Charla Huber

Charla Huber/News staff Dan O’Connell

Apple lovers seek to save historic trees

DND OK’s Metchosin taking over care of orchard planted by pioneer Robert Weir

Charla Huber/News staff Dan O’Connell
Coun. Larry Tremblay takes a bite of a gigantic wolf river apple in a Metchosin orchard. The Metchosin Apple Festival is Oct. 6.

Metchosin double stuffs fruity weekend with events

Blackberries take centre stage Saturday with all things apples celebrated Sunday in Metchosin

Coun. Larry Tremblay takes a bite of a gigantic wolf river apple in a Metchosin orchard. The Metchosin Apple Festival is Oct. 6.
LA Hairazors stylists Dianne Vessey

Shaving it off to help disabled community

It took years for Vivian Bartlett to grow 30 inches of hair and only a matter of minutes for her entire head to be shaved.

LA Hairazors stylists Dianne Vessey
Fire Chief Bob Becket is excited for the CRD fire dispatchers to work out of the new ambulance station and dispatch centre on Leigh Road for two weeks starting Oct. 8.

Ambulance and fire dispatchers will share space in October

Starting Oct. 8 the Capital Regional Dispatch centre in Langford Fire Rescue Station No. 1 will undergo renovations and technical upgrades.

Fire Chief Bob Becket is excited for the CRD fire dispatchers to work out of the new ambulance station and dispatch centre on Leigh Road for two weeks starting Oct. 8.

Doubling bylaw officers made Langford summer go smoothly

The city hired two auxiliary bylaw officers from May 15 to Sept. 15 to work in addition to two full-time bylaw officers.

Trespassers set up encampments in Langford

Two new Langford residents have set up an encampment on private property near the Galloping Goose Trail.

Peter Parker

Group seeks real men who sing

The Linden Singers are breaking down cultural barriers with a singing workshop in Colwood specifically designed to get men belting it out.

Peter Parker
Ted Truscott

Senior trains seniors to fight back

Cane-wielding seniors are regaining confidence at a Langford dojo

Ted Truscott
Adrian Bealing

Expanded West Shore 4-H offers more options for kids

The Metchosin 4-H club began in 2010 and gained more than 50 members, so a second club was formed

Adrian Bealing
Grade 8 students Ben Sivertson

Kids cash out – Bottle return program rewards Dunsmuir students in myriad ways

Lifeskills students at Dunsmuir middle school are getting a double dose of winning.

Grade 8 students Ben Sivertson
A series of lantern-lit vignettes will tell stories from across the world at the 12th annual Fort Rodd Hill Lantern Tour on Sept. 21 at the Colwood site.

World history featured during Fort Rodd Hill annual lantern tour

The evening event will be lit by gas and oil lanterns, hence the name, and will include four vignettes

A series of lantern-lit vignettes will tell stories from across the world at the 12th annual Fort Rodd Hill Lantern Tour on Sept. 21 at the Colwood site.
Charmaine Welch has turned her love of sewing into a bustling bow tie business. The Metchosin resident has quit her job and is now making bow ties full time at home

Metchosin seamstress bows into bow tie business

Charmaine Welch has been making bow ties for two and half years and sells them to people all over the world.

Charmaine Welch has turned her love of sewing into a bustling bow tie business. The Metchosin resident has quit her job and is now making bow ties full time at home
Colwood fire Chief Russ Cameron is getting ready to hang up his helmet after providing more than 35 years of service and nearly 25 years as chief. His last day of work will be Sept. 30

Colwood’s longest serving chief set to retire

Colwood fire Chief Russ Cameron will retire from the department on Sept. 30 after serving as chief for more than 24 years.

Colwood fire Chief Russ Cameron is getting ready to hang up his helmet after providing more than 35 years of service and nearly 25 years as chief. His last day of work will be Sept. 30

Swing into Highlands Fling

The new Highlands museum will open to the public at the Fling with displays of local history and heirlooms on display.

Jean Tarr

Concert aims to increase free community meals in Langford

West My Friend, a Victoria indie group, will perform at Gordon United in Langford to raise funds for dinners, Goldstream Food Bank

Jean Tarr
Sherry Buttnor

Metchosin hosts Star Party

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will host its annual Star Party in Metchosin this Labour Day long weekend

Sherry Buttnor
The Splash of Color fundraiser at Royal Roads University on Aug. 25 will leave participants covered in coloured powder.

Easter Seals colourful run comes to Royal Roads

Colours will fly at Royal Roads University for the Splash of Color Easter Seals fundraiser Aug. 25

The Splash of Color fundraiser at Royal Roads University on Aug. 25 will leave participants covered in coloured powder.
Mitzi Dean

Skookum food and coffee more than just a bistro

At-risk youth on the West Shore will soon be getting a hand up while handing out coffee.

Mitzi Dean
Langford firefighter Rob Patterson has the popcorn ready for the upcoming show and plans to watch with his family while raising money for worthy causes.

Watching a movie under the stars in Langford

Langford Fire Rescue hosts Family Outdoor Movie Night, Aug. 17 with the feature Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Langford firefighter Rob Patterson has the popcorn ready for the upcoming show and plans to watch with his family while raising money for worthy causes.
Gordy Scutt

Long-haired golfer awaits shearing for MS

An assistant golf pro at Olympic View Golf Club, Scutt started growing his hair 3.5 years ago.

Gordy Scutt