City of Langford

A rendering of the proposed townhouse development at 2621 Sooke Rd. and 3260 Jacklin Rd. (Courtesy of Abstract Developments)

92-unit Langford townhouse development heading to public hearing

Heavily treed area between Jacklin and Sooke roads the subject of rezoning application

A rendering of the proposed townhouse development at 2621 Sooke Rd. and 3260 Jacklin Rd. (Courtesy of Abstract Developments)
The City of Langford’s newest road – the Chidlow Connector – officially opened March 28 providing a new link between Sooke and Luxton roads. Pictured is the new signalled intersection with Sooke Road. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Chidlow Connector officially open in Langford

The new road will provide a safer and more efficient connection between Sooke and Luxton roads

The City of Langford’s newest road – the Chidlow Connector – officially opened March 28 providing a new link between Sooke and Luxton roads. Pictured is the new signalled intersection with Sooke Road. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Doug Lloyd hasn’t been able to rent out his condominium unit in 844 Goldstream Ave. since a fire in October 2020 rendered it uninhabitable. After a delay of over a year, an agreement reached this week on repair cost estimates between insurance companies and contractors will at least see that work starting soon. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Repair delays for 2020 fire-damaged Langford condominium could soon end

Dispute resolved between insurance firms, contractors, work could start next week

Doug Lloyd hasn’t been able to rent out his condominium unit in 844 Goldstream Ave. since a fire in October 2020 rendered it uninhabitable. After a delay of over a year, an agreement reached this week on repair cost estimates between insurance companies and contractors will at least see that work starting soon. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Langford has chosen five city staff members to serve as election officers for the upcoming municipal election in October. the upcoming municipal election. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Langford names staffers as municipal election officers

Marie Watmough will be chief election officer for the Oct. 15 vote

Langford has chosen five city staff members to serve as election officers for the upcoming municipal election in October. the upcoming municipal election. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)
Langford council is close to approving an overall drop in the amount of fees related to park acquisition and park improvements that are charged to developers of new building projects. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford set to reduce developer charges relating to parkland in city

Fees to drop over 50 per cent for multi-family developments, rise slightly for single-family homes

Langford council is close to approving an overall drop in the amount of fees related to park acquisition and park improvements that are charged to developers of new building projects. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue began welcoming 10 members of the public during council meetings as of March 7. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford reopens council chambers to public

Only 10 members of the public will be able to attend to start

Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue began welcoming 10 members of the public during council meetings as of March 7. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A rendering of the two proposed mixed use buildings on Dunford Avenue, which will contain 352 residential units and over 1,000 squared metres of commercial space. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Residential development proposals would add over 400 units in Langford

Council considers Dunford Avenue, Lone Oak Place projects; concerns heard over both

A rendering of the two proposed mixed use buildings on Dunford Avenue, which will contain 352 residential units and over 1,000 squared metres of commercial space. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
The Mom Market Collective has run a number of markets on Vancouver Island. It will host a series of Thursday night events in Langford in July. (Courtesy of Mom Market Collective)

New summer night market coming to Langford

Mom Market Collective to descend on Veteran’s Memorial Park on Thursdays in July

The Mom Market Collective has run a number of markets on Vancouver Island. It will host a series of Thursday night events in Langford in July. (Courtesy of Mom Market Collective)
Langford Mayor Stew Young (right) and Coun. Matt Sahlstrom try out the new and improved play structure at Ernhill Park following its official reopening. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Transformed Ernhill Park reopens in Langford

It’s the first of a few parks targetted for upgrades or new builds this year

Langford Mayor Stew Young (right) and Coun. Matt Sahlstrom try out the new and improved play structure at Ernhill Park following its official reopening. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Avi Friedman presented his vision for the urban centres of the future Saturday in Langford. The leading urban planner and architect has been working with the City of Langford on its planning for years. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Densification, sustainability key to Langford’s downtown: Avi Friedman

The renowned urban planner presented his vision for the city Saturday morning

Avi Friedman presented his vision for the urban centres of the future Saturday in Langford. The leading urban planner and architect has been working with the City of Langford on its planning for years. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Tensions have been mounting between several members of Langford city council at recent meetings. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford council waiting for provincial guidance on code of conduct

