Colwood

A Colwood cyclist sustained minor injuries after a collision with a BC Transit bus on Tuesday morning. (Gazette file photo)

Colwood cyclist feels fortunate to have sustained only minor injuries after a collision with a bus

Cyclist says he was engulfed in fear as incident with BC Transit bus was unfolding

A Colwood cyclist sustained minor injuries after a collision with a BC Transit bus on Tuesday morning. (Gazette file photo)
Fort Rodd Hill celebrates women this weekend

Fort Rodd Hill celebrates women this weekend

Free admission to Colwood historic site in honour of Canada’s birthday

  • Jun 14, 2017
Fort Rodd Hill celebrates women this weekend
Arabella Showers takes aim with the help of Colwood firefighter Danielle Yates during Saturday’s open house. Kids of all ages got a chance to check out the department’s trucks, put out controlled fires and say hello to members of the department. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Scenes from Colwood Fire’s open house

Colwood Fire Rescue welcomed kids of all ages to the department on Sunday

Arabella Showers takes aim with the help of Colwood firefighter Danielle Yates during Saturday’s open house. Kids of all ages got a chance to check out the department’s trucks, put out controlled fires and say hello to members of the department. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Fire crews respond to early morning blaze in Colwood

Fire crews respond to early morning blaze in Colwood

Fire contained to single bedroom of home, all three occupants safe

Fire crews respond to early morning blaze in Colwood
Colwood Fire welcomes the public

Colwood Fire welcomes the public

Kids of all ages get a chance to get behind the wheel and try out some of the department’s equipment

Colwood Fire welcomes the public
Wishart elementary student Kayla White is all smiles as she checks out the new bike given to her by Goldstream Bicycles for her act of kindness toward another student.                                 (Photo submitted)

Random act of kindness inspires another act

Colwood student receives a bike donated by local business owner

  • Jun 9, 2017
Wishart elementary student Kayla White is all smiles as she checks out the new bike given to her by Goldstream Bicycles for her act of kindness toward another student.                                 (Photo submitted)
Colwood resident Scott McDonald says he was disappointed to find sections of a couch had been dumped on Ocean Boulevard on Tuesday morning. He says it’s far from the only instance of illegal dumping on the West Shore that he’s discovered in recent weeks. (Photo submitted by Scott MacDonald)

Colwood resident disappointed to find couch dumped on Ocean Boulevard

Scott McDonald gives kudos to the City for a quick cleanup

Colwood resident Scott McDonald says he was disappointed to find sections of a couch had been dumped on Ocean Boulevard on Tuesday morning. He says it’s far from the only instance of illegal dumping on the West Shore that he’s discovered in recent weeks. (Photo submitted by Scott MacDonald)
At last year’s open house volunteer firefighter Paul Clarke helped Colwood resident Ashton Webb, 7, practise using a fire hose. Visitors could hear about what firefighters do, learn some home fire protection techniques, go for a ride in a fire truck, grab a snack and check out the department’s historical displays.                                 (Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff)

Colwood Fire opens its doors to the public this Sunday

Annual open house event has something for everyone

At last year’s open house volunteer firefighter Paul Clarke helped Colwood resident Ashton Webb, 7, practise using a fire hose. Visitors could hear about what firefighters do, learn some home fire protection techniques, go for a ride in a fire truck, grab a snack and check out the department’s historical displays.                                 (Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff)
Berry producer Gobind Farms will be among the roughly 70 vendors who will take part in The Q Centre Market, a brand new weekend market that debuts this week. (Photo contributed by Christie Schick)

New Colwood market debuts this week

Organizer hopes to bring families out to weekday market

Berry producer Gobind Farms will be among the roughly 70 vendors who will take part in The Q Centre Market, a brand new weekend market that debuts this week. (Photo contributed by Christie Schick)
Brookes school founder Jerry Salvador speaks to a crowd of parents and prospective students during a presentation on Tuesday night in Colwood. The organization will open a West Shore school next fall. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Brookes Westshore on track for fall 2018 opening in Colwood

Prospective parents and students learn more about the IB school that’s planned for the West Shore

