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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)
Ecological protection is a key feature of the CRD’s plan to mitigate climate change. Pictured is Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Climate change causing high variability, shifting normals in CRD: report

Region has drafted an internal carbon price policy that’s under review

Ecological protection is a key feature of the CRD’s plan to mitigate climate change. Pictured is Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Funding eligibility, space and decision-making power were listed as barriers to arts service access in a 2021 report. (Courtesy of Intrepid Theatre)

CRD Arts and Culture Service implements equity lens to operations, budget

Recommendations in 2021 report aim to remove systemic barriers to arts supports

Funding eligibility, space and decision-making power were listed as barriers to arts service access in a 2021 report. (Courtesy of Intrepid Theatre)
Biosolids produced at the Hartland landfill, as well as construction waste that ends up there, could soon be thermally processed. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD looks to gasification, other pilots as possible long-term waste solutions

Finding end use for biosolids, construction waste continues to pose challenges

Biosolids produced at the Hartland landfill, as well as construction waste that ends up there, could soon be thermally processed. (Black Press Media file photo)
From April 29 to May 2, the Capital Regional District and partners are hosting the Greater Victoria arm of the global City Nature Challenge – an opportunity to join a large community of local nature buffs who are helping to inventory and celebrate the capital region’s amazing flora and fauna.

Love exploring nature? Join the Greater Victoria City Nature Challenge today!

Explore the biodiversity in your backyard, get a chance to win awesome prizes

  • Apr 25, 2022
From April 29 to May 2, the Capital Regional District and partners are hosting the Greater Victoria arm of the global City Nature Challenge – an opportunity to join a large community of local nature buffs who are helping to inventory and celebrate the capital region’s amazing flora and fauna.
The CRD is offering grants of up to $3,000 for projects that reduce the amount of waste sent to the CRD’s Hartland Landfill. (Pixabay)

CRD grant program provides up to $3,000 for projects that reduce landfill waste

Rethink Waste Community Grant Program launched in honour of Earth Day

The CRD is offering grants of up to $3,000 for projects that reduce the amount of waste sent to the CRD’s Hartland Landfill. (Pixabay)
CRD employees are part of a mediation dispute that could result in a strike. (Nicole Crescenz/VICTORIA NEWS)

CRD seeks input on management plan for Mount Work Regional Park

Residents can submit feedback online until May 16, virtual presentation goes April 28

CRD employees are part of a mediation dispute that could result in a strike. (Nicole Crescenz/VICTORIA NEWS)
The Town of View Royal is looking to sell a pair of properties near Mill Hill Regional Park to the Capital Regional District as parkland, a sale that is subject to an alternate approval process giving residents the opportunity to oppose it. (Photo courtesy of Town of View Royal)

View Royal plans sale of parkland properties to CRD

Residents may submit their opposition to the sale by May 24

The Town of View Royal is looking to sell a pair of properties near Mill Hill Regional Park to the Capital Regional District as parkland, a sale that is subject to an alternate approval process giving residents the opportunity to oppose it. (Photo courtesy of Town of View Royal)
Teardown begins on the Oak Bay Lodge as the Capital Regional Hospital District and Island Health continue to whittle down appropriate uses for the site. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Spring cleaning: Oak Bay Lodge teardown begins

Work underway to determine best uses for the Cadboro Bay Road property

Teardown begins on the Oak Bay Lodge as the Capital Regional Hospital District and Island Health continue to whittle down appropriate uses for the site. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Over the last several years, the CRD has been making changes to its investment policy to focus more on socially responsible financial vehicles. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD amends portfolio in attempt to align investments with values

Institutions directly involved in oil and gas not considered socially responsible

Over the last several years, the CRD has been making changes to its investment policy to focus more on socially responsible financial vehicles. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Victoria has announced it will end its staff vaccine mandate as of April 8. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Victoria, CRD moving to end staff vaccine mandates

