Kendra Wong

Deanna Jennings, Graham Bunn and Nick Poulopoulos. Jennings and Poulopoulos are the founders of the Sarah Beckett Memorial Cruise. This year’s third annual cruise takes place on Sunday, April 22, beginning at the Fountain Tire on Jacklin Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Annual cruise honours West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett

Sarah Beckett Memorial Cruise takes place Sunday, April 22

Deanna Jennings, Graham Bunn and Nick Poulopoulos. Jennings and Poulopoulos are the founders of the Sarah Beckett Memorial Cruise. This year’s third annual cruise takes place on Sunday, April 22, beginning at the Fountain Tire on Jacklin Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Several angels and crosses were stolen from a memorial that Yannick Aubin had placed for her son outside Slegg Lumber on Sooke Road in Langford. (Yannick Aubin photo)

Angels, crosses stolen from memorial in Langford

Memorial was set up to encourage people to slow down

Several angels and crosses were stolen from a memorial that Yannick Aubin had placed for her son outside Slegg Lumber on Sooke Road in Langford. (Yannick Aubin photo)
Remembering Esquimalt Nation Chief Andy Thomas

Remembering Esquimalt Nation Chief Andy Thomas

View Royal Fire Department, West Shore RCMP pay final respects

Remembering Esquimalt Nation Chief Andy Thomas
BEACH ART                                Local artist Paul Lewis created this eagle out of driftwood and seashells at Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood. The eagle is one of three new additions to the beach that Lewis has created, including a raven sitting over a nest and an owl.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Langford man creates animals out of driftwood at Esquimalt Lagoon

Paul Lewis has created an eagle, raven and owl out of wood

BEACH ART                                Local artist Paul Lewis created this eagle out of driftwood and seashells at Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood. The eagle is one of three new additions to the beach that Lewis has created, including a raven sitting over a nest and an owl.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
Dr. Randal Mason outside the AIDS Vancouver Island’s new health clinic at 111-2787 Jacklin Rd. The clinic, which opened in October, provides opiate substitution therapy to people suffering from addictions. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

The West Shore’s only opiate therapy clinic seeks funding

Clinic could be affected if funding cannot be secured

Dr. Randal Mason outside the AIDS Vancouver Island’s new health clinic at 111-2787 Jacklin Rd. The clinic, which opened in October, provides opiate substitution therapy to people suffering from addictions. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
A townhouse owner at Station Villa, a 22-unit mixed use complex in Langford, has lost privileges to the building’s guest suite after allegedly allowing a sex worker to use it for business. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Langford townhouse owner allegedly allowed guest suite for sex work

Events took place at Station Villa on Station Avenue

A townhouse owner at Station Villa, a 22-unit mixed use complex in Langford, has lost privileges to the building’s guest suite after allegedly allowing a sex worker to use it for business. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
A memorial at the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena is shown in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Royal Canadian Mounted Police say 14 people are dead and others injured Friday after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in northeastern Saskatchewan. Police say there were 28 people including the driver on board the Humboldt Broncos bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. on Highway 35 north of Tisdale. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press via AP)

Greater Victoria hockey teams mourn loss of Humboldt Broncos players

Victoria Grizzlies, Juan de Fuca minor hockey association offer condolences

A memorial at the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena is shown in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Royal Canadian Mounted Police say 14 people are dead and others injured Friday after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in northeastern Saskatchewan. Police say there were 28 people including the driver on board the Humboldt Broncos bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. on Highway 35 north of Tisdale. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press via AP)
Colwood joins chorus calling for province to split pot revenues

Colwood joins chorus calling for province to split pot revenues

Municipalities want fair and equitable split of revenues

Colwood joins chorus calling for province to split pot revenues
For the last six months Colwood teenagers Morgan Lessard (left to right), Parker Gale, Myles Moshuk (not pictured) and nine-year-old Ty Skaalrud have been building a mountain bike track next to the Galloping Goose off Aldeane Avenue.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Colwood boys build mountain bike track

