Capital Regional District

Saanich resident Dorothy Chambers spotter the blue-green algae bloom at Beaver Lake on Dec. 11, 2019. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)

Visitors warned of toxic algae bloom in Saanich lake

Blue-green algae can be lethal to dogs, cause health issues for humans

Saanich resident Dorothy Chambers spotter the blue-green algae bloom at Beaver Lake on Dec. 11, 2019. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)
The Capital Regional District aims to expand the lifespan of the Hartland landfill to 2100. Part of that expansion includes a move to shift the commercial vehicle access from Hartland Road to Willis Point Road. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)

Victoria landfill commercial access shift would have major impact: CRD director

Willis Point representative says cumulative effect on neighbourhood being understated

The Capital Regional District aims to expand the lifespan of the Hartland landfill to 2100. Part of that expansion includes a move to shift the commercial vehicle access from Hartland Road to Willis Point Road. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)
Jelena Putnik shares her backyard garden using a garden-matching resource from the Young Agrarians. The resource connects property owners with people looking for space to grow food or plants. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Garden-sharing map connects Victoria landowners and gardeners

U-Map created by Young Agrarians after COVID-19 created uptick in garden matching requests

Jelena Putnik shares her backyard garden using a garden-matching resource from the Young Agrarians. The resource connects property owners with people looking for space to grow food or plants. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Sooke creates local business directory during COVID-19 pandemic

Sooke creates local business directory during COVID-19 pandemic

District’s community update asks residents for vigilance during crisis

Sooke creates local business directory during COVID-19 pandemic
Saanich Coun. Colin Plant plans to issue prizes for his trivia challenge to residents. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich councillor issues a quiz challenge to test residents’ knowledge of CRD, Saanich

‘There are lots of interesting things to know about our region,’ councillor says

Saanich Coun. Colin Plant plans to issue prizes for his trivia challenge to residents. (Black Press Media file photo)
Laurel Collins was voted in as an NDP MP in the 2019 federal election. (File contributed/ Laurel Collins)

Victoria seeks to replace many roles held by former Coun. Laurel Collins

Collins was elected to the federal government in the 2019 election

Laurel Collins was voted in as an NDP MP in the 2019 federal election. (File contributed/ Laurel Collins)
A regionalized police force between the Capital Region’s municipalities is not likely to happen soon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province will not take action in establishing a regional police force for Greater Victoria

Regionalized police department requires local push, province says

A regionalized police force between the Capital Region’s municipalities is not likely to happen soon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Andrea Neumann and Stephanie Weinstein (in back), Capital Regional District park naturalists, teaching families about the tidal pools during the Metchosin Biodiversity Day at Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park in 2018. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

Calling all marine explorers and tide pool enthusiasts

The CRD invites adventurers to free event at Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park

Andrea Neumann and Stephanie Weinstein (in back), Capital Regional District park naturalists, teaching families about the tidal pools during the Metchosin Biodiversity Day at Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park in 2018. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
Neighbourhood associations want to explore options for Victoria’s former Blanshard Elementary site

Neighbourhood associations want to explore options for Victoria’s former Blanshard Elementary site

Residents want more community focus for CRD-owned land at 950 Kings Rd.

Neighbourhood associations want to explore options for Victoria’s former Blanshard Elementary site
Central Saanich is one of the Greater Victoria agencies joining the new integrated 911 dispatch centre. (E-Comm 911/Facebook)

Central Saanich joining Greater Victoria integrated 911 dispatch centre

Capital Regional District’s 911 centre set to open this spring

Central Saanich is one of the Greater Victoria agencies joining the new integrated 911 dispatch centre. (E-Comm 911/Facebook)
Capital Regional District Regional Parks naturalist Sean Rangel teaches a youngster how to listen for owl calls. ThisSaturday, Sept. 1, the CRD will be hosting a guided walk to learn more about owls. (CRD Regional Parks photo)

Take part in an owl hike at Mill Hill Park

Learn some owl calls, among other things from a CRD naturalist

Capital Regional District Regional Parks naturalist Sean Rangel teaches a youngster how to listen for owl calls. ThisSaturday, Sept. 1, the CRD will be hosting a guided walk to learn more about owls. (CRD Regional Parks photo)
The Capital Regional District recently hosted an open house to highlight the proposed design for a one-kilometre section, on the E&N Rail Trail Humpback Connector, which would run from where the railway currently crosses at Atkins Avenue and connect to a segment of existing trail at Savory Elementary school in Langford. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Work continues on E&N Rail Trail

Residents concerned about segment from Atkins Avenue and Savory Elementary

The Capital Regional District recently hosted an open house to highlight the proposed design for a one-kilometre section, on the E&N Rail Trail Humpback Connector, which would run from where the railway currently crosses at Atkins Avenue and connect to a segment of existing trail at Savory Elementary school in Langford. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The Capital Regional District board has acquired a 28-hectare property in the District of Highlands as parkland for $1,050,000. (CRD map)

CRD acquires 28-hectare property in the Highlands as parkland

Property helps protect coastal Douglas fir ecosystem

  • Jul 28, 2018
The Capital Regional District board has acquired a 28-hectare property in the District of Highlands as parkland for $1,050,000. (CRD map)
Photo by Paul Obersteller

Fire in Sooke hills park likely caused by campfire

Crews currently focus on hot spots

Photo by Paul Obersteller
CRD CUPE members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike

CRD CUPE members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike

Strike action would require 72‑hour strike notice issued

CRD CUPE members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike
For the last six months Colwood teenagers Morgan Lessard (left to right), Parker Gale, Myles Moshuk (not pictured) and nine-year-old Ty Skaalrud have been building a mountain bike track next to the Galloping Goose off Aldeane Avenue. 
(Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Colwood boys, who built own bike track, invited to mountain bike camp

Langford’s Adam Walker moved to action after CRD dismantles track

For the last six months Colwood teenagers Morgan Lessard (left to right), Parker Gale, Myles Moshuk (not pictured) and nine-year-old Ty Skaalrud have been building a mountain bike track next to the Galloping Goose off Aldeane Avenue. 
(Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
For the last six months Colwood teenagers Morgan Lessard (left to right), Parker Gale, Myles Moshuk (not pictured) and nine-year-old Ty Skaalrud have been building a mountain bike track next to the Galloping Goose off Aldeane Avenue.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Colwood boys build mountain bike track

CRD dismantles track, citing safety concerns

For the last six months Colwood teenagers Morgan Lessard (left to right), Parker Gale, Myles Moshuk (not pictured) and nine-year-old Ty Skaalrud have been building a mountain bike track next to the Galloping Goose off Aldeane Avenue.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
Peter Scott shows off the water meter on his property in Metchosin. Scott was on the hook for a $1,000 water bill to the Capital Regional District for a recent water leak. The issue has since been resolved.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Metchosin resident stuck with hefty water bill after leak

Issue has been resolved, but resident hopes incident acts as cautionary tale for others

Peter Scott shows off the water meter on his property in Metchosin. Scott was on the hook for a $1,000 water bill to the Capital Regional District for a recent water leak. The issue has since been resolved.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
Morning traffic moves down Highway 1, just before the Helmcken Road overpass. Dealing with traffic flowing along this corridor, including transit service, would be among the focuses of a proposed regional transportation authority. Don Denton/Black Press

Regional transportation service makes sense for Greater Victoria

Adding blacktop solutions to handle more vehicles not the answer, reader writes

  • Jan 14, 2018
Morning traffic moves down Highway 1, just before the Helmcken Road overpass. Dealing with traffic flowing along this corridor, including transit service, would be among the focuses of a proposed regional transportation authority. Don Denton/Black Press