Justin Samanski-Langille

View Royal Park is set to become one of two within the municipality in which overnight camping by unhoused people will be allowed on a restricted basis, under an amended parks bylaw. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

View Royal amending its parks bylaw to restrict overnight camping

Restricted camping to be allowed in View Royal and Portage Inlet Linear parks

View Royal Park is set to become one of two within the municipality in which overnight camping by unhoused people will be allowed on a restricted basis, under an amended parks bylaw. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
View Royal archer Billy Sanderson will be heading to Italy in the fall for the world championships. (Courtesy of Billy Sanderson)

View Royal archer representing Canada at world championships in Italy

Billy Sanderson is hoping to use his success to promote the sport on Vancouver Island

View Royal archer Billy Sanderson will be heading to Italy in the fall for the world championships. (Courtesy of Billy Sanderson)
The City of Colwood has completed the draft Active Transportation Network Plan and will be gearing up to open it up for public feedback over the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood approves draft plan for walking, cycling in the community

Active transportation plan heads to public consultation over the summer

The City of Colwood has completed the draft Active Transportation Network Plan and will be gearing up to open it up for public feedback over the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)
Visitors enjoy some of the artwork on display Saturday during Arts and Culture Colwood Society’s summer art show, held at Meadow Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Colwood park filled with art for summer show

Arts and Culture Colwood Society holds its first summer art show

Visitors enjoy some of the artwork on display Saturday during Arts and Culture Colwood Society’s summer art show, held at Meadow Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Colwood resident Graham Hales rode in his fourth annual Cycle of Life Tour this month, with his team Breaking Wind raising $19,222 for Victoria Hospice. (Courtesy of Graham Hales)

Local team raises $19k for Victoria Hospice in Cycle of Life Tour

Colwood’s Graham Hales rode 236 kilometres July 16 and 17 as part of fundraiser

Colwood resident Graham Hales rode in his fourth annual Cycle of Life Tour this month, with his team Breaking Wind raising $19,222 for Victoria Hospice. (Courtesy of Graham Hales)
Megan, left, Kim and Cassandra Campbell are collecting donations for Wear 2 Start, a charity which provides professional clothing, personal hygiene products and support for women in need entering the workforce. (Courtesy of Kim Campbell)

West Shore family collecting donations for women entering workforce

Wear 2 Start provides professional clothes, hygiene products to women in need

Megan, left, Kim and Cassandra Campbell are collecting donations for Wear 2 Start, a charity which provides professional clothing, personal hygiene products and support for women in need entering the workforce. (Courtesy of Kim Campbell)
Tiny home dweller Bryce Knudtson and others are facing eviction from the Metchosin property they’ve resided on with permission of the owner, as district bylaws do not allow more than one primary and one accessory dwelling on one lot.(Courtesy Bryce Knudtson)

Metchosin tiny home residents seek regulatory change, eviction deadline approaches

Petition calls on all levels of government to address affordable housing shortage

Tiny home dweller Bryce Knudtson and others are facing eviction from the Metchosin property they’ve resided on with permission of the owner, as district bylaws do not allow more than one primary and one accessory dwelling on one lot.(Courtesy Bryce Knudtson)
Langford Beer Festival attendees cheers before sampling some B.C. craft beer Saturday at Starlight Stadium. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Langford Beer Festival sells out inaugural edition

Starlight Stadium filled with more than 2,500 people Saturday

Langford Beer Festival attendees cheers before sampling some B.C. craft beer Saturday at Starlight Stadium. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Crowds line Goldstream Avenue in Langford as more than 500 hot rods roll by Saturday as part of Northwest Deuce Days activities ahead of the main show Sunday in downtown Victoria. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Hundreds of hot rods roll through Langford

Saturday’s rolling car show was part of Northwest Deuce Days, which finishes Sunday afternoon

Crowds line Goldstream Avenue in Langford as more than 500 hot rods roll by Saturday as part of Northwest Deuce Days activities ahead of the main show Sunday in downtown Victoria. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The City of Langford has recently repainted bright red warning messages on several streets in the city and their wording has caused a stir on social media. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Block, do not: ‘Yoda’ message catches eye of Langford motorists

The bright red road warnings are meant to remind motorists to leave space for emergency vehicles

The City of Langford has recently repainted bright red warning messages on several streets in the city and their wording has caused a stir on social media. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Tricia Law has started a petition to save the Danbrook Dog Park from proposed changes which would see the off-leash dog area reduced in size. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford dog owners launch petition to save off-leash park

