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Modern Real Estate Team members are preparing to host the ninth annual Raise the Roof for Shelter event. (Courtesy Modern Real Estate Team)

Silent auction by Greater Victoria real estate agents raises cash for women’s shelters

Raise the Roof auction on now through June 21, dozens of donated auction items up for bids

Modern Real Estate Team members are preparing to host the ninth annual Raise the Roof for Shelter event. (Courtesy Modern Real Estate Team)
Linda Kember, Malcolm Clarkson, Shirley Tucker, Raven Wyntre-Clarkson, Polly Vaughan, Ralph Wimmer, Andrea Ochave celebrate Shirley Tucker’s 104th birthday. (Susan Walker photo)
Linda Kember, Malcolm Clarkson, Shirley Tucker, Raven Wyntre-Clarkson, Polly Vaughan, Ralph Wimmer, Andrea Ochave celebrate Shirley Tucker’s 104th birthday. (Susan Walker photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
Consultation is underway on how to best redevelop the 3.9-acre Oak Bay Lodge property. (Black Press Media File)

Second phase of Oak Bay Lodge land use consultation set to start this month

CRD hospitals and housing committee views report from initial consultations

Consultation is underway on how to best redevelop the 3.9-acre Oak Bay Lodge property. (Black Press Media File)
Eric Metcalfe in 1965. (Michael Long photo) Eric Metcalfe, 80 receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria with a virtual ceremony on June 8. (Ben Wilson photo)

Oak Bay-raised artist among those to receive University of Victoria honorary doctorate

UVic issues doctorates to Eric Metcalfe, Bruce Poon, Marvin Storrow, Dr. Pauline van den Driessche

Eric Metcalfe in 1965. (Michael Long photo) Eric Metcalfe, 80 receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria with a virtual ceremony on June 8. (Ben Wilson photo)
Floyd Pelkey, left of the Tsawout Nation and Eugene Sam of the Songhees Nation tend the sacred fire at the University of Victoria. The fire, which honours the memory of the 215 Indigenous children lost at a Kamloops residential school, is being kept burning through Friday (June 4). (Photo by Louise Major/UVic Photo Services)

Sacred fire burns at University of Victoria to honour 215 children

Everyone is welcome to sit by the fire, or lay down prayers or medicine

Floyd Pelkey, left of the Tsawout Nation and Eugene Sam of the Songhees Nation tend the sacred fire at the University of Victoria. The fire, which honours the memory of the 215 Indigenous children lost at a Kamloops residential school, is being kept burning through Friday (June 4). (Photo by Louise Major/UVic Photo Services)
Donna Blackstock delivers the bowl while playing with John Cossom and Louise Mason at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. A popular pastime in the community, club members are limited in group size, which increased to 26 people at a time starting this week. The number includes players, coaches and safety monitors and upped the time slots to 14 opportunities to play each week. Players must still register online and the schedule is subject to provincial health orders, which can change without notice. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay lawn bowlers go maskless for first time in months

Club restricts access to guests, limits players, coaches onsite

Donna Blackstock delivers the bowl while playing with John Cossom and Louise Mason at the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club. A popular pastime in the community, club members are limited in group size, which increased to 26 people at a time starting this week. The number includes players, coaches and safety monitors and upped the time slots to 14 opportunities to play each week. Players must still register online and the schedule is subject to provincial health orders, which can change without notice. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay police said they were in the park June 1, around 4:30 p.m. after a man died in the park. The death is not considered suspicious. (Google Maps)

Sudden death in Oak Bay park draws police response

Man’s death at Willows Park deemed not suspicious

Oak Bay police said they were in the park June 1, around 4:30 p.m. after a man died in the park. The death is not considered suspicious. (Google Maps)
CCPA performs Urinetown June 3 at 7:30 p.m., June 4 at 6 p.m. and June 5 at 12:30 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available online at ccpacanada.com, by phone at 250-595-9970 or email boxoffice@ccpacanada.com.(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria performance school livestreams Urinetown for season finale

Canadian College of Performing Arts livestreamed shows presented through June 6

CCPA performs Urinetown June 3 at 7:30 p.m., June 4 at 6 p.m. and June 5 at 12:30 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available online at ccpacanada.com, by phone at 250-595-9970 or email boxoffice@ccpacanada.com.(Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The 2021 Young Exceptional Star Awards will be handed out in the park behind the Oak Bay municipal hall on June 3. (Black Press Media file photo)

YES Awards outdoor celebration shines spotlight on Oak Bay youth

Find a special section in the June 10 edition of the Oak Bay News

The 2021 Young Exceptional Star Awards will be handed out in the park behind the Oak Bay municipal hall on June 3. (Black Press Media file photo)
Should Have Seen It Coming, a hyper-realistic painting by Sean Yelland, will be displayed at the Madrona Gallery this month in his new solo exhibit, Chasing Rainbows.
Should Have Seen It Coming, a hyper-realistic painting by Sean Yelland, will be displayed at the Madrona Gallery this month in his new solo exhibit, Chasing Rainbows.
Estevan Avenue near the Old Farm Market is slated to get a loading zone after resident complaints of commercial vehicles causing concerns. (Google Earth)

Safety concerns spur Oak Bay to add loading zone next to Estevan market

Signage, paint planned to designate truck parking area near Cadboro Bay Road

Estevan Avenue near the Old Farm Market is slated to get a loading zone after resident complaints of commercial vehicles causing concerns. (Google Earth)
Trent Frankel is the Oak Bay Firefighters Charitable Foundation executive director. (Black Press Media file photo)

Scammers use Oak Bay firefighters’ charity to solicit funds

Oak Bay Firefighters Charitable Foundation reminds residents they won’t cold call

Trent Frankel is the Oak Bay Firefighters Charitable Foundation executive director. (Black Press Media file photo)
Michael Prince and Karen Wallace-Prince are among the neighbours behind Oak Bay’s first Heritage Conservation Area. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay heritage projects earn 2021 Hallmark honours

Tribute to J. Fenwick Lansdowne, Protect Oak Bay Heritage earn preservation awards

Michael Prince and Karen Wallace-Prince are among the neighbours behind Oak Bay’s first Heritage Conservation Area. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay municipal hall. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

18 groups seek part of Oak Bay grant budget

The total 2021 grant budget is $176,100

Oak Bay municipal hall. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Pandemic not a time to pursue single-use plastics ban, Oak Bay council concurs

Concerns over business community at heart of waiting game

(Black Press Media file photo)
Ruth Currey, left, and Ian Graeme stand by Bowker Creek between the Oak Bay High School field and track. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Locals want pedestrian path along Bowker Creek at Oak Bay Recreation Centre parking lot

They hope a new path will be included with the $350,000 repaving work being done in June

Ruth Currey, left, and Ian Graeme stand by Bowker Creek between the Oak Bay High School field and track. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Oak Bay will continue to use Victoria Animal Service with a new contract approved May 10. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

One bid, one contract for Oak Bay animal control

Three-year contract awarded to Victoria Animal Control Services at estimated $252,070

Oak Bay will continue to use Victoria Animal Service with a new contract approved May 10. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)
Previous Oak Bay Tea Party events boasted midway fun for everyone. The 60th event will have to hold off until 2022 after the second consecutive cancellation due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay Tea Party cancelled – again

Organizers say community will celebrate 60th event in 2022

Previous Oak Bay Tea Party events boasted midway fun for everyone. The 60th event will have to hold off until 2022 after the second consecutive cancellation due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)