Joel Tansey

Colwood mom upset by gender stereotypes in children’s books

Colwood mom upset by gender stereotypes in children’s books

Royal Roads professor thinks there is room for improvement in how characters are portrayed in media

Colwood mom upset by gender stereotypes in children’s books
Junior Shamrocks eliminated with loss

Junior Shamrocks eliminated with loss

Powerhouse Coquitlam Adanacs too strong for Colwood-based club

Junior Shamrocks eliminated with loss
Victoria Shamrocks slip up against Lakers

Victoria Shamrocks slip up against Lakers

‘Rocks manage just four goals in road defeat

Victoria Shamrocks slip up against Lakers
Alan Gong helps pack up his family’s tent Sunday morning after the annual Learn to Camp event at Fort Rodd Hill. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Twenty families ‘Learn to Camp’ at Fort Rodd Hill

Parks Canada event teaches essential skills to host of new campers

Alan Gong helps pack up his family’s tent Sunday morning after the annual Learn to Camp event at Fort Rodd Hill. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Sooke Road has been closed in both directions in Langford after a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning. (Submitted/Kayla Yaghi)

Sooke Road reopens after two-vehicle crash

Traffic was closed in both direction for several hours Saturday

Sooke Road has been closed in both directions in Langford after a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning. (Submitted/Kayla Yaghi)
Alex Witcombe works away at a mammoth sculpture made of driftwood at Royal Bay’s Beachpark last month. Witcombe was also comissioned to create a piece during Colwood’s Eats and Beats festival for the Esquimalt Lagoon. (Photo courtesy Royal Bay)

Creatures find home on Colwood waterfront

Comox Valley artist leaves mark on West Shore beaches

Alex Witcombe works away at a mammoth sculpture made of driftwood at Royal Bay’s Beachpark last month. Witcombe was also comissioned to create a piece during Colwood’s Eats and Beats festival for the Esquimalt Lagoon. (Photo courtesy Royal Bay)
Chelsey Minter is one of six players from Westshore RFC who will be a part of Canada’s entry into this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland. The 28-year old Sidney native will be participating in her first World Cup. (Kevin Light/Rugby Canada)

Six Westshore Valkyries set for Rugby World Cup

Colwood-based club hosting send-off barbecue Friday night

Chelsey Minter is one of six players from Westshore RFC who will be a part of Canada’s entry into this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland. The 28-year old Sidney native will be participating in her first World Cup. (Kevin Light/Rugby Canada)
The Sooke School District is nearing a deal with the District of Metchosin on the sale of the Metchosin School, which now hosts community arts and seniors groups. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Metchosin, Sooke School District close to sale agreement

Metchosin is looking to acquire a school in the heart of the municipality

The Sooke School District is nearing a deal with the District of Metchosin on the sale of the Metchosin School, which now hosts community arts and seniors groups. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Royal Colwood golfers Nolan Thoroughgood (pictured) and Keaton Gudz earned top-5 finishes at the 2017 BC Junior Boys Championships in Squamish last weekend. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Royal Colwood pair score well at B.C. Juniors

Keaton Gudz and Nolan Thoroughgood earn top-5 finishes

Royal Colwood golfers Nolan Thoroughgood (pictured) and Keaton Gudz earned top-5 finishes at the 2017 BC Junior Boys Championships in Squamish last weekend. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
A wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance east of Cache Creek, B.C., in the early morning hours of Monday July 10, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

View Royal fire department sent to battle B.C. wildfires

Department sent four crew members and a pumper truck to Williams Lake

A wildfire burns on a mountain in the distance east of Cache Creek, B.C., in the early morning hours of Monday July 10, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Cole Pickup brought a signed Grizzlies cap to Belmont secondary so that Heather Woods could give it to her grandson to replace the one he lost on a recent flight. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Young fan delighted to have Victoria Grizzlies cap replaced

