Christine van Reeuwyk

The McNeill Avenue corridor in Oak Bay, from Foul Bay Road to Transit Road, is slated for infrastructure upgrades to slow vehicle traffic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Parking stays, centre line may not on Oak Bay commuter road

McNeill Avenue pegged for vehicle speed reduction infrastructure next year

The McNeill Avenue corridor in Oak Bay, from Foul Bay Road to Transit Road, is slated for infrastructure upgrades to slow vehicle traffic. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
In the wake of temporary uses creating patio seating in parking lots during the pandemic, Oak Bay is investigating options for allowing them to continue. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay gets cooking on roadside patio permitting process

Current provincial program allows for the public-space seating until next spring

In the wake of temporary uses creating patio seating in parking lots during the pandemic, Oak Bay is investigating options for allowing them to continue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Artist Andrea Fritz explains Natural Connection – and how the four panels of wood each representing its own ecosystem – to a passerby during installation of the artwork on Cadboro Bay Road. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Artist sculpts ecosystems in live-edge wood for Oak Bay art walk

Six works are on loan for the 2022 Oak Bay Arts Alive

Artist Andrea Fritz explains Natural Connection – and how the four panels of wood each representing its own ecosystem – to a passerby during installation of the artwork on Cadboro Bay Road. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Nickel Bros. move a home from the 600-block of Oliver Street in Oak Bay on June 14. (Photo by Erik Otto)

Houses on the move as recycling movement picks up momentum in Oak Bay

Nickel Bros. relocates houses across the south coast, moving more than 100 in 2021

Nickel Bros. move a home from the 600-block of Oliver Street in Oak Bay on June 14. (Photo by Erik Otto)
Olivia Freisen, left, and Ines Ciccateri earned the Merit Cup during the 2022 annual awards at Oak Bay High. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay High celebrates students with awards

Merit Cup winners appreciate efforts of teachers, staff

Olivia Freisen, left, and Ines Ciccateri earned the Merit Cup during the 2022 annual awards at Oak Bay High. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The pickleball courts at Carnarvon Park in Oak Bay, now located in the lacrosse box, will see another layer of noise mitigation. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay battles pickleball noise with rubber fencing

Region seeks long-term solutions to increase play areas, decrease noise

The pickleball courts at Carnarvon Park in Oak Bay, now located in the lacrosse box, will see another layer of noise mitigation. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Honey needs new wheels after being found paralyzed on the side of a road. (GVAC/Facebook)

Greater Victoria animal rescue fundraises for paralyzed, abandoned pup

The organization plans to try physiotherapy but says: ‘Honey needs wheels’

Honey needs new wheels after being found paralyzed on the side of a road. (GVAC/Facebook)
Kenneth Jacob Fenton, flanked by his lawyers Chris Masey and Dale Marshall, heads into the second day of sentencing in 2017 for charges that stemmed from the crash that led to the 2016 death of West Shore RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver convicted in death of West Shore RCMP officer back on parole

Jacob Fenton had statutory parole revoked earlier this year after testing positive for drugs

Kenneth Jacob Fenton, flanked by his lawyers Chris Masey and Dale Marshall, heads into the second day of sentencing in 2017 for charges that stemmed from the crash that led to the 2016 death of West Shore RCMP officer Const. Sarah Beckett. (Black Press Media file photo)
About 50 Oak Bay High athletes made the trek to the provincial track and field competition in Langley June 9 to 11. (Courtesy Rich Fast)

Oak Bay High track and field team celebrates banner year

Young athletes earned two provincial titles during Langley competition

About 50 Oak Bay High athletes made the trek to the provincial track and field competition in Langley June 9 to 11. (Courtesy Rich Fast)
Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director for Oak Bay Volunteer Services Society presents Lyne Moreau with a gift to thank her for 40 years of volunteering. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay volunteers mark 45 years of giving time, talent to connect community

Over the year, 200 volunteers helped 500 clients, delivering 4,500 services over 10,200 hours

Renee Lorme-Gulbrandsen, executive director for Oak Bay Volunteer Services Society presents Lyne Moreau with a gift to thank her for 40 years of volunteering. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Council plans to look at what areas in Oak Bay may be appropriate for new affordable housing. (Black Press Media file photo)

Affordable housing opportunities in Oak Bay under scrutiny

Council endorses research operation to determine what areas might be appropriate

Council plans to look at what areas in Oak Bay may be appropriate for new affordable housing. (Black Press Media file photo)
Repairs are underway to the Bowker Creek bank collapse adjacent to the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Crews begin repairs on collapsed Oak Bay waterway

Recreation centre loses parking as Bowker Creek banks failure is fixed

Repairs are underway to the Bowker Creek bank collapse adjacent to the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Among the discussions on the impending secondary suite policy for Oak Bay includes potential parking requirements on street and off. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Active transportation support negates parking in Oak Bay’s developing suite policy

District is on track to implement suites policy by September

Among the discussions on the impending secondary suite policy for Oak Bay includes potential parking requirements on street and off. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Grace Bartha works on her mandala at Carlton House in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay piano brings generations together before the music even begins

Local artist leads community to create mandalas for intergenerational project

Grace Bartha works on her mandala at Carlton House in Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Bingo is back at little free libraries across Greater Victoria, including this student-built one near Bowker Creek behind Oak Bay High. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Bingo’s back at little free libraries across Greater Victoria – with prizes

Online card generator for #LFLBingo offers adult and kids’ options

Bingo is back at little free libraries across Greater Victoria, including this student-built one near Bowker Creek behind Oak Bay High. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A small team of volunteers sorts the trash during the Oak Bay Tea Party. This year yielded seven bags each of soft plastics, hard plastics, compost and garbage. (Photo by Ron Carter)

Wet weather fouls up Oak Bay Tea Party trash sorters

Volunteers sort recycling, compost, garbage into 28 bags after thousands of visitors

A small team of volunteers sorts the trash during the Oak Bay Tea Party. This year yielded seven bags each of soft plastics, hard plastics, compost and garbage. (Photo by Ron Carter)
The Oak Bay High girls sevens team celebrates a provincial win. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
The Oak Bay High girls sevens team celebrates a provincial win. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
Willows Grade 5 students in the Greater Victoria School District strings program rally in spring 2021 against cuts to program funding for the next school year. The board of education accepted a donation to save the program for next year. (Ian Sharpe photo)

Donation saves orchestral strings program in Greater Victoria schools

Funds allow for specific program available across all 28 elementary schools

Willows Grade 5 students in the Greater Victoria School District strings program rally in spring 2021 against cuts to program funding for the next school year. The board of education accepted a donation to save the program for next year. (Ian Sharpe photo)
A rare loggerhead shrike spotted in Tolmie Park May 23. (Photo by Geoffrey Newell)

Rare, predatory songbird tops Greater Victoria spring sightings

Uplands Park marks its first recorded barred owl nest with an owlet

A rare loggerhead shrike spotted in Tolmie Park May 23. (Photo by Geoffrey Newell)
Firefighters Aidan Wells and Nicole Pound face off for fun at the Jack Wallace Memorial Track in Oak Bay. Firefighters from Victoria and Oak Bay will run the track alongside students and staff from the adjacent high school for 24-hours starting June 25 at noon. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay, Victoria firefighters run in circles to raise funds

June 25 event includes food, entertainment to raise cash for popular community track

Firefighters Aidan Wells and Nicole Pound face off for fun at the Jack Wallace Memorial Track in Oak Bay. Firefighters from Victoria and Oak Bay will run the track alongside students and staff from the adjacent high school for 24-hours starting June 25 at noon. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)