Colwood

Officials break ground on The Commons at Royal Bay. Development in the area will continue following rezoning approval that allows for further commercial and residential construction. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood kicks off development on sections of Royal Bay with bylaw approval

Area 5 will house new dementia-care facility, as well as 2,100 dwelling units

 

Members of Greater Victoria’s Green Team in Colwood’s Perimeter Park. (Green Team Greater Victoria)

Greater Victoria Green Team tackles invasive in Colwood park

Scotch broom and Himalayan blackberry removed from Perimeter Park

 

The Pacific Centre Family Service Association’s Centre for Well-Being in Colwood is seen in this file photo. The centre will be renovated to include a new community health centre announced by the province Friday, Nov. 12. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province announces new Colwood community health centre set to open next spring

The centre will focus on providing primary care and health promotion for vulnerable populations

 

Yoshi Ivo is the co-owner of People’s Pharmacy in Colwood, where he delights in getting to know as many of his clients as possible. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Colwood pharmacy takes old-school approach to client relationships

People’s Pharmacy owners know every single client by name

Yoshi Ivo is the co-owner of People’s Pharmacy in Colwood, where he delights in getting to know as many of his clients as possible. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A GoFundMe is raising money for a Colwood couple whose six-year-old daughter unexpectedly died Oct. 30. (GoFundMe)

Fundraiser launched for Colwood family after sudden loss of 6-year-old daughter

Keira Algar, who lived with Rett Syndrome, died unexpectedly in hospital Oct. 30

A GoFundMe is raising money for a Colwood couple whose six-year-old daughter unexpectedly died Oct. 30. (GoFundMe)
West Shore RCMP Superintendent Todd Preston (right) presents Jeff Birtwistle with an Officer in Charge Certificate of Appreciation as thanks for his help in finding a young View Royal resident. (Courtesy BC Transit)

BC Transit supervisor thanked by West Shore RCMP for finding missing View Royal girl

Jeff Birtwistle played key role in finding missing child during his first solo shift

West Shore RCMP Superintendent Todd Preston (right) presents Jeff Birtwistle with an Officer in Charge Certificate of Appreciation as thanks for his help in finding a young View Royal resident. (Courtesy BC Transit)
The planned 306-bed assisted living facility will be built on Metchosin Road south of Latoria Boulevard. (Courtesy Capital Regional Hospital District)

$205-million dementia care neighbourhood coming to Colwood

Independence, connection and wellness prioritized for future residents

The planned 306-bed assisted living facility will be built on Metchosin Road south of Latoria Boulevard. (Courtesy Capital Regional Hospital District)
Curtis Robinson sitting in front of his yard, in the past, the display has attracted more than 200 visitors on Halloween night. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Meet the Robinsons: Come one, come all, to spooky Sewell Road in Colwood

Triangle Mountain home features dinosaurs, 12-foot-tall skeleton

Curtis Robinson sitting in front of his yard, in the past, the display has attracted more than 200 visitors on Halloween night. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A new branch of the Royal BC Museum in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood is expected to be completed by summer 2025. It will house collections, archives and a research department. (Black Press Media file photo)

New Royal BC Museum facility in Colwood raises stakes for design

International design competition adds hefty incentives

A new branch of the Royal BC Museum in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood is expected to be completed by summer 2025. It will house collections, archives and a research department. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vice-principal Shawn Taal instructs students in the new outdoor learning space. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Colwood Elementary unveils new outdoor learning space

Vice-principal Shawn Taal says the new space has seen students’ engagement increase

Vice-principal Shawn Taal instructs students in the new outdoor learning space. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The West Shore Parks and Recreation preschool got a lasting makeover after the Netflix show Maid used it for filming in February. (Courtesy Alexandra Matthew)

PHOTOS: Netflix crew leaves Colwood preschool with permanent makeover

Maid film crew transformed site into ‘Island Kids’ daycare

The West Shore Parks and Recreation preschool got a lasting makeover after the Netflix show Maid used it for filming in February. (Courtesy Alexandra Matthew)
Councillors who voted against protected bike lanes for Veterans Memorial Parkway and Wishart Road said the city’s bike lanes strategy could be revisted when it looks at its transport master plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council rejects protected bike lanes in redesign of Veterans, Wishart Road

Advocate says physical divider to protect cyclists would have boosted ridership

Councillors who voted against protected bike lanes for Veterans Memorial Parkway and Wishart Road said the city’s bike lanes strategy could be revisted when it looks at its transport master plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood Creek Park is the site of two of several pop-up public parks feedback sessions in the city. (Photo courtesy City of Colwood)

Colwood asking residents for their take on its parks management

Four in-person sessions and one online to be held between Oct. 16 and 27

Colwood Creek Park is the site of two of several pop-up public parks feedback sessions in the city. (Photo courtesy City of Colwood)
Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin, speaking outside the newly unveiled Dogwood Auditorium at Royal Roads University, on Oct. 8. Due to COVID-19, the event was livestreamed. (Screengrab)

Royal Roads University unveils new conference centre at site of old pool in Colwood

The space will be open for public bookings starting January 2022

Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin, speaking outside the newly unveiled Dogwood Auditorium at Royal Roads University, on Oct. 8. Due to COVID-19, the event was livestreamed. (Screengrab)
Colwood resident Gary Woodburn has concerns about how proposed changes for the areas around Esquimalt Lagoon may impact the bird sanctuary. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Colwood’s proposed changes for Esquimalt Lagoon area under scrutiny

Area resident worries about impacts on birds and other wildlife that frequent nature sanctuary

Colwood resident Gary Woodburn has concerns about how proposed changes for the areas around Esquimalt Lagoon may impact the bird sanctuary. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Colwood, View Royal and Langford fire crews all attended to a small structure fire at a Colwood home early Thursday (Sept. 30) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Early morning Colwood house fire brought quickly under control

Homeowners likely displaced for a day, Colwood Fire Rescue captain says

Colwood, View Royal and Langford fire crews all attended to a small structure fire at a Colwood home early Thursday (Sept. 30) morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP officers found an unoccupied grey Mazda that had crashed and rolled onto its roof just after 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP seek driver, passenger after single-vehicle rollover crash in Colwood

The vehicle crashed just after 7 p.m. in the 700-block of Kelly Road

West Shore RCMP officers found an unoccupied grey Mazda that had crashed and rolled onto its roof just after 7 p.m. on Sept. 27. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Spectators enjoy the displays set up at Esquimalt Lagoon on Sept. 25 in Colwood. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Royal B.C. Museum brings natural history pop-up tents to Colwood

Tents were set up at Juan de Fuca Library, Esquimalt Lagoon, Royal Beach Park

Spectators enjoy the displays set up at Esquimalt Lagoon on Sept. 25 in Colwood. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Royal BC Museum is hosting three outdoor events in Colwood on Saturday, Sept. 25 to meet the community and share information about its programs. (Photo courtesy of Royal BC Museum)

Royal BC Museum mobile learning unit hits Colwood this weekend

Museum hosting three family fun-oriented events around city on Saturday

The Royal BC Museum is hosting three outdoor events in Colwood on Saturday, Sept. 25 to meet the community and share information about its programs. (Photo courtesy of Royal BC Museum)
The deadline for input from the public in proposed changes at Esquimalt Lagoon runs through September. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Colwood extends deadline for input on changes at Esquimalt Lagoon

Natural pathway being considered from Lagoon Beach to Royal Beach

The deadline for input from the public in proposed changes at Esquimalt Lagoon runs through September. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)