Erin McCracken

Connecting Esquimalt one sidewalk at a time

Construction program creating pedestrian pathways around municipality

Esquimalt council approves 2.49-per-cent property tax hike

High-end option will bolster municipal reserves, help cover potential policing transition costs

Suspected Stanley Cup rioter apprehended in Esquimalt

Victoria police have made five arrests connected to post-Game 7 riot

Civilian workers at CFB Esquimalt brace for job cuts

Union leaders hope attrition, staffing redistribution cushion blow at base

Esquimalt resident Bev Hopkins is coached through the balance steps by Ann Henslowe, a fitness instructor with the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. Tuesday marked the grand opening of the Esquimalt Active Park.

Esquimalt unveils outdoor fitness park and programs

Though initially billed for seniors, park is for all ages

Esquimalt resident Bev Hopkins is coached through the balance steps by Ann Henslowe, a fitness instructor with the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. Tuesday marked the grand opening of the Esquimalt Active Park.
This orca, identified as L112, washed up on the shore  in Washington state in February, days after HMCS Ottawa  used sonar in an exercise in Canadian waters.

Navy sonar all but ruled out as cause of orca’s death

Exercises done by HMCS Ottawa far from where whale washed up

This orca, identified as L112, washed up on the shore  in Washington state in February, days after HMCS Ottawa  used sonar in an exercise in Canadian waters.

Arrest quickly follows alleged head-bashing of Saanich man

Man also wanted in Cranbrook is arrested in Victoria on suspicion of assault

Recent rash of laundry room break-ins may be linked: VicPD

Apartment building resident holds suspect until officers arrive

Ten-year-old hero Elijah Ransome gets a hug from his mother, Janice Jensen, during the Victoria Police Honours Ceremony held Monday in Esquimalt.

Victoria youngster receives police award for bravery

Citizens, officers earn kudos at Victoria Police Honours Ceremony

Ten-year-old hero Elijah Ransome gets a hug from his mother, Janice Jensen, during the Victoria Police Honours Ceremony held Monday in Esquimalt.

Three Victoria harbour ferries targeted by vandals

Company offers cash reward for information leading to suspects

Esquimalt council downsizing proposed property tax increase

Continued paring of budget leaves more in pot for contingency funds

Sucker-punch assault echoes manslaughter case: Victoria cop

Frustration among Victoria police mounts as 'senseless violence continues'

Would-be intruder apprehended by Victoria police

A Victoria woman woke in the wee morning hours Monday (April 2)…

The vessel Grey Selkie cuts through the waters off Nanaimo in this undated photo. This 40-passenger vessel will likely be one of two Victoria Harbour Ferry Company boats used to shuttle military and civilian defence personnel between Colwood and CFB Esquimalt May 1, the day after the base Blue Boat service ends.

Harbour ferry service to replace Blue Boat shuttles

Plans are underway to offer a new ferry service that will shuttle military and defence personnel between Colwood and CFB Esquimalt.

The vessel Grey Selkie cuts through the waters off Nanaimo in this undated photo. This 40-passenger vessel will likely be one of two Victoria Harbour Ferry Company boats used to shuttle military and civilian defence personnel between Colwood and CFB Esquimalt May 1, the day after the base Blue Boat service ends.
Victoria police believe a master key that can fit into lockboxes at the entrances to more than 500 buildings in Victoria - similar to the one held by Const. Mike Russell - was stolen from the Victoria Fire Department. Police say it may explain a recent spike in break-ins.

Victoria police probe robberies linked to stolen fire department key

Victoria fire department officials say no key is missing

Victoria police believe a master key that can fit into lockboxes at the entrances to more than 500 buildings in Victoria - similar to the one held by Const. Mike Russell - was stolen from the Victoria Fire Department. Police say it may explain a recent spike in break-ins.
Jeff Miller, Esquimalt director of engineering and public works, stands by a storm sewer outfall near Westbay Marine Village. An absorbent boom was placed at the outfall, after a small amount of a petroleum-based substance seeped into the water at West Bay.

‘Small’ petroleum spill seeps into Esquimalt’s West Bay marina

Residents reminded to use properly dispose of hazardous materials

Jeff Miller, Esquimalt director of engineering and public works, stands by a storm sewer outfall near Westbay Marine Village. An absorbent boom was placed at the outfall, after a small amount of a petroleum-based substance seeped into the water at West Bay.
Blue Bird taxicab driver Rakesh Kohli, secretary-treasurer of the Greater Victoria Taxi Association, wants to reduce the number of customers who don’t pay their fare. The association, which represents 270 drivers, hopes to see a Taxi Bill of Rights introduced that would require customers to pay a deposit first.

Taxi ride-and-dash passengers a problem in Greater Victoria

Hoped-for Bill of Rights would allow cab drivers to ask for a deposit before the taxi leaves

Blue Bird taxicab driver Rakesh Kohli, secretary-treasurer of the Greater Victoria Taxi Association, wants to reduce the number of customers who don’t pay their fare. The association, which represents 270 drivers, hopes to see a Taxi Bill of Rights introduced that would require customers to pay a deposit first.

Capital Region customers may get payday loan refunds

Cash Store, Instaloans found to have been overcharged on cash card interest

B.C. Transit driver Keith Yeo feels right at home in a bus operator's seat. Yeo is the local bus roadeo champion and will compete in an international driving skills competition in California in May.

B.C. Transit sending Victoria-area team to compete in bus roadeo challenge

Veteran driver Keith Yeo will represent Victoria in international bus competition

B.C. Transit driver Keith Yeo feels right at home in a bus operator's seat. Yeo is the local bus roadeo champion and will compete in an international driving skills competition in California in May.

Taxi passengers corner Esquimalt man after cab’s window punched out

Suspect well known to Victoria police

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