Bailey Moreton

If approved, the Mile Zero Brewing operation would take over a portion of the old Metchosin school building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin council puts off nano-brewery decision

More information sought on capacity limits, residents’ views on proposal

If approved, the Mile Zero Brewing operation would take over a portion of the old Metchosin school building. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Langford liquor store has mostly sold out of Russian-made products as of just after 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. (Screenshot Google Maps)

Langford liquor store donating sales of Russian products to Red Cross

The federal government is matching public donations to the Red Cross’ Ukraine campaign

The Langford liquor store has mostly sold out of Russian-made products as of just after 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. (Screenshot Google Maps)
Charity Williams pats Breanne Nicholas on the back as she walks over for a conversion after Williams lands a try during play in Langford during the 2019 series stop. (Black Press Media file photo)

Close-knit, electric crowd makes Langford a favourite stop for international rugby players

Olympian Breanne Nicholas says other teams, not just Canada, look forward to playing in Langford

Charity Williams pats Breanne Nicholas on the back as she walks over for a conversion after Williams lands a try during play in Langford during the 2019 series stop. (Black Press Media file photo)
Joynson said his opponents in the heavyweight class are consistently bigger than him, meaning he prides himself on his cardio. He added while his opponents may train at bigger gyms with world-class trainers, the trainers can’t help them when they’re in the ring. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Saanich MMA underdog has world title in his sights

Dustin Joynson fights in One Championship, based in Asia

Joynson said his opponents in the heavyweight class are consistently bigger than him, meaning he prides himself on his cardio. He added while his opponents may train at bigger gyms with world-class trainers, the trainers can’t help them when they’re in the ring. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Beatrice Carnell (red shoes) wrestling in a competition. Carnell only started wrestling in November of last year. (Courtesy of Steve Rennalls)

Greater Victoria wrestling program rebuilding after quiet years

Starting in November two students won 1st place at the Island Championships in February

Beatrice Carnell (red shoes) wrestling in a competition. Carnell only started wrestling in November of last year. (Courtesy of Steve Rennalls)
From left to right, Craig Davis, president of Pearson College, Metchosin Mayor John Ranns, Sc’ianew First Nations Chief Russ Chipps and Katie Black, executive director of Habitat Acquisition Trust, signing the standstill agreement on Feb. 24. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Sc’ianew signs deal working with partners to protect Mary Hill

The deal could pave the way for an establishment of an Indigenous protected area

From left to right, Craig Davis, president of Pearson College, Metchosin Mayor John Ranns, Sc’ianew First Nations Chief Russ Chipps and Katie Black, executive director of Habitat Acquisition Trust, signing the standstill agreement on Feb. 24. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Metchosin firefighters participate in hazmat scene management training at the Instinct Training Centre, based at the old elementary school building in Metchosin. (Courtesy of Stephanie Dunlop/Metchosin Fire Department)

Metchosin company filling gap in emergency services training

Old school site offers unique space, opportunity to gather various agencies, fire chief says

Metchosin firefighters participate in hazmat scene management training at the Instinct Training Centre, based at the old elementary school building in Metchosin. (Courtesy of Stephanie Dunlop/Metchosin Fire Department)
The property at 840 Arncote Ave. could be the new home of Langford’s 50-plus club, pending a public hearing and council approval. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford public hearings look at proposals to transform residential lots

A social club, pitched for Arncote Avenue, would have bowling greens and a games room

The property at 840 Arncote Ave. could be the new home of Langford’s 50-plus club, pending a public hearing and council approval. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The development proposal on Happy Valley Road had residents concerned about the potential impact on the Sea Isle Centre, located at 2715 Sooke Rd. Both the applicant and the mayor said the brain trauma centre would be unimpacted. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Development round-up: Langford considers several lower density rezonings

Residents weigh in on proposals during public hearings for properties on city’s western edges

The development proposal on Happy Valley Road had residents concerned about the potential impact on the Sea Isle Centre, located at 2715 Sooke Rd. Both the applicant and the mayor said the brain trauma centre would be unimpacted. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
The ships sailed by just after 3:30 p.m. on Monday. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Navy sail past, joining U.S. led drug trafficking prevention mission

HMCS Saskatoon and Yellowknife were sailing to join Operation CARIBBE 2022

The ships sailed by just after 3:30 p.m. on Monday. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Snow falls near the Malahat on Nov. 18. 2021. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)

