Capital Regional District

A discarded syringe found in Rutledge park in January. More safe disposal options are needed for discarded syringes, says SOLID operations coordinator Fred Cameron, after another needle was found, this time after poking a 15-year-old Sooke boy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke mother calls for action after 15-year-old poked by discarded syringe in Saanich park

Discarded needle poke in Saanich park points to need for safe disposal options: SOLID

A discarded syringe found in Rutledge park in January. More safe disposal options are needed for discarded syringes, says SOLID operations coordinator Fred Cameron, after another needle was found, this time after poking a 15-year-old Sooke boy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Getting educated on the value of a heat pump is one of many benefits to homeowners of the new Bring it Home 4 the Climate program announced this week. (Courtesy City Green Solutions)

Free program helps Greater Victoria homeowners save money on climate-friendly upgrades

Bring it Home 4 the Climate offers education on retrofits, energy efficiency, rebates and more

Getting educated on the value of a heat pump is one of many benefits to homeowners of the new Bring it Home 4 the Climate program announced this week. (Courtesy City Green Solutions)
Aerial shot of a section of the Hartland landfill in Saanich. The Capital Regional District’s draft solid waste management plan, with its branded Hartland 2100 expansion project, was not met with blanket approval from the public. (YouTube/Capital Regional District)

CRD board hears earful from Greater Victoria residents over landfill project

Public to have more chances to weigh in on Hartland access change, other aspects of expansion

Aerial shot of a section of the Hartland landfill in Saanich. The Capital Regional District’s draft solid waste management plan, with its branded Hartland 2100 expansion project, was not met with blanket approval from the public. (YouTube/Capital Regional District)
Canada geese continue to cause crop damage on local farmlands. (Black Press Media file photo)

New options sought for dealing with problem geese in Greater Victoria

Hard-hit farmers looking for answers must wait a little longer for solutions from the CRD

Canada geese continue to cause crop damage on local farmlands. (Black Press Media file photo)
A report on the dismal state of the region’s greenhouse gas emission reductions was heard at the Capital Regional District board meeting on Wednesday. The region lowered its emissions by just one per cent between 2007 and 2018, after setting a goal to lower emissions from 2007 levels by 33 per cent by 2020. (Screenshot/Capital Regional District)

Greater Victoria hardly making a dent in greenhouse gas emissions target

One-per-cent drop from 2007 to 2018 a far cry from the 33-per-cent goal for 2020

A report on the dismal state of the region’s greenhouse gas emission reductions was heard at the Capital Regional District board meeting on Wednesday. The region lowered its emissions by just one per cent between 2007 and 2018, after setting a goal to lower emissions from 2007 levels by 33 per cent by 2020. (Screenshot/Capital Regional District)
Under agreement with Recycle BC, the CRD provides curbside recycling collection to more than 127,000 single-family homes in the region, ensuring that 1,600 tonnes of glass containers continue to be recycled annually and sold to end-markets in B.C.

Curbside glass pick-up 101: What you need to know … and why!

Taking a few minutes to ensure your glass recycling is properly sorted…

  • Aug 10, 2020
Under agreement with Recycle BC, the CRD provides curbside recycling collection to more than 127,000 single-family homes in the region, ensuring that 1,600 tonnes of glass containers continue to be recycled annually and sold to end-markets in B.C.
The McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant is set to be fully operational by Dec. 31, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wastewater treatment project less than six months from completion

Tertiary treatment and conveyance system South Vancouver Island’s largest infrastructure project

The McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant is set to be fully operational by Dec. 31, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich resident Dorothy Chambers spotter the blue-green algae bloom at Beaver Lake on Dec. 11, 2019. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)

Visitors warned of toxic algae bloom in Saanich lake

Blue-green algae can be lethal to dogs, cause health issues for humans

Saanich resident Dorothy Chambers spotter the blue-green algae bloom at Beaver Lake on Dec. 11, 2019. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)
The Capital Regional District aims to expand the lifespan of the Hartland landfill to 2100. Part of that expansion includes a move to shift the commercial vehicle access from Hartland Road to Willis Point Road. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)

