Joel Tansey

Bear Mountain Tennis Centre opens to positive reviews

Bear Mountain Tennis Centre opens to positive reviews

Founding members excited by addition to Langford tennis community

Bear Mountain Tennis Centre opens to positive reviews
Victoria Shamrocks go 1-1 on weekend trip to the Lower Mainland

Victoria Shamrocks go 1-1 on weekend trip to the Lower Mainland

‘Rocks get some revenge against Maple Ridge Burrards in 12-10 win

Victoria Shamrocks go 1-1 on weekend trip to the Lower Mainland
West Shore RCMP have confirmed that a flagger was struck on Sooke Road near the Luxton Avenue intersection in Langford just after noon today. Crews and police were still at the site into the afternoon. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Motorists urged to slow down after a flagger was struck on Sooke Road

Worker taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following collision in Langford

West Shore RCMP have confirmed that a flagger was struck on Sooke Road near the Luxton Avenue intersection in Langford just after noon today. Crews and police were still at the site into the afternoon. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Kenneth Jacob Fenton, centre, gets into a waiting vehicle after pleading guilty to two charges relating to the death of West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett last month. He will be sentenced on June 29. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Langford man to be sentenced June 29 in Beckett case

Sentencing date pushed for Kenneth Jacob Fenton

Kenneth Jacob Fenton, centre, gets into a waiting vehicle after pleading guilty to two charges relating to the death of West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett last month. He will be sentenced on June 29. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
The ICF released survey results last week that show a significant level of support from Greater Victoria residents for the restoration of rail services. (File photo)

Greater Victoria residents show support for rail

Significant number of respondents ‘very supportive’ according to Island Corridor Foundation survey

The ICF released survey results last week that show a significant level of support from Greater Victoria residents for the restoration of rail services. (File photo)
Runners take off from the starting line outside Westhills Stadium in Langford in the sixth running of the 5 and 10 kilometre Goddess Run. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Goddess Run takes to the streets on the West Shore

Hundreds of participants take part in Langford run

Runners take off from the starting line outside Westhills Stadium in Langford in the sixth running of the 5 and 10 kilometre Goddess Run. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Minister of Veteran Affairs Kent Hehr speaks to Cpl. Stuart MacNeil prior to a funding announcement at the Pacific Activity Centre in Colwood on Tuesday morning. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr announces new spending for former military personnel

Hehr tells Colwood audience that families play a huge role in supporting our troops

Minister of Veteran Affairs Kent Hehr speaks to Cpl. Stuart MacNeil prior to a funding announcement at the Pacific Activity Centre in Colwood on Tuesday morning. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Hannah Darling powers her way past a defender. Team Canada won their third game of the World Rugby HSBC Womens Sevens Series over Russia in Langford 24-10 to go 3-0 on Day 1. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)

Canadian women’s sevens dominate day in Langford

Canada takes on England tomorrow morning in the quarterfinals

Hannah Darling powers her way past a defender. Team Canada won their third game of the World Rugby HSBC Womens Sevens Series over Russia in Langford 24-10 to go 3-0 on Day 1. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)
Shamrocks captain Corey Small slips past a Lakers check thanks to handy positioning from teammate Chris Wardle during third period action at The Q Centre on Friday night. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Corey Small leads the way in Victoria Shamrocks win

‘Rocks down Burnaby Lakers by 11-6 count

Shamrocks captain Corey Small slips past a Lakers check thanks to handy positioning from teammate Chris Wardle during third period action at The Q Centre on Friday night. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Cars wait at a stoplight at the intersection of Peatt Road and Goldstream Avenue in Langford, the site of an April 2016 crash that killed West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett. On Thursday, Kenneth Jacob Fenton pleaded guilty to two charges relating to Beckett’s death. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Langford residents react to guilty plea in case stemming from Const. Beckett’s death

“We all grieve for Mrs. Beckett because she was a wonderful woman,” says one resident

Cars wait at a stoplight at the intersection of Peatt Road and Goldstream Avenue in Langford, the site of an April 2016 crash that killed West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett. On Thursday, Kenneth Jacob Fenton pleaded guilty to two charges relating to Beckett’s death. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Kenneth Jacob Fenton, centre and flanked by lawyers Dale Marshall (left) and Chris Massey, gets into a waiting vehicle following his guilty plea on two counts relating to the death of Const. Sarah Beckett of the West Shore RCMP. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Langford man pleads guilty in death of West Shore RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton pleads guilty to two counts in the death of Const. Sarah Beckett in April 2016.

