Highlands

West Shore RCMP bike unit officers pause for a photo with a family that was spooked by a bear in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park last weekend. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP bike unit cops help bear-spooked young family to safety

Police offer up safety tips on how to be bear aware in local parks

 

O.K. Industries is building a quarry next to Capital Regional District land, as shown in this map from the rezoning applicaiton. (Photo courtesy District of Highlands)

Millstream Quarry wins again in court against Highlands community’s appeal

Judges rule province not obligated to investigate climate change before issuing permit

 

Local cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump on the Organ Donor trail in the Hartland area of Mount Work regional park. The Capital Regional District parks committee approved new guidelines for mountain biking in CRD parks, but left room for adjustments. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD parks mountain biking guidelines a hot topic in Greater Victoria

Committee approves guidelines, short-term actions, wants more scrutiny during parks planning process

 

Highlands Fire Department and paramedics rescued an injured hiker at Lone Tree Hill in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich, Central Saanich and Highlands fire departments implement updated mutual aid partnerships

New agreements ensure cross-border cooperation, efficient response in high-risk incidents

Highlands Fire Department and paramedics rescued an injured hiker at Lone Tree Hill in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)

Highlands, Langford firefighters rescue dog from 60-foot gully in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

Third dog rescued from same area in past year, fire chief says

Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)
This map of OK Industries’ plans for a quarry was taken from the 2015 report for the rezoning application. (Photo courtesy District of Highlands)

BC Supreme Court tosses out application to stop work on Highlands quarry

Highlands District Community Association will not suffer irreparable harm if work begins, says judge

This map of OK Industries’ plans for a quarry 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. (Map courtesy of the District of Highlands)

Opposition to gravel quarry in Highlands gains traction

Impact on drinking water a major concern

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. (Map courtesy of the District of 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)
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)
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)