Esquimalt

A B.C. Emergency Health Services member demonstrates how to perform CPR. The Esquimalt Fire Department is now offering free online training. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt Fire Department offers free online CPR training

Hour-long sessions offered over Zoom seven days a week at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.

A B.C. Emergency Health Services member demonstrates how to perform CPR. The Esquimalt Fire Department is now offering free online training. (Black Press Media file photo)
While Buccaneer Days public events are cancelled again, such as the annual parade, a home and business decorating contest will allow the spirit of the event to live on. (Facebook)

Esquimalt Buccaneer Days COVID-19 cannon fodder again

Annual celebration cancelled a second time, decorating contest full steam ahead

While Buccaneer Days public events are cancelled again, such as the annual parade, a home and business decorating contest will allow the spirit of the event to live on. (Facebook)
Volunteers with the Esquimalt Farmers Market will be on hand at Bullen Field to direct attendees and clarify public health protocols. The market runs Thursdays now through Sept. 16, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Facebook/Esquimalt Farmers Market)

Esquimalt Farmers Market continues tonight at Bullen Field

Award-winning market features farm-fresh products, food trucks, COVID-19 protocols for safety

  • Apr 22, 2021
Volunteers with the Esquimalt Farmers Market will be on hand at Bullen Field to direct attendees and clarify public health protocols. The market runs Thursdays now through Sept. 16, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Facebook/Esquimalt Farmers Market)
The Esquimalt Fire Department was called to a residence on Glengarry Place Tuesday afternoon for a fire that has displaced two families. There were no injuries and damage is being assessed. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt fire displaces two families

Fire damage at residence on Glengarry Place still being assessed

The Esquimalt Fire Department was called to a residence on Glengarry Place Tuesday afternoon for a fire that has displaced two families. There were no injuries and damage is being assessed. (Black Press Media file photo)
Island Health has reported a COVID-19 exposure at Ecole Victor-Brodeur in Esquimalt on April 12, 13 and 14. (Screenshot via Google Streetview)

COVID-19 exposure confirmed at K-12 French school in Esquimalt, Island Health reports

People at Ecole Victor-Brodeur may have been exposed April 12-14

Island Health has reported a COVID-19 exposure at Ecole Victor-Brodeur in Esquimalt on April 12, 13 and 14. (Screenshot via Google Streetview)
A car crash in Esquimalt resulted in a power outage affected some 151 customers on April 9. (BC Hydro/Outage Map)

UPDATED: Excavator takes out power lines leaving more than 150 without power in Esquimalt

BC Hydro crews restored power to residents, intersection around 3 p.m.

A car crash in Esquimalt resulted in a power outage affected some 151 customers on April 9. (BC Hydro/Outage Map)
A 12-year-old boy was attacked while riding his bike in the area of Devonshire and Fairview roads Wednesday morning. Police are looking for witnesses. (Google Maps)

Esquimalt parents alerted after young boy attacked on way to school

12-year-old was pulled from his bike by a man he didn’t know

A 12-year-old boy was attacked while riding his bike in the area of Devonshire and Fairview roads Wednesday morning. Police are looking for witnesses. (Google Maps)
Members and vehicles of CFB Esquimalt Fire Rescue responded Sunday afternoon to housing near CFB Esquimalt. A residence suffered what officials describe as “minor damage.” (Submitted)

UPDATED: Sunday afternoon fire displaces family living in Work Point near CFB Esquimalt

Cause of fire remains under investigation, but damage said to be minor

Members and vehicles of CFB Esquimalt Fire Rescue responded Sunday afternoon to housing near CFB Esquimalt. A residence suffered what officials describe as “minor damage.” (Submitted)
People dress as stumps protested old-growth logging at B.C. MLA Mitzi Dean’s constituency office on March 19. (Photo courtesy of Joan Rosenberg)

Protesters in View Royal stumped by MLA

Group calls for immediate halt to old-growth logging

People dress as stumps protested old-growth logging at B.C. MLA Mitzi Dean’s constituency office on March 19. (Photo courtesy of Joan Rosenberg)
Kandace “Kandy” Musgrove died March 15 after a long battle with cancer. (Courtesy of Donnie Musgrove)

Esquimalt woman with terminal cancer dies a month after dream wedding

Kandace “Kandy” Musgrove, 39, died March 15 surrounded by family

Kandace “Kandy” Musgrove died March 15 after a long battle with cancer. (Courtesy of Donnie Musgrove)
A craft dollhouse created by former Esquimalt residents Kay and Gordie Hodgson during the mid to late 1900s will soon find a new home at Miniature World. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Esquimalt woman passing on heirloom craft dollhouse to Miniature World

Couple constructed dollhouse to smallest detail, from working electrical to hand-stitched carpets

A craft dollhouse created by former Esquimalt residents Kay and Gordie Hodgson during the mid to late 1900s will soon find a new home at Miniature World. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Archie Browning Sports Centre is the site of a new vaccination clinic where pre-registered people can begin receiving vaccines March 15. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Archie Browning Sports Centre is the site of a new vaccination clinic where pre-registered people can begin receiving vaccines March 15. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins says the township’s policing partnership with Victoria police is costing more than it should. Desjardins is renewing calls for a regional police force instead. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Report prompts renewed calls for Greater Victoria regional police force

Esquimalt mayor, VicPD chief support police amalgamation

Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins says the township’s policing partnership with Victoria police is costing more than it should. Desjardins is renewing calls for a regional police force instead. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Esquimalt Farmers Market has been named the best large B.C. market for the third time in the last four years. Photo taken during a Day in the Life of Esquimalt 2016 shoot. (Don Denton/Victoria News)

Esquimalt Farmers Market named B.C.’s best large market of 2020

Third time in last four years Esquimalt’s market has received top award

The Esquimalt Farmers Market has been named the best large B.C. market for the third time in the last four years. Photo taken during a Day in the Life of Esquimalt 2016 shoot. (Don Denton/Victoria News)
Victoria police are seeking information after discovering graffiti promoting white supremacy at a ballpark in Esquimalt Feb. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are seeking information after discovering graffiti promoting white supremacy at a ballpark in Esquimalt Feb. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Google Sheets/Data from respective financial statements)

Saanich annual wages lower per capita than Victoria, Oak Bay

Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay municipal figures from 2019 compared

(Google Sheets/Data from respective financial statements)
Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin said the province has begun discussions with Esquimalt Nation after they’ve bought a $13 million piece of land in View Royal. B.C. plans to give back the land to support reconciliation. (Courtesy Murray Rankin)
Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin said the province has begun discussions with Esquimalt Nation after they’ve bought a $13 million piece of land in View Royal. B.C. plans to give back the land to support reconciliation. (Courtesy Murray Rankin)
Three cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at CFB Esquimalt since Feb. 3. (Black Press file photo)

Three COVID-19 cases confirmed at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt

Three civilian staff members tested positive since Feb. 3

Three cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at CFB Esquimalt since Feb. 3. (Black Press file photo)
Victoria police are investigating a report of an indecent act in the 600-block of Lampson Street Saturday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt woman warns others after indecent exposure

‘It’s OK to feel disgusted:’ woman says experience was violating, traumatizing

Victoria police are investigating a report of an indecent act in the 600-block of Lampson Street Saturday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parents and guardians received a letter from Island Health on Jan. 26 warning of a potential COVID-19 exposure at the school from Jan. 20 to 22. (Google Maps)
Parents and guardians received a letter from Island Health on Jan. 26 warning of a potential COVID-19 exposure at the school from Jan. 20 to 22. (Google Maps)