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Police responded to an incident at 2200 block of Sooke Rd. on May 14 (File photo)                                Police responded to an incident at 2200 block of Sooke Rd. on May 14 (Courtesy photo)

West Shore RCMP investigate a possible early-morning assault in Colwood

Witnesses heard loud popping noises Tuesday morning but no firearm was involved, police say

Police responded to an incident at 2200 block of Sooke Rd. on May 14 (File photo)                                Police responded to an incident at 2200 block of Sooke Rd. on May 14 (Courtesy photo)
Belton Bros. were scheduled to be moving the building this week in two sections. (Joan Stiebel/ Black Press staff)

Move of Colwood Corners office building postponed

Developers are reconsidering the building’s final location

Belton Bros. were scheduled to be moving the building this week in two sections. (Joan Stiebel/ Black Press staff)
An affordable housing proposal in the Thetis Lake area includes 152 multi-family residential units in two six-storey rental buildings. Many View Royal residents wrote letters of support to council. (Seymour Pacific Developments)

View Royal council to consider 152-unit affordable housing proposal in upcoming meeting

Written and in-person comments to be considered beforehand

An affordable housing proposal in the Thetis Lake area includes 152 multi-family residential units in two six-storey rental buildings. Many View Royal residents wrote letters of support to council. (Seymour Pacific Developments)
Onni Group began work in January 2018 for the site at 1913 Sooke Rd. (Swikar Oli/ News Staff)

Colwood Corners developers teeing up for 2021 move in for first residents

Retail and residential hub to receive tenants starting in the summer

Onni Group began work in January 2018 for the site at 1913 Sooke Rd. (Swikar Oli/ News Staff)
Former Grizzlies captain wins best Canadian major junior A hockey forward award

Former Grizzlies captain wins best Canadian major junior A hockey forward award

Newhook won the British Columbia Hockey League’s MVP as a top scorer, with 1.92 points per game.

Former Grizzlies captain wins best Canadian major junior A hockey forward award
Congestion along Six Mile Road from the Island Highway to the Trans-Canada Highway has been growing annually (Town of View Royal)

Over 60 residents attend open house about traffic flow on View Royal’s Six Mile corridor

Over 40 residents left feedback in the recent public engagement session

Congestion along Six Mile Road from the Island Highway to the Trans-Canada Highway has been growing annually (Town of View Royal)
Canada finish strong at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series over the weekend, place fifth

Canada finish strong at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series over the weekend, place fifth

Team loses in a close game against USA in the quarterfinals

Canada finish strong at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series over the weekend, place fifth
Commodore Angus Topshee, Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific (left), Chief Petty Officer First Class Sylvain Jacquement (centre, standing) and Royal Roads University President and Vice-Chancellor Philip Steenkamp (right), lay wreaths in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMCS Athabaskan (Courtesy of Royal Roads University)

Memories of war put together as vignettes by RRU professor

Geoffrey Bird’s focus is in revealing the shared history that helps people make a connection

Commodore Angus Topshee, Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific (left), Chief Petty Officer First Class Sylvain Jacquement (centre, standing) and Royal Roads University President and Vice-Chancellor Philip Steenkamp (right), lay wreaths in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMCS Athabaskan (Courtesy of Royal Roads University)
Hannah Day and her mother Brooke Ervin in a picture posted to Facebook before Day underwent a biopsy surgery for tumours in her brain. (Facebook/Brooke Ervin)

Langford’s Hannah Day tragically dies at nine years old after battling cancer

‘Life will never be the same. She deserved a beautiful life and it was cut short’

Hannah Day and her mother Brooke Ervin in a picture posted to Facebook before Day underwent a biopsy surgery for tumours in her brain. (Facebook/Brooke Ervin)
Thrift stores are receiving an influx of clothing in recent years. (Swikar Oli/ News staff)

Donations on the rise for West Shore thrift stores

‘People are getting rid of things, and we appreciate it’

Thrift stores are receiving an influx of clothing in recent years. (Swikar Oli/ News staff)
Though not always green, European green crabs have five prominent spikes or ridges on either side of the eye. Their Latin name, carcinus maenas, means “raving mad crabs.” (Patty Menning/Facebook)

‘Raving mad crabs’ spotted at Esquimalt Lagoon

DFO laying traps for invasive European green crabs

Though not always green, European green crabs have five prominent spikes or ridges on either side of the eye. Their Latin name, carcinus maenas, means “raving mad crabs.” (Patty Menning/Facebook)
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View Royal residents see traffic and policing as major concerns

Survey shows vast majority of View Royal residents rate quality of life as ‘good’ or ‘very good’

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Words ‘blood’ and ‘gang’ appear to be spraypainted in red on the side of a building in pictures accompanying the release on May 7 (West Shore RCMP)

WATCH: RCMP arrest four girls in two days for spray painting graffiti

All four girls were arrested for mischief under $5,000

Words ‘blood’ and ‘gang’ appear to be spraypainted in red on the side of a building in pictures accompanying the release on May 7 (West Shore RCMP)
Pacific FC acquire 17-year-old midfielder from Vancouver

Pacific FC acquire 17-year-old midfielder from Vancouver

High school student Ahmed Alghamdi made his professional debut against Valour FC

Pacific FC acquire 17-year-old midfielder from Vancouver
CRD consults public on using wastewater biosolids as alternative fuel for B.C. cement industry

CRD consults public on using wastewater biosolids as alternative fuel for B.C. cement industry

Open house for biosolids use being held Tuesday and Wednesday

CRD consults public on using wastewater biosolids as alternative fuel for B.C. cement industry
Line painting on Island Highway affects evening commutes

Line painting on Island Highway affects evening commutes

Work ongoing from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. until May 9

Line painting on Island Highway affects evening commutes
Words ‘blood’ and ‘gang’ appear to be spraypainted in red on the side of a building in pictures accompanying the release (West Shore RCMP)

Spray painting youths arrested for mischief: West Shore RCMP

The girls, aged 12 and 13, were released to their parents and are required to appear in court

Words ‘blood’ and ‘gang’ appear to be spraypainted in red on the side of a building in pictures accompanying the release (West Shore RCMP)
Langford Fire Rescue put out a brush fire near Belmont Secondary School on Sunday afternoon. (Facebook/Langford Fire Rescue)

Langford Fire dealt with seven fires in the last ten days

People are being asked to be careful to avoid ‘completely’ preventable fires

Langford Fire Rescue put out a brush fire near Belmont Secondary School on Sunday afternoon. (Facebook/Langford Fire Rescue)
Canada head coach Damian McGrath speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 ater a breakthrough campaign that saw their first ever tournament win on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series (File photo)

McGrath out as Men’s Rugby 7s head coach

The XV men’s team’s assistant coach Henry Paul will be filling in ‘effective immediately’

Canada head coach Damian McGrath speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 ater a breakthrough campaign that saw their first ever tournament win on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series (File photo)

West Shore RCMP issues driver ticket, impounds vehicle for drag racing

Incident took place in ‘heavily populated’ area on Island Highway on May 3 in View Royal