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The City of Colwood has set priority actions for the year as part of its Business Retention, Expansion and Attraction Strategy. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council sets priorities for business strategy

Business Retention, Expansion and Attraction Strategy aims to guide business support and growth

 

The Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish. Metchosin resident Geoff Pearce is proposing a similar system across Esquimalt Harbour as a possible solution to reduce commuter traffic between the West Shore and the region’s core. (Flickr)

Gondola pitched as possible West Shore commuter traffic solution

Former city administrator asking stakeholders to study feasibility of concept

 

The City of Colwood will be starting crack sealing work on May 9. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood drivers asked to use caution as crack sealing begins Monday

Starting May 9, sections of Sooke Road and Old Island Highway will be crack sealed

 

The City of Colwood is advising trail users Applegate Trail will be closed from May 9 to 11. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff file photo)

Colwood trail closed May 9-11 for remediation work

Applegate Trail runs behind Dressler Road from Wishart Road, connecting to the Painter Trail

The City of Colwood is advising trail users Applegate Trail will be closed from May 9 to 11. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff file photo)
Colwood council is considering an amendment which would change retail-only zoning to allow for more medical or professional offices in a section of Royal Bay under development. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff file photo)

Health services demand in Royal Bay sees Colwood consider zoning bylaw change

Developer requests retail-only zoning be changed to allow medical, professional offices

Colwood council is considering an amendment which would change retail-only zoning to allow for more medical or professional offices in a section of Royal Bay under development. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff file photo)
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)
Colwood is hosting its first beach food day of 2022 on Friday, May 6 at the Ocean Boulevard beach opposite Esquimalt Lagoon, followed May 7 by the first beachfront music offering of the season, Soul Shakers. Photo shows visitors gathering for the Eats and Beats festival in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Food trucks, live music return to Colwood this summer

Events run May through August; hosted at various city parks, Esquimalt Lagoon

Colwood is hosting its first beach food day of 2022 on Friday, May 6 at the Ocean Boulevard beach opposite Esquimalt Lagoon, followed May 7 by the first beachfront music offering of the season, Soul Shakers. Photo shows visitors gathering for the Eats and Beats festival in 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
letter to the editor

LETTER: Colwood council must listen to residents on Havenwood area development

When the first announcement of a proposed rezoning of a property next…

  • Apr 16, 2022
letter to the editor
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)
Policing costs are the largest line item in the City of Colwood’s 2022 budget, which council adopted Monday night. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Policing, infrastructure upgrades drive 4.3-per-cent Colwood property tax hike

Continued growth of city requires future investments, says Mayor Rob Martin

Policing costs are the largest line item in the City of Colwood’s 2022 budget, which council adopted Monday night. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A rendering showing BC-Alta Development’s proposed plans for one of two properties straddling Veterans Memorial Parkway. (Photo Courtesy of BC-Alta Development Ltd.)

Residents voice mostly opposition to Colwood rezoning proposal

If approved, rezoning could set stage for apartment buildings on border of Havenwood Park

A rendering showing BC-Alta Development’s proposed plans for one of two properties straddling Veterans Memorial Parkway. (Photo Courtesy of BC-Alta Development Ltd.)
The City of Colwood is seeking public feedback on rabbit encounters as the city seeks to determine if some form of management is required. (Photo Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood seeks feedback on rabbit encounters

City looking to determine if some form of management is needed

The City of Colwood is seeking public feedback on rabbit encounters as the city seeks to determine if some form of management is required. (Photo Courtesy of City of Colwood)
Application are now being accepted for the the Create Places Colwood grant program. (Black Press Media file photo)

Create Places Colwood grants bring placemaking to life

Online applications for project funding will be accepted until April 10

Application are now being accepted for the the Create Places Colwood grant program. (Black Press Media file photo)
The area around the intersection of Latoria Boulevard and Metchosin Road will be a work zone for the next six months or so, as crews install traffic lights and a new transit exchange, along with other improvements. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Upgrades to Colwood intersection soon underway at Metchosin and Latoria

Royal Bay area road project expected to impact traffic flow for about six months

The area around the intersection of Latoria Boulevard and Metchosin Road will be a work zone for the next six months or so, as crews install traffic lights and a new transit exchange, along with other improvements. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
A visual showing BC Alta Developments’ proposed plans for one of two properties straddling both sides of Veterans Memorial Parkway on the northern border of Havenwood Park in Colwood. A March 8 public hearing on the zoning change necessary to allow the development was cancelled and rescheduled to March 24. (Photo Courtesy of BC Alta Developments)

Colwood public hearing on Havenwood area proposal rescheduled to March 24

Technical difficulties prevented some from accessing hearing on Tuesday night

A visual showing BC Alta Developments’ proposed plans for one of two properties straddling both sides of Veterans Memorial Parkway on the northern border of Havenwood Park in Colwood. A March 8 public hearing on the zoning change necessary to allow the development was cancelled and rescheduled to March 24. (Photo Courtesy of BC Alta Developments)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin wants council to consider earmarking additional funds to ensure the long-proposed skatepark on the West Shore is built sooner rather than later. (Photo courtesy of Rob Martin/Facebook)

Colwood to explore contributing additional funding to make skatepark a reality

City staff to explore funding options should grant applications falter

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin wants council to consider earmarking additional funds to ensure the long-proposed skatepark on the West Shore is built sooner rather than later. (Photo courtesy of Rob Martin/Facebook)
The City of Colwood is bringing back its annual Clean Up event this April after being on hold for the past two years and discussions around its cancellation for budget reasons. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood Clean Up survives budget chopping block

Council votes to include the large waste dropoff event, last held in 2019, in the 2022 budget

The City of Colwood is bringing back its annual Clean Up event this April after being on hold for the past two years and discussions around its cancellation for budget reasons. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin and Ben Mycroft of GableCraft Homes cut the ceremonial ribbon March 2 at a new public washroom in Meadow Park Green. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Royal flush: Colwood opens new public washroom in Royal Bay

Facility at Meadow Park Green built by GableCraft Homes as part of development plan

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin and Ben Mycroft of GableCraft Homes cut the ceremonial ribbon March 2 at a new public washroom in Meadow Park Green. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Local artist Jim Dodd’s rendering of a potential $30-million arts facility, including a performance hall, rehearsal space, green rooms, gift shop and art gallery in Colwood. (Courtesy Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society)

Colwood earmarks $30k to further study performing arts centre idea for city

Funds will be used to update 2013 study by Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society

Local artist Jim Dodd’s rendering of a potential $30-million arts facility, including a performance hall, rehearsal space, green rooms, gift shop and art gallery in Colwood. (Courtesy Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society)
The City of Colwood is planning for the launch of a new app to help residents car pool or bike together, as a way of easing congestion in the community. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood aims to make ride sharing simple with new app

GOCO app, coming this spring, will help drivers arrange car pools, cyclists to find fellow riders

The City of Colwood is planning for the launch of a new app to help residents car pool or bike together, as a way of easing congestion in the community. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)