Katherine Engqvist

Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Investigation launched after sudden death of Saanich inmate

B.C. Corrections, B.C. Coroners Service investigating cause, circumstances surrounding death

Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC was called to investigate after a woman had her arm broken while being taken into police custody on the West Shore. (Black Press file photo)

IIO finds no excessive force used by West Shore RCMP officers during arrest

Police watchdog called to investigate after woman breaks arm while being taken into police custody

The Independent Investigations Office of BC was called to investigate after a woman had her arm broken while being taken into police custody on the West Shore. (Black Press file photo)
Emergency crews responding to a police incident in Langford near Peatt Road and Hockley Avenue. (Photo submitted)
Emergency crews responding to a police incident in Langford near Peatt Road and Hockley Avenue. (Photo submitted)
Savory Elementary Grade 3 student Silas Gesslein (left) and Grade 5 students Hannah Little and Isaiah Gesslein enjoy the first significant snowfall of 2020. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Schools open for session across Greater Victoria

Some bus routes may be delayed, altered due to slippery conditions

Savory Elementary Grade 3 student Silas Gesslein (left) and Grade 5 students Hannah Little and Isaiah Gesslein enjoy the first significant snowfall of 2020. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Work continues on the McKenzie interchange project. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

A look back at the West Shore’s top stories of 2019

Escaped inmates, new amenities and commuter delays all drew the attention of our readers

Work continues on the McKenzie interchange project. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
A lack of advanced care options on the West Shore means many seniors are being forced to spend their final days away from their families and the communities they’ve spent their lives calling home. (Pixabay photo)

EXCLUSIVE: West Shore seniors forced to relocate, no hospice care

Private report shows dire need for hospice, long-term care beds for West Shore seniors

A lack of advanced care options on the West Shore means many seniors are being forced to spend their final days away from their families and the communities they’ve spent their lives calling home. (Pixabay photo)
Protesters with Vancouver Island’s branch of Extinction Rebellion marched along Millstream Road to the West Shore RCMP detachment to condemn the Mounties’ treatment of Indigenous people. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Protesters gather at west Shore RCMP detachment

Rick Stiebel/News Staff

Protesters with Vancouver Island’s branch of Extinction Rebellion marched along Millstream Road to the West Shore RCMP detachment to condemn the Mounties’ treatment of Indigenous people. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Federal Election 2019: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Federal Election 2019: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Meet your candidates and more information on how to cast your ballot

Federal Election 2019: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford
House fire in Langford causes extensive damage

House fire in Langford causes extensive damage

It took firefighters about four hours to douse the blaze

House fire in Langford causes extensive damage
Black Press file photo

UPDATE: Sooke Road reopens after early morning crash sends two to hospital

West Shore RCMP continues to investigate cause of Colwood Corners crash

Black Press file photo
Friends and family will gather on Wednesday to share stories about Abby Barker. (Abby Barker/Facebook)

West Shore students mourn the loss of another classmate

Meanwhile, still no answer one year after suspected overdose death of 16-year-old Belmont student Dorrian Wright

Friends and family will gather on Wednesday to share stories about Abby Barker. (Abby Barker/Facebook)
O.K. Industries is looking to build a quarry next to Capital Regional District land, of which the aquifer sits underneath. This map was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Map courtesy of the District of Highlands)

Opposition to gravel quarry in Highlands gains traction

Impact on drinking water a major concern

O.K. Industries is looking to build a quarry next to Capital Regional District land, of which the aquifer sits underneath. This map was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Map courtesy of the District of Highlands)
Royal Roads takes active role in search for cure to rare disease

Royal Roads takes active role in search for cure to rare disease

Community builds support for Victoria girl battling Blau syndrome

Royal Roads takes active role in search for cure to rare disease
BC Emergency Health Services Brad Cameron oversees ambulance operations in Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy of BC Emergency Health Services)

Special Report: Greater Victoria ambulance crews run off their feet with overdose calls

More resources, programs helping but not the end all solution

BC Emergency Health Services Brad Cameron oversees ambulance operations in Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy of BC Emergency Health Services)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Unattended cooking causes fire in Songhees Nation home

Two people treated for injuries, one transported to hospital Monday evening

(Black Press Media file photo)
Students in Colwood took advantage of a snow day in 2018 to spend some time playing on the hill outside of Colwood’s city hall. (Photo by Sarah Iles)
Students in Colwood took advantage of a snow day in 2018 to spend some time playing on the hill outside of Colwood’s city hall. (Photo by Sarah Iles)
(Black Press file photo)

Police still investigating possible child abduction in Langford

Suspect was a stranger and not a family member

(Black Press file photo)
With a realignment done last week as part of the McKenzie interchange project, the overall intersection is now roughly 60 metres larger and requires more time for vehicles to clear the intersection. (Map courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

McKenzie interchange traffic signals adjusted again Thursday

Green light time increased by 15 seconds for southbound traffic

With a realignment done last week as part of the McKenzie interchange project, the overall intersection is now roughly 60 metres larger and requires more time for vehicles to clear the intersection. (Map courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
(Gazette file photo)

Emergency crews respond to structure fire on Songhees Nation

Crews mopping up after significant fire spreads to two homes

(Gazette file photo)
Veterans Memorial Parkway reopens after crash causes gasoline leak

Veterans Memorial Parkway reopens after crash causes gasoline leak

Two separate crashes involving three vehicles causes road closure

Veterans Memorial Parkway reopens after crash causes gasoline leak
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