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The Naysmiths’ makeshift cooling station lets off some refreshing mist at 885 Runnymede Pl. on Thursday (July 28). (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Cooling station mist-ifies boiling passersby

Concert misting system inspired resident to beat the heat

The Naysmiths’ makeshift cooling station lets off some refreshing mist at 885 Runnymede Pl. on Thursday (July 28). (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Songhees Chief Ronald Sam (from left), BC Hydro CEO Chris O’Riley and Esquimalt Chief Robert Thomas sign papers transferring 4.5 acres of land in Rock Bay to Matullia Holdings LP, which represents both the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, in a ceremony held Tuesday (July 26) at the site. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Songhees, Esquimalt nations receive Rock Bay land from BC Hydro

Transfer signals turning point for reconciliation and climate change: Hydro CEO

Songhees Chief Ronald Sam (from left), BC Hydro CEO Chris O’Riley and Esquimalt Chief Robert Thomas sign papers transferring 4.5 acres of land in Rock Bay to Matullia Holdings LP, which represents both the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, in a ceremony held Tuesday (July 26) at the site. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Classic British vehicles line the field for Jaguars on the Island at Windsor Park on Saturday (July 23). (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Jaguars and other collector cars bring the heat to Oak Bay

Decades worth of awe-inspiring automobiles hit the lawn and street

Classic British vehicles line the field for Jaguars on the Island at Windsor Park on Saturday (July 23). (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Ian Smale’s light blue 1960 Chrysler Saratoga, pictured here by the water, was built in the company’s since-closed plant in Los Angeles, Calif. He bought it in an online auction and brought it home to Victoria from the U.S. in 2008. (Courtesy of Ian Smale)

Oak Bay car festival elicits decades of automobile anecdotes

Entries in July 24 show range from Chryslers and Dodges to Lambos and McLarens

Ian Smale’s light blue 1960 Chrysler Saratoga, pictured here by the water, was built in the company’s since-closed plant in Los Angeles, Calif. He bought it in an online auction and brought it home to Victoria from the U.S. in 2008. (Courtesy of Ian Smale)
Sahasi Erven’s Ukraine flower flag is pictured at Beacon Hill Park on Friday (July 22). Erven’s garden won’t reach its 100,000-flower goal, but that hasn’t stopped him from spreading his message of love and peace, both locally and abroad. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Greater Victoria man keeps flower flag alive with message for Ukraine

Sahasi Erven looks to give garden new life, possibly in a new spot

Sahasi Erven’s Ukraine flower flag is pictured at Beacon Hill Park on Friday (July 22). Erven’s garden won’t reach its 100,000-flower goal, but that hasn’t stopped him from spreading his message of love and peace, both locally and abroad. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister Murray Rankin, photographed during a funding announcement at the legislature in June 14, is the new acting attorney general and housing minister. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C.’s Indigenous relations minister ‘honoured’ to assume attorney general role

Murray Rankin also adds housing responsibilities, has short-term goals for temporary role

Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister Murray Rankin, photographed during a funding announcement at the legislature in June 14, is the new acting attorney general and housing minister. (Black Press Media file photo)
The wind turbine buoy, deployed by UVic’s Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery and pictured on a sunny day off the coast of south Oak Bay, has been collecting wind data since last November to help coastal communities explore renewable energy sources and shift away from diesel power. (Courtesy of Wesley Roe)

Buoy gathering wind data near Victoria will undergo maintenance

UVic’s wind turbine device by Trial Islands relayed six months of renewable energy data

The wind turbine buoy, deployed by UVic’s Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery and pictured on a sunny day off the coast of south Oak Bay, has been collecting wind data since last November to help coastal communities explore renewable energy sources and shift away from diesel power. (Courtesy of Wesley Roe)
Project Peanut Butter volunteers hoist their jars by the Mustard Seed Street Church on July 21 in celebration of accumulating thousands of peanut butter pounds for Greater Victoria residents in need. Together, Merry Maids of Victoria, Island Nut Roastery and the community contributed roughly 1,400 jars of peanut butter to the program this summer. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

3,000 pounds of peanut butter arrives in Victoria to feed those in need

Program triples Mustard Seed donations, honours late founder

Project Peanut Butter volunteers hoist their jars by the Mustard Seed Street Church on July 21 in celebration of accumulating thousands of peanut butter pounds for Greater Victoria residents in need. Together, Merry Maids of Victoria, Island Nut Roastery and the community contributed roughly 1,400 jars of peanut butter to the program this summer. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Freeze Frame, from left, Steve Moyer, Paul McLellan, Lisa McLellan and Steve Hansen perform at a Saanich Music in the Park event in 2019. The band performs this Thursday (July 21) at Willows Park. (Courtesy of Lisa McLellan)

Greater Victoria band checkers Willows stage with timeless hits July 21

Freeze Frame, on stage July 21, fuses friendship with a love for ’80s music

Freeze Frame, from left, Steve Moyer, Paul McLellan, Lisa McLellan and Steve Hansen perform at a Saanich Music in the Park event in 2019. The band performs this Thursday (July 21) at Willows Park. (Courtesy of Lisa McLellan)
Jaguar Car Club of Victoria member Doug Irving poses with his 1950 Jaguar Mark V, which he calls “Elizabeth” after Queen Elizabeth 2. The Jaguars on the Island car show returns to Windsor Park this Saturday (July 23), uniting hundreds of attendees and more than 100 Jaguars from as early as the ’40s. (Courtesy of Doug Irving)

