Joel Tansey

Members of the U14 Victoria Devils celebrate their provincial championship. (Photo submitted)

Softball Devils earn wicked results at provincials

Victoria teams earn two golds, a silver and a bronze against B.C. competition

Members of the U14 Victoria Devils celebrate their provincial championship. (Photo submitted)
Chris Wardle and Casey Jackson celebrate a goal last night at The Q Centre during the Shamrocks’ 12-10 win over the Lakers. The ‘Rocks will look to clinch a spot in the Western Lacrosse Association finals tomorrow night in Burnaby. (Victoria Shamrocks)

Shamrocks push Lakers to the brink

‘Rocks a game away from punching their ticket to the WLA finals

Chris Wardle and Casey Jackson celebrate a goal last night at The Q Centre during the Shamrocks’ 12-10 win over the Lakers. The ‘Rocks will look to clinch a spot in the Western Lacrosse Association finals tomorrow night in Burnaby. (Victoria Shamrocks)
The annual water gun battle at Fort Rodd Hill is regularly a hit for kids, but it also allows some parents to relive their youth. This year’s event takes place Aug. 19. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Fort Rodd Hill water gun battle promises to make a splash

Annual Parks Canada event is fun for the whole family

The annual water gun battle at Fort Rodd Hill is regularly a hit for kids, but it also allows some parents to relive their youth. This year’s event takes place Aug. 19. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
The “Running of the Bulls”, which includes separate races for both French and British bulldogs at Pet-A-Polooza, tends to be one of the festival’s most popular events. (Photo submitted)

Pet-a-polooza continues to draw big Greater Victoria crowds

Running of the Bulls, wiener dog races and puppy stampede among the highlights

The “Running of the Bulls”, which includes separate races for both French and British bulldogs at Pet-A-Polooza, tends to be one of the festival’s most popular events. (Photo submitted)
The 12 metre-wide Witness Blanket will be on display at Royal Roads University throughout the month. Artist Carey Newman incorporated letters, photographs and part of the actual structure of residential schools into the piece. It has toured across Canada since its completion. (Photo courtesy Carey Newman)

Witness Blanket on display at Royal Roads University this month

Artist Carey Newman will deliver presentation on Aug. 11 at the university’s library

The 12 metre-wide Witness Blanket will be on display at Royal Roads University throughout the month. Artist Carey Newman incorporated letters, photographs and part of the actual structure of residential schools into the piece. It has toured across Canada since its completion. (Photo courtesy Carey Newman)
Shamrocks goaltender Aaron Bold makes a stop during game 2 action at The Q Centre. The ‘Rocks have a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 set to go at The Q Centre on Wednesday night. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

Burnaby Lakers bite back, Shamrocks still hold 2-1 series lead

Shamrocks look to take commanding series lead Wednesday at home

Shamrocks goaltender Aaron Bold makes a stop during game 2 action at The Q Centre. The ‘Rocks have a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 set to go at The Q Centre on Wednesday night. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)
Track cyclists from across B.C. will be in Colwood later this month for the provincial track championships. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

B.C. track cycling championships come to Colwood

Many of B.C.’s best set to compete at West Shore velodrome

Track cyclists from across B.C. will be in Colwood later this month for the provincial track championships. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Readers submit their best photos of smoke-filled Victoria skies

Readers submit their best photos of smoke-filled Victoria skies

A collection of pics from around the region

Readers submit their best photos of smoke-filled Victoria skies
Victoria Shamrocks draw first blood in playoff series

Victoria Shamrocks draw first blood in playoff series

After closing the regular season with a whimper, the ‘Rocks responded with a 9-8 win in Burnaby

Victoria Shamrocks draw first blood in playoff series
Rebels receiver earns offensive player of the week nod

Rebels receiver earns offensive player of the week nod

D’Shaun Greenaway has quickly put the B.C. Football Conference on notice with an impressive debut

Rebels receiver earns offensive player of the week nod
The Shamrocks and captain Corey Small will hope to slip past the Burnaby Lakers in the opening round of the Western Lacrosse Association playoffs. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Victoria Shamrocks open Mann Cup quest against Burnaby

