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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

 

Jurisdictions policed by the West Shore RCMP in general saw a reduction in overall crime severity rates for 2021, the lone exception being View Royal, which experienced a slight increase from 2020 numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Crime levels trending downward on West Shore: StatsCan report

Langford leads way in crime severity reductions; overall and violent crimes drop

 

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

 

Ret. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Preston was deployed on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1974. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Peacekeepers remembered with parade on anniversary of Canadian deaths

On Aug. 9, 1974, 9 Canadians were killed when a Syrian missile shot down a UN peacekeeping plane

Ret. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Preston was deployed on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1974. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Colwood Fire Rescue’s 1955 Dodge Power Wagon firetruck is seen inside the Colwood Firefighters Historical Museum as it opened to the public on Saturday allowing the community and its firefighters to connect and share a common history. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Colwood Fire Rescue’s 1955 Dodge Power Wagon firetruck is seen inside the Colwood Firefighters Historical Museum as it opened to the public on Saturday allowing the community and its firefighters to connect and share a common history. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Historical equipment used by Colwood Fire Rescue is seen in the department’s museum, which will be open to the public Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood firefighters museum reopens to public Aug. 6

Firefighters on hand 9 a.m. to noon to guide visitors through artifacts, displays

Historical equipment used by Colwood Fire Rescue is seen in the department’s museum, which will be open to the public Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Colwood section of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail will see delays for trail users Friday as the CRD performs emergency maintenance work. (Black Press Media file photo)

Section of the Galloping Goose closed for repairs in Colwood

Delays are expected to clear up by end of day Friday

A Colwood section of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail will see delays for trail users Friday as the CRD performs emergency maintenance work. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Colwood is seeking public input on an update to the Havenwood Park management plan and for a new Latoria Creek Park plan until Sept. 5. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood seeks public input on parks management plans

Questionnaires available online and at city hall until Sept. 5

The City of Colwood is seeking public input on an update to the Havenwood Park management plan and for a new Latoria Creek Park plan until Sept. 5. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
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)
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

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)
The City of Colwood has completed the draft Active Transportation Network Plan and will be gearing up to open it up for public feedback over the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood approves draft plan for walking, cycling in the community

Active transportation plan heads to public consultation over the summer

The City of Colwood has completed the draft Active Transportation Network Plan and will be gearing up to open it up for public feedback over the summer. (Black Press Media file photo)
Visitors to Colwood’s Wickheim Park have a new piece of public art to enjoy thanks to local artist Linda Simrose. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Tucked-away Colwood park gets new piece of public art

New reproduced painting by Linda Simrose graces the south side of Lagoon Market

Visitors to Colwood’s Wickheim Park have a new piece of public art to enjoy thanks to local artist Linda Simrose. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
The Capital Regional District says there are no health risks after some Colwood residents took to social media with reports of yellowed tap water. (Black Press Media file photo)

No health risk posed by discoloured water in parts of Colwood: CRD

Residents took to social media Wednesday after some noticed their tap water was yellow

The Capital Regional District says there are no health risks after some Colwood residents took to social media with reports of yellowed tap water. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crowds lounge on the beach as Pulse Radio performs at the Esquimalt Lagoon Saturday (July 9) as part of Colwood’s weekly beach food weekends and Saturday music. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Pulse Radio brings the groove to Esquimalt Lagoon

Colwood’s beach food weekends and music Saturdays continue until Sept. 2

Crowds lounge on the beach as Pulse Radio performs at the Esquimalt Lagoon Saturday (July 9) as part of Colwood’s weekly beach food weekends and Saturday music. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Victoria’s own Astrocolor are the final band announced for the Eats and Beats Beach Party lineup in Colwood, which features Juno Award winners Said the Whale as headliners July 30. (Courtesy of Astrocolor)

Astrocolor completes lineup for Colwood’s Eats and Beats Beach Party

Juno winners Said the Whale headline 5-band show July 30 at Esquimalt Lagoon

Victoria’s own Astrocolor are the final band announced for the Eats and Beats Beach Party lineup in Colwood, which features Juno Award winners Said the Whale as headliners July 30. (Courtesy of Astrocolor)
The City of Colwood said a number of logs had washed up onto the beach at the Cobourg Peninsula over the winter, blocking access paths connecting the waterfront and Ocean Boulevard. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood clearing logs from paths on beachfront

Logs had washed up during winter, cutting off access for elderly residents

The City of Colwood said a number of logs had washed up onto the beach at the Cobourg Peninsula over the winter, blocking access paths connecting the waterfront and Ocean Boulevard. (Black Press Media file photo)
The pool at West Shore Parks and Recreation will host Juan De Fuca Royals Swim Club’s swimathon fundraising event. (West Shore Parks and Recreation file photo)

Swimathon raising money for JDF swim club

Club president says they’re looking to expand and club gives another avenue with lessons fully booked

The pool at West Shore Parks and Recreation will host Juan De Fuca Royals Swim Club’s swimathon fundraising event. (West Shore Parks and Recreation file photo)
Traffic will be single-lane alternating overnight on Sooke Road at the Metchosin Road intersection and along Metchosin Road to Trout Lane. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Overnight work on Sooke Road intersection may cause delays in Colwood

Work happening at Sooke and Metchosin intersection between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Traffic will be single-lane alternating overnight on Sooke Road at the Metchosin Road intersection and along Metchosin Road to Trout Lane. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
The City of Colwood has started construction on a new double roundabout at the intersection of Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway. Work is expected to be complete by fall 2023. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Colwood begins construction on new double roundabout

Construction at Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway to finish by fall 2023

The City of Colwood has started construction on a new double roundabout at the intersection of Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway. Work is expected to be complete by fall 2023. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
The City of Colwood held its first in-person business prosperity roundtable on June 22. It featured more than 20 local businesses and was held in partnership with the WestShore Chamber of Commerce. (City of Colwood/Twitter)

Colwood businesses call for more space, affordable housing to support growth

Roundtable meeting sees discussion on how to attract, retain businesses in Colwood

The City of Colwood held its first in-person business prosperity roundtable on June 22. It featured more than 20 local businesses and was held in partnership with the WestShore Chamber of Commerce. (City of Colwood/Twitter)