Esquimalt

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
Greg Sherwell, owner of the Esquimalt Roasting Company, stands in front of his coffee roaster, which allows him to have freshly-roasted coffee beans in 10 minutes. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Esquimalt welcomes first coffee roastery

The Esquimalt Roasting Company offers fresh coffee in micro batches

Greg Sherwell, owner of the Esquimalt Roasting Company, stands in front of his coffee roaster, which allows him to have freshly-roasted coffee beans in 10 minutes. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Peter Grant (left) owner of Lyall Street Service Station in Esquimalt, is gearing up for The 9th Annual Lyall Street Service Car Show and Shine, the ALS fundraiser held every year in memory of his brother Jimmy (right) who passed away from the disease seven years ago. Photo courtesy Peter Grant

Esquimalt show and shine soaps up in the name of ALS

For nine years, Lyall Street Service has drawn car enthusiasts for community party, barbecue

Peter Grant (left) owner of Lyall Street Service Station in Esquimalt, is gearing up for The 9th Annual Lyall Street Service Car Show and Shine, the ALS fundraiser held every year in memory of his brother Jimmy (right) who passed away from the disease seven years ago. Photo courtesy Peter Grant
Pirate ships take to land for the annual Buccaneer Days parade, the Saturday morning tradition that helps kick off a weekend of activities in Esquimalt, this year from May 11 to 13. Facebook                                Pirate ships take to land for the annual Buccaneer Days parade, the Saturday morning tradition that helps kick off a weekend of activities in Esquimalt, this year from May 11 to 13. Facebook

Esquimalt hooks the region with the return of Buccaneer Days

Traditional festival includes parade, sky-divers and early bird wake-up call

Pirate ships take to land for the annual Buccaneer Days parade, the Saturday morning tradition that helps kick off a weekend of activities in Esquimalt, this year from May 11 to 13. Facebook                                Pirate ships take to land for the annual Buccaneer Days parade, the Saturday morning tradition that helps kick off a weekend of activities in Esquimalt, this year from May 11 to 13. Facebook
Esquimalt’s new OCP includes plans for development at Head Street and Esquimalt Road. News files

New Official Community Plan to get first reading in Esquimalt

Several months delayed, draft bylaw addresses housing, growth, land use

Esquimalt’s new OCP includes plans for development at Head Street and Esquimalt Road. News files
Esquimalt Farmers Market named top in B.C.

Esquimalt Farmers Market named top in B.C.

Executive director Katrina Dwulit also honoured as market manager of the year

Esquimalt Farmers Market named top in B.C.
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Families top of mind in Esquimalt municipal planning

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Families top of mind in Esquimalt municipal planning

Mayor Barb Desjardins offers her thoughts on the value of families

  • Feb 22, 2018
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Families top of mind in Esquimalt municipal planning
The Victoria Tool Library will celebrate a successful first year with an open house and demo day Feb. 17 at their Esquimalt location, 858 Devonshire Rd. Photo courtesy Victoria Tool Library

Victoria Tool Library nails successful first year

Non-profit to celebrate with open house, demo day and reduced membership fee

The Victoria Tool Library will celebrate a successful first year with an open house and demo day Feb. 17 at their Esquimalt location, 858 Devonshire Rd. Photo courtesy Victoria Tool Library
Barb Desjardins, who has served as mayor of Esquimalt since 2008, announced Feb. 9 that she will seek a fourth term when she runs for re-election this fall. Contributed photo

Esquimalt mayor takes another run at re-election

Since 2008, Barb Desjardins has led growing Township

Barb Desjardins, who has served as mayor of Esquimalt since 2008, announced Feb. 9 that she will seek a fourth term when she runs for re-election this fall. Contributed photo
Esquimalt Township municipal hall. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Esquimalt council: Municipal hall upgrades, other internal work planned

New refrigeration equipment, treadmills and planner workspace in works

Esquimalt Township municipal hall. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Esquimalt Neighbourhood House is now offering a grief support group once a month. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Grief support now available thorough Esquimalt Neighbourhood House

Need is great, particularly with youth suicide and overdose deaths

Esquimalt Neighbourhood House is now offering a grief support group once a month. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Homes on Gosper Crescent, next to Esquimalt Gorge Park, are among those involved in Township discussions about cross contamination of sewer and storm water systems. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Esquimalt not the only municipality with sewage problems

But half the township’s infill and infiltration issues are on private property

Homes on Gosper Crescent, next to Esquimalt Gorge Park, are among those involved in Township discussions about cross contamination of sewer and storm water systems. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The Gorge Waterway was contaminated this past summer from septic tanks that spilled into Esquimalt’s storm water drains. The Township is beginning to address its options for preventing sewage and storm water lines from co-mingling. News files

Fixing Esquimalt’s sewage, storm drain cross contamination could cost millions

Property owners and municipality expected to share costs of solution

The Gorge Waterway was contaminated this past summer from septic tanks that spilled into Esquimalt’s storm water drains. The Township is beginning to address its options for preventing sewage and storm water lines from co-mingling. News files
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Holidays a time to come together in Esquimalt

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Holidays a time to come together in Esquimalt

Barb Desjardins offers Christmastime options from the Township

  • Dec 21, 2017
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Holidays a time to come together in Esquimalt
New Esquimalt residents Shannon Pierangeli and her kids Aurelia (left) and Roman crossed the finish line for the first time at Sunday’s third annual Pyjama Prance. Shannon said Roman kept the trio motivated on the two-kilometre route, exclaiming “We did it!” upon their arrival. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Esquimalt’s Pyjama Prance tours Township on a frosty morning

Third annual event sees largest turnout yet, raises $1,738 for Rainbow Kitchen

New Esquimalt residents Shannon Pierangeli and her kids Aurelia (left) and Roman crossed the finish line for the first time at Sunday’s third annual Pyjama Prance. Shannon said Roman kept the trio motivated on the two-kilometre route, exclaiming “We did it!” upon their arrival. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
The Country Grocer float glides along Esquimalt Road during the Esquimalt Celebration of Lights parade on Sunday. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Esquimalt lit up up during Celebration of Lights

Parade, music and free hot dogs and popcorn part of evening festivities

The Country Grocer float glides along Esquimalt Road during the Esquimalt Celebration of Lights parade on Sunday. Don Descoteau/Victoria News