Katherine Engqvist

Black ice causing problems for motorists, pedestrians

Black ice causing problems for motorists, pedestrians

Slippery roads, sidewalks causing delays

Black ice causing problems for motorists, pedestrians
Greater Victoria got hit with another snowfall Tuesday night. Reader Rivers Stevens sent this photo in from Dean Park. (Photo by Rivers Stevens)

How much snow is at your home?

Readers send measurements, photos from across Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria got hit with another snowfall Tuesday night. Reader Rivers Stevens sent this photo in from Dean Park. (Photo by Rivers Stevens)
Savory Elementary Grade 3 student Silas Gesslein (left) and Grade 5 students Hannah Little and Isaiah Gesslein enjoy the first significant snowfall of 2020. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Schools open for session across Greater Victoria

Some bus routes may be delayed, altered due to slippery conditions

Savory Elementary Grade 3 student Silas Gesslein (left) and Grade 5 students Hannah Little and Isaiah Gesslein enjoy the first significant snowfall of 2020. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Work continues on the McKenzie interchange project. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

A look back at the West Shore’s top stories of 2019

Escaped inmates, new amenities and commuter delays all drew the attention of our readers

Work continues on the McKenzie interchange project. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
A lack of advanced care options on the West Shore means many seniors are being forced to spend their final days away from their families and the communities they’ve spent their lives calling home. (Pixabay photo)

EXCLUSIVE: West Shore seniors forced to relocate, no hospice care

Private report shows dire need for hospice, long-term care beds for West Shore seniors

A lack of advanced care options on the West Shore means many seniors are being forced to spend their final days away from their families and the communities they’ve spent their lives calling home. (Pixabay photo)
Be Prepared: Tsunami risk from Sooke to Sidney

Be Prepared: Tsunami risk from Sooke to Sidney

Black Press Media takes a look at emergency preparedness in Greater Victoria in this special report

Be Prepared: Tsunami risk from Sooke to Sidney
Be Prepared: Are you ready for the ‘Big One?’

Be Prepared: Are you ready for the ‘Big One?’

Black Press Media takes a look at emergency preparedness in Greater Victoria in this special report

Be Prepared: Are you ready for the ‘Big One?’
Protesters with Vancouver Island’s branch of Extinction Rebellion marched along Millstream Road to the West Shore RCMP detachment to condemn the Mounties’ treatment of Indigenous people. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Protesters gather at west Shore RCMP detachment

Rick Stiebel/News Staff Protesters with Vancouver Island’s branch of Extinction Rebellion (XR)…

Protesters with Vancouver Island’s branch of Extinction Rebellion marched along Millstream Road to the West Shore RCMP detachment to condemn the Mounties’ treatment of Indigenous people. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May celebrates her party winning three seats at the Green Party of Canada’s election night party at the Crystal Gardens in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)

Federal Green party leader Elizabeth May takes Saanich-Gulf Islands

May hopeful more Green MPs will join her in Ottawa

Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May celebrates her party winning three seats at the Green Party of Canada’s election night party at the Crystal Gardens in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/News Staff)
Federal Election 2019: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Federal Election 2019: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Meet your candidates and more information on how to cast your ballot

Federal Election 2019: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford
Federal Election 2019: Saanich-Gulf Islands

Federal Election 2019: Saanich-Gulf Islands

Meet your candidates and more information on how to cast your ballot

Federal Election 2019: Saanich-Gulf Islands
Federal Election 2019: Esquimalt–Saanich–Sooke

Federal Election 2019: Esquimalt–Saanich–Sooke

Meet your candidates and more information on how to cast your ballot

Federal Election 2019: Esquimalt–Saanich–Sooke
Federal Election 2019: What you need to know in the Victoria riding

Federal Election 2019: What you need to know in the Victoria riding

Meet your candidates and more information on how to cast your ballot

Federal Election 2019: What you need to know in the Victoria riding
Federal Election 2019: What you need to know

Federal Election 2019: What you need to know

Meet your candidates and more information on how to cast your ballot

Federal Election 2019: What you need to know
Rick Mitchell and Sean Black portray Airborne Medical Officers on D-Day plus two during the 2018 edition of the Lantern Tour at the Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. (Black Press file photo)

A look at history by lantern light

Rick Stiebel/News Staff What the flicker is going on? The Lantern Tour…

Rick Mitchell and Sean Black portray Airborne Medical Officers on D-Day plus two during the 2018 edition of the Lantern Tour at the Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. (Black Press file photo)
Kelly Ellard and her father leave the Vancouver courthouse. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

UPDATED: Kelly Ellard gets day parole extended for six more months, overnight leave

Ellard was convicted of killing 14-year-old Reena Virk in 1997

Kelly Ellard and her father leave the Vancouver courthouse. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
House fire in Langford causes extensive damage

House fire in Langford causes extensive damage

It took firefighters about four hours to douse the blaze

House fire in Langford causes extensive damage
Emergency crews are responding to a crash that has closed Sooke Road between Kelly and Wale roads. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

UPDATE: Sooke Road reopens after early morning crash sends two to hospital

West Shore RCMP continues to investigate cause of Colwood Corners crash

Emergency crews are responding to a crash that has closed Sooke Road between Kelly and Wale roads. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
West Shore students mourn the loss of another classmate

West Shore students mourn the loss of another classmate

Meanwhile, still no answer one year after suspected overdose death of 16-year-old Belmont student Dorrian Wright

West Shore students mourn the loss of another classmate
O.K. Industries is looking to build a quarry next to Capital Regional District land, of which the aquifer sits underneath. This map was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Map courtesy of the District of Highlands)

Opposition to gravel quarry in Highlands gains traction

Impact on drinking water a major concern

O.K. Industries is looking to build a quarry next to Capital Regional District land, of which the aquifer sits underneath. This map was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Map courtesy of the District of Highlands)