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Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is pitching the idea of a gondola on a 10-acre lot in Royal Bay, which could connect to a commuter ferry to downtown Victoria along the city’s waterfront. Currently, there is no funding in place for the gondola project and no discussion have taken place at council meetings. (Twitter/@PortlandTram)

Colwood mayor pitches 10 acres for gondola, parking

Project dependent on province approving commuter ferry to downtown Victoria

 

The Capital Regional District has closed Metchosin’s Matheson Lake parking lot due to fallen trees. (Kerry Van Wiltenburg photo)

Fallen trees close Matheson Lake parking lot in Metchosin

CRD-owned parking lot closed until further notice

 

Saanich staff are collaborating with police to review and improve parking bylaw enforcement in the municipality. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich collaborating with police to improve parking enforcement model

Enforcement may shift from police to municipal bylaw officers in 2021

 

The City of Victoria’s Broughton Street parkade downtown under the public library central branch has been rather full lately with its cheap rates, but those fees are going up as of Oct. 15. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria drivers: city parkade rate hikes take effect Oct. 15

City uses latest round of price increases to even out demand around its five parkades

The City of Victoria’s Broughton Street parkade downtown under the public library central branch has been rather full lately with its cheap rates, but those fees are going up as of Oct. 15. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
A complaint to the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board about parking at the RCMP’s Island District Headquarters was dismissed by the panel. (Google maps)

Parking complaints at Island RCMP building dismissed by labour board

Union had asked for changes to parking system at headquarters

A complaint to the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board about parking at the RCMP’s Island District Headquarters was dismissed by the panel. (Google maps)
The City of Victoria has reinstated 90-minute parking restrictions and $2 per hour rates in downtown zones following reduced rates and limits initiated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria’s on-street parking time limits, rates back in effect

City reinstates restrictions, extends reduced rates for parkades and other metered areas

The City of Victoria has reinstated 90-minute parking restrictions and $2 per hour rates in downtown zones following reduced rates and limits initiated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Victoria council will reinstate regular parking rates for the Yates Street and Centennial Square parkades but is yet to make a decision for on-street metered parking. (Black Press Media file photo)

Regular parking rates return for some Victoria parkades, on-street meters up in the air

Council delays decision on meters for discussion with DVBA

Victoria council will reinstate regular parking rates for the Yates Street and Centennial Square parkades but is yet to make a decision for on-street metered parking. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria council will discuss recommendations to reinstate on-street parking rates and time limits after enforcement was relaxed for the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria to talk nixing reduced pandemic parking rates

Staff say lack of turnover causing issues for local businesses

Victoria council will discuss recommendations to reinstate on-street parking rates and time limits after enforcement was relaxed for the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parking tickets are issued everyday in Victoria – but some people have yet to realize Sunday street parking is no longer free. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Parking tickets back to being issued after brief hiatus

The City of Victoria was giving out warning tickets as meters were adjusted to new rates

Parking tickets are issued everyday in Victoria – but some people have yet to realize Sunday street parking is no longer free. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Parking fees will now be reduced across the City of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria reduces parking fees during COVID-19 health emergency

Parkades, parking lots and on-street parking to see reduced fees

Parking fees will now be reduced across the City of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parkades will keep their fees for now. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parkades will keep their fees for now. (Black Press Media file photo)
A motion coming to the comittee of the whole April 2 proposes free downtown parkade parking for the month of April. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria councillors propose waiving parkade fees to support essential workers

Motion coming to committee of the whole for consideration

A motion coming to the comittee of the whole April 2 proposes free downtown parkade parking for the month of April. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parking was free in downtown parkades on Tuesday, but fees are back in place Wednesday. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Victoria parkades ditch attendants in effort to reduce COVID-19 exposure

Some parkades were free this week, but fees are back in place

Parking was free in downtown parkades on Tuesday, but fees are back in place Wednesday. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Victoria General Hospital saw the second-highest amount of tickets issued for parking infractions out of Island Health facilities. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Advocates call hospital parking fees a ‘shakedown’ after learning most Island tickets are waived

Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospitals among the most ticketed on the Island

The Victoria General Hospital saw the second-highest amount of tickets issued for parking infractions out of Island Health facilities. (Black Press Media File Photo)
A proposed four-storey building at 730-780 Summit Ave. aims to store vehicles for surrounding car businesses. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Proposed four-storey Victoria parkade offers zero spots for public use

A proposed parkade at 730-780 Summit Ave. will soon be up for discussion

A proposed four-storey building at 730-780 Summit Ave. aims to store vehicles for surrounding car businesses. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Downtown Victoria business owners named parking availability and parking costs as two of the top four factors which negatively impact their business’ vitality (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria businesses cite parking issues as top challenge

A report put forward by the Downtown Victoria Business Association asked owners for input

Downtown Victoria business owners named parking availability and parking costs as two of the top four factors which negatively impact their business’ vitality (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Sunday parking fees came into effect in downtown Victoria on May 1. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Hundreds of warning notes issued in first weeks of Victoria’s Sunday parking fees

The City of Victoria instated Sunday parking fees on May 1

Sunday parking fees came into effect in downtown Victoria on May 1. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
All downtown street parking will come with a fee starting this Sunday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

REMINDER: Sunday parking fees coming into effect in downtown Victoria this weekend

Street parking will now have a fee on downtown Victoria streets

All downtown street parking will come with a fee starting this Sunday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Sunday parking fees are coming into place on May 1 (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Sunday parking fees could be less than weekday fees

City of Victoria staff suggest reducing parking fees on newly implemented Sunday charges

Sunday parking fees are coming into place on May 1 (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
One of the most common reasons tickets were cancelled was because drivers were returning to their vehicles while parking ambassadors were writing up tickets (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

40,000 parking tickets cancelled last year in Victoria

The city of Victoria saw a jump in parking fine cancellations in 2018

One of the most common reasons tickets were cancelled was because drivers were returning to their vehicles while parking ambassadors were writing up tickets (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)