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  • Island Coastal Economic Trust expands to more communities

    Feb 19, 2021

    The Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET), one of British Columbia’s three publicly funded regional trusts, is expanding the number of communities it serves to benefit more people.

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  • New homes coming for people in Sooke

    Feb 17, 2021

    Two new housing projects are on the way to Sooke that will provide 75 affordable rental homes for people with low to moderate incomes, along with 33 supportive homes for people experiencing homelessness in the community.

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  • New Housing Relief Fund and Rent Bank Launched in Greater Victoria to help renter households struggling to maintain their housing

    Feb 16, 2021

    The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria and BC Rent Bank are launching a Rent Bank which will provide short term financial help for low-to-moderate income households at risk of losing their housing due to a temporary financial crisis.

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  • CRD Arts Commission approves operating grants to 23 local arts organizations

    Feb 02, 2021

    The CRD Arts Commission has approved funding for 23 local not-for-profit arts organizations through the Arts & Culture Support Service.

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  • CRD Board approves inclusion of First Nations in regional governance and decision-making

    Jan 13, 2021

    The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has approved a number of bylaw changes to provide for the inclusion of First Nations elected representatives on CRD standing committees.

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  • Capital Regional Hospital District seeks community input on future use of Oak Bay Lodge property

    Jan 06, 2021

    The Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) is seeking community input on the future use of the Oak Bay Lodge property.

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  • CRD Regional Parks acquires addition to Mount Work Regional Park

    Dec 16, 2020

    The Capital Regional District (CRD) has acquired a 12.1 hectare parcel of undeveloped land adjacent to Mount Work Regional Park.

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  • CRD’s Wastewater Treatment Project begins treating wastewater

    Dec 15, 2020

    The Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia, and the Capital Regional District (CRD), are pleased to announce that the Wastewater Treatment Project is now treating wastewater and is exceeding regulatory requirements.

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  • Canada and FCM support first three-stage wastewater treatment plant in the Capital Regional District

    Dec 14, 2020

    The Capital Regional District thanks the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for their impactful contribution towards the Wastewater Treatment Project.

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  • CRD Board moves forward with regional transportation priorities

    Dec 10, 2020

    The CRD Board has approved motions to form a transportation standing committee, and for staff to work with jurisdictional partners to develop a list of potential transportation priorities informed by the CRD’s declaration of a climate emergency that best serve community needs.

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  • Nearly 300 New Affordable Housing Units Open on the Westshore

    Dec 07, 2020

    Families and single people with mixed incomes will benefit from 282 new affordable housing units now renting in the communities of View Royal and Langford as part of the Regional Housing First Program.

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  • CRD and Habitat Acquisition Trust to acquire park land in Saanich

    Dec 01, 2020

    The CRD Board has agreed to purchase, in partnership with the Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT), a 20 hectare property known as the Mountain Road Forest in Saanich for regional park purposes.

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  • Capital Regional District announces elections of Board Chairs and Vice-Chairs

    Nov 18, 2020

    The Capital Regional District (CRD) is pleased to announce the elections of the Chairs and Vice-Chairs for the CRD, the Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) and the Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) Boards.

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  • CRD seeks feedback on draft Solid Waste Management Plan

    Nov 18, 2020

    The CRD is developing a new solid waste management plan to reduce how much material is sent to Hartland Landfill and guide how the region’s waste is managed in a safe, secure and sustainable way now and in the future.

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  • CRD partners with new First Nations business on biosolids trucking contract

    Nov 12, 2020

    The CRD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ḰENES Transportation, a W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations partnership company, to contract the trucking of biosolids produced at its Residuals Treatment Facility starting this year.

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  • CRD makes land contribution request for rapid housing program

    Nov 02, 2020

    The CRD is asking local municipal and electoral area staff to identify appropriately zoned land or properties that meet the criteria for funding under the Government of Canada’s Rapid Housing Initiative.

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  • Public feedback encouraged on CRD and CRHD 2021 provisional financial plans

    Oct 29, 2020

    The CRD and CRHD Boards approved amended provisional Financial Plans for 2021 at the October 28th Committee of the Whole and Board meetings. Preliminary budget documents are available online for review and public feedback is encouraged on the proposed Financial Plans.

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  • CRD Regional Parks acquires addition to Mount Parke Regional Park

    Oct 23, 2020

    The CRD has acquired a 41-hectare (103-acre) parcel of land known as Mount Parke Bluffs adjacent to Mount Parke Regional Park on Mayne Island.

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  • Restoration of Todd Creek Trestle on Galloping Goose Regional Trail complete

    Oct 19, 2020

    The Capital Regional District (CRD) has completed restoration of the Todd Creek Trestle along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail near Sooke Potholes Regional Park.

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  • Grants approved for construction of over 100 affordable rental housing units

    Oct 14, 2020

    The CRD Board is awarding three Regional Housing Trust Fund grants totalling $1,665,000 to assist M’akola Housing Society and the Capital Region Housing Corporation in the construction of new affordable rental housing in Victoria and Sooke.

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