Christine van Reeuwyk

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Oak Bay looks to shift car culture with speed limit pilot

Council supports Saanich’s shift to seek 30 km/h limit on side roads

(Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria Women’s Transition House Society provides an essential service and has only seen an uptick in need since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)

Greater Victoria women’s shelter adds second safe harbour

Costs soar as need does for Greater Victoria Women’s Transition House Society

The Greater Victoria Women’s Transition House Society provides an essential service and has only seen an uptick in need since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Pixabay)
A neighbour thwarted the potential sale of a home in Oak Bay, which was listed without the owner’s consent. (Google street view)

Oak Bay home put up for sale without owner’s knowledge

Neighbour thwarts scam with a phone call

A neighbour thwarted the potential sale of a home in Oak Bay, which was listed without the owner’s consent. (Google street view)
A youth rally against racism is planned for the legislature on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria youth gather for Kids vs. Racism

Local teen organized Sunday’s rally to battle racism head on with youth

A youth rally against racism is planned for the legislature on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
A March meeting of the Special Olympics athletes. The meetings mark a year March 27. (Courtesy Susan Simmons)

Special Olympians from Greater Victoria and beyond mark a year of growth through Zoom

Coach sets up calls to support social, physical, mental health

A March meeting of the Special Olympics athletes. The meetings mark a year March 27. (Courtesy Susan Simmons)
Belmont Secondary School is among those in the Sooke School District that benefit from a strong administrative approach to mental health resources and education. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore resident seeks more robust offerings for youth mental health

Sooke School District offers range of mental health education Kindergarten through Grade 12

Belmont Secondary School is among those in the Sooke School District that benefit from a strong administrative approach to mental health resources and education. (Black Press Media file photo)
A rainbow graces the departure of CCGS John Cabot as it leaves Victoria Jan. 7. (Canadian Coast Guard/Facebook)

Follow a coast guard ship’s trip from Victoria to Halifax, through Panama Canal

Canadian Coast Guard Ship John Cabot left for St. Johns on Jan. 7

A rainbow graces the departure of CCGS John Cabot as it leaves Victoria Jan. 7. (Canadian Coast Guard/Facebook)
Odette Laroche and her students painted this image inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keefe. (Courtesy Odette Laroche)

Artists create giant poppy in Sidney to honour, support veterans

The 30-panel poppy is based off a work by Georgia O’Keefe

Odette Laroche and her students painted this image inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keefe. (Courtesy Odette Laroche)
Cordova Bay draft plan ready for Saanich resident input

Cordova Bay draft plan ready for Saanich resident input

District staff hope to have draft, input before council this fall

Cordova Bay draft plan ready for Saanich resident input
A crash Aug. 17 has at least one resident questioning the safety of the Windsor Street at Newport Avenue intersection. (Adam Cook photo)

Oak Bay intersection on deck for upgrades

Windsor/Newport not among top crash sites, but a concern for residents

A crash Aug. 17 has at least one resident questioning the safety of the Windsor Street at Newport Avenue intersection. (Adam Cook photo)
Zac Economou prepares the Greek salads at Greek Fest Victoria in 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Popular Greater Victoria Greek Fest shifts focus to food

Drive-thru allows annual cultural celebration to continue in Saanich amid coronavirus concerns

Zac Economou prepares the Greek salads at Greek Fest Victoria in 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue was called out two more times last weekend. (Courtesy Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue)

Province could close parks if users aren’t careful warn south Island volunteers

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue hits record high with two more calls last weekend

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue was called out two more times last weekend. (Courtesy Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue)
The Merchant General Store held its grand opening March 12 only to shutter March 18. The business shifted to offer essential groceries and reopened May 1. (Courtesy Sandy Black)

Victoria program helps businesses shift swiftly in wake of COVID-19

Bring Back Victoria helps businesses open patios, create welcoming, safe spaces for customers

The Merchant General Store held its grand opening March 12 only to shutter March 18. The business shifted to offer essential groceries and reopened May 1. (Courtesy Sandy Black)
Amy Sanderson returns the mermaid memento that disappeared from a North Saanich home. July 2010 (Courtesy Amy Sanderson)

Morning Esquimalt lagoon walk brings mermaid back to North Saanich

Sign swiped from Deep Cove found one week later in Colwood

Amy Sanderson returns the mermaid memento that disappeared from a North Saanich home. July 2010 (Courtesy Amy Sanderson)
Black Press Media launches updated Overdose Prevention resource guide

Black Press Media launches updated Overdose Prevention resource guide

A total 296 people died from overdoses on Vancouver Island in first six months of 2020

Black Press Media launches updated Overdose Prevention resource guide
Gordy Dodd, Victoria business leader and philanthropist, leads the annual walk for 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Walk for Peace takes a virtual turn for Victoria Hospice

Residents can still register for Gordy Dodd’s 11th annual fundraiser

Gordy Dodd, Victoria business leader and philanthropist, leads the annual walk for 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Peninsula Country Market doubles the fun with shopping Wednesdays and Saturdays all summer. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Peninsula Country Market doubles down to fill event void

Farmers’ market at the Saanich Fairgrounds runs Wednesdays, Saturdays this summer

The Peninsula Country Market doubles the fun with shopping Wednesdays and Saturdays all summer. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Trent Frankel, the Oak Bay Firefighters Charitable Foundation executive director, is among the firefighters participating in a 24-hour relay fundraiser June 27. (Nina Grossman/Black Press)

Greater Victoria firefighters lap up new fundraising opportunity

Oak Bay, Saanich, Victoria, Esquimalt crews hit the track in 24-hour relay June 27

Trent Frankel, the Oak Bay Firefighters Charitable Foundation executive director, is among the firefighters participating in a 24-hour relay fundraiser June 27. (Nina Grossman/Black Press)
Strands of green plastic blades in a drain at Oak Bay Recreation Centre next to the turf at Oak Bay High. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Greater Victoria School District gets rolling on new artificial turf at Oak Bay High

SD61 hopes to have field replaced and in use by August

Strands of green plastic blades in a drain at Oak Bay Recreation Centre next to the turf at Oak Bay High. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)