City of Colwood,

Sooke School District 62 is asking Colwood city council to consider adding $9,000 to their budget for a crosswalk guard at Wishart Elementary. If approved, a crossing guard could be on the street by fall 2020. (Black Press file photo)

SD62 asks Colwood to help fund crossing guard at Wishart Elementary

‘We’re just overly congested,’ says PAC president

Sooke School District 62 is asking Colwood city council to consider adding $9,000 to their budget for a crosswalk guard at Wishart Elementary. If approved, a crossing guard could be on the street by fall 2020. (Black Press file photo)
Colwood council has approved a pop-up coffee shop in the Royal Bay neighbourhood. Sequoia Coffee is expected to begin operation by summer 2020. (Facebook/Sequoia Coffee Shop)

Colwood approves pop-up coffee shop made of shipping containers

Sequoia Coastal Coffee to open in Royal Bay neighbourhood by summer

Colwood council has approved a pop-up coffee shop in the Royal Bay neighbourhood. Sequoia Coffee is expected to begin operation by summer 2020. (Facebook/Sequoia Coffee Shop)
West Shore RCMP is tackling gang violence around restaurants and nightclubs with a new program, expected by summer 2020. The program will give the power to local business owners to deny or remove ‘inadmissible patrons’ through their doors. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP program targets gang presence at local bars and restaurants

Inadmissible patron program set to rollout by summer 2020

West Shore RCMP is tackling gang violence around restaurants and nightclubs with a new program, expected by summer 2020. The program will give the power to local business owners to deny or remove ‘inadmissible patrons’ through their doors. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jan. 24, 2020: A large pothole on Colwood’s Ocean Boulevard. The City said it has planned repairs to the roadway after winter conditions caused damage to it. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Colwood promises to fix potholes, road issues on Ocean Boulevard

City says winter conditions damaged roadway

Jan. 24, 2020: A large pothole on Colwood’s Ocean Boulevard. The City said it has planned repairs to the roadway after winter conditions caused damage to it. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The City of Colwood and District of Saanich are recognized amongst other B.C. municipalities for supporting small businesses. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Colwood, Saanich finalists for B.C. small business awards

Municipalities recognized in top three spots for respective categories

The City of Colwood and District of Saanich are recognized amongst other B.C. municipalities for supporting small businesses. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Colwood artists bring nature to the streets of the city

Colwood artists bring nature to the streets of the city

A pair of artists bring nature to the streets of Colwood with…

Colwood artists bring nature to the streets of the city
A Colwood councillor’s motion to ask staff for a report on the lack of garbage bins in the city was voted through unanimously. (Facebook/Dean Jantzen)

Overflowing garbage bin attracts Colwood councillor’s attention

Staff report will contain current locations, cost, and potential sites for new garbage bins

A Colwood councillor’s motion to ask staff for a report on the lack of garbage bins in the city was voted through unanimously. (Facebook/Dean Jantzen)
The City of Colwood had a semi-permanent wooden screen installed around the washrooms about midway along Ocean Boulevard on July 30. (City of Colwood/Facebook photo)

Esquimalt Lagoon washrooms get screened from view in Colwood

Screen is meant to prevent tipping of washrooms by wind or mischief, improve aesthetics

The City of Colwood had a semi-permanent wooden screen installed around the washrooms about midway along Ocean Boulevard on July 30. (City of Colwood/Facebook photo)
Colwood Coun. Cynthia Day says she was acting as a citizen, not a councillor, when she protested the removal of rock walls outside her home in December. (Facebook/Cynthia Day)

Colwood councillor says she was acting as a citizen in dispute with City staff

Coun. Cynthia Day says she had a ‘right to peaceful protest’

Colwood Coun. Cynthia Day says she was acting as a citizen, not a councillor, when she protested the removal of rock walls outside her home in December. (Facebook/Cynthia Day)
Property owners of two lots on Allandale recently applied for a permit to alter the land in order to increase development potential. (Swikar Oli/News staff)

Colwood receives development application for site preparation on Allandale Road

Application proposes site preparation for future development

Property owners of two lots on Allandale recently applied for a permit to alter the land in order to increase development potential. (Swikar Oli/News staff)
Colwood’s Shawn Kosmuk Restores 1969 Ford Mustang

Colwood’s Shawn Kosmuk Restores 1969 Ford Mustang

Classic car celebrates 50 years with a new look

  • Feb 11, 2019
Colwood’s Shawn Kosmuk Restores 1969 Ford Mustang
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin announces an Indigenous affordable housing project coming to Wale Road. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Stalled Wale Road site to be filled with affordable housing in Colwood

Province to grant $24 million for a 124-unit building for Indigenous housing initiative

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin announces an Indigenous affordable housing project coming to Wale Road. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)
The World of Artist Julia Trops

The World of Artist Julia Trops

Art and Activism mix in life of Colwood painter and sculptor

  • Feb 4, 2019
The World of Artist Julia Trops
The stairs in Latoria Creek Park will cost $325,000 to replace. If Colwood receives a grant from the government, the city will pay $87,000 to replace them. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)

Readers find $325,000 price tag for Colwood stairs to be “obscene”

City of Colwood says replacing Latoria Creek Park stairs will cost $325,000

The stairs in Latoria Creek Park will cost $325,000 to replace. If Colwood receives a grant from the government, the city will pay $87,000 to replace them. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)
Rob Martin, Colwood’s new mayor (centre), stands with Councillors Michael Baxter, Cynthia Day, Doug Kobayashi, Dean Jantzen, Gordie Logan and Stewart Parkinson after the mayor and council were sworn in Monday evening. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

City of Colwood welcomes new mayor and council

The city held its inaugural council meeting Monday

Rob Martin, Colwood’s new mayor (centre), stands with Councillors Michael Baxter, Cynthia Day, Doug Kobayashi, Dean Jantzen, Gordie Logan and Stewart Parkinson after the mayor and council were sworn in Monday evening. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Polls closed at 8 p.m. at Colwood City Hall and a few last minute voters were running to the door to cast their ballots. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Rob Martin is the new mayor of Colwood

Martin will be joined by four new faces on council

Polls closed at 8 p.m. at Colwood City Hall and a few last minute voters were running to the door to cast their ballots. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
West Shore voters run to the polls in the final minutes
West Shore voters run to the polls in the final minutes
Meet Your Candidates: Colwood candidates identify their top priorities for the city

Meet Your Candidates: Colwood candidates identify their top priorities for the city

Carol Hamilton and Rob Martin face off for mayor

  • Oct 16, 2018
Meet Your Candidates: Colwood candidates identify their top priorities for the city
Carol Hamilton believes third term is about implementation in Colwood

Carol Hamilton believes third term is about implementation in Colwood

Carefully planned development is key

  • Oct 15, 2018
Carol Hamilton believes third term is about implementation in Colwood
The City of Colwood is considering moving the sewage pump station at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Lagoon Road to protect it in the event of a storm, tsunami or other natural disasters. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Colwood approves move of Ocean Boulevard pump station

The pump station will be moved to the park at the end of Goldfinch Road

The City of Colwood is considering moving the sewage pump station at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Lagoon Road to protect it in the event of a storm, tsunami or other natural disasters. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)