Some municipalities delaying decision; B.C. vax passport program lifts April 8

The City of Victoria has announced it will end its staff vaccine mandate as of April 8. (Black Press Media file photo)
The new playground at Hamsterly Beach in Saanich includes accessible play elements, zones for different ages, and natural structures that encourage physical literacy for differing abilities. (Courtesy of Capital Regional District)

Nature playground at Elk Lake latest in a series of upgrades in Saanich park

CRD work underway includes new washrooms, lake water oxygenation

The new playground at Hamsterly Beach in Saanich includes accessible play elements, zones for different ages, and natural structures that encourage physical literacy for differing abilities. (Courtesy of Capital Regional District)
Increased enforcement at Thetis Lake Regional Park helped prevent major incidents during the peak season in 2021, according to a CRD Parks report. (Photo courtesy of the CRD)

Unsanctioned Gulf Island nuptials part of CRD Parks enforcement in 2021

Bylaw officers, park rangers wrote over 200 tickets, issued hundreds of warnings

Increased enforcement at Thetis Lake Regional Park helped prevent major incidents during the peak season in 2021, according to a CRD Parks report. (Photo courtesy of the CRD)
The District of Lake Country has adopted its five-year capital plan (File photo)

Job creation, climate initiatives highlighted in 2022 CRD financial plans

Consolidated budgets total $646 million for CRD, housing corporation and hospital district

The District of Lake Country has adopted its five-year capital plan (File photo)
The Capital Regional District’s residuals treatment facility at the Hartland Landfill is where the region’s sewage is meant to be turned into Class A biosolids. (Photo courtesy CRD)

Greater Victoria group demands halt to spread of biosolids at landfill

CRD spread 6,630 tonnes of waste at landfill in 2021, instead of planned 700

The Capital Regional District’s residuals treatment facility at the Hartland Landfill is where the region’s sewage is meant to be turned into Class A biosolids. (Photo courtesy CRD)
Brain injuries can occur in various ways, says an expert with the Victoria Brain Injury Society, which is looking to prevent future head trauma with a new program targeted at area youth. (Pixabay photo)

Brain injury experts take lessons on concussions to Greater Victoria classrooms

Local students know little of causes, symptoms of concussions, despite high incidence in youth

Brain injuries can occur in various ways, says an expert with the Victoria Brain Injury Society, which is looking to prevent future head trauma with a new program targeted at area youth. (Pixabay photo)
A climber scales a rock wall in the Sooke Potholes Regional Park, the management of which falls under the Regional Parks Strategic Plan. (Photo by TJ Watt)

CRD seeks Greater Victoria, Gulf Islands residents’ input on proposed parks plan

Previous plan called for biodiversity protection, increased trail connections around CRD

A climber scales a rock wall in the Sooke Potholes Regional Park, the management of which falls under the Regional Parks Strategic Plan. (Photo by TJ Watt)
Laurie Hurst, Esquimalt chief administrative officer, is retiring this fall after 18 years with the township. (Photo Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)

Township of Esquimalt CAO retiring after over 30 years in local government

The recruitment of Laurie Hurst’s replacement will begin late March

Laurie Hurst, Esquimalt chief administrative officer, is retiring this fall after 18 years with the township. (Photo Courtesy of Township of Esquimalt)
A cyclist navigates the shoulder in traffic along Oak Bay Avenue in Victoria. Road vehicles remain the region’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, according to the Capital Regional District’s greenhouse gas inventory for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Road vehicles drove Capital Region’s 2020 greenhouse gas emissions, despite COVID-19 impacts

Building emissions, the region’s second-highest source, on the rise

A cyclist navigates the shoulder in traffic along Oak Bay Avenue in Victoria. Road vehicles remain the region’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, according to the Capital Regional District’s greenhouse gas inventory for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team is among the regional policing units under oversight from the new Regional Governance Council for Integrated Police Units. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mayors, province forge new integrated policing governance model for Greater Victoria

Police leadership involved in development of Regional Governance Council for Integrated Police Units

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team is among the regional policing units under oversight from the new Regional Governance Council for Integrated Police Units. (Black Press Media file photo)