A young eagle that hightailed it away from his nest was spotted hanging with his sibling in June.
The juvenile eagle returned to Oak Bay after recuperating in Metchosin and Duncan after being rescued by a resident during a May wind storm.
Oak Bay police and fire, as well as Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue – Station Oak Bay were dispatched after a boat that left the ramp couldn’t get its engine going. Oak Bay Police were on scene first and an officer had the foursome out of the boat when the fire department arrived around 5:30 p.m.
A Glenlyon Norfolk student claimed the top prize at one of the most prestigious science competitions in the country. Sixteen-year-old Annie McLeod won gold in the intermediate level during Canada Wide Science Fair in Regina last week for her project which explores the use of marine brown algae was an energy source.
McLeod’s research project is called Marine Brown Algae Extracted Fucoxanthin and Phlorotannin in Dye-Sensitized Cells: A Possible Renewable Energy Source? As part of her research project, McLeod built six mini solar panels. In those panels, she combined dye from marine brown algae, which she collected from McNeill Bay in Oak Bay and Trafalgar Park in Victoria, with titanium dioxide. In the end, the mixture produced 253 milivolts of energy.