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|Colwood Property Tax Notices|
Colwood Property tax notices will be mailed May 31, 2013 and must be paid by July 2, 2013. More information is available on our Property Tax page.
| ||CRD Regional Trails Surveys|
CRD Regional Parks is conducting a public survey this summer to gather information on regional trail use, experiences and management. The information will provide insight into the public's views on the management and development of the Galloping Goose, Lochside and E&N Rail Trail - Humpback Connector regional trails. This will provide background information for the development of a regional trails management plan in the future.
|Junk It Kits|
The kits are now available at Colwood City Hall at no charge while quantities last. For more information, please click here. The Junk It Kits include everything you need to safely and properly dispose of your unwanted items - tarp, bungee cord, information on where and how to dispose of materials and even a myrecyclopedia.ca pencil that will remind you every time you use it - all enclosed in a bag that can also be used as a flag.
News Release - CFB Esquimalt Tours Start Today
CFB Esquimalt - May 21, 2013
ESQUIMALT, B.C. – Beginning today the public is invited to explore the rich history and current operational atmosphere of Canada’s West Coast naval base through a free guided tour that is available in a number of formats (Bus Tours, Walking Tours, Customs Tours)
|Is Colwood Prepared for Emergencies?|
A team from Royal Roads University Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management has completed a comprehensive evaluation of our city's preparedness for a large scale emergency. Their results recommend Colwood be a 'Role Model City' in the United Nations Making Cities Resilient campaign - a distinction achieved by only 6 other communities in Canada!
|Exercise Trident Fury|
From May 3 to 19 the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Canadian Air Force, and the Canadian Army will be participating in a training event called Exercise Trident Fury. There may be patrol aircraft, alpha jets, helicopters and transport aircraft flying over our area periodically on missions during the day or at night. The exercise has been designed by military planners to minimize noise and other disruptions. Inquiries can be directed to Navy Public Affairs at 250-363-5789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
| ||Help Name the New School in Royal Bay|
Construction on the new secondary school in Royal Bay is expected to start August 1st, 2013. It's slated to open to students in September 2015. Your help is needed to find the perfect name for this new school. It's more than just a new school, it's about shaping our community. Share your school name suggestion now!
Sewage Treatment Options
We want to hear what you think about sewage treatment options for Colwood. We encourage you to visit our Sewage Treatment page
to learn more and share your questions and concerns so we can work together to find the best solution.
Transportation Master Planning
The City of Colwood is developing a Transportation Master Plan
to guide the creation of an efficient transportation network that features welcoming streetscapes and encourages active transportation. Involving the community is critical to creating and implementing a successful plan. Share your thoughts at email@example.com
Vision for a West Shore Community Arts Centre
The City of Colwood has teamed up with almost 30 arts, education and community groups to explore the possibility of a performing arts and cultural centre at Royal Bay. Learn more
Call for Volunteers: Taking the Pulse of Shorebird Populations
Recent studies suggest that many once abundant species of shorebirds are in decline. A hemispheric effort is being undertaken to elucidate the causes. As part of this Bird Studies Canada and Simon Fraser University are studying the migration of the Western Sandpiper. Read Taking the Pulse of Shorebird Populations.
Carbon Neutral Colwood
New Crosswalk on Old Island Highway
West Shore Ferry Demand Research Project
What do you think about the idea of a passenger ferry between Royal Bay and downtown Victoria?
2013 Meeting Schedule
Colwood is Saving Energy!
Capital City Centre
The Colwood Corners mall is being re-born as Capital City Centre - a vibrant new urban community. Learn more at www.capitalcitycentre.ca
Report Knotweed in the CRD
Knotweed, listed as one of the world’s worst invaders, has arrived in the CRD. Public assistance is needed to eliminate Knotweed in our region before it has spread too far. The Capital Region Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) has developed a regional program for this species. Please visit the website for information and reporting: www.coastalinvasiveplants.com (Regional Committee tab: CRISP) or call 250-857-2472.
Coburg Peninsula Study
Four students from Camosun College have conducted a study of the vulnerability of Coburg Peninsula (Esquimalt Lagoon) to sea level rise. Results show that parts of the foreshore are already subject to erosion during ‘king’ tides and storm surge events, and that predicted sea level rise will increase this risk. Read their report.
Colwood 2012 Strategic Priorities
At the June 25, 2012 Council Meeting, the Colwood 2012 Strategic Priorities Chart was approved. This document will be posted in the Council Chambers and will be reconsidered by Council at least once each quarter for a status update so that they – and the public – can monitor where the City stands with respect to achieving its stated objectives.
Meetings for May 27 - May 31
|Council||Mon, May 27 @ 7:00 p.m.||pdf html|
|Emergency Planning - Special||Tues, May 28 @ 3:00 p.m.||pdf html|
|ESS||Wed, May 29 @ 6:00 p.m.||Agenda To Follow|
To View The Calendar of Scheduled Meetings - Click Here
Meetings for June 3 - June 7
|St John Centennial - Special||Mon, June 3 @ 10:00 a.m.||Agenda To Follow|
|Cycling||Mon, June 3 @ 5:00 p.m.||Agenda To Follow|
|Transportation & Public Infrastructure||Tues, June 3 @ 7:00 p.m.||Agenda To Follow|
|Planning & Land Use||Wed, June 4 @ 7:00 p.m.||Agenda To Follow|
|St. John the Baptist - Emery Hall 537 Glencairn||Fri, June 7 @ 10:00 a.m.||Agenda To Follow|
To View The Calendar of Scheduled Meetings - Click Here