Cole Pickup signed and delivered the cap to the boy’s grandmother

Cole Pickup brought a signed Grizzlies cap to Belmont secondary so that Heather Woods could give it to her grandson to replace the one he lost on a recent flight. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
A Royal Bay secondary student has fallen through the cracks in a system meant to help students warns parent. (Gazette file photo)

Colwood parent says school failed her daughter this year

Individual Education Plan wasn’t implemented, says Royal Bay secondary parent

A Royal Bay secondary student has fallen through the cracks in a system meant to help students warns parent. (Gazette file photo)
View Royal is on standby awaiting deployment to the B.C. Interior to help battle a series of wildfires. (Black Press file photo).

View Royal Fire on standby to help with B.C. wildfires

Fire Chief Paul Hurst has already been deployed to Kamloops and now Williams Lake

View Royal is on standby awaiting deployment to the B.C. Interior to help battle a series of wildfires. (Black Press file photo).
Five-year-old Colwood boy’s Deadpool pose goes viral

Five-year-old Colwood boy’s Deadpool pose goes viral

Photo catches eye of Ryan Reynolds and gets a million likes on Instagram

Five-year-old Colwood boy’s Deadpool pose goes viral
The Paul Black Band entertains the crowd at last year’s Eats and Beats festival in Colwood. (Arnold Lim/News Gazette staff)

Colwood’s Eats and Beats festival continues to grow

Seaside festival featuring Greater Victoria vendors, musicians

The Paul Black Band entertains the crowd at last year’s Eats and Beats festival in Colwood. (Arnold Lim/News Gazette staff)
Westshore Rebels head coach Charly Cardilicchia speaks to his players at the end of the third day of the club’s weekend training camp in Langford. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Westshore Rebels coach pleased with weekend training camp

Defending Cullen Cup champions open season July 29

Westshore Rebels head coach Charly Cardilicchia speaks to his players at the end of the third day of the club’s weekend training camp in Langford. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
A runner leaves the transition area as he begins the last leg, a 10 kilometre run, of the Langford Triathlon on Sunday morning. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Langford triathletes praise course, Mother Nature

Roughly 200 athletes competed in a race that took them around the West Shore this morning

A runner leaves the transition area as he begins the last leg, a 10 kilometre run, of the Langford Triathlon on Sunday morning. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Elinor Dunsmuir (right) pictured with her mother Laura, likely in the 1930s on the family’s property at Hatley Park. Elinor’s life and music will be the subject of a presentation this weekend by UVic graduate Elizabeth Gerow. (Royal Roads University archives)

Elinor Dunsmuir’s music was unique for the time period

University of Victoria graduate will perform pieces written by Elinor at Hatley Castle

Elinor Dunsmuir (right) pictured with her mother Laura, likely in the 1930s on the family’s property at Hatley Park. Elinor’s life and music will be the subject of a presentation this weekend by UVic graduate Elizabeth Gerow. (Royal Roads University archives)
Shamrocks captain Corey Small fires a shot on net while being checked by Nanaimo Timbermen defender Conrad Chapman during action on Friday night at The Q Centre. Small and the Shamrocks took a 12-7 win over their Island rivals. (Jay Wallace/Shamrocks)

Victoria Shamrocks continue dominance over Island rivals

Club rebounds from pair of losses to Maple Ridge

Shamrocks captain Corey Small fires a shot on net while being checked by Nanaimo Timbermen defender Conrad Chapman during action on Friday night at The Q Centre. Small and the Shamrocks took a 12-7 win over their Island rivals. (Jay Wallace/Shamrocks)
Kenneth Jacob Fenton (back) leaves the Western Communities Courthouse after the end of proceedings on June 28. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Sentencing for Kenneth Jacob Fenton continues Friday in Colwood

Langford man guilty in Beckett crash expected to speak at hearing

Kenneth Jacob Fenton (back) leaves the Western Communities Courthouse after the end of proceedings on June 28. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)