Katherine Engqvist

VicPD fentanyl series: Writing the warrant

VicPD fentanyl series: Writing the warrant

The first episode in VicPD’s web video series on fentanyl details the warrant writing process

VicPD fentanyl series: Writing the warrant
Julianna Fekete is hoping the public can help her locate an angel statue that was taken from her son’s grave in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Statue stolen from grave in Colwood

Langford mom heartbroken at the loss

Julianna Fekete is hoping the public can help her locate an angel statue that was taken from her son’s grave in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Middle section of West Shore Parkway opens to traffic 10 a.m. Wednesday

Middle section of West Shore Parkway opens to traffic 10 a.m. Wednesday

New roadway connects Sooke Road with Westhills-area in Langford

Middle section of West Shore Parkway opens to traffic 10 a.m. Wednesday
Headliner Toby Keith hit the main stage at Sunfest last night. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Toby Keith takes the stage at Sunfest

Little Big Town rounds out tonight’s lineup

Headliner Toby Keith hit the main stage at Sunfest last night. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Langford firefighter returns from Interior fires

Langford firefighter returns from Interior fires

Joint Langford, Metchosin and Sooke team helped save homes, animals and morale

Langford firefighter returns from Interior fires
Metchosin-based Parry Bay Sheep Farm has lost roughly 15 animals in the past several weeks to what is believed to be one bear.                                 (Photo courtesy of Parry Bay Sheep Farm/Facebook)

Local sheep farmers face problem bear in Metchosin

While bear attacks aren’t unusual, this particular bear is

Metchosin-based Parry Bay Sheep Farm has lost roughly 15 animals in the past several weeks to what is believed to be one bear.                                 (Photo courtesy of Parry Bay Sheep Farm/Facebook)
The ministry of transportation and infrastructure is looking to alleviate some of the weekend congestion on the Malahat stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway. (Google Maps)

Ministry looks to fix Malahat traffic woes

Crews will no longer stop traffic on Fridays

The ministry of transportation and infrastructure is looking to alleviate some of the weekend congestion on the Malahat stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway. (Google Maps)
A bin truck tipped and spilled its contents onto a Langford lawn Tuesday morning on McCallum Road. No one was injured in the crash. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Bin truck tips over in Langford

CVSE officer thankful no one was injured

A bin truck tipped and spilled its contents onto a Langford lawn Tuesday morning on McCallum Road. No one was injured in the crash. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation that was a result of the crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)

Clear statement issued for officer involved in Beckett crash

Charges of dangerous driving, dangerous driving causing death and obstruction of justice not proven

The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation that was a result of the crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)
Swarmed by media, Kenneth Jacob Fenton (left) and his lawyers Chris Massey and Dale Marshall enter Western Communities Court for sentencing Friday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Fenton gets four years for crash that killed cop

Kenneth Jacob Fenton was drunk when he crashed into and killed an RCMP officer, Const. Sarah Beckett.

Swarmed by media, Kenneth Jacob Fenton (left) and his lawyers Chris Massey and Dale Marshall enter Western Communities Court for sentencing Friday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
A brush fire along Sooke Road snarled traffic Wednesday just before the evening rush hour. (Amanda Todd)

RCMP investigating cause of Sooke Road fire

Fire crews continued to monitor the area until late Thursday morning

A brush fire along Sooke Road snarled traffic Wednesday just before the evening rush hour. (Amanda Todd)
West Shore RCMP investigating morning robbery

West Shore RCMP investigating morning robbery

A woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following an incident at 9:00 a.m.

West Shore RCMP investigating morning robbery
Kenneth Jacob Fenton (centre) flanked by his lawyers Chris Masey and Dale Marshall head into the second day of the sentencing hearing for charges that stemmed from the crash that led to the death of RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

No decision until July 14 in sentencing hearing for Langford man involved in death of RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton chokes back tears while apologizing for his actions

Kenneth Jacob Fenton (centre) flanked by his lawyers Chris Masey and Dale Marshall head into the second day of the sentencing hearing for charges that stemmed from the crash that led to the death of RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Thetis Lake Park in View Royal. (Google maps)

Woman in serious condition after nearly drowning at Thetis Lake Park in View Royal

26-year-old was unconscious when she hit the water after striking her head on the rocks

Thetis Lake Park in View Royal. (Google maps)
The Christie Point Apartments on Craigowan Road currently offer a range of suites and configurations in a gated-style community built on the narrow strip of land jutting into Portage Inlet. The owners of the 1960s era development, which currently includes 161 rental homes, are proposing a complete redevelopment of the 15.8-acre property that calls for 473 rental units in seven building sections. (Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff)

Christie Point redevelopment clears another hurdle

Council votes 3-2 to move project forward

The Christie Point Apartments on Craigowan Road currently offer a range of suites and configurations in a gated-style community built on the narrow strip of land jutting into Portage Inlet. The owners of the 1960s era development, which currently includes 161 rental homes, are proposing a complete redevelopment of the 15.8-acre property that calls for 473 rental units in seven building sections. (Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff)
Gazette file photo.

UPDATED: Near drowning at Thetis Lake in View Royal

Two 16-year-old boys saved by bystanders, lucky to be alive

Gazette file photo.
A rare lightning storm on Tuesday left one man in hospital after being indirectly struck in View Royal. Pixabay

Man recovering after being struck by lightning in View Royal

Acting Fire Chief left stunned by freak accident

A rare lightning storm on Tuesday left one man in hospital after being indirectly struck in View Royal. Pixabay
West Shore RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett was killed after her police cruiser was struck in the Goldstream Avenue and Peatt Road intersection in the early hours of April 5, 2016. Gazette file photo

Fenton court case pushed another week due to scheduling issues

Accused in the death of West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett has yet to enter a plea

West Shore RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett was killed after her police cruiser was struck in the Goldstream Avenue and Peatt Road intersection in the early hours of April 5, 2016. Gazette file photo
Attendees at last year’s Luxton Spring Fair ride the Hurricane. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

Luxton Spring Fair gears up for May long weekend in Langford

Midway opens Friday with demonstrations from local groups throughout the weekend

Attendees at last year’s Luxton Spring Fair ride the Hurricane. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff
Advance voting starts Saturday

Advance voting starts Saturday

There will be six days of advance voting prior to B.C.’s general election day on May 9

Advance voting starts Saturday