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The Capital Regional District is considering adding another dollar a year to the parkland acquisition fund fee for homeowners. (Black Press Media file photo)

One dollar or two? Greater Victoria parks acquisition fee hike spurs debate

$2 a year too steep, CRD committee recommends $1 a year increase per household

The Capital Regional District is considering adding another dollar a year to the parkland acquisition fund fee for homeowners. (Black Press Media file photo)
The M’akola Housing Society is looking to build two new residences in Sooke to help provide affordable accommodation for local Indigenous people. The projects were granted nearly $1.1 million toward their construction through the Regional Housing Trust Fund. (Photo courtesy M’Akola Housing Society)

Regional Housing First Program strikes another chord in Greater Victoria

Affordable housing partnership grants will help house over 100 people on income assistance

The M’akola Housing Society is looking to build two new residences in Sooke to help provide affordable accommodation for local Indigenous people. The projects were granted nearly $1.1 million toward their construction through the Regional Housing Trust Fund. (Photo courtesy M’Akola Housing Society)
This abandoned boat is one of several boats currently washed up on the shore in Cadboro Bay. The local residents’ association is part of a move to enlist the Capital Regional District’s help in remedying the problem. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Greater Victoria’s coastal communities take derelict boat issue to the CRD

Group looking for regional body to partner on regulation recommendations

This abandoned boat is one of several boats currently washed up on the shore in Cadboro Bay. The local residents’ association is part of a move to enlist the Capital Regional District’s help in remedying the problem. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Community members concerned about the possible expansion and entrance change of Hartland Landfill protested Oct. 3. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Greater Victoria residents held protest over changes to landfill

Community members are concerned about possible landfill expansion and change in access point

Community members concerned about the possible expansion and entrance change of Hartland Landfill protested Oct. 3. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Heavy rain caused combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along some shorelines in Greater Victoria during the night of Sept. 23 and 24, according to a release from the Capital Regional District. (Black Press Media file photo)

Heavy rains cause wastewater overflow off Oak Bay, Saanich beaches

Affected beaches will be posted with public health advisory signs

Heavy rain caused combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along some shorelines in Greater Victoria during the night of Sept. 23 and 24, according to a release from the Capital Regional District. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Sooke woman is fed up with seeing trash dumped in her neighbourhood after she spotted three garbage bags on the edge of her property in mid-August. (Linda Lucas photo)

CRD director says ongoing garbage dumping ‘disgraceful and pathetic’

Sooke woman tired of finding garbage bags on edge of property

A Sooke woman is fed up with seeing trash dumped in her neighbourhood after she spotted three garbage bags on the edge of her property in mid-August. (Linda Lucas photo)
Saanich councillor and Capital Regional District director Ned Taylor wants the CRD to consider expanding its engagement with and local government education opportunities for area youth. (Black Press Media file photo).

More engagement with youth could bring fresh ideas to CRD: Saanich councillor

Young politician provides a good example of youth leadership in the region

Saanich councillor and Capital Regional District director Ned Taylor wants the CRD to consider expanding its engagement with and local government education opportunities for area youth. (Black Press Media file photo).
Westview, one of the newest targeted apartment complexes opened by the Capital Regional District Housing Corporation, came in $700,000 under budget. That money can now be used for another project, possibly in Greater Victoria. (Derk Ford/crd.bc.ca)

Cost savings on CRD housing project in Saanich could be passed on to tenants

Affordable housing project on Carey Road came in $700,000 under budget

Westview, one of the newest targeted apartment complexes opened by the Capital Regional District Housing Corporation, came in $700,000 under budget. That money can now be used for another project, possibly in Greater Victoria. (Derk Ford/crd.bc.ca)
A species of jellyfish native to China has been spotted at Killarney Lake in Saanich and a University of British Columbia researcher is studying its impacts on the ecosystem. (Photo courtesy Florian Lueskow)

Freshwater jellyfish native to China spotted in Saanich lake

No health risk to people, pets but effect on ecosystem unclear, researcher says

A species of jellyfish native to China has been spotted at Killarney Lake in Saanich and a University of British Columbia researcher is studying its impacts on the ecosystem. (Photo courtesy Florian Lueskow)
The Capital Regional District is asking the public to take part in a survey about how they want East Sooke Regional Park to look like in the next 15 to 20 years. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Capital Regional District is asking the public to take part in a survey about how they want East Sooke Regional Park to look like in the next 15 to 20 years. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Capital Regional District is warning residents to stay out of the water at Thetis Lake, as there is a visible toxic blue-green algae bloom, as of August 16. (Arlene Antonik photo)

Toxic algae bloom back at Thetis Lake, warns CRD

Visitors asked to keep themselves, pets from swimming in lake

The Capital Regional District is warning residents to stay out of the water at Thetis Lake, as there is a visible toxic blue-green algae bloom, as of August 16. (Arlene Antonik photo)
Under agreement with Recycle BC, the CRD provides curbside recycling collection to more than 127,000 single-family homes in the region, ensuring that 1,600 tonnes of glass containers continue to be recycled annually and sold to end-markets in B.C.

