Justin Samanski-Langille

The Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria is installing a memorial gate at Ross Bay Cemetery, which has been without one since the 1920s. (Courtesy of Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria)

Victoria’s Ross Bay Cemetery getting memorial gate to mark 150th

The Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria is behind the project, set to be complete in January

The Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria is installing a memorial gate at Ross Bay Cemetery, which has been without one since the 1920s. (Courtesy of Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria)
Celebrating the Western Speedway and Westshore Motorsports Park feature, page B1. <ins>Keith and Daryn Cahill stand for a photo in front of their car Saturday (Sept. 10) ahead of the Demo Championship at Westshore Motorsports Park in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)</ins>

PHOTOS: Sellout crowd takes in final demo race at Westshore Motorsports Park

Demo Championship Night sees drivers reflect ahead of final race

Celebrating the Western Speedway and Westshore Motorsports Park feature, page B1. <ins>Keith and Daryn Cahill stand for a photo in front of their car Saturday (Sept. 10) ahead of the Demo Championship at Westshore Motorsports Park in Langford. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)</ins>
Dahlia Billings stands with her first prize-winning cake Saturday at the Sooke Fall Fair. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Sooke Fall Fair brings community back together after 2-year break

The fair continues until 6 p.m. Saturday, and returns from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Dahlia Billings stands with her first prize-winning cake Saturday at the Sooke Fall Fair. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Ami and Leeam Dagan enjoy some ribs Friday at Esquimalt Ribfest. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Esquimalt Ribfest brings the meat this weekend

Event runs until 9 p.m. Sunday at Bullen Park

Ami and Leeam Dagan enjoy some ribs Friday at Esquimalt Ribfest. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Premier John Horgan and Minister of Finance Selina Robinson at an announcement Sept. 7 in Langford on measures the government is taking to help British Columbians manage the high costs of living. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Province takes aim at cost of living with 2% rent cap, increased tax benefits

75 per cent of B.C. families will receive larger financial boost, says finance minister

Premier John Horgan and Minister of Finance Selina Robinson at an announcement Sept. 7 in Langford on measures the government is taking to help British Columbians manage the high costs of living. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Race cars and their drivers from West Shore Motorsports Park were on display, signing autographs, and even handing out candy in central Langford Saturday following the last-ever parade from the track, as it is set to close permanently later in September. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Westshore Motorsports Park starts final lap with parade through Langford

The parade and car show saw race cars hit the public roads ahead of the final race Sept. 17

Race cars and their drivers from West Shore Motorsports Park were on display, signing autographs, and even handing out candy in central Langford Saturday following the last-ever parade from the track, as it is set to close permanently later in September. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Vancouver Island Coastal Cowgirls perform Saturday during day one of the Saanich Fair. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Saanich Fair draws thousands on opening day

The action continues Sunday and Monday

The Vancouver Island Coastal Cowgirls perform Saturday during day one of the Saanich Fair. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A section of the West Shore firefighters participating in a 168km trek through Alberta backcountry in August in support of Wounded Warriors Canada. The team included eight firefighters from View Royal Fire Rescue, Langford Fire Rescue, and Colwood Fire Rescue. (Courtesy of Jen Dale)

West Shore firefighters push through 168 km trek for charity

The team has raised more than $12K for Wounded Warriors

A section of the West Shore firefighters participating in a 168km trek through Alberta backcountry in August in support of Wounded Warriors Canada. The team included eight firefighters from View Royal Fire Rescue, Langford Fire Rescue, and Colwood Fire Rescue. (Courtesy of Jen Dale)
Greater Victoria is invited to the first-ever South Island Powwow on Sept. 30, which among other things is set to feature inter-tribal dancers and singers. Pictured is an Indigenous dancer performing at the Change-Makers Gathering Festival in June at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Powwow set to mark second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Victoria

Organized by the Songhees Nation, all are welcome to attend the free event

Greater Victoria is invited to the first-ever South Island Powwow on Sept. 30, which among other things is set to feature inter-tribal dancers and singers. Pictured is an Indigenous dancer performing at the Change-Makers Gathering Festival in June at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Classrooms feature adjustable lighting and heating and cooling systems, among other amenities, seen here during a tour of the new PEXSISEN Elementary School in Langford Friday Sept. 2, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: PEXSISEN elementary ready to welcome Langford students

