Town of View Royal

View Royal Mayor David Screech said changes to the town’s community amenity contribution policy shows that council recognizes the importance of quality of life improvements for residents. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal council votes to boost amenity funding from developers

Higher per-unit rates for projects needing rezoning; CRD housing fund to receive more help

 

Increasing the size of View Royal council from five to seven would require an estimated $50,000 upgrade to council chambers at town hall, and roughly $44,000 in additional salaries and expense. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

View Royal council playing catchup, looks to add 2 elected positions

Residents can have their say about proposed change at town hall meeting Nov. 15

 

View Royal received a long list of correspondence voicing concerns about an off-leash dog area at Chilco Park. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

View Royal rules out off-leash area at Chilco Park

Survey found 62 per cent support for a fenced-in dog park but neighbouring residents voiced concern

 

View Royal council is asking for the community’s input on its first official community plan update in a decade. (Town of View Royal)

View Royal using ‘walkshops’ to hear from residents during OCP renewal process

First official community plan update since 2011 to consider land use, housing, demographic shifts

View Royal council is asking for the community’s input on its first official community plan update in a decade. (Town of View Royal)
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View Royal launches one-of-a-kind online budget tracker

Online tool allows the public to track exactly how the city spends taxpayer dollars

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View Royal is considering adding an off-leash area for dogs at Chilco Park. An online survey is open for resident feedback until June 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

Off-leash dog park has town asking View Royal residents to speak

Survey open until June 13 to submit comments, suggestions

View Royal is considering adding an off-leash area for dogs at Chilco Park. An online survey is open for resident feedback until June 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
Elements Casino in View Royal is preparing to reopen July 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Elements Casino reopening in the cards for July 1 in View Royal

View Royal mayor anticipating revenues from casino operations

Elements Casino in View Royal is preparing to reopen July 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
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

The Town of View Royal has approved a modest tax increase of about four per cent for 2021. (Town of 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
Elements Casino brings an estimated $450,000 each quarter to View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)
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

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)
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)