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Dr. Mary Kerr on the desk of her office. The theatre professor has been recognized for transforming stages through her design for five decades. (UVic Photo Services)

Oak Bay set designer wins Molson Prize Laureate

Mary Kerr, UVic theatre professor, earns esteemed award

Dr. Mary Kerr on the desk of her office. The theatre professor has been recognized for transforming stages through her design for five decades. (UVic Photo Services)
President Larry Gontovnick of the Jewish Community Centre where the Lox, Stock and Bagel deli is reopening for takeout on Monday. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Jewish centre’s deli to reopen with takeout menu

Cheese blintzes to go at Lox, Stock and Bagel

President Larry Gontovnick of the Jewish Community Centre where the Lox, Stock and Bagel deli is reopening for takeout on Monday. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Beer drinkers in B.C. had the chance to fill their growlers at restaurants so that the restaurants could sell off the beer from opened kegs before they spoiled. (Joe Wiebe Photo)

B.C. ends short experiment with growler fills at restaurants

Province extends take-out sales of six-packs, wine

Beer drinkers in B.C. had the chance to fill their growlers at restaurants so that the restaurants could sell off the beer from opened kegs before they spoiled. (Joe Wiebe Photo)
The Welcome to Oak Bay sign at the border of Victoria and Oak Bay, on McNeill Avenue. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Police respond to successful Facebook scam on Oak Bay resident

Petty thievery in King George Terrace where plants, gargoyle are missing

The Welcome to Oak Bay sign at the border of Victoria and Oak Bay, on McNeill Avenue. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Amanda Johnson’s dog Poppy walks in Cedar Hill Corner as a rainbow touches down. The fenced-in area is now closed to the public, a major loss to the dog-walking community. (Amanda Johnson Photo)

Vacant lot now closed at UVic had become a popular place for dog walkers

Owners of non-socialized dogs seek safe spaces

Amanda Johnson’s dog Poppy walks in Cedar Hill Corner as a rainbow touches down. The fenced-in area is now closed to the public, a major loss to the dog-walking community. (Amanda Johnson Photo)
Before the site is developed, the Oak Bay Lodge could become a temporary shelter space. The Capital Regional District has asked staff to explore options for the building, which will sit empty once residents are moved to The Summit at Quadra Village. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mayor not in favour of low barrier housing at Oak Bay Lodge

Process is already in place to determine future of Oak Bay Lodge

Before the site is developed, the Oak Bay Lodge could become a temporary shelter space. The Capital Regional District has asked staff to explore options for the building, which will sit empty once residents are moved to The Summit at Quadra Village. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Jr. B hockey goalie Robert Michetti stopped two out of three shootout shots to earn the win for the over the Campbell River Storm at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River on Jan. 18. The next time they play, Saanich will have a new name and logo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich junior hockey team drops Braves name

Club moves on after 53-years with First Nations logo

Saanich Jr. B hockey goalie Robert Michetti stopped two out of three shootout shots to earn the win for the over the Campbell River Storm at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River on Jan. 18. The next time they play, Saanich will have a new name and logo. (Black Press Media file photo)
A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Wheels in motion for Victoria bike network extension

Oak Bay council seeks inclusion on Richardson bike lane

A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
According to the District of Oak Bay documents, the home was built in 1913 by contractor Paterson and Neilson and cost about $1,500 to build. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

‘No backlog’ for Oak Bay building applications despite COVID-19

Oak Bay council resumes meetings in chamber

According to the District of Oak Bay documents, the home was built in 1913 by contractor Paterson and Neilson and cost about $1,500 to build. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Francine Klysen with her art at the Gage Gallery exhibition Challenge Crisis with Creativity. Klysen has found time to work on her art as she has been unable to visit her husband, who has been in care at the Kiwanis Pavilion for five years. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay pandemic project gets 300 submissions

