City of Langford

A man with several outstanding warrants was arrested by West Shore RCMP after a bystander reported a theft. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police knew the muffin man, who had multiple outstanding warrants

West Shore RCMP arrested the man after he was reported for stealing a muffin from a coffee shop

A man with several outstanding warrants was arrested by West Shore RCMP after a bystander reported a theft. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mile Zero Brewing first made the pitch to council in June 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin seeking feedback on nano-brewery proposal for old school building

Letters have been sent, council taking feedback until Feb. 18

Mile Zero Brewing first made the pitch to council in June 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Maria Marciano and Steve Deschamps running along Highway 14, on one of the legs of the Wounded Warrior one-day event, from Sooke to Sidney on Feb. 6. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

One-day Wounded Warrior runners go from Sooke to Sidney

The run is a prelude to the main event, with runners going from Port Hardy to Victoria

Maria Marciano and Steve Deschamps running along Highway 14, on one of the legs of the Wounded Warrior one-day event, from Sooke to Sidney on Feb. 6. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Mayor Stew Young and Coun. Denise Blackwell are the longest-serving members of Langford council, having both been first elected in 1992. Blackwell says she will only run for the top job if longtime mayor Young chooses not to this year. (Courtesy City of Langford)

No head-to-head mayoral battle in works for longest-standing Langford council members

Denise Blackwell says she’ll run only if Mayor Stew Young decides not to seek re-election

Mayor Stew Young and Coun. Denise Blackwell are the longest-serving members of Langford council, having both been first elected in 1992. Blackwell says she will only run for the top job if longtime mayor Young chooses not to this year. (Courtesy City of Langford)
Dog walkers out on the E&N Rail Trail, which runs along Station Avenue in Langford. This block is slated for revitalization by the City of Langford. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford’s Station Avenue cultural precinct project receives funding

$25,000 to be spent on three interactive light installations

Dog walkers out on the E&N Rail Trail, which runs along Station Avenue in Langford. This block is slated for revitalization by the City of Langford. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Langford Coun. Lillian Szpak said she has no plans to run for mayor in this year’s municipal election. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford Coun. Lillian Szpak rules out mayoral run in 2022

20-year councillor yet to decide whether to run for re-election to council again

Langford Coun. Lillian Szpak said she has no plans to run for mayor in this year’s municipal election. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford City Hall is seen in this undated file photo.

‘We’re not elected to squabble’: Langford councillor to pitch code of conduct

Lillian Szpak says proposal would help ensure councillors debate in respectful manner

Langford City Hall is seen in this undated file photo.
Tanelle Bolt is raising concerns over snow clearing on sidewalks in Langford after a recent dump of snow left her struggling to navigate city sidewalks, such as this one along Jacklin Road on the evening of Jan. 7. (Photo courtesy of Tanelle Bolt)

VIDEO: Accessibility concerns raised over sidewalk snow clearing in Langford

Local wheelchair user said she has been unable to get around in aftermath of a snowstorm

Tanelle Bolt is raising concerns over snow clearing on sidewalks in Langford after a recent dump of snow left her struggling to navigate city sidewalks, such as this one along Jacklin Road on the evening of Jan. 7. (Photo courtesy of Tanelle Bolt)
The Langford noise bylaw currently allows construction between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. or sunset, whichever is later, seven days a week including all statutory holidays. City staff have proposed a number of new time restrictions. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)

Langford looking to update decades-old construction noise bylaw

Coun. Matt Sahlstrom said he feels residents’ pain, living in construction-heavy Walfred Road area

The Langford noise bylaw currently allows construction between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. or sunset, whichever is later, seven days a week including all statutory holidays. City staff have proposed a number of new time restrictions. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)
Langford council voted against getting staff to revisit a tree bylaw. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford tree protection bylaw felled

Mayor Stew Young said the plan wouldn’t save more trees but would create unnecessary red tape

Langford council voted against getting staff to revisit a tree bylaw. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford’s new attainable housing program aims to give renters opportunities to buy homes, said Mayor Stew Young. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)

Individuals will soon be eligible for Langford’s attainable housing program funds

Home purchase program’s eligibility also expanding to include one-, two- and three-bedroom units

Langford’s new attainable housing program aims to give renters opportunities to buy homes, said Mayor Stew Young. (Randi Battersby/Black Press Media)
For the second year in a row, Langford has been named the ‘Most Resilient City and Best Place for Work’ out of B.C.’s largest communities by BC Business magazine. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford ranked most resilient city, best place for work in B.C.

For the second year in a row, Langford topped B.C.’s largest communities

For the second year in a row, Langford has been named the ‘Most Resilient City and Best Place for Work’ out of B.C.’s largest communities by BC Business magazine. (Black Press Media file photo)
Taller buildings take longer to build. With added delays from labour shortages and supply chain issues and Langford developers are struggling to demand with new housing construction. (Black Press Media file photo)

Development-focused Langford is still seeing prices rise and supply remains low

Longer construction times means the market is being squeezed, according to CMHC analyst

Taller buildings take longer to build. With added delays from labour shortages and supply chain issues and Langford developers are struggling to demand with new housing construction. (Black Press Media file photo)
Plows on the West Shore are working overtime as more snow falls Dec. 30. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

West Shore crews work overtime to keep on top of Jack Frost

Langford and Colwood snow removal operations smooth so far this season

Plows on the West Shore are working overtime as more snow falls Dec. 30. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)

Non-profit developing plan for new motorsports park on West Shore

Group working in advance of impending closure of Westshore Speedway after 2022 season

The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)
Langford, View Royal and Oak Bay have each earned 2021 Candy Cane Awards from the Grumpy Taxpayer$ of Greater Victoria. (Unsplash)

Greater Victoria municipalities earn proper candy cane awards from Grumpy Taxpayer$

Langford, View Royal and Oak Bay recognized for efforts to improve local governance

Langford, View Royal and Oak Bay have each earned 2021 Candy Cane Awards from the Grumpy Taxpayer$ of Greater Victoria. (Unsplash)
A 19-year-old covenant on this property (outlined in red) at 2684 Selwyn Rd. prevents it from being subdivided. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Support for Langford landowner’s covenant removal plan absent around council table

Owner wants to develop Selwyn Road property with houses, parkland; mayor not convinced

A 19-year-old covenant on this property (outlined in red) at 2684 Selwyn Rd. prevents it from being subdivided. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
The City of Langford is looking to reduce carbon emissions in construction with its new concrete policy. (Photo courtesy Butler Concrete & Aggregate)

New Langford low carbon concrete policy comes into force in 2022

West Shore city aims to offset high greenhouse gas emissions from cement manufacturing

The City of Langford is looking to reduce carbon emissions in construction with its new concrete policy. (Photo courtesy Butler Concrete & Aggregate)
An ice carver works magic at the outdoor skating area at City Centre Park in a past holiday event. The carvers will be back as part of Langford’s 2021 Christmas activities and events. (Courtesy of the City of Langford)

Festive family friendly events return to Langford this holiday season

Carriage rides, workshops, outdoor skating and more in the lineup

An ice carver works magic at the outdoor skating area at City Centre Park in a past holiday event. The carvers will be back as part of Langford’s 2021 Christmas activities and events. (Courtesy of the City of Langford)
The Centre Mountain Business Park is undeveloped land south of Highway 14 and west of Happy Valley Road. (Google Maps)

Ground water supply a concern as west Langford industrial development ramps up

Centre Mountain Business Park has temporary permit to draw from aquifer until CRD water arrives

The Centre Mountain Business Park is undeveloped land south of Highway 14 and west of Happy Valley Road. (Google Maps)