Goldstream News Staff

A woman watches on at a viewing party held at Wicket Hall for the men’s World Cup match between Canada and Belgium on Nov. 23. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Victoria fans watch Canada lose first men’s World Cup match in decades

Pacific FC hosted sold-out viewing parties at two bars in downtown Victoria

A woman watches on at a viewing party held at Wicket Hall for the men’s World Cup match between Canada and Belgium on Nov. 23. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Canadians pay the fourth most on average for a beer among countries competing at the World Cup. (Pixabay photo)

Canada has the fourth most expensive beer cost of World Cup Nations

Canada’s $2.95 is a bargain compared to Qatar’s $9.38

Canadians pay the fourth most on average for a beer among countries competing at the World Cup. (Pixabay photo)
Royal Bay Secondary School is hosting its annual 10,000 Tonight food drive in support of the Goldstream Food Bank on Nov. 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal Bay Secondary School hosting 10,000 Tonight food drive Nov. 30

The school aims to collect 10,000 food items for the Goldstream Food Bank

Royal Bay Secondary School is hosting its annual 10,000 Tonight food drive in support of the Goldstream Food Bank on Nov. 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying this person of interest in a September sexual assault case. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP looks to identify person of interest in View Royal sexual assault case

September case involving a young teenage girl still under investigation

West Shore RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying this person of interest in a September sexual assault case. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Pearson College has announced it has raised nearly $40 million for its Renew and Re-found Campaign. Pictured, Deborah Saucier, president of Vancouver Island University, Craig Davis, president and head of college for Pearson College, and Philip Steenkamp, president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University, stand with Hatley Castle in the background following the April signing of a pair of MOUs to create a new climate action leadership diploma program, which is one of the programs funded through the campaign.
 (Photo courtesy of Royal Roads University)

Pearson College nears $40M goal for Renew and Re-found Campaign

The funds are to be used for reconciliation, climate leadership, and more initiatives

Pearson College has announced it has raised nearly $40 million for its Renew and Re-found Campaign. Pictured, Deborah Saucier, president of Vancouver Island University, Craig Davis, president and head of college for Pearson College, and Philip Steenkamp, president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University, stand with Hatley Castle in the background following the April signing of a pair of MOUs to create a new climate action leadership diploma program, which is one of the programs funded through the campaign.
 (Photo courtesy of Royal Roads University)
The new Langford council’s first meeting was held at Belmont Secondary School rather than City Hall on Nov. 7. (Michelle Cabana/Black Press Media)

Langford removing COVID-19 capacity restrictions on council meetings

45 members of the public will be able to attend starting Nov. 21

The new Langford council’s first meeting was held at Belmont Secondary School rather than City Hall on Nov. 7. (Michelle Cabana/Black Press Media)
Colwood Fire Rescue responded to a two-vehicle crash Friday (Nov. 18.) at Colwood Corners which left two people with minor injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two-vehicle crash leaves two with minor injuries in Colwood

Crews were called to the 1900-block of Sooke Road around 11:17 a.m.

Colwood Fire Rescue responded to a two-vehicle crash Friday (Nov. 18.) at Colwood Corners which left two people with minor injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)
Fans packed into the stadium for the game, over 4,600, to witness Pacific FC play against C.S. Herediano during their CONCACAF round-of-16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Pacific FC hosting World Cup watch parties

Events at the Wicket Hall on Nov. 23 for Belgium and Bard & Banker on Nov. 27 for the Croatia game

Fans packed into the stadium for the game, over 4,600, to witness Pacific FC play against C.S. Herediano during their CONCACAF round-of-16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Amer Didic (left) celebrates a goal while his teammates jump on his shoulders during their game against Forge FC on April 10. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford’s Pacific FC re-sign star centre-backs

Amer Didic and Thomas Meilleur-Giguere will be wearing purple for the upcoming season

Amer Didic (left) celebrates a goal while his teammates jump on his shoulders during their game against Forge FC on April 10. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Uninjured physically, but in shock and hypothermic, a naked baby squirrel is on the mend at Wild ARC in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

Naked and alone: Baby squirrel finds new family at West Shore wildlife rehab

Four red squirrels mark a rarity for BC SPCA centre in Metchosin

Uninjured physically, but in shock and hypothermic, a naked baby squirrel is on the mend at Wild ARC in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP officer thanked, asked for a hug by Langford drunk driver

Driver handed 90-day license suspension, 30-day vehicle impound after failing roadside tests

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Easton Ongaro is one of the most prolific goal scorers in the Canadian Premier League’s history, with 25 goals in 55 appearances during his time at FC Edmonton. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)

Langford-based Pacific FC poaches lanky goal poacher

Easton Ongaro scored 25 goals in 55 games with FC Edmonton over a 3-year span

Easton Ongaro is one of the most prolific goal scorers in the Canadian Premier League’s history, with 25 goals in 55 appearances during his time at FC Edmonton. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)
The West Shore RCMP is investigating an attempted abduction of a 17-year-old girl in Langford on Nov. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP investigating attempted abduction of teenage girl in Langford

The girl was shoved into her car while in the Westshore Town Centre parking lot

The West Shore RCMP is investigating an attempted abduction of a 17-year-old girl in Langford on Nov. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
A youth faces charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose after Langford death threats. (Black Press Media file photo)

14-year-old faces assault, weapons charges after Langford knife incident

Sooke RCMP arrests teen suspect set to appear in court in January

A youth faces charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose after Langford death threats. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Malahat will have single-lane alternating traffic overnight starting Nov. 17. (Google Streetview)

Malahat delays expected during overnight work starting Thursday

Drivers can expect up to 20-minute delays

The Malahat will have single-lane alternating traffic overnight starting Nov. 17. (Google Streetview)
Charity Nash said there’s been a good response from the public so far for their coat drive. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford realtors collecting winter coats for kids

Donations going to Victoria Coats for Kids Association

Charity Nash said there’s been a good response from the public so far for their coat drive. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Police are looking for these four suspects in connection to a shoplifting incident at the Langford Best Buy on McCallum Road. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP looking for suspects in electronic thefts

$4,000 worth of Mac keyboards stolen from Langford Best Buy

Police are looking for these four suspects in connection to a shoplifting incident at the Langford Best Buy on McCallum Road. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Motorists are reporting a rollover crash is affecting northbound traffic on the Malahat section of the Trans Canada Highway Thursday (Nov. 10). The traffic camera operated by Drive BC shows a build up of traffic in the northbound lane of the highway near the Malahat Summit. (Courtesy Drive BC)
Motorists are reporting a rollover crash is affecting northbound traffic on the Malahat section of the Trans Canada Highway Thursday (Nov. 10). The traffic camera operated by Drive BC shows a build up of traffic in the northbound lane of the highway near the Malahat Summit. (Courtesy Drive BC)
Emcon Services Inc. is reminding motorists to slow down and move over as crews work to repair delineators on the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday (Nov. 10). (Courtesy Emcon Services/Twitter)

Slow down and move over, Emcon reminding motorists to keep crews safe

Crews are working on the West Shore along the Trans-Canada Highway repairing delineators

Emcon Services Inc. is reminding motorists to slow down and move over as crews work to repair delineators on the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday (Nov. 10). (Courtesy Emcon Services/Twitter)
West Coast Animal Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital (WAVES) has announced it has partially reopened its ER after being forced to close it in September due to staffing issues. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford vet clinic reopens ER for urgent care

WAVES closed its ER in September to preserve the mental health of staff

West Coast Animal Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital (WAVES) has announced it has partially reopened its ER after being forced to close it in September due to staffing issues. (Black Press Media file photo)