Brookes school founder Jerry Salvador speaks to a crowd of parents and prospective students during a presentation on Tuesday night in Colwood. The organization will open a West Shore school next fall. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Milford Avenue near Esquimalt Lagoon has seen an increase in commuting traffic and many drivers travel well above the posted 40 km/h speed limit, residents say. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Concern continues over Lagoon area speeding in Colwood

Traffic patterns have resident worried for hers and her neighbours’ safety

Milford Avenue near Esquimalt Lagoon has seen an increase in commuting traffic and many drivers travel well above the posted 40 km/h speed limit, residents say. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
The Esquimalt Lagoon area, seen here from Heatherbell Road, attracts a great deal of commuter traffic in the morning and afternoons. One resident who moved to the area finds that some engage in drivers rude or unsafe behaviour on the roads. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

Driver behaviour through Lagoon area ‘disgusts’ fellow commuter

Colwood neighbourhood witnesses speeding, other dangerous habits

  • May 20, 2017
The Esquimalt Lagoon area, seen here from Heatherbell Road, attracts a great deal of commuter traffic in the morning and afternoons. One resident who moved to the area finds that some engage in drivers rude or unsafe behaviour on the roads. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff
Milford Drive near Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood, a road never intended for commuter traffic, has seen vehicle use increase over the years, as well as speeds. The City will need to address the traffic flow issue soon, with more development coming fast in south Colwood. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

EDITORIAL: Esquimalt Lagoon area tragedy waiting to happen

Cut-through traffic in Colwood residential neighbourhood fuels calls for change

  • May 15, 2017
Milford Drive near Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood, a road never intended for commuter traffic, has seen vehicle use increase over the years, as well as speeds. The City will need to address the traffic flow issue soon, with more development coming fast in south Colwood. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
Milburn Drive near Esquimalt Lagoon has seen an increase in commuting traffic and most are travelling well above the posted 40 km/h speed limit, residents say. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

Residents near Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood are concerned about speeding

One resident says 220 of the 255 cars he counted were over the 40 km/h limit

Milburn Drive near Esquimalt Lagoon has seen an increase in commuting traffic and most are travelling well above the posted 40 km/h speed limit, residents say. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff
More affordable housing projects are coming to the West Shore and the City of Colwood is taking steps to help by offering grants and waiving amenity contributions for a pair of housing providers. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

Housing providers given financial help by Colwood

Pacifica Housing, Greater Victoria Housing Society supplying nearly 200 affordable units

More affordable housing projects are coming to the West Shore and the City of Colwood is taking steps to help by offering grants and waiving amenity contributions for a pair of housing providers. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff
The gate at the entrance to the Royal Bay Beach Park in Colwood was damaged last Saturday and the culprit is still sought. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff

Royal Bay Beach Park entrance takes a hit, gate crasher still sought

Damage to Colwood park entrance estimated at several thousand dollars

  • May 4, 2017
The gate at the entrance to the Royal Bay Beach Park in Colwood was damaged last Saturday and the culprit is still sought. Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff
Lacrosse action in Colwood this weekend

Lacrosse action in Colwood this weekend

Travis Bateman Memorial Tournament play at The Q Centre and Juan de Fuca Rec

  • May 4, 2017
Lacrosse action in Colwood this weekend
Colwood’s 2017 budget passes initial reading despite disapproval from one councillor

Colwood’s 2017 budget passes initial reading despite disapproval from one councillor

Coun. Rob Martin cited philosophical reasons in opposition of city’s latest five year financial plan

Colwood’s 2017 budget passes initial reading despite disapproval from one councillor
Come one come all to the family Easter egg hunt in Meadow Park in the Royal Bay development, off Latoria Boulevard in Colwood. Gazette file photo

Easter egg hunt slated for park at Royal Bay in Colwood

Family oriented event set for this Saturday morning

Come one come all to the family Easter egg hunt in Meadow Park in the Royal Bay development, off Latoria Boulevard in Colwood. Gazette file photo
The City of Colwood is regrouping when it comes to its 2017-18 budget due to an unforeseen capital expense at the West Shore RCMP detachment. iStock image

Colwood budget process delayed by unforeseen RCMP expense

City surprised with RCMP detachment upgrades totalling $76,000

The City of Colwood is regrouping when it comes to its 2017-18 budget due to an unforeseen capital expense at the West Shore RCMP detachment. iStock image
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