Esquimalt

Esquimalt has voted to increase its mayor and councillor pay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt council set to see pay increase starting in 2023

Mayor to make $68,900 while councillors will get $27,560

Esquimalt has voted to increase its mayor and councillor pay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are searching for a suspect after an Esquimalt woman was awoken by an intruder in her bedroom early Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt woman awoken by intruder in her bedroom

Victoria Police Department looking for surveillance footage from the area

Police are searching for a suspect after an Esquimalt woman was awoken by an intruder in her bedroom early Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of the Victoria Kendo Club demonstrate the martial art Saturday during the annual Japanese Cultural Fair, organized by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and held at the Gorge Park Pavilion. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Fair in Esquimalt highlights Japanese culture

Japanese Cultural Fair held at Gorge Park Pavilion for first time

Members of the Victoria Kendo Club demonstrate the martial art Saturday during the annual Japanese Cultural Fair, organized by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and held at the Gorge Park Pavilion. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Township of Esquimalt plans to not renew a policing agreement that has seen it share budgeting and resources for VicPD with the City of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Township of Esquimalt to look at policing alternatives

Decision to not renew policing agreement with Victoria after 2023 follows public engagement

The Township of Esquimalt plans to not renew a policing agreement that has seen it share budgeting and resources for VicPD with the City of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Residents are advised to expect noise from Royal Canadian Air Force training actitivies near Albert Head in Metchosin now through Friday (Aug. 19) between 10 a.m. to midnight. (Courtesy Mike Kaehler/RCAF historian)

Royal Canadian Air Force holding exercises this week near Metchosin

Helicopter training activities happening from 10 a.m. to midnight, Aug. 15 to 19

Residents are advised to expect noise from Royal Canadian Air Force training actitivies near Albert Head in Metchosin now through Friday (Aug. 19) between 10 a.m. to midnight. (Courtesy Mike Kaehler/RCAF historian)
The Japanese Cultural Festival, featuring the Uminari Taiko drummers amongst other activities, is returning in person to a different venue, the new Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion. (Courtesy of Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society)

Japanese Cultural Festival returns for 22nd year in Esquimalt at new venue

Gorge Park Pavilion sits on important historical site for Japanese community

The Japanese Cultural Festival, featuring the Uminari Taiko drummers amongst other activities, is returning in person to a different venue, the new Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion. (Courtesy of Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society)
A visitor to Esquimalt Lagoon spotted smoke from a fire on the Royal Roads University property, lower right, early Thursday morning, helping fire crews quickly douse the blaze. (Black Press Media file photo)

Resident helps Colwood fire department quickly catch Royal Roads brush fire

Smoke spotted from Esquimalt Lagoon area early Thursday; fire spread to old fir tree

A visitor to Esquimalt Lagoon spotted smoke from a fire on the Royal Roads University property, lower right, early Thursday morning, helping fire crews quickly douse the blaze. (Black Press Media file photo)
CFB Esquimalt workers and those in solidarity rally outside the naval base Wednesday. Their union leader called the federal government’s most recent wage negotiation offer insulting. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: CFB Esquimalt workers rally amid stalled wage negotiations with the feds

Government’s proposed 1.75% annual pay bump insulting, says PSAC president

CFB Esquimalt workers and those in solidarity rally outside the naval base Wednesday. Their union leader called the federal government’s most recent wage negotiation offer insulting. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
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)
South Island team members Penny Baziuk (from left) and Jackie Hellard, golf historian Mike Riste, and Greater Vancouver team members Diane McFarlane, Elaine Blatchford and Kathryn McGarvey gather holding vintage clubs on the first tee at Gorge Vale Golf Club before the start of the 100th anniversary Huntting Cup competition Monday. The competition alternates between the mainland and Island. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Historic return to cup play for Greater Victoria, Vancouver golfers

Gorge Vale hosts 100th anniversary of the Huntting Cup competition

South Island team members Penny Baziuk (from left) and Jackie Hellard, golf historian Mike Riste, and Greater Vancouver team members Diane McFarlane, Elaine Blatchford and Kathryn McGarvey gather holding vintage clubs on the first tee at Gorge Vale Golf Club before the start of the 100th anniversary Huntting Cup competition Monday. The competition alternates between the mainland and Island. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The National Peacekeepers’ Day events on Aug. 9 will include a march to the Esquimalt cenotaph around 7 p.m. (Google Maps)

