Joel Tansey

Students in Royal Bay Secondary’s dance academy will be showing audiences what they’ve learned throughout the
year with a pair of performances next week, plus a bonus ‘preview’ show that’s intended for prospective students and 
their parents. (Photo by Todd Harris)

Royal Bay Secondary dancers set to finish off successful year

Dance academy presenting two shows for the public next week in Colwood

Students in Royal Bay Secondary’s dance academy will be showing audiences what they’ve learned throughout the
year with a pair of performances next week, plus a bonus ‘preview’ show that’s intended for prospective students and 
their parents. (Photo by Todd Harris)
Victoria Grizzlies tab Lucas Clark for captaincy

Victoria Grizzlies tab Lucas Clark for captaincy

Port Perry, Ont. native saw his role grow throughout first BCHL campaign

Victoria Grizzlies tab Lucas Clark for captaincy
West Shore RCMP have confirmed that a flagger was struck on Sooke Road near the Luxton Avenue intersection in Langford just after noon today. Crews and police were still at the site into the afternoon. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Motorists urged to slow down after a flagger was struck on Sooke Road

Worker taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following collision in Langford

West Shore RCMP have confirmed that a flagger was struck on Sooke Road near the Luxton Avenue intersection in Langford just after noon today. Crews and police were still at the site into the afternoon. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Longtime Victoria Shamrocks trainer Jim Cain (right) with former Shamrock Marty O’Neill after one of Cain’s seven Mann Cup victories. The popular trainer will be inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame this fall. 
(Photo submitted by Jim Cain)

Longtime Victoria Shamrocks trainer gets Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame nod

Jim Cain began his tenure with the Shamrocks in 1979 and won seven Mann Cups

Longtime Victoria Shamrocks trainer Jim Cain (right) with former Shamrock Marty O’Neill after one of Cain’s seven Mann Cup victories. The popular trainer will be inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame this fall. 
(Photo submitted by Jim Cain)
Colwood resident Scott McDonald says he was disappointed to find sections of a couch had been dumped on Ocean Boulevard on Tuesday morning. He says it’s far from the only instance of illegal dumping on the West Shore that he’s discovered in recent weeks. (Photo submitted by Scott MacDonald)

Colwood resident disappointed to find couch dumped on Ocean Boulevard

Scott McDonald gives kudos to the City for a quick cleanup

Colwood resident Scott McDonald says he was disappointed to find sections of a couch had been dumped on Ocean Boulevard on Tuesday morning. He says it’s far from the only instance of illegal dumping on the West Shore that he’s discovered in recent weeks. (Photo submitted by Scott MacDonald)
Sangster Elementary student Jonny Acreman breaks the tape just ahead of Colwood Elementary’s Noah Gebicki during a Grade 5 boys relay race at the Sooke School District’s meet on June 2. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Sooke School District athletes break track records in Colwood

Multiple records fell at Friday’s track meet at Royal Bay

Sangster Elementary student Jonny Acreman breaks the tape just ahead of Colwood Elementary’s Noah Gebicki during a Grade 5 boys relay race at the Sooke School District’s meet on June 2. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Kenneth Jacob Fenton, centre, gets into a waiting vehicle after pleading guilty to two charges relating to the death of West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett last month. He will be sentenced on June 29. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Langford man to be sentenced June 29 in Beckett case

Sentencing date pushed for Kenneth Jacob Fenton

Kenneth Jacob Fenton, centre, gets into a waiting vehicle after pleading guilty to two charges relating to the death of West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett last month. He will be sentenced on June 29. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Slideshow: Pictures from the 6th annual Goddess Run

Slideshow: Pictures from the 6th annual Goddess Run

Images from before, during and after the Langford-based race

Slideshow: Pictures from the 6th annual Goddess Run
The ICF released survey results last week that show a significant level of support from Greater Victoria residents for the restoration of rail services. (File photo)

Greater Victoria residents show support for rail

Significant number of respondents ‘very supportive’ according to Island Corridor Foundation survey

The ICF released survey results last week that show a significant level of support from Greater Victoria residents for the restoration of rail services. (File photo)
Berry producer Gobind Farms will be among the roughly 70 vendors who will take part in The Q Centre Market, a brand new weekend market that debuts this week. (Photo contributed by Christie Schick)

