Bailey Moreton

CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum head curator Tatiana Robinson arranges a unique handmade 1950s UN flag flown by HMCS Sioux during the Korean War. The museum highlighted the flag for National Peacekeepers’ Day this year. (Courtesy CFB Esquimalt)

Crafty sailor remembered at CFB Esquimalt museum for his resourcefulness

Naval and Military Museum marks National Peacekeepers’ Day with reminder of local contributions

CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum head curator Tatiana Robinson arranges a unique handmade 1950s UN flag flown by HMCS Sioux during the Korean War. The museum highlighted the flag for National Peacekeepers’ Day this year. (Courtesy CFB Esquimalt)
Pacific FC’s Manny Aparicio fires a freekick into the wall against Atletico Ottawa on Aug. 13 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC stands firm against Ottawa with 1-0 win

Early goal from Josh Heard seals victory for the home team following transfer of star player

Pacific FC’s Manny Aparicio fires a freekick into the wall against Atletico Ottawa on Aug. 13 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Alejandro Diaz (right) celebrating a late penalty goal against Halifax on April 23 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. Diaz recently transferred to Norway, setting a new club record. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Formerly of Langford’s Pacific FC, Alejandro Diaz scores in first game for new team

Diaz scored the third goal in his new team Sogndal FC’s 4-0 victory over Mjondalen

Alejandro Diaz (right) celebrating a late penalty goal against Halifax on April 23 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. Diaz recently transferred to Norway, setting a new club record. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
The Svee women’s softball team represented the Victoria Saanich Women’s Softball Association at the women’s Intermediate A provincial championships in Richmond. (Courtesy of Rachelle Little)

Saanich softball team takes silver at provincials

Svee women’s team won four straight to make it to the finals

The Svee women’s softball team represented the Victoria Saanich Women’s Softball Association at the women’s Intermediate A provincial championships in Richmond. (Courtesy of Rachelle Little)
Harish Sharma, owner of the Medicine Shoppe Pharamcy on Jacklin Road in Langford, said he was lucky to get a small supply of Wellbutrin XL in for his patients. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Shortage of common anti-depressant leaves Greater Victoria pharmacies scrambling

Langford pharmacist Harish Sharma recently saw limited supply sell out in hours

Harish Sharma, owner of the Medicine Shoppe Pharamcy on Jacklin Road in Langford, said he was lucky to get a small supply of Wellbutrin XL in for his patients. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Jurisdictions policed by the West Shore RCMP in general saw a reduction in overall crime severity rates for 2021, the lone exception being View Royal, which experienced a slight increase from 2020 numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Crime levels trending downward on West Shore: StatsCan report

Langford leads way in crime severity reductions; overall and violent crimes drop

Jurisdictions policed by the West Shore RCMP in general saw a reduction in overall crime severity rates for 2021, the lone exception being View Royal, which experienced a slight increase from 2020 numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)
A visitor to Esquimalt Lagoon spotted smoke from a fire on the Royal Roads University property, lower right, early Thursday morning, helping fire crews quickly douse the blaze. (Black Press Media file photo)

Resident helps Colwood fire department quickly catch Royal Roads brush fire

Smoke spotted from Esquimalt Lagoon area early Thursday; fire spread to old fir tree

A visitor to Esquimalt Lagoon spotted smoke from a fire on the Royal Roads University property, lower right, early Thursday morning, helping fire crews quickly douse the blaze. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left to right: Logan, Jason, Rosemary and Michelle Smith revisited Jeneece Place after the family had two stints at the house when both children were born prematurely. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Families and Victoria General nurses reunited at Jeneece Place

Annual event allows families who had children in the neonatal unit to reconnect with hospital staff

From left to right: Logan, Jason, Rosemary and Michelle Smith revisited Jeneece Place after the family had two stints at the house when both children were born prematurely. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Alejandro Diaz hurdles a challenge from York United’s Diyaeddine Abzi during the Pacific FC versus York United match at Starlight Stadium on May 20. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Adios Wero: Langford-based Pacific FC sells record goalscorer Diaz to Norwegian team

Alejandro Diaz heading to Europe after record-breaking goal scoring exploits

Alejandro Diaz hurdles a challenge from York United’s Diyaeddine Abzi during the Pacific FC versus York United match at Starlight Stadium on May 20. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Ret. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Preston was deployed on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1974. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Peacekeepers remembered with parade on anniversary of Canadian deaths

