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The pool at West Shore Parks and Recreation will host Juan De Fuca Royals Swim Club’s swimathon fundraising event. (West Shore Parks and Recreation file photo)

Swimathon raising money for JDF swim club

Club president says they’re looking to expand and club gives another avenue with lessons fully booked

The pool at West Shore Parks and Recreation will host Juan De Fuca Royals Swim Club’s swimathon fundraising event. (West Shore Parks and Recreation file photo)
A rider catches air off a jump Saturday (July 2) during BMX Canada Nationals action hosted by the Greater Victoria BMX Association at West Shore Parks and Recreation in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Hundreds flock to Colwood for BMX Canada Nationals

The three-day event was held by the Greater Victoria BMX Association

A rider catches air off a jump Saturday (July 2) during BMX Canada Nationals action hosted by the Greater Victoria BMX Association at West Shore Parks and Recreation in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Traffic will be single-lane alternating overnight on Sooke Road at the Metchosin Road intersection and along Metchosin Road to Trout Lane. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Overnight work on Sooke Road intersection may cause delays in Colwood

Work happening at Sooke and Metchosin intersection between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Traffic will be single-lane alternating overnight on Sooke Road at the Metchosin Road intersection and along Metchosin Road to Trout Lane. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
Jo-Ina Young and her puppet, Rosie, teach kids at Sooke School District schools about Metis culture and history. (Courtesy of Jo-Ina Young)

Metis educator keeping language, history alive in Sooke School District

Jo-Ina Young is resident Metis elder at Ecole John Stubbs Memorial in Colwood

Jo-Ina Young and her puppet, Rosie, teach kids at Sooke School District schools about Metis culture and history. (Courtesy of Jo-Ina Young)
The Juan de Fuca pool will be full of kids learning to swim this summer, but others may be left without a spot in swimming lessons. (Courtesy West Shore Parks and Recreation)

Pools treading water as demand for swimming lessons surges on West Shore

Offerings have nearly doubled since the winter, but parents still struggling to get kids in lessons

The Juan de Fuca pool will be full of kids learning to swim this summer, but others may be left without a spot in swimming lessons. (Courtesy West Shore Parks and Recreation)
Several garbage bags filled with medication was cleared up by City of Colwood parks staff on Monday morning. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood cleans up bags of medication that washed up on Lagoon Beach

City contacted West Shore Health Unit for safe disposal, potential identification of medication

Several garbage bags filled with medication was cleared up by City of Colwood parks staff on Monday morning. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
The Pacific Centre Family Service Association’s Centre for Well-Being in Colwood is seen in this file photo. The centre has been renovated. (Black Press Media File Photo)

New Westshore Community Health Centre opens as thousands without family doctor

There will be 17.2 full-time equivalent (FTE) health-care workers at the centre

The Pacific Centre Family Service Association’s Centre for Well-Being in Colwood is seen in this file photo. The centre has been renovated. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

In B.C., who chooses what your child reads in class?

The province does the curriculum, district develops guidelines, but teachers choose the resources

The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Karl Hoener walks his dog, Sherry, a black Labrador, and Kyle, a B.C.-Alberta guide dog trainee he and his wife Jennifer are temporarily looking after, on the beach in Colwood recently. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Colwood couple concerned about pooches consuming pot after scary situation

Eating cannabis likely cause of Labrador retriever’s sickness, veterinarian says

Karl Hoener walks his dog, Sherry, a black Labrador, and Kyle, a B.C.-Alberta guide dog trainee he and his wife Jennifer are temporarily looking after, on the beach in Colwood recently. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Therapy animal Diggity is missing on the West Shore and his family is appealing to the community for help finding him. (Courtesy of Anne-Sophie Dumetz)
Therapy animal Diggity is missing on the West Shore and his family is appealing to the community for help finding him. (Courtesy of Anne-Sophie Dumetz)
The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in March 2023, the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society announced May 13. (Courtesy of West Shore Parks and Recreation)

New skate park officially coming to the West Shore in early 2023

After more than six years of advocacy and fundraising, the project is coming to fruition

The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in March 2023, the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society announced May 13. (Courtesy of West Shore Parks and Recreation)
Colwood resident John Palmer and a colleague ordered 10 large pizzas from their hometown of Windsor, Ont. and had them delivered, for a total cost of $600. (Courtesy of John Palmer)

Colwood resident’s pizza passion goes viral after he orders delivery from Windsor

John Palmer, colleague spend $600 for that hometown taste with a side of memories

Colwood resident John Palmer and a colleague ordered 10 large pizzas from their hometown of Windsor, Ont. and had them delivered, for a total cost of $600. (Courtesy of John Palmer)
National women’s team member Sabrina Poulin said getting involved with the community is important to her, as is sharing her love of the sport. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
National women’s team member Sabrina Poulin said getting involved with the community is important to her, as is sharing her love of the sport. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Abby and Roger St. Pierre put the finishing touches on a dogwood tree planted in their honour at Latoria Creek Park Friday, April 22, as part of being awarded the first-annual environmental award by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Colwood couple recognized for park cleanup efforts on Earth Day

Abby and Roger St. Pierre were recognized by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood

Abby and Roger St. Pierre put the finishing touches on a dogwood tree planted in their honour at Latoria Creek Park Friday, April 22, as part of being awarded the first-annual environmental award by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Hundreds attended Eats and Beats in May 2019. (Black Press Media file)

Eats and Beats is back on the beach in Colwood

Live music, food trucks, rock climbing

Hundreds attended Eats and Beats in May 2019. (Black Press Media file)
A group of volunteers will be offering free bike tune-ups and safety inspections in front of Colwood city hall for a second year in a row on April 23 and May 7. Pictured is the 2021 edition of the event. (Photo courtesy of Dave Lacey)

Free bike tune-up days on tap at Colwood city hall

Community volunteers will be on hand April 23 and May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon

A group of volunteers will be offering free bike tune-ups and safety inspections in front of Colwood city hall for a second year in a row on April 23 and May 7. Pictured is the 2021 edition of the event. (Photo courtesy of Dave Lacey)
The West Shore RCMP is investigating an assault reported from Colwood on April 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Individuals identified by West Shore RCMP in relation to Colwood assault

Police following up on reported April 2 incident on Wale Road

The West Shore RCMP is investigating an assault reported from Colwood on April 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
Philip Steenkamp, president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University, and Solara Goldwynn, food systems manager, plant the first crops of the university’s new kitchen garden. (Justin Samanski-Langile/News Staff)

Royal Roads University unveils new food garden to support community needs

Wednesday’s unveiling also served as the kickoff for the 2022 Vision in Bloom fundraising campaign

Philip Steenkamp, president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University, and Solara Goldwynn, food systems manager, plant the first crops of the university’s new kitchen garden. (Justin Samanski-Langile/News Staff)
Currently the Galloping Goose Regional Trail through Colwood is blocked by Wale Road and Island Highway. A new overpass would allow users to pass safely over Island Highway. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Funding finalized for Galloping Goose connector over busy Colwood road

Design work for Island Highway overpass starting in 2023, projected completion 2026

Currently the Galloping Goose Regional Trail through Colwood is blocked by Wale Road and Island Highway. A new overpass would allow users to pass safely over Island Highway. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Colwood Fire Rescue was called out early Thursday morning for a house fire. (Black Press Media file photo)

Unconscious person rescued from burning home in Colwood

Early morning fire on St. Troy Place under investigation

Colwood Fire Rescue was called out early Thursday morning for a house fire. (Black Press Media file photo)
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