City of Colwood,

Colwood will be organizing a roundtable discussion to give business owners a chance to talk about their re-opening plans amid COVID-19 on Friday, May 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Colwood hosts pandemic recovery roundtable discussion

Attendees must RSVP for virtual meeting on May 29 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Colwood will be organizing a roundtable discussion to give business owners a chance to talk about their re-opening plans amid COVID-19 on Friday, May 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI) board members Kathryn Fudge (left), Sheryl Parsons and Niki Green are packing up the remainder of the Coast Collective Art Centre in Colwood. Their operation has come to an end due to the pandemic. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Colwood art centre shuts its doors indefinitely

Board members look for new location when feasible, continue online

Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI) board members Kathryn Fudge (left), Sheryl Parsons and Niki Green are packing up the remainder of the Coast Collective Art Centre in Colwood. Their operation has come to an end due to the pandemic. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
New trees and landscaping is expected to impact traffic along Metchosin Rd until July. (Courtesy from City of Colwood)

Bike lane closed, traffic impacted by landscaping in Metchosin

Construction begins May 25, to be complete by mid-July

New trees and landscaping is expected to impact traffic along Metchosin Rd until July. (Courtesy from City of Colwood)
Colwood is eying upgrades to Lookout Lake Park alongside the upgrades to the dam. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood eyes upgrades to recreation area near Lookout Lake Dam

Upgrades to dam estimated to be complete before end of year

Colwood is eying upgrades to Lookout Lake Park alongside the upgrades to the dam. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society is proposing Colwood Place, an arts and economic hub, to be built at the current Colwood Park and Ride site. (Courtesy of Jim Dodd)

Artistic, economic hub proposed for Colwood Park and Ride site

Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Society to make proposal at June 8 committee meeting

The Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society is proposing Colwood Place, an arts and economic hub, to be built at the current Colwood Park and Ride site. (Courtesy of Jim Dodd)
The City of Colwood has approved a zero per cent tax increase for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood freezes municipal tax rate, relaxes late payment penalties

Some capital projects still expected to proceed

The City of Colwood has approved a zero per cent tax increase for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood is re-opening parking at beaches and parks including along part of Ocean Boulevard. (Courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Colwood re-opens parking at beaches and parks

City launches survey to gather input about Ocean Boulevard

Colwood is re-opening parking at beaches and parks including along part of Ocean Boulevard. (Courtesy of the City of Colwood)
West Shore RCMP say a “very intoxicated” pedestrian was hit by a sober driver near the 1700-block of Old Island Highway in Colwood on Friday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drunk pedestrian hit by sober driver in Colwood

Man crossed the road at area without a crosswalk or street lights

West Shore RCMP say a “very intoxicated” pedestrian was hit by a sober driver near the 1700-block of Old Island Highway in Colwood on Friday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
A cougar was spotted near Royal Bay Secondary in Colwood on Sunday morning, May 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: Cougar spotted near Colwood’s Royal Bay High School Sunday morning

Conservation officers believe the animal has left area nearby Ryder Hesjedal Way and Pipet Place

A cougar was spotted near Royal Bay Secondary in Colwood on Sunday morning, May 10. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood is issuing a request for proposals for food vendors to set up at the Esquimalt Lagoon from May to August in the coming years. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood welcomes food trucks at Esquimalt Lagoon for future summers

Survey shows residents in favour of food trucks at Lagoon

Colwood is issuing a request for proposals for food vendors to set up at the Esquimalt Lagoon from May to August in the coming years. (Black Press Media file photo)
Royal Bay residents are concerned about revised parking standards set for the Royal Beach and Royal Bay developments. (Courtesy of D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism)

Colwood parking standards ignite concern amongst Royal Bay residents

Council supports revised off-street parking, will explore pay-parking

Royal Bay residents are concerned about revised parking standards set for the Royal Beach and Royal Bay developments. (Courtesy of D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism)
Police are investigating three individuals after a suspected drug dealer called West Shore RCMP to report having drugs and cash stolen in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspected drug dealer calls West Shore RCMP after being robbed

Police investigating three individuals after the April 28 incident

Police are investigating three individuals after a suspected drug dealer called West Shore RCMP to report having drugs and cash stolen in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)
Royal Roads President Philip Steenkamp announced that Cascade Institute will be led by Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon, an award-winning author and scholar. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Royal Roads launches research institute to study global crises, such as pandemic

Cascade Institute will run until 2030, collaborate with University of Waterloo

Royal Roads President Philip Steenkamp announced that Cascade Institute will be led by Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon, an award-winning author and scholar. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The City of Colwood has re-opened most public garbage cans. (Twitter/City of Colwood)

Colwood re-opens most public garbage cans

Garbage cans were closed in March to help stop spread of COVID-19

The City of Colwood has re-opened most public garbage cans. (Twitter/City of Colwood)
Grade 3 teacher Karlissa Lem is emotional seeing her students for the first time since saying goodbye before spring break. She hosted their first online class just days ago. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

VIDEO: Colwood teachers make drive-thru to say hello to students

‘I’ve been smiling so much my cheeks are getting sore,’ says a Grade 5 education assistant

Grade 3 teacher Karlissa Lem is emotional seeing her students for the first time since saying goodbye before spring break. She hosted their first online class just days ago. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The City of Colwood is moving ahead with plans that will provide tax relief to residents and businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Colwood moving ahead with tax relief plans for residents, businesses

Some service expansions being pushed to 2021

The City of Colwood is moving ahead with plans that will provide tax relief to residents and businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of the City of Colwood)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is advocating for a zero per cent tax lift in the 2020 fiscal year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Colwood mayor advocates for zero per cent tax lift for 2020 in light of COVID-19

Mayor Rob Martin also advocating for tax deadline extension

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is advocating for a zero per cent tax lift in the 2020 fiscal year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Colwood’s annual Spring Clean Up program brought a long line of vehicles to City Hall last year. (Screenshot)

Colwood Spring Clean-Up postponed, branch drop-off continues

Strict measures in place for branch drop-off

Colwood’s annual Spring Clean Up program brought a long line of vehicles to City Hall last year. (Screenshot)
Isla was found in Colwood more than two weeks after she went missing. (Facebook/ROAM)

West Shore woman’s dog found in Colwood more than two weeks after going missing

Isla went missing on March 10 and was found 17 days later

Isla was found in Colwood more than two weeks after she went missing. (Facebook/ROAM)
2330 Sooke Rd. is the proposed site in Colwood for 18 townhomes, 27 condos and 32 rental apartments. Developers were seen preparing the land on Wednesday. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Development will bring 77 new homes to Colwood

Developers preparing land for six-storey, four-storey and two three-storey buildings on Sooke Road

2330 Sooke Rd. is the proposed site in Colwood for 18 townhomes, 27 condos and 32 rental apartments. Developers were seen preparing the land on Wednesday. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)