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Recycling collection will likely be delayed in Greater Victoria this week amid staffing shortages. (Black Press Media file photo)

Staffing shortages likely to cause more recycling collection delays in CRD

Residents asked to leave materials out past scheduled date

 

COVID-19 monitoring could be done through sampling at the Capital Regional District’s McLoughlin Point and other wastewater treatment facilities. (Courtesy of the CRD)

CRD open to future monitoring of COVID-19 levels through wastewater

Region awaits response about involvement in BCCDC sampling

 

Curbside recycling collection faces delays in the Capital Regional District from July 18 to 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

Recycling collection faces delays in CRD this week

Contractor working to pick up items on alternate days

 

The Capital Regional District says there are no health risks after some Colwood residents took to social media with reports of yellowed tap water. (Black Press Media file photo)

No health risk posed by discoloured water in parts of Colwood: CRD

Residents took to social media Wednesday after some noticed their tap water was yellow

The Capital Regional District says there are no health risks after some Colwood residents took to social media with reports of yellowed tap water. (Black Press Media file photo)
Atomic Vaudeville, producer of The Batshits, was among the recipients of a CRD arts and culture operating grant in 2021. (Photo by Pedro M. Siqueira/Atomic Vaudeville)

Arts funding in the CRD provides multiple benefits

2021 progress report offers insights into the impact for artists, community

Atomic Vaudeville, producer of The Batshits, was among the recipients of a CRD arts and culture operating grant in 2021. (Photo by Pedro M. Siqueira/Atomic Vaudeville)
Ecological protection is a key feature of the CRD’s plan to mitigate climate change. Pictured is Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. The CRD board has rejected a bid by Central Saanich to opt out of the regional climate action and adaptation service. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

CRD board rejects Central Saanich opt-out of regional climate action service

Directors weigh community autonomy versus need for unified climate change fight

Ecological protection is a key feature of the CRD’s plan to mitigate climate change. Pictured is Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. The CRD board has rejected a bid by Central Saanich to opt out of the regional climate action and adaptation service. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Blue-green algae can cause health issues in humans and animals if ingested. The Capital Regional District has issued an alert for a bloom in Wrigglesworth Lake northwest of Tunnel Hill on the Malahat. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)

Toxic algae bloom at Wrigglesworth Lake near Malahat, CRD reports

Authorities urge people and their animals to avoid the water until declared safe

Blue-green algae can cause health issues in humans and animals if ingested. The Capital Regional District has issued an alert for a bloom in Wrigglesworth Lake northwest of Tunnel Hill on the Malahat. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)
Work to decommission a dam at Carpenter Road Community Park to reduce the risk of flooding is expected to proceed this summer. (Rick Stiebe l- Sooke News Mirror)

Otter Point dam demolition draws criticism

Officials fear a breach of berm could result in flooding

Work to decommission a dam at Carpenter Road Community Park to reduce the risk of flooding is expected to proceed this summer. (Rick Stiebe l- Sooke News Mirror)
Unbuilders deconstruct a building on Fort Street in downtown Victoria. Crews are salvaging materials from the building as it’s torn down. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

CRD to keep exploring options for construction waste as officials stress reuse

31,200 tonnes of buiding materials sent to Hartland annually

Unbuilders deconstruct a building on Fort Street in downtown Victoria. Crews are salvaging materials from the building as it’s torn down. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
A CRD master plan proposed to secure the future of water in the region is pegged at $2 billion. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Capital Region waterworks plan could top $2 billion

New filtration plant at Sooke Reservoir front and centre

A CRD master plan proposed to secure the future of water in the region is pegged at $2 billion. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The Island Corridor Foundation’s business case for the return of rail on Vancouver Island shows this photo of trains on tracks in Vic West. (Courtesy Island Corridor Foundation)

Capital Regional District continues push to get trains moving again on Vancouver Island

