Christine van Reeuwyk

A federal cairn and plaque atop Walbran Park, overlooks the shores of Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Federal cairn in Oak Bay skips Indigenous history, wording up for review

Outdated language, factual errors, new knowledge can also trigger reviews of historic designations

A federal cairn and plaque atop Walbran Park, overlooks the shores of Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Teams from Greater Victoria face off in a snake in the grass format at the Carnarvon Park croquet court on March 5. (Courtesy Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club)

Wicked case of wickets hits Oak Bay park for interclub croquet tournament

Greater Victoria croquet teams converge on Carnarvon court

Teams from Greater Victoria face off in a snake in the grass format at the Carnarvon Park croquet court on March 5. (Courtesy Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club)
A young Tina Savea, now of North Saanich, with her late father Elton Keshane in Saskatchewan. (Courtesy Tina Savea)

North Saanich resident finds healing even as graves found in schoolyard where she played

Indigenous woman Tina Savea gives voice to her late father, sharing childhood abuses he faced

A young Tina Savea, now of North Saanich, with her late father Elton Keshane in Saskatchewan. (Courtesy Tina Savea)
Tod House, an 1850 heritage home owned by the Distroct of Oak Bay, is set to undergo major maintenance work this year. (Google Maps)

Major maintenance slated for historic Tod House in Oak Bay

Roof and chimney repairs, new paint and landscaping on to-do list for district-owned heritage home

Tod House, an 1850 heritage home owned by the Distroct of Oak Bay, is set to undergo major maintenance work this year. (Google Maps)
This fluffy feline was first reported missing about five years ago by his vet tech human. Now he’s headed for his orignal owner and a new home. (FLEC/Facebook)

Colwood cat found 5 years after going missing makes case for chip technology

Fluffy feline headed back to original owner and a new home in Ontario

This fluffy feline was first reported missing about five years ago by his vet tech human. Now he’s headed for his orignal owner and a new home. (FLEC/Facebook)
Oak Bay student Ella Hostad sorts donations gathered by her peers at Monterey Middle School ahead of packing bags of comfort to give out to people experiencing homelessness. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay students pack bags of comfort for those experiencing homelessness

Monterey community donates more than 100 packages to Our Place Society

Oak Bay student Ella Hostad sorts donations gathered by her peers at Monterey Middle School ahead of packing bags of comfort to give out to people experiencing homelessness. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Adopted into the family four years ago, Orion, an orange and white tabby with white paws with distinctive sunken eyes left home Feb. 16 and didn’t return to his home near Majestic Park. (Courtesy Florence Cougoulat)

Saanich couple calls in a dog to track missing beloved cat

Orion the tabby has a medical condition and needs daily medication

Adopted into the family four years ago, Orion, an orange and white tabby with white paws with distinctive sunken eyes left home Feb. 16 and didn’t return to his home near Majestic Park. (Courtesy Florence Cougoulat)
Branded Spinco hoodies are among items reported stolen after a break and enter in the 2000-block of Oak Bay Avenue. (Courtesy Spinco)

Branded clothing, electronics and more stolen from Oak Bay spin business

Black spin shoes marked for commercial use would stand out in online used marketplace

Branded Spinco hoodies are among items reported stolen after a break and enter in the 2000-block of Oak Bay Avenue. (Courtesy Spinco)
Cadboro Bay resident Gerald Graham shares videos of a recent grey whale visitor online in a bid to educate, learn more about the marine mammal. (Courtesy Gerald Graham)

VIDEO: Watch 14 clips of a grey whale at play near Victoria

Saanich resident brings land-based whale watching to the living room

Cadboro Bay resident Gerald Graham shares videos of a recent grey whale visitor online in a bid to educate, learn more about the marine mammal. (Courtesy Gerald Graham)
Joanne Turner’s sign near St. David Street and Brighton Avenue after pulling more than 100 dog poop bags from the blackberry bushes. (Photos by Joanne Turner)

Neighbour steamed at dog excrement left to hang in Oak Bay

Bylaw prescribes $50 fine for leaving dog poop behind

Joanne Turner’s sign near St. David Street and Brighton Avenue after pulling more than 100 dog poop bags from the blackberry bushes. (Photos by Joanne Turner)
Members of the robotics club at Esquimalt High compete in FIRST Robotics BC’s Canadian Pacific Regional competition this weekend in Victoria. (Courtesy Esquimalt Atom Smashers)

