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The District of Sooke is warning trail users a section of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail will be closed for repairs Monday and Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Galloping Goose Regional Trail to be closed for repairs in Sooke Monday, Tuesday

Trail users asked to find alternate route while storm damage is repaired

 

The City of Langford is looking to reduce carbon emissions in construction with its new concrete policy. (Photo courtesy Butler Concrete & Aggregate)

New Langford low carbon concrete policy comes into force in 2022

West Shore city aims to offset high greenhouse gas emissions from cement manufacturing

 

The District of Highlands is warning residents to expect delays with temporary road closures along two roads due to emergency flood damage repairs. (Black Press Media file photo)

Temporary road closures into next week as crews repair damage in Highlands

Sections of Millstream Lake Road and Ross Durrance Road will be closed for 20 minute stretches

 

This 71-unit apartment building currently under construction on Fifth Street between Henry Avenue and Malaview Avenue is among the residential units permitted in 2021. According to figures from the Town of Sidney, staff have issued 166 permits for 77 housing units this year through October, for a total of about $24.2 million, significantly down from the peak in 2020. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

New construction in Sidney starts to bottom out after peaking in 2020

Year-to-date permits worth $24.2 million through October; 2020 total $74.5 million in 10 months

This 71-unit apartment building currently under construction on Fifth Street between Henry Avenue and Malaview Avenue is among the residential units permitted in 2021. According to figures from the Town of Sidney, staff have issued 166 permits for 77 housing units this year through October, for a total of about $24.2 million, significantly down from the peak in 2020. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The City of Colwood has green-lit seven new sidewalk and cycling projects as part of its 10-year active transportation upgrade program. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Colwood greenlights seven cycling, sidewalk upgrades

City will also welcome community input into design process in new year

The City of Colwood has green-lit seven new sidewalk and cycling projects as part of its 10-year active transportation upgrade program. (Black Press Media file photo)
The structural engineer for the troubled Danbrook One rental building in Langford’s downtown core was unqualified for the job, according to an order issued by Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. (Black Press Media file photo)

Engineer on troubled Langford building unqualified: regulatory body

Brian McClure ‘erroneously believed that his prior experience qualified him to design Danbrook One’

The structural engineer for the troubled Danbrook One rental building in Langford’s downtown core was unqualified for the job, according to an order issued by Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police responding to a break and enter in progress in Esquimalt caught a man redhanded and arrested him after a brief foot chase. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man on house arrest nabbed near broken-into Esquimalt construction site

Fleeing man tackled by officer after brief chase from Tillicum Road site

Police responding to a break and enter in progress in Esquimalt caught a man redhanded and arrested him after a brief foot chase. (Black Press Media file photo)
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NEW CUTLINE Sunderland Road resident Rick Cuthbert expressed concerns over asbestos removal from properties being torn down for four towers proposed for Langford. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Sunderland Road resident Rick Cuthbert has major concerns with a proposal for four tall towers in his neighbourhood. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

WorkSafe BC checks on asbestos removal at home demolition in Langford

Resident worried about potential health concerns as house demos occur

NEW CUTLINE Sunderland Road resident Rick Cuthbert expressed concerns over asbestos removal from properties being torn down for four towers proposed for Langford. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Sunderland Road resident Rick Cuthbert has major concerns with a proposal for four tall towers in his neighbourhood. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Do-it-yourself-ers benefit from lower prices in aftermath of lumber correction

A two-by-four inch piece of framing lumber that cost $12.65 on June 1 is now selling for $3.95

Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
While the value of building permits dropped almost four per cent for a total of $9.9 billion Canada as a whole, the value of permits in Victoria Census Metropolitian Area (CMA) rose by almost 27 per cent to some $202 million. (Black Press Media file photo)

Value of building permits skyrockets in Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria building permit values rise 27% while Canada as a whole sees a 4% decline

While the value of building permits dropped almost four per cent for a total of $9.9 billion Canada as a whole, the value of permits in Victoria Census Metropolitian Area (CMA) rose by almost 27 per cent to some $202 million. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)

1 person dead, another injured after partial building collapse in North Vancouver

North Vancouver RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation

Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)
The red section of road will be partially closed for paving on Aug. 24 and 25. (Contributed/View Royal)
The red section of road will be partially closed for paving on Aug. 24 and 25. (Contributed/View Royal)
Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean (left) and Colwood Mayor Rob Martin with public works staffers on Metchosin Road, where new sidewalks and cycling lanes are being constructed. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

New sidewalk projects to see completion in Colwood in time for back-to-school

Active transportation upgrades key to City of Colwood’s resident safety commitment

Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean (left) and Colwood Mayor Rob Martin with public works staffers on Metchosin Road, where new sidewalks and cycling lanes are being constructed. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)
The laying of asphalt along Quadra Street between McKenzie Avenue and Rock Street, a project that is part of the District of Saanich’s pavement rehabilitation program, is set to finish Friday night, Aug. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

Quadra Street repaving to finish Friday night

Four weeks of asphalt laying will conclude between McKenzie and Reynolds

The laying of asphalt along Quadra Street between McKenzie Avenue and Rock Street, a project that is part of the District of Saanich’s pavement rehabilitation program, is set to finish Friday night, Aug. 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bocce courts, seen in the left corner of a rendering, are part of renovation plans for Canoe Brewpub as it transforms into Victoria’s first Craft Beer Market location. The plans received council approval earlier this month. (Courtesy of FORT Architecture)

Bocce courts, games room approved for Victoria’s Canoe Brewpub takeover renovations

Canadian brewpub chain Craft Beer Market purchased the pub in January

Bocce courts, seen in the left corner of a rendering, are part of renovation plans for Canoe Brewpub as it transforms into Victoria’s first Craft Beer Market location. The plans received council approval earlier this month. (Courtesy of FORT Architecture)
Making civic and other institutional purchases with an eye to social impact is among the goals the Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative, of which the City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt and Capital Regional District are members. (Photo courtesy City of Victoria)

Greater Victoria civic agencies help drive B.C. social procurement initiative

$200 million spent by members on socially valuable goods and services in first two years

Making civic and other institutional purchases with an eye to social impact is among the goals the Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative, of which the City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt and Capital Regional District are members. (Photo courtesy City of Victoria)
Plants languish in the heat outside Danbrook One in Langford. The 90-suite building has been vacant since early 2020 because of concerns about its seismic stability. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Case of troubled Langford high-rise heading to civil court

Current owners name various parties, including City of Langford, in suit alleging negligence

Plants languish in the heat outside Danbrook One in Langford. The 90-suite building has been vacant since early 2020 because of concerns about its seismic stability. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
The five-unit townhouse in Langford should have had an architect, and city building inspectors should consider the Architects Act, B.C. Court of Appeals ruled June 30. (Black Press Media file image)

Still ‘unreasonable’ for Langford to permit building with no architect, appeal court rules

Appeal court denies Langford’s appeal of 2020 ruling on Hoffman Complex

The five-unit townhouse in Langford should have had an architect, and city building inspectors should consider the Architects Act, B.C. Court of Appeals ruled June 30. (Black Press Media file image)
A Don Mann Excavating truck briefly became stuck in a muddy section of beach during seawall reconstruction at Cadboro Bay on Thursday, July 8. (Pixabay photo)

Truck briefly bogged down on Cadboro Bay beach

Vehicle had been helping with rebuilding of residential seawall

A Don Mann Excavating truck briefly became stuck in a muddy section of beach during seawall reconstruction at Cadboro Bay on Thursday, July 8. (Pixabay photo)