Oak Bay News Staff

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Illegal U-turn in Oak Bay sends two to hospital

Outboard motor pirated from Hampshire Road driveway

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An aerial view over Royal Jubilee Hospital and surrounding area. (Black Press Media file photo)

Donors can double their contributions to Victoria hospitals mental health campaign

Anonymous family foundation steps forward to match donations to complete $1M campaign

An aerial view over Royal Jubilee Hospital and surrounding area. (Black Press Media file photo)
Natasha Pashchenko is ensemble director for the Victoria Guitar Society. (James Austin photo)

Victoria musicians bring romantic German, Bohemian works of early 20th century to life

Forgotten Romantic – the Music of Rudolf Leberl is Oct. 16 in Oak Bay and live online

Natasha Pashchenko is ensemble director for the Victoria Guitar Society. (James Austin photo)
Oak Bay Police Department has added a spotting scope to its traffic enforcement toolkit. Officers used it to ticket three drivers in two days last week, for distracted driving and excessive speeding. (Ray Bernoties/Twitter)

Oak Bay police put new scope to good use, issue 3 excessive speeding tickets in 2 days

‘You may see them using it – long after they’ve seen you:’ Police Chief Ray Bernoties

Oak Bay Police Department has added a spotting scope to its traffic enforcement toolkit. Officers used it to ticket three drivers in two days last week, for distracted driving and excessive speeding. (Ray Bernoties/Twitter)
Students get excited about the Oak Bay High Cops for Cancer campaign car wash on Sept. 12. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)

Oak Bay High students continue fundraising for Cops for Cancer

Bottle drives to garage sales, cash being generated for the cause despite pandemic restrictions

Students get excited about the Oak Bay High Cops for Cancer campaign car wash on Sept. 12. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
An aerial view over Oak Bay and the marina. (Black Press Media file photo)

RCMP recover dinghy, motors swiped from Oak Bay Marina

Oak Bay police stop pair of speeders on Foul Bay Road

An aerial view over Oak Bay and the marina. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay resident Jude Somers won the 2020 People’s Choice Award for her creation The Santa Train during the 12th annual showcase. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)

Gingerbread fundraiser calls on Greater Victoria creators to envision a Future of Home

Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s biggest annual fundraiser is looking for bakers

Oak Bay resident Jude Somers won the 2020 People’s Choice Award for her creation The Santa Train during the 12th annual showcase. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)
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Community walkers invited to embrace the twilight in Oak Bay

Saturday walk explores Prospect heritage conservation area

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Monterey middle school students remove ivy from the entrance to Anderson Hill Park in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Green team tackles invasive species on Oak Bay’s Anderson Hill

Provincial protocols in place, RSVP required for environmental work Saturday

Monterey middle school students remove ivy from the entrance to Anderson Hill Park in 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Man suffers road rash after crashing rental scooter in Oak Bay

19-year-old rider taken to Victoria General Hospital as a precaution

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Oak Bay police are searching for suspects in a string of graffiti incidents. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek suspects as graffiti splashed across Oak Bay and beyond

Red, orange paint also appears near Saanich school

Oak Bay police are searching for suspects in a string of graffiti incidents. (Black Press Media file photo)
During Smile Cookie Week, delicious chocolate chunk Smile Cookies are available at all Tim Hortons restaurants for $1 each and 23 locations across Greater Victoria will donate full proceeds to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Cookie campaign aims to keep Greater Victoria kids smiling during difficult times

Smile Cookies are $1 this week with proceeds going to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

During Smile Cookie Week, delicious chocolate chunk Smile Cookies are available at all Tim Hortons restaurants for $1 each and 23 locations across Greater Victoria will donate full proceeds to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay police arrested four drunk drivers in the first week of September, including one who was found with an empty beer can stuffed in his pants pocket. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drunk driver with empty beer can in pocket nabbed by Oak Bay police

Three other drunk drivers taken off the road in the past week in Oak Bay

Oak Bay police arrested four drunk drivers in the first week of September, including one who was found with an empty beer can stuffed in his pants pocket. (Black Press Media file photo)
Peter Van Giesen, owner curator of Central Art Studio & Gallery in The Bay Centre. (Courtesy Central Art Studio & Gallery)

At the Galleries: Emily Carr and her influence highlight year-long showcase

Brilliant new artworks on display, inspired by light, colour and landscape

Peter Van Giesen, owner curator of Central Art Studio & Gallery in The Bay Centre. (Courtesy Central Art Studio & Gallery)
Member Sandy Cotton is greeted by Monterey Recreation Centre staff Lesley Cobus and Joanne Donohue. (Linda Foubister photo)

Oak Bay recreation centre hosts week-long welcome back party

COVID-19 protocols remain, as Monterey centre welcomes guests

Member Sandy Cotton is greeted by Monterey Recreation Centre staff Lesley Cobus and Joanne Donohue. (Linda Foubister photo)
The Oak Bay marching band leads 2018 Tour de Rock riders into the Oak Bay High gym. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay High lathers up its first Cops for Cancer fundraiser of 2021

Car wash Sept. 11 will support the annual Tour de Rock fundraiser for children with cancer

The Oak Bay marching band leads 2018 Tour de Rock riders into the Oak Bay High gym. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Oak Bay police tow 4 vehicles in 7 days, take drivers’ licences

Unlocked vehicles also hit by thieves

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Survey says: 1 in 3 Canadians are looking to cash in on a side hustle

24% of respondents consider direct selling a realistic option to make more money

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Oak Bay Fire Department. (Black Press Media file photo)

2 small fires mar summer season for Oak Bay facilities

District closes washrooms at 6 p.m. to combat mischief

Oak Bay Fire Department. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Police Department took to social media to share an image of someone stealing a stealing a motor from a catamaran at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in hopes of identifying a suspect. (Oak Bay police/Twitter)

Oak Bay police release picture of suspect stealing an outboard motor

Bank fraud, bike theft, stealing from vehicles continues

Oak Bay Police Department took to social media to share an image of someone stealing a stealing a motor from a catamaran at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in hopes of identifying a suspect. (Oak Bay police/Twitter)