City of Langford

Russell Nursery in North Saanich is celebrating its 30th year in business. Co-owner Laurel Rassenti is preparing for blossoming gardeners when the weather gets a little warmer. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)

Weather slows early gardening season but boom expected across Greater Victoria

Warmer weather will bring the green thumbs out of hibernation, businesses predict

Russell Nursery in North Saanich is celebrating its 30th year in business. Co-owner Laurel Rassenti is preparing for blossoming gardeners when the weather gets a little warmer. (Wolfgang Depner/News Staff)
Cameron and his dad Robert Nelms are thanking kids at the Jordie Lunn Bike Park for helping out after Cameron’s cycling accident. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Kids rush to help 9-year-old injured at Langford bike park

Dad thankful for help pushing son’s stretcher up gravel hill

Cameron and his dad Robert Nelms are thanking kids at the Jordie Lunn Bike Park for helping out after Cameron’s cycling accident. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Darren Berrecloth rides through the red ribbon at the opening ceremony of the Jordie Lunn Bike Park in June 2021. The park is set to host the first-ever Langford Bikefest this summer, featuring world cup pump track racing, enduro racing, and skills sessions. (Black Press Media file photo)

World cup qualifier coming to inaugural Langford Bikefest this summer

The festival runs July 2 to 3 and will feature races, skills sessions and more

Darren Berrecloth rides through the red ribbon at the opening ceremony of the Jordie Lunn Bike Park in June 2021. The park is set to host the first-ever Langford Bikefest this summer, featuring world cup pump track racing, enduro racing, and skills sessions. (Black Press Media file photo)
Forty-one homes will remain in a condensed portion of the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park in Langford, next to a new subsidized housing building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford mobile park residents waiting for answers about their future homes

Income, asset criteria could see some lose their home, fail to qualify for CRHC housing

Forty-one homes will remain in a condensed portion of the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park in Langford, next to a new subsidized housing building. (Black Press Media file photo)
Traffic sits lined up Wednesday on the end of Glen Lake Road where it meets up with Sooke Road. The City of Langford reconfigured Glen Lake Road to align it with the traffic signal at Happy Valley Road. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford officially opens reconfigured Glen Lake Road connection

Section near Sooke Road sees vehicles diverted to Happy Valley traffic light

Traffic sits lined up Wednesday on the end of Glen Lake Road where it meets up with Sooke Road. The City of Langford reconfigured Glen Lake Road to align it with the traffic signal at Happy Valley Road. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
An area just off Millstream Road (highlighted) is targeted for possible film soundstages in the Langford Heights development. The other lots slated for a business park, and possibly residential development, would not be impacted. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Curtains could open to film studio idea with Langford rezoning off Millstream

Sound stages are a rare resource for filmmakers on Vancouver Island

An area just off Millstream Road (highlighted) is targeted for possible film soundstages in the Langford Heights development. The other lots slated for a business park, and possibly residential development, would not be impacted. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
Kristen Awram hopes her petition will convince developers to preserve this large arbutus tree on the corner of Jacklin and Dunford roads. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford residents look to have arbutus spared from axe

Petition to save the Dunford/Jacklin tree has garnered over 1,500 signatures

Kristen Awram hopes her petition will convince developers to preserve this large arbutus tree on the corner of Jacklin and Dunford roads. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Members of Langford Now, a new electors organization in Langford, at a meeting. Corrina Craig (front right) is the group’s authorized principal official. (Courtesy of Corrina Craig)

Langford Now looks to bring new blood into city’s politics

The group is registered as an electors organization with Elections BC

Members of Langford Now, a new electors organization in Langford, at a meeting. Corrina Craig (front right) is the group’s authorized principal official. (Courtesy of Corrina Craig)
Map showing the proposed concept for the new Olympic View zoning. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Make Olympic View bigger? Langford hosts public hearing Tuesday night

More units, taller buildings, more green space proposed, hearing goes 5:30 p.m. April 19

Map showing the proposed concept for the new Olympic View zoning. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
Acacia Kali is described as a Caucasian woman, weighing 154 pounds with blue eyes and light brown hair. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

