Katherine Engqvist

Portable classrooms

Sooke School District finds creative ways to accommodate new class sizes

An additional 28 portables may be needed next fall across the West Shore and Sooke

Portable classrooms
A scholarship honouring the memory of RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett could be awarded this year by the Capital Regional District's traffic safety commission.

Const. Sarah Beckett memorial scholarship comes closer to fruition

CRD traffic safety commission prepares to accept applications for fund honouring late West Shore RCMP officer

A scholarship honouring the memory of RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett could be awarded this year by the Capital Regional District's traffic safety commission.
Police tape still sections off the pumps at the Shell gas station on West Shore Parkway in Langford. White construction vans park in front of the boarded up portion of the store while crews repair damage done in a smash and grab early Monday morning.

VIDEO: Thieves smash through Langford convenience store window, grab ATM

Pickup truck used was stolen from Shawnigan Lake area

Police tape still sections off the pumps at the Shell gas station on West Shore Parkway in Langford. White construction vans park in front of the boarded up portion of the store while crews repair damage done in a smash and grab early Monday morning.
Sooke School District reconsiders U.S. trips

Sooke School District reconsiders U.S. trips

Uncertainty over what might happen to students at U.S border leads to decision

Sooke School District reconsiders U.S. trips
John Stubbs Memorial School

Increased demand for immersion teachers expected soon in SD62

Sooke school district hires 22 teachers from on-call list

John Stubbs Memorial School
A hibernating brown bat displays visible signs of white nose syndrome. The usually fatal condition is said to be moving the West Coast of North America.

Bats, wanted dead or alive across Capital Region

Fungal disease is a threat to bats, but not humans

A hibernating brown bat displays visible signs of white nose syndrome. The usually fatal condition is said to be moving the West Coast of North America.
Charges are being considered against a West Shore RCMP officer as part of the investigation into the fatal crash that led to the death of Const. Sarah Beckett at the Peatt Road and Goldstream Avenue intersection in Langford

Public may never see report on leadup to Beckett crash

RCMP officer could face charges for actions taken the morning of fatal crash

Charges are being considered against a West Shore RCMP officer as part of the investigation into the fatal crash that led to the death of Const. Sarah Beckett at the Peatt Road and Goldstream Avenue intersection in Langford
Charges are being considered against a West Shore RCMP officer as part of the investigation into the fatal crash that led to the death of Const. Sarah Beckett at the Peatt Road and Goldstream Avenue intersection in Langford

Charges possible against RCMP officer in Beckett crash

Independent investigator delivers report to Crown counsel on circumstances surrounding fatal crash in Langford

Charges are being considered against a West Shore RCMP officer as part of the investigation into the fatal crash that led to the death of Const. Sarah Beckett at the Peatt Road and Goldstream Avenue intersection in Langford

Parents lobby for more French resource funding

Funding guidelines based on enrolment numbers from 2012-13 school year

Langford resident Jessica Koch has been on a long journey since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 21. But it’s been a journey that connected her with the JDRF and now she’s the Victoria manager

Type 1 diabetes diagnosis alters life’s journey

Young mother changes careers for better life balance

Langford resident Jessica Koch has been on a long journey since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 21. But it’s been a journey that connected her with the JDRF and now she’s the Victoria manager
Participants in last year’s Moving Mountains hike stop for a quick photo at the Gowlland Todd Provincial Park check point. The hikers are gearing up to tackle three of the region’s highest peaks this weekend while raising money for local families dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

Groups teaming up to help those battling cancer

Annual tribute hike goes this Saturday after pasta fundraiser night

Participants in last year’s Moving Mountains hike stop for a quick photo at the Gowlland Todd Provincial Park check point. The hikers are gearing up to tackle three of the region’s highest peaks this weekend while raising money for local families dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
A Haitian family places an order at one of the warehouses George Farah and his family operate in the Port-au-Prince area.

On the ground in Haiti: Making community connections

Local warehouse owner describes the perils of owning a business

A Haitian family places an order at one of the warehouses George Farah and his family operate in the Port-au-Prince area.
Candace Verners (left)

Give a gift that keeps on giving at Victoria General Hospital

‘Tis the season for warm blankets and healthy babes

Candace Verners (left)
Residents at the Baby Jesus of Prague Orphanage in Port-au-Prince unload supplies from Enel Michel’s “tap tap

On the Ground in Haiti: Established orphanage struggles to remain open

West Shore volunteer group checks on projects with which they’ve been involved – past and present

Residents at the Baby Jesus of Prague Orphanage in Port-au-Prince unload supplies from Enel Michel’s “tap tap
A little girl waits patiently to open her bag of chips until all the children have theirs at the Divine Hands Orphanage near Port-au-Prince

On the Ground in Haiti: West Shore lends a hand

Orphanage works toward sustainability through small projects

A little girl waits patiently to open her bag of chips until all the children have theirs at the Divine Hands Orphanage near Port-au-Prince
Ryder Wakefield

French immersion continues to be a popular choice

Sooke school district sees continual growth in French immersion

Ryder Wakefield
The solid blue line signifies where the proposed new border between Langford and Metchosin would be redrawn. In exchange

Three-way land proposal could see Metchosin-Langford boundary change

Nearly 400 acres earmarked for business park development in deal that includes Beecher Bay First Nation

The solid blue line signifies where the proposed new border between Langford and Metchosin would be redrawn. In exchange
Buses lined up at the Sooke school district yard will be filled with students on the first day of classes Sept. 6. The difference will be that the busing program may well be free for most families

Sooke school district aims for free busing

Extra cash could see SD62 waive fees for majority of students who take the bus

Buses lined up at the Sooke school district yard will be filled with students on the first day of classes Sept. 6. The difference will be that the busing program may well be free for most families
Rock the Shores gears up to take over the lower fields of West Shore Parks and Recreation this Friday through Sunday.

Three days of rock in Colwood

Rock the Shores kicks off Friday at West Shore Parks and Recreation

Rock the Shores gears up to take over the lower fields of West Shore Parks and Recreation this Friday through Sunday.
Rachel MacNamee

Breast milk repository open at Vic General

Babies across the province will receive locally donated milk

Rachel MacNamee