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The CRD has issued a warning about a blue-green algae bloom in Prior Lake at Thetis Lake Regional Park. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

CRD warns of toxic algae bloom at Prior Lake

Visitors advised to avoid swimming in lake, keep pets out of water

The CRD has issued a warning about a blue-green algae bloom in Prior Lake at Thetis Lake Regional Park. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
CRD board is calling on the provincial and federal governments to step up and help with transit improvements. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD calls on provincial, federal governments to improve Greater Victoria public transit

‘We desperately need more dollars in our system,’ CRD director says

CRD board is calling on the provincial and federal governments to step up and help with transit improvements. (Black Press Media file photo)
So far, $730,000 in supplemented funds have been identified for allocation to local program provides such as Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, AIDS Vancouver Island, Dandelion Society, Threshold Housing Society, Peers Victoria Resource Centre, Sooke Region Communities Health Network and Jones Bar-B-Que. (Black Press Media file photo)

Reaching Home puts $700,000 into Victoria organizations to help those without shelter

Through Reaching Home program support offered to homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless

So far, $730,000 in supplemented funds have been identified for allocation to local program provides such as Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, AIDS Vancouver Island, Dandelion Society, Threshold Housing Society, Peers Victoria Resource Centre, Sooke Region Communities Health Network and Jones Bar-B-Que. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CRD is warning about wastewater discharge near the Clover Point pump station. (Black Press Media file photo)

Construction at Clover Point pump station causes wastewater spill

Residents advised to stay out of water near Clover Point

The CRD is warning about wastewater discharge near the Clover Point pump station. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CRD is warning about wastewater discharge near the Clover Point pump station. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Construction causes wastewater spill near Clover Point in Victoria

As a precaution, signs installed for one day near the spill

The CRD is warning about wastewater discharge near the Clover Point pump station. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The CRD is warning about wastewater discharge near the Clover Point pump station. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Wastewater discharge at Clover Point pump station prompts warning from CRD

Warning asks people to avoid entering the water in the affected areas

The CRD is warning about wastewater discharge near the Clover Point pump station. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Capital Regional District (CRD) is advising against swimming in Elk Lake due to a visible blue-green algae bloom. (Photo courtesy of Dorothy Chambers)

CRD warns of toxic algae in Saanich’s Elk Lake

Visitors advised not to swim in lake and keep animals on leash

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is advising against swimming in Elk Lake due to a visible blue-green algae bloom. (Photo courtesy of Dorothy Chambers)
Saanich Pound Inspector Mike Gibson cuddles a small python found in a vacant apartment on Cook Street. (Photo courtesy Const. Markus Anastasiades)

Escaped python found in Saanich building reunited with its owner

The little snake is at ‘home, safe and sound,’ CRD chief bylaw officer says

Saanich Pound Inspector Mike Gibson cuddles a small python found in a vacant apartment on Cook Street. (Photo courtesy Const. Markus Anastasiades)
Saanich Coun. Colin Plant filmed his March 23 bike ride through the CRD with a GoPro so viewers feel like they were on the ride. (Black Press Media file photo)

VIDEO: Saanich councillor takes residents along for virtual e-bike ride through the CRD

Coun. Colin Plant is taking route requests for future cycling videos

Saanich Coun. Colin Plant filmed his March 23 bike ride through the CRD with a GoPro so viewers feel like they were on the ride. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Parks has fully closed Goldstream Provincial Park, as well as other parks, due to the COVID-19 response. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19: A roundup of park and recreation closures across Greater Victoria

Parks, recreation facilities, campgrounds close in light of COVID-19

BC Parks has fully closed Goldstream Provincial Park, as well as other parks, due to the COVID-19 response. (Black Press Media file photo)
Capital Regional District releases 2020 financial budget plan

Capital Regional District releases 2020 financial budget plan

CRD, CRHD, CRHC join focres to use financial resources effectively

  • Mar 24, 2020
Capital Regional District releases 2020 financial budget plan
Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture and MLA for Saanich South (left); Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development; and Rob Fleming, Minister of Education and MLA for Victoria-Swan Lake announced that 462 new childcare spaces will be coming to the CRD. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Province invests in more than 400 more childcare spaces in Greater Victoria

‘These extra spaces will provide relief for many families,’ says Cordova Bay Elementary PAC president

Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture and MLA for Saanich South (left); Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development; and Rob Fleming, Minister of Education and MLA for Victoria-Swan Lake announced that 462 new childcare spaces will be coming to the CRD. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Dogs are required to be on leash in 11 CRD parks. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

CRD committee considers altering leash law

Leash-only rules not working in Sooke, says mayor

Dogs are required to be on leash in 11 CRD parks. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Saanich Coun. Colin Plant plans to issue prizes for his trivia challenge to residents. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich councillor issues a quiz challenge to test residents’ knowledge of CRD, Saanich

‘There are lots of interesting things to know about our region,’ councillor says

Saanich Coun. Colin Plant plans to issue prizes for his trivia challenge to residents. (Black Press Media file photo)
The CRD’s First Nations Relations committee wants more Indigenous voices on committees and commissions. (Screenshot)

CRD wants closer relations with First Nations

Committee recommends the CRD board open the door to representation

The CRD’s First Nations Relations committee wants more Indigenous voices on committees and commissions. (Screenshot)
The West Coast Rhythmic Gymnastics team’s Shooting Stars group, Clara Davison (far left), Iza Preston Lenk, Dehlia Flint, Amelie Kelley and Charlotte Phipps will represent their zone at the BC Winter Games. (West Coast Rhythmic Gymnastics/Facebook)
The West Coast Rhythmic Gymnastics team’s Shooting Stars group, Clara Davison (far left), Iza Preston Lenk, Dehlia Flint, Amelie Kelley and Charlotte Phipps will represent their zone at the BC Winter Games. (West Coast Rhythmic Gymnastics/Facebook)
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)