Christine van Reeuwyk

Author Alisa Smith

Speakeasy launches in Oak Bay

Award-winning BC author launches debut novel
set in Greater Victoria

Author Alisa Smith
Aaron Hubley, chef at Pizzeria Prima Strada at the junction of Fort and Foul Bay, competes in his first Colour Your Palate gala appetizer competition to raise funds for ArtsREACH on April 11

Pizza man vies in colourful canape competition

Pizzeria Prima Strada chef tackles first competition in the name of philanthropy

Aaron Hubley, chef at Pizzeria Prima Strada at the junction of Fort and Foul Bay, competes in his first Colour Your Palate gala appetizer competition to raise funds for ArtsREACH on April 11
Oak Bay resident Brigadier General (Ret’d) J. E. L. Gollner, prepares for his role as guest of honour at the open house to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle for Vimy Ridge by perusing a book he received while visiting there in 2007. Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News

Oak Bay retired brigadier general guest of honour at Vimy open house

Open house runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features more than 30 military and civilian displays

Oak Bay resident Brigadier General (Ret’d) J. E. L. Gollner, prepares for his role as guest of honour at the open house to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle for Vimy Ridge by perusing a book he received while visiting there in 2007. Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News
St. Mary’s prayer shawl knitters Jill Lee and Shirley Holliday work on the muffs knitted for residents of area care homes, including Kiwanis Pavilion, supported by Oak Bay KiwanisRead the full story on page A5.

Oak Bay knitting group builds comfort through muffs for those with dementia

Kiwanis Pavilion first residence to benefit from knitting project

St. Mary’s prayer shawl knitters Jill Lee and Shirley Holliday work on the muffs knitted for residents of area care homes, including Kiwanis Pavilion, supported by Oak Bay KiwanisRead the full story on page A5.
Oak Bay Archivist Caroline Duncan, left, goes over display items with volunteer Cindy Oram while volunteers Cathy Denny, Jean Sparks and Karen Wallace-Prince work on another segment of the community archives’ display for the open house marking the 100th anniversary of Vimy this weekend.

WATCH: Oak Bay man memorialized at Vimy

Three brothers from Dunlevy among those overseas for the First World War

Oak Bay Archivist Caroline Duncan, left, goes over display items with volunteer Cindy Oram while volunteers Cathy Denny, Jean Sparks and Karen Wallace-Prince work on another segment of the community archives’ display for the open house marking the 100th anniversary of Vimy this weekend.

Council sends Bowker to public hearing

Oak Bay council has yet to set the date for residents to have a say

Grants cool Oak Bay water project costs

Sewer separation, water main redundancy projects garner $1.5 million

Oak Bay firefighter Brad Trenholm oversees one of several grills cooking during Sausage Fest at Willows Park Saturday, a fundraiser hosted by the Oak Bay Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation.

Sausage Fest shifts into summer

Sausage Fest is slated for June 24 from noon to 9 p.m. at Willows Beach Park

Oak Bay firefighter Brad Trenholm oversees one of several grills cooking during Sausage Fest at Willows Park Saturday, a fundraiser hosted by the Oak Bay Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation.
Shirley Holliday fills a bag with books. She hopes others will come for the Churchmouse Book Sale this weekend and buy the tomes as well as the new bags, crafted by Holliday.

‘Bag lady’ adds fabric totes to popular Oak Bay book sale

St. Mary’s Churchmouse Books Spring Book and Craft Fest is Saturday

Shirley Holliday fills a bag with books. She hopes others will come for the Churchmouse Book Sale this weekend and buy the tomes as well as the new bags, crafted by Holliday.
Oak Bay resident Roxanne Stedman, left, tackles organizing the Victoria Populaire this year while UVic student Saskia Kowallik tackles the ride for the first time.

VicPop takes cycling to new lengths

Oak Bay organizer enthused about scenic 50 and 100 km routes

Oak Bay resident Roxanne Stedman, left, tackles organizing the Victoria Populaire this year while UVic student Saskia Kowallik tackles the ride for the first time.
The Andrew Collins Trio, featuring Collins, Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney, performs Friday at Oak Bay’s Upstairs Lounge.

Eclectic line-up promises an entertaining Friday show

Andrew Collins Trio performs at Oak Bay Rec Centre's Upstairs Lounge Friday

The Andrew Collins Trio, featuring Collins, Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney, performs Friday at Oak Bay’s Upstairs Lounge.
Oak Bay News sales representative John Stewart.

Oak Bay News welcomes new face

Sales representative John Stewart joins your community news team

Oak Bay News sales representative John Stewart.
Cattle Point is a prime Pokemon spawning ground, with a gym and myriad pokestops drawing people to walk in areas featuring rare and endangered plants. After months of attempts, those who work in the park learned this week the stops will be removed.

Park steward wins Pokémon battle for Cattle Point park

Pokémon Go stops, gyms and creatures may be the next extinct thing in areas of Uplands Park

Cattle Point is a prime Pokemon spawning ground, with a gym and myriad pokestops drawing people to walk in areas featuring rare and endangered plants. After months of attempts, those who work in the park learned this week the stops will be removed.
TV series Gracepoint begins filming on Oak Bay Avenue in January 2014.

Locals crew as ReBoot films at Oak Bay High

Victoria Film Commission takes steps to up local crew offerings

TV series Gracepoint begins filming on Oak Bay Avenue in January 2014.
Sophie de Goede was named Young Female Player of the Year for the Canadian Rugby Awards earlier this month.

Oak Bay rugby family tops national awards

Oak Bay High student Sophie de Goede named the Young Female Player of the Year during Rugby Canada’s 2016 Awards Dinner

Sophie de Goede was named Young Female Player of the Year for the Canadian Rugby Awards earlier this month.
Kristin Godwin, general manager at Fired Up!, with a selection of bowls painted by patrons and donated for the 19th annual Souper Bowls of Hope event April 6 at the Victoria Conference Centre.

Painters get Fired Up! for Souper Bowls event

Ceramics shop offers affordable fun to support Victoria’s vulnerable youth

Kristin Godwin, general manager at Fired Up!, with a selection of bowls painted by patrons and donated for the 19th annual Souper Bowls of Hope event April 6 at the Victoria Conference Centre.

Bowker plan bound for public hearing

Oak Bay council remains divided over four-storey building

The trunk of an old arbutus tree he loved that came down in the neighbourhood.

Oak Bay family ‘heartbroken’ by cut tree

Legally removed arbutus has resident questioning local bylaws

The trunk of an old arbutus tree he loved that came down in the neighbourhood.
Kirsten Brand with the largest piece showing at Gage Gallery, that took a month and a half to complete. Her show Desert Spring runs March 14 to April 1 at the Gage Gallery Arts Collective, 2031 Oak Bay Ave. with an artist’s reception March 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Desert blooms bring colour to Gage Gallery

RV adventures lead to this months colourful art show

Kirsten Brand with the largest piece showing at Gage Gallery, that took a month and a half to complete. Her show Desert Spring runs March 14 to April 1 at the Gage Gallery Arts Collective, 2031 Oak Bay Ave. with an artist’s reception March 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Council ponders grant requests

Grant requests forwarded for Oak Bay council for estimates discussions

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