Oak Bay News Staff

A driver doing double the posted speed limit faces the usual fines and bans after being stopped by police last week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Uninsured driver fined for going 100 km/h on Oak Bay street

Public works yard break and enter also among the 54 calls to police last week

A driver doing double the posted speed limit faces the usual fines and bans after being stopped by police last week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Snow falling on Highway 1 at Malahat Summit in 2020.Winter driving conditions are on the way with snow and wind forecast for south, inland, east and north Vancouver Island from Tuesday morning through Wednesday (Nov. 30). (DriveBC/File)

Shift into winter: Snow, wind warnings issued for most of Vancouver Island

Work-related crashes are the leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in the in B.C.

Snow falling on Highway 1 at Malahat Summit in 2020.Winter driving conditions are on the way with snow and wind forecast for south, inland, east and north Vancouver Island from Tuesday morning through Wednesday (Nov. 30). (DriveBC/File)
Oak Bay police responded to 79 calls for service between Nov. 13 and 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay thief makes off with $15,000 in merchandise

Police identify, charge woman sought in assault case during busy week

Oak Bay police responded to 79 calls for service between Nov. 13 and 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
Registration is open for the Oak Bay Half Marathon set for May 28, 2023. (Oak Bay Half Marathon/Facebook)

Time to start training, registration open for Oak Bay Half Marathon

Spring 2023 event raises funds for Santas Anonymous, Easter Seals B.C. and Yukon

Registration is open for the Oak Bay Half Marathon set for May 28, 2023. (Oak Bay Half Marathon/Facebook)
Susanna Dery baker at the former Village Patisserie and Bob Atwell chocolatier from Casey’s Market are among the expected artisans at the Nov. 19 sale in Oak Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Artisans bring unique gift options to Oak Bay centre sale

Expect to find chocolate treats, baked goods, epicure spices, knitwear and faux flowers on sale

Susanna Dery baker at the former Village Patisserie and Bob Atwell chocolatier from Casey’s Market are among the expected artisans at the Nov. 19 sale in Oak Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay High’s senior girls field hockey team are silver medalists after a nail-biter of a final that came down to a sudden-death shootout. (Courtesy Oak Bay High)

Oak Bay girls field hockey team scores silver in nail-biter provincial final

Defending champion Oak Bay High fall to Handsworth Secondary

Oak Bay High’s senior girls field hockey team are silver medalists after a nail-biter of a final that came down to a sudden-death shootout. (Courtesy Oak Bay High)
A commercial alarm alerted police to a smashed window and stolen sunglasses last week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police dog called for Oak Bay sunglasses heist

Weekly police update includes several vehicle break-ins and a wayward owl

A commercial alarm alerted police to a smashed window and stolen sunglasses last week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay police are asking for public assistance in identifying a person of interest after an incident that took place last week. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)

Police seek person of interest following strange Oak Bay incident

Unidentified woman last seen on Beach Drive walking towards Foul Bay Road

Oak Bay police are asking for public assistance in identifying a person of interest after an incident that took place last week. (Courtesy Oak Bay Police Department)
Oak Bay closes the central meadow of Uplands Park each winter to protect the endangered ecosystem. (Photo by Wylie Thomas)

Winter protocol closes part of Oak Bay park to mitigate plant damage

Central meadow in Uplands Park off-limits to walkers until April 30

Oak Bay closes the central meadow of Uplands Park each winter to protect the endangered ecosystem. (Photo by Wylie Thomas)
Schneider Electric, Tree Canada and Oak Bay parks plant trees Oct. 26 in a community service event that added young trees to the shores of Bowker Creek. (Bowker Creek Salmon Recovery/Facebook)

Oak Bay creek gets its grove on with tree planting event

Tree Canada partnership sees Schneider Electric staff volunteer to plant trees

Schneider Electric, Tree Canada and Oak Bay parks plant trees Oct. 26 in a community service event that added young trees to the shores of Bowker Creek. (Bowker Creek Salmon Recovery/Facebook)
Christine Gollner is among artists opening their home for the fall studio tour Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Artists open Oak Bay studios for self-paced, self-guided art tour

Tour offers guests a peek inside artists’ workings

Christine Gollner is among artists opening their home for the fall studio tour Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police were alerted Oct. 30 about the missing cash by a manager of an Oak Bay Avenue business. The money was stolen from a room intended for employees only. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek suspect after $11,000 swiped from Oak Bay business

Library user spotting stolen laptops among the other calls to police last week

Police were alerted Oct. 30 about the missing cash by a manager of an Oak Bay Avenue business. The money was stolen from a room intended for employees only. (Black Press Media file photo)
Local favourite, singer Stephanie Greaves kicks off the month in music with a performance at The Oaks Restaurant on Nov. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Youth performances highlight Oak Bay on stage for November

November includes a return to the Maritimes and an evening of remembrance

Local favourite, singer Stephanie Greaves kicks off the month in music with a performance at The Oaks Restaurant on Nov. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
While small in size, bug-eating bats have a big impact on ecosystems. (Wild ARC/Facebook)

B.C. bats need a hand, but don’t touch them

Populations in decline for the bug-eating mammal that can spread rabies

While small in size, bug-eating bats have a big impact on ecosystems. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
Oak Bay Police Department responded to 60 calls the week of Oct. 17 to 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Good Samaritan turns pricey headphones over to Oak Bay police

Stolen giant blue bin, e-bike also among calls to Oak Bay officers last week

Oak Bay Police Department responded to 60 calls the week of Oct. 17 to 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
Songhees esteemed elder and knowledge keeper Florence Dick speaks to participants. (Photo by Margaret Lidkea/Friends of Uplands Park)

Decades of conservation work in Oak Bay park draws international attention

Conservation coaches lunch and learn at Willows, Cattle Point

Songhees esteemed elder and knowledge keeper Florence Dick speaks to participants. (Photo by Margaret Lidkea/Friends of Uplands Park)
The annual Halloween Trick or Treat on the Avenue returns to Oak Bay this year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay Halloween celebration features tricks, treats and a pet costume contest

Village businesses bring back event with circus atmosphere

The annual Halloween Trick or Treat on the Avenue returns to Oak Bay this year. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are investigating after a boat was dumped at the Cattle Point boat ramp after dark on Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police investigate boat ditched at Oak Bay launch

15-foot vessel had tires tied to it in apparent attempt to encourage sinking

Police are investigating after a boat was dumped at the Cattle Point boat ramp after dark on Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Monterey Middle School hosted a poll site during the official 2022 municipal election, while students cast a vote ahead of time in the Student Vote. (Black Press Media file photo)

Student vote sees different results in Oak Bay

Monterey middle and Glenlyon Norfolk School students cast votes

Monterey Middle School hosted a poll site during the official 2022 municipal election, while students cast a vote ahead of time in the Student Vote. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Marine Group will run the marina at Turkey Head (Spewhung) for five more years. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Five more years to explore options in Oak Bay for Turkey Head

Renewed lease agreed to in July allows for fulsome exploration of longer-term approaches to the site

Oak Bay Marine Group will run the marina at Turkey Head (Spewhung) for five more years. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)