Oak Bay News Staff

The woman also received distracted driving tickets in 2018 and 2019. (Black Press File Photo)

Oak Bay driver gets third distracted driving ticket in four years

Officer caught the woman using her phone while at the wheel

The woman also received distracted driving tickets in 2018 and 2019. (Black Press File Photo)
Oak Bay resident Hugh Thompson died Friday, May 7. (GoFundMe photo)

Oak Bay dad dies mountain biking near Shawnigan Lake

Community rallies around family with online fundraiser

Oak Bay resident Hugh Thompson died Friday, May 7. (GoFundMe photo)
“Racing Classics” by John Horton depicts sailboats near Trial Island off the coast of Oak Bay. The painting will be featured in his <em>Maritime Impressions</em> exhibit at the Winchester Gallery until April 14.
“Racing Classics” by John Horton depicts sailboats near Trial Island off the coast of Oak Bay. The painting will be featured in his <em>Maritime Impressions</em> exhibit at the Winchester Gallery until April 14.
Matthew Tanner, 36, was in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)

Former Oak Bay man suffering from locked-in syndrome dies

Hundreds support family of well-known Oak Bay man after massive brain stem stroke

Matthew Tanner, 36, was in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)
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Rain causes wastewater discharge in Oak Bay

Rutland Road area affected by advisory

(Black Press Media file photo)
Andrew McBride is among those who deck out for Sea of Lights floating ship parade annually. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pandemic sinks Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s Sea of Lights

Oak Bay club encourages donations to the charities event supports

Andrew McBride is among those who deck out for Sea of Lights floating ship parade annually. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gordon Head middle school voting station was slow and steady for the provincial election day, Oct. 24, 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

NDP’s Rankin declared winner in Oak Bay-Gordon Head

An estimated 15,918 mail-in ballots requested in Oak Bay-Gordon Head

Gordon Head middle school voting station was slow and steady for the provincial election day, Oct. 24, 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Police closed McNeill Avenue after a workplace death Oct. 20, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

WorkSafe BC investigating man’s death during Oak Bay tree removal

Man was working for contracted tree removal company when incident occurred

Police closed McNeill Avenue after a workplace death Oct. 20, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A woman was injured cycling, prompting road closures in Oak Bay on Oct. 16. (Twitter/Ray Bernoties)

‘Erratic’ cyclists potential cause of rider injured in Oak Bay

Female cyclist was reportedly injured at Hampshire Road and Bowker Creek Avenue

A woman was injured cycling, prompting road closures in Oak Bay on Oct. 16. (Twitter/Ray Bernoties)
Smoke hung low near the Oak Bay police and fire departments on Sept. 17 and officers warned drivers to be wary on the roads. (Oak Bay Police Department/Twitter)

Vancouver Island police warn of low visibility on roads due to wildfire smoke, fog

Watch for other road users, ensure headlights work, police say

Smoke hung low near the Oak Bay police and fire departments on Sept. 17 and officers warned drivers to be wary on the roads. (Oak Bay Police Department/Twitter)
Oak Bay police responded Sunday when a man’s parking attempt left four vehicles damaged. (Courtesy of Oak Bay police)

Elderly driver charged after four parked cars damaged in Oak Bay parking mishap

Man’s license will be reviewed by Motor Vehicle Branch

Oak Bay police responded Sunday when a man’s parking attempt left four vehicles damaged. (Courtesy of Oak Bay police)
Victoria Police are investigating a report of an assault at the Oak Bay Home Hardware. (Google Maps)

Police investigating alleged assault on Oak Bay Avenue

Staff at Oak Bay Home Hardware say one person was taken to hospital

Victoria Police are investigating a report of an assault at the Oak Bay Home Hardware. (Google Maps)
An Oak Bay police officer had to call for back up while trying to break up a party Saturday night, according to police. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay officer injured while breaking up party

Party-goers yell ‘f*** the blue,’ say police

An Oak Bay police officer had to call for back up while trying to break up a party Saturday night, according to police. (Black Press Media file photo)
CCPA releases a taste of the spring finale online Saturday, April 25. (Courtesy Canadian College of Performing Arts)
CCPA releases a taste of the spring finale online Saturday, April 25. (Courtesy Canadian College of Performing Arts)
An Oak Bay resident lost $10,000 after a scammer told them they were an RCMP officer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay resident loses $10,000 to scammer pretending to be RCMP

This is the second time this person has been targeted by scammers

An Oak Bay resident lost $10,000 after a scammer told them they were an RCMP officer. (Black Press Media file photo)
For the second Philanthropint Series flavour, 49 Below teamed up with Tarn from Dumpling Drop for a Thai Milk Tea ice cream. (49below.ca)

Boutique ice cream business crafts ‘philanthropint’ to give back

49 Below Ice Cream concocts enough flavour to make 64 meals for Our Place

For the second Philanthropint Series flavour, 49 Below teamed up with Tarn from Dumpling Drop for a Thai Milk Tea ice cream. (49below.ca)
Oak Bay Police are looking for a man they say stole from a local liquor store on more than one occasion. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)

Oak Bay police search for ‘prolific’ tequila thief

Man has tried to steal liquor from local liquor store ‘on several occasions’

Oak Bay Police are looking for a man they say stole from a local liquor store on more than one occasion. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)
Oak Bay police arrest one of two suspects after resident held at gunpoint

Oak Bay police arrest one of two suspects after resident held at gunpoint

Police expect second arrest ‘in the very near future’ after armed robbery

Oak Bay police arrest one of two suspects after resident held at gunpoint
Howard Breen of Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island as he crashed a federal funding announcement in Oak Bay on Aug. 19. (Travis Paterson/Oak Bay News)

Protester threatens citizens arrest during morning federal funding announcement in Oak Bay

$4.3 million to protect at-risk species and their habitats, Uplands Park declared heritage site

Howard Breen of Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island as he crashed a federal funding announcement in Oak Bay on Aug. 19. (Travis Paterson/Oak Bay News)
Emergency personnel tend to an injured person after a crash on Oak Bay Avenue near Elgin Road. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                Emergency personnel tend to an injured person after a crash on Oak Bay Avenue near Elgin Road. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Motorcyclist taken to hospital with undetermined injuries after crash in Oak Bay

Two-vehicle collision occurred Tuesday morning shortly before 11 a.m.

Emergency personnel tend to an injured person after a crash on Oak Bay Avenue near Elgin Road. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                Emergency personnel tend to an injured person after a crash on Oak Bay Avenue near Elgin Road. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)