Lindsey Horsting

David Clanachan, Commissioner of the Canadian Premiere League, said it was an easy decision to pick Langford as the place for one of the first CPL teams and he thanked Langford Mayor Stew Young for making it happen. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Launch party for Vancouver Island’s new soccer team a success

More seating will be added to Westhills before the spring

David Clanachan, Commissioner of the Canadian Premiere League, said it was an easy decision to pick Langford as the place for one of the first CPL teams and he thanked Langford Mayor Stew Young for making it happen. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
Victoria General Hospital (Google Maps image)

Victoria General Hospital reopens operating rooms ahead of schedule after flood damage

Four delivery and four operating rooms were affected by a broken water valve

Victoria General Hospital (Google Maps image)
A sign at View Royal Park was removed after it was discovered a quick response code redirected to a porn site. (Photo courtesy of Keith Davies)

View Royal Park sign taken down after glitch redirects to pornographic website

Resident looking to learn more about workout equipment discovered the problem code

A sign at View Royal Park was removed after it was discovered a quick response code redirected to a porn site. (Photo courtesy of Keith Davies)
DJ Pauly D’s second show in Victoria has already sold over half the tickets. (Photo courtesy DJ Pauly D Facebook page)
DJ Pauly D’s second show in Victoria has already sold over half the tickets. (Photo courtesy DJ Pauly D Facebook page)
RCMP assessed the golden lab in the car at the Cineplex Odeon as not in danger. (iStock photo)

Police respond after dog left in vehicle at the movies

West Shore RCMP determined the animal was not in distress

RCMP assessed the golden lab in the car at the Cineplex Odeon as not in danger. (iStock photo)
Harry Jones scores a try during Canada’s 26-19 victory over the U.S., to help the team capture its first HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Cup Championship in Singapore earlier this year. (Martin Seras Lima photo)

Canada men’s sevens team eye a top eight finish

Captain Harry Jones hopes to inspire rugby youth

Harry Jones scores a try during Canada’s 26-19 victory over the U.S., to help the team capture its first HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Cup Championship in Singapore earlier this year. (Martin Seras Lima photo)
Canada women’s sevens team practices at Westhills Stadium before they left for the Rubgy World Cup Sevens in San Francisco. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Women’s sevens roster stacked for the Rugby World Cup

The team is hoping to peak in San Francisco

Canada women’s sevens team practices at Westhills Stadium before they left for the Rubgy World Cup Sevens in San Francisco. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
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Langford already feeling effects of proposed speculation tax

Mayor Stew Young fears tax will trigger another economic downturn

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Pauly D will be performing at Upstairs in Victoria in November. (Photo courtesy of DJ Pauly D Instagram)

Jersey Shore cast member brings his DJ skills to Victoria

Call a cab and get your t-shirt ready for DJ Pauly D

Pauly D will be performing at Upstairs in Victoria in November. (Photo courtesy of DJ Pauly D Instagram)
Painted rocks that Sarah Iles and her family crafted and hid at the beach at Esquimalt Lagoon for people to find on Canada Day. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Iles)

Island group paints rocks and hides them for others to find

Families spend time being creative and exploring

Painted rocks that Sarah Iles and her family crafted and hid at the beach at Esquimalt Lagoon for people to find on Canada Day. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Iles)
Seven-year-old Isabelle Mai loves animals and received donations instead of gifts for her birthday, that she presented to the SPCA. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Seven-year-old donates nearly $700 to SPCA

Instead of receiving toys she received donations for her birthday

Seven-year-old Isabelle Mai loves animals and received donations instead of gifts for her birthday, that she presented to the SPCA. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
The oystercatcher, a driftwood animal created by artist Paul Lewis, was one of the four pieces stolen from where it sat at Esquimalt Lagoon. (Photo courtesy of Paul Lewis)

Esquimalt Lagoon driftwood art stolen, vandalized

Artist Paul Lewis has already repaired two of the pieces in Colwood

The oystercatcher, a driftwood animal created by artist Paul Lewis, was one of the four pieces stolen from where it sat at Esquimalt Lagoon. (Photo courtesy of Paul Lewis)
Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, announced an $180,000 graduate students scholarship fund for Royal Roads at the University campus. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

$180,000 in graduate scholarships for Royal Roads students

$12 million fund announced for graduate student across B.C.

Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, announced an $180,000 graduate students scholarship fund for Royal Roads at the University campus. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
West Shore students said they would talk to their parents about marijuana but not necessarily other drugs. (Pexels stock photo)

Drug Use: High school students comfortable talking about marijuana but not other drugs

Teens not always willing to make the first move to get help

West Shore students said they would talk to their parents about marijuana but not necessarily other drugs. (Pexels stock photo)
A kayaker was rescued from the Esquimalt Lagoon Monday evening. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Sutherland)

Kayaker rescued from Esquimalt Lagoon

Nearby boats rushed to help

A kayaker was rescued from the Esquimalt Lagoon Monday evening. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Sutherland)
The handyDART is a fully accessible bus ideal for persons with mobility issues. (Black Press file photo)

View Royal turns down regional handyDART proposal

B.C. Transit disappointed by decision, looking for other sites in the region

The handyDART is a fully accessible bus ideal for persons with mobility issues. (Black Press file photo)
Patrick Vaillancourt knew he needed to talk about living with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression once he was diagnosed. (Photo by Madison Simpson)

Local resident inspires others battling PTSD with social media posts

Patrick Vaillancourt says living in Greater Victoria has improved his well-being

Patrick Vaillancourt knew he needed to talk about living with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression once he was diagnosed. (Photo by Madison Simpson)
Fred Gallichen (left), owner of Memories Antiques at the Trading Post, and Kristina Ellard, sales and media manager at General Salvage, stand in the middle of Jacklin Road where construction has been going on since February for the Jacklin/Jenkins roads project. The two say their businesses have taken a hit since 
construction started.                                 (Lindsey Horsting                                /News Gazette staff)

Businesses take a hit due to the construction on Jacklin Road

One business owner hopes construction will pay off in the long run

Fred Gallichen (left), owner of Memories Antiques at the Trading Post, and Kristina Ellard, sales and media manager at General Salvage, stand in the middle of Jacklin Road where construction has been going on since February for the Jacklin/Jenkins roads project. The two say their businesses have taken a hit since 
construction started.                                 (Lindsey Horsting                                /News Gazette staff)
Former Grade 10 Belmont student, Dorrian Wright, passed away Sunday. His best friend wants him to be remembered as an energetic, fun-loving person who would help anybody who needed it. (Photo courtesy of Kurtis Newell)

Belmont student who died of suspected overdose remembered as reliable and funny

Teen’s best friend said Dorrian Wright was not a drug addict

Former Grade 10 Belmont student, Dorrian Wright, passed away Sunday. His best friend wants him to be remembered as an energetic, fun-loving person who would help anybody who needed it. (Photo courtesy of Kurtis Newell)
The ‘04 Devils team with Robin Carey’s family during a cermony last week. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Victoria Devils honour Robin Carey at ceremony

Coach remembers Carey as a fierce competitor who included all teammates

The ‘04 Devils team with Robin Carey’s family during a cermony last week. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)