City Council

View Royal council has voted to remove a limit on the number of meetings council members may attend virtually each year. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal nixes limit on virtual council appearances

Council voted on Dec. 6 to remove the 3 meetings per year limit introduced in Oct. 2021

 

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)

BC Humanist Society criticizes inaugural Parksville council’s inclusion of ‘blessings’

BCHA asks city to remove ‘blessings’ from meeting agenda

 

District of Port Hardy municipal signage. (North Island Gazette file photo)

3 per cent pay raise approved for Port Hardy mayor and councillors

The mayor of the District of Port Hardy will be paid an annual indemnity of $30,120

District of Port Hardy municipal signage. (North Island Gazette file photo)
The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)

Make way: 46-storey campus housing tower gets green light in Kelowna

Council passed the newly created CD28 zone making way for the tower

The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)
A proposal for a six-storey mixed-use building with 372 apartments, 12 townhouses, commercial space and one level of underground parking is heading to public hearing Aug. 23. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)

Saanich proposal fits community, neighbourhood plans, but public input sought

Council unanimous on sending 6-storey proposal for Shelbourne and McKenzie to public hearing

A proposal for a six-storey mixed-use building with 372 apartments, 12 townhouses, commercial space and one level of underground parking is heading to public hearing Aug. 23. (Courtesy of District of Saanich)
Esquimalt Coun. Jane Vermeulen has announced her resignation, which will take effect as of July 15. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)

Esquimalt councillor ending term early with resignation

Coun. Jane Vermeulen announced her resignation, effective July 15

Esquimalt Coun. Jane Vermeulen has announced her resignation, which will take effect as of July 15. (Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)
Victoria City Council approved the expansion of the Downtown Victoria Business Association’s boundaries on May 12. (Black Press Media file photo)

Downtown Victoria Business Association expands boundary

The decision automatically makes new members DVBA funders and was made after a reverse petition

Victoria City Council approved the expansion of the Downtown Victoria Business Association’s boundaries on May 12. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Colwood has set priority actions for the year as part of its Business Retention, Expansion and Attraction Strategy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council sets priorities for business strategy

Business Retention, Expansion and Attraction Strategy aims to guide business support and growth

The City of Colwood has set priority actions for the year as part of its Business Retention, Expansion and Attraction Strategy. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood council is considering an amendment which would change retail-only zoning to allow for more medical or professional offices in a section of Royal Bay under development. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff file photo)

Health services demand in Royal Bay sees Colwood consider zoning bylaw change

Developer requests retail-only zoning be changed to allow medical, professional offices

Colwood council is considering an amendment which would change retail-only zoning to allow for more medical or professional offices in a section of Royal Bay under development. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff file photo)
Courtenay council

Courtenay’s next mayor poised to get a $10,000 raise

Council also to more after review based on median annual municipal salaries

Courtenay council
Parksville city staff and health officials are working on discarded needle solutions. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville city staff and health officials are working on discarded needle solutions. (PQB News file photo)
Victoria city council will vote March 3 on whether to cut ties with one of their twin cities, Khabarovsk, Russia. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria considers suspending ties with twin city in Russia

Coun. Stephen Andrew bringing motion to council March 3

Victoria city council will vote March 3 on whether to cut ties with one of their twin cities, Khabarovsk, Russia. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow said he was incredibly humbled to learn about the award via Twitter. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Canada declares Victoria councillor a noteworthy historical figure

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow shares the title with likes of Viola Desmond and Harriet Tubman

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow said he was incredibly humbled to learn about the award via Twitter. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Rendering shows a 162-unit apartment building proposed for the southwest corner of Vancouver and View streets. (Photo courtesy of Ciccozzi Architecture)

Public can weigh in on 6-storey, 162-unit rental proposal for Victoria’s Harris Green

Feb. 10 hearing invites input; no date yet for hearing on Harris Green Village redevelopment

Rendering shows a 162-unit apartment building proposed for the southwest corner of Vancouver and View streets. (Photo courtesy of Ciccozzi Architecture)
People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Victoria joins Canadian cities financing legal challenge of Quebec’s religious symbols ban

Council commits $9,500 to legal fees, encouraging other B.C. cities to do the same

People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
The City of Victoria’s sewer lines carry wastewater to the Capital Regional District treatment facility at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt. (Photo courtesy of CRD)

Victoria floats mandate for residential, commercial sewer pipe connection repairs

City looking to solve sewage, stormwater mixing problems exacerbated by heavy rains

The City of Victoria’s sewer lines carry wastewater to the Capital Regional District treatment facility at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt. (Photo courtesy of CRD)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
A Parksville resident was alarmed to find needles left in a forested area near Springwood Elementary School in 2019. (Submitted photo)

Parksville mayor jabs Island Health for needle issue inaction

Mayne tells Island Health officials problem is getting worse

A Parksville resident was alarmed to find needles left in a forested area near Springwood Elementary School in 2019. (Submitted photo)
Victoria council seeks to reopen a section of Bridge Way in Beacon Hill Park to vehicle traffic. The roadway has been closed since last year due to distancing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

Victoria looking into reopening Beacon Hill Park road to traffic

Staff will report to council on July 22 with road reopening plan

Victoria council seeks to reopen a section of Bridge Way in Beacon Hill Park to vehicle traffic. The roadway has been closed since last year due to distancing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy City of Victoria)