Goldstream News Staff

A ring cloud was seen from southern Vancouver Island’s coast, looking towards the Olympic Mountains. (Katherine Parsons/Facebook)

Ring cloud in the sky near Greater Victoria has internet going in circles

Residents quick to speculate causes on social media, answer more obvious to Environment Canada

A ring cloud was seen from southern Vancouver Island’s coast, looking towards the Olympic Mountains. (Katherine Parsons/Facebook)
Newly acquired coach Anthony Pluta tours the Island Training Centre in Langford. The multisport centre offers off-season training and more to baseball and softball players. (Photo by Sheldon Mack/Pacific FC)

Former pro baseball pitcher training next generation on Vancouver Island

Anthony Pluta reunited with teammate Charlie Strandlund at Island Training Centre

Newly acquired coach Anthony Pluta tours the Island Training Centre in Langford. The multisport centre offers off-season training and more to baseball and softball players. (Photo by Sheldon Mack/Pacific FC)
Traffic trickles along Highway 1 in Langford, with a Save Old Growth blockade further up the road near West Shore Parkway. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

UPDATE: Northbound traffic trickling through blocked portion of Highway 1 in Langford

Group calling for an end of all old-growth forest logging in B.C.

Traffic trickles along Highway 1 in Langford, with a Save Old Growth blockade further up the road near West Shore Parkway. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Work is being done on the northbound lane between Finlayson Arm Road and Tunnel Hill from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, to 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 7. The paving is part of temporary fixes to repair damages from November flooding. (Black Press Media file photo)

Malahat down to single-lane alternating traffic Wednesday night

Prep work, overnight paving will cause delays for drivers

Work is being done on the northbound lane between Finlayson Arm Road and Tunnel Hill from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, to 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 7. The paving is part of temporary fixes to repair damages from November flooding. (Black Press Media file photo)
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is warning residents of East Sooke and Metchosin after a recent string of cougar attacks on pets left one dog dead. (Black Press Media file photo)

Warning issued after dog killed in string of Vancouver Island cougar attacks

Three attacks on large dogs in East Sooke/Metchosin area have been confirmed in the past two weeks

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is warning residents of East Sooke and Metchosin after a recent string of cougar attacks on pets left one dog dead. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Nov. 16, 2021, following flood damage. (Courtesy BC Transportation)

Permanent flooding repairs expected this spring on Malahat

Traffic disruptions expected once work gets underway later this spring

The Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Nov. 16, 2021, following flood damage. (Courtesy BC Transportation)
A man found dead in a vehicle in the 3100-block of Humpback Road spurred a homicide investigation in 2020. A man has now been charged for murder in relation to that incident. (Black Press Media file photo)

Murder charge laid in relation to 2020 Langford homicide

Damien Medwedrich faces first-degree charge relating to man found dead in crashed vehicle

A man found dead in a vehicle in the 3100-block of Humpback Road spurred a homicide investigation in 2020. A man has now been charged for murder in relation to that incident. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Malahat on Nov. 16, 2021, following flood damage. This section was scheduled for resurfacing but work was postponed until late next week due to weather. (File photo courtesy BC Transportation)

Overnight Malahat work postponed until next week

Closure for resurfacing rescheduled due to weather

The Malahat on Nov. 16, 2021, following flood damage. This section was scheduled for resurfacing but work was postponed until late next week due to weather. (File photo courtesy BC Transportation)
Work on the south end of the Malahat Drive will cause delays along Highway 1 this week. Flooding and bank instability closed the south and northbound lanes of the Malahat past Westshore Parkway in November 2021. (Courtesy of Emcon)

Malahat stretch facing planned closures Wednesday to Saturday

Crews to remove tree debris, resurface Highway 1 northbound from Finlayson Arm Rd. to Tunnel Hill

Work on the south end of the Malahat Drive will cause delays along Highway 1 this week. Flooding and bank instability closed the south and northbound lanes of the Malahat past Westshore Parkway in November 2021. (Courtesy of Emcon)
Coastal wolves have been spotted on Royal Roads’ campus. (File photo courtesy of Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild)

