News

January 27, 2020
News release For immediate release   ESQUIMALT, BC—Cleanup along Gorge Creek received a boost this weekend as the Township added external contractors to assist staff in containing and removing hydrocarbons from the creek area. A leaking home heating oil tank has been identified as a main contributor to the recent spill, although a recent bout of heavy rainfall and snow melt adds to the problem. “... Read more
January 24, 2020
  Information bulletin For immediate release   ESQUIMALT, BC—Cleanup efforts continue along Gorge Creek. Esquimalt staff are continuing to investigate potential spill sites in the north neighbourhoods of Esquimalt as well as monitor the creek to deploy booms and absorbing materials as conditions change. The conditions of the creek and nearby waterway are highly variable due to both the higher... Read more
January 24, 2020
Information bulletin For immediate release ESQUIMALT, BC—Cleanup along Gorge Creek is moving in a positive direction. The Township has hired an environmental contractor to bolster containment and cleanup efforts, including additional booms in significant locations. Esquimalt staff and contractors will also continue to work over the weekend on cleanup and monitoring. One source of hydrocarbons has... Read more
January 20, 2020
Information bulletin For immediate release   ESQUIMALT, BC—On Saturday, January 18, a resident contacted the provincial spill hotline to report an unidentified spill in Gorge Creek. Esquimalt staff mobilized quickly to arrive on site with response materials to manage spill’s spread. While the spill material is some type of hydrocarbon, it is yet unclear if it is kerosene, heating fuel, or some... Read more
January 16, 2020
Crews are picking up Wednesday's garbage today to catch up on the delayed service. We'll run Thursday and Friday's routes tomorrow, Friday January 17. Give us a call at 250-414-7108 if you were missed. Note that pickup will take a bit longer than usual. Blue Box recycling is managed by the CRD. For recycling information, check the CRD website.