Joel Tansey

Genevieve Bacon comes up for a breath while competing for the JdF Royals. Twelve Royals swimmers are moving on to provincials in Kamloops this weekend. (Photo submitted)

Juan de Fuca Royals post fast times at Vancouver Island regionals

Twelve swimmers headed to provincials in Kamloops

Genevieve Bacon comes up for a breath while competing for the JdF Royals. Twelve Royals swimmers are moving on to provincials in Kamloops this weekend. (Photo submitted)
B.C. publisher Caitlin Press has a mandate to print books that portray strong male and female characters, often going against traditional gender roles. Alison’s Fishing Birds is one recent publication that portrays a female protagonist in a non-traditional light. (Submitted by Sheryl McDougald)

B.C. publisher hopes to break gender stereotypes with children’s books

Market becoming more receptive to characters that don’t fall into specific gender roles

B.C. publisher Caitlin Press has a mandate to print books that portray strong male and female characters, often going against traditional gender roles. Alison’s Fishing Birds is one recent publication that portrays a female protagonist in a non-traditional light. (Submitted by Sheryl McDougald)
Metchosin Day organizer needed

Metchosin Day organizer needed

Volunteers sought to keep popular event going

Metchosin Day organizer needed
Members of the U14 Victoria Devils celebrate their provincial championship. (Photo submitted)

Softball Devils earn wicked results at provincials

Victoria teams earn two golds, a silver and a bronze against B.C. competition

Members of the U14 Victoria Devils celebrate their provincial championship. (Photo submitted)
Brothers Ryan Hendran (L) and Mark Hendren (R) will be riding in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer, Tour de Rock Sept. 23 to Oct. 6. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)

West Shore RCMP hosting annual garage sale

Funds raised to support Tour de Rock

Brothers Ryan Hendran (L) and Mark Hendren (R) will be riding in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer, Tour de Rock Sept. 23 to Oct. 6. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)
Colwood Creek Park has received a summer makeover, beginning with the addition of a splash pad and continuing with some landscaping works in recent weeks. (City of Colwood photo)

Colwood Creek Park makeover continues

Site of new spray park gets landscaping upgrade

Colwood Creek Park has received a summer makeover, beginning with the addition of a splash pad and continuing with some landscaping works in recent weeks. (City of Colwood photo)
A development application for Daniel Place has created a stir on social media, with many residents saying the proposed six five-storey apartments would have a negative effect on the neighbourhood. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Development application stirs up controversy in Colwood

Mayor notes that the apartment building proposal remains in its infancy

A development application for Daniel Place has created a stir on social media, with many residents saying the proposed six five-storey apartments would have a negative effect on the neighbourhood. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Gazette reporter Joel Tansey says farewell

Gazette reporter Joel Tansey says farewell

After a year with the Gazette, Joel heads overseas

Gazette reporter Joel Tansey says farewell
Chris Wardle and Casey Jackson celebrate a goal last night at The Q Centre during the Shamrocks’ 12-10 win over the Lakers. The ‘Rocks will look to clinch a spot in the Western Lacrosse Association finals tomorrow night in Burnaby. (Victoria Shamrocks)

Shamrocks push Lakers to the brink

‘Rocks a game away from punching their ticket to the WLA finals

Chris Wardle and Casey Jackson celebrate a goal last night at The Q Centre during the Shamrocks’ 12-10 win over the Lakers. The ‘Rocks will look to clinch a spot in the Western Lacrosse Association finals tomorrow night in Burnaby. (Victoria Shamrocks)
The annual water gun battle at Fort Rodd Hill is regularly a hit for kids, but it also allows some parents to relive their youth. This year’s event takes place Aug. 19. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Fort Rodd Hill water gun battle promises to make a splash

Annual Parks Canada event is fun for the whole family

The annual water gun battle at Fort Rodd Hill is regularly a hit for kids, but it also allows some parents to relive their youth. This year’s event takes place Aug. 19. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
The Intermediate Shamrocks celebrate their gold medal-winning performance at provincials over the B.C. Day long weekend. (Photo Submitted)

