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The City of Colwood is seeking public input on an update to the Havenwood Park management plan and for a new Latoria Creek Park plan until Sept. 5. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood seeks public input on parks management plans

Questionnaires available online and at city hall until Sept. 5

 

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

 

Local artists who’ve competed around the world will showcase their talents at Cadboro-Gyro Park during the Cadboro Bay Festival on Aug. 7. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)

World-class sand sculpting major draw for Saanich’s Cadboro Bay Festival

Free family friendly event Aug. 7 includes food, activities and fun at the beach

 

Saanich experienced a significant increase in park usage due in part to the district’s Natural Intelligence campaign. (Black Press media file photo)

Saanich parks featured for a first time in Canadian City Parks report

Municipality’s Natural Intelligence program noted for increasing park use

Saanich experienced a significant increase in park usage due in part to the district’s Natural Intelligence campaign. (Black Press media file photo)
Blue-green algae can cause health issues in humans and animals if ingested. The Capital Regional District has issued an alert for a bloom in Wrigglesworth Lake northwest of Tunnel Hill on the Malahat. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)

Toxic algae bloom at Wrigglesworth Lake near Malahat, CRD reports

Authorities urge people and their animals to avoid the water until declared safe

Blue-green algae can cause health issues in humans and animals if ingested. The Capital Regional District has issued an alert for a bloom in Wrigglesworth Lake northwest of Tunnel Hill on the Malahat. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)
Tricia Law has started a petition to save the Danbrook Dog Park from proposed changes which would see the off-leash dog area reduced in size. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford dog owners launch petition to save off-leash park

City planning a revamp of Danbrook Park which would shrink the off-leash area

Tricia Law has started a petition to save the Danbrook Dog Park from proposed changes which would see the off-leash dog area reduced in size. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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Name for new Sooke park takes flight

Name for new Sooke park takes flight

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A Yellowstone National Park ranger is seen standing near a road wiped out by flooding along the Gardner River the week before, near Gardiner, Mont., June 19, 2022. Park officials said they hope to open most of the park within two weeks after it was shuttered in the wake of the floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

Wildlife-rich northern half of the park will remain shuttered until at least early July

A Yellowstone National Park ranger is seen standing near a road wiped out by flooding along the Gardner River the week before, near Gardiner, Mont., June 19, 2022. Park officials said they hope to open most of the park within two weeks after it was shuttered in the wake of the floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
The design for the expanded Veterans Memorial Park in Langford. (Courtesy of City of Langford)

Langford buys Goldstream Masonic Lodge site to expand Veterans Memorial Park

Park expansion will see Aldwynd Road closed at Goldstream Avenue

The design for the expanded Veterans Memorial Park in Langford. (Courtesy of City of Langford)
In this photo provided by the National Park Service, is high water in the Gardiner River along the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, that washed out part of a road on Monday, June 13, 2022. (National Park Service via AP)

Yellowstone flooding sweeps away bridge, washes out roads

Flooding hits after what park officials are calling ‘unprecedented rains’

In this photo provided by the National Park Service, is high water in the Gardiner River along the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, that washed out part of a road on Monday, June 13, 2022. (National Park Service via AP)
Friends of Uplands Park Society volunteers are pictured pulling invasive carpet burweed at Cattle Point, an area with unique biodiversity that vice-president and botanist Wylie Thomas says is being negatively affected by increased foot traffic. (Courtesy of Wylie Thomas)

Volunteers advocate for sustainable infrastructure at Oak Bay’s Cattle Point

Boardwalk design for protecting biodiversity will be presented to council

Friends of Uplands Park Society volunteers are pictured pulling invasive carpet burweed at Cattle Point, an area with unique biodiversity that vice-president and botanist Wylie Thomas says is being negatively affected by increased foot traffic. (Courtesy of Wylie Thomas)
People are pictured walking their leashed dogs along Willows Beach, where dogs are restricted from May to September, on May 18, 2022. Dog and wildlife advocates continue to disagree over how much beach access dog owners should get in Greater Victoria’s migratory bird sanctuaries. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Unleashing the hounds: Conflict over dogs on Greater Victoria beaches persists

Federal report targets dispute about bird sanctuary in Oak Bay, Saanich

People are pictured walking their leashed dogs along Willows Beach, where dogs are restricted from May to September, on May 18, 2022. Dog and wildlife advocates continue to disagree over how much beach access dog owners should get in Greater Victoria’s migratory bird sanctuaries. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
The District of Saanich seeks feedback from the public on its People, Pets and Parks strategy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich calls out to public for next stage of People, Pets and Parks strategy

Online survey, community conversations, pop-up parks part of input gathering

The District of Saanich seeks feedback from the public on its People, Pets and Parks strategy. (Black Press Media file photo)
A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel

Parks Canada recovers 45 fossils stolen from Burgess Shale, levies $20,000 fine

Suspect pleaded guilty to two charges in a Cranbrook, B.C., court last month

A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel
The City of Victoria has announced the putting green at Beacon Hill Park has officially opened for the summer season. (Photo Courtesy of City of Victoria/Twitter)

Beacon Hill Park putting green opens for summer

The city announced the opening of the free green in a tweet Tuesday

The City of Victoria has announced the putting green at Beacon Hill Park has officially opened for the summer season. (Photo Courtesy of City of Victoria/Twitter)
A collection day for the Get Growing, Victoria! program in the Fernwood neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Aly Sibley Photography/City of Victoria)

Victoria’s seedling sharing program earns provincial excellence award

The Get Growing, Victoria! program has produced 100,000 pounds of community produce since 2020

A collection day for the Get Growing, Victoria! program in the Fernwood neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Aly Sibley Photography/City of Victoria)
The City of Victoria has announced it is receiving funding from the provincial and federal governments to the tune of $2.4 million to help cover the costs of upgrades at Topaz Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province, feds pitch in $2.4M for upgrades to Victoria’s Topaz Park

The funds will help cover the costs of a replacing and expanding the park’s turf field

The City of Victoria has announced it is receiving funding from the provincial and federal governments to the tune of $2.4 million to help cover the costs of upgrades at Topaz Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
CRD employees are part of a mediation dispute that could result in a strike. (Nicole Crescenz/VICTORIA NEWS)

CRD seeks input on management plan for Mount Work Regional Park

Residents can submit feedback online until May 16, virtual presentation goes April 28

CRD employees are part of a mediation dispute that could result in a strike. (Nicole Crescenz/VICTORIA NEWS)
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The Town of View Royal is looking to sell a pair of properties near Mill Hill Regional Park to the Capital Regional District as parkland, a sale that is subject to an alternate approval process giving residents the opportunity to oppose it. (Photo courtesy of Town of View Royal)

View Royal plans sale of parkland properties to CRD

Residents may submit their opposition to the sale by May 24

The Town of View Royal is looking to sell a pair of properties near Mill Hill Regional Park to the Capital Regional District as parkland, a sale that is subject to an alternate approval process giving residents the opportunity to oppose it. (Photo courtesy of Town of View Royal)