Wolves spotted at Royal Roads University, dog owners warned to keep pups leashed

School said wolves have been seen and heard on the university’s 565-acre campus

Coastal wolves have been spotted on Royal Roads’ campus. (File photo courtesy of Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild)
Bear Henry was found alive and well after not being seen since being reported missing on Nov. 27. (Screenshot courtesy of Klasom Satlt’xw Losah Facebook)

Bear Henry walks safely out of the B.C bush 3 months after being reported missing

Henry hadn’t been seen since Nov. 27 in the Lake Cowichan area

Bear Henry was found alive and well after not being seen since being reported missing on Nov. 27. (Screenshot courtesy of Klasom Satlt’xw Losah Facebook)
Bear Henry was found alive and well after not being seen since being reported missing on Nov. 27. (Screenshot courtesy of Klasom Satlt’xw Losah Facebook)

Missing person Bear Henry found safe after three months in the Vancouver Island bush

Henry hadn’t been seen since Nov. 27 in the Lake Cowichan area

Bear Henry was found alive and well after not being seen since being reported missing on Nov. 27. (Screenshot courtesy of Klasom Satlt’xw Losah Facebook)
A man with several outstanding warrants was arrested by West Shore RCMP after a bystander reported a theft. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man barred from Vancouver Island arrested in Greater Victoria after muffin theft tip

RCMP arrested man with outstanding warrants after he was reported for stealing a muffin

A man with several outstanding warrants was arrested by West Shore RCMP after a bystander reported a theft. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sunset strolls at the Esquimalt Lagoon might be inspiring some of the purchases that pushed Colwood to the top of the list of sexiest towns in Canada. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

B.C. dominates top 10 list of sexiest towns in Canada by national retailer

Colwood is the sexiest town in Canada, at least when ranked by purchases

Sunset strolls at the Esquimalt Lagoon might be inspiring some of the purchases that pushed Colwood to the top of the list of sexiest towns in Canada. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A vehicle is seen blocking the north bound lane of the Malahat in a traffic camera screenshot earlier Friday afternoon. The incident has since been cleared. (Photo Courtesy of Drive B.C.)

UPDATE: Malahat reopens after vehicle incident cleared

Drive B.C. is warning mortorists to expect continued delays due to built-up congestion

A vehicle is seen blocking the north bound lane of the Malahat in a traffic camera screenshot earlier Friday afternoon. The incident has since been cleared. (Photo Courtesy of Drive B.C.)
An RCMP cruiser and police tape are seen in front of a home in the Arbutus Ridge Estates mobile home community on Selwyn Road, Langford, Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Investigators seeking cell phone connected to Island New Year’s Eve homicide

Woman found dead in Arbutus Ridge Estates mobile home shortly after noon Dec. 31

An RCMP cruiser and police tape are seen in front of a home in the Arbutus Ridge Estates mobile home community on Selwyn Road, Langford, Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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)

B.C.’s first ever Major League Rugby Match coming to Vancouver Island

10 Canadian national teamers on Toronto; Arrows play reigning champ L.A. Feb. 11 in Langford

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)
For the second year in a row, Langford has been named the ‘Most Resilient City and Best Place for Work’ out of B.C.’s largest communities by BC Business magazine. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford again named B.C.’s most resilient city, best place for work

For the second year in a row, Langford topped B.C.’s largest communities

For the second year in a row, Langford has been named the ‘Most Resilient City and Best Place for Work’ out of B.C.’s largest communities by BC Business magazine. (Black Press Media file photo)
Icy conditions played a role in the Monday evening crash on Sooke Road near Humpback Road in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

18-year-old dies in Sooke Road crash

Crash a ‘grim reminder’ of dangers of icy conditions, says West Shore RCMP

Icy conditions played a role in the Monday evening crash on Sooke Road near Humpback Road in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
An RCMP cruiser and police tape are seen in front of a home in the Arbutus Ridge Estates mobile home community on Selwyn Road, Langford, Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Police investigating after woman found dead, man arrested in Langford

Major crime unit is investigating fatality as a potential homicide

An RCMP cruiser and police tape are seen in front of a home in the Arbutus Ridge Estates mobile home community on Selwyn Road, Langford, Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)