Colwood council backtracks on Esquimalt Lagoon road closure

Colwood's mayor says the majority of residents who responded to the city asked council not to close Ocean Boulevard to traffic this summer. (CTV News) Colwood's mayor says the majority of residents who responded to the city asked council not to close Ocean Boulevard to traffic this summer. (CTV News)

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German election to set direction after 16 years under Merkel

Germany's closely fought election on Sunday will set the direction of the European Union's most populous country after 16 years under Angela Merkel, whose party is scrambling to avoid defeat by its center-left rivals after a rollercoaster campaign. The environmentalist Greens also are eyeing at least a share of power.