Katherine Engqvist

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)
A proposed development for the north corner of the Sooke and Happy Valley intersection will result in a realignment of Glen Lake Road if the project is approved.                                 (Rendering courtesy 
of the City of Langford)

Proposed Sooke Road development clears another hurdle

Height, lot coverage and traffic concerns voiced at public hearing

A proposed development for the north corner of the Sooke and Happy Valley intersection will result in a realignment of Glen Lake Road if the project is approved.                                 (Rendering courtesy 
of the City of Langford)
Langford Mayor Stew Young calls for action at an event hosted by the E&N Railway Roundtable at the Langford train station Friday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

WATCH: A call to action for the E&N corridor

Local organizations, politicians want to see progress

Langford Mayor Stew Young calls for action at an event hosted by the E&N Railway Roundtable at the Langford train station Friday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
UPDATED: Bear Mountain Parkway extension is now open

UPDATED: Bear Mountain Parkway extension is now open

City hosts reception to celebrate 25 years of constructing Langford

UPDATED: Bear Mountain Parkway extension is now open
Grant McKenzie, Our Place director of communications, and Dana Young, who will be the director of the therapeutic recovery community planned for View Royal, show off the site. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Our Place looks to create new therapeutic recovery community in View Royal

Rezoning still needed for former site of Choices Transitional Housing

Grant McKenzie, Our Place director of communications, and Dana Young, who will be the director of the therapeutic recovery community planned for View Royal, show off the site. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Daniel Church (from left) along with Andy Lee, Halley Church and Rachel Klopp are all members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area program.
 (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Bowl for Kids Sake later this month in Langford

More than 120 kids looking for Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Greater Victoria

Daniel Church (from left) along with Andy Lee, Halley Church and Rachel Klopp are all members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area program.
 (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Emergency crews clean up after a gas line was struck on Sooke Road in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Emergency crews clean up after a gas line was struck on Sooke Road in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
A proposed development for the north corner of the Sooke and Happy Valley intersection could result in a realignment of Glen Lake Road. (Rendering courtesy of the City of Langford)

Realignment proposed for Glen Lake and Sooke Road intersection in Langford

Proposed development will feature new intersection at Happy Valley Road

A proposed development for the north corner of the Sooke and Happy Valley intersection could result in a realignment of Glen Lake Road. (Rendering courtesy of the City of Langford)
UPDATED: Four displaced after Monday afternoon fire in View Royal

UPDATED: Four displaced after Monday afternoon fire in View Royal

Fire started in the basement suite of a home on Gair Road

UPDATED: Four displaced after Monday afternoon fire in View Royal
Langford Mayor Stew Young (centre) is joined by representatives (from left) Scott Morrissey, Bill Fox, Marcela Corzo, Paul Woodward and David Wong, from the Ledcor Group in breaking ground on the Belmont Residences project. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Ledcor purchases portion of old Belmont school site for new residential build

$200 million project is the largest in Langford and will feature 440 residential units

Langford Mayor Stew Young (centre) is joined by representatives (from left) Scott Morrissey, Bill Fox, Marcela Corzo, Paul Woodward and David Wong, from the Ledcor Group in breaking ground on the Belmont Residences project. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Store manager Ted Pigeon adjusts a display at the new Save-On-Foods store in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Save-On-Foods opens its doors in Langford this week

Grand opening celebrations Saturday

Store manager Ted Pigeon adjusts a display at the new Save-On-Foods store in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
A team of firefighters transfers an injured woman to an ambulance waiting on Finlayson Arm Road in Langford. The pregnant hiker fell and injured her ankle on Mount Finlayson Monday. 
(Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Emergency crews rescue pregnant woman from Mount Finlayson

Langford and Metchosin respond to roughly four-hour-long rescue

A team of firefighters transfers an injured woman to an ambulance waiting on Finlayson Arm Road in Langford. The pregnant hiker fell and injured her ankle on Mount Finlayson Monday. 
(Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)