Colwood

TJ’s The Kiddies Shop has opened a second Greater Victoria location in Colwood on Island Highway. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Popular Greater Victoria baby store opening second location with ‘curated’ items

The Island Highway shop is debuting new initiatives for the B.C. chain

 

Liz Barrett had hoped to return to her electrician apprenticeship after a year of maternity leave. Now her kids are nearly two years-old, but she can’t go back to work due to the lack of childcare spaces. (Courtesy of Liz Barrett)

Child care, benefits, stigma: barriers for tradespeople fuelling Greater Victoria labour shortages

Canada will face a shortage of at least 10,000 workers in every recognized trade in the next 5 years

 

Police found graffiti totem pole on Royal Roads campus on Boxing Day. (Courtesy of Royal Roads)

Police investigating hateful graffiti on totem pole at Royal Roads

West Shore RCMP said the graffiti was found on Boxing Day on signs and the totem pole on campus

 

Sooke School District 62 is opening registration for the popular Nature Kindergarten program from Jan. 9 through 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 Nature Kindergarten registration opens Jan. 9

All interested parents must attend an info session on Jan. 5 or 7 in order to register

Sooke School District 62 is opening registration for the popular Nature Kindergarten program from Jan. 9 through 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency crews responding to a downed hydro pole on Heatherly Road in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

No injuries after truck takes down power lines in Colwood

The incident closed Heatherly Road near Sooke Road

Emergency crews responding to a downed hydro pole on Heatherly Road in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Cathy Fielding sets up this memorial tree for past pets along a Colwood trail every holiday season, with members of the community adding to it each year. (Courtesy of Cathy Fielding)

Colwood tree ‘boosts’ moods by honouring furry loved ones

Located along a trail at Royal Roads, the tree features photos of pets and Christmas ornaments

Cathy Fielding sets up this memorial tree for past pets along a Colwood trail every holiday season, with members of the community adding to it each year. (Courtesy of Cathy Fielding)
The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in spring 2023. (West Shore Parks and Recreation/Facebook)

Ground broken on West Shore skate park

Completion is scheduled for spring 2023

The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in spring 2023. (West Shore Parks and Recreation/Facebook)
Kyle Hobbs (right) and Steve Atkinson (left) of Coastal Tree Works clearing a fallen tree after the windstorm on Nov. 4. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Colwood tree clearer helps neighbours in wake of windstorm

Kyle Hobbs offered his company’s tree clearing services for free

Kyle Hobbs (right) and Steve Atkinson (left) of Coastal Tree Works clearing a fallen tree after the windstorm on Nov. 4. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Tony and Naomi Ko outside the Metchosin Country Store in Metchosin. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Best of the West Shore convenience stores

Four stories from community pillars

Tony and Naomi Ko outside the Metchosin Country Store in Metchosin. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Voter turnout was up in Langford, likely because new voters were engaged over the issue of development, according to Black. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Nightmare night for mayors as incumbents lose in Greater Victoria

Challengers unseated incumbent mayors in four of the six contested races

Voter turnout was up in Langford, likely because new voters were engaged over the issue of development, according to Black. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The City of Colwood City Hall building is seen March 30, 2022. (Black Press Media file)

Here’s what was said at Colwood’s all-candidate forum

The WestShore Chamber of Commerce hosted the forum on Sept. 27

The City of Colwood City Hall building is seen March 30, 2022. (Black Press Media file)
Emily Mulroney, a fourth-year student at Royal Roads, and university president Philip Steenkamp hold squash harvested from the Giving Garden. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Local food programs reap rewards of historic Royal Roads garden

The old walled kitchen garden has been redubbed the ‘Giving Garden’

Emily Mulroney, a fourth-year student at Royal Roads, and university president Philip Steenkamp hold squash harvested from the Giving Garden. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Kids got to practice using a fire extinguisher on a gas barbeque during Colwood Fire Rescue’s open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Colwood fire department opens its doors to the community

Colwood Fire Rescue held an open house on Sunday (Sept. 25)

Kids got to practice using a fire extinguisher on a gas barbeque during Colwood Fire Rescue’s open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigating multiple reports of women being flashed on West Shore trails

Indecent acts reported in Havenwood Park, Langford section of Galloping Goose and Metchosin

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
HeroWork general manager and self-described “director of radical” Trevor Botkin shows the ropes to a few volunteers at the charity’s Cool Aid Society work site. HeroWork will be hosting a fundraiser walk in Colwood on Sept. 24 to support the project. (Black Press Media file photo)

HeroWork hosting ‘80s-themed fundraiser walk in Colwood Sept. 24

The charity aims to raise $25k for its Cool Aid Society renovation project

HeroWork general manager and self-described “director of radical” Trevor Botkin shows the ropes to a few volunteers at the charity’s Cool Aid Society work site. HeroWork will be hosting a fundraiser walk in Colwood on Sept. 24 to support the project. (Black Press Media file photo)
Marcela Strasdas is painting at the In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society on Sept. 11 at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Colwood’s In Sight Festival celebrates local art, Indigenous culture

The festival was held at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

Marcela Strasdas is painting at the In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society on Sept. 11 at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
100 Women Who Care West Shore is meeting at a new location at the Royal Colwood Golf Club Sept. 15 to choose the next charity to support. Pictured is the last meeting, where the group raised $4,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria. (Courtesy 100 Women Who Care West Shore/Facebook)

100 Women Who Care West Shore hosting next meeting in Colwood Sept. 15

The group will meet to select the next charity to support with donations from members

100 Women Who Care West Shore is meeting at a new location at the Royal Colwood Golf Club Sept. 15 to choose the next charity to support. Pictured is the last meeting, where the group raised $4,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria. (Courtesy 100 Women Who Care West Shore/Facebook)
The Frontier Twirlers Square Dance Club in Colwood is hosting an open house Sept. 17 at the Colwood Community Hall. Linda and Wayne Townsend show off the club’s banner in this 2019 photo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood square dance club hosting open house Sept. 17

All are welcome to join the Frontier Twirlers Square Dance Club at the Colwood Community Hall

The Frontier Twirlers Square Dance Club in Colwood is hosting an open house Sept. 17 at the Colwood Community Hall. Linda and Wayne Townsend show off the club’s banner in this 2019 photo. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood council has voted in favour of a nearly 100 per cent pay increase for mayor and council after the committee of the whole narrowly endorsed the recommendation of staff and an independent citizen committee. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council pushes pay increase closer to adoption

Council voted in favour of the increase, which would nearly double councillor and mayor pay

Colwood council has voted in favour of a nearly 100 per cent pay increase for mayor and council after the committee of the whole narrowly endorsed the recommendation of staff and an independent citizen committee. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Colwood City Hall building is seen March 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Municipal election nomination period starts Aug. 30

Candidates can be nominated until Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.

The City of Colwood City Hall building is seen March 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)