City of Colwood,

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)
Costa Canna Corp. has applied to open a retail cannabis store at Colwood Corners. A public hearing about the application will take place on June 22. (Black Press Media file photo)
Costa Canna Corp. has applied to open a retail cannabis store at Colwood Corners. A public hearing about the application will take place on June 22. (Black Press Media file 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)
The City of Colwood is asking business owners to attend their upcoming recovery roundtable on Friday, June 26 to discuss how Island Health and WorkSafe BC can assist with the challenges faced by the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood asking business owners to attend virtual COVID-19 roundtable talk

Island Health, WorkSafe BC reps to attend June 26 event from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The City of Colwood is asking business owners to attend their upcoming recovery roundtable on Friday, June 26 to discuss how Island Health and WorkSafe BC can assist with the challenges faced by the pandemic. (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)
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)
The West Shore RCMP is looking for a man who allegedly damaged a Wendy’s drive-thru in Colwood after he didn’t get mustard on his burger. (Google Maps photo)

Colwood drive-thru window smashed after suspect receives burger without mustard

Wendy’s staff call police after man allegedly rips Plexiglas barrier off window

The West Shore RCMP is looking for a man who allegedly damaged a Wendy’s drive-thru in Colwood after he didn’t get mustard on his burger. (Google Maps photo)
Colwood residents will be able to drop off yard waste at the City’s Public Works Yard every Saturday throughout the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood branch drop-off to continue throughout summer

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place

Colwood residents will be able to drop off yard waste at the City’s Public Works Yard every Saturday throughout the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore Parks and Rec will be re-opening their weight room on June 2. Their soft opening will continue until June 4, then followed by expanded hours starting on June 8. (Black Press Media file)

West Shore Parks and Recreation to reopen weight room

Visitors must reserve one and a half hour workout blocks starting June 2

West Shore Parks and Rec will be re-opening their weight room on June 2. Their soft opening will continue until June 4, then followed by expanded hours starting on June 8. (Black Press Media file)
Colwood will be organizing a roundtable discussion to give business owners a chance to talk about their re-opening plans amid COVID-19 on Friday, May 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Colwood hosts pandemic recovery roundtable discussion

Attendees must RSVP for virtual meeting on May 29 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Colwood will be organizing a roundtable discussion to give business owners a chance to talk about their re-opening plans amid COVID-19 on Friday, May 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI) board members Kathryn Fudge (left), Sheryl Parsons and Niki Green are packing up the remainder of the Coast Collective Art Centre in Colwood. Their operation has come to an end due to the pandemic. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Colwood art centre shuts its doors indefinitely

Board members look for new location when feasible, continue online

Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI) board members Kathryn Fudge (left), Sheryl Parsons and Niki Green are packing up the remainder of the Coast Collective Art Centre in Colwood. Their operation has come to an end due to the pandemic. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
New trees and landscaping is expected to impact traffic along Metchosin Rd until July. (Courtesy from City of Colwood)

Bike lane closed, traffic impacted by landscaping in Metchosin

Construction begins May 25, to be complete by mid-July

New trees and landscaping is expected to impact traffic along Metchosin Rd until July. (Courtesy from City of Colwood)
Colwood is eying upgrades to Lookout Lake Park alongside the upgrades to the dam. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood eyes upgrades to recreation area near Lookout Lake Dam

Upgrades to dam estimated to be complete before end of year

Colwood is eying upgrades to Lookout Lake Park alongside the upgrades to the dam. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society is proposing Colwood Place, an arts and economic hub, to be built at the current Colwood Park and Ride site. (Courtesy of Jim Dodd)

Artistic, economic hub proposed for Colwood Park and Ride site

Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Society to make proposal at June 8 committee meeting

The Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society is proposing Colwood Place, an arts and economic hub, to be built at the current Colwood Park and Ride site. (Courtesy of Jim Dodd)
The City of Colwood has approved a zero per cent tax increase for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood freezes municipal tax rate, relaxes late payment penalties

Some capital projects still expected to proceed

The City of Colwood has approved a zero per cent tax increase for 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood is re-opening parking at beaches and parks including along part of Ocean Boulevard. (Courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Colwood re-opens parking at beaches and parks

City launches survey to gather input about Ocean Boulevard

Colwood is re-opening parking at beaches and parks including along part of Ocean Boulevard. (Courtesy of the City of Colwood)
West Shore RCMP say a “very intoxicated” pedestrian was hit by a sober driver near the 1700-block of Old Island Highway in Colwood on Friday night. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drunk pedestrian hit by sober driver in Colwood

Man crossed the road at area without a crosswalk or street lights

West Shore RCMP say a “very intoxicated” pedestrian was hit by a sober driver near the 1700-block of Old Island Highway in Colwood on Friday night. (Black Press Media file photo)
A cougar was spotted near Royal Bay Secondary in Colwood on Sunday morning, May 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: Cougar spotted near Colwood’s Royal Bay High School Sunday morning

Conservation officers believe the animal has left area nearby Ryder Hesjedal Way and Pipet Place

A cougar was spotted near Royal Bay Secondary in Colwood on Sunday morning, May 10. (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)
Royal Bay residents are concerned about revised parking standards set for the Royal Beach and Royal Bay developments. (Courtesy of D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism)

Colwood parking standards ignite concern amongst Royal Bay residents

Council supports revised off-street parking, will explore pay-parking

Royal Bay residents are concerned about revised parking standards set for the Royal Beach and Royal Bay developments. (Courtesy of D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism)
Police are investigating three individuals after a suspected drug dealer called West Shore RCMP to report having drugs and cash stolen in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspected drug dealer calls West Shore RCMP after being robbed

Police investigating three individuals after the April 28 incident

Police are investigating three individuals after a suspected drug dealer called West Shore RCMP to report having drugs and cash stolen in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)