Kendra Wong

A Langford resident protests construction noise at 7 a.m. by playing music. (Elana Spilberg-Biranbaum/Facebook)

Langford man takes protest music to whole new level

Resident playing morning rock-n-roll to protest morning construction

A Langford resident protests construction noise at 7 a.m. by playing music. (Elana Spilberg-Biranbaum/Facebook)
Needle found on Metchosin beach

Needle found on Metchosin beach

Residents say this isn’t the first time a needle has been found

Needle found on Metchosin beach
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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
The District of Metchosin’s municipal hall on Happy Valley Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Metchosin supports moving to three-year municipal term

Some councillors say four years is too much of a commitment

The District of Metchosin’s municipal hall on Happy Valley Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Langford loses bid to host Amazon HQ2

Langford loses bid to host Amazon HQ2

Mayor hopes to attract more tech jobs to city

Langford loses bid to host Amazon HQ2
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
The West Shore RCMP is investigating after pellets were shot at the window of a B.C. Transit bus Wednesday morning. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Pellets shot at window of Victoria area B.C. Transit bus

Bus was travelling near Craigflower and Admirals roads Wednesday morning when window was hit

The West Shore RCMP is investigating after pellets were shot at the window of a B.C. Transit bus Wednesday morning. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)
Dozens of parents and children gathered outside Premier John Horgan’s MLA office in Langford, in support of six-year-old Sooke resident Landen Alexa on Monday. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Community rallies behind Sooke boy with rare condition

Dozens called on government to cover cost of drug for six-year-old Landen Alexa

Dozens of parents and children gathered outside Premier John Horgan’s MLA office in Langford, in support of six-year-old Sooke resident Landen Alexa on Monday. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Players from Team Canada get one last practice in at Westhills Stadium in Langford on Thursday. The team will take on Brazil as part of the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship at Westhills Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 17. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Men’s rugby team takes on Brazil on home turf

Game takes place at Westhills Stadium on Feb. 17

Players from Team Canada get one last practice in at Westhills Stadium in Langford on Thursday. The team will take on Brazil as part of the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship at Westhills Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 17. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Members of Royal Bay Secondary’s lacrosse academy. Since the academy started in September 2016, the number of players has ballooned at 85. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Royal Bay lacrosse academies growing

Boys and girls programs see influx of enrolment

Members of Royal Bay Secondary’s lacrosse academy. Since the academy started in September 2016, the number of players has ballooned at 85. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Birthe Levie, a volunteer with the SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin, feeds an orphaned baby bird with a syringe. The Colwood resident is one of 11 volunteers who help rehabilitate and release thousands of animals back into the wild throughout the year. (Contributed photo)

Where the wild things are: go behind the scenes at Wild ARC

Nursing animals back to health a labour of love for Colwood volunteer

Birthe Levie, a volunteer with the SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin, feeds an orphaned baby bird with a syringe. The Colwood resident is one of 11 volunteers who help rehabilitate and release thousands of animals back into the wild throughout the year. (Contributed photo)
The community is rallying behind the Patterson/Roberts family, who lost much of their possessions to a fire at their Malahat home on Christmas Day. (Contributed photo).

Community rallies behind Malahat family

A fire ripped through the Patterson’s home on Christmas

The community is rallying behind the Patterson/Roberts family, who lost much of their possessions to a fire at their Malahat home on Christmas Day. (Contributed photo).
Kim Toombs, harm reduction counsellor with AIDS Vancouver Island, demonstrates how to use a face shield during a naloxone training session at the organization’s new health clinic on Jacklin Road in Langford. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Wide range of Greater Victoria residents taking on naloxone training

Counsellor has trained software developers, baristas, barbers and more

Kim Toombs, harm reduction counsellor with AIDS Vancouver Island, demonstrates how to use a face shield during a naloxone training session at the organization’s new health clinic on Jacklin Road in Langford. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)