Christine van Reeuwyk

Andrew Weaver explores sustainable aviation fuel for one of his return blog posts in a bid to spur conversation and interest. (Courtesy Andrew Weaver)

Former Green Party leader returns to roots, seeking solutions through climate science

Andrew Weaver plans to pen book titled A Climate for Hope

Andrew Weaver explores sustainable aviation fuel for one of his return blog posts in a bid to spur conversation and interest. (Courtesy Andrew Weaver)
Keygan Power, 18, and Allison Power enjoy some sunshine near where the teen works each day for Byte Camp. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Keygan Power, 18, and Allison Power enjoy some sunshine near where the teen works each day for Byte Camp. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The community fridge at Rock Bay in Victoria will be repaired or replaced after an online fundraiser came through. Its heavy use indicated a need, as organizers seek out a site for a second fridge to feed those who may need it. (Community Fridge Victoria/Instagram)

Residents rally to raise cash to fix or replace Victoria community fridge

Rock Bay pantry and fridge open at all times to battle local food security

The community fridge at Rock Bay in Victoria will be repaired or replaced after an online fundraiser came through. Its heavy use indicated a need, as organizers seek out a site for a second fridge to feed those who may need it. (Community Fridge Victoria/Instagram)
Langford teen Kimberly Proctor was raped and murdered in 2010 by classmates Kruse Wellwood and Cameron Moffat. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)

Man who killed Langford teen Kimberly Proctor in 2010 denied parole

One of 2 men who raped, killed classmate still high risk for sexual violence: decision

Langford teen Kimberly Proctor was raped and murdered in 2010 by classmates Kruse Wellwood and Cameron Moffat. (Facebook/Kimberly’s Law)
The BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre needs cedar boughs to help raccoons transition into their outdoor enclosures. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)

Mid-summer baby bump prompts reminder from Greater Victoria wildlife advocates

Metchosin-based BC SPCA animal rehab centre in search of greenery for raccoons

The BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre needs cedar boughs to help raccoons transition into their outdoor enclosures. (BC SPCA Wild ARC/Facebook)
Harbour Air’s electric-powered de Havilland Beaver takes centre stage for the BC Aviation Museum open house Aug. 20. (Courtesy BCAM)

E-Beaver, vintage aircraft in mix for aviation museum open house in North Saanich

Photo opps, kids games, flight simulators and more on tap for Aug. 20 event

Harbour Air’s electric-powered de Havilland Beaver takes centre stage for the BC Aviation Museum open house Aug. 20. (Courtesy BCAM)
Oak Bay Sea Rescue trains in the waters off Queens’ park. The local Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue organization hosts an open house Aug. 29 in search of volunteers. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay Sea Rescue seeks volunteers to save lives

Marine rescue team takes on new vessel, needs more crew

Oak Bay Sea Rescue trains in the waters off Queens’ park. The local Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue organization hosts an open house Aug. 29 in search of volunteers. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Georgia Poitras, 9, and her sister Rosie, 5, sell flowers at their nana’s house in Oak Bay to raise funds for the Island Kids Cancer Association. (Courtesy Jen Poitras)

Girls sell nana’s flowers in Oak Bay to raise $375 for kids with cancer

Young philanthropists honour late cousin with streetside stand

Georgia Poitras, 9, and her sister Rosie, 5, sell flowers at their nana’s house in Oak Bay to raise funds for the Island Kids Cancer Association. (Courtesy Jen Poitras)
Metamorphosis by Peter Vogelaar stands on Oak Bay Avenue near Hampshire. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay pairs opera and ice cream with sculpture launch

Arts Alive 2022 officially opens with musical event

Metamorphosis by Peter Vogelaar stands on Oak Bay Avenue near Hampshire. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Monterey Recreation Centre staff announced the loss of longtime recreation programmer Joanne Donohue on Aug. 10. (Kevin Light Photography)

