Township of Esquimalt

The wood frame, mass timber commercial building in Esquimalt Town Square utilizes green technologies and features 10-foot, ground-floor ceilings. It will eventually be home to a new library and a neighbourhood pub/restaurant. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

Excitement building around Esquimalt Town Square

Residential, commercial and library project will add vibrancy, amenities to area, mayor says

 

Although Victoria council voted to raise the issue of street checks at the next police board meeting, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins says street checks aren’t an issue in the Township. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Esquimalt mayor says police use ‘compassionate check-ins’

Subject of street checks slated for Esquimalt and Victoria Police Board meeting Sept. 15

 

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

 

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)
Esquimalt’s parks and recreation department is offering a number of virtual workouts and lessons while it prepares to reopen its recreational facilities. (Township of Esquimalt website)

COLUMN: Esquimalt offers virtual resources while it prepares to open recreational facilities

The Township offers an update on its recreation facilities and activities

  • May 30, 2020
Esquimalt’s parks and recreation department is offering a number of virtual workouts and lessons while it prepares to reopen its recreational facilities. (Township of Esquimalt website)
This year Esquimalt will celebrate Earth Day online in order to adhere to social distancing practices. (Black Press file photo)

Esquimalt celebrates 50th anniversary of Earth Day online

Five days of online programming includes videos, kids’ activities and avirtual tour

  • Apr 20, 2020
This year Esquimalt will celebrate Earth Day online in order to adhere to social distancing practices. (Black Press file photo)
More than 100 homes are listed on AirBnB in Esquimalt. All of them are listed illegally. (Screenshot/Airbnb.com)

More than 100 illegal short-term rental suites listed in Esquimalt

The Township works on a complaint-based system to pursue bylaw breakers

More than 100 homes are listed on AirBnB in Esquimalt. All of them are listed illegally. (Screenshot/Airbnb.com)
Esquimalt voted to add more legislation for docks in the Gorge. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt adds more legislation for private docks in its waterways

More than 30 docks had been put into the Gorge Waterway without proper zoning

Esquimalt voted to add more legislation for docks in the Gorge. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit is hosting three open houses in February on proposed changes to plans for Esquimalt and View Royal. (Black Press Media File Photo)
BC Transit is hosting three open houses in February on proposed changes to plans for Esquimalt and View Royal. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Tristan Piercey, carrier for Saanich News, is really enjoying his first time in a kayak. — at Fairway Gorge Paddling Club. (Black Press Media file photo).

Esquimalt explores creating portage beach for choppy Gorge waters

The portage beach would add safety to the Victoria Waterways Loop

Tristan Piercey, carrier for Saanich News, is really enjoying his first time in a kayak. — at Fairway Gorge Paddling Club. (Black Press Media file photo).
Standing Stone Developments has switched its Corvette Landing project from a condo to a rental development. (corvettelanding.com)

Mass-timber project in Esquimalt switches from condos to rentals

Corvette Landing will now offer rental units in the area

Standing Stone Developments has switched its Corvette Landing project from a condo to a rental development. (corvettelanding.com)
Dec. 13, 2019 – The wastewater treatment plant is well underway. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Year In Review: Top Issues in Victoria, Esquimalt in 2019

Housing, transportation, policing and more were top contenders for this year

Dec. 13, 2019 – The wastewater treatment plant is well underway. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
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).
Thomas Childs (left) who was the Esquimalt Fire Chief for the day on Nov. 6, speaks with Fire Chief Chris Jancowski about important fire prevention issues. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Five-year-old Esquimalt boy becomes fire chief for the day

Thomas Childs took over the Esquimalt Fire Department

Thomas Childs (left) who was the Esquimalt Fire Chief for the day on Nov. 6, speaks with Fire Chief Chris Jancowski about important fire prevention issues. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A tagged deer in Oak Bay, where the first run of the deer contraception program in Oak Bay. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Greater Victoria mayors reach urban deer standstill with province

CRD mayors unable to get meeting with minister responsible for urban deer management

A tagged deer in Oak Bay, where the first run of the deer contraception program in Oak Bay. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Township of Esquimalt held an online survey and two open houses to discuss waterfront park enhancement options. Pictured, concept 1 for a multi-purpose building at Esquimalt Gorge Park, which received more positive feedback than concept 2. (File contributed/ Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt to discuss feedback to waterfront park designs

The Township is one step closer to making final decisions for a $7 million investment

The Township of Esquimalt held an online survey and two open houses to discuss waterfront park enhancement options. Pictured, concept 1 for a multi-purpose building at Esquimalt Gorge Park, which received more positive feedback than concept 2. (File contributed/ Township of Esquimalt)
Mike Chiu (left) Doug Grant,Farooq Moosa, David Craik, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins, Jason Craik, Steve Mo andChris Fitzpatrick put the first shovels to the ground at the upcoming Vista project at 622 Admirals Rd. (File contributed/Rep Lab)
Mike Chiu (left) Doug Grant,Farooq Moosa, David Craik, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins, Jason Craik, Steve Mo andChris Fitzpatrick put the first shovels to the ground at the upcoming Vista project at 622 Admirals Rd. (File contributed/Rep Lab)
Esquimalt is launching its own emergency alert system on Sept. 28

Esquimalt launches its own emergency alert system

Esquimalt Alert will come into effect on Sept. 28

Esquimalt is launching its own emergency alert system on Sept. 28
The property at 1235 Esquimalt Rd will house residential and rental units, as well as a library and offices, a plaza and a renewed city hall (File contributed/ Aragon Properties)

Massive plaza, residential and retail project coming to Esquimalt

The Esquimalt Town Centre set to sell its first units in October

The property at 1235 Esquimalt Rd will house residential and rental units, as well as a library and offices, a plaza and a renewed city hall (File contributed/ Aragon Properties)