Esquimalt

Esquimalt is taking new measures to address speeding drivers on Old Esquimalt Road. (Courtesy of Google Streetview)

Esquimalt wants drivers ticketed right away on prolific speeding road

Driver-calming measures added to Old Esquimalt Road and school zones

Esquimalt is taking new measures to address speeding drivers on Old Esquimalt Road. (Courtesy of Google Streetview)
Firefighters aim their hose to knock down a target during the 38th Indigenous Firefighting Competition held in Esquimalt Saturday June 4. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

VIDEO: Indigenous firefighters from across B.C. gather in Esquimalt for annual competition

The 38th Indigenous Firefighting Competition served as a fun way to build skills and camaraderie

Firefighters aim their hose to knock down a target during the 38th Indigenous Firefighting Competition held in Esquimalt Saturday June 4. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
WITS Programs Foundation vice-president Tom Woods, Patty Perens of B.C. RCMP Youth Services, and WITS executive director Andy Telfer are seen after Perens presented an award to the foundation. It has grown into a global operation in the 24 years since it was founded in Esquimalt. (Courtesy of WITS Programs Foundation)

Esquimalt foundation marks 24 years of teaching kids around the globe to ‘use their WITS’

The WITS Programs Foundation has kept their programs current as it expanded beyond its local roots

WITS Programs Foundation vice-president Tom Woods, Patty Perens of B.C. RCMP Youth Services, and WITS executive director Andy Telfer are seen after Perens presented an award to the foundation. It has grown into a global operation in the 24 years since it was founded in Esquimalt. (Courtesy of WITS Programs Foundation)
Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the Town of View Royal came together Saturday May 28, 2022 to unveil a new totem pole carved by Tom LaFortune of Tsawout First Nation. The totem will be a permanent fixture outside the Town of View Royal Public Safety Building. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Totem pole unveiling brings View Royal, First Nations closer together

Tom LaFortune carved the totem for the town and Songhees and Esquimalt Nations

Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the Town of View Royal came together Saturday May 28, 2022 to unveil a new totem pole carved by Tom LaFortune of Tsawout First Nation. The totem will be a permanent fixture outside the Town of View Royal Public Safety Building. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
2018’s Walk to End Cystic Fibrosis. (Black Press Media file photo)

Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History returns to Vancouver Island following hiatus

The walk, raising over $40 million in 17 years, this year focuses on child access to drug Trikafta

2018’s Walk to End Cystic Fibrosis. (Black Press Media file photo)
An excavator operator works their way through the demolition of the former Gorge Pointe Pub and Liquor Store in Esquimalt. (Photo by Mindy Demers)

PHOTOS: Esquimalt pub demolished to make way for new development

Nearby resident Mindy Demers documents teardown of the former Gorge Pointe Pub

An excavator operator works their way through the demolition of the former Gorge Pointe Pub and Liquor Store in Esquimalt. (Photo by Mindy Demers)
An art walk in a 213-unit rental proposal would serve as an extension of the Esquimalt town square’s art walk. (Courtesy of Boardwalk REIT and Invictus Commercial Corp.)

More growth possible in Esquimalt’s core with 213-unit, 5-storey residential proposal

The two-building project would be split by a public art walk

An art walk in a 213-unit rental proposal would serve as an extension of the Esquimalt town square’s art walk. (Courtesy of Boardwalk REIT and Invictus Commercial Corp.)
Esquimalt’s tree hunt is underway as it looks to identify significant ones in the township. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt wants residents to identify best and biggest trees

Great Esquiamalt Tree Hunt runs to September

Esquimalt’s tree hunt is underway as it looks to identify significant ones in the township. (Black Press Media file photo)
A pirate ship fires its ‘canons’ as it makes its way past hundreds of spectators during the 2022 Esquimalt Buccaneer Days parade Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Esquimalt Buccaneer Days draw hundreds after two-year break

Saturday’s parade, carnival and art market, with the fun continuing Sunday

A pirate ship fires its ‘canons’ as it makes its way past hundreds of spectators during the 2022 Esquimalt Buccaneer Days parade Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Fruit in this tray will get a second life and be packaged for things like smoothies. In the background, a worker scoops mango at the Victoria Community Food Hub. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Greater Victoria site advancing food security

