Langford

Langford Mayor Scott Goodmanson. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford’s new council looks to the future

Three council members outline their hopes, visions for Langford’s future

Langford Mayor Scott Goodmanson. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sometime in the 1970s, what’s now known as Langford Fire Rescue responded to a large blaze at a Shell gas station, seen here. Current Fire Chief Chris Aubrey said the department’s job has evolved constantly over the 75 years it has been serving the community, always keeping up with the needs of the community. (Courtesy of Langford Fire Rescue)

Langford Fire Rescue: 75 years of keeping the community safe

Fire service predates city, but has always been closely tied to it, grew closer after incorporation

Sometime in the 1970s, what’s now known as Langford Fire Rescue responded to a large blaze at a Shell gas station, seen here. Current Fire Chief Chris Aubrey said the department’s job has evolved constantly over the 75 years it has been serving the community, always keeping up with the needs of the community. (Courtesy of Langford Fire Rescue)
An old Sandy's Auto Parts sign still hangs above a building in the yard. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Tales from some of Langford’s oldest businesses

Langford’s changed a lot in 30 years, but these three businesses have been there through it all

An old Sandy's Auto Parts sign still hangs above a building in the yard. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The West Shore RCMP will be in front of the Langford Real Canadian Super Store Saturday collecting food donations for the Goldstream Food Bank. (Photo Courtesy of West Shore RCMP/Twitter)

West Shore RCMP running fill-a-cruiser food drive again this year

Donations are being collected outside The Real Canadian Superstore on Dec. 10 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The West Shore RCMP will be in front of the Langford Real Canadian Super Store Saturday collecting food donations for the Goldstream Food Bank. (Photo Courtesy of West Shore RCMP/Twitter)
Construction on Jacklin Road back in 1999. (Goldstream Gazette archives)

PHOTOS: Then and Now – how Langford has changed over the past 30 years

New roads, new buildings, new businesses, same old baseball diamond

Construction on Jacklin Road back in 1999. (Goldstream Gazette archives)
The Langford fire hall in 1997. (Courtesy Langford Fire Rescue)
The Langford fire hall in 1997. (Courtesy Langford Fire Rescue)
18-year-old Sophia Adamek of Langford has signed with Liberty University in Virginia to play Div. 1 hockey alongside her sister Zosia starting next fall. (Courtesy of Sophia Adamek)

Langford sisters reuniting on the ice for U.S. university hockey team

Sophia Adamek has signed with Liberty University and will join sister Zosia next fall

18-year-old Sophia Adamek of Langford has signed with Liberty University in Virginia to play Div. 1 hockey alongside her sister Zosia starting next fall. (Courtesy of Sophia Adamek)
Police are looking for two suspects after finding a safe dumped in the 2300 block of Belair Road in Langford Tuesday (Dec. 6) afternoon. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seek suspects after safe dumped in Langford

Police were called to the 2300 block of Belair Road in Langford at around 4:15 p.m.

Police are looking for two suspects after finding a safe dumped in the 2300 block of Belair Road in Langford Tuesday (Dec. 6) afternoon. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Hundreds of spectators young and old lined the intersection of Goldstream Avenue and Veterans Memorial Parkway to watch as the 24th annual IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive made its way through Langford Saturday (Dec. 3). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive brings cheer to Greater Victoria for 24th year

The convoy passed through Langford as the Langford Light Up event took place

Hundreds of spectators young and old lined the intersection of Goldstream Avenue and Veterans Memorial Parkway to watch as the 24th annual IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive made its way through Langford Saturday (Dec. 3). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Co-owners Mitch Hawes and Brenden Fatt created online grocery retailer BCause in order to make local products more accessible to consumers, and make the grocery industry more accessible to small and medium-sized B.C. producers. (Courtesy of Mitch Hawes)

Langford-based online grocer making shopping local easy

BCause launched with the goal of making local food more accessible, and easier for producers to sell