National Peacekeepers’ Day marked in Esquimalt with ceremony, flyover

Day memorializes those who have died supporting missions around the world

The National Peacekeepers’ Day events on Aug. 9 will include a march to the Esquimalt cenotaph around 7 p.m. (Google Maps)
A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter will fly over Esquimalt as part of the National Peacekeeper’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park on Aug. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)

National Peacekeeper’s Day parade, memorial ceremony happen in Esquimalt Aug. 9

Sections of Admirals and Esquimalt roads will be closed from 7 to 8:25 p.m.

A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter will fly over Esquimalt as part of the National Peacekeeper’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park on Aug. 9. (Black Press Media file photo)
Songhees Chief Ronald Sam (from left), BC Hydro CEO Chris O’Riley and Esquimalt Chief Robert Thomas sign papers transferring 4.5 acres of land in Rock Bay to Matullia Holdings LP, which represents both the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, in a ceremony held Tuesday (July 26) at the site. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Songhees, Esquimalt nations receive Rock Bay land from BC Hydro

Transfer signals turning point for reconciliation and climate change: Hydro CEO

Songhees Chief Ronald Sam (from left), BC Hydro CEO Chris O’Riley and Esquimalt Chief Robert Thomas sign papers transferring 4.5 acres of land in Rock Bay to Matullia Holdings LP, which represents both the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, in a ceremony held Tuesday (July 26) at the site. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
The Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society has received $115,000 from the province for its free community counselling efforts. (Google Streetview)

Esquimalt community counselling agency receives provincial funding

Demand for Esquimalt Neighbourhood House services doubles since start of pandemic

The Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society has received $115,000 from the province for its free community counselling efforts. (Google Streetview)
Esquimalt is looking at an increase to recreation fees. (Esquimalt Parks and Recreation/Facebook)

Esquimalt recreation fees could increase next year

Mayor worried about small rate hike’s impact on young users

Esquimalt is looking at an increase to recreation fees. (Esquimalt Parks and Recreation/Facebook)
A cyclist on the E&N Rail Trail glances over at graffiti painted on the back of commercial buildings in Esquimalt on July 13, 2022. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Esquimalt tags old program despite questions if it will actually stem graffiti

Youth, art advocates say township should pursue community-based approach

A cyclist on the E&N Rail Trail glances over at graffiti painted on the back of commercial buildings in Esquimalt on July 13, 2022. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Greater Victoria communities want SD61 to use municipal funds for crosswalk programs. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria councils push to fund SD61 crossing guards as absence looms

Crossing guard association folding in June makes September return uncertain

Greater Victoria communities want SD61 to use municipal funds for crosswalk programs. (Black Press Media file photo)
Township of Esquimalt Coun. Jane Vermeulen has announced her resignation, which will take effect as of July 15. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)

No by-election to fill Esquimalt council seat before October’s general vote

Council votes to complete term with six members after councillor’s resignation

Township of Esquimalt Coun. Jane Vermeulen has announced her resignation, which will take effect as of July 15. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)
Premier John Horgan speaks alongside Songhees First Nation Chief Ron Sam (left) at a meeting between Canada’s premiers and Indigenous leaders at the Songhees Wellness Centre on July 11. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Indigenous leaders and Canada’s premiers meet in Greater Victoria

Enshrining UNDRIP, health-care funding transfers, consultation highlight day 1 talks

Premier John Horgan speaks alongside Songhees First Nation Chief Ron Sam (left) at a meeting between Canada’s premiers and Indigenous leaders at the Songhees Wellness Centre on July 11. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Vehicles parked on the shared-use part of Selkirk Avenue. Esquimalt is asking for public feedback as it looks to update parking in the township. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt asks residents to inform how parking fits into township’s future

A survey and other engagement opportunities running through July

Vehicles parked on the shared-use part of Selkirk Avenue. Esquimalt is asking for public feedback as it looks to update parking in the township. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)