Natural Resources Canada confirmed the fungus Amanita phalloides, known as the death cap mushroom, was found in Uplands on a boulevard on Ripon Road Sunday.
Mycologist Brenda Callan received an email from colleagues Adolf and Oluna Ceska identifying the deadly mushroom.
A movie production company filmed a murder-mystery series episode at a scenic Oak Bay location and donated $21,000 of its proceeds to the Victoria Hospice Society.
The scened was filmed at the private residence of Black Press owner David Black, who donated his property as one of four locations in Oak Bay for the fourth episode of Hallmark series Gourmet Detective. Instead of paying for using the property, Black and the production’s location manager Paul Russell, decided it was better to donate the $21,000 to the Hospice Society.
A study conducted by moneysense.ca named Oak Bay the place to live in B.C. Oak Bay also scored as top three best places to live in Canada. North Saanich came in fourth, and the District of Saanich came in 11th overall.
Douglas Monds caught the attention of many as Oak Bay News’ oldest carrier in 2016.
This year, the 88-year-old stole the spotlight after bringing home five medals from the World Masters Games in New Zealand. Originally from Auckland, Monds said the trip overseas in April was a three-pronged one: to visit his friends and sister in hospital, and to compete in the worldwide competition.