Jaguar fanatics hit the grass Saturday in Oak Bay

Windsor Park show features ’40s and ’50s Jaguar vintages

Jaguar Car Club of Victoria member Doug Irving poses with his 1950 Jaguar Mark V, which he calls “Elizabeth” after Queen Elizabeth 2. The Jaguars on the Island car show returns to Windsor Park this Saturday (July 23), uniting hundreds of attendees and more than 100 Jaguars from as early as the ’40s. (Courtesy of Doug Irving)
The Oak Bay Marina and Marina Dockside Eatery are pictured on a sunny day in July 2022. Community network ReconciliACTION Oak Bay said extending the current lease by Oak Bay Marine Group allows for meaningful reconciliation to happen in developing the 30-year plan for the site. (Photo by ER Kilpatrick)

Oak Bay Marina lease extended 5 years to allow for ‘meaningful consultation’

Renewal helps facilitate meaningful reconciliation, crafting of 30-year site plan

The Oak Bay Marina and Marina Dockside Eatery are pictured on a sunny day in July 2022. Community network ReconciliACTION Oak Bay said extending the current lease by Oak Bay Marine Group allows for meaningful reconciliation to happen in developing the 30-year plan for the site. (Photo by ER Kilpatrick)
A black oystercatcher in south Oak Bay is pictured hunting for food between Victoria Golf Club and Kitty Islet. Waterfowl and raptors remain the wild bird groups at highest risk of avian flu, which has emerged in various species in B.C. since February. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Canada’s avian flu outbreak: Should the bird feeders go?

BCSPCA says feeders and baths pose risk, others prioritize poultry

A black oystercatcher in south Oak Bay is pictured hunting for food between Victoria Golf Club and Kitty Islet. Waterfowl and raptors remain the wild bird groups at highest risk of avian flu, which has emerged in various species in B.C. since February. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Sahasi Erven is pictured having a laugh by his garden at 2201 Chambers St. on July 8, 2022. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Victoria carpenter counters war in Ukraine with love for flowers

Sahasi Erven to unveil record-size Ukraine flower flag at Beacon Hill Park

Sahasi Erven is pictured having a laugh by his garden at 2201 Chambers St. on July 8, 2022. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Yumbrosia Fine Foods has operated as a grocer and deli, as seen here in July 2021, and served the local community with a wide variety of imported European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products. (Black Press Media file photo)

New ownership signals return for Yumbrosia in Oak Bay

Esquimalt local awaits business licence before reopening

Yumbrosia Fine Foods has operated as a grocer and deli, as seen here in July 2021, and served the local community with a wide variety of imported European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay community members participate at a design fair for the second round of public engagement on the district’s infill housing strategy. An initial round of public engagement found 88 per cent of Oak Bay residents support the implementation of infill housing. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)

Survey finds almost 90 per cent of Oak Bay residents want infill housing

Planners prioritize flexible housing options while preserving look and feel of district

Oak Bay community members participate at a design fair for the second round of public engagement on the district’s infill housing strategy. An initial round of public engagement found 88 per cent of Oak Bay residents support the implementation of infill housing. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
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)
First People’s Cultural Council CEO Tracey Herbert, right, responds to a provincial funding announcement for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

B.C. commits $35M to continue revitalization of Indigenous languages, arts, culture

First Peoples’ Cultural Council learning initiatives to be funded

First People’s Cultural Council CEO Tracey Herbert, right, responds to a provincial funding announcement for Indigenous language, art, culture and heritage revitalization at the legislature June 14. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
A roughly 15-metre oak tree, pictured here along the 800-block of Oliver Street, toppled on the rainy evening of Thursday, June 9, and took residential power lines and clear access along this pathway from St. Patrick Street with it. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Fallen 50-foot Oak Bay oak tree downs residential electric line, impedes path

Oak didn’t disturb circuit breaker, still impedes path to St. Patrick Street

A roughly 15-metre oak tree, pictured here along the 800-block of Oliver Street, toppled on the rainy evening of Thursday, June 9, and took residential power lines and clear access along this pathway from St. Patrick Street with it. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, centre, plays one of her 20 conch shells at a competition in Key West, Fla., during March 2020. Zaichkowski went on to win the contest’s women’s division and perform on Canada’s Got Talent. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)
French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, centre, plays one of her 20 conch shells at a competition in Key West, Fla., during March 2020. Zaichkowski went on to win the contest’s women’s division and perform on Canada’s Got Talent. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)
Beedie Luminaries founder Ryan Beedie announces the 2022 recipients of $6.2 million worth of scholarships for 140 high school graduates and 17 single parents in B.C., including four Grade 12 students from Greater Victoria. (Courtesy of Beedie Luminaries)

4 Greater Victoria students receive ‘life-changing’ award

Exceptional high school grads get up to $40,000 for post-secondary

Beedie Luminaries founder Ryan Beedie announces the 2022 recipients of $6.2 million worth of scholarships for 140 high school graduates and 17 single parents in B.C., including four Grade 12 students from Greater Victoria. (Courtesy of Beedie Luminaries)
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