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Cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump on the Organ Donor trail in the Hartland area of Mount Work Regional Park. (File - Black Press Media)

Sooke Bike Club, CRD ink deal to maintain mountain bike trails

Licensing agreement covers Sea to Sea Regional Park in Sooke Hills

 

The Capital Regional District has made some improvements and changes to mountain biking trails in the region after approving its guidelines for the activity last spring. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD updates Saanich mountain biking areas with realigned trails, added signage

Mount Work sees many of the improvements, Sooke trails also targeted for attention

 

Parks in the Capital Region District, including Thetis Lake (in photo), sustained serious environmental damage from the intense mid-November rainfall that hit the area. (Photo courtesy CRD)

Capital Region parks damaged by heavy rains; repair costs, extent of impact expected to grow

The mid-November record rain event caused uprooted trees, trail erosion, washed-out bridges

 

As the use of regional parks continues to climb, keeping up with protecting and monitoring their ecological value and biodiversity will take additional staff and resources, according to a Capital Regional District report. (Photo courtesy of the CRD)

More staffing, resources needed for CRD parks conservation as use rapidly increases: report

Lack of ecological monitoring program a gap in delivering core conservation services

As the use of regional parks continues to climb, keeping up with protecting and monitoring their ecological value and biodiversity will take additional staff and resources, according to a Capital Regional District report. (Photo courtesy of the CRD)
Waters of concern lie on the shores from Tarn Place in Oak Bay to Seaview Road in Saanich, including Cadboro Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wastewater overflows taint waters from Oak Bay to Saanich

As heavy rains return, CRD issues health warning for waters including Cadboro Bay

Waters of concern lie on the shores from Tarn Place in Oak Bay to Seaview Road in Saanich, including Cadboro Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
The purple section shows phase four of the E&N Rail Trail’s construction. (Map courtesy of the Capital Regional District)

Work to extend E&N Rail Trail to Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge begins in 2022

New 0.7 kilometre stretch marks phase four of the trail project

The purple section shows phase four of the E&N Rail Trail’s construction. (Map courtesy of the Capital Regional District)
Next pickup for Sooke recycling is Nov. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bad weather, unsafe conditions cancel some recycling pickups in Sooke

Residents advised to take recycling to a depot for free or wait until Nov. 29 pickup date

Next pickup for Sooke recycling is Nov. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)
The number of dog bite incidents reported to the Capital Regional District animal control services is trending downward, but the CRD says the true numbers are likely higher, as many go unreported. (Black Press Media file photo)

Dog bite incidents mostly down, says CRD, but true numbers likely higher

Under-reporting common, CRD says; owners can prevent incidents with training

The number of dog bite incidents reported to the Capital Regional District animal control services is trending downward, but the CRD says the true numbers are likely higher, as many go unreported. (Black Press Media file photo)
Reframing our Arts Future, set for Dec. 7, is delivered in three online sessions and provides an opportunity to explore and celebrate the role of arts in developing an equitable future for the region. All events will be conducted via Zoom and are open to the public. (Black Press Media file photo)

Arts and culture summit to reflect on impact, role of sector in Greater Victoria

Public invited to participate in CRD’s online Reframing our Arts Future summit on Dec. 7

Reframing our Arts Future, set for Dec. 7, is delivered in three online sessions and provides an opportunity to explore and celebrate the role of arts in developing an equitable future for the region. All events will be conducted via Zoom and are open to the public. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CRD boardroom. (Screenshot/ Capital Regional District)

CRD, Capital Regional Hospital District and Capital Regional Housing Corporation present 2022 financial plans

If approved in March 2022, the $611 million combined plan would be a 1.7% increase over this year

The CRD boardroom. (Screenshot/ Capital Regional District)
A concept for changes to sections of the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)

Wheels turning on CRD’s Galloping Goose, Lochside trails widening, lighting project

Capital Regional District staff directed to pursue funding sources

A concept for changes to sections of the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)
Capital Regional District employees and volunteers will have to provide proof they’ve been fully vaccinated after Dec. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD gives employees mid-December deadline to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Employees, volunteers will have to show proof they’ve got two doses as of Dec. 13

Capital Regional District employees and volunteers will have to provide proof they’ve been fully vaccinated after Dec. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
Air conditioning units atop The Summit at Quadra Village have been the source of a hum that is making life at home miserable in summer for some nearby residents. (Photo dHK Architects)

Up to $50,000 set aside to further investigate hum in Victoria neighbourhood

CRD committee puts stock in ‘lived experience’ of neighbours near The Summit care home

Air conditioning units atop The Summit at Quadra Village have been the source of a hum that is making life at home miserable in summer for some nearby residents. (Photo dHK Architects)
Air conditioning units atop The Summit at Quadra Village have been the source of a hum that is making life at home miserable in summer for some nearby residents. (Photo dHK Architects)

Victoria neighbours say high-pitched building hum continues despite muffler installation

CRD installed sound reduction system at The Summit care home in July

Air conditioning units atop The Summit at Quadra Village have been the source of a hum that is making life at home miserable in summer for some nearby residents. (Photo dHK Architects)
Capital Regional District staff have released a short-term plan that lays some initial steps on implementing the solid waste management plan, which was approved last spring and aims to reduce overall waste by about a third by 2030. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD framework lays out waste reduction priorities

First steps in implementing solid waste management plan

Capital Regional District staff have released a short-term plan that lays some initial steps on implementing the solid waste management plan, which was approved last spring and aims to reduce overall waste by about a third by 2030. (Black Press Media file photo)
At the CRD Animal Shelter, hundreds of animals are taken into care, and only 60 per cent of lost animals were claimed by their owners in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay man’s estate goes to the dogs

Capital Regional District Animal Shelter will receive $518,000 to care for homeless animals

At the CRD Animal Shelter, hundreds of animals are taken into care, and only 60 per cent of lost animals were claimed by their owners in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
While a well-maintained system can last an estimated 40 years before significant repair or replacement is needed, unmaintained systems commonly malfunction within 15 years or less.

Be Septic Savvy: Here’s why it pays to pay attention to what you flush!

Septic Awareness Week is Sept. 20 to 24: Protect, Inspect, Maintain

  • Sep 20, 2021
While a well-maintained system can last an estimated 40 years before significant repair or replacement is needed, unmaintained systems commonly malfunction within 15 years or less.
An aerial view over Victoria and the Royal Jubilee Hospital and surrounding area and houses. A grant to the CRD for to study residential energy efficiency will help the region draft low-carbon retrofit packages. (Black Press Media file photo)

Capital Regional District recipient of $175,000 energy retrofit study grant

The CRD will review a plan for their multi-year residential retrofit program this fall

An aerial view over Victoria and the Royal Jubilee Hospital and surrounding area and houses. A grant to the CRD for to study residential energy efficiency will help the region draft low-carbon retrofit packages. (Black Press Media file photo)
Subsidized housing in the Capital Regional District has been further supported financially by the federal government. (Black Press Media file photo)

Feds offer $11 million in added support for housing in Greater Victoria

More than 40 new homes to be created for individuals, families at risk of homelessness

Subsidized housing in the Capital Regional District has been further supported financially by the federal government. (Black Press Media file photo)
The section of the E & N Trail between the railway crossing on Atkins Avenue and Savory School is open to the public. (Photo courtesy of CRD)

Completion of E & N Trail section in Langford creates continuous 13-kilometre route

Stretch between Atkins Avenue railway crossing and Savory Elementary trail’s newest link

The section of the E & N Trail between the railway crossing on Atkins Avenue and Savory School is open to the public. (Photo courtesy of CRD)