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(From left) Laura Lum, Ed Low, Brenda Murison, Gedalia Taparan, Josie Turner, (back row) Rick Greenhough and Paul McKinnon are part of the Western Foods family looking forward to celebrating the store’s 43rd anniversary on May 27. Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff

Family celebrates Langford grocery icon’s anniversary with special day

Charity element to Western Foods birthday party on May 27

  • May 11, 2017
(From left) Laura Lum, Ed Low, Brenda Murison, Gedalia Taparan, Josie Turner, (back row) Rick Greenhough and Paul McKinnon are part of the Western Foods family looking forward to celebrating the store’s 43rd anniversary on May 27. Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff
Dispel Canadian myths and support a good cause

Dispel Canadian myths and support a good cause

Westshore Town Centre operator will donate 50 cents to Canadian Red Cross for each completed survey

  • May 10, 2017
Dispel Canadian myths and support a good cause
Victoria General Hospital in View Royal is among many sites where Island Health places new employees. A talk next Monday in Colwood will offer tips on applying for health care and other positions with Island Health. Gazette file photo

Island Health expert in Colwood to discuss careers in health care

Online applications apply to a host of other employment opportunities

  • May 10, 2017
Victoria General Hospital in View Royal is among many sites where Island Health places new employees. A talk next Monday in Colwood will offer tips on applying for health care and other positions with Island Health. Gazette file photo
Rona Home and Garden in Langford will soon become a Lowe’s store. The latter is looking at hiring an additional 35 employees, with 95 current employees expected to be kept on after the rebranding. Gazette file photo

Lowe’s hiring 35 for conversion of Rona store in Langford

Job fair goes May 12, rebranding to Lowe’s expected to take place soon on the West Shore

  • May 8, 2017
Rona Home and Garden in Langford will soon become a Lowe’s store. The latter is looking at hiring an additional 35 employees, with 95 current employees expected to be kept on after the rebranding. Gazette file photo
Trump comments fire up Kootenay lumber industry

Trump comments fire up Kootenay lumber industry

Nelson area mills are reeling following antagonistic tariff comments from the U.S. president

Trump comments fire up Kootenay lumber industry
Emily Royer, director of sales and marketing for Pacific Landing in Colwood, said the project was designed to take advantage of the natural beauty and waterfront views of Esquimalt Lagoon within the 12-acre site. Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff

HOMEFINDER: The Douglas takes advantage of ocean views in Colwood

Phase One almost sold out as Phase Two hits the market

  • May 3, 2017
Emily Royer, director of sales and marketing for Pacific Landing in Colwood, said the project was designed to take advantage of the natural beauty and waterfront views of Esquimalt Lagoon within the 12-acre site. Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff
Participants crossed the Goddess Run finish line in Langford last year while onlookers cheered. Gazette file photo
Participants crossed the Goddess Run finish line in Langford last year while onlookers cheered. Gazette file photo
Fei Yang practices traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture in Langford. Photo contributed

WOW 2017: Treating the body and the mind

One Langford practitioner takes a holistic approach to treating physical symptoms

Fei Yang practices traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture in Langford. Photo contributed
A participant in a previous Mother’s Day Paint-In event takes in the beauty in one of the gardens that surrounds Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University in Colwood. Image courtesy of the West Shore Arts Council

WOW 2017: The arts are a key piece to a community’s social fabric

Spin-off benfits include job creation and economic growth

A participant in a previous Mother’s Day Paint-In event takes in the beauty in one of the gardens that surrounds Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University in Colwood. Image courtesy of the West Shore Arts Council
WOW 2017: Find a fitness routine that fits your busy lifestyle

WOW 2017: Find a fitness routine that fits your busy lifestyle

West Shore Parks and Recreation features a number of options for all schedules

WOW 2017: Find a fitness routine that fits your busy lifestyle
Elyse Norgaard-Kituri, Westshore Town Centre’s general manager learned some tough lessons about business at a young age. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff

WOW 2017: Learn the hard lessons early and know your customers

Young mother can relate to the needs of Westshore Town Centre’s patrons

Elyse Norgaard-Kituri, Westshore Town Centre’s general manager learned some tough lessons about business at a young age. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff
WOW 2017: A passion for life-long learning builds careers

WOW 2017: A passion for life-long learning builds careers

Royal Roads’ new CFO Cheryl Eason shares some of her experiences

WOW 2017: A passion for life-long learning builds careers
WOW 2017: A good team can make all the difference

WOW 2017: A good team can make all the difference

The owner of Belle Rose Salon and Wax Bar shares her experiences

WOW 2017: A good team can make all the difference
West Shore Women in Politics: Still making a difference 100 years later

West Shore Women in Politics: Still making a difference 100 years later

Diversity is key in discussion and the decision-making process around the CRD

West Shore Women in Politics: Still making a difference 100 years later
West Shore women gathered Wednesday to talk business. This annual event, called Women of the Westshore, is hosted by the Goldstream News Gazette and is a way for women to share their insights. The event corresponds with a special publication that is in Friday’s edition of the Gazette. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff

GALLERY WOW 2017: West Shore women continue to break the mould

The Gazette shares some of the experiences and insights of West Shore women in business

  • Apr 27, 2017
West Shore women gathered Wednesday to talk business. This annual event, called Women of the Westshore, is hosted by the Goldstream News Gazette and is a way for women to share their insights. The event corresponds with a special publication that is in Friday’s edition of the Gazette. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff
Royal Roads University’s newly appointed vice president and chief financial officer, Cheryl Eason, is back at her alma mater and ready to help students have the same life-changing experience she had at the school. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff

Royal Roads University welcomes new VP/CFO to Colwood

Langford residents returns after working for massive U.S. public pension funds

Royal Roads University’s newly appointed vice president and chief financial officer, Cheryl Eason, is back at her alma mater and ready to help students have the same life-changing experience she had at the school. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff
WOW 2017: A little soap can go a long way for those in need

WOW 2017: A little soap can go a long way for those in need

Nobody should have to hope for soap with this program

WOW 2017: A little soap can go a long way for those in need
View Royal property tax increase a modest .47 per cent for 2017

View Royal property tax increase a modest .47 per cent for 2017

Council approves adjustments to original five-year budget document

View Royal property tax increase a modest .47 per cent for 2017
This home in Oak Bay is among those featured on this year’s Young Life Victoria Home and Renovation Tour. The fundraiser event, now condensed into one day (April 29), includes eight homes around Greater Victoria that have undergone major renovations. Photo courtesy Young Life Victoria

HOMEFINDER: Young Life Victoria tour features eight full-home renovations

Event is a Capital Region fundraiser for local chapter of international organization

This home in Oak Bay is among those featured on this year’s Young Life Victoria Home and Renovation Tour. The fundraiser event, now condensed into one day (April 29), includes eight homes around Greater Victoria that have undergone major renovations. Photo courtesy Young Life Victoria
Home improvement and building supply company Slegg is hosting a job fair in Langford this Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. iStock photo

Langford building supply retailer hosting job fair on Wednesday

Slegg Building Materials looking to hire for various positions

Home improvement and building supply company Slegg is hosting a job fair in Langford this Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. iStock photo
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