Kendra Wong

Gourmet food meets healthy living at gala fundraiser at Gordon Head

Gourmet food meets healthy living at gala fundraiser at Gordon Head

Proceeds fund healthy living programs at William Head and throughout the region

Gourmet food meets healthy living at gala fundraiser at Gordon Head
Falling rocks closed the Malahat for three hours on Monday morning as geotechnical engineers conducted an assessment. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)

Malahat closed an average of once per month, says Ministry of Transportation

Highway has been closed eight times this year due to vehicle incidents

Falling rocks closed the Malahat for three hours on Monday morning as geotechnical engineers conducted an assessment. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)
Westshore Rebels player Kenan Grosse tries to tackle V.I. Raiders opponent Andre Gordon during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at Nanaimo’s Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press)

Westshore Rebels fall to Raiders for second consecutive time

Team looks to bounce back against Kamloops Broncos

Westshore Rebels player Kenan Grosse tries to tackle V.I. Raiders opponent Andre Gordon during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at Nanaimo’s Caledonia Park. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press)
A Syrian refugee family, sponsored by the Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group, is building a new life in Greater Victoria. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Syrian refugee family building new life in Greater Victoria

Family of five, sponsored by a West Shore group, arrives

A Syrian refugee family, sponsored by the Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group, is building a new life in Greater Victoria. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
17 years later: West Shore officials remember Ground Zero just days after attack

17 years later: West Shore officials remember Ground Zero just days after attack

Mayor Stew Young, Bob Beckett, Bruce Brown stood with victims’ families in the days following 9/11

17 years later: West Shore officials remember Ground Zero just days after attack
A crash has snarled traffic on the Malahat in the Goldstream Park area. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Wettlaufer)

UPDATE: No injuries after car crash on the Malahat Tuesday morning

Incident took place in Goldstream Provincial Park area

A crash has snarled traffic on the Malahat in the Goldstream Park area. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Wettlaufer)
The Malahat is closed in both directions due to a rockslide. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)

UPDATED: Malahat reopens following closure due to rock slide

The major highway was closed for roughly 3 hours Monday morning delaying motorists in both directions

The Malahat is closed in both directions due to a rockslide. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)
Allan Cahoon, president of Royal Roads University, shows off the new state-of-the-art Sherman Jen building, which will be home to a wide range of fields including environmental science, tourism, and business and international student programs. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Royal Roads University opens state-of-the-art facility

Sherman Jen Building includes 11 classrooms, lab, office spaces

Allan Cahoon, president of Royal Roads University, shows off the new state-of-the-art Sherman Jen building, which will be home to a wide range of fields including environmental science, tourism, and business and international student programs. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Langford’s Josh Nelson and Melissa Rankin (centre) have been selected as the recipient of this year’s Centra Cares Home Renovation Contest, put on by the Centra Cares Foundation. As part of the contest, Centra Windows Inc., will be replacing 10 windows in the family’s home. (Contributed photo)

Langford family wins home renovation contest

Josh Nelson and Melissa Rankin’s home to get all new windows

Langford’s Josh Nelson and Melissa Rankin (centre) have been selected as the recipient of this year’s Centra Cares Home Renovation Contest, put on by the Centra Cares Foundation. As part of the contest, Centra Windows Inc., will be replacing 10 windows in the family’s home. (Contributed photo)
Belton Bros. Structural Movers has completed the move of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on Walfred Road in Langford, and over the Malahat over night, to a lot in Cobble Hill last week. (Contributed photo)

Moving giants: the art of transporting homes

Island-company moves house from Langford to Chemainus

Belton Bros. Structural Movers has completed the move of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on Walfred Road in Langford, and over the Malahat over night, to a lot in Cobble Hill last week. (Contributed photo)
Growing the South Island: Robin Tunnicliffe, Sea Bluff Farm

Growing the South Island: Robin Tunnicliffe, Sea Bluff Farm

She comes from a tight knit farming community, where farmers learned about best practices at work parties

