Capital Regional District

Before it makes a decision on tapping into the city’s housing reserve fund, Victoria council wants to know where the extra $565,000 the Capital Region Housing Corporation is requesting would be spent on its Caledonia redevelopment (rendering, above), a subsidized housing project in Fernwood behind Vic High. (Photo courtesy of Capital Region Housing Corporation)

Victoria considers $1 million-plus grant for Fernwood housing project

More project details needed before council decides whether to exceed maximum grant amount

 

The Capital Regional District is making the rounds of Greater Victoria municipalities requesting additional funding for new climate change initiatives, one of which is to hire a new electric vehicle program coordinator. (Twitter - City of Victoria)

Sooke backs CRD climate initiative

Greater Victoria municipalities have until Dec. 17 to choose whether to support tax hike

 

Saanich Coun. Colin Plant was re-elected by the Capital Regional District board to serve as chair for another year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich councillors re-elected to head up CRD board

Colin Plant returned as board chair, Rebecca Mersereau gets the nod as vice-chair

 

The Good Food Network’s annual gathering, set for Nov. 26 andf 27, allows the community to find solutions to food insecurity in Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable)

Food insecurity in Greater Victoria central theme of Good Food Gathering

Educational, informational event set for Nov. 26-27 to run virtually and in person

The Good Food Network’s annual gathering, set for Nov. 26 andf 27, allows the community to find solutions to food insecurity in Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable)
The Capital Regional District looks to expand availbility of electric vehicle charging stations. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria/ Twitter)

CRD asks for help funding new climate-related programs

Greater Victoria municipalities have until Dec. 17 to choose whether to support tax hike

The Capital Regional District looks to expand availbility of electric vehicle charging stations. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria/ Twitter)
The planned 306-bed assisted living facility will be built on Metchosin Road south of Latoria Boulevard. (Courtesy Capital Regional Hospital District)

$205-million dementia care neighbourhood coming to Colwood

Independence, connection and wellness prioritized for future residents

The planned 306-bed assisted living facility will be built on Metchosin Road south of Latoria Boulevard. (Courtesy Capital Regional Hospital District)
The Capital Regional District is taking applications for its nominee to sit on the Victoria Airport Authority board of directors. (Black Press Media File).

Victoria Airport Authority seeks board nominee from CRD

Capital Regional District nominee will serve a three-year term as a director

The Capital Regional District is taking applications for its nominee to sit on the Victoria Airport Authority board of directors. (Black Press Media File).
Subsidized housing in the Capital Regional District has been further supported financially by the federal government. (Black Press Media file photo)

Feds offer $11 million in added support for housing in Greater Victoria

More than 40 new homes to be created for individuals, families at risk of homelessness

Subsidized housing in the Capital Regional District has been further supported financially by the federal government. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hand watering is one way to reduce water use, which ensures there's enough water available year-round for drinking, fire prevention and fish and ecosystem support.

5 ways to do more with less water in your garden this summer!

Warm, sunny, summer weather has most of us spending more time than…

  • Aug 2, 2021
Hand watering is one way to reduce water use, which ensures there's enough water available year-round for drinking, fire prevention and fish and ecosystem support.
The Capital Regional District is expected to resume sending dried Class A biosolids, a byproduct of treated wastewater, to the mainland by the end of summer. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD likely to resume sending biosolids to mainland by end of summer

Processed waste granules still too large for the Richmond cement plant

The Capital Regional District is expected to resume sending dried Class A biosolids, a byproduct of treated wastewater, to the mainland by the end of summer. (Black Press Media file photo)
Abandoned waste isn’t just an eyesore – it’s also costly to clean up, encourages further illegal dumping and leads to increased health and environmental risks.

3 ways to keep spring cleaning community-friendly

Proper disposal key for unwanted household and yard material

  • Apr 19, 2021
Abandoned waste isn’t just an eyesore – it’s also costly to clean up, encourages further illegal dumping and leads to increased health and environmental risks.
Sign outside the currently closed McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. The Capital Regional District wants to determine how a regional performing arts venue service would operate and benefit current and future facilities in the CRD. (Black Press Media file photo)

Form, function of new Greater Victoria arts venue service to be determined

Majority at CRD board can approve select committee, final approval of service needs unanimous vote

Sign outside the currently closed McPherson Playhouse in Victoria. The Capital Regional District wants to determine how a regional performing arts venue service would operate and benefit current and future facilities in the CRD. (Black Press Media file photo)
Flushing these “unflushables” can lead to blockages in the sanitary sewer system that can be both costly to remove and cause sewage to overflow into the environment or back up into your home.

5 ‘unflushables’ that should NEVER go down the drain

Remember the 3Ps to avoid costly blockages and backups

  • Apr 5, 2021
Flushing these “unflushables” can lead to blockages in the sanitary sewer system that can be both costly to remove and cause sewage to overflow into the environment or back up into your home.
The Capital Regional District art commission has awarded grants to 14 non-profit arts groups in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Capital Regional District paints better picture for 2021 with $118,000 in arts grants

Funds support event producing and presenting, running programs in-person or virtually

The Capital Regional District art commission has awarded grants to 14 non-profit arts groups in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Capital Regional District headquarters entrance on Fisgard Street in Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

CRD board approves 1.76 per cent bump in 2021 budget

Impact of increase on Greater Victoria taxpayers likely to be modest as well

Capital Regional District headquarters entrance on Fisgard Street in Victoria. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
An aerial view of Central Saanich from the Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)

Feds put $13.1 million toward 91 new affordable housing units in Saanich, Central Saanich

The sites will have healthcare, employment and mental health resources

An aerial view of Central Saanich from the Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)
A section of the Lochside Regional Trail between Saanich Road and Swan Street will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 22-25 for asphalt repair work. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Temporary closure coming for Lochside Regional Trail ahead of repaving near Swan Lake

Trail section closed March 22 to 25, detour route available

A section of the Lochside Regional Trail between Saanich Road and Swan Street will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 22-25 for asphalt repair work. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Sooke Lake Reservoir, shown here, is the primary storage site for Greater Victoria’s drinking water supply. The Capital Regional District just purchased a property on the north edge of the water supply area to help further protect the supply. (Photo courtesy CRD)

CRD acquires 58.7-hectare watershed to further protect Greater Victoria drinking water supply

Forested area near Grant Lake is part of the Cowichan Valley Regional District

Sooke Lake Reservoir, shown here, is the primary storage site for Greater Victoria’s drinking water supply. The Capital Regional District just purchased a property on the north edge of the water supply area to help further protect the supply. (Photo courtesy CRD)
From Feb. 25 to April 30, the Galloping Goose Trail will be reduced to a single lane between Gorge Road East and Burnside Road East for a Capital Regional District sewer line renewal project. (Map via the Capital Regional District)

CRD sewer work brings delays to Galloping Goose Trail

Parts of trail, Cecelia Ravine Park impacted until April 30

From Feb. 25 to April 30, the Galloping Goose Trail will be reduced to a single lane between Gorge Road East and Burnside Road East for a Capital Regional District sewer line renewal project. (Map via the Capital Regional District)
The Captial Regional Housing District will begin the redevelopment of the 3.9-acre Oak Bay Lodge property by demolishing the four-storey buildings. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay Lodge demolition to cost $1.5 to $2 million

Capital Regional Hospital District selects construction firm to oversee work

The Captial Regional Housing District will begin the redevelopment of the 3.9-acre Oak Bay Lodge property by demolishing the four-storey buildings. (Black Press Media file photo)