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A Colwood councillor’s motion to ask staff for a report on the lack of garbage bins in the city was voted through unanimously. (Facebook/Dean Jantzen)

Overflowing garbage bin attracts Colwood councillor’s attention

Staff report will contain current locations, cost, and potential sites for new garbage bins

A Colwood councillor’s motion to ask staff for a report on the lack of garbage bins in the city was voted through unanimously. (Facebook/Dean Jantzen)
The City of Colwood had a semi-permanent wooden screen installed around the washrooms about midway along Ocean Boulevard on July 30. (City of Colwood/Facebook photo)

Esquimalt Lagoon washrooms get screened from view in Colwood

Screen is meant to prevent tipping of washrooms by wind or mischief, improve aesthetics

The City of Colwood had a semi-permanent wooden screen installed around the washrooms about midway along Ocean Boulevard on July 30. (City of Colwood/Facebook photo)
Colwood Coun. Cynthia Day says she was acting as a citizen, not a councillor, when she protested the removal of rock walls outside her home in December. (Facebook/Cynthia Day)

Colwood councillor says she was acting as a citizen in dispute with City staff

Coun. Cynthia Day says she had a ‘right to peaceful protest’

Colwood Coun. Cynthia Day says she was acting as a citizen, not a councillor, when she protested the removal of rock walls outside her home in December. (Facebook/Cynthia Day)
Property owners of two lots on Allandale recently applied for a permit to alter the land in order to increase development potential. (Swikar Oli/News staff)

Colwood receives development application for site preparation on Allandale Road

Application proposes site preparation for future development

Property owners of two lots on Allandale recently applied for a permit to alter the land in order to increase development potential. (Swikar Oli/News staff)
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
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin announces an Indigenous affordable housing project coming to Wale Road. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Stalled Wale Road site to be filled with affordable housing in Colwood

Province to grant $24 million for a 124-unit building for Indigenous housing initiative

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin announces an Indigenous affordable housing project coming to Wale Road. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)
The World of Artist Julia Trops

The World of Artist Julia Trops

Art and Activism mix in life of Colwood painter and sculptor

  • Feb 4, 2019
The World of Artist Julia Trops
The stairs in Latoria Creek Park will cost $325,000 to replace. If Colwood receives a grant from the government, the city will pay $87,000 to replace them. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)

Readers find $325,000 price tag for Colwood stairs to be “obscene”

City of Colwood says replacing Latoria Creek Park stairs will cost $325,000

The stairs in Latoria Creek Park will cost $325,000 to replace. If Colwood receives a grant from the government, the city will pay $87,000 to replace them. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)
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)
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Off-leash dog killed at Esquimalt Lagoon

Mixed-breed bulldog will be put down

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Colwood joins chorus calling for province to split pot revenues

Colwood joins chorus calling for province to split pot revenues

Municipalities want fair and equitable split of revenues

Colwood joins chorus calling for province to split pot revenues
For the last six months Colwood teenagers Morgan Lessard (left to right), Parker Gale, Myles Moshuk (not pictured) and nine-year-old Ty Skaalrud have been building a mountain bike track next to the Galloping Goose off Aldeane Avenue.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Colwood boys build mountain bike track

CRD dismantles track, citing safety concerns

For the last six months Colwood teenagers Morgan Lessard (left to right), Parker Gale, Myles Moshuk (not pictured) and nine-year-old Ty Skaalrud have been building a mountain bike track next to the Galloping Goose off Aldeane Avenue.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
Victoria Flower Count has tallied the numbers and Colwood wins “bloomingest” title for the fifth straight year. (Keri Coles/Black Press)

Colwood wins Victoria Flower Count for a five-peat

The 43rd annual Flower Count had over three billion blossoms counted in total

Victoria Flower Count has tallied the numbers and Colwood wins “bloomingest” title for the fifth straight year. (Keri Coles/Black Press)
Boccia is played every Saturday morning at Colwood Community Hall. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff) 

Boccia provides opportunity for athletes of all abilities

Ancient game has been adapted for indoor play

Boccia is played every Saturday morning at Colwood Community Hall. (Tim Collins/News Gazette staff) 
A new health and wellness centre is being proposed for the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Island Highway, which is currently being used as a park and ride.                                 (Google Maps photo)

Colwood park and ride could get axed

New health and wellness centre pitched for Colwood

A new health and wellness centre is being proposed for the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Island Highway, which is currently being used as a park and ride.                                 (Google Maps photo)
Abbey Christ-Rowling is about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime as she travels to school in Swaziland. (Photo submitted)

Royal Bay student bound for Swaziland

World College admission brings surprise destination

Abbey Christ-Rowling is about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime as she travels to school in Swaziland. (Photo submitted)
Pension fund sell off won’t affect Royal Bay development plans
Pension fund sell off won’t affect Royal Bay development plans
According to the City of Colwood’s recently-released draft official community plan, the population is expected to grow to roughly 27,000 by 2038, with most of the density centred around Colwood Corners and the Seaside Village at Royal Bay.                                 (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Colwood braces for density in community plan

Colwood Corners, Seaside Village at Royal Bay expected to see most growth

According to the City of Colwood’s recently-released draft official community plan, the population is expected to grow to roughly 27,000 by 2038, with most of the density centred around Colwood Corners and the Seaside Village at Royal Bay.                                 (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)