Kendra Wong

The Greater Victoria-based digital crisis line, called the youth space program and put on by Need2 Suicide Prevention Education and Support, operates from 6 p.m. to midnight PST all year, supporting youth from across Canada who are under the age of 30. (iStock file photo)

Greater Victoria-based digital crisis line sees spike in chats

Service allows youth to chat with volunteers through instant messaging services, text message

The Greater Victoria-based digital crisis line, called the youth space program and put on by Need2 Suicide Prevention Education and Support, operates from 6 p.m. to midnight PST all year, supporting youth from across Canada who are under the age of 30. (iStock file photo)
Students at the Alectoria School of Magic pick out their wands during the three-day camp at Shawnigan Lake School last week. (Contributed photo)

School of magic teaches youth to be themselves

Organizers hope to run the camp next summer as well

Students at the Alectoria School of Magic pick out their wands during the three-day camp at Shawnigan Lake School last week. (Contributed photo)
Wide receiver Austin Lindo-Brow runs with the ball during the Westshore Rebels’ 18-18 tie with the Okanagan Sun at Westhills Stadium on Saturday. (PHOTOS By James MacKenzie/Black Press)

Rebels tie the Okanagan Sun 18-18 in week 2

Langford-based team looks ahead to Saturday’s matchup against Broncos

Wide receiver Austin Lindo-Brow runs with the ball during the Westshore Rebels’ 18-18 tie with the Okanagan Sun at Westhills Stadium on Saturday. (PHOTOS By James MacKenzie/Black Press)
The Victoria Shamrocks celebrate their 11-7 victory over the Nanaimo Timbermen at The Q Centre in game five of the playoff series Friday. The Shamrocks will take on the Maple Ridge Burrards in the Western Lacrosse Association finals beginning Friday. (Jay Wallace photo)

Victoria Shamrocks head to WLA finals

‘Rocks to take on the Maple Ridge Burrards Friday

The Victoria Shamrocks celebrate their 11-7 victory over the Nanaimo Timbermen at The Q Centre in game five of the playoff series Friday. The Shamrocks will take on the Maple Ridge Burrards in the Western Lacrosse Association finals beginning Friday. (Jay Wallace photo)
Letter: Amalgamation is needed

Letter: Amalgamation is needed

I agree with those that have written that we need to amalgamate.…

Letter: Amalgamation is needed
Art comes to West Shore Town Centre in Langford

Art comes to West Shore Town Centre in Langford

Pop-up store displays pieces made by local artists

Art comes to West Shore Town Centre in Langford
Colwood residents Alf Todd and his wife, Patty. Todd was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 11 years ago. On Saturday, Aug. 11, Todd will be cycling 200 kilometres from Victoria to Sproat Lake to raise money for Parkinson’s programs at Headway Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre. (Contributed photo)

Riding the road less travelled: Colwood resident raising funds, awareness of Parkinson’s disease

Alf Todd to rise 200 kilometres from Victoria to Sproat Lake in one day

Colwood residents Alf Todd and his wife, Patty. Todd was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 11 years ago. On Saturday, Aug. 11, Todd will be cycling 200 kilometres from Victoria to Sproat Lake to raise money for Parkinson’s programs at Headway Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre. (Contributed photo)
NICU reunion a precious reminder for families, hospital staff

NICU reunion a precious reminder for families, hospital staff

More than 100 families came together for annual event

NICU reunion a precious reminder for families, hospital staff
Langford resident Julie Marchak, standing at Esquimalt Lagoon, lost 145 pounds and is now encouraging others to make healthier life choices.  (Contributed photo)

Langford mother shares inspiring weight-loss journey

Julie Marchak believes life is about making healthy choices

Langford resident Julie Marchak, standing at Esquimalt Lagoon, lost 145 pounds and is now encouraging others to make healthier life choices.  (Contributed photo)
Rider seeks redemption at provincial track championship