On Aug. 9, 1974, 9 Canadians were killed when a Syrian missile shot down a UN peacekeeping plane

Ret. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Preston was deployed on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1974. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Bella competing with Alicia Gadban. The pair's performances this year earned Bella a national award for best Canadian bred horse of the year. (Courtesy of Paula Leweke)

Metchosin horse heroine celebrates Canadian equestrian breeding award

Breeder Paula Leweke knew ‘Bella’ was special from an early age

Bella competing with Alicia Gadban. The pair's performances this year earned Bella a national award for best Canadian bred horse of the year. (Courtesy of Paula Leweke)
Crowds perused the displays along Beacon Avenue during the Torque Masters Sidney Summer Car Show on Aug. 7. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Residents stroll down memory lane at annual car show in Sidney

The Torque Masters Sidney Summer Car Show took over Beacon Avenue

Crowds perused the displays along Beacon Avenue during the Torque Masters Sidney Summer Car Show on Aug. 7. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Participants in the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa ride set off during a previous year’s event. (Courtesy of Victoria Grandmothers for Africa)

Victoria Grandmothers for Africa ready to ride again from Campbell River

Major fundraiser sees women 55-over riding 275 km down Island, Sept. 9 to 11

Participants in the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa ride set off during a previous year’s event. (Courtesy of Victoria Grandmothers for Africa)
Riel Leaf is headed to the Dodgeball World Championships later this month with her brother Zion, as part of Team Canada. (Courtesy of Riel Leaf)

Victoria brother-sister duo headed to World Dodgeball Championships

Zion and Riel Leaf have loved the sport since playing it in high school gym class

Riel Leaf is headed to the Dodgeball World Championships later this month with her brother Zion, as part of Team Canada. (Courtesy of Riel Leaf)
The E&N track along Station Avenue in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Premier John Horgan doubts return of Island rail service is achievable

Lack of federal support a barrier says Horgan as deadline looms

The E&N track along Station Avenue in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Premier John Horgan answered questions about statements made by retiring BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsey, during an unrelated announcement in Langford on Aug. 3. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

John Horgan says everyone needs to make sacrifices to solve B.C.’s housing issues

Premier feels outgoing BC Housing boss’s frustration with vocal opposition groups

Premier John Horgan answered questions about statements made by retiring BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsey, during an unrelated announcement in Langford on Aug. 3. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Premier John Horgan looks on as the rendering of the new post-secondary campus in Langford is unveiled at the announcement on Aug. 3. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

$125-million collaborative post-secondary campus coming to Langford

Horgan called the project ‘an unprecedented collaboration’ between multiple schools

Premier John Horgan looks on as the rendering of the new post-secondary campus in Langford is unveiled at the announcement on Aug. 3. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A construction worker works on the exterior of a building project on Orono Avenue in Langford. So far no exemptions have been granted to the city’s new construction noise bylaw. (Black Press Media file photo)

No construction noise exemptions yet granted in Langford

3 applications made since bylaw was adopted May 16, none approved

A construction worker works on the exterior of a building project on Orono Avenue in Langford. So far no exemptions have been granted to the city’s new construction noise bylaw. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parking Lot A, at the corner of Second Street and Bevan Avenue in Sidney, is changing from long-term paid parking to free three-hour parking. (Google Maps)

Clinic owner worried about impacts of Sidney parking lot switch

Lot A changing from long-term parking to free three-hour due to lease violation

Parking Lot A, at the corner of Second Street and Bevan Avenue in Sidney, is changing from long-term paid parking to free three-hour parking. (Google Maps)
Manny Aparicio (left) and Alejandro Diaz (right) celebrate a goal as Josh Heard jumps on their shoulders during Pacific FC’s rampant 6-0 win against Waterhouse FC in CONCACAF League action on Aug. 2. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Pacific FC run riot against Waterhouse, win 6-0

With the win, PFC are through to the next round of the CONCACAF League

Manny Aparicio (left) and Alejandro Diaz (right) celebrate a goal as Josh Heard jumps on their shoulders during Pacific FC’s rampant 6-0 win against Waterhouse FC in CONCACAF League action on Aug. 2. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)