Ron Talks to hear whale of a tale

Author will speak about resident orca that survived a harpooning in 1964 near Saturna Island

This month’s Ron Talks will centre on the story of Moby Doll, a resident orca whale who survived a harpooning in 1964 near Saturna Island.

Author, journalist and activist Mark Leiren-Young is presenting about Moby Doll and what the orca are worth to British Columbians as one of this month’s two Ron Talks speakers on Wednesday. Leiren-Young won an esteemed Jack Webster journalism award for his 2014 radio documentary about the Moby Doll, which is believed to be one of the first displayed in an aquarium exhibit.

This month Leiren-Young published a full-length book about Moby Doll, The Killer Whale Who Changed the World. He’s also producing a film documentary on the same animal.

Ron Talks also presents Dr. Ed Ishiguro, who will talk about current virus threats. The professor emeritus of the University of Victoria will provide updates on zika, dengue fever, yellow fever, ebola and more.

Ron (Royal Oak Neighbourhood) Talks are free to the public and are held on the first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m., at Crumbsy’s Cafe, 4525 West Saanich Rd.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich mayor signs up for mason bee rental service

Fred Haynes rents mason bee colony from Oyster River beekeeper for his Prospect Lake home

Occupancy rates remain above capacity in Greater Victoria hospitals

Region’s hospitals have more patients than acute care beds

‘Clever’ 90-year-old Saanich resident evades vitamin phone scammer

Police warn of phone scammers claiming to be from the Regional Health Authority

VIDEO: Rare ‘ice circle’ spotted on Kamloops river

An ice circle or ice pan, has formed in the chilly waters just east of the Yellowhead Bridge

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Uber, Lyft approved for ride-hailing in Lower Mainland

Kater Technologies Inc.’s application was rejected

Investigators in wildfire-torn Australia head to site of B.C. airtanker crash

The B.C. government sends condolences to Port Alberni-owned Coulson Aviation

Former Mountie, sports coach convicted of sex abuse in B.C. granted day parole

Alan Davidson was sentenced to almost six years for abusing seven boys in the late 1970s and early 1990s

VIDEO: Person in wheelchair narrowly avoids collision with car in Kelowna

There were no injuries in the scary looking near-accident last week in Rutland

Here’s what Canada is doing to stop the coronavirus from getting in

Health officials are monitoring multiple possible cases in Canada

B.C. still struggling to control non-resident medical care fraud

Unpaid bills, out-of-province claimants a costly legacy of MSP

Most Read