Rider seeks redemption at provincial track championship

B.C. Provincial Track Championships take place Aug. 17 to 19

Rider seeks redemption at provincial track championship
Coast Collective art exhibit inspires collaborations

Coast Collective art exhibit inspires collaborations

Coast Collective encouraging artists to work outside comfort zone

Coast Collective art exhibit inspires collaborations
Thirteen-year-old Langford musician William Dolan strikes a pose from his music video for “Cadillac,” his first single which sheds light on black history. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Young Langford musician spreads message of equality

Langford’s William Dolan releases new single

Thirteen-year-old Langford musician William Dolan strikes a pose from his music video for “Cadillac,” his first single which sheds light on black history. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Metchosin councillor remembered for love of environment, community

Metchosin councillor remembered for love of environment, community

Celebration of life this Sunday in Metchosin

Metchosin councillor remembered for love of environment, community
A solider stands by the 12-pounder quick firing gun, which was installed at Belmont Battery at Fort Rodd Hill at the beginning of the 20th century and was designed to stop fast torpedo boats from entering the harbour. Belmont Battery is currently undergoing massive renovations. (Parks Canada photo)

Belmont Battery at Fort Rodd Hill undergoing massive renovations

Historic site still open despite renovations

A solider stands by the 12-pounder quick firing gun, which was installed at Belmont Battery at Fort Rodd Hill at the beginning of the 20th century and was designed to stop fast torpedo boats from entering the harbour. Belmont Battery is currently undergoing massive renovations. (Parks Canada photo)
Cpl. Dave Vunic (left) and Const. Alex Berube show off the red and black Rocky Mountain bikes they use to patrol trails throughout the western communities as part of the West Shore RCMP’s new bike patrol unit. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Bike patrol unit rolls onto the West Shore

New RCMP unit provides safety on trails

Cpl. Dave Vunic (left) and Const. Alex Berube show off the red and black Rocky Mountain bikes they use to patrol trails throughout the western communities as part of the West Shore RCMP’s new bike patrol unit. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
One man dead after Sunday evening crash in Metchosin

One man dead after Sunday evening crash in Metchosin

B.C. Coroners Service is investigating

One man dead after Sunday evening crash in Metchosin
Community garden sprouts in the Highlands

Community garden sprouts in the Highlands

Committee already looking to add grow boxes

Community garden sprouts in the Highlands
Keegan Small (left) and Nolan Sievert will be selling lavender bunches throughout downtown Victoria and outside West Shore businesses this summer as part of a fundraiser for the B.C. Cancer Agency. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Lavender lads continue fundraiser this month

Duo hope to raise $10,000 for B.C. Cancer Agency

Keegan Small (left) and Nolan Sievert will be selling lavender bunches throughout downtown Victoria and outside West Shore businesses this summer as part of a fundraiser for the B.C. Cancer Agency. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Colwood resident Maria Curcic shows off a one-of-a-kind hat that she created. Curcic is one of several artists that are taking part in this year’s Stinking Fish Studio Tour July 27 to 31. (Contributed photo)

Colwood artist creating one of a kind hats

Stinking Fish Tour takes place July 27 to 31

Colwood resident Maria Curcic shows off a one-of-a-kind hat that she created. Curcic is one of several artists that are taking part in this year’s Stinking Fish Studio Tour July 27 to 31. (Contributed photo)
Twenty-one-year-old Colwood resident Jeffery Perry shows off the gold and bronze medals he won playing with Team Canada’s U23 and men’s division teams during the International roller in-line hockey championships July 8 to 12 in Corona, California. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

From 70 pounds to pro roller hockey player: Colwood athlete shares struggle with Crohn’s Disease

Jeffery Perry, Cory Hatcher, Christian Orlowski medal in international championships

Twenty-one-year-old Colwood resident Jeffery Perry shows off the gold and bronze medals he won playing with Team Canada’s U23 and men’s division teams during the International roller in-line hockey championships July 8 to 12 in Corona, California. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)