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)
An updated design of a residential and commercial building proposed for the former Gorge Pointe Pub site in Esquimalt. (Rendering courtesy of Abstract Developments)

Design changes to 6-storey, 99-unit proposal earns public hearing in Esquimalt

Residential, commercial building planned for the former Gorge Pointe Pub site

An updated design of a residential and commercial building proposed for the former Gorge Pointe Pub site in Esquimalt. (Rendering courtesy of Abstract Developments)
A rendering for an approved six-storey, 105-unit apartment building that will replace five properties in Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Wexford Developments)

6-storey apartment coming to Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood

Building mainly one-bedroom units, developer focused on reducing car dependence

A rendering for an approved six-storey, 105-unit apartment building that will replace five properties in Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Wexford Developments)
Popular with everyone from walkers to elite runners, the Esquimalt 5K hits local streets April 9. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt 5K will see runners in the community Saturday

Drivers asked to use alternative routes with temporary road closures in effect

Popular with everyone from walkers to elite runners, the Esquimalt 5K hits local streets April 9. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt’s new library is opening to the public March 31. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Esquimalt’s new library is opening to the public March 31. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Crews responded to a fire in an Esquimalt townhouse on Craigflower Road on Thursday (March 24). (Justin Samanski-Langille/ News Staff)

Two people displaced after Esquimalt townhome fire

Nobody was injured, two people were inside when fire broke out

Crews responded to a fire in an Esquimalt townhouse on Craigflower Road on Thursday (March 24). (Justin Samanski-Langille/ News Staff)
Mayor Barb Desjardins says data shows Esquimalt already receives more policing resources that it needs as a local police union criticizes the township’s council for rejecting funding for new officers. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)

Police union ‘disappointed’ in Esquimalt for rejecting new officer funding

Mayor Barb Desjardins defends decision, points to already-excess police services

Mayor Barb Desjardins says data shows Esquimalt already receives more policing resources that it needs as a local police union criticizes the township’s council for rejecting funding for new officers. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)
Esquimalt has voted against an increased 2022 Victoria Police Department budget. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt rejects additional VicPD funding requests

Councillors said township would be subsidizing enforcement in downtown Victoria

Esquimalt has voted against an increased 2022 Victoria Police Department budget. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ducks gather in and around Gorge Creek in Esquimalt Gorge Park in mid-winter. The Township of Esquimalt announced it was responding to report of an oily sheen in the waterway on March 22. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Ducks gather in and around Gorge Creek in Esquimalt Gorge Park in mid-winter. The Township of Esquimalt announced it was responding to report of an oily sheen in the waterway on March 22. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
A rendering of a residential and commercial building proposed for the former Gorge Pointe Pub site in Esquimalt. (Photo courtesy of Abstract Developments)

Esquimalt gets first look at 6-storey proposal for former Gorge Pointe Pub site

Plan includes 100 residential units, commercial space, Tillicum Road upgrades

A rendering of a residential and commercial building proposed for the former Gorge Pointe Pub site in Esquimalt. (Photo courtesy of Abstract Developments)
Laurie Hurst, Esquimalt chief administrative officer, is retiring this fall after 18 years with the township. (Photo Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)

Township of Esquimalt CAO retiring after over 30 years in local government

The recruitment of Laurie Hurst’s replacement will begin late March

Laurie Hurst, Esquimalt chief administrative officer, is retiring this fall after 18 years with the township. (Photo Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)
Delisa Lewis works at her Green Fire Farm stand at the Esquimalt Farmers Market during a previous season. The farmers market will run twice weekly starting April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt Farmers Market adding second night to weekly offerings

Organizers add Monday night market at Gorge Park Esquimalt starting April 4

Delisa Lewis works at her Green Fire Farm stand at the Esquimalt Farmers Market during a previous season. The farmers market will run twice weekly starting April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of the robotics club at Esquimalt High compete in FIRST Robotics BC’s Canadian Pacific Regional competition this weekend in Victoria. (Courtesy Esquimalt Atom Smashers)

Esquimalt students make the business case for robotics

School robotics teams tackle competition in Victoria this weekend

Members of the robotics club at Esquimalt High compete in FIRST Robotics BC’s Canadian Pacific Regional competition this weekend in Victoria. (Courtesy Esquimalt Atom Smashers)