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Colwood Coun. Doug Kobayashi has been acclaimed as the federal Liberal candidate in the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Federal Liberals peg Colwood councillor as candidate for next election

Longtime community leader Doug Kobayashi to run in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding

Colwood Coun. Doug Kobayashi has been acclaimed as the federal Liberal candidate in the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
A map shows the location of a new connector between Luxton and Sooke roads. (Map courtesy of the City of Langford)

New connection underway in Langford between Luxton and Sooke roads

Chidlow Connector named for pioneer farming family in area

A map shows the location of a new connector between Luxton and Sooke roads. (Map courtesy of the City of Langford)
This year’s Victoria Dragon Boat Festival includes a variety of cultural and educational components, similar to this performance by Taiko drumming group Uminara at a past festival. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival comes ashore for 2021 celebration

Annual event provides cultural and community events at Ship Point, Aug. 14-15

This year’s Victoria Dragon Boat Festival includes a variety of cultural and educational components, similar to this performance by Taiko drumming group Uminara at a past festival. (Black Press Media file photo)
Metchosin Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop is encouraging residents in Metchosin and Beecher Bay to schedule a FireSmart home assessment. (Black Press Media file photo)

FireSmart home assessments a timely resource for Metchosin

Open to Metchosin and Beecher Bay residents, FireSmart program offerings help protect homes

Metchosin Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop is encouraging residents in Metchosin and Beecher Bay to schedule a FireSmart home assessment. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crews work on a portion of the Ed Nixon Trail boardwalk. (Photo courtesy of Murray McKay)

Langford Lake boardwalk replacement work underway

Section of Ed Nixon Trail affected

Crews work on a portion of the Ed Nixon Trail boardwalk. (Photo courtesy of Murray McKay)
The construction of a bridge over Island Highway in Colwood would make things easier for cyclists and pedestrians using the Galloping Goose Trail. (Photo by John Luton/City of Colwood)

Galloping Goose bridge decision expected soon for Colwood

Span over Island Highway would enhance cycling, pedestrian opportunities, mayor says

The construction of a bridge over Island Highway in Colwood would make things easier for cyclists and pedestrians using the Galloping Goose Trail. (Photo by John Luton/City of Colwood)
People can get a look at some of Colwood’s concepts for Ocean View Park as part of the city’s Parks Management Plan on Wednesday, July 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Residents weighing in on the future of Colwood parks

City gathered feedback at Colwood Creek and Lookout Lake parks; Ocean View up next July 21

People can get a look at some of Colwood’s concepts for Ocean View Park as part of the city’s Parks Management Plan on Wednesday, July 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)
Alexander Mackie Lodge garden club members relax in the sun. Seated (from left) are Ted Buchanan, Mary-Lou Konrath and Ted McMaster; standing are Gordon Knill and Elsa Bryan. (Photo Gary Wilson)

Garden’s bounty a delight for residents of Langford retirement community

Residents at Alexander Mackie Lodge create a growing concern

Alexander Mackie Lodge garden club members relax in the sun. Seated (from left) are Ted Buchanan, Mary-Lou Konrath and Ted McMaster; standing are Gordon Knill and Elsa Bryan. (Photo Gary Wilson)
Colwood city hall. (File photo courtesy of City of Colwood)

Good Neighbour program aims to keep Colwood connected

City hosting a Zoom presentation on July 14

Colwood city hall. (File photo courtesy of City of Colwood)
The Victoria Truth Centre’s proposal to purchase land at 960 Latoria Rd. for a rehabilitation farm that assists offenders similar to Emma’s Acres in Mission (shown here) has been turned down by the City of Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford rejects Victoria Truth Centre’s bid for Latoria property

City says land will be used for agriculture

The Victoria Truth Centre’s proposal to purchase land at 960 Latoria Rd. for a rehabilitation farm that assists offenders similar to Emma’s Acres in Mission (shown here) has been turned down by the City of Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
A weed harvester, similar to the machine shown here, is under repair after flipping on Florence Lake in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford weed harvester flip under investigation

