Conservatives weave a tangled web in Victoria

Feds remind people of previously funded infrastructure projects

Conservative MP Kellie Leitch joins Reese Waldron

Conservative MP Kellie Leitch, a pediatric surgeon and parliamentary secretary to Minister of Human Resources and Skill Development Dianne Finley, was in Victoria last week to announce federal funding for projects that enhanced accessability.

The Blanshard Community Centre, the site of the April 12 announcement, was given $50,000 in a previous round of funding to upgrade its playground.

Asked to confirm any Greater Victoria projects among the 187 that would be receiving funding, representatives could not supply any.

At Ogden Point this week, federal Conservative cabinet minister and B.C. MP James Moore was on hand, along with B.C. Liberal cabinet minister Blair Lekstrom, to greet the first cruise ship of the 2012 season.

Work to install a mooring dolphin that effectively extended the length of one of the Ogden Point piers and allows for the docking of larger cruise ships, was completed almost two years ago by the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority.

The three-way funding for the project was announced in March 2009, as a joint venture between the federal and provincial governments and the harbour authority.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

One dead as fish boat sinks off southern Vancouver Island

Shawnigan Lake-registered Arctic Fox II went down off Cape Flattery, west of Victoria

Saanich council seeks more information after hearing Uptown-Douglas plan

Council asks for further reports on economic, housing, transportation plans for corridor

Three active COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island

Since July 24, Central island has had five new cases, North one, South none

Victoria police seize replica handgun and bullets

Unrelated call leads police to functional replica

Flaming object thrown through Victoria restaurant window

Police looking for any witnesses to early-morning incident

Man, 54, charged in connection with fatal attack of Red Deer doctor

Doctor was killed in his walk-in clinic on Monday

Landlord takes front door, windows after single B.C. mom late with rent

Maple Ridge mom gets help from community generosity and government

42 more people test positive for COVID-19 in B.C.

The province has recorded no new deaths in recent days

Joe Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Harris and Biden plan to deliver remarks Wednesday in Wilmington

Lawsuit launched after Florida child handcuffed, booked and briefly jailed

Suit alleges “deliberate indifference” to what should have been handled as a behavioural issue

Russia approves vaccine, Putin hopes to begin mass production

Critic calls decision to proceed without thorough testing ‘dangerous and grossly immoral’

Doctor slain in Alberta medical clinic was devoted father, husband

Red Deer doctors on edge after attack on colleague who had two young daughters

Feds offer ‘life preserver’ funds to BC Ferries as pandemic sinks revenue

For every dollar the province spends the federal government will match

Most Read