Colwood

The City of Colwood has unanimously approved the motion to ban the use of rodenticides on Aug. 24. This means that they won’t use the rat poison in their city buildings or properties. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood unanimously agrees to ban use of rat poison

City staff will educate residents on harmful effects of rodenticides

The City of Colwood has unanimously approved the motion to ban the use of rodenticides on Aug. 24. This means that they won’t use the rat poison in their city buildings or properties. (Black Press Media file photo)
NEW CUTLINE The old gravel pit on Allandale Road is slated for major development. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood) The Allandale property in Colwood began on Aug. 13. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)

Major makeover on Colwood’s Allandale gravel pit underway

Planned uses conform with mixed-use employment zoning

NEW CUTLINE The old gravel pit on Allandale Road is slated for major development. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood) The Allandale property in Colwood began on Aug. 13. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)
Ben Mycroft, senior development manager with GableCraft Homes, stands before the Royal Bay Latoria South lands development. The Latoria South development is aimed to be transformed into a new hub for Colwood, with 2,100 new homes planned, along with parks and pathways, bike routes, an elementary school and and a neighbourhood core with a grocery store, and other businesses. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

Royal Bay development in Colwood looks towards next phases

Developer predicts community project to be ongoing over next 10 years

Ben Mycroft, senior development manager with GableCraft Homes, stands before the Royal Bay Latoria South lands development. The Latoria South development is aimed to be transformed into a new hub for Colwood, with 2,100 new homes planned, along with parks and pathways, bike routes, an elementary school and and a neighbourhood core with a grocery store, and other businesses. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
Colwood Fire Department believes a brush fire in Havenwood Park on Saturday, July 18, was human-caused. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood park brush fire believed to be human-caused

Firefighters expect more calls for August long weekend

Colwood Fire Department believes a brush fire in Havenwood Park on Saturday, July 18, was human-caused. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood artist Cecelia Penner’s knitted octopus was on a Metchosin Road utility pole for two weeks before it went missing the afternoon of July 13. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Popular octopus art stolen from Colwood neighbourhood

Knitted utility pole artwork went missing Monday afternoon

Colwood artist Cecelia Penner’s knitted octopus was on a Metchosin Road utility pole for two weeks before it went missing the afternoon of July 13. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
More than 2,600 BC Hydro customers are impacted by a power outage Monday morning. (BC Hydro map)

UPDATED: Power restored to Metchosin, Colwood

Monday morning outage impacts more than 2,600 BC Hydro customers

More than 2,600 BC Hydro customers are impacted by a power outage Monday morning. (BC Hydro map)
The City of Colwood is asking for public input on its first master plan for parks and recreation, which will guide the next 10 years of improvements. (City of Colwood photo)

Colwood asking for public input on master plan for parks and recreation

Feedback will help guide next 10 years of improvements

The City of Colwood is asking for public input on its first master plan for parks and recreation, which will guide the next 10 years of improvements. (City of Colwood photo)
A runaway dog bit a CRD animal control officer during capture at Esquimalt Lagoon on Wednesday, June 17. (Photo courtesy of CRD Animal Control)

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 CRD Animal Control)
Deitre and Paphada Gerhard, owners of the Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B, are offering free stays to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B)
Deitre and Paphada Gerhard, owners of the Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B, are offering free stays to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Birds of a Feather Victoria Ocean Lagoon B&B)
Colwood city staff are now being directed from priority infrastructure to picking up litter. (Michelle Cabana/Black Press Media)

Colwood looks at reopening garbage cans as litter, dog poop pile up in parks

City staff are now being redirected from priority infrastructure to picking up litter

Colwood city staff are now being directed from priority infrastructure to picking up litter. (Michelle Cabana/Black Press Media)
West Shore Parks and Recreation Centre in Colwood will close their doors effective by end of day Tuesday, in response to COVID-19 fears. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore Parks and Recreation Centre in Colwood will close their doors effective by end of day Tuesday, in response to COVID-19 fears. (Black Press Media file photo)
Philip Steenkamp, president of Royal Roads University, is passionate about what the 25th anniversary of West Shore’s only post-secondary institute will bring to the community. A new 400-seat auditorium is expected in the fall, a speaker series is being launched on March 19 and the prospects of a shared campus in Langford is coming down the pipeline. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

New 400-seat auditorium coming to Royal Roads University

President shares what to expect for 25th anniversary celebration

Philip Steenkamp, president of Royal Roads University, is passionate about what the 25th anniversary of West Shore’s only post-secondary institute will bring to the community. A new 400-seat auditorium is expected in the fall, a speaker series is being launched on March 19 and the prospects of a shared campus in Langford is coming down the pipeline. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Tree removal may impact traffic in Colwood Tuesday and Wednesday

Tree removal may impact traffic in Colwood Tuesday and Wednesday

Crews near intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Latoria Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tree removal may impact traffic in Colwood Tuesday and Wednesday
PhenomaCon attendees Mason Mcleod (left), Dayna Lynn Inouye, and Peter Bosman as ODST from Halo 3, Chun Lee from Street Fighter 2, and Spiderman 2099, respectively. (Courtesy of Dave Nemeth)
PhenomaCon attendees Mason Mcleod (left), Dayna Lynn Inouye, and Peter Bosman as ODST from Halo 3, Chun Lee from Street Fighter 2, and Spiderman 2099, respectively. (Courtesy of Dave Nemeth)
Colwood artists bring nature to the streets of the city

Colwood artists bring nature to the streets of the city

A pair of artists bring nature to the streets of Colwood with…

Colwood artists bring nature to the streets of the city
Colwood City Hall (Black Press file photo)

Colwood wins award for Sustainable Infrastructure Replacement Plan

Plan wins Award of Excellence in Government Finance

Colwood City Hall (Black Press 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
Cat On The Prowl, 1976 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Turns Heads

Cat On The Prowl, 1976 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Turns Heads

Jody Dick’s groovy classic car is a rebuilt ride

  • Jan 28, 2019
Cat On The Prowl, 1976 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Turns Heads
1961 Jaguar Roadster is Classic Car Heaven

1961 Jaguar Roadster is Classic Car Heaven

Realtor David Moisik finds West Shore roads perfect for cruising

  • Jan 24, 2019
1961 Jaguar Roadster is Classic Car Heaven
Cynthia and Tim Day with their dog in front of the rock wall. (Shalu Mehta/News staff)

Colwood Coun. Cynthia Day arrested over ongoing dispute with city

Day arrested Wednesday protesting rock wall removal

Cynthia and Tim Day with their dog in front of the rock wall. (Shalu Mehta/News staff)