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Canada geese, seen here at the Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood, will be included in a two-year monthly bird survey of key areas across the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD to conduct harbour bird survey 22 years after original

Survey will count birds in key areas every month over two years

Canada geese, seen here at the Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood, will be included in a two-year monthly bird survey of key areas across the region. (Black Press Media file photo)
Construction continues at Clover Point on the CRD’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, May 9, 2018. (Ragnar Haagen/Black Press Media)

Clover Point Road, Dallas Road pathway to close this fall

Construction of the Clover Point Pump Station will temporarily close off the area

Construction continues at Clover Point on the CRD’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, May 9, 2018. (Ragnar Haagen/Black Press Media)
Eight-year-old Parker Reems (left), 10-year-old Tommy Reems (middle) and 11-year-old Josiah Toews celebrate a special find — a spoon — dug up during a dive into Elk Lake, near Hamsterly Beach in July. (Black Press Media File)

CRD, Island Health lift beach advisory at one beach at Elk Lake

Hamsterly Beach is now safe to swim at, but Eagle Beach is still subject to an advisory

Eight-year-old Parker Reems (left), 10-year-old Tommy Reems (middle) and 11-year-old Josiah Toews celebrate a special find — a spoon — dug up during a dive into Elk Lake, near Hamsterly Beach in July. (Black Press Media File)
Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean and Sooke Mayor Maja Tait listen to remarks by CRD director Colin Plant during an event on Tuesday to mark the completion of Phase 1 and 2 of the E&N Trail-Humpback Connector. (Photo courtesy of the Capital Regional District)

First phases of E&N Rail Trail-Humpback Connector for cyclists, pedestrians complete

Island Corridor Foundation allowed the regional trail to be constructed on the railway corridor

  • Jul 24, 2019
Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean and Sooke Mayor Maja Tait listen to remarks by CRD director Colin Plant during an event on Tuesday to mark the completion of Phase 1 and 2 of the E&N Trail-Humpback Connector. (Photo courtesy of the Capital Regional District)
The CRD may make funding changes to the Royal Theatre Service. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

City of Victoria votes to consider funding changes at Royal Theatre

A meeting between the Capital Regional District, Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay will determine further steps

The CRD may make funding changes to the Royal Theatre Service. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Steve Pittner (left) board member and Ted Smith, Founder of the Cannabis Buyer’s Club are going around with a petition to add a variance option to the CRD’s Clean Air Bylaw. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Great Victoria cannabis users advocate for changes to Clean Air Bylaw

Members of the Cannabis Buyers Club have started a petition to be able to smoke indoors

Steve Pittner (left) board member and Ted Smith, Founder of the Cannabis Buyer’s Club are going around with a petition to add a variance option to the CRD’s Clean Air Bylaw. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The CRD’s Hospitals and Housing Committee heard different proposed uses for the land at 950 Kings Rd. (Google Maps)

CRD hears proposal for 200-unit complex at contentious Hillside-Quadra property

Residents beg CRD to sell the former Blanshard Elementary site to the City of Victoria

The CRD’s Hospitals and Housing Committee heard different proposed uses for the land at 950 Kings Rd. (Google Maps)
(Screenshot/ Capital Regional District)

West Shore property taxes see big jump in 2019 CRD financial plan

More than 10 per cent jump for Langford, View Royal, Colwood compared to last year

(Screenshot/ Capital Regional District)
The gas plant in action capturing and processing methane released from the waste buried at Hartland. (CRD Photo)

CRD looks to trap more biogas at landfill

Capturing landfill methane as a potent, renewable fuel

The gas plant in action capturing and processing methane released from the waste buried at Hartland. (CRD Photo)
View Royal Mayor calls on province to change Victoria Transit Commission statute on appointments

View Royal Mayor calls on province to change Victoria Transit Commission statute on appointments

Service gaps not being addressed due to lack of representation

View Royal Mayor calls on province to change Victoria Transit Commission statute on appointments
Crews repair damage after Tuesday night water main break in Langford

Crews repair damage after Tuesday night water main break in Langford

Flooding resulted in property damage, forced evacuation from Langford homes

Crews repair damage after Tuesday night water main break in Langford
The Capital Regional District plans to cut down up to 50 trees on the eastern side of Saanich’s Grange Road running from the 3800 to 4000 blocks as part of the regional wastewater treatment project. (Google Maps)

Saanich residents want to bring down CRD plans to cut down trees

Grange Road could lose up to 50 trees because of the wastewater treatment plant

The Capital Regional District plans to cut down up to 50 trees on the eastern side of Saanich’s Grange Road running from the 3800 to 4000 blocks as part of the regional wastewater treatment project. (Google Maps)
CRD Regional Parks and Trails staff responded to an incident of broken glass and screws scattered across the E&N Regional Trail between Burnside Road and Kislingbury Lane Wednesday morning. (CRD Twitter)

CRD warns public to exercise caution after finding glass and screws on E&N Trail

The CRD recently responded to three vandalism incidents on the trail

CRD Regional Parks and Trails staff responded to an incident of broken glass and screws scattered across the E&N Regional Trail between Burnside Road and Kislingbury Lane Wednesday morning. (CRD Twitter)
Saanich Coun. Colin Plant is making a bid to chair the board of the Capital Regional District. (Screenshot/ Capital Regional District)

Saanich councillor one of four candidates for CRD chair

Coun. Colin Plant is running for board chair after four years on the regional board

Saanich Coun. Colin Plant is making a bid to chair the board of the Capital Regional District. (Screenshot/ Capital Regional District)
A man sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. (Tom Fletcher/News Staff)

Additional data from Point-in-Time survey finds most homeless people are local

Most homeless people are young men between the ages of 18 and 24

A man sleeps at vacant commercial property in downtown Victoria. (Tom Fletcher/News Staff)
(Black Press file photo)

Work scheduled to start in October on latest Clover Point wastewater project

Another wastewater contract headed down the pipe

  • Sep 21, 2018
(Black Press file photo)
Nathaniel Blondeau (centre), alongside Staff Sgt. Raj Sandu (left to right), Rob Blondeau, Colin Plant, chair of the Capital Regional District’s traffic safety commission and Const. Matt Baker. Blondeau is the receipient of this year’s Const. Sarah Beckett scholarship. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Belmont student wins Sarah Beckett scholarship

Nathaniel Blondeau hopes to become a police officer

Nathaniel Blondeau (centre), alongside Staff Sgt. Raj Sandu (left to right), Rob Blondeau, Colin Plant, chair of the Capital Regional District’s traffic safety commission and Const. Matt Baker. Blondeau is the receipient of this year’s Const. Sarah Beckett scholarship. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The union representing about 1,000 Capital Regional District employees is considering job action, potentially a strike, after contract negotiations with the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association stalled. (Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS)

CRD staff could look to job action after mediation fails

Over 1,000 employees could partake in reduced hours, walk-outs

The union representing about 1,000 Capital Regional District employees is considering job action, potentially a strike, after contract negotiations with the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association stalled. (Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS)
CRD CUPE members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike

CRD CUPE members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike

Strike action would require 72‑hour strike notice issued

CRD CUPE members vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike
West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett. (Photo contributed)

Applications now being accepted for Const. Sarah Beckett memorial scholarship

Annual scholarship raises awareness of traffic safety issues and the role police play in community

West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett. (Photo contributed)