CRD increasing advocacy for passenger, freight services on Island Rail Corridor

The Island Corridor Foundation’s business case for the return of rail on Vancouver Island shows this photo of trains on tracks in Vic West. (Courtesy Island Corridor Foundation)
A recommendation to increase the tipping fee for garbage left behind by cruise ships from $157 per tonne to $500 by 2024 was approved at the Capital Regional District committee level and must be ratified by the full CRD board. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD committee supports increase in cruise ship garbage disposal fee

Fee could go up to $500 per tonne from $157

A recommendation to increase the tipping fee for garbage left behind by cruise ships from $157 per tonne to $500 by 2024 was approved at the Capital Regional District committee level and must be ratified by the full CRD board. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Capital Regional District is trying to work out who will be responsible for curbside recycling between 2024 and 2030. Recycling pickup in the CRD faced numerous issues early in 2022. Here, Victoria resident Rachelle Lamb, living in the Oaklands area, shows what a six-week build-up at her home looks like. (Courtesy of Rachelle Lamb)

CRD search for curbside collection trucks could include lower-carbon models

Capital Region currently hashing out its 2024 to 2030 recycling contracts

The Capital Regional District is trying to work out who will be responsible for curbside recycling between 2024 and 2030. Recycling pickup in the CRD faced numerous issues early in 2022. Here, Victoria resident Rachelle Lamb, living in the Oaklands area, shows what a six-week build-up at her home looks like. (Courtesy of Rachelle Lamb)
Western tent caterpillars in a cluster at the tip of a branch at ground level. The silky tents are often found high in trees, where the direct sunlight warms up the larvae. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Tent caterpillar season in Greater Victoria sees gardeners fight for their foliage

Manual removal method the easiest, but targeted natural insecticides available

Western tent caterpillars in a cluster at the tip of a branch at ground level. The silky tents are often found high in trees, where the direct sunlight warms up the larvae. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The booming Canada geese population on Vancouver Island has the Capital Regional District looking into how to mitigate the birds’ ecological and economic impact. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island’s overabundant Canada goose population has CRD looking for solutions

Coordinated egg addling program pitched to slow growth, mitigate farm and ecology impacts

The booming Canada geese population on Vancouver Island has the Capital Regional District looking into how to mitigate the birds’ ecological and economic impact. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Koningsdam ship arrived in Victoria on April 9 and holds up to 2,650 passengers. The local landfill will once again be taking cruise ship waste now that they’re returning to Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

As cruise ships return to Greater Victoria, so does their garbage

Ships offloaded 20 tonnes by the end of April

The Koningsdam ship arrived in Victoria on April 9 and holds up to 2,650 passengers. The local landfill will once again be taking cruise ship waste now that they’re returning to Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
An agreement between the Capital Regional District and FortisBC will see the company purchase renewable natural gas created at the Hartland landfill. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)

CRD anticipates Hartland landfill natural gas facility to be operational by 2023

System will replace the site’s gas-to-electricity plant, operating since 2004

An agreement between the Capital Regional District and FortisBC will see the company purchase renewable natural gas created at the Hartland landfill. (Facebook/Capital Regional District)
The CRD watershed tour explores the surrounding forests and Rithet Creek – the main tributary to Sooke Lake Reservoir. (Courtesy CRD)

Greater Victoria tap water on tour from source to table

Capital Regional District Get to Know Your H2O tours return

The CRD watershed tour explores the surrounding forests and Rithet Creek – the main tributary to Sooke Lake Reservoir. (Courtesy CRD)
The CRD aims to reduce the amount of accepted waste at Hartland Landfill by a third over the next decade. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD moves to divert waste from Hartland Landfill

Policies include more banned materials and increasing fees for mixed waste loads

The CRD aims to reduce the amount of accepted waste at Hartland Landfill by a third over the next decade. (Black Press Media file photo)
RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett, who died in 2016 in a drunk driving incident. (Black Press Media file photo)

Applications open for CRD’s $2,000 Const. Sarah Beckett scholarship

Aimed at students with interest in law enforcement with academic achievement, financial need

RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett, who died in 2016 in a drunk driving incident. (Black Press Media file photo)