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Colwood Fire Rescue (Black Press Media file Photo)

Crews respond to vehicle fire in the driveway of Colwood home

About 28 firefighters attended the Anchorage Avenue scene

 

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

Colwood university ‘renames’ stairway after alumnus Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

 

A LifeLabs staffing shortage is causing the health care provider to temporarily close and reduce hours at some Greater Victoria locations. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

LifeLabs temporarily closes 2 Greater Victoria sites, reduces hours at 2 others

Jan. 11 to 23 measures come in as COVID-19 causes staffing shortage

 

Colwood Fire Rescue acting fire Chief Greg Chow stands next to a fire truck used by the department from 1957 to 1977, now restored and displayed in the department’s museum. 2021 marked the department’s 75th anniversary. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘A department to be proud of’: Colwood Fire Rescue marks 75 years serving community

Acting fire Chief Greg Chow takes Black Press through the department’s history

Colwood Fire Rescue acting fire Chief Greg Chow stands next to a fire truck used by the department from 1957 to 1977, now restored and displayed in the department’s museum. 2021 marked the department’s 75th anniversary. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Rylan Sorrie, 9, slides down a hill near city hall Thursday. Around a dozen kids and their families were making the most of the snow. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: The West Shore turns into a winter wonderland of snow

Tobogganers make the best of the snow on Colwood hill

Rylan Sorrie, 9, slides down a hill near city hall Thursday. Around a dozen kids and their families were making the most of the snow. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A screenshot from the live video as HMCS Winnipeg sets sail in August. (Facebook/HMCS Winnipeg)

HMCS Winnipeg returns to Greater Victoria with morning sailpast Thursday

Sailpast expected to start at 8:30 a.m. around Trial Island and head west along waterfront

A screenshot from the live video as HMCS Winnipeg sets sail in August. (Facebook/HMCS Winnipeg)
One woman was convicted, another acquitted for charges involving sexual activity with minors, during a Nov. 24 trial date at Western Communities Courthouse in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood woman convicted of sexually assaulting, luring 15-year-old boy

Sex was consensual, but teen was too young to legally consent, judge determines

One woman was convicted, another acquitted for charges involving sexual activity with minors, during a Nov. 24 trial date at Western Communities Courthouse in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)
At more than nine metres wide, the enlarged Colwood Star can be seen from afar, now that it is remounted on the back of Dwayne Gordon and Leah Moreau’s Triangle Mountain home. (Photo Courtesy of Chris Gordon)

Scaled-up Colwood star shines down on city for second year

After receiving plenty of positive feedback last year, homeowners make it bigger and brighter

At more than nine metres wide, the enlarged Colwood Star can be seen from afar, now that it is remounted on the back of Dwayne Gordon and Leah Moreau’s Triangle Mountain home. (Photo Courtesy of Chris Gordon)
West Shore fire crews on the scene of a fire in one half of a duplex in the 2300-block of Sooke Road in Colwood Thursday morning. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

UPDATE: Dog dies in morning house fire in Colwood

Crews able to quickly put out fire in kitchen of one half of duplex on Sooke Road

West Shore fire crews on the scene of a fire in one half of a duplex in the 2300-block of Sooke Road in Colwood Thursday morning. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Security video footage still shows a motorist trying to make a left turn onto Dressler Road from Wishart Road. The failed high speed turn left at least two parked vehicles damaged. (Courtesy of Tristan Chamings)

Clue identifying owner left behind after car strikes two vehicles, fence in Colwood

Metchosin woman under investigaton for impaired driving after early morning crashes

Security video footage still shows a motorist trying to make a left turn onto Dressler Road from Wishart Road. The failed high speed turn left at least two parked vehicles damaged. (Courtesy of Tristan Chamings)
Security video footage still shows a motorist trying to make a left turn onto Dressler Road from Wishart Road. The failed high speed turn left at least two parked vehicles damaged. (Courtesy of Tristan Chamings)

VIDEO: Driver caught on camera crashing into two vehicles in Colwood

Residents awakened by crash around 3 a.m. Tuesday as driver fails to navigate left turn