The ‘Rocks find themselves in an unfamiliar position as first-round underdogs

The Shamrocks and captain Corey Small will hope to slip past the Burnaby Lakers in the opening round of the Western Lacrosse Association playoffs. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
A handler (or shepherd) calls for her dog during a previous edition of the Metchosin Sheepdog Trial. After a multi-year break, the event is returning to Metchosin this weekend, with top dogs and handlers from across the west coast of North America competing on the West Shore. 
(Contributed/Brian Domney)

Sheepdog Trials return to Metchosin

The popular event returns to the district this weekend after six years

A handler (or shepherd) calls for her dog during a previous edition of the Metchosin Sheepdog Trial. After a multi-year break, the event is returning to Metchosin this weekend, with top dogs and handlers from across the west coast of North America competing on the West Shore. 
(Contributed/Brian Domney)
Greater Victoria bantams to compete in Russia

Greater Victoria bantams to compete in Russia

Tretiak Cup squad will also include players from Japan, Czech Republic

Greater Victoria bantams to compete in Russia
McCallum Road reopens after fuel spill

McCallum Road reopens after fuel spill

A large water truck broke down and spilled roughly 300 litres of diesel fuel

McCallum Road reopens after fuel spill
Vic Mumford and Gary Hall pause for a photo in between bites of bulgogi on Thursday at Zin Sushi in Langford. The two veterans of the Korean War were part of a group of roughly a dozen who commemorated the July 27 anniversary of the cease fire. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Greater Victoria veterans of the Korean War gather in Langford to commemorate anniversary

Armistice was declared on July 27, 1953 in what’s been called Canada’s Forgotten War

Vic Mumford and Gary Hall pause for a photo in between bites of bulgogi on Thursday at Zin Sushi in Langford. The two veterans of the Korean War were part of a group of roughly a dozen who commemorated the July 27 anniversary of the cease fire. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
The Okanagan Sun slipped past the Westshore Rebels by a 19-15 score in the season opener for both clubs on Saturday in Kelowna. (Douglas Farrow/Contributor)

Westshore Rebels fall in season opener in Kelowna

Okanagan Sun win rematch of last year’s B.C. Football Conference championship game

The Okanagan Sun slipped past the Westshore Rebels by a 19-15 score in the season opener for both clubs on Saturday in Kelowna. (Douglas Farrow/Contributor)
Ken Miner eyes a shot of the Fisgard Lighthouse with his early 20th century camera. Miner spent Sunday morning taking vintage, Ambrotype photographs of the lighthouse. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Photographer captures vintage shots of Fisgard Lighthouse

Colwood man uses ambrotype photography to create 19th century-look

Ken Miner eyes a shot of the Fisgard Lighthouse with his early 20th century camera. Miner spent Sunday morning taking vintage, Ambrotype photographs of the lighthouse. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Victoria Shamrocks reeling heading into Western Lacrosse Association playoffs

Victoria Shamrocks reeling heading into Western Lacrosse Association playoffs

‘Rocks beaten badly in both games this week, lose chance for home-floor advantage

Victoria Shamrocks reeling heading into Western Lacrosse Association playoffs
Westshore Rebels players go through opening warmups at the start of practice on Tuesday night. The Rebels battle the Okanagan Sun in Kelowna on Saturday in the club’s season opener. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Westshore Rebels set to renew hostilities with the Okanagan Sun

Defending BCFC champions have stiff test as they begin their quest to defend Cullen Cup title

Westshore Rebels players go through opening warmups at the start of practice on Tuesday night. The Rebels battle the Okanagan Sun in Kelowna on Saturday in the club’s season opener. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
The Victoria Shamrocks will look to smother the Burnaby Lakers on Friday at The Q Centre in a game that’s likely to have significant Western Lacrosse Association playoff implications. (Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff)

Victoria Shamrocks open playoffs on Aug. 3

Western Lacrosse Association seeding still to be decided

The Victoria Shamrocks will look to smother the Burnaby Lakers on Friday at The Q Centre in a game that’s likely to have significant Western Lacrosse Association playoff implications. (Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff)