Oak Bay News Staff

Island Savings kick-starts the Equipped to Heal campaign with $120,000. (Courtesy Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

Latest Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign targets $1M for mental health

Goal is to outfit new 19-bed unit at Eric Martin Pavilion

Island Savings kick-starts the Equipped to Heal campaign with $120,000. (Courtesy Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Chef Trevor Randle leads a June 21 online cooking featuring recipes – beef zesty lettuce wraps, blueberry strudel and blueberry spritzer. (Courtesy We Heart Local BC)

Free online cooking course explores B.C. blueberries and beef

Chef Trevor Randle calls them the province’s most flavourful foods

Chef Trevor Randle leads a June 21 online cooking featuring recipes – beef zesty lettuce wraps, blueberry strudel and blueberry spritzer. (Courtesy We Heart Local BC)
A bathtub kitchen garden is part of the lineup for this year’s Teeny Tiny Garden Tour to benefit Victoria Hospice. (Screenshot/Teeny Tiny Garden Tour)

Virtual garden tour for Victoria Hospice features trio of back yards

Online tour is free; calendar purchase and donation options raise money for the cause

A bathtub kitchen garden is part of the lineup for this year’s Teeny Tiny Garden Tour to benefit Victoria Hospice. (Screenshot/Teeny Tiny Garden Tour)
(V.I. Trail/Google Maps)

Now 90% complete, Vancouver Island trail forges new funding parnership

Victoria Foundation takes on Vancouver Island Trail Association; fund valued at $40,000

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West Shore RCMP K9 Halla. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sound of RCMP dog enough to stop suspects in Oak Bay

West Shore RCMP K9 unit called in, didn’t get to chase

West Shore RCMP K9 Halla. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Copper piping missing, as suspect found with tools in Oak Bay commercial block

Police briefs include missing dinghy, speed stop turned impaired, wallet swiped from unlocked car

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Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Special Olympics B.C. kicks off with a run at Swan Lake on June 6. The virtual fundraiser runs until June 20. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Torch run seeks to scorch previous fundraiser, targets $75,000 for Special Olympics

Global movement shoots for 40,000 km in honour of the 40th anniversary

Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Special Olympics B.C. kicks off with a run at Swan Lake on June 6. The virtual fundraiser runs until June 20. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
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COVID-19 exposure closes Oak Bay pub, restaurant

Penny Farthing, Vis-a-Vis expected to reopen Wednesday after deep clean

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Future grads at Oak Bay High will have greater scholarship opportunities available through the Oak Bay Rotary Club. (Black Press Media file photo)

Private donor quadruples donations to Oak Bay Rotary scholarship funds

The club has awarded more than $25,000 to Oak Bay High students

Future grads at Oak Bay High will have greater scholarship opportunities available through the Oak Bay Rotary Club. (Black Press Media file photo)
Modern Real Estate Team members are preparing to host the ninth annual Raise the Roof for Shelter event. (Courtesy Modern Real Estate Team)

Silent auction by Greater Victoria real estate agents raises cash for women’s shelters

Raise the Roof auction on now through June 21, dozens of donated auction items up for bids

Modern Real Estate Team members are preparing to host the ninth annual Raise the Roof for Shelter event. (Courtesy Modern Real Estate Team)
Photo captured by Victoria’s Robert (Lucky) Budd on June 3 shows Jupiter’s stripes, and one of its moons (photo on right). (Lucky Budd/Twitter)

Victoria writer, now photographer, captures Jupiter in daytime shot

Lucky Budd’s image shared nearly 5,000 times on Twitter

Photo captured by Victoria’s Robert (Lucky) Budd on June 3 shows Jupiter’s stripes, and one of its moons (photo on right). (Lucky Budd/Twitter)
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Parked car left damaged in Oak Bay hit and run

Police also called to bike thefts, smashed vehicle window

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In 2020 Greater Victoria 4-H winners in the junior division included Sava Bell from the Metchosin club. (Courtesy Agriculture in the classroom)

Field to Fork Challenge encourages B.C. youth to prepare healthy, local foods

Six Greater Victoria youth won cash prizes in 2020 for submitted recipes, cooking videos

In 2020 Greater Victoria 4-H winners in the junior division included Sava Bell from the Metchosin club. (Courtesy Agriculture in the classroom)
Linda Kember, Malcolm Clarkson, Shirley Tucker, Raven Wyntre-Clarkson, Polly Vaughan, Ralph Wimmer, Andrea Ochave celebrate Shirley Tucker’s 104th birthday. (Susan Walker photo)
Linda Kember, Malcolm Clarkson, Shirley Tucker, Raven Wyntre-Clarkson, Polly Vaughan, Ralph Wimmer, Andrea Ochave celebrate Shirley Tucker’s 104th birthday. (Susan Walker photo)
Floyd Pelkey, left of the Tsawout Nation and Eugene Sam of the Songhees Nation tend the sacred fire at the University of Victoria. The fire, which honours the memory of the 215 Indigenous children lost at a Kamloops residential school, is being kept burning through Friday (June 4). (Photo by Louise Major/UVic Photo Services)

Sacred fire burns at University of Victoria to honour 215 children

Everyone is welcome to sit by the fire, or lay down prayers or medicine

Floyd Pelkey, left of the Tsawout Nation and Eugene Sam of the Songhees Nation tend the sacred fire at the University of Victoria. The fire, which honours the memory of the 215 Indigenous children lost at a Kamloops residential school, is being kept burning through Friday (June 4). (Photo by Louise Major/UVic Photo Services)
Oak Bay police said they were in the park June 1, around 4:30 p.m. after a man died in the park. The death is not considered suspicious. (Google Maps)

Sudden death in Oak Bay park draws police response

Man’s death at Willows Park deemed not suspicious

Oak Bay police said they were in the park June 1, around 4:30 p.m. after a man died in the park. The death is not considered suspicious. (Google Maps)
The Fearless Sisters Rising mural, located at the University of Victoria’s McPherson Library, was imagined and created by Indigenous artists Brianna Bear and Nicole Neidhardt and the Sisters Rising network. (Courtesy University of Victoria)

Greater Victoria residents invited to blessing of Indigenous mural celebrating solidarity

University of Victoria library home to mural, ceremony streaming Friday, June 4

The Fearless Sisters Rising mural, located at the University of Victoria’s McPherson Library, was imagined and created by Indigenous artists Brianna Bear and Nicole Neidhardt and the Sisters Rising network. (Courtesy University of Victoria)
CCPA performs Urinetown June 3 at 7:30 p.m., June 4 at 6 p.m. and June 5 at 12:30 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available online at ccpacanada.com, by phone at 250-595-9970 or email boxoffice@ccpacanada.com.(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria performance school livestreams Urinetown for season finale

Canadian College of Performing Arts livestreamed shows presented through June 6

CCPA performs Urinetown June 3 at 7:30 p.m., June 4 at 6 p.m. and June 5 at 12:30 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available online at ccpacanada.com, by phone at 250-595-9970 or email boxoffice@ccpacanada.com.(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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Police impound Mercedes driven at excessive speed in Oak Bay streets

Traffic stops dominate weekly police briefs

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Mark Loria in the 621 Fort St. Gallery that bears his name starting June 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Indigenous art gallery transforms in name only

New logo created in partnership with Coast Salish artist lessLIE

Mark Loria in the 621 Fort St. Gallery that bears his name starting June 1. (Black Press Media file photo)