Esquimalt

Stephen Kime, Instructor Blood and Iron Burnaby, and Erik Bailey, right, Head Instructor Blood and Iron Victoria, practise their sword-fighting techniques. Blood and Iron will do demonstrations at Buccaneer Days in Esquimalt. (File Contributed/ Blood and Iron)
Stephen Kime, Instructor Blood and Iron Burnaby, and Erik Bailey, right, Head Instructor Blood and Iron Victoria, practise their sword-fighting techniques. Blood and Iron will do demonstrations at Buccaneer Days in Esquimalt. (File Contributed/ Blood and Iron)
Roller skating is starting up at the Archie Browning Centre in Esquimalt (File contributed/ Andrea Boyes)

Roller skating is making a comeback in Esquimalt

The first drop-in roller skating event in decades starts tonight

Roller skating is starting up at the Archie Browning Centre in Esquimalt (File contributed/ Andrea Boyes)
Half of the tenants of the Craigflower Road property should be able to move back in by April 27 (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Fire damage to Esquimalt building leaves some tenants out for at least six months

Structural damage has barred half of the tenants from returning, while others might move back sooner

Half of the tenants of the Craigflower Road property should be able to move back in by April 27 (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin (left), Sidney Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith, View Royal Mayor David Screech, Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor, Highlands Mayor Ken Williams, Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch and North Saanich Mayor Geoff Orr attended a luncheon to hear University of Victoria scientists discuss climate change. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Greater Victoria Mayors, environment minister talk climate change

Ten local mayors and minister Catherine McKenna heard a presentation from UVic scientists

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin (left), Sidney Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith, View Royal Mayor David Screech, Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor, Highlands Mayor Ken Williams, Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch and North Saanich Mayor Geoff Orr attended a luncheon to hear University of Victoria scientists discuss climate change. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Friends identify Judith Rose Burke as the victim of Sunday’s fatal apartment fire. (Judith Burke Facebook)

Remembering Judith Rose Burke

Burke died during a fire in her fourth-floor apartment in Esquimalt on Sunday

Friends identify Judith Rose Burke as the victim of Sunday’s fatal apartment fire. (Judith Burke Facebook)
Heavy smoke took over an hour to extinguish after a fire ripped through an Esquimalt apartment building Sunday afternoon. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Esquimalt apartment fire caused by human error

The fatal fire started in the victim’s unit

Heavy smoke took over an hour to extinguish after a fire ripped through an Esquimalt apartment building Sunday afternoon. (Keri Coles/News staff)
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched in an attempt to raise $2,000 per displaced family “to ease the pain of loss.” (Keri Coles/News staff)

Fund launched for victims of fatal Esquimalt apartment fire

Difficult fire would have been worse if not for coordinated efforts of four departments

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched in an attempt to raise $2,000 per displaced family “to ease the pain of loss.” (Keri Coles/News staff)
Four fire departments and more than 30 firefighters were on scene at a structure fire in Esquimalt on Sunday. It is believed that one person has died in the fire. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

One woman confirmed dead following Esquimalt fire

Sunday fire tears through top floor of four-storey residential building on Craigflower Road

Four fire departments and more than 30 firefighters were on scene at a structure fire in Esquimalt on Sunday. It is believed that one person has died in the fire. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Cheryl Love wears a t-shirt with her son’s name on it, and a “Vanilla Thunder” logo, his nickname when on the court. She holds a basketball signed by all the participants in the first Isaac Williams-Herrington 3 on 3 memorial tournament, put together to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention, after Isaac died by suicide in November 2017. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Esquimalt High fights mental health stigma on the basketball court

The Isaac Williams-Herrington Memorial Tournament honours an Esquimalt teen who died by suicide

Cheryl Love wears a t-shirt with her son’s name on it, and a “Vanilla Thunder” logo, his nickname when on the court. She holds a basketball signed by all the participants in the first Isaac Williams-Herrington 3 on 3 memorial tournament, put together to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention, after Isaac died by suicide in November 2017. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The 5K Community Run in Esquimalt on April will affect traffic (screenshot)

Esquimalt 5K community run happening April 6

The run will affect traffic on Saturday morning

The 5K Community Run in Esquimalt on April will affect traffic (screenshot)
Esquimalt Atom Smashers team captain Caeden Austin builds part of the team’s robot for the upcoming FIRST Robotics Canada competition. (File contributed/ Tina O’Keefe)

Esquimalt High robotics team heads to international competition

The Esquimalt Atom Smashers will participate in the FIRST Robotics Canada competition

Esquimalt Atom Smashers team captain Caeden Austin builds part of the team’s robot for the upcoming FIRST Robotics Canada competition. (File contributed/ Tina O’Keefe)
Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria

Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria

Blossoms are tinting streets pink across Greater Victoria

Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria
Tony James outside the Royal Theatre. Lia Crowe photography

Producer Tony James Created Legend Concert Series

Vancouver Island native has had a lifelong love of the theatre arts

  • Jan 2, 2019
Tony James outside the Royal Theatre. Lia Crowe photography
Greg Evans looks through boxes in the Esquimalt Municipal Archives. Evans died Dec. 3 at the age of 66. (File photo)

Greater Victoria historian and beer expert Greg Evans dies

Evans was well known on the beer scene, and worked for several B.C. musuems

Greg Evans looks through boxes in the Esquimalt Municipal Archives. Evans died Dec. 3 at the age of 66. (File photo)
Meet Your Candidates: Learn more about the Esquimalt council candidates

Meet Your Candidates: Learn more about the Esquimalt council candidates

We asked candidates what changes they would make in the municipality

  • Oct 15, 2018
Meet Your Candidates: Learn more about the Esquimalt council candidates
Robert McKie stands in his backyard where his neighbour has painted racist symbols and words after McKie refused to pay for the whole fence. The fence is entirely on the neighbour’s property, so McKie can’t touch his fence. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Esquimalt man says neighbour painted racist slogans on fence

A man in Esquimalt says his neighbour has painted racist symbols and…

Robert McKie stands in his backyard where his neighbour has painted racist symbols and words after McKie refused to pay for the whole fence. The fence is entirely on the neighbour’s property, so McKie can’t touch his fence. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Chamber music returns to Esquimalt with new season of Township Classics

Chamber music returns to Esquimalt with new season of Township Classics

Township Classics opens with Beethoven’s Serenade Opus 8 and Dohnanyi’s Serenade Opus 10

  • Sep 25, 2018
Chamber music returns to Esquimalt with new season of Township Classics
Esquimalt recognized as B.C. Climate Action Community

Esquimalt recognized as B.C. Climate Action Community

For sixth consecutive year, the Township meets goals set out in Climate Action Charter

Esquimalt recognized as B.C. Climate Action Community
Musical lineup set for Esquimalt Ribfest

Musical lineup set for Esquimalt Ribfest

Victoria ‘supergroup’ Cities to headline Saturday show at popular September event

Musical lineup set for Esquimalt Ribfest
Learning about nature in a fun way is what the Esquimalt Rec Centre’s ECO Champs program is all about.                                Photo by PxHere

Kids get hands-on opportunity to be ECO Champs

Summer program in Esquimalt explores different aspects of the environment

Learning about nature in a fun way is what the Esquimalt Rec Centre’s ECO Champs program is all about.                                Photo by PxHere