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Saanich resident Dorothy Chambers spotted a blue-green algae bloom at Beaver Lake. (File contributed/Dorothy Chambers)
Saanich resident Dorothy Chambers spotted a blue-green algae bloom at Beaver Lake. (File contributed/Dorothy Chambers)
Saanich council endorsed CRD bylaw changes to allow an extra $10-million to be borrowed to complete the Regional Housing First Program initiatives. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich council consents to CRD borrowing $10M extra for Regional Housing First Program

Approval from all CRD members required for loan to proceed

Saanich council endorsed CRD bylaw changes to allow an extra $10-million to be borrowed to complete the Regional Housing First Program initiatives. (Black Press Media file photo)
Biosolids will be created from human waste at the upcoming wastewater treatment facility at McLaughlin Point. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

CRD plans to use processed human feces from new wastewater treatment plant as fuel, fertilizer

Biosolid fuel produced at the treatment facility can be used locally and on the mainland

Biosolids will be created from human waste at the upcoming wastewater treatment facility at McLaughlin Point. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The CRD is advising people to simply save their reycling until the next pick up day if items aren’t picked up on Tuesday evening. (File contributed/CRD)

CRD says recycling trucks may not be able to access residential streets

If pick-ups do not occur tonight residents are asked to store their recycling

The CRD is advising people to simply save their reycling until the next pick up day if items aren’t picked up on Tuesday evening. (File contributed/CRD)
More than 1,400 tonnes of solid waste were taken to the Hartland Landfill following the fire at downtown Victoria’s Plaza Hotel building at 603 Pandora Ave. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

CRD says Victoria needs to plan for earthquakes after calculating waste from Plaza Hotel fire

1,400 tonnes of debris from the arson had to be specially disposed of due to asbestos

More than 1,400 tonnes of solid waste were taken to the Hartland Landfill following the fire at downtown Victoria’s Plaza Hotel building at 603 Pandora Ave. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Skye Eriksen captured this image from the bow of her canoe on Elk Lake at sunset in 2018. (Courtesy of Skye Eriksen)

CRD lifts blue-green algae advisory at Elk/Beaver Lake

Water samples indicated a “below detection limit” result for cyanotoxins

Skye Eriksen captured this image from the bow of her canoe on Elk Lake at sunset in 2018. (Courtesy of Skye Eriksen)
Saanich residents will pay higher rates for a number of utilities, including garbage, in 2020. (Black Press File Photo)

Sewer rates rise for Saanich residents in 2020

Higher water, and garbage rates also approved by council

Saanich residents will pay higher rates for a number of utilities, including garbage, in 2020. (Black Press File Photo)
Night works on Interurban Road between North Road and Dunsterville Avenue Dec. 9-20. (Google)

Night construction means closures for Interurban Road

Traffic interruptions at Interurban Road near Wilkinson Road from Dec. 9 to 20

Night works on Interurban Road between North Road and Dunsterville Avenue Dec. 9-20. (Google)
Every day, residents from all over Greater Victoria visit Kings Park nestled in the corner of Kings Road and Haultain Street. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

CRD parks board sends staff to gather options on funding Saanich’s Kings Park initiative

Staff will consider options to contribute funding and report back to Saanich

  • Nov 27, 2019
Every day, residents from all over Greater Victoria visit Kings Park nestled in the corner of Kings Road and Haultain Street. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
The CRD is holding a Solid Waste Management Plan open house on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Black Press File Photo)

CRD hosts Saanich open house on solid waste management

Open house is Nov. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Saanich Greek Community Hall

  • Nov 21, 2019
The CRD is holding a Solid Waste Management Plan open house on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Black Press File Photo)
Esquimalt council voted to move forward with waterfront changes. (Black Press Media File Photo).

Esquimalt council approves building, dog areas for Gorge Park

$7 million in funding for waterfront improvements goes to multipurpose building and dog park

Esquimalt council voted to move forward with waterfront changes. (Black Press Media File Photo).
This past weekend’s heavy rainfall resulted in combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along some shorelines in Greater Victoria. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Wastewater overflows lead to CRD warning at Greater Victoria beaches

Runoff may pose a health risk, CRD asks the public to stay out of the water in impacted areas

This past weekend’s heavy rainfall resulted in combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along some shorelines in Greater Victoria. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
EDITORIAL: We need to step up our recycling efforts

EDITORIAL: We need to step up our recycling efforts

As much as 60 per cent of items taken to landfill could be recycled

  • Nov 13, 2019
EDITORIAL: We need to step up our recycling efforts
The CRD has issued a warning about a blue-green algae bloom at Thetis Lake. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

CRD issues warning of toxic algae bloom at Thetis Lake

A swimming ban is in effect due to a blue-green algae bloom

The CRD has issued a warning about a blue-green algae bloom at Thetis Lake. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
Majority of household trash going to the Hartland Landfill is recyclable, compostable

Majority of household trash going to the Hartland Landfill is recyclable, compostable

As much as 60 per cent of surveyed trash could be forwarded to other facilities

Majority of household trash going to the Hartland Landfill is recyclable, compostable
A reserection of the E&N rail line has been called for by all 13 of the Greater Victoria region’s mayors, and the Island Corridor Foundation is feeling optimistic. (Black Pres File Photo)
A reserection of the E&N rail line has been called for by all 13 of the Greater Victoria region’s mayors, and the Island Corridor Foundation is feeling optimistic. (Black Pres File Photo)
The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange project won’t be paved until sometime in the fall (Wolf Depner/News Staff)                                The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange will be closed for maintenance from OCt. 28 to Nov. 2, 2019. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Galloping Goose closures start Monday for McKenzie interchange work

Detours in place on the trail from Oct. 28 to roughly Nov. 2.

  • Oct 24, 2019
The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange project won’t be paved until sometime in the fall (Wolf Depner/News Staff)                                The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange will be closed for maintenance from OCt. 28 to Nov. 2, 2019. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Colin Plant, CRD Chair, discusses upcoming goals to reduce solid waste. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

CRD aims to reduce solid waste going to Hartland Landfill by a third by 2030

District launches public engagement campaign for waste reduction strategies

Colin Plant, CRD Chair, discusses upcoming goals to reduce solid waste. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
(Black Press Media stock image)
(Black Press Media stock image)
Crews worked in the Colquitz River from Aug. 26 to 28 before work was halted due to sediment contamination. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)

Work to resume in Colquitz River after sediment contamination in August

Night work to take place this week as wastewater treatment project continues

Crews worked in the Colquitz River from Aug. 26 to 28 before work was halted due to sediment contamination. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)