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Iris McNeil, who was murdered in 1997. (Photo courtesy of the McNeil family)

Killer’s bid for parole from Metchosin institution denied again

Victim’s family happy with decision, angered by the process

Iris McNeil, who was murdered in 1997. (Photo courtesy of the McNeil family)
Documentary filmmaker Les Stroud and ethnobotanist Fiona Hamersley Chambers pick salmonberries in the forest for an episode of Wild Harvest. (Photo courtesy of Laura Bombier)

Metchosin farmer lends foraging expertise to documentary filmmaker

Fiona Hamersley Chambers joins forces with Les Stroud on Wild Harvest foodie series

Documentary filmmaker Les Stroud and ethnobotanist Fiona Hamersley Chambers pick salmonberries in the forest for an episode of Wild Harvest. (Photo courtesy of Laura Bombier)
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Fireworks permit required in Greater Victoria

A timely reminder regarding fireworks ahead of Oct. 31

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Upgrades to Witty’s Beach stairs in Metchosin were completed by the district in August. (Photo contributed by District of Metchosin)

Metchosin completes scenic upgrades

Work includes all-weather surface for Sea Bluff Trail

Upgrades to Witty’s Beach stairs in Metchosin were completed by the district in August. (Photo contributed by District of Metchosin)
Colwood resident Gary Woodburn has concerns about how proposed changes for the areas around Esquimalt Lagoon may impact the bird sanctuary. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Colwood’s proposed changes for Esquimalt Lagoon area under scrutiny

Area resident worries about impacts on birds and other wildlife that frequent nature sanctuary

Colwood resident Gary Woodburn has concerns about how proposed changes for the areas around Esquimalt Lagoon may impact the bird sanctuary. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
A free scholarship program sponsored by Nolan Riding and the City of Langford is geared to getting more kids involved in the sport of mountain biking. (Photo courtesy of Nolan Riding Mountain Bike Coaching)

Partnership provides introduction to mountain biking in Langford

Participants to learn at Jordie Lunn Memorial Bike Park, receive professional coaching

A free scholarship program sponsored by Nolan Riding and the City of Langford is geared to getting more kids involved in the sport of mountain biking. (Photo courtesy of Nolan Riding Mountain Bike Coaching)
The Victoria Beer Society is hosting events on Oct. 8 and 9 highlighting the quality of craft brewers from across the province. (Courtesy of Victoria Beer Society)

Craft beer events a celebration and education

Victoria Beer Society hosts pop-ups Oct. 8 and 9

The Victoria Beer Society is hosting events on Oct. 8 and 9 highlighting the quality of craft brewers from across the province. (Courtesy of Victoria Beer Society)
Bruce Ruddell is the director of Choral Evolution, a new choir looking for members on the West Shore and Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Longdale)

Choral Evolution looks to West Shore for new voices

Former members of the Sooke Community Choir make up heart of new vocal group

Bruce Ruddell is the director of Choral Evolution, a new choir looking for members on the West Shore and Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Longdale)
Teachers Gillian Le Rose and Rick Fabris hold a canoe that’s part of a unique reconciliation project at Westshore Colwood School. (Photo courtesy of Sooke School District)

Colwood school, Sooke School District promote healing, reconciliation education

Unique canoe project sees students paddle together

Teachers Gillian Le Rose and Rick Fabris hold a canoe that’s part of a unique reconciliation project at Westshore Colwood School. (Photo courtesy of Sooke School District)
The family of Iris McNeil, who was murdered in 1997, has launched a petition to deny parole for the man who murdered her in 1997. James Shortreed’s hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6. (Photos courtesy of the McNeil family)

Family continues fight to block killer’s release from William Head In Metchosin

James Shortreed’s parole hearing scheduled for Oct. 6

The family of Iris McNeil, who was murdered in 1997, has launched a petition to deny parole for the man who murdered her in 1997. James Shortreed’s hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6. (Photos courtesy of the McNeil family)
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria has added three new events for younger riders this year. (Photo courtesy of Tour de Victoria)

Kids ready to roll in Tour de Victoria

Ryder Hesjedals’ Tour de Victoria set for Oct. 2

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria has added three new events for younger riders this year. (Photo courtesy of Tour de Victoria)
The Royal BC Museum is hosting three outdoor events in Colwood on Saturday, Sept. 25 to meet the community and share information about its programs. (Photo courtesy of Royal BC Museum)

