Esquimalt

Firefighters on scene for a gas leak in the 800-block of Viewfield Road in Esquimalt on Dec. 1. (Vanessa Nicholson photo)

No injuries after vehicle strikes Esquimalt gas line

Esquimalt Fire Rescue was called to the 800-block of Viewfield Road at 5 p.m.

 

Victoria police were called to a single-vehicle crash shortly before 3 a.m. Nov. 27. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver dies after fiery early morning crash in Vic West

The driver was the sole occupant of the single-vehicle crash involving a hydro pole

 

Victoria police are recommending impaired driving charges after a woman struck two hydro poles with her truck. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria woman suspected of impairment after crashing into two utility poles

Police recommending charges after Halloween night incident

 

Gillian Turner’s Clay Box Gallery and Studio opens in Esquimalt this month. (Courtesy of Gillian Turner)

Esquimalt welcomes two new art spaces

Pottery studio, community arts hub opening this month

Gillian Turner’s Clay Box Gallery and Studio opens in Esquimalt this month. (Courtesy of Gillian Turner)
One man was taken into custody after an assault and barricade on Esquimalt Road on Sept. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

One in custody after assault, barricade in Esquimalt Road residence

Victoria police closed down portion of the road Wednesday night during incident

One man was taken into custody after an assault and barricade on Esquimalt Road on Sept. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
Firefighter Joel Anthony (left) helps fellow Saanich firefighter Josh Ward spray down his gear after extinguishing a house fire in the 500-block of Walter Avenue. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Mutual aid talks fizzle between Greater Victoria fire departments

Victoria puts other core departments on notice

Firefighter Joel Anthony (left) helps fellow Saanich firefighter Josh Ward spray down his gear after extinguishing a house fire in the 500-block of Walter Avenue. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Victoria police are once again looking for Albert Bedard, 74. (Courtesy of VicPD)

MISSING: Police searching for high-risk 74-year-old Esquimalt man

Albert Bedard missing for a second time this week

Victoria police are once again looking for Albert Bedard, 74. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Artist Katherine Babcock, of West Island Designs, is inspired by the outdoors. (Courtesy Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)

Esquimalt artists take to great outdoors amid coronavirus

Group invites budding, or just willing artists, to join at Saxe Point

Artist Katherine Babcock, of West Island Designs, is inspired by the outdoors. (Courtesy Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)
A new urgent and primary care centre in Esquimalt will help fill some of the void left by recent closures. (Pixabay photo)

New urgent and primary care centre coming to Esquimalt

Temporary site slated to open late spring 2021

A new urgent and primary care centre in Esquimalt will help fill some of the void left by recent closures. (Pixabay photo)
Organizers were hoping the pandemic might lift in time for Esquimalt Ribfest 2020, but ultimately decided to postpone the community event for 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt Ribfest 2020 cancelled by COVID-19

Organizers had hoped for a ‘pandemic shift’

Organizers were hoping the pandemic might lift in time for Esquimalt Ribfest 2020, but ultimately decided to postpone the community event for 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Children and families taking in the Esquimalt Adventure Park enjoy cooling off with a good soaking in the sunshine. (File photo by Jean-Paul Bezeau)

Esquimalt splash pad back in action

Esquimalt Adventure Park reopens July 6

Children and families taking in the Esquimalt Adventure Park enjoy cooling off with a good soaking in the sunshine. (File photo by Jean-Paul Bezeau)
Mark Breslauer, CEO, United Way Greater Victoria (centre), joins Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins (back left) and Joe O’Rourke, vice president and general manager of Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, to drop postcards off to Esquimalt neighbours. (Photo contributed by United Way Greater Victoria)

United Way Greater Victoria launches Hi Neighbour program in Esquimalt

Feedback sought from residents about funding for micro community projects

Mark Breslauer, CEO, United Way Greater Victoria (centre), joins Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins (back left) and Joe O’Rourke, vice president and general manager of Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, to drop postcards off to Esquimalt neighbours. (Photo contributed by United Way Greater Victoria)
Esquimalt Division Officers are taking to Esquimalt and Vic West streets and parks as part of the Summer Action Plan to tackle crime and disorder in the area. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt Division Officers are taking to Esquimalt and Vic West streets and parks as part of the Summer Action Plan to tackle crime and disorder in the area. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt Recreation will resume access to its fitness centre and offer summer camps starting on June 23. (Esquimalt Parks and Recreation/Facebook)

Recreational services available in Esquimalt again

Gym access and youth camps to be offered, pool remains closed

  • Jun 23, 2020
Esquimalt Recreation will resume access to its fitness centre and offer summer camps starting on June 23. (Esquimalt Parks and Recreation/Facebook)
Macauley Elementary School in Esquimalt is under a hold and secure order following a cougar sighting Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt elementary school under hold and secure following cougar sighting

Macauley students will be released one-by-one at the end of the day

Macauley Elementary School in Esquimalt is under a hold and secure order following a cougar sighting Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
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

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)
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)
Among the past winners is this Best Large Garden awarded first place in 2015. (Esquimalt.ca)

Blooming Esquimalt garden tour goes virtual

Township offers tips, videos, photos of local gardens as legacy project goes online

Among the past winners is this Best Large Garden awarded first place in 2015. (Esquimalt.ca)
Buccaneer days is cancelled. (Facebook/ Esquimalt Buccaneer Days)

Esquimalt’s Buccaneer Days cancelled due to COVID-19

The pirate-themed fair will take place in 2021

Buccaneer days is cancelled. (Facebook/ Esquimalt Buccaneer Days)
The Township is waiting to hear back from the province about two cannabis dispensaries which received proper zoning in the fall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two cannabis dispensaries in Esquimalt await provincial approval

Misty Mountain Cannabis and Alternative Aromatics Dispensary received rezoning from township

The Township is waiting to hear back from the province about two cannabis dispensaries which received proper zoning in the fall. (Black Press Media file photo)