Juan de Fuca

The WestShore Skatepark Coalition is hosting a bottle fundraiser for a new skatepark on Saturday, August 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bottle drive planned to boost West Shore skatepark fund

Event takes place on August 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre

The WestShore Skatepark Coalition is hosting a bottle fundraiser for a new skatepark on Saturday, August 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Juan de Fuca Rec Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Stella, also known as ‘Shaggy Maggy’ to the two Sooke men who rescued her from a cove nearby Magdalena Point on Saturday, has been reunited with her family from Chemainus. (Zach Regan photo)

Lost dog reunited with family three months after going missing along Juan de Fuca trail

‘The poor thing was skin and bones,’ says one of the Sooke rescuers

Stella, also known as ‘Shaggy Maggy’ to the two Sooke men who rescued her from a cove nearby Magdalena Point on Saturday, has been reunited with her family from Chemainus. (Zach Regan photo)
Juan de Fuca Whalers PeeWee A1 team has started a creative way to practise while in social isolation during COVID-19. Parents sent a video of their kids passing the ball to one another to demonstrate team spirit. (Courtesy of Candace White)

VIDEO: West Shore lacrosse team makes virtual practice video during COVID-19

‘Keep the sticks in your hands, keep practicing,” says team manager

Juan de Fuca Whalers PeeWee A1 team has started a creative way to practise while in social isolation during COVID-19. Parents sent a video of their kids passing the ball to one another to demonstrate team spirit. (Courtesy of Candace White)
Deputy SAR manager Kathryn Farr and senior SAR manager Vickie Webber at JdF SAR headquarters in East Sooke. (Tim Collins - Black Press Media)

Juan de Fuca SAR comes to the rescue

Search and rescue unit there when help needed

Deputy SAR manager Kathryn Farr and senior SAR manager Vickie Webber at JdF SAR headquarters in East Sooke. (Tim Collins - Black Press Media)
Wood chips float in the Salish Sea between Pender and Saltspring islands on Feb. 12, 2020. (Ian Hinkle Twitter)                                Wood chips float in the Salish Sea between Pender and Saltspring islands on Feb. 12, 2020. (Ian Hinkle Twitter)

Listing Seaspan barge full of wood chips nearly tips in Haro Strait

Tug and listing barge drifted through Haro Strait Wednesday morning

Wood chips float in the Salish Sea between Pender and Saltspring islands on Feb. 12, 2020. (Ian Hinkle Twitter)                                Wood chips float in the Salish Sea between Pender and Saltspring islands on Feb. 12, 2020. (Ian Hinkle Twitter)
Susan Simmons of James Bay, B.C., plans to swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Saturday. File contributed

Victoria woman sets date to swim the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Susan Simmons will attempt to be the first to swim the Strait twice starting Saturday afternoon

Susan Simmons of James Bay, B.C., plans to swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Saturday. File contributed
Athletes participate in a game of sledge hockey at the Juan de Fuca Arena in Colwood. Drop-in sledge hockey takes place on Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the arena until March 24. (Contributed photo)

Sledge hockey an inclusive sport for all

Drop-in sessions take place at Juan de Fuca Arena on Saturday

Athletes participate in a game of sledge hockey at the Juan de Fuca Arena in Colwood. Drop-in sledge hockey takes place on Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the arena until March 24. (Contributed photo)