Colwood

Rendering shows The Commons, the commercial aspect of the first development on the south side of Latoria Boulevard at Royal Bay in Colwood. (Courtesy Tavola Strategy Group)

Ground broken in Colwood on retail element of Royal Bay

The Commons, anchored by Quality Foods grocery store, has been long awaited by residents

 

People can get a look at some of Colwood’s concepts for Ocean View Park as part of the city’s Parks Management Plan on Wednesday, July 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Residents weighing in on the future of Colwood parks

City gathered feedback at Colwood Creek and Lookout Lake parks; Ocean View up next July 21

 

Sailor 1st Class Andy O’Brien works to identify and safely removed an undetonated Frist World War mortar from Fort Rodd Hill June 28. (Courtesy Canadian Armed Forces)

Undetonated WWII mortar discovered by Colwood groundskeeper

Two-inch mortar removed, destroyed by military explosive disposal technicians

 

Colwood city hall. (File photo courtesy of City of Colwood)

Good Neighbour program aims to keep Colwood connected

City hosting a Zoom presentation on July 14

Colwood city hall. (File photo courtesy of City of Colwood)
Volunteers gathered in Colwood’s Pit House Park recently to remove armfuls of invasive Himalayan blackberry and Scotch broom plants. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Green Team)

Colwood community members band together to remove invasive plants

Estimated 20 cubic metres of broom, blackberry plants removed from Lagoon area park

Volunteers gathered in Colwood’s Pit House Park recently to remove armfuls of invasive Himalayan blackberry and Scotch broom plants. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria Green Team)
Royal Bay Secondary learning commons teacher Tanya Phillips (left), Grade 12 student Izzy Kroll and principal Mike Huck show off their hoodies with the school’s new crest. Behind them is supportive art sent by elementary students in the district after the school’s rainbow crosswalk was vandalized in May. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Royal Bay students embody Colwood school’s new motto: Together We Are More

School crest and motto project led by students, was two years in the making

Royal Bay Secondary learning commons teacher Tanya Phillips (left), Grade 12 student Izzy Kroll and principal Mike Huck show off their hoodies with the school’s new crest. Behind them is supportive art sent by elementary students in the district after the school’s rainbow crosswalk was vandalized in May. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Ultra marathon swimmer Susan Simmons, left, and Spirit Orcas members do laps together at Willows Beach during a routine practice on Thursday, June 24. (Evert Lindquist photo)

Local swim team to stroke 60K from Jordan River to Colwood

Spirit Orcas swims part of preparations for eventual swim across English Channel

Ultra marathon swimmer Susan Simmons, left, and Spirit Orcas members do laps together at Willows Beach during a routine practice on Thursday, June 24. (Evert Lindquist photo)
The Royal B.C. Museum will move some of its archival records and objects into a new building in Colwood, with completion expected by 2025. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)

Design/build applications open for Royal B.C. Museum’s new Colwood facility

More room needed to safely store and display valuable artifacts, funding in place for second site

The Royal B.C. Museum will move some of its archival records and objects into a new building in Colwood, with completion expected by 2025. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)
A rendering of part of GableCraft Homes’ development on Royal Bay Latoria North lands. (City of Colwood report)

Quality Foods, Cascadia Liquor confirmed for Royal Bay development in Colwood

Merchants to be part of The Commons at Latoria Boulevard and Metchosin Road

A rendering of part of GableCraft Homes’ development on Royal Bay Latoria North lands. (City of Colwood report)
Colwood Fire Chief John Cassidy on scene at a gas leak on Sooke Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Community mourns sudden death of Colwood fire chief

West Shore fire departments band together to support each other

Colwood Fire Chief John Cassidy on scene at a gas leak on Sooke Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin has withdrawn a motion for council discussion calling for closure a portion of Ocean Boulevard on weekends during the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood community speaks out against potential Ocean Boulevard closures

Mayor withdraws motion to create pedestrian plaza area at Esquimalt Lagoon on summer weekends

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin has withdrawn a motion for council discussion calling for closure a portion of Ocean Boulevard on weekends during the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood council is looking at potential summer weekend closures to traffic of a section of Ocean Boulevard at Esquimalt Lagoon, to allow for more of a park-like setting during summer events such as the popular Eats & Beats event, shown here in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mayor lobbying for summer weekend closures of beachfront Colwood roadway

Rob Martin to bring motion forward to June 28 council meeting

Colwood council is looking at potential summer weekend closures to traffic of a section of Ocean Boulevard at Esquimalt Lagoon, to allow for more of a park-like setting during summer events such as the popular Eats & Beats event, shown here in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
A sketch of the multi-use path that will connect Lagoon Beach and Royal Beach in Colwood. (Sketch courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Concepts for Colwood beach connector coming to council July 12

Major infrastructure project includes gathering places, public amenities and pathways

A sketch of the multi-use path that will connect Lagoon Beach and Royal Beach in Colwood. (Sketch courtesy of the City of Colwood)
A construction crew puts finishing touches on the exterior of the Lu’ma Native Housing Society residential building at 342 Wale Rd. in Colwood. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Moving day finally here for Indigenous affordable housing project in Colwood

Rents for all 124 units of Wale Road building based on income

A construction crew puts finishing touches on the exterior of the Lu’ma Native Housing Society residential building at 342 Wale Rd. in Colwood. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The apartments at 342 Wale Rd. are almost ready for their first occupants. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Indigenous housing building in Colwood almost ready for occupancy

124 apartments for Indigenous families close to Galloping Goose, transit, shopping

The apartments at 342 Wale Rd. are almost ready for their first occupants. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Colwood city council did a last minute adjustment to this year’s budget, dropping the planned property increase to five per cent. Last year they didn’t increase taxes at all. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood agrees to 5% tax increase for 2021, deferring some expenses to next year

Last-minute changes will save the typical Colwood homeowner $56

Colwood city council did a last minute adjustment to this year’s budget, dropping the planned property increase to five per cent. Last year they didn’t increase taxes at all. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rendering of a possible amphitheatre on the bluffs at the south end of the Royal Beach development. (Seacliff Properties image)

Colwood signs development agreement for Royal Beach at old quarry

Plan includes 18 hectares of park, 2,850 homes and lots of retail

Rendering of a possible amphitheatre on the bluffs at the south end of the Royal Beach development. (Seacliff Properties image)
Colwood council voted to give businesses less of a cut than planned and will look for more cuts this week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council gets back to work after voting against 9.3% property tax hike

Emergency meetings this week will find more cuts, finalize tax plan by Friday deadline

Colwood council voted to give businesses less of a cut than planned and will look for more cuts this week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Students and staff at Ecole John Stubbs Memorial School may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19 on May 5 or 6. (Google Streetview)
Students and staff at Ecole John Stubbs Memorial School may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19 on May 5 or 6. (Google Streetview)
A positive COVID-19 case has been reported at Dunsmuir Middle School in Colwood, the Sooke School District said Friday night. (Courtesy of Google Streetview/ screenshot)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Dunsmuir Middle School in Colwood

Students and staff could’ve been exposed to the positive case on April 27 and 28

A positive COVID-19 case has been reported at Dunsmuir Middle School in Colwood, the Sooke School District said Friday night. (Courtesy of Google Streetview/ screenshot)