City of Langford

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)
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)