Oct 19, 2021

The new Royal BC Museum Collections and Research Building coming to Colwood's Royal Bay neighbourhood was featured in a recent "This Week in History" story on CHEK News. Maybe you'll see yourself or a neighbour attending the recent "Meet the Museum" events!

"This is going to be a game changer for Colwood in terms of high quality building design, exciting learning...

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Oct 14, 2021

With your help, the City of Colwood is creating Park Management Plans for Colwood Creek, Lookout Lake, and Ocean View Parks! The Park Management Plans will help guide future park amenity upgrades, environmental considerations, and recreational use.  

Now in Phase 2 we’re looking for your feedback on the early drafts! Are we on the right track? Is there anything we missed? Help us...

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Oct 5, 2021

On Thursday, September 30th, the Lekwungen People of Songhees and Esquimalt Nations hosted the Na'tsa'maht Gathering at Royal Beach in Colwood to commemorate the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

Na'tsa'maht is a Coast Salish term meaning 'working together as one'.


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Oct 4, 2021

Colwood pharmacies are offering flu shots, beginning mid October, to help keep residents healthy and protected. Getting your flu shot is particularly important this year, not only for influenza prevention, but also to stay healthy while COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities. A flu shot can reduce your chance of developing symptoms that resemble COVID-19, which would require you to...

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Sep 29, 2021

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation: Songhees and Esquimalt Nations To Mark The Day With nətsəmat Gatherings

The Songhees and Esquimalt Chiefs and Councils invite all indigenous and non-indigenous members of the community to form a path of healing as we work together as one to honor the survivors of residential schools. 

nətsəmat (Na’tsa’maht) is a Salish phrase...

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Sep 28, 2021

If you want to use fireworks on the West Shore, you need to obtain a permit.

Start by taking the free online 2021 Fireworks Safety Course.

Once you have successfully completed the online course and exam, your fire department will be notified of the results...

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Sep 18, 2021

92% of the Colwood business owners surveyed this summer said they are satisfied with the City of Colwood as a place to own and operate a business, and the majority report being very satisfied. Results also revealed some key areas where the City can focus its attention to help business owners thrive.

This is welcome news and important information for Colwood Council who has made...

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Aug 12, 2021

Environment Canada has issued a heat wave warning from Thursday through Sunday morning with daytime highs ranging from 29 to 37 degrees celsius combined with overnight lows of 16 to 19 degrees.

Stay safe

☀️ Drink lots of water even before you feel thirsty
☀️ Slap on a...

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Aug 6, 2021

Some major earth moving is underway on the South side of Latoria Boulevard in Royal Bay as GableCraft Homes prepares for a new elementary school, parks, trails, roads, shops, services and homes over the next several years.

The Royal Bay lands, which were home to an active gravel mining operation for almost a century, are being remediated and transformed into a vibrant new neighbourhood...

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Aug 4, 2021


In Canada and around the world, there is growing awareness of the importance of urban parks as essential places for conservation, recreation, learning, and mental and physical wellbeing...

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