MISSING: 34-year-old Acacia Kali last seen April 6

West Shore RCMP asking for public’s help finding missing woman

Acacia Kali is described as a Caucasian woman, weighing 154 pounds with blue eyes and light brown hair. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
A property at 528 Goldstream Ave., home to the iconic Pagoda House, is one of the properties council is considering rezoning. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Pagoda House in Langford could be saved, but move would be expensive

528 Goldstream Ave. property up for re-zoning for a six-storey tower

A property at 528 Goldstream Ave., home to the iconic Pagoda House, is one of the properties council is considering rezoning. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Friends Jon McClean, left, and Wil Meade are in Poland on an independent mission to support Ukrainian refugees. (Courtesy of Jon McClean)

Langford men on independent mission to support refugees fleeing Ukraine

Wil Meade and Jon McClean look to be based in border town in Poland

Friends Jon McClean, left, and Wil Meade are in Poland on an independent mission to support Ukrainian refugees. (Courtesy of Jon McClean)
Langford Mayor Stew Young remembers the speedway as the biggest event in town for many of Langford’s early years. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Speedway Spotlight: Stew Young remembers growing up at the racetrack in Langford

Mayor hopeful there will be another 50 years of memories at the races

Langford Mayor Stew Young remembers the speedway as the biggest event in town for many of Langford’s early years. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The number 2 fire hall for Langford Fire Rescue will be opened on a full-time basis this year, among proposals listed in the city’s five-year financial plan. (Google Street View)

Langford proposes modest 2.95-per-cent tax increase; larger increases down the road

City staff, council manage to lower 2022 figure from its initial 5 per cent hike

The number 2 fire hall for Langford Fire Rescue will be opened on a full-time basis this year, among proposals listed in the city’s five-year financial plan. (Google Street View)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford is seen March 29, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

UPDATE: Owner of USB found

Public plea prompts search for owner

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford is seen March 29, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A rendering of the new proposed post-disaster building for CREST in Langford. (Courtesy of CREST)

CREST lays out plan for new consolidated building in Langford

Aim to have all functions together, create a ‘disaster and seismically safe,’ GM says

A rendering of the new proposed post-disaster building for CREST in Langford. (Courtesy of CREST)
The resident of this demolished mobile home in Langford was taken to hospital with serious injuries, after being pinned in her chair when the trees came down on her roof in Monday night’s windstorm. (Photo by Tomo Vranjes)

Langford woman rushed to hospital after tree crashes through roof of her home

Heavy winds brought down tree Monday at Hidden Valley Mobile Home Park

The resident of this demolished mobile home in Langford was taken to hospital with serious injuries, after being pinned in her chair when the trees came down on her roof in Monday night’s windstorm. (Photo by Tomo Vranjes)
Al LeQuesne is being remembered as a loving father, husband and grandfather who was dedicated to serving and protecting the City of Langford as fire Chief after his death at the age of 86. (Photo Courtesy of Dave LeQuesne)

Al LeQuesne’s funeral service to be held April 9

Service is being held at the Colwood Pentecostal Church at 1:30 p.m

Al LeQuesne is being remembered as a loving father, husband and grandfather who was dedicated to serving and protecting the City of Langford as fire Chief after his death at the age of 86. (Photo Courtesy of Dave LeQuesne)
Langford Fire Rescue Chief Chris Aubrey talks about the Langford Supports Ukraine initiative during a fundraiser announcement Monday. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford Supports Ukraine campaign launched, new goal set to raise $50,000

City, fire department, raising money to support Ukrainian refugees

Langford Fire Rescue Chief Chris Aubrey talks about the Langford Supports Ukraine initiative during a fundraiser announcement Monday. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The house on 528 Goldstream Ave. is among the properties for which Langford council is currently considering rezoning applications. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Multiple six-storey towers on the agenda in Langford

The developments would add more than 370 residential units

The house on 528 Goldstream Ave. is among the properties for which Langford council is currently considering rezoning applications. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)