Nov 30, 2022

The Province of BC has set the goal for all new buildings to be net zero energy ready by 2032. To achieve this, they introduced the BC Energy Step Code...

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Nov 25, 2022

The City of Colwood recognizes we are facing a climate emergency, as we see more extreme weather events such as flooding, sea level rise, heat waves, drought, wildfires and food insecurity put people and infrastructure at risk.

Colwood is creating a Low Carbon Resilience Plan to guide how our community will reduce greenhouse gas emissions while preparing for and managing the impacts of...

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Nov 17, 2022

You may notice some colourful new street banners as you travel around Colwood these days. Banners are one way to add colour and interest to city streets while working to foster community pride and convey the stories of the people who call Colwood home. The locally sourced images depict some of things residents value about their community, and celebrate opportunities to live life to the fullest...

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Oct 17, 2022

We are currently experiencing extreme drought conditions on the South Island, and Environment Canada forecasts the dry weather to continue.

This creates an extreme fire risk, which is anticipated to continue as dry conditions persist.

Because the use of fireworks in extreme or high fire conditions is considered hazardous and creates significant risk to public safety and private...

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Oct 15, 2022

Thank you to everyone who came out to vote in the 2022 Municipal Election.

Preliminary (unofficial) voting results show Doug Kobayshi as Mayor-elect for Colwood, earning 2,559 votes out of the...

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Oct 14, 2022

Get moving during the WALKTOBER Challenge to win great prizes! 

We're challenging Colwood residents to get active and walk or roll instead of driving for some trips between October 17 to October 31, then log your trips using the GOCO App for a chance to win some fantastic prizes! 

Walking the kids to school? Log your trip!

Walking to...

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Oct 12, 2022

SOOKE SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS RELEASE

COLWOOD, BC – The Sooke School District is exploring the creation of a vibrant community hub with the City of Colwood and The Village Initiative at the future South Colwood Elementary School site in Royal Bay. The land for the future school site was purchased back in March 2020 and is a priority ask for capital funding from the provincial government...

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Oct 7, 2022

WEST SHORE PARKS & RECREATION NEWS RELEASE

COLWOOD, BC—The five municipalities that own the lands at West Shore Parks & Recreation (WSPR) are excited to announce their combined contribution of $459,600 to help build a 13,0000 sq/ft skatepark on the lower park at WSPR.

The breakdown for each municipal owner is based on converted assessment and is as follows: City of...

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Oct 7, 2022

What do you do with a trusty old fire truck that has reached the end of its useful life and can no longer be safely used as an emergency vehicle?

Colwood Volunteer Firefighters Association and other departments on the West Shore worked together with Muscular Dystrophy Canada to give Colwood's recently retired engine a new life.

On October 6, representatives from the Colwood...

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Oct 6, 2022

A total of 466 residents took advantage of the first voting date for the municipal general election on Wednesday, October 5th (plus 20 little ones in the Colwood Kids Vote!)

The next advance voting date is...

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