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The former Oak Bay Lodge site at 2251 Cadboro Bay Rd., pictured May 31, will receive a 2023 budget of $300 million for a redevelopment that will likely include senior-focused health and housing services. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Oak Bay Lodge falls to its end: What lies ahead for the property?

Site gets $300 million for possible senior health care redevelopment

The former Oak Bay Lodge site at 2251 Cadboro Bay Rd., pictured May 31, will receive a 2023 budget of $300 million for a redevelopment that will likely include senior-focused health and housing services. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Friends of Uplands Park Society volunteers are pictured pulling invasive carpet burweed at Cattle Point, an area with unique biodiversity that vice-president and botanist Wylie Thomas says is being negatively affected by increased foot traffic. (Courtesy of Wylie Thomas)

Volunteers advocate for sustainable infrastructure at Oak Bay’s Cattle Point

Boardwalk design for protecting biodiversity will be presented to council

Friends of Uplands Park Society volunteers are pictured pulling invasive carpet burweed at Cattle Point, an area with unique biodiversity that vice-president and botanist Wylie Thomas says is being negatively affected by increased foot traffic. (Courtesy of Wylie Thomas)
A panel is pictured from “But I Live,” a graphic narrative of Israeli Holocaust survivor Emmie Arbel’s experiences during the Second World War. (Courtesy of Barbara Yelin)

Graphic novels featuring survivors of Holocaust published by UVic prof

Series gives voice to those silenced by Holocaust in youth-friendly format

A panel is pictured from “But I Live,” a graphic narrative of Israeli Holocaust survivor Emmie Arbel’s experiences during the Second World War. (Courtesy of Barbara Yelin)
An employer takes a leap at WildPlay Nanaimo’s Bungy Bridge during last year’s Toss the Boss fundraiser for brain injury awareness. The event raised more than $87,000 in 2021 and the Victoria and Nanaimo Brain Injury societies hope to see it generate $125,000 this summer. (Courtesy of Pam Prewett)

Victoria brain injury fundraiser lets employees ‘drop their boss’ 46 metres in Nanaimo

Businesses have until Sept. 23 to raise $500 for cause, employer bungee jump

An employer takes a leap at WildPlay Nanaimo’s Bungy Bridge during last year’s Toss the Boss fundraiser for brain injury awareness. The event raised more than $87,000 in 2021 and the Victoria and Nanaimo Brain Injury societies hope to see it generate $125,000 this summer. (Courtesy of Pam Prewett)
People are pictured walking their leashed dogs along Willows Beach, where dogs are restricted from May to September, on May 18, 2022. Dog and wildlife advocates continue to disagree over how much beach access dog owners should get in Greater Victoria’s migratory bird sanctuaries. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Unleashing the hounds: Conflict over dogs on Greater Victoria beaches persists

Federal report targets dispute about bird sanctuary in Oak Bay, Saanich

People are pictured walking their leashed dogs along Willows Beach, where dogs are restricted from May to September, on May 18, 2022. Dog and wildlife advocates continue to disagree over how much beach access dog owners should get in Greater Victoria’s migratory bird sanctuaries. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Saanich resident Mary Gresham, left, and husband Ray received a random act of kindness May 24 when Gresham fell ill in a Mount Douglas Park washroom and her husband couldn’t drive the car. (Courtesy of Gwen Patterson)

‘Angel in disguise’: Saanich woman looks for mystery Good Samaritan after medical incident

The woman not only called 911 but also drove Mary Gresham’s husband home from Mount Douglas Park

Saanich resident Mary Gresham, left, and husband Ray received a random act of kindness May 24 when Gresham fell ill in a Mount Douglas Park washroom and her husband couldn’t drive the car. (Courtesy of Gwen Patterson)
Two sandhill cranes are pictured during a summer visit to Panama Flats in Saanich. They cranes are rarely seen on the ground in Greater Victoria due to the region’s lack of wetland habitat. (Courtesy of Geoffrey Newell)

PHOTOS: Sandhill cranes swoop back to Panama Flats

Species returns for summer wetland visit, frog feast

Two sandhill cranes are pictured during a summer visit to Panama Flats in Saanich. They cranes are rarely seen on the ground in Greater Victoria due to the region’s lack of wetland habitat. (Courtesy of Geoffrey Newell)
A map from the tsunami risk presentation given to Oak Bay council shows the trajectory of the Devil’s Mountain fault scenario heading towards Oak Bay from across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. (Courtesy of the CRD)

Tsunami risk presentation exposes Oak Bay’s vulnerability

McNeill Bay, Oak Bay Marina shown as most vulnerable to flooding

A map from the tsunami risk presentation given to Oak Bay council shows the trajectory of the Devil’s Mountain fault scenario heading towards Oak Bay from across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. (Courtesy of the CRD)
Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Journey continues from Victoria in ride for under-researched heart condition

Man who lost wife to ARVC hopes to raise $75,000 with three-month journey

Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Passersby have been able to enjoy a full view of the ocean and coast from the McNeill Bay bluff, thanks to major progress on the restoration of the shoreline. In March, Sirois and Gauthier transitioned from clearing invasive species along the bluff to “indefinitely” maintaining the area and its various native trees and shrubs. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Heavy lifting done for McNeill Bay bluff restoration

