esquimalt lagoon

Spirit Bear swimmers Ben Vanlierop (from right), Susan Simmons, Dixon McGowan and Meliah Motchman complete an eight-week, 80-kilometre swim at Esquimalt Lagoon on Sunday afternoon. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Eight-week, 80-kilometre swim ends at Esquimalt Lagoon

Spirit Orcas faced strong currents in last leg of COVID-19 relief fundraiser

 

Four-year-old Wesley Guyatt from Langford poses by the ocean at Esquimalt Lagoon. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Lazy Sunday at Esquimalt Lagoon

What’s your favourite thing to do at the beach?

 

A killdeer at Esquimalt Lagoon in 2018. (Alec Lee)

Human behaviour likely to deter birds from Esquimalt Lagoon, survey suggests

More Great Blue Herons spotted, fewer mallard ducks seen

 

Colwood will keep vehicle access to Esquimalt Lagoon open to the public, following a month-long survey. (Leanne Edington photo)

Survey says: Keep Esquimalt Lagoon fully open to vehicle access

Residents want more washrooms, trails and seating

Colwood will keep vehicle access to Esquimalt Lagoon open to the public, following a month-long survey. (Leanne Edington photo)
Food trucks will be back at the Esquimalt Lagoon as the City of Colwood tests out the Beach Food program for the rest of June. COVID-19 precautions will be taken to ensure visitors are safely enjoying the beach. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood’s Beach Food program land back at Esquimalt Lagoon

Beach Food program take place for remainder of June

Food trucks will be back at the Esquimalt Lagoon as the City of Colwood tests out the Beach Food program for the rest of June. COVID-19 precautions will be taken to ensure visitors are safely enjoying the beach. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
A runaway dog bit a CRD animal control officer during capture at Esquimalt Lagoon on Wednesday, June 17. (Photo courtesy of CRD Animal Control)

Runaway dog bites CRD animal control officer at Esquimalt Lagoon

Dog located in an area requiring leashes Wednesday morning

A runaway dog bit a CRD animal control officer during capture at Esquimalt Lagoon on Wednesday, June 17. (Photo courtesy of CRD Animal Control)
Colwood is asking residents to fill out a survey about whether Esquimalt Lagoon should be open, partially closed or completely closed to vehicles. The survey ends June 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood is asking residents to fill out a survey about whether Esquimalt Lagoon should be open, partially closed or completely closed to vehicles. The survey ends June 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ocean Boulevard will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists until May 15, when paving and road work is completed. The beach will remain open to visitors. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood repairs potholes, other road issues on Ocean Boulevard

Road closed to pedestrians and cyclists until May 15

Ocean Boulevard will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists until May 15, when paving and road work is completed. The beach will remain open to visitors. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood is issuing a request for proposals for food vendors to set up at the Esquimalt Lagoon from May to August in the coming years. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood welcomes food trucks at Esquimalt Lagoon for future summers

Survey shows residents in favour of food trucks at Lagoon

Colwood is issuing a request for proposals for food vendors to set up at the Esquimalt Lagoon from May to August in the coming years. (Black Press Media file photo)
Deitre and Paphada Gerhard, owners of the Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B, are offering free stays to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B)
Deitre and Paphada Gerhard, owners of the Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B, are offering free stays to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B)
Colwood’s Shawn Kosmuk Restores 1969 Ford Mustang

Colwood’s Shawn Kosmuk Restores 1969 Ford Mustang

Classic car celebrates 50 years with a new look

  • Feb 11, 2019
Colwood’s Shawn Kosmuk Restores 1969 Ford Mustang
Langford’s Paul Lewis is the artist behind the new pieces of driftwood art overlooking the ocean at the Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood. Last week Lewis created a horned owl, eagle, and a nesting raven (pictured). (News Gazette file photo)

Thousands support driftwood bird sculptor after threats

Petition launched to support artist’s display on Esquimalt Lagoon

Langford’s Paul Lewis is the artist behind the new pieces of driftwood art overlooking the ocean at the Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood. Last week Lewis created a horned owl, eagle, and a nesting raven (pictured). (News Gazette file photo)
Colwood Fire Rescue has been called to four fires and 10 burning complaints within the last month. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Local department sees spike in fires in recent months

Colwood Fire Rescue responded to four fires, 10 complaints

Colwood Fire Rescue has been called to four fires and 10 burning complaints within the last month. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Target shooting at the Esquimalt Lagoon lands Colwood pair a ticket for open liquor
Target shooting at the Esquimalt Lagoon lands Colwood pair a ticket for open liquor
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Off-leash dog killed at Esquimalt Lagoon

Mixed-breed bulldog will be put down

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The oystercatcher, a driftwood animal created by artist Paul Lewis, was one of the four pieces stolen from where it sat at Esquimalt Lagoon. (Photo courtesy of Paul Lewis)

Esquimalt Lagoon driftwood art stolen, vandalized

Artist Paul Lewis has already repaired two of the pieces in Colwood

The oystercatcher, a driftwood animal created by artist Paul Lewis, was one of the four pieces stolen from where it sat at Esquimalt Lagoon. (Photo courtesy of Paul Lewis)
A Colwood resident says she’s seen six dead geese by Esquimalt Lagoon in recent weeks that she believes have been hit by cars speeding by. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Dead geese near Esquimalt Lagoon draws ire of resident

City says ‘several’ geese struck by vehicles recently

A Colwood resident says she’s seen six dead geese by Esquimalt Lagoon in recent weeks that she believes have been hit by cars speeding by. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
A kayaker was rescued from the Esquimalt Lagoon Monday evening. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Sutherland)

Kayaker rescued from Esquimalt Lagoon

Nearby boats rushed to help

A kayaker was rescued from the Esquimalt Lagoon Monday evening. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Sutherland)
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)