Christine van Reeuwyk

Coun. Tara Ney raking leaves behind Oak Bay municipal hall during her earliest pitch to ban gas-powered gardening tools. Ney, who is not seeking re-election on Oct. 15, put in motion a potential new policy to help council members seeking legal advice in the face of potential or percieved conflict of interest. (Black Press Media file photo)
Coun. Tara Ney raking leaves behind Oak Bay municipal hall during her earliest pitch to ban gas-powered gardening tools. Ney, who is not seeking re-election on Oct. 15, put in motion a potential new policy to help council members seeking legal advice in the face of potential or percieved conflict of interest. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gur Ben Dor loses locks for Tour de Rock during a Sept. 28 fundraiser at Oak Bay High. (Courtesy Oak Bay High)

Oak Bay students ready for Tour de Rock appearance

Leadership team set to announce fundraising total Thursday

Gur Ben Dor loses locks for Tour de Rock during a Sept. 28 fundraiser at Oak Bay High. (Courtesy Oak Bay High)
Oak Bay will pay for crossing guards to get students to Ecole Willows Elementary safely this school year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Future crossing guard funding remains in Oak Bay crosshairs

Council approves paying this year but questions future funding model

Oak Bay will pay for crossing guards to get students to Ecole Willows Elementary safely this school year. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langford resident, and UVic staffer, John Fowler is among the cast of The Great Canadian Baking Show that airs Sundays at 8 p.m. starting Oct. 2. (Geoff George/Courtesy CBC)

Family, culture influence flavours for Greater Victoria bakers in T.V. competition

Langford, Victoria residents whip up new friendships while battling for top spot

Langford resident, and UVic staffer, John Fowler is among the cast of The Great Canadian Baking Show that airs Sundays at 8 p.m. starting Oct. 2. (Geoff George/Courtesy CBC)
Artist John Prevost at his home in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

From residential school to prison, John Prevost has come a long way in his healing journey

Decades of addiction following Alert Bay residential school stay led Saanich artist to help others

Artist John Prevost at his home in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Teacher Tina Horwood (white pyjamas) and some of her Grade 12 students prepare for the choir sleepover at Oak Bay High. Activities such as the annual sleepover are among the reasons Horwood is nominated for a Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education award. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay choir teacher nominated among best in B.C. for extracurriculars

Tina Horwood started 30 years ago, building a choir and a waterski team

Teacher Tina Horwood (white pyjamas) and some of her Grade 12 students prepare for the choir sleepover at Oak Bay High. Activities such as the annual sleepover are among the reasons Horwood is nominated for a Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education award. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Sarah Holmes De Castro shovels big gravel into a wheelbarrow as volunteers haul the rock into the stream to make a bed for eggs to incubate late this winter. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Greater Victoria groups build a better bed to incubate salmon eggs in Bowker Creek

Severe rain storms nearly thwarted the chum project last year

Sarah Holmes De Castro shovels big gravel into a wheelbarrow as volunteers haul the rock into the stream to make a bed for eggs to incubate late this winter. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Frank Jackson repairs his fence at the Oak Bay allotment gardens on Monteith Avenue. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay gardeners hold out hope for bumper crop of raspberries

How did your garden grow this year? Share your best photos by emailing editor@oakbaynews.com

Frank Jackson repairs his fence at the Oak Bay allotment gardens on Monteith Avenue. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Daphne McFarland (left) learns when her consolation game is after a loss at the Oak Bay tennis bubbles while Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games volunteers Art Hobbs (centre), sport chair for tennis, and Sophia Sperdakos collect information. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Take in some tennis with the 55+ BC Games in Oak Bay

More 2,500 competitors battle in 22 sports across Greater Victoria

Daphne McFarland (left) learns when her consolation game is after a loss at the Oak Bay tennis bubbles while Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games volunteers Art Hobbs (centre), sport chair for tennis, and Sophia Sperdakos collect information. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay council will consider third reading and adoption of the bylaw changes to allow secondary suites in the community. (Black Press Media file photo)

