City of Colwood,

Creating jobs in Colwood motivates Martin

Creating jobs in Colwood motivates Martin

Transporation a key issue

  • Oct 2, 2018
Creating jobs in Colwood motivates Martin
Taxes owed on three properties purchased by Colwood

Taxes owed on three properties purchased by Colwood

Remaining West Shore municipalities report no sales

  • Oct 1, 2018
Taxes owed on three properties purchased by Colwood
The City of Colwood is considering moving the sewage pump station at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Lagoon Road. (Kendra Wong/News staff)

Colwood mulls moving Ocean Boulevard pump station

Station is vulnerable to flooding due to wind, waves, sea level rise and tsunami risk

The City of Colwood is considering moving the sewage pump station at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Lagoon Road. (Kendra Wong/News staff)
Belmont Secondary student and artist Daryana Mielecka paints the lighthouse at Fort Rodd Hill during the annual Colwood Seaside Festival last year. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Gazette file photo)

Colwood Seaside Festival fun for the whole family

There are a variety of activities available for people of all ages

  • Sep 11, 2018
Belmont Secondary student and artist Daryana Mielecka paints the lighthouse at Fort Rodd Hill during the annual Colwood Seaside Festival last year. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Gazette file photo)
Traffic calming measures will not be coming to Esquimalt Lagoon area

Traffic calming measures will not be coming to Esquimalt Lagoon area

Speed humps, road closures didn’t receive enough support

Traffic calming measures will not be coming to Esquimalt Lagoon area
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Off-leash dog killed at Esquimalt Lagoon

Mixed-breed bulldog will be put down

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Meadow Park is a natural playground located near the Royal Bay development at the corner of Latoria Road and Sparrowhawk Avenue. Five more parks are currently being envisioned for the area. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Series of new parks planned for Royal Bay

Construction expected to begin in the fall

  • Jul 23, 2018
Meadow Park is a natural playground located near the Royal Bay development at the corner of Latoria Road and Sparrowhawk Avenue. Five more parks are currently being envisioned for the area. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The roots of a nearby tree have caused a tripping hazard for one homeowner in Colwood. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Arborist calling on Colwood to fix tree bylaw

Task force says bylaw will go before council in September

The roots of a nearby tree have caused a tripping hazard for one homeowner in Colwood. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The Sheepdogs perform at Rock the Shores on Saturday. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

WATCH: Thousands rock in Colwood over the weekend

Rock the Shores returns after one-year hiatus

  • Jul 16, 2018
The Sheepdogs perform at Rock the Shores on Saturday. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)
The City of Colwood has development permit applications for the first three phases of the new Two Waters project in Ocean Grove. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Grove)

Ocean Grove development moves forward

The first three phases include construction of 61 units

The City of Colwood has development permit applications for the first three phases of the new Two Waters project in Ocean Grove. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Grove)
The Paul Black Band entertains the crowd during a previous Eats and Beats festival in Colwood. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, July 7 from 1 to 8 p.m. along Ocean Boulevard. 
(Gazette file photo)

Eats & Beats returns to Colwood waterfront this weekend

Thousands expected to attend annual event

The Paul Black Band entertains the crowd during a previous Eats and Beats festival in Colwood. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, July 7 from 1 to 8 p.m. along Ocean Boulevard. 
(Gazette file photo)
Colwood city council voted to give the next council a 7.5 per cent pay increase following the federal government’s decision to eliminate the 1/3 tax free allowance normally afforded to councillors. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Colwood council to receive minor pay increase

Increase comes after changes from federal government

Colwood city council voted to give the next council a 7.5 per cent pay increase following the federal government’s decision to eliminate the 1/3 tax free allowance normally afforded to councillors. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Colwood residents will be able to voice their opinions about the draft official community plan (OCP) during a public hearing next week at the Colwood Pentecostal Church on Sooke Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Colwood hosts public hearing for OCP

Event gives residents chance to express views to council

Colwood residents will be able to voice their opinions about the draft official community plan (OCP) during a public hearing next week at the Colwood Pentecostal Church on Sooke Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Arabella Showers takes aim with the help of Colwood firefighter Danielle Yates during last year’s open house. Colwood Fire Rescue’s annual open house takes place on Sunday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire hall on Metchosin Road. (Gazette file photo)

Colwood fire opens doors to the public

Annual open house takes place on June 10

  • Jun 5, 2018
Arabella Showers takes aim with the help of Colwood firefighter Danielle Yates during last year’s open house. Colwood Fire Rescue’s annual open house takes place on Sunday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire hall on Metchosin Road. (Gazette file photo)
Letter: Developers had their chance to be heard

Letter: Developers had their chance to be heard

I am very surprised that a group lead by developers are questioning…

  • May 27, 2018
Letter: Developers had their chance to be heard
Royal Bay students Rachel Ready (left) and Eve Meral help measure a vegetable garden for Colwood’s new community garden. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Community gardens sprouting on the West Shore

Organizers hope gardens will help building community

Royal Bay students Rachel Ready (left) and Eve Meral help measure a vegetable garden for Colwood’s new community garden. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
The City of Colwood will be looking at the cost of installing temporary speed cushions in several areas, including four along the length of Ocean Boulevard, in an effort to get drivers to slow down. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Colwood eyes speed cushions near Esquimalt Lagoon

City investigating several options to reduce speed

The City of Colwood will be looking at the cost of installing temporary speed cushions in several areas, including four along the length of Ocean Boulevard, in an effort to get drivers to slow down. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Jaimey Hamilton performs at Beach Food Fridays in Colwood in 2016. This year’s Beach Food Fridays and Saturdays kicks off May 18 and 19. (Gazette file photo)

Beach Food Fridays and Saturdays kicks off in Colwood

Event includes variety of food vendors, musicians throughout the summer

  • May 17, 2018
Jaimey Hamilton performs at Beach Food Fridays in Colwood in 2016. This year’s Beach Food Fridays and Saturdays kicks off May 18 and 19. (Gazette file photo)
Colwood moving forward with OCP, despite concerns

Colwood moving forward with OCP, despite concerns

Local group ‘disappointed’ council hasn’t addressed concerns

Colwood moving forward with OCP, despite concerns
Representatives gathered to celebrate a breaking ground at 2006 Sooke Rd. Construction for the affordable housing has been underway since January and is expected to be complete next year. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: More rental homes under construction in Colwood

New housing project underway on Sooke Road for families, seniors and people with disabilities

Representatives gathered to celebrate a breaking ground at 2006 Sooke Rd. Construction for the affordable housing has been underway since January and is expected to be complete next year. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)