Joel Tansey

Victoria Shamrocks alumnus to be celebrated on Friday night

Victoria Shamrocks alumnus to be celebrated on Friday night

Ranjit Dillon will have his number ‘5’ jersey raised to The Q Centre rafters

Victoria Shamrocks alumnus to be celebrated on Friday night
Bear Mountain golf sales manager Chris Currie, left, poses with resort owner Dan Matthews (centre) and assistant professional Jaegan Patron after the trio completed their third hole of their third round of golf of the morning, which had them nearly halfway to their goal of 100. The long day of golf was part of the PGA of BC’s annual golfathon, which raises money for the ALS Society of BC. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Golfathon raises funds for BC ALS Society

Bear Mountain golfers play 100 holes at Langford course

Bear Mountain golf sales manager Chris Currie, left, poses with resort owner Dan Matthews (centre) and assistant professional Jaegan Patron after the trio completed their third hole of their third round of golf of the morning, which had them nearly halfway to their goal of 100. The long day of golf was part of the PGA of BC’s annual golfathon, which raises money for the ALS Society of BC. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Five-year-old Jesse Rice Jr. performs Lekwungen traditional dance at the Langford Aboriginal Day Festival last year. Metchosin is hosting its own celebration this year with Beecher Bay First Nation on Aboriginal Day, including Elder Witnessing, singing and drumming, story-telling and children’s activities. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Metchosin and Beecher Bay celebrate Aboriginal Day

Combined celebration marks another positive step in the relationship between the two communities

Five-year-old Jesse Rice Jr. performs Lekwungen traditional dance at the Langford Aboriginal Day Festival last year. Metchosin is hosting its own celebration this year with Beecher Bay First Nation on Aboriginal Day, including Elder Witnessing, singing and drumming, story-telling and children’s activities. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Boxer and Victoria resident Adam Braidwood says he told opponent Tim Hague that he loved him after their fight Friday night in Edmonton. Hague, seated, later died from injuries sustained in the bout. (Twitter)

Victoria trainer Adam Zugec devastated following boxer Tim Hague’s death

Zugec was in fighter Adam Braidwood’s corner during fatal fight with Hague

Boxer and Victoria resident Adam Braidwood says he told opponent Tim Hague that he loved him after their fight Friday night in Edmonton. Hague, seated, later died from injuries sustained in the bout. (Twitter)
Boxer and Victoria resident Adam Braidwood says he told opponent Tim Hague that he loved him after their fight Friday night in Edmonton. Hague, seated, later died from injuries sustained in the bout. (Twitter)

Victoria trainer Adam Zugec devastated following boxer Tim Hague’s death

Zugec was in fighter Adam Braidwood’s corner during fatal fight with Hague

Boxer and Victoria resident Adam Braidwood says he told opponent Tim Hague that he loved him after their fight Friday night in Edmonton. Hague, seated, later died from injuries sustained in the bout. (Twitter)
Victoria company hosting paddle day on the West Shore

Victoria company hosting paddle day on the West Shore

EcoQuest invites locals out to Esquimalt Lagoon for a free paddle on Saturday

Victoria company hosting paddle day on the West Shore
Kristopher Walushka gets ready to field a grounder during a game with the Sooke Loggers. The Belmont secondary teacher was named to Team Canada’s national softball squad last week. (Photo by Kerry Savory).

Belmont secondary teacher named to Canadian softball squad

Kris Walushka got his start in softball while growing up in Langford

Kristopher Walushka gets ready to field a grounder during a game with the Sooke Loggers. The Belmont secondary teacher was named to Team Canada’s national softball squad last week. (Photo by Kerry Savory).
Shamrocks forward Mike Triolo tries to slip past Timbermen defenders during Sunday’s game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press)

Victoria Shamrocks take decisive win in Nanaimo

‘Rocks cut down Timbermen, move to 6-1-1

Shamrocks forward Mike Triolo tries to slip past Timbermen defenders during Sunday’s game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press)
Victoria Shamrocks battle Timbermen in Nanaimo

Victoria Shamrocks battle Timbermen in Nanaimo

‘Rocks are coming off a rare tie on Friday night against New Westminster

Victoria Shamrocks battle Timbermen in Nanaimo
Kevin Smith was thrilled to hear of his selection to Canada’s U18 team for this summer’s inline hockey world championships in China. (Photo submitted by Nancy Smith)

