Esquimalt

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin (left), Sidney Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith, View Royal Mayor David Screech, Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor, Highlands Mayor Ken Williams, Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch and North Saanich Mayor Geoff Orr attended a luncheon to hear University of Victoria scientists discuss climate change. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Greater Victoria Mayors, environment minister talk climate change

Ten local mayors and minister Catherine McKenna heard a presentation from UVic scientists

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin (left), Sidney Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith, View Royal Mayor David Screech, Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor, Highlands Mayor Ken Williams, Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch and North Saanich Mayor Geoff Orr attended a luncheon to hear University of Victoria scientists discuss climate change. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Friends identify Judith Rose Burke as the victim of Sunday’s fatal apartment fire. (Judith Burke Facebook)

Remembering Judith Rose Burke

Burke died during a fire in her fourth-floor apartment in Esquimalt on Sunday

Friends identify Judith Rose Burke as the victim of Sunday’s fatal apartment fire. (Judith Burke Facebook)
Heavy smoke took over an hour to extinguish after a fire ripped through an Esquimalt apartment building Sunday afternoon. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Esquimalt apartment fire caused by human error

The fatal fire started in the victim’s unit

Heavy smoke took over an hour to extinguish after a fire ripped through an Esquimalt apartment building Sunday afternoon. (Keri Coles/News staff)
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched in an attempt to raise $2,000 per displaced family “to ease the pain of loss.” (Keri Coles/News staff)

Fund launched for victims of fatal Esquimalt apartment fire

Difficult fire would have been worse if not for coordinated efforts of four departments

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched in an attempt to raise $2,000 per displaced family “to ease the pain of loss.” (Keri Coles/News staff)
Four fire departments and more than 30 firefighters were on scene at a structure fire in Esquimalt on Sunday. It is believed that one person has died in the fire. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

One woman confirmed dead following Esquimalt fire

Sunday fire tears through top floor of four-storey residential building on Craigflower Road

Four fire departments and more than 30 firefighters were on scene at a structure fire in Esquimalt on Sunday. It is believed that one person has died in the fire. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Cheryl Love wears a t-shirt with her son’s name on it, and a “Vanilla Thunder” logo, his nickname when on the court. She holds a basketball signed by all the participants in the first Isaac Williams-Herrington 3 on 3 memorial tournament, put together to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention, after Isaac died by suicide in November 2017. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Esquimalt High fights mental health stigma on the basketball court

The Isaac Williams-Herrington Memorial Tournament honours an Esquimalt teen who died by suicide

Cheryl Love wears a t-shirt with her son’s name on it, and a “Vanilla Thunder” logo, his nickname when on the court. She holds a basketball signed by all the participants in the first Isaac Williams-Herrington 3 on 3 memorial tournament, put together to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention, after Isaac died by suicide in November 2017. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The 5K Community Run in Esquimalt on April will affect traffic (screenshot)

Esquimalt 5K community run happening April 6

The run will affect traffic on Saturday morning

The 5K Community Run in Esquimalt on April will affect traffic (screenshot)
Esquimalt Atom Smashers team captain Caeden Austin builds part of the team’s robot for the upcoming FIRST Robotics Canada competition. (File contributed/ Tina O’Keefe)

Esquimalt High robotics team heads to international competition

The Esquimalt Atom Smashers will participate in the FIRST Robotics Canada competition

Esquimalt Atom Smashers team captain Caeden Austin builds part of the team’s robot for the upcoming FIRST Robotics Canada competition. (File contributed/ Tina O’Keefe)
Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria

Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria

Blossoms are tinting streets pink across Greater Victoria

Cherry blossoms are blooming early in Victoria
Tony James outside the Royal Theatre. Lia Crowe photography

Producer Tony James Created Legend Concert Series

Vancouver Island native has had a lifelong love of the theatre arts

  • Jan 2, 2019
Tony James outside the Royal Theatre. Lia Crowe photography
Greg Evans looks through boxes in the Esquimalt Municipal Archives. Evans died Dec. 3 at the age of 66. (File photo)