Kenneth Jacob Fenton, centre and flanked by lawyers Dale Marshall (left) and Chris Massey, gets into a waiting vehicle following his guilty plea on two counts relating to the death of Const. Sarah Beckett of the West Shore RCMP. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Newly-elected Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean delivers her acceptance speech alongside outgoing MLA Maurine Karigianis and supporter View Royal Coun. Ron Mattson.                                Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

New Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA looking ahead to first term

Mitzi Dean says initial order of business will be setting up her constituency office

Newly-elected Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean delivers her acceptance speech alongside outgoing MLA Maurine Karigianis and supporter View Royal Coun. Ron Mattson.                                Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Families picnicked on the lawns in front of Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University at last year’s Mother’s Day Paint-In. This year’s event will feature interpretive presentations on the history of the property and performances from local artists, as well as the arts and crafts fair. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

CELEBRATING MOM: Royal Roads hosts Paint-In this weekend in Colwood

Mother’s Day event promises fun for the whole family

Families picnicked on the lawns in front of Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University at last year’s Mother’s Day Paint-In. This year’s event will feature interpretive presentations on the history of the property and performances from local artists, as well as the arts and crafts fair. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff
The NDP’s Mitzi Dean delivers her Esquimalt-Metchosin victory speech at her campaign office in View Royal. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

NDP’s Mitzi Dean captures Esquimalt-Metchosin riding

Dean comes away victorious over the Liberals’ Barb Desjardins and the Greens’ Andy MacKinnon.

The NDP’s Mitzi Dean delivers her Esquimalt-Metchosin victory speech at her campaign office in View Royal. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Rebels head coach Charly Cardilicchia speaks to the players following an on-field session during last weekend’s spring camp at Westhills Stadium. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Defending B.C. champs Westshore Rebels optimistic as spring camp opens

Despite star players moving on conference champs look to build on last year’s momentum

Rebels head coach Charly Cardilicchia speaks to the players following an on-field session during last weekend’s spring camp at Westhills Stadium. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Independent candidate DelMar Martay in the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding has big ideas for how to fix poverty in the province. Photo courtesy of DelMar Martay

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Independent Metchosin-Esquimalt candidate has big ideas on poverty, sewage

DelMar Martay advocates for alternative currency as way to alleviate poverty

Independent candidate DelMar Martay in the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding has big ideas for how to fix poverty in the province. Photo courtesy of DelMar Martay
Esquimalt resident Josh Steffler is running under the BC Libertarian Party banner in this year’s election after running as an independent four years ago. Photo courtesy Josh Steffler

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Libertarian voices optimism for chances in Esquimalt-Metchosin

Langford-raised Josh Steffler advocates for smaller government, more privatization

Esquimalt resident Josh Steffler is running under the BC Libertarian Party banner in this year’s election after running as an independent four years ago. Photo courtesy Josh Steffler
The popularity of Netflix teen drama 13 Reasons Why has led the Sooke School District to issue a letter to parents warning them of the mature subject matter in the series. The show focuses on Hannah Baker (played by Katherine Langford), a high school student who commits suicide but leaves behind a series of tape recordings detailing her struggle. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why prompts letter to parents from Sooke School District

Concern stems from strong subject matter of popular TV series

The popularity of Netflix teen drama 13 Reasons Why has led the Sooke School District to issue a letter to parents warning them of the mature subject matter in the series. The show focuses on Hannah Baker (played by Katherine Langford), a high school student who commits suicide but leaves behind a series of tape recordings detailing her struggle. Photo courtesy of Netflix
The potential presence of fentanyl in cocaine is just one of the risks facing those who choose to ingest drugs. At an upcoming talk May 9 at Royal Bay secondary, parents will hear strategies for talking to their children about drugs. iStock Photo 

STRAIGHT TALK: Drug awareness discussion set for Colwood

Royal Bay secondary event offers tips for parent/child conversations about drugs

The potential presence of fentanyl in cocaine is just one of the risks facing those who choose to ingest drugs. At an upcoming talk May 9 at Royal Bay secondary, parents will hear strategies for talking to their children about drugs. iStock Photo 
A passenger waits for the No. 50 bus at the Langford Exchange on Station Avenue, home of the West Shore’s main bus service into downtown Victoria. Joel Tansey/
News Gazette staff

West Shore on the Go (Part 3 of 3): Councillors from Langford, Colwood look for solutions

‘We have to start looking creatively at how we’re going to move people:’ Colwood councillor

A passenger waits for the No. 50 bus at the Langford Exchange on Station Avenue, home of the West Shore’s main bus service into downtown Victoria. Joel Tansey/
News Gazette staff