Mishap closes Florence Lake beach

A weed harvester, similar to the machine shown here, is under repair after flipping on Florence Lake in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean says funding for emergency preparedness is critical. (Photo courtesy of BC Government Communications)

Metchosin, First Nations to receive emergency preparedness funding

Funding critical to maintain safety in communities, MLA Mitzi Dean says

Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean says funding for emergency preparedness is critical. (Photo courtesy of BC Government Communications)
Catherine Richard, left, Chris Laxton, and Langford resident Mark Peterson with the RV the couple rebuilt with some neighbourly assistance from Peterson and the community. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Couple’s RV rebuild a neighbourly effort along with Langford resident

Mark Peterson lends a hand to artist couple, who’ve headed back to Ontario in rebuilt van

Catherine Richard, left, Chris Laxton, and Langford resident Mark Peterson with the RV the couple rebuilt with some neighbourly assistance from Peterson and the community. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Herm Williams Park is one of several locations for Colwood Music in the Park, a series of live concerts that run on Friday evenings throughout July and August. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood parks alive with music Friday nights

Colwood Music in the Park series runs until Aug. 27

Herm Williams Park is one of several locations for Colwood Music in the Park, a series of live concerts that run on Friday evenings throughout July and August. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)
The popular Music in the Park series, which kicks off this Sunday (July 11), is one of several live music events taking place at various locations in Langford throughout the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Hot tunes on tap at various sites this summer in Langford

Music in the Park, weeknight show and shines, bands in bike park all open to public

The popular Music in the Park series, which kicks off this Sunday (July 11), is one of several live music events taking place at various locations in Langford throughout the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)
A procession and memorial service for late Colwood Fire Chief John Cassidy will be held outdoors this Saturday, July 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at West Shore Parks and Recreation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Memorial for late Colwood fire chief set for Saturday

Procession, service for John Cassidy to be held at West Shore Parks and Recreation

A procession and memorial service for late Colwood Fire Chief John Cassidy will be held outdoors this Saturday, July 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at West Shore Parks and Recreation. (Black Press Media file photo)
growing with unity
Elder Sit-A-Luk Raymond Peter, also known as Brother Rick through his work with the Sooke School District, opens the Indigenous and Pollinator Garden at Colwood City Hall on July 2. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
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Indigenous garden plants seeds for a path to unity in Colwood

New space part of the Colwood Community Garden

growing with unity
Elder Sit-A-Luk Raymond Peter, also known as Brother Rick through his work with the Sooke School District, opens the Indigenous and Pollinator Garden at Colwood City Hall on July 2. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
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William Shaw, one of the valedictorians from the graduating class at Royal Bay Secondary, will attend the University of Victoria in September. (Photo contributed by William Shaw)

Royal Bay valedictorian putting bright lights on hold for biochemistry

William Shaw plans to hit the books and volleyballs this fall

William Shaw, one of the valedictorians from the graduating class at Royal Bay Secondary, will attend the University of Victoria in September. (Photo contributed by William Shaw)
Royal Bay Secondary School valedictorian Aasmita Sharma has set her sights on pursuing a career in medicine. (Photo contributed by Aasmita Sharma)

A career in medicine beckons for 2021 grad of Royal Bay in Colwood

Aasmita Sharma was inspired by the role modelling of her grandfather in India

Royal Bay Secondary School valedictorian Aasmita Sharma has set her sights on pursuing a career in medicine. (Photo contributed by Aasmita Sharma)
Megan McCool, Indigenous valedictorian for Royal Bay Secondary, plans to work toward a career in theatre. (Photo courtesy of Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreational Council)

Colwood school’s Indigenous valedictorian targets career as a playwright

Megan McCool plans to take a year off before tackling further studies in theatre

Megan McCool, Indigenous valedictorian for Royal Bay Secondary, plans to work toward a career in theatre. (Photo courtesy of Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreational Council)