Esquimalt

Parents and guardians received a letter from Island Health on Jan. 26 warning of a potential COVID-19 exposure at the school from Jan. 20 to 22. (Google Maps)
Parents and guardians received a letter from Island Health on Jan. 26 warning of a potential COVID-19 exposure at the school from Jan. 20 to 22. (Google Maps)
Victoria police are seeking home surveillance video and witnesses following a prowling incident in Esquimalt Jan. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt prowler removes air conditioner, peers into person’s home

VicPD is seeking video footage, witnesses following Jan. 20 incident

Victoria police are seeking home surveillance video and witnesses following a prowling incident in Esquimalt Jan. 20. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect and witness of a Dec. 4 sexual assault in Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seeking suspect, witness of sexual assault of Esquimalt teen

Teen sexually assaulted Dec. 4 after departing number 15 bus

Victoria police are seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect and witness of a Dec. 4 sexual assault in Esquimalt. (Black Press Media file photo)
One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)

Christmas tree still up? So is your fire risk

Dry Christmas trees pose fire hazard

One-third of Christmas tree fires start in January, according to the National Fire Protection Association. (Unsplash photo)
Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins

MAYOR’S COLUMN: Esquimalt learns to do things differently in 2020

Mayor Barb Desjardins offers best wishes heading into 2021

  • Jan 3, 2021
Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins
Insp. Michael Brown officially takes over as officer in charge of the Victoria Police Department’s Esquimalt division at the end of January 2021. He replaces Insp. Keith Lindner, who is retiring after a 35-year policing career, 31 years of which was spent with VicPD. (Courtesy VicPD)

Homegrown officer to lead Esquimalt division for VicPD

Insp. Michael Brown takes over from retiring Insp. Keith Lindner on Jan. 31

  • Jan 2, 2021
Insp. Michael Brown officially takes over as officer in charge of the Victoria Police Department’s Esquimalt division at the end of January 2021. He replaces Insp. Keith Lindner, who is retiring after a 35-year policing career, 31 years of which was spent with VicPD. (Courtesy VicPD)
Santa Claus made an appearance at the recent Christmas hamper night in Esquimalt. (Photo by Terry Hopkins)

Visit from Santa adds excitement to hamper night in Esquimalt

Celebration of Lights volunteers and others assemble, hand out Christmas groceries

Santa Claus made an appearance at the recent Christmas hamper night in Esquimalt. (Photo by Terry Hopkins)
One man is in custody following a fatal shooting in Esquimalt Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
One man is in custody following a fatal shooting in Esquimalt Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sturdee Street in Esquimalt will be closed to public parking on Dec. 7 and 8 for a film crew. (Screenshot via Google Maps)
Sturdee Street in Esquimalt will be closed to public parking on Dec. 7 and 8 for a film crew. (Screenshot via Google Maps)
Firefighters on scene for a gas leak in the 800-block of Viewfield Road in Esquimalt on Dec. 1. (Vanessa Nicholson photo)

No injuries after vehicle strikes Esquimalt gas line

Esquimalt Fire Rescue was called to the 800-block of Viewfield Road at 5 p.m.

Firefighters on scene for a gas leak in the 800-block of Viewfield Road in Esquimalt on Dec. 1. (Vanessa Nicholson photo)
Victoria police were called to a single-vehicle crash shortly before 3 a.m. Nov. 27. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver dies after fiery early morning crash in Vic West

The driver was the sole occupant of the single-vehicle crash involving a hydro pole

Victoria police were called to a single-vehicle crash shortly before 3 a.m. Nov. 27. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are recommending impaired driving charges after a woman struck two hydro poles with her truck. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria woman suspected of impairment after crashing into two utility poles

Police recommending charges after Halloween night incident

Victoria police are recommending impaired driving charges after a woman struck two hydro poles with her truck. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Gillian Turner’s Clay Box Gallery and Studio opens in Esquimalt this month. (Courtesy of Gillian Turner)

Esquimalt welcomes two new art spaces

Pottery studio, community arts hub opening this month

Gillian Turner’s Clay Box Gallery and Studio opens in Esquimalt this month. (Courtesy of Gillian Turner)
One man was taken into custody after an assault and barricade on Esquimalt Road on Sept. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

One in custody after assault, barricade in Esquimalt Road residence

Victoria police closed down portion of the road Wednesday night during incident

One man was taken into custody after an assault and barricade on Esquimalt Road on Sept. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
Firefighter Joel Anthony (left) helps fellow Saanich firefighter Josh Ward spray down his gear after extinguishing a house fire in the 500-block of Walter Avenue. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Mutual aid talks fizzle between Greater Victoria fire departments

Victoria puts other core departments on notice

Firefighter Joel Anthony (left) helps fellow Saanich firefighter Josh Ward spray down his gear after extinguishing a house fire in the 500-block of Walter Avenue. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Victoria police are once again looking for Albert Bedard, 74. (Courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: Police searching for high-risk 74-year-old Esquimalt man

Albert Bedard missing for a second time this week

Victoria police are once again looking for Albert Bedard, 74. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Artist Katherine Babcock, of West Island Designs, is inspired by the outdoors. (Courtesy Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)

Esquimalt artists take to great outdoors amid coronavirus

Group invites budding, or just willing artists, to join at Saxe Point

Artist Katherine Babcock, of West Island Designs, is inspired by the outdoors. (Courtesy Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)
A new urgent and primary care centre in Esquimalt will help fill some of the void left by recent closures. (Pixabay photo)

New urgent and primary care centre coming to Esquimalt

Temporary site slated to open late spring 2021

A new urgent and primary care centre in Esquimalt will help fill some of the void left by recent closures. (Pixabay photo)
Organizers were hoping the pandemic might lift in time for Esquimalt Ribfest 2020, but ultimately decided to postpone the community event for 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt Ribfest 2020 cancelled by COVID-19

Organizers had hoped for a ‘pandemic shift’

Organizers were hoping the pandemic might lift in time for Esquimalt Ribfest 2020, but ultimately decided to postpone the community event for 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Children and families taking in the Esquimalt Adventure Park enjoy cooling off with a good soaking in the sunshine. (File photo by Jean-Paul Bezeau)

Esquimalt splash pad back in action

Esquimalt Adventure Park reopens July 6

Children and families taking in the Esquimalt Adventure Park enjoy cooling off with a good soaking in the sunshine. (File photo by Jean-Paul Bezeau)