City of Colwood,

The City of Colwood conducted a Business Retention and Expansion survey, which gathered feedback on the needs and interests of the local business community. (Black Press Media file photo)

Survey takes the pulse of Colwood business

City will work with data, consulting firm to understand local business interests

 

Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean (left) and Colwood Mayor Rob Martin with public works staffers on Metchosin Road, where new sidewalks and cycling lanes are being constructed. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

New sidewalk projects to see completion in Colwood in time for back-to-school

Active transportation upgrades key to City of Colwood’s resident safety commitment

 

growing with unity
Elder Sit-A-Luk Raymond Peter, also known as Brother Rick through his work with the Sooke School District, opens the Indigenous and Pollinator Garden at Colwood City Hall on July 2. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
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Indigenous garden plants seeds for a path to unity in Colwood

New space part of the Colwood Community Garden

 

John Cassidy was held in high regard by colleagues, family, friends and the community he served as Colwood fire chief. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore firefighting peers pay tribute to Colwood chief

John Cassidy a no-nonsense leader who loved his family, was integral to area fire coordination

John Cassidy was held in high regard by colleagues, family, friends and the community he served as Colwood fire chief. (Black Press Media file photo)
The stretch of trail north of Royal Bay Secondary connecting to Painters Trail at Murray’s Pond will be closed temporarily this week for invasive species removal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood trail behind Royal Bay Secondary temporarily closed for invasive species removal

Cloure in effect from 9 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Friday this week

The stretch of trail north of Royal Bay Secondary connecting to Painters Trail at Murray’s Pond will be closed temporarily this week for invasive species removal. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood’s Royal Bay Secondary School. SD62 has entered into an agreement with Colwood, Langford and Sooke to improve community planning for shared-use facilities. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62, Langford, Colwood and Sooke work towards expanded development

Agreement will increase collaboration between the school district and municipalities on public works

Colwood’s Royal Bay Secondary School. SD62 has entered into an agreement with Colwood, Langford and Sooke to improve community planning for shared-use facilities. (Black Press Media file photo)
Royal Bay Secondary School students paint the crosswalk in front of their school in support of LGBTQ and marginalized members of the community (Royal Bay Secondary School photo)

Senior student leaves mark at Royal Bay Secondary School for LGBTQ+ students

Crosswalk at Colwood school painted in support of marginalized community members

Royal Bay Secondary School students paint the crosswalk in front of their school in support of LGBTQ and marginalized members of the community (Royal Bay Secondary School photo)
The Latoria South section of the Royal Bay development in Colwood could include a new long-term care facility. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood’s Royal Bay could be home to new long-term care facilities

Capital Regional Hospital District board approves $8M land purchase for purpose

The Latoria South section of the Royal Bay development in Colwood could include a new long-term care facility. (Black Press Media file photo)
The attractiveness of Colwood as a place to set up or expand a business will be among the points discussed at an online roundtable panel discussion March 30. (Facebook/City of Colwood)

Colwood hosting prosperity roundtable online March 30

Entrepreneurs, developers encouraged to offer input, learn how city can help their business thrive

The attractiveness of Colwood as a place to set up or expand a business will be among the points discussed at an online roundtable panel discussion March 30. (Facebook/City of Colwood)
The City of Colwood recently completed an engagement study with residents, which recognized the need to update its off-street parking regulations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood looks to update parking bylaws, could consider paid parking

Community engagement report reveals the need for increased regulations

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The City of Colwood recently completed an engagement study with residents, which recognized the need to update its off-street parking regulations. (Black Press Media file photo)
Underground utility installations are underway on Latoria Boulevard at Latoria Road near Royal Bay Secondary and on Metchosin Road south of Latoria Boulevard. (City of Colwood image)

Road work hinders Colwood drivers in Royal Bay

Underground utility installation could run most of March

Underground utility installations are underway on Latoria Boulevard at Latoria Road near Royal Bay Secondary and on Metchosin Road south of Latoria Boulevard. (City of Colwood image)
A placard featuring a poster from an online petition opposing a proposed development next to Havenwood Park is attached to a handrail at the top of the park’s iconic stairway. These and other types of non-approved information signs are prohibited by a City of Colwood bylaw. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

