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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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Council plans to look at what areas in Oak Bay may be appropriate for new affordable housing. (Black Press Media file photo)

Affordable housing opportunities in Oak Bay under scrutiny

Council endorses research operation to determine what areas might be appropriate

Council plans to look at what areas in Oak Bay may be appropriate for new affordable housing. (Black Press Media file photo)
Repairs are underway to the Bowker Creek bank collapse adjacent to the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Crews begin repairs on collapsed Oak Bay waterway

Recreation centre loses parking as Bowker Creek banks failure is fixed

Repairs are underway to the Bowker Creek bank collapse adjacent to the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Grace Bartha works on her mandala at Carlton House in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay piano brings generations together before the music even begins

Local artist leads community to create mandalas for intergenerational project

Grace Bartha works on her mandala at Carlton House in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Bingo is back at little free libraries across Greater Victoria, including this student-built one near Bowker Creek behind Oak Bay High. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Bingo’s back at little free libraries across Greater Victoria – with prizes

Online card generator for #LFLBingo offers adult and kids’ options

Bingo is back at little free libraries across Greater Victoria, including this student-built one near Bowker Creek behind Oak Bay High. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A teen accused of graffiti in Oak Bay will face restorative justice rather than criminal charges. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay police refer teen to restorative justice after graffiti call

Stolen car recovered near where it was last seen

A teen accused of graffiti in Oak Bay will face restorative justice rather than criminal charges. (Black Press Media file photo)
A small team of volunteers sorts the trash during the Oak Bay Tea Party. This year yielded seven bags each of soft plastics, hard plastics, compost and garbage. (Photo by Ron Carter)

Wet weather fouls up Oak Bay Tea Party trash sorters

Volunteers sort recycling, compost, garbage into 28 bags after thousands of visitors

A small team of volunteers sorts the trash during the Oak Bay Tea Party. This year yielded seven bags each of soft plastics, hard plastics, compost and garbage. (Photo by Ron Carter)
The Oak Bay High girls sevens team celebrates a provincial win. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
The Oak Bay High girls sevens team celebrates a provincial win. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
Local members Brent Jansen, skip, and Donna Blackstock, lead, celebrate a win at the Jubilee Pairs Open tournament at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. Various Greater Victoria lawn bowling clubs sent 20 teams to the competition. (Photo by Gloria Brown)

Oak Bay lawn bowlers win Jubilee Pairs on local greens

Burger and Bowls tournament next on tap for the Carnarvon Park club

Local members Brent Jansen, skip, and Donna Blackstock, lead, celebrate a win at the Jubilee Pairs Open tournament at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. Various Greater Victoria lawn bowling clubs sent 20 teams to the competition. (Photo by Gloria Brown)
A rare loggerhead shrike spotted in Tolmie Park May 23. (Photo by Geoffrey Newell)

Rare, predatory songbird tops Greater Victoria spring sightings

Uplands Park marks its first recorded barred owl nest with an owlet

A rare loggerhead shrike spotted in Tolmie Park May 23. (Photo by Geoffrey Newell)