Victoria landfill commercial access shift would have major impact: CRD director

Willis Point representative says cumulative effect on neighbourhood being understated

The Capital Regional District aims to expand the lifespan of the Hartland landfill to 2100. Part of that expansion includes a move to shift the commercial vehicle access from Hartland Road to Willis Point Road. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)
Jelena Putnik shares her backyard garden using a garden-matching resource from the Young Agrarians. The resource connects property owners with people looking for space to grow food or plants. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Garden-sharing map connects Victoria landowners and gardeners

U-Map created by Young Agrarians after COVID-19 created uptick in garden matching requests

Jelena Putnik shares her backyard garden using a garden-matching resource from the Young Agrarians. The resource connects property owners with people looking for space to grow food or plants. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Sooke creates local business directory during COVID-19 pandemic

Sooke creates local business directory during COVID-19 pandemic

District’s community update asks residents for vigilance during crisis

Sooke creates local business directory during COVID-19 pandemic
Saanich Coun. Colin Plant plans to issue prizes for his trivia challenge to residents. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich councillor issues a quiz challenge to test residents’ knowledge of CRD, Saanich

‘There are lots of interesting things to know about our region,’ councillor says

Saanich Coun. Colin Plant plans to issue prizes for his trivia challenge to residents. (Black Press Media file photo)
Laurel Collins was voted in as an NDP MP in the 2019 federal election. (File contributed/ Laurel Collins)

Victoria seeks to replace many roles held by former Coun. Laurel Collins

Collins was elected to the federal government in the 2019 election

Laurel Collins was voted in as an NDP MP in the 2019 federal election. (File contributed/ Laurel Collins)
A regionalized police force between the Capital Region’s municipalities is not likely to happen soon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province will not take action in establishing a regional police force for Greater Victoria

Regionalized police department requires local push, province says

A regionalized police force between the Capital Region’s municipalities is not likely to happen soon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Andrea Neumann and Stephanie Weinstein (in back), Capital Regional District park naturalists, teaching families about the tidal pools during the Metchosin Biodiversity Day at Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park in 2018. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

Calling all marine explorers and tide pool enthusiasts

The CRD invites adventurers to free event at Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park

Andrea Neumann and Stephanie Weinstein (in back), Capital Regional District park naturalists, teaching families about the tidal pools during the Metchosin Biodiversity Day at Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park in 2018. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
Neighbourhood associations want to explore options for Victoria’s former Blanshard Elementary site

Neighbourhood associations want to explore options for Victoria’s former Blanshard Elementary site

Residents want more community focus for CRD-owned land at 950 Kings Rd.

Neighbourhood associations want to explore options for Victoria’s former Blanshard Elementary site
Central Saanich is one of the Greater Victoria agencies joining the new integrated 911 dispatch centre. (E-Comm 911/Facebook)

Central Saanich joining Greater Victoria integrated 911 dispatch centre

Capital Regional District’s 911 centre set to open this spring

Central Saanich is one of the Greater Victoria agencies joining the new integrated 911 dispatch centre. (E-Comm 911/Facebook)
The Capital Regional District board has acquired a 28-hectare property in the District of Highlands as parkland for $1,050,000. (CRD map)

CRD acquires 28-hectare property in the Highlands as parkland

Property helps protect coastal Douglas fir ecosystem

  • Jul 28, 2018
The Capital Regional District board has acquired a 28-hectare property in the District of Highlands as parkland for $1,050,000. (CRD map)
Photo by Paul Obersteller

Fire in Sooke hills park likely caused by campfire

Crews currently focus on hot spots

Photo by Paul Obersteller
CRD CUPE members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike

CRD CUPE members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike

Strike action would require 72‑hour strike notice issued

CRD CUPE members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike