Kevin Menz

Oak Bay firefighters find time for Sausage Fest fundraiser

Oak Bay firefighters find time for Sausage Fest fundraiser

Annual event raising funds this year for Oak Bay Sea Rescue Society

Oak Bay firefighters find time for Sausage Fest fundraiser
Fernwood Square sits packed with people taking in live music at day two of the 24th annual FernFest on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

FernFest marks 24th year

Fernwood’s annual celebration brings in fans of all ages

Fernwood Square sits packed with people taking in live music at day two of the 24th annual FernFest on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
St. John Ambulance tests out virtual reality CPR and AED training

St. John Ambulance tests out virtual reality CPR and AED training

Training held on Victoria’s B.C. Parliament Building lawns

St. John Ambulance tests out virtual reality CPR and AED training
Three departments responded to a structure fire in the 2600-block of Richmond Road early Friday morning. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Residents of 24 suites may be out ‘for several weeks’ after Saanich apartment fire

One woman died as a result of the Friday morning fire on Richmond Road

Three departments responded to a structure fire in the 2600-block of Richmond Road early Friday morning. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Esquimalt High School rugby players Sarina Brooks, left, and Delaney Woods will be coming with the Celtic Barbarians under-15 girls sevens squad at the Paris World Games in July. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Esquimalt High rugby stars to compete at Paris World Games

Two among just three Vancouver Island athletes selected to Celtic Barbarians squad

Esquimalt High School rugby players Sarina Brooks, left, and Delaney Woods will be coming with the Celtic Barbarians under-15 girls sevens squad at the Paris World Games in July. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Grade 11 student Tony Harrington, left, and teacher Kevin Blecic, from Victoria High School, stand in front of Harrington’s 1976 Plymouth Volare Roadrunner, a car Harrington and a team of classmates in the auto-body program restored under Blecic’s supervision. Harrington organized a car show Thursday, June 20, 2019, as a thank-you to Blecic, who’s accepted a job with the school board. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Student builds car show to send off Victoria High auto shop teacher

‘I’ve never had a teacher like him,’ says Grade 11 organizer

Grade 11 student Tony Harrington, left, and teacher Kevin Blecic, from Victoria High School, stand in front of Harrington’s 1976 Plymouth Volare Roadrunner, a car Harrington and a team of classmates in the auto-body program restored under Blecic’s supervision. Harrington organized a car show Thursday, June 20, 2019, as a thank-you to Blecic, who’s accepted a job with the school board. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Crews rescued two Americans travelling on this boat to Orcas Island. It was starting to sink after it had hit a reef. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Crews rescued two Americans travelling on this boat to Orcas Island. It was starting to sink after it had hit a reef. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is in “urgent need” of more volunteers for its Greater Victoria dementia helpline. (File photo)

Alzheimer Society calls for helpline volunteers in Greater Victoria

Charity is in ‘urgent need’ as calls on the rise

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is in “urgent need” of more volunteers for its Greater Victoria dementia helpline. (File photo)
Victoria ranked seventh in YouthfulCities Canadian Index 2019 (Black Press File).

Victoria seventh most youth-friendly Canadian city: national index

B.C. capital tops YouthfulCities’ education and creative arts categories

Victoria ranked seventh in YouthfulCities Canadian Index 2019 (Black Press File).
Calgary Flames center Derek Ryan (10) tries to get a shot past Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) during first period NHL action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Wednesday, Oct, 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canucks host pre-season game, training camp in Victoria

Practices to be open to the public; Game against Calgary Flames set for Sept. 16

Calgary Flames center Derek Ryan (10) tries to get a shot past Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) during first period NHL action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Wednesday, Oct, 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dancers perform at Mabuhay Day, an event in downtown Victoria celebrating Filipino culture, on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Filipino Heritage Month event takes over Centennial Square

Dancing, music and food highlight Mabuhay Day celebration in Victoria

Dancers perform at Mabuhay Day, an event in downtown Victoria celebrating Filipino culture, on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Three generations of the Banner family were at Lambrick Park for Victoria Mavericks Baseball on Friday night. Len, right, has watched his son, Aaron, play at the park for more than 20 years. Aaron now plays for the Brewers, in the Mavericks league. Aaron’s son, six-year-old Lucas, is the team’s batboy. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Victoria Mavericks baseball league showcasing top-level talent

Former and current college players highlight many rosters

Three generations of the Banner family were at Lambrick Park for Victoria Mavericks Baseball on Friday night. Len, right, has watched his son, Aaron, play at the park for more than 20 years. Aaron now plays for the Brewers, in the Mavericks league. Aaron’s son, six-year-old Lucas, is the team’s batboy. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Sir James Douglas Elementary School students (from left to right) Bee Kelly, Dexter Vanderkerkhove, Katya Wilson and Laihlah Schmid show off Escape Earth, a video game they coded as part of the annual Coding Quest: A Student Arcade event, held Friday, June 14, 2019, at Richmond Gym. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Victoria elementary students show off video-game creations

Hundreds take part in Coding Quest Arcade

Sir James Douglas Elementary School students (from left to right) Bee Kelly, Dexter Vanderkerkhove, Katya Wilson and Laihlah Schmid show off Escape Earth, a video game they coded as part of the annual Coding Quest: A Student Arcade event, held Friday, June 14, 2019, at Richmond Gym. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Supporters and volunteers gather to welcome a family into their new home in Central Saanich. (Habitat for Humanity Victoria Contributed)

Habitat Victoria searches for families to own 10 North Saanich homes

Two information sessions to be held in Sidney

Supporters and volunteers gather to welcome a family into their new home in Central Saanich. (Habitat for Humanity Victoria Contributed)
Rob Galey, owner of Galey Farms, holds a strawberry plant at one of his farm’s fields in Saanich. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Hot, dry conditions in Greater Victoria no surprise for Galey Farms

Vancouver Island vineyards thrive in the heat expected to last all week

Rob Galey, owner of Galey Farms, holds a strawberry plant at one of his farm’s fields in Saanich. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)
Victoria police are warning the public of a potential scam, following two reports of a person claiming to be a lawyer representing a friend. (File photo)

Victoria police warn of ‘lawyer scam’ after victims lose $20,000

Caller pretended to be lawyer representing friend

Victoria police are warning the public of a potential scam, following two reports of a person claiming to be a lawyer representing a friend. (File photo)
Liam Pope-Lau, an Oak Bay student, stands in front of his heritage project on Jimmy Chicken. (photo supplied)

Oak Bay student takes aim at national contest with project on Jimmy Chicken

Heritage project tells story of First Nations man who lived on Mary Tod Island

Liam Pope-Lau, an Oak Bay student, stands in front of his heritage project on Jimmy Chicken. (photo supplied)
From left to right: Gord Hall, Al Vandenberg, Chris Clark and Rod Barratt break from a game of pickleball at Oak Bay’s Carnarvon Park. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)

Victoria weather smashes 120-year-old temperature record

Vancouver Islanders embracing the heat

From left to right: Gord Hall, Al Vandenberg, Chris Clark and Rod Barratt break from a game of pickleball at Oak Bay’s Carnarvon Park. (Kevin Menz/News Staff)