Esquimalt

Esquimalt Recreation will resume access to its fitness centre and offer summer camps starting on June 23. (Esquimalt Parks and Recreation/Facebook)

Recreational services available in Esquimalt again

Gym access and youth camps to be offered, pool remains closed

  • Jun 23, 2020
Esquimalt Recreation will resume access to its fitness centre and offer summer camps starting on June 23. (Esquimalt Parks and Recreation/Facebook)
Macauley Elementary School in Esquimalt is under a hold and secure order following a cougar sighting Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt elementary school under hold and secure following cougar sighting

Macauley students will be released one-by-one at the end of the day

Macauley Elementary School in Esquimalt is under a hold and secure order following a cougar sighting Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
While announcing a series of motions addressing diversity and racism, the Victoria Police Department and the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board say they are willing to engage and “difficult and uncomfortable conversations” necessary in order to learn what is needed to ensure all community members feel safe. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police board requests racial, gender analysis of Victoria police force

Board’s motion one of many working to address racism, discrimination in policing

While announcing a series of motions addressing diversity and racism, the Victoria Police Department and the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board say they are willing to engage and “difficult and uncomfortable conversations” necessary in order to learn what is needed to ensure all community members feel safe. (Black Press Media file photo)
The union representing Victoria firefighters has expressed disapproval for Esquimalt Fire Rescue’s participation in a crowd management unit at the Sunday rally in support of Black Lives Matter. (Black Press Media file photo)
The union representing Victoria firefighters has expressed disapproval for Esquimalt Fire Rescue’s participation in a crowd management unit at the Sunday rally in support of Black Lives Matter. (Black Press Media file photo)
Among the past winners is this Best Large Garden awarded first place in 2015. (Esquimalt.ca)

Blooming Esquimalt garden tour goes virtual

Township offers tips, videos, photos of local gardens as legacy project goes online

Among the past winners is this Best Large Garden awarded first place in 2015. (Esquimalt.ca)
Buccaneer days is cancelled. (Facebook/ Esquimalt Buccaneer Days)

Esquimalt’s Buccaneer Days cancelled due to COVID-19

The pirate-themed fair will take place in 2021

Buccaneer days is cancelled. (Facebook/ Esquimalt Buccaneer Days)
The Township is waiting to hear back from the province about two cannabis dispensaries which received proper zoning in the fall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two cannabis dispensaries in Esquimalt await provincial approval

Misty Mountain Cannabis and Alternative Aromatics Dispensary received rezoning from township

The Township is waiting to hear back from the province about two cannabis dispensaries which received proper zoning in the fall. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society and the Township of Esquimalt remind residents to be extra cautious as they drive, cycle and explore during fawning season. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt likely two years from starting deer birth control efforts

The Township needs provincial approval before more impactful steps are taken

The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society and the Township of Esquimalt remind residents to be extra cautious as they drive, cycle and explore during fawning season. (Black Press Media file photo)
Residents from across the Greater Victoria area rallied in support of the Gorge Waterway in July of 2017, after a suspected sewage spill — pictured here — cancelled the Gorge Swim Fest. Another spill has occurred in the waterway, but Esquimalt staff haven’t been able to determine the source of it. (Black Press Media file photo)

Booms go up in Gorge Creek after hydrocarbon spill

The source of the spill is being investigated

Residents from across the Greater Victoria area rallied in support of the Gorge Waterway in July of 2017, after a suspected sewage spill — pictured here — cancelled the Gorge Swim Fest. Another spill has occurred in the waterway, but Esquimalt staff haven’t been able to determine the source of it. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardin

COLUMN: Doctors, dog parks and more highlight 2019 in Esquimalt

Mayor Barb Desjardin talks successes for the Township this year

Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardin
Esquimalt is considering options for bike lanes on Lampson Street. (Screenshot/ Google Maps)
Esquimalt is considering options for bike lanes on Lampson Street. (Screenshot/ Google Maps)
A new 102-unit residential building is being proposed for the property at 1100-1108 Esquimalt Rd and 610-612 Lampson St. (File contributed/Township of Esquimalt)                                A new 102-unit residential building is being proposed for the property at 1100-1108 Esquimalt Rd and 610-612 Lampson St. (File contributed/Township of Esquimalt)

Six-storey, 102-unit residential complex proposed for main Esquimalt intersection

Praxis Architects Inc. wants to see the development at Lampson Road and Esquimalt Street

A new 102-unit residential building is being proposed for the property at 1100-1108 Esquimalt Rd and 610-612 Lampson St. (File contributed/Township of Esquimalt)                                A new 102-unit residential building is being proposed for the property at 1100-1108 Esquimalt Rd and 610-612 Lampson St. (File contributed/Township of Esquimalt)
Esquimalt council voted to move forward with waterfront changes. (Black Press Media File Photo).

Esquimalt council approves building, dog areas for Gorge Park

$7 million in funding for waterfront improvements goes to multipurpose building and dog park

Esquimalt council voted to move forward with waterfront changes. (Black Press Media File Photo).
An adjusted proposal to the property at899 Esquimalt Rd. sees the main tower pared down to 10 storeys from 12 (File contributed/ Lexi Developments)

Proposed 12-storey building in Esquimalt pared down to 10, medical clinic no longer prioritized

Esquimalt council heard from Lexi Development about proposed changes to plans

An adjusted proposal to the property at899 Esquimalt Rd. sees the main tower pared down to 10 storeys from 12 (File contributed/ Lexi Developments)
A reserection of the E&N rail line has been called for by all 13 of the Greater Victoria region’s mayors, and the Island Corridor Foundation is feeling optimistic. (Black Pres File Photo)
A reserection of the E&N rail line has been called for by all 13 of the Greater Victoria region’s mayors, and the Island Corridor Foundation is feeling optimistic. (Black Pres File Photo)
Esquimalt community members are keeping their fingers crossed for funding to fuel the installation of an all-weather field at Esquimalt High School. (File photo)

Turf field project at Esquimalt High School awaits government response

The Es-Whoy-Malth Community Field Collaborative would see new fields and a clubhouse installed

Esquimalt community members are keeping their fingers crossed for funding to fuel the installation of an all-weather field at Esquimalt High School. (File photo)
Azja Jones Martin, of Little Mountain Farm, gets a helping hand from her mother Lucinda Jones, at a past Esquimalt Farmers Market. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt events highlight townships’ unique character

From markets to music nights, township events provide gathering places

Azja Jones Martin, of Little Mountain Farm, gets a helping hand from her mother Lucinda Jones, at a past Esquimalt Farmers Market. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Township of Esquimalt has something for everyone (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Esquimalt hosts many highlights for everyone

Some of the Esquimalt’s newest additions and classic favourites for Township visitors to see

The Township of Esquimalt has something for everyone (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Township of Esquimalt Municipal Hall. (File photo)

Township of Esquimalt seeks input for social wellness strategies

Esquimalt launches survey in conjunciton with Island Health

Township of Esquimalt Municipal Hall. (File photo)
Andrew Zado is the president of the Esquimalt Fire Fighter’s Association. He’s frustrated that day-time shifts don’t always have back fill, and feels it puts his team at risk (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Andrew Zado is the president of the Esquimalt Fire Fighter’s Association. He’s frustrated that day-time shifts don’t always have back fill, and feels it puts his team at risk (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)