Colwood

Visitors enjoy some of the artwork on display Saturday during Arts and Culture Colwood Society’s summer art show, held at Meadow Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Colwood park filled with art for summer show

Arts and Culture Colwood Society holds its first summer art show

Visitors enjoy some of the artwork on display Saturday during Arts and Culture Colwood Society’s summer art show, held at Meadow Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Arts and Culture Colwood Society is hosting a summer art show on July 23 at Meadow Park in Colwood. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Summer art show coming to Colwood

Arts and Culture Colwood Society is hosting the show July 23 at Meadow Park

The Arts and Culture Colwood Society is hosting a summer art show on July 23 at Meadow Park in Colwood. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
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)
Dave Saunders, former Colwood mayor and an advocate for increased long-term care solutions on the West Shore, is using the Saunders Family Foundation to lobby for a new approach to community health care. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

VIDEO: West Shore team proposing real solutions to B.C.’s family doctor crisis

Integrated approach to community health care promoted by former Colwood mayor

Dave Saunders, former Colwood mayor and an advocate for increased long-term care solutions on the West Shore, is using the Saunders Family Foundation to lobby for a new approach to community health care. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Save-On-Foods opened the doors to its newest location in Colwood Thursday. (Black Press Media)
Save-On-Foods opened the doors to its newest location in Colwood Thursday. (Black Press Media)
A crash on Island Highway at Six Mile Road back in March. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore Crash Map: The top intersections reporting collisions last year

Many intersections have been top of the list in their respective municipalities for years

A crash on Island Highway at Six Mile Road back in March. (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)
A rider catches air off a jump Saturday (July 2) during BMX Canada Nationals action hosted by the Greater Victoria BMX Association at West Shore Parks and Recreation in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Hundreds flock to Colwood for BMX Canada Nationals

The three-day event was held by the Greater Victoria BMX Association

A rider catches air off a jump Saturday (July 2) during BMX Canada Nationals action hosted by the Greater Victoria BMX Association at West Shore Parks and Recreation in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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)
Jo-Ina Young and her puppet, Rosie, teach kids at Sooke School District schools about Metis culture and history. (Courtesy of Jo-Ina Young)

Metis educator keeping language, history alive in Sooke School District

Jo-Ina Young is resident Metis elder at Ecole John Stubbs Memorial in Colwood

Jo-Ina Young and her puppet, Rosie, teach kids at Sooke School District schools about Metis culture and history. (Courtesy of Jo-Ina Young)
The Juan de Fuca pool will be full of kids learning to swim this summer, but others may be left without a spot in swimming lessons. (Courtesy West Shore Parks and Recreation)

Pools treading water as demand for swimming lessons surges on West Shore

Offerings have nearly doubled since the winter, but parents still struggling to get kids in lessons

The Juan de Fuca pool will be full of kids learning to swim this summer, but others may be left without a spot in swimming lessons. (Courtesy West Shore Parks and Recreation)
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)
The Pacific Centre Family Service Association’s Centre for Well-Being in Colwood is seen in this file photo. The centre has been renovated. (Black Press Media File Photo)

New Westshore Community Health Centre opens as thousands without family doctor

There will be 17.2 full-time equivalent (FTE) health-care workers at the centre

The Pacific Centre Family Service Association’s Centre for Well-Being in Colwood is seen in this file photo. The centre has been renovated. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

In B.C., who chooses what your child reads in class?

The province does the curriculum, district develops guidelines, but teachers choose the resources

The Sooke School District 62 had to deal with complaints after a teacher read a derogatory word from a book in class. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Karl Hoener walks his dog, Sherry, a black Labrador, and Kyle, a B.C.-Alberta guide dog trainee he and his wife Jennifer are temporarily looking after, on the beach in Colwood recently. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Colwood couple concerned about pooches consuming pot after scary situation

Eating cannabis likely cause of Labrador retriever’s sickness, veterinarian says

Karl Hoener walks his dog, Sherry, a black Labrador, and Kyle, a B.C.-Alberta guide dog trainee he and his wife Jennifer are temporarily looking after, on the beach in Colwood recently. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Therapy animal Diggity is missing on the West Shore and his family is appealing to the community for help finding him. (Courtesy of Anne-Sophie Dumetz)
Therapy animal Diggity is missing on the West Shore and his family is appealing to the community for help finding him. (Courtesy of Anne-Sophie Dumetz)
The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in March 2023, the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society announced May 13. (Courtesy of West Shore Parks and Recreation)

New skate park officially coming to the West Shore in early 2023

After more than six years of advocacy and fundraising, the project is coming to fruition

The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in March 2023, the West Shore Parks and Recreation Society announced May 13. (Courtesy of West Shore Parks and Recreation)
Colwood resident John Palmer and a colleague ordered 10 large pizzas from their hometown of Windsor, Ont. and had them delivered, for a total cost of $600. (Courtesy of John Palmer)

Colwood resident’s pizza passion goes viral after he orders delivery from Windsor

John Palmer, colleague spend $600 for that hometown taste with a side of memories

Colwood resident John Palmer and a colleague ordered 10 large pizzas from their hometown of Windsor, Ont. and had them delivered, for a total cost of $600. (Courtesy of John Palmer)
National women’s team member Sabrina Poulin said getting involved with the community is important to her, as is sharing her love of the sport. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
National women’s team member Sabrina Poulin said getting involved with the community is important to her, as is sharing her love of the sport. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Abby and Roger St. Pierre put the finishing touches on a dogwood tree planted in their honour at Latoria Creek Park Friday, April 22, as part of being awarded the first-annual environmental award by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Colwood couple recognized for park cleanup efforts on Earth Day

Abby and Roger St. Pierre were recognized by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood

Abby and Roger St. Pierre put the finishing touches on a dogwood tree planted in their honour at Latoria Creek Park Friday, April 22, as part of being awarded the first-annual environmental award by the Citizens’ Environmental Network in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)