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Seven-year-old Koa Michael, participating in a nature kindergarten class, climbs a tree next to the Greater Victoria Public Library Juan de Fuca Branch on Island Highway in Colwood. Arnold Lim/News Gazette staff

A sunny summer day on the West Shore is the best One of the best ways to get to know the West Shore is to jump in the car, climb on the bike or aboard a bus and set out for places previously unknown to you. Working in the editorial department of the Goldstream News Gazette affords us the luxury of moving around our communities and gaining more knowledge Don Descoteau of what’s where. But we still find our annual Day in the Life assignment and

families picnicking in pocket see what we could find. provides one of the best parks or taking the dog for a We were looking for ways to meet new people, walk, we’ve tried to include a those scenarios that, when capture some of the hidgood cross-section of people assembled in a publicaden gems of our area, and doing what they do on a daily tion such as the one you photograph more of those basis or perhaps infrequently are now holding, show slice-of-life moments that around the West Shore. just how much activity, illustrate an average day in We hope you enjoy thumbvibrance and colour we the lives of West Shore resiing through the pages of the have here. dents, workers and some2016 edition of Day in the Life From West Shore RCMP times, visitors. West Shore as much as we members or municipal Reporters Arnold Lim Katherine enjoyed capturing the images workers starting their shift, and Katherine Engqvist, Engqvist Arnold Lim it contains. to athletes doing early plus myself, hit the roads – Don Descoteau, News Gazette editor trails of the West Shore on July 14 to morning swim workouts in Thetis Lake, to

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6:28 a.m. Police officer Kristian Jasok clears his Colt carbine C8 during a shift change at the West Shore RCMP. Jasok says police protocol requires officers to assume any gun is loaded and ensure all weapons are safe before they kick off their shift every day. Arnold Lim/News Gazette staff

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Goldstream News Gazette reader Rob Case of Colwood, enjoys a swift walk at Thetis Lake. Case enjoys coming out to the lake several times a week.

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8:49 a.m. Mike Nasadyk (left) and Dan Oxnard (right) of JRB Cement Finishing, use an aluminum screed to finish off a driveway along McCallum Road in Langford. Arnold Lim/News Gazette staff

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Les Darch enjoys reading Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell at the gazebo in Veterans Memorial Park in Langford. He said personal challenges caused him to be homeless in 2006 but he enjoys spending a part of almost every day at the park. Arnold Lim/News Gazette staff

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8:32 a.m. Mike Sidhu of the Highlands puts the finishing touches on washing his car at the touchless wand wash at the Co-Op gas station on the corner of Millstream Road and Treanor Avenue.

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Tables dealer Michelle Dudley fans cards at a blackjack table at the View Royal Casino. Arnold Lim/News Gazette staff

10:25 a.m. Medical lab technologist Michelle Curry examines samples at the Core Lab in Victoria General Hospital. The lab is responsible for analyzing blood and body fluids, providing diagnostics to physicians to aid diagnosis. Arnold Lim/News Gazette staff

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2:01 p.m. Bob McMinn (right) points out a sight of interest on the Highlands Green Map to District of Highlands building official Chris Leek at the District office on Millstream Road. McMinn was not only the District’s first mayor, he remains involved in many community committees that advise council. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

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B.C. Ambulance Service supervisor Ken Snider checks the supplies in his vehicle at the Langford ambulance station and dispatch centre on Leigh Road. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

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Cyclist speed around the Westshore Velodrome track, which is located at West Shore Parks and Recreation in Colwood. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff

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Oak Bay resident Emma Whitten, 17, faces her fears and braves the WTF (what’s to fear) Jump at WildPlay Elements Park in Colwood. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff

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Colwood resident Hector Flores takes a moment to himself to read for awhile at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s Juan de Fuca branch. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff

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7:02 p.m. Langford resident Ana Kliska takes a break from camping in Metchosin to enjoy an ice cream cone. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff

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5:45 p.m. Courtney Hett and owner David Grove prepare pastries to be baked the following morning at Royal Bay Bakery. Grove said a bakery has been at that site for at least 40 years, with him and his wife owning it for the past 20 years.

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7:30 p.m. Langford resident Nihaarika Tirukovela, 8, enjoys her first time participating in West Shore Parks and Recreation’s Neighbourhood Nights program. On July 14, the program was at Herm Williams Park in Colwood and children were able to participate in a number of parachute games. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff

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9:45 p.m. Steven Weller, a new employee at the City Centre Grille and Sports Bar inside Langford Lanes, eyes up the dartboard while playing partner Fairo Perron looks on. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

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Langford resident Yarom Cohen prepares to throw a dog toy for Striker, his Shetland sheep dog, during an evening trip to a nearby park. Striker was a little anxious to get moving. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

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