Curbside glass pick-up 101: What you need to know … and why!

Taking a few minutes to ensure your glass recycling is properly sorted…

  • Aug 10, 2020
Under agreement with Recycle BC, the CRD provides curbside recycling collection to more than 127,000 single-family homes in the region, ensuring that 1,600 tonnes of glass containers continue to be recycled annually and sold to end-markets in B.C.
The Capital Regional District recently wound up the sale of this warehouse building on Viewfield Road, one of two side by side that were purchased in 2013 as possible sites to locate the wastewater treatment project’s biosolids processing facility. Profit made from the sale of the two buildings is roughly $3.7 million, to be distributed back to the participating municipalities. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)

Regional district’s Esquimalt land sale means $3.7M back to municipalities

Viewfield Road sites make a profit, seven years after controversial purchase for sewage project

The Capital Regional District recently wound up the sale of this warehouse building on Viewfield Road, one of two side by side that were purchased in 2013 as possible sites to locate the wastewater treatment project’s biosolids processing facility. Profit made from the sale of the two buildings is roughly $3.7 million, to be distributed back to the participating municipalities. (Don Descoteau/Black Press Media)
The future of the Oak Bay Lodge will be re-evaluated after the last tenant is moved to The Summit at Quadra Village this summer. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Temporary use of Oak Bay Lodge risks project timelines, mayor says

Oak Bay council state concern regarding Lodge’s future

The future of the Oak Bay Lodge will be re-evaluated after the last tenant is moved to The Summit at Quadra Village this summer. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Capital Regional District aims to expand the lifespan of the Hartland landfill to 2100. Part of that expansion includes a move to shift the commercial vehicle access from Hartland Road to Willis Point Road. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)

Victoria landfill commercial access shift would have major impact: CRD director

Willis Point representative says cumulative effect on neighbourhood being understated

The Capital Regional District aims to expand the lifespan of the Hartland landfill to 2100. Part of that expansion includes a move to shift the commercial vehicle access from Hartland Road to Willis Point Road. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)
The CRD has issued a warning about a blue-green algae bloom in Prior Lake at Thetis Lake Regional Park. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

CRD warns of toxic algae bloom at Prior Lake

Visitors advised to avoid swimming in lake, keep pets out of water

The CRD has issued a warning about a blue-green algae bloom in Prior Lake at Thetis Lake Regional Park. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
CRD board is calling on the provincial and federal governments to step up and help with transit improvements. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD calls on provincial, federal governments to improve Greater Victoria public transit

‘We desperately need more dollars in our system,’ CRD director says

CRD board is calling on the provincial and federal governments to step up and help with transit improvements. (Black Press Media file photo)
So far, $730,000 in supplemented funds have been identified for allocation to local program provides such as Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, AIDS Vancouver Island, Dandelion Society, Threshold Housing Society, Peers Victoria Resource Centre, Sooke Region Communities Health Network and Jones Bar-B-Que. (Black Press Media file photo)

Reaching Home puts $700,000 into Victoria organizations to help those without shelter

Through Reaching Home program support offered to homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless

So far, $730,000 in supplemented funds have been identified for allocation to local program provides such as Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, AIDS Vancouver Island, Dandelion Society, Threshold Housing Society, Peers Victoria Resource Centre, Sooke Region Communities Health Network and Jones Bar-B-Que. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CRD is warning about wastewater discharge near the Clover Point pump station. (Black Press Media file photo)

Construction at Clover Point pump station causes wastewater spill

Residents advised to stay out of water near Clover Point

The CRD is warning about wastewater discharge near the Clover Point pump station. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CRD is warning about wastewater discharge near the Clover Point pump station. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Construction causes wastewater spill near Clover Point in Victoria

As a precaution, signs installed for one day near the spill

The CRD is warning about wastewater discharge near the Clover Point pump station. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)