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Construction was temporarily halted at Colwood’s Royal Bay on Monday, Jan. 18, after crews hit a natural gas line just before 9 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

No danger to public after gas leak in Colwood’s Royal Bay

Construction crews hit natural gas line just before 9 a.m.

 

Onni Group began work in January 2018 for the site on Sooke Road. (Black Press Media news staff)

Forms collapse during concrete slab pour at Colwood Corners

No workers were injured in the Jan. 6 incident

 

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin is pitching the idea of a gondola on a 10-acre lot in Royal Bay, which could connect to a commuter ferry to downtown Victoria along the city’s waterfront. Currently, there is no funding in place for the gondola project and no discussion have taken place at council meetings. (Twitter/@PortlandTram)

Colwood mayor pitches 10 acres for gondola, parking

Project dependent on province approving commuter ferry to downtown Victoria

 

Colwood's Lookout Lake is now up to code for safety requirements if a major earthquake takes place. The upgrades include a gentler slope into the swimming spot and fish spawning gravel to create a fish enhancement area. (Kyle Lancaster photo)

Dam safety upgrades complete, popular swimming spot in Colwood opens

Lookout Lake to be restocked with fish in March

Colwood's Lookout Lake is now up to code for safety requirements if a major earthquake takes place. The upgrades include a gentler slope into the swimming spot and fish spawning gravel to create a fish enhancement area. (Kyle Lancaster photo)
The Royal Beach waterfront in Colwood, owned by Seacliff Properties, has been temporarily closed to the public after stormwater runoff has eroded the foreshore. (Chelsea Garrod photo)

Heavy erosion closes Colwood’s Royal Beach access to waterfront walkway

Resident estimates significant drops, around six feet

The Royal Beach waterfront in Colwood, owned by Seacliff Properties, has been temporarily closed to the public after stormwater runoff has eroded the foreshore. (Chelsea Garrod photo)
Colwood’s Herm Williams Park features a brilliant display of lights for nearby residents to enjoy the entire month. (Melanie MacAuley photo)

Colwood sparkles with Christmas lights for second year

Lights on display until end of the year

Colwood’s Herm Williams Park features a brilliant display of lights for nearby residents to enjoy the entire month. (Melanie MacAuley photo)
Driftwood artist Paul Lewis is placing the final touches on the newest driftwood art installation at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Kelly Road. Colwood mayor Rob Martin says the new sign will be lit up for the holidays. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Driftwood artist crafts custom sign in Colwood

Art installation located at Veterans Memorial Parkway and Kelly Road to get lit up

Driftwood artist Paul Lewis is placing the final touches on the newest driftwood art installation at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Kelly Road. Colwood mayor Rob Martin says the new sign will be lit up for the holidays. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A Colwood man has recreated Whoville, complete with the Grinch, Max the Dog and Cindy Lou Who. Spectators can admire the spectacle at 2416 Sarah Place. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Whoville pops up in Colwood neighbourhood

Spectators can spot the Grinch and Max the Dog along Sarah Place

A Colwood man has recreated Whoville, complete with the Grinch, Max the Dog and Cindy Lou Who. Spectators can admire the spectacle at 2416 Sarah Place. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The damage from feral rabbits in Royal Bay has some residents frustrated. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Colwood seeks solution as rabbits run rampant in Royal Bay

Staff note an impact on infrastructure, impending hazards

The damage from feral rabbits in Royal Bay has some residents frustrated. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The City of Colwood has applied for a funding to build a bridge across Island Highway, providing easier access to cyclists and pedestrians along the Galloping Goose Trail. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Colwood mayor voices need for bridge to improve Galloping Goose trail

‘Most crossings are pretty obvious, this one isn’t,’ says cycling advocate

The City of Colwood has applied for a funding to build a bridge across Island Highway, providing easier access to cyclists and pedestrians along the Galloping Goose Trail. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Black Press Media took to the streets of Colwood to find houses decorated for Halloween. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Check out these Colwood homes ready for Halloween

Halloween takes place on Saturday, Oct. 31

Black Press Media took to the streets of Colwood to find houses decorated for Halloween. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Lookout Lake water levels are low as the dam undergoes upgrades. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Colwood dam upgrades projected to be under budget

Province designates Lookout Brook as a high consequence dam should it fail

Lookout Lake water levels are low as the dam undergoes upgrades. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
London Drugs at Colwood Corners is temporarily closed after a water main burst on Sunday afternoon. (Google Maps)

Water main burst temporarily closes London Drugs in Colwood

Staff say re-opening date yet to be determined after Sunday incident

London Drugs at Colwood Corners is temporarily closed after a water main burst on Sunday afternoon. (Google Maps)
Colwood Mayor Rob Martin, photographed on Royal Roads University property near Esquimalt Lagoon, is excited about the way the community is growing, but knows there are challenges to overcome as it grows. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

‘No longer the sleepy town’: Colwood mayor reflects on halfway mark of term

Gridlock, ferry service and walkability among concerns for council

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin, photographed on Royal Roads University property near Esquimalt Lagoon, is excited about the way the community is growing, but knows there are challenges to overcome as it grows. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The City of Colwood is asking business owners to join their roundtable discussion on how the city can help them prosper during the pandemic. The virtual event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Colwood hosts roundtable discussion on prosperity during pandemic

Attendees must RSVP for virtual meeting on Oct. 15 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

The City of Colwood is asking business owners to join their roundtable discussion on how the city can help them prosper during the pandemic. The virtual event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Royal Bay Beach owners, Seacliff Properties, plan to dedicate around 50-acres of ocean view park land to Colwood, including 10 hubs of interest and a trail network connecting to Esquimalt Lagoon. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

First Nations market fills Colwood’s Royal Beach

Event Wednesday in honour of Orange Shirt Day

Royal Bay Beach owners, Seacliff Properties, plan to dedicate around 50-acres of ocean view park land to Colwood, including 10 hubs of interest and a trail network connecting to Esquimalt Lagoon. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Maid, a new series from Netflix and Warner Bros, will be filmed in Colwood. (City of Colwood)

Netflix, Warner Bros filming 10-part series in Colwood

Filming takes place now until March 2021

Maid, a new series from Netflix and Warner Bros, will be filmed in Colwood. (City of Colwood)
SD62 Board Chair Ravi Parmar, MLA Mitzi Dean and Mayor Rob Martin make the announcement at Royal Bay Secondary, masked and distanced. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Province pitches in $8.3M on Colwood land purchase for new Royal Bay school

Sooke School District is providing an additional $1.2 million

SD62 Board Chair Ravi Parmar, MLA Mitzi Dean and Mayor Rob Martin make the announcement at Royal Bay Secondary, masked and distanced. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
Colwood Fire Rescue is reminding the public to stay viligant after two small fires in the past week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Garage fire sparks Colwood reminder to residents

Colwood, most of Greater Victoria under extreme fire rating

Colwood Fire Rescue is reminding the public to stay viligant after two small fires in the past week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood council voted to reopen Ocean Boulevard to vehicle traffic during Monday’s council meeting. (City of Colwood photo)

Colwood reopens Ocean Boulevard to vehicle traffic next week

Colwood council voted to reopen the road during Monday’s council meeting

Colwood council voted to reopen Ocean Boulevard to vehicle traffic during Monday’s council meeting. (City of Colwood photo)