Kendra Wong

A Colwood resident says she’s seen six dead geese by Esquimalt Lagoon in recent weeks that she believes have been hit by cars speeding by. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Dead geese near Esquimalt Lagoon draws ire of resident

City says ‘several’ geese struck by vehicles recently

A Colwood resident says she’s seen six dead geese by Esquimalt Lagoon in recent weeks that she believes have been hit by cars speeding by. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Editorial: Use your head, butt it out

Editorial: Use your head, butt it out

Summer burst into its full glory this week on the West Shore.…

Editorial: Use your head, butt it out
After clearing its final hurdle earlier this week, Our Place Society will likely open its therapeutic recovery community at 94 Talcott Rd. in View Royal in the fall. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Therapeutic recovery centre likely to open in the fall

Former Choices facility in View Royal to be transformed

After clearing its final hurdle earlier this week, Our Place Society will likely open its therapeutic recovery community at 94 Talcott Rd. in View Royal in the fall. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Victoria Shamrocks DJ Tom Grainger shows off his work space at The Q Centre in Colwood. Grainger, alongside Cliff Lequesne and Bill Sanderson make up the team’s entertainment crew for all home games.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Meet the team behind the entertainment at Victoria Shamrocks games

DJ, announcer, scorekeeper work in tandem

Victoria Shamrocks DJ Tom Grainger shows off his work space at The Q Centre in Colwood. Grainger, alongside Cliff Lequesne and Bill Sanderson make up the team’s entertainment crew for all home games.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
Photo by Paul Obersteller

Fire in Sooke hills park likely caused by campfire

Crews currently focus on hot spots

Photo by Paul Obersteller
Langford resident raising funds for Special Olymypics Victoria

Langford resident raising funds for Special Olymypics Victoria

Through My Eyes art exhibit on until June 24

Langford resident raising funds for Special Olymypics Victoria
Patients to benefit from purchase of intubation scope

Patients to benefit from purchase of intubation scope

VGH Auxiliary donated funds to replace scope

Patients to benefit from purchase of intubation scope
Colwood residents will be able to voice their opinions about the draft official community plan (OCP) during a public hearing next week at the Colwood Pentecostal Church on Sooke Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Colwood hosts public hearing for OCP

Event gives residents chance to express views to council

Colwood residents will be able to voice their opinions about the draft official community plan (OCP) during a public hearing next week at the Colwood Pentecostal Church on Sooke Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Editorial: Mobile clinic a new approach to healthcare

Editorial: Mobile clinic a new approach to healthcare

“I don’t have a family doctor,” is an all too familiar phrase…

Editorial: Mobile clinic a new approach to healthcare
Volunteer firefighter Dimitri Karatsikis shows his six-year-old daughter Elleni how to use a fire extinguisher during Colwood Fire Rescue’s annual open house on Sunday.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Colwood fire open house draws big crowd, smiles

Youngsters got to be a firefighter for a day

Volunteer firefighter Dimitri Karatsikis shows his six-year-old daughter Elleni how to use a fire extinguisher during Colwood Fire Rescue’s annual open house on Sunday.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
Humpback Road has been re-opened to help alleviate traffic woes for local residents as construction continues on the Malahat. The road, which will be open until late summer or early fall, was originally closed in October as part of an agreement with the Island Corridor Foundation when West Shore Parkway (pictured) opened. (Gazette file photo)

Langford reopens Humpback Road to alleviate traffic woes

Road opened to help local residents get home

Humpback Road has been re-opened to help alleviate traffic woes for local residents as construction continues on the Malahat. The road, which will be open until late summer or early fall, was originally closed in October as part of an agreement with the Island Corridor Foundation when West Shore Parkway (pictured) opened. (Gazette file photo)
The Sooke School District’s critical incident response team provides support to students and staff throughout the district in the case of a death or traumatic event that will impact the school community.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Team provides support to students, staff after death or traumatic event

Helping students, staff in the Sooke School District cope with tragedy

The Sooke School District’s critical incident response team provides support to students and staff throughout the district in the case of a death or traumatic event that will impact the school community.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
More than 40 people showed up to the District of Highlands’ open house on secondary suites last week at the community hall on Finlayson Arm Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Highlands hears positive feedback on secondary suites

More than 40 people attended open house

More than 40 people showed up to the District of Highlands’ open house on secondary suites last week at the community hall on Finlayson Arm Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
View Royal resident Beverlyn Luiken (left) and Diane Edwards, with Island Health, pose for a photo with four-year-old Morley the labradoodle in the playroom of the pediatric unit at Victoria General Hospital. Luiken and Morley are part of St. John Ambulance’s therapy dog program, which recently expanded its services to the peds unit. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Therapy dogs have pawsitive benefits on young patients

Program expanded to VGH’s pediatric unit in the fall

View Royal resident Beverlyn Luiken (left) and Diane Edwards, with Island Health, pose for a photo with four-year-old Morley the labradoodle in the playroom of the pediatric unit at Victoria General Hospital. Luiken and Morley are part of St. John Ambulance’s therapy dog program, which recently expanded its services to the peds unit. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Remembering Liam Comboye: Family to set up non-profit for toddler who died of cancer
Remembering Liam Comboye: Family to set up non-profit for toddler who died of cancer
Members of Royal Bay Secondary school’s three R&B bands – Soul 62 (pictured), R&B Too! and the house band – will be hitting the stage to perform a number of hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s during the third annual dinner and dance on June 15. (Contributed photo)

Royal Bay looks to ‘spread good groove’ with annual dinner, dance

Annual dinner and dance takes place this week

Members of Royal Bay Secondary school’s three R&B bands – Soul 62 (pictured), R&B Too! and the house band – will be hitting the stage to perform a number of hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s during the third annual dinner and dance on June 15. (Contributed photo)
EJ Weston is the founder of Westshore Youth Pride, an alliance aiming to start a drop-in service for those in the LGBTQ community and a new website and app that connects youth to much-needed services. (Contributed photo)

New LGBTQ group connects youth to services

EJ Weston to launch app, drop-in service in coming months

EJ Weston is the founder of Westshore Youth Pride, an alliance aiming to start a drop-in service for those in the LGBTQ community and a new website and app that connects youth to much-needed services. (Contributed photo)
Brothers and sisters canoeing on river. (Stock photo)

Numerous summer camp options on the West Shore

Many ways to keep kids of all ages busy before school starts

Brothers and sisters canoeing on river. (Stock photo)
Actors perform in Story Theatre’s production of Off the Shelf, which will be performed as part of Kaleidoscope Theatre’s Family Theatre Festival at Belmont Secondary school on Saturday, June 16.                                 (Story Theatre photo)

Kaleidoscope Theatre expands family festival to the West Shore

One-day event will feature three kid-friendly performances

Actors perform in Story Theatre’s production of Off the Shelf, which will be performed as part of Kaleidoscope Theatre’s Family Theatre Festival at Belmont Secondary school on Saturday, June 16.                                 (Story Theatre photo)
Royal Bay Secondary’s house band called Tuesday’s Roadkill includes Tricia True (left to right) on bass, Alex Fraser on drums, lead singer Chloe Piwek, guitarist Andrew Whitney, and pianist Keelan Siemens. (Contributed photo)

Rock on! Royal Bay house band aims to impress at Rock the Rink

Tuesday’s Roadkill one of five performing Saturday

Royal Bay Secondary’s house band called Tuesday’s Roadkill includes Tricia True (left to right) on bass, Alex Fraser on drums, lead singer Chloe Piwek, guitarist Andrew Whitney, and pianist Keelan Siemens. (Contributed photo)