Colwood council

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin has withdrawn a motion for council discussion calling for closure a portion of Ocean Boulevard on weekends during the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood community speaks out against potential Ocean Boulevard closures

Mayor withdraws motion to create pedestrian plaza area at Esquimalt Lagoon on summer weekends

 

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin, photographed on Royal Roads University property near Esquimalt Lagoon, is excited about the way the community is growing, but knows there are challenges to overcome as it grows. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

‘No longer the sleepy town’: Colwood mayor reflects on halfway mark of term

Gridlock, ferry service and walkability among concerns for council

 

The City of Colwood has unanimously approved the motion to ban the use of rodenticides on Aug. 24. This means that they won’t use the rat poison in their city buildings or properties. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood unanimously agrees to ban use of rat poison

City staff will educate residents on harmful effects of rodenticides

 

Ben Mycroft, senior development manager with GableCraft Homes, stands before the Royal Bay Latoria South lands development. The Latoria South development is aimed to be transformed into a new hub for Colwood, with 2,100 new homes planned, along with parks and pathways, bike routes, an elementary school and and a neighbourhood core with a grocery store, and other businesses. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

Royal Bay development in Colwood looks towards next phases

Developer predicts community project to be ongoing over next 10 years

Ben Mycroft, senior development manager with GableCraft Homes, stands before the Royal Bay Latoria South lands development. The Latoria South development is aimed to be transformed into a new hub for Colwood, with 2,100 new homes planned, along with parks and pathways, bike routes, an elementary school and and a neighbourhood core with a grocery store, and other businesses. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
A rendering of part of GableCraft Homes’ development on Royal Bay Latoria North lands. (City of Colwood report)

Public to weigh in on Colwood Royal Bay development Monday

Application to rezone lands north of Latoria Boulevard submitted to council

A rendering of part of GableCraft Homes’ development on Royal Bay Latoria North lands. (City of Colwood report)
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)
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)
Colwood City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road. (Gazette file photo)

Colwood Council wants to solve traffic congestion without CRD

There is too much bureaucracy dealing with the CRD, council says.

Colwood City Hall, 3300 Wishart Road. (Gazette file photo)
The Colwood Citizen Survey shows the average rating for overall quality of life in the municipality is 8 out of 10, up from 7.5 out of 10 in the previous citizen satisfaction survey conducted in 2015/16. (Gazette file photo)

Colwood residents satisfied with quality of life: survey

Colwood Citizen Survey will be used to inform 2018 budget

The Colwood Citizen Survey shows the average rating for overall quality of life in the municipality is 8 out of 10, up from 7.5 out of 10 in the previous citizen satisfaction survey conducted in 2015/16. (Gazette file photo)
Santa was a special guest at the Colwood Christmas Light Up Wednesday night. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)

PHOTO GALLERY: Colwood Christmas Light Up

Santa, students caroling and more at this year’s event

Santa was a special guest at the Colwood Christmas Light Up Wednesday night. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff)
A local resident is concerned about speedsters on Cairndale Road in Colwood. He says there is a constant flow of cars often going 60 to 80 kilometres an hour – more than the posted 30 km/h speed limit. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
A local resident is concerned about speedsters on Cairndale Road in Colwood. He says there is a constant flow of cars often going 60 to 80 kilometres an hour – more than the posted 30 km/h speed limit. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Those looking to remove trees in the City of Colwood will now need a permit to do so under the City’s interim urban forest bylaw. (City of Colwood photo)

Colwood moves to protect trees from unnecessary removal

New bylaw requires a permit to remove trees

Those looking to remove trees in the City of Colwood will now need a permit to do so under the City’s interim urban forest bylaw. (City of Colwood photo)
Colwood City Council has asked staff to adapt a Capital Regional District bylaw banning businesses from distributing single-use plastic bags. (iStock photo)

City of Colwood considers plastic bag ban

Bylaw must be brought forward for public input before adoption

Colwood City Council has asked staff to adapt a Capital Regional District bylaw banning businesses from distributing single-use plastic bags. (iStock photo)
Beacon-Carmanah Developments Ltd. is proposing to build 18 townhomes bordering Lynnlark Place, 32 apartments along Sooke Road, and a five-and-a-half storey building with 27 condos and underground parking on the site over a two-year period.                                 (Kendra Wong
/News Gazette staff)

Colwood development draws ire of residents

Developer says he’s listened and addressed residents’ concerns

Beacon-Carmanah Developments Ltd. is proposing to build 18 townhomes bordering Lynnlark Place, 32 apartments along Sooke Road, and a five-and-a-half storey building with 27 condos and underground parking on the site over a two-year period.                                 (Kendra Wong
/News Gazette staff)
Colwood Coun. Gordie Logan (second from right) said it was “heartening” to see the more than 100 residents pack the council chambers during the city’s inaugural Advisory Planning Commission meeting last week. (Gazette file photo)

Strong turnout for Colwood’s first advisory planning commission meeting

More than 100 residents packed council chambers to voice opinion on controversial development

Colwood Coun. Gordie Logan (second from right) said it was “heartening” to see the more than 100 residents pack the council chambers during the city’s inaugural Advisory Planning Commission meeting last week. (Gazette file photo)
Colwood Coun. Jason Nault. (Photo contributed)

Colwood community plan taking shape

Draft emphasizes shorelines, transportation, town centres

Colwood Coun. Jason Nault. (Photo contributed)
Colwood council retroactively approved the retaining wall on the left despite it being built both higher than the City’s bylaws allow and without a permit. A public staircase lies to the right of the wall. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette photo)

The wall can stay, Colwood council says

Council approves retaining wall that was built without a permit

Colwood council retroactively approved the retaining wall on the left despite it being built both higher than the City’s bylaws allow and without a permit. A public staircase lies to the right of the wall. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette photo)