Kendra Wong

Gourmet food meets healthy living at gala fundraiser at Gordon Head

Gourmet food meets healthy living at gala fundraiser at Gordon Head

Proceeds fund healthy living programs at William Head and throughout the region

Gourmet food meets healthy living at gala fundraiser at Gordon Head
The City of Colwood is considering moving the sewage pump station at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Lagoon Road. (Kendra Wong/News staff)

Colwood mulls moving Ocean Boulevard pump station

Station is vulnerable to flooding due to wind, waves, sea level rise and tsunami risk

The City of Colwood is considering moving the sewage pump station at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Lagoon Road. (Kendra Wong/News staff)
Falling rocks closed the Malahat for three hours on Monday morning as geotechnical engineers conducted an assessment. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)

Malahat closed an average of once per month, says Ministry of Transportation

Highway has been closed eight times this year due to vehicle incidents

Falling rocks closed the Malahat for three hours on Monday morning as geotechnical engineers conducted an assessment. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)
Westshore Rebels player Kenan Grosse tries to tackle V.I. Raiders opponent Andre Gordon during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at Nanaimo’s Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press)

Westshore Rebels fall to Raiders for second consecutive time

Team looks to bounce back against Kamloops Broncos

Westshore Rebels player Kenan Grosse tries to tackle V.I. Raiders opponent Andre Gordon during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at Nanaimo’s Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press)
A Syrian refugee family, sponsored by the Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group, is building a new life in Greater Victoria. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Syrian refugee family building new life in Greater Victoria

Family of five, sponsored by a West Shore group, arrives

A Syrian refugee family, sponsored by the Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group, is building a new life in Greater Victoria. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
17 years later: West Shore officials remember Ground Zero just days after attack

17 years later: West Shore officials remember Ground Zero just days after attack

Mayor Stew Young, Bob Beckett, Bruce Brown stood with victims’ families in the days following 9/11

17 years later: West Shore officials remember Ground Zero just days after attack
A crash has snarled traffic on the Malahat in the Goldstream Park area. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Wettlaufer)

UPDATE: No injuries after car crash on the Malahat Tuesday morning

Incident took place in Goldstream Provincial Park area

A crash has snarled traffic on the Malahat in the Goldstream Park area. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Wettlaufer)
The Malahat is closed in both directions due to a rockslide. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)

UPDATED: Malahat reopens following closure due to rock slide

The major highway was closed for roughly 3 hours Monday morning delaying motorists in both directions

The Malahat is closed in both directions due to a rockslide. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)
The family healthy living program is a 10-week pilot program for parents, children between the ages of eight and 12 who are above a healthy weight, siblings and caregivers to learn how to eat healthy, live an active lifestyle, and kick unhealthy habits to the curb. It takes place at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre later this month. (iStock photo)
The family healthy living program is a 10-week pilot program for parents, children between the ages of eight and 12 who are above a healthy weight, siblings and caregivers to learn how to eat healthy, live an active lifestyle, and kick unhealthy habits to the curb. It takes place at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre later this month. (iStock photo)
Trevor Overbury and Chelsea Darveau from Bucky’s Taphouse stir their pot of chili during the 14th annual Chili Cook-Off at Belmont Secondary school on Saturday. Funds raised go towards projects and initiatives that the Rotary Club of West Shore is involved with. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

West Shore competitors bring the heat in Rotary Chili Cook-Off

Bucky’s Taphouse wins best chili category

Trevor Overbury and Chelsea Darveau from Bucky’s Taphouse stir their pot of chili during the 14th annual Chili Cook-Off at Belmont Secondary school on Saturday. Funds raised go towards projects and initiatives that the Rotary Club of West Shore is involved with. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
Allan Cahoon, president of Royal Roads University, shows off the new state-of-the-art Sherman Jen building, which will be home to a wide range of fields including environmental science, tourism, and business and international student programs. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Royal Roads University opens state-of-the-art facility

Sherman Jen Building includes 11 classrooms, lab, office spaces

Allan Cahoon, president of Royal Roads University, shows off the new state-of-the-art Sherman Jen building, which will be home to a wide range of fields including environmental science, tourism, and business and international student programs. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
West Shore RCMP Const. Kyle Ross is one of 22 riders who will be participating in the 21st annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride Sept. 22 to Oct. 5. (Tour de Rock photo)

West Shore RCMP Tour de Rock rider hopes to make a difference

Funds raised go to pediatric research, Camp Goodtimes

West Shore RCMP Const. Kyle Ross is one of 22 riders who will be participating in the 21st annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride Sept. 22 to Oct. 5. (Tour de Rock photo)
Langford’s Josh Nelson and Melissa Rankin (centre) have been selected as the recipient of this year’s Centra Cares Home Renovation Contest, put on by the Centra Cares Foundation. As part of the contest, Centra Windows Inc., will be replacing 10 windows in the family’s home. (Contributed photo)

Langford family wins home renovation contest

Josh Nelson and Melissa Rankin’s home to get all new windows

Langford’s Josh Nelson and Melissa Rankin (centre) have been selected as the recipient of this year’s Centra Cares Home Renovation Contest, put on by the Centra Cares Foundation. As part of the contest, Centra Windows Inc., will be replacing 10 windows in the family’s home. (Contributed photo)
Youngsters test out fire equipment during the annual Highlands Community Fling last year. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Caleb Pike Heritage Park.                                 (Gazette file photo)

Plenty of events to keep Highlanders busy this weekend

Community fling and fiddle orchestra coming to town

Youngsters test out fire equipment during the annual Highlands Community Fling last year. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Caleb Pike Heritage Park.                                 (Gazette file photo)
Belton Bros. Structural Movers has completed the move of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on Walfred Road in Langford, and over the Malahat over night, to a lot in Cobble Hill last week. (Contributed photo)

Moving giants: the art of transporting homes

Island-company moves house from Langford to Chemainus

Belton Bros. Structural Movers has completed the move of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on Walfred Road in Langford, and over the Malahat over night, to a lot in Cobble Hill last week. (Contributed photo)
Sangster Elementary crossing guard and education assistant Sandra Bowes (right) helps kids and parents cross the street on Wednesday. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Students crossing: School zones in effect throughout the West Shore

West Shore RCMP handing out tickets to speeders

Sangster Elementary crossing guard and education assistant Sandra Bowes (right) helps kids and parents cross the street on Wednesday. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
LETTER: Action needed to fix the Malahat

LETTER: Action needed to fix the Malahat

Many solutions miss the mark, says one Langford reader

LETTER: Action needed to fix the Malahat
Little free libraries, such as the one on Theresa Sutton’s property in Metchosin, have popped up around the West Shore. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Little free libraries popping up in the West Shore

Little libraries help to build community

Little free libraries, such as the one on Theresa Sutton’s property in Metchosin, have popped up around the West Shore. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Metchosin SAR have installed a memorial bench on the Sea Bluff Trail to honour those who have passed away during active membership. (Craig Barlow photo)

Metchosin SAR honours those who passed away during active membership

Memorial bench installed on Sea Bluff Trail

Metchosin SAR have installed a memorial bench on the Sea Bluff Trail to honour those who have passed away during active membership. (Craig Barlow photo)
Growing the South Island: Robin Tunnicliffe, Sea Bluff Farm

Growing the South Island: Robin Tunnicliffe, Sea Bluff Farm

She comes from a tight knit farming community, where farmers learned about best practices at work parties

Growing the South Island: Robin Tunnicliffe, Sea Bluff Farm