Katherine Engqvist

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)
Goldstream News Gazette carriers Syvanna and Noah Howie enjoy their lunch on the dock at the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club as part of Black Press Media’s Carrier Appreciation Day Saturday. Carriers from all six Greater Victoria papers had the opportunity to try dragon boating, kayaks and stand up paddleboards.                                (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

Black Press Carrier Appreciation Day fun for the whole family

Close to 100 Black Press carriers enjoy fun, food and activities

Goldstream News Gazette carriers Syvanna and Noah Howie enjoy their lunch on the dock at the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club as part of Black Press Media’s Carrier Appreciation Day Saturday. Carriers from all six Greater Victoria papers had the opportunity to try dragon boating, kayaks and stand up paddleboards.                                (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
The first day of school or the first day back can be hectic. These tips will help minimize stress. (Pexels file photo)

Get back into that September routine

Tips to make going back to school a little easier for everyone

The first day of school or the first day back can be hectic. These tips will help minimize stress. (Pexels file photo)
Victoria Shamrocks fall to Maple Ridge Burrards in game 3

Victoria Shamrocks fall to Maple Ridge Burrards in game 3

Quest for the Mann Cup continues Thursday evening at The Q Centre

Victoria Shamrocks fall to Maple Ridge Burrards in game 3
A Department of National Defence contractor discovered materials linked to a 1992 Colwood murder at the Rocky Point site in Metchosin. (Google Maps)

No new leads in 1992 Guyatt murder case

Newspaper clippings will not lead to the discovery of Shannon Guyatt’s body, says police

A Department of National Defence contractor discovered materials linked to a 1992 Colwood murder at the Rocky Point site in Metchosin. (Google Maps)
A Department of National Defence contractor discovered materials linked to a 1992 Colwood murder at the Rocky Point site in Metchosin. (Google Maps)

UPDATED: Materials linked to 1992 Colwood murder found at construction site in Metchosin

West Shore RCMP investigating to determine if relevant to the old case

A Department of National Defence contractor discovered materials linked to a 1992 Colwood murder at the Rocky Point site in Metchosin. (Google Maps)
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, featuring more than just water guns, takes place Aug. 18. (Gazette file photo)

Storm the fort in epic battle

Fort Rodd Hill’s annual water gun battle returns Aug. 18

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, featuring more than just water guns, takes place Aug. 18. (Gazette file photo)
Eric Church didn’t disappoint fans at Lake Town Ranch Sunday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Eric Church hits the stage at Sunfest

Photo gallery: Sunday recap of Sunfest 2018

Eric Church didn’t disappoint fans at Lake Town Ranch Sunday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
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Emergency crews respond to incident in Goldstream Provincial Park

Delays in both directions on the Trans-Canada Highway in Langford

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Langford Lake main beach closed due to poor water quality

Langford Lake main beach closed due to poor water quality

High levels of E. coli detected in sampling

Langford Lake main beach closed due to poor water quality
Colwood beach fire prompts fire ban reminder

Colwood beach fire prompts fire ban reminder

All fires are prohibited in the city, including outdoor fire appliances

Colwood beach fire prompts fire ban reminder
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West Shore community event round up

Don’t miss these great events including Rock the Shores, Highlands Music Coffee House and more

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WorkLink hosted its 40th anniversary celebration on Thursday, July 12. There were plenty of fun events with a dunk tank, barbecue lunch, face painting, games, speeches and prizes. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

WorkLink celebrates 40 years on the West Shore

Anniversary celebration included a dunk tank

WorkLink hosted its 40th anniversary celebration on Thursday, July 12. There were plenty of fun events with a dunk tank, barbecue lunch, face painting, games, speeches and prizes. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Mayor Stew Young, sporting his red Canada sweatshirt, gets ready to head out onto the course at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa for the annual City of Langford Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s event takes place on Aug. 30 and the deadline to register is July 13.                                 (Gazette file photo)

Charity golf tournament looks to celebrate Langford in a big way

Both courses to be used at Bear Mountain so no one gets turned away

Mayor Stew Young, sporting his red Canada sweatshirt, gets ready to head out onto the course at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa for the annual City of Langford Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s event takes place on Aug. 30 and the deadline to register is July 13.                                 (Gazette file photo)
WorkLink’s Barbara McLean (from left), Jo Zlotnik and Josh McKenzie will be welcoming community members to WorkLink’s 40th anniversary celebration on Thursday, July 12. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

WorkLink helps residents find the right future

Employment and pre-employment services available for all community members

WorkLink’s Barbara McLean (from left), Jo Zlotnik and Josh McKenzie will be welcoming community members to WorkLink’s 40th anniversary celebration on Thursday, July 12. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Belmont students draw inspiration from Coast Salish artwork

Belmont students draw inspiration from Coast Salish artwork

Projects highlight the diversity of students

Belmont students draw inspiration from Coast Salish artwork
If you’re looking for an escape that won’t break the bank, camping is a great option. (Pexels)

Take a break with a camping trip

Lots of great sites available on the West Shore

If you’re looking for an escape that won’t break the bank, camping is a great option. (Pexels)
The playground at Royal Bay Beachpark was carefully designed to blend in with the surrounding environment. (Photo contributed)

Find a new favourite playground

There’s lots of options hidden across the West Shore

The playground at Royal Bay Beachpark was carefully designed to blend in with the surrounding environment. (Photo contributed)