Esquimalt

An art walk in a 213-unit rental proposal would serve as an extension of the Esquimalt town square’s art walk. (Courtesy of Boardwalk REIT and Invictus Commercial Corp.)

More growth possible in Esquimalt’s core with 213-unit, 5-storey residential proposal

The two-building project would be split by a public art walk

An art walk in a 213-unit rental proposal would serve as an extension of the Esquimalt town square’s art walk. (Courtesy of Boardwalk REIT and Invictus Commercial Corp.)
Esquimalt’s tree hunt is underway as it looks to identify significant ones in the township. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt wants residents to identify best and biggest trees

Great Esquiamalt Tree Hunt runs to September

Esquimalt’s tree hunt is underway as it looks to identify significant ones in the township. (Black Press Media file photo)
A pirate ship fires its ‘canons’ as it makes its way past hundreds of spectators during the 2022 Esquimalt Buccaneer Days parade Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Esquimalt Buccaneer Days draw hundreds after two-year break

Saturday’s parade, carnival and art market, with the fun continuing Sunday

A pirate ship fires its ‘canons’ as it makes its way past hundreds of spectators during the 2022 Esquimalt Buccaneer Days parade Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Fruit in this tray will get a second life and be packaged for things like smoothies. In the background, a worker scoops mango at the Victoria Community Food Hub. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Greater Victoria site advancing food security

Province announces $350,000 for the Victoria Community Food Hub

Fruit in this tray will get a second life and be packaged for things like smoothies. In the background, a worker scoops mango at the Victoria Community Food Hub. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
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Habitat Acquisition Trust throws Spring Fling for work on Matson Conservation Area

May 15 event in Esquimalt offers opportunity to learn about upcoming conservation work

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Rendering of the proposed design for the new public safety building in Esquimalt. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt seeing 4.92-per-cent tax increase in 2022

Adopted increase was the lowest of four tax options given to council

Rendering of the proposed design for the new public safety building in Esquimalt. (Courtesy Township of 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)