Katherine Engqvist

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)
A proposed development for the north corner of the Sooke and Happy Valley intersection could result in a realignment of Glen Lake Road. (Rendering courtesy of the City of Langford)

Realignment proposed for Glen Lake and Sooke Road intersection in Langford

Proposed development will feature new intersection at Happy Valley Road

A proposed development for the north corner of the Sooke and Happy Valley intersection could result in a realignment of Glen Lake Road. (Rendering courtesy of the City of Langford)
UPDATED: Four displaced after Monday afternoon fire in View Royal

UPDATED: Four displaced after Monday afternoon fire in View Royal

Fire started in the basement suite of a home on Gair Road

UPDATED: Four displaced after Monday afternoon fire in View Royal
Teens leading charge with WWI campaign

Teens leading charge with WWI campaign

Proceeds from KidLED’s fist line to support Wounded Warriors Canada

Teens leading charge with WWI campaign
(From left) Grade 11 students Cassandra Campbell, Isha Chemma, Keemia Alizadeh-Borji, Morgana Adby and Christine Camaso are prepping for their next Model UN conference in April. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Belmont’s model UN students shine with diplomacy

High school club preps for next big conference

(From left) Grade 11 students Cassandra Campbell, Isha Chemma, Keemia Alizadeh-Borji, Morgana Adby and Christine Camaso are prepping for their next Model UN conference in April. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Colwood is putting the other owners of West Shore Parks and Recreation on notice after rejecting the society’s 2018 budget. (Gazette file photo)

Colwood predicts downfall of West Shore Parks and Rec unless changes made now

Council rejects West Shore Parks and Rec 2018 budget, stating more funding needed

Colwood is putting the other owners of West Shore Parks and Recreation on notice after rejecting the society’s 2018 budget. (Gazette file photo)
Langford Mayor Stew Young (centre) is joined by representatives (from left) Scott Morrissey, Bill Fox, Marcela Corzo, Paul Woodward and David Wong, from the Ledcor Group in breaking ground on the Belmont Residences project. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Ledcor purchases portion of old Belmont school site for new residential build

$200 million project is the largest in Langford and will feature 440 residential units

Langford Mayor Stew Young (centre) is joined by representatives (from left) Scott Morrissey, Bill Fox, Marcela Corzo, Paul Woodward and David Wong, from the Ledcor Group in breaking ground on the Belmont Residences project. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
House fire on Songhees Nation displaces four residents

House fire on Songhees Nation displaces four residents

No injuries and the fire was contained to one unit in the fourplex

House fire on Songhees Nation displaces four residents
WATCH: Victoria Grizzlies and skating coach team up to teach kids to skate
WATCH: Victoria Grizzlies and skating coach team up to teach kids to skate
Store manager Ted Pigeon adjusts a display at the new Save-On-Foods store in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Save-On-Foods opens its doors in Langford this week

Grand opening celebrations Saturday

Store manager Ted Pigeon adjusts a display at the new Save-On-Foods store in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
A team of firefighters transfers an injured woman to an ambulance waiting on Finlayson Arm Road in Langford. The pregnant hiker fell and injured her ankle on Mount Finlayson Monday. 
(Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Emergency crews rescue pregnant woman from Mount Finlayson

Langford and Metchosin respond to roughly four-hour-long rescue

A team of firefighters transfers an injured woman to an ambulance waiting on Finlayson Arm Road in Langford. The pregnant hiker fell and injured her ankle on Mount Finlayson Monday. 
(Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Katie Carswell shows off the new tub at the West Shore Adult Day Program’s bathing service. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Well-used bathing service receives much-needed upgrade

Bathing program expands room on Goldstream Avenue

Katie Carswell shows off the new tub at the West Shore Adult Day Program’s bathing service. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
West Shore gymnasts gleaming with pride, medals

West Shore gymnasts gleaming with pride, medals

Lion’s Pride earns impressive number of medals at Comox event

West Shore gymnasts gleaming with pride, medals
This home at 2621 Sooke Rd. is assessed at almost $1.7 million. (Photo by Shannon Ireland)

Throw Back Thursday: Forgotten gem worth nearly $2 million in Langford

An old home on Sooke Road has been getting some attention but not because of its price tag

This home at 2621 Sooke Rd. is assessed at almost $1.7 million. (Photo by Shannon Ireland)
Fire at William Head Prison a training exercise

Fire at William Head Prison a training exercise

Multiple crews and agencies conduct training exercise in Metchosin

Fire at William Head Prison a training exercise
A roughly 49-acre site off McCallum Road, next to Home Depot in Langford, is already zoned to allow for approximately 400 homes. (Map curtesy of the City of Langford)

New development eyed for 50 acre site beside Home Depot

McCallum Road project moves ahead after Monday’s council meeting

A roughly 49-acre site off McCallum Road, next to Home Depot in Langford, is already zoned to allow for approximately 400 homes. (Map curtesy of the City of Langford)
Victoria Grizzlies netminder Zachary Rose stops a shot by an Alberni Valley Bulldogs player during the Grizzlies’ 3-0 victory at The Q Centre. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

Friday’s Grizzlies game is Family Fun Night

Saunders Family Foundation will be handing out roughly $15,000 to local groups

Victoria Grizzlies netminder Zachary Rose stops a shot by an Alberni Valley Bulldogs player during the Grizzlies’ 3-0 victory at The Q Centre. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)