Katherine Engqvist

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)
(From left) Langford Coun. Winnie Sifert, Coun. Roger Wade, Coun. Matt Sahlstrom, Coun. Lillian Szpak, Royal Roads director Dale Gann, Coun. Denise Blackwell and Coun. Lanny Seaton watch as Mayor Stew Young (centre) signs a memorandum of understanding between the City of Langford and Royal Roads University. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Langford, Royal Roads partner to keep talent on the West Shore

MOU will target talent creation, retention and attraction with official partnership

(From left) Langford Coun. Winnie Sifert, Coun. Roger Wade, Coun. Matt Sahlstrom, Coun. Lillian Szpak, Royal Roads director Dale Gann, Coun. Denise Blackwell and Coun. Lanny Seaton watch as Mayor Stew Young (centre) signs a memorandum of understanding between the City of Langford and Royal Roads University. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Victoria Grizzlies look to continue hot streak

Victoria Grizzlies look to continue hot streak

Team hits the road this weekend before Family Fun Night

Victoria Grizzlies look to continue hot streak
The Juan de Fuca Midget girls’ team spent the end of 2017 in Montana, playing in an outdoor tournament. (Photo contributed)

WATCH: Playing in the great outdoors

Local team heads to Montana for trip of a lifetime

The Juan de Fuca Midget girls’ team spent the end of 2017 in Montana, playing in an outdoor tournament. (Photo contributed)
Twelve parcels are up for rezoning in the heart of Langford. The lots are owned by Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and the intention is for some of them to be sold for redevelopment.                                 (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Rezoning application includes 12 parcels in Langford’s core

Church prepares to sell land for redevelopment

Twelve parcels are up for rezoning in the heart of Langford. The lots are owned by Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and the intention is for some of them to be sold for redevelopment.                                 (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
The Legion has applied to have their liquor license increased to support the addition of an outdoor patio. (Gazette file photo)

Legion liquor license request causes controversy

Langford council votes against recommending patio extension

The Legion has applied to have their liquor license increased to support the addition of an outdoor patio. (Gazette file photo)
Keep your family safe this holiday season

Keep your family safe this holiday season

Some tips to keep holiday traditions from turning into disasters

Keep your family safe this holiday season
Premier John Horgan and his wife Ellie sat down with the Gazette at his Langford office to talk about the past several months. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Langford’s first premier

John and Ellie Horgan share some of the ways their lives have changed this year

Premier John Horgan and his wife Ellie sat down with the Gazette at his Langford office to talk about the past several months. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Chrissy Brett and the roaming tent city have landed in Colwood, protesting for more rights and services for the region’s homeless. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff).

Roaming tent city lands in Colwood

Campers will likely head to Langford or Central Saanich next

Chrissy Brett and the roaming tent city have landed in Colwood, protesting for more rights and services for the region’s homeless. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff).