Christine van Reeuwyk

Nils Jensen

BC mayors aim to mould election framework in Oak Bay

Mayors descend on Oak Bay later this month in hopes of moulding the provincial election this spring.

Nils Jensen
Oak Bay News Publisher Janet Gairdner

Oak Bay News hosts popular women’s networking event

The Oak Bay News welcomes local business women and others making a difference to its annual event at the Victoria Golf Club

Oak Bay News Publisher Janet Gairdner

Oak Bay APC member resigns

Infill, suites discussion to return during estimates meetings

Rick Fines and Roly Platt perform Friday, Feb. 17 in the Oak Bay Recreation Centre’s Upstairs Lounge.

Duo brings complementary blues to Oak Bay lounge

‘World-class harmonica’ on tap with Rick Fines and Roly Platt Friday

Rick Fines and Roly Platt perform Friday, Feb. 17 in the Oak Bay Recreation Centre’s Upstairs Lounge.
Oak Bay Camp at Rattenbury’s Beach with the Hewitt home in background.

Walk peruses history in proposed Heritage Conservation Area

To mark Heritage Week, Stuart Stark leads a walking tour exploring Beach Drive, Propsect Place and York Place on Feb. 18

Oak Bay Camp at Rattenbury’s Beach with the Hewitt home in background.
Oak Bay High students, including Vlad Pienariu and Lexi Knight, in English and Social Studies classes craft valentines through the winter to spread cheer to vets on Feb. 14. See story page 15.

Oak Bay artwork wings across Canada

Teacher harnesses young energy to show caring for veterans

Oak Bay High students, including Vlad Pienariu and Lexi Knight, in English and Social Studies classes craft valentines through the winter to spread cheer to vets on Feb. 14. See story page 15.
Madone Pelan

Growth starts to level for Oak Bay hotel

Accommodation occupancy averaged four per cent higher across Greater Victoria last year compared to 2015

Madone Pelan
Retired principal Dave Thomson, is a 2017 Distinguished Fine Arts Alumni.

Four inducted into Oak Bay fine arts hall of fame

Oak Bay High Distinguished Fine Arts Alumni honoured at Feb. 17 celebration

Retired principal Dave Thomson, is a 2017 Distinguished Fine Arts Alumni.
Heavy Metal Marine, hired by Coast Guard Environmental, raises a boat from the bottom of Oak Bay this morning (Feb. 11). The Salla Rose was surrounded in absorbent booms to gather deisel after sinking in Oak Bay Monday (Feb. 6) morning.

(VIDEO) Salla Rose rises from Oak Bay harbour

Sunk vessel removed from waters, mayor reiterates need for integrated effort to combat derelict and abandoned vessels

Heavy Metal Marine, hired by Coast Guard Environmental, raises a boat from the bottom of Oak Bay this morning (Feb. 11). The Salla Rose was surrounded in absorbent booms to gather deisel after sinking in Oak Bay Monday (Feb. 6) morning.
Musical director Tryg Renaas prepares to lead the Monterey Ukelele Club in a practice leading up to the annual luau that shifts into February this year.

VIDEO: Luau brightness bans February blahs

Annual Hawaiian Luau is at Monterey Centre Feb. 15

Musical director Tryg Renaas prepares to lead the Monterey Ukelele Club in a practice leading up to the annual luau that shifts into February this year.
The nearshore is up for discussion during a presentation Feb. 11 at Windsor Park Pavilion.

Eelgrass mappers back to talk nearshore issues

The talk Oak Bay’s Nearshore Marine Environment Challenges and Opportunities is Feb. 11 in Windsor Park Pavilion.

The nearshore is up for discussion during a presentation Feb. 11 at Windsor Park Pavilion.
Aiden Leibel, Patricia Horwood, Max Stover, John Mossie, Dexter Hodgins and Caitlin Troughton are among the award-winning voice students who offer Love-a-grams as a fundraiser for the choir programs at Oak Bay High.

WATCH: Students share the love in song

Oak Bay High choir programs benefit from singing Valentines

Aiden Leibel, Patricia Horwood, Max Stover, John Mossie, Dexter Hodgins and Caitlin Troughton are among the award-winning voice students who offer Love-a-grams as a fundraiser for the choir programs at Oak Bay High.
Cairine Green

Heritage commission pitches a larger role in land-use

Heritage Commission hopes to have a greater role over the next two years in land use decision-making and housing policy development

Cairine Green
Oak Bay tumbler Isobel Neilson demonstrates her moves last summer. Neilson opened this year’s competitive gymnastics season with a silver medal on the bars at the recent Pyjama Party Invitational in the Comox Valley.

Gymnast starts season with a silver medal

Oak Bay tumbler Isobel Neilson helped give Falcon Gymnastics a successful start to the competitive season

Oak Bay tumbler Isobel Neilson demonstrates her moves last summer. Neilson opened this year’s competitive gymnastics season with a silver medal on the bars at the recent Pyjama Party Invitational in the Comox Valley.
The Gut Girls cast stops for a photo during the January march to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s views on women’s rights.

Social climate empowers the Gut Girls team

UVIc's Phoenix Theatre presents Sarah Daniels’ play Gut Girls

The Gut Girls cast stops for a photo during the January march to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s views on women’s rights.
Sari Alesh

Fiddling with violin for Syrian refugee

B.C. Fiddle champion Sarah Tradewell joins violinist Sari Alesh in concert

Sari Alesh
White absorbent booms encircle a sunken boat leaking diesel into the waters of Oak Bay.

Diesel dissipating from sunk boat

Booms absorbing diesel from sailboat sunk Monday morning in Oak Bay harbour

White absorbent booms encircle a sunken boat leaking diesel into the waters of Oak Bay.
A handful of residents are dealing with flooded basements after a hydrant was hit this morning (Feb. 6) at the corner of Epworth and Haultain roads. Oak Bay public works remains at the site, and Epworth is closed at Haultain, to repair the hydrant.

UPDATED: (video) Hit hydrant floods basements

Car strikes hydrant near Haultain and Epworth roads

A handful of residents are dealing with flooded basements after a hydrant was hit this morning (Feb. 6) at the corner of Epworth and Haultain roads. Oak Bay public works remains at the site, and Epworth is closed at Haultain, to repair the hydrant.
Anna & Elizabeth perform at Oak Bay Recreation Centre Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($25 at the door), available in advance at Ivy’s Bookshop in Oak Bay, Oak Bay Recreation Centre and at beaconridgeproductions.com online.

Old time stories brought to life with music

'Crankies' add to the ambience of Friday concert at Upstairs Lounge

Anna & Elizabeth perform at Oak Bay Recreation Centre Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($25 at the door), available in advance at Ivy’s Bookshop in Oak Bay, Oak Bay Recreation Centre and at beaconridgeproductions.com online.
Mayor Nils Jensen

Priorities run gamut from web update to water security

Council reviews district priorities for its next session

Mayor Nils Jensen
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