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Soul Shakers lead singer Joyce Allensen hits a high note while performing with guitarist Sean McCool at Willows Park in 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Soul Shakers bring the boogie back to Oak Bay park

Summer concert series kicks off June 29 at Willows Beach Park

 

Gustavson School of Business professor Brent Mainprize (left), co-founder of the Indigenous Advancement of Cultural Entrepreneurship program with Frank Parnell (right), then-CEO of the Tribal Resources Investment Corporation, helped celebrate the program’s 50th cohort recently at the University of Victoria. (Brent Mainprize/Twitter)

50th cohort graduates from Indigenous/UVic co-designed entrepreneurship program

714 grads, more than 230 businesses launched in 9 years of I-ACE existence

 

Oak Bay police officers stopped two different people last week travelling at more than 105 km/h on Beach Drive. (Black Press Media file photo)

Excessive speeders on Beach Drive caught in the act in Oak Bay

2 separate individuals clocked doing more than 100 km/h in a 40 km/h zone

 

Oak Bay Fire crews responded to a gas leak on Beach Drive on June 26. (Courtesy Oak Bay Fire Department)
Oak Bay Fire crews responded to a gas leak on Beach Drive on June 26. (Courtesy Oak Bay Fire Department)
The McNeill Avenue corridor in Oak Bay, from Foul Bay Road to Transit Road, is slated for infrastructure upgrades to slow vehicle traffic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Parking stays, centre line may not on Oak Bay commuter road

McNeill Avenue pegged for vehicle speed reduction infrastructure next year

The McNeill Avenue corridor in Oak Bay, from Foul Bay Road to Transit Road, is slated for infrastructure upgrades to slow vehicle traffic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
In the wake of temporary uses creating patio seating in parking lots during the pandemic, Oak Bay is investigating options for allowing them to continue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay gets cooking on roadside patio permitting process

Current provincial program allows for the public-space seating until next spring

In the wake of temporary uses creating patio seating in parking lots during the pandemic, Oak Bay is investigating options for allowing them to continue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay’s new director of community building, Andre Boel, starts July 12. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
Oak Bay’s new director of community building, Andre Boel, starts July 12. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
Artist Andrea Fritz explains Natural Connection – and how the four panels of wood each representing its own ecosystem – to a passerby during installation of the artwork on Cadboro Bay Road. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Artist Andrea Fritz explains Natural Connection – and how the four panels of wood each representing its own ecosystem – to a passerby during installation of the artwork on Cadboro Bay Road. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Nickel Bros. move a home from the 600-block of Oliver Street in Oak Bay on June 14. (Photo by Erik Otto)

Houses on the move as recycling movement picks up momentum in Oak Bay

Nickel Bros. relocates houses across the south coast, moving more than 100 in 2021

Nickel Bros. move a home from the 600-block of Oliver Street in Oak Bay on June 14. (Photo by Erik Otto)
Olivia Freisen, left, and Ines Ciccateri earned the Merit Cup during the 2022 annual awards at Oak Bay High. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay High celebrates students with awards

Merit Cup winners appreciate efforts of teachers, staff

Olivia Freisen, left, and Ines Ciccateri earned the Merit Cup during the 2022 annual awards at Oak Bay High. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A police marine patrol boat heads toward a collection of vessels in Cadboro Bay as part of theft-prevention surveillance actions in the area. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Marine thefts prompt Saanich, Oak Bay police to keep close watch on Cadboro Bay

Local police join RCMP in monitoring nighttime activities in marine community

A police marine patrol boat heads toward a collection of vessels in Cadboro Bay as part of theft-prevention surveillance actions in the area. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
The pickleball courts at Carnarvon Park in Oak Bay, now located in the lacrosse box, will see another layer of noise mitigation. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay battles pickleball noise with rubber fencing

Region seeks long-term solutions to increase play areas, decrease noise

The pickleball courts at Carnarvon Park in Oak Bay, now located in the lacrosse box, will see another layer of noise mitigation. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Andrew Berry is appealing his conviction for his daughters’ murders. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Felicity Don)

Oak Bay’s Andrew Berry awaits appeal court decision following Crown’s closing arguments

Andrew Berry is appealing a double-murder conviction for the 2017 deaths of his two young daughters

Andrew Berry is appealing his conviction for his daughters’ murders. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Felicity Don)
Direct University of Victoria activities, those of its students and alumni, added an estimated $3.3 billion to B.C.’s economy for the 2019-20 fiscal year, according to a new independent study. (Black Press Media file photo)

University of Victoria an economic driver with impact in the billions, new study finds

UVic adds $3.3 billion to provincial economy, benefits extend through society

Direct University of Victoria activities, those of its students and alumni, added an estimated $3.3 billion to B.C.’s economy for the 2019-20 fiscal year, according to a new independent study. (Black Press Media file photo)
Andrew Berry, centre, appears in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. He’s appealing his double murder conviction for killing his two young daughters in his home on Christmas Day 2017. (Felicity Don/The Canadian Press)

Crown uses trial evidence to dispute defense’s claims during Andrew Berry’s appeal

Crown lawyers target claims first responders treating Berry were involved in the investigation

Andrew Berry, centre, appears in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. He’s appealing his double murder conviction for killing his two young daughters in his home on Christmas Day 2017. (Felicity Don/The Canadian Press)
Andrew Berry is appealing his conviction for his daughters’ murders. (Submitted photos)

How jury perceived Andrew Berry’s silence after Oak Bay daughters’ death key appeal issue

Trial judge’s choices loom large in defense lawyer’s arguments amid murder conviction appeal

Andrew Berry is appealing his conviction for his daughters’ murders. (Submitted photos)
Andrew Berry is appealing his conviction for his daughters’ murders. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Felicity Don)

UPDATE: Defense takes aim at trial judge’s decisions during Oak Bay father’s double murder appeal

Andrew Berry is serving concurrent life sentences for murdering his two daughters

Andrew Berry is appealing his conviction for his daughters’ murders. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Felicity Don)
About 50 Oak Bay High athletes made the trek to the provincial track and field competition in Langley June 9 to 11. (Courtesy Rich Fast)

Oak Bay High track and field team celebrates banner year

Young athletes earned two provincial titles during Langley competition

About 50 Oak Bay High athletes made the trek to the provincial track and field competition in Langley June 9 to 11. (Courtesy Rich Fast)
Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director for Oak Bay Volunteer Services Society presents Lyne Moreau with a gift to thank her for 40 years of volunteering. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay volunteers mark 45 years of giving time, talent to connect community

Over the year, 200 volunteers helped 500 clients, delivering 4,500 services over 10,200 hours

Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director for Oak Bay Volunteer Services Society presents Lyne Moreau with a gift to thank her for 40 years of volunteering. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A great blue heron, which is listed on the Species at Risk Act, waits for breakfast on an early morning in South Oak Bay between Kitty Islet and the Victoria Golf Club. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Federal report deems dogs the greatest risk to migratory birds

Off-leash dogs, disturbed birds throughout Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary

A great blue heron, which is listed on the Species at Risk Act, waits for breakfast on an early morning in South Oak Bay between Kitty Islet and the Victoria Golf Club. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)