Lead volunteer wants Garry oaks, berries for birds and indefinite shoreline maintenance

Passersby have been able to enjoy a full view of the ocean and coast from the McNeill Bay bluff, thanks to major progress on the restoration of the shoreline. In March, Sirois and Gauthier transitioned from clearing invasive species along the bluff to “indefinitely” maintaining the area and its various native trees and shrubs. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Avid volunteers and individual landowners can support efforts to protect and monitor the province’s 15 bat species by downloading the 2022 Bat Count data form and recording and submitting their summer tallies. (Courtesy of the Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project)

Volunteers called up to bat for BC Annual Bat Count

Help needed tallying roosting bats to support protection of species populations

Avid volunteers and individual landowners can support efforts to protect and monitor the province’s 15 bat species by downloading the 2022 Bat Count data form and recording and submitting their summer tallies. (Courtesy of the Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project)
Gov.-Gen. Mary Simon and husband Whit Fraser exit their vehicle procession at the legislature grounds on Friday, May 20. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Gov.-Gen. Mary Simon hits Victoria for first official visit to B.C.

Ceremonial welcome from premier, lieutenant-governor and military parade May 20

Gov.-Gen. Mary Simon and husband Whit Fraser exit their vehicle procession at the legislature grounds on Friday, May 20. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Our Place Society offered vulnerable women donated cosmetics, costume jewelry, nail polish, hair accessories and cosmetic bags and the handiwork of volunteer hairdressers and estheticians for its 13th annual Beauty Day on May 20. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Beauty Day at Our Place allows women to shine

Event returns after COVID-hiatus to make female ‘oasis of beauty,’ says program manager

Our Place Society offered vulnerable women donated cosmetics, costume jewelry, nail polish, hair accessories and cosmetic bags and the handiwork of volunteer hairdressers and estheticians for its 13th annual Beauty Day on May 20. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Dozens display signs at the BC Health Care Matters rally on May 19, 2022, at the legislature for World Family Doctor Day. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

B.C. family doctor shortage sees hundreds rally in Victoria

1 in 5 lack general practitioner in B.C., 100,000 in Greater Victoria

Dozens display signs at the BC Health Care Matters rally on May 19, 2022, at the legislature for World Family Doctor Day. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Bridget Ducker (left), Dolores Dowler and Mary-Ann Tennent with a collection of quilts. (Kevin Laird - Black Press Media)

Sooke quilters sewing warm welcome for Ukrainian refugees

Community sets goal of 100 quilts for incoming families fleeing war

Bridget Ducker (left), Dolores Dowler and Mary-Ann Tennent with a collection of quilts. (Kevin Laird - Black Press Media)
More than 250 people move along Belleville Street from Thunderbird Park to the legislature during the 11th annual Walk to End Violence Against Women and Children on May 12. The walk was started in 2011 by the Indigenous-led Moose Hide Campaign. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Moose Hide Campaign event in Victoria draws hundreds, engages thousands online

People across country stream 11th Walk to End Violence Against Women and Children

More than 250 people move along Belleville Street from Thunderbird Park to the legislature during the 11th annual Walk to End Violence Against Women and Children on May 12. The walk was started in 2011 by the Indigenous-led Moose Hide Campaign. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Protesters fill the front steps of the legislature Tuesday at a rally for the BC Nurses’ Union during National Nursing Week. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Nurses rally at legislature in Victoria, call for better working conditions

Many B.C. nurses considering leaving jobs, union vice-president says

Protesters fill the front steps of the legislature Tuesday at a rally for the BC Nurses’ Union during National Nursing Week. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Blighty’s Bistro, pictured here from the inside, ready to open on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 14. Under new management for the last year and a half, Blighty’s was still able to generate considerable revenue despite having to temporarily reduce its seating to 50 per cent capacity. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

New management keeps Oak Bay bistro alive during pandemic

Blighty’s makes a name for itself as a perfect date and fine dining spot

Blighty’s Bistro, pictured here from the inside, ready to open on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 14. Under new management for the last year and a half, Blighty’s was still able to generate considerable revenue despite having to temporarily reduce its seating to 50 per cent capacity. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Giant puppet act Kit Kat featuring Shelley Fox, left, and Bill Fosdick from the 2020 Out There Art Festival. The Alter Arts Society’s 2021 Out There Art Festival will feature over 100 displays and a wide range of interactive performance arts. (Courtesy of the Alter Arts Society)

Interactive art takes centre stage at Quadra Village festival in Victoria

More than 100 displays will be included in the Out There Art Festival Aug. 28 to Sep. 6

Giant puppet act Kit Kat featuring Shelley Fox, left, and Bill Fosdick from the 2020 Out There Art Festival. The Alter Arts Society’s 2021 Out There Art Festival will feature over 100 displays and a wide range of interactive performance arts. (Courtesy of the Alter Arts Society)
The Ministry of Education said it will continue to prioritize the safety of students and staff in school districts around B.C. this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ministry of Education, SD61 schools prepare for fall return

Province plans to support school districts through funding, improved air quality

The Ministry of Education said it will continue to prioritize the safety of students and staff in school districts around B.C. this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)
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