Kendra Wong

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
Eleven-year-old Nevaeh Malcolm (left) presents a card to Saanich firefighter Bonnie Fiala at Victoria General Hospital on Wednesday. The card was made by kids in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units to thank the Professional Fire Fighters of Greater Victoria for donating $25,000 to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation recently.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Greater Victoria firefighters donate funds to help sick kids

$25,000-donation will be used to purchase leading-edge equipment

Eleven-year-old Nevaeh Malcolm (left) presents a card to Saanich firefighter Bonnie Fiala at Victoria General Hospital on Wednesday. The card was made by kids in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units to thank the Professional Fire Fighters of Greater Victoria for donating $25,000 to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation recently.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
A Langford resident protests construction noise at 7 a.m. by playing music. (Elana Spilberg-Biranbaum/Facebook)

Langford resident protests construction noise with rock music

Resident played rock on and off for about four hours

A Langford resident protests construction noise at 7 a.m. by playing music. (Elana Spilberg-Biranbaum/Facebook)
Victoria’s ‘Penny Girl’ Jeneece Edroff falls victim to puppy scam

Victoria’s ‘Penny Girl’ Jeneece Edroff falls victim to puppy scam

Edroff paid $1,400 for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that she never received

Victoria’s ‘Penny Girl’ Jeneece Edroff falls victim to puppy scam
Highlands resident Dawn Siegner says her younger brother has been unable to find rental accommodations for the last year. Dawn believes he his being discriminated against because of his disability. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Rental prices putting the squeeze on people with disabilities

Highlands resident says brother has been looking for places for the past year

Highlands resident Dawn Siegner says her younger brother has been unable to find rental accommodations for the last year. Dawn believes he his being discriminated against because of his disability. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Good Samaritan helps in domestic incident

Good Samaritan helps in domestic incident

Suspect is known to police and West Shore RCMP is seeking a warrant

Good Samaritan helps in domestic incident
Victoria police seek driver, vehicle involved in joyride through Pemberton Park

Victoria police seek driver, vehicle involved in joyride through Pemberton Park

Vehicle is believed to be either a Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra

Victoria police seek driver, vehicle involved in joyride through Pemberton Park
The West Shore RCMP are searching for a vehicle of interest in connection to an incident last week when pellets were shot at a B.C. Transit bus. (West Shore RCMP photo)
The West Shore RCMP are searching for a vehicle of interest in connection to an incident last week when pellets were shot at a B.C. Transit bus. (West Shore RCMP photo)
Athletes participate in a game of sledge hockey at the Juan de Fuca Arena in Colwood. Drop-in sledge hockey takes place on Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the arena until March 24. (Contributed photo)

Sledge hockey an inclusive sport for all

Drop-in sessions take place at Juan de Fuca Arena on Saturday

Athletes participate in a game of sledge hockey at the Juan de Fuca Arena in Colwood. Drop-in sledge hockey takes place on Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the arena until March 24. (Contributed photo)
A new health and wellness centre is being proposed for the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Island Highway, which is currently being used as a park and ride.                                 (Google Maps photo)

Colwood park and ride could get axed

New health and wellness centre pitched for Colwood

A new health and wellness centre is being proposed for the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Island Highway, which is currently being used as a park and ride.                                 (Google Maps photo)
Phillips Backyard Weekender. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Phillips Backyard Weekender announces lineup

Artists include the Revolution, Reggie Watts, Keys N Krates and more

Phillips Backyard Weekender. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
The Priory, a palliataive care facility on Goldstream Avenue, has 140 beds. Well-known philanthropist Dave Saunders is spearheading an initiatve to bring another palliative care facility to the West Shore.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Support growing for palliative care facility on the West Shore

Dave Saunders says facilities ‘bursting at the seams’

The Priory, a palliataive care facility on Goldstream Avenue, has 140 beds. Well-known philanthropist Dave Saunders is spearheading an initiatve to bring another palliative care facility to the West Shore.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
A tsunami warning was issued for the coast of B.C. early Tuesday morning. (Flickr photo)

Sirens don’t sing in tsunami warning for Esquimalt

Officials pleased with process, say sirens would have been activated had threat escalated.

A tsunami warning was issued for the coast of B.C. early Tuesday morning. (Flickr photo)
Bob Heyes back behind Shamrocks bench for 2018 season

Bob Heyes back behind Shamrocks bench for 2018 season

Art Webster, Mike Simpson, John Hamilton will also return

Bob Heyes back behind Shamrocks bench for 2018 season
Metchosin supports moving to three-year municipal term

Metchosin supports moving to three-year municipal term

Some councillors say four years is too much of a commitment

Metchosin supports moving to three-year municipal term
Cars wait at a red light on the Millstream overpass, some waiting to turn left onto the Trans-Canada Highway. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Upgrades to Millstream overpass to begin Feb. 1

Project includes addition of left hand turn lane onto highway to Victoria

Cars wait at a red light on the Millstream overpass, some waiting to turn left onto the Trans-Canada Highway. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The City of Langford did not make the shortlist of cities to potential host a second North American Amazon headquarters. (File photo)

Langford loses bid to host Amazon HQ2

Mayor hopes to attract more tech jobs to city

The City of Langford did not make the shortlist of cities to potential host a second North American Amazon headquarters. (File photo)
Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal

Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal

Incident closed Island Highway for several hours Wednesday night

Pedestrian in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck in View Royal