City of Langford

West Shore RCMP arrested two robbery suspects suspected of shoplifting at Capitol Iron in Langford on April 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police arrest robbery suspects in Langford, find ‘plethora’ of drugs

Suspects caught shoplifting at Capitol Iron in Langford

West Shore RCMP arrested two robbery suspects suspected of shoplifting at Capitol Iron in Langford on April 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Metchosin and Goldstream farmers’ markets are going to look different this year due to COVID-19 social distancing standards. Free samples, live musicians and craft vendors will not be allowed at the market. (Black Press Media file photo)
Metchosin and Goldstream farmers’ markets are going to look different this year due to COVID-19 social distancing standards. Free samples, live musicians and craft vendors will not be allowed at the market. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford resident Ken Boyechko’s surveillance camera caught a cougar walking by his house on April 27. He believes his cat, which he last saw on April 24, was caught by the cougar. (Courtesy of Ken Boyechko)

Langford resident calling for cougar warning signs in nearby parks

Local woman concerned about unprepared hikers in her neighbourhood

Langford resident Ken Boyechko’s surveillance camera caught a cougar walking by his house on April 27. He believes his cat, which he last saw on April 24, was caught by the cougar. (Courtesy of Ken Boyechko)
A Langford woman spotted a rare spider while walking around Langford’s fire hall on Peatt Rd. The Royal BC Museum identified it as a Pacific Folding Door spider, a non-venomous species related to tarantulas that is native to Vancouver Island. (Courtesy of Krysten Leigh)

Rare spider sneaks out of hiding in Langford

Pacific folding door spiders are native to Vancouver Island, non-venemous

A Langford woman spotted a rare spider while walking around Langford’s fire hall on Peatt Rd. The Royal BC Museum identified it as a Pacific Folding Door spider, a non-venomous species related to tarantulas that is native to Vancouver Island. (Courtesy of Krysten Leigh)
The West Shore RCMP’s bike patrol unit arrested a man after stopping him for riding without a helmet on April 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
The West Shore RCMP’s bike patrol unit arrested a man after stopping him for riding without a helmet on April 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RMCP looks to reunite wedding dress with owner

West Shore RMCP looks to reunite wedding dress with owner

Dress was found at Langford bus exchange on Station Avenue

West Shore RMCP looks to reunite wedding dress with owner
In March, the City of Langford agreed to allocate up to $400,000 towards measures that could help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Langford report reveals the costs of its pandemic response

City allocated up to $400,000 towards mitigation measures

In March, the City of Langford agreed to allocate up to $400,000 towards measures that could help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Volunteers at the Goldstream Food Bank welcome each newcomer with a smile while handing out pre-packaged food hampers. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Goldstream Food Bank volunteers use the parking lot to pack hampers by the dozen

Hampers pre-packed with meat, dairy, baked goods and more

Volunteers at the Goldstream Food Bank welcome each newcomer with a smile while handing out pre-packaged food hampers. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A Plexiglass barrier is pictured creating a barrier to protect a cashier at a grocery store in North Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Langford mandates all businesses take new steps to prevent spread of COVID-19

Langford workers asked to take extra precautions before new bylaw adopted

A Plexiglass barrier is pictured creating a barrier to protect a cashier at a grocery store in North Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The City of Langford has contributed $20,000 to the Langford Cares campaign, a fundraising program to help frontline health care workers cover the costs of hotel stays while fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Langford Cares’ campaign to cover hotel expenses for frontline health care workers

Initiative gives back to health care staff living on the West Shore

The City of Langford has contributed $20,000 to the Langford Cares campaign, a fundraising program to help frontline health care workers cover the costs of hotel stays while fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Happy Valley Market was cordoned off by police tape after reports of a shooting on April 23, 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man charged after Langford shooting last year sentenced to 4.5 years

Justin Lemmen found guilty of firearms offenses

The Happy Valley Market was cordoned off by police tape after reports of a shooting on April 23, 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Langford’s COVID-19 response pilot project involved an online assessment tool, a call centre that can connect people with nurses and doctors and a mobile testing unit to test people at home. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Langford expands COVID-19 response to include all of West Shore, home testing

City’s mobile team has already tested 20 people at home

The City of Langford’s COVID-19 response pilot project involved an online assessment tool, a call centre that can connect people with nurses and doctors and a mobile testing unit to test people at home. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
A fence on the corner of Hoffman Avenue and Winster Road has been painted to show thanks for essential service workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Painted fence in Langford shows thanks for essential workers amid COVID-19

Community members finding unique ways to show their appreciation

A fence on the corner of Hoffman Avenue and Winster Road has been painted to show thanks for essential service workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Residents at the Cherish at Central Park retirement community are treated to a courtyard concert so they can enjoy music while social distancing from their balconies. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

VIDEO: Musician stays physically distant in courtyard show for Langford retirees

Bob Nelson found a way to continue to play for retirement community residents

Residents at the Cherish at Central Park retirement community are treated to a courtyard concert so they can enjoy music while social distancing from their balconies. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Langford is calling on all indoor public places in the city to close their doors, including Westhills YW/YMCA and all public libraries. (Courtesy of YMCA)

Langford urges closure of Westhills YMCA, all public libraries

City staff recommend 30-day closure, to review again by April 15

Langford is calling on all indoor public places in the city to close their doors, including Westhills YW/YMCA and all public libraries. (Courtesy of YMCA)
Langford has shut down all activities at City Centre Park and North Langford Rec Centre for the next 30 days, in reaction to COVID-19 fears. They will reevaluate to extend the closure by April 15. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Langford shuts down all activities at City Centre Park as of Sunday

City will reevaluate by April 15, following 30 day-closure

Langford has shut down all activities at City Centre Park and North Langford Rec Centre for the next 30 days, in reaction to COVID-19 fears. They will reevaluate to extend the closure by April 15. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The Western Speedway, and the 80.97 acres of land on which it sits, are on the market. (CBRE Victoria)
The Western Speedway, and the 80.97 acres of land on which it sits, are on the market. (CBRE Victoria)
Friends of Victoria Basketball is asking local municipalities for financial contributions ahead of its We The West Festival and the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament. (Black Press Media file photo)                                File art
Friends of Victoria Basketball is asking local municipalities for financial contributions ahead of its We The West Festival and the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament. (Black Press Media file photo)                                File art
Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced that the federal government would support Orono Place Apartments to build 120 affordable homes Monday morning. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Langford gets federal cash boost for 120 affordable homes

Orono Place Apartments 70 per cent occupied, move in by April

Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced that the federal government would support Orono Place Apartments to build 120 affordable homes Monday morning. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The City of Langford and the Maritime Museum of B.C. are planning to build an all-in-one facility that houses a planetarium, sky deck, conference centre, performing arts theatre and museum. The site they have their eyes on is at 790 McCallum Rd., nearby the Costco Langford location. (City of Langford)

Langford sets sights on cultural development

Museum, conference centre and performing arts theatre proposed for McCallum Road property

The City of Langford and the Maritime Museum of B.C. are planning to build an all-in-one facility that houses a planetarium, sky deck, conference centre, performing arts theatre and museum. The site they have their eyes on is at 790 McCallum Rd., nearby the Costco Langford location. (City of Langford)