Royal BC Museum mobile learning unit hits Colwood this weekend

Museum hosting three family fun-oriented events around city on Saturday

The Royal BC Museum is hosting three outdoor events in Colwood on Saturday, Sept. 25 to meet the community and share information about its programs. (Photo courtesy of Royal BC Museum)
NEW CUTLINE Sunderland Road resident Rick Cuthbert expressed concerns over asbestos removal from properties being torn down for four towers proposed for Langford. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Sunderland Road resident Rick Cuthbert has major concerns with a proposal for four tall towers in his neighbourhood. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

WorkSafe BC checks on asbestos removal at home demolition in Langford

Resident worried about potential health concerns as house demos occur

NEW CUTLINE Sunderland Road resident Rick Cuthbert expressed concerns over asbestos removal from properties being torn down for four towers proposed for Langford. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Sunderland Road resident Rick Cuthbert has major concerns with a proposal for four tall towers in his neighbourhood. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
A map shows the location work that will reroute Glen lake Road to the signal light at Sooke Road and Happy Valley Road. (Map courtesy of the City of Langford)

Langford improving connection at Glen Lake, Sooke roads

Work underway to route Glen Lake to traffic signal at Happy Valley Road

A map shows the location work that will reroute Glen lake Road to the signal light at Sooke Road and Happy Valley Road. (Map courtesy of the City of Langford)
Mikayla Edmunds, centre, with her cousin, Nevaeh Pelkey, and her mother, Jocelyn Edmonds, delivers the Gazette to make her dream of a trip to Disneyland, Paris come true. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

West Shore newspaper carrier is all about heart

Mikayla Edmunds delivering the Goldstream Gazette to save for a trip to Disney Paris

Mikayla Edmunds, centre, with her cousin, Nevaeh Pelkey, and her mother, Jocelyn Edmonds, delivers the Gazette to make her dream of a trip to Disneyland, Paris come true. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
The proposed Langford Gateway project calls for residential towers of 22 and 18 storeys, leading one nearby resident to voice concerns about the huge potential increase in density to the neighbourhood. A development application just down Peatt Road proposes towers of 24 and 18 storeys. (Rendering courtesy Evantra Development)

Langford considering four residential towers in Peatt Road neighbourhood

Two developments a block apart call for towers up to 24 storeys

The proposed Langford Gateway project calls for residential towers of 22 and 18 storeys, leading one nearby resident to voice concerns about the huge potential increase in density to the neighbourhood. A development application just down Peatt Road proposes towers of 24 and 18 storeys. (Rendering courtesy Evantra Development)
Al Ennis with Marie Donais Calder, author of Forever in the Clouds, which tells the stories of the 21 RCAF officers killed in a crash near Estevan, Sask. in 1946. (Photo courtesy of the Ennis family)

Langford man rekindles memories of tragic Saskatchewan air crash

RCMP volunteer connects with author of book on Second World War pilots who died in peacetime crash

Al Ennis with Marie Donais Calder, author of Forever in the Clouds, which tells the stories of the 21 RCAF officers killed in a crash near Estevan, Sask. in 1946. (Photo courtesy of the Ennis family)
Colwood resident Harley Gordon is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Harley Gordon)

Greens pin hopes on forest biologist in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

Younger age gives him long-range perspective on issues, says Harley Gordon

Colwood resident Harley Gordon is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Harley Gordon)
Capt. Stefan Reid wants to spread the word about the resources and facilities available for people on the West Shore and in Sooke at Connection Point Church & Resource Centre in Langford. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Salvation Army has a spacious new home in downtown Langford

Former nightclub space gives organization opportunities to provide more services

Capt. Stefan Reid wants to spread the word about the resources and facilities available for people on the West Shore and in Sooke at Connection Point Church & Resource Centre in Langford. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
The deadline for input from the public in proposed changes at Esquimalt Lagoon runs through September. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Colwood extends deadline for input on changes at Esquimalt Lagoon

Natural pathway being considered from Lagoon Beach to Royal Beach

The deadline for input from the public in proposed changes at Esquimalt Lagoon runs through September. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)