Joel Tansey

Andy MacKinnon, the Green party candidate for Esquimalt-Metchosin, has an extensive history in forestry and spends most of his free time exploring the natural environment of southern Vancouver Island. Photo contributed by Andy MacKinnon

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Retired botanist Andy MacKinnon’s outdoors background aligns him with Greens

Metchosin councillor hopes to give provincial electors somethign to vote ‘for’ on May 9

Andy MacKinnon, the Green party candidate for Esquimalt-Metchosin, has an extensive history in forestry and spends most of his free time exploring the natural environment of southern Vancouver Island. Photo contributed by Andy MacKinnon
Sylvie Ghanem waits for a bus in her View Royal neighbourhood. Ghanem lived in Vienna with her husband, where public transit use was strongly encouraged. They took that mentality and passed it on to their kids, but their youngest daughter simply couldn’t make a commute by bus work for her. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

WEST SHORE ON THE GO (Part 2 of 3): Service gaps make transit tough on some riders

Regular riders find the bus to be inconvenient when not making a simple round trip

Sylvie Ghanem waits for a bus in her View Royal neighbourhood. Ghanem lived in Vienna with her husband, where public transit use was strongly encouraged. They took that mentality and passed it on to their kids, but their youngest daughter simply couldn’t make a commute by bus work for her. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Dale Marshall (left) and Chris Massey, lawyers for Kenneth Jacob Fenton, walk into Western Communities court on Thursday morning. Both the Crown and the defense asked that the case be adjourned to April 27. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Langford resident accused in Beckett death has case moved to April 27

Crown and defense have had ‘positive’ talks regarding case

Dale Marshall (left) and Chris Massey, lawyers for Kenneth Jacob Fenton, walk into Western Communities court on Thursday morning. Both the Crown and the defense asked that the case be adjourned to April 27. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
The 5th Field Regiment, pictured here at Fort Rodd Hill, will be firing guns such as these at exactly 8:30 p.m. on Apr. 8 to commemorate 100 years since the start of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Photo contributed

Fort Rodd Hill in Colwood to host noisy salute to Vimy

100-round gunnery firing highlights evening of events at national historic site

The 5th Field Regiment, pictured here at Fort Rodd Hill, will be firing guns such as these at exactly 8:30 p.m. on Apr. 8 to commemorate 100 years since the start of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Photo contributed
Members from the Nanaimo chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club arrive in Langford.

Hells Angels arrive in Langford

Well over 100 members of the notorious motorcycle club arrived in Langford from Nanaimo on Saturday afternoon

Members from the Nanaimo chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club arrive in Langford.
Dave Navarro performs with Jane's Addiction at Rock the Shores in Colwood. Organizers have announced that the 2017 edition of the festival has been cancelled.

UPDATED: Rock the Shores cancelled for 2017, organizers hope it can return next year

West Shore Parks and Recreation says they'll welcome festival back in 2018 if that is the case.

Dave Navarro performs with Jane's Addiction at Rock the Shores in Colwood. Organizers have announced that the 2017 edition of the festival has been cancelled.

Colwood to ask sewage Project Board to postpone assessment

An environmental study surrounding a potential Colwood plant is deemed a waste for a facility that is decades away from construction.