City of Langford

The WestShore Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of all-candidates forums to help voters make informed choices ahead of the Oct. 15 election. (Black Press Media file photo)

WestShore Chamber of Commerce hosting all-candidates forums

Colwood, Langford, and View Royal voters will have a chance to get to know candidates

The WestShore Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of all-candidates forums to help voters make informed choices ahead of the Oct. 15 election. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left: Belmont Grade 11 student Dylan Miller, outdoor education teacher Dayna Christ-Rowling, Grade 12 student Ally Arnold and Grade 11 student Alysia St Jacques in front of the student garden at Belmont Secondary. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
From left: Belmont Grade 11 student Dylan Miller, outdoor education teacher Dayna Christ-Rowling, Grade 12 student Ally Arnold and Grade 11 student Alysia St Jacques in front of the student garden at Belmont Secondary. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Dan Oickle has dropped out of the race for Langford’s next mayor as his mother has recently been moved into hospice care. Stew Young and Scott Peter Goodmanson are the only remaining candidates on the ballot for Oct. 15. (Limara Yakemchuk/News Staff)

Two candidates remain in race for next Langford mayor as Dan Oickle bows out

Oickle said he dropped out of the race as his mother has entered hospice care

Dan Oickle has dropped out of the race for Langford’s next mayor as his mother has recently been moved into hospice care. Stew Young and Scott Peter Goodmanson are the only remaining candidates on the ballot for Oct. 15. (Limara Yakemchuk/News Staff)
2022 municipal election (Black Press Media)

Who’s running for council on the West Shore?

Council candidates gear up for Oct. 15 election

2022 municipal election (Black Press Media)
Turtles and Kevin Couture ahead of the Victoria leg of the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope, held on Sunday (Sept. 11.) (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope returns for 16th year to Colwood

In-person walk replaces virtual events held across the country during past two years

Turtles and Kevin Couture ahead of the Victoria leg of the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope, held on Sunday (Sept. 11.) (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Pacific FC huddles before the game against Atletico Ottawa on Sunday (Sept. 11) at Starlight Stadium. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC tie against Atletico Ottawa

Result leaves PFC out of the playoff spots, but team has a game in hand on fourth-placed Valour

Pacific FC huddles before the game against Atletico Ottawa on Sunday (Sept. 11) at Starlight Stadium. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue, shot in February 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford looking at how other municipalities let the dust settle

Council asked staff to research how other municipalities approach dust control bylaw

Langford city hall on Goldstream Avenue, shot in February 2022. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Premier John Horgan looks on as the rendering of the new postsecondary campus in Langford is unveiled at the announcement on Aug. 3. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford post-secondary campus gets green light from council

City signs 10 year-phased development agreement with Royal Roads

Premier John Horgan looks on as the rendering of the new postsecondary campus in Langford is unveiled at the announcement on Aug. 3. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The candidate nomination period for the 2022 general election closes on Sept. 9. General voting day is Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford slated for election battle

Two slates, three independent candidates face off with time still left for others to come forward

The candidate nomination period for the 2022 general election closes on Sept. 9. General voting day is Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Firewood scam scorching West Shore victims

Police investigating at least two reports of Facebook firewood fraud scam

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Race cars and their drivers from West Shore Motorsports Park were on display, signing autographs, and even handing out candy in central Langford Saturday following the last-ever parade from the track, as it is set to close permanently later in September. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Westshore Motorsports Park starts final lap with parade through Langford

The parade and car show saw race cars hit the public roads ahead of the final race Sept. 17

Race cars and their drivers from West Shore Motorsports Park were on display, signing autographs, and even handing out candy in central Langford Saturday following the last-ever parade from the track, as it is set to close permanently later in September. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Classrooms feature adjustable lighting and heating and cooling systems, among other amenities, seen here during a tour of the new PEXSISEN Elementary School in Langford Friday Sept. 2, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: PEXSISEN elementary ready to welcome Langford students

SD62 showed off the new school ahead of the first day of classes

Classrooms feature adjustable lighting and heating and cooling systems, among other amenities, seen here during a tour of the new PEXSISEN Elementary School in Langford Friday Sept. 2, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The sign in front of Flying Firemen Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

New Langford park dedicated to ‘Flying Firemen’

Skirt Mountain park honours pilots who died in 1967 water bomber crash

The sign in front of Flying Firemen Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A construction worker at a site in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford residents’ complaints about construction noise on the rise

The city partly attributes warm weather and open windows to the rise in complaints

A construction worker at a site in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
CFB Esquimalt environment officers found a mother and a newly born seal pup on the shores of Esquimalt Harbour on July 21. (Courtesy of CFB Esquimalt)

Seal pup born on shores of CFB Esquimalt, base touting remediation project

Wildlife has been returning over the past few years as the Esquimalt Harbour cleanup has progressed

CFB Esquimalt environment officers found a mother and a newly born seal pup on the shores of Esquimalt Harbour on July 21. (Courtesy of CFB Esquimalt)
The Atkins Road culvert where a fish ladder has been built along Millstream Creek. The Peninsula Streams Society is starting work next week to repair damage done by last year’s flooding. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)

Millstream Creek fish ladder repairs to get underway in Langford

Repairs needed in case future floods worsen last year’s damage, says streams society

The Atkins Road culvert where a fish ladder has been built along Millstream Creek. The Peninsula Streams Society is starting work next week to repair damage done by last year’s flooding. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)
Mayor Stew Young presents the first place award to Mark Paulovich at the Langford Show and Shine event on Aug. 21. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Langford Show and Shine returns

The sun was shining and so were the cars along Langford’s main drag

Mayor Stew Young presents the first place award to Mark Paulovich at the Langford Show and Shine event on Aug. 21. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
David Pollock says his kids will likley keep the farm running, which has been owned and operated by his family for over a century. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

View Royal family farm growing strong for a century

The Pollock Family Farm, started by brothers Malcolm and Neil in 1921, receives Century Farm Award

David Pollock says his kids will likley keep the farm running, which has been owned and operated by his family for over a century. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
In exchange for Performance Plus Hockey funding part of the new mezzanine area at City Centre Park, the city has crafted a 15-year contract for the hockey academy to manage the project. (Black Press Media file photo)

Creative financing to see hockey academy fund classroom area in Langford complex

City Centre Park project will help save threatened Belmont hockey program: mayor

In exchange for Performance Plus Hockey funding part of the new mezzanine area at City Centre Park, the city has crafted a 15-year contract for the hockey academy to manage the project. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ian Phillips said he’s been dealing with dust and noise all summer from the construction site nearby his house on Myles Mansell Road. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Summer construction projects leaving Langford residents in the dust

Dust regulated already, but councillor wants city to look into dust control bylaw

Ian Phillips said he’s been dealing with dust and noise all summer from the construction site nearby his house on Myles Mansell Road. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)