Esquimalt

A notice of civil claim alleging sexual abuses was filed Nov. 21 by Jane Doe in B.C. Supreme Court, naming the Victoria Police Department and four officers who were with the Esquimalt Police Department at the time of the alleged actions. (Black Press Media file photo)

Woman sues Victoria PD, former Esquimalt officers for alleged sexual abuse

Former police informant says four Esquimalt officers abused her between 1989 and 1993

A notice of civil claim alleging sexual abuses was filed Nov. 21 by Jane Doe in B.C. Supreme Court, naming the Victoria Police Department and four officers who were with the Esquimalt Police Department at the time of the alleged actions. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says a new, permanent location for primary care in Esquimalt will give locals better access to comprehensive health care. (Courtesy Government of B.C.)

Permanent urgent primary care centre opens in Esquimalt

Facility replaces temporary centre, will eventually host 23 healthcare professionals

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says a new, permanent location for primary care in Esquimalt will give locals better access to comprehensive health care. (Courtesy Government of B.C.)
The Township of Esquimalt is inviting residents to provide feedback for the Esquimalt Fire Department’s upcoming strategic plan via an online survey. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt Fire Department seeks public input for strategic plan

Residents can complete an online survey between Dec. 1 and 21

  • Dec 5, 2021
The Township of Esquimalt is inviting residents to provide feedback for the Esquimalt Fire Department’s upcoming strategic plan via an online survey. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt Neighbourhood House will distribute community donated non-perishables to clients in need. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt Neighbourhood House begins holiday canned-food collections

Donations accepted at municipal facilities, pickups available on garbage days in mid-December

Esquimalt Neighbourhood House will distribute community donated non-perishables to clients in need. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Esquimalt Celebration of Lights parade rings in the Christmas spirit Dec. 5 starting with the parade at 5 p.m. along Esquimalt Road from Canteen Road to Esquimalt Plaza. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt gearing up for seasonal celebration

From lightup parade to holiday entertainment, Celebration of Lights brightens spirits Dec. 5

The Esquimalt Celebration of Lights parade rings in the Christmas spirit Dec. 5 starting with the parade at 5 p.m. along Esquimalt Road from Canteen Road to Esquimalt Plaza. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of the Esquimalt Speedskating Club have fun in between races at a previous meet. The club hosts its own competition for young short-track skaters this Saturday morning (Nov. 27) at the Archie Browning Sports Centre. (Esquimalt Speedskating Club/Facebook)

Speedskating on tap this weekend in Esquimalt

Top young Island, Lower Mainland skaters compete at Archie Browning on Saturday morning

Members of the Esquimalt Speedskating Club have fun in between races at a previous meet. The club hosts its own competition for young short-track skaters this Saturday morning (Nov. 27) at the Archie Browning Sports Centre. (Esquimalt Speedskating Club/Facebook)
A rendering for a proposed six-storey, 105-unit apartment building that would replace five properties in Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Wexford Developments)

105-unit apartment proposal for Esquimalt’s West Bay survives public hearing

The six-storey building requires rezoning for a site that includes five properties

A rendering for a proposed six-storey, 105-unit apartment building that would replace five properties in Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Wexford Developments)
An Esquimalt High School student was hospitalized on Thursday with non-life-threatening injuries after being stabbed during a fight at the school. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt student stabbed during school fight, injuries not life-threatening

Victoria police say another Esquimalt High School student involved was arrested

An Esquimalt High School student was hospitalized on Thursday with non-life-threatening injuries after being stabbed during a fight at the school. (Black Press Media file photo)
A rendering for a proposed six-storey, 105-unit apartment building that would replace five properties in Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Wexford Developments)

Public hearing on Monday for proposed 105-unit apartment in Esquimalt’s West Bay area

Rezoning is required for the six-storey development that would replace five properties

A rendering for a proposed six-storey, 105-unit apartment building that would replace five properties in Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood. (Photo courtesy of Wexford Developments)
Driftwood Brewery opened its doors at its new home in Esquimalt last week. (Photo courtesy of Driftwood Brewing/Twitter)