‘Signgate’ springs up in Colwood over Havenwood area development proposal

Residents group, developer at odds, bylaw prohibits signs on vacant or parkland

A placard featuring a poster from an online petition opposing a proposed development next to Havenwood Park is attached to a handrail at the top of the park’s iconic stairway. These and other types of non-approved information signs are prohibited by a City of Colwood bylaw. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Winter or mud and snow tires are required in certain areas of B.C. between Oct. 1 and April 30. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

VIDEO: Colwood talks snow and ice removal

Public works prioritize main arteries, bus routes

Winter or mud and snow tires are required in certain areas of B.C. between Oct. 1 and April 30. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Aerial shot of Esquimalt Lagoon and Ocean Boulevard, which separates it from the Salish Sea. The City of Colwood is in the beginning stages of creating a plan to improve and enhance the public realm along the waterfront between the boulevard bridge and Royal Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ambitious plans for Colwood waterfront improvements underway

Design options expected to be available for public input by this summer

Aerial shot of Esquimalt Lagoon and Ocean Boulevard, which separates it from the Salish Sea. The City of Colwood is in the beginning stages of creating a plan to improve and enhance the public realm along the waterfront between the boulevard bridge and Royal Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
Stair care in Colwood
Colwood Coun. Michael Baxter says Latoria Creek Park is now more enjoyable and safe to take a stroll through due to the latest upgrades completed on the staircase. Four long sets of nature stairs now include slip-proof metal steps. The elevated staircase also allows for better air flow to slow the rotting process, and metal handrails to prevent splinters. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Colwood unveils massive upgrade to popular park staircase

Upgrades include slip-proof metal steps, metal handrails and raised design

Stair care in Colwood
Colwood Coun. Michael Baxter says Latoria Creek Park is now more enjoyable and safe to take a stroll through due to the latest upgrades completed on the staircase. Four long sets of nature stairs now include slip-proof metal steps. The elevated staircase also allows for better air flow to slow the rotting process, and metal handrails to prevent splinters. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Construction was temporarily halted at Colwood’s Royal Bay on Monday, Jan. 18, after crews hit a natural gas line just before 9 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

No danger to public after gas leak in Colwood’s Royal Bay

Construction crews hit natural gas line just before 9 a.m.

Construction was temporarily halted at Colwood’s Royal Bay on Monday, Jan. 18, after crews hit a natural gas line just before 9 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
Onni Group began work in January 2018 for the site on Sooke Road. (Black Press Media news staff)

Forms collapse during concrete slab pour at Colwood Corners

No workers were injured in the Jan. 6 incident

Onni Group began work in January 2018 for the site on Sooke Road. (Black Press Media news staff)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is pitching the idea of a gondola on a 10-acre lot in Royal Bay, which could connect to a commuter ferry to downtown Victoria along the city’s waterfront. Currently, there is no funding in place for the gondola project and no discussion have taken place at council meetings. (Twitter/@PortlandTram)

Colwood mayor pitches 10 acres for gondola, parking

Project dependent on province approving commuter ferry to downtown Victoria

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is pitching the idea of a gondola on a 10-acre lot in Royal Bay, which could connect to a commuter ferry to downtown Victoria along the city’s waterfront. Currently, there is no funding in place for the gondola project and no discussion have taken place at council meetings. (Twitter/@PortlandTram)
Colwood's Lookout Lake is now up to code for safety requirements if a major earthquake takes place. The upgrades include a gentler slope into the swimming spot and fish spawning gravel to create a fish enhancement area. (Kyle Lancaster photo)

Dam safety upgrades complete, popular swimming spot in Colwood opens

Lookout Lake to be restocked with fish in March

Colwood's Lookout Lake is now up to code for safety requirements if a major earthquake takes place. The upgrades include a gentler slope into the swimming spot and fish spawning gravel to create a fish enhancement area. (Kyle Lancaster photo)
The Royal Beach waterfront in Colwood, owned by Seacliff Properties, has been temporarily closed to the public after stormwater runoff has eroded the foreshore. (Chelsea Garrod photo)

Heavy erosion closes Colwood’s Royal Beach access to waterfront walkway

Resident estimates significant drops, around six feet

The Royal Beach waterfront in Colwood, owned by Seacliff Properties, has been temporarily closed to the public after stormwater runoff has eroded the foreshore. (Chelsea Garrod photo)