Growing the South Island: Robin Tunnicliffe, Sea Bluff Farm
Insp. Todd Preston has been named the new commander of the West Shore RCMP detachment.  (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Meet the new leader of the West Shore RCMP

Insp. Todd Preston brings years of policing experience

Insp. Todd Preston has been named the new commander of the West Shore RCMP detachment.  (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Victoria Shamrocks’ Dallas Wade checks Maple Ridge Burrards’ Dan Taylor during game 5 of the WLA finals at The Q Centre Saturday evening. The ‘Rocks fell to the Burrards 9-8. The Burrards move on to the Mann Cup championships. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

Victoria Shamrocks fall to the Maple Ridge Burrards in WLA finals

Burrards move on to Mann Cup championships

Victoria Shamrocks’ Dallas Wade checks Maple Ridge Burrards’ Dan Taylor during game 5 of the WLA finals at The Q Centre Saturday evening. The ‘Rocks fell to the Burrards 9-8. The Burrards move on to the Mann Cup championships. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
Vancouver Island Raiders running back Rhett Williams (right) makes a break for it during the Westshore Rebels’ 33-7 loss at Westhills Stadium Saturday night. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

Vancouver Island Raiders defeat the Westshore Rebels 33-7

The Rebels will look for redemption when they take on the Raiders next weekend

Vancouver Island Raiders running back Rhett Williams (right) makes a break for it during the Westshore Rebels’ 33-7 loss at Westhills Stadium Saturday night. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)
Traffic heading north on the Trans-Canada Highway up the Malahat being rerouted onto Westshore Parkway. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Malahat has re-opened in both directions after fatal collision

The Malahat has been re-opened in both directions

Traffic heading north on the Trans-Canada Highway up the Malahat being rerouted onto Westshore Parkway. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
Michael Silberbauer (right) speaks with a fan after being named Pacific FC’s first head coach during a press conference at the City Center Park Pond in Langford on Monday.  (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Michael Silberbauer named first coach of Pacific FC

The Island’s James Merriman named assistant coach

Michael Silberbauer (right) speaks with a fan after being named Pacific FC’s first head coach during a press conference at the City Center Park Pond in Langford on Monday.  (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The Westshore Rebels defeated the Vancouver Island Raiders 22-17 in a heated game Saturday night at Westhills Stadium. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)

Westshore Rebels game postponed due to poor air quality conditions

Games expected to continue the following week

The Westshore Rebels defeated the Vancouver Island Raiders 22-17 in a heated game Saturday night at Westhills Stadium. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)
John Fleury’s ‘39 Ford is one of many cars that will be on display as part of the annual Langford Show and Shine on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Contributed photo)

Car fanatics get set for Langford’s Show and Shine

Hundreds of cars to line downtown streets Sunday

John Fleury’s ‘39 Ford is one of many cars that will be on display as part of the annual Langford Show and Shine on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Contributed photo)
Gerry Denis, manager of Staples WestShore, has partnered with other community organization to put on the annual Stock the Locker fundraiser, which takes places this weekend at the Save-on-Foods on McCallum Road                                 (Gazette file photo)

Stock the Locker helps families struggling with cost of school supplies

Fundraiser hopes to raise $8,000 this weekend

Gerry Denis, manager of Staples WestShore, has partnered with other community organization to put on the annual Stock the Locker fundraiser, which takes places this weekend at the Save-on-Foods on McCallum Road                                 (Gazette file photo)
Sooke firefighter Brandon Knowles (left to right), Metchosin Lt. Gord Grivel, Sooke firefighter Rod Davis and Langford firefighter Keith Detlor arrived in Fort St. James earlier this week to help battle the wildfires.                                 (Langford Fire Rescue photo)

West Shore firefighters answer call to battle fires in north-central B.C.

Crews to help with structural fire protection in Fort St. James

Sooke firefighter Brandon Knowles (left to right), Metchosin Lt. Gord Grivel, Sooke firefighter Rod Davis and Langford firefighter Keith Detlor arrived in Fort St. James earlier this week to help battle the wildfires.                                 (Langford Fire Rescue photo)