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West Shore RCMP asked the public to avoid the 600-block of Goldstream Avenue while crews responded to a call for a structure fire. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Sprinkler tampering triggers false fire call at Langford apartment building

West Shore RCMP originally reported a structure fire in the 600-block of Goldstream Avenue

West Shore RCMP asked the public to avoid the 600-block of Goldstream Avenue while crews responded to a call for a structure fire. (Black Press Media file photo)
Traffic returned to its two-lanes just before 4 p.m. on Sunday. (Courtesy of EMCON South Island)

EMCON nearly done removing trees along Hwy 14

The tree removal near Parkland Road “was tricky”

Traffic returned to its two-lanes just before 4 p.m. on Sunday. (Courtesy of EMCON South Island)
The outage in East Sooke was initially reportedly impacting over 1,000 customers, according to BC Hydro. (Courtesy of BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Outage in East Sooke fixed, Victoria maintenance completed

Fixed just after 2 p.m., maintenance causing outage on Yates Street

The outage in East Sooke was initially reportedly impacting over 1,000 customers, according to BC Hydro. (Courtesy of BC Hydro)
West Shore RCMP headquarters in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP K9 unit searching for man at Thetis Lake

Police are asking the public to avoid the area

West Shore RCMP headquarters in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP is looking to identify this suspect after a coffee throwing incident in Langford. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seeks suspect in coffee-throwing incident in Langford

Man barred from service Jan. 12 returned next day, threw coffee at staffer after brief conversation

West Shore RCMP is looking to identify this suspect after a coffee throwing incident in Langford. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Toronto Arrows and Canada scrum half Ross Braude spins a pass during Major League Rugby action in Georgia last season. The Arrows take on Los Angeles Giltinis on Feb. 11 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Toronto Arrows-Karl Moore)

BC’s first ever Major League Rugby Match coming to Langford

10 Canadian national teamers on Toronto squad; Arrows play reigning champ L.A. on Feb. 11

Toronto Arrows and Canada scrum half Ross Braude spins a pass during Major League Rugby action in Georgia last season. The Arrows take on Los Angeles Giltinis on Feb. 11 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Toronto Arrows-Karl Moore)
Victoria Grizzlies forward Connor Eddy brought victory in overtime for the team and earned a hat trick in the process Friday against the Powell River Kings. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)

Hat trick pushes Victoria Grizzlies to victory over Powell River Kings

Connor Eddy scored his third and the game-winner just 19 seconds into overtime

Victoria Grizzlies forward Connor Eddy brought victory in overtime for the team and earned a hat trick in the process Friday against the Powell River Kings. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)
Firefighters Michael Poole (from left), Captain Bryan Erwin, Bryan McNeil and Josh Pettigrew get acquainted with Colwood Fire Rescue’s new engine. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

Bryan Erwin announced as new Colwood fire chief

Erwin has been with the department for 17 years and has worked in many areas of fire service

Firefighters Michael Poole (from left), Captain Bryan Erwin, Bryan McNeil and Josh Pettigrew get acquainted with Colwood Fire Rescue’s new engine. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
Colwood Fire Rescue (Black Press Media file Photo)

Crews respond to vehicle fire in the driveway of Colwood home

About 28 firefighters attended the Anchorage Avenue scene

Colwood Fire Rescue (Black Press Media file Photo)
The City of Colwood is advising motorists of construction in the area of Sooke and Metchosin roads which will result in periodic lane closures and detours until Feb. 21. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood construction causing delays at Metchosin and Sooke roads

Periodic lane closures and detours will last until Feb. 21

The City of Colwood is advising motorists of construction in the area of Sooke and Metchosin roads which will result in periodic lane closures and detours until Feb. 21. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)
For the second year in a row, Langford has been named the ‘Most Resilient City and Best Place for Work’ out of B.C.’s largest communities by BC Business magazine. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford ranked most resilient city, best place for work in B.C.

For the second year in a row, Langford topped B.C.’s largest communities

For the second year in a row, Langford has been named the ‘Most Resilient City and Best Place for Work’ out of B.C.’s largest communities by BC Business magazine. (Black Press Media file photo)
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer topped the list for most borrowed eaudiobooks at the Vancouver Island Regional Library in 2021. (Photo courtesy VIRL)

Vancouver Island Regional Library presents its most popular books of 2021

Nomadland, The Gruffalo’s Child, Indigenous Wisdom reach top spot on various lists

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer topped the list for most borrowed eaudiobooks at the Vancouver Island Regional Library in 2021. (Photo courtesy VIRL)
The City of Colwood recently improved new staircases in Latoria Creek Park in order to make them more pet-friendly. The city invited its four-legged residents out to try out the improvements. (Photo Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood makes new park stairs paw-friendly

Latoria Creek Park stairs now have extra plates on each step to make it easier for small dogs to use

The City of Colwood recently improved new staircases in Latoria Creek Park in order to make them more pet-friendly. The city invited its four-legged residents out to try out the improvements. (Photo Courtesy of City of Colwood)
Evan Patrician (12) and the Victoria Royals, in action in November against the Vancouver Giants, are on pause for the Western Hockey League season. The Royals announced Friday (Jan. 7) their upcoming games against Spokane Jan. 11 and 12 are cancelled due to players and staff being added to the WHL’s COVID protocols list. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Victoria Royals pause WHL activities season due to COVID protocols

Team said multiple players, staff are displaying symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19

Evan Patrician (12) and the Victoria Royals, in action in November against the Vancouver Giants, are on pause for the Western Hockey League season. The Royals announced Friday (Jan. 7) their upcoming games against Spokane Jan. 11 and 12 are cancelled due to players and staff being added to the WHL’s COVID protocols list. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bus route 64 (purple line) gives Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation residents transit access for the first time. (Google Maps/Screenshot)

Beecher Bay community serviced by new bus route through West Shore, East Sooke

Route 64 runs through Scia’new First Nation from East Sooke to Langford

Bus route 64 (purple line) gives Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation residents transit access for the first time. (Google Maps/Screenshot)
Icy conditions played a role in the Monday evening crash on Sooke Road near Humpback Road in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

18-year-old dies in Sooke Road crash

Crash a ‘grim reminder’ of dangers of icy conditions, says West Shore RCMP

Icy conditions played a role in the Monday evening crash on Sooke Road near Humpback Road in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Waste water spilled into the Ganges Harbour and may present a health risk, according to the CRD. (Photo by Don Bodger)

CRD warns about wastewater spill on Salt Spring Island

The mechanical failure at the Ganges treatment plant likely caused by the cold, according to the CRD

Waste water spilled into the Ganges Harbour and may present a health risk, according to the CRD. (Photo by Don Bodger)
An RCMP cruiser and police tape are seen in front of a home in the Arbutus Ridge Estates mobile home community on Selwyn Road, Langford, Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

UPDATE: Major crime unit investigating potential homicide in Langford

One woman is dead and one man has been arrested, an official said

An RCMP cruiser and police tape are seen in front of a home in the Arbutus Ridge Estates mobile home community on Selwyn Road, Langford, Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak limited to two rooms at Victoria General Hospital. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

COVID outbreak declared at Victoria General Hospital

Island Health said Friday the outbreak is limited to two rooms and two paitents have tested positive

Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak limited to two rooms at Victoria General Hospital. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A light-up heart sits atop Mount Finlayson New Years Eve to show support for essential health-care workers. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Light-up heart cheers on health-care workers from Mount Finlayson

The 5-metre wide heart will only be up until 1 a.m. Jan. 1

A light-up heart sits atop Mount Finlayson New Years Eve to show support for essential health-care workers. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)