Goldstream News Staff

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)
Canadians pay the fourth most on average for a beer among countries competing at the World Cup. (Pixabay photo)

Canada has the fourth most expensive beer cost of World Cup Nations

Canada’s $2.95 is a bargain compared to Qatar’s $9.38

Canadians pay the fourth most on average for a beer among countries competing at the World Cup. (Pixabay photo)
There are four young red squirrels on the mend at Wild ARC in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

Naked and alone: Baby squirrel finds new family at Vancouver Island wildlife rehab

Four red squirrels mark a rarity for BC SPCA centre in Metchosin

There are four young red squirrels on the mend at Wild ARC in Metchosin. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP officer thanked, asked for a hug by Langford drunk driver

Driver handed 90-day license suspension, 30-day vehicle impound after failing roadside tests

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
The West Shore RCMP is investigating an attempted abduction of a 17-year-old girl in Langford on Nov. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

RCMP investigating attempted abduction of teenage girl in Langford parking lot

Girl was shoved into her car while outside Westshore Town Centre

The West Shore RCMP is investigating an attempted abduction of a 17-year-old girl in Langford on Nov. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Malahat will have single-lane alternating traffic overnight starting Nov. 17. (Google Streetview)

Malahat delays expected during overnight work starting Thursday

Drivers can expect up to 20-minute delays

The Malahat will have single-lane alternating traffic overnight starting Nov. 17. (Google Streetview)
Emcon Services Inc. is reminding motorists to slow down and move over as crews work to repair delineators on the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday (Nov. 10). (Courtesy Emcon Services/Twitter)

Slow down and move over, Emcon reminding motorists to keep crews safe

Crews are working on the West Shore along the Trans-Canada Highway repairing delineators

Emcon Services Inc. is reminding motorists to slow down and move over as crews work to repair delineators on the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday (Nov. 10). (Courtesy Emcon Services/Twitter)
FILE - A resident walks through a flooded gutter on a street in Claresholm, Alta., Wednesday, June 18, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Rainfall statements issued for much of Vancouver Island

Heavy rain in Port Renfrew, lighter elsewhere, set to ease by Sunday evening

FILE - A resident walks through a flooded gutter on a street in Claresholm, Alta., Wednesday, June 18, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A truck crash on the Trans-Canada Highway is causing delays in Langford. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway reopens in Langford after dump truck crash

Crash involving fully loaded dump truck and trailer

A truck crash on the Trans-Canada Highway is causing delays in Langford. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Environment Canada issued an air quality warning for Vancouver Island residents Sunday (Oct. 16) afternoon. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Air quality warning continues under smokey skies for Vancouver Island

Wildfire smoke from Washington may be in the air for 24 to 48 hours

Environment Canada issued an air quality warning for Vancouver Island residents Sunday (Oct. 16) afternoon. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
European green crabs can be identified by the five spines on each side of their eyes and can range in colour from green, yellow and orange. (Black Press Media file photo)

Invasive European green crab scuttles into Esquimalt Lagoon

Colwood beachgoers asked to report any sightings as range creeps into new Island areas

European green crabs can be identified by the five spines on each side of their eyes and can range in colour from green, yellow and orange. (Black Press Media file photo)
Highlands Volunteer Fire Department, Langford Fire Rescue and BC Wildfire Service battle a one-hectare wildfire south of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park Oct. 4. (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)

Helicopters join ground crews battling Greater Victoria brush fire

People asked to steer clear of Finlayson Arm Road as firefighters work

Highlands Volunteer Fire Department, Langford Fire Rescue and BC Wildfire Service battle a one-hectare wildfire south of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park Oct. 4. (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bystanders intervene after car stolen, owner dragged from Island gas station

Owner treated in hospital after being dragged about 30 metres

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Motorists are being reminded winter tires are mandatory for most highway travel in the province as of Oct. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island motorists reminded winter tires mandatory on some highways starting Oct. 1

The tire requirements apply to travellers on the Malahat and Highway 14

Motorists are being reminded winter tires are mandatory for most highway travel in the province as of Oct. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Metchosin-based animal rehabilitation centre released nine deer fawns into the wild the last week of summer. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)

VIDEO: 9 young deer fresh from rehab trot off into Island wilderness

BC SPCA Wild ARC cared for 13 sick, injured or orphaned fawns this summer

A Metchosin-based animal rehabilitation centre released nine deer fawns into the wild the last week of summer. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)
A vehicle fell 200 to 300 feet off the Malahat near Split Rock on Sept. 25. (Google Maps)

Driver survives after vehicle plunges hundreds of feet from Malahat

Driver escapes crash with injuries now considered non-life-threatening

A vehicle fell 200 to 300 feet off the Malahat near Split Rock on Sept. 25. (Google Maps)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigating after man exposes himself to multiple women on Island trails

Indecent acts reported several times in multiple locations on Greater Victoria’s West Shore

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria saw only one millimetre of rain in August, resulting in extremely dry conditions that led to a heightened risk of wildfire, like the one seen here in Thetis Lake Regional Park. (Courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)

Southern Vancouver Island just finished its hottest August ever recorded

Ocean temperatures mean higher temperatures likely to continue into fall n B.C. coast

Greater Victoria saw only one millimetre of rain in August, resulting in extremely dry conditions that led to a heightened risk of wildfire, like the one seen here in Thetis Lake Regional Park. (Courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)
West Coast Animal Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital (WAVES) has announced it will be pausing its emergency services as of Sept. 1 due to staffing shortages. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Vancouver Island vet clinic closing ER services due to staff shortages

WAVES will only offer specialty care as of Sept. 1

West Coast Animal Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital (WAVES) has announced it will be pausing its emergency services as of Sept. 1 due to staffing shortages. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The View Royal Fire Rescue station is seen March 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

One person in hospital after Greater Victoria area house fire

Fire broke out around 4:20 p.m. Monday afternoon

The View Royal Fire Rescue station is seen March 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)