Colwood teen thrilled to be named to Canadian inline hockey squad

Kevin Smith will don the Maple Leaf at this summer’s world championships in China

Kevin Smith was thrilled to hear of his selection to Canada’s U18 team for this summer’s inline hockey world championships in China. (Photo submitted by Nancy Smith)
Langford resident Kristi Falconer has made numerous trips to the Tanzanian village of Jambiani since founding the charity Signs of Hope in Africa in 2003.                                 (Photo contributed by Kristi Falconer)

West Shore resident a finalist for title of Canada’s Nicest Person

Roots Canada has narrowed its search down to 10, including Langford resident Kristi Falconer

Langford resident Kristi Falconer has made numerous trips to the Tanzanian village of Jambiani since founding the charity Signs of Hope in Africa in 2003.                                 (Photo contributed by Kristi Falconer)
A Colwood cyclist sustained minor injuries after a collision with a BC Transit bus on Tuesday morning. (Gazette file photo)

Colwood cyclist feels fortunate to have sustained only minor injuries after a collision with a bus

Cyclist says he was engulfed in fear as incident with BC Transit bus was unfolding

A Colwood cyclist sustained minor injuries after a collision with a BC Transit bus on Tuesday morning. (Gazette file photo)
Royal Bay athlete takes gold at provincials in Langley

Royal Bay athlete takes gold at provincials in Langley

Hurdler Brea Christie finishes her track and field career off in style

Royal Bay athlete takes gold at provincials in Langley
Georgia Honkanen, 4, and her grandmother Judy Bryan, pack up their stuff following an overnight sleep at the South Vancouver Island Rangers clubhouse on Luxton Road. Honkanen participated in the event which saw families, couples and even pets spend the night at the facility in order to get a sense of what the process could look like in the event of a natural disaster. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Emergency shelter exercise in Langford accepts both pets and people

Unique event gets West Shore residents of all sorts ready in case of disaster

Georgia Honkanen, 4, and her grandmother Judy Bryan, pack up their stuff following an overnight sleep at the South Vancouver Island Rangers clubhouse on Luxton Road. Honkanen participated in the event which saw families, couples and even pets spend the night at the facility in order to get a sense of what the process could look like in the event of a natural disaster. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Arabella Showers takes aim with the help of Colwood firefighter Danielle Yates during Saturday’s open house. Kids of all ages got a chance to check out the department’s trucks, put out controlled fires and say hello to members of the department. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Scenes from Colwood Fire’s open house

Colwood Fire Rescue welcomed kids of all ages to the department on Sunday

Arabella Showers takes aim with the help of Colwood firefighter Danielle Yates during Saturday’s open house. Kids of all ages got a chance to check out the department’s trucks, put out controlled fires and say hello to members of the department. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Westshore Rebels president steps down

Westshore Rebels president steps down

Citing health reasons, Doug Kobayashi has resigned from his post as the club’s president

Westshore Rebels president steps down
West Shore RCMP is reporting that a BC Transit bus was involved in a morning collision with a cyclist in Colwood. (Gazette file photo)

Updated: BC Transit bus and cyclist involved in collision in Colwood

A cyclist has sustained non-life threatening injuries after an incident with a BC Transit bus

West Shore RCMP is reporting that a BC Transit bus was involved in a morning collision with a cyclist in Colwood. (Gazette file photo)
Bear Mountain Tennis Centre opens to positive reviews

Bear Mountain Tennis Centre opens to positive reviews

Founding members excited by addition to Langford tennis community

Bear Mountain Tennis Centre opens to positive reviews
Victoria Shamrocks go 1-1 on weekend trip to the Lower Mainland

Victoria Shamrocks go 1-1 on weekend trip to the Lower Mainland

‘Rocks get some revenge against Maple Ridge Burrards in 12-10 win

Victoria Shamrocks go 1-1 on weekend trip to the Lower Mainland
Colwood Fire welcomes the public

Colwood Fire welcomes the public

Kids of all ages get a chance to get behind the wheel and try out some of the department’s equipment

Colwood Fire welcomes the public