Katherine Engqvist

If you’re looking to learn a new skill or have a teenager that’s looking to get ahead, the WestShore Centre for Learning and Training has lots of summer course options. (Pexels)

Summer school is in session

Lots of programs for high school students and adults looking to get ahead

If you’re looking to learn a new skill or have a teenager that’s looking to get ahead, the WestShore Centre for Learning and Training has lots of summer course options. (Pexels)
Allan Cahoon, Royal Roads University president and vice-chancellor, and Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam signed a framework agreement Tuesday that outlines some objectives for the Colwood site. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Songhees Nation, Royal Roads plan for future of Colwood site

Framework agreement outlines objectives for DND site if ownership is passed to Songhees Nation

Allan Cahoon, Royal Roads University president and vice-chancellor, and Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam signed a framework agreement Tuesday that outlines some objectives for the Colwood site. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
An ATV was used for queue management and to distribute water to motorists waiting during the Malahat closure Thursday. (Photo by @TranBC/Twitter)

Saanich Inlet bridge billion-dollar price tag too expensive says ministry

Malahat alternatives not practical from engineering, budget standpoint

An ATV was used for queue management and to distribute water to motorists waiting during the Malahat closure Thursday. (Photo by @TranBC/Twitter)
Backups on the Malahat were lengthy last summer with construction closing one northbound lane. The province reopened the lane in August to help with the flow of traffic on weekends. (Twitter: @kridan0103)

UPDATED: Second lane through Malahat Village opened Wednesday morning

Lane will open for weekends throughout the summer

Backups on the Malahat were lengthy last summer with construction closing one northbound lane. The province reopened the lane in August to help with the flow of traffic on weekends. (Twitter: @kridan0103)
Heat wave also brings spike in preventable fires

Heat wave also brings spike in preventable fires

Langford Fire Rescue reminds residents to be cautious as discarded cigarettes cause three fires

Heat wave also brings spike in preventable fires
Women’s sevens captains from the 12 participating countries lined up for a photo shoot at Hatley Castle on May 10, just two days away from the start of the Langford Series event. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
Women’s sevens captains from the 12 participating countries lined up for a photo shoot at Hatley Castle on May 10, just two days away from the start of the Langford Series event. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
A proposed cell site for a City of Langford-owned property at 1365 Goldstream Ave. drew some concern from residents at a public hearing Monday. (Google Maps)

Residents voice concerns about cell tower proposal

Freedom Mobile prepares to launch new cell network in Greater Victoria

A proposed cell site for a City of Langford-owned property at 1365 Goldstream Ave. drew some concern from residents at a public hearing Monday. (Google Maps)
Elements Casino preps for Saturday’s grand opening

Elements Casino preps for Saturday’s grand opening

Finishing touches being completed after 15-month renovation

Elements Casino preps for Saturday’s grand opening
First responders face some of the worst scenes imaginable, sometimes even helping their colleagues. But industry leaders are calling for more to be done to prepare them for the mental injuries that come with the job. (Black Press file photo)

First responders not prepared enough for the mental traumas

Industry leaders call for more pre-incident training

First responders face some of the worst scenes imaginable, sometimes even helping their colleagues. But industry leaders are calling for more to be done to prepare them for the mental injuries that come with the job. (Black Press file photo)
A proposed development for the north corner of the Sooke and Happy Valley intersection will result in a realignment of Glen Lake Road if the project is approved.                                 (Rendering courtesy 
of the City of Langford)

Proposed Sooke Road development clears another hurdle

Height, lot coverage and traffic concerns voiced at public hearing

A proposed development for the north corner of the Sooke and Happy Valley intersection will result in a realignment of Glen Lake Road if the project is approved.                                 (Rendering courtesy 
of the City of Langford)
Langford Mayor Stew Young calls for action at an event hosted by the E&N Railway Roundtable at the Langford train station Friday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

WATCH: A call to action for the E&N corridor

Local organizations, politicians want to see progress

Langford Mayor Stew Young calls for action at an event hosted by the E&N Railway Roundtable at the Langford train station Friday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
UPDATED: Bear Mountain Parkway extension is now open

UPDATED: Bear Mountain Parkway extension is now open

City hosts reception to celebrate 25 years of constructing Langford

UPDATED: Bear Mountain Parkway extension is now open
Grant McKenzie, Our Place director of communications, and Dana Young, who will be the director of the therapeutic recovery community planned for View Royal, show off the site. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Our Place looks to create new therapeutic recovery community in View Royal

Rezoning still needed for former site of Choices Transitional Housing

Grant McKenzie, Our Place director of communications, and Dana Young, who will be the director of the therapeutic recovery community planned for View Royal, show off the site. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
A map showing the soon to be completed Bear Mountain Parkway. (Map courtesy of the City of Langford)

Bear Mountain Parkway to open Tuesday evening

Public will be able to access new roadway after 7 p.m.

A map showing the soon to be completed Bear Mountain Parkway. (Map courtesy of the City of Langford)
Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff Children pile into the Divine Hands Orphanage near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. They’re singing a song to welcome a team of Westshore Rotary volunteers.

WATCH: West Shore volunteers helping Haitian orphanage become self-sustainable

Fundraiser this Saturday at Glenwood Meats in Langford

Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff Children pile into the Divine Hands Orphanage near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. They’re singing a song to welcome a team of Westshore Rotary volunteers.
Daniel Church (from left) along with Andy Lee, Halley Church and Rachel Klopp are all members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area program.
 (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Bowl for Kids Sake later this month in Langford

More than 120 kids looking for Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Greater Victoria

Daniel Church (from left) along with Andy Lee, Halley Church and Rachel Klopp are all members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area program.
 (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Kris Greffard, one of the owners of Sheepdog Self Protection Inc., teaches students how to protect themselves through an integrated street combatives program. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

WATCH: No pain, no gain in self-protection

Learn the ins and outs of a physical confrontation before being faced with one

Kris Greffard, one of the owners of Sheepdog Self Protection Inc., teaches students how to protect themselves through an integrated street combatives program. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Langford council news in brief

Langford council news in brief

Luxton Road closure, Sooke Road development, a new bridge deck and more lighting in the works

Langford council news in brief
#TBT: A look at the Pendray House in Colwood

#TBT: A look at the Pendray House in Colwood

Exploring its past while looking to its future

#TBT: A look at the Pendray House in Colwood
Emergency crews clean up after a gas line was struck on Sooke Road in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Emergency crews clean up after a gas line was struck on Sooke Road in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)