Town of View Royal

Ian Booth, president of the Victoria Scottish Community Centre Society and Jim Maxwell, president of the Victoria Highland Games Association, stand in front of the nearly finished Craigflower Community and Performing Arts Centre in View Royal Friday (Jan. 13). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘It is spectacular’: $4M Scottish centre opening soon in View Royal

Grand opening set for Thursday followed by inaugural Robbie Burns dinner Saturday

 

View Royal Park is set to become the only place in town where restricted overnight camping by unhoused people will be allowed under an amended parks bylaw, which has been tabled until the new year over a restriction which if adopted as written would effectively ban camping even in View Royal Park. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

View Royal postpones overnight camping bylaw until new year

The town is amending its parks bylaw to restrict overnight camping to one park with conditions

 

The Town of View Royal and the City of Colwood councils have approved the merger of the two municipalities’ emergency radio teams to improve efficiency and effectiveness in disaster response. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood, View Royal approve merger of emergency radio teams

The newly unified team provides backup communications in a major disaster

 

The Town of View Royal wants residents to nominate their favourite holiday display between now and Dec. 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Light Up View Royal contest looking for the coolest displays

Residents encouraged to nominate their favourite decorative display

The Town of View Royal wants residents to nominate their favourite holiday display between now and Dec. 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
Santa Claus meets with a young View Royal Resident Saturday (Dec. 10) during View Royal Fire Rescue’s annual food drive. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Santa helps View Royal firefighters collect donations for food bank

Fire trucks drove through the community collecting donations Saturday (Dec. 10)

Santa Claus meets with a young View Royal Resident Saturday (Dec. 10) during View Royal Fire Rescue’s annual food drive. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
View Royal council has voted to remove a limit on the number of meetings council members may attend virtually each year. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal nixes limit on virtual council appearances

Council voted on Dec. 6 to remove the 3 meetings per year limit introduced in Oct. 2021

View Royal council has voted to remove a limit on the number of meetings council members may attend virtually each year. (Black Press Media file photo)
View Royal resident Ryan Painter has launched a petition to ask the province to look into building a noise barrier between the Trans-Canada Highway and his Thetis Vale neighbourhood due to concerns about noise levels. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

View Royal residents launch petition calling for highway noise barrier

Residents in Thetis Vale have recorded traffic sound levels in the 80-decibel range

View Royal resident Ryan Painter has launched a petition to ask the province to look into building a noise barrier between the Trans-Canada Highway and his Thetis Vale neighbourhood due to concerns about noise levels. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
View Royal Fire Rescue Chief Paul Hurst, volunteer firefighter Rob Smith, and outgoing Mayor David Screech at a ceremony recognizing Smith’s more than 35 years as a volunteer firefighter in the community. (Courtesy of David Screech/Facebook)

‘It means a lot’: Rob Smith honoured for more than 35 years as a firefighter in View Royal

Smith said he’s most proud of the young firefighters he’s taught over the years

View Royal Fire Rescue Chief Paul Hurst, volunteer firefighter Rob Smith, and outgoing Mayor David Screech at a ceremony recognizing Smith’s more than 35 years as a volunteer firefighter in the community. (Courtesy of David Screech/Facebook)
Sid Tobias during his time in the Canadian Armed Forces. (Courtesy of Sid Tobias)

New View Royal mayor eyes new committees, transparency

For the first time in nearly a decade, David Screech won’t be sitting in the mayor’s chair

Sid Tobias during his time in the Canadian Armed Forces. (Courtesy of Sid Tobias)
The Town of View Royal is inviting active transportation users to a series of bike tours through the town to provide feedback as work continues on the first-ever Active Transportation Network Plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal hosting bike tours to guide active transportation plan

Three tours on Nov. 5 and 6 will allow cyclists to provide feedback on infrastructure

The Town of View Royal is inviting active transportation users to a series of bike tours through the town to provide feedback as work continues on the first-ever Active Transportation Network Plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Town of View Royal is warning motorists to expect delays on Friday along Island Highway due to paving work which will see vehicles reduced to single lane, alternating traffic. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

Island Highway section reduced to single lane Friday

View Royal paving work to cause delays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Town of View Royal is warning motorists to expect delays on Friday along Island Highway due to paving work which will see vehicles reduced to single lane, alternating traffic. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
View Royal Park is set to become one of two in the town where restricted overnight camping by unhoused people will be allowed under an amended parks bylaw. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

Recap of View Royal all-candidates forum

WestShore Chamber of Commerce hosted an all-candidates forum on Sept. 29

View Royal Park is set to become one of two in the town where restricted overnight camping by unhoused people will be allowed under an amended parks bylaw. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
View Royal town hall building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: View Royal candidates talk priorities

David Screech and Sid Tobias face off for mayor’s chair

View Royal town hall building. (Black Press Media file photo)
2022 municipal election (Black Press Media)

Who’s running for council on the West Shore?

Council candidates gear up for Oct. 15 election

2022 municipal election (Black Press Media)
West Shore fire crews battle a wildfire in Thetis Lake Regional Park. (Courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)

Parts of Thetis Lake still closed after wildfire extinguished over weekend

Seymour Hill remains closed, but the main beach has reopened to the public

West Shore fire crews battle a wildfire in Thetis Lake Regional Park. (Courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)
The View Royal Fire Rescue station is seen March 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

One person in hospital after View Royal house fire

Fire broke out around 4:20 p.m. Monday afternoon

The View Royal Fire Rescue station is seen March 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Jurisdictions policed by the West Shore RCMP in general saw a reduction in overall crime severity rates for 2021, the lone exception being View Royal, which experienced a slight increase from 2020 numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Crime levels trending downward on West Shore: StatsCan report

Langford leads way in crime severity reductions; overall and violent crimes drop

Jurisdictions policed by the West Shore RCMP in general saw a reduction in overall crime severity rates for 2021, the lone exception being View Royal, which experienced a slight increase from 2020 numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mill Hill Regional Park has grown by 9.8 hectares after a land deal between the CRD and Town of View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD expands Mill Hill park with land from View Royal

Town sold 9.8 hectares of land bordering the park

Mill Hill Regional Park has grown by 9.8 hectares after a land deal between the CRD and Town of View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ret. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Preston was deployed on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1974. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Peacekeepers remembered with parade on anniversary of Canadian deaths

On Aug. 9, 1974, 9 Canadians were killed when a Syrian missile shot down a UN peacekeeping plane

Ret. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Preston was deployed on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1974. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Motorists in View Royal are being warned to expect delays this week due to construction along Island Highway. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

Traffic delays expected along Island Highway in View Royal this week

Gas service work near View Royal Avenue sees single-lane alternating traffic in effect

Motorists in View Royal are being warned to expect delays this week due to construction along Island Highway. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
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