Langford

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Langford Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Lance Caven stands Monday in the debris of a fire that lit up the roofs of an under-construction townhouse row on Echo Valley Place, where he’s documenting evidence for an investigation. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Fire ignites on roof in townhouse row under construction in Langford

No injuries sustained; Langford Fire Rescue team and other fire departments attack blaze

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Langford Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Lance Caven stands Monday in the debris of a fire that lit up the roofs of an under-construction townhouse row on Echo Valley Place, where he’s documenting evidence for an investigation. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
The remaining section of the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park in Langford, a community for adults 55 and over, will border a new subsidized housing building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Construction begins on housing project overlapping Langford mobile home park

The timeline projects 58 units to be completed by fall 2022

  • Jul 19, 2021
The remaining section of the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park in Langford, a community for adults 55 and over, will border a new subsidized housing building. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
West Shore RCMP arrested a 33-year-old Langford man accused of threatening to kill his ex-partner and children on July 7. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison)

Langford man wanted for threatening his family arrested with helicopter, dogs

Lloyd Robinson was wanted for threatening to kill his ex-partner and their children

West Shore RCMP arrested a 33-year-old Langford man accused of threatening to kill his ex-partner and children on July 7. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison)
B.C. Transit is asking for public feedback on a bus route change that will connect East Sooke to Langford through Scia’new First Nation (Beecher Bay) beginning in January 2022. (Courtesy B.C. Transit)

Feedback sought on East Sooke bus extension through Beecher Bay

Route will connect Scia’new First Nation at Beecher Bay with East Sooke, Langford

B.C. Transit is asking for public feedback on a bus route change that will connect East Sooke to Langford through Scia’new First Nation (Beecher Bay) beginning in January 2022. (Courtesy B.C. Transit)
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)
Plants languish in the heat outside Danbrook One in Langford. The 90-suite building has been vacant since early 2020 because of concerns about its seismic stability. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Case of troubled Langford high-rise heading to civil court

Current owners name various parties, including City of Langford, in suit alleging negligence

Plants languish in the heat outside Danbrook One in Langford. The 90-suite building has been vacant since early 2020 because of concerns about its seismic stability. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
The five-unit townhouse in Langford should have had an architect, and city building inspectors should consider the Architects Act, B.C. Court of Appeals ruled June 30. (Black Press Media file image)

Still ‘unreasonable’ for Langford to permit building with no architect, appeal court rules

Appeal court denies Langford’s appeal of 2020 ruling on Hoffman Complex

The five-unit townhouse in Langford should have had an architect, and city building inspectors should consider the Architects Act, B.C. Court of Appeals ruled June 30. (Black Press Media file image)
The passing lane in each direction on a section of the Trans-Canada Highway through Langford will be closed for three hours Thursday night. (Courtesy of Google Maps)

Three-hour fast lane closure on Highway 1 in Langford coming Thursday night

Closure in effect from 7 to 10 p.m. between Millstream and Leigh roads

The passing lane in each direction on a section of the Trans-Canada Highway through Langford will be closed for three hours Thursday night. (Courtesy of Google Maps)
The heat wave impacting British Columbia caused more COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Langford to be rescheduled Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Island Health)

Heat forces rebooking of vaccine appointments at Langford’s Eagle Ridge Arena

Island Health said it was giving shots until just after 1 p.m. Tuesday

The heat wave impacting British Columbia caused more COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Langford to be rescheduled Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Island Health)
An Integrated Road Safety Unit police vehicle was struck on Highway 1 just south of the Millstream exit in Langford. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Civilian vehicle hits police vehicle from behind on Highway 1 near Langford

Integrated Road Safety Unit vehicle was making a traffic stop when collision happened

An Integrated Road Safety Unit police vehicle was struck on Highway 1 just south of the Millstream exit in Langford. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Ruth King Elementary is the recipient of $40,000 in grant money from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. (Google Maps)

Langford elementary school receives $40,000 for new books

Ruth King Elementary hopes every student can find a library book that reflects themselves

Ruth King Elementary is the recipient of $40,000 in grant money from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. (Google Maps)
Olympian Ghislaine Landry, captain of Canada’s women’s rugby sevens team, is taking over the City of Langford’s Instagram page this week. (City of Langford/Instagram)

Rugby Olympian highlights favourite spots in Langford

Ghislaine Landry, Canada’s womens sevens captain, is gearing up for her second Olympics

Olympian Ghislaine Landry, captain of Canada’s women’s rugby sevens team, is taking over the City of Langford’s Instagram page this week. (City of Langford/Instagram)
Langford Fire Rescue is once again asking people not to drop their cigarette butts on the ground after five small fires were started in five days. (Langford Fire Rescue/Facebook)

Langford fire responds to 5 fires started by cigarette butts in 5 days

Free reusable pocket ashtrays offered at Langford fire station

Langford Fire Rescue is once again asking people not to drop their cigarette butts on the ground after five small fires were started in five days. (Langford Fire Rescue/Facebook)
A rendering of One Bear Mountain, a 209-unit condo building expected to begin construction in Langford in early 2022. (Courtesy of 360 Pacifica and Terracap corporations)

18-storey condos with 15th floor pool to soar on Langford mountaintop

One Bear Mountain expected to begin construction in early 2022

A rendering of One Bear Mountain, a 209-unit condo building expected to begin construction in Langford in early 2022. (Courtesy of 360 Pacifica and Terracap corporations)
Bonnie Lunn makes remarks about her son, the late Jordie Lunn, at the June 22 opening ceremony of the bike park named in his honour. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

UPDATE: Tires hit the dirt for Jordie Lunn Bike Park opening in Langford

‘This would be by far the best park in North America:’ Lunn friend and pro biker Darren Berrecloth

Bonnie Lunn makes remarks about her son, the late Jordie Lunn, at the June 22 opening ceremony of the bike park named in his honour. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Flowers and candles were laid on the driveway of the Weber home, where Kerri Weber was found dead in November 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford man to stand trial for death of his wife last November

Ken Weber is charged with second-degree murder of his wife, Kerri Weber

Flowers and candles were laid on the driveway of the Weber home, where Kerri Weber was found dead in November 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Truth Centre and Long-term Inmates Now in the Community (L.I.N.C.) Society are hoping to replicate in Langford the format used on Emma’s Farm in Mission, pictured here. (Patrick Penner/Black Press Media)

Victoria Truth Centre hopes to grow transformative justice in Langford

Purchase proposal would see offenders, survivors and families work on organic vegetable farm

Victoria Truth Centre and Long-term Inmates Now in the Community (L.I.N.C.) Society are hoping to replicate in Langford the format used on Emma’s Farm in Mission, pictured here. (Patrick Penner/Black Press Media)
Neighbours have complained for years about commuter traffic that routes through unlined residential street Alouette Drive. City of Langford staff are recommending two solutions to city council to alleviate the problem. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Alouette Drive residents in Langford fed up with commercial traffic, speeding

Traffic worse in Westhills neighbourhood since Google Maps began showing route as fastest

Neighbours have complained for years about commuter traffic that routes through unlined residential street Alouette Drive. City of Langford staff are recommending two solutions to city council to alleviate the problem. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)