City of Colwood,

Colwood council approved 18 community grants-in-aid for 2022 on Monday, totalling $32,900 of the budgeted $45,100. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood approves nearly $33,000 in grants to community groups for 2022

18 of 20 applications get green light, $12,200 remains in budget for out-of-cycle requests

 

Firefighters Michael Poole (from left), Captain Bryan Erwin, Bryan McNeil and Josh Pettigrew get acquainted with Colwood Fire Rescue’s new engine. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

Bryan Erwin announced as new Colwood fire chief

Erwin has been with the department for 17 years and has worked in many areas of fire service

 

The City of Colwood is advising motorists of construction in the area of Sooke and Metchosin roads which will result in periodic lane closures and detours until Feb. 21. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood construction causing delays at Metchosin and Sooke roads

Periodic lane closures and detours will last until Feb. 21

 

The City of Colwood recently improved new staircases in Latoria Creek Park in order to make them more pet-friendly. The city invited its four-legged residents out to try out the improvements. (Photo Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood makes new park stairs paw-friendly

Latoria Creek Park stairs now have extra plates on each step to make it easier for small dogs to use

The City of Colwood recently improved new staircases in Latoria Creek Park in order to make them more pet-friendly. The city invited its four-legged residents out to try out the improvements. (Photo Courtesy of City of Colwood)
The City of Colwood is now able to track traffic moving through eight intersections. (Screenshot courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood launches new traffic dashboard

While helping motorists plan their routes, the data will guide city on infrastructure planning

The City of Colwood is now able to track traffic moving through eight intersections. (Screenshot courtesy of City of Colwood)
Plows on the West Shore are working overtime as more snow falls Dec. 30. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

West Shore crews work overtime to keep on top of Jack Frost

Langford and Colwood snow removal operations smooth so far this season

Plows on the West Shore are working overtime as more snow falls Dec. 30. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The City of Colwood has opened the new Applegate Trail in partnership with GableCraft Homes. (Photo Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood adds Applegate Trail to growing pathway network

The new trail is part of a system which will eventually stretch from the mountains to the beach

The City of Colwood has opened the new Applegate Trail in partnership with GableCraft Homes. (Photo Courtesy of City of Colwood)
Namgis artist Jamin Zuroski’s work can be found on these doors at Esquimalt Lagoon Beach in Colwood. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Indigenous artist’s work graces Lagoon Beach washroom doors in Colwood

Jamin Zuroski is becoming well known in local school art circles

Namgis artist Jamin Zuroski’s work can be found on these doors at Esquimalt Lagoon Beach in Colwood. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
The City of Colwood is hosting a free holiday concert Friday evening (Dec. 10) at Meadow Park, featuring choirs from Sangster Elementary School. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Colwood hosting free holiday concert Friday night

Sangster Elementary choirs featured; hot chocolate, light tunnels 6-7 p.m. Dec. 10 in Meadow Park

The City of Colwood is hosting a free holiday concert Friday evening (Dec. 10) at Meadow Park, featuring choirs from Sangster Elementary School. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)
Rendering shows a portion of a proposed townhome development for Drummond Way in Colwood. At public hearings for this and one other proposal Dec. 1, residents raised multiple concerns with the developments in their current form. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Royal Bay proposal goes against original plan, Colwood homeowner association says

Community airs beefs at public hearings for Ryder Hesjedal Way, Drummond Way projects

Rendering shows a portion of a proposed townhome development for Drummond Way in Colwood. At public hearings for this and one other proposal Dec. 1, residents raised multiple concerns with the developments in their current form. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
Rendering shows a portion of a proposed townhome development for Drummond Way in Colwood. A public hearing for this and one other development proposal will be held Wednesday (Dec. 1) starting at 6 p.m. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Public hearings Wednesday night for pair of Colwood developments

Proposals include a five-storey, 57-unit apartment building, and a 43-townhome subdivision

Rendering shows a portion of a proposed townhome development for Drummond Way in Colwood. A public hearing for this and one other development proposal will be held Wednesday (Dec. 1) starting at 6 p.m. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
Examples of new City of Colwood wayfinding signage were shared in a recent presentation to council. (Courtesy of Cygnus Design Group/City of Colwood)

Colwood developing neighbourhood wayfinding strategy

Unified signage design, implementation aims to help visitors and residents navigate city

Examples of new City of Colwood wayfinding signage were shared in a recent presentation to council. (Courtesy of Cygnus Design Group/City of Colwood)
Members of Greater Victoria’s Green Team work in Colwood’s Perimeter Park earlier in November. (Greater Victoria Green Team)

Volunteers sought for invasive species removal Saturday at Colwood park

Greater Victoria Green Team group will be at Pithouse Park from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 27

Members of Greater Victoria’s Green Team work in Colwood’s Perimeter Park earlier in November. (Greater Victoria Green Team)
The City of Colwood has green-lit seven new sidewalk and cycling projects as part of its 10-year active transportation upgrade program. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Colwood greenlights seven cycling, sidewalk upgrades

City will also welcome community input into design process in new year

The City of Colwood has green-lit seven new sidewalk and cycling projects as part of its 10-year active transportation upgrade program. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood resident Gary Woodburn has concerns about how proposed changes for the areas around Esquimalt Lagoon may impact the bird sanctuary. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Colwood’s proposed changes for Esquimalt Lagoon area under scrutiny

Area resident worries about impacts on birds and other wildlife that frequent nature sanctuary

Colwood resident Gary Woodburn has concerns about how proposed changes for the areas around Esquimalt Lagoon may impact the bird sanctuary. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
The City of Colwood conducted a Business Retention and Expansion survey, which gathered feedback on the needs and interests of the local business community. (Black Press Media file photo)

Survey takes the pulse of Colwood business

City will work with data, consulting firm to understand local business interests

The City of Colwood conducted a Business Retention and Expansion survey, which gathered feedback on the needs and interests of the local business community. (Black Press Media file photo)
Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean (left) and Colwood Mayor Rob Martin with public works staffers on Metchosin Road, where new sidewalks and cycling lanes are being constructed. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

New sidewalk projects to see completion in Colwood in time for back-to-school

Active transportation upgrades key to City of Colwood’s resident safety commitment

Esquimalt-Metchosin MLA Mitzi Dean (left) and Colwood Mayor Rob Martin with public works staffers on Metchosin Road, where new sidewalks and cycling lanes are being constructed. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)
growing with unity
Elder Sit-A-Luk Raymond Peter, also known as Brother Rick through his work with the Sooke School District, opens the Indigenous and Pollinator Garden at Colwood City Hall on July 2. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
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Indigenous garden plants seeds for a path to unity in Colwood

New space part of the Colwood Community Garden

growing with unity
Elder Sit-A-Luk Raymond Peter, also known as Brother Rick through his work with the Sooke School District, opens the Indigenous and Pollinator Garden at Colwood City Hall on July 2. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
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John Cassidy was held in high regard by colleagues, family, friends and the community he served as Colwood fire chief. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore firefighting peers pay tribute to Colwood chief

John Cassidy a no-nonsense leader who loved his family, was integral to area fire coordination

John Cassidy was held in high regard by colleagues, family, friends and the community he served as Colwood fire chief. (Black Press Media file photo)
The stretch of trail north of Royal Bay Secondary connecting to Painters Trail at Murray’s Pond will be closed temporarily this week for invasive species removal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood trail behind Royal Bay Secondary temporarily closed for invasive species removal

Cloure in effect from 9 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Friday this week

The stretch of trail north of Royal Bay Secondary connecting to Painters Trail at Murray’s Pond will be closed temporarily this week for invasive species removal. (Black Press Media file photo)