Capital Regional District

(Black Press Media file photo)

New capital bylaw supports Greater Victoria’s health care infrastructure

$6.7 million will be invested in minor capital and equipment projects

 

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

 

The CRD has approved the 2022-2032 Regional Parks and Trails Plan as it plans to improve the function, resilience and use of the natural areas. Pictured is Thetis Lake Regional Park. (Courtesy CRD)

CRD sets 10-year vision for regional park actions

Strategy puts focus on climate change, reconciliation, conservation

 

The hot weather forecast for Greater Victoria this week is expected to cause potential delays in recycling collection, according to the Capital Regional District. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heat wave impacting recycling collection in the CRD this week

No reason given for last week’s pickup delays by Emterra

The hot weather forecast for Greater Victoria this week is expected to cause potential delays in recycling collection, according to the Capital Regional District. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Capital Region Housing Corporation is looking to replace its 1983-built Campus View Court townhouses on McCoy Road with two larger buildings. (crd.bc.ca)

Capital Region Housing targets Saanich for its next subsidized redevelopment

McCoy Road proposal would replace 12 townhomes with 119 units of varying sizes

The Capital Region Housing Corporation is looking to replace its 1983-built Campus View Court townhouses on McCoy Road with two larger buildings. (crd.bc.ca)
Blue-green algae at Swan Lake, taken back in Sept. 2013. The CRD is warning visitors to Thetis Lake Regional Park of a similar bloom at Prior Lake. (Black Press Media file photo)
Blue-green algae at Swan Lake, taken back in Sept. 2013. The CRD is warning visitors to Thetis Lake Regional Park of a similar bloom at Prior Lake. (Black Press Media file photo)
Before starting on that DIY project, you have a few serious steps to consider, especially if you’re planning on hauling your clean renovation waste to Hartland Landfill yourself!

Spring DIY project in the works? In the capital region, THIS is your first step

If the project will involve waste, a disposal application is job No. 1

  • Mar 28, 2022
Before starting on that DIY project, you have a few serious steps to consider, especially if you’re planning on hauling your clean renovation waste to Hartland Landfill yourself!
Colin Plant, board chair of the Capital Regional District, says the new census figures reflect the outcome of decisions favouring growth on the West Shore, and keeping the Saanich Peninsula largely an agricultural area. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD chair agrees with density lift in Sidney, Brentwood and Saanichton

Colin Plant notes regional growth strategy calls for Peninsula to remain CRD’s agricultural base

Colin Plant, board chair of the Capital Regional District, says the new census figures reflect the outcome of decisions favouring growth on the West Shore, and keeping the Saanich Peninsula largely an agricultural area. (Black Press Media file photo)
Recycling delayed in Capital Regional District. (Black Press Media file photo)

Recycling pickup disrupted in Greater Victoria on Tuesday and Wednesday

Majority of Emterra’s trucks not operating Tuesday, delayed by several hours Wednesday

Recycling delayed in Capital Regional District. (Black Press Media file photo)
A rendering of one of the buildings involved in the Capital Region Housing Corporation’s Caledonia redevelopment in Fernwood. (Photo courtesy of CRHC)

Fernwood project to receive boosted housing reserve grant from Victoria

Extra money for 158-unit Caledonia redevelopment project will help to lower monthly rents

A rendering of one of the buildings involved in the Capital Region Housing Corporation’s Caledonia redevelopment in Fernwood. (Photo courtesy of CRHC)
Capital Regional District information shows 26 per cent of Oak Bay residents live in multi-unit buildings, which may not provide access to private electric vehicle chargers, one reason the CRD plans to focus on development of public EV infrastructure in the region. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay OK’s levy for CRD to help combat effects of climate change

Concierge service for energy retrofits, EV infrastructure boost among key initiatives

Capital Regional District information shows 26 per cent of Oak Bay residents live in multi-unit buildings, which may not provide access to private electric vehicle chargers, one reason the CRD plans to focus on development of public EV infrastructure in the region. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Before it makes a decision on tapping into the city’s housing reserve fund, Victoria council wants to know where the extra $565,000 the Capital Region Housing Corporation is requesting would be spent on its Caledonia redevelopment (rendering, above), a subsidized housing project in Fernwood behind Vic High. (Photo courtesy of Capital Region Housing Corporation)

Victoria considers $1 million-plus grant for Fernwood housing project

More project details needed before council decides whether to exceed maximum grant amount

Before it makes a decision on tapping into the city’s housing reserve fund, Victoria council wants to know where the extra $565,000 the Capital Region Housing Corporation is requesting would be spent on its Caledonia redevelopment (rendering, above), a subsidized housing project in Fernwood behind Vic High. (Photo courtesy of Capital Region Housing Corporation)
The Capital Regional District is making the rounds of Greater Victoria municipalities requesting additional funding for new climate change initiatives, one of which is to hire a new electric vehicle program coordinator. (Twitter - City of Victoria)

Sooke backs CRD climate initiative

Greater Victoria municipalities have until Dec. 17 to choose whether to support tax hike

The Capital Regional District is making the rounds of Greater Victoria municipalities requesting additional funding for new climate change initiatives, one of which is to hire a new electric vehicle program coordinator. (Twitter - City of Victoria)
Saanich Coun. Colin Plant was re-elected by the Capital Regional District board to serve as chair for another year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich councillors re-elected to head up CRD board

Colin Plant returned as board chair, Rebecca Mersereau gets the nod as vice-chair

Saanich Coun. Colin Plant was re-elected by the Capital Regional District board to serve as chair for another year. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Good Food Network’s annual gathering, set for Nov. 26 andf 27, allows the community to find solutions to food insecurity in Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable)

Food insecurity in Greater Victoria central theme of Good Food Gathering

Educational, informational event set for Nov. 26-27 to run virtually and in person

The Good Food Network’s annual gathering, set for Nov. 26 andf 27, allows the community to find solutions to food insecurity in Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable)
The Capital Regional District looks to expand availbility of electric vehicle charging stations. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria/ Twitter)

CRD asks for help funding new climate-related programs

Greater Victoria municipalities have until Dec. 17 to choose whether to support tax hike

The Capital Regional District looks to expand availbility of electric vehicle charging stations. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria/ Twitter)
The planned 306-bed assisted living facility will be built on Metchosin Road south of Latoria Boulevard. (Courtesy Capital Regional Hospital District)

$205-million dementia care neighbourhood coming to Colwood

Independence, connection and wellness prioritized for future residents

The planned 306-bed assisted living facility will be built on Metchosin Road south of Latoria Boulevard. (Courtesy Capital Regional Hospital District)
The Capital Regional District is taking applications for its nominee to sit on the Victoria Airport Authority board of directors. (Black Press Media File).

Victoria Airport Authority seeks board nominee from CRD

Capital Regional District nominee will serve a three-year term as a director

The Capital Regional District is taking applications for its nominee to sit on the Victoria Airport Authority board of directors. (Black Press Media File).
Subsidized housing in the Capital Regional District has been further supported financially by the federal government. (Black Press Media file photo)

Feds offer $11 million in added support for housing in Greater Victoria

More than 40 new homes to be created for individuals, families at risk of homelessness

Subsidized housing in the Capital Regional District has been further supported financially by the federal government. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hand watering is one way to reduce water use, which ensures there's enough water available year-round for drinking, fire prevention and fish and ecosystem support.

5 ways to do more with less water in your garden this summer!

Warm, sunny, summer weather has most of us spending more time than…

  • Aug 2, 2021
Hand watering is one way to reduce water use, which ensures there's enough water available year-round for drinking, fire prevention and fish and ecosystem support.