posted by admin on Apr 26

By Edward Hill – Goldstream News Gazette
Published: April 21, 2011 11:00 AM
Updated: April 21, 2011 11:25 AM

Christina Willing opens the tall wire gate to what was once a community garden, now overgrown with broom and largely forgotten. She scowls at a sign that reads “Willing Park Closed.”

About 10 years ago the garden was abandoned, although the tall deer fencing and a broken down shed remains. But with homes and townhouses cropping up next door in Valley View Estates, Willing wants the community to get better use from the park that bears her family name.

“We already have a fenced in area for a garden. The rest is a natural area enjoyed by animals and birds,” says Willing, as she walks through a pasture that was once part of her family’s dairy farm.
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posted by admin on Aug 14

Manufacturing our local landscapes

Published: August 03, 2010 1:00 PM

A native black-cap bush used to grow beside the road just along from my place. It yielded tasty berries unlike anything you can buy.

To me the bush seemed such a treasure that in a dry August I carried buckets to water it. So I was shocked to see one summer morning that a neighbourhood-improver had tidied the road margin by leveling the ground and rooting out all vegetation, including my valued black-cap, for a couple of square metres.
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posted by admin on Jan 25

Langford’s plans to sell parks

A very small area of Langford is facing the disposition of two portions of parkland on Florence Lake. A counter-petition is ongoing and if you are eligible to vote in elections, please download the 2 petition forms, sign them, and return to City hall by Dec. 30th

Elector Multi-Response Form, Bylaw No. 1252 (Shaw Avenue Tot Lot)

Elector Multi-Response Form, Bylaw No. 1253 (lot adjacent to 918 Gade Road)

More info: Guest editorial: Langford’s plans to sell parks