Greater Victoria historian and beer expert Greg Evans dies

Evans was well known on the beer scene, and worked for several B.C. musuems

Greg Evans looks through boxes in the Esquimalt Municipal Archives. Evans died Dec. 3 at the age of 66. (File photo)
Robert McKie stands in his backyard where his neighbour has painted racist symbols and words after McKie refused to pay for the whole fence. The fence is entirely on the neighbour’s property, so McKie can’t touch his fence. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Esquimalt man says neighbour painted racist slogans on fence

A man in Esquimalt says his neighbour has painted racist symbols and…

Robert McKie stands in his backyard where his neighbour has painted racist symbols and words after McKie refused to pay for the whole fence. The fence is entirely on the neighbour’s property, so McKie can’t touch his fence. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Chamber music returns to Esquimalt with new season of Township Classics

Chamber music returns to Esquimalt with new season of Township Classics

Township Classics opens with Beethoven’s Serenade Opus 8 and Dohnanyi’s Serenade Opus 10

  • Sep 25, 2018
Chamber music returns to Esquimalt with new season of Township Classics
Musical lineup set for Esquimalt Ribfest

Musical lineup set for Esquimalt Ribfest

Victoria ‘supergroup’ Cities to headline Saturday show at popular September event

Musical lineup set for Esquimalt Ribfest
Learning about nature in a fun way is what the Esquimalt Rec Centre’s ECO Champs program is all about.                                Photo by PxHere

Kids get hands-on opportunity to be ECO Champs

Summer program in Esquimalt explores different aspects of the environment

Learning about nature in a fun way is what the Esquimalt Rec Centre’s ECO Champs program is all about.                                Photo by PxHere
Greg Sherwell, owner of the Esquimalt Roasting Company, stands in front of his coffee roaster, which allows him to have freshly-roasted coffee beans in 10 minutes. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Esquimalt welcomes first coffee roastery

The Esquimalt Roasting Company offers fresh coffee in micro batches

Greg Sherwell, owner of the Esquimalt Roasting Company, stands in front of his coffee roaster, which allows him to have freshly-roasted coffee beans in 10 minutes. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Peter Grant (left) owner of Lyall Street Service Station in Esquimalt, is gearing up for The 9th Annual Lyall Street Service Car Show and Shine, the ALS fundraiser held every year in memory of his brother Jimmy (right) who passed away from the disease seven years ago. Photo courtesy Peter Grant

Esquimalt show and shine soaps up in the name of ALS

For nine years, Lyall Street Service has drawn car enthusiasts for community party, barbecue

Peter Grant (left) owner of Lyall Street Service Station in Esquimalt, is gearing up for The 9th Annual Lyall Street Service Car Show and Shine, the ALS fundraiser held every year in memory of his brother Jimmy (right) who passed away from the disease seven years ago. Photo courtesy Peter Grant
Pirate ships take to land for the annual Buccaneer Days parade, the Saturday morning tradition that helps kick off a weekend of activities in Esquimalt, this year from May 11 to 13. Facebook                                Pirate ships take to land for the annual Buccaneer Days parade, the Saturday morning tradition that helps kick off a weekend of activities in Esquimalt, this year from May 11 to 13. Facebook

Esquimalt hooks the region with the return of Buccaneer Days

Traditional festival includes parade, sky-divers and early bird wake-up call

Pirate ships take to land for the annual Buccaneer Days parade, the Saturday morning tradition that helps kick off a weekend of activities in Esquimalt, this year from May 11 to 13. Facebook                                Pirate ships take to land for the annual Buccaneer Days parade, the Saturday morning tradition that helps kick off a weekend of activities in Esquimalt, this year from May 11 to 13. Facebook
Esquimalt Farmers Market named top in B.C.

Esquimalt Farmers Market named top in B.C.

Executive director Katrina Dwulit also honoured as market manager of the year

Esquimalt Farmers Market named top in B.C.
The Victoria Tool Library will celebrate a successful first year with an open house and demo day Feb. 17 at their Esquimalt location, 858 Devonshire Rd. Photo courtesy Victoria Tool Library

Victoria Tool Library nails successful first year

Non-profit to celebrate with open house, demo day and reduced membership fee

The Victoria Tool Library will celebrate a successful first year with an open house and demo day Feb. 17 at their Esquimalt location, 858 Devonshire Rd. Photo courtesy Victoria Tool Library