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The CRD landfilled its Class A biosolids on more than 300 days in 2022 when its backup plans only envision doing so a max of 35 times annually. Its environmental services committee has chosen to recommend the CRD board approve continuing biosolid landfilling while other short-term solutions are considered. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD landfilled almost nine times as much treated sewage as it’s supposed to in 2022

Directors defy staff on short-term contingency plan, will keep landfilling if board approves

 

The old sign at Thetis Lake Regional Park. (Courtesy of CRD)

UPDATE: CRD puts new Thetis Lake sign on hold following social media backlash

CRD planning to change entrance signs at Thetis Lake and Elk/Beaver Lake regional parks

 

Sooke Lake Reservoir as pictured on Dec. 7. (Courtesy of CRD)

Sooke Lake reservoir levels recover with snowmelt

Levels had dipped below the five-year minimum but recovered with rain and snowmelt over Christmas

 

After you have found the perfect gift, consider some waste-free ways to wrap it, including wrapping paper and ribbons from years previous. (Pixabay photo)

Tips to curb recycling needs this Christmas with Greater Victoria pickup on hold

Capital Regional District curbside recycling hit hard by winter weather

After you have found the perfect gift, consider some waste-free ways to wrap it, including wrapping paper and ribbons from years previous. (Pixabay photo)
The Capital Regional District board on Dec. 14 approved using an alternate approval process for its regional Canada Goose management service and borrowing $36 million for projects in its five-year solid waste plan. (Black Presss Media file photo)

CRD to let residents decide how to control Canada Goose population

Residents have until Jan. 23 to submit a response

The Capital Regional District board on Dec. 14 approved using an alternate approval process for its regional Canada Goose management service and borrowing $36 million for projects in its five-year solid waste plan. (Black Presss Media file photo)
The Capital Regional District’s new wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt. The CRD is about to award the project completion funds as a two-year performance period wraps up in January. (CRD image)

CRD to pay bonus to wastewater plant builder despite smell complaints

Consultant says plant meets requirements, but CRD board reduces $1-million incentive by half

The Capital Regional District’s new wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt. The CRD is about to award the project completion funds as a two-year performance period wraps up in January. (CRD image)
The CRHC, BC Housing and the City of Victoria are working together to build approximately 205 new homes and a community space at 930/926 Pandora Ave. (Courtesy of CRHC)

Budget promises hundreds of affordable housing units in Capital Region

Capital Region Housing Corporation budget sets aside $60 million for projects in 2023

The CRHC, BC Housing and the City of Victoria are working together to build approximately 205 new homes and a community space at 930/926 Pandora Ave. (Courtesy of CRHC)
The Capital Regional District has a new recycling contract with GFL Environmental starting in 2024 after current contractor Emterra strugged in 2022 with staffing issues and pickup. (Black Press Media file photo)

Struggling Greater Victoria blue box recycling pickup to see a truck boost

GFL Environmental on deck as contract with Emterra expires end of 2023

The Capital Regional District has a new recycling contract with GFL Environmental starting in 2024 after current contractor Emterra strugged in 2022 with staffing issues and pickup. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hartland Landfill is part of the Capital Regional District’s contingency for its storing of biosolids. (Black Press Media file)

80% biosolids sent to Hartland versus Lafarge this year: CRD

2,130 tonnes out of 2,600 produced by the CRD were sent to the Hartland Landfill

Hartland Landfill is part of the Capital Regional District’s contingency for its storing of biosolids. (Black Press Media file)
CRD asked residents not to decorate trees in public parks. (Courtesy of Capital Regional District/Twitter)

CRD warns residents not to decorate trees in parks this Christmas

Regional authority said decorations can get blown off trees and become garbage

CRD asked residents not to decorate trees in public parks. (Courtesy of Capital Regional District/Twitter)
Emissions that residents can save by switching to a heat pump for their home heating. (Courtesy of the CRD)

CRD program looks to guide residents through home energy upgrades

Energy concierge to help homeowners access available rebates, guide retrofit process

Emissions that residents can save by switching to a heat pump for their home heating. (Courtesy of the CRD)
The CRD is on pace to have a regional Canada Goose Management Service in place by the next year. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD closes in on strategy to reduce local Canada goose population

Overabundant birds are causing an array of environmental, health, economic impacts

The CRD is on pace to have a regional Canada Goose Management Service in place by the next year. (Black Press Media file photo)
An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Voracious feeders and breeders: Bullfrogs flourishing with Greater Victoria’s weather

Greater Victoria’s weather has been closer to that in the American Bullfrog’s natural range

An American bullfrog in Thetis Lake park on Sept. 18. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The CRD has awarded a contract for the design, construction, and operation of a new gas facility at the Hartland Landfill. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD awards contract for new gas facility at Hartland Landfill

The facility will convert biogas into natural gas for sale to FortisBC

The CRD has awarded a contract for the design, construction, and operation of a new gas facility at the Hartland Landfill. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left: Emma Pipin, Kaela Gillis and Courtney Haslam were among the members of the Langford Lightning U17A Girls who spoke at the announcement of a new recreational site in Langford. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford calls play ball with land purchase

13-acre site purchased for $5 million through development fees

From left: Emma Pipin, Kaela Gillis and Courtney Haslam were among the members of the Langford Lightning U17A Girls who spoke at the announcement of a new recreational site in Langford. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Repair work on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail’s Veitch Creek bridge will begin on Thursday, Sept. 1. (Courtesy CRD)

Veitch Creek bridge in Sooke to undergo repair work

Bridge to remain open for pedestrians during construction

Repair work on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail’s Veitch Creek bridge will begin on Thursday, Sept. 1. (Courtesy CRD)
Thetis Lake, as seen from the Lower Loop trail. The CRD is warning about algae blooms at the regional park’s watering holes. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD warns visitors, dog owners about Thetis Lake algae blooms

Blooms produce toxins that could make people sick, be lethal to animals

Thetis Lake, as seen from the Lower Loop trail. The CRD is warning about algae blooms at the regional park’s watering holes. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore fire crews battle a wildfire in Thetis Lake Regional Park. (Courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)

Parts of Thetis Lake still closed after wildfire extinguished over weekend

Seymour Hill remains closed, but the main beach has reopened to the public

West Shore fire crews battle a wildfire in Thetis Lake Regional Park. (Courtesy View Royal Fire Rescue)
Recycling collection will likely be delayed in Greater Victoria this week amid staffing shortages. (Black Press Media file photo)

Delays continue to plague recycling collection for fifth week in Greater Victoria

CRD renews call for residents to leave materials out past scheduled date

Recycling collection will likely be delayed in Greater Victoria this week amid staffing shortages. (Black Press Media file photo)
Map shows regional water supply areas and capital works recommendations approved by the Capital Regional District board at the Aug. 10 meeting. (Courtesy Capital Regional District)

CRD board approves master plan for Greater Victoria regional water supply

2022 master plan will guide engineering projects proposed through 2050

Map shows regional water supply areas and capital works recommendations approved by the Capital Regional District board at the Aug. 10 meeting. (Courtesy Capital Regional District)