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Rock the Shores transforms the lower fields of the West Shore Parks and Recreation site into a three-day intimate rock concert. (Gazette file photo)
Rock the Shores transforms the lower fields of the West Shore Parks and Recreation site into a three-day intimate rock concert. (Gazette file photo)
Crowds of Greater Victoria residents gathered on top of Mt. Tolmie early Tuesday morning after a tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas of B.C. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

WATCH: Greater Victoria residents gather at higher ground during tsunami warning

Ocean Boulevard and the Esquimalt Lagoon reopened shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday

Crowds of Greater Victoria residents gathered on top of Mt. Tolmie early Tuesday morning after a tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas of B.C. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)
The Priory, a palliataive care facility on Goldstream Avenue, has 140 beds. Well-known philanthropist Dave Saunders is spearheading an initiatve to bring another palliative care facility to the West Shore.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Support growing for palliative care facility on the West Shore

Dave Saunders says facilities ‘bursting at the seams’

The Priory, a palliataive care facility on Goldstream Avenue, has 140 beds. Well-known philanthropist Dave Saunders is spearheading an initiatve to bring another palliative care facility to the West Shore.                                 (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
Parvovirus has been reported on the Westshore and dog owners are encouraged to vaccinate their pets. (photo: freepexels.com)

Colwood puppy dies of parvovirus

Vaccination is only way to avoid the virus’ effects says vet

Parvovirus has been reported on the Westshore and dog owners are encouraged to vaccinate their pets. (photo: freepexels.com)
Galaxy Motors general manager David King, Living Edge pastor Neil van Heerden, Vivian Chenard, manager of community relations for Thrifty Foods, and Ray Gudmundson, manager of the Thrifty Foods Colwood location, with the van they donated to Living Edge, with decal work provided for free by Speedpro Signs. <em>(Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)</em>

Local businesses help by replace aging wheels

Collaborative effort assists with charitable deliveries

  • Nov 22, 2017
Galaxy Motors general manager David King, Living Edge pastor Neil van Heerden, Vivian Chenard, manager of community relations for Thrifty Foods, and Ray Gudmundson, manager of the Thrifty Foods Colwood location, with the van they donated to Living Edge, with decal work provided for free by Speedpro Signs. <em>(Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)</em>
Alexandra Strickland (left) and Jason Heit, with Katie Nelson (centre), manager of operations with the Parkinson Wellness Project, at Club Phoenix on Langford Parkway. The gym will be home to a new boxing program that helps people with Parkinson’s disease starting next week. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Parkinson’s boxing program expands to West Shore

Rock Steady Boxing program helps participants with balance, agility and memory

Alexandra Strickland (left) and Jason Heit, with Katie Nelson (centre), manager of operations with the Parkinson Wellness Project, at Club Phoenix on Langford Parkway. The gym will be home to a new boxing program that helps people with Parkinson’s disease starting next week. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Volunteers helped stuff 187 backpacks with clothing, toiletries and food, which were then distributed to the less vulnerable in downtown Victoria last year ,as part of the annual Christmas Backpack Project. (Contributed photo)

Christmas Backpack Project seeks donations in Colwood

The backpacks will be distributed to the less fortunate around Christmas

Volunteers helped stuff 187 backpacks with clothing, toiletries and food, which were then distributed to the less vulnerable in downtown Victoria last year ,as part of the annual Christmas Backpack Project. (Contributed photo)
Royal Roads University master of arts in leadership-health students engage in a systems thinking activity during their two-week residency this month. (Photo contributed)

Royal Roads University acknowledged as change makers

International network welcomes Colwood university into the fold

  • Nov 12, 2017
Royal Roads University master of arts in leadership-health students engage in a systems thinking activity during their two-week residency this month. (Photo contributed)
Colwood author teaches kids to deal with anger

Colwood author teaches kids to deal with anger

Trudy Spiller hopes book will bring families closer together

Colwood author teaches kids to deal with anger
Local municipal reps sat down with provincial players to talk about priority bus lanes on the Trans-Canada Highway. (Goldstream Gazette file photo)

Key players talk bus lanes to help with Colwood Crawl

Local municipal reps pushing for Trans-Canada Highway fix

  • Nov 7, 2017
Local municipal reps sat down with provincial players to talk about priority bus lanes on the Trans-Canada Highway. (Goldstream Gazette file photo)
tHUNder Duo master percussionist Kornel Horvath (right) and rising-star drummer Gabor Dornyei will be performing at Belmont Secondary School on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. (Contributed photo)