Esquimalt students make the business case for robotics

School robotics teams tackle competition in Victoria this weekend

Members of the robotics club at Esquimalt High compete in FIRST Robotics BC’s Canadian Pacific Regional competition this weekend in Victoria. (Courtesy Esquimalt Atom Smashers)
The updated plan for Victoria Hospice Society work on Bowker Creek should the School District 61 Lansdowne land sale be approved. (Victoria Hospice Society). (Courtesy of Victoria Hospice Society)

Greater Victoria School District defers land sale discussion two weeks

Victoria Hospice presentation, potential third reading of bylaw set for March 14 meeting

The updated plan for Victoria Hospice Society work on Bowker Creek should the School District 61 Lansdowne land sale be approved. (Victoria Hospice Society). (Courtesy of Victoria Hospice Society)
Oak Bay’s Finn Lillis pushes through during the final game of provincials, a loss to Vancouver College, on Monday night. (Photos courtesy of Gary Ahuja Langley Events Centre)

Oak Bay junior boys finish fourth after double OT at provincials

Senior boys from Oak Bay, Claremont earn berth at provincials in Langley

Oak Bay’s Finn Lillis pushes through during the final game of provincials, a loss to Vancouver College, on Monday night. (Photos courtesy of Gary Ahuja Langley Events Centre)
Deputy Chief Mark Fisher returns to the helm of Oak Bay Police Department in September. (Courtesy Mark Fisher)

Former Oak Bay police chief returns to helm come September

Deputy Mark Fisher led Oak Bay Police Department from 2011 to 2014

Deputy Chief Mark Fisher returns to the helm of Oak Bay Police Department in September. (Courtesy Mark Fisher)
Olivia Boyer-Smyth as Ariel and Jakob Diston plays Scuttle in the coming Oak Bay High musical performance of The Little Mermaid. (Courtesy Oak Bay High Musical Theatre)

Oak Bay High musical theatre team brings sea creatures to live performance

The Little Mermaid on Dave Dunnet stage starting March 3

Olivia Boyer-Smyth as Ariel and Jakob Diston plays Scuttle in the coming Oak Bay High musical performance of The Little Mermaid. (Courtesy Oak Bay High Musical Theatre)
Salish Sea by Chris Paul, installed at Spewhung/Turkey Head in Oak Bay, was the first ArtsAlive sculpture the district purchased. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay seeks 6 sculptures for latest ArtsAlive community showcase

Successful artists receive an honorarium of $1,000

Salish Sea by Chris Paul, installed at Spewhung/Turkey Head in Oak Bay, was the first ArtsAlive sculpture the district purchased. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay High ski and snowboard team hits the slopes at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden for provincial competition Feb. 28 to March 2. (Courtesy Colleen McKee)

Captains lead Oak Bay High contingent to ski, snowboard provincials

Young athletes cite coaches, diversity as learning opportunity

Oak Bay High ski and snowboard team hits the slopes at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden for provincial competition Feb. 28 to March 2. (Courtesy Colleen McKee)
Pink blossoms at the corner of Vancouver and View streets could spell the start of spring in Victoria, or spell disaster for the trees with the recent cold snap. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Unseasonable cold snap could trigger ‘spiral of decline’ for Greater Victoria trees

Trees need help to overcome heat dome, drought, record rainfall, arctic cold

Pink blossoms at the corner of Vancouver and View streets could spell the start of spring in Victoria, or spell disaster for the trees with the recent cold snap. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay municipal hall. May 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay meetings start an hour earlier come fall

Schedule changes take effect Feb. 28

Oak Bay municipal hall. May 2021 (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Carmen Pavlov, coordinator for Peninsula Streams Society’s BEACH program, holds a sample of a forage fish egg, too small to be seen on camera, but readily visible under microscope. (Christine van Reewyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Surf smelt egg found on Oak Bay beach signals spawning ground for forage fish

Citizen scientists with Peninsula Streams work forage fish egg surveys across region

Carmen Pavlov, coordinator for Peninsula Streams Society’s BEACH program, holds a sample of a forage fish egg, too small to be seen on camera, but readily visible under microscope. (Christine van Reewyk/News Staff)