New Thrifty Foods Store Opens in Langford

With a school band, speeches and $10 gift cards handed out to the eager lineup of first-time customers, the Thrifty Foods store at Belmont Market opened today under bright Langford morning skies. Speeches of congratulations and thanks were delivered by Langford Mayor Stew Young, Sooke School District 62 (SD62) Vice-Chair Dianna Seaton, and Crombie REIT… Read more »

Rent-to-Own Housing Program Sprouting in Langford

A crush of prospective tenants is expected to queue up Saturday for more than a chance to land one of 156 new rental units in a Langford development. Some may line up for a chance to buy a new home. As an enticement to attract interest in The Crossing — a purpose-built rental building at… Read more »

Post-Secondary Education Study Gets Underway on West Shore

The Province is providing $1.5 million to develop a full business case for expanding post-secondary education opportunities for students living on Greater Victoria’s West Shore. The business case follows a recently completed feasibility study announced in April 2018. The final report was submitted to the Province in March 2019. The report was the product of community partners,… Read more »

Land set aside at Westhills for elementary and middle school

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 »