Driftwood Brewery opens its new 59,000 square foot warehouse in Esquimalt

Four years of planning leads to expanded brewhouse, plus 120-seat patio and lounge

Driftwood Brewery opened its doors at its new home in Esquimalt last week. (Photo courtesy of Driftwood Brewing/Twitter)
Police are looking to speak with the driver of the white Mercedes SUV indicated in this still from dashcam footage captured Oct. 19 in Esquimalt. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Police seek witness to Oct. 19 Tillicum Road crash in Esquimalt

Incident left one man hospitalized with potentially life-altering injuries

Police are looking to speak with the driver of the white Mercedes SUV indicated in this still from dashcam footage captured Oct. 19 in Esquimalt. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Esquimalt and Central Saanich are the latest to join a growing list requiring staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)
Esquimalt and Central Saanich are the latest to join a growing list requiring staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (Black Press file photo)
Victoria police are looking for this suspect after an early-morning armed robbery in Esquimalt on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Police seek suspect after man with knife robs Esquimalt gas station

Clerk forced to hand over small amount of money from till, thief fled scene, police say

Victoria police are looking for this suspect after an early-morning armed robbery in Esquimalt on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
Jacques Sirois, a longtime advocate for migratory birds in Greater Victoria, says Cadboro Bay has been a particular challenge with off-leash dogs. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Federal study on Greater Victoria migratory bird sanctuaries expected in new year

Advocate happy to see off-leash dogs forced off beaches along migratory bird sanctuary

Jacques Sirois, a longtime advocate for migratory birds in Greater Victoria, says Cadboro Bay has been a particular challenge with off-leash dogs. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Incoming Esquimalt Fire Chief Steve Serbic. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt announces new fire chief, assistant moves up the ranks

Steve Serbic brings a passion for health and wellness to the position

Incoming Esquimalt Fire Chief Steve Serbic. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)
A young family cycles along Selkirk Avenue in Esquimalt. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt opens survey on proposed active transportation plan

Residents have until Nov. 5 to provide feedback

A young family cycles along Selkirk Avenue in Esquimalt. (Courtesy Township of Esquimalt)
The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board’s 2022 provisional budget is 7.05 per cent higher compared to 2021 with pay raises and additional resources driving the increased price tag. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board’s proposed budget price up 7 per cent from 2021

Department pay increases, new resources driving the cost increase

The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board’s 2022 provisional budget is 7.05 per cent higher compared to 2021 with pay raises and additional resources driving the increased price tag. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt Coun. Ken Armour (left), Dillon Takata and Mayor Barb Desjardin shovel ceremonial scoops of soil onto what will soon be a small cherry tree forest in Gorge Park. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Cherry tree planting honours Japanese heritage in Esquimalt park

Gorge Park was the site of Canada’s first Japanese garden

Esquimalt Coun. Ken Armour (left), Dillon Takata and Mayor Barb Desjardin shovel ceremonial scoops of soil onto what will soon be a small cherry tree forest in Gorge Park. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Island Health has reported a new COVID-19 exposure at Ecole Victor-Brodeur in Esquimalt. (Google Streetview)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Esquimalt french school

Exposure follows cluster at Ecole Victor-Brodeur

Island Health has reported a new COVID-19 exposure at Ecole Victor-Brodeur in Esquimalt. (Google Streetview)
Hot cars and other vehicles will appear alongside motorcycles and holiday-themed fun during the Capital City Toy Run 2021 set for this weekend. (Captial City Toy Run 2021/Facebook)

Motorcycle event rolls into Esquimalt to raise toys, cash for kids at Christmas

Capital City Toy Run runs Sunday, Sept. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. rain or shine

Hot cars and other vehicles will appear alongside motorcycles and holiday-themed fun during the Capital City Toy Run 2021 set for this weekend. (Captial City Toy Run 2021/Facebook)