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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
Transit riders and BC Transit staff say that bus lanes along the Trans-Canada highway would shorten commute times and encourage more people to ditch their vehicles for public transportation. (Black Press file photo)

CRD board agrees on new Regional Transportation Service

Service still met with opposition from some West Shore mayors

Transit riders and BC Transit staff say that bus lanes along the Trans-Canada highway would shorten commute times and encourage more people to ditch their vehicles for public transportation. (Black Press file photo)
The former the old Colwood Inn sits behind a chain-link fence, up on blocks behind the former Capital City Centre site in Colwood. The Onni Group has offered the building up to anyone that wants it. (Gazette file photo)

Onni Group offers up the old Colwood pub for free

If the pub isn’t moved by Oct. 15, the building will be demolished

The former the old Colwood Inn sits behind a chain-link fence, up on blocks behind the former Capital City Centre site in Colwood. The Onni Group has offered the building up to anyone that wants it. (Gazette file photo)
Herb and Linda Fox show off the swing position in square dancing at the Colwood Community Hall on Sooke Road. The duo are part of the Frontier Twirlers Square Dance Club, which is hosting an open house on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Square dancing: not your typical hoedown

Colwood square dance club hosting open house this week

Herb and Linda Fox show off the swing position in square dancing at the Colwood Community Hall on Sooke Road. The duo are part of the Frontier Twirlers Square Dance Club, which is hosting an open house on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Julianna Fekete is hoping the public can help her locate an angel statue that was taken from her son’s grave in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Statue stolen from grave in Colwood

Langford mom heartbroken at the loss

Julianna Fekete is hoping the public can help her locate an angel statue that was taken from her son’s grave in Colwood. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Actor Johnny Depp (left) was seen filming scenes for his new movie, Richard says Goodbye, at Hatley Castle last Wednesday. (Wes Brown/Lazy Islander Photography)

West Shore continues to be popular location for film productions

Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 2, Johnny Depp’s Richard says Goodbye filmed at Hatley Castle

Actor Johnny Depp (left) was seen filming scenes for his new movie, Richard says Goodbye, at Hatley Castle last Wednesday. (Wes Brown/Lazy Islander Photography)
Two suspected drug traffickers arrested in Colwood

Two suspected drug traffickers arrested in Colwood

West Shore RCMP seize 31 grams of crystal meth and six grams of cocaine

Two suspected drug traffickers arrested in Colwood
Sari Ringma, part of the Integra Super Women team, crawls through an obstacle in last year’s Women2Warrior race at West Shore Parks and Recreation. The event saw more than 160 women participate and raise more than $56,000. (Gazette file photo)

Woman2Warrior charity event a great way to bond

This year’s event open to younger participantss

  • Aug 8, 2017
Sari Ringma, part of the Integra Super Women team, crawls through an obstacle in last year’s Women2Warrior race at West Shore Parks and Recreation. The event saw more than 160 women participate and raise more than $56,000. (Gazette file photo)
Meteor shower spectacle in Colwood at Fort Rodd Hill

Meteor shower spectacle in Colwood at Fort Rodd Hill

Take advantage of the opportunity to camp under the stars

  • Aug 5, 2017
Meteor shower spectacle in Colwood at Fort Rodd Hill
Ken Miner eyes a shot of the Fisgard Lighthouse with his early 20th century camera. Miner spent Sunday morning taking vintage, Ambrotype photographs of the lighthouse. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Photographer captures vintage shots of Fisgard Lighthouse

Colwood man uses ambrotype photography to create 19th century-look

Ken Miner eyes a shot of the Fisgard Lighthouse with his early 20th century camera. Miner spent Sunday morning taking vintage, Ambrotype photographs of the lighthouse. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Colwood mom upset by gender stereotypes in children’s books

Colwood mom upset by gender stereotypes in children’s books

Royal Roads professor thinks there is room for improvement in how characters are portrayed in media

Colwood mom upset by gender stereotypes in children’s books
Alex Witcombe works away at a mammoth sculpture made of driftwood at Royal Bay’s Beachpark last month. Witcombe was also comissioned to create a piece during Colwood’s Eats and Beats festival for the Esquimalt Lagoon. (Photo courtesy Royal Bay)

Creatures find home on Colwood waterfront

Comox Valley artist leaves mark on West Shore beaches

Alex Witcombe works away at a mammoth sculpture made of driftwood at Royal Bay’s Beachpark last month. Witcombe was also comissioned to create a piece during Colwood’s Eats and Beats festival for the Esquimalt Lagoon. (Photo courtesy Royal Bay)
Hands on demonstration with summer pruning tips at Royal Roads

Hands on demonstration with summer pruning tips at Royal Roads

B.C. Fruit Testers event addresses growing concerns in Colwood

  • Jul 19, 2017
Hands on demonstration with summer pruning tips at Royal Roads
Royal Colwood golfers Nolan Thoroughgood (pictured) and Keaton Gudz earned top-5 finishes at the 2017 BC Junior Boys Championships in Squamish last weekend. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Royal Colwood pair score well at B.C. Juniors

Keaton Gudz and Nolan Thoroughgood earn top-5 finishes

Royal Colwood golfers Nolan Thoroughgood (pictured) and Keaton Gudz earned top-5 finishes at the 2017 BC Junior Boys Championships in Squamish last weekend. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)