, 2022, in Langford. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Brendon Moore celebrates after winning his race during the final race night at the Westshore Motorsports Park Saturday, Sept. 17, as the track shuts down permanently. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

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Brendon Moore celebrates after winning his race during the final race night at the Westshore Motorsports Park Saturday, Sept. 17, as the track shuts down permanently. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Sooke School District 62 is opening registration for the popular Nature Kindergarten program from Jan. 9 through 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 Nature Kindergarten registration opens Jan. 9

All interested parents must attend an info session on Jan. 5 or 7 in order to register

Sooke School District 62 is opening registration for the popular Nature Kindergarten program from Jan. 9 through 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Gizeh Shrine Clown Unit is hosting its annual tree-chipping fundraiser by donation on Jan. 2 and 3 to raise funds for the Montreal Shriner Children’s Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)

Shrine clown unit hosting tree chipping fundraiser in View Royal Jan. 2 and 3

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Montreal Shriner Children’s Hospital

The Victoria Gizeh Shrine Clown Unit is hosting its annual tree-chipping fundraiser by donation on Jan. 2 and 3 to raise funds for the Montreal Shriner Children’s Hospital. (Black Press Media file photo)
Steffen Yeates, formerly of Toronto FC, has joined Pacific FC for the upcoming season. (Courtesy Pacific FC)

Pacific FC sign Canadian youth international midfielder Steffen Yeates

Yeates, 21, made two appearances for Toronto FC and played for Canada u-20

Steffen Yeates, formerly of Toronto FC, has joined Pacific FC for the upcoming season. (Courtesy Pacific FC)
Multiple West Shore RCMP officers were injured on the job over the past week in two unrelated incidents. (Black Press Media file photo)

Three Mounties hurt on West Shore in unrelated incidents

The two incidents occurred earlier this week

Multiple West Shore RCMP officers were injured on the job over the past week in two unrelated incidents. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP’s Crime Reduction Unit spent months investigating the string of thefts. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore police stop $200K equipment crime spree

Tools stolen from construction sites and businesses in the West Shore between Sept. and Nov.

West Shore RCMP’s Crime Reduction Unit spent months investigating the string of thefts. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
A baby squirrel on the mend at Wild ARC in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

VIDEO: Scurry set free after healing stay at Vancouver Island wildlife rehab

‘Young, wild and free’ handful of red squirrels returns to the wild

A baby squirrel on the mend at Wild ARC in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
A baby squirrel on the mend at Wild ARC in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

VIDEO: Scurry set free after healing stay at West Shore wildlife rehab

‘Young, wild and free’ handful of red squirrels returns to the wild

A baby squirrel on the mend at Wild ARC in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
The Sooke School District 62 office in Langford. (Black Press Media file)

‘The time is now’: SD62 lobbying for school food program

Letters sent to province, feds calling for healthy food in schools

The Sooke School District 62 office in Langford. (Black Press Media file)
A tree that’s been stripped at a site on Brock Avenue in Langford on Dec. 14. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford adds ‘very restrictive’ tree bylaw to council agenda at last minute

Tree protection bylaw would see $1,000 fines for those who break rules, passes third reading

A tree that’s been stripped at a site on Brock Avenue in Langford on Dec. 14. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A photo of the booklet which holds hundreds of expensive stamps, according to police. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP looking for the owner of fancy stamps

Collection found during an investigation in early November, hundreds of expensive items

A photo of the booklet which holds hundreds of expensive stamps, according to police. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
The City of Colwood has installed a new viewing platform at Murray’s Pond Park. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood installs new viewing platform at Murray’s Pond Park

The platform is part of the park improvements happening in Royal Bay

The City of Colwood has installed a new viewing platform at Murray’s Pond Park. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
Eric Lajeunesse won the U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship in his first-year at University of British Columbia. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)

Pacific FC drafts two young defenders

Eric Lajeunesse and Brandon Torresan both spent time with the Vancouver Whitecaps academy

Eric Lajeunesse won the U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship in his first-year at University of British Columbia. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford is seen March 29, 2022. (Black Press Media file)

West Shore RCMP touts crime reduction with long sentence for drug dealer

Paulo Murphy-O’Neill sentenced to 5.5 years in jail on 5 counts of possession for trafficking

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford is seen March 29, 2022. (Black Press Media file)
The City of Colwood has approved more than $300,000 worth of support for a new childcare facility which will have 97 childcare spaces. (Courtesy of Low Hammond Rowe Architects)

Colwood approves $300K of support to create child-care spaces

A new facility is to be built near Colwood Elementary School

The City of Colwood has approved more than $300,000 worth of support for a new childcare facility which will have 97 childcare spaces. (Courtesy of Low Hammond Rowe Architects)
Belmont Secondary School taken on Sept. 9, 2020. (Black Press Media file)

Police break up fight between Belmont students, one charged with assault

A 17-year-old male student suffered a broken nose and cheekbone during the incident

Belmont Secondary School taken on Sept. 9, 2020. (Black Press Media file)
The Town of View Royal wants residents to nominate their favourite holiday display between now and Dec. 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Light Up View Royal contest looking for the coolest displays

Residents encouraged to nominate their favourite decorative display

The Town of View Royal wants residents to nominate their favourite holiday display between now and Dec. 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of the West Shore RCMP, including mascot Safety Bear, stand in front of the 35-foot canoe they filled with donated food Saturday (Dec. 10) during the detachment’s annual food drive. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: West Shore RCMP fills canoe during annual food drive

The detachment was aiming to beat 2021’s nearly $10K in donations for Goldstream Food Bank

Members of the West Shore RCMP, including mascot Safety Bear, stand in front of the 35-foot canoe they filled with donated food Saturday (Dec. 10) during the detachment’s annual food drive. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)