Gage Gallery exhibit shows how people cope during crisis

Francine Klysen with her art at the Gage Gallery exhibition Challenge Crisis with Creativity. Klysen has found time to work on her art as she has been unable to visit her husband, who has been in care at the Kiwanis Pavilion for five years. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Natasha Knight accepts a gift bag off a hockey stick from teacher Alexis Bates-Smith during the Monterey middle school socially-distanced completion ceremony for Grade 8s moving on to high school. The school had to innovate for the annual event with a walk-through/drive-through/bike-through Wednesday morning. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay Grade 8 students end time at Monterey with drive-through goodbye

School holds socially-distanced completion ceremony

Natasha Knight accepts a gift bag off a hockey stick from teacher Alexis Bates-Smith during the Monterey middle school socially-distanced completion ceremony for Grade 8s moving on to high school. The school had to innovate for the annual event with a walk-through/drive-through/bike-through Wednesday morning. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Nancy James, owner of the Maresa Boutique, Bunny Doyle, owner of Shabby Rabbit clothing, and Dale Shaw, owner of the Oak Bay Gallery, said their businesses are struggling despite reopening after COVID-19 closures and now face additional hardship due to the parking turned into patio space in Oak Bay Village. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Owners say loss of parking pushes businesses to the brink

New Penny Farthing patio ‘will be like New Orleans, or Las Vegas’

Nancy James, owner of the Maresa Boutique, Bunny Doyle, owner of Shabby Rabbit clothing, and Dale Shaw, owner of the Oak Bay Gallery, said their businesses are struggling despite reopening after COVID-19 closures and now face additional hardship due to the parking turned into patio space in Oak Bay Village. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
First of many UVic bike lane projects coming this fall

First of many UVic bike lane projects coming this fall

Province awards $316,000 towards first stage of campus cycling plan

First of many UVic bike lane projects coming this fall
Former Oak Bay police chief to return as deputy

Former Oak Bay police chief to return as deputy

Mark Fisher back after six years

Former Oak Bay police chief to return as deputy
Oak Bay Police. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police nab three impaired drivers in Oak Bay

Police work with youth caught spray painting to find alternative punishment

Oak Bay Police. (Black Press Media file photo)
Erin Faber sounds out her one-minute recording capturing what life has been like during COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                Erin Faber sounds out her one-minute recording capturing what life has been like during COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                Erin Faber sounds out her one-minute recording capturing what life has been like during COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Monterey students record their COVID-19 stories for provincial project

Grade 7 students part of Royal B.C. Museum project

Erin Faber sounds out her one-minute recording capturing what life has been like during COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                Erin Faber sounds out her one-minute recording capturing what life has been like during COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                Erin Faber sounds out her one-minute recording capturing what life has been like during COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay High held a big sendoff for three retiring teachers, Keith Bulter, Denise Chow and Mike Sheffer, and the principal Randi Falls, on Friday. Each had worked at least three decades in the education system. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Retiring in style, Oak Bay High celebrates with big sendoff

‘I learned more than I ever taught,’ says retiring principal

Oak Bay High held a big sendoff for three retiring teachers, Keith Bulter, Denise Chow and Mike Sheffer, and the principal Randi Falls, on Friday. Each had worked at least three decades in the education system. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay couple might have world’s tallest foxglove

Oak Bay couple might have world’s tallest foxglove

Duo pleased with 11-foot Digitalus purpurea

Oak Bay couple might have world’s tallest foxglove
Const. Natalie Mishrigi and Sgt. Sheri Lucas present Mara Pappas with the Oak Bay Police bursary of $1,000. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Nils Jensen bursary added to annual Oak Bay High academic awards

Oak Bay holds socially-distanced academic award ceremony

Const. Natalie Mishrigi and Sgt. Sheri Lucas present Mara Pappas with the Oak Bay Police bursary of $1,000. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Aryze developments has proposed an 18-unit townhouse complex at 902 Foul Bay Road that uses a partnership with B.C. Housing to sell at below market cost by about $200,000. (Aryze Image)

Proposed Victoria townhouses would sell with no down payment

Crowdfunding movement aims to stop development on Foul Bay Road

Aryze developments has proposed an 18-unit townhouse complex at 902 Foul Bay Road that uses a partnership with B.C. Housing to sell at below market cost by about $200,000. (Aryze Image)