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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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
The Chris Millington Band is set to be one of the many entertainers and artists featured at the first-ever In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society. (Courtesy Arts and Culture Colwood Society)

Debut arts and culture festival coming to Fort Rodd Hill in Colwood

In Sight Festival is organized by Arts and Culture Colwood Society and set for Sept. 10-11

The Chris Millington Band is set to be one of the many entertainers and artists featured at the first-ever In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society. (Courtesy Arts and Culture Colwood Society)
Residents are advised to expect noise from Royal Canadian Air Force training actitivies near Albert Head in Metchosin now through Friday (Aug. 19) between 10 a.m. to midnight. (Courtesy Mike Kaehler/RCAF historian)

Royal Canadian Air Force holding exercises this week near Metchosin

Helicopter training activities happening from 10 a.m. to midnight, Aug. 15 to 19

Residents are advised to expect noise from Royal Canadian Air Force training actitivies near Albert Head in Metchosin now through Friday (Aug. 19) between 10 a.m. to midnight. (Courtesy Mike Kaehler/RCAF historian)
Track cyclists of varying ages and ability levels will be riding the Westshore velodrome Aug. 19 to 21, during the B.C. Provincial Track Championships. (Photo courtesy Greater Victoria Velodrome Association)

Speed, strategy on display at upcoming track cycling provincials in Colwood

West Shore velodrome hosting B.C. championships Aug. 19 to 21

Track cyclists of varying ages and ability levels will be riding the Westshore velodrome Aug. 19 to 21, during the B.C. Provincial Track Championships. (Photo courtesy Greater Victoria Velodrome Association)
A visitor to Esquimalt Lagoon spotted smoke from a fire on the Royal Roads University property, lower right, early Thursday morning, helping fire crews quickly douse the blaze. (Black Press Media file photo)

Resident helps Colwood fire department quickly catch Royal Roads brush fire

Smoke spotted from Esquimalt Lagoon area early Thursday; fire spread to old fir tree

A visitor to Esquimalt Lagoon spotted smoke from a fire on the Royal Roads University property, lower right, early Thursday morning, helping fire crews quickly douse the blaze. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dave Saunders, former Colwood mayor and an advocate for increased long-term care solutions on the West Shore, is using the Saunders Family Foundation to lobby for a new approach to community health care. On Aug. 3, he and his team met with Premier John Horgan to discuss a pilot project. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood community healthcare group has ‘hopeful reception’ with premier

Proposal calls for more collaborative approach to healthcare planning

Dave Saunders, former Colwood mayor and an advocate for increased long-term care solutions on the West Shore, is using the Saunders Family Foundation to lobby for a new approach to community health care. On Aug. 3, he and his team met with Premier John Horgan to discuss a pilot project. (Black Press Media file photo)
City of Colwood parks staff doing cleanup along Ocean Boulevard the mornign after the Eats and Beats event held on July 30. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
City of Colwood parks staff doing cleanup along Ocean Boulevard the mornign after the Eats and Beats event held on July 30. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)