Town of View Royal

The Town of View Royal has approved a modest tax increase of about four per cent for 2021. (Town of View Royal)

View Royal whittles property tax hike from 7.3 to 4.5%

Increase amounts to roughly $117 extra for a home assessed at the average value for View Royal

 

Elements Casino brings an estimated $450,000 each quarter to View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal mayor expects $2 million in lost casino revenues by March

Doors of Elements Casino shut since mid-March 2020

  • Feb 13, 2021

 

West Shore RCMP is looking for a suspect and their minivan, which crashed into a parked vehicle and home along the 200-block of Island Highway in View Royal on Jan. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver crashes into parked car and home in View Royal, speeds away: RCMP

Incident took place near 200-block of Island Highway Monday night

 

View Royal councillors judged 43 nominations to pick their five favourites in the inaugural competition. (Black Press Media file photo)
View Royal councillors judged 43 nominations to pick their five favourites in the inaugural competition. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Town of View Royal is looking for the best Christmas light displays until Dec. 23. Then, five winners will receive a prize from a local chocolate shop. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal offers prize for best Christmas light displays

Nominate a home, business or yourself until Dec. 23

The Town of View Royal is looking for the best Christmas light displays until Dec. 23. Then, five winners will receive a prize from a local chocolate shop. (Black Press Media file photo)
A group of View Royal residents collected over 60 grocery bags for the Goldstream Food Bank on Saturday, Dec. 5. (Sylvia May photo)

View Royal residents, kids collect more than 60 grocery bags full for food bank

Residents wore masks, social-distanced and avoided knocking on doors

A group of View Royal residents collected over 60 grocery bags for the Goldstream Food Bank on Saturday, Dec. 5. (Sylvia May photo)
The Town of View Royal is warning of possible traffic disruptions on Dec. 10 and 11 with work planned near the View Royal Community Hall. (View Royal handout)

Island Highway construction delays traffic in View Royal

Alternate route advised for Dec. 10-11

The Town of View Royal is warning of possible traffic disruptions on Dec. 10 and 11 with work planned near the View Royal Community Hall. (View Royal handout)
Glenn Willing believes that Langford’s proposal to relocate the Victoria Bowmen’s Association to Willing Park will limit the potential for future improvements to the park. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Neighbour rallies against archery club relocation to Langford park

Victoria Bowmen’s Association on limited time in View Royal shooting range

Glenn Willing believes that Langford’s proposal to relocate the Victoria Bowmen’s Association to Willing Park will limit the potential for future improvements to the park. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A group of View Royal residents banded together to plant more than 4000 native plants at Stoneridge Wetlands in View Royal. The plants will help fight off parrot’s feather, an invasive species. (Facebook/Stoneridge Wetlands)

Volunteers help remove invasive species in View Royal wetlands area

Residents planted more than 4,000 native plants, to add basking logs for local fauna

A group of View Royal residents banded together to plant more than 4000 native plants at Stoneridge Wetlands in View Royal. The plants will help fight off parrot’s feather, an invasive species. (Facebook/Stoneridge Wetlands)
Casino closure rolls in big losses for View Royal

Casino closure rolls in big losses for View Royal

Mayor says township has easily lost $500k in revenue so far

Casino closure rolls in big losses for View Royal
FILE PHOTO - A three-year-old boy was reunited with his family after a kind stranger called police and stayed with him after spotting him wandering in View Royal. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

Stranger helps wayward three-year-old View Royal boy find family

Child wandered out of home without parents realizing

FILE PHOTO - A three-year-old boy was reunited with his family after a kind stranger called police and stayed with him after spotting him wandering in View Royal. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)
BC Transit plans to have the first design for their new handyDART bus facility available by July. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

BC Transit seeks public feedback on new handyDART bus facility

Online design input submissions accepted until June 12

BC Transit plans to have the first design for their new handyDART bus facility available by July. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
A View Royal resident spotted a cougar on his neighbours’ backyard on Thursday morning. (Simon Renvoize photo)

VIDEO: View Royal resident spots cougar in nearby backyard

B.C. Conservation notified about early Thursday morning sighting

A View Royal resident spotted a cougar on his neighbours’ backyard on Thursday morning. (Simon Renvoize photo)
West Shore RCMP is warning the public after the second sighting of a bear in the 100-block of View Royal Avenue. (Sam van der Merwe photo)

Second bear sighting in a week at View Royal neighbourhood

West Shore RCMP warns residents to not approach black bears

West Shore RCMP is warning the public after the second sighting of a bear in the 100-block of View Royal Avenue. (Sam van der Merwe photo)
West Shore RCMP warns of a bear spotted twice Monday morning, first in the 100-block of View Royal Avenue, and later near Portage Park around 7 a.m. (Sam van der Merwe photo)

View Royal resident spots bear in Portage Park

West Shore RCMP confirms report of sighting, Conservation notified

West Shore RCMP warns of a bear spotted twice Monday morning, first in the 100-block of View Royal Avenue, and later near Portage Park around 7 a.m. (Sam van der Merwe photo)
View Royal community gardens will be open to the public again with new COVID-19 measures to keep gardeners safe. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

View Royal community gardens to open to public again

New COVID-19 measures will be in place at gardens

View Royal community gardens will be open to the public again with new COVID-19 measures to keep gardeners safe. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The Town of View Royal is looking for public input on their latest purchase of land at 1642 Little Road. Currently, they are open to plans for parks or added greenspace for the community. (Courtesy of Town of View Royal)

Public asked for ideas on View Royal’s latest land purchase

4.4-acre property near Eagle Creek Park purchased for $750,000

The Town of View Royal is looking for public input on their latest purchase of land at 1642 Little Road. Currently, they are open to plans for parks or added greenspace for the community. (Courtesy of Town of View Royal)
View Royal will be extending the property tax deadline date from July 3 to October 1, an extra 90 days due to the pandemic. (File photo)
View Royal will be extending the property tax deadline date from July 3 to October 1, an extra 90 days due to the pandemic. (File photo)
WestShore Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Lawlor and View Royal Mayor David Screech at the Best of the West Shore Awards in 2019. Screech is calling on community members to support local as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal mayor drums up support for local business

David Screech says community should re-evaluate where dollars are being spent

WestShore Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Lawlor and View Royal Mayor David Screech at the Best of the West Shore Awards in 2019. Screech is calling on community members to support local as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Black Press Media file photo)
On April 14, View Royal council members agreed that community gardens will remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic due to public health and safety concerns. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal community gardens to remain closed during COVID-19 pandemic

Community members advocate for gardens to re-open as growing season begins

On April 14, View Royal council members agreed that community gardens will remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic due to public health and safety concerns. (Black Press Media file photo)