Katherine Engqvist

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)
The former the old Colwood Inn sits behind a chain-link fence, up on blocks behind the former Capital City Centre site in Colwood. The Onni Group has offered the building up to anyone that wants it. (Gazette file photo)

Onni Group offers up the old Colwood pub for free

If the pub isn't moved by Oct. 15, the building will be demolished

The former the old Colwood Inn sits behind a chain-link fence, up on blocks behind the former Capital City Centre site in Colwood. The Onni Group has offered the building up to anyone that wants it. (Gazette file photo)
Michelle Mahovlich, Langford’s director of engineering, and Kevin Bowbyes, senior engineering technologist, show off the middle section of West Shore Parkway, which connects Langford Parkway to Sooke Road. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Middle section of West Shore Parkway opens to traffic 10 a.m. Wednesday

New roadway connects Sooke Road with Westhills-area in Langford

Michelle Mahovlich, Langford’s director of engineering, and Kevin Bowbyes, senior engineering technologist, show off the middle section of West Shore Parkway, which connects Langford Parkway to Sooke Road. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Michelle Mahovlich, Langford’s director of engineering, and Kevin Bowbyes, senior engineering technologist, show off the middle section of West Shore Parkway, which connects Langford Parkway to Sooke Road. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Middle section of West Shore Parkway opens to traffic 10 a.m. Wednesday

New roadway connects Sooke Road with Westhills-area in Langford

Michelle Mahovlich, Langford’s director of engineering, and Kevin Bowbyes, senior engineering technologist, show off the middle section of West Shore Parkway, which connects Langford Parkway to Sooke Road. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Victoria Hyundai general manager Jody Dick shows off the new showroom inside Westshore Town Centre in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Westshore Town Centre has an unusual new tenant

Victoria Hyundai opens Langford showroom in the mall with a grand opening on Saturday

Victoria Hyundai general manager Jody Dick shows off the new showroom inside Westshore Town Centre in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
man selling cocaine to a woman

Two suspected drug traffickers arrested in Colwood

West Shore RCMP seize 31 grams of crystal meth and six grams of cocaine

man selling cocaine to a woman
Brody Pacquin dribbles the ball while Westshore Basketball teammate Quinn Semmens watches his back. (Photos courtesy Breakwater Photography)

Westshore Basketball looks to expand night league program

Kids of all ages can have fun while competing at the level they want to

Brody Pacquin dribbles the ball while Westshore Basketball teammate Quinn Semmens watches his back. (Photos courtesy Breakwater Photography)
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All phone lines down at West Shore RCMP

Victoria Police handling 911 calls

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Cigarette butts litter the ground near the City-owned easement through Allandale Pit in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Popular walking spot a fire concern for resident

Discarded cigarette butts litter the ground in Allandale Pit

Cigarette butts litter the ground near the City-owned easement through Allandale Pit in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Headliner Toby Keith along with Tim Hicks hit the main stage at Sunfest last night. Little Big Town will be rounding out the lineup tonight as the final act for this popular country music festival at Laketown Ranch in Youbou, Aug. 3 to Aug. 6. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Toby Keith takes the stage at Sunfest

Little Big Town rounds out tonight's lineup

Headliner Toby Keith along with Tim Hicks hit the main stage at Sunfest last night. Little Big Town will be rounding out the lineup tonight as the final act for this popular country music festival at Laketown Ranch in Youbou, Aug. 3 to Aug. 6. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
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Police incident on Leigh Road in Langford

West Shore RCMP seeking suspect

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Langford Firefighter Adam Kachanoski along with members of the Metchosin and Sooke fire departments douce spot fires in 150 Mile House. (Photo courtesy of Langford Fire Rescue)

Langford firefighter returns from Interior fires

Joint Langford, Metchosin and Sooke team helped save homes, animals and morale

Langford Firefighter Adam Kachanoski along with members of the Metchosin and Sooke fire departments douce spot fires in 150 Mile House. (Photo courtesy of Langford Fire Rescue)
Langford fire crews were called to a worksite on Echo Valley Drive Monday afternoon after workers accidentally caused a grass fire. (Photo courtesy Langford Fire Rescue)

Langford grass fire a good reminder to be extra vigilant

Construction crew contains accidental fire near Bear Mountain Parkway

Langford fire crews were called to a worksite on Echo Valley Drive Monday afternoon after workers accidentally caused a grass fire. (Photo courtesy Langford Fire Rescue)
Metchosin-based Parry Bay Sheep Farm has lost roughly 15 animals in the past several weeks to what is believed to be one bear. (Photo courtesy of Parry Bay Sheep Farm/Facebook)

Local sheep farmers face problem bear in Metchosin

While bear attacks aren't unusual, this particular bear is

Metchosin-based Parry Bay Sheep Farm has lost roughly 15 animals in the past several weeks to what is believed to be one bear. (Photo courtesy of Parry Bay Sheep Farm/Facebook)
The ministry of transportation and infrastructure is looking to alleviate some of the weekend congestion on the Malahat stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway. (Google Maps)

Ministry looks to fix Malahat traffic woes

Crews will no longer stop traffic on Fridays

The ministry of transportation and infrastructure is looking to alleviate some of the weekend congestion on the Malahat stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway. (Google Maps)
Some Langford residents are still having campfires despite the province-wide ban. (Black Press file photo)

Campfires still flaring up in Langford

Provincewide ban in effect, including the West Shore

Some Langford residents are still having campfires despite the province-wide ban. (Black Press file photo)
West Shore Parkway is scheduled to open this fall. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

West Shore Parkway to open this fall

Project ahead but could be delayed due to wildfires

West Shore Parkway is scheduled to open this fall. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)
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Electrical fire extinguished in Langford home

Panel caught when homeowner turned on power

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The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation that was a result of the crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)

Clear statement issued for officer involved in Beckett crash

Charges of dangerous driving, dangerous driving causing death and obstruction of justice not proven

The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation that was a result of the crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)
A brush fire along Sooke Road snarled traffic Wednesday just before the evening rush hour. (Amanda Todd)

RCMP investigating cause of Sooke Road fire

Fire crews continued to monitor the area until late Thursday morning

A brush fire along Sooke Road snarled traffic Wednesday just before the evening rush hour. (Amanda Todd)
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