City of Langford

The Victor Chen Memorial Park, named after a beloved City of Langford engineer who died in 2017, has been built in the Belmont Market development. Langford deputy director of engineering and public works George Henshall (pictured) knew Chen for about 20 years and said he was a mentor to himself and others. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

New Langford park built in memory of beloved City engineer

The Victor Chen Memorial Park is in the Belmont Market development

The Victor Chen Memorial Park, named after a beloved City of Langford engineer who died in 2017, has been built in the Belmont Market development. Langford deputy director of engineering and public works George Henshall (pictured) knew Chen for about 20 years and said he was a mentor to himself and others. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Pacific FC is selling branded face masks to raise funds for local restaurants. The restaurants will use the funding to provide meals to people in need in the Victoria region. (Screenshot/Pacific FC)

Langford soccer club sells branded face masks to help feed those in need

Pacific FC works with local restaurants, City of Langford

Pacific FC is selling branded face masks to raise funds for local restaurants. The restaurants will use the funding to provide meals to people in need in the Victoria region. (Screenshot/Pacific FC)
Langford’s Kimberly Proctor was the victim of a brutal assault and murder in 2010. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)

Kimberly Proctor’s killer denied full parole

Kruse Wellwood was also denied temporary escorted absences

Langford’s Kimberly Proctor was the victim of a brutal assault and murder in 2010. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)
Goldstream Farmers Market will begin their season on June 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every Saturday after at Veterans Memorial Park in Langford. There will be a cap of 50 people and around a dozen vendors on site. (Black Press Media file photo)

Goldstream Farmers Market gets green light amid pandemic

First event on June 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park

Goldstream Farmers Market will begin their season on June 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every Saturday after at Veterans Memorial Park in Langford. There will be a cap of 50 people and around a dozen vendors on site. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two people dressed as a hippo and a T-Rex made their way through Langford on Friday afternoon. (Screenshot/Courtesy of Angela Jaswal)
Two people dressed as a hippo and a T-Rex made their way through Langford on Friday afternoon. (Screenshot/Courtesy of Angela Jaswal)
Tanner, 4, and Paige Roussel, 9, are unofficially ‘The Galaxy Rappers’. They’ve begun posting videos of themselves recreating raps from a popular Netflix show to their mom’s Facebook page. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

VIDEO: Langford siblings perform rap to cheer those stuck at home

Duo inspired by popular Netflix children’s show, Storybots

Tanner, 4, and Paige Roussel, 9, are unofficially ‘The Galaxy Rappers’. They’ve begun posting videos of themselves recreating raps from a popular Netflix show to their mom’s Facebook page. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
West Shore RCMP confirm a man is safe and being given medical care after he ran away from officers in the parking lot of Sooke Hills Regional Park on Thursday. Officers say this was a medical health related occurence. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP confirm a man is safe and being given medical care after he ran away from officers in the parking lot of Sooke Hills Regional Park on Thursday. Officers say this was a medical health related occurence. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP arrested two robbery suspects suspected of shoplifting at Capitol Iron in Langford on April 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police arrest robbery suspects in Langford, find ‘plethora’ of drugs

Suspects caught shoplifting at Capitol Iron in Langford

West Shore RCMP arrested two robbery suspects suspected of shoplifting at Capitol Iron in Langford on April 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Metchosin and Goldstream farmers’ markets are going to look different this year due to COVID-19 social distancing standards. Free samples, live musicians and craft vendors will not be allowed at the market. (Black Press Media file photo)
Metchosin and Goldstream farmers’ markets are going to look different this year due to COVID-19 social distancing standards. Free samples, live musicians and craft vendors will not be allowed at the market. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford resident Ken Boyechko’s surveillance camera caught a cougar walking by his house on April 27. He believes his cat, which he last saw on April 24, was caught by the cougar. (Courtesy of Ken Boyechko)

Langford resident calling for cougar warning signs in nearby parks

Local woman concerned about unprepared hikers in her neighbourhood

Langford resident Ken Boyechko’s surveillance camera caught a cougar walking by his house on April 27. He believes his cat, which he last saw on April 24, was caught by the cougar. (Courtesy of Ken Boyechko)
A Langford woman spotted a rare spider while walking around Langford’s fire hall on Peatt Rd. The Royal BC Museum identified it as a Pacific Folding Door spider, a non-venomous species related to tarantulas that is native to Vancouver Island. (Courtesy of Krysten Leigh)

Rare spider sneaks out of hiding in Langford

Pacific folding door spiders are native to Vancouver Island, non-venemous

A Langford woman spotted a rare spider while walking around Langford’s fire hall on Peatt Rd. The Royal BC Museum identified it as a Pacific Folding Door spider, a non-venomous species related to tarantulas that is native to Vancouver Island. (Courtesy of Krysten Leigh)
The West Shore RCMP’s bike patrol unit arrested a man after stopping him for riding without a helmet on April 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
The West Shore RCMP’s bike patrol unit arrested a man after stopping him for riding without a helmet on April 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RMCP looks to reunite wedding dress with owner

West Shore RMCP looks to reunite wedding dress with owner

Dress was found at Langford bus exchange on Station Avenue

West Shore RMCP looks to reunite wedding dress with owner
In March, the City of Langford agreed to allocate up to $400,000 towards measures that could help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Langford report reveals the costs of its pandemic response

City allocated up to $400,000 towards mitigation measures

In March, the City of Langford agreed to allocate up to $400,000 towards measures that could help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Volunteers at the Goldstream Food Bank welcome each newcomer with a smile while handing out pre-packaged food hampers. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Goldstream Food Bank volunteers use the parking lot to pack hampers by the dozen

Hampers pre-packed with meat, dairy, baked goods and more

Volunteers at the Goldstream Food Bank welcome each newcomer with a smile while handing out pre-packaged food hampers. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A Plexiglass barrier is pictured creating a barrier to protect a cashier at a grocery store in North Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Langford mandates all businesses take new steps to prevent spread of COVID-19

Langford workers asked to take extra precautions before new bylaw adopted

A Plexiglass barrier is pictured creating a barrier to protect a cashier at a grocery store in North Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The City of Langford has contributed $20,000 to the Langford Cares campaign, a fundraising program to help frontline health care workers cover the costs of hotel stays while fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Langford Cares’ campaign to cover hotel expenses for frontline health care workers

Initiative gives back to health care staff living on the West Shore

The City of Langford has contributed $20,000 to the Langford Cares campaign, a fundraising program to help frontline health care workers cover the costs of hotel stays while fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Happy Valley Market was cordoned off by police tape after reports of a shooting on April 23, 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man charged after Langford shooting last year sentenced to 4.5 years

Justin Lemmen found guilty of firearms offenses

The Happy Valley Market was cordoned off by police tape after reports of a shooting on April 23, 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Langford’s COVID-19 response pilot project involved an online assessment tool, a call centre that can connect people with nurses and doctors and a mobile testing unit to test people at home. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Langford expands COVID-19 response to include all of West Shore, home testing

City’s mobile team has already tested 20 people at home

The City of Langford’s COVID-19 response pilot project involved an online assessment tool, a call centre that can connect people with nurses and doctors and a mobile testing unit to test people at home. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
A fence on the corner of Hoffman Avenue and Winster Road has been painted to show thanks for essential service workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Painted fence in Langford shows thanks for essential workers amid COVID-19

Community members finding unique ways to show their appreciation

A fence on the corner of Hoffman Avenue and Winster Road has been painted to show thanks for essential service workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)