District of Highlands

District of Highlands council has approved the spending of COVID funds to upgrade the audio-visual technology and acoustics in the community hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

District of Highlands approves use of COVID funds to upgrade community hall

The funds will be used to improve audio-visual technology and acoustics for hybrid council meetings

 

The District of Highlands is warning residents to expect delays with temporary road closures along two roads due to emergency flood damage repairs. (Black Press Media file photo)

Temporary road closures into next week as crews repair damage in Highlands

Sections of Millstream Lake Road and Ross Durrance Road will be closed for 20 minute stretches

 

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A deer feasts on grass at the Caleb Pike Heritage Park in the Highlands. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Caleb Pike Heritage Park still standing strong in Highlands

Society volunteers keeping spirit alive despite pandemic challenges

 

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

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

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

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)
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)
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)
The Capital Regional District board has acquired a 28-hectare property in the District of Highlands as parkland for $1,050,000. (CRD map)

CRD acquires 28-hectare property in the Highlands as parkland

Property helps protect coastal Douglas fir ecosystem

  • Jul 28, 2018
The Capital Regional District board has acquired a 28-hectare property in the District of Highlands as parkland for $1,050,000. (CRD map)
A brown llama named Sparkle is missing in the Highlands and was last seen heading towards Munn Road. (ROAM – Reuniting Owners with Animals Missing/Facebook)

Missing llama from Highlands found

Sparkle broke through a fence Sunday afternoon

A brown llama named Sparkle is missing in the Highlands and was last seen heading towards Munn Road. (ROAM – Reuniting Owners with Animals Missing/Facebook)