Esquimalt

The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board’s 2022 provisional budget is 7.05 per cent higher compared to 2021 with pay raises and additional resources driving the increased price tag. (Black Press Media File photo.)

Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board’s proposed budget price up 7 per cent from 2021

Department pay increases, new resources like six additional officers driving the cost increase

 

Esquimalt Coun. Ken Armour (left), Dillon Takata and Mayor Barb Desjardin shovel ceremonial scoops of soil onto what will soon be a small cherry tree forest in Gorge Park. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Cherry tree planting honours Japanese heritage in Esquimalt park

Gorge Park was the site of Canada’s first Japanese garden

 

Island Health has reported a new COVID-19 exposure at Ecole Victor-Brodeur in Esquimalt. (Google Streetview)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Esquimalt french school

Exposure follows cluster at Ecole Victor-Brodeur

 

Hot cars and other vehicles will appear alongside motorcycles and holiday-themed fun during the Capital City Toy Run 2021 set for this weekend. (Captial City Toy Run 2021/Facebook)

Motorcycle event rolls into Esquimalt to raise toys, cash for kids at Christmas

Capital City Toy Run runs Sunday, Sept. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. rain or shine

Hot cars and other vehicles will appear alongside motorcycles and holiday-themed fun during the Capital City Toy Run 2021 set for this weekend. (Captial City Toy Run 2021/Facebook)
A Migration by local artist Claire Gaulin-Brown speaks to the different journey each person is on. It’s on display at 533 Admirals Rd. (Courtesy Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)

Muralists make mesmerizing marks on Esquimalt neighbourhoods

Public art is about accessibility and community engagement, says mural festival organizer

A Migration by local artist Claire Gaulin-Brown speaks to the different journey each person is on. It’s on display at 533 Admirals Rd. (Courtesy Esquimalt Community Arts Hub)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Esquimalt claimed the lives of six residents between Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. (Google Maps)

COVID-19 outbreak over at Esquimalt care home, Island Health says

Outbreak claimed lives of six Sunset Lodge residents

A COVID-19 outbreak at Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Esquimalt claimed the lives of six residents between Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. (Google Maps)
Esquimalt’s Sunset Lodge long-term care home is the site of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. (Google Maps)

Two more deaths reported from COVID-19 outbreak at Esquimalt care home

Six Sunset Lodge residents have died since outbreak began Aug. 27

Esquimalt’s Sunset Lodge long-term care home is the site of an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. (Google Maps)
Peninsula defenceman Matthew Seale finds himself sandwiched between Victoria Cougars players during the Panthers 4-1 loss Friday in North Saanich. The Cougars won the teams’ season opener 9-3 the night before in Esquimalt. (Photo by Gordon Lee)

Victoria Cougars dampen Panthers’ lofty expectation for VIJHL season start

Cougars post 9-3, 4-1 wins over the Panthers in opening junior B hockey weekend

Peninsula defenceman Matthew Seale finds himself sandwiched between Victoria Cougars players during the Panthers 4-1 loss Friday in North Saanich. The Cougars won the teams’ season opener 9-3 the night before in Esquimalt. (Photo by Gordon Lee)
Ribfest returned to Esquimalt from Sept. 10 to 12 at Bullen Park. (Jake Romphf/NewsStaff)

PHOTOS: Meat maestros sling sauce at Esquimalt Ribfest return

The Sept. 10 to 12 event is supporting more than 50 charities

Ribfest returned to Esquimalt from Sept. 10 to 12 at Bullen Park. (Jake Romphf/NewsStaff)
Organizers of the Esquimalt Ribfest invite the public down to get a taste of the best barbecue, beverages and local music around, this weekend at Bullen Park. Volunteers are also still needed for the three-day event. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt Ribfest taking safety precautions, calling for volunteers

Weekend event features ribbers, beverages, bands and more Sept. 10 to 12

Organizers of the Esquimalt Ribfest invite the public down to get a taste of the best barbecue, beverages and local music around, this weekend at Bullen Park. Volunteers are also still needed for the three-day event. (Black Press Media file photo)
Another three residents at Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Esquimalt have died from COVID-19, Island Health announced Sept. 8, bringing the death toll from the Aug. 27 outbreak to four. (Google Maps)