Co-owners Mitch Hawes and Brenden Fatt created online grocery retailer BCause in order to make local products more accessible to consumers, and make the grocery industry more accessible to small and medium-sized B.C. producers. (Courtesy of Mitch Hawes)
Belmont Secondary School music students Hongye Lin, Mac Johnston, Jay Lausman and Nihitha Pottumutu are gearing up for this year’s Winter Concert, set for Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Belmont students aim to hit the perfect notes at winter concert

Dec. 8 event showcases hard work of dozens of students in multiple bands

Belmont Secondary School music students Hongye Lin, Mac Johnston, Jay Lausman and Nihitha Pottumutu are gearing up for this year’s Winter Concert, set for Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The new Langford council’s first meeting was held at Belmont Secondary School rather than City Hall on Nov. 7. (Michelle Cabana/Black Press Media)

Langford removing COVID-19 capacity restrictions on council meetings

45 members of the public will be able to attend starting Nov. 21

The new Langford council’s first meeting was held at Belmont Secondary School rather than City Hall on Nov. 7. (Michelle Cabana/Black Press Media)
Fans packed into the stadium for the game, over 4,600, to witness Pacific FC play against C.S. Herediano during their CONCACAF round-of-16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Pacific FC hosting World Cup watch parties

Events at the Wicket Hall on Nov. 23 for Belgium and Bard & Banker on Nov. 27 for the Croatia game

Fans packed into the stadium for the game, over 4,600, to witness Pacific FC play against C.S. Herediano during their CONCACAF round-of-16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Pacific FC midfielder Jamar Dixon shares some pointers with Journey Middle School students Morgan Jefferis, Mikhail Ellis and River Tse-Browell following the championship game between the Grade 7s and Grade 8s. Several Pacific FC players took part in the school visit on Friday, June 24, refereeing the game, mingling with students and signing autographs for many who were thrilled by the opportunity to meet the players. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Pacific FC captain plans for next steps

Jamar Dixon said he hopes to raise the standard and help young players stay in Canada

Pacific FC midfielder Jamar Dixon shares some pointers with Journey Middle School students Morgan Jefferis, Mikhail Ellis and River Tse-Browell following the championship game between the Grade 7s and Grade 8s. Several Pacific FC players took part in the school visit on Friday, June 24, refereeing the game, mingling with students and signing autographs for many who were thrilled by the opportunity to meet the players. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP officer thanked, asked for a hug by Langford drunk driver

Driver handed 90-day license suspension, 30-day vehicle impound after failing roadside tests

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jeff Morrow stands in his newly repaired backyard Tuesday (Nov. 15), one year to the day after a record-breaking rainstorm caused much of it to be washed into Millstream Creek. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford resident looks back 1 year after record-breaking storm nearly took his house

Jeff Morrow is thankful for the support he has received, feels change still needed

Jeff Morrow stands in his newly repaired backyard Tuesday (Nov. 15), one year to the day after a record-breaking rainstorm caused much of it to be washed into Millstream Creek. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The West Shore RCMP is investigating an attempted abduction of a 17-year-old girl in Langford on Nov. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP investigating attempted abduction of teenage girl in Langford

The girl was shoved into her car while in the Westshore Town Centre parking lot

The West Shore RCMP is investigating an attempted abduction of a 17-year-old girl in Langford on Nov. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
Fans packed into the stadium, over 4,600, to witness Pacific FC play against C.S. Herediano during their CONCACAF round of 16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pacific FC off-season: player and salary changes for next season

Big names on their way out, club freezes season ticket prices

Fans packed into the stadium, over 4,600, to witness Pacific FC play against C.S. Herediano during their CONCACAF round of 16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Black Press Media file photo)
Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School welcomed students for the first time Monday (Nov. 14). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School opens to students in Langford

Construction delays meant students were placed elsewhere for the start of the school year

Centre Mountain Lellum Middle School welcomed students for the first time Monday (Nov. 14). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Shayla Hann of Hannmade Designs said the Station Avenue stall has been a great opportunity for her business. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford’s Station Avenue vendors upbeat about the future

New cultural district vendors looking forward to Christmas season

Shayla Hann of Hannmade Designs said the Station Avenue stall has been a great opportunity for her business. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)