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The northern boat ramp at Cattle Point was this week closed to the public for repairs by the District of Oak Bay, until further notice. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Oak Bay closes northern boat ramp at Cattle Point for safety reasons

Cracked concrete in need of repair; boater argues south launch presents unfavourable conditions

The northern boat ramp at Cattle Point was this week closed to the public for repairs by the District of Oak Bay, until further notice. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Soul Shakers lead singer Joyce Allensen hits a high note while performing with guitarist Sean McCool before the public at Willows Park on July 22. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay rocks at Willows Beach with Soul Shakers

With COVID-19 case numbers down locally, reassured residents come together to dance and celebrate

Soul Shakers lead singer Joyce Allensen hits a high note while performing with guitarist Sean McCool before the public at Willows Park on July 22. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
A previously handled doe with a provincially required ‘do not eat’ tag rests in a vacant lot along Windsor Avenue. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Oak Bay deer report to be ready by end of summer

No eating the deer; remote surveillance, birth control continue

A previously handled doe with a provincially required ‘do not eat’ tag rests in a vacant lot along Windsor Avenue. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Recommendations were made at an Oak Bay council meeting on July 19 on the matter of reviewing the District of Oak Bay’s secondary suites study. (Courtesy of Urban Systems Ltd.)

Oak Bay secondary suites study to be reviewed by council

Recommendations made Monday to further consider affordable housing units

Recommendations were made at an Oak Bay council meeting on July 19 on the matter of reviewing the District of Oak Bay’s secondary suites study. (Courtesy of Urban Systems Ltd.)
Oak Bay Marine Group was publicly revealed to be the successful proponent for the next lease and future developments at Spewhung/Turkey Head. (Courtesy of the Oak Bay Marine Group)

Oak Bay Marine Group unveiled as winning proponent for waterfront redevelopment

Changes to Spewhung/Turkey Head will incorporate Oak Bay’s reviews of public feedback

Oak Bay Marine Group was publicly revealed to be the successful proponent for the next lease and future developments at Spewhung/Turkey Head. (Courtesy of the Oak Bay Marine Group)
Value Nature podcast producers Chantal MacDonald, left, and Lauren Ball stop for a selfie at Fairy Creek while gathering material for their third episode, which will discuss current old-growth logging protests. (Courtesy of Lauren Ball/Bateman Foundation)

Bateman Foundation podcast taps listeners into Greater Victoria environmental awareness

Episodes connect listeners with Indigenous understanding of nature

Value Nature podcast producers Chantal MacDonald, left, and Lauren Ball stop for a selfie at Fairy Creek while gathering material for their third episode, which will discuss current old-growth logging protests. (Courtesy of Lauren Ball/Bateman Foundation)
Passersby can now enjoy a view of the ocean along the McNeill Bay bluff with the clearing of invasive species underway. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Volunteers beat back invasive species along McNeill Bay bluff in Oak Bay

Massive project follows three decades of ecosystem restoration

Passersby can now enjoy a view of the ocean along the McNeill Bay bluff with the clearing of invasive species underway. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Gonzales Coffee owner Doug Pelton, left, and manager Sam Benson enjoy a coffee outside their store in Fairfield Plaza. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Gonzales Coffee has filled caffeine gap at Victoria’s Fairfield Plaza

Owner aims to connect community, offer unique goods in place of coffee giant

Gonzales Coffee owner Doug Pelton, left, and manager Sam Benson enjoy a coffee outside their store in Fairfield Plaza. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
An acrylic and collage piece entitled Lucy, years later, by illustrator Marcia Semenoff. The Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Other Favourite Songs exhibit runs July 6 to 25 at the Tillicum Centre. (Courtesy of Marcia Semenoff)

Artists showcasing work in Tillicum Centre storefront in Saanich

Island Illustrators Society members’ art for July 6 to 25 show inspired by music

An acrylic and collage piece entitled Lucy, years later, by illustrator Marcia Semenoff. The Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Other Favourite Songs exhibit runs July 6 to 25 at the Tillicum Centre. (Courtesy of Marcia Semenoff)
A Don Mann Excavating truck briefly became stuck in a muddy section of beach during seawall reconstruction at Cadboro Bay on Thursday, July 8. (Pixabay photo)

Truck briefly bogged down on Cadboro Bay beach

Vehicle had been helping with rebuilding of residential seawall

A Don Mann Excavating truck briefly became stuck in a muddy section of beach during seawall reconstruction at Cadboro Bay on Thursday, July 8. (Pixabay photo)
Indoor tours resumed July 2 at the B.C. Legislature for the first time since March 2020. Outdoor tours have been running since June. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Free indoor tours resume at B.C. legislature after more than a year

