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Mark Brennae

Municipal

Pickleballers hold sound test in Oak Bay, hoping to save North Saanich courts

Mark Brennae
May 16, 2024

“If the option is close the court or use a particular paddle, that’s a pretty easy decision,” said Tessa Graham, VRPA vice-president.

Community

Buccaneer Days starts spring this weekend in Esquimalt

Mark Brennae
May 9, 2024

Also new this year is a park-and-ride with a shuttle (by donation) leaving the parking lot on Canteen every 30 minutes. There’s also a bike valet with all donations going toward sports groups at Esquimalt High.

Community

Turn out the lights, the pickleball is over on these North Saanich courts

Mark Brennae
May 8, 2024

The Wain Park pickleball court was officially closed effective as of 7:30 yesterday morning, mere hours after an overflow crowd packed the city council’s chamber, many there to appeal the closure.

Housing

Tenants in an Esquimalt building worry they may be renovicted

Mark Brennae
May 1, 2024

Residents at 519 Sturdee received eviction notices so the new owner can renovate

The Royal Family

Princess Anne to overnight aboard a naval ship during 2-day stay next week

Mark Brennae
Apr 26, 2024

The Maritime Museum and a riding club among activities planned for the princess

Community

Man trapped for hours in muddy Juan de Fuca Trail clay pit

Mark Brennae
Apr 4, 2024

Daughter Maeve watched in shock as her father lumbered but couldn't free himself from the thick grey soup.

Infrastructure

PKOLS communications tower location expected to be revealed at open house

Mark Brennae
Apr 3, 2024

Some say plunking the new tower in the middle of the parking lot would ruin the view.

Addiction

Vancouver Island Construction Association scores kudos for substance-use program

Mark Brennae
Mar 25, 2024

“You get stuck in maybe a mindset or a way of thinking like ‘Well, if I take this substance, I’ll be able to get through the day,’” says one construction worker.