Christine van Reeuwyk

Margaret Lidkea shows the crow garlic volunteers will start to weed out of Uplands Park. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Crow garlic flies in Oak Bay’s Uplands Park

Invasive plant dimishes camas’ capability to grow

Margaret Lidkea shows the crow garlic volunteers will start to weed out of Uplands Park. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay Four Pillars of Excellence Award recipients Anna Friesen (middle left), Orla Scott, and Jasper Calder, with members of the Oak Bay Fire Department during the Oak Bay High awards ceremony in June. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Oak Bay High students earn life-changing post-secondary funding

A peek at a handful of significant scholarship winners for 2021

Oak Bay Four Pillars of Excellence Award recipients Anna Friesen (middle left), Orla Scott, and Jasper Calder, with members of the Oak Bay Fire Department during the Oak Bay High awards ceremony in June. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
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)

Pandemic shines spotlight on intimate partner violence in Victoria

Organizations see spike in severity of violence throughout provincial health emergency

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)
Lucas Hill, 7, and Daniel Hill, 5, hand over their pocket money to veteran John Hillman, 102, after he finished his 2021 fundraiser for Save the Children. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Youngsters offer pocket money donation as Oak Bay veteran finishes fundraising walk

John Hillman, 102, finished 102 courtyard laps to raise funds for Save the Children

Lucas Hill, 7, and Daniel Hill, 5, hand over their pocket money to veteran John Hillman, 102, after he finished his 2021 fundraiser for Save the Children. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Consultation for the redevelopment of the Oak Bay Lodge property continues. (Black Press Media file photo)

Future uses up for debate as conversation continues on former Oak Bay Lodge site

Demolition expected to finish by the end of this year

Consultation for the redevelopment of the Oak Bay Lodge property continues. (Black Press Media file photo)
John Hillman, 102, marks down the last lap for the day hitting 80 on July 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Donations lag as 102-year-old veteran laps Oak Bay courtyard for cause

John Hillman set to take his last laps Thursday morning

John Hillman, 102, marks down the last lap for the day hitting 80 on July 6. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Birthday cake with candles. (Pixabay photo)

From the Queen to local MLAs, here’s how to get your birthday greetings

Her majesty only celebrates centenarians and older

Birthday cake with candles. (Pixabay photo)
Croquet carts crafted by club member John Doman at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club introduces its members to croquet

Players fundraise for equipment to introduce new sport

Croquet carts crafted by club member John Doman at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Monterey Middle School celebrates Grade 8 graduation June 23. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay middle schoolers celebrate grad under the sun

Monterey Middle School sends off eighth-graders with outdoor fanfare

Monterey Middle School celebrates Grade 8 graduation June 23. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The St. Michaels University School junior campus in Oak Bay backs on to Falkland Road where residents are concerned over parking and traffic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

More talks needed to solve parking problem near Oak Bay elementary school

Parking, traffic problem conversation set to continue for St. Michaels University School

The St. Michaels University School junior campus in Oak Bay backs on to Falkland Road where residents are concerned over parking and traffic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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Oak Bay serves up facelift for tennis courts as pickleball on the move

Carnarvon Park master plan calls for courts to be removed

(Black Press Media file photo)
The family celebrates getting Meraki in the water. (Courtesy Kate Coles)

3 generations of Greater Victoria family set to sail the world

, settles into tiny home on water for world travel

The family celebrates getting Meraki in the water. (Courtesy Kate Coles)
Marion Cumming offers bannock and jam with B.C. cherries for mid-morning tea. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)

Oak Bay artist leaves land to Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Respect a key to transitioning home to Indigenous group’s use

Marion Cumming offers bannock and jam with B.C. cherries for mid-morning tea. (Christine van Reeuwk/News Staff)
Owner Brun Dahlquist is pleased with the character and the space as Pluto’s fits into its new location at Quadra and Hillside. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Sunday lineup sign of success for Victoria eatery in new space after 33 years

Neighbours offer warm welcome to Pluto’s in Quadra Village

Owner Brun Dahlquist is pleased with the character and the space as Pluto’s fits into its new location at Quadra and Hillside. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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University of Victoria clears parking hurdle for new Indigenous laws building

Oak Bay approves parking variance for new National Centre for Indigenous Laws

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Shaelyn Sinnott of Oak Bay Volunteer Services delivers groceries for client Irene Kenny. The organization has kept up delivery of food and medication throughout all phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Oak Bay Volunteer Services)

Oak Bay volunteers keep critical services running

Duo drove between Oak Bay and Jubilee three days a week, twice a day during pandemic

Shaelyn Sinnott of Oak Bay Volunteer Services delivers groceries for client Irene Kenny. The organization has kept up delivery of food and medication throughout all phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Oak Bay Volunteer Services)
Norman Mogensen sets up strings for his beans in his plot in the Oak Bay community gardens. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay gardener spends decades cultivating, improving daddy’s beans

85-year-old vegan part of the community gardens scene

Norman Mogensen sets up strings for his beans in his plot in the Oak Bay community gardens. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Diana Durrand and Arlene Nesbitt celebrate the new artist space in 2014. Gage Gallery moves this summer from Oak Bay to Bastion Square in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Gage Gallery moving to Bastion Square

Vivid Connections, a showcase by Laura Feeleus and Elizabeth Carefoot, opens new venue June 29

Diana Durrand and Arlene Nesbitt celebrate the new artist space in 2014. Gage Gallery moves this summer from Oak Bay to Bastion Square in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jesse Roper tackles weeds in his garden to kick off the 2021 season of What’s In My Garden Man? (YouTube/Whats In My Garden)

VIDEO: Metchosin singer-songwriter Jesse Roper invites gardeners into his plot

What’s In My Garden, Man? kicks off with the poop on compost

Jesse Roper tackles weeds in his garden to kick off the 2021 season of What’s In My Garden Man? (YouTube/Whats In My Garden)
Winter breakfasts at the Willows Tea Room traditionally fund projects and programs for the Kiwanis Pavilion through the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation. (Black Press Media file photo)

Family comes through for Oak Bay Kiwanis dementia care home

Residents at Victoria care home get new bus, programs

Winter breakfasts at the Willows Tea Room traditionally fund projects and programs for the Kiwanis Pavilion through the Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation. (Black Press Media file photo)