Town of View Royal

The Town of View Royal Town Hall building is seen March 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

View Royal calls on government to save Island Corridor rail line

Council passed a resolution calling for investment ahead of 2023 court deadline

 

Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the Town of View Royal came together Saturday May 28, 2022 to unveil a new totem pole carved by Tom LaFortune of Tsawout First Nation. The totem will be a permanent fixture outside the Town of View Royal Public Safety Building. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Totem pole unveiling brings View Royal, First Nations closer together

Tom LaFortune carved the totem for the town and Songhees and Esquimalt Nations

 

The front page of Vol. 17. No. 20 of the Goldstream Gazette from May 13, 1992. (Courtesy of Goldstream Gazette archives)

Back in the Day: Dog census, rodeo and light rapid transit

‘Say Whoa to Rodeo’ took a while to catch on

 

During a Thursday (May 19) planting blitz, a student from Eagleview elementary helps take a riparian plant out of its pot to plant it on the hillside near Craigflower Creek in View Royal. The creek is being realigned to run behind the new BC Transit handyDART centre. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New handyDART centre in View Royal tackling bus capacity, creek challenges

Eagleview elementary students help plant greenery along realigned Craigflower Creek

During a Thursday (May 19) planting blitz, a student from Eagleview elementary helps take a riparian plant out of its pot to plant it on the hillside near Craigflower Creek in View Royal. The creek is being realigned to run behind the new BC Transit handyDART centre. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
View Royal council has approved the town’s 2022 budget, with fire and policing cost increases driving a 5.5-per-cent tax increase. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Policing, fire coverage cost increases drive 5.5-per-cent tax hike in View Royal

2022 budget adds in cost increases put off during the height of the pandemic

View Royal council has approved the town’s 2022 budget, with fire and policing cost increases driving a 5.5-per-cent tax increase. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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)
The View Royal Library is set to receive a grant-in-aid from the town of $32,000 this year after council approved more than $90,000 in grants-in-aid. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Town of View Royal approves more than $90K in grants-in-aid

The funds will benefit local community organizations

The View Royal Library is set to receive a grant-in-aid from the town of $32,000 this year after council approved more than $90,000 in grants-in-aid. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
View Royal council approved a development permit for a 234-unit rental project at the corner of Burnside and Helmcken roads at its Tuesday meeting. (Rendering courtesy of de Hoog & Kierulf Architects)

View Royal greenlights 234-unit rental project at Helmcken and Burnside roads

Design calls for mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units in three 5-storey buildings

View Royal council approved a development permit for a 234-unit rental project at the corner of Burnside and Helmcken roads at its Tuesday meeting. (Rendering courtesy of de Hoog & Kierulf Architects)
The Town of View Royal is seeking community engagement on its upcoming budget as it approaches finalization and adoption. (Courtesy of Town of View Royal)

View Royal launches online 2022 budget engagement tool

Community feedback sought before March 31 on upcoming budget

The Town of View Royal is seeking community engagement on its upcoming budget as it approaches finalization and adoption. (Courtesy of Town of View Royal)
View Royal Couns. John Rogers and Damian Kowalewich stand with Mayor David Screech and Coun. Ron Mattson with a Ukrainian flag inside council chambers. Council approved a $10,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of aid efforts in Ukraine. (David Screech/Facebook)

View Royal makes $10,000 donation to Canadian Red Cross for Ukraine

Two councillors also pledged to donate their council stipends

View Royal Couns. John Rogers and Damian Kowalewich stand with Mayor David Screech and Coun. Ron Mattson with a Ukrainian flag inside council chambers. Council approved a $10,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of aid efforts in Ukraine. (David Screech/Facebook)
The Town of View Royal has adopted a bylaw banning single-use plastic bags in most cases from businesses in the town. The ban comes into effect on April 22. (Town of View Royal)

View Royal adopts plastic bag ban bylaw

Effective April 22, businesses in the town will be restricted in providing single-use plastic bags

The Town of View Royal has adopted a bylaw banning single-use plastic bags in most cases from businesses in the town. The ban comes into effect on April 22. (Town of View Royal)
Motorists travelling on the section of Island Highway between Wilfert and Hart roads in View Royal will experience minor delays Friday mid-morning (March 11) due to installation of fibre optic lines by a Telus crew. (Google Street View)

Telecom lines installation to cause brief traffic delays Friday in View Royal

Traffic on Island Highway between Wilfert and Hart roads will see mid-morning delays

Motorists travelling on the section of Island Highway between Wilfert and Hart roads in View Royal will experience minor delays Friday mid-morning (March 11) due to installation of fibre optic lines by a Telus crew. (Google Street View)
The Town of View Royal will be served by two additional councillors after this fall’s municipal election. Council approved the expansion from five to seven members at a meeting Tuesday night. (Town of View Royal)

View Royal narrowly endorses council expansion by two in a 3-2 vote

Residents will elect a mayor and six councillors in the civic election in October

The Town of View Royal will be served by two additional councillors after this fall’s municipal election. Council approved the expansion from five to seven members at a meeting Tuesday night. (Town of View Royal)
View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst is taking on the challenge of the Wounded Warrior Run BC in February and March to help erase the stigma military personnel and first responders face dealing with mental health issues. (Photo courtesy of Paul Hurst)

Wounded Warrior run pays homage to family for View Royal fire chief

Paul Hurst hopes to raise awareness of mental health issues for military, first responders

View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst is taking on the challenge of the Wounded Warrior Run BC in February and March to help erase the stigma military personnel and first responders face dealing with mental health issues. (Photo courtesy of Paul Hurst)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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