Secondary suites bylaw nears the finish line in Oak Bay

Parking remains key issue as required bylaws head for potential adoption

Oak Bay council will consider third reading and adoption of the bylaw changes to allow secondary suites in the community. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay High students Maia Lawrence, left, and Monet Thurbide are national champions competing with B.C. this summer. The athletes are also defending provincial champions with the school field hockey team. (Field Hockey Canada photos)

Oak Bay High field hockey players snag national title

Teen athletes defend provincial school title this fall

Oak Bay High students Maia Lawrence, left, and Monet Thurbide are national champions competing with B.C. this summer. The athletes are also defending provincial champions with the school field hockey team. (Field Hockey Canada photos)
Saanich Police Department is cleared of the significant injuries suffered by a man after a dramatic crash and arrest on July 7. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wounds were self-inflicted in dramatic Saanich crash and arrest, says police oversight agency

Independent Investigations Office finds limited injuries suffered during actual arrest

Saanich Police Department is cleared of the significant injuries suffered by a man after a dramatic crash and arrest on July 7. (Black Press Media file photo)
David Black and Don Descoteau during an interview in David’s Oak Bay home. (Black Press Media file photo)

Webster award-winning journalist Don Descoteau retires after 31 years at Black Press

‘He made people around him better, and they became better journalists and people because of it’

David Black and Don Descoteau during an interview in David’s Oak Bay home. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jesse Roper performs Cool Whip in a video released Aug. 24. (Jesse Roper/YouTube)

VIDEO: Metchosin singer/songwriter drops Cool Whip acoustic version

Jesse Roper sings about a ‘homie and his sweet car’

Jesse Roper performs Cool Whip in a video released Aug. 24. (Jesse Roper/YouTube)
Rob Kemp and his son Bash have enjoy some giggles while travelling to Vancuover for scans recently. (Family photo/GoFundMe)

Making memories takes top priority for Victoria family whose youngest has cancer

‘We’re not giving up on him, but our most important piece right now is quality of life …’

Rob Kemp and his son Bash have enjoy some giggles while travelling to Vancuover for scans recently. (Family photo/GoFundMe)
Brooke Maxwell performs on the McNeill Bay promenade in July. (Recreation Oak Bay/Facebook)

As summer wanes, painted public pianos will soon disappear in Oak Bay

Voting open for people’s choice in the annual sculpture walk

Brooke Maxwell performs on the McNeill Bay promenade in July. (Recreation Oak Bay/Facebook)
Oak Bay police arrested a suspect in relations to break and enters reported Aug. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect arrested after Oak Bay break-in where man blamed barking dog

Tablet stolen from unlocked vehicle and other thefts reported last week to Oak Bay police

Oak Bay police arrested a suspect in relations to break and enters reported Aug. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jared VanderMeer shares tips in creative photography while sharing iconic scenes of Victoria such as Fisherman’s Wharf. (Jared VanderMeer/Instagram)

Vancouver Island inspires North Saanich creator to go pro on TikTok

Jared VanderMeer hopes to hit 1M followers by month’s end

Jared VanderMeer shares tips in creative photography while sharing iconic scenes of Victoria such as Fisherman’s Wharf. (Jared VanderMeer/Instagram)
Oak Bay’s secondary suite bylaw heads for public hearing Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

Secondary suites bylaw heads for public hearing in Oak Bay

Latest document includes wording to specifically prohibit short-term accommodations

Oak Bay’s secondary suite bylaw heads for public hearing Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
Const. Adam Goard, left, and Const. Cheryl Goard are sworn in August 2022. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)

Oak Bay’s newest officers won’t share a shift

Department sticks to standard practice of spliting up married couples

Const. Adam Goard, left, and Const. Cheryl Goard are sworn in August 2022. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)