Goldstream News Staff

The West Shore RCMP will be in front of the Langford Real Canadian Super Store Saturday collecting food donations for the Goldstream Food Bank. (Photo Courtesy of West Shore RCMP/Twitter)

West Shore RCMP running fill-a-cruiser food drive again this year

Donations are being collected outside The Real Canadian Superstore on Dec. 10 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The West Shore RCMP will be in front of the Langford Real Canadian Super Store Saturday collecting food donations for the Goldstream Food Bank. (Photo Courtesy of West Shore RCMP/Twitter)
A 54-year-old man was arrested Friday (Dec. 9) morning for impaired driving and possession of stolen property after the West Shore RCMP responded to a scene where a stolen pickup truck had crashed into a fire hydrant in Langford. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

Suspect found hiding in bush after stolen truck crashes into Langford fire hydrant

The incident occurred just after 1 a.m. Friday (Dec. 9)

A 54-year-old man was arrested Friday (Dec. 9) morning for impaired driving and possession of stolen property after the West Shore RCMP responded to a scene where a stolen pickup truck had crashed into a fire hydrant in Langford. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Police are warning the public about suspicious buyers on the Used Victoria website. (iStock photo)

Police warn of a spate of scams on Used Victoria site

Buyers give cheques for higher amount, asking people to send extra to a different account

Police are warning the public about suspicious buyers on the Used Victoria website. (iStock photo)
Santa Claus and Colwood Fire Rescue travelled through neighbourhoods as part of the annual Santa Go Round in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore fire departments hosting annual Santa food drives

Santa will be driven around collecting food on multiple December dates

Santa Claus and Colwood Fire Rescue travelled through neighbourhoods as part of the annual Santa Go Round in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency crews responding to a downed hydro pole on Heatherly Road in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

No injuries after truck takes down power lines in Colwood

The incident closed Heatherly Road near Sooke Road

Emergency crews responding to a downed hydro pole on Heatherly Road in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
West Shore RCMP now boasts a Special Victims Unit to handle sexual offences such as assault, interference, invitation to sexual touching, child abuse, luring and voyeurism. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP launches special unit to investigate sex crimes

Officers investigated 106 reports that included sexual abuse and similar crimes against children

West Shore RCMP now boasts a Special Victims Unit to handle sexual offences such as assault, interference, invitation to sexual touching, child abuse, luring and voyeurism. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are looking for two suspects after finding a safe dumped in the 2300 block of Belair Road in Langford Tuesday (Dec. 6) afternoon. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seek suspects after safe dumped in Langford

Police were called to the 2300 block of Belair Road in Langford at around 4:15 p.m.

Police are looking for two suspects after finding a safe dumped in the 2300 block of Belair Road in Langford Tuesday (Dec. 6) afternoon. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Environment Canada warns there could be light snow or freezing drizzle with temperatures hovering near 1 C on the Malahat portion of Highway 1. (Drive BC)

Slick roads in the forecast for Greater Victoria during morning commute

Temperatures hover near 1 C on the Malahat and 2 C near the airport

Environment Canada warns there could be light snow or freezing drizzle with temperatures hovering near 1 C on the Malahat portion of Highway 1. (Drive BC)
Fire crews are still on the scene of a structure fire in Colwood as of around 3 p.m. Monday (Dec. 5) afternoon. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP/Twitter)

UPDATE: Nobody home during Colwood house fire

Fire near the 3000-block Metchosin Road, cause still under investigation

Fire crews are still on the scene of a structure fire in Colwood as of around 3 p.m. Monday (Dec. 5) afternoon. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP/Twitter)
The District of Highlands is warning motorists to expect closures on a section of Ross Durrance Road in December as BC Hydro crews perform tree work. (Black Press Media file photo)

Highlands warning of road closure for tree work

A section of Ross Durrance Road will be closed during business hours Dec. 9 to 21

The District of Highlands is warning motorists to expect closures on a section of Ross Durrance Road in December as BC Hydro crews perform tree work. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Malahat will have single-lane alternating traffic overnight starting Dec. 5 and continuing until Dec. 7. (File courtesy BC Transportation)

Overnight Malahat delays expected Monday through Wednesday

Traffic through Goldstream Provincial Park will be reduced to a single lane

The Malahat will have single-lane alternating traffic overnight starting Dec. 5 and continuing until Dec. 7. (File courtesy BC Transportation)
The Sooke School District Board of Education had a busy first meeting on Nov. 29 which among other things saw the creation of a staff affordability fund and a public reaffirmation of district’s commitment to using teaching materials which destigmatize gender identity and sexual orientation discussions. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 creates fund to help staff struggling with rising cost of living

Board of education reaffirms support for gender identity classroom materials

The Sooke School District Board of Education had a busy first meeting on Nov. 29 which among other things saw the creation of a staff affordability fund and a public reaffirmation of district’s commitment to using teaching materials which destigmatize gender identity and sexual orientation discussions. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP picked up this e-scooter Nov. 28 near the 300-block of Bonaparte Street after it sat there for weeks. Police hope to return it to its rightful owner. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seek owner of electric scooter abandoned in Colwood

Two-seater sat for weeks before police picked it up

RCMP picked up this e-scooter Nov. 28 near the 300-block of Bonaparte Street after it sat there for weeks. Police hope to return it to its rightful owner. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
West Shore RCMP continue to investigate the September sexual assault of a teenager. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect search ongoing as West Shore RCMP identify sex assault case’s person of interest

Police say young teenager assaulted at View Royal Park on Sept. 6

West Shore RCMP continue to investigate the September sexual assault of a teenager. (Black Press Media file photo)
Traffic is backed up on the slippery Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway Tuesday afternoon, pictured looking south at the intersection with South Shawnigan Lake Road. (Courtesy of Drive BC)

Slippery commute continues on the Malahat

Motorists are being warned of slippery conditions and delays

Traffic is backed up on the slippery Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway Tuesday afternoon, pictured looking south at the intersection with South Shawnigan Lake Road. (Courtesy of Drive BC)
West Shore RCMP attended multiple crash scenes on a snowy Nov. 29 morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore crews attending multiple crashes after snowy morning

Police say motorists should give themselves extra time and slow down amid winter road conditions

West Shore RCMP attended multiple crash scenes on a snowy Nov. 29 morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Quebec-native Pierre Lamothe joins Pacific FC from Halifax Wanderers. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)

Pacific FC sign Halifax Wanderers midfielder Pierre Lamothe

Lamothe scored the winner against PFC when they played the Wanderers in August

Quebec-native Pierre Lamothe joins Pacific FC from Halifax Wanderers. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)
Laura Myers, Taylor Trapp, and their pup Sitka take in one of the final days of the 2022 salmon run in Goldstream Provincial Park, during a visit from Thunder Bay on Nov. 25. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Visitors take in last days of salmon run at Goldstream Provincial Park

Salmon are at the end of their journey, spawning in the same stream they were born in

Laura Myers, Taylor Trapp, and their pup Sitka take in one of the final days of the 2022 salmon run in Goldstream Provincial Park, during a visit from Thunder Bay on Nov. 25. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
There were no major injuries after a house fire in Metchosin Thursday (Nov. 24). (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)

Crews battle Metchosin house fire Thursday night

Cause of fire remains under investigation

There were no major injuries after a house fire in Metchosin Thursday (Nov. 24). (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)
Emergency crews work on a flood-damaged section of the Malahat. (Courtesy Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Machinery on the move: Malahat lane closures in effect Tuesday night

Repairs ongoing since record-breaking rain washed out segment of Trans-Canada Highway

Emergency crews work on a flood-damaged section of the Malahat. (Courtesy Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
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