Esquimalt

The plan would bring a new bike lane to Esquimalt, offering pedestrians and cyclists a safer route to school, work and play. (Photo courtesy of the Engineering and Public Works Department)

Council worries about traffic flow as plans for new bike lane in Esquimalt develop

Open communication and continuous monitoring are council’s priorities regarding the plans

 

Bartlett Tree Experts offer free labour to hang an owl box in the trees near Oak Bay’s alotment gardens. (Courtesy Deanna Pfeifer)

Owls in Greater Victoria find protection with home-built boxes

Locals help owls stay safe - one tree at a time

 

Hong (left) and Cam Nguyen at the Esquimalt Bake Shop, who recently had to move away from their cahs-only policy after the last bank in town shut down. (Courtesy of Esquimalt Bake Shop)

Bank closure forces Esquimalt bakery to stop being cash-only and add credit cards

Esquimalt Bake Shop had to switch to credit cards last week as last bank in town closes

 

The town of Esquimalt has seen its only bank close down. (CP photo)
The town of Esquimalt has seen its only bank close down. (CP photo)
Condos and townhomes in the City of Victoria will have 2023 assessed values 13 per cent higher compared to 2022, with single-family homes coming in at an 8 per cent increase this year. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Victoria homeowners see increased property assessments this year

Esquimalt single-family homes surpass $1-million assessment

Condos and townhomes in the City of Victoria will have 2023 assessed values 13 per cent higher compared to 2022, with single-family homes coming in at an 8 per cent increase this year. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)
A map of Esquimalt in 1913 on display at the Esquimalt Archives. (Courtesy of Tara Zajac)

Esquimalt Archives reopen to public after damaging flood

The archives, which had to be moved after flooding in a previous building, await a permanent home

A map of Esquimalt in 1913 on display at the Esquimalt Archives. (Courtesy of Tara Zajac)
A Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board member has stepped down as he said he didn’t have the information to do the job. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police board member steps down over information, mental health response concerns

Paul Schachter said more information needed on how budgets used

A Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board member has stepped down as he said he didn’t have the information to do the job. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nearby residents of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point say they’ve been hit with a new foul odour since the plant started operating. (Courtesy of the CRD)

For its neighbours, Greater Victoria’s wastewater plant woes flow through the nose

Those living nearby say CRD hasn’t kept its promise of an odour-free McLoughlin treatment facility

Nearby residents of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point say they’ve been hit with a new foul odour since the plant started operating. (Courtesy of the CRD)
Banners line Esquimalt Road in an act of remembrance. (Megan Hiltz photo)

Banner program bolsters military honours in Esquimalt

Esquimalt Road bears names and dates to remind residents of military history

Banners line Esquimalt Road in an act of remembrance. (Megan Hiltz photo)
Katalyna Low and sister Allegra line up with the Esquimalt Speed Skating Club during a training session at Archie Browning Sports Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Regional speed skaters to compete in Esquimalt this weekend

Speed skaters are gathering for a meet in Esquimalt Saturday

Katalyna Low and sister Allegra line up with the Esquimalt Speed Skating Club during a training session at Archie Browning Sports Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
The body of Royal Canadian Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos Cea was found near Esquimalt’s Work Point. (Facebook)

Sailor remembered as father, leader after body found near Esquimalt base

Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos Cea was reported missing days prior

The body of Royal Canadian Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos Cea was found near Esquimalt’s Work Point. (Facebook)
A woman in Alberta found Spike in a thrift store. (Courtesy of CFB Esquimalt)

Esquimalt military museum puts spotlight on Victoria ventriloquist

Sheila Margaret Kidd and her dummy Spike travelled throughout Canada and Europe

A woman in Alberta found Spike in a thrift store. (Courtesy of CFB Esquimalt)
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

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)
Kids interact with firefighters at the Esquimalt hall. (Courtesy Lindsay Johnson)

Esquimalt firefighters forge springboard experiences for students

Fire department, Greater Victoria School District build bridges with new program

Kids interact with firefighters at the Esquimalt hall. (Courtesy Lindsay Johnson)
Esquimalt will require all new buildings to be emission-free as of mid-2025. Pictured is the Esquimalt Town Square project during construction. (Courtesy Aragon Developments)

Esquimalt looks to have all new construction be emission-free by mid-2025

Township to join neighbouring communities in beating the province to the requirement

Esquimalt will require all new buildings to be emission-free as of mid-2025. Pictured is the Esquimalt Town Square project during construction. (Courtesy Aragon Developments)
Atticus Dachsel Kerr has always enjoyed taking the bus and hopes to encourage more people to join him on transit. (Courtesy of Atticus Dachsel Kerr)

Esquimalt teen riding every bus route in Greater Victoria to encourage transit use

Atticus Dachsel Kerr plans to complete every route in numerical order over a year

Atticus Dachsel Kerr has always enjoyed taking the bus and hopes to encourage more people to join him on transit. (Courtesy of Atticus Dachsel Kerr)
Hynthe Pointe, an eight-storey apartment building for seniors, has been approved by Esquimalt. (Courtesy of Avenir Senior Living/Zeidler Architecture)

Eight-storey apartment for seniors approved in Esquimalt

Hynthe Pointe will have 92 units and a commercial space at its Esquimalt Road site

Hynthe Pointe, an eight-storey apartment building for seniors, has been approved by Esquimalt. (Courtesy of Avenir Senior Living/Zeidler Architecture)
Local volunteer Katherine Pulak plants a native conifer sapling at Saxe Point Park during a TD Tree Day event, hosted by the Greater Victoria Green Team and the Township of Esquimalt, on Saturday, Oct. 1. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Out with the invasive, in with the native: Greater Victoria Green Team takes to Esquimalt

Approximately 200 trees, shrubs planted at Saxe Point Park

Local volunteer Katherine Pulak plants a native conifer sapling at Saxe Point Park during a TD Tree Day event, hosted by the Greater Victoria Green Team and the Township of Esquimalt, on Saturday, Oct. 1. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
A single panel of the Esquimalt United Church’s mural depicts the township’s City Hall, the Bickford Tower Lighthouse, a melodical rainbow bridge and a salmon and a deer. (Courtesy of Kris Friesen)

Esquimalt church celebrates mural with block party

Esquimalt resident and professional muralist Kris Friesen selected artist

  • Sep 27, 2022
A single panel of the Esquimalt United Church’s mural depicts the township’s City Hall, the Bickford Tower Lighthouse, a melodical rainbow bridge and a salmon and a deer. (Courtesy of Kris Friesen)
Esquimalt’s review of phasing out gas-powered leaf blowers and landscaping equipment will happen no later then September, 2024. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt reviewing gas-powered leaf blower phase out within two years

Township hopes market will be able to improve battery length, electric equipment power by 2024

Esquimalt’s review of phasing out gas-powered leaf blowers and landscaping equipment will happen no later then September, 2024. (Black Press Media file photo)