Oak Bay News Staff

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)
Cyclists ride along the Selkirk Trestle. The renamed and revamped Go By Bike Week gets underway Monday, May 31 and runs through June 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Go By Bike Week draws hundreds of teams, expands scope in Victoria and beyond

BC Transit offering cyclists free rides next week, celebrating Clean Air Day on June 2

Cyclists ride along the Selkirk Trestle. The renamed and revamped Go By Bike Week gets underway Monday, May 31 and runs through June 6. (Black Press Media file photo)
The band hit the Woodshop Recording Studio in October 2020 and are now fresh off the release of the first single from this session, The Wave. (New Groovement/YouTube)
The band hit the Woodshop Recording Studio in October 2020 and are now fresh off the release of the first single from this session, The Wave. (New Groovement/YouTube)
Members of Oak Bay High School’s Interact Club have started a campaign to address period poverty. (Photo courtesy of Katie Bentley)

Oak Bay High School students’ campaign combatting period poverty

The fundraiser will help get menstrual products to those who can’t afford them

Members of Oak Bay High School’s Interact Club have started a campaign to address period poverty. (Photo courtesy of Katie Bentley)
Should Have Seen It Coming, a hyper-realistic painting by Sean Yelland, will be displayed at the Madrona Gallery this month in his new solo exhibit, Chasing Rainbows.

Blooms, bright colours coming to Greater Victoria galleries this month

At The Galleries: check out what’s on display in June

Should Have Seen It Coming, a hyper-realistic painting by Sean Yelland, will be displayed at the Madrona Gallery this month in his new solo exhibit, Chasing Rainbows.
The Victoria Regional Transit System’s GradPASS program has been offering free rides to graduating high school students since 1990. (Black Press Media file photo)

2 days free transit in June for Greater Victoria high school grads

Those finishing high school can choose two days to travel free on the bus

The Victoria Regional Transit System’s GradPASS program has been offering free rides to graduating high school students since 1990. (Black Press Media file photo)
Residents can register to move in any manner for the 2021 version of Ride Don’t Hide Victoria, raising funds for area mental health programs. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Choose your adventure as Ride Don’t Hide Victoria takes its turn online

Funds raised go toward Greater Victoria mental wellness programs

Residents can register to move in any manner for the 2021 version of Ride Don’t Hide Victoria, raising funds for area mental health programs. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
West Shore RCMP brought a police dog to Oak Bay in search of a suspect May 14. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)

Oak Bay police call in West Shore RCMP dog for foot chase

Suspect found on roof of shed, in one of many calls to police last week

West Shore RCMP brought a police dog to Oak Bay in search of a suspect May 14. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)
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Secondary suites study hits survey phase in Oak Bay

Resident survey runs until June 3

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Previous Oak Bay Tea Party events boasted midway fun for everyone. The 60th event will have to hold off until 2022 after the second consecutive cancellation due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay Tea Party cancelled – again

Organizers say community will celebrate 60th event in 2022

Previous Oak Bay Tea Party events boasted midway fun for everyone. The 60th event will have to hold off until 2022 after the second consecutive cancellation due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)