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Cascades Recovery, Greater Victoria’s primary sorting facility for recyclable materials, has experienced an equipment breakdown, resulting in an inability to accept residential and commercial recycling until the problem is resolved. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria recycling facility equipment breakdown leads to suspension of commercial pickups

Contingency plan put in place for continuation of blue box residential pickup

 

Recycling volume continues to pile up in some Capital Regional District neighbourhoods. Oaklands resident Rachelle Lamb shows what a five-week build-up at her Victoria home looks like. (Photo courtesy of Rachelle Lamb)

Some Victoria residents going on six weeks without recycling pickup

Perfect storm of weather, high volumes, staff shortages and equipment repairs prolong delays

 

Recycling collection is sporadic this winter thanks to weather impacts across the Capital Regional District. (Twitter/CRD)

How to handle recycling as wild weather hampers blue box pickup in Greater Victoria

Recycling not picked up by 9 p.m. on collection day should be brought in, CRD says

 

The resumption of curbside pickup will be made on a day-by-day basis throughout the ongoing snowy weather forecast. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Curbside recycling pick up cancelled in Greater Victoria due to icy roads

The decision to resume will be made at 6 a.m. daily: CRD

The resumption of curbside pickup will be made on a day-by-day basis throughout the ongoing snowy weather forecast. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Aerial view of the Capital Regional District wastewater program’s residuals treatment facility at Hartland. (Photo courtesy CRD)

CRD dumps 6,100 tonnes of treated sewage at landfill – not the expected 700 – so far in 2021

Less than 7 per cent of waste destined for cement plant made it there through October

Aerial view of the Capital Regional District wastewater program’s residuals treatment facility at Hartland. (Photo courtesy CRD)
Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor says every dollar spent on initiatives designed to fight climate change must make an impact. He was defending council’s decision to withdraw from a regional climate strategy program he considers less effective and more expensive than the district’s own. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Saanich mayor defends decision to withdraw from regional climate service

Ryan Windsor says CRD’s Climate Action Service duplicates district’s own actions

Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor says every dollar spent on initiatives designed to fight climate change must make an impact. He was defending council’s decision to withdraw from a regional climate strategy program he considers less effective and more expensive than the district’s own. (Black Press Media file photo)
The amount of new housing built near active transportation hubs in the Capital Regional District has been declining over the past decade. (Black Press Media file photo)

Housing growth falling in Greater Victoria’s active transportation zones: CRD report

Regional strategy calls for growth where 42 per cent of trips involve walking, biking, transit

The amount of new housing built near active transportation hubs in the Capital Regional District has been declining over the past decade. (Black Press Media file photo)
Curbside glass collection will resume on Dec. 13 in Greater Victoria. (Courtesy CRD)
Curbside glass collection will resume on Dec. 13 in Greater Victoria. (Courtesy CRD)
The new CRD parklands near Saanich’s Mountain Road and Camosun College Interurban Campus. (Google Maps)

Saanich urban forest purchased as future parkland

CRD and Habitat Acquisition Trust purchase 50-acre Mountain Road property for $3.4 million

The new CRD parklands near Saanich’s Mountain Road and Camosun College Interurban Campus. (Google Maps)
Cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump on the Organ Donor trail in the Hartland area of Mount Work Regional Park. (File - Black Press Media)

Sooke Bike Club, CRD ink deal to maintain mountain bike trails

Licensing agreement covers Sea to Sea Regional Park in Sooke Hills

Cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump on the Organ Donor trail in the Hartland area of Mount Work Regional Park. (File - Black Press Media)
The Capital Regional District has made some improvements and changes to mountain biking trails in the region after approving its guidelines for the activity last spring. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD updates Saanich mountain biking areas with realigned trails, added signage

Mount Work sees many of the improvements, Sooke trails also targeted for attention

The Capital Regional District has made some improvements and changes to mountain biking trails in the region after approving its guidelines for the activity last spring. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parks in the Capital Region District, including Thetis Lake (in photo), sustained serious environmental damage from the intense mid-November rainfall that hit the area. (Photo courtesy CRD)

Capital Region parks damaged by heavy rains; repair costs, extent of impact expected to grow

The mid-November record rain event caused uprooted trees, trail erosion, washed-out bridges

Parks in the Capital Region District, including Thetis Lake (in photo), sustained serious environmental damage from the intense mid-November rainfall that hit the area. (Photo courtesy CRD)
As the use of regional parks continues to climb, keeping up with protecting and monitoring their ecological value and biodiversity will take additional staff and resources, according to a Capital Regional District report. (Photo courtesy of the CRD)

More staffing, resources needed for CRD parks conservation as use rapidly increases: report

Lack of ecological monitoring program a gap in delivering core conservation services

As the use of regional parks continues to climb, keeping up with protecting and monitoring their ecological value and biodiversity will take additional staff and resources, according to a Capital Regional District report. (Photo courtesy of the CRD)
Waters of concern lie on the shores from Tarn Place in Oak Bay to Seaview Road in Saanich, including Cadboro Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wastewater overflows taint waters from Oak Bay to Saanich

As heavy rains return, CRD issues health warning for waters including Cadboro Bay

Waters of concern lie on the shores from Tarn Place in Oak Bay to Seaview Road in Saanich, including Cadboro Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
The purple section shows phase four of the E&N Rail Trail’s construction. (Map courtesy of the Capital Regional District)

Work to extend E&N Rail Trail to Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge begins in 2022

New 0.7 kilometre stretch marks phase four of the trail project

The purple section shows phase four of the E&N Rail Trail’s construction. (Map courtesy of the Capital Regional District)
Next pickup for Sooke recycling is Nov. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bad weather, unsafe conditions cancel some recycling pickups in Sooke

Residents advised to take recycling to a depot for free or wait until Nov. 29 pickup date

Next pickup for Sooke recycling is Nov. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)
The number of dog bite incidents reported to the Capital Regional District animal control services is trending downward, but the CRD says the true numbers are likely higher, as many go unreported. (Black Press Media file photo)

Dog bite incidents mostly down, says CRD, but true numbers likely higher

Under-reporting common, CRD says; owners can prevent incidents with training

The number of dog bite incidents reported to the Capital Regional District animal control services is trending downward, but the CRD says the true numbers are likely higher, as many go unreported. (Black Press Media file photo)
Reframing our Arts Future, set for Dec. 7, is delivered in three online sessions and provides an opportunity to explore and celebrate the role of arts in developing an equitable future for the region. All events will be conducted via Zoom and are open to the public. (Black Press Media file photo)

Arts and culture summit to reflect on impact, role of sector in Greater Victoria

Public invited to participate in CRD’s online Reframing our Arts Future summit on Dec. 7

Reframing our Arts Future, set for Dec. 7, is delivered in three online sessions and provides an opportunity to explore and celebrate the role of arts in developing an equitable future for the region. All events will be conducted via Zoom and are open to the public. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CRD boardroom. (Screenshot/ Capital Regional District)

CRD, Capital Regional Hospital District and Capital Regional Housing Corporation present 2022 financial plans

If approved in March 2022, the $611 million combined plan would be a 1.7% increase over this year

The CRD boardroom. (Screenshot/ Capital Regional District)
A concept for changes to sections of the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)

Wheels turning on CRD’s Galloping Goose, Lochside trails widening, lighting project

Capital Regional District staff directed to pursue funding sources

A concept for changes to sections of the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)