esquimalt lagoon

Dance duo Funkanometry dances surrounded by a cheering crowd Saturday during Colwood’s Eats and Beats Beach Party on the Esquimalt Lagoon. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Eats and Beats Beach Party brings funky fun to Colwood

Thousands spent the afternoon and evening enjoying music, food, and more

 

Police closed off a section of Ocean Boulevard near Esquimalt Lagoon earlier Thursday while they investigated the discovery of a body in the ocean. Police ask anyone who was in the area and may have seen something suspicious to contact them. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

UPDATE: West Shore RCMP continues to investigate body found off Esquimalt Lagoon

Foul play not suspected, BC Coroners Service also investigating

 

Several garbage bags filled with medication was cleared up by City of Colwood parks staff on Monday morning. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood cleans up bags of medication that washed up on Lagoon Beach

City contacted West Shore Health Unit for safe disposal, potential identification of medication

 

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)
Jacques Sirois, a longtime advocate for migratory birds in Greater Victoria, says Cadboro Bay has been a particular challenge with off-leash dogs. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Federal study on Greater Victoria migratory bird sanctuaries expected in new year

Advocate happy to see off-leash dogs forced off beaches along migratory bird sanctuary

Jacques Sirois, a longtime advocate for migratory birds in Greater Victoria, says Cadboro Bay has been a particular challenge with off-leash dogs. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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 deadline for input from the public in proposed changes at Esquimalt Lagoon runs through September. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Colwood extends deadline for input on changes at Esquimalt Lagoon

Natural pathway being considered from Lagoon Beach to Royal Beach

The deadline for input from the public in proposed changes at Esquimalt Lagoon runs through September. (Photo courtesy of the City of Colwood)
A sketch of the multi-use path that will connect Lagoon Beach and Royal Beach in Colwood. (Sketch courtesy of the City of Colwood)

Concepts for Colwood beach connector coming to council July 12

Major infrastructure project includes gathering places, public amenities and pathways

A sketch of the multi-use path that will connect Lagoon Beach and Royal Beach in Colwood. (Sketch courtesy of the City of Colwood)
Colwood’s Esquimalt Lagoon will temporarily close from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13 to film a new Hallmark movie. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt Lagoon will temporarily close to film Hallmark movie

Access to the bridge will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Colwood’s Esquimalt Lagoon will temporarily close from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13 to film a new Hallmark movie. (Black Press Media file photo)
A killdeer at Esquimalt Lagoon in 2018. (Alec Lee)

Human behaviour dramatically changing bird habits in Esquimalt Lagoon

More Great Blue Herons spotted, fewer mallard ducks seen in post-pandemic survey

A killdeer at Esquimalt Lagoon in 2018. (Alec Lee)
A runaway dog bit a CRD animal control officer during capture at Esquimalt Lagoon on Wednesday, June 17. (Photo courtesy of ROAM)

Runaway dog bites CRD animal control officer at Esquimalt Lagoon

Dog located in an area requiring leashes Wednesday morning

A runaway dog bit a CRD animal control officer during capture at Esquimalt Lagoon on Wednesday, June 17. (Photo courtesy of ROAM)
Colwood is asking residents to fill out a survey about whether Esquimalt Lagoon should be open, partially closed or completely closed to vehicles. The survey ends June 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood is asking residents to fill out a survey about whether Esquimalt Lagoon should be open, partially closed or completely closed to vehicles. The survey ends June 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
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
Langford’s Paul Lewis is the artist behind the new pieces of driftwood art overlooking the ocean at the Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood. Last week Lewis created a horned owl, eagle, and a nesting raven (pictured). (News Gazette file photo)

Thousands support Langford driftwood bird sculptor after threats

Petition launched to support artist’s display on Esquimalt Lagoon

Langford’s Paul Lewis is the artist behind the new pieces of driftwood art overlooking the ocean at the Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood. Last week Lewis created a horned owl, eagle, and a nesting raven (pictured). (News Gazette file photo)
Colwood Fire Rescue has been called to four fires and 10 burning complaints within the last month. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Continued beach fires a concern in the West Shore area

Colwood Fire Rescue responded to four fires, 10 complaints

Colwood Fire Rescue has been called to four fires and 10 burning complaints within the last month. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The oystercatcher, a driftwood animal created by artist Paul Lewis, was one of the four pieces stolen from where it sat at Esquimalt Lagoon. (Photo courtesy of Paul Lewis)

Esquimalt Lagoon driftwood art stolen, vandalized

Artist Paul Lewis has already repaired two of the pieces in Colwood

The oystercatcher, a driftwood animal created by artist Paul Lewis, was one of the four pieces stolen from where it sat at Esquimalt Lagoon. (Photo courtesy of Paul Lewis)
A Colwood resident says she’s seen six dead geese by Esquimalt Lagoon in recent weeks that she believes have been hit by cars speeding by. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Dead geese near Esquimalt Lagoon draws ire of resident

City says ‘several’ geese struck by vehicles recently

A Colwood resident says she’s seen six dead geese by Esquimalt Lagoon in recent weeks that she believes have been hit by cars speeding by. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
A kayaker was rescued from the Esquimalt Lagoon Monday evening. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Sutherland)

Kayaker rescued from Esquimalt Lagoon

Nearby boats rushed to help

A kayaker was rescued from the Esquimalt Lagoon Monday evening. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Sutherland)
BEACH ART                                Local artist Paul Lewis created this eagle out of driftwood and seashells at Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood. The eagle is one of three new additions to the beach that Lewis has created, including a raven sitting over a nest and an owl.                                (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Langford man creates animals out of driftwood at Esquimalt Lagoon

Paul Lewis has created an eagle, raven and owl out of wood

BEACH ART                                Local artist Paul Lewis created this eagle out of driftwood and seashells at Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood. The eagle is one of three new additions to the beach that Lewis has created, including a raven sitting over a nest and an owl.                                (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)