Intermediate Shamrocks, Westshore Bears earn provincial medals

Intermediate squad returns to Island with gold medal

The Intermediate Shamrocks celebrate their gold medal-winning performance at provincials over the B.C. Day long weekend. (Photo Submitted)
The “Running of the Bulls”, which includes separate races for both French and British bulldogs at Pet-A-Polooza, tends to be one of the festival’s most popular events. (Photo submitted)

Pet-a-polooza continues to draw big Greater Victoria crowds

Running of the Bulls, wiener dog races and puppy stampede among the highlights

The “Running of the Bulls”, which includes separate races for both French and British bulldogs at Pet-A-Polooza, tends to be one of the festival’s most popular events. (Photo submitted)
The 12 metre-wide Witness Blanket will be on display at Royal Roads University throughout the month. Artist Carey Newman incorporated letters, photographs and part of the actual structure of residential schools into the piece. It has toured across Canada since its completion. (Photo courtesy Carey Newman)

Witness Blanket on display at Royal Roads University this month

Artist Carey Newman will deliver presentation on Aug. 11 at the university’s library

The 12 metre-wide Witness Blanket will be on display at Royal Roads University throughout the month. Artist Carey Newman incorporated letters, photographs and part of the actual structure of residential schools into the piece. It has toured across Canada since its completion. (Photo courtesy Carey Newman)
Westshore Rebels receiver Nathaniel Skeete looks to evade a pair of Vancouver Island Raiders tacklers during the Rebels’ 25-22 win on Saturday over their Island rivals. Skeete finished the day with three receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press)

Westshore Rebels emerge from week two with 1-1 record

B.C. Football Conference club will look to cap road trip with win in Kamloops

Westshore Rebels receiver Nathaniel Skeete looks to evade a pair of Vancouver Island Raiders tacklers during the Rebels’ 25-22 win on Saturday over their Island rivals. Skeete finished the day with three receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press)
Colwood Fire Rescue has quiet B.C. Day weekend

Colwood Fire Rescue has quiet B.C. Day weekend

A single vehicle crash at Colwood Corners was the lone major call over the long weekend

Colwood Fire Rescue has quiet B.C. Day weekend
Shamrocks goaltender Aaron Bold makes a stop during game 2 action at The Q Centre. The ‘Rocks have a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 set to go at The Q Centre on Wednesday night. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

Burnaby Lakers bite back, Shamrocks still hold 2-1 series lead

Shamrocks look to take commanding series lead Wednesday at home

Shamrocks goaltender Aaron Bold makes a stop during game 2 action at The Q Centre. The ‘Rocks have a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 set to go at The Q Centre on Wednesday night. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)
Track cyclists from across B.C. will be in Colwood later this month for the provincial track championships. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

B.C. track cycling championships come to Colwood

Many of B.C.’s best set to compete at West Shore velodrome

Track cyclists from across B.C. will be in Colwood later this month for the provincial track championships. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Readers submit their best photos of smoke-filled Victoria skies

Readers submit their best photos of smoke-filled Victoria skies

A collection of pics from around the region

Readers submit their best photos of smoke-filled Victoria skies
Victoria Shamrocks draw first blood in playoff series

Victoria Shamrocks draw first blood in playoff series

After closing the regular season with a whimper, the ‘Rocks responded with a 9-8 win in Burnaby

Victoria Shamrocks draw first blood in playoff series
A pair of Westshore Bears celebrate a goal during the team’s series with the Saanich Tigers. The Bears took the series three games to one and will compete at provincials in Vernon this weekend. (Photo Submitted)

Westshore Bears roll into provincials

Club’s focus and dedication the biggest factor, coach says

A pair of Westshore Bears celebrate a goal during the team’s series with the Saanich Tigers. The Bears took the series three games to one and will compete at provincials in Vernon this weekend. (Photo Submitted)