Esquimalt

A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter will fly over Esquimalt as part of the National Peacekeeper’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park on Aug. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)

National Peacekeeper’s Day parade, memorial ceremony happen in Esquimalt Aug. 9

Sections of Admirals and Esquimalt roads will be closed from 7 to 8:25 p.m.

 

Songhees Chief Ronald Sam (from left), BC Hydro CEO Chris O’Riley and Esquimalt Chief Robert Thomas sign papers transferring 4.5 acres of land in Rock Bay to Matullia Holdings LP, which represents both the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, in a ceremony held Tuesday (July 26) at the site. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Songhees, Esquimalt nations receive Rock Bay land from BC Hydro

Transfer signals turning point for reconciliation and climate change: Hydro CEO

 

The Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society has received $115,000 from the province for its free community counselling efforts. (Google Streetview)

Esquimalt community counselling agency receives provincial funding

Demand for Esquimalt Neighbourhood House services doubles since start of pandemic

 

Esquimalt is looking at an increase to recreation fees. (Esquimalt Parks and Recreation/Facebook)

Esquimalt recreation fees could increase next year

Mayor worried about small rate hike’s impact on young users

Esquimalt is looking at an increase to recreation fees. (Esquimalt Parks and Recreation/Facebook)
A cyclist on the E&N Rail Trail glances over at graffiti painted on the back of commercial buildings in Esquimalt on July 13, 2022. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Esquimalt tags old program despite questions if it will actually stem graffiti

Youth, art advocates say township should pursue community-based approach

A cyclist on the E&N Rail Trail glances over at graffiti painted on the back of commercial buildings in Esquimalt on July 13, 2022. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Greater Victoria communities want SD61 to use municipal funds for crosswalk programs. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria councils push to fund SD61 crossing guards as absence looms

Crossing guard association folding in June makes September return uncertain

Greater Victoria communities want SD61 to use municipal funds for crosswalk programs. (Black Press Media file photo)
Township of Esquimalt Coun. Jane Vermeulen has announced her resignation, which will take effect as of July 15. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)

No by-election to fill Esquimalt council seat before October’s general vote

Council votes to complete term with six members after councillor’s resignation

Township of Esquimalt Coun. Jane Vermeulen has announced her resignation, which will take effect as of July 15. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)
Premier John Horgan speaks alongside Songhees First Nation Chief Ron Sam (left) at a meeting between Canada’s premiers and Indigenous leaders at the Songhees Wellness Centre on July 11. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Indigenous leaders and Canada’s premiers meet in Greater Victoria

Enshrining UNDRIP, health-care funding transfers, consultation highlight day 1 talks

Premier John Horgan speaks alongside Songhees First Nation Chief Ron Sam (left) at a meeting between Canada’s premiers and Indigenous leaders at the Songhees Wellness Centre on July 11. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Vehicles parked on the shared-use part of Selkirk Avenue. Esquimalt is asking for public feedback as it looks to update parking in the township. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt asks residents to inform how parking fits into township’s future

A survey and other engagement opportunities running through July

Vehicles parked on the shared-use part of Selkirk Avenue. Esquimalt is asking for public feedback as it looks to update parking in the township. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)
The wood frame of the Esquimalt Town Square during its construction. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt councillors look to mandate cleaner heating in new construction

Couns. Ken Armour and Tim Morrison are pushing a switch from burning coal, oil or gas

The wood frame of the Esquimalt Town Square during its construction. (Black Press Media file photo)
Officials put shovels in the ground at 874 Fleming St. in Esquimalt, the future site of a 137-unit affordable housing project. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: $22 million affordable housing build in the works for Esquimalt

Former Esquimalt Lions Lodge site to house 137-units

Officials put shovels in the ground at 874 Fleming St. in Esquimalt, the future site of a 137-unit affordable housing project. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A rendering for the 12-storey condominium that’s proposed for the northwest corner of Esquimalt Road and Nelson Street. (Courtesy of Aquila Pacific/Casola Koppe Architects)

12-storey Esquimalt condo proposal aims to fill ownership gap

One and two-bedroom building passed along to a public hearing

A rendering for the 12-storey condominium that’s proposed for the northwest corner of Esquimalt Road and Nelson Street. (Courtesy of Aquila Pacific/Casola Koppe Architects)
A rendering for a proposed 200 rental unit project in the core of Esquimalt. (Courtesy of Boardwalk REIT and Invictus Commercial Corp.)