Greater Victoria to see windchill low of -10C on Tuesday

Cooler conditions in part fuelled by lingering La Nina conditions

Snow falls near the Malahat on Nov. 18. 2021. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)
St. John’s Academy teacher Bradley Myrholm, left, and student Matthew Edgson (right, front) with his classmates and the found police badge. (Courtesy of Bradley Myrholm)

Shawnigan Lake student finds stolen police badge during garbage pickup

Matthew Edgson discovers missing emblem during a hike with his class at St. John’s Academy

St. John’s Academy teacher Bradley Myrholm, left, and student Matthew Edgson (right, front) with his classmates and the found police badge. (Courtesy of Bradley Myrholm)
The Centre Mountain Business Park is undeveloped land south of Highway 14 and west of Happy Valley Road. (Google Maps)

Plan would see Langford borrow initial $46 million for Centre Mountain water, road connection

Local service area would include water connection, residential and business park access roads

The Centre Mountain Business Park is undeveloped land south of Highway 14 and west of Happy Valley Road. (Google Maps)
Bob Mitchell, who passed away on Feb. 13, was always ready to work on the farm, no matter the time of day, according to Robin Tunnicliffe, who is taking over Sea Bluff Farm operation. (Courtesy of Robin Tunnicliffe)

Bob Mitchell, a Metchosin ‘icon’, dies at 83

Energetic farmer, agriculture advocate ran Sea Bluff Farm for decades, served on Metchosin council

Bob Mitchell, who passed away on Feb. 13, was always ready to work on the farm, no matter the time of day, according to Robin Tunnicliffe, who is taking over Sea Bluff Farm operation. (Courtesy of Robin Tunnicliffe)
The Sooke School District 62 said provincial guidelines don’t require them to upgrade the ventilation systems to MERV 13, despite claims made by the Sooke Teacher’s Association last week. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Sooke School District addresses teachers’ substandard ventilation claim

Given choice, SD62 opted to improve air change in schools rather than install finer filters

The Sooke School District 62 said provincial guidelines don’t require them to upgrade the ventilation systems to MERV 13, despite claims made by the Sooke Teacher’s Association last week. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The District of Metchosin is currently seeking public feedback from residents near the old Metchosin school building on a proposed nano-brewery for the site. Letters were sent out to people in the area, who can submit feedback until Feb. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin nano-brewery owners envision English-style taproom

Council is taking feedback from residents until Feb. 18

The District of Metchosin is currently seeking public feedback from residents near the old Metchosin school building on a proposed nano-brewery for the site. Letters were sent out to people in the area, who can submit feedback until Feb. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
Starlight Stadium was packed with fans as the Toronto Arrows played for the first time in British Columbia in their game against LA Giltinis in Langford on Feb. 11. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford welcomes Canada’s sole pro-rugby team to Starlight Stadium

Friday’s game was the first-ever Major League Rugby game in B.C.

Starlight Stadium was packed with fans as the Toronto Arrows played for the first time in British Columbia in their game against LA Giltinis in Langford on Feb. 11. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Maria Marciano and Steve Deschamps running along Highway 14, on one of the legs of the Wounded Warrior one-day event, from Sooke to Sidney on Feb. 6. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

One-day Wounded Warrior runners go from Sooke to Sidney

The run is a prelude to the main event, with runners going from Port Hardy to Victoria

Maria Marciano and Steve Deschamps running along Highway 14, on one of the legs of the Wounded Warrior one-day event, from Sooke to Sidney on Feb. 6. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Mayor Stew Young and Coun. Denise Blackwell are the longest-serving members of Langford council, having both been first elected in 1992. Blackwell says she will only run for the top job if longtime mayor Young chooses not to this year. (Courtesy City of Langford)

No head-to-head mayoral battle in works for longest-standing Langford council members

Denise Blackwell says she’ll run only if Mayor Stew Young decides not to seek re-election

Mayor Stew Young and Coun. Denise Blackwell are the longest-serving members of Langford council, having both been first elected in 1992. Blackwell says she will only run for the top job if longtime mayor Young chooses not to this year. (Courtesy City of Langford)
Canada’s men’s and women’s rugby national team programs are in a state of transition. New interim CEO Jamie Levchuk hopes to help get things moving in a positive direction. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Langford-based Rugby Canada makes internal hire for interim CEO

Jamie Levchuk calls this ‘an exciting time to hit the restart button on a few things’

Canada’s men’s and women’s rugby national team programs are in a state of transition. New interim CEO Jamie Levchuk hopes to help get things moving in a positive direction. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)