Township of Esquimalt

VicPD, The City of Victoria, the Township of Esquimalt and Grumpy Taxpayer$ argue for police amalgamation (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Local powers say a regionalized police force needed for Greater Victoria

VicPD, Victoria, Esquimalt and Grumpy Taxpayer$ argue for police amalgamation

VicPD, The City of Victoria, the Township of Esquimalt and Grumpy Taxpayer$ argue for police amalgamation (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Lapis Homes Ltd. put forward new design changes for the proposed 10 townhouses at 939 Colville Rd. and 825 Lampson St. (Township of Esquimalt)

10 new townhouses coming to Esquimalt

Staff have approved the final elements of a project set to start this spring

Lapis Homes Ltd. put forward new design changes for the proposed 10 townhouses at 939 Colville Rd. and 825 Lampson St. (Township of Esquimalt)
Esquimalt’s deer population is around 135, with another 60 living on DND property (File photo).

Esquimalt considers birth control for its deer population

Esquimalt hopes to follow Oak Bay’s actions in inoculating deer

Esquimalt’s deer population is around 135, with another 60 living on DND property (File photo).
The online tool Medimap, which shows walk-in clinic wait times, shows Esquimalt’s only walk-in clinic at full capacity (Medimap)

Esquimalt needs urgent health care facility, mayor says

A severe doctor shortage is leaving Esquimalt residents scrambling for health care

The online tool Medimap, which shows walk-in clinic wait times, shows Esquimalt’s only walk-in clinic at full capacity (Medimap)
The Christmas Tree Village is now on at the Esquimalt Rec Centre (Photo contributed/Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt Christmas Tree Village is back

Vote for your favourite tree and partake in holiday events for the next two weeks

The Christmas Tree Village is now on at the Esquimalt Rec Centre (Photo contributed/Township of Esquimalt)
The Greater Victoria Teachers Association is calling for school liaisons to come back. (File photo)

Greater Victoria teachers want school liaison officers back

Teachers say there have been violent incidents at schools where preventative care is necessary

The Greater Victoria Teachers Association is calling for school liaisons to come back. (File photo)
The Township of Esquimalt is considering adopting Victoria’s plastic bag ban bylaw (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)

Esquimalt looks into instating plastic bag ban

The township will now seek public consultation on how to bring the bylaw into effect

The Township of Esquimalt is considering adopting Victoria’s plastic bag ban bylaw (Kristyn Anthony/News Staff)
A decorated truck and boat make their way along the Esquimalt Road parade route during the Esquimalt Celebration of Lights in 2017. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Celebration of Lights coming to Esquimalt

Illuminated trucks and cars to welcome Santa in 13th annual parade

A decorated truck and boat make their way along the Esquimalt Road parade route during the Esquimalt Celebration of Lights in 2017. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Esquimalt looks into protected bike lanes on Lyall Street

Esquimalt looks into protected bike lanes on Lyall Street

The corridor would cost close to $4 million to complete

Esquimalt looks into protected bike lanes on Lyall Street
Residents across Greater Victoria are calling crack repairs on roads “municipal street art.” (Facebook/Scott Wood)

Crack repairs on streets across Greater Victoria touted as ‘municipal street art’

Complaints of tar on pets and cars are making residents angry

Residents across Greater Victoria are calling crack repairs on roads “municipal street art.” (Facebook/Scott Wood)
Esquimalt Fire Rescue has accepted a proposal from the City of Surrey to provide the department with dispatch services. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Esquimalt finds fire dispatch services in Surrey at half the cost

Township chose not to re-sign with Saanich after district doubled the price

Esquimalt Fire Rescue has accepted a proposal from the City of Surrey to provide the department with dispatch services. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Ray Kennedy has owned and operated Bring and Buy Books for 18 years, and says he had plans to sell the business to an interested buyer but the Township purchased the building in September and will demolish it in late spring.  Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Local businesses forced out in Esquimalt Township’s purchase of building

Esquimalt Road property will serve as parking lot until Town Centre plan confirmed for site

Ray Kennedy has owned and operated Bring and Buy Books for 18 years, and says he had plans to sell the business to an interested buyer but the Township purchased the building in September and will demolish it in late spring.  Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
The Township of Esquimalt isn’t making any decisions on the banning of single-use plastic bags just yet. On Monday council voted to wait until Victoria evaluates its bylaw, a year after it takes effect on July 1. Flickr photo

Esquimalt not rushing onto plastic bag ‘banned’ wagon

Council votes to evaluate bylaw after monitoring Victoria results

The Township of Esquimalt isn’t making any decisions on the banning of single-use plastic bags just yet. On Monday council voted to wait until Victoria evaluates its bylaw, a year after it takes effect on July 1. Flickr photo
Esquimalt council will look to an independent third party to review their remuneration ahead of the 2018 civic election, after the federal government announced changes to the tax policy for elected municipal officials. Photo courtesy of Esquimalt Township

Third party review to assess Esquimalt council’s remuneration

Tax break eliminated by federal government shifts cost to municipality, says councillor

Esquimalt council will look to an independent third party to review their remuneration ahead of the 2018 civic election, after the federal government announced changes to the tax policy for elected municipal officials. Photo courtesy of Esquimalt Township