Security video footage still shows a motorist trying to make a left turn onto Dressler Road from Wishart Road. The failed high speed turn left at least two parked vehicles damaged. (Courtesy of Tristan Chamings)
Officials break ground on The Commons at Royal Bay. Development in the area will continue following rezoning approval that allows for further commercial and residential construction. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood kicks off development on sections of Royal Bay with bylaw approval

Area 5 will house new dementia-care facility, as well as 2,100 dwelling units

Officials break ground on The Commons at Royal Bay. Development in the area will continue following rezoning approval that allows for further commercial and residential construction. (Black Press Media file photo)
Members of Greater Victoria’s Green Team in Colwood’s Perimeter Park. (Green Team Greater Victoria)

Greater Victoria Green Team tackles invasive in Colwood park

Scotch broom and Himalayan blackberry removed from Perimeter Park

Members of Greater Victoria’s Green Team in Colwood’s Perimeter Park. (Green Team Greater Victoria)
The Pacific Centre Family Service Association’s Centre for Well-Being in Colwood is seen in this file photo. The centre will be renovated to include a new community health centre announced by the province Friday, Nov. 12. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province announces new Colwood community health centre set to open next spring

The centre will focus on providing primary care and health promotion for vulnerable populations

The Pacific Centre Family Service Association’s Centre for Well-Being in Colwood is seen in this file photo. The centre will be renovated to include a new community health centre announced by the province Friday, Nov. 12. (Black Press Media file photo)
Yoshi Ivo is the co-owner of People’s Pharmacy in Colwood, where he delights in getting to know as many of his clients as possible. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Colwood pharmacy takes old-school approach to client relationships

People’s Pharmacy owners know every single client by name

Yoshi Ivo is the co-owner of People’s Pharmacy in Colwood, where he delights in getting to know as many of his clients as possible. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
A GoFundMe is raising money for a Colwood couple whose six-year-old daughter unexpectedly died Oct. 30. (GoFundMe)

Fundraiser launched for Colwood family after sudden loss of 6-year-old daughter

Keira Algar, who lived with Rett Syndrome, died unexpectedly in hospital Oct. 30

A GoFundMe is raising money for a Colwood couple whose six-year-old daughter unexpectedly died Oct. 30. (GoFundMe)
West Shore RCMP Superintendent Todd Preston (right) presents Jeff Birtwistle with an Officer in Charge Certificate of Appreciation as thanks for his help in finding a young View Royal resident. (Courtesy BC Transit)

BC Transit supervisor thanked by West Shore RCMP for finding missing View Royal girl

Jeff Birtwistle played key role in finding missing child during his first solo shift

West Shore RCMP Superintendent Todd Preston (right) presents Jeff Birtwistle with an Officer in Charge Certificate of Appreciation as thanks for his help in finding a young View Royal resident. (Courtesy BC Transit)
The planned 306-bed assisted living facility will be built on Metchosin Road south of Latoria Boulevard. (Courtesy Capital Regional Hospital District)

$205-million dementia care neighbourhood coming to Colwood

Independence, connection and wellness prioritized for future residents

The planned 306-bed assisted living facility will be built on Metchosin Road south of Latoria Boulevard. (Courtesy Capital Regional Hospital District)
Curtis Robinson sitting in front of his yard, in the past, the display has attracted more than 200 visitors on Halloween night. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Meet the Robinsons: Come one, come all, to spooky Sewell Road in Colwood

Triangle Mountain home features dinosaurs, 12-foot-tall skeleton

Curtis Robinson sitting in front of his yard, in the past, the display has attracted more than 200 visitors on Halloween night. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A new branch of the Royal BC Museum in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood is expected to be completed by summer 2025. It will house collections, archives and a research department. (Black Press Media file photo)

New Royal BC Museum facility in Colwood raises stakes for design

International design competition adds hefty incentives

A new branch of the Royal BC Museum in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood is expected to be completed by summer 2025. It will house collections, archives and a research department. (Black Press Media file photo)