Oak Bay recreation centre stunned by loss of shining leader

Joanne Donohue, programmer of volunteers, died unexpectedly

Monterey Recreation Centre staff announced the loss of longtime recreation programmer Joanne Donohue on Aug. 10. (Kevin Light Photography)
Efforts to host refugees from Ukraine in local communities got a cash boost from members of the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay lawn bowlers pitch in $2,300 for Ukrainian refugees

Last-minute call for donations leads to housing help

Efforts to host refugees from Ukraine in local communities got a cash boost from members of the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Marion Cumming shows off her Carey Newman-designed orange shirt under sunny skies in her Oak Bay garden on July 29. (Photo by Arifin Graham)

Oak Bay artist, activist remembered in part for her final gift of reconciliation

Marion Cumming died peacefully at home Aug. 1, surrounded by friends, loved ones

Marion Cumming shows off her Carey Newman-designed orange shirt under sunny skies in her Oak Bay garden on July 29. (Photo by Arifin Graham)
Victoria man Scott Graham has been missing in Spain since mid-July when he lost his phone, passport and possibly his kidney anti-rejection medication. (Courtesy of Georgia Graham)

Canadian daughters fly to Madrid in desperate search for missing Victoria dad

Friends launch fundraiser to help family deal with ‘wildly ambiguous situation’

Victoria man Scott Graham has been missing in Spain since mid-July when he lost his phone, passport and possibly his kidney anti-rejection medication. (Courtesy of Georgia Graham)
Barbara Holst, right, calls the herb garden fronting Jude Somers’ Oak Bay home a magical place. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

These herbs are grown for snipping, and Oak Bay guests sure do

Garden invites tasting, smelling and even conversation

Barbara Holst, right, calls the herb garden fronting Jude Somers’ Oak Bay home a magical place. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
An insect resembling a muted butterfly with feather-like antenna rests on a Saanich apartment building. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Pretty as a picture, these moths are native to Greater Victoria

Tropical cousin, giant atlas moth, lives at Victoria Butterfly Gardens

An insect resembling a muted butterfly with feather-like antenna rests on a Saanich apartment building. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Ice Cream Truck offers a live tracking system so you don’t have to chase down a sweet cool treat this summer. (Courtesy The Ice Cream Truck)

Ice cream trucks at the ready as heat set to soar in Greater Victoria

Track The Ice Cream Truck or get a text to plan your day

The Ice Cream Truck offers a live tracking system so you don’t have to chase down a sweet cool treat this summer. (Courtesy The Ice Cream Truck)
What is likely a red-eared slider turtle, was spotted swimming in Bowker Creek multiple times by local residents in 2021. (File - Courtesy of Dawn Williamson)

Coolkit program inspires Oak Bay ‘hood to host ice cream social

Bee and Bowker neighbourhood invites residents interested in action on climate change

What is likely a red-eared slider turtle, was spotted swimming in Bowker Creek multiple times by local residents in 2021. (File - Courtesy of Dawn Williamson)
John Hillman, 103, with the judge presiding over the July 21 virtual citizenship ceremony where the British veteran became Canadian. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Meet Canada’s oldest newest Canadian, John Hillman of Oak Bay

103-year-old performs official oath in English and French to earn citizenship July 21

John Hillman, 103, with the judge presiding over the July 21 virtual citizenship ceremony where the British veteran became Canadian. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Kenny Podmore, left, inspired by John Hillman’s philanthropy, pushed to get the Oak Bay centenarian his Canadian citizenship. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay’s philanthropic centenarian scores Canadian citizenship

John Hillman, 103, has raised well beyond $300,000 for Save the Children over three years

Kenny Podmore, left, inspired by John Hillman’s philanthropy, pushed to get the Oak Bay centenarian his Canadian citizenship. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Jan Burns serves up lunch at the Oak Bay Kiwanis Tea Room where the service club hands out 500 free hot dogs this weekend to celebrate 75 years. (Black Press Media file photo)

Kiwanis celebrate 75 years with Oak Bay community party

Club members handing out hot dogs this weekend at Willows Beach

Jan Burns serves up lunch at the Oak Bay Kiwanis Tea Room where the service club hands out 500 free hot dogs this weekend to celebrate 75 years. (Black Press Media file photo)