SD62 showed off the new school ahead of the first day of classes

Classrooms feature adjustable lighting and heating and cooling systems, among other amenities, seen here during a tour of the new PEXSISEN Elementary School in Langford Friday Sept. 2, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Colwood council has voted in favour of a nearly 100 per cent pay increase for mayor and council after the committee of the whole narrowly endorsed the recommendation of staff and an independent citizen committee. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council pushes pay increase closer to adoption

Council voted in favour of the increase, which would nearly double councillor and mayor pay

Colwood council has voted in favour of a nearly 100 per cent pay increase for mayor and council after the committee of the whole narrowly endorsed the recommendation of staff and an independent citizen committee. (Black Press Media file photo)
The sign in front of Flying Firemen Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

New Langford park dedicated to ‘Flying Firemen’

Skirt Mountain park honours pilots who died in 1967 water bomber crash

The sign in front of Flying Firemen Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Chris Millington Band is set to be one of the many entertainers and artists featured at the first-ever In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society. (Courtesy Arts and Culture Colwood Society)

Debut arts and culture festival coming to Fort Rodd Hill in Colwood

In Sight Festival is organized by Arts and Culture Colwood Society and set for Sept. 10-11

The Chris Millington Band is set to be one of the many entertainers and artists featured at the first-ever In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society. (Courtesy Arts and Culture Colwood Society)
Members of the Victoria Kendo Club demonstrate the martial art Saturday during the annual Japanese Cultural Fair, organized by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and held at the Gorge Park Pavilion. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Fair in Esquimalt highlights Japanese culture

Japanese Cultural Fair held at Gorge Park Pavilion for first time

Members of the Victoria Kendo Club demonstrate the martial art Saturday during the annual Japanese Cultural Fair, organized by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and held at the Gorge Park Pavilion. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Kids try out a fire hose during an open house at the North Saanich Fire Department fire hall Saturday celebrating the department’s 50th anniversary. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Community gathering marks 50 years of North Saanich Fire Department

The department held an open house Saturday complete with firetruck rides and more

Kids try out a fire hose during an open house at the North Saanich Fire Department fire hall Saturday celebrating the department’s 50th anniversary. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Raven Ransom speaks with visitors during a demonstration of how to turn flax seed into linen Saturday at the Sandown Regenerative Agriculture Centre as part of the 2022 North Saanich Flavour Trails event. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: North Saanich farmers bond with community at annual Flavour Trails event

Sandown Regenerative Agricultural Centre serving as hub as event continues Sunday

Raven Ransom speaks with visitors during a demonstration of how to turn flax seed into linen Saturday at the Sandown Regenerative Agriculture Centre as part of the 2022 North Saanich Flavour Trails event. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Union Club of British Columbia copy of Yousuf Karsh’s famous 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill is not at risk of theft following, says the manager after the recent discovery the original on display at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa had been replaced by a fake. (Courtesy of the Union Club of British Columbia)

Victoria club confident copy of scowling Churchill portrait secure

Union Club of British Columbia owns a copy of the original work discovered stolen from Ottawa hotel

The Union Club of British Columbia copy of Yousuf Karsh’s famous 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill is not at risk of theft following, says the manager after the recent discovery the original on display at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa had been replaced by a fake. (Courtesy of the Union Club of British Columbia)
Colwood council will soon decide on whether to adopt a nearly 100 per cent pay increase for mayor and council after the committee of the whole narrowly endorsed the recommendation of staff and an independent citizen committee. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council to consider nearly doubling pay

Committee-of-the-whole narrowly adopts recommendation from independent citizen committee

Colwood council will soon decide on whether to adopt a nearly 100 per cent pay increase for mayor and council after the committee of the whole narrowly endorsed the recommendation of staff and an independent citizen committee. (Black Press Media file photo)
Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera speaks at a funding announcement for $21 million from the federal government to increase the number of trades apprentices in the province. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Feds announce $21 million in funding to hire more than 2,100 apprentices in B.C.

B.C. Construction Association to administer project focused on increasing, diversifying workforce

Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera speaks at a funding announcement for $21 million from the federal government to increase the number of trades apprentices in the province. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Tracy Dansereau said she like many others who have experienced homelessness was not aware of all of the supports available to her, making events like the Project Reconnect services fair all the more important. (Justin Samanski-Langille)

Greater Victoria aid organizations reconnect with services fair

Project Reconnect aims to bring organizations, at-risk community together

Tracy Dansereau said she like many others who have experienced homelessness was not aware of all of the supports available to her, making events like the Project Reconnect services fair all the more important. (Justin Samanski-Langille)
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