Katherine Engqvist

A black vulture has been spotted in Metchosin and it’s causing quite a stir. (Photo courtesy of Taylor Mar)

WATCH: Black vulture spotted in Metchosin

The rare bird is believed to be the one that escaped from a centre in Duncan

A black vulture has been spotted in Metchosin and it’s causing quite a stir. (Photo courtesy of Taylor Mar)
The Spheres at the Amazon campus in Seattle (Instagram – @field_condition)

Vancouver Island mayor looking to bring Amazon headquarters to B.C.

A second headquarters could bring up to 50,000 jobs and billions of dollars to local economy

The Spheres at the Amazon campus in Seattle (Instagram – @field_condition)
The Savages motorcycle club has moved into the old Devil’s Army clubhouse on Spencer Road in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

New motorcycle club riding in Langford

Savages take over Devil’s Army clubhouse on Spencer Road

The Savages motorcycle club has moved into the old Devil’s Army clubhouse on Spencer Road in Langford. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
The Colwood Crawl stretches well past the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Colwood mayor calling for priority bus lanes on the TCH

Carol Hamilton has asked stakeholders to sit down at the table

The Colwood Crawl stretches well past the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Colwood mayor refutes misinformation about old pub

Colwood mayor refutes misinformation about old pub

No stipulations were ever included in development permits to protect the old Colwood pub

Colwood mayor refutes misinformation about old pub
Transit riders and BC Transit staff say that bus lanes along the Trans-Canada highway would shorten commute times and encourage more people to ditch their vehicles for public transportation. (Black Press file photo)

CRD board agrees on new Regional Transportation Service

Service still met with opposition from some West Shore mayors

Transit riders and BC Transit staff say that bus lanes along the Trans-Canada highway would shorten commute times and encourage more people to ditch their vehicles for public transportation. (Black Press file photo)
The former the old Colwood Inn sits behind a chain-link fence, up on blocks behind the former Capital City Centre site in Colwood. The Onni Group has offered the building up to anyone that wants it. (Gazette file photo)

Onni Group offers up the old Colwood pub for free

If the pub isn’t moved by Oct. 15, the building will be demolished

The former the old Colwood Inn sits behind a chain-link fence, up on blocks behind the former Capital City Centre site in Colwood. The Onni Group has offered the building up to anyone that wants it. (Gazette file photo)
Joe Roberts has been pushing a shopping cart across Canada for more than a year in hopes of ending youth homelessness. (Photo contributed)

Former homeless youth pushing for change

Armed with a shopping cart, Joe Roberts is walking across Canada

Joe Roberts has been pushing a shopping cart across Canada for more than a year in hopes of ending youth homelessness. (Photo contributed)
VicPD fentanyl series: Writing the warrant

VicPD fentanyl series: Writing the warrant

The first episode in VicPD’s web video series on fentanyl details the warrant writing process

VicPD fentanyl series: Writing the warrant
Julianna Fekete is hoping the public can help her locate an angel statue that was taken from her son’s grave in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Statue stolen from grave in Colwood

Langford mom heartbroken at the loss

Julianna Fekete is hoping the public can help her locate an angel statue that was taken from her son’s grave in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Middle section of West Shore Parkway opens to traffic 10 a.m. Wednesday

Middle section of West Shore Parkway opens to traffic 10 a.m. Wednesday

New roadway connects Sooke Road with Westhills-area in Langford

Middle section of West Shore Parkway opens to traffic 10 a.m. Wednesday
Two suspected drug traffickers arrested in Colwood

Two suspected drug traffickers arrested in Colwood

West Shore RCMP seize 31 grams of crystal meth and six grams of cocaine

Two suspected drug traffickers arrested in Colwood
Headliner Toby Keith hit the main stage at Sunfest last night. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Toby Keith takes the stage at Sunfest

Little Big Town rounds out tonight’s lineup

Headliner Toby Keith hit the main stage at Sunfest last night. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Langford firefighter returns from Interior fires

Langford firefighter returns from Interior fires

Joint Langford, Metchosin and Sooke team helped save homes, animals and morale

Langford firefighter returns from Interior fires
Metchosin-based Parry Bay Sheep Farm has lost roughly 15 animals in the past several weeks to what is believed to be one bear.                                 (Photo courtesy of Parry Bay Sheep Farm/Facebook)

Local sheep farmers face problem bear in Metchosin

While bear attacks aren’t unusual, this particular bear is

Metchosin-based Parry Bay Sheep Farm has lost roughly 15 animals in the past several weeks to what is believed to be one bear.                                 (Photo courtesy of Parry Bay Sheep Farm/Facebook)
The ministry of transportation and infrastructure is looking to alleviate some of the weekend congestion on the Malahat stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway. (Google Maps)

Ministry looks to fix Malahat traffic woes

Crews will no longer stop traffic on Fridays

The ministry of transportation and infrastructure is looking to alleviate some of the weekend congestion on the Malahat stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway. (Google Maps)
A bin truck tipped and spilled its contents onto a Langford lawn Tuesday morning on McCallum Road. No one was injured in the crash. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Bin truck tips over in Langford

CVSE officer thankful no one was injured

A bin truck tipped and spilled its contents onto a Langford lawn Tuesday morning on McCallum Road. No one was injured in the crash. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Resident questions impact traffic will have on emergency response times

Resident questions impact traffic will have on emergency response times

One resident still has concerns about Christie Point redevelopment proposal

Resident questions impact traffic will have on emergency response times
The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation that was a result of the crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)

Clear statement issued for officer involved in Beckett crash

Charges of dangerous driving, dangerous driving causing death and obstruction of justice not proven

The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation that was a result of the crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)
Swarmed by media, Kenneth Jacob Fenton (left) and his lawyers Chris Massey and Dale Marshall enter Western Communities Court for sentencing Friday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Fenton gets four years for crash that killed cop

Kenneth Jacob Fenton was drunk when he crashed into and killed an RCMP officer, Const. Sarah Beckett.

Swarmed by media, Kenneth Jacob Fenton (left) and his lawyers Chris Massey and Dale Marshall enter Western Communities Court for sentencing Friday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)