West Shore

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin speaks at a	partnership announcement for the Royal Beach development on Monday (Jan. 24). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Developers to partner on $1.2 billion Royal Beach project in Colwood

Project expected to create 700 jobs per year during its 15-year construction

 

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LETTER: Traffic delay on Sooke Rd. ‘nonsense’

Regarding the outrageous Jan. 23 traffic delays when almost no traffic could…

  • Jan 24, 2022

 

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LETTER: We have the right to choose but we also have a responsibility to society

We live in an interconnected, interdependent world where our personal choices affect…

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SOOKE HISTORY: Behemoths of the woods

The Butler Brothers ‘pup trailer’

  • Jan 24, 2022
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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)
Laura McIntyre and her three kids are once again facing homelessness after their recently crowdfunded new trailer suffered a fire, and she contracted COVID-19. (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre) (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre)

Single Langford mom of three facing homelessness once again after trailer fire

Laura McIntyre also tested positive for COVID the day before the fire

Laura McIntyre and her three kids are once again facing homelessness after their recently crowdfunded new trailer suffered a fire, and she contracted COVID-19. (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre) (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre)
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)
ElderDog Victoria volunteer Linda Harris takes Lilly for regular walks for her senior owner as part of the non-profit’s services in Greater Victoria. (Photo Courtesy of Linda Harris)

Seniors, do you need help caring for your four-legged friend?

ElderDog is now looking to expand its volunteer and client lists in the Sooke area

ElderDog Victoria volunteer Linda Harris takes Lilly for regular walks for her senior owner as part of the non-profit’s services in Greater Victoria. (Photo Courtesy of Linda Harris)
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)
Renee Monson receives her COVID-19 booster shot from nurse Scott Renmer during a vaccination clinic on Thursday at SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke booster clinic jabbing 200 arms a day

COVID vaccination clinic has been running smoothly in its first week

Renee Monson receives her COVID-19 booster shot from nurse Scott Renmer during a vaccination clinic on Thursday at SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Sooke News Mirror)
Aaron Trotter said his parents never pressured him into hockey, which kept his love for the game going. (Courtesy of Michael Trotter)

Langford goalie working toward NCAA, NHL dreams

Aaron Trotter overcame a number of challenges to earn Division I scholarship

Aaron Trotter said his parents never pressured him into hockey, which kept his love for the game going. (Courtesy of Michael Trotter)
Sooke alternative rock band Shale has released its first single – To The Ground – which saw more than 4,000 streams in five days. (Contributed - Serena Haley Photography)

‘Pretty unbelievable’ – Sooke rockers Shale breaking out with debut single

To The Ground has been streamed more than 4,000 times in five days

Sooke alternative rock band Shale has released its first single – To The Ground – which saw more than 4,000 streams in five days. (Contributed - Serena Haley Photography)
Sooke School District said registration numbers were strong once again for nature and French immersion kindergarten in the 2022-2023 school year, and officials are expecting the same for regular kindergarten registration when it opens on Jan. 24. (File - Black Press Media)

Sooke School District sees steady numbers for kindergarten registration

Lack of qualified teachers limiting French immersion curriculum

Sooke School District said registration numbers were strong once again for nature and French immersion kindergarten in the 2022-2023 school year, and officials are expecting the same for regular kindergarten registration when it opens on Jan. 24. (File - Black Press Media)
Pearson College students are currently attending classes remotely while on campus in Metchosin. An assessment for the possible return of in-person class will be made Jan. 24. (Courtesy of Pearson College)

Pearson College defends COVID protocol amid outbreak on Metchosin campus

Protocol leaves some isolated students ‘sitting ducks for infection,’ one parent says

Pearson College students are currently attending classes remotely while on campus in Metchosin. An assessment for the possible return of in-person class will be made Jan. 24. (Courtesy of Pearson College)
Pavement failure and rutting on Charters Road are due to cold and rainy weather. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Charters Road construction will trigger traffic delays in Sooke

Repairs underway on weather-damaged roadway this week

Pavement failure and rutting on Charters Road are due to cold and rainy weather. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Three thousand people will lose their family doctor after two physicians at Eagle Creek Medical Clinic in View Royal announced they will be leaving the clinic. Their practice, as well as the walk-in clinic will be closed April 15. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Loss of two doctors at View Royal clinic will leave 3,000 without a GP

New general practitioner coming in August, but won’t be able to take all orphaned patients

Three thousand people will lose their family doctor after two physicians at Eagle Creek Medical Clinic in View Royal announced they will be leaving the clinic. Their practice, as well as the walk-in clinic will be closed April 15. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
O.K. Industries will be allowed to continue working at the Highlands quarry after the B.C. Court of Appeals decision. (Courtesy of District of Highlands)

Appeals court rules against Highlands in quarry case

District has fought to stop work on site since 2016

O.K. Industries will be allowed to continue working at the Highlands quarry after the B.C. Court of Appeals decision. (Courtesy of District of Highlands)
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)