3 more residents die from COVID-19 at Esquimalt long-term care home

15 staff, 21 residents have tested positive since outbreak Aug. 27 at Sunset Lodge

Another three residents at Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Esquimalt have died from COVID-19, Island Health announced Sept. 8, bringing the death toll from the Aug. 27 outbreak to four. (Google Maps)
Eight more COVID-19 cases were identified at the Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Esquimalt on Wednesday.(Google Maps Streetview)

Eight more COVID-19 cases identified at Esquimalt care home

The Sunset Lodge outbreak is up to 34 cases in total

Eight more COVID-19 cases were identified at the Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Esquimalt on Wednesday.(Google Maps Streetview)
Pet-A-Palooza attracted lots of dogs and their owners to Bullen Park in Esquimalt on Aug. 14. The two-day event continues on Sunday. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Who let the dogs out? Esquimalt did at Pet-A-Palooza

Bullen Park hosts dogs, their owners, business vendors, food trucks on Aug. 14 and 16

Pet-A-Palooza attracted lots of dogs and their owners to Bullen Park in Esquimalt on Aug. 14. The two-day event continues on Sunday. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Sophia Teghtmeyer is this year’s sole Canadian in the American Fisheries Society’s Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program. She has worked this summer in the University of Victoria lab of researcher Francis Juanes. (Sophia Teghtmeyer)

Esquimalt High student lone Canadian in international fisheries program

Sophia Teghtmeyer studying the effects of noise pollution on fish at UVic

Sophia Teghtmeyer is this year’s sole Canadian in the American Fisheries Society’s Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program. She has worked this summer in the University of Victoria lab of researcher Francis Juanes. (Sophia Teghtmeyer)
Paddlers race in the Gorge Waterway during a previous competition. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club)

Ready, set, Restart the Gorge! Saanich paddling club hosts first race in a year

Sunday, Aug. 15 club event open to paddlers of all small boats and boards

Paddlers race in the Gorge Waterway during a previous competition. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club)
This year’s National Peacekeepers’ Day ceremony shifts to the cenotaph in Esquimalt’s Memorial Park on Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. (Google Maps)

Buffalo flypast part of National Peacekeepers Day event in Esquimalt

Monday, Aug. 9 event commemorates Canada’s largest single-day loss of lives during peacetime

This year’s National Peacekeepers’ Day ceremony shifts to the cenotaph in Esquimalt’s Memorial Park on Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. (Google Maps)
Scott McMillan and fellow volunteers with the Esquimalt Firefighters Charitable Foundation hope to resume their fundraising through the Esquimalt Ribfest, scheduled for Sept. 10 to 12 in Bullen Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt Ribfest organizers licking their lips for September festival

Event chair cautiously optimistic popular outdoor event will happen Sept. 10 to 12

Scott McMillan and fellow volunteers with the Esquimalt Firefighters Charitable Foundation hope to resume their fundraising through the Esquimalt Ribfest, scheduled for Sept. 10 to 12 in Bullen Park. (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)
Scott McMillan and fellow volunteers with the Esquimalt Firefighters Charitable Foundation hope to resume their fundraising through the Esquimalt Ribfest, scheduled for Sept. 10 to 12 in Bullen Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt Ribfest organizers licking their lips for September festival

Event chair cautiously optimistic popular outdoor event will happen Sept. 10 to 12

Scott McMillan and fellow volunteers with the Esquimalt Firefighters Charitable Foundation hope to resume their fundraising through the Esquimalt Ribfest, scheduled for Sept. 10 to 12 in Bullen Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
During an average year, the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society provides counselling for 250 adults but during the pandemic, the demand nearly doubled. (Pexels photo)

Esquimalt society receives grant for mental health support services

Ministry of Health and Addictions announces $85,000-investment into free counselling

During an average year, the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society provides counselling for 250 adults but during the pandemic, the demand nearly doubled. (Pexels photo)