Kendra Wong

Letter: Applauding B.C. Hydro’s crisis fund

Letter: Applauding B.C. Hydro’s crisis fund

After reading the article in the Gazette by Ashley Wadhwani on B.C.…

Letter: Applauding B.C. Hydro’s crisis fund
Assessing seafood retailers’ progress helps consumers and industry

Assessing seafood retailers’ progress helps consumers and industry

A warm summer day, a cold drink and fish on the grill.…

Assessing seafood retailers’ progress helps consumers and industry
Elkhorn Ridge performs at Veterans Memorial Park, as part of Langford’s Music in the Park series last year. This year’s series kicks off on Sunday, July 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Music to fill the air in Langford’s downtown core

Annual series runs July 8 to Aug. 28

Elkhorn Ridge performs at Veterans Memorial Park, as part of Langford’s Music in the Park series last year. This year’s series kicks off on Sunday, July 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
Athena Madan is an assistant professor in the school of humanitarian studies at Royal Roads University. (Contributed photo)

Royal Roads professor shares one man’s harrowing tale

H. was recruited into the cocaine industry at nine years old

Athena Madan is an assistant professor in the school of humanitarian studies at Royal Roads University. (Contributed photo)
U-Bicycle, a bike sharing service, will be distributing 50 bicycles in Langford in the coming weeks that will run on a beacon system, which allows users to locate the green aluminum-framed bikes at a fixed location and return them to stations scattered throughout the municipality. (UBicycle photo)

Bike share service pedalling onto the West Shore

U-Bicycle will start with 50 bikes in Langford

U-Bicycle, a bike sharing service, will be distributing 50 bicycles in Langford in the coming weeks that will run on a beacon system, which allows users to locate the green aluminum-framed bikes at a fixed location and return them to stations scattered throughout the municipality. (UBicycle photo)
Artist Heidi Chartrand shows off a piece of her work outside her home in Metchosin. Chartrand will be displaying her work at the Calgary Stampede July 6 to 15. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Metchosin artist breathes new life into animals

Heidi Chartrand’s work to be on display at Calgary Stampede

Artist Heidi Chartrand shows off a piece of her work outside her home in Metchosin. Chartrand will be displaying her work at the Calgary Stampede July 6 to 15. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The Paul Black Band entertains the crowd during a previous Eats and Beats festival in Colwood. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, July 7 from 1 to 8 p.m. along Ocean Boulevard. 
(Gazette file photo)

Eats & Beats returns to Colwood waterfront this weekend

Thousands expected to attend annual event

The Paul Black Band entertains the crowd during a previous Eats and Beats festival in Colwood. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, July 7 from 1 to 8 p.m. along Ocean Boulevard. 
(Gazette file photo)
Victoria Humane Society in desperate need of foster homes

Victoria Humane Society in desperate need of foster homes

Society has taken in more than 200 animals in June alone

Victoria Humane Society in desperate need of foster homes
Sooke School District superintendent Jim Cambridge has led the district through a period of unprecedented growth. After 36 years with the school district, Cambridge will be hanging up his hat in August. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

SD62 superintendent bids farewell

After 36 years, Jim Cambridge to hang up his hat

Sooke School District superintendent Jim Cambridge has led the district through a period of unprecedented growth. After 36 years with the school district, Cambridge will be hanging up his hat in August. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Colwood city council voted to give the next council a 7.5 per cent pay increase following the federal government’s decision to eliminate the 1/3 tax free allowance normally afforded to councillors. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Colwood council to receive minor pay increase

Increase comes after changes from federal government

Colwood city council voted to give the next council a 7.5 per cent pay increase following the federal government’s decision to eliminate the 1/3 tax free allowance normally afforded to councillors. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
David Cameron Elementary school, along side Wishart elementary, Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke will be getting new portables, which will be ready for use in September. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Sooke School District braces for influx of new students

Five portables to be added at Belmont, Wishart, David Cameron and Journey

David Cameron Elementary school, along side Wishart elementary, Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke will be getting new portables, which will be ready for use in September. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Belmont Secondary student Jackson Minnick has been selected by Judo Canada to compete at the Pan Am Championships in July. (Rafal Burza photo)

Belmont student aims high at judo competition

Jackson Minnick selected to compete in Pan Am Championships

Belmont Secondary student Jackson Minnick has been selected by Judo Canada to compete at the Pan Am Championships in July. (Rafal Burza photo)
A Metchosin couple has spent the past six years travelling to rural communities to provide medical care. (Pexels stock photo)

Metchosin duo continue love for medicine

Joan Rosenberg and Dan O’Connell offer medical care to people in rural communities

A Metchosin couple has spent the past six years travelling to rural communities to provide medical care. (Pexels stock photo)
Participants take part in Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts at Pearson College last year. This year’s event runs until July 6. Find the story on page 7.                                (Worksphotography photo)

Artists descend on Pearson College for annual retreat

Art school combines love of art with summer camp

Participants take part in Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts at Pearson College last year. This year’s event runs until July 6. Find the story on page 7.                                (Worksphotography photo)
Resident calling on province to review rural homeowners grant

Resident calling on province to review rural homeowners grant

Resident believes Metchosin should also qualify

Resident calling on province to review rural homeowners grant
Vancouver Island’s ‘Penny Girl’ comes out as transgender, hopes to inspire others

Vancouver Island’s ‘Penny Girl’ comes out as transgender, hopes to inspire others

Jeneece Edroff, now Frankie, has strong message for parents

Vancouver Island’s ‘Penny Girl’ comes out as transgender, hopes to inspire others
Dozens of people participated in the inaugural walk for scleroderma at West Shore Parks and Recreation on Sunday. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that affects the body by hardening connective tissue. Funds raised from the walk go towards the Scleroderma Association of B.C. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Dozens walk to raise awareness, funds for scleroderma on the West Shore

Autoimmune disease affects the body by hardening connective tissue

Dozens of people participated in the inaugural walk for scleroderma at West Shore Parks and Recreation on Sunday. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that affects the body by hardening connective tissue. Funds raised from the walk go towards the Scleroderma Association of B.C. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
View Royal Elementary school students play on the new nature playground that was unveiled recently. The playground includes climbing structures made from timber, rocks and boulders, a small amphitheatre, tables, a sandbox and a butterfly garden. (Contributed photo)

View Royal playground encourages students to connect with nature

Nature playground at View Royal Elementary school also has educational component

View Royal Elementary school students play on the new nature playground that was unveiled recently. The playground includes climbing structures made from timber, rocks and boulders, a small amphitheatre, tables, a sandbox and a butterfly garden. (Contributed photo)
The Senior Cycles project looks to map the information volunteer habits of up to 30 seniors, identify home-based volunteering activities in their neighbourhood and host a series of informal volunteering events to connect seniors with their neighbours to the projects. (iStock photo)

Project aims to reduce senior isolation on the West Shore

Senior Circles given recent boost

The Senior Cycles project looks to map the information volunteer habits of up to 30 seniors, identify home-based volunteering activities in their neighbourhood and host a series of informal volunteering events to connect seniors with their neighbours to the projects. (iStock photo)
National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations draw hundreds

National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations draw hundreds

Premier John Horgan joins ceremony at Royal Roads University

National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations draw hundreds