New Colwood market debuts this week

Organizer hopes to bring families out to weekday market

Berry producer Gobind Farms will be among the roughly 70 vendors who will take part in The Q Centre Market, a brand new weekend market that debuts this week. (Photo contributed by Christie Schick)
Liam Horgan (as John Bender) wraps his arms around co-stars Noelle Ferguson (Claire Standish) and Derek Peachey (Andrew Clark) during rehearsals for the school’s upcoming presentation of The Breakfast Club. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Detention: Belmont secondary students to spend evenings in the library

Langford school puts on The Breakfast Club performance in the perfect setting

Liam Horgan (as John Bender) wraps his arms around co-stars Noelle Ferguson (Claire Standish) and Derek Peachey (Andrew Clark) during rehearsals for the school’s upcoming presentation of The Breakfast Club. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Runners take off from the starting line outside Westhills Stadium in Langford in the sixth running of the 5 and 10 kilometre Goddess Run. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Goddess Run takes to the streets on the West Shore

Hundreds of participants take part in Langford run

Runners take off from the starting line outside Westhills Stadium in Langford in the sixth running of the 5 and 10 kilometre Goddess Run. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Sax player Jacqueline Hughes performs a solo during a recent jazz rehearsal at Belmont Secondary. The jazz ensemble will be one of several groups performing at the school’s upcoming year-end concert. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Belmont secondary musicians ready for year-end show

School’s jazz and concert bands and choirs putting finishing touches on June 8 program

Sax player Jacqueline Hughes performs a solo during a recent jazz rehearsal at Belmont Secondary. The jazz ensemble will be one of several groups performing at the school’s upcoming year-end concert. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Victoria Shamrocks roll over Coquitlam Adanacs

Victoria Shamrocks roll over Coquitlam Adanacs

The ‘Rocks continued their perfect start with a 14-6 win on Friday at The Q Centre.

Victoria Shamrocks roll over Coquitlam Adanacs
Victoria Shamrocks stay perfect with win over New Westminster

Victoria Shamrocks stay perfect with win over New Westminster

‘Rocks take low scoring 5-4 win over Western Lacrosse Association rivals

Victoria Shamrocks stay perfect with win over New Westminster
Allison Marshall will perform on the harp and the piano on June 4 at St. Mary’s of the Incarnation in Metchosin. Her program includes pieces from Mozart, Bach and Chopin and special performances from two of her harp students. Photo submitted by Allison Marshall

Metchosin musician performing pair of concerts

Allison Marshall’s musical program will cover Classical and Baroque periods

Allison Marshall will perform on the harp and the piano on June 4 at St. Mary’s of the Incarnation in Metchosin. Her program includes pieces from Mozart, Bach and Chopin and special performances from two of her harp students. Photo submitted by Allison Marshall
Westshore Rebels running back Trey Campbell (4) bulls his way through a group of Langley Rams last season. Campbell was a key contributor to last year’s Cullen Cup champions and it was announced this week that he’ll be among the team’s returnees this season. (Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff).

Westshore Rebels officially announce return of key 2016 contributors

Team returns several veterans from last year’s Cullen Cup-winning team

Westshore Rebels running back Trey Campbell (4) bulls his way through a group of Langley Rams last season. Campbell was a key contributor to last year’s Cullen Cup champions and it was announced this week that he’ll be among the team’s returnees this season. (Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff).
Brookes school founder Jerry Salvador speaks to a crowd of parents and prospective students during a presentation on Tuesday night in Colwood. The organization will open a West Shore school next fall. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Brookes Westshore on track for fall 2018 opening in Colwood

Prospective parents and students learn more about the IB school that’s planned for the West Shore

Brookes school founder Jerry Salvador speaks to a crowd of parents and prospective students during a presentation on Tuesday night in Colwood. The organization will open a West Shore school next fall. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
The Victoria Shamrocks will celebrate family with their Friday home game while also raising funds for a scholarship in the memory of late West Shore RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett. (Photo by Jay Wallace/Victoria Shamrocks).

Victoria Shamrocks celebrate family at Friday night home game

Funds to be raised for scholarship in honour of late West Shore RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett

The Victoria Shamrocks will celebrate family with their Friday home game while also raising funds for a scholarship in the memory of late West Shore RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett. (Photo by Jay Wallace/Victoria Shamrocks).
Minister of Veteran Affairs Kent Hehr speaks to Cpl. Stuart MacNeil prior to a funding announcement at the Pacific Activity Centre in Colwood on Tuesday morning. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr announces new spending for former military personnel

Hehr tells Colwood audience that families play a huge role in supporting our troops

Minister of Veteran Affairs Kent Hehr speaks to Cpl. Stuart MacNeil prior to a funding announcement at the Pacific Activity Centre in Colwood on Tuesday morning. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)