Province announces $350,000 for the Victoria Community Food Hub

Fruit in this tray will get a second life and be packaged for things like smoothies. In the background, a worker scoops mango at the Victoria Community Food Hub. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
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Habitat Acquisition Trust throws Spring Fling for work on Matson Conservation Area

May 15 event in Esquimalt offers opportunity to learn about upcoming conservation work

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Rendering of the proposed design for the new public safety building in Esquimalt. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt seeing 4.92-per-cent tax increase in 2022

Adopted increase was the lowest of four tax options given to council

Rendering of the proposed design for the new public safety building in Esquimalt. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)
The Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish. Metchosin resident Geoff Pearce is proposing a similar system across Esquimalt Harbour as a possible solution to reduce commuter traffic between the West Shore and the region’s core. (Flickr)

Gondola pitched as possible West Shore commuter traffic solution

Former city administrator asking stakeholders to study feasibility of concept

The Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish. Metchosin resident Geoff Pearce is proposing a similar system across Esquimalt Harbour as a possible solution to reduce commuter traffic between the West Shore and the region’s core. (Flickr)
Pirate ship Morgana from Esquimalt Buccaneer Days. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wakey wakey! Esquimalt’s Buccaneer Days return after two-year hiatus

May 13 to 15 festivities include live music, dance, pancake breakfast, barbecue, parade and more

Pirate ship Morgana from Esquimalt Buccaneer Days. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two players compete against each other. Approximately 100 gamers from across B.C. gathered at the Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt Saturday to compete in the May Mayhem Smash Tourney and Expo video game competition. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: B.C. gamers go for glory at Esquimalt esports tournament

100 competing in the first May Mayhem Smash Tourney and Expo May 7-8

Two players compete against each other. Approximately 100 gamers from across B.C. gathered at the Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt Saturday to compete in the May Mayhem Smash Tourney and Expo video game competition. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Esquimalt High School is bringing musical theatre back for the first time since the pandemic with a production of Mamma Mia! (Photo Courtesy of Esquimalt High School/Facebook)
Esquimalt High School is bringing musical theatre back for the first time since the pandemic with a production of Mamma Mia! (Photo Courtesy of Esquimalt High School/Facebook)
The Township Community Art Council is auctioning off ‘Community,’ a painting created by three of this year’s artists in residence, to fundraise for the council’s youth mentorship program. Bids are being accepted until May 6. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘Community’ on the auction block in support of Esquimalt youth program

The painting was created by artists in residence with the Township Community Arts Council

The Township Community Art Council is auctioning off ‘Community,’ a painting created by three of this year’s artists in residence, to fundraise for the council’s youth mentorship program. Bids are being accepted until May 6. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A rendering for Abstract Developments’ building expected to replace the former Gorge Pointe Pub on Tillicum Road. Following a public hearing on Monday (April 25), Esquimalt council approved the rezoning necessary for the project. (Courtesy of Abstract Developments)

Former Esquimalt pub site rezoned for 6-storey build despite neighbour concern

Change approved in a 5-2 vote to allow for 99-unit development public hearing

A rendering for Abstract Developments’ building expected to replace the former Gorge Pointe Pub on Tillicum Road. Following a public hearing on Monday (April 25), Esquimalt council approved the rezoning necessary for the project. (Courtesy of Abstract Developments)
Michael Tellier, 37, has been sentenced in relation to his 2020 child pornography possession arrest. (Black Press Media file)

Former Greater Victoria cadets instructor sentenced for child porn possession

Michael Ryan Tellier, arrested in 2020, led squadrons in North Saanich, Victoria

Michael Tellier, 37, has been sentenced in relation to his 2020 child pornography possession arrest. (Black Press Media file)
Successful collaboration between CFB Esquimalt and the Esquimalt and Songhees nations provides a good example of how non-Indigenous military members across Canada can be educated, according to an expert panel. (Black Press Media file photo)

Look to CFB Esquimalt, First Nations on how to collaborate: military racism report

Lessons from local base and nations could benefit Canadian bases, expert panel says

Successful collaboration between CFB Esquimalt and the Esquimalt and Songhees nations provides a good example of how non-Indigenous military members across Canada can be educated, according to an expert panel. (Black Press Media file photo)
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