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CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum head curator Tatiana Robinson arranges a unique handmade 1950s UN flag flown by HMCS Sioux during the Korean War. The museum highlighted the flag for National Peacekeepers’ Day this year. (Courtesy CFB Esquimalt)

Crafty sailor remembered at CFB Esquimalt museum for his resourcefulness

Naval and Military Museum marks National Peacekeepers’ Day with reminder of local contributions

 

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

 

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

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)
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

Several garbage bags filled with medication was cleared up by City of Colwood parks staff on Monday morning. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
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)
Aerial shot of Esquimalt Lagoon and Ocean Boulevard, which separates it from the Salish Sea. The City of Colwood is in the beginning stages of creating a plan to improve and enhance the public realm along the waterfront between the boulevard bridge and Royal Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ambitious plans for Colwood waterfront improvements underway

Design options expected to be available for public input by this summer

Aerial shot of Esquimalt Lagoon and Ocean Boulevard, which separates it from the Salish Sea. The City of Colwood is in the beginning stages of creating a plan to improve and enhance the public realm along the waterfront between the boulevard bridge and Royal Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
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. (Leanne Edington 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. (Leanne Edington photo)
Spirit Bear swimmers Ben Vanlierop (from right), Susan Simmons, Dixon McGowan and Meliah Motchman complete an eight-week, 80-kilometre swim at Esquimalt Lagoon on Sunday afternoon. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Eight-week, 80-kilometre swim ends at Esquimalt Lagoon

Spirit Orcas faced strong currents in last leg of COVID-19 relief fundraiser

Spirit Bear swimmers Ben Vanlierop (from right), Susan Simmons, Dixon McGowan and Meliah Motchman complete an eight-week, 80-kilometre swim at Esquimalt Lagoon on Sunday afternoon. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Four-year-old Wesley Guyatt from Langford poses by the ocean at Esquimalt Lagoon. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Lazy Sunday at Esquimalt Lagoon

What’s your favourite thing to do at the beach?

Four-year-old Wesley Guyatt from Langford poses by the ocean at Esquimalt Lagoon. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A killdeer at Esquimalt Lagoon in 2018. (Alec Lee)

Human behaviour likely to deter birds from Esquimalt Lagoon, survey suggests

More Great Blue Herons spotted, fewer mallard ducks seen

A killdeer at Esquimalt Lagoon in 2018. (Alec Lee)
Colwood will keep vehicle access to Esquimalt Lagoon open to the public, following a month-long survey. (Leanne Edington photo)

Survey says: Keep Esquimalt Lagoon fully open to vehicle access

Residents want more washrooms, trails and seating

Colwood will keep vehicle access to Esquimalt Lagoon open to the public, following a month-long survey. (Leanne Edington photo)
Food trucks will be back at the Esquimalt Lagoon as the City of Colwood tests out the Beach Food program for the rest of June. COVID-19 precautions will be taken to ensure visitors are safely enjoying the beach. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood’s Beach Food program land back at Esquimalt Lagoon

Beach Food program take place for remainder of June

Food trucks will be back at the Esquimalt Lagoon as the City of Colwood tests out the Beach Food program for the rest of June. COVID-19 precautions will be taken to ensure visitors are safely enjoying the beach. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
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)
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)
Ocean Boulevard will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists until May 15, when paving and road work is completed. The beach will remain open to visitors. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood repairs potholes, other road issues on Ocean Boulevard

Road closed to pedestrians and cyclists until May 15

Ocean Boulevard will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists until May 15, when paving and road work is completed. The beach will remain open to visitors. (Black Press Media file photo)