Town of View Royal

Residents are invited to submit their best holiday decorations for the Light Up View Royal contest. Nominations of lit-up properties are open until Christmas Eve. (Unsplash)

View Royal residents invited to help light up the town

Light Up View Royal contest nominations are open online until Dec. 24

 

The Town of View Royal is hosting an open house Jan. 17 for residents who want to learn more about its consideration of an increase to council’s size from five to seven members. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal hosting open house on council size increase

Residents can learn more about process, share their thoughts on idea at Jan. 17 event

 

Langford, View Royal and Oak Bay have each earned 2021 Candy Cane Awards from the Grumpy Taxpayer$ of Greater Victoria. (Unsplash)

Greater Victoria municipalities earn proper candy cane awards from Grumpy Taxpayer$

Langford, View Royal and Oak Bay recognized for efforts to improve local governance

 

Residents are worried about future traffic along Erskine Lane in View Royal, where multiple developments have been approved in the past six months, including the multi-building project illustrated here. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

View Royal adding roundabout to combat traffic concerns for Erskine Lane

Residents worry about effect of multiple residential developments on dead-end street

Residents are worried about future traffic along Erskine Lane in View Royal, where multiple developments have been approved in the past six months, including the multi-building project illustrated here. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
View Royal Mayor David Screech said changes to the town’s community amenity contribution policy shows that council recognizes the importance of quality of life improvements for residents. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal council votes to boost amenity funding from developers

Higher per-unit rates for projects needing rezoning; CRD housing fund to receive more help

View Royal Mayor David Screech said changes to the town’s community amenity contribution policy shows that council recognizes the importance of quality of life improvements for residents. (Black Press Media file photo)
Increasing the size of View Royal council from five to seven would require an estimated $50,000 upgrade to council chambers at town hall, and roughly $44,000 in additional salaries and expense. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)

View Royal council playing catchup, looks to add 2 elected positions

Residents can have their say about proposed change at town hall meeting Nov. 15

Increasing the size of View Royal council from five to seven would require an estimated $50,000 upgrade to council chambers at town hall, and roughly $44,000 in additional salaries and expense. (Courtesy Town of View Royal)
View Royal received a long list of correspondence voicing concerns about an off-leash dog area at Chilco Park. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

View Royal rules out off-leash area at Chilco Park

Survey found 62 per cent support for a fenced-in dog park but neighbouring residents voiced concern

View Royal received a long list of correspondence voicing concerns about an off-leash dog area at Chilco Park. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
View Royal council is asking for the community’s input on its first official community plan update in a decade. (Town of View Royal)

View Royal using ‘walkshops’ to hear from residents during OCP renewal process

First official community plan update since 2011 to consider land use, housing, demographic shifts

View Royal council is asking for the community’s input on its first official community plan update in a decade. (Town of View Royal)
(Black Press File Photo)

View Royal launches one-of-a-kind online budget tracker

Online tool allows the public to track exactly how the city spends taxpayer dollars

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View Royal is considering adding an off-leash area for dogs at Chilco Park. An online survey is open for resident feedback until June 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

Off-leash dog park has town asking View Royal residents to speak

Survey open until June 13 to submit comments, suggestions

View Royal is considering adding an off-leash area for dogs at Chilco Park. An online survey is open for resident feedback until June 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
Elements Casino in View Royal is preparing to reopen July 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Elements Casino reopening in the cards for July 1 in View Royal

View Royal mayor anticipating revenues from casino operations

Elements Casino in View Royal is preparing to reopen July 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Elements Casino brings an estimated $450,000 each quarter to View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island mayor expects $2 million in lost casino revenues by March

Doors of View Royal’s Elements Casino shut since mid-March 2020

  • Feb 16, 2021
Elements Casino brings an estimated $450,000 each quarter to View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)
Glenn Willing believes that Langford’s proposal to relocate the Victoria Bowmen’s Association to Willing Park will limit the potential for future improvements to the park. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Neighbour rallies against archery club relocation to Langford park

Victoria Bowmen’s Association on limited time in View Royal shooting range

Glenn Willing believes that Langford’s proposal to relocate the Victoria Bowmen’s Association to Willing Park will limit the potential for future improvements to the park. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A group of View Royal residents banded together to plant more than 4000 native plants at Stoneridge Wetlands in View Royal. The plants will help fight off parrot’s feather, an invasive species. (Facebook/Stoneridge Wetlands)

Volunteers help remove invasive species in View Royal wetlands area

Residents planted more than 4,000 native plants, to add basking logs for local fauna

A group of View Royal residents banded together to plant more than 4000 native plants at Stoneridge Wetlands in View Royal. The plants will help fight off parrot’s feather, an invasive species. (Facebook/Stoneridge Wetlands)
FILE PHOTO - A three-year-old boy was reunited with his family after a kind stranger called police and stayed with him after spotting him wandering in View Royal. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

Stranger helps wayward three-year-old View Royal boy find family

Child wandered out of home without parents realizing

FILE PHOTO - A three-year-old boy was reunited with his family after a kind stranger called police and stayed with him after spotting him wandering in View Royal. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)
A View Royal resident spotted a cougar on his neighbours’ backyard on Thursday morning. (Simon Renvoize photo)

VIDEO: View Royal resident spots cougar in nearby backyard

B.C. Conservation notified about early Thursday morning sighting

A View Royal resident spotted a cougar on his neighbours’ backyard on Thursday morning. (Simon Renvoize photo)
WestShore Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Lawlor and View Royal Mayor David Screech at the Best of the West Shore Awards in 2019. Screech is calling on community members to support local as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Black Press Media file photo)

View Royal mayor drums up support for local business during COVID-19

David Screech says community should re-evaluate where dollars are being spent

WestShore Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Lawlor and View Royal Mayor David Screech at the Best of the West Shore Awards in 2019. Screech is calling on community members to support local as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Black Press Media file photo)
Elements Casino Victoria Transformed

Elements Casino Victoria Transformed

Vancouver Island casino expands and adds gaming, entertainment and dining options

  • Aug 30, 2018
Elements Casino Victoria Transformed
Victoria General Hospital (Google Maps image)

Victoria General Hospital reopens operating rooms ahead of schedule after flood damage

Four delivery and four operating rooms were affected by a broken water valve

Victoria General Hospital (Google Maps image)
This sign that used to be in View Royal Park has been taken down due to a malfunction. When scanning the QR code on the far right with a smartphone app, it brings up an Asian porn website. (Photo courtesy of Keith Davies)

View Royal Park sign taken down after glitch redirects to pornographic website

Resident looking to learn more about workout equipment discovered the problem code

This sign that used to be in View Royal Park has been taken down due to a malfunction. When scanning the QR code on the far right with a smartphone app, it brings up an Asian porn website. (Photo courtesy of Keith Davies)