Kendra Wong

Falling rocks closed the Malahat for three hours on Monday morning as geotechnical engineers conducted an assessment. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)

Malahat closed an average of once per month, says Ministry of Transportation

Highway has been closed eight times this year due to vehicle incidents

Falling rocks closed the Malahat for three hours on Monday morning as geotechnical engineers conducted an assessment. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)
The Malahat is closed in both directions due to a rockslide. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)

UPDATED: Malahat reopens following closure due to rock slide

The major highway was closed for roughly 3 hours Monday morning delaying motorists in both directions

The Malahat is closed in both directions due to a rockslide. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)
Traffic heading north on the Trans-Canada Highway up the Malahat being rerouted onto Westshore Parkway. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Malahat has re-opened in both directions after fatal collision

The Malahat has been re-opened in both directions

Traffic heading north on the Trans-Canada Highway up the Malahat being rerouted onto Westshore Parkway. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
A West Shore mother is calling for more mental health services in relation to obsessive compulsive disorder. (iStock photo)

Living with obsessive compulsive disorder

The Big Read: Vancouver Island mom calls for more mental health services as son battles OCD

A West Shore mother is calling for more mental health services in relation to obsessive compulsive disorder. (iStock photo)
Island moves four to five millimetres away from mainland

Island moves four to five millimetres away from mainland

Southern Vancouver Island shifts due to tiny tremors

Island moves four to five millimetres away from mainland
A townhouse owner at Station Villa, a 22-unit mixed use complex in Langford, has lost privileges to the building’s guest suite after allegedly allowing a sex worker to use it for business. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

B.C. townhouse owner allegedly allowed guest suite for sex work

Greater Victoria man not allowed to use suite for one year, ordered to pay fees

A townhouse owner at Station Villa, a 22-unit mixed use complex in Langford, has lost privileges to the building’s guest suite after allegedly allowing a sex worker to use it for business. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The Pacific Centre Family Services Association on Goldstream Avenue is home to the crime reduction and exploitation diversion, a program dedicated to helping local youth entrenched in gangs find a way out. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Youth gangs a ‘significant issue’ on southern Vancouver Island

Number of youth involved with gangs grow from 30 to 40 youth to 73, says expert

The Pacific Centre Family Services Association on Goldstream Avenue is home to the crime reduction and exploitation diversion, a program dedicated to helping local youth entrenched in gangs find a way out. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The most recent earthquake was a 2.4 magnitude quak which struck about seven kilometres northwest of Langford on March 5. (istock photo)

Series of small earthquakes no cause for concern, says expert

Earthquakes still a reminder for residents to be prepared

The most recent earthquake was a 2.4 magnitude quak which struck about seven kilometres northwest of Langford on March 5. (istock photo)
Brett Malcolm leads the Wounded Warrior Run B.C. team from the Langford Legion in one of the last legs to the finish line at the Victoria legislature on Sunday. The Legion was the second to last stop before runners crossed the finish line at the Legislature, wrapping up the seven-day run from Port Hardy to Victoria to raise funds and awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Emotional Wounded Warrior Run wraps up in Victoria

Seven-day run raised more than $71,000 for PTSD supports

Brett Malcolm leads the Wounded Warrior Run B.C. team from the Langford Legion in one of the last legs to the finish line at the Victoria legislature on Sunday. The Legion was the second to last stop before runners crossed the finish line at the Legislature, wrapping up the seven-day run from Port Hardy to Victoria to raise funds and awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Family of Vancouver Island RCMP officer killed by drunk driver sues

Family of Vancouver Island RCMP officer killed by drunk driver sues

Lawsuit seeks financial compensation from Kenneth Jacob Fenton

Family of Vancouver Island RCMP officer killed by drunk driver sues
An outcropping death cap mushroom was found on a boulevard on Ripon Road in Uplands on Sunday. Photo contributed by Adolf and Oluna Ceska

Deadly mushrooms found on Vancouver Island

Experts warn mushroom pickers to be careful as poisonous species spring up early this year

An outcropping death cap mushroom was found on a boulevard on Ripon Road in Uplands on Sunday. Photo contributed by Adolf and Oluna Ceska
Canada launches commemorative $10 bill

Canada launches commemorative $10 bill

New bill includes security features like a colour-shifting image of an arch from Parliament Hill.

Canada launches commemorative $10 bill
Island Health is seeking public feedback on plans to open two safe consumption sites in Victoria.

Island Health targets two Victoria locations for Canada’s second and third safe consumption sites

Officials pick areas with the highest concentration of overdoses to create safe space for addicts to consume in controlled surroundings

Island Health is seeking public feedback on plans to open two safe consumption sites in Victoria.