District of Highlands

District of Highlands will increase property taxes by three per cent. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Highlands property tax up by 3%

Increase matches inflation, mayor says

 

Westley Wilson (top) and brother Malcolm Wilson participate in the firefighter course at a past Highlands Fling. (Black Press Media file photo)

Highlands District hands out $13K to 15 groups

Parks and community programming were the priority

 

Highlands residents protest outside the O.K. Industries’ work site along Millstream Road on Thursday, Feb. 4. The protesters would like to see a reform of the B.C. Mines Act. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Protests hold firm against work on Highlands quarry site

B.C. Supreme Court ruled in January that O.K. Industries site work can continue

 

More than 2,000 residents in Langford and Highlands were left in the dark just before 11 a.m. on Monday due to a power outage. (BC Hydro outage map)
More than 2,000 residents in Langford and Highlands were left in the dark just before 11 a.m. on Monday due to a power outage. (BC Hydro outage map)
Following a cease work order from the District of Highlands in October, the BC Supreme Court ruled Jan. 20. that bylaws won’t apply to O.K. Industries’ work until its quarrying activity is complete. (Courtesy of District of Highlands)

BC Supreme Court rules Highlands quarry work can continue

District bylaws won’t apply until quarrying activities are complete

Following a cease work order from the District of Highlands in October, the BC Supreme Court ruled Jan. 20. that bylaws won’t apply to O.K. Industries’ work until its quarrying activity is complete. (Courtesy of District of Highlands)
The West Shore Firefighters Association dropped off a cheque on Nov. 28 for the Goldstream Food Bank. (Photo contributed by View Royal Firefighters Association)

West Shore firefighters give food bank a big boost

Four departments collaborate on initiative for Goldstream Food Bank

The West Shore Firefighters Association dropped off a cheque on Nov. 28 for the Goldstream Food Bank. (Photo contributed by View Royal Firefighters Association)
Highlands volunteer firefighters are taking part in a half marathon on Sunday, Nov. 15 to raise awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. (Highlands Fire Rescue Facebook page)

Highlands firefighters run marathon to replace annual boot drive

Fundraiser for MD puts boots on the ground

Highlands volunteer firefighters are taking part in a half marathon on Sunday, Nov. 15 to raise awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. (Highlands Fire Rescue Facebook page)
A small brush fire in Highlands on Sunday afternoon was started by a dead tree falling onto a power line. (Courtesy of Dean Ford)

Highlands brush fire sparked by dead tree falling on power line

Fire chief renews call to stay vigilant during dry season

A small brush fire in Highlands on Sunday afternoon was started by a dead tree falling onto a power line. (Courtesy of Dean Ford)
O.K. Industries is looking to build a quarry next to Capital Regional District land, of which the aquifer sits underneath. This map was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Photo courtesy District of Highlands)

O.K. Industries asks to engage with Highlands community over contentious quarry project

Highlands District Community Association seeks to appeal quarry permit

O.K. Industries is looking to build a quarry next to Capital Regional District land, of which the aquifer sits underneath. This map was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Photo courtesy District of Highlands)
O.K. Industries is looking to build a quarry next to Capital Regional District land, of which the aquifer sits underneath. This map was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Photo courtesy District of Highlands)

Highlands Community Association petitions province’s approval of rock quarry

Association says province hasn’t adequately addressed public concerns

O.K. Industries is looking to build a quarry next to Capital Regional District land, of which the aquifer sits underneath. This map was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Photo courtesy District of Highlands)
O.K. Industries is looking to build a quarry next to Capital Regional District land, of which the aquifer sits underneath. This map was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Photo courtesy District of Highlands)

UPDATED: Province permits proposed gravel quarry in Highlands

Highlands District Community Association seeks to appeal

O.K. Industries is looking to build a quarry next to Capital Regional District land, of which the aquifer sits underneath. This map was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Photo courtesy District of Highlands)
The Mechanical Botanicals, a Welsh-Canadian singing duo, will be featured performers at Highlands Coffee House, located at 1589 Millstream Rd. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. (Facebook/The Mechanical Botanicals)
The Mechanical Botanicals, a Welsh-Canadian singing duo, will be featured performers at Highlands Coffee House, located at 1589 Millstream Rd. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. (Facebook/The Mechanical Botanicals)
PHOTOS: Highlands event celebrates community

PHOTOS: Highlands event celebrates community

The Highlands Community Fling brought neighbours together

  • Sep 10, 2019
PHOTOS: Highlands event celebrates community
Around 100 people taking part in a demonstration against Kinder Morgan and expansion of the Trans Canada pipeline on March 23, 2018 out front of MP Murray Rankin’s office in Victoria, B.C. (File photo)
Around 100 people taking part in a demonstration against Kinder Morgan and expansion of the Trans Canada pipeline on March 23, 2018 out front of MP Murray Rankin’s office in Victoria, B.C. (File photo)
Bob McMinn, the first mayor, is looking forward to the District’s 25th-anniversary celebrations on Saturday, Nov. 24. (Photo submitted)

Highlands celebrating 25 years of incorporation

Event features a video look at the District’s history

  • Nov 20, 2018
Bob McMinn, the first mayor, is looking forward to the District’s 25th-anniversary celebrations on Saturday, Nov. 24. (Photo submitted)
Libby McMinn stands in an area of Highlands Community Garden that is part of a food forest. (Rick Stiebel/News staff)

Highlands plants community food forest

The group received a grant from Tree Canada to help purchase trees

Libby McMinn stands in an area of Highlands Community Garden that is part of a food forest. (Rick Stiebel/News staff)
Libby McMinn stand in an area of Highlands Community Garden that will become part of a food forest. (Rick Stiebel/News staff)

Highlands Community Garden hosts food forest workshop

Edible trees grant plants the seeds

  • Oct 12, 2018
Libby McMinn stand in an area of Highlands Community Garden that will become part of a food forest. (Rick Stiebel/News staff)
Youngsters test out fire equipment during the annual Highlands Community Fling last year. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Caleb Pike Heritage Park.                                 (Gazette file photo)

Plenty of events to keep Highlanders busy this weekend

Community fling and fiddle orchestra coming to town

Youngsters test out fire equipment during the annual Highlands Community Fling last year. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Caleb Pike Heritage Park.                                 (Gazette file photo)
Highlands residents urged to be cautious at Eagles Lake after algae bloom detected

Highlands residents urged to be cautious at Eagles Lake after algae bloom detected

Island Health has not yet confirmed if the bloom is blue-green algae

  • Sep 2, 2018
Highlands residents urged to be cautious at Eagles Lake after algae bloom detected
OK Industries wants to build the quarry next to the Capital Regional District land, of which the aquifer sits underneath. This map was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Photo courtesy District of Highlands)

Highlands rock quarry not good use of site

Group against the project says still many risks to underlying aquifer and water supply

  • Sep 1, 2018
OK Industries wants to build the quarry next to the Capital Regional District land, of which the aquifer sits underneath. This map was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Photo courtesy District of Highlands)