Katherine Engqvist

A trimaran sailing vessel capsized in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Monday, June 13. (USCG Pacific Northwest/Twitter)

VIDEO: U.S. Coast Guard rescues four people on route to Victoria in race to Alaska

Racers given extra time to complete first leg due to stormy conditions

A trimaran sailing vessel capsized in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Monday, June 13. (USCG Pacific Northwest/Twitter)
2022 Local Hero Awards

VIDEO: Local heroes leave a lasting impact on the West Shore

Here are your 2022 Local Hero Award honourees

2022 Local Hero Awards
The sun continues to shine on the Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Dec. 2, a day after the area recorded a new daily high record. (Drive BC traffic camera)

Malahat area records record high temperature

Record temperatures follow snowfall, record rainfall

The sun continues to shine on the Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway on Dec. 2, a day after the area recorded a new daily high record. (Drive BC traffic camera)
A quick response time allowed West Shore fire crews to limit the spread of an early morning fire in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Quick response limits spread of early morning fire in View Royal

View Royal Fire Rescue on scene within 4 minutes of initial 911 call

A quick response time allowed West Shore fire crews to limit the spread of an early morning fire in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore firefighters had a busy start to the week. (Black Press Media file photo)

5 elevator rescues needed due to power outages on West Shore

West Shore firefighters left busy with rescues, flooding and fires on Monday

West Shore firefighters had a busy start to the week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Shipping containers from the MV Zim Kingston are seen after they spilled from a ship west of Neah Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Count update lists 106 containers lost at sea from MV Zim Kingston

Contents include Christmas decorations, stand-up paddleboards and chemicals

Shipping containers from the MV Zim Kingston are seen after they spilled from a ship west of Neah Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Best of the WestShore Awards 2021 publication cover

Best of the WestShore 2021: The results are in

Find out which local businesses have won the hearts of local residents

Best of the WestShore Awards 2021 publication cover
The Langford Fire Rescue team was busy handing out heaps of candy during its first-ever Halloween drive-thru event last year. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore firefighters gear up for Halloween fun

Drive-thrus, pumpkin smash and more spooky fun in store

The Langford Fire Rescue team was busy handing out heaps of candy during its first-ever Halloween drive-thru event last year. (Black Press Media file photo)
A barge, part of Rooke Marine Towing, returns a truck to the Saanich Peninsula from Sidney Island, where it was part of construction work Tuesday morning (Sept. 28). (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

Don’t miss A Day in the Life Saanich Peninsula

Special feature highlights Sidney, Central Saanich and North Saanich residents, businesses

A barge, part of Rooke Marine Towing, returns a truck to the Saanich Peninsula from Sidney Island, where it was part of construction work Tuesday morning (Sept. 28). (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
Recalled Boppy Original Newborn Lounger (left), Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger (middle), and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Lounger (right). The loungers were sold in a variety of colours and fashions. (Health Canada photo)

Millions of baby loungers recalled after 8 infant deaths

More than 3.3 million units sold in Canada and U.S.

Recalled Boppy Original Newborn Lounger (left), Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger (middle), and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Lounger (right). The loungers were sold in a variety of colours and fashions. (Health Canada photo)
A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. The last day to request a mail-in ballot was Sept. 14, and Elections Canada must receive it by election day on Sept. 20. (Black Press Media files)

Advance poll turnout up in most Greater Victoria ridings

Greater Victoria ridings led country in requests for mail-in ballots

A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. The last day to request a mail-in ballot was Sept. 14, and Elections Canada must receive it by election day on Sept. 20. (Black Press Media files)
Emergency service providers drove past Victoria General Hospital on Monday (Sept. 13) in a show of support for health care workers. (Video courtesy of Les Gee)

Victoria General Hospital drive-by a show of support for health care workers

Emergency service providers remind staff they are appreciated

Emergency service providers drove past Victoria General Hospital on Monday (Sept. 13) in a show of support for health care workers. (Video courtesy of Les Gee)
A series of earthquakes struck off the Alaska coast starting late July 28 and continued into July 29. (United States Geological Survey map)

UPDATE: 70 earthquakes detected off Alaska peninsula following 8.2-magnitude quake Wednesday night

Alaska tsunami warning ended after wave heights measured less than a foot

A series of earthquakes struck off the Alaska coast starting late July 28 and continued into July 29. (United States Geological Survey map)
Local firefighters Scott Rear, Brandon Knowles, Nik Wells, Dawson Tindale and Brent Henning form the five-person team from Metchosin and Sooke that headed to Lytton on the first ferry July 1. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)

‘A heartbreaking scene’: View Royal fire chief on the ground in Lytton

Wildfire season gearing up to be one of the worst yet, Paul Hurst says

Local firefighters Scott Rear, Brandon Knowles, Nik Wells, Dawson Tindale and Brent Henning form the five-person team from Metchosin and Sooke that headed to Lytton on the first ferry July 1. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)
Olympian Ghislaine Landry, captain of Canada’s women’s rugby sevens team, is taking over the City of Langford’s Instagram page this week. (City of Langford/Instagram)

Rugby Olympian highlights favourite spots in Langford

Ghislaine Landry, Canada’s womens sevens captain, is gearing up for her second Olympics

Olympian Ghislaine Landry, captain of Canada’s women’s rugby sevens team, is taking over the City of Langford’s Instagram page this week. (City of Langford/Instagram)
Local service providers have been working hard through the pandemic to make sure youth aren’t falling through cracks in Greater Victoria’s mental health system. (Pixabay photo)

Mind the Gap: Meet the people working to keep kids alive

Greater Victoria youth in crisis impacting more than families

Local service providers have been working hard through the pandemic to make sure youth aren’t falling through cracks in Greater Victoria’s mental health system. (Pixabay photo)
The emergency department at Victoria General Hospital. Sarah and her daughter frequent the ER as they can’t find supports in the community. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mind the Gap: Children in crisis

Navigating Greater Victoria’s mental health system

The emergency department at Victoria General Hospital. Sarah and her daughter frequent the ER as they can’t find supports in the community. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria firefighters, police left searching for leftover COVID-19 vaccines

Departments still waiting despite being identified as a priority, leadership concerned about safety

(Black Press Media file photo)
From right: Brad Cameron, BCEHS superintendent of patient care delivery for Greater Victoria, with primary care paramedics Em Funk, Tyrone Trotter, Fiona Galvin and Peter Hill at the Leigh Road station. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore paramedics didn’t waver when faced with COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Emergency Health Services personnel are this year’s Courage and Bravery Award recipients

From right: Brad Cameron, BCEHS superintendent of patient care delivery for Greater Victoria, with primary care paramedics Em Funk, Tyrone Trotter, Fiona Galvin and Peter Hill at the Leigh Road station. (Black Press Media file photo)
Malahat snow conditions. (DriveBC traffic camera)

Major roadways clear after Greater Victoria snowfall

Some snow accumulation on Malahat, West Shore

Malahat snow conditions. (DriveBC traffic camera)
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