Roughly 100 people were admitted for tours on reopening day July 2

Indoor tours resumed July 2 at the B.C. Legislature for the first time since March 2020. Outdoor tours have been running since June. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Artist Flo-Elle Watson displaying her painted white porcelain and flower hat at Sunday’s art show and sale on St. Ann St. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Artists showcase work on boulevards along Oak Bay street

St. Ann Street Boulevard Art Show and Sale features local designs in COVID-friendly outdoor space

Artist Flo-Elle Watson displaying her painted white porcelain and flower hat at Sunday’s art show and sale on St. Ann St. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Former education minister Rob Fleming and Premier John Horgan read to children at the James Bay Library during a previous summer visit. This year’s BC Summer Reading Club, staged by the Greater Vuctoria Public Library, is open to children under 13 and will feature artwork from Vancouver cartoonist and illustrator Zoe Si. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria Public Library gives kids incentive to read this summer

Summer Reading Club rewards participants for seven weeks of reading

Former education minister Rob Fleming and Premier John Horgan read to children at the James Bay Library during a previous summer visit. This year’s BC Summer Reading Club, staged by the Greater Vuctoria Public Library, is open to children under 13 and will feature artwork from Vancouver cartoonist and illustrator Zoe Si. (Black Press Media file photo)
Employers in BC are now eligible for reimbursements of funds paid to workers taking COVID-19-related sick leave. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. employers can now claim COVID-19 sick leave reimbursements

WorkSafeBC administering provincial funding to employers until Dec. 31

Employers in BC are now eligible for reimbursements of funds paid to workers taking COVID-19-related sick leave. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ultra marathon swimmer Susan Simmons, left, and Spirit Orcas members do laps together at Willows Beach during a routine practice on Thursday, June 24. (Evert Lindquist photo)

Local swim team to stroke 60K from Jordan River to Colwood

Spirit Orcas swims part of preparations for eventual swim across English Channel

Ultra marathon swimmer Susan Simmons, left, and Spirit Orcas members do laps together at Willows Beach during a routine practice on Thursday, June 24. (Evert Lindquist photo)
Models pose to showcase clothing available at Second Hand Hope. All profits from the thrift store go to Soap for Hope Canada to provide hygiene products for people in need. (Courtesy of Soap for Hope Canada)

Soap for Hope thrift store to open doors Saturday in Victoria

Second Hand Hope launch will feature live music, artisan craft sale June 26

Models pose to showcase clothing available at Second Hand Hope. All profits from the thrift store go to Soap for Hope Canada to provide hygiene products for people in need. (Courtesy of Soap for Hope Canada)
Archer hopes planting sunflowers around the mural will give the art a sense of community and allow viewers to engage with it. (Evert Lindquist photo)

Sunflower girl mural sprouts up along Saanich’s Burnside Road

Artist Paul Archer completed the mural in seven days for Gorge Tillicum Community Association

Archer hopes planting sunflowers around the mural will give the art a sense of community and allow viewers to engage with it. (Evert Lindquist photo)
Tickets and annual memberships for the Vic Theatre can be bought online in advance or at the door 30 minutes before showtimes. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Vic Theatre to reopen doors Thursday

Each screening will have up to 50 viewers

Tickets and annual memberships for the Vic Theatre can be bought online in advance or at the door 30 minutes before showtimes. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
A warm and sunny day at Boomerang Court (Plaza Franco), where the Victoria Francophone Society holds annual St. Jean Baptiste Day celebrations. June 24 St. Jean Baptiste Day events will be held at Boomerang Court and open to everyone. (Courtesy of the Victoria Francophone Society)

Music and poutine on tap in Victoria for St. Jean Baptiste Day

June 24 celebrations for Victoria’s French-speaking community happen in Boomerang Court

A warm and sunny day at Boomerang Court (Plaza Franco), where the Victoria Francophone Society holds annual St. Jean Baptiste Day celebrations. June 24 St. Jean Baptiste Day events will be held at Boomerang Court and open to everyone. (Courtesy of the Victoria Francophone Society)
Oak Bay Police Association Bursary recipient Lucy Balogh and family. (Evert Lindquist photo)

Oak Bay High students honoured for outstanding accomplishments

2021 marks school’s first year with two female valedictorians, second year of Nils Jensen Bursary

Oak Bay Police Association Bursary recipient Lucy Balogh and family. (Evert Lindquist photo)