Katherine Engqvist

With a realignment done last week as part of the McKenzie interchange project, the overall intersection is now roughly 60 metres larger and requires more time for vehicles to clear the intersection. (Map courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

McKenzie interchange traffic signals adjusted again Thursday

Green light time increased by 15 seconds for southbound traffic

With a realignment done last week as part of the McKenzie interchange project, the overall intersection is now roughly 60 metres larger and requires more time for vehicles to clear the intersection. (Map courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Teal pumpkins denote homes offering non-food items for trick-or-treaters. (Teal Pumpkin Project map)

Teal pumpkins pop up across Greater Victoria

Teal pumpkins denote homes handing out non-food treats on Halloween

Teal pumpkins denote homes offering non-food items for trick-or-treaters. (Teal Pumpkin Project map)
Students from Wishart Elementary School joined representatives from the City of Colwood, staff and members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 at City Hall on Friday for the launch of the 2018 poppy campaigns. Students had some thoughtful questions for the veterans, asking how old they were when they joined the military, what it was like to be in the war, and whether they had been affected by PTSD. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Annual poppy campaign kicks off Friday

Langford Mayor Stew Young receives first poppy, urges residents to support the cause

Students from Wishart Elementary School joined representatives from the City of Colwood, staff and members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 at City Hall on Friday for the launch of the 2018 poppy campaigns. Students had some thoughtful questions for the veterans, asking how old they were when they joined the military, what it was like to be in the war, and whether they had been affected by PTSD. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)
Emergency crews respond to structure fire on Songhees Nation

Emergency crews respond to structure fire on Songhees Nation

Crews mopping up after significant fire spreads to two homes

Emergency crews respond to structure fire on Songhees Nation
Langford Mayor Stew Young thanks his supports after being re-elected. (Spencer Pickles/News staff)

Norma Stewart joins Langford council

Stew Young beats challenger Robert Fraser

Langford Mayor Stew Young thanks his supports after being re-elected. (Spencer Pickles/News staff)
Results are in for the District of Metchosin

Results are in for the District of Metchosin

Ranns to serve another term as Metchosin mayor with two new council members

Results are in for the District of Metchosin
Screech joined by Kowalewich, Rogers, Mattson and Lemon
Screech joined by Kowalewich, Rogers, Mattson and Lemon
Two new faces on the Sooke School Board

Two new faces on the Sooke School Board

Bob Beckett and Allison Watson become SD62 trustees

Two new faces on the Sooke School Board
One of the screws pulled from a truck tire after passing through the Island Highway and Ocean Boulevard intersection in Colwood Thursday evening. (Melissa Mitchell/Black Press)

Motorists stuck fixing tires after screws scattered across popular Colwood roadway

Hundreds of screws fell off a vehicle on Island Highway near Ocean Boulevard

One of the screws pulled from a truck tire after passing through the Island Highway and Ocean Boulevard intersection in Colwood Thursday evening. (Melissa Mitchell/Black Press)
Ambulance patients were diverted from Royal Jubilee Hospitals emergency department for approximately two hours Tuesday morning due to capacity issues. (Photo by Michal Klajban/Wikimedia Commons)

Patients diverted after Royal Jubilee Hospital’s emergency department hits capacity

Greater Victoria hospitals seeing high number of seniors with upper respiratory problems

Ambulance patients were diverted from Royal Jubilee Hospitals emergency department for approximately two hours Tuesday morning due to capacity issues. (Photo by Michal Klajban/Wikimedia Commons)
Malahat line painting still underway nightly

Malahat line painting still underway nightly

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure expects to have the fourth lane open soon

Malahat line painting still underway nightly
Former Victoria police chief constable Frank Elsner. News file photo

Discipline ruling upheld for ex-Victoria police chief Frank Elsner

Eight acts of misconduct and accompanying discipline measures ‘unprecedented in Canadian policing’

Former Victoria police chief constable Frank Elsner. News file photo
Canadian officer in Royal Flying Corps, somewhere in France, 1917. The re-enactor is part of the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-Enactors Association, which is putting on the Lantern Tour at Fort Rodd Hill on Sept. 22. (Martina Diklitch photo).

Re-enactors transform Fort Rodd Hill for annual Lantern Tour in Colwood

Take a trip back in time at historic site

Canadian officer in Royal Flying Corps, somewhere in France, 1917. The re-enactor is part of the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-Enactors Association, which is putting on the Lantern Tour at Fort Rodd Hill on Sept. 22. (Martina Diklitch photo).
Suspicious white powder was sent to a law office in the Reflections Building in Langford on Sept. 7, prompting a hazmat response along with police, fire and ambulance. (Katherine Engqvist/Black Press)

White powder sent to Langford law office tests positive for flour

West Shore RCMP still waiting for full test results from hazmat incident

Suspicious white powder was sent to a law office in the Reflections Building in Langford on Sept. 7, prompting a hazmat response along with police, fire and ambulance. (Katherine Engqvist/Black Press)
The View Royal Garden Club’s annual fall show takes place Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Wheeley Hall at 500 Admirals Rd. (Photo contributed)

Fall flowers on full display in View Royal

Annual fall show provides a peek of the best of what’s blooming

The View Royal Garden Club’s annual fall show takes place Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Wheeley Hall at 500 Admirals Rd. (Photo contributed)
More than 2,600 B.C. Hydro customers without power in Greater Victoria

More than 2,600 B.C. Hydro customers without power in Greater Victoria

Power outages across the region under investigation

More than 2,600 B.C. Hydro customers without power in Greater Victoria
Metchosin junior firefighter program an important first step

Metchosin junior firefighter program an important first step

Roughly 80 per cent become volunteer firefighters

Metchosin junior firefighter program an important first step
Two significant fires on the West Shore in three days

Two significant fires on the West Shore in three days

Firefighters urging residents to be extra cautious after a grass fire Tuesday in Langford

Two significant fires on the West Shore in three days
Work continues on DB Services’ Danbrook One Tower, an 11-storey, 90-unit development on Claude Road in Langford’s downtown core. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Langford’s residential rental boom tied to interest rates, says developer

A few percentage points could change landscape quickly

Work continues on DB Services’ Danbrook One Tower, an 11-storey, 90-unit development on Claude Road in Langford’s downtown core. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)
Capital Regional District Regional Parks naturalist Sean Rangel teaches a youngster how to listen for owl calls. ThisSaturday, Sept. 1, the CRD will be hosting a guided walk to learn more about owls. (CRD Regional Parks photo)

Take part in an owl hike at Mill Hill Park

Learn some owl calls, among other things from a CRD naturalist

Capital Regional District Regional Parks naturalist Sean Rangel teaches a youngster how to listen for owl calls. ThisSaturday, Sept. 1, the CRD will be hosting a guided walk to learn more about owls. (CRD Regional Parks photo)