Township of Esquimalt

Wreaths ornamented with poppies are laid at the cenotaph at Memorial Park during Esquimalt’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday (Nov. 11) morning. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Esquimalt honours Canada’s fallen, veterans on Remembrance Day

Hundreds take part in parade, ceremony at Memorial Park cenotaph

 

The Township of Esquimalt has hired a consultant to explore possible alternatives to its current policing agreement with VicPD. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt hires consultants to explore alternative policing models

Esquimalt council voted in August not to renew the current policing agreement with VicPD

 

B.C.’s director of police services says the Township of Esquimalt needs to pay its share of the Victoria Police Department 2022 budget increase. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Esquimalt ordered to pony up its portion of 2022 Victoria police budget increase

Esquimalt council voted against police budget expansion in March

 

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Meet Your Candidates: Esquimalt mayor, council candidates weigh in

2 vie for mayoral seat, 7 up for 6 council seats

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Victoria’s 2021 crime severity highest among B.C.’s municipally policed communities

High urban density, social disorder present challenges for police, VicPD states

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The Township of Esquimalt has announced Dan Horan as their first new chief administrator in 14 years. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt appoints its first new CAO in 14 years

Oak Bay senior staffer Dan Horan to succeed Laurie Hurst, who retires this fall

The Township of Esquimalt has announced Dan Horan as their first new chief administrator in 14 years. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt Coun. Jane Vermeulen has announced her resignation, which will take effect as of July 15. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt councillor ending term early with resignation

Coun. Jane Vermeulen announced her resignation, effective July 15

Esquimalt Coun. Jane Vermeulen has announced her resignation, which will take effect as of July 15. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)
Artist Mario Labonte shows off some of his work in a garden during a previous edition of Esquimalt’s Urban Art Tour. (Courtesy of Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)

Esquimalt Urban Arts Tour returns Saturday

Visitors can tour local gardens and artists throughout the township

Artist Mario Labonte shows off some of his work in a garden during a previous edition of Esquimalt’s Urban Art Tour. (Courtesy of Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)
The Township of Esquimalt is seeking input from residents on policing in the community as council decides whether or not to renew the existing Policing Framework Agreement by the end of the year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Public to inform Esquimalt’s decision on renewal of policing agreement

Open house slated for May 4; online feedback on policing accepted until May 14

The Township of Esquimalt is seeking input from residents on policing in the community as council decides whether or not to renew the existing Policing Framework Agreement by the end of the year. (Black Press Media file photo)
An aerial photo of the lot at 880 Fleming Street, which was approved for the township for development rezoning on March 7. (Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt rezoning creates densest neighbourhood by 75%, despite widespread concern

Esquimalt East Community Association express environmental, flooding worries

An aerial photo of the lot at 880 Fleming Street, which was approved for the township for development rezoning on March 7. (Township of Esquimalt)
The Township of Esquimalt launched an online payment platform that allows residents to easily make payments and keep track of important documents all in one place. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt launches new online payment platform for residents

Program allows renewal of business, dog licences; property tax payment added soon

The Township of Esquimalt launched an online payment platform that allows residents to easily make payments and keep track of important documents all in one place. (Black Press Media file photo)
Spectators had their choice of seats in the sun or the shade while taking in a past performance in the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park. The TD Victoria International JazzFest will produce shows at the outdoor venue on June 25 and 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

TD Victoria International JazzFest adds Bullen Park, Beacon Hill to venue roster

Multi-genre music festival offers local, international performers June 24 to July 3

Spectators had their choice of seats in the sun or the shade while taking in a past performance in the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park. The TD Victoria International JazzFest will produce shows at the outdoor venue on June 25 and 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Township of Esquimalt has endorsed its Active Transportation Network Plan to look at improving transportation options for residents. (Watt Consulting Group/Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt endorses active transportation network plan

Plan focuses on five big moves to make the greatest positive impact

The Township of Esquimalt has endorsed its Active Transportation Network Plan to look at improving transportation options for residents. (Watt Consulting Group/Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)
The Archie Browning Sports Centre is set to host a COVID vaccination clinic once again in the new year, although only the curling rink will be closed to accommodate the clinic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt rink to host vaccine clinic in new year

The Archie Browning Sports Centre curling rink will be closed, but other facilities will stay open

The Archie Browning Sports Centre is set to host a COVID vaccination clinic once again in the new year, although only the curling rink will be closed to accommodate the clinic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Art lovers can tour around the Township of Esquimalt on Saturday, Aug. 7 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to visit over 30 outdoor art exhibits and admire and purchase the work of 45 artists. (Courtesy of the Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)

Esquimalt Urban Arts Tour this Saturday features 45 artists

Aug. 7 event will send art lovers on an adventure around the township

Art lovers can tour around the Township of Esquimalt on Saturday, Aug. 7 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to visit over 30 outdoor art exhibits and admire and purchase the work of 45 artists. (Courtesy of the Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)
Non-toxic red dye may be observed in Gorge Creek and the Gorge Waterway as the Township of Esquimalt performs routine storm and sewer drain testing next week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt to test storm, sewer infrastructure with dye near Gorge waterway

Non-toxic tabs will help show cracks in underground network, red dye may show up in water

Non-toxic red dye may be observed in Gorge Creek and the Gorge Waterway as the Township of Esquimalt performs routine storm and sewer drain testing next week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Muralist Lydia Beauregard poses with her work. The Esquimalt Community Arts Hub hopes to unite the township’s community via the festival. (Courtesy of Laura-Beth Keane/Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)

Mural festival to take over Esquimalt buildings

August event aims to promote public art, celebrate community

Muralist Lydia Beauregard poses with her work. The Esquimalt Community Arts Hub hopes to unite the township’s community via the festival. (Courtesy of Laura-Beth Keane/Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)
Performers at the grand opening of Esquimalt’s new Town Square on July 3. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: ‘It’s a reality’: Esquimalt Town Square opens with focus on being gathering space

It includes housing, retail shops, community spaces, a new library and public art

Performers at the grand opening of Esquimalt’s new Town Square on July 3. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Numerous Esquimalt residents can now build a detached accessory suite of up to 65 square metres in their backyard. (Township of Esquimalt)

Backyard suites now legal for some Esquimalt properties

One unit of up to 65 square metres now permitted for eligible residents

Numerous Esquimalt residents can now build a detached accessory suite of up to 65 square metres in their backyard. (Township of Esquimalt)
Rendering of the proposed design for the new public safety building in Esquimalt. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt residents question approval process for $42M public safety building

May 10 deadline to register opposition, resident group rallying support to force referendum

Rendering of the proposed design for the new public safety building in Esquimalt. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)