The Sooke school district is taking another step toward adding new schools by clearing a prospective site in the Westhills area. The school district, with close to 11,000 students, is forecast to grow by 300 to 400 students a year over the next decade. Growth is most significant in kindergarten and the secondary grades. A 6.5-hectare parcel close… Read more »
A Victoria, BC group is in the process of putting together a bid to win the right to host the 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup. The cross-country meet is scheduled to take place in Canada during the third or fourth weekend of February 2020. The question is where? Apparently, the only other competing bid… Read more »
Langford, Sooke to see 494 affordable housing units in coming years Langford and Sooke residents in need of affordable housing will soon see some reprieve with the possibility of 494 affordable homes coming to both communities by 2021. The Capital Regional District (CRD), BC Housing and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced Thursday… Read more »
Students at Belmont Secondary are getting an early Christmas gift from the City of Langford, one that will allow athletics programs to use the school’s playing field year-round. Thanks to a donation from the city valued at nearly $400,000, a turf field will replace the existing grass one and should be ready for use early… Read more »
The B.C. government says more affordable child-care spaces and rental units are coming to Langford. On Friday, Premier John Horgan announced an additional 80 rental units and 36 child-care spaces for Phase 2 of the Oak Park redevelopment in the 600 block of Goldstream Avenue. The child-care facility, to be operated by Atira Women’s Resource… Read more »
A new report by Zoocasa shows most buyers in British Columbia don’t earn enough to afford the average home, and 16 out of 20 markets studied in the province were deemed to be unaffordable. However, the report states that Langford is the 4th most affordable BC city.