World class drummers coming to the West Shore

tHUNder Duo will be performing this Saturday

tHUNder Duo master percussionist Kornel Horvath (right) and rising-star drummer Gabor Dornyei will be performing at Belmont Secondary School on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. (Contributed photo)
Colwood Fire Rescue responded to the 300-block of Goldstream Avenue Sunday night after a toddler got his head stuck in a candle holder. (Gazette file photo)

West Shore toddler gets head stuck in candle holder

Crews were able to safely remove the three-foot-long holder

Colwood Fire Rescue responded to the 300-block of Goldstream Avenue Sunday night after a toddler got his head stuck in a candle holder. (Gazette file photo)
West Shore has rich haunted history

West Shore has rich haunted history

Ghosts can sometimes be seen roaming the halls of Hatley Castle

West Shore has rich haunted history
Greater Victoria Green Team volunteer Kevan Hickerson picks up garbage during the team’s beach cleaup at Esquimalt Lagoon recently. Volunteers cleaned up 2,240 cigarette butts, 59 plastic pieces, 42 food wrappers, 33 bottle caps, 21 paper cups and plates as well as a number of other items. (Greater Victoria Green Team photo)

Cigarette butts the main culprit in lagoon beach cleaup

Thousands of butts were picked up by the Greater Victoria Green team recently

Greater Victoria Green Team volunteer Kevan Hickerson picks up garbage during the team’s beach cleaup at Esquimalt Lagoon recently. Volunteers cleaned up 2,240 cigarette butts, 59 plastic pieces, 42 food wrappers, 33 bottle caps, 21 paper cups and plates as well as a number of other items. (Greater Victoria Green Team photo)
Dunsmuir Middle School teacher Jordan Whyte prepares the student-built rocket for launch at the Allandale Gravel Quarry Monday afternoon. The class launched two rockets that reached 2,500 and 3,000 feet high and peak speeds of roughly 1,200 kilometres an hour, before eventually crashing down to the ground. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Dunsmuir students get out-of-this-world experience

Grade 7s launch rockets, reaching speeds of 1,200 km/hr

Dunsmuir Middle School teacher Jordan Whyte prepares the student-built rocket for launch at the Allandale Gravel Quarry Monday afternoon. The class launched two rockets that reached 2,500 and 3,000 feet high and peak speeds of roughly 1,200 kilometres an hour, before eventually crashing down to the ground. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The City of Colwood and Town of View Royal are working with BC Transit and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission to come up with a workable rapid transit plan. (File photo)

Colwood and View Royal looking at possibility of rapid transit options

Bus lanes, queue jumping lanes, preferred park and ride locations, and costing details being studied

The City of Colwood and Town of View Royal are working with BC Transit and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission to come up with a workable rapid transit plan. (File photo)
Gary Kangas (left to right), Mark Ivers, and Branko Diklitch re-enact a scene from the Boer War in South Africa in 1901. The re-enactors are part of the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-Enactors Association, which is putting on the Lantern Tour at Fort Rodd Hill this weekend. (Tony Austin photo)

Step back in time at Fort Rodd Hill

Annual lantern tour illuminates military history

Gary Kangas (left to right), Mark Ivers, and Branko Diklitch re-enact a scene from the Boer War in South Africa in 1901. The re-enactors are part of the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-Enactors Association, which is putting on the Lantern Tour at Fort Rodd Hill this weekend. (Tony Austin photo)
A Colwood resident is hoping to raise awareness and funds for autism by hosing a walk for Autism Speaks Canada this Saturday at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre. 
(Pixabay photo)

Colwood resident hopes to raise more awareness and funding for autism

Autism Speaks Canada walk hosted in Colwood this Saturday

A Colwood resident is hoping to raise awareness and funds for autism by hosing a walk for Autism Speaks Canada this Saturday at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre. 
(Pixabay photo)
The Colwood Crawl stretches well past the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Colwood mayor calling for priority bus lanes on the TCH

Carol Hamilton has asked stakeholders to sit down at the table

The Colwood Crawl stretches well past the Helmcken Road overpass in View Royal. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Colwood mayor refutes misinformation about old pub

Colwood mayor refutes misinformation about old pub

No stipulations were ever included in development permits to protect the old Colwood pub

Colwood mayor refutes misinformation about old pub