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Royal Roads President Philip Steenkamp announced that Cascade Institute will be led by Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon, an award-winning author and scholar. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Royal Roads launches research institute to study global crises, such as pandemic

Cascade Institute will run until 2030, collaborate with University of Waterloo

Royal Roads President Philip Steenkamp announced that Cascade Institute will be led by Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon, an award-winning author and scholar. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The City of Colwood has re-opened most public garbage cans. (Twitter/City of Colwood)

Colwood re-opens most public garbage cans

Garbage cans were closed in March to help stop spread of COVID-19

The City of Colwood has re-opened most public garbage cans. (Twitter/City of Colwood)
Grade 3 teacher Karlissa Lem is emotional seeing her students for the first time since saying goodbye before spring break. She hosted their first online class just days ago. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

VIDEO: Colwood teachers make drive-thru to say hello to students

‘I’ve been smiling so much my cheeks are getting sore,’ says a Grade 5 education assistant

Grade 3 teacher Karlissa Lem is emotional seeing her students for the first time since saying goodbye before spring break. She hosted their first online class just days ago. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The City of Colwood is moving ahead with plans that will provide tax relief to residents and businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Colwood moving ahead with tax relief plans for residents, businesses

Some service expansions being pushed to 2021

The City of Colwood is moving ahead with plans that will provide tax relief to residents and businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy of the City of Colwood)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is advocating for a zero per cent tax lift in the 2020 fiscal year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Colwood mayor advocates for zero per cent tax lift for 2020 in light of COVID-19

Mayor Rob Martin also advocating for tax deadline extension

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is advocating for a zero per cent tax lift in the 2020 fiscal year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Colwood’s annual Spring Clean Up program brought a long line of vehicles to City Hall last year. (Screenshot)

Colwood Spring Clean-Up postponed, branch drop-off continues

Strict measures in place for branch drop-off

Colwood’s annual Spring Clean Up program brought a long line of vehicles to City Hall last year. (Screenshot)
Isla was found in Colwood more than two weeks after she went missing. (Facebook/ROAM)

West Shore woman’s dog found in Colwood more than two weeks after going missing

Isla went missing on March 10 and was found 17 days later

Isla was found in Colwood more than two weeks after she went missing. (Facebook/ROAM)
2330 Sooke Rd. is the proposed site in Colwood for 18 townhomes, 27 condos and 32 rental apartments. Developers were seen preparing the land on Wednesday. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Development will bring 77 new homes to Colwood

Developers preparing land for six-storey, four-storey and two three-storey buildings on Sooke Road

2330 Sooke Rd. is the proposed site in Colwood for 18 townhomes, 27 condos and 32 rental apartments. Developers were seen preparing the land on Wednesday. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Sooke School District 62 is asking Colwood city council to consider adding $9,000 to their budget for a crosswalk guard at Wishart Elementary. If approved, a crossing guard could be on the street by fall 2020. (Black Press file photo)

SD62 asks Colwood to help fund crossing guard at Wishart Elementary

‘We’re just overly congested,’ says PAC president

Sooke School District 62 is asking Colwood city council to consider adding $9,000 to their budget for a crosswalk guard at Wishart Elementary. If approved, a crossing guard could be on the street by fall 2020. (Black Press file photo)
Colwood council has approved a pop-up coffee shop in the Royal Bay neighbourhood. Sequoia Coffee is expected to begin operation by summer 2020. (Facebook/Sequoia Coffee Shop)

Colwood approves pop-up coffee shop made of shipping containers

Sequoia Coastal Coffee to open in Royal Bay neighbourhood by summer

Colwood council has approved a pop-up coffee shop in the Royal Bay neighbourhood. Sequoia Coffee is expected to begin operation by summer 2020. (Facebook/Sequoia Coffee Shop)
West Shore RCMP is tackling gang violence around restaurants and nightclubs with a new program, expected by summer 2020. The program will give the power to local business owners to deny or remove ‘inadmissible patrons’ through their doors. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP program targets gang presence at local bars and restaurants

Inadmissible patron program set to rollout by summer 2020

West Shore RCMP is tackling gang violence around restaurants and nightclubs with a new program, expected by summer 2020. The program will give the power to local business owners to deny or remove ‘inadmissible patrons’ through their doors. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jan. 24, 2020: A large pothole on Colwood’s Ocean Boulevard. The City said it has planned repairs to the roadway after winter conditions caused damage to it. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Colwood promises to fix potholes, road issues on Ocean Boulevard

City says winter conditions damaged roadway

Jan. 24, 2020: A large pothole on Colwood’s Ocean Boulevard. The City said it has planned repairs to the roadway after winter conditions caused damage to it. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The City of Colwood and District of Saanich are recognized amongst other B.C. municipalities for supporting small businesses. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Colwood, Saanich finalists for B.C. small business awards

Municipalities recognized in top three spots for respective categories

The City of Colwood and District of Saanich are recognized amongst other B.C. municipalities for supporting small businesses. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Colwood artists bring nature to the streets of the city

Colwood artists bring nature to the streets of the city

A pair of artists bring nature to the streets of Colwood with…

Colwood artists bring nature to the streets of the city
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)