City planning a revamp of Danbrook Park which would shrink the off-leash area

Tricia Law has started a petition to save the Danbrook Dog Park from proposed changes which would see the off-leash dog area reduced in size. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A preliminary massing diagram showing the potential size and shape, but no design elements of a proposed 29-townhome development at 2089 Champions Way on Bear Mountain. Developer 360 Pacifica is seeking a rezoning to change their plans from 150 condo units to the townhomes on the property. (Courtesy of 360 Pacifica)

Langford developer seeking rezoning to swap planned condos for townhomes on Bear Mountain

The rezoning request would allow a development which the developer says is a better fit for the area

A preliminary massing diagram showing the potential size and shape, but no design elements of a proposed 29-townhome development at 2089 Champions Way on Bear Mountain. Developer 360 Pacifica is seeking a rezoning to change their plans from 150 condo units to the townhomes on the property. (Courtesy of 360 Pacifica)
Back row from left: Colwood firefighters Gareth Lindstrom, James Tromp and Jesse Myles with Langford firefighter Reed Leclaire. Front row from left: View Royal firefighters Jen Dale and Morgan Kelly, Langford firefighter Natasha Paulinyi, and Colwood firefighter Ashley Mcphail. The team is set to tackle a 168 km trek through the Alberta backcountry in August as part of a fundraiser in support of Wounded Warriors Canada. (Courtesy of Jen Dale)

West Shore firefighters gearing up for 168 km trek for Wounded Warriors

To help reach their $10,000 goal, a fundraiser car wash is scheduled for July 17 in Colwood

Back row from left: Colwood firefighters Gareth Lindstrom, James Tromp and Jesse Myles with Langford firefighter Reed Leclaire. Front row from left: View Royal firefighters Jen Dale and Morgan Kelly, Langford firefighter Natasha Paulinyi, and Colwood firefighter Ashley Mcphail. The team is set to tackle a 168 km trek through the Alberta backcountry in August as part of a fundraiser in support of Wounded Warriors Canada. (Courtesy of Jen Dale)
Dancers with the Victoria Sunshine Fitness Club perform Saturday (July 9) at the first annual Uptown Multicultural Festival. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: First-ever Uptown Multicultural Festival draws thousands to Saanich

The shopping centre’s outdoor boulevard was filled with food, art, and live performances Saturday

Dancers with the Victoria Sunshine Fitness Club perform Saturday (July 9) at the first annual Uptown Multicultural Festival. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Langford renters living in recent builds should look into their building’s paperwork if they are paying separately for a parking spot, because they may not have to. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford renters enjoy rare protection from parking charges

For the past five years, the city has placed covenants on apartments banning separate parking fees

Langford renters living in recent builds should look into their building’s paperwork if they are paying separately for a parking spot, because they may not have to. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A rider catches air off a jump Saturday (July 2) during BMX Canada Nationals action hosted by the Greater Victoria BMX Association at West Shore Parks and Recreation in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Hundreds flock to Colwood for BMX Canada Nationals

The three-day event was held by the Greater Victoria BMX Association

A rider catches air off a jump Saturday (July 2) during BMX Canada Nationals action hosted by the Greater Victoria BMX Association at West Shore Parks and Recreation in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Victoria’s Inner Harbour was packed Friday as crowds gathered to celebrate the return of in-person Canada Day activities with live music, food, and vendors. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Music, food, and fun mark Canada Day in Victoria

The Inner Harbour was packed with hundreds of people ahead of the night’s fireworks display

Victoria’s Inner Harbour was packed Friday as crowds gathered to celebrate the return of in-person Canada Day activities with live music, food, and vendors. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A family dressed in Canada Day garb sits along Beacon Avenue Friday to take in Sidney’s Canada Day Parade. The parade returned in person after a two years due to the pandemic. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Canada Day returns to Sidney with parade, boat building challenge

Hundreds filled the downtown area Friday after two years of no in-person celebrations

A family dressed in Canada Day garb sits along Beacon Avenue Friday to take in Sidney’s Canada Day Parade. The parade returned in person after a two years due to the pandemic. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Town of View Royal has amended its oath of office to connect it with the municipal code of conduct ahead of this fall’s municipal elections. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal amends oath of office to add code of conduct

The new oath will be in effect for new council after fall election

The Town of View Royal has amended its oath of office to connect it with the municipal code of conduct ahead of this fall’s municipal elections. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kyle Besler, president of the Greater Victoria BMX Association. National-level races are returning to the track at West Shore Parks and Recreation on July 1, with the event running until July 3. (Black Press Media file photo)

National BMX event returns this long weekend to Colwood track

Three days of racing start on July 1 and are free to watch

Kyle Besler, president of the Greater Victoria BMX Association. National-level races are returning to the track at West Shore Parks and Recreation on July 1, with the event running until July 3. (Black Press Media file photo)