After another heated exchange, council votes to seek guidance from province before drafting code

Tensions have been mounting between several members of Langford city council at recent meetings. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Langford will officially be the first community on Vancouver Island to host a Tesla Centre and the West Shore RCMP will be the first detachment in Canada to operate a front-line electric police car. Both announcements were made Thursday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Tesla centre. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford gets Island’s first Tesla centre, RCMP’s first EV cruiser

The centre is expected to open June 2023 with the police car set to arrive later this year

Langford will officially be the first community on Vancouver Island to host a Tesla Centre and the West Shore RCMP will be the first detachment in Canada to operate a front-line electric police car. Both announcements were made Thursday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Tesla centre. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Royal Roads University has purchased 798 Goldstream Ave. in central Langford, which is currently home to Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. While the school said plans have yet to be finalized, Mayor Stew Young said he is confident the property will be developed into a long-desired university or college campus in the city. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Mayor confident Langford will see university campus after Royal Roads University land purchase

New campus would get students out of Highway 1 commute, could include performing arts centre

Royal Roads University has purchased 798 Goldstream Ave. in central Langford, which is currently home to Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. While the school said plans have yet to be finalized, Mayor Stew Young said he is confident the property will be developed into a long-desired university or college campus in the city. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The owners of RidgeView Place, formerly known as Danbrook One, are looking to welcome residents again as soon as May 1, pending an occupancy permit being issued by the City of Langford. The building has sat empty since late 2019 due to structural defects. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Troubled Langford apartment block could see tenants again under new name

Owners of former Danbrook One list May 1 move-in date, but occupancy permit from city pending

The owners of RidgeView Place, formerly known as Danbrook One, are looking to welcome residents again as soon as May 1, pending an occupancy permit being issued by the City of Langford. The building has sat empty since late 2019 due to structural defects. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue, shot in February 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford looking to ease residents’ traffic concerns with new policy

Pilot program will be run in existing neighbourhoods, based on existing guidelines

Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue, shot in February 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Charity Williams pats Breanne Nicholas on the back as she walks over for a conversion after Williams lands a try during play in Langford during the 2019 series stop. (Black Press Media file photo)

Close-knit, electric crowd makes Langford a favourite stop for international rugby players

Olympian Breanne Nicholas says other teams, not just Canada, look forward to playing in Langford

Charity Williams pats Breanne Nicholas on the back as she walks over for a conversion after Williams lands a try during play in Langford during the 2019 series stop. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Langford legion received $6,000 for a Remembrance Day luncheon, and a Christmas dinner 2022. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Legion, environment and support centres get funding from Langford

Langford council voted for $22,000 in funding to 8 organizations

The Langford legion received $6,000 for a Remembrance Day luncheon, and a Christmas dinner 2022. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Team Canada’s Brittany Benn drives to the end zone in the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series 2019 stop in Langford. Team Canada went on to take 5th place in the tournament with a 31-7 victory over England. (Black Press Media file photo)
Team Canada’s Brittany Benn drives to the end zone in the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series 2019 stop in Langford. Team Canada went on to take 5th place in the tournament with a 31-7 victory over England. (Black Press Media file photo)
The property at 840 Arncote Ave. could be the new home of Langford’s 50-plus club, pending a public hearing and council approval. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford public hearings look at proposals to transform residential lots

A social club, pitched for Arncote Avenue, would have bowling greens and a games room

The property at 840 Arncote Ave. could be the new home of Langford’s 50-plus club, pending a public hearing and council approval. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The development proposal on Happy Valley Road had residents concerned about the potential impact on the Sea Isle Centre, located at 2715 Sooke Rd. Both the applicant and the mayor said the brain trauma centre would be unimpacted. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Development round-up: Langford considers several lower density rezonings

Residents weigh in on proposals during public hearings for properties on city’s western edges

The development proposal on Happy Valley Road had residents concerned about the potential impact on the Sea Isle Centre, located at 2715 Sooke Rd. Both the applicant and the mayor said the brain trauma centre would be unimpacted. (Courtesy of City of Langford)