Esquimalt sides with core density over parking concerns with 200-unit project

Five-storey development advanced after June 27 public hearing

A rendering for a proposed 200 rental unit project in the core of Esquimalt. (Courtesy of Boardwalk REIT and Invictus Commercial Corp.)
Esquimalt is hosting a Gorge Park Pavilion grand opening on June 18. (Courtesy of Town of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt hosting Gorge Park Pavilion grand opening on Saturday

People invited to tour new building, renewed grounds

Esquimalt is hosting a Gorge Park Pavilion grand opening on June 18. (Courtesy of Town of Esquimalt)
Developer PC Urban has pitched this development for the site of 856 to 858 Esquimalt Road. (Courtesy of PC Urban/ WA Architects)

Almost 200-unit rental project pitched for Esquimalt Road sites

PC Urban looks to redevelop three properties with two six-storey buildings

Developer PC Urban has pitched this development for the site of 856 to 858 Esquimalt Road. (Courtesy of PC Urban/ WA Architects)
VicPD has released its annual community survey results on perception of safety, crime and policing in Victoria and Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)

People feel three times safer at night in downtown Victoria than they did in 2014

VicPD survey respondents’ top police priorities not actually crimes

VicPD has released its annual community survey results on perception of safety, crime and policing in Victoria and Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)
Belinda Cameron was last seen at Shoppers Drug Mart in Esquimalt in 2005. Investigators have made a renewed call for information 17 years after her disappearance. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Search continues for Indigenous Esquimalt woman who disappeared in 2005

Belinda Cameron was last seen at Shoppers Drug Mart in Esquimalt

Belinda Cameron was last seen at Shoppers Drug Mart in Esquimalt in 2005. Investigators have made a renewed call for information 17 years after her disappearance. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Esquimalt is taking new measures to address speeding drivers on Old Esquimalt Road. (Courtesy of Google Streetview)

Esquimalt wants drivers ticketed right away on prolific speeding road

Driver-calming measures added to Old Esquimalt Road and school zones

Esquimalt is taking new measures to address speeding drivers on Old Esquimalt Road. (Courtesy of Google Streetview)
Firefighters aim their hose to knock down a target during the 38th Indigenous Firefighting Competition held in Esquimalt Saturday June 4. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

VIDEO: Indigenous firefighters from across B.C. gather in Esquimalt for annual competition

The 38th Indigenous Firefighting Competition served as a fun way to build skills and camaraderie

Firefighters aim their hose to knock down a target during the 38th Indigenous Firefighting Competition held in Esquimalt Saturday June 4. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
WITS Programs Foundation vice-president Tom Woods, Patty Perens of B.C. RCMP Youth Services, and WITS executive director Andy Telfer are seen after Perens presented an award to the foundation. It has grown into a global operation in the 24 years since it was founded in Esquimalt. (Courtesy of WITS Programs Foundation)

Esquimalt foundation marks 24 years of teaching kids around the globe to ‘use their WITS’

The WITS Programs Foundation has kept their programs current as it expanded beyond its local roots

WITS Programs Foundation vice-president Tom Woods, Patty Perens of B.C. RCMP Youth Services, and WITS executive director Andy Telfer are seen after Perens presented an award to the foundation. It has grown into a global operation in the 24 years since it was founded in Esquimalt. (Courtesy of WITS Programs Foundation)