Highlands

Highlands Mayor Ken Williams said the District will be hostng a public engagement session in the new year about the growing number of illegal secondary suites that are popping up throughout the municipality. (Gazette file photo)

Highlands takes aim at illegal secondary suites

Report estimates roughly 30 to 50 per cent of homes have unauthorized dwellings

Highlands Mayor Ken Williams said the District will be hostng a public engagement session in the new year about the growing number of illegal secondary suites that are popping up throughout the municipality. (Gazette file photo)
Millstream Lake Road to close for repairs

Millstream Lake Road to close for repairs

No vehicle traffic will be permitted from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1

Millstream Lake Road to close for repairs
Highlands resident Sally Gose and her dogs Jasmine (left) and Rocket stand on Ross Durrance Road as cars speed by Tuesday afternoon. Gose started a petition, which was brought to Highlands council in the summer, calling on the municipality to implement traffic calming measures to reduce aggressive and speeding drivers. 
(Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Highlands resident Sally Gose and her dogs Jasmine (left) and Rocket stand on Ross Durrance Road as cars speed by Tuesday afternoon. Gose started a petition, which was brought to Highlands council in the summer, calling on the municipality to implement traffic calming measures to reduce aggressive and speeding drivers. 
(Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
West Shore residents planning to put on their own fireworks display are required to obtain a permit from their municipality of residence. A mandatory safety course is included in that permit process.  (Black Press file photo)

West Shore fireworks courses start next week

Course required for mandatory permit

  • Oct 22, 2017
West Shore residents planning to put on their own fireworks display are required to obtain a permit from their municipality of residence. A mandatory safety course is included in that permit process.  (Black Press file photo)
B.C. Hydro repaired a down power line in the 600-block of Taylor Way after the line fell on a dump truck and trapped the driver inside. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)

Man uninjured after power line traps him in dump truck

Incident happened in the 600-block of Taylor Way in the District of Highlands

B.C. Hydro repaired a down power line in the 600-block of Taylor Way after the line fell on a dump truck and trapped the driver inside. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez

Highlands Family Fling takes place this Saturday

Annual event will follow the re-opening of Twinflower Park

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez
LETTER: No respect for others on local roads

LETTER: No respect for others on local roads

A Highlands resident expresses her concerns about Millstream Road

  • Aug 27, 2017
LETTER: No respect for others on local roads
EDITORIAL: More courtesy need from all

EDITORIAL: More courtesy need from all

All road users need to share the roads safely

  • Aug 23, 2017
EDITORIAL: More courtesy need from all
Highlands resident Anne Marie Panduro wants to thank whoever filled in the potholes on her drive way while she was away. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Highlands resident touched by kindness of a stranger

District still working on long-term solution for road problems

  • Aug 20, 2017
Highlands resident Anne Marie Panduro wants to thank whoever filled in the potholes on her drive way while she was away. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)
Highlands resident Sally Gose and her dogs Jasmine (left) and Rocket stand on Ross Durrance Road as cars speed by Tuesday afternoon. Gose started a petition, which was brought to Highlands council earlier this week, that calls on the municipality to implement traffic calming measures to reduce aggessive and speeding drivers. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Aggressive drivers in the Highlands draws ire of residents

Neighbours calling on district, RCMP for traffic calming, enforcement

Highlands resident Sally Gose and her dogs Jasmine (left) and Rocket stand on Ross Durrance Road as cars speed by Tuesday afternoon. Gose started a petition, which was brought to Highlands council earlier this week, that calls on the municipality to implement traffic calming measures to reduce aggessive and speeding drivers. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Highlands targets big name oil companies

Highlands targets big name oil companies

Environmental law association applauds Highlands’ efforts

  • Jul 25, 2017
Highlands targets big name oil companies
A small fire at the Highwest facility in Highlands was extinguished by firefighters Thursday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Small fire at Highwest site in Highlands

Fire crews douse dump pile with both tanker trucks

  • Jul 6, 2017
A small fire at the Highwest facility in Highlands was extinguished by firefighters Thursday. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Wildfire danger rating map of British Columbia. (Image courtesy British Columbia Wildfire Service)

Burning now banned in Highlands

No permits will be issued until Oct. 15

Wildfire danger rating map of British Columbia. (Image courtesy British Columbia Wildfire Service)
Highlands blacksmith Benoit Laurent, who started his career in England and France, in his Stewart Mountain Forge. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette)

Highlands blacksmith’s work forged in European history

Vancouver Island Blacksmith’s Association helped turn an interest into a career

  • Jun 28, 2017
Highlands blacksmith Benoit Laurent, who started his career in England and France, in his Stewart Mountain Forge. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette)
The West Shore RCMP seized approximately 1,000 tablets of what is believed to be a controlled substance in the Millstream Road area of Highlands. (Photo courtesy West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seizes 1,000 pills in Highlands

Two individuals arrested in Millstream Road area after drug trafficking investigation

  • Jun 14, 2017
The West Shore RCMP seized approximately 1,000 tablets of what is believed to be a controlled substance in the Millstream Road area of Highlands. (Photo courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Highlands resident takes District to task over bumpy ride

Highlands resident takes District to task over bumpy ride

District staff looking into pothole problem on municipal access road

  • May 29, 2017
Highlands resident takes District to task over bumpy ride
A new public park at Mary Lake in Highlands is the site for a fundraising celebration on April 29. It is a key part of the Millstream watershed. Photo by Eric Backman

Preserving an outdoor gem for all time in Highlands

Mary Lake Park walkthough part of celebration event April 29

  • Apr 15, 2017
A new public park at Mary Lake in Highlands is the site for a fundraising celebration on April 29. It is a key part of the Millstream watershed. Photo by Eric Backman