Katherine Engqvist

The remnants of a grass fire that was been deemed suspicious by Colwood Fire Rescue earlier this summer. (Gazette file photo)

Slow summer fire season for Colwood Fire Rescue

Despite fewer grass fires, calls still on the rise

The remnants of a grass fire that was been deemed suspicious by Colwood Fire Rescue earlier this summer. (Gazette file photo)
The Spheres at the Amazon campus in Seattle (Instagram – @field_condition)

Vancouver Island mayor looking to bring Amazon headquarters to B.C.

A second headquarters could bring up to 50,000 jobs and billions of dollars to local economy

The Spheres at the Amazon campus in Seattle (Instagram – @field_condition)
The Savages motorcycle club has moved into the old Devil’s Army clubhouse on Spencer Road in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

New motorcycle club riding in Langford

Savages take over Devil’s Army clubhouse on Spencer Road

The Savages motorcycle club has moved into the old Devil’s Army clubhouse on Spencer Road in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
West Shore MLA Mitzi Dean. (Photo contributed)

West Shore MLA expands on NDP budget plans and promises

Mitzi Dean reiterates daycare funding is coming after consultations

West Shore MLA Mitzi Dean. (Photo contributed)
Crews working behind the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre struck a gas line Tuesday afternoon. Fortis B.C. repaired the line and worked with West Shore Parks and Recreation staff to restore gas to the building. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)
Crews working behind the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre struck a gas line Tuesday afternoon. Fortis B.C. repaired the line and worked with West Shore Parks and Recreation staff to restore gas to the building. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)
If you’re just getting into curling or what to get back into the sport, the Juan de Fuca Curling Centre, based in Colwood, has started a new league. (Photo contributed)

Colwood curlers adding new league

Brush up on your skills Tuesday nights at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre

If you’re just getting into curling or what to get back into the sport, the Juan de Fuca Curling Centre, based in Colwood, has started a new league. (Photo contributed)
The Colwood Crawl stretches well past the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Colwood mayor calling for priority bus lanes on the TCH

Carol Hamilton has asked stakeholders to sit down at the table

The Colwood Crawl stretches well past the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Colwood mayor refutes misinformation about old pub

Colwood mayor refutes misinformation about old pub

No stipulations were ever included in development permits to protect the old Colwood pub

Colwood mayor refutes misinformation about old pub
West Shore RCMP Cpl. Sean French ‘arrested’ SD62 superintendent Jim Cambridge as part of the Cops for Cancer Jail and Bail fundraiser. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

SD62 superintendent and View Royal mayor thrown in the slammer

Cops for Cancer Jail and Bail fundraiser takes place today at Hillside Shopping Centre

West Shore RCMP Cpl. Sean French ‘arrested’ SD62 superintendent Jim Cambridge as part of the Cops for Cancer Jail and Bail fundraiser. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Transit riders and BC Transit staff say that bus lanes along the Trans-Canada highway would shorten commute times and encourage more people to ditch their vehicles for public transportation. (Black Press file photo)

CRD board agrees on new Regional Transportation Service

Service still met with opposition from some West Shore mayors

Transit riders and BC Transit staff say that bus lanes along the Trans-Canada highway would shorten commute times and encourage more people to ditch their vehicles for public transportation. (Black Press file photo)
Watch as Colwood Mayor Carol Hamilton (left), View Royal Mayor David Screech and Goldstream News Gazette editor Katie Engqvist are experience a significant earthquake in Colwood.

Experience a major earthquake in Colwood

The Shake Zone is at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre until 6 p.m.

Watch as Colwood Mayor Carol Hamilton (left), View Royal Mayor David Screech and Goldstream News Gazette editor Katie Engqvist are experience a significant earthquake in Colwood.
A semi crashed on the Trans-Canada Highway between Millstream and Six Mile roads early Monday morning. The truck crashed in the southbound lanes, stopping against the rock face on the side of the road. No other vehicles were involved and no injuries were reported. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Driver fatigue a contributing factor in Monday’s semi crash

West Shore RCMP still investigating the crash

A semi crashed on the Trans-Canada Highway between Millstream and Six Mile roads early Monday morning. The truck crashed in the southbound lanes, stopping against the rock face on the side of the road. No other vehicles were involved and no injuries were reported. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The former the old Colwood Inn sits behind a chain-link fence, up on blocks behind the former Capital City Centre site in Colwood. The Onni Group has offered the building up to anyone that wants it. (Gazette file photo)

Onni Group offers up the old Colwood pub for free

If the pub isn’t moved by Oct. 15, the building will be demolished

The former the old Colwood Inn sits behind a chain-link fence, up on blocks behind the former Capital City Centre site in Colwood. The Onni Group has offered the building up to anyone that wants it. (Gazette file photo)
Joe Roberts has been pushing a shopping cart across Canada for more than a year in hopes of ending youth homelessness. (Photo contributed)

Former homeless youth pushing for change

Armed with a shopping cart, Joe Roberts is walking across Canada

Joe Roberts has been pushing a shopping cart across Canada for more than a year in hopes of ending youth homelessness. (Photo contributed)
Phones and other devices left to charge under bedding can start fires. (Photo by NYPD 33rd Precinct/Twitter)

Parents cautioned on charging phones

Cell phone safety isn’t just about online activity

Phones and other devices left to charge under bedding can start fires. (Photo by NYPD 33rd Precinct/Twitter)
Gage Happell eyes up the basket for a shot. He’s just one of hundreds of West Shore children that enjoy playing organized sports. (Photo courtesy Westshore Basketball)

Sports have positive impacts on all

Westshore Basketball has alternatives for busy schedules

Gage Happell eyes up the basket for a shot. He’s just one of hundreds of West Shore children that enjoy playing organized sports. (Photo courtesy Westshore Basketball)
Couple loses home when RV catches fire in View Royal

Couple loses home when RV catches fire in View Royal

Early afternoon fire off Island Highway near Six Mile Road

Couple loses home when RV catches fire in View Royal
VicPD fentanyl series: Writing the warrant

VicPD fentanyl series: Writing the warrant

The first episode in VicPD’s web video series on fentanyl details the warrant writing process

VicPD fentanyl series: Writing the warrant
View Royal Fire Rescue, with the assistance of Colwood Fire Rescue, was called to Admirals Road at around 9:45 a.m. Thursday after a contractor struck a gas line. (Photo courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)

West Shore crews respond to major gas leak

Contractor strikes gas main on Admirals Road

View Royal Fire Rescue, with the assistance of Colwood Fire Rescue, was called to Admirals Road at around 9:45 a.m. Thursday after a contractor struck a gas line. (Photo courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)
Julianna Fekete is hoping the public can help her locate an angel statue that was taken from her son’s grave in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Statue stolen from grave in Colwood

Langford mom heartbroken at the loss

Julianna Fekete is hoping the public can help her locate an angel statue that was taken from her son’s grave in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)