Board members of the Greater Victoria School District have voted to change the name of George Jay Elementary. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

VIDEO: George Jay Elementary renaming leads a selection of today’s news stories

A selection of Greater Victoria top stories for Jan. 29

These Greater Victoria stories for Jan. 29 are brought to you by Victoria Video Network (VVN).

The Greater Victoria School District will rename George Jay Elementary. The board will develop a committee to choose a new name. For more information on this story, click here.

Southern resident orca L41 may be dead. The orca hasn’t been spotted since August 2019. For more information on this story, click here.

Langford teacher, Mark McHugh, is giving his kidney to a stranger. For more information on this story, click here.

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