Colwood

Karl Hoener walks his dog, Sherry, a black Labrador, and Kyle, a B.C.-Alberta guide dog trainee he and his wife Jennifer are temporarily looking after, on the beach in Colwood recently. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Colwood couple concerned about pooches consuming pot after scary situation

Eating cannabis likely cause of Labrador retriever’s sickness, veterinarian says

 

The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in March 2023, the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society announced May 13. (Courtesy of West Shore Parks and Recreation)

New skate park officially coming to the West Shore in early 2023

After more than six years of advocacy and fundraising, the project is coming to fruition

 

Colwood resident John Palmer and a colleague ordered 10 large pizzas from their hometown of Windsor, Ont. and had them delivered, for a total cost of $600. (Courtesy of John Palmer)

Colwood resident’s pizza passion goes viral after he orders delivery from Windsor

John Palmer, colleague spend $600 for that hometown taste with a side of memories

Colwood resident John Palmer and a colleague ordered 10 large pizzas from their hometown of Windsor, Ont. and had them delivered, for a total cost of $600. (Courtesy of John Palmer)
National women’s team member Sabrina Poulin said getting involved with the community is important to her, as is sharing her love of the sport. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
National women’s team member Sabrina Poulin said getting involved with the community is important to her, as is sharing her love of the sport. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Abby and Roger St. Pierre put the finishing touches on a dogwood tree planted in their honour at Latoria Creek Park Friday, April 22, as part of being awarded the first-annual environmental award by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Colwood couple recognized for park cleanup efforts on Earth Day

Abby and Roger St. Pierre were recognized by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood

Abby and Roger St. Pierre put the finishing touches on a dogwood tree planted in their honour at Latoria Creek Park Friday, April 22, as part of being awarded the first-annual environmental award by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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)
A group of volunteers will be offering free bike tune-ups and safety inspections in front of Colwood city hall for a second year in a row on April 23 and May 7. Pictured is the 2021 edition of the event. (Photo courtesy of Dave Lacey)

Free bike tune-up days on tap at Colwood city hall

Community volunteers will be on hand April 23 and May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon

A group of volunteers will be offering free bike tune-ups and safety inspections in front of Colwood city hall for a second year in a row on April 23 and May 7. Pictured is the 2021 edition of the event. (Photo courtesy of Dave Lacey)
The West Shore RCMP is investigating an assault reported from Colwood on April 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Individuals identified by West Shore RCMP in relation to Colwood assault

Police following up on reported April 2 incident on Wale Road

The West Shore RCMP is investigating an assault reported from Colwood on April 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
Philip Steenkamp, president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University, and Solara Goldwynn, food systems manager, plant the first crops of the university’s new kitchen garden. (Justin Samanski-Langile/News Staff)

Royal Roads University unveils new food garden to support community needs

Wednesday’s unveiling also served as the kickoff for the 2022 Vision in Bloom fundraising campaign

Philip Steenkamp, president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University, and Solara Goldwynn, food systems manager, plant the first crops of the university’s new kitchen garden. (Justin Samanski-Langile/News Staff)
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)
Colwood Fire Rescue was called out early Thursday morning for a house fire. (Black Press Media file photo)

Unconscious person rescued from burning home in Colwood

Early morning fire on St. Troy Place under investigation

Colwood Fire Rescue was called out early Thursday morning for a house fire. (Black Press Media file photo)
Laura Davis, president of the Arts and Culture Colwood Society, said the group’s first year was a success, including the installation of this Emily Carr interpretive sign near Royal Bay. Members and staff are looking forward to another year of bringing the community together through art. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Arts and Culture Colwood Society bringing community together through the arts

Group is back for a second year offering classes, art shows and performances

Laura Davis, president of the Arts and Culture Colwood Society, said the group’s first year was a success, including the installation of this Emily Carr interpretive sign near Royal Bay. Members and staff are looking forward to another year of bringing the community together through art. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Dr. Rachel Staples, seen here inside her Colwood dental clinic, will receive the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship in a virtual ceremony Thursday. The honour recognizes her efforts to reopen for emergency dental care in the early days of the pandemic. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘I’m totally blown away’: Colwood dentist earns citizenship medal for pandemic service

Rachel Staples among the first to reopen clinic to provide emergency dental care

Dr. Rachel Staples, seen here inside her Colwood dental clinic, will receive the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship in a virtual ceremony Thursday. The honour recognizes her efforts to reopen for emergency dental care in the early days of the pandemic. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Royal Colwood Golf Club is hosting a Toyota Junior Golf World Cup qualifying tournament April 11 to 14. (Photo courtesy Royal Colwood Golf Club)

Royal Colwood set to host to Toyota Junior Golf World Cup qualifyng tournament

Players from 6 countries compete April 11 to 14 for spots in World Cup event in Japan

The Royal Colwood Golf Club is hosting a Toyota Junior Golf World Cup qualifying tournament April 11 to 14. (Photo courtesy Royal Colwood Golf Club)
The 2022 Greater Victoria Flower Count ended March 16, with 27,875,292,158 blossoms counted. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood tops Greater Victoria’s Flower Count with close to 10 billion blossoms

Saanich nabs second place, followed by North Saanich in third

The 2022 Greater Victoria Flower Count ended March 16, with 27,875,292,158 blossoms counted. (Black Press Media file photo)
The next speaker series from the Citizens Environment Network in Colwood touches on a range of climate action-related topics in the city. (Annacapictures/Pixabay)

Climate action, sustainable building, biodiversity in Colwood topics for speaker series

Citizen’s Environment Network in Colwood hosts online panel discussions March 22 to April 19

The next speaker series from the Citizens Environment Network in Colwood touches on a range of climate action-related topics in the city. (Annacapictures/Pixabay)
Grade 12 student Taryn Mitchell plays the Leading Player in Royal Bay secondary’s upcoming performances of Pippin. The musical marks the return of live, in-person performances to the school’s Teechamitsa Theatre after the pandemic shut the doors to the public. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘A real experience’: Royal Bay secondary returns to the stage with Pippin

Musical marks the first in-person performance at the school since pandemic started

Grade 12 student Taryn Mitchell plays the Leading Player in Royal Bay secondary’s upcoming performances of Pippin. The musical marks the return of live, in-person performances to the school’s Teechamitsa Theatre after the pandemic shut the doors to the public. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Choral Evolution practiced outdoors and over video calls in the lead-up to their upcoming debut performances, but their dedication to the craft means the shows will go on. (Photo Courtesy of Doug Titchkosky)

Choral Evolution bringing Mozart and Metallica to West Shore

The new choral group is set to debut in a series of performances in Sooke and Colwood next month

Choral Evolution practiced outdoors and over video calls in the lead-up to their upcoming debut performances, but their dedication to the craft means the shows will go on. (Photo Courtesy of Doug Titchkosky)
Jasmine Family Restaurant owner Judy Wong said the restaurant is closing its doors in March after more than 20 years on the West Shore. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘A lot of sadness’: Jasmine Family Restaurant closing its doors in Colwood

After more than 20 years, local staple to close in March to make way for new development

Jasmine Family Restaurant owner Judy Wong said the restaurant is closing its doors in March after more than 20 years on the West Shore. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)