Katherine Engqvist

Suspicious white powder was sent to a law office in the Reflections Building in Langford on Sept. 7, prompting a hazmat response along with police, fire and ambulance. (Katherine Engqvist/Black Press)

White powder sent to Langford law office tests positive for flour

West Shore RCMP still waiting for full test results from hazmat incident

Suspicious white powder was sent to a law office in the Reflections Building in Langford on Sept. 7, prompting a hazmat response along with police, fire and ambulance. (Katherine Engqvist/Black Press)
More than 2,600 B.C. Hydro customers without power in Greater Victoria

More than 2,600 B.C. Hydro customers without power in Greater Victoria

Power outages across the region under investigation

More than 2,600 B.C. Hydro customers without power in Greater Victoria
Two significant fires on the West Shore in three days

Two significant fires on the West Shore in three days

Firefighters urging residents to be extra cautious after a grass fire Tuesday in Langford

Two significant fires on the West Shore in three days
A Department of National Defence contractor discovered materials linked to a 1992 Colwood murder at the Rocky Point site in Metchosin. (Google Maps)

No new leads in 1992 Guyatt murder case

Newspaper clippings will not lead to the discovery of Shannon Guyatt’s body, says police

A Department of National Defence contractor discovered materials linked to a 1992 Colwood murder at the Rocky Point site in Metchosin. (Google Maps)
A Department of National Defence contractor discovered materials linked to a 1992 Colwood murder at the Rocky Point site in Metchosin. (Google Maps)

UPDATED: Materials linked to 1992 Colwood murder found at construction site in Metchosin

West Shore RCMP investigating to determine if relevant to the old case

A Department of National Defence contractor discovered materials linked to a 1992 Colwood murder at the Rocky Point site in Metchosin. (Google Maps)
The annual water gun battle at Fort Rodd Hill is regularly a hit for kids, but it also allows some parents to relive their youth. This year’s event, featuring more than just water guns, takes place Aug. 18. (Gazette file photo)

Storm the fort in epic battle

Fort Rodd Hill’s annual water gun battle returns Aug. 18

The annual water gun battle at Fort Rodd Hill is regularly a hit for kids, but it also allows some parents to relive their youth. This year’s event, featuring more than just water guns, takes place Aug. 18. (Gazette file photo)
Eric Church didn’t disappoint fans at Lake Town Ranch Sunday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Eric Church hits the stage at Sunfest

Photo gallery: Sunday recap of Sunfest 2018

Eric Church didn’t disappoint fans at Lake Town Ranch Sunday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
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Emergency crews respond to incident in Goldstream Provincial Park

Delays in both directions on the Trans-Canada Highway in Langford

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Langford Lake main beach closed due to poor water quality

Langford Lake main beach closed due to poor water quality

High levels of E. coli detected in sampling

Langford Lake main beach closed due to poor water quality
WorkLink’s Barbara McLean (from left), Jo Zlotnik and Josh McKenzie will be welcoming community members to WorkLink’s 40th anniversary celebration on Thursday, July 12. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

WorkLink helps residents find the right future

Employment and pre-employment services available for all community members

WorkLink’s Barbara McLean (from left), Jo Zlotnik and Josh McKenzie will be welcoming community members to WorkLink’s 40th anniversary celebration on Thursday, July 12. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Paramedics rush a patient into emergency care. (File photo courtesy of B.C. Emergency Health Services)

Drug Use: Overdoses being hidden, self-managed, says first responders

First responders here to help, not judge

Paramedics rush a patient into emergency care. (File photo courtesy of B.C. Emergency Health Services)
Victoria firefighter Kirk Corby and Langford resident Barbara Monteith shared their experiences with the Burn Fund and other programs that benefit from the Hometown Heroes Lottery proceeds. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Emotional trauma the hardest, says burn survivor

Burn Camp helps young survivors wear their scars as ‘badges of honour’

Victoria firefighter Kirk Corby and Langford resident Barbara Monteith shared their experiences with the Burn Fund and other programs that benefit from the Hometown Heroes Lottery proceeds. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
High cost of living means fewer foster families

High cost of living means fewer foster families

More than 1,000 children are in desperate need of foster families on Vancouver Island

High cost of living means fewer foster families
Allan Cahoon, Royal Roads University president and vice-chancellor, and Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam signed a framework agreement Tuesday that outlines some objectives for the Colwood site. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Songhees Nation, Royal Roads plan for future of Colwood site

Framework agreement outlines objectives for DND site if ownership is passed to Songhees Nation

Allan Cahoon, Royal Roads University president and vice-chancellor, and Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam signed a framework agreement Tuesday that outlines some objectives for the Colwood site. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
An ATV was used for queue management and to distribute water to motorists waiting during the Malahat closure Thursday. (Photo by @TranBC/Twitter)

Saanich Inlet bridge billion-dollar price tag too expensive says ministry

Malahat alternatives not practical from engineering, budget standpoint

An ATV was used for queue management and to distribute water to motorists waiting during the Malahat closure Thursday. (Photo by @TranBC/Twitter)
Backups on the Malahat were lengthy last summer with construction closing one northbound lane. The province reopened the lane in August to help with the flow of traffic on weekends. (Twitter: @kridan0103)

UPDATED: Second lane through Malahat Village opened Wednesday morning

Lane will open for weekends throughout the summer

Backups on the Malahat were lengthy last summer with construction closing one northbound lane. The province reopened the lane in August to help with the flow of traffic on weekends. (Twitter: @kridan0103)
Heat wave also brings spike in preventable fires

Heat wave also brings spike in preventable fires

Langford Fire Rescue reminds residents to be cautious as discarded cigarettes cause three fires

Heat wave also brings spike in preventable fires
Women’s sevens captains from the 12 participating countries lined up for a photo shoot at Hatley Castle on May 10, just two days away from the start of the Langford Series event. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
Women’s sevens captains from the 12 participating countries lined up for a photo shoot at Hatley Castle on May 10, just two days away from the start of the Langford Series event. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
Elements Casino preps for Saturday’s grand opening

Elements Casino preps for Saturday’s grand opening

Finishing touches being completed after 15-month renovation

Elements Casino preps for Saturday’s grand opening
Bystanders look on as paramedics and a civilian volunteer tend to a motorcyclist who was injured in a collision with a pickup truck in Port Alberni. (Alberni Valley News/file)

Front-line stress and trauma: are Island first responders prepared?

Big Read: Industry leaders call for more pre-incident training

Bystanders look on as paramedics and a civilian volunteer tend to a motorcyclist who was injured in a collision with a pickup truck in Port Alberni. (Alberni Valley News/file)