CRD dismantles track, citing safety concerns

For the last six months Colwood teenagers Morgan Lessard (left to right), Parker Gale, Myles Moshuk (not pictured) and nine-year-old Ty Skaalrud have been building a mountain bike track next to the Galloping Goose off Aldeane Avenue.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
Saanich police got six drunk drivers off the roads on St. Patrick’s Day this year. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Greater Victoria police busy with St. Patrick’s Day calls

Victoria police respond to 82 calls for service

Saanich police got six drunk drivers off the roads on St. Patrick’s Day this year. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Installing speed cameras on the Malahat up to the province now

Installing speed cameras on the Malahat up to the province now

Province receives roughly 1,400 responses to pilot project

Installing speed cameras on the Malahat up to the province now
The Pacific Centre Family Services Association on Goldstream Avenue is home to the crime reduction and expolitation diversion, a program dedicated to helping local youth entrenched in gangs find a way out. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Youth gangs a ‘significant issue’ on the West Shore

Number of youth involved with gangs grow from 30 to 40 youth to 73, says expert

The Pacific Centre Family Services Association on Goldstream Avenue is home to the crime reduction and expolitation diversion, a program dedicated to helping local youth entrenched in gangs find a way out. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The most recent earthquake was a 2.4 magnitude quak which struck about seven kilometres northwest of Langford on March 5. (istock photo)

Series of small earthquakes no cause for concern, says expert

UVic professor says residents should still be prepared

The most recent earthquake was a 2.4 magnitude quak which struck about seven kilometres northwest of Langford on March 5. (istock photo)
Metchosin event benefits refugees suffering trauma

Metchosin event benefits refugees suffering trauma

Local group raising funds for immigrant counselling centre this weekend

Metchosin event benefits refugees suffering trauma
The man behind the figure skating music at the Olympics

The man behind the figure skating music at the Olympics

Metchosin’s Murray Anderson compiled athletes’ music

The man behind the figure skating music at the Olympics
The Colwood Crawl stretches as seen from the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal. Traffic stretches past the Thetis Lake exit. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Buses remain key to solving Colwood Crawl, say local politicians

Minister Claire Trevena says EN corridor not quickest way to relieve gridlock

The Colwood Crawl stretches as seen from the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal. Traffic stretches past the Thetis Lake exit. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Our Place Society is currently in discussions with the provincial government to transform the Choices facility at 94 Talcott Rd. in View Royal into a therapeutic recovery community. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Choices in View Royal eyed for new therapeutic recovery community

Our Place Societ is currently in talks with the provincial government for funding

Our Place Society is currently in discussions with the provincial government to transform the Choices facility at 94 Talcott Rd. in View Royal into a therapeutic recovery community. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Steve Deschamps makes his way towards the Langford Legion on Station Avenue, as part of the fifth annual Wounded Warrior Run B.C. on Sunday. The Legion was the second to last stop before runners crossed the finish line at the Legislature, wrapping up the seven-day run from Port Hardy to Victoria to raise funds and awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Emotional Wounded Warrior Run wraps up in Langford

Seven-day run raised more than $71,000 for PTSD supports

Steve Deschamps makes his way towards the Langford Legion on Station Avenue, as part of the fifth annual Wounded Warrior Run B.C. on Sunday. The Legion was the second to last stop before runners crossed the finish line at the Legislature, wrapping up the seven-day run from Port Hardy to Victoria to raise funds and awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Shawna Bond, a registered nurse and breast health patient navigator, shows off the pillows and pamphlet breast cancer patients are provided with at the beginning of their journey with the Victoria Breast Health Centre at Victoria General Hospital. (Kendra Wong
/News Gazette staff)

Centre gives breast cancer patients new outlook on life

The Victoria Breast Health Centre at VGH connects patients to services

Shawna Bond, a registered nurse and breast health patient navigator, shows off the pillows and pamphlet breast cancer patients are provided with at the beginning of their journey with the Victoria Breast Health Centre at Victoria General Hospital. (Kendra Wong
/News Gazette staff)
CRD seeking input on point-to-point cameras on Malahat

CRD seeking input on point-to-point cameras on Malahat

Solicitor general will consider installing the cameras if there’s public support

CRD seeking input on point-to-point cameras on Malahat