Katherine Engqvist

(From left) Langford Coun. Winnie Sifert, Coun. Roger Wade, Coun. Matt Sahlstrom, Coun. Lillian Szpak, Royal Roads director Dale Gann, Coun. Denise Blackwell and Coun. Lanny Seaton watch as Mayor Stew Young (centre) signs a memorandum of understanding between the City of Langford and Royal Roads University. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Langford, Royal Roads partner to keep talent on the West Shore

MOU will target talent creation, retention and attraction with official partnership

(From left) Langford Coun. Winnie Sifert, Coun. Roger Wade, Coun. Matt Sahlstrom, Coun. Lillian Szpak, Royal Roads director Dale Gann, Coun. Denise Blackwell and Coun. Lanny Seaton watch as Mayor Stew Young (centre) signs a memorandum of understanding between the City of Langford and Royal Roads University. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
GRIZZLY POWER

Victoria Grizzlies look to continue hot streak

Team hits the road this weekend before Family Fun Night

GRIZZLY POWER
The Juan de Fuca Midget girls’ team spent the end of 2017 in Montana, playing in an outdoor tournament. (Photo contributed)

WATCH: Playing in the great outdoors

Local team heads to Montana for trip of a lifetime

The Juan de Fuca Midget girls’ team spent the end of 2017 in Montana, playing in an outdoor tournament. (Photo contributed)
Twelve parcels are up for rezoning in the heart of Langford. The lots are owned by Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and the intention is for some of them to be sold for redevelopment. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Rezoning application includes 12 parcels in Langford’s core

Church prepares to sell land for redevelopment

Twelve parcels are up for rezoning in the heart of Langford. The lots are owned by Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and the intention is for some of them to be sold for redevelopment. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Sara Gardiner serves up a cold one for Rob McDonald in the lounge at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 in Langford. The Legion has applied to have their liquor license increased to add an outdoor patio. (Gazette file photo)

Legion liquor license request causes controversy

Langford council votes against recommending patio extension

Sara Gardiner serves up a cold one for Rob McDonald in the lounge at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 in Langford. The Legion has applied to have their liquor license increased to add an outdoor patio. (Gazette file photo)
Premier John Horgan and his wife Ellie sat down with the Gazette at his Langford office to talk about the past several months. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Langford’s first premier

John and Ellie Horgan share some of the ways their lives have changed this year

Premier John Horgan and his wife Ellie sat down with the Gazette at his Langford office to talk about the past several months. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Chrissy Brett and the roaming tent city have landed in Colwood, protesting for more rights and services for the region’s homeless. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff).

Roaming tent city lands in Colwood

Campers will likely head to Langford or Central Saanich next

Chrissy Brett and the roaming tent city have landed in Colwood, protesting for more rights and services for the region’s homeless. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff).
Premier John Horgan (centre), flanked by Coun. Denise Blackwell and Coun. Winnie Sifert, stopped by Langford council chambers Monday to present them, along with Langford Mayor Stew Young, special service awards. City staffers Trina Cruikshank, Matthew Baldwin and Sharon Martin were also honoured for dedicateing more than 20 years to the city. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Premier praises Langford council for dedication, commitment

John Horgan presents awards for 25 years of service

Premier John Horgan (centre), flanked by Coun. Denise Blackwell and Coun. Winnie Sifert, stopped by Langford council chambers Monday to present them, along with Langford Mayor Stew Young, special service awards. City staffers Trina Cruikshank, Matthew Baldwin and Sharon Martin were also honoured for dedicateing more than 20 years to the city. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
There are lots of great security options to protect your home and business that range in prices to fit most budgets. (Pixabay)

Don’t become a statistic this Christmas

Holiday-related crimes are often those of opportunity

There are lots of great security options to protect your home and business that range in prices to fit most budgets. (Pixabay)
Leah Spiers on the piano, Rion Fukado on the violin, Eryn Basham on the cello and Alexander Williams on the bass perform a piece during the audition process for Belmont Secondary’s winter concert. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

The evolution of Belmont’s music department

Winter Concert takes place this Thursday

Leah Spiers on the piano, Rion Fukado on the violin, Eryn Basham on the cello and Alexander Williams on the bass perform a piece during the audition process for Belmont Secondary’s winter concert. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Goldstream News Gazette editor Katherine Engqvist’s cat Murray. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

West Shore Family: Spend some time doing what you love

Christmas truly is my favourite time of year. As soon as the calendar hits Dec. 1, the boxes and boxes of Christmas decorations come out. My favourite holiday-themed movies are played on repeat and my custom country Christmas playlist comes out which yes, features "All I want for Christmas is a real good tan" by Kenny Chesney as well as some of the more traditional carols.

Goldstream News Gazette editor Katherine Engqvist’s cat Murray. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
General manager Rick Gill shows off some of Mainroad South Island Contracting’s equipment. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Mainroad gears up for winter

Snow removal crews at the ready for another white winter

General manager Rick Gill shows off some of Mainroad South Island Contracting’s equipment. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
View Royal resident Damian Kowalewich is looking to become the next View Royal council member. (Photo by Kathy Kitchen of EO3 photography)

View Royal’s byelection results are in

The winner is Damian Kowalewich

View Royal resident Damian Kowalewich is looking to become the next View Royal council member. (Photo by Kathy Kitchen of EO3 photography)
The third annual Holiday Home Tour takes place this Saturday and organizer Cindy Scott has recruited her daughter Ireland and friends to help collect non-perishable food items for the Goldstream Food Bank. (Photo contributed)

Holiday Home Tour helps region’s homeless

Last year's event with Bear Mountain homes raised more than $27,000

The third annual Holiday Home Tour takes place this Saturday and organizer Cindy Scott has recruited her daughter Ireland and friends to help collect non-perishable food items for the Goldstream Food Bank. (Photo contributed)
Black Press file photo

Crews respond to homeless camp fire in View Royal

View Royal, Saanich and Colwood responding to two separate incidents on the Trans-Canada Highway

Black Press file photo
Emergency crews are on scene at a private residence in Highlands. A man is trapped inside a dump truck after a live power line came down on the vehicle. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)

Power lines down on a vehicle in Highlands

One occupant believed to be okay but lines are live

Emergency crews are on scene at a private residence in Highlands. A man is trapped inside a dump truck after a live power line came down on the vehicle. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)
Alert Bay resident Eli Cranmer drums for the protesters gathered outside of Premier John Horgan’s office on Jacklin Road in Langford Friday afternoon to stand against fish farms in the province.(Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Protest hits Horgan’s office in Langford

Residents from across the Island are standing up against fish farms

Alert Bay resident Eli Cranmer drums for the protesters gathered outside of Premier John Horgan’s office on Jacklin Road in Langford Friday afternoon to stand against fish farms in the province.(Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
The Spheres at the Amazon campus in Seattle (Instagram – @fieldcondition)

Vancouver Island mayor looking to bring Amazon headquarters to B.C.

A second headquarters could bring up to 50,000 jobs and billions of dollars to local economy

The Spheres at the Amazon campus in Seattle (Instagram – @fieldcondition)
The Savages motorcycle club has moved into the old Devil’s Army clubhouse on Spencer Road in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

New motorcycle club riding in Langford

Savages take over Devil's Army clubhouse on Spencer Road

The Savages motorcycle club has moved into the old Devil’s Army clubhouse on Spencer Road in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
West Shore MLA Mitzi Dean. (Photo contributed)

West Shore MLA expands on NDP budget plans and promises

Mitzi Dean reiterates daycare funding